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Sunday Report Card
Sunday, December 19th, 2010

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What a week! If you haven’t checked out my bog in a while there’s a lot happening. THREE CONTESTS are running right now. Be sure to enter them all. I really appreciate all your help getting the word out about my upcoming print release Ravished by a Viking. I want this book to do well because I would like to continue to write about my Vikings in space. Sounds like a strange concept, but just wait until you read the first book. I really think you’ll be hooked!

This week I finally finished the novella for the Harlequin Bite. The Warrior will be out in June 2011 and is part of the Time Raiders series. I had a terrible time writing that story because I was so burned out with the other two December 1st deadline books (Enslaved by a Viking and Girls Who Bite), but the two extra weeks it took to finish the Bite were well worth it.

In addition, I started a new short novella—a straight to Kindle project. It’s a western, so those of you who love the cowboys won’t have to wait terribly long to see it.

This week is of course the rush to Christmas. I still have a few gifts to buy, but I’m almost there. My sister’s family will be visiting for the holiday. We’ll have a full house, and knowing my sister, we’ll be huddling at the kitchen table brainstorming new projects for the new year.

I’ll be starting my countdown to my two January 4th releases this week. Both Ravished by a Viking and True Heart are set to debut on the same day. Of course, I will have to throw most of my effort toward the Berkley print book. My hope is that you will want them both, but Ravished just has to be a success. It’s my first book for Berkley and I want to write so many more for the publisher. Anything you can do to talk it up to get the pre-orders looking good would be very appreciated. Writing’s hard enough. Selling just isn’t in my skill set. That’s why I have to rely on word-of-mouth. If you love the book and tell someone else about it, then hopefully sales will generate. That sounds crass, but it’s the absolute truth that the first book out the chute will determine my fate. I put my heart and soul into the story. I wrote the kind of hero I fantasize about. I told a rousing tale filled with sex and danger and glittering new worlds. You’ll just have to see. 😉

11 comments to “Sunday Report Card”

  1. Brandy W
    · December 19th, 2010 at 1:46 pm · Link

    I hope you can find a few seconds to relax and not think ‘book’. Enjoy your family and the holidays.

  2. Delilah
    · December 19th, 2010 at 3:23 pm · Link

    I’ll take a day or two off to spend time with my sister. Of course, our conversations tend to center around books… :mrgreen:

  3. Lisa J
    · December 19th, 2010 at 3:46 pm · Link

    Ravished sounds awesome so I’m sure it will be a hit.

    Have a very merry Christmas.

  4. Brandy W
    · December 19th, 2010 at 3:58 pm · Link

    Go figure. 😀 Are we going to get a run down of your book talk once the holidays are over?

  5. Diane Sadler
    · December 19th, 2010 at 7:36 pm · Link

    I am so looking forward to “Ravished by a Viking” I’m talking it up to my friends!

  6. Brenda H./Moonsanity
    · December 19th, 2010 at 7:51 pm · Link

    Wow, two releases on one day. You are going to be wired that day! 😯 I’m sure they’ll both do wonderfully. I just read an excerpt for True Heart and loved it. Take a deep breath and relax:)

  7. Delilah
    · December 19th, 2010 at 9:57 pm · Link

    Lisa! That’s my hope.

    Brandy! You know I talk about everything I do, eventually. Lord it’s a good thing I don’t have a boyfriend (or girlfriend).

    Diane! Thanks, hon!

    Brenday! Yeah, I’ll be a nutcase for the next few weeks.

  8. Fedora
    · December 20th, 2010 at 1:59 am · Link

    Ooh, it’s going to be a fantastic start to 2011, Delilah! Can’t wait for January 4th 🙂 Take care of yourself in the meantime–you deserve some pampering 😀

  9. Carol L.
    · December 20th, 2010 at 7:51 am · Link

    The New Year looks like a happening one for you Delilah. But your past works speak volumes. I’m sure they will both be big sellers.
    Happy Holidays . 😀
    Carol L

  10. Delilah
    · December 20th, 2010 at 9:05 am · Link

    Fedora! I do indeed, but being single-ish means I have to the pampering for myself. That kinda sucks the enjoyment out of it.

    Carol! I hope it will be THE YEAR, but who knows. The cover gods could have been nicer.

  11. sue brandes
    · December 21st, 2010 at 7:04 pm · Link

    Happy Holidays. You sure are a busy lady. Take a lot of time to pamper yourself. :mrgreen:

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