Dear Reader,

So tonight the amazing Suzan and I set up my new website.  I kind of planned on doing a slow roll out, but I’m not very good at slow.  So, as of tomorrow I shall be posting at http://www.SidneyBristol.com and no longer here on wordpress.com

Please, come join me over there, but excuse the wonkiness while I work out the kinks!

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Teaser Tuesday: Heartless by Gail Carriger

Teaser Tuesdays are a book meme hosted by Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This Tuesday I’m reading Heartless, by Gail Carriger, which I picked up in London because my ereader battery finally died! Here’s my teaser:

In classic werewolf fashion, Lord Maccon didn’t wait to see what it was but burst out the door, changing form at the same time to land in the road a raging wolf.

He’s brash, thought his wife, but terribly handsome about it.

Also, here’s the full blurb:

Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband’s past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux’s latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant.

Will Alexia manage to determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria before it is too late? Is it the vampires again or is there a traitor lurking about in wolf’s clothing? And what, exactly, has taken up residence in Lord Akeldama’s second best closet?

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Jet Lag Sucks.

Dear Reader,

Jet lag really stinks.  I had this whole idea to have an awesome recap blog of my France trip ready for today, but I didn’t write it.  I tried, but it was hard to fit writing the blog in around the unshakable urge to stare vacantly at nothing.

I woke up around 3am on Sunday, unable to go back to sleep so I went grocery shopping at like 6am.  Yeah, me awake at 6am, it’s unreal!  Unfortunately that was the height of my productivity today.  It’s been downhill from there.  Here’s hoping Monday is better for me, and yours is better than mine.  I’ll get my act together and have something more interesting to say later this week.

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Friday Finds

Welcome to Friday Finds! The idea is to share the books you’ve discovered over the last week.

  • Heartless by Gail Carriger (paranormal)

Well, that’s my Friday Find. What are you reading?

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Paris Update!

Dear Reader,

So here’s a quick set of highlights about the Paris trip so far…

I spent an hour locked inside of an off hours train in the train yard, about a mile from the station.  I read a few chapters of my book and paced the train until a poor little maintenance man came by to let the stupid American out of the train.  He then escorted me to the correct train.  Stupid Americans!

This little chicka tried to con me by saying she found a man’s wedding ring on the ground and wanted to give it to me.  In exchange for accepting the ring she’d found I was supposed to pay her.

The police are out in force today, and I watched them snatch a pick pocket off his motorcycle right in front of my bus.  It was rather exciting.

Our usual waiter at the cafe closest to my hotel has claimed he is my boyfriend. I wouldn’t mind taking him home with me.

Mom’s doing okay on the cycling thing.  We did get some bad news though.  An American cyclist was hit and killed on the course.  We don’t know who it was yet.

I love hanging out at a cafe and reading for a stretch.  The shopping is fun.

While shopping, I had a Russian man approach me, speaking Russian.  I then admit that I’m only an American and he scolds me and tells me I look Russian, so I should be Russian. This isn’t the first time I’ve been told I was Russianish.

The end of the ride is close.  Tomorrow night – well, tonight when this posts – I want to go hang out around the finish line and cheer on the finishers.  For now though, I’m going to crash because tomorrow I plan on shopping and finishing off my open bus tour.


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Touring the Sights

Dear Readers,

I have blisters on top of blisters, and blisters on the bottoms of my toes.  And I’ve loved 95% of it!

As of today, for me, it’s going on Saturday evening.  I’ve been to Paris, seen the sights via a boat, and I’ve been to London, seeing the sights via an open top bus.  It’s been a fantastic trip!  I’m going to do a more detailed update later this week or when I get home.  The internet connection isn’t good enough to allow me to do more than a general update right now and upload a few pictures.

Tomorrow my mom pushes off to go to her cycling thing and I will embark on my own journey.  I’m hoping to do a Thursday Thirteen with pictures this week, but I’ll worry about that later!

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Friday Finds

Welcome to Friday Finds! The idea is to share the books you’ve discovered over the last week.

Man, oh man, I stocked up on books this last week in preparation for my France trip.  I can’t even share everything I’m reading because there are some unpublished books and some manuscripts I’m reading that I’m super excited.  So, are you ready for all of this?


  • Through the Wall by Keri Ford (contemporary)
  • Management Skills by January Rowe (BDSM)
  • IOU Sex by Calista Fox (contemporary)
  • Dark Magic by Rebecca York (fantasy)
  • Invitation to Ecstasy by Nina Pierce (BDSM)
  • Naughty Nature by Allie Standifer (BDSM)
  • Tangled Truth by Delphine Dryden (BDSM)
  • ImonFire by Sommer Marsden (contemporary)
  • FireWolf by Anh Leod (paranormal)
  • Naughty Godmother by Chloe Cole (paranormal)
  • Mayan Afterglow by A.S. Fenichel (paranormal)
  • My Life as a White Trash Zombie by Diana Rowland (fantasy)

Well, that’s my Friday Find. What are you reading?


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