Archive for May, 2009

Friday, May 29th, 2009
BEA Signing

My signing at BEA starts bright and early (for me). Hope to see you there. 🙂

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
Off To New York

I’m off to New York for BEA. I’ll tell you all about it, when I return. 🙂

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009
Greta–I Do Not Want To Wait

Greta, at I Do Not Want To Wait, I Want The Book Now has an interview up with me today. Stop by and say hello. I’m giving away a copy of RED.

Sunday, May 24th, 2009
Jumping The Shark

Like Tess, I missed most of THIS. (Thanking the powers that be for small mercies.) I wish I could say that I find this surprising, but I don’t. The online community seems to become rabid when things don’t fall in line with their thinking. I don’t think that the editors are wrong. I actually agree with them, if you go by households that have computers, etc. The largest percentage of books are still purchased in stores (ie Wal-mart, Barnes & Noble, Borders, Powell’s, etc.). Is that changing? Yes, as more and more people venture online this will definitely change, BUT it’s not there yet. There are still a lot of people who don’t have a computer and even more who won’t buy anything online for fear of theft. Until those people are reached, the majority of sales will fall to the stores.

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009
Playing With The Plot Monkeys

You can find me at The Plot Monkeys today. I’m talking about when your single title suddenly becomes a trilogy. Oh, I’m also giving away an ARC of SCARLET.:)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009
Unedited Crimson Excerpt Now Up

I’ve put an unedited snippet from Crimson up on the CRIMSON page for your viewing pleasure. *g* Enjoy! I’m off to clean the upstairs part of my house. Sigh, sucks to be me today. 😉

Thursday, May 21st, 2009
Holy Moly, Batman

I just got done watching the season finale of Criminal Minds. WOW! Just WOW! I did NOT see that ending coming. (And I’m not talking about the pigs or what happened on the farm.) I wonder if that means he’s not coming back. This is one of those shows that continually surprises me. Every time I think I have them figured out, they throw a curve ball. Hats off to the writers.

Speaking of writers, I know I’m WAY late to the game, but I finally picked up Karen Marie Moning’s FEVER series. It’s an urban fantasy set in Ireland. I tried reading the first book when it came out a few years ago, but couldn’t get into it. Something told me to hang onto it. I’m so glad that I did because this time around it sucked me in. I’ve devoured the first two books and need to get my hands on the third (which releases in paperback at the end of July). The fourth book comes out in August. I can tell already I’ll be counting down the minutes until the fifth and final book releases NEXT YEAR. Gulp. Do not want to wait. Sigh. 😥 I’m actually surprised by how much I’m enjoying this series. I mean I’ve always loved Ms. Moning’s historicals. She writes seriously hot Highlanders,(And yes, I’m biased. *g*) but I didn’t immediately take to this series. It wasn’t the writing or the fact she’d switched to a new genre. (I don’t really mind those things if the author has finished writing whatever else they were working on.) Don’t like dangling series. (I’m fully aware a lot of times that is completely out of the author’s hands.) Anyway, depending on how this series ends next year, I may have to go back and collect all the books to put them on my keeper shelf. I can definitely see re-reading these at some point in the future.

On a personal note, I am SO sore. My Wii Active is kicking my arse. I’m hoping I can walk by the time I get to New York. Ouch!