Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Killer Bunnies, Pig Shifters in Space and The Witcher

Whoa. It's been a couple of weeks since I posted. Between the beginning of school and getting ready for RAW, time just got away from me.


So. I bet you're curious about the title of this post. Since The Witcher is a video game, I'll keep that part for the end of the post. The rest, well...

We're talking about dreams and triple dog dares.

Killer Bunnies

I had a dream a couple of nights before I left for RAW. See, I'd been reading Celia Kyle's bunny shifter, and saw a Monty Python reference to a killer rabbit that same day. So guess what I dreamed about that night?

Yup. A four foot eleven female bunny shifter who totally kicks ass and scares the crap out of the rulers of Maggie's Grove. And Dusty, who is a total enabler, loved the idea so much he helped me refine it. 

So I'll be breaking my own rule and writing a bunny shifter after all, only it won't be in the Halle Shifter world. Instead, we get to watch the residents of Maggie's Grove scramble to deal with the threat of the killer bunny.

Don't you love my brain?

Pig Shifters in Space

Did I mention the triple dog dare? I was at RAW, speaking at the Falling Leaves round table, when I someone asked about the sci fi series I've put on hold. I mentioned how it was driving Dusty nuts that I'm doing shifters in space. Someone mentioned the Muppets, Miss Piggy came up, and before you know it I'm being triple dog dared to make pig shifters.

In space.


So now I've got to figure out how to make this work without losing my mind. I have a couple of ideas, but it will be a while before I get to that series. 

P.S.: All I keep thinking is "pigs have thirty minute orgasms".

The Witcher, or Geralt the Man Whore

I finished both Witcher 1 and Witcher 2, and I must say, Geralt of Rivia is a total man whore in Witcher 1.

You see, he seems to have this little problem with his pants. The zipper keeps falling down, and his peen winds up landing in random women.

No. I'm not kidding. I gave a starving elf some food, and the next thing I know Geralt's pants are down around his ankles and they're having angry hunger sex. I didn't even have the opportunity to say no!

I managed to stay loyal to Triss for the first half... of the first act.


It was much easier to avoid random trou dropping in Witcher 2, so I managed to stay loyal to Triss. Hell, I even told her I loved her, and plan on remaining loyal in Witcher 3. Both story lines were really, really good, despite the random peen insertions, so if you like RPG's I do recommend both games. Just be aware that Geralt loves to love you, baby, whether you want to remain loyal to Triss or not.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

News, Updates, and General Stuff

Got a lot of stuff done recently, and a lot of things to prep for Lora Leigh's RAW in two weeks.

Oh, boy. Two weeks! I'm looking forward to going. My eighties outfit is going to rock.

First up: I've got Siren's Song out to my beta readers! I'm really excited about this one. I think you're going to love how Oberon and Cassie resolve their issues. And yes, Rave will be the next book. I'm thinking the title will be Never More, and thanks to a quick reader poll on Facebook, Raven's girl will be Amanda (Ruby's best friend from Dare to Believe).

Second: I'll be starting Of Shadows and Ash next week, the third Maggie's Grove book. To give you a taste as to what's in store for Ash and Selena, I've been researching demonic hauntings. I'm going to have fun with this one.

Third: RAW! The schedule can be found on the website; just click on the link. However, it looks like I may not have any books at the signing. I'm hoping that at least Cynful arrives on time, but it might not. So I'm going to bring postcards with QUERTY codes leading to my website, and if you have a book you want me to sign at the event please pick it up online and bring it with you just in case. You can find me at the con at any time and ask me to autograph it for you; I'm more than willing to do that for you. I'm also hoping to bring posters of all my books this year, and I'll have a gift basket you can buy tickets for with some of my books in it.

Last: I've got good news about The Fire Within, The Nephilim book 2! I'll be updating my website soon. When it's officially official I'll give you a sneak peek at Dante and Beth.

So that's it. It's been a busy, busy two weeks, with the kids going back to school and finishing up Oberon and Cassie and prepping for a con. Fifteen days until I see you in Hagerstown!

P.S.: RAW is my last con of the year. I'll be going to the RT Convention in New Orleans in May 2014.

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