Friday, December 31, 2010

Guess Who's Got A Book?

Poconos Pack Book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
, M/M
Length: Novella
Samhain Publishing

Ben Malone knows who his mate is, but he’ll never be able to claim him. An abusive, alcoholic father has turned him off anyone who lives in a bottle. Being Marshall allows him to feel the physical well-being of his entire Pack, and Ben has been forced to live with feeling his mate’s hangovers over and over again. He’d rather be alone than be with someone who doesn’t want to get better.

Dave Maldonado is Beta of the Poconos Pack and Ben’s mate. He’s suffered from migraines for nine agonizing years. The first one hit him when he was just fifteen and saw his mate holding hands with another boy. He winds up hospitalized from a debilitating attack, forcing the truth to finally come out. He’s devastated to find Ben has rejected him all these years for a misunderstanding. Determined to find out if he could possibly be one of those rare Wolves with two mates, he heads to Disney World during Gay Pride Week with his good friend Charlie. He has only one thing on his mind: forget Ben Malone.

There’s just one problem with that as far as Ben is concerned. Only one man will ever get to hold his David. Ben is determined to follow his mate and claim him. In his arms he hopes to find forgiveness.


Yup! You asked for it, so I did it: the Poconos Pack is getting their own set of stories. Heck, I already know who Chela's mate is. I can't wait until you hear the title.  Heheheheheh....

P.S.: Yes, I am evil. You doubted?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Noble Blood Book Trailer

Twas A Coyote Christmas and a Contest!

Okay, a LOT going on this week for me. My MIL is heading home a day late thanks to the storm that hammered the east coast; 'Twas A Coyote Christmas is up on my website as a free read; and I'm running the contest for Noble Blood, which comes out January 18! I'll also have an announcement soon, some really good news I hope you guys have been waiting for.

Christmas here was the usual "AAAAGHHHHHH! OMG! OMG! I FORGOT THE SUSHI! WHERE"S J'S PRESENT! WHY CAN"T I WRAP THIS! AAAAAAHHHH!" type holiday that we usually experience here in the insane asylum I call home. Wrapping paper flew, fish was consumed and the kids screamed themselves... okay, they weren't the ones who went hoarse, but you know what I mean. I think my MIL might be in culture shock, but that's okay. We introduced her to the Rifftrax of Plan Nine From Outer Space and finished the job but good.

So I'm over halfway done with Howl For Me and I've done a general plot for Cynful. I'm going to fully outline that soon, and scenes are already running through my head for it. I can't wait to revisit Tabby, Bunny, Julian, Cyn, Ryan and Glory again. And there's going to be an extra-special scene where Julian puts the smack-down on Jim for Chloe's sake.

P.S.: Oh! To top off my Christmas, I found out I've been nominated for the CAPA's at The Romance Studio! Look for Eye of the Beholder, Bear Necessities and Shadow of the Wolf! WOOT! That was one of the best presents I got this year.

P.P.S.: Dusty has a very dirty mind. He took one look at the cover I'd worked so hard on for Coyote Christmas and asked if the ornament arrangement was, um, deliberate.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Did You Say Five DAYS?

Please tell me I'm not the only one sitting here thinking, "OMG! Five days till Christmas!" (Yes, ever since that Allstate commercial where the guy declares "OMG! Becky's not even HOT!" I think OMG.)

Does everyone have their shopping done? They're turkey (or vegetarian/vegan equivalent) bought? Or maybe you don't do turkey, you save that one for Thanksgiving? Tree up, watered, and hair-sprayed (thank you, Mythbusters). Kids home for the break, declaring they'll never go to school again? And are you rambling on a blog, because deep inside you're panicking because there's ONLY FIVE DAYS LEFT!

Deep breaths. Deeeep breaths...

Okay. Have I mentioned we LOVE Mythbusters (caution: auto-play video alert) in the Bell household? M wants to be one when he grows up. He even made his own Buster out of cardboard boxes with paper arms, feet and head. So to distract ourselves from the OMG! FIVE DAYS! we watched  the holiday special they did where they made a Rube Goldberg device:

Now M keeps sneaking down the basement, cackling like Adam. I'm afraid to go down there. But hey, it might make me forget... you know.


Friday, December 3, 2010

NaNo NoNo

For me, National Novel Writing Month... wasn't. November became the month of Oh No rather than NaNo thanks to a head cold (mine), a migraine (mine), a bad asthma attack (M's), a head cold (M's), renovations to my family room (new carpet, new furniture, new paint) and the kids' bathroom (new flooring, new tub, new shower, new everything) still ongoing, Thanksgiving, a head cold (R's)...

Yeah. Everything BUT writing happened last month. Eh. It happens, but when it does it's frustrating from a writing perspective. I'm used to seeing between 20 and 30k done in a month, and I didn't even break my  low end number. I have two more weeks before my mother in law comes to visit for the holidays; I'm hoping to bang out around 15k before that happens. Jeff and Fenris WILL get done. Oh yes. They will.

On the flip side, I did manage to get stuff back from my beta readers on Artistic Visions. I've changed its status to Submitted, but the truth is I'm turning it in this morning. Finished the synopsis last night, but couldn't hit the send button due to... you guessed it.

A head cold. Poor R is vomiting and sickly and blech. He's been out of school three days now, but at least today he sounds a little better even if he did hurl again this morning.

Favorite Quotes

"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