Mandy's Musings

Ramblings of romance author Madeline Baker/Amanda Ashley

Friday, May 15, 2015

So, am I the only one disappointed in the season finale of The Vampire Diaries??????? They had a year to come up with an ending and putting Elena in a casket and locking her in a vault until Bonnie dies was the best they could come up with?

Bonnie put a spell on the vault? I may have missed it, but how are they going to open it when she dies? Or does the spell die with her?

What if Bonnie has to remove the spell and dies  before she removes it?
Does Elena wake up trapped in the vault, with no way out?

Is Damon going to go all ripper on us now? I, for one, don't want to see that. Been there, done that.

I suppose next seaon will be all about those vampire/witches, with lots of death and destruction. How about a season dealing with just the main characters and their feelings/relationships with one another and adjusting to Elena's "death"?

And what's with Carolyn? She spent numerous episodes trying to get Stefan to like her and now that he loves her, she doesn't want him? Give me a break!

Why couldn't they let Alaric and Jo live happily-ever-after?

At this point, even though I love Damon, I'm not sure I'm going to bother to watch next season.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Have You Read a Good Book Lately?

I have two relatively new ones....

Twilight Dreams - a short story sequel to As Twilight Falls.....

Follow the Lightning, which is a sequel to Chase the Lightnng.

My next book, Night's Surrender, will be out in September. It's Book 7 of my Children of the Night series, and possibily the last one.

Have a great weekend!!!!

Good grief

What is wrong with the writers of the Vampire Diaries? Of course, I haven't read the books, so maybe they're following the text. I don't know. All I know is, I am growing more and more frustrated with this show.

I mean, seriously, can't we have ONE happy ending? I'm surprised the characters don't all kill themselves - no one is ever happy for long. So, they killed a character last night - being the Vampire Diaries, I supppose there's a possibility she'll come back to life....and then there's the whole Damon/Elena relationship. Just when you think they MIGHT be happy - something comes along to muck it up.

End of rant...

I went to see the new Avengers and I loved it, but..............

In their quest to do more, they did too much. Too many characters. Too many battles. I know these are action films, but it would be nice to spend a little quiet time with the characters - I don't mean 60 seconds between the Hulk and Black Widow (I don't read the comic books, so I  never saw that coming) but a little time for the characters to bond.....yes, I know, they did a little of that in the beginning, but then it's non-stop action sprinkled with a few laughs....More is always better. It's just more.

AOL update

So................this morning I went upstairs and turned on my old computer and what do you know? My AOL was working fine. So, I reinstalled AOL on the computer I write on's working, too.

There's no understanding technology.....however, before I turned on my computers, I did say a prayer asking that everything would work, and it did.

Coincidence? I don't think so.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

I am so frustrated!!!!!! I can't sign on to AOL. I called my internet company, they said everything is fine, contact AOL. AOL said contact my internet company. I'm fed up with both of them. I've lost my address book and all my favorite places.....