Jingle Bells, Batman Smells – December Roundup

The Sami Situation

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I’m sick as a dog with the flu, and re-watching Charmed.

Does anyone else miss Monster of the Week episodes? Now that so many shows are 10 episodes or fewer a season, you don’t get the standalone plots anymore. In my Charmed binge, I had forgotten how many standalone adventures that these sisters had.

All of those CW shows from that era – Buffy, Charmed, Smallville, etc- are so re-watchable to me. I think it’s because of the mix of standalone and overarching plots. However, I think that the X-Files standalones were better than their mythology and serialized plot episodes.

I am not saying that the racist truck episode was necessary to Supernatural canon, but it’s still hilarious and cheesy. Angel managed to pull off some excellent one-offs in its first season that are super underrated.

Anyone have recommendations for a good bingable supernatural show with monsters of the week?

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Scroll down for holiday and UF reads, memes, and more. Happy Holidays, my winterlings. 🙂

Cheers, Sami

PS. If you are sick of holiday songs, check out this 1977 anti-Christmas classic by The Kinks called Father Christmas. For unironic holiday tunes, I like Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC. Wham is also super fun too.

Work in Progress

  • Black Market Witch – Book 7 of the Red Witch Chronicles is with the Beta Readers
  • Book 8 of the Red Witch Chronicles has 47,000+ words of the first draft. I’m still trying to figure out the name of this one.
  • The historical Prequel Trilogy for Red Witch Chronicles – The development editors kicked it back. I actually hired three, but one ghosted midway through the project. The two that delivered feel like the first book has big structural issues (too many flashbacks and point of view chapters). I can’t promise when ya’ll will see this.

Reads to Sink Your Fangs Into

Zombie Reindeer…
Exploding Puffins…
It’s a Christmas Catastrophe!

What the Frost? is the first book in the hilarious Santa Saves Christmas series, an urban fantasy/time travel mashup.

It all started when the lead singer of our favorite band invited my best friend backstage. I’ll do whatever it takes to save her, but I’m not much of a match for vampires—especially these monsters, who don’t seem anything like I expected. 


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 The Red Witch Chronicles Chronological Reading Order

A Witch Called Red Sample

Chapter One August 3rd, Afternoon, the Sacred Heart Hospital, Eugene, Oregon – A Year and a Half Ago BEEP. BEEP. BEEP. Blinking sleep-crusted eyes, the

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