May 12th, 2015
I began the next group of After the HEA’s (newsletter subscribers know what I mean). I wrote a little over 2K on Bacchus and Carrie, but I’m not done yet. Had no idea their After the HEA would turn out to be so…heartbreaking. For those who think I planned it that way, I got news for you. I didn’t know it was going to go that way until I started writing. Surprise! The rough draft should be done tomorrow. If I can get it edited, it will go out in the newsletter. Stay tuned!
I’m also editing a horror story I wrote. I think it’s okay, but I’m a little worried it is skating a cliche. Either that or I’m trying to subconsciously re-write Cinderella without all that prince charming and HEA stuff. LOL! Sigh.
Forgot to add, I’m currently reading Larissa Ione’s Azagoth Demonica book. It says it’s a novella, but that’s a lie. It’s actually a category length novel(Think Harlequin size.), which for readers is a GREAT THING!!! This story ROCKS! Oh, did I forget to mention that’s it’s ONLY .99? AHHH!!!! I love Larissa’s writing, always have. (Us gritty paranormal girls have to stick together.) I also think she’s a cool chick. With Azagoth’s story, Larissa has outdone herself. Words cannot describe. Go! Pick up this story! Savor it! I dare you not to drool.
May 10th, 2015
I finished writing the sci-fi romance novella today that will be in the upcoming Across the Universe anthology. The story came out a lot different than I expected, but I’m happy with it. The reunion story is sexy and oddly sweet. We’ll see what the second pair of eyes think. Although I’ve put together a writing schedule, I’m not sure if I am going to stick to it. As much as I’d like to jump right into the next Pit Fighter book, I think I need to write in another genre for a while. (i.e. not romance) I want my brain to be fresh when I come back to Pit Fighters: Control and the only way to do that is to work on something else, something different from my last five books. I hope you understand.
On the reading front, I’ve been getting through a lot of books, but I can tell a wave of dissatisfaction is about to hit. When that happens, I have to start re-reading old favorites. I know, so much suffering. LOL! 😉 Hope everyone is having a Happy Mother’s Day.
April 22nd, 2015
I just wrote up a long post and it completely disappeared. No idea how or why. I was going to try to duplicate it, but to be honest, I have to get some real writing done. So I’ll give you a quick summary, you’ll notice a new Sumome pop up on my website to encourage visitors to sign up for my newsletter. (Thank you Tim Grahl for the heads up on this product and for helping me be a little less sucktastic when it comes to marketing my books.) I’ve made a change to my ENDLESS SUMMERS’NEWSLETTER, so that when you sign up you immediately receive a FREE READ in PDF of HEAT OF THE NIGHT. (You get other free reads following the initial one, but they come in the third Welcome Letter. 😉
Anyway, that’s all my news for now. On the reading front, I’m working my way through a Vanguards box set by Tina Folsom. So far I’m really enjoying it. (Confession time: I’ve already read Samson’s Lovely Mortal, but I decided to re-read it since it’s been a while. Up next will be Amaury’s Hellion (bk 2).
April 16th, 2015
I decided a while back to send ALL my books to a proofreader–even the ones that had been published by New York. It’s been a SLOW ongoing
expensive process, but I’m finally down to the last two books. It is disheartening to see how many mistakes she’s been able to find, especially in my professionally published books. I expect one or two, but each manuscript has been way more than that. Nothing that would ruin the reader’s enjoyment, but stuff that makes me cringe like someone scratched a chalkboard.
I’ve been uploading them. Well, most of them. There are still a few that I’m not sure I am going to republish. I think I need to read through them again and see how I feel about the books. If after re-reading them I still don’t think they’re representative of my work, then I’ll keep them unpublished. (And that includes one that was professionally published.)
Anyway, there’s a lot going on IRL right now, so I’ll probably continue to be fairly quiet. Just know that I am working on new stuff, while I wade through the old.
March 30th, 2015
I must be in a ‘MOOD’ when it comes to reading lately. For some reason over the last week, I haven’t been able to pick up any of the new books I’ve purchased. (Please don’t tell my DH. Shh!) Instead, I find myself reaching for old favorites. In the past week or so, I’ve re-read the Belong to the Night anthology, Midnight’s Master by Cynthia Eden (a favorite), and the Everlasting Bad Boys anthology. I’m currently re-reading Marked by the Vampire by Cynthia Eden. I’ve read it twice already and liked it so much that I bought it in paperback to keep along with my well-used e-copy. I’ll probably read Unchained by J. Lynn when I get finished–even though I’ve read it three times or maybe Burn For Me by Cynthia Eden (one of my all time favorite books of hers), which I’ve only read twice. Snerk! Anyone else in a reading rut?
March 21st, 2015
The day has finally arrived. (I was beginning to wonder if it would ever get here.;) PIT FIGHTERS: CAGE is officially available for preorder/released. (Some of the places have it up for preorder, while others have released it. Sigh) Anyway, the .99 price will be changed on Wednesday, so get it while you can.
KOBO, AMAZON, APPLE, B & N, and D2D (Coming Soon)
March 9th, 2015
Dh is reading through the manuscript one final time, then Cage will be off to my lovely proofreader. I do not have a release date yet. It honestly depends on when I get him back from everyone. But it will be out this month. I hope by next week. In the meantime, I’m working on learning Vellum so that I can convert my own manuscripts. It seems pretty straightforward. I’m practicing on my early Atlantean books since I just got them back from my proofreader. If I can get them figured out, then Cage should be pretty easy. (Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed.)
Next up will be the super secret project that I’m doing with some friends. If you’ve subscribed to my newsletter, you’ll soon know what I’m talking about. 😉 After I finish that project, then it’ll be onto Pit Fighters: Control. Can’t wait. Zeph is one naughty jaguar.
On the reading front, I’m currently re-reading the Everlasting Bad Boys anthology. I’ll probably re-read Belong to the Night anthology after that, then Bear Meets Girl by Shelly Laurenston. I think I’m doing pretty well with my reading challenge. Still a long way to go before I hit 55 for the year, but I’m trying.