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So wordpress reversed the suspension of my blog! Yay! Apparently my site was “flagged by the automatic anti-spam program”. Which is annoying, and I assume means it might happen again, so I will probably still look into self-hosting, but at least now I have some time to do that. I’m happy to be back!

And now, a cute kitten!

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Cover Reveal: Sleeping Jenny by Aubrie Dionne + Giveaway!



As the daughter of multimillionaires, Jennifer has everything she’s ever needed, except time. Diagnosed with a form of incurable cancer, she has only months to live, and her dreams of working for National Geographic to save African elephants and polar bears are shattered. Her only hope is an experimental cryogenic freezing program, which will keep her in stasis until doctors can find a cure. The cure comes three hundred years too late, and she wakes to a futuristic world where animals are all but forgotten.

Descendants of her brother adopt her, and she’s thrown back into high school. Exara, the class beauty, calls Jenny the Neanderthal girl, and she becomes more of a sideshow than a member of the senior class. Only Exara’s gorgeous boyfriend, Maxim sympathizes with her. Her developing feelings for Maxim are only the beginning of her problems. There aren’t any more animals to save, so Jenny involves herself with a rebel group called the Timesurfers, explorers searching the galaxy for another planet to inhabit to clone long-dead animal species. Soon, she must choose between her blossoming feelings for Maxim and her lifelong dream.

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Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation-favorite character was Data by far-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be “A concert flutist” when she grew up. When she made that happen, she decided one career was not enough and embarked as a fantasy, sci fi author. Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.

I’ve Been Interviewed!


The lovely Caroline of The Attic has featured Rose Shadow Ink in her Behind The Blogger segment!

It’s the perfect Yule present for me. 🙂

Please go check it out here!

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I’m Back!

So…hoping someone is reading and cares, because I’m back to blogging! 😀 Probably not my greatest idea to launch my blog mere weeks before a cross-country move but I really wanted to participate in Banned Books Week. But I’m (mostly) settled into my new house and I had piles of pretty books to greet me. I shall be posting reviews and pictures of my pretty new books so I hope people will read my posts. Thanks for sticking with me.

– Rain

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Saltwater Veins

We chased unfamiliar coastlines,
crossed a continent of earth,
abandoned Northwest shorelines
like broken shells upon the beach;
drove straight ahead, towards looming Atlantic,
laid down roots in an East Coast state
without a shoreline.
But I missed my rocky beaches,
crashing waves swirling sea-spray
against wind-reddened cheeks,
breathing life into salted lungs.
So we chased the Atlantic northward,
up the coast, snaking up Route One,
a wending wave of rocky coastline.
I leaned to touch the water,
and it flowed fast from my fingers –
’til I turned, and

the Atlantic chased me up the beach,

caught me fast in its swell,
froze me in place as seafoam
lapped hungry at my heels,
swallowed ankles seasoned with brine.
My feet sunk into sand
locked between sea and shore
unable to move for fear of falling,
of being swallowed whole.
Then gentle waves released me
sopping wet against the sand
And now I feel the pull
of coastlines east and west
tides rent me from within,
saltwater sings in my veins
Does the moon love one ocean above the rest?
Is she a doting mother, to but one of her seas?
Can such a mother play favorites?
How can I?
Does her heart swell
as she pulls the hearts of all women
syncing the pulse of our blood
to the rhythm of her tide?
Does she pull the saltwater in the veins
of all mankind? Calling us home to sea?
Is she as torn as I, with love spread so thin upon the earth?
My heart swells with too much longing
for just one sea.
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So here’s what happened: My chiropractor prescribed me custom-made insoles and instructed me not to get them wet. I then went on vacation in Maine, walked on the beach, and got my insoles wet. So when I got home, I told the chiropractor that it wasn’t my fault, that the Atlantic had chased me up the beach. He laughed and said “Only our resident poet would put it that way”, then suggested I write a poem around that phrase. This is the result.

I maintain a reasonably active poetry account on deviantART:

Image is “Ocean Memory” by my mother, Susan Langley, representing the blood from my palm tinting the waves.

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