Saturday, August 24, 2013

Update 8/24/2013

So I took my week off for some writing. I didn't get enough done in my opinion, but I have a lot more done now than I did, so I guess I have to take what I get. I wrote over 7k while on break. I'm only up to 8,600 since I went back to work. So my next sci fi book is at a grand total of 12,918 words.

I'm feeling pretty uninspired right now and it sucks because things slow to a snail's pace and then there's procrastinating involved. And there is no reason for me to not be getting 3,000 words a day. Wow, even this blog post is a boring downer where I'm lacking the words to express anything.

I think I'm going to try skipping to the next scene I want to write. Or maybe even go back and write the scene I feel is missing from the beginning. Maybe I'll like the story a little more after that. 12,918 is way too soon for me to be stuck. 26k is my magical stuck number.

Meh, in other news. I bought a new laptop. Mine was doing this whole not charging thing and the computer people said they couldn't fix it again. So new computer it is. His name is Leonard and so far we've been very happy together. I tried so hard to hang on to my other computer until Windows 8 was a thing of the past, but no such luck. Thankfully Leonard seems much less touchy than my parent's Windows 8 laptop which most of the time I would love to chunk out the back door.

Of course, a new laptop means cleaning out files in the old one. It was a nightmare, and hopefully I deleted nothing vital. Because I deleted a lot. I think it was mostly things I had duplicates of and/or haven't even looked at it for years. So I don't think I'll be screaming about not being able to find anything.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Aaaaand I'm writing!

Sooo, I don't know if I discussed this in a previous post, but I have six days off in a row from work. If you don't know, one of my favorite events of the year is coming up, Yaa Halla Y'all. It's a big belly dance thing, and they have like workshops and shows and vendors. Originally I was going to take some workshops but I ended up deciding against it because I'm not actively dancing at the moment or even practicing and I'm already taking workshops in January at 3rd Coast Tribal.

Anyway, that's the long winded way of saying I'd already taken the days off in case I did workshops and I now have much time off. So I'm trying to finish a book. Or at least get a sizable portion of it done. I'd like my second sci-fi romance to come out before the end of the year if I can accomplish that. I couldn't be more far off. I currently have 6,679 words. But that is 2,319 more than I had this morning. All the new words feel like crap, but they usually do. At least they're editable crap.

I know I should be writing whether I have the days off and I've been doing some, but not a ton. I've been trying to work on the evil book that I still haven't finished. My plan was for it to be this year's second release but I think I have a better shot with the sci-fi book (which tells you how much me and the evil book argue). But the evil book (Bad Animals is its working title) WILL be released next year even if I have to kill all three of us to do it (that's right characters! If I go down, you're going with me!)

Anyway, wish me luck on getting as much of this book done as possible. I'm hoping for another thousand words sometime tonight. I kind of got started late today and am hoping to get a better jump on things tomorrow.

In other news: Even though I said I was going to keep doing beauty stuff on this blog I decided to put it somewhere else because I change my mind constantly. You'll be able to check it out under the Beauty & Skincare tab.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Thursday, July 4, 2013

July already

Well, since I'm already getting a few questions I'm going to cut straight to the good stuff of this post. My Cyborg Savior is the first in my new sci-fi series, so there will be more. And Torin's book is next. The plan is to get it out about the same time next year. Earlier if at all humanly possible. Its not written yet, so I make no guarantees. I'm less than 4,000 words into it. 

So, today has been pretty awesome. I actually got two days off in a row from work and I spent all of today in bed reading MacRieve! Who else loved that book and is now impatiently awaiting Munro's book? It came at the right time because I'm seriously lacking in some good paranormal reads lately, and I'm back working on Bad Animals (don't look at me like that. It's taken other people longer to write a book. This isn't the world record) and I needed some serious werewolf inspiration. Boy have I got it!

So back to Bad Animals. This time I'm determined to finish it. I know you've heard that before, but bear with me. I think I might actually manage this time because when I started reading it, every word didn't completely suck to me. Maybe I'm in a super positive place, or maybe the medications I was on for my eye for a while messed up something in my brain. But when I read a part of it, it was actually good! Maybe everyone will finally get to read Laedan's story. People have asked about that too, and I feel like big time slacker author since it hasn't come out yet. But now since I actually have a positive attitude about this book, I don't think I can lose.

Monday, June 24, 2013

My Cyborg Savior is out!

Get your copy now!



The government destroyed Cyborg Operative Galen Marduk's life and continues to ruin others. His people want to liberate cyborgs and the genetically engineered before the government chooses to wipe them out entirely. Galen's mission: kidnap the daughter of a senator and use her as leverage to gain what his Council wants.

After her mother's suicide, Jamila Clearborne spiraled down a dark, dangerous hole of drugs, drinking and scandal. A year later, after she broke the hold the tragedy had on her, her father buys her a cyborg slave for her own protection. And Jamila needs all the protection she can get. She's breaking a law, and it's enough to get her killed.
However, she's less than grateful when Galen saves her from her plight for his own agenda, and fears even her love for him isn't enough to overcome the obstacle he's placed in their path. But when Jamila's life is on the line, will he obey orders for the safety of his people, or will he do anything to save her?



Monday, June 17, 2013

Blogging because I just feel like it.

Yep, just because I feel like it. I haven't blogged in a long time, but I'm feeling pretty inspired. I've wanted to start a beauty blog for while now and just put it off. But you know, I've decided I'm just going to add beauty to this blog, because I want to and it needs fresh content anyway. So now it will be a life/writing/beauty/possibly belly dancing blog. Yep, randomly me!

But for today I'll just do a life update....Wow, where to even start. Its been so long since I've blogged. I finished school, and got my esthetician's license. I'm working at ULTA as their esthetician. That's been fun, and I'm enjoying my discount. 25% all day, everyday and I get my salon services for free. And yes, I basically owe them my paycheck. Wouldn't be a beauty junkie if I didn't!

The book I was Fast Drafting(ish) back in August is being released June 24th! My Cyborg Savior is being published through Crimson Romance and I'm super excited to be working with them.

I haven't been writing a lot lately because I'm busy, and well, lets face it. Lazy. But anyone who has read this blog knows that lazy is not a new thing for me. Hoping to get back in the groove soon. Which is going to take a serious push.

Most recently I've been having a problem with my eye. Its not an infection, its inflammation. But that has been very annoying. I've been to the doctor four times (I think its just four...) and I have to go back. I've been on five different medications four it. Three eye drops, one of which is the dilating drop. Even the nurse was surprised I had that one, because that's not usually a take home thing. It burns and makes shit blurry. A joy that makes driving interesting. I'm also on an oral anti-viral and steroid.

I'm trying not to make the mistake of reading the side effects, because I will have those side effects if I do. P-p-p-paranoid anyone?

The Devil's Trap is on sale!

Breathless Press
The Devil's Trap is on sale for $1.99 until June 24th! Get it while you can.
Regan is the best vampire hunter money can buy. But, when she’s paid to kill one of the most powerful vampires in existence, she doesn’t realize she’s in way over her head. Things go terribly wrong and there is no escape…  
Zarek is so powerful he scares other vampires. One little hunter should be no challenge. However, Regan is different, and as soon as he sees her, he will do anything to keep her. But she’s a stubborn woman, who refuses to let someone else control her.
When a powerful enemy comes to town, she’s forced to trust Zarek with her life. Who is the larger threat? The man out to destroy humankind? Or the vampire determined to own her heart?
Read the first two chapters.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Fear of Darkness is on sale!

Breathless Press

Fear of Darkness is on sale for $0.99! But it will only be on sale until June  17th, so get your copy now! More buy links coming soon.

(And if you'd like to make me a happier author, you could also leave a review when you're done with the book!)

As a Watcher of the King’s Guard, Vahe Patten hunts rogue vampires, ones who break the only major vampire law. When dead bodies are left for the human authorities to find, their secret is out, and Vahe takes on the mission by seeking out the next victim before the killer does—only to find her blood tasted sweeter than any he’s ever had.

Natalya Woods just wants to avoid her abusive husband and live a normal life, but the small town of Haven has been anything but safe. When she’s attacked in the streets, literally, by the man of her dreams, she finds herself kidnapped and putting her weapon skills to use—surprisingly not on her husband. Attraction and desire throws Natalya and Vahe in a bind as they work together to fight the killer, but will Natalya overcome her distrust of men and allow herself to take the risk to love?

Read the first two chapters.