Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Working Hard.

I've been silent for the last month or so but I have been working hard. I have a very rough draft of my next book - Tribe of Eve - finished.

I'm very excited about this book because the heroine, Thea, really grows in the books. There are also a lot of interesting plot twists that I've been waiting to get into.

I love this phase of a book - the excitement of putting the ideas down on paper without worrying about the "mechanics" of it all.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Interlude Available today!

I'm so excited about the release of The Interlude today. For me, this is the book where I can finally start getting to the good stuff! Buy it! Buy it! Buy it!

Check out the cover. Love it!

Thank you too all the readers over at All Romance eBooks where The Prelude made it to the Bestseller list in Scottish/Highlander books.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Next: The Interlude in for editing - hoorah!

I've submitted the next Nakhla book for copy editing! Yeah. I'm actual ahead of schedule, which for me is something, let me tell you.

I've also got a very rough first draft of the next,next one, Tribe of Eve. I'm having so much fun writing these books, I love not having to worry about a Happy Ever After. Don't get me wrong, I like a good love story as much as the next girl, but things are going to get pretty rough for Thea over the next few months, as this story twist and turns.

I like to read Urban Fantasy that has an edge to it, and I hope that I'm able to create that in my own books. The first two are more fluffy, still Urban Fantasy, but not as gritty as I'd intended, but things will be changing pretty quick in Tribe of Eve.

I hope that readers will come along for the ride, and are enjoying meeting these characters as much as I'm enjoying coming up with them. But then I have a pretty strange mind...

In this third story - (currently titled The Interlude), we meet some other important characters, Magdalena delRosa and Yuri Razin. Yuri is Dmitri Razin's (Secret Muse) older brother and he's starting to wonder WTF has happened to Dmitri.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

OMG! I'm on a list on Amazon...and not one about crappy books, either!

OK, My publisher just forwarded this to me and I about fell out of my chair. The anthology that my new release is in has made one of the lists in Amazon.

Look - See, here it is! That is unbelievable.

I know things change on Amazon all the time, but still, I'm majorly excited! I'm going to pop over there and see if I can figure out what list this is. (I hope it's not the crappy book list after all! :) )


Just Released: New Odyssey of Nakhla Novellea in Urban Moon.

The next book in the Odyssey of Nakhla series has just been released. It's a novella - Dmitri Razin's story, and is in Urban Moon, an anthology just released by Bonaparte Press.

Dmitri Razin is just your everyday computer hacker, until he meets Thea Duffy, then things start getting strange.

I'm really excited about this story, and the next, The Interlude, which follows Yuri and Sergei Razin.

Urban Moon also has three other great stories from JM Madden, Ava Chandler and Rina Josephe.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

First Blog Interview Today!


I'm doing my first blog interview today over at The Inkwell to promote the release of The Prelude.

Hop over and read my first poor attempt at an Interview! Also, if you leave a comment with your email on the blog you can win a copy of The Prelude. I'll draw a lucky winner on April 16th.

Thanks to the crew at Savvy Authors for setting up my Blog Tour!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Fun is over! Back to work on book 2: The Interlude.

Thank you to everyone that has bought The Prelude! I'm so glad I wasn't the only one at the party! But the fun is over and it's time to get back to work.

I'm on a mid April deadline to get the next part of this story out. Magdalena del Rosa has found something VERY important going on with the Eye of Nakhla. Yuri Razin (remember him...Lucy's Russian henchman?) is in place to snatch up the goodies. But I have confidence that Magdalena's going to soften his tough heart and save him from himself.

Or at least she will if I get the damn thing written. So, back to work. Parties over, brief moment of success done - back to the angst!


Friday, March 18, 2011

Here it is! The Prelude.

Thanks to everyone that helped me get this damn story out of my head!

Now go buy it. Please. I'll take even pity buys and be grateful!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Prelude is out! Whoo! Hooo!

I am proud to say I am now a published author! Yippeee! I just got the email with the cover and Angus turned out beautiful!  Thanks to Sara Loftus for the artwork!

I've been stalking Amazon to see it the book.  No luck yet, but I will keep everyone posted. Thanks for all the help, especially all the beta readers and the critique work from people over at Savvy Authors!

Tonight, I'm going to relish the relief of getting the damn thing done and out. Maybe tomorrow too! Then, it's on to the rewrites for the next book in the series, The Interlude. My final deadline is fast approaching!

Here's a special preview of the cover. Check back for the link so you can rush out and buy it!


Friday, February 4, 2011

How dark is too dark in Urban Fantasy?

Read an interesting post on a forum I belong to. Another author asked the question, How dark is too dark in Urban Fantasy?

My initial reaction was that an author should write the story as they hear/think it.  As I thought more about it, I wondered what the risks are in following that advice.

Many readers are coming to Urban Fantasy from a Romance background.  From that perspective, you could get TOO dark really quick.  On the other hand, many readers are arriving in the Urban Fantasy section from the Fantasy or Sci-Fi section.

I could probably go pretty far with that crowd before it I stumbled into TOO dark.  I write Erotic Urban Fantasy. That opens an entirely different perspective of what is TOO and what is DARK and well... potentially over the top.

Which brings me back to my initial thought.  I can't control what other people think of my story; how they perceive it or frankly, whether they like it at all. All I can do is write it and put it out there.  If someone else buys it and enjoys it, then I guess it wasn't TOO dark.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Finalizing edits for The Prelude

I'm finishing up the final edits to my first release, The Prelude! Very exciting.  I'm anxiously awaiting the cover flat to see what the graphics department came up with.