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Dethroning Crownby Lila Felix
Release Date: October 10, 2014
SynopsisNumber ten is plastered on his team jersey and on his ego. In his own mind, Crown Sterling is the shit. He dates the prettiest women, he dominates on the soccer field, he pours money out of his pockets like it’s water. Until a debilitating knee injury puts him out of commission on and off the field. He’s sent to an isolated town in Louisiana to recoup, undergo physical therapy and heal. But it’s when you’re down that you find out who your real friends are, and what they value in you, if anything at all.
All Lyra wants out of life is peace and quiet. She grew up with a regular, everyday family. When she turned sixteen, rummaging through her grandmother’s hope chest in the attic, she discovered a secret that would turn her simple, normal life into a ball of chaos that revolved around her. But while she seems to face her fears head on in her career, she lives a life that’s secure and well hidden.
A new neighbor moved in next door and he’s decided that everyone needs to listen to his rap music, shattering Lyra’s quiet existence. Enraged, she stomps to the next townhouse over and who should open the door but a man whose good looks and charming smile knock her breathless.
How good looking? Just ask him.
How charming? He’ll tell you that too.
The king must be dethroned.
And a small town girl who’s been through hell is just the one to do it.
A Day In the Life of Lila
(Warning: This will be the most boring post ever. Mostly because, I have no life.)
Four a.m. (Yes, a.m.) My hubs wakes up and goes to work. There are two options here and it all depends on my timeline. 1. I get up and churn out some words before the kids wake up. This options is especially useful if I’m on a tight deadline, editing, or just feel the inspiration. 2. Sleep in until 7. This is always, I repeat, always, the more comforting option.
Seven- is homeschool time. Am I nuts for choosing to homeschool my kids? Yes. Do I think it was the right choice for my family? Absolutely. I sneak in time with Facebook and e-mail while the kids are doing spelling and math drills. But other than that, most of this time is dedicated to my kids.
is lunchtime. It seems like this time would be the most boring, but the menu is always up to my kids. My kids are extremely self-sufficient and usually cook this meal themselves. Sometimes that means pb &j and sometimes this means a moreinteresting dish.
One to is chores and house cleaning. I’m pretty strict about the chores and my kids have to complete them every day, not for allowance, but just to be a productive member of the family.
At two, the magic begins. And by magic, I mean my hubs gets home and I start writing or if I’ve been extra industrious at four a.m., continue. Most of the time it is a good time, and some days it feels like pulling my own wisdom teeth with rusty pliers.
Three p.m. is my hell. I usually get so sleepy that I stop writing, promising myself that I will double my goal later. Coffee and Coke (the sipping kind, not the snorting kind) don’t really work anymore. So most of the time I just “rest my eyes” for a half hour. You know how that goes.
And sometimes I wake myself up snoring. That’s a fact. I snore. A completely adorable, feminine snore, I assure you. (Lies through her teeth)
This is also the time where my hubs takes the kids outside to play. I should join them, but I don’t. My ass is usually glued to the couch. (Shamefully) This also explains my general lack of pigment. If you’ve ever Skyped with me, it looks like I’m nearly glow in the dark opaque. It’s embarrassing. If you say vampire, I’m gonna come unglued.
I am the luckiest girl in the world in that my hubs will cook dinner, and a good dinner with veggies and everything for us. This extend my work time and just generally makes me happy.
Six p.m. is sacred in my house. Most of the time it’s six, other times it’s seven. This time is dinner time. There are no phones or tablets in use and it’s just time to breathe and love on my family.
After this, all bets are off. The kids have journaling and reading assignments to finish before they go to bed and of course, they sneak in some Xbox or tablet time after those things are done.
Me? From dinner time until at the earliest, my fingers are on the keyboard. This doesn’t always mean writing. Sometimes it means Facebooking or answering e-mails among all the other things I do.
This schedule is awful now that I look at it. I really should get out more. I’m really, really boring. Somewhere in there, I shower, I swear I do. Most of the time. Oh, and also I put real clothes on—on Mondays.
Thanks Kat for this post.
~Boring Shmoring...Thank you Lila for this awesome glimpse in to your daily life... :D