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Archive for August, 2008

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Happy Holiday! (…and a contest)
Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Texas Men is complete!

All day today, I’ll be hosting the Ellora’s Cave chat loop. And I’m not too proud to resort to bribes to make sure I’m not there alone! The day promises to be a lot of fun, so it’s a win/win-even-bigger situation! There will be scavenger hunts, sexy excerpts, and of course the scintillating company of Myla Jackson, Shayla Kersten and myself!

And if you just can’t make it—family’s coming for a barbeque, dog’s in the hospital, my husband left me and I’m huntin’ him down—well, there’s always this little scavenger hunt to tide you over! Be sure to send the answers directly to me. Email Me!

1) What book of mine is coming out October 28?
2) From that October release, what’s the hero’s horse’s name?
3) What’s the name of my short story in THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF VAMPIRE ROMANCE?
4) From my blog, which book sold to the Doubleday, Rhapsody and Book of the Month clubs?

5 Clovers and Recommended Read!!
Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Progress on Texas Men

Thought I’d share this review that arrived in my email a couple of days ago! CK2S Kwips and Kritiques reviewer, Anne had this to say:

“…Delilah Devlin does a marvelous job at creating a unique and very sensuous world…SEDUCED BY DARKNESS is heavy on the erotica side but every single moment has a meaning…Delilah Devlin writes one heck of a sexy story as the flames between Nicholas and Chessa are blazing hot. SEDUCED BY DARKNESS is not for everyone, as it is a bit daring at times, but those who like their stories on the wild side will love this one!”

Thanks…a winner…more DIT news
Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

First, thanks to everyone who kept me plugging away yesterday. I finished 16 pages, and today I can take it a little easier (I’m aiming for 10).

I announced the winner of the drawing at Romance Junkies yesterday, but thought I’d better repeat it in case the reader didn’t see the posting. Valerie, send me an email so I can mail you a copy of your prize!!

After hearing the news about Down in Texas selling to the bookclubs, my publicist and I decided to pour some more money into promotion to make sure word gets out. She’s having bookmarks and postcards made up. The design work is done, and as soon as my wonderful webmistress puts the pictures up on the website, I’ll tell you where to go look. If you’d like a few to have for your own, I’d be happy to mail them!

Lastly, I posted the whole first chapter of Down in Texas on the website. Hope it whets your appetite for more!

Coasting toward "The End"
Friday, August 22nd, 2008

Progress on Texas Men

Well, not quite coasting, but I have 94 pages to go, have the first three chapters firmly in my head, and I can commit to writing 9 pages a day minumum for the next 10 with a day for revision at the end—so easy, right?

I just have to keep organized. I finished up the second novella and took a look around my place and got a little creeped out. Dishes stacked on coffee tables, unopened mail, stacks of books that need to be put back in their proper place. So today, I’m committing to the following:

1) TM-3: Add 15 pages (hit 16 pages with the help of friends and a couple of sessions of timed writing!)
2) TM-3: Complete ch 1

3) Wash rugs
4) Strip bed and wash sheets
5) Complete 1 DSRA crit
6) Clean office
7) Clean bedroom
8) Clean bathroom

9) Complete 1 DSRA crit
10) Dust rooms
11) Sweep/vacuum downstairs
12) Mop floors

13) Complete 1 DSRA crit
14) Reorganize To Do stack
15) Clean pool

The last time I posted my To Do list here, I kept to task, so maybe I need to do this for the next 10 days, huh? Maybe not. But at least you can keep me accountable throughout the day if you don’t see everything getting crossed off the list!

I did have some very good news day before yesterday I’d love to share. DOWN IN TEXAS has sold to the bookclubs (Doubleday, Rhapsody, and Book of the Month Club)!!!

Sweet Hot Release!
Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Three erotic stories about women who discover that time might not heal all wounds, but mind-blowing sex can help….

Includes Shiloh Walker’s Good Girls Don’t, Beverly Havlir’s Irresistible, and my very own Ride a Cowboy!

“…Ride a Cowboy will touch your heart as these two people discover that love can strike in unexpected places and keep you gripped in its power forever.”

Blogging at Romance Junkies today!
Thursday, August 21st, 2008

I’m blogging at Romance Junkies today about ways to get my writing groove back. And in celebration of my latest release, A Hot Man is the Best Revenge, I’m giving away a signed copy to one lucky person who posts there today!

Pics, program & progress
Friday, August 15th, 2008

Progress on Texas Men

Another round of “Write 50 Books a Year” is getting underway at Rose’s Colored Glasses. If you’re a writer and haven’t checked it out yet, it’s something we do every year. If you’ve attended before, it’s a chance to retool your plan. If you’ve never given it a try, you may be surprised how much you learn—and not just from your savvy intructors (Elle James and myself!). I learn something new every time from the people who attend. So if you want to learn to be a more productive writer, get your butt over there and sign up! Did I mention that it’s free?!

I promised pictures from the mini-retreat I attended with friends in North Little Rock last week. Please enjoy, but remember we spent the day outside under a pagoda beside a pool. We never fully dried out between dips in the pool and writing at the little table. Wish I could figure out how to touch up photos (really how to shave fat off!), but y’all know me by now and everything hangs out.

Where the muse hung out all day long!

Shada Royce and Cynthia D’Alba, my sister writers!

Well, I couldn’t very well show their picture and not mine, but why didn’t I hide behind my laptop like Cyndi?!

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