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Friday Q & A…




This is the very hot cover for Blindsided, my Australian rugby/lifeguard story, written with the amazing Devon Rhodes. It’s be out in the next couple of months. 🙂

Yvonne asked how I decide which publishers to work with.

I guess when I started writing, I submitted to publishers whose books I read and liked. I’m still with one of the three that I started with. I got my rights back from the other two. Not because I didn’t like working with them or anything like that, but because it was time to move on and try something different.

I was invited to submit something to Amber Allure, and I’d read a few books published by them. Also, when they approached me, I had just happened to finish up a book and thought I’d give them a try. So Allergies got sent there.

I started working with Totally Bound because Carol Lynne asked me to co-author a story with her. And really? I wasn’t about to say no to Carol Lynne!!!  lol So when we finished Dracul’s Blood, she said she’d like to send it to TB, and I said why not! And now they’re my major publisher. I love working with them and their covers are some of the best in the business, imo.

MLR Press became one of my publishers because I got to know Kris Jacen, the editor in chief there. She became a good friend, and they had some sub calls that caught my eye, so I sent a story in. The rest is history.

Now when I write a story, if it hasn’t already been promised to one of my publishers, I try to think about what kind of story it is, and which pub I think it would fit in better with. Also, I want to make sure that I don’t have too many of the same kind of story coming out at the same pub.

If I ever pick up a new publisher now, it’ll because I like their reputation and the authors they have chosen to publish. Also, that I think they’ll do their utmost to make my story the best it can be.

Does that answer your question, Yvonne? Does anyone else have a question for next week?

Have a great Friday and a marvelous weekend, everyone.

Good Morning…

Running a little behind today. I guess that’s okay since it is a Monday…lol.

Did another 3k on Embrace My Reflection over the weekend. Getting closer to finishing it. I had hoped to be done with it by now, but real life sometimes steps in. 🙂 But I’ll do my best to finish it up this week.

Oh, Dracul’s Blood is up for Book of the Month over at Dark Diva Reviews. Hop over there and check it out. There are a lot of other great books nominated as well. So vote for whichever one you liked the best. (It doesn’t have to be mine…lol)

That’s about all I’ve got today. I hope you have a great Monday and that it’s at least sunny where you are. It’s sunny but really cold here.

Dracul’s Blood-Print

Dracul’s Blood is now available in print…woot! Check it out here.

Hope you all have a great Monday.

The end is near…..

and I’m not talking about the end of the world. 🙂

Tomorrow will be the last installment for Wolf’s Survival. I do plan on adding more to it, not a bunch. Probably just an epilogue. Then I’ll be submitting it for publication. As soon as I know anything about that, I’ll let you know.

I’ll be gone on vacation, starting Friday evening until the 22nd, which is one of the reasons why I’ve decided to end WS tomorrow. I don’t have time to write up more installments to post for you all. I know, Bad TA…and I don’t want you all to have to wait until I get back. But don’t worry. There will be new eye candy every day for you. I want you to have something to look at, so you don’t forget about visiting my blog while I’m gone.

Also, on Sunday, my newest book comes out, Revealing the Past. Now the Amber Quill site will be down for maintenance (for a little while) on Sunday. So don’t panic if you experience difficulties trying to download my book. Just give it a little time…lol.

On July 12 (next Monday), Dracul’s Blood will be available in print. Woot!

I hope you all have a great Hump Day.

Dracul’s Blood available

Good morning, everyone…and it’s started out the right way. I have a new release out with a new publisher and it’s my first co-written effort. 🙂 Dracul’s Blood is ready for downloading at Total e-Bound. Woo-hoo! It was a lot of fun to write with Carol and this is definitely not the only one we’ll be writing…lol. Of course not, since we finished the second book in the series and we have a couple other ideas for stories to work on once Carol recovers from her wrist surgery.

Here’s the blurb for Dracul’s Blood:

Book one in the Dracul’s Revenge Series

When people begin turning up dead, drained of their blood, in New York City, it falls on Detective Bobby Marks to solve the crime. Enlisting the help of Professor Nikolay Radin to help with a strange cask found at a murder scene changes Bobby’s life in ways he never imagines.

A simple consultation turns into so much more when sparks fly between the two men, and Nik is unknowingly pulled into the dangerous world of a secret society.

The Knights of Paiderastia have been around for thousands of years, and refuse to sit by while an ordinary detective and a bookish professor try to take them down.

In a battle against true evil, Bobby begins to wonder whether he can solve the crime and still manage to keep his new lover alive.

Stop by if you get a chance and check it out. 🙂

I hope you all have a great Monday.

Covers Galore!!!

Here’s the cover for Dracul’s Blood, my first collaboration with Carol Lynne. It’ll be out on June 28th at Total e-Bound. Isn’t it yummy?

And the second cover I received the other day. Bastet will be out June 6th at Amber Allure. 🙂 This cover is simple, but elegant. Totally perfect for the story. I love the statue.

Well, Out of Light into Darkness has been submitted to a different publisher. The first one passed on it. Which is cool with me. It just didn’t work for them. And that happens sometimes. I’ll find the right fit for the story at some point.

But I’ve been doing some re-working on it, so I haven’t been able to work as much as I’d like on Restoration Project and Bound by Trust. Now that OoLiD is done and out there again, I can focus on the other two…along with Anarchy in Blood, the second book with Carol.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. Hopefully, it will start warming up soon. I plan on writing this weekend. 🙂

Happy Hunk Day

Well, it’s the last day of the work week for me. Woot! Can’t wait until it’s over then I have a four day weekend. I’m not going to want to come back to work next week. 🙂

Some good news. Dracul’s Blood, the book I wrote with Carol Lynne, was contracted by Total e-Bound and is scheduled for a June release. (Of course, like every release date, it’s subject to Also, Understanding the Past has been contracted by Aspen Mountain Press. I don’t have a date on that one yet. One more….Soothe the Burn (a sci-fi/futuristic story) has been contracted by Amber Allure for a February release. That’s four books coming out so far next year. Since Fighting Dragons will be out next year as well.

I haven’t heard anything about His Heart’s Home from Liquid Silver, but that’s all right. I didn’t expect to hear back from them yet.

I’m working on a couple stories right now…like always. I can’t write just one. 🙂 Also, I plan on revamping my website over the weekend. I’m hoping to get most of it set up, but it might be down for a day or two while I fine tune everything.

I hope you all have a great Wednesday…and a safe trip if you’re traveling today.

What’s going on….

not much to report yet. 🙂 Still working on Not Seeing is Believing, my blind vampire story along with a sci-fi story titled Soothing the Burn.

Plus Carol Lynne and I are in the homestretch of our joint story, Dracul’s Blood. That has a tentative date of June next year. Then we’ll be getting right onto the sequel for it. I know some of you have voiced concern about a co-writing venture, but I really think that Carol’s ‘voice’ meshes well with mine. 🙂

Umm…someone asked about the next Sports book. It is on the schedule to be worked on soon. I have Not Seeing to finish, but I plan on starting JT’s story and the third Sports book by the end of Nov. So I’m hoping they’ll be out some time next year.

I hope you all have a great day.