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! =)

Happy Easter everyone! I hope you’re having a great day. There hasn’t been too much more news to share. I have been hard at work on my paranormal romance, AF. I’m less than 9,000 words away from THE END. It’s so exciting since it’ll be my second completed novel-length manuscript. I’ll keep you updated on that.

The time is getting ever closer for Melody of Love to be released! So here is a second excerpt to whet your appetite! =)

Excerpt #2:

The phone rang again, and it was Alex.

“Hey, I’m on my way up, okay?” he said.

“That’s great,” Kathryn said, starting to feel the jitters.

“Oh, no problem. I’m going to try to act like a gentleman.” He laughed and it sounded like the sweetest sound to her ears. She loved listening to happy laughter.

“I’m sure you’ll do fine in that regard,” she joked.

“Thanks for your vote of confidence. I’ll try not to disappoint.”

She could hear him walking up stairs over the phone. He was getting closer because she could hear the click clack of footsteps outside her door. She glanced through the peephole and saw him standing there as sexy as could be in a black button up shirt and slacks. Oh my God. He was gorgeous. She had never been able to call a man gorgeous before.

“Well, I’m here,” he said through the phone. “Should I knock?”

“Hmmm. Yeah. You might need to.” She laughed.

“Okay then.” She watched as he knocked on the door. She could see the way the jacket fit him so perfectly when he reached for the door.

“Oh, just a second, there’s someone at the door,” she said and opened the door. “Oh! It’s you.” She smiled. Her mind was blown. It was good she had worn what she did, or she would have felt completely underdressed! With him, she now knew there were adventures and surprises on the way. She didn’t want him to have some fancy restaurant reservations and her show up looking like she walked in off the street.

“Wow. You look very nice,” she commented.

“I could definitely say the same thing about you. You’re beautiful.”

I also have some exciting information from a TARA chapter mate. Julie Leto is doing some great giveaways at her blog, http://www.plotmonkeys.com, starting Monday! She’s not only giving away a chapter a day of her upcoming paranormal romance, PHANTOM PLEASURES, but she’s also sweetening the pot by offering a $20 Amazon/Borders gift card per day to anyone who leaves a comment.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day and wearing green! Just in time to celebrate, I can finally announce that Melody of Love will be available on April 1, 2008!

Here’s the blurb:

Kathryn Walker’s life is great, except for one area. Love. Still reeling from the disappointment of past relationships, her world is sent spinning when danger encroaches on her simple life.

Alex Brown is a rock star dealing with betrayal, but once he meets Kathryn… His sights are set.

Could love be enough to sustain them through the hardship ahead?

Here’s the excerpt:

“I better be going,” Kathryn said, yet stayed in his arms.

“Do you have to?” Alex asked.

She sighed. “Yeah, I have to. I have work tomorrow.” She looked up at him, and he back down at her. Their eyes met and held each other’s. A spark of passion leapt between them.

He leaned down and pressed a kiss against Kathryn’s lips. She wasn’t reluctant, but it seemed like she didn’t have much experience with kissing, not because she was bad at it, but because she didn’t seem use to it. He judged and weighed how far he should go by how much further she was letting him go.

Alex deepened the kiss and placed his hand on her shoulder to massage the exposed skin there. She flinched, so he slowed the pace of the kiss and pulled back.

He looked down into her eyes, which seemed to be sparkling. He could tell that she enjoyed the kiss probably as much as he did, but wasn’t certain that was possible. He smiled at her and pulled her back into a warm hug.

“That was wonderful,” she murmured against his chest.

“Yes, it was,” he replied. He pressed another kiss against the top of her head. “You drive safely and make sure to call me when you get home, so that I know you made it, okay?”

Kathryn nodded. “I will.” She smiled and picked up her purse then they were headed for the door. He walked her out to her car and they kissed once more.

“Have a good night, Kathryn.”

“You too.”