Showing posts from January, 2011

Have I already complained?

I've been working on my latest project, but for the entire month of January, I only averaged 150 words a day. This manuscript I'm working on is supposed to be my first true novel, but it's just not going very smoothly. I have it all plotted out, and a synopsis written, but the words just aren't coming. At this rate, my next release after Necessary Roughness probably won't be until the fall, or maybe even early winter!

In the meantime, you can get a short story from me, in two installments, starting Tuesday. That's when the first half of my Valentine's Day story goes out in my newsletter. The second half will post here on 13 February.

Coming up...

I've been working hard this weekend thinking of things to entertain all y'all. First this weekend, I did edits on Necessary Roughness, which will release 22 March. I also sent of the cover art request today. I can't wait to see what I get back for that. I've been also thinking up some sequel ideas for that. Older female flight attendant and fresh, young quarterback? Female charter boat captain and defensive tackle? Pipsqueak sports agent and closeted fitness trainer? I'm not sure which to "tackle" first -- get it? Any ideas?

February I'm doing something special for my readers. On the first, everyone subscribed to my newsletter will get the first half of a brand new short story I'm writing for Valentine's Day. Then on the thirteenth, which is Loose Id's next chat at the Yahoo group Love Romances Cafe, I'll post the conclusion to the story! If you haven't subscribed to my newsletter, you totally should. You won't want to miss the…

Ava March has a new release today!

One of the authors I work with, Ava March, has a new release today, His Client.If you like lush historicals with a little kink, you should definitely check it out.

Here's the blurb:

Mr. Nathaniel Travers has been visiting Madame Delacroix’s brothel for five years. On every visit, he requests the same man. Stunningly handsome and highly skilled, Jasper not only shares Nate’s fondness for wickedly erotic games and black leather corsets, but he’s become a friend. Someone he can talk to. Someone he can share a supper with. And Jasper’s the only person who knows Nate secretly harbors a love for his old childhood friend, Peter Edmonton. Mr. Jasper Reed has been working at the house for a decade. He’s saved enough to retire, yet he remains at the decadent London brothel. Retiring would mean leaving Nate and the hope perhaps someday the rugged gentleman would stop pining for his best friend and realize he loves Jasper, just as Jasper loves him. It takes Edmonton’s marriage for Jasper to see h…

Ah, revision...

I dug up an old work for a call from Samhain for cyberpunk stories. A couple years ago, I got a chapter and a half into what was supposed to have been a short story for another call, missed the call altogether, and stopped working on the story. Now the original was for erotica; now I'm working on this to try to make it fit romance.

To make the deadline, I have to write 1000 words a day on the weekdays and two thousand a day on Saturday and Sunday for the next week and a half.

Today, after deleting a sex scene that would have come to early in the romantic arc, I've now only added two words to the count, even though I've gotten through revisions and additions and started in on Chapter Two.

Ah, revision... Now off to work!

Tara Lain joins us today!

Today, Loose Id author Tara Lain joins me. Her new book, Genetic Attraction, just released with week.

The Blurb
At a conservative Long Island University, renowned researcher, Dr. Emmaline Silvay, has two great loves – her life-saving work, and her younger research partner, Jake Martin. The romantic love is impossible. She’s his boss and he lives with his girlfriend. The the “girlfriend” is actually a boyfriend, the beautiful and infamous supermodel, Roan Black.

Resigned to a platonic relationship, Em accepts a weekend invitation to their home, but the men have a menage on their minds. She can’t resist, doesn’t even want to. But their intentions go far beyond passion. They want her to “be a part of them”. Their three-way love defies propriety and the standards of the University that funds their work. The supermodel’s fame makes secrecy impossible. Their ménage threatens to crumble all she’s worked for. What will give way to make room for genetic attraction? 

And look for an excerpt after t…

New Year's Resolutions

New year's resolutions... I used to make them, pretty much like everybody else. Lose some weight, ride my bike places, join roller derby... None of them ever seemed to work out. This year, though, I've decided to set a goal for myself. One I know I can accomplish.

In 2010 -- between January and December -- I wrote five novellas, which ran in the 15 to 30 thousand word range, and a whole bunch of short stories. Let's say that's around 130 thousand words total. What would have happened if I'd spent all my time on one work instead of so many smaller ones? To date, I don't think I've written anything longer than 35 thousand words.

This year, that's going to change, which is why Necessary Roughness will be the last thing you'll see from me for a while, except for a few short stories that I'll try to get out on the side. In the meantime, I'm going to be working on something longer, something more in-depth, something more poignant. Is that a silly …