Thursday, March 17, 2011

New Book Trailer: Blood of the Maple!

I got the Dusty Seal of Approval on the first try, so I'm feeling pretty good about this one:



I think I found a good match for how I envision both Parker and Amara.

P.S.: You can scroll down to the bottom of my blog for a larger version of this video or visit my YouTube Channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/danamariebell!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Contest Time!



It's that time again! Who wants to win a download of Blood of the Maple? Hmm?

All you have to do to enter is go to my Contact Me page and enter your email address, your "handle" (or whatever name you'd like me to post if you're the winner) and the electronic format of your choice. I'll post the winner on my website and my blog on April 10!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Shane and Akane

Several people have written to me recently to ask if I have news on the third Gray Court book.

Well. I have news.


Artistic Visions
The Gray Court Book 3

Akane Russo, part dragon, part Seer and one of Robin’s top Blades, has been given a job to do, and damn it she’s going to do it. The Malmaynes are up to their old tricks, and the Dunne family still has no plans to accommodate them. She’s been tasked with keeping Shane Dunne safe from the Malmaynes and their kidnapping ways. But can anyone keep her safe from the heat in Shane’s gaze?

Shane knows the woman meant for him will never come to him willingly. Luckily for him she’s been ordered by none other than the Hob to guard him, and he’s going to use that to his advantage every chance he gets. He knows it’s only a matter of time before the dragoness succumbs and lets Shane Claim her like they both want. When they come together he knows the results will be beyond his wildest imaginings.


When Akane winds up poisoned by gold and forced into temporary heat, marking Shane suddenly takes top priority.
Keeping her new mate safe, and sane, will be a brand new puzzle, one the Blade isn’t sure she can solve in time.


The contract came this weekend; Shane and Akane will be out this year!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Suckage

It seems like Mr. Barometer has it in for me. He's been bobbing his head like a ten-dollar whore on a busy night, and my body is friggin' killing me. It's gotten to the point where Dusty is starting to leave chocolate sacrifices to the growly bear I've become. Luckily he knows my preferences, so he's survived... so far. Although he says I should try to tone it down, because when my happy-go-lucky six year old backs sloooowly from the room, perhaps I've growled a bit too loudly.

The good news is I've hit the quarter mark on Cynful, and (when I can work on it) having a grand old time with Julian and Cyn. Glory is still giving Ryan fits, but Tabby and Alex have settled in with each other nicely. And there is mischief afoot in Halle, PA that might surprise you. Cyn is about to receive a bite Julian's been dying to give her, but it's not going to turn out quite like either of them expected.

The bad news is, until Mr. Barometer stops taking customers work will be slow. I plan on taking my pain meds and heating pad and try not to growl too much. And hugs. Maybe I can talk the six year old into hugs.

Think I could bribe him with chocolate? I have some lying around here somewhere...

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