Monday, February 13, 2012

Dead Muse Walking

I discovered Walking Dead this weekend.

I know. I'm way behind the 8-ball. For someone who writes about all kinds of monsters, you'd think I'd be locked solid on to a show about zombies. It's not that people didn't try and tell me. Karen and Judith have been nudging me in the direction for quite some time. Maybe I'm a little stubborn.

But I'm also big enough to admit when I've made a mistake. Walking Dead is incredible. The acting, the special effects, the story lines, the character arcs. All of it. So, so, SO inspiring!

Somehow, my amazing husband found me a Walking Dead marathon on TV, which is where I spent the entire weekend - 14 hours on the couch, glued to my new favorite show, falling deeper and deeper in love with, well, everything.

Including this week's muse avatar, Norman Reedus. He plays Daryl on Walking Dead, one of the many characters I started out disliking but has suddenly emerged as one of my faves. Doesn't hurt that he's not bad on the eyes, either.

His good looks might warrant him enough to star as this week's muse, but perhaps more compelling is his skill with a crossbow.

This week is big for bows.

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day, and I'll be participating in the It's getting Hot In Here Valentine's Day blog hop. I typically don't have many "excerpts" on this blog, but if you come back tomorrow, I'll be sharing an "almost" kiss between two characters in a new series, starring Jagger Valentine.

Some of you know all about Jagger. For those who don't, I'll be launching her website tomorrow, just in time for Valentine's Day. If you want to get a head start on getting to know her, please follow Jagger on Twitter. You can find her @JaggerValentine.

Have a happy Monday - and hope to see you tomorrow for some Valentine's fun.

- Dawn

The Book In My Bag Today: Matched, Ally Condie


  1. Is it scary at all? I'm all for character driven stories, as long as I'm not scared!

  2. As much as I want you to watch this show, Kyle, I'm not going to suggest it. *I* don't think it's scary...but you will...

  3. I haven't seen this one yet, but I'm so curious! Everyone says wonders about it! Gotta watch iiit >_<

    1. Its truly a masterpiece of storytelling, Clara. I am hooked! (Don't tell my stepdaughter, but it even replaces Vampire Diaries in my top 3 shows list...)

  4. I can't wait to read your entry tomorrow. I'm participating in the blog hop, too. If I ever survive the Origins Blogfest. And to think I rarely participate in blogfests. Now I know why.

  5. Thanks, Stina. I'm looking forward to yours, too!

  6. This show is so awesome. I'm still a few episodes behind, but I've got them all the ole DVR.