Sunday, February 24, 2013

Blog Tour!!!!

I'm doing a blog tour. Five different posts from me and I'd really love it if you could drop by and leave a comment.

Feb 25: Storm Goddess Book Reviews & More

Feb 27: Love in a Book 

Feb 27: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess

Feb 28: BookShelves Of Dreams

Mar 1: Queen of the Night Reviews 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

What's wrong?

Please be honest. Jumping In Puddles - hasn't made the slightest bit of a splash. So what's wrong? The cover, the blurb, the price? Too much choice out there? Everyone want rough alphas rather than funny ones? Too much sex, not enough sex. Don't like paranormal? Don't like me?

I thought Jumping in Puddles was one of my better stories but I'm obviously not connecting somehow. Any ideas as to what I can do?

In a desperate desire for a few comments or even better - a few reviews, I offer an ecopy of this book for the first person to ask for it. Which will be no one I suspect. There, that's the sort of mood I'm in!

Jago doesn't just inherit a title after the death of his parents, he's saddled with the crumbling money pit of a mansion that's been in his family for centuries. With his medical career on hold, he struggles to secure the future of Sharwood Hall, trudging uphill with no finish line in sight.

The sins of a past generation fall on faerie Ellie and her family, and each year they must trek to the exact center of the UK to recharge their energy. Until they find the Kewen, treasure guarded and lost by their ancestors hundreds of years ago, they're banished from Faerieland. Ellie's father has spent fifty years searching, now it's his eldest child's burden.

As a stunning woman sweeps into Jago's world in a thunderstorm, he can't stop thinking she's too good to be true. For little reason other than her sweet and generous heart, Ellie is helping to put Sharwood to rights and leaving him more and more suspicious she wants something other than him. When family and duty clashes with trust and love, it's debatable whether a perilous leap of faith, directly off a bridge into treacherous waters, will keep lovers from being swept apart.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The end

Lots of my writer friends like to type THE END on the last page of their book. I don't think I've ever done that! I'n not sure why. Maybe because I have a love hate relationships with endings. No matter how long it's taken me to write the story, no matter how many hiccups I've had along the way, getting to that final page makes me sad. Just as readers tell me they've fallen in love with my characters, so I love them too. I dream about them, talk to them, listen to them and even when I leave them happy ever after, it's always a bitter sweet moment.
My latest story - as yet title is undecided - is an MM romance between Tyler, a college music student, and Haris, a half-Saudi venture capitalist. The plot is quite complicated and I did have a week of teeth gnashing when I couldn't figure out where I was going. The perils of not planning things out before you start!
But 95,000 words later I've reached the end. My fantastic critique partner and great writer Arlene Webb is beta reading for me. Then I'll need to go through it again before I let it loose looking for a home.
So what to do now? Start another and that's the one good thing about the end - if you're a writer, it's always followed by a beginning.

Just my random shot of a cloud creeping along the ground - which gave me an idea for a story!