"You're too young to know what love is. You don't love me. You're infatuated with me." -- Sir Aric, The Prince's Knight

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sale at Fictionwise!

If you buy books with a credit card at Fictionwise from now through Nov. 30th you'll receive a 40% discount. This brings Demon's Torment down to $3.59! It's a great deal and if you belong to the Fictionwise club, it's even cheaper--$only 3.05!

Discover a demon's dark desires.

Daemon is tied to a mortal woman. He can't live without her, but in her past lives she's always rejected the demon. Will he finally be able to convince her that they belong together?

This is a paranormal romance. Of course, if you'd prefer to have it in paperback, it's available in that format too for only 9.99 at Lulu.com.

Monday, November 24, 2008

NaNo Week 4

The homestretch is upon us. This is the last week of NaNo. Hopefully by the end of it, my latest book will be mostly done. I've tentatively decided to call the new book Immortal. Once November is over, I'll be starting work on my edits for my next two Forbidden Publications books, Avery and the Devil and Bounty Hunter: Thief in the Night. I can't wait! Well, I better get back to it so that I'm that much closer to the 50,000 word finish line.

Friday, November 21, 2008

New blog look coming soon

At one of Bitten by Books' recent Bloggy Carnivals, I managed to win a prize for a free blog customization. It's in the creative process right now, but it's something to look forward to. Anyway, I spent a couple hours today searching through other blogs, trying to get ideas for what I might want for my own. My time is limited, so I didn't spend much time looking through each one--there are hundreds, maybe even thousands out there, and I focused mostly on the blogs of other romance writers, but I found one that stuck out. I read the first two posts I found on there, just because they were a hilarous commentary on writers. Check it out and make sure to read up on The Devil's Dictionary to see what a writer really means when s/he uses literary lingo:


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Twilight has officially opened in movie theaters nationwide today. Early critics reviews are mixed, and based on the trailers for the movie, I have to say this looks like a disappointing adaptation to a wonderful novel. The characters look wooden and apathetic, the vampires aren't nearly as beautiful as they're described in the book, and the entire thing seems flat. At first I was really looking forward to seeing this movie. But now I'll probably wait for it to come out on DVD.

Monday, November 17, 2008

NaNo Week 3

Well I started out thinking I would work almost exclusively on my paranormal ghost romance, Haunted by the Past, but a different muse completely blindsided me, expecting me to spend most of November telling his story. And I've been catering to him. He's a vampire! I don't want to get on his bad side. His story also took an unexpected detour. Apparently there's a lot more to his story then I first realized. His book doesn't have a name yet, but I've got a couple different ideas that I've been tossing around. Hopefully he'll keep telling me his story until NaNo is done, because I've had no problems escaping back into his world and writing until I run out of time. It's helped my word count, even though I'm a little behind right now--the work thing really gets in the way. I'll have time to write during the coming weekend though, so I should get caught and maybe even jump ahead. *fingers crossed*

Here's a little bit about the untitled book:

Elliot is young, successful, rich, and handsome. There's only one thing he desires, something that may never be his. He craves immortality--to be young forever. His wish comes in a form he didn't expect. A beautiful temptress with fangs. It isn't until after he wakes up a vampire that he realizes Victoria isn't all she seems. And the vampiric lifestyle doesn't agree with him.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Week 2 of NaNo

I've added another book to my NaNo word count and it's actually helped give me a little bit of a boost. I have a very limited amount of free time, so anything that helps me out is welcome. As of right now it's an untitled vampire story that I started not too long ago. The words have been coming easily for this one, so I'm going to continue with it for as long as I can until the inspiration dries up and I have to start struggling for words for that one too. I'm only about a half a day behind on my word count right now, but I've been making it a point to attempt to write every single day this year. I didn't do the same last year and I failed miserably. It's paying off for me. My word count isn't as high as others' but I'm determined to reach 50,000 this year. I just have to keep at it.

Friday, November 7, 2008

NaNo update

I'm right on schedule so far for my word count. It was looking a little iffy for a couple days there, but I've managed to catch up. I'm working on three different books right now.

Haunted by the Past is the furthest along. Cassie finds herself torn between two men, the handyman she first met when she moved into her new Victorian-style house, and the ghost that's inhabited the house for the last hundred years.

American Vampire is a different take on vampires. Once a vampire lives to be a certain age, he/she starts entering what's known as the feral change, losing all sense of self until they become mindless monsters. Now Dmitri is on the hunt for one of the most dangerous vampires of all time.

And finally Black Wolf is an intended short story. Brock reveals his true werewolf heritage to a lost and frightened girl he finds in the woods, having no choice but to trust her with his secret while he attempts to save her life. I have a publisher in mind for this one already, and it will need to be submitted by March 31st, so at the last minute I've decided to try finishing this one up during NaNo.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Congratulations Barack Obama!

America has made history tonight by electing its first black president and I could not be more excited for what this might mean for the country's future. I am only disappointed that I live in a state that is so decidedly Republican, because I've been an Obama supporter ever since he first started his campaign. He's intelligent and charismatic, something the White House has been lacking in the last eight years. Hopefully he will be able to start digging America out of the hole it finds itself in after a shaky leadership.