September 25, 2011

Yep, we finally have a cover for DUNCAN! And If you click on the image, you can see the entire cover flat. So pretty!

And that’s not all! I’ve added the back cover blurb, too! Check it out!

I figure that’s enough for this week, but WAIT, there’s more! Once you’ve finished drooling over Duncan, you can check out the Banned Books Blog Hop at Bea’s Book Nook. The blog hop is all over the blog-o-sphere and on Facebook and Twitter, too. But I’ll be posting next week over at Bea’s, encouraging everyone to read a banned book!

See you later this week at the Banned Books event (I’ll post a reminder on Facebook and Twitter) and right back here next week … although it’s gonna be tough topping Duncan! 😀



September 19, 2011

I looked up to see what that phrase means. I mean, I know what the “dog days” are, but where did it come from? Turns out the name comes from the ancient belief that Sirius, also called the Dog Star, was in closest proximity to the sun at that time of year and thus responsible for the hot weather. So, strictly speaking, the dog days of summer are supposed to be the hottest days of summer. I sometimes think of it differently—not the hottest days of summer, but the slowest days, the days when nothing happens. That fits, though, because when it’s really hot, one doesn’t feel like doing much.

Hmm, well, that was a long way of saying nothing much happened this week. The Twitterverse and Facebook are quieter, my writing boards are quieter. True Blood has finished its season, none of my favorite shows, like Supernatural (my sexy Winchester boys!) have started yet. Although, there is Strike Back, which is some consolation. But basically, the days are pretty slow.

Add to it that I still don’t have my DUNCAN cover and these are definitely the dog days of summer. 😦

I am busy writing, though, which is all to the good. Lots of projects, vampires and not. And NaNo’s just a few short weeks away, so I’m already planning for that, figuring out which of my many projects will make up my 50K this year.

And when I’m not writing, I’m continuing my Buffy obsession. I’m on Season 5 — The Initiative is history; Spike is chipped, so he can only hit bad guys; Buffy and Willow have stopped wearing those awful, ugly skirts; Buffy has acquired her mysterious sister, Dawn; I think Joyce is about to be diagnosed with a brain tumor; and Riley’s suffering the pangs of insecurity. btw, NO ONE can do smug, like Angel does to Riley! 😀 So far, there haven’t been any episodes I haven’t seen, although there must be some coming up soon. Maybe not until Season 6, though.

Okay, I’m rambling. Just one final note … I went to a birthday party yesterday with a bunch of five-year-olds, aka plague carriers. I usually end up sick after these things. While I was there, my niece (who’s a tad older than 5) coughed on me, then assured me it was just bronchitis, that she wasn’t contagious. And then she said, “You’re probably going to blog about me, aren’t you?” 😀 So, there you go, Heath! If I get sick, it’s all your fault! LOL

All right, have a great week and I really do hope I’ll have a cover to show you soon!



September 11, 2011

Kind of a weird, sad weekend. Lots of TV and Internet coverage of 9/11, which made me very sad. Add to that the fires in Texas with all those homes destroyed — something I can relate to, living where I do in one of L.A.’s coastal canyons. We’ve been evacuated twice for fires in the many years we’ve lived here, and waited through a lot more fires than that. It’s a terrible thing. But then you think about 9/11, and all those lives lost, both on the day and in the wars that followed, and you realize the only thing that really matters is that everyone gets out safely. Most things can always be replaced, people can’t.

Okay, enough sad talk. Let’s talk about DUNCAN. I’ve been working with the artist this week and we’re very close to a cover. I’m excited to see the final product. I’m also working on the back cover blurb! Once my publisher okays it, I can put that up, too. None of it’s quite ready yet, but soon!

In the meantime, my vampires have received some very nice reviews this week! Joyfully Reviewed posted a review of JABRIL and then I discovered they’ve actually posted reviews of all my books, which was nice!

Soulswallo at Reading the Paranormal reviewed JABRIL, too. Another good review!

Overall, these reviews make for a very happy author. And that’s good, because I’m getting ready to start some serious writing! Although, I’m still obsessed with Buffy reruns! I’m up to Season 4 – Angel has gone off to L.A. (and his own show – LOL), Buffy’s in college (filmed at my alma mater UCLA – go Bruins!) and Wesley and Cordelia have exchanged the most awkward kiss in history! Cool. Riley (cute enough, but no Angel) has made his appearance and Faith’s in a coma. The good thing is that at about this point in the original airing of the series, I missed many of the episodes, so I’m hoping for a few I’ve never seen before!

I’ve updated my What I’m Reading Now with a couple of books, including the latest by Nalini Singh, Archangel’s Blade. Great book – the best in the series, so far, IMO. Dmitri is far sexier than Raphael (the archangel, not MY Raphael!)

Hmm, okay, they’re advertising the perfect meatloaf pan on TV – some pretty gross looking meatloaf. 😀

Speaking of ads, there’s a button down and on the right for Night Owl Reviews’ Halloween Hunt. It’s a bit of a scavenger hunt (remember those?) with lots of cool prizes. You can get all the details HERE.

All right, that’s it for me this week. Hopefully by next week I’ll have something more definitive on DUNCAN’s cover and blurb. Sweet!

Have a great week and see you all then!


I’ll keep this short, because I know you all want to move on to the new Vignette!

No cover for DUNCAN yet, though I’m hopeful it will be soon. A new review of RAJMUND at
The Romance Reviews. A good one, so I”m happy.

I’ve been reading lots of books, but couldn’t recommend any until this week when I finally read a couple I enjoyed enough to post. I’ll be updating my What I’m Reading Now later tonight, if you’re interested.

My Buffy rerun fixation continues. Angel has come back from a few centuries of torment in Hell, and may I say that a half-naked Angel straining at his chains is a sight to see. ::sigh::

Okay, that’s it for this week. Happy Labor Day to my readers in the U.S. and Happy Vignette to you all.

See you next week!