So I just nearly ran down a woman walking her dog, and also the dog. I didn’t look right when turning right, and she stepped off the curb, became terrified, so I slammed on my brakes, became terrified. I saw she was okay, but could only see a leash, so I began to freak out about the puppy. I called out “Are you okay?” and she nodded and backed away, and then I could see that the doggy was okay, too.
And then she did the damnedest thing — instead of screaming at me, or making a deservedly-rude gesture…she smiled. She smiled and reassured me Hey, you almost just splatted my dog and sent me to the hospital, but we’re okay, and I’m smiling at you now. I in no way deserved this. I’m still shaking and horrified that I wasn’t more careful.
So Universe or Jebus or Karma — please give that woman-who-is-kind-to-total-idiots something amazingly great today. Maybe solve a terrible problem that’s been plaguing her, or have her win a lottery, or maybe just have everyone be as kind to her as she was to me this morning. Maybe take a favor away from Paul Ryan and give it to her. Thanks.
Alyce Carr has no time for the strange man in her little Cornwall village, no matter how breathtakingly handsome he is. Life in Trewyn doesn’t allow for much fun—the managers of the copper mine barely provide the miners and their families with enough food. Outsiders are suspect and flirts are unimaginable, but Simon Sharpe is as keen as his name…and Alyce can’t ignore him for long.
As the founder of Nemesis, Unlimited, Simon Addison-Shawe is well accustomed to disguise and deceit. Yet he’s not prepared for Alyce’s dogged defense of her people and the injustices the copper mine has dealt them. With Alyce’s help he can change the fate of an entire town, and convincing her to join him is only part of the thrill. Together, they ignite a desire in each other much too powerful to deny. But at what cost?
Archer’s second Nemesis, Unlimited romance (after Sweet Revenge) is an innovative tale set in a downtrodden 1886 Cornish village. When Nemesis’s gentleman founder, Simon Addison-Shawe, goes undercover to investigate the brutal working conditions of a Cornish mine, the last thing he expects is to find himself attracted to a female mine worker. Alyce Carr is one of the few willing to speak out against the atrocious treatment of workers at the site, and when handsome newcomer Simon seeks her out, she’s both thrilled and wary. Simon reveals his true identity in order to enlist Alyce’s assistance against the corrupt mining company; Alyce feels betrayed, but she agrees to pose as Simon’s wife to further his scheme for justice. Soon they embark on what she knows must be a temporary affair, even as her heart demands more from the mission-focused Simon. Though Alyce’s life circumstances are harsh, she’s no victim. Memorable characters, unusual settings, and new twists on old plot tropes make this novel irresistible. (Dec.)
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You know, if you have a choice today of just smiling and being kind to someone, or shitting all over them because they annoy you for whatever reason, please choose niceness. Maybe you could even reflect for a moment on what they have to deal with, or what they’ve gone through, even if it’s outside your experience. What will be served by ruining someone’s day?
I probably missed this discussion, but did we talk about how impossibly boring and terrible the last The Walking Dead was? Boring new characters, boring-ass plot, wah wah Governor fee-fees. Terrible. My husband slept through it. I played solitaire waiting for something to happen.
If you suddenly make a show about completely new characters plus the most shitty, unsympathetic character, you better make that thing like a pilot and make it damn good. And would it have killed them to make the new family not white? Or do we only care about sad little girls when they’re blonde? Ugh.