Happy Monday All! This is the Release Week for THE BEAST WITHIN so I’m giving away two copies. (See the end of the blog for details)
Publisher’s Weekly said about my novella in the anthology, REDEEMING THE WIZARD:
“…complex characterization and vivid descriptive imagery. The compelling romance between a woman trying to save her kidnapped grandmother and the reclusive wizard she blames for her parents’ death is worth the price of admission all by itself.”
Writing this novella was half wild fun and half insane frustration. Trying to work world-building and character development into a novella length is challenging! I started out half in love with Gage, but by the end of the book, Mira won my heart. I really hope readers like it too.
THE BEAST WITHIN officially goes on sale tomorrow.
Now what do you have to do to enter the contest to win a copy? Answer this question:
Should MY Wizard (also known as my husband) get me a puppy?????
I’ll post the two winners on Thursday’s blog!
August 30th, 2010 at 1:31 am · Link
Yes, your Wizard should get you a puppy.
August 30th, 2010 at 4:33 am · Link
Yes, you need a puppy.
August 30th, 2010 at 6:43 am · Link
Of course he should. And he should be sorry for all those puppy-less months you’ve already endured. ;o)
August 30th, 2010 at 8:27 am · Link
Not only should he get you a puppy. He should get you the cutest puppy at the shelter. And the puppy should be allowed to crawl into the bed and push him out when it is cold and the puppy should be allowed to chew up his favorite pair of shoes and leave your new heels alone and the puppy should have a stubby little tail that wiggles its whole body when it wags and the puppy should yelp and jump when you come home and ignore him. That is the kind of puppy you should get. You deserve a loyal friend with a cold nose and a wet tongue for you to play with. I have 2 kids 3 cats 2 dogs a hamster a husband and 6 chickens. The husband ranks just above the chickens in my house and he deals with it.
August 30th, 2010 at 8:42 am · Link
Lol, yes he should most certainly get you a puppy. You have been waiting oh so patiently for so long. It is about time he just stopped being difficult and gave in to the inevitable.
August 30th, 2010 at 8:42 am · Link
Oh yes you definitely need a puppy.
August 30th, 2010 at 8:45 am · Link
you should for sure get a puppy and spoil it rotten
August 30th, 2010 at 8:47 am · Link
I would say that yes, if you really want a puppy than your wizard should get you one Just remember that they are a lot of work, lol, but the end results are worth it!
Would you name the puppy after one of your characters??
August 30th, 2010 at 9:06 am · Link
Of course, he or she can keep you company when the wizard is out or sleeping…
August 30th, 2010 at 9:41 am · Link
Don’t enter me in the drawing, I have a copy coming on my Kindle! But to answer your question, I’m brewing up a puppy spell even as we speak! The Wizard is going to cave any time now and go to the shelter where a darling little doggy is going to look up at him with pitiful puppydog eyes and whimper as he turns away, cold-hearted and distant until that whimper. He’ll turn back. The pup will look so forlorn and hopeful, Wizard’s heart will melt on the spot, leaving behind a gooey spot, and the puppy will get it’s forever home. The End.
August 30th, 2010 at 9:49 am · Link
No need to enter me… But YES, Wizard should get you a puppy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I mean… Puppies are Man’s Best Friend (even though they are traitors and become woman’s best friend!!
August 30th, 2010 at 10:56 am · Link
I think wizard is worried puppy will steal all of your affection away from him …
He needs to get you a puppy so you can prove otherwise !!!
August 30th, 2010 at 11:46 am · Link
definitely he should get you a puppy as long you agree to do everything for it and with it. Can you tell I have kiddos lol. We’ve had everything from a snake to a farrot and that is my standard answer
August 30th, 2010 at 12:01 pm · Link
I wrote a HUGE comment and it disappeared! WAH!
DO NOT GET A PUPPY.
If you need the particulars, email me, ’cause i’m not writing it all over again!–and for those who think i’m a dog hater, i’m not, but I do have a five month old puppy and the reasons are fresh in my mind . . . and carpet.
August 30th, 2010 at 12:29 pm · Link
Yes, Wizard needs to get you a puppy. In fact, for making you wait so long, he should get you two!!
August 30th, 2010 at 12:40 pm · Link
Your wizard should get you a puppy because if you want one you should have one. I want a puppy so bad and so does my daughter but we aren’t allowed to have pets in our apartment. No animal lover should be deprived of a pet they want if there is no good reason to be. He loves you he should do this for you to make you happy, because making you happy should make him happy!
August 30th, 2010 at 12:52 pm · Link
Yes, the Wizard should conjure you your very own special puppy that is already potty trained!! LOL….
Have a great day, and you are a wonderful writer!!
August 30th, 2010 at 1:04 pm · Link
You need to make a deal with the wizard. Something he wants badly for something you want badly (puppy breath)
August 30th, 2010 at 2:09 pm · Link
Jen, I’ve said it before and will say it again. Of course, Wizard should get you a puppy. He’s just being mean and stubborn I’ll keep saying spells to get you that puppy
August 30th, 2010 at 4:02 pm · Link
Hey All! I’m reading all these posts and gaining ammunition in the now-famous Dog War!
Today is kind of crazy, so I won’t have time to respond individually.
Margaret, I’ll see if your comment went to spam, but I can guess what you said about puppies. Babies and puppies are a lot of work!
August 30th, 2010 at 4:10 pm · Link
LOL! If you want a puppy, then your wizard should conjure you up a wriggly little puppy!
August 30th, 2010 at 11:10 pm · Link
Puppies, puppies, puppies Everyone should have a puppy. I think if you can care for one then the Wizard( ) should get you one. There are sooo many puppies out there that need good homes, why shouldn’t you have one? My vote is yes, yes and yes again.
August 31st, 2010 at 2:04 am · Link
Oh one more thing you could always tell him that him not letting you have a puppy has put HIM in the dog house and if he wants out then he better get you a puppy to take his place
August 31st, 2010 at 9:52 am · Link
Of course you should have a puppy.
August 31st, 2010 at 2:54 pm · Link
I just picked up BEAST at Books-a-million, so take me out of the drawing!
August 31st, 2010 at 11:22 pm · Link
Yes Everyone should have a puppy
September 2nd, 2010 at 9:07 pm · Link
Tell him you’re going to bring home a dog house and it’ll be up to him who gets to sleep in it. lol
September 2nd, 2010 at 9:13 pm · Link
By the way, yes, I have a puppy too. She is more then our (mine and my daughter’s) pet, she’s our 4 legged child. Her name is Sheila the Sheltie (a.k.a. Shetland Sheep Dog; Miniature Collie). She’s a blue merle with lots of love, loyalty, and attitude. I don’t think she knows she’s a dog.