I’m getting to quite enjoy blogging about the new releases at Samhain. If nothing else, they give me something to talk about. Which I need, because otherwise I will feel compelled to moan about my poor health and my kids’. Going on ten days now since we’ve been flu-free in the house. Just as one of us recovers the next is flattened. Nasty little bugs flying around here.
Oh, oops. I’m moaning. Sorry. Here you go, something way more exciting – today’s new releases:
7% and Rising by Kim Knox
Promise for Tomorrow by Liz Kreger
Test Me! by Dee Tenorio
The Things You Think You Want by Mary Eason
To Catch a Wolf by Colette Denee
Test Me, By Dee Tonorio is definitely on my TBB list. (Hmm, anyone noticing my genre preferences here? Yep, I like contemporary romance, and I like it HOT!)
I’m very proud to say I am the guest blogger at The Romance Junkies Blog today. Jenn, the RJ blog co-ordinator, has been an absolute doll to work with. (Thanx, Jenn for inviting me to blog!)
Pop on over and read what I have to say about writing the final scene – the happy ever after (or as the case may be – not writing the happy ever after.) And of course, don’t be shy to leave a comment
Thirteen Reasons to celebrate:
1) I finished writing the book.
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Okay, so it’s a week late, and I had intended to post this last Thursday, but that’s okay. Apart from rereads and rewrites (which is my favorite part of book writing,) I finished the damn book!!!
Okay, so I’ve been quiet lately. But I have good reason. My little one is sick, so I’ve had almost no time at the computer. Perhaps my absence hasn’t been such a bad thing. After my marathon 5000 words last week, I haven’t been able to write another paragraph. Urgh. Talk about frustrating. Whatever I’ve written I’ve deleted almost immediately. Hopefully, by the time my little one is better, my writing will be too, and I can finish the damn manuscript!!!
The new books are up at Samhain. Check them out:
With Caution by J.L. Langley
The Seduction of Widow McEwan by Melissa Schroeder
The Assassin Journals: Hunter by S. L. Partington
On Wings of Blue by Anne Cain
Gypsy Legacy: The Marquis by Denise Patrick
Thirteen words I’ve used too many times in Steve’s Story:
This time it’s not my internal editor cracking her whip. It’s my real life one – Carrie. I can easily picture these words highlighted in her edits, with not so subtle warnings to find some new and different phrases. (Um, that’s assuming-and hoping-that one day she will be editing this book…)
So here’s the list:
4) Tantalize/tease/torment/torture (Counting these four as one because I tend to use them interchangeably.)
8) Hell (used as an expression, not as a place.)
9) Realize/realization (That’s one I’ve overused in all my manuscripts!)
10) Future (But there is valid reason for typing it so many times. I promise.)
11) Jean-clad (Bet you never expected that one. A member of my critique group picked up on it. Thanx, B!)
12) Groan/moan/gasp (Yep, use them interchangeably.)
13) Gawk/gape (Same story.)
Know that internal editor (IE) I was talking about the other day? Well, I think she forgot to wake up this morning.
I wrote over 5 000 words today! Good grief. It must be a first! I have never written that much in a day. Okay, I’m sure it’s all rubbish, and I’ll rewrite most of it as soon as the IE realizes her mistake. But that’s cool. For now I’m just going to bask in the glory of my incredible achievement.
Oh, the new books are up at Samhain. Have a browse.
Personally, I can’t resist the look of Nice Girls Do by Michelle Miles!
Night Song by Sharon Cullen
High Noon by Rebecca Goings
Nice Girls Do by Michelle Miles
Long Road Home by Sharon Long
Did I happen to mention DH has taken the boys camping? Both of them? Which means I have had this weekend all to myself. Yep – just me, no one else.
No interruptions, no bath times, no meals, no squabbling. Just me. What an opportunity. Two full days to sit down and write, to get ahead with word count.
Bet you guessed, didn’t you? I cannot put a sentence together. Not one frigging, grammatically correct sentence. Steve and Pen are just not interested. They’ve both told me, in their own careful and diplomatic ways, that the stuff I’ve written these last few days has been, well, tactfully speaking, utter crap.
They’re right. It’s awful. I’m sorry. I know I was supposed to just write, and just finish the damn book, but honestly, what’s the point of completing a bad book? It just requires total rewriting later. At least if I go back now and fix it up this manuscript stands a chance. If I don’t, I doubt Pen and Steve are ever gonna get their (relatively) happy ending.
So, as you can see that pesky internal editor has reared it’s ugly head. But you know what? It’s okay with me. Truth is, I’m not a speed writer. I can’t do this stuff. I need to go back and obsessively edit. If I don’t, then my characters can’t go forward. They’ll still be stuck in chapter 11 while I’m sweating over Chapter 16 and not finding any solutions. Yes, I may have failed dismally at Nano, but hopefully I will not have disappointed Pen and Steve.
Right, gotta go. Steve’s nattering in my head about the obvious mistakes in Chapter 11. Damn, and all this time I thought he wasn’t alpha. But the way he’s bossing me around, hell, maybe he is…just a little.
Okay, let’s have some fun with this one.
13 hot hotties:
It doesn’t matter what they’re wearing, they are just ridiculously sexy…
…since my last post. But I have a really good excuse. I’ve been writing. Yep. I have been so involved in Pen and Steve’s story, I honestly haven’t had a chance to blog.
The good news is the end is in sight. I have it all mapped out in my head. There are probably only about two or three more chapters to go. The bad news is, I still write slow as a slug. Could take a while to finish. But I’m plodding through. Been getting at least two thousand words written, five days a week. Not too shabby for me (she says, proud as punch.)
Haven’t been around on the loops much either. In fact, I’ve missed almost a week’s worth of birthday celebrations. Samhain just turned two, and the authors have been burning up the Cafe with excerpts, posts and prizes. (Not me. I’m writing.)
I believe the new books are out as well. I’m looking forward to posting them here, as I haven’t had a chance to see them yet. Not even sure what’s available. Hopefully a couple good ones to unwind with when I finish the damn book…
The Ride of Her Life by Natasha Moore
Jesse’s Challenge by Nicole Austin
Hearts Unbound by Rebecca Goings
Branded by Beth Williamson
A Chance to Dream by Lynne Connolly
Whispered Promise by Kally Jo Surbeck
The Viscount’s Addiction by Scottie Barrett
Love on the Run by Marie-Nicole Ryan
Chance of a Lifetime by Maggie Casper
Wildish Things by Carolan Ivey
Heart of the Sea by Sela Carsen
A Fairy Special Gift by Gia Dawn
Oh, wow. There are a lot of them. And they look fantastic. Read an excerpt of Jesse’s Challenge by Nicole Austin the other day. I am so buying that book. Ride of her Life, by Natasha Goings is on my TBB list too. Dang – they all look good. Guess I’m going to be reading a lot when Steve’s Story is finally done.
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