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Thought I’d update my friends and readers on the slow posts.   I’ve blogged about a thyroid issue I have called Graves Disease–which can be pretty rough when it really gets going.  I’ve been in remission for a while now.

But, when I was sick, I had reached this state by the time they found it.

**Severe, untreated Graves’ Disease can be fatal. Thyrotoxic storm is a rare life-threatening condition that develops in cases of untreated hyperthyroidism. It is usually brought on by an acute stress, such as trauma surgery or infection. Symptoms are severe, with a pounding heart, sweating, restlessness, shaking, diarrhea, change in consciousness, agitation and confusion. Congestive heart failure can develop rapidly and lead to death. **

I will never forget what that felt like and I feel for anyone who goes through it. 

To me, the worst part was the inability to think.  Well, outside of the nearly dying part. <g>  My mind was like this giant pile of soft tissue that wouldn’t gel no matter how hard I tried.  I had written all these books just before this happened and I couldn’t thread a sentence together. It took forever to get well.

But, this was a while ago.  I kind of stopped worrying about a return of the stupid illness.

So, in the last few months, I’ve been really run down.  I attributed it to working so hard, but I literally crashed after finishing this book.  Also had throat issues, so I went in to see a doc.

Seems my thyroid is misbehaving, only this time, it’s not hyper–thank goodness–it’s just kind of petering out.  It’s doing the opposite.  This is a much better fix. Just replacement meds so far.

I’ve been taking them three days and today I woke up feeling like me.  I hadn’t realized I’d been that lost. <g> 

So, no worries on the health front–now that it’s all explained, I can shove it aside and move on.

And since I’m feeling so much better today, I’ll share a couple of books I’ve been reading while being lazy.  My friends have been coming out with so many books, I’m behind in reading them.  Here are two very sexy offerings from a couple of them.


Redemptionby Kiera Ramsay is a sexy book–quite so, in fact.  But it also has an edgy urban fantasy plot that fascinated me completely.  I loved this whole Terran realm idea and plan to keep up with series so I can see where this is all leading. 

Kiera has this wonderful ability to create strong, compassionate characters that make me wish they were real so we could hang out and have a beer or something.  But luckily, the writer is that same kind of person, so I get to hang with her… and enjoy her books–which I always do. 🙂 


The Nymph King by Gena Showalter.  Okay, this one was pretty sexy, too.  In fact, my face might have been heavy on the pink side throughout most of this book.  There were a few times I wanted to bop these over-sexed, domineering macho men on the head.  But… they were nymphs and in Gena’s world, the nymphs are unapologetic-ally exactly what they are.  Over-sexed, domineering macho men who need bops on the head.  Her heroine did that nicely, so I liked her.  There were a couple of secondary characters I liked as well, so this was altogether a fun, Very Sexy, romp. 


Okay, once you become a writer and then you become friends with other writers, reading their books almost feels surreal.  I can still disappear into the story, yes, but there are times I get pulled from the story when they write something and I just immediately “picture” them writing it. 

With Kiera, well, I’ve been on the phone with her at night <g> so it’s easy to picture her since we have similar habits.  It’s late, laptop is out, glass of wine is to the side and eyes are wide while fingers are flying.

With Gena, I end up laughing out loud.  Whenever I read a line that is soooo Gena, I can’t help it because I can just picture her giggling while writing that part.  For instance, her anti-cards–you’ll have to read the book to find out what they are–but if you’ve ever been to my Snark store, you’ll get why I enjoyed them.  We share that sort of twisted sense of humor.  <g>


  1. March 24, 2007    

    Maybe that’s why I enjoy reading your stuff so much. I can see you writing it, but I know what you mean. You can hear the voice of the writer when you know the writer, tell their style right away.

  2. March 24, 2007    

    Is that fun girl pic you? I love it.

    Loved The Nymph King. The story was fantastic, hot, and I could really picture the sexy guy on the cover more than I should wanting to do all of those naughty things…

    Is Redemption an ebook? I think when it was first posted, it wasn’t available. But I’m incompetent that way, maybe I just couldn’t figure out how to purchase it.

    And did I meet her? I am so horrible with names and faces, it doesn’t help that faces in our group have more than one name. Sometimes they have three. Stinkin’ pen names. So confusing. 😉

    I hope everything is well with you. I’m so sorry you were feeling run down. Damn, I wish I lived closer to everyone. I always want to run errands for sick friends or do something to help, but I never get to. Wah.

  3. March 24, 2007    

    I wish that pic was me, but no–it’s from a free stock photo place. My daughter and I are thinking about taking a bunch of cool pics that I can use here. Unfortunately, I’m not terribly photogenic and I think I might have broken her digital…

    Redemption is an ebook and it is available now. It wasn’t the last time I posted about it. Follow the link, it will take you to the Terran Realm site–it’s really a cool series concept.

    Oh, you didn’t meet Kiera/Terri. We usually ride in together, but she lives in Enid and it was a long drive for a book signing for her. But usually when you see me at these things, you see Terri somewhere near. We kinda like each other and we’re both tall, so we gravitate.

    I was working on pure nerve when we met last weekend. I knew something was up with my health but I was hoping it would go away. I’m really fine. This is much preferable to having a hyper thyroid–that’s a big pain to deal with. Already, the hormones are making me feel like myself. 🙂

  4. March 24, 2007    

    BTW, if you like to read a sexy book with plots, good writing and everything–Liquid Silver, the company that’s doing the Terran Realm series, is a good one. I’ve read some wonderful stories there.

    What was that one I really liked??? Oh, it was In Ice by Leigh Wyndfield. In fact, I need to check out the others in that series. I really liked the emotional aspects in the story. Sometimes, online sexy ebooks are missing that emotional part I like and this one wasn’t. Both Kiera and Leigh are excellent writers.

  5. March 24, 2007    

    I’m sorry you’ve been sick, but I’m glad they’re able to fix it pretty easily. 😉

  6. March 24, 2007    

    Take care of you. You’re the only “Rinda” we’ve got.

  7. March 28, 2007    

    I’ve taken thyroid supplements every day for most of my life. Best thing I ever did.

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