The Lustre Virtual Launch Party


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My crazy friend Kate is launching her latest book, The Lustre! This book is dedicated TO ME!

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The Lustre weaves a new tale of Fantasy, revealing an entrancing race of people called the Akataromai. Originating on Earth, they conceal themselves, blending within Human society. Though they appear to be Human, mature Akataromai feed upon negative Human emotions. Angelina Quorra, a young woman with a rare gift among Akataromai, produces overwhelming ecstasy in those upon whom she feeds. No one who feels it can ever forget The Lustre.

Kate Policani weaves Angelina Quorra’s tale from a unique perspective, viewing her through the eyes of the men who adore her. Each provides a piece of Angelina’s life story, chronicling her trials and her salvation. From her father’s guilt-plagued love to the faithful devotion of her servants, all the men who have been touched by Angelina have their say.

Born to young and rebellious parents who selfishly flout their society’s standards, little Angelina flounders in poverty and isolation. Her savior is Luciano Quorra. He transports her into comfort and wealth in the bosom of her people, sheltering her until she can reach adulthood. Together they discover her unique gift, astonished at its power. Unfortunately, even love and marriage can’t save Angelina from the machinations of Jaques Trace. Through murder, kidnapping and treachery he will destroy her happiness just to taste her charms. Will he succeed in monopolizing that intoxicating experience and the only woman who can impart The Lustre?

Kate Policani has a wild imagination and an addiction to reading and writing. Her hobby is exploring and analyzing all kinds of stories. She uses them like a literary chemistry set to examine a variety ideas and concepts and to fuel her own writing. She prefers writing in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres because the exciting flights of fancy make a thrilling plot.


Boogers and Bean buns

Well, my daughter is set on calling everything, “bean buns”. The other night she said, “Mommy, you smell good” and I said, “What do I smell like?” and after a long pause, she exclaimed, “BEAN BUNS!”  I think she gets it from Kung Fu Panda. So I made bean buns….mind you I had no red bean paste but I made two kinds…a dessert kind with marshmellows, chocolate chips, dried apricots, dates and toasted walnuts and then a pot roast version with pot roast, carrots, potatoes, and garbanzo beans. She didnt’ try either. She did however, tell me that she wanted mushrooms, to my surprise….until I realized that what she was calling “mushrooms” were the marshmellows. Go figure. 

Dorian, my son, who is only 14 months old, pulled a kleenex out of the box today, looked at me and tried to wipe my nose (since he’s had a yucky one for several days) and said, “booger!” yep, he’s smart.  He also says things like, “Yuck! and Mommy, Daddy, sista, craka, Elmo, apple, owl, bye-bye, baby Jesees (Jesus) and chocate (chocolate.) He’s catching on fast. Now if I can get him to say zombie and then antiestablishmentarianism….ha ha! He’s a bit of an escape artist as well. Daddy left this morning for work, and I went to flip the bacon. Then I came around the corner and he had opened the front door and was standing on the top agragate step. Way to give me a heart attack kid!

Things children say

My kids say the darndest things…well at least the one that can talk. Here are some words that she says on a regular basis and the actual interpretation of what the English word would be.

Mommy, where’s my mezzagine? (magazine) There’s a meps! (mouse) It’s ok, it’s just a scarecorn (scarecrow.)  Happy Jackoleen! (Haloween-this also applies to jack o’lanterns). Hadeyooduh! (Hallelujah!) Mommy, I want some ronies! (pepperoni pieces)  Scape (step stool). Bobbum (bottom). Could you forgive brother that’s not ok for scratching people? (you get that she is asking me to forgive brother for scratching her). Hey mommy, (pointing at a zombie picture) I think that guy is rude!  Shreck is my favorite color! I want to watch Merrin Pappa (Mary Poppins). Spunjob (Sponge Bob). Cowpuder (catterpilar).



My first blog entry!


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This is my first blog entry! Let’s talk for a minute about words like “Farting bog.” You could think of “the bog of eternal stench” from the movie “Labrynth” but really this is just a tongue tied version of “The barking frog” which is a restaurant in Woodinville, Washington. If my tongue happens to be frozen from drinking frappuchino too quickly or if I’ve had a lack of sleep, things like this just happen to come out of my mouth randomly and accidentally.