Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hump Day Hunk: The Lumbersexual

Usually at Geek Girl Fiction, the Hump Day Hunk features an individual or specific male of interest for the week. However, this week we are ogling a group of men as a whole - the lumbersexuals.


According to Cosmopolitan, lumbersexual men build their own dressers, know the secret location of wild blackberries, and have a beard that looks “long, bushy, and unkempt…”



The "lumbersexual" is pretty much the opposite of the metrosexual in terms of appearance —
GearJunkie, one of many media outlets that have recently published articles discussing the rise of this new fashion trend, describes the lumbersexual thusly:

"He is bar-hopping, but he looks like he could fell a Norway Pine. He looks like a man of the woods, but works at The Nerdery, programming for a healthy salary and benefits. His backpack carries a MacBook Air, but looks like it should carry a lumberjack’s axe.

He looks like a hardened outdoorsman but his flannel feels soft to the touch. He will open your beer with an omni-present Buck knife. He is a master of the retro Instagram filter. His flannel is coated with a waterproof DWR coating. His laid back style has been honed with more effort than he would like you to know."

How every you describe these guys, the rugged, bearded look is in fashion and I think a lumbersexual would make an excellent protagonist in a romance novel...
 What you do you think?

Monday, December 1, 2014

Lullaby by Bridgette O'Hare


Lullaby
Book of Dreams Series # 1
By-Bridgette O'Hare
Age Group/Genre-  YA  Paranormal Suspense
Publication Date- December 1st, 2014
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Halle Michaels is on the brink of insanity.

She’s haunted by dreams. Dreams that find their way into her reality. Nightmares of death…of destruction. Visions that will uncover the truth – about her abilities, her family’s origins, and her part in a prophecy that could change the world.

But when a mysterious book shows up on her doorstep, can those dreams save her from an overwhelming evil? One that has its sights set on Halle. 

She wanted normal, but normal is overrated. She was born to be so much more.

 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Cover Reveal: Lullaby by Bridgette O'Hare


Lullaby
Book of Dreams Series # 1
By-Bridgette O'Hare
Age Group/Genre-  YA  Paranormal Suspense
Expected Publication Date- December 1st, 2014

Halle Michaels is on the brink of insanity.

She’s haunted by dreams. Dreams that find their way into her reality. Nightmares of death…of destruction. Visions that will uncover the truth – about her abilities, her family’s origins, and her part in a prophecy that could change the world.

But when a mysterious book shows up on her doorstep, can those dreams save her from an overwhelming evil? One that has its sights set on Halle.

She wanted normal, but normal is overrated. She was born to be so much more.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Full Speed, I've Got My Heart on My Sleeve

New #MusicMonday - Mary Lambert's "Heart on My Sleeve" is my new jam. I love the lyrics and the upbeat tone of the tune. Definitely some song inspiration for my new WIP.


 
 
 
 
 
And just because I can't resist a little geekery, here is where the term Heart on My Sleeve came from:
 
 
We use the phrase casually, to mean exposing our true emotions, making ourselves vulnerable and letting it all hang out. The phrase is so pervasive that from Ringo Starr to Eminem to Mary Lambert, those words-turned-lyrics have found their way into a range of musical genres.

But, what kind of sleeve? And why on a sleeve and not a pants leg or around your neck? There’s no clear answer. But many legends attempt to get at the heart(pun intended) of the matter and may explain the source of the saying.

The three most popular stories:
1. In the Middle Ages, Emperor Claudius II believed unattached men made better soldiers so he declared marriage illegal. As a concession, he encouraged temporary coupling. Once a year, during a Roman festival honoring Juno, men drew names to determine who would be their lady friend for the coming year. Once established, the man would wear her name on his sleeve for the rest of the festival.
2. Around that same time, it’s speculated, when a knight performed in a jousting match in the king’s court, he’d dedicate his performance to a woman of the court. By tying something of hers, like a handkerchief, around his arm, he’d let the court know the match would defend the honor of that woman.
3. Or, we can credit Shakespeare, where it may have first been recorded in writing:
Iago:
It is as sure as you are Roderigo,
Were I the Moor, I would not be Iago.
In following him, I follow but myself;
Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty,
But seeming so, for my peculiar end;
For when my outward action doth demonstrate
The native act and figure of my heart
In complement extern, ’tis not long after
But I will wear my heart upon my sleeve
For daws to peck at. I am not what I am.
Othello, Act 1, Scene 1, 56–65
In the circa 1603 play, Iago confesses to treacherous acts and says that by “wear my heart upon my sleeve,” or truly exposing himself, he’s basically invited black crow-like birds to peck away at him.



Monday, October 20, 2014

We've got so good at pretending

I always look for new music to inspire my writing, and today my inspiration comes from "Holding Onto Heaven" by Foxes. While her music has a pop-like quality, its also cozy and warm, like something I would listen to on a rainy Monday morning with my hot cup of Irish Breakfast tea with pen and paper by my side.

What music inspires you?


Monday, October 13, 2014

And when I find what I was made for, this soul of mine will finally find some peace

Some songs, you can't escape from. They haunt you, gripping you back into the moments when you first heard them. I know that is always how I will feel about this song. Part of it makes me run screaming from the memories attached to it, and part of it will always hold it in my heart, close to where you left that empty mark on my soul.


Monday, September 29, 2014

I See You, And I Don't Know If I Want to...

Last week's season finale episode of Dallas was full of its expected, unexpected plot twists and turns, but this little unexpected gem is my choice for Music Monday - "I See You", the title of the song playing in the background while John Ross(Josh Henderson) breaks down in the elevator is by none other than the actor himself. So far, I've been unable to track down a full version, so this will have to tease your ears for now. Enjoy!