Thursday, April 30, 2009
Yeah...that's May, for me.
Writing-wise, May is going to be brutal. I have revisions due on two books. Two proposals due. A short story due. All of these things are due either by the 15th or June 1st. The good news is that half of the writing is Croft stuff, which means Stephanie (Tyler) is responsible for half. So really, that's a big load off. Not that I'm complaining, mind you -- I just wish there were more days in the month! *g*
Really, the worst part of May is going to be getting ready for the move to Wisconsin. Moving can be hell. Looking for a place to live, getting everything set up or turned off, arranging for the actual packing and loading, cleaning the house you're leaving, saying goodbye to friends. As much as I'm looking forward to living in Wisconsin, I'm also dreading the actual move. And really, there are many things about Virginia that I'll miss. (The heat, however, will not be one of them!)
So anyway, I'll be a little scarce for the next few weeks until the deadlines have settled down and we've gotten settled in Wisconsin by about mid-June. Hope you all enjoy the rest of spring!!!!
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Now that I am back and settled from the RT Convention, i'm busy getting back into the groove of writing and working along with the unpacking and downloading of a gazillion pics. (although so many are blurry)
It was great to connect with some of the Authors After Dark authors and many readers and booksellers as well. I'm feeling really geared up for the Authors After Dark Convention this fall and can't wait to attend. It's going to be a lot of fun. If you haven't already I hope you will check out the website and consider this fun event. Authors After Dark Weekend.
Now that the convention dust has settled here are a few pics to enjoy.
Jacki being interviewed for the What's Hot In Romance radio show with host Cat Johnson.
The lovely Larissa Ione at the Vampire Ball on friday night.
Stella looking fantabulous in her gorgeous sari!
Me and author Cat Johnson waiting in line to get inside the Fairy Ball on Thursday night.
Somehow the super talented Bianca managed to evade my camera but she was in attendance as well. Maybe next time we can get a group photo.
I'm off to write lots and prepare for the Book Expo of America in New York City on May 28th and The Lori Foster Readers and Authors get together beginning June 5th.
Enjoy and see you next month!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
As far as news goes, I can't emember if I announced here that I've sold four books in the Guardian series...so that's a big yeah :) And in the meantime I'm busy working on Salvatore's story. I'm hoping any day that I'll be getting the cover art for Darkness Unleashed (Jagr's story). As soon as I do I'll be sure and post it.
Oh yeah, I just celebrated my birthday...and when you reach my age, it really is a celebration!
Hope you all are having a fabulous spring!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
For those of you who aren't going to RT, you can be part of the event in a way... I plan to collect some goodies at the conference and make up little prize packages that I'll give away on my blog after I get home. So remember to take a look the last week in April for your chance to win.
Other than convention plans, I've have a few news items to report. First, FireDrake is now in pint! Here's a taste:
Drake faces his estranged family and the dragon he left behind. He finds more than even he bargains for when a young prince is kidnapped and it's up to Drake, his childhood friend and rival, Mace, a warrior woman named Krysta, and two young dragons to track him down. Saving the prince will restore Drake's family honor, but it could also bond him with the dragoness, her mate, and the lovely Jinn warrior woman who loves them all. Dare he take the chance?
Second, Phantom Desires was just released in ebook formats. It's the third in my vampire novella series and all three of the stories, One & Only, Rare Vintage and Phantom Desires, will go into a single print volume sometime early next year. Here's the tagline for Phantom Desires:
This time, the creature under the basement is real. And dead sexy.
Cool, huh? ;-) Yet, it sums up the book really, really well! LOL!
Now for new sales - I just signed the contract for Grady's Awakening, book 4 in my Resonance Mates series. It'll be out in ebook later this summer and in print next year. I also got a verbal okay on a new series of military/psychic/menage (m/f/m) stories I'm calling the Gemini Project. More news on that as it becomes available.
A forbidden union forged in love-and tempered in hellfire.
One last task and Megan will be free of the debt of honor owed by her family. Spying on Dante, a powerful vampire with questionable friends, sounds simple enough. But her mission is complicated by the fact she's got something every vampire wants-tangy, powerful, werewolf blood.
It's easy to capture his attention. The hard part will be getting out with her heart -- and soul -- intact. Not to mention her life, thanks to a crazed bomber.
Dante isn't the kind to forgive or forget easily, especially the grudge he holds against werewolves. Still, he is instantly drawn to the injured lone wolf in his care. When he and his friend Duncan treat her wounds, they discover something that marks her as much more than she seems.
The mark is a neon sign warning to be careful, but Dante can't help himself. He wants her and nothing will stand in his way. Not her species. Not his. Not the strange woman who keeps trying to kill him.
Not even the magical poison in Megan's blood...
Until next time,
Come over to The D'Arc Side... http://www.biancadarc.com/
Friday, April 10, 2009
WOO! RT is not even 2 weeks away, and I'm up to my eyeballs in preparations! This year I literally have a schedule I have to keep of things I have to do for my publishers, my workshops and appearances, and fan meet ups with some I have never met. Its going to be awesome, I didnt know we had people waiting to meet us (though if you wanna meet audra as well, you will have to come to AAD!)
So what am I doing at RT this year? I'll be giving away TONS of books and goodies at the Tease Publishing table at the Wed. Expo, Thursday I'll be participating in the Demons Unleashed workshop with Jacki, Larissa and Jenna Black, then pitching our new book to an agent and an editor, then rocking an hour long meet and greet at club RT with Jacki, Larissa, Jenna, Cat Johnson, Kayleigh Jamison, Robin Slick, Eliza Gayle and more. Friday I have some time at both the Phaze table in Club RT and the TEB table, and a cool dinner date. and the Saturday, the book signing! Woo. Excited. And of course I'll be at the parties at night. What you guys dont know is that at all my little appearances (especially the Expo, Workshop and club RT meet and Greet) We will be giving away LOADS of goodies you are sure to want.
OOh and trading cards! Thats right! at the Demons Unplugged workshop you will be able to start collecting the 4 trading cards of the authors that write demon romance that are doing the panel. they are limited edition, and are only available at RT from the workshop. If you want them, be sure to come, its Thursday 1015-1115 in Tangerine B.
So. On to other exciting things. Monday, April 13th, that's three days from now, the first in our Knossos West weresnakes series comes out with Total-e-Bound! I'm soooo excited about this! A lot of readers have been asking for this book again, and I'm happy to finally have it out to you guys again! Its the first of three novellas, and the next one, Surrender in Moonlight, will be out in June. I will probably post the cover in May, as I have it now, but its not approved yet. So you will have to wait. Sorry.
But. Beyond the Vision of Dreams is available HERE and we cant wait to see what you think of it. And how would you like to win a Knossos West prize pack? I knew you would. Here is three chances to win for each person:
1. On April 13th email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with BEYOND THE VISION OF DREAMS in the subject line. Thats it. You have been entered.
2. BUY the book on the 13th and read it and leave a review on the TEB page for the book. That review will get your another entry. Good or bad, a review is the opinion of the readers, and we wanna know what you think.
3. joining our NEWSLETTER group from april 13th to april 27th will also get you one entry.
Now, you have from April 13th to April 27th to enter. I will be announcing the winners on the 28th here, on my personal blog and on my TEB forum. Now, what it is you will win? OOh this is a good one:
One book cover keychain (plastic)
One bookcover magnet
One signed bookcard
Other Promo goodies I dig up
Cool right? I thought so. So be sure to enter.
OOH and we have a signing this weekend at Unique Books in Bayonne NY on Saturday from 1-4pm. Pop by. I'll be there with Cat Johnson, Tilly Greene and Ciar Cullen, and we will have lots of snacks, goodies and freebies. Stop by.
OOh and who wants a RT prize pack? Well Ill be giving one away here On may 10th. This pack will be ONE BOX of goodies from RT and will include free books, gimmicky goodies and promo galore. Wanna win? Just post here in the comments. I will be picking ONE winner to win the Box of goodies. Good Luck!*
*winners have to be in the Continental US only. Sorry guys but posting out of country is a bitch!
Monday, April 6, 2009
But enough about that. I have a winner from last month's comment contest. The winner gets an ARC of my new book RAPTURE. This one may be my all time favorite written book and I really hope you guys like it to. Remember it hits shelves June 30th. Okay the lucky winner needs to email me at email@example.com with their full name and address.
And the winner on the AAD blog is: Kim S. Congrats Kim!
And the winner on my home blog is: Whitney
Now, the Romantic Times Convention is just around the corner! Yay! Anyone who is going has to remember to come to my Sunrise and Shadowdwellers Morning Mixer! You wouldn't think those two things would go together, but I assure you they do. We're going to have lots of fun and I spent a fortune on my goody bags! I want you all to leave very happy :) Also, me and my gf's are all going to be wearing saris in honor of the Shadowdweller women's favored mode of dress. I hear Stella Price's is gorgeous and I know mine is stunning. I only hope I do it justice.
Now I'm feeling generous, so I'm going to give away two more ARCs. Same rules as last time. All you have to do is comment either here or on my home blog site. Or heck, do both if you like! Good luck! And don;t forget to check out the Authors After Dark Event. I know I must have some tri-state area fans out there somewhere!
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