What use is shame… really?

If you’re reading this blog for the first time, firstly, welcome and secondly, here’s the back story on this one.

I do a radio show ~Friday Ketchup ~ on Saturday mornings (6am Queensland time) or Friday afternoons in the USA (4pm eastern).

My co hostess Jackie and I have so much fun it should be illegal, and we sometimes make the other laugh so hard we just about pee ourselves laughing. Otherwise known as a pee your pants moment (pyp)

A while back I made a noise that had Jackie in a pyp moment. She threatened she’d take a sample of the moment and make it special…

The threat was carried out and the aftermath is now a pyp moment on youtube.

Here’s my rendition of a Koala Mating Noise… but remixed.


Tune in and come have a laugh with us.

Hope the clip gave you a giggle.

Photo Blog

It’s been a while but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been taking photos. It just means I can’t be stuffed battling photobucket to allow me to load the volume of pictures I want to.

Without further ado…

Hippyastrums (sp)




And now for some bugs and stuff for Que… Since it’s been AAAAGGGEEES

Paper Wasp Nest (Must remember to spray the buggers tonight)


Spider on Lavender

Spring has really sprung in my garden. Impressive things are just everywhere.


Lisa from Turning pages 94 (and fellow Burn Bright contributor), and I are starting a book club for Burn Bright, and pretty much anyone who might wanna join us.

The Book for this OCTOBER is


by Hilary Duff

“Clea Raymond is a talented photojournalist and the daughter of high-profile parents. Usually she’s in total control of her camera, but after Clea’s father disappears while on a humanitarian mission, eerie, shadowy images of a strange and handsome young man begin to appear in Clea’s photos—a man she has never seen in her life.

When Clea suddenly encounters this man in person she is stunned—and feels an immediate and powerful connection. As they grow closer, they are drawn deep into the mystery behind her father’s disappearance and discover the centuries-old truth behind their intense bond. Torn by a dangerous love triangle and haunted by a powerful secret that holds their fate, together they race against time to unravel their past in order to save their future—and their lives.”

Anyone can join in, read along with us, tell us your opinions, and leave link to your review!





If you don’t already own this, go out, buy it, read it with us, and make sure to stop by at the end of October to tell us what you thought of it! We would love to hear your opinions!

All I’ve been doing is writing lists

Titles in Italics are Aussie Authors

I give you my list of books so far this year.


Managing Death – Trent Jamieson  REVIEW

Ghost of a Chance – Yasmine galenorn

Legend of the Jade Dragon – Yasmine Galenorn

Prom Nights From Hell – Anthology REVIEW

Murder Under a Mystic Moon – Yasmine Galenorn

Harvest of Bones – Yasmine Galenorn

One Hex of a Wedding – Yasmine Galenorn

Girls in Pants (Audio Book) – Ann Brashares


Razorland book 1 – Ann Aguirre REVIEW

Real Murders – Charlaine Harris

Burn Bright – Marianne de Pierres REVIEW


Dangerously Placed – Nansi Kunze REVIEW

Vampirates book 1 – Justin Somper

Vampirates book 2 – Justin Somper


Monster High book 2 – Lisi Harrison REVIEW

Glass Houses – Rachel Caine REVIEW

No Mercy – Sherrilyn Kenyon

The King’s Bastard – Rowena Cory Daniells

Entice – Carrie Jones REVIEW

One for the Money – Janet Evanovich

How to Ditch your Fairy – Justine Larbalestier

Dead Girl’s Dance – Rachel Caine

Harvest Hunting – Yasmine Galenorn

Blood Wyne – Yasmine Galenorn


Power and Majesty – Tansy Reynor Roberts REVIEW


Forever in Blue (Audio Book) – Ann Brashares

Moon Sworn – Kerri Arthur

Confessions of an S&M Virgin – Linda Jaivin

Cloud Roads (PDF) – Martha Wells

A Bone to Pick – Charlaine Harris

3 Bedrooms, 1 Corpse – Charlaine Harris

Invincible – Sherrilyn Kenyon REVIEW

The Julius House – Charlaine Harris


Huntress – Malinda Lo REVIEW

7th Sigma (PDF) – Steven Gould REVIEW

Night Life – Caitlin Kitteredge


The Traitor’s Gate – Sarah Silverwood REVIEW

Generation Dead- Daniel Waters REVIEW

Tithe – Holly Black

Demon’s Lexicon – Sarah Rees Brennan

Bloodsong – Rhiannon Hart REVIEW

Beast Child – Ben Chandler  REVIEW


Angel Arias – Marianne de Pierres

Dark Secrets book 1 – Elizabeth Chandler

The Poison Garden – Sarah Singleton

Shadowfae – Erica Hayes

Low Red Moon – Ivy Devlin

Kisses from Hell (Anthology)

Night’s Cold Kiss – Tracey O’Hara

Banewreakers – Jacqueline Carey


Elixir – Hilary Duff

Annabella Candellabra & the questy thing to end all questy things – A.K.Wrox


And that’s 52 books by my count.

But my TBR pile is still impressive and I look forward to getting through them over the next 12 weeks.

There’s another Charlaine Harris Omnibus to read (and one more to buy) plus a couple of sookie stack house books to get.

More Trent Jamieson. AA Bell, Rowena Cory Daniells and Kylie Chan from the Aussie Contingent of my book shelves.

There’s a Laurell K Hamilton I haven’t even looked to buy yet (but it will happen)

THEN there’s the up and coming review books.

I’ve had a blast so far this year and we’re not even through.

My personal pressure is off now so all I have to do is enjoy the books and keep the content coming in for Burn Bright and all will be lovely bubbly.

Excuse me now while I put some music on to drown out the *Bleeep* head across the road yelling at his wife. I don’t want my happy to go away.

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