Friday, November 30, 2012

Contest: All For You

Want to win an early eBook copy of All For You?

The Nephilim Book 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN: 978-14268-9484-8
Release Date: December 24, 2012

Someone—or something—is stalking Abby Marcheson. Luckily, she has her brother’s hunky friend Seth to keep her safe. Abby falls easily into her protected life, with Seth constantly by her side, and when he asks her out on a date, she’s eager to accept.

But Seth is much more than he seems. A Nephilim, a son of Angels with wings of his own, Seth is bound to spend his life hunting the Shemyaza, evil descendants of Angels. He’s kept his wings hidden from Abby in order not to frighten her, but as her stalker becomes bolder, Seth begins to suspect that a Shem has Abby in its sights…

As their flirtation escalates into full-blown passion, Seth is torn. Should he reveal his true nature to the beautiful, trusting Abby? Will she accept him, wings and all, or will Abby flee her guardian angel and fall prey to the sinister force that wishes her harm?

Warning: This book contains explicit sex and graphic language.

To enter, simply click on the Write to Dana button on my website and send me your name (or handle if you don't want your real name on the web), your email address, and your preferred eBook format (either EPUB or PDF, as the book is from Carina Press).

The contest winner will be announced on December 23. Good luck, and Happy Holidays!

P.S.: Anyone entering to win a "Kindle Edition" or "Kindle" will be entered to win a .pdf.

Monday, November 26, 2012

And The Free Read Is...

You have spoken. It looks like this year's free read will be...

It's going to be the story of how Bunny's parents got together. I plan on starting this before the end of the week!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Looooong Week...

And this next one is going to be longer.

Hello, holidays! Good-bye, word count!

I saw him in the mall parking lot. He took my spot. 
It looks like, barring a turkey induced coma, I should have the rough draft of Mr. Red Riding Hoode done and to my betas by next Monday at the latest. And tomorrow I plan on sending Morgan's Fate to my editor.

Speaking of tomorrow, I have a follow-up with my rheumatologist where I find out if I get to go on Enbrel (or a similar drug like Humera) to slow my AS down.

I hate needles... but I hate pain more.
 So. Yeah. Busy week coming up, busier month in December as I do some re-writes on a story I wrote a long time ago that I decided would make the perfect second installment of The Nephilim. Right now it's called The Fire Within, but consider that the working title. It may change over time.

And for everyone who wants to know, I'll be starting the next Halle Shifters novel, Stripped Bear, probably mid-January.

P.S. It's looking like the Shifters will be making a holiday appearance, as that's the series you've voted the most for a free holiday read. You have a few more days if you want to add a vote for a different series or if you want to shout out, HAYL YES HALLE! I'll have whichever story you choose up by mid-December.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tweaking and Writing

I've been fiddling with my website again.

I know, I know, but they don't have any kind of program for people addicted to fiddling with things that are perfectly fine to begin with.


They do?

Oh. Well, I told you I wasn't done fiddling with it when I decided to change the whole look of my site.

Like this, only less tasty.

Anyway, I decided to fix up the eBooks page, the Print Book page and the Works in Progress page so they'd be a little easier to follow. I think they flow a lot better now.

On the writing front, I've sent Morgan's Fate off to my beta readers, and I've started work on Mr. Red Riding Hoode. The cackling has begun. I actually had to take my fingers off the keyboard so I could laugh.

Yeah. It's gonna be one of those books.

PLEASE NOTE: Mr. Red Riding Hoode is a novella. That means it's gonna be short. Like around 70 - 90 pages short. It's the second of three Poconos Pack novellas that may or may not lead into the New York Coyotes. I haven't decided yet.

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