Tuesday, May 22, 2012

BRAIN OVERLOAD


I was having trouble working through a latest synopsis for Intrigue. Tim found the latest puzzle featuring Harlequin old covers and I decided to put it together.  Synopsis half hour, puzzle forty-five minutes. Synopsis half hour, puzzle over an hour. It went that way while I was by myself for several days. Unfortunately, I never noticed that the new puppies--Dallas & Tex-- decided to stick their noses into the pieces.  If you look closely above there are three pieces missing. And let me tell you, they are totally gone. Never hit the floor gone. LOL


This is the puzzle we put together on the Easter camping trip. Even out college visitors worked on it. Just can't help trying to find a piece of a puzzle.

I love suspense, smart heroes & heroines who work the problem, finding the pieces that fit for the solution. Maybe that's why I'm enjoying jigsaw puzzles.  I'm ready to start the next puzzle...and my next writing project: PROTECTING THEIR CHILD. (I'll be taking a road trip soon and will post pictures I'll be taking for research.)

It's been a busy month with the two new four-legged friends and the baby's graduation from Baylor University. So busy that I forgot to draw a winner from the picture blog. Didn't mean to avoid drawing...just got sidetracked by life. SO... the winners of a recently published Intrigue are:

KATHERYN & MARCIE R

Send me an email and we'll find you a book. And because of my forgetfulness, I'd like to give away the SIDNEY puzzle to someone leaving a comment today.

DO YOU LIKE PUZZLES of any type? Words, Pictures, Games, Jigsaw, Reading Intrigues?
Let me know which is your favorite for a chance to win the drawing.

~Angi
Angi@AngiMorgan.com
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24 comments:

  1. puzzles, all kinds.. especially woird searches, jeopardy, crosswords...all of them and love trying to figure out the puzzle at the end of every intrigue, too cool
    jody

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    1. Hi Jody,
      I always love word searches. I do the easy restaurant ones with the grandkids. LOL And of course, give me a good Intrigue!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      ~Angi

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  2. I do Kakuro and Sudoku puzzles daily. I do a bunch of jigsaw puzzles whenever my sister visits (every couple of years). Really enjoy the murder mystery jigsaws where you don't know what the picture will be, but when you are done, it is a clue as to "who did it". You read the story while holding the booklet up to a mirror (so easier not to read the answer by mistake), and you determine the murderer. You flip the page and read exactly why you are right (or wrong).
    Play card and board games with company often.
    Games/puzzles are great ways of passing the time with friends/family!

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    1. OH LANEY!! No Sudoku, I get way to frustrated and admire your stamina at finishing them.

      Tell me more about "murder mystery jigsaws". I love the puzzles when people visit. Just had a long conversation with my MIL while working the Harlequin. And of course, with college kids at Easter over the Sidney puzzle. My daughter kept saying she hated jigsaws...but kept fitting pieces. It was funny to watch.

      ~Angi

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    2. Not much else to add, Angi. I think one of the puzzles we did was an Agatha Christie one called Death by Chocolate. We read a story about all these chocolate connoisseurs getting together at a hotel to taste each other's creations, but one poor soul died right before the tasting. The picture on the jigsaw puzzle was the table where the chocolates were placed, but some were askew. It was up to me to determine why they were askew, and this would lead me to the killer's name. The story told of the investigator coming to the scene of the crime, investigating all those involved, surveying the scene on the jigsaw puzzle, and then announcing that he knew who the murderer was. Puzzling for sure!

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    3. Where do you find these, Laney? They sound awesome!
      ~Angi

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    4. My sister found them years ago (but she lives 2000+ miles away, so I'll email her to ask). I have only seen them in thrift stores lately. I'm thinking a book store might sell them, but really, I don't know. They have tons of them on eBay.

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    6. Angi,
      Toys R Us might carry them. My sister replied back that she only buys at garage sales nowadays.

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  3. I love it, Angi! I noticed that the pups chewed only "flesh" colored pieces. One from each face it seems. LOL

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    1. Isn't that weird? I must have had them sitting/sorted together. LOL

      Thanks for stopping by Kary !
      ~Angi

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  4. Hi Angi,

    Don't forget your Wedding blog winner too. My dogs and cats both love to chew up puzzle pieces. I love all kinds of puzzles: Jigsaw, Suduko, Crossword - really any kind of puzzle. Also, I love your new dogs. We named our girl Sheltie, Dallas. It's a great name for a dog!

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    1. HI TAMMY -- I'll check, but I think I was pooling both blogs together (wedding + pictures). Feeling generous today...

      Tex & Dallas are great names, getting great smiles from everybody who are introduced. It's certainly easy to remember. And I'm definitely going to have to be more careful with the puzzels...can't have any more facial parts disappearing.

      ~Angi

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  5. I'm into crosswords and jigsaw puzzles. I wish I could do sudoku.

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    1. Honestly, Jane...Sudoku is beyond me. I've never really even wanted to learn. I get the premise, but no sense of satisfaction. (Okay, I'm weird...but I like the picture at the end of a jigsaw.)

      ~Angi

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  6. Laura AKA Loves 2 Read RomanceMay 22, 2012 at 7:05 PM

    I enjoy Sudoku and jigsaw puzzles. But my cats and dog have tried to help by knocking the entire thing off the table on the floor. And I have too lost puzzle pieces thanks to furry friends. I can't wait to hear about your newest book.

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    1. Awe, thanks Laura...I'm slowly getting my website updated (the software it was designed with went defunct and I couldn't change anything). And on my website...soon, will be some tidbits about DANGEROUS MEMORIES.

      Unfortunately, it doesn't hit book shelves until next February (electronically from eHarlequin January 1st). A friend of mine read the ARC and she said she couldn't put it down. Okay...she's my friend, but she didn't have to say that. Right? :-)

      ~Angi

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  7. I like jigsaw puzzles and Intrigues.

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    1. YAY !! A double like !!
      Thanks for stopping by!

      ~Angi

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  8. I'll start a jigsaw puzzle with my family, but I usually sneak away to read. I decided to make a jigsaw puzzle out of a great beach photo one year. But when we opened it, we noticed that the 400-piece puzzle only had about four different shapes. Oh well, seemed like a good idea at the time. Love that Dallas and Tex left their signature on your puzzle.

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    1. Awe...just four shapes? but it was a very good idea !

      And yes, the pups are definitely puppies. I've lost 5 pairs of shoes already.
      ~Angi

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  9. I haven't worked a jigsaw puzzle in years. When I was growing up we used to keep one going on a card table in the dinning room during the winter months. Everyone would work on it. It was a lot of fun and gave you something to do on those cold winter days.

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    1. Considering getting one out again? You should get one of the Harlequin Covers. They're really fun.

      ~Angi

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS KIM
    You've won the Sydney puzzle. Glad to mail it to you if you can send your address to: Angi@AngiMorgan.com

    So sorry to be late -- between the book deadline, graduations, travel, and family... I just wasn't able to keep up.

    Catching up, now.
    Thanks for your patience.
    ~Angi

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