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This and that...OR...My aching...

It's been such a crazy month. Dentist appointments for both hubby and I (did I tell you, I dislike dentists, a lot?). One of my teeth abscessed because of an old filling and it went downhill from there. I went on antibiotics to get rid of the infection, then had to have a root canal. OMG! I've had one of those before, years ago. I remembered some of the procedure, but not all, and of course things change. Anyhoo, when it was done, he says innocently, "You'll need to make appointments to have a crown done."

CROWN, what crown?

"Oh, and by the way, don't bite down on this tooth or it's very likely to break."

I came home more upset than I've been in a very long while. But, after some talking and frustration, decided I didn't have a lot of choice. And, my mouth was killing me. I phoned two days later because it was still really hurting. I got more antibiotics because they assumed the infection had come back.


So, I went back and low and behold, the freakin took had broken. I think it must have broken the day the root canal was done. That was the intense pain I'd been experiencing. It wasn't infected. Every time I moved my mouth or tried to bite down on anything, the roots shifted and bingo, I hit the ceiling. The only thing to do then was, pull the tooth.

I'm now going to have not one crown, but a triple crown. No, I'm not going to the horse races. Get your minds back on topic here. Sheesh!

I'm feeling a lot better, but the cost is going to be horrendous. I thought about just not getting anything done. I mean, it's not the worst thing in the world to have a tooth pulled. When I was a kid, I had four out. One from each side at the back. I managed to eat well enough all my life and no one complained. But, this latest extraction is noticeable. When I smile, you can see where the tooth should be. I'm feeling very self-conscious. Grrrr! Still grumbling, but I'll get over it.

So, the dentist taken care off, for now, hubby also had an appointment with an eye specialist on Friday to check things out. He's good. Well, I already knew that, but now you do too... LOL! His eyes are aging, what a shocker. He needs to wear glasses for close up work, but not for distance. Annoying as all get out, but I'm sure he'll sort something out.

AND, the most important stuff. I have two new book acceptances. Yay! One, Daybreak 2525: Doc, is the first in the series. I'm thrilled about that one being accepted. The contract is signed and in my grubby little hands now. The other, a shorter book is called Jett's Gift. I wasn't sure TEB would want this one. It's a little edgy in a different way, but I'm not telling you more 'cause you're gonna have to wait. Patience is a good thing.

So, life hasn't been dull, for sure. I'm off to get some work done on Jenna Byrnes and my latest Dylan's Dilemma now.

Oh, be on the look out for our latest in the Kindred Spirits Series, Quinn's Blessing. We're in edits at the moment, but it'll be ready for you all on November 15th, so mark your calendars. Between now and then, I've got both audio and e-books coming out, so keep your eyes peeled. Hmm, I wonder where THAT one came from? Sounds very painful to me. 

How about a nice excerpt from Quinn's Blessing? Yes? You'll have to remember, we are in edits so it may be slightly different. 

Quinn's Blessing
Jude Mason & Jenna Byrnes
Release date: Nov. 15.2010

Tagline: Jack Donner arrives at Whiskers’ just in time for a wedding, but so has someone else, whose motives aren’t quite so pure.

Blurb: There’s a cook’s position open at Whiskers’ Seaside Inn and Jack Donner thinks he’s just the man for the job. Resume and references in hand, he applies to fill the spot and lands himself a gig that will pay his bills, not to mention give him a room with a killer view. He’s doesn’t expect to meet the sexiest hunk imaginable, but that turns out to be another perk of the job.

Quinn Stevens is the handsome minister preparing to unite the inn owners, Ethan Roberts and Cade Wyatt, in marriage. When he arrives to discuss the ceremony, he’s bowled over by the new cook and sexual sparks fly between them.

Jack’s intrigued by the bride ghost who visits him in the night, until her actions take a sinister turn. It seems the view’s not the only thing ‘killer’ at the inn. With his great new job in jeopardy, Jack struggles to save it, and the fragile relationship he’s forged with the reverend. He and Quinn soon discover if there’s going to be a wedding, they have work to do. Can they solve the mystery of Catherine’s 1898 nuptials so Ethan and Cade—and everyone else at Whiskers’—can live happily ever after?

All righty, that's it for this month. I hope you have an amazing month ahead and I'll see you in October.



Desirée Lee said...

Ouch Jude! Take care of yourself, dear!

I'd ask the dentist to shape the new teeth like fangs, personally. *EG* Hey, if you have to get new teeth, why not make them cool looking? *LOL*

Quinn's Blessing sounds interesting. Wishing you and Jenna fabulous sales with that!

Carpe Noctem,

Author Desirée Lee
Putting the Romance Back in Necromancy

Jude Mason said...

I's takin' care of me. It's all them other guys pickin' on the short person. Sheesh!

I love the idea of getting fangs. Poor hubby might object though. Whatcha think?


Thanks for stopping by, Des. Have an awesome Tuesday!


Destiny Blaine said...


If hubby allows fangs, post a photo when you have a chance. You could start a new trend among paranormal authors. ;))

Congratulations on your new contracts, lady.


Connie Northrop said...

Hey Jude! I've been there. It sucks.

My dentist always sets up the appointment for the crown when planning a root canal. It's standard. I have one of the triple ones too. It bites but at least I can chew. LOL

Hang in there!

D. Musgrave said...

BLINK. I hope the worst is over with the tooth problems. That sounds like it sucked.

Great excerpt. I hope it does well.


Jude Mason said...


It's been a very long time since I had any real work done on my teeth. I have been visiting when I'm supposed to, but it seems as soon as our dental ran out, problems arrived. Sheesh!

Anyhoo, at the moment, I have an awesome place to store my gum. LOL

Derek, Yup, it's sucked big time, but hopefully it'll all be done soon. I'm still wondering about the fang thing. Think hubby'd go for it?

Thanks for stopping by!