Bulbs, Bulbs, Bulbs

So, in a fit of enthusiasm I ordered over a thousand flower bulbs. True, 400 of those bulbs are species crocus (C. tommasinianus–they come up very early in the spring, appearing like pretty little lavender fairies…that is until the squirrels bite their heads off. I’m trying not to think of the squirrels whilst planting) but that still leaves quite a lot of other bulbs, mainly daffodils. My weekends are booked through November. Also, it’s probably a good thing that Mr. Hoyt never sees my flower bulb bill.

Chapter 9 of The Ice Princess is up. Yes, it is the last day of the month, but let us all keep in mind that technically it is still September and thus this month’s chapter is *ahem* not late. A little long in coming, I will admit, but not late.

And finally, I have a new and spectacular website contest in anticipation of the November release of To Desire a Devil–the prize is a one hundred dollar gift card to Borders Book Store and a box of Godiva chocolates.

Good luck!

Chapter 8 of THE ICE PRINCESS!

We are making improvements to Hoyt Manor this summer. The old rotting front porch has been torn down and a new shiny one built in its place. I have no doubt that in time Hoyt Manor will look quite resplendent, but at the moment I have to confess to feeling some trepidation over the painting job–or lack thereof–of the workers. There seems to be quite a lot of messy drips about.

Meanwhile, I was quite excited to see the first tomato ripen in my garden–that is until Mr. Hoyt muttered something about bunnies. Apparently, this was not my first tomato of the year, it was simply the first I’d seen before the savage bunnies had torn it from the vine, taken one bite from it, thrown it to the side, and hopped away laughing maniacally. That was Mr. Hoyt’s version of events anyway. Mr. Hoyt has taken to picking the tomatoes green and bringing them inside to ripen on a windowsill, which seems to take the point out of “vine ripened.”

Finally, I have posted Chapter 8 of The Ice Princess as promised. It is, again, an adults-only chapter, so do be warned. Enjoy!