I’m finally able to announce that The Scorpion’s Mate ebook is now available on Amazon! Phew! It feels like it’s been a looooong haul to get this book finished and published, but I’m very pleased with how it turned out. And in addition, I’ve added the bonus of a second full-length alien romance, because I really wanted to share it with my readers. [ 497 more words ]
I’ve finally reached the point where I can devote my full attention to Book 4 of my Shadows in Sanctuary series—Uriale’s Redemption. I have to say, it is the one book I have been both looking forward to, and dreading. Uriale is a complex character that doesn’t fit any of the traditional “romance” molds. He began life in my books as a villain, and a despicable one at that. [ 1,391 more word ]
Anyone who has been following the “Aliens that Look Like Aliens” thread on the romance forums of first Amazon and then Romance Forums, has probably seen my skeptical comments on multiple-partner romances. Sometimes called ménage romances or reverse harems, they usually involve a female heroine with multiple male heroes. When I started out reading romance as a young adult, this wasn’t a thing. [ 1,025 more word ]
Perhaps the most universal advice an indie author will get is that they need to be on social media to build a platform. For me, this is like saying to a person terrified of water that they have to learn to swim before they can be successful. I am, by nature, an introvert. I have a ton of social anxieties that go way back to when I was in elementary school and the target of pretty much all the school bullies. [ 572 more words ]
I'm so excited to share the beautiful cover that will be gracing the front of the second edition of The Princess Dragon! Which should be available on Kindle Unlimited within the next couple of days. I will post an update when it goes live.
I’m very excited to announce that The Princess Dragon, revised edition, should be available as an ebook within 72 hours. I’m still waiting on the final print cover files so that I can publish the print edition, but I’ve never been a patient person, so I had to go ahead and publish the ebook edition as soon as I finalized my cover with the designer. [ 525 more words ]
I honestly can’t believe it’s already January 8, 2018! Where has the time gone? Of course, I haven’t been sitting idle this whole time. ;D Last year was a time of writing. That’s pretty much all I did for most of the year, but as I mentioned in my previous post, I wasn’t bold enough to share my work, deciding it was never “just right.” One manuscript in particular has given me so many problems that I even sought professional help (for it, not me. [ 1,161 more word ]
Final edits on The Princess's Dragon (second edition) are finished! All I'm waiting on now is the cover, which has been somewhat frustrating as the designer isn't getting back to me as fast as I'd like, but I guess not everyone is back from vacation yet. I'll add some additional info in my next blog post, but I just wanted to say, Yay! It always feels good to get something finished. Up next, my alien romance. Hoping to get that published soon too!
It’s a New Year, the first blush of endless possibilities. For creating, for transformation, for improving the lives we already have. Like the first page of a new book, today holds the potential to lead to an amazing story, or a disappointing one. The only difference is that we have some control over how our story goes. I’ve made resolutions every New Year’s Eve since I could write, and last night was no different. [ 1,059 more word ]
I’m tired. The End. But seriously, the bill has come due on all this holiday stress, leaving me exhausted and in the lowest possible mood for holiday cheer. I’m not gonna lie. I have a tendency to overdo things. Which I very much regret later. (Usually around January 😉 ) I’ve been running around a lot lately, trying to get everything done before school’s out for the winter. [ 388 more words ]
When I was going the route of trying to have my first book traditionally published, there was a great deal of advice out there on what not to do, and one of the recommendations surprised me. It said, do not include a prologue because agents and editors didn’t like them. I can’t remember where I saw this advice as this was over a decade ago, and I’m not certain if the same advice applies now, since I no longer bother myself with what agents and editors want to see (otherwise, all the niche aspects of my books would have to be cut out! [ 2,091 more words ]
One of the biggest frustrations in my life is the fact that I simply lack the language skills to accurately describe my dreams so I can relive them instead of having them fade so rapidly from my memory.
I may have been a bit too optimistic about getting two books out before the end of the year. Final edits for The Princess’s Dragon are going okay, but I still have yet to complete all of the necessary steps for pre-launch, and I have no cover to speak of. I really don’t want to reuse the old cover, as awesome as it is, since this is a new edition, with new content, I wanted a fresh, updated cover. [ 368 more words ]
When I started out writing Lilith’s Fall, it looked a great deal different than it does now. One of the biggest changes I made was in switching from first-person Point of View (POV) to third-person POV. There is a distinct reason that I chose to make this change. I should mention one of the big advantages to first-person POV is that the reader spends most, if not all, of the book in the head of the main protagonist. [ 1,080 more word ]