So far the beginning of this year has been pretty cool. I've had several books nominated for awards, and one even won!
Dare to Believe and Steel Beauty were in the Preditors and Editors poll. I didn't place, but I did a lot better than I did last year! Dare to Believe came in 11th for artwork, and Steel Beauty came in at 13th for short story: romance. So I got some stuff above twenty! WOOT!
Very Much Alive and Dare to Believe are up for Best Book 0f 2009 at Whipped Cream Reviews. I'm losing out to Lorelei James (way to go, Lorelei! Hot cowboy lurve!), but I was thrilled just to be nominated. Voting is open until the fourteenth if you'd like to vote for a good book.
Shadow of the Wolf was up for Book of the Month at Dark Diva Reviews , and won Best Cover at Paranormal Monday.
And finally, guess what else is up? Love Romances Cafe's nominated Shadow of the Wolf for Best Shifter Book of 2009! Voting doesn't begin until the fifteenth, and then it's by email. No early votes counted, LRC is pretty strict about that sort of thing. For full voting instructions Liquid Silver Books has a thread: http://liquidsilverbooks.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11048
My poor back. It's having a hard time handling all the Snoopy dancing. And if Dusty puffs out his chest any further with his "My wife, the writer" attitude he'll literally be bent over backwards. Heh.
"I had the right to remain silent, but I didn't have the ability." Ron White
"So let me get this straight. You want me to kill the little guys, kill the big guys, crowd control those I can't, buff the team, debuff the boss, keep myself alive, AND keep you alive, all while waving a stick and dressed in a towel?" - Anonymous Role Playing Gamer
"I think that statue over there is a statement on modern life. The statement is, "Well, shit." - Varric, Dragon Age II
"Why is it all claws and guns? Can't we piss off a fuzzy planet? Still dangerous, but hey. Bunnies." - Joker, Mass Effect
"Last night, I lay in bed looking up at the stars in the sky and thought to myself, "Where the heck is the ceiling?" - Dilbert
"Aim at the high mark and you will hit it. No, not the first time, not the second time and maybe not the third. But keep on aiming and keep on shooting for only practice will make you perfect. Finally you'll hit the bull's-eye of success." - Annie Oakley
"It is only when you fall that you learn whether you can fly." - Flemeth, aka The Witch of the Wilds, Dragon Age 2
"The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, 'You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.'” - George Carlin
"I hear there's a wild bridge tournament down the street. And you know Bridge. It's a lot like sex. If you don't have a great partner, you'd better have a good hand." Barry Weiss, Storage Wars
"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought, wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." - Marcus Cole, Babylon 5, "A Late Delivery From Avalon"
"I aim to misbehave." - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds
"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid." - Albert Einstein
“If you think you can or think you cannot, you are correct.” - Henry Ford