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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Author Interview & Contest with Devon Monk!

This week I have a second author interview for you all! Devon Monk also has a new release out this week and I am about to go sit down and start it.

The Allie Beckstorm series has really impressed me and the fourth release, Magic on the Storm, is sure to be another great read. So I couldn't resist asking Devon to stop by this week and tell you all a little about the series, the new release and herself.

Enjoy the interview and make sure you enter the contest! Devon is giving away three signed copies of her new release to three lucky readers!


Amber - Welcome back to Amberkatze's Book Blog! It is great to have you here as a guest again! Could you start things off by telling my readers a little about the Allie Beckstrom Series?

Devon - Allie Beckstrom’s books take place in current-day Portland Oregon where magic is a resource anyone can use. The price for using magic? Pain. Allie Beckstrom is a Hound, and uses magic to track illegal spells back to their caster. However, when her powerful and rich father is killed, the darker side of magic is revealed. Allie must learn, quickly, who to trust, who to love, and how to survive in the dangerous high-stake world of magic.

Amber - The fourth book in the series, Magic on the Storm, has just been released. What does Allie get up to this time?

Devon - With a wild magic storm bearing down on the city, Allie not only has to fight alongside the Authority to stop the storm, but she also discovers that there are even more dangers threatening the people she cares about. Technology her father invented to make magic less painful has fallen into the wrong people’s hands. Things get pretty intense in this book, and Allie must make one of the hardest choices in her life to save the people she loves.

Amber - Allie has seen a lot of action so far. How do you decide what to throw at her in each book?

Devon - Well, it’s a nine-book series, which means there’s a lot of things that need to happen to tell the whole story. In order to cover everything, I don’t so much decide what needs to happen to her next, as just try to get it all on the page as quickly and well as I can so I can see how each event builds up to the next event. One thing I’m always hoping for is that each challenge Allie faces and each decision she makes helps her to grow as a person.

Amber - How did you come up with the idea for the series? Was it a long process or did it just come to you?

Devon - These books started out as a short story written for a themed anthology. The anthology asked for stories that blended magic and business. I thought about what would happen if everyone could use magic. What would we use magic for and what price we would pay to have it? Then I started thinking about the illegal things we might do with magic. Allie stepped up on the scene to help a little boy who had been hit by magic, and the story began.

Amber - Will there be more books in the series? How long would you like to see things continue for Allie ? Do you see an end in sight?

Devon - I do see this as a nine book series. I think everything that begins in book one will be answered by book nine. That being said, I wouldn’t totally rule out Allie getting into more trouble in the future. It’s a rich world, and Allie and the crew are a lot of fun to spend time with. So, who knows? :)

Amber - What kind of research have you done for your books? Anything interesting or is the research boring?

Devon - I don’t do a lot of research. I do make sure I get all my places and street names right. Even though the books are set in a magical “alternate” Portland, Oregon and I’ve taken some liberties with re-naming businesses, or settings, I want to make sure I get the real life basics correct. So sometimes I’ll take a quick trip to check out a chocolate shop I was thinking about mentioning, or to stroll through a cemetery to read the gravestones. Things like that.

Amber - How much say do you have in the book publishing process? Eg. Do you get to pick the cover?

Devon - I don’t get a lot of say about the cover, which is probably for the best since I am not an artist or a graphic designer. ;) I do offer a list of cover ideas so the artist knows Allie’s hair color, where her magic tattoos are, a few Portland land marks, and the weapons Allie uses. I feel so lucky to have the amazing artist, Larry Rostant, bringing Allie to life on the covers.

Amber - What are the good times and bad times of being an author?

Devon - The best times are when the words and story are flowing and I’m excited and surprised about where the book is going, and also when readers send an email or blog to say they enjoyed a part of the book. The bad times are when I’m pushing hard to hit my deadlines and feel like I’m falling behind in everything else, like brushing my teeth, and remembering to go grocery shopping, Lol!

Amber - What is next? Are you working on any other projects you would like to tell us about?

Devon - My short story collection A CUP OF NORMAL* will be out this year through Fairwood Press. The stories are a little darker and more fantastical than the Allie Beckstrom books. Many of them have been published in magazines and anthologies, but there are a few new stories too. I hope readers will find a gem or two they enjoy.

I am also working on a steampunk series which I believe will come out 2011 and 2012. The first book in that series is tentatively titled, DEAD MAN’S MOON, and the idea behind it is: “In the steampunk America of the 1800’s where strange creatures, machines, and magic aim to claim the same scrap of land and sky, sometimes all a man can count on is his honor, his word, and his claws.”

*May Contain Giant Robots

Amber - There are alot of online sites taking up peoples time lately. Are you on Facebook or any other sites? Do you think the sites are useful or do they just take up too much of your time?

Devon - I am on Facebook and Twitter and also have a Live Journal blog, a web page, and I am part of the group web page The Deadline Dames. Oh, and I’m on the knitting site, Ravelry too! So, um, yes, I love all those ways to keep up with people. I do tend to answer questions and comments the quickest on Twitter and Facebook.

Are they a time sink? They can be. But I also find them to be a perfect quick break during my writing day.

Amber - What are you listening and watching lately? Is there any music or other media that influences your writing?

Devon - I’ve had my head down for the last couple months, revising MAGIC AT THE GATE and writing book six, which is currently untitled. I guess I haven’t been very media influenced lately.

Amber - If you could be any paranormal creature, what would you be and why?

Devon - I love this question because it makes me imagine being a vampire, a werewolf, a ghost, a fae, and more. Imagining being something you’re not is one of the fun things about being a writer. But I can’t think of a favorite creature I’d want to be. I guess the creature I would most dislike being is a zombie. Rotting flesh and a steady diet of brains? I just don’t think I could pull that off with much panache, Lol!

Amber - Thanks for visiting Amberkatze's Book Blog again!


Contest Time!

Devon has been very kind and said she will send three winners each a signed copy of her new release 'Magic on the Storm'.

How to Enter

Allie Beckstrom has some really cool tattoos (see the book covers). My question this week is....Do you have tattoos? If Yes, how many, where and anything else you feel happy telling us! or if you don't what tattoo would you consider having done?

No Tattoo = No Entry

To make things even I will say...I have five. Stars around my left wrist, Stars on my right foot, leo sign on wrist wrist, Cool Cat on left leg and a 'family symbol' on my left leg. Would like to have at least 2 more...maybe more stars (seeing a theme here?).

Earn more entries for each place you link this contest on the net. You can post on Facebook, Twitter & MySpace but make sure you add links here for me to confirm your entries! However please do not make individual postings for each entry. Please post all your info in one post.

You can also earn extra entries by emailing your friends about the contest. Just make sure you send a copy of your email or receipt to me at Amberkatzes_book_blog at gmx dot net.

Make sure you post your links here so I can confirm your entries.

Keep the contests going by using the Amazon link below and around the site!

The contest will stay open until Sunday 23rd of May 2010 4pm CET and the winner will be picked by a randomizer. Entrants should check back to see if they have won. I do not hunt down winners and will pick new winners for any prizes not claimed within 7 days.


Katie said...

Great interview!

I have 3 tattoos. On my ankle there is a face that is half star and half sun. On my arm, I have a dragon with bass clefts. On my back, I have a ferret holding the rune from Duran Duran's Seven the Ragged Tiger album.


Vickie said...

Excellent interview! I am really looking forward to the rest of the series after having read the first one. Definitely looking forward to the steampunk series and the gem filled book of short stories.

I have two tattoos, both black cats. The first one is on my left hip, sort of a Rorschach looking cat sitting up with tail curled around its body. The second is on my right ankle and is a black cat running full out, sort of Aztec looking I guess. First tattoo was done in Windsor England and second was done in Korea.
The plan is to get one more at least, a tiger or symbol of a tiger on my left shoulder.

Blodeuedd said...

Great post.

I have none, I think the thing here is still a bit, oh a tattoo, you're a bit bad aren't you..well ok not really, but at least with the older generation.

But I would love a celtic symbol on my ankle

Sage Ravenwood said...

Piercings but no tattoo's. However I've decided, when I get my first book published - I'm getting a raven between my shoulder blades, with the wing tips spread over my shoulders.

Thanks for the opportunity! Indigo

Anonymous said...

I love the tattoos on these books. I have 2 tattoos. A beautiful and colorful rose on my left thigh and a heart on my right ankle (that I'm looking to get covered up, but still looking for the perfect thing). Note: NEVER get tattooed when you're 15. Fickle teenage mind.

I tweeted. http://twitter.com/LisaMBasso/status/14114657713

-Lisa B.

elaing8 said...

Great interview.

I do not have any tattoos. And I don't plan on getting any.I used to think about getting one when I was younger but not now.

tweeted http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/14115174623


Anonymous said...

Fantastic Interview!!

I don't have any tattoos, but I would love to get one. I'd want it to be something with meaning though.

Unknown said...

I have no tattoos, but I am currently working on designing my own considering I have designed other peoples. I want a rose design with a heart and wings, but tribally. I have one worked up actually, but I want to be able to add onto it, starting off small to see if I can take the pain and then getting bigger if I can.

Bethany C. said...

Great contest! I have a few. I've got a pentagram with all the astrological signs and their corresponding ruling planets in a kind of wheel on my back, and the Cherokee word for 'my heart' on my left breast. I also have the Wiccan runes for protection, good fortune, and eternity, plus a sun/moon on my left arm.

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Ricechex Kindle said...

(I hope this doesn't mess things up, I started typing and suddenly, the page refreshed, I have no idea why!)

OK, I have 3 - a tiger on my right shoulder, a dragon on my left shoulder, and a tribal design on my lower back (aka, my tramp stamp).

I want a bunch more too, but the 2 I'm really longing for are one of my daughter's name on my left foot (as in, a design covering the top of my foot, with her name worked into it), and a phrase, "En absentia luci, tenabrae vencunt." It's Latin for, "In the absence of light, darkness prevails." I have no idea what font or where on my body to put that second one though - any suggestions? Best area I thought of was going down my spine.

Jessica said...

Alas I have no tattoos. But over the years I have really thought about it and I've always come to a damned butterfly. But not an ordinary butterfly like most girls get. Mine would be tribal, black, pretty, but with edge. The closest I could find of what I'm looking for is the butterfly Gena Showalter uses on her LOTU book series. Its on ever cover and I absolutely love it. I don't know where I would put it though. That's still undecided. I'm 27 years old and such a chicken. Its for life! So if I get it, I gotta make sure its what I really want.

Thanks for the contest. This one is very different from others I usually enter. I like the tattoo question. :)


Barbara E. said...

Nope, no tattoos and I'm not planning on getting any. I do like the ones on the Allie Beckstrom books and others I've seen, but they're art and not on someones body for life.

Roxy said...

Oh tattoos...

I don't have any but I really want some. The problem is that I can never make up my mind. I think some stars behind my ear would be cool or some by my eye like Kat Von D. I also thought some kind of script on the inside of my wrist. I don't know. I need to think about it some more.

emmad said...

I have three also.
On my right hip is a seahorse.
Right shoulder blade is my racehorse Power Cut. He broke down so not racing now but had an excellent artist do a tattoo from a picture.
On my left shoulder blade is a grypon from Mercedes Lackey's Black Gryphon books

wanda f said...

I have a tribal butterfly kind of like the lords of the underworld
beteen my shoulder blades

Martha Lawson said...

Enter me please, this one looks awesome!

I have NO tattoes and won't consider getting any. They just aren't for me, tho I have seen some very pretty ones.

I follow

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

cait045 said...

I don't have any tattoos yet but I want one on the nape of my neck. I just have to find the perfect one for me.


Llehn said...

I don't have any tattoos but if I did I would have one on my ankle of something pretty maybe a flower or butterfly.

Kimberly B. said...

Oh, this is such a fun series! I must admit, I don't have any tattoos; too fickle to decide on a design I'd want for life! But I do like the idea of marking life's significant events with a tattoo--like I knew a girl who got a tattoo of the Minoan snake goddess when she visited Crete. That would be cool; if I came across the perfect symbol to commemorate one of life's major event, I wouldn't rule it out.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kathy said...

I don't have any tatoos. I have a horror of needles, seriously. If I were ever to overcome my fear and get one, I think it would be to have my eye makeup permanently tatooed on cause I'm to lazy to get up every morning and do it right.

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

I also have an aversion to needles. Which is why I am constantly piercing and tattooing my body—to prove to myself I am strong. LOL

I have two tattoos. A dragonfly on my left breast and an infinity symbol on my inner right ankle. Both are purple, black & blue. Both remind me of my husband and our love.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed the interview. I don't have any tattoos, but I have thought about getting one. I think a small rose on my ankle would be nice. Then I look at my old skin and the image of that poor rose, looking all wilted and sick comes to mind. Nope, that would just look nasty!

Unknown said...

I love Devon's books!!

I have 2 tats...A unicorn above my left breast and a broken heart with my son's name on my right shoulder. Both home made..ouch!

mountie9 said...

I have a tattoo of an Otter on my left shoulder and this year I plan on getting 2 chipmunks (Signifying my 2 kids) on my foot/ankle

Ina said...

Hi there!
oh wow thanks for a fantastic interview - the series is already on my wishlist and I can't wait to read the books!!!!

I've no tattoos... yet - I would love to have one but I hadn't had the time for one so far...and I would love to have a small butterfly like the one you can see on Gena Showalters bookcovers :)

wish you all the best,

BrigidsBlest said...

I currently have three tattoos, all on my back: an ivy-draped pentacle at the base of my neck; an ouroboros midway down; and a phoenix at the base of my spine (traditional tramp-stamp area). I have plans to get several more, including a raven triskele to honor the Morrigan, a tendril of ivy and grape leaves around my ankle, and one of Odin on Sleipnir.

BrigidsBlest at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I don't have any tattoos. I always wanted a dragon on my back.

debbie said...

No, I don't have any, but if I did get one, it would be a small fox. It would remind me of my son.

Emma Michaels said...

I do not have any tattoos but when I was much younger I always wanted to have the prayer:
"God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference."

I wanted it to be in a fluid handwriting and wrap around my ankle like an anklet with a rose to divide where it starts and ends. Wonderful interview!!!!

Emma Michaels

Rosie said...

Thanks for stopping by . . . this was a great interview. I don't have any tattoos right now, but I'm not against them. I'm still thinking that one day I'd like to get a little rose on my ankle.

jellybelly82158 said...

I don't have a tatto but if I was to get one it would have to be unicorn and I would want it on my upper back.

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Pat said...

I don't have any tattoos, only because I haven't really thought of anything I want bad enough to have on me forever. I don't have anything against them, though. My son has a bunch of them, and I think they are cool.

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Unknown said...

I don't have any tattoos. My son has has several. On his right arm is a Celtic Cross with his grand parents initials on the arms inside the circle. As an extension of the arms of the cross are Stars of David forming a band. On hist right shoulder is a shooting star. On his left calf is the Chicago Cubs C logo and the Cub walking bear.

My oldest daughter has a stylized horse to the left of her spine in the small of her back.

My youngest daughter hasn't shown me her's. Too low down her back for her to be comfortable showing me.

I'm not into body art but I did consider one in the case something happened to my son while he was deployed. It would have been the USAF Security Forces logo and my son's name. I'm glad I didn't get that one.


Should have proof read my 2 previous attempts to post better!

John S. said...

I would consider an animal,just done in black and white, possibly a crow or wolf on my shoulder. This series really looks interesting. Thanks.

JenM said...

I don't have any tattoos, mainly because although they look great when the skin is young and firm, I always wonder what they'll look like when I'm old and my skin is wrinkled. That tends to put me off getting one.

Tonya Dean said...

1 - a red flower, inside right ankle.


Anonymous said...

I don't have any tattoos because I hate needles. But I think they're beautiful.


SiNn said...

awesome interview

i have one on my chest of a butterflying breaking threw a trible and im getting a moon designsome place not sure where yet lol i have alot of different ideas

Beth said...

I only have one tattoo right now. A smiley on the outside of my right calf. Have plans for three more when the budget allows. The most ambitious one I want is a purple dragon climbing up my left thigh or maybe curled around one of my upper arms.

Mishel (P.S. I Love Books) said...

I have 4. A unicorn/pegasus on my back, a tribal phoenix above that closer to my neck, a yin-yang sign made out of fish on my right foot and the word "forgive" on my left forearm.

I'm definitely planning on a backpiece but need to 1. have my daughter and 2. lose major weight haha

Thanks for the great interview and contest =)

Brent said...

No tattoos

My weight fluctuates too much.

If I did get a tattoo, It would be in Chinese and be my wifes name (she is chinese)

Unknown said...

I haven't read this series yet but have heard some wonderful reviews in the last week, so I've added it to my wishlist.

I don't have a tattoo yet, would like one day, when I will be able to decide on 1) what shape to ahve and 2) where!

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Jax said...

I have one tattoo its a four leaf clover design on my rt shoulder blade. I love this series, and I love the emphasis of the tatto designs. I have a celtic knot design that I want to put on my left shoulder blade, but need more monies to be doing that.

Jackie (BookWhisperer)

Angela @ Reading Angels said...

I dont' have one yet. I really want a fairy sitting on a flower on my right leg above the ankle though.

Thanks for the interview and contest!
Reading Angel
dukesangel002 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Anonymous said...

I actually do not have a tattoo.. But I do want one and I already have it picked out and drawn up of what I want.. I want small and large stars on the back of neck coming down between my shoulder blades a little with both of my kids names written in them somewhere...

lovestoread0708 AT yahoo.com

k_sunshine1977 said...

i don't have any tattoos, though when i have kids (whenever that day comes) i think i'm gonna have something representing them done....

thank you for the contest!

k_sunshine1977 at yahoo dot com

Spav said...

I don't have any tattoos and I don't really want one. I change my mind too often and if later I didn't like it I would be stuck with it.

Tweet: http://twitter.com/Sparima/status/14316220720

Anonymous said...

2 finished tats and 2 not finished

one is a heart ,with wings, ,crying blood, flying into stars

the other a rose with 3 buds, for my 3 kids) and butterfly over it , which ha always been a fight betweeen , fella and my mom, that they was the butterfly over me, the rose
(since im expecting my second granbaby, i need 2 little buds on the rose)

one is a half heart below my ankle inside my foot

and the other is the beginning of my first daughter name but messed up, ccrys , my daughter name is crystal

my fella got a horses head, horse hair flowing into a womans face

and my 22yr has her daughter name on the inside of her arm and my 17 yro has 13 tats, she did herself, when she was 12, (some1 told her how prison tats was made OY)

heatwave16 said...

Great interview!!!

I have 1 tattoo of multi-colored starts around my ankle. I'd love to get a second of an owl in some configuration on my right shoulder.

tweeted - http://amberkatze.blogspot.com/2010/05/author-interview-contest-with-devon.html


Anonymous said...

I don't have any tats, but if I did get a tat, I'd want to get a tiny bunny on my ankle. No particular reason, just 'cause I think it'd be adorable. :)

E.J. Stevens said...

Great interview!

I don't have any tattoos, or piercings, since I'm extremely needle phobic but I always loved neck tats. A necklace of black twining ivy would be lovely!



Aber N.T. said...

no tattoo. and no interest in ever getting one. but i can appreciate some of the artwork that goes into it.
vvb32 at yahoo.com

D Q said...

Great interview.
I don't have any tattoos and I am not planning on getting any.

jellybelly82158 said...

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Jennifer Mathis said...

I have 2 one that is a fairy with my daughters name across the bottom on my shoulder and one I found at a wild girls out night and my lord no more tequila for me lol

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Anonymous said...

I dont have any tatoos but I would love to have a celtic knot or some celtic dragon or design on my arm persay. There are some gorgeous symbols out there.

Elise (east.ofedenATyahooDOTcom)

Pamk said...

I don't have any tatts yet but am looking for the perfect dragon for my shoulder.
I posted on my sidebar about this contest.

Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...
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Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

I don't have tats but maybe, if they came up with a way to do it that didn't involve pain and needles, I'd like a tiny little fairy on my ankle.


alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

mariska said...

I have no Tatoos. And i don't have plan to do in future too. just not ME thing :D

Thanks for the chance to win Devon's book. She's a new for me Author. i'm soooo looking forward to my chance to read one of her books, soon !

i tweeted : http://twitter.com/becunique/status/14406130625

J said...

Nice interview!

Now to answer the question, yep, I have ONE tattoo on my chest! a snake one. I really didn't plan on having it. My friends and I went to this party and next thing I knew, I was already sitting down a chair having a tattoo! haha. They decided for the design and the location. They told me having tattoo on my chest would look sexy and so I agreed. LOL!

Thanks! :)

And oh, yes, I'm a dude. Sorry if you were shocked and thought I was a girl having tattoo on my breast! Not that I'm against of it ;)

Anonymous said...

Excellent interview!

I have 4 tattoos. One of my son's name on my neck, one of a teddy bear looking at a dragon fly (sounds corny, but it's cute), one of a butterfly with my kids birth signs in the wings, and one of a sun with the words Carpe Diem above it.

fineinsanity at live dot com

Charlene S. said...

I have no tattoos, but I'd consider it. If I got one it would be in remembrance of a lost love one or something like that :)

Sarah Z said...

No tattoos only because I can't seem to decide on what I want to get!
Thanks - Sarah Z
believedreamcourage (at) gmail.com

Melissa B. said...

No tattoos. But, I've always wanted a gecko crawling down my leg.

Breanne said...

I don't have any but if I did it would probably be Navy related

Dawn M. said...

No tattoo for me. I don't like needles or the idea of something permanent. I would do a henna tattoo, though. Probably something simple like a heart or moon & stars.

librarygrinch at gmail dot com

Helen G said...

I have one tattoo on my ankle. It is the Pittsburgh Steelers symbol. They've been my favorite team for as long as I can remember. I want to get a memorial tattoo for my husband but haven't found the right one yet. His were dragons.

susansmoaks said...

i do not have any tattoos but i would consider getting one

Mysteriousrose said...

I don't have any tattoos, and Im not sure I will get any, but if I do it has to be something that really means something to me.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I don't have any tattoos, and I probably wouldn't consider any at myt age (60), but if I was younger, I'd have flowers all over my back. Thanks!

Diana Dang said...

No I don't have any. I would if tattoos would fade away after like, five years though. i just don't want to have any on me by the time I'm an old lady.

susan1215 said...

I don't have any tattoos and have no desire to get any.

liliesrnice said...

i don't have any tattoos but i want to get one of my daughter's name and a flower with it.

Naomi said...

I have no tattos but if I would,I would like to have Michael Jackson's something and thing about my dreams.

naomi20 at live.jp

Anonymous said...

I don't have a ttato. I won a contest from a tatto studio butI chicken out. I thought about having a small rose tatto on my ankle.I would love to have a tattor above my you know what. garrettsambo@aol.com

iggysaysno said...

I don't have any tattoos... if I did get one, it'd be of my dogs!

Naomi said...

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lilyk said...

I don't have any tattoos and wouldn't consider getting any.

Kelly g said...

I don't have any tattoo's but my hubby does.

esldiane@gmail.com said...

Interesting...I don't have any tattoos
Diane Baum

esldiane@gmail.com said...

Interesting...I don't have any tattoos
Diane Baum

dispatcher_kristy said...

I have 5 tattoos. I have one on each foot and 3 on my back.


Miranda Ward said...

I dont have any but im looking into getting one

Mardel said...

I have two (so far) tattoos. I've wanted tattoos since I was 17, but it wasn't until my 45th birthday that I was FINALLY able to get one. It's an old fashioned picture of a flower fairy, on her rose. From an old flower book. Or fairy book. A kid's book though. This on is on my arm. The second tattoo is a bouquet of flowers commonly found in Panama (or tropical areas) with a blue butterly-the type with blue wings with black borders. Beautiful butterflies. That one is on the outside of my lower right leg. I love it.

I want more. I have a fat scar on my shoulder and a tattoo artist is going to use the scar as a base for my next tattoo - I'm thinking of having the scar be part of a vine, or branch with flowers or butterlies or even dragonflies on it. I might have to start of slow. Whatever- as long as the scar is finally covered and made beautiful, we can always add little insects and flowers in later years. I just can't wait to get scar covered.

I love the "tattoos" on the covers of Devon Monks books. I wish the marks that are described on Allie's face were shown on the cover though. These books are among the few that I will occasionally look at the cover while I'm reading the book. (I'm a nerd!)


Shirley said...

No I don't have tattos. It was never a thing when I was growing up io the early 60's that I know of. So know none for me but I think that some looked realy good if they are in the right place.

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No I don't have any tattoos. I have no idea why I never did in my teens or 20's. But in my 30's I gained weight on thing I want done when I get back in my saze 4's in a tramp stamp. I love them, Not sure what I'll get but somethimg beautiful and hot. All my freinds have ttattos, I was married so young I never hit the bar scene or hung out with the girls all weekend top party. If I hate I might have gotten tatto'd too.