Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I have a release date!!!

Woo Hoo! I am walking on air today...

On Aug 10th, the first book in my Jaguar series, The Challenge, goes on sale at Liquid Silver Books. I am thrilled. So thrilled in fact, that I decided to give you a snippet of my heroine...Marina.


Bastian stepped closer, and her back warmed from the heat pulsing off him. Long fingers brushed the sides of her breasts, drawing the nipples to rigid points. “There’s a first time for everything.”
Oh yes, there was. Tonight she would climb into her car and willingly go wherever he wanted to take her. She’d allow herself to revel in the pure passion of sex with a full-blooded shifter, setting aside what would come next. Tomorrow was soon enough to find a nice, boring human and live a nice, boring life.
This was her chance to find out if there was more to sex than the lackluster orgasms found with human partners. For years she’d wondered if there more to it than the grunts and groans, the ooh babies and the repetitive pounding which never seemed to get her close to the elusive orgasm.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Fortunate for the ideas...

LOL you know I'd thought that I'd gotten use to getting story ideas from odd places or things, but I guess I can still be surprised.

I was riffling ~can it still be called riffling if your doing it online? hmmm~ through pictures the other day and came across the one above and guess what? Yep, it hit me with an idea. I mean really, a picture of a fortune cookie and all of a sudden I'm jotting down notes for an idea....

Isn't writing cool!!

How about it, anything weird give you a great idea for a story?

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

No, your eyes do not deceive...

Yep, my blog is different, yet again. Why, you might ask? Well, I am trying to find the right blog for me. I'm a very visual person and I have still not found the blog that works for me.

I've decided that I need to pick a new template and "live" with it for a while to see if it takes...

So far, nothing has caught my fancy for any length of time, though this one has possibilities.

What do you think?
BTW, check out that cool pic up top...talk about a visual feast!

Your regularly scheduled program has been interrpted...

Writing has been slow of late for no other reason than I need to shake up my schedule.

I am, without a doubt, a creature of habit. Once I find a comfortable way of doing things, I am hard to change. As it is now, my mornings are quiet and peaceful. Darling Diva sleeps in and I'm up early. I currently use that time as my blog/forum/email time. Necessary, yes, but it seems to be taking longer and longer to get through them all.

Perhaps that time would be better spent on writing, leaving the blog/forum/email until the afternoons? Question is, can I leave the Internet closed during that time too?

I guess I won't know until I try. Day one of the new schedule starts tomorrow.

Now tell me, does anyone have a schedule that works perfectly for them? Wanna tell us how you do it all?

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's a movement...

Good Morning All,
So it is hot and muggy here today, 92 and steamy. Yuck! I've dubbed today

--stay in the AC day--

I'm not sure my Darling Diva will like it, but I'm the mom right? Besides, I'm going to give her the remote and a stack of movies--could it get any better?

I was doing my morning surf and look what I found. US Romance association split over digital legitimacy. It's a movement, baby! I'm thinking my 60's parents would be proud. Check out the story. http://www.thebookseller.com/news/89158-page.html

Well, I'm off for now to finish my surfing. BTW swing on over to Shapeshifter Seductions for this awesome read Top Ten Reasons He Might Be a Stallion Shapeshifter by Savanna Kougar

Stay cool and have a great day!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Are you ready for a change....

In response to the debacle that was Diane Pershing's response regarding the current high-level position on digital publishing, a group has been started.
  • If you think digital publishing has a place in our world
  • If you think digital publishing needs a voice in RWA
  • If you think digital published authors deserve education on the ins and outs of specifically digital publishing

Please join.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RWAchange/members ~

~Many have already joined. If you feel it is time for a change, please add your voice to the cause.~

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

To all you awesome Dad's out there....


Friday, June 19, 2009

RWA President Pershing Responds...

Well here it is, my fellow intriguing minds, Ms. Pershing's response to Deidre Knight's post. Make of it what you will. ~sigh~


Thursday, June 18, 2009

Text Novel coolness

Have you heard of this cool new competition? Serial novels which can be read on your cell. Cool! Also, the authors are vying for a contract with Dorchester Publishing. What a neat idea.

Here comes my shameless plug for a couple of awesome contestants:

Curses Were Strange Beasts by Savanna Kougar and Cat Nip by Gem Sivad

Swing by and give them a read and if you like them as much as I do, please vote!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

An Easy Mark?

Meet Ike(skinny boy) and Russet(more to love boy) my furry little guys. Personable, snooty, lovable and rip-roaring pile of fun can all describe these guys, but mostly they are spoiled. Yep, yummy food to eat, treats whenever they bat their baby browns. Chews to work on and blankets galore fill their kennel. See spoiled -- they think they rule the roost!
That was of course until the final school bell rang and darling diva was sprung from the rigors of school life. Now guess who rules the roost...
I kid -- the three of them get along fairly well. Today, however, they provided me with one heck of a chuckle at lunch time. Darling Diva is blooming this summer and wanting to do things on her own. Yay, and sigh. Any who, she made her bologna and cheese sandwich and came into the office to watch a movie and eat. What she didn't know is that SB and MTL boy were hiding under the covers.
Well you can imagine their joy to smell the yummy food. All of a sudden two black noses peeked out and were going to town. Soon it was their heads and before ya know it, they had slunk on over to DD and started in with the look at how cute I am eyes and gimme gimme whines.
Now I would have caved, cause lets face it, I'm an easy mark. But what does DD do? She turns to them and says "Go away! Mom, tell them to go away."
Nope, no easy mark that one.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Deidre Knight's blog post on RWA stance and epublishing

Deidre Knight, owner of The Knight Agency and talented author in both print and epublishing talked today over at ESPAN. Stop by and take a look at what she has to say. I was very impressed! http://espan-rwa.com/the-digital-age-and-r...all-for-change/

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I whip out my note pad and await her instructions...

I've been inundated lately by a character who has been with me for many years. She's happily lived in the back of my mind composing herself in order to tell her story the best way she knows how. She paces and swears on occasion. She's belligerent to all my other characters, but in a nice way if you can imagine that. They stay out of her way and she stays out of theirs. She has a lot of anger but does her level best to contain it or direct it into her work. I'm always careful to not piss her off as she is the type to not pick up her toys and go home but rather destroy them and leave with nary a kind word.

So when she decides it's time to share a bit about herself or her story, well I whip out the pad and await her instructions!

Today she graced me with just a snippet of info about her, but was cool with me sharing it. She'll be back, I know, I just hope it is sooner rather than later.

May I introduce, Kass Andrea Nyx.

As I scanned the sea of faces I wondered, what could you tell about a person from the outside any way? Some were white, some black, hell that dude there looked green—leave the bar a little sooner next time dude! No, you can’t really know someone from what they look like on the outside. I mean look at me. I’m quite tall–if you carry a lollipop and are from them merry old Land of Oz. I’m of average weight, average hair color, average features—I guess you could say that I’m less than extraordinary. On the outside that is, but on the inside well that’s a different story. When I feel like it come back and I’ll tell you something about me that would curl your toes and turn your hair white.

What, you doubt me? Well that was your first mistake…

Thursday, June 4, 2009

A Startling Revelation!

Sometimes I love these, you know when a characters finally decides to be frank with you or when your singing along to one of your favorite songs and the words you always have to hum-i-na, hum-i-na, hum-i-na over suddenly become clear! woot...love those. However, the times when a stiff breeze reminds you that you put on your, well loved, shorts with no undies and left the house without changing...yep, those I hate.

Today's revelation was neither loved or hated, it was the frustrating one.

The past couple of writing days have been tough, and I've been unsure as to why? Was my head not in the game? Is the story off track? Do I just need to take a break away?

Sha-bang. Lightning struck today in the form of one more trip to the thesaurus!

What the heck, here I was trying to edit when I didn't even have the first draft down. Wanting every sentence perfect, every word the right one and I had yet to even get the idea on the paper.

Sheesh, no wonder this weeks been tough.

So I shut down the thesaurus and stepped away from the wip. Read a bit of Lover Avenged by J.R. Ward~loving it!~ then came back to the story, determined to get the idea on the page, no matter what word I used or how many times I used The~which was a really scary amount~ and guess what?

I finished the scene I was stuck on! Whod'ya thunk it!

Now I'm off, back to get down some more ideas!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The End!

How I wish these two words were being typed at the bottom of my wip, but sadly, no.

The End
...of the school year
...of the quiet
...of relaxing writing time
...relative peace

Yep, my beautiful child is out of school come Friday, and I am racking my brain to come up with cost effective (ah, cheap, as in free) entertainment. Things she and I can do together, to fill the no school void, yet all me some much needed writing time.

Any and all suggestions will be entertained! LOL

Now, back to the wip...