Monday, June 22, 2015

My black thumb turns greenish & InkSpell Publishing Author Cover Reveal for Kristy Centeno!

Yes. I'm aware that my last name is Gardner.

No. No gardening skills were provided to me upon receiving the name at the time of my marriage.

I've always had a black thumb. I even managed to kill a cactus.

But, my son enjoys plants, and I have a nice sittin' porch, so for the last few years we've filled some pots and tried to keep them from expiring.

This year we have replanted the gnome garden my son started at a library program a few years ago and we have some other pots going as well.

The Gnome Garden.

Proof of life.

Jurassic Pot

The BOY picked this out.

Hanging on the shed.
The Sittin' Porch.

I'm trying not to over-water everything and so far, so good.


Cover Reveal for my fellow InkSpell Publishing Author, Kristy Centeno!

The Dark Side of the Moon (Secrets of the Moon saga #4)

Book Blurb:

During her darkest hour, will she find the courage to seek the light?

Marjorie has eluded both capture and death yet again, but her days are numbered. The old threat has resurfaced to endanger everyone she cares for and only a forged alliance with a member of royal blood will guarantee their safety and hers.

However, in the midst of accepting who she is, Marjorie has to come to terms with the fact that those she considered friends may be anything but, and the mother she thought dead may have been missing against her will.

A relationship in turmoil, a storm brewing in the distance, a shattered tranquility...will she find the courage to save her loved ones even if that means losing her humanity?

Book Link:

About the author:
Kristy Centeno is an author of paranormal romance, young adult, new adult, horror, and contemporary romance. 
She has always had a passion for books and after years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. In her journey to create memorable reads, she has delved into several genres, creating fictional characters meant to entice readers and captivate the mind.
She is currently working on finishing off the Keeper Witches series among other projects, which include sequels to her published work. When shes not busy taking care of her five children or holding down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.

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  1. Jurassic pot! Hilarious. Is that what the dinosaurs smoke?
    Congratulations to Kristy.

  2. I am a black-and-blue thumb myself, but I have managed to grow beautiful tiger lilies -- a freak accident I'm sure -- and my indoor viney plant has survived 2 months in my care. Cactus seems to be the only plant I haven't killed. Even the plants labelled "Hard To Kill" are no match for my rotten thumbs. I've killed them all...

  3. I've never tried to have any plants so I don't know what color thumb I have...Hopefully yours keep doing well!

  4. I don't tend to do well with gardens. Houseplants seem to go better for some reason (probably because I don't need to go outside to take care of them). I should show you a picture of my vegetable garden. It's so bad that when I get around to dealing with it, I'll need a machete. (But in unrelated good news, I have now justified buying a machete.)

    Congratulations to Kristy! Love the cover!

    1. The cats eat any plant life I bring into the house, including pretty flowers from the husband.
      I want to see a picture of the machete!!

  5. I have a brown thumb and yes, I've killed a cactus before. My new garden is really growing now though. Maybe we've both finally beaten the odds.

  6. I've killed a cactus too. My mom can grow anything and my dad gardens, but none of those skills passed to me.

    1. I didn't think so either, until the SON wanted plants.

      Who knew?!


  7. Awesome post, loved the pics and an excellent write up on the book.

  8. I have a black thumb, but I have to 'cause it's in the Goths manual. I dig the flowers in your "Hanging on the shed." photo--what kind are those?

    Congrats and good luck, Kristy. Killer cover!

    1. Nice!
      I don't remember the name. I'll have to get the tag from the pot and then I'll let you know.



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