Sunday, October 29, 2006


That's all! :(

Buried at

Thursday, October 26, 2006


This is a tiny snippet form my WIP. I hope you like it! : )

Stepping into the dark den, he pulled a small transparent rod from a hidden compartment in his jacket and slid it into the holo-generator, standing still as the room suddenly pulsed with a vibrant purple light. A slight buzz filled the room – a sign the generator was probably black-market – and then a woman appeared before him, red hair a tumbled mass of copper-fire falling about her face and bare shoulders, green eyes flashing as they fell on him. “Hello, Tornada,” the holo-projection of Jai’Enna Ti said, voice tinny and hollow. “Shall we play?”

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Stephen King and Frank Darabont together again!!! YAY!!

I love Stephen King's books. I love Frank Darabont's films. Shawshank Redemption is my favourite film - a Frank Darabont flim based on a Stephen King novella... so imagine how happy I was to read this at when I came home from work this afternoon....

"Someone's Mist Opportunity
October 19, 2006
Dimension Films have snapped up the rights to the Stephen King novella ..The Mist.. and have tapped Frank Darabont (..The Green Mile..) to transform it into a feature.

According to Variety, Darabont - who also directed the film version of King adaptation ..The Shawshank Redemption.. .. will direct from his own script.

King entrusted the rights to him several years ago, when Darabont had a first-look deal at Paramount. Darabont is in the final stages of reclaiming rights to his script.

"It's a project Stephen King and I have been talking about doing for almost 20 years now," Darabont said. "In fact, it almost was my first directing project many years ago, but I went classy and did "The Shawshank Redemption" instead. It's time to get down and dirty and make a nasty little character-driven gut-punch horror movie."

Dimension co-chairman Bob Weinstein and production president Richard Saperstein have set a spring production start for the film, which Darabont will produce with Castle Rock's Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer. The latter steered "Shawshank Redemption" and "The Green Mile."

Published in 1985 as part of King's short story collection "Skeleton Crew," "The Mist" takes place in a small town where a thick mist engulfs the area, killing those caught in its darkness. Terrified survivors seek refuge in a supermarket, while a swarm of murderous critters tries to get in.

Weinstein cited that dual fright dynamic as his prime attraction to the project.

"I'm a fan of films like 'Saw,' 'Wolf Creek' and 'Hostel,' but when I started Dimension, Stephen King and his ability to create real character-based thrills in 'Misery,' 'Carrie' and 'The Shining' was an inspiration for the kind of films I wanted to make," Weinstein said. "This is a great opportunity to get one of those classic properties and to work with Frank, who handles Stephen's work so well."

Thomas Jane is in talks to star."

Yay!! I'm as excited as I was when I heard Steven Spielberg was making the Transformers movie (and that's pretty excited). Now my only question is...

... who the hell is Thomas Jane???

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


This month I'm giving the ENTIRE Devarian Revolutions series by the wonderful Sierra Dafoe (or three CP ebooks of the winners choice if they already have Sie's books - and let's face it, who doesn't? ). To be in the running, read the following interview with the delicious lady herself and then answer this question: What is the best sound in the world for Sie?

Email the correct answer to me by 31st October.

*Last Month’s Winner. Congrats to Joy K who won my September contest. Now I know Joy ALREADY has Shadow Whispers (can you feel my hug, Joy? ) so she now gets to PICK any THREE ebooks by Emma Ray Garrett OOORRR any TWO Emma Ray books and any ONE of my books (does that make sense?) A HUGE thank you to everyone who entered (despite my MAJOR stuff up when I first sent the newsletter out!)

Eight Ridiculous Questions With… Sierra Dafoe

It was Sierra Dafoe's turn to be subjected to the EIGHT RIDICULOUS QUESTIONS. I reckon she handled the pressure to perfection. If you're not familiar with Sierra's work yet, I gotta ask.... Where have you BEEN? Her books blow me away. Seriously. Sierra is also the honorary Over-seas Grandma of Peanut, so she has a very special place in my heart and home.

1. When was the last time you dug a hole, and what did you put in it? Eight years ago and my first husband. LOL! No, no, I've only been married once (or so I claim NOW, hee!) and I've still got him. Seriously, the last thing was tulip bulbs. (I thought I should mark the spot, don'tchya know...)

2. How far is too far? About three "Stop"s after just enough!

3. If they were to make a movie of your life, who would play you? Some actress angling for an Oscar nomination for "most screwed up performance", I think. :-) If I had my druthers, it'd be Kate Hepburn!

4. Are you a scruncher or a folder? Definitely a scruncher. This is why hubby #2 (uh, number ONE -- really!) does the laundry. (Also explains why I've kept him!)

5. If you were a master criminal, what type would you be? A murderess, says my hubby. ACK!

6. What's the best sound in the world? Aspen leaves rusting an an autumn wind. That or rain on a tin roof. Or the crackling of a campfire. Or the hiss marshmallows make when you're toasting 'em -- yummmm!

7. Can you define happiness? Nope. But I sure know what it is when it's there!

8. How long is a piece of string? Long enough to tie him to the bedposts!

Sie lives here - Go visit her. She'll make your head spin. I promise!

Friday, October 06, 2006


So I'm off line a bit, but wanted to list my TOP FIVE 'things' right now!!!


1/ 'House' - love it sooooo much we watch it from the web (cause Down Here in Oz the second season's not even fiished yet!!)
2/ 'Soul Tripping' by Renee George. This is soooooooo good I've read it at least five times!!
3/ 'Monster House'. What a great, spooky and entertaining family flick (best watched in the dark with a sexy man/woman to snuggle into)
4/ David Tennant - see previous blog. *sigh*
5/ The trailer for the upcoming film '300' Check it out - 300

OK, that's it for a bit.

Keep laughing,


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

KISSES!!! FIVE of 'em!!

Frost's Utterly Amazing Review

Frost at Two Lips Reviews says the most wonderful things about 'Shadow Whispers'. Like....

"This book is captivating from sentence one, and before I had turned the first page I knew I could not put it down until finished. I also knew I had found a new cherished re-read as well. Whether the reader is empathizing with the independent yet incredibly victimized Tess, pondering the strange actions of the Kangaroo Creek residents, gasping at Adrien’s insane stalking, or sizzling with the talents of Tess’s dream lover, there won’t be a single dull moment in this roller-coaster of emotions and swift-moving plot. The always skillful Lexxie Couper has surely surpassed even her customary talent with Shadow Whispers, a tale which without a doubt is one of the best I have read in quite some time. Readers will find this story lingers in the mind for a long, long, time."

Thank you, Frost. I think you're wonderful! : )


Yep!! Only TWO days late! WOW!! How the bloody hell did I do that? Damned if I know, but it's done. If you want to check it out and you're NOT on my mailing list jump over here now and join up. The BEST Newsletter EVER!! C'mon..... you know you want to. *grin*

This month I'm giving the ENTIRE Devarian Revolutions series by the wonderful Sierra Dafoe (or three CP ebooks of the winners choice if they already have Sie's books - and lets face it, who doesn't? ). To be in the running.... (well, you'd know how this sentence finished if you received my newsletter *grin* You'd also know why the very delectable Guy Pearce is smouldering away at the top of this post. Yes, yes, I know... I'm a b*tch)

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