Wednesday, November 27, 2013

I hope everyone has a fantastic Thanksgiving holiday.  I know I sure have a lot to be thankful for this year including surviving a major motor vehicle crash in July and for another year filled with family and true friends.  If you don't celebrate Thanksgiving, have a beautiful day anyway.  I'll be traveling to see family and hope to get in a lot of writing, which may prove difficult with a house of 7 kids who are 11 and under ... :)
Leaving you with a taste of Sarenah from my current fantasy project.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

I just got done with a vampire novel.  I thoroughly enjoyed the Twilight Series and then attempted to read a spin off soon afterwards, and well, it was terrible, absolutely terrible.  Bella Forrest's pretty cover on her book, A Shade of Vampire, has caught my attention for awhile now.  They say readers have to see a cover multiple times before deciding to purchase it.  Well, that is true for this reader (me) for this particular book.  I had the time today, so I decided to start the book and I finished it within a few hours.  It's not a long book, I think only 150-some pages, but it was very well written. 

This brings me to the question at hand as I go to the book I'm currently writing, what is it about strong alpha men that lure us in as women readers?  No matter how many different ways you come across it, the characters' names are different but their personalities very similar, it's still intriguing each and every time. 

Is it a kind of forbidden love between the two of them that grips onto our emotions and pulls us in until we can literally feel their pain, their love, their everything together?  Do these kind of men actually exist in real life?

I think back on Emry Logan and Anna James, the characters in my Strange in Skin Trilogy, and think his character is very much the same.  He's strong, powerful, hot-headed and just plain hot.  Anna is the epitome of the female role. 

And onto the characters I'm currently writing about in a series not yet titled, Draco, the male character very much fits this type of male personality.  He's dark, mysterious, strong ... But then there's Sarenah, and unlike a weaker female character, she has her own strengths, temper and almost a coldness when it comes to Draco.  It's fun to switch it up a little, but nevertheless, I find I am one of those female readers myself, sucked into another love story where the man is a monster whose soft side is only unveiled by the one he loves. 

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

So I have some surprises to blab.  My dad always called me a blabber.  It's hard for me to keep information in when I'm so excited.

First of all, the creative juices are flowing.  I'm jumping right back into a new fantasy series.  I have no idea what the title will be of either the first book or the series, but I can tell you it's about angels and that it's going to be amazing if it comes out like it is in my head, which I'm sure it will!  :)  

Also, another secret, I am co-authoring this fantasy series with my wonderfully talented publisher, Wendy Chartier of Planettopia Publishing.  Shooting ideas around with someone is a new experience and one I'm looking forward to. 

I'll keep everyone posted on its progress!!

Friday, November 8, 2013

I was really hoping to have a new book out for everyone for December.  I started writing I Call Her Psycho in September, and really, it just has not turned out how I'd expected it to.  I've gone back to it three times thinking if I just switched this part or added this part but it's coming out way too flat for my liking, and I am not going to just publish a book that I don't think has depth to it.  I'm just not feeling it, so I'm pulling it, tossing it aside.  Maybe it's something I can look into in the future.  The idea is just not coming forth like it had in my head.  I apologize to anyone anticipating another book, but I don't want you reading crap. 

This pretty much sums up how I felt about what to do with this book ...

Hehe.... onto the next idea!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I don't know how it's November already.  Life is so very busy and feels like there's no slow down in sight for awhile.  This month I have 3 trips planned, so I'm sure before I know it December will show its face. 

Strange in Skin Trilogy blog tour is in full force.  I'm grateful for everyone reading and reviewing the books and their feedback.  I'm also meeting some awesome bloggers. 

Every night I am working on I Call Her Psycho.  I decided to revamp it, switch it up a little bit and have written a completely new beginning.  I have 2 weeks to finish it if it's going to be out for December.  I'm hoping to drag my laptop along on some of these trips and be able to write some then.  It's always irritating when I'm working on a project and my brain is already processing thoughts for future stories.  I think my brain wants me to work on multiple projects at a time.  I see some authors doing this, but I haven't taken the leap yet.  I'm afraid to lose focus on what's currently in front of me. 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Dating Game - I Call Her Psycho

Meet Cain Bastian.  He's the main character of my new upcoming series The Dating Game.  Book 1 is titled I Call Her Psycho

Cain's parents are rich.  They had him when they were older, and he's never quite felt like he's fit in with them or their lifestyle.  They're socialites.  He's a bartender, and he doesn't even own the bar he works in. 

He's not gorgeous, and he doesn't dip into any of his parents' money, yet girls try to get close to Cain because his last name is Bastian.  He's a one night stand kind of guy. 

Now he's turned 30.  All of his buddies are settling down and getting married.  His one inexperience is relationships.  He's never allowed himself to get close to anyone, but he's wondering if he should give it a go, see what all the fuss is about in the game called dating.  He's cocky, really sarcastic and has the worst kind of reputation, and he's about to attempt to give up being a bachelor. 

I am loving writing this book.  Cain Bastian is all of my male friends wrapped up into one guy.  It's refreshing to write from a man's point of view.  I'll share more later ...