Category Archives: Publishing

Free short story up

I have a free short story up as part of Thrifty Thursdays at the Long and Short Reviews website.  It’s called A Christmas Reunion and it’s a fun, short little story about a meeting between old friends — or are they lost loves? — during the holiday season.

Long and Short Reviews is also running my first banner ad on their Whipped Cream author interviews page.  (I think Whipped Cream is an 18+ website, so be warned!)  I created the ad myself, based on Sable’s awesome cover art, and I’m a little nervous about it … but I think it looks pretty good and it’s awesome to see it up!

Another review, and vote for Best Of!

I have another review up — this one from Mandi over at Smexy Books!

A few quotes: “I enjoyed what we get to see of the world.”

“The romance is hot and sexy and I enjoyed both characters.  There is also some suspense to keep you on your toes.”

Thanks for the honest review, Mandi!  You can read the whole review here.

Also, a while back D. Renee Bagby was nice enough to post my first chapter over on her blog of first chapters.  Every month they vote for best chapter — so if you’d like to vote for me (which would be very nice of you), you can do so here!

My first review!

All right, I’ve been oscillating between scared and excited about this — the first review of Lone Wolf!  It’s been reviewed by Ollie over at Bitten by Paranormal Romance.

Here are a couple of quotes from the review I liked:

“Jordana tries to resist Marcos but how can she when Marcos is so damn sexy and wakes every cell in her body.”

“This is a short, sweet read.”

And the bottom line — Rating: 3 – one good howl (out of 5); Sexual: HOT!

From Lone Wolf‘s Goodreads page, it looks like Mandy over at Smexy Books has also finished the book and her review will be coming soon — I’m excited to read that one, and will definitely post it here as soon as it’s up!

Read the whole review at Bitten (or, as always, feel inspired to buy the book itself!).

Lone Wolf released!

Ahaha, just realized that subject line sounds like I’m releasing a wild animal.

But I’m not!  It is, in fact, a book.  Lone Wolf is now available at Cobblestone Press.  Many thanks to everyone over there who helped along the way!

The blurb:
In a world where werewolves are being hunted to extinction, Jordana Brown has escaped such a fate by doing the unthinkable: living as a human. Though her life is built on lies and concealment, she’s convinced that she’s content.

That is, until another werewolf comes to town. Marcos Delgado stumbles upon Rocky Mount by chance after years of traveling. And as soon as he sees the beautiful Jordana, he knows he must have her. Unfortunately, they’ll both need to figure out a solution—fast—when the humans get closer and closer to their true identities.

Cover art!

!  I just received the cover for Lone Wolf from my awesome cover artist, Sable Grey.  I’m seriously excited, guys.  To be honest, I am not the hugest fan of most romance novel cover art; it doesn’t usually catch my attention too much.  So I was feeling pretty indifferent about what the cover would look like … until I saw it.Lone Wolf

It seriously is exactly what I wanted — not over-the-top provocative, but a little steamy (just like the book’s content, if I may say so myself).  Thanks a ton, Sable!

And, as I may have mentioned, the book comes out tomorrow!  I’ll post a link here when it does.

Drinking fountain?

Our cat really loves the sink in our master bathroom.  In fact, she often curls up there to sleep at night, and when I get up in the middle of the night she’ll be blinking up at me adorably.  Which is a little problematic when I need to wash my hands, but I deal with it.

She also loves running water, despite our keeping her actual water bowl full and fresh at all times:

Anyway.  I heard from Cobblestone and they are planning to publish Lone Wolf sometime in October!  I don’t have any official excerpt quite yet though.  I also heard from my cover artist, who is trying to help me come up with ideas for if I’m going to name this as a real series or anything since it will affect the cover design.  I’ve struggled with a series title for a while now, and even though I’m working on the first chapter of the sequel I’m still not sure what to do.  Hm, I never realized this stuff would be quite so hard … but also fun!

What to write first?

I’ve had this domain for almost a week now and haven’t come up with a first post yet!  I think it’s about time.

So the reason I’ve finally decided to start a blog is my first novella, Lone Wolf, is under contract with Cobblestone Press!  Which, needless to say, I’m ridiculously excited about.  I’m in the final editing stages and I don’t know quite what happens after that, but I’m excited to see.

Random thought: you know what WordPress could use?  A thesaurus.  So I could look up other words for “excited.”

Anyway, I have a bunch of other ideas I’ve been working on since Lone Wolf was accepted.  Really, my only problem is having enough time in the day!  I wrote Lone Wolf while I wasn’t working, and now that I have a 9-to-5 job, I come home and it sounds exhausting to try and pump out a whole chapter or something.  So I’ve been writing in more fits and starts.  I’ve only been at my day job for a couple weeks now, so I’m sure I’ll figure it out — I just want to figure it out sooner than later because I’m impatient for all the ideas in my head to get on paper!

I suppose I may as well briefly describe Lone Wolf while I’m at it, huh? :) It’s a paranormal romance novel about werewolves (I bet that was a big surprise), and how they’re dealing with a world where humans are trying to hunt them to extinction.  I think that’s a good little preview for now — I’m sure I’ll talk about it quite a bit in the future!