Monday, January 25, 2010


I know I haven't posted in a bit, but I've been busy busy! First off, Noble Blood is off to the publisher. Cross your fingers and toes (and legs and arms) that my editor likes it and picks it up. Jaden, Duncan and Moira deserve a happy ending, don't you think?

Second, I got artwork for Animal Attraction, the second Halle Puma anthology. (Long story behind why I got that artwork before Mating Games... too long to go into here, but it's all good and had my full approval.) Wanna see?

Is that not pretty? I Snoopy danced when I saw it.

Work has started on Hecate's Own for real now that Noble Blood is out the door. I've readjusted my schedule a bit. I'm planning roughly seven projects this year and I'm already a little behind due to an early head cold and my arthritis acting up more than usual. Still, all in all it's been a productive month.

So my book schedule for the year looks like this so far:

May 4th: Dare to Believe in PRINT! WOOT! I'll be starting a contest in April for an autographed copy.

June 1st: Mating Games in PRINT! DOUBLE-WOOT! That will be the Wallflower, Sweet Dreams and Cat anthology. And yes, I'll be holding an autographed copy contest for this one, too, starting in May.

Late July: Bear Necessities in ebook! I'm leaving off the date because it's changed once and there's a slim possibility it could change again, but so far the month is solid. Expect this in July and a contest to start no later than June 1st.

September 7th: Animal Attraction's pretty cover hits the bookstores IN PRINT! Steel Beauty and Only In My Dreams have been well served with that yummy cover. Belle and Sarah would approve. Expect the autographed copy contest to start in August.

Late October: Eye of the Beholder is finally coming out in ebook. Book 2 of True Destiny, Travis and Jamie have been waiting for a while. Expect the contest in September!

Oh, and since my birthday happens to be in July, expect something a little extra around then.

I'm also considering working something up for the new Liquid Silver Books series Strange Hollow, but I'll have to see if I have the time (and a story). I've been dying to do a vampire story; maybe now's my chance!


Michele said...

Can I tell you that I'm super-duper excited to hear that Noble Blood is on it's way to your editor. I have my fingers crossed that it will pass. I have been dying for Jaden, Duncan and Moira's story. You killed me with the way their story started at the end of DARE TO BELIEVE.

I have all your e-books but can I tell you with the covers I have been seeing for your prints of the Halle Pumas, WHOO HOO!!! I just might have to have print copies too :)

Keep up the great work Dana, huge fan and love all the awesome stories you write!!!!

Dana Marie Bell said...

Thank you! Dare to Believe comes out in print come May and gets to keep its gorgeous ebook cover. I can't wait to see what they come up with for Mating Games!

host said...

Love the cover! Keeping my fingers crossed :)

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