But, I'm doing it differently, from working directly with the cover artist to doing a lot of my own formatting, assisted by a small but very good company called IndieWrites. And Sheri, the extremely smart woman I'm working with, is handling the uploading and detailed formatting, and all of those things that would make me batshit crazy. Without any doubt whatsoever...so wish me luck on this first almost entirely self-published reverted book, which I'm releasing for just .99 for the first week. After that it will go up to $3.99, so if you haven't read it, or if you know anyone who hasn't read it but has maybe read some of the series, please help me spread the word! That .99 won't last long.
Obviously, Mira hasn't read the handbook.
We were all Ellora's Cave authors, I think, and everyone read pretty neat scenes, but the closer it got to me, the more I realized that, at this point and with this audience, reading a "first person point of view" oral sex scene which means I'm reading as if I'm the one going down on a guy--to a mixed audience--was probably not one of my smarter moves. The thing is, I could never do anything like that myself, but thank GAWD it's Kate Douglas who goes to these conferences, because she can be one ballsy bitch. And I/she did it. Read it with as much emotion as I could put into it, and before I was done the room was dead quiet except for the sound of men in the audience shifting in their seats.
To this day, when I'm at a conference, absolute strangers will come up to me and say they remember the time...so if any of you were there, I'd love to hear from you. And if you read More Than a Hunch when it comes out (if you haven't already) I can assure you that you'll know exactly what scene I'm talking about! The book is due to release at Changeling Press on July 20, and I think it comes out everywhere else July 27. When it's first listed at CP, it's always marked down, and then prices go up once it hits the other retailers.
There's one other book out there floating around that was in the very first Caveman Anthology, Tales from the Temple, I think. My story is called Barbarian. It's one of my darker tales, written in 2004, and really skirts the line with non-consensual BDSM, but I still like the way it works, and I'm anxious to see it come out again. It's been unavailable for a long time, as far as I know.
You know how authors put those little teaser chapters at the end of an ebook? Yeah...I do it too, but after I read the entire Davies Family series, I saw a teaser for a free book in the Journeys End series, and, well. as therapy, it's amazingly effective to read a good book. And lord knows I've needed the therapy! So yes, that's another series to add to my collection.
I've just ordered the final book in the Warner Family--CAMPAIGN FOR SEDUCTION, and then it's going to be time to read the Journeys End stories.
I love these covers, and the first book in this series set in the 1930s, THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, really stuck with me. Click on the cover to go to Jayne Ann Krentz/aka Amanda Quick's website for more about these stories.
On the home front, nothing much is happening. Husband is slowly healing from surgery on his
Once I get caught up on all the reverted books, I plan to get started on the next Spirit Wild story. Have a few ideas rattling around in my brain, but haven't really settled on exactly who's going to be in this next one. I want to do something with my maned wolves, and we still have to get Oliver and Asha mated, so I'm sure something will come to me when I least expect it. Next project, however, is getting DARK MOON back up for sale so I can have the entire Spirit Wild series out there for readers.
If you've been following the Affaire de Coeur cover contest, I think it's still open for voting. Please stop by the Affaire de Coeur website and vote for your favorite authors and their covers. I've got DARK CAPTIVE entered, but if that's not your favorite in the "Almost Kiss" section, please vote for the one you love. I'm just pointing you in their direction!
We've had a couple of weeks of grandkids and their parents here from Hawaii, and it was wonderful to get all six of them together (three are here in town) because they really have a terrific time together. Ages run from six to sixteen, and they're definitely a lot of fun. Also a reminder that motherhood is for the young! I swear their moms go ninety miles an hour. I vaguely recall doing that when our kids were younger, though I don't think we ever had as much going on as this next generation.
And on that note, it's time to shut this sucker down and get this posted. I'm hoping to do a contest next month whether we move or not. Not sure how or what, but please don't give up on me. And thank you all for hanging in with me during this past year. I'm really hoping to get the next new book out sooner rather than later.
All the best to you. I hope you're not melting in this horrible heat we're having here in the US and Canada. Sounds like it's reaching record temps, especially in the northeast. We hit 105° last week, but it's actually been fairly pleasant the past few days. Tomorrow should be hot, though. Unfortunately!
Take care, be well, and always find time to read a good book!