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Monday, October 31st, 2016
Beware of the monsters!
Yeah, I’m not scared either, LOL! These are CPA Boy and Special K’s pups. From left to right is Cookie, Max and Corky. All three of them pretty much have the same expression of WHY MOM? WHY???
This weekend had a surprise–my final edits came back from my editor earlier than I expected, and my editor’s comments filled me with wild joy. The ending made her cry, and she expressed how much she really, REALLY loves and believes in this story more than any we’ve worked on together. Since Sasha is my toughest critic (as she should be!), her words make the months of writing and rewriting, the two rounds of grueling edits and lying awake nights wondering if I’d totally lost my mind trying to tell this story, all worth it. Her email was true validation. The final edits are easy, and I did the 95% of them all yesterday. Of course, after I get this copy edited, I have to sit on this book while I write the next two because I’m determined to release these close together
Sunday I met Biker Witch for lunch and had fun! This morning I’m headed to the gym. I’ve only been once it two weeks due to my work schedule, and man, I FEEL it when I don’t work out. I need to do cardio to stay loose and feeling my best. Then tonight Wizard and I will hand out candy to trick or treaters.
How was your weekend and do you have any Halloween plans?
Friday, October 28th, 2016
I sent off Savaged Dreams to the editor for her final round of editing. So for me, it’s a definite…
My editor and I were discussing the Savaged Trilogy series, and what is the best way to release these books. We believe we should hold off until next year, and then release these books back-to-back about a month apart. We strongly believe that will make readers the happiest, especially since the books are about the same couple, Justice and Liza. Justice is a rising rock star seeking fame, and Liza is a woman with an explosive past who’s been living in obscurity. Their love is a collision of their hearts and worlds. The first book is 80K words–that’s a full length novel. The second and third books will be roughly the same size. This is a big story that I really believe in and I want to do it right. So my team and I are going to be working on a plan and keep you all up to date. I’m going to be writing, writing and writing!
And on top of that, the Wing Slayer Hunters, Eli and Ram in particular, are really nagging me. I swear, I’m going to figure out how to write their stories and release those back to back, although it won’t be until after the Savaged Trilogy is finished. I hate that I’ve left it this long, and I miss that world so much.
My next week is going to be seriously organizing, planning books and handling all the details to set this up. Then I’m going for it, full-bore. I’m so committed, I actually contacted some house cleaners to get estimates, and one is coming by in the morning I hate doing it, but it’ll take some pressure off while Wizard’s so seriously limited with his back, and give me more time to write (and go to the gym!).
I’m excited guys! It’s nice to feel energized again. Nearly a year ago, things came to a screeching halt due to Real Life, and it’s just been a battle since then. But this last month to six weeks have been better (except for Wizard’s back!), and I’m hopeful things will stay on this path for a while.
As for this weekend, I’m hoping to have lunch with Biker Witch, do some reading and work.
What are you doing this weekend?
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
I want to thank you all for helping to promote SAVAGED SURRENDER! I really appreciate it.! You guys rock!
I’m moving along quickly on the revisions/edits of SAVAGED DREAMS and will send that to my editor today for the final round of edits. I’m going to take a few days to get caught up on life, then I’ll turn my writing the next two books, SAVAGED VOWS and SAVAGED DEVOTION written as quickly as I can. (And just so everyone knows, I haven’t forgotten about the Wing Slayer Hunters.)
In other news, it’s official, we are going to wait three more months for Wizard’s back surgery. This is so not fun waiting and waiting while he’s in serious pain, so I’m going to need a lot of wine and chocolate, STAT! Of course, I may have told Wizard that getting a dog would make him feel better. And he’s so desperate…he kind of believes me On the other hand, I can’t handle taking care of a dog right now so I’m talking myself out of it, LOL!
Now for Wing Slayer Worthy.
So what do you think, is he worthy?
Monday, October 24th, 2016
It’s release day for Savaged Surrender!
Kindle / iBooks / Nook / Kobo / Google Play
Here’s the blurb for Savaged Surrender!
Being bad has never been so sexy…
Bad boy Ethan Hunt is sexy, hard and tainted by a past he can’t escape. To make matters worse, good girl Ana Kendall is a wicked temptation impossible to resist. She’s too innocent for him, so he leaves, joining the security team for the world tour of the internationally famous rock band, Savaged Illusions.
Being good has never satisfied…
Since moving in with her dad at fourteen, Ana’s been the perfect daughter, friend, student and employee. But perfection sucks. When her girlfriends cook up a ridiculous scheme to reunite her with the one man she can’t forget, Ana hijacks their plot. It’s time to shed her good girl persona and go after what she wants—Ethan.
Being bad together is deadly…
When Ana bursts back into his life at a concert, Ethan has to make a choice. Consumed by fiery passion, Ana and Ethan surrender to their sensual desires…and unknowingly ignite the rage of an insidious stalker. This time Ethan can’t walk away—Ana’s life, and his heart, are on the line.
If you loved Kat and Sloane from The Plus One Chronicles, I think you’ll really enjoy this sexy long novella. Savaged Surrender stars Ethan and Ana, two very popular secondary characters from The Plus One Chronicles. I’ve wanted to tell their story for a while and I’m thrilled to bring it to you now! However, if you haven’t read the Plus One Chronicles, this also works as a stand alone novella I hope you’ll give it a try!
My weekend was fantastic! I checked with my editor, and she doesn’t need the book I’m finishing edits on, Savaged Dreams, until later this week. That really gave me some breathing room. I was able to work on some release promo, go to lunch with a friend and take a few more days doing a final pass on Savaged Dreams before sending it off. I’m so grateful for that!
How was your weekend?
Friday, October 21st, 2016
Friday? This week just zoomed by. I feel a bit like this:
I’m not sure if I’m the tornado or the witch Last night I got all the files uploaded for SAVAGED SURRENDER, so at least Amazon Kindle and iTunes should be live by Monday or sooner. We tested the files six ways to Sunday, and I’m hoping no glitches got though but it’s always a bit of a nail biter, especially with Amazon. Once I set this blog up, I’m going to attempt to upload to Netgalley for reviewers too. Netgalley requires a rather archaic FTP process to upload files and I usually inadvertently miss one step along the way, and spend forever trying to figure it out what I did wrong.
In other news, I’ve mentioned Wizard’s back issues, and that he’s been in pretty miserable pain (sh, don’t tell him I told you guys, he’ll be mad ). Wednesday was a LONG excursion to see the surgeon, but we got some good news. He’s a definite candidate for surgery and it should resolve the problem. Holy Cow, after seeing the MRI, I don’t know how Wizard’s been tolerating the pain at all, let alone doing as much as he is. It’ll take a while to get through approval process and scheduling, but at least there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
Otherwise, it’s going to be a whirlwind weekend. I have 20 more pages to revise, then must recheck a couple of scenes and do a final hard edit before sending it back to my editor. My weekend will be all work and no play, but once I get the book off I can catch my breath a little bit.
What are your weekend plans?
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
Savaged Surrender is at the formatter! Hopefully I’ll have it back in time to get it uploaded to the vendors by Monday. If not, it’ll be available sometime next week. In the meantime, I’m revising Savaged Dreams and that has to be into my editor by Monday–lot’s of deadlines!
But you all know what today is right? Here’s our candidate for Wednesday Worthy:
So what do you think, is he worthy?
Monday, October 17th, 2016
One more week! If all goes as planned, my novella SAVAGED SURRENDER will be up the week of October 24th! I’m trying to have it by Monday, but it’s going to depend on when I get the formatting back and if there are any delays with the vendors.
I’m excited now! I flirted with changing the title to One Good Thing, as the fits the books really well. But the book is also loosely connected to my new Savaged Series (book one coming soon, I hope!) so I’m going to stick with the original title. At least that’s my plan as I’m typing this blog
Now onto the weekend. Saturday was a ton of work, and then it was playtime. First we went to oldest son’s to celebrate Special K’s birthday, played with their three dogs, Cookie, Corky and Max, then out to dinner with about eight of us. After that, we headed to middle son’s to meet his, and his girlfriend’s baby boy puppy, Jett. This was on my FB but I’ll put it here too. He’s a sweetheart! (That’s what I look like after getting up at 5:30 to work, and it’s about 9:00 pm when this pic was taken.)
This dog is such a cuddle bug!
Sunday, my girlfriend had to cancel lunch, and while I was disappointed, it was probably best for me. We’ll try to catch up next weekend.
How was your weekend?
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