Do they give out cigars for that?
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
So, I just got back from a trip to the doc's. Without going into detail, it looks like I'll probably have to go in for surgery to correct a problem, and that means I'll be off and on the internet until the situation is resolved.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
This is one of the few craft-related blogs I've ever written, the first being for the RWA's Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter. Actually, this might be only the second craft related blog I've ever written. This one talks about hitting the dreaded SEND button after you've completed a story:
And yes, I STILL panic every time I do it. I'd rather write with a synopsis. Hell, I'd rather write someone else's synopsis.
(FYI, that wasn't an invitation to bribery. I have enough to do sweating and panicking all on my own.)
And if you want to check out the first one I did you can click here.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Wow. Last week was busy-busy-busy! Three guest blog spots written, a story finished and a query letter sent to an agent (gulp!), two contests done, the website updated, a birthday party planned and executed, bills taken care of... and somewhere in there, my WoW warlock ding'd seventy-eight (if you're not a gamer, don't ask. It will take too long to explain the awesome.) And I did it in four days, after ten days in Disney World.
No wonder I hurt today.
So. Things on my t0-do list today: figure out a way to rework a book and enter it in a contest; start Worth Fighting For, because Ben and Dave are my next project; take pain meds so my hands stop screaming at me and my back goes off strike; and... ding seventy-nine. I have some interview questions to answer for another author, but I'm putting that off for today. I'm not sure how much work I'll be able to get done until the pain meds kick in.
Gotta love arthritis. One week you're kicking ass and taking names, the next your ass is the one getting kicked.
At least Norwegian Wood is done at 79k. How about that? The vegetarian vampire is out of my head!
Friday, June 11, 2010
The winner of the autographed copy of Mating Games is...
Congrats to the winner, and thank you to everyone who participated. Keep your eyes open around July 1: I'll be starting a new contest for a digital copy of Bear Necessities around then!
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Take a look: I was asked to do a blog by Romantic Times Book Reviews about how I came up with the Sidhe in Dare to Believe. I wasn't sure when it would go live, but it did on June 4th! And the answer I came up with?
I Didn't Exactly Shop at Elfmart
Caution: You're about to take a trip into my brain. I've heard it can be a dangerous place, full of dangling participles and killer plot bunnies. You have been warned...
To read the whole article (and ignore my warning), click here!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Okay. I'm not really here. Considering the time and the day I'm betting I'm... at Chef Mickeys having waffles and telling the kids to stop bouncing at least until the caffeine kicks in.
Anyway. Mating Games is available today, and I wanted to make sure that a post went live about it while I was gone (and I figured out how to do a scheduled post with Blogger while I was playing around... sweet!)
Length: 272 Pages
Publication Date: June 1, 2010
Cover art by Anne Cain
Claiming your mate? Best. Game. Ever.
Emma’s loved Max for years, but to him she was invisible. Now she’s in business—and out of her shell. Max returns home to become the Halle Pride’s Alpha, and he finds Emma has blossomed into—his mate! Taking her out for a bite ensures she’ll be his. But first she must convince the Pride she has what it takes…
Getting attacked by some she-devil wasn’t part of Becky’s plans when she agreed to attend a masquerade. In a few slashing moments, she learns things about the man she loves that she never suspected. When Simon rescues Becky from one of his Pride, he finally confirms that she’s his mate. Carrying her off gives him the chance to mark her as his. But a strange illness threatens to turn their sweet dreams into a nightmare.
Cat of a Different Color
Adrian has friends, a thriving business, and the occasional Saturday night date. Life is good. Until Sheri hits town. Sheri knows Adrian is her mate, but she’s running from an ex who’s got the teeth to take whatever he wants. With Adrian by her side, though, she might just survive—if he doesn’t become lunch…
Warning: This title contains a hot blond Alpha, his tall, dark and handsome Beta, and a Puma willing to do whatever it takes to protect his mate.
You can find out more and purchase the book at my website, www.danamariebell.com! The buy links say pre-order, but they'll take you to the book. I'll update those links when I get back from MickeyWorld.