Hi everyone! I’m still alive! *grins* Finals week is next week and I’ve been dealing with all of the end of term papers that go along with that. I do have some exciting updates! Today I finished editing one of my novellas, NotT. I’m planning on submitting it as soon as I get my edits into the computer and my CPs have time to get it back to me. Hooray!
I’m so excited that Supernatural is back on tonight! Woohoo! I so love that show!
Tomorrow I’ll be blogging at The Deadly Vixens. Make sure to go over and leave me a comment.
Also, if you haven’t signed up for the mailing list, make sure to do so before the 30th as I will be announcing the winner of this month’s prize for signing up for the mailing list that will occur monthly that day here on my blog, and then sending out my first newsletter on May 1st (also announcing the winner there) with an excerpt from my newly edited novella and more! =)
Hi everyone. I wanted to share with you a new weekly contest from the Deadly Vixens. Be sure to read Saturday’s post for the contest details. This week there will be two winners! Check it out at http://deadlyvixens.blogspot.com/. Be sure to check back on Sunday to find out who the lucky winners are.
Good luck to everyone who enters!
Here with me today is my friend, Gracen Miller. Please give her a warm welcome and make sure to leave a comment to be entered into her contest.
Thank you, Sarah, for inviting me to be a guest here on your blog! I’m honored by the opportunity.
Wow! This has been a really crazy, wild and exciting week. My debut book, The Devil’s Den, was released on April 1, 2008, with Firedrakes Weyr Publishing. It is a paranormal romance set in present day. For those of you interested, it is not a book for the faint at heart and has some really intense and violent scenes.
Blurb: It was the opportunity of a lifetime, or so Meredith told her best friend, Serena. It had Serena thinking Meredith was finally eligible for the looney-bin. Meredith was talking about monsters and fairytales, some real wacko smack bordering on insanity as far as Serena was concerned. So, when Meredith disappeared, there was only one thing Serena could do, take matters into her own hands and investigate the local criminal hotspot, The Devil’s Den. The bar was as seedy and decadent as it was reputed to be. And the creature she found there—Six was his first, middle and last name—was nothing short of terrifying, his abilities completely defying logic. Yet, it was easier for Serena to pretend he was not all that he claimed.
Born over 3,000 years ago, Six is a vampire who has become jaded and spoiled by his feral power and immortality. Humans are nothing more significant than toys to be played with and in fact his favorite sport is to locate the most innocent of victims and then torture them cruelly before taking their lives. Even with his supernatural arrogance, nothing could have prepared Six for the sudden unexplainable desire he feels toward the human, Serena. Serena, a karate instructor happy with her bland, boring life, launches his demoralized existence into a chaotic mess.
Through their tangled encounters, Six is surprised when he realizes he has found his salvation in the one thing he despises most…humanity. And Serena having never been the adventurous type, but instead having always taken the safer route her entire life, finds adventure when she needs it most and wanted it the least.
I would love some feedback from anyone that reads The Devil’s Den. Tell me what you liked and what you didn’t like. You can contact me with a review at email@example.com.
The evening of April 1st, I participated in an internet talk radio show, The Dragon’s Den, with Firedrakes Weyr CEO/Editor-in-Chief, Peggy Roberts. You can listen to an archive here, if you’re interested. Enter the site, click on “Archives” and then select “Peggy Roberts – Dragon’s Den”. I swear I do not sound that southern! I wonder if we all have problems listening to ourselves played back? I know I cringe each time I hear myself.
Afterward, I participated in a live chat with Sarah in the Firedrakes chat room. After more than four hours of chatting, Sarah, Sierra Wolfe and I formed Deadly Vixens Yahoo! Group! I’m really excited about hooking up with these two authors! We’d love for you to come join us, tell us about yourself, your family, whether your write or just read, and anything else you would care to share. We would also love for you to join our blog, The Deadly Vixens, give us feedback and comments, even suggest a topic or two you would like for us to write about.
I have been writing since I was in sixth grade, when my English teacher introduced me to the deistic power of writing. Having written for over two decades does not make me an expert writer. Each time I pen a new story I hope I have improved on my skill. More importantly, I hope I have entertained the reader.
I live in Alabama with my very active family, which consist of three boys (my husband being the third and biggest kid), and a cat and dog that jointly own me. Presently, I work from home as a part-time paralegal and a full-time shuttle-bus for my two sports inclined boys.
If you leave a comment or feedback, then you’ll be entered for a chance to win a bookmark, and maybe even a copy of my book, too!
Purchase your copy of The Devil’s Den at http://www.firedrakesweyr.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_book_info&cPath=74&products_id=186&zenid=08497fb353ca03ca183da5cf2e8e36a5
Melody of Love is available for purchase, and so far things have been going excellent! Thank you to everyone who posted a comment yesterday at Simply Romance Reviews and to those who attended the chat at Romance at Heart last night! Congrats to Raven on winning a copy of Melody of Love! Visit me at The Deadly Vixens for my blog today. I am discussing my favorite kind of paranormal creature. Make sure to leave a comment! =)
I have more events coming up soon, too, if you missed yesterday! Tomorrow I will be guest blogging at Romance Reader at Heart and chatting at Love Romances Cafe alongside other authors and readers. I will be giving away prizes at the events, so make sure to check them out!
Well, yesterday went alright. I wrote around 300 words, which is okay, but not as much as I would have liked. I also got sick. Icky. Oh well though. I’m still pressing through. I registered for the Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award today for the novel I finished and am now editing. Part of me wonders if I’m insane for trying to get it all polished between now and the 10th, but it’s worth a shot.
I’m going to go back to resting now. I’ll try to get some more writing done and post another entry later to get back on track. =)
Back to Tampa, yet again! First I was in Europe then I came back to Tampa, and then I went to Arizona. Now I am back in Tampa! Hooray that will be the last time I’m going to really be traveling outside of Florida. While I was in Arizona, I entered another RWA contest. This time the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal one.
Not too much else, except now I’m back to editing my novel and hoping to start plotting my next one soon.
Two pages, but I’m pretty tired and cold tonight, plus I really don’t have an excellent idea of where the story is heading, which means that I should have worked on plot a bit more earlier today, though that really wasn’t able to be worked into my schedule. Tomorrow will be better. I know it will.
Anyways. I should be hearing back on the contest tomorrow.
I’ve been working here and there on Damiana’s story. I even submitted the first three chapters of it to one RWA chapter contest and will be submitting the first chapter to another RWA chapter contest within the next few days. Hooray! I can’t wait to hear word back on either of them. Hopefully the news will be wonderful. We’ll just have to see. =)