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Getting butt in gear…
Thursday, June 26th, 2008

Current progress for Texas Men

As you can see from my progress bar, it’s been slow-going since I started. I think I have that licked. The first chapter gave me fits because it had to be pacey, had to be funny and descriptive, and I had to cut some stuff I wanted to add because I thought it was so cool, but it didn’t really help. Stop. Start. Stop. Back at it now!

Starting this weekend, I’ll be participating in a Book-in-a-Week challenge that will hopefully kick my ass into high gear. Then I’m housesitting for someone later in July. I’ll be away from my telephone so no one will be able to reach me. AND I don’t plan to use her Internet connection more than once a day. I may take my AlphaSmart and type like my hair’s on fire. I have to finish this book and a novella by the end of August, so I can’t dick around!

Tomorrow I’ll post pictures of me and some of my writer buddies flying around Lake Hamilton on a pontoon boat. It’s nice hanging with writers, dreaming up new things to write about.

Hope you’ve had a chance to get your copy of Sin’s Gift. If you buy it, let me know if you’d like me to write more in that series. I’m inclined to do so, but would like to hear your desires!

Sin's Gift releases today!
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

It seems like it’s been forever, but Sin’s Gift, the first in my new Shadowlands series, is finally releasing today!

Here’s a sexy excerpt to whet your appetites! Please remember this is unedited!


Note for Readers: You must be of legal age in your country of origin to read this excerpt.

Jake didn’t let her have any room to slam her door in his face. He skipped up the steps behind her and practically pushed her through the door. The urgency gripping his whole body had him on the verge of exploding.

She didn’t demur. Didn’t utter a single protest. She also didn’t look back at him as she headed to her bedroom. She undid her utility belt, drew her weapon from her holster and locked it in the safe under her bed. Then she stood and began to strip. First her uniform shirt, then the Kevlar vest. Her bra. She toed off her shoes and unbuttoned her pants. Only then did she glance up.

Horny as hell, the edgy anger that rippled through him was potent, explosive. He turned on his heel and stalked into her bathroom, bending to twist the faucet handle and start the shower.

No long leisurely bath. A shower, and she wouldn’t be taking it alone. He stripped, dropping his belt and clothing on the counter and stepped under the water, letting it sluice over the top of his head, hoping it would take the edge off-make him a little less dangerous.

When the curtain swung back and she stepped inside, his stomach sank. Anger flared in her gaze and her chin rose. This wasn’t going to be an easy reacquaintance on either of their parts. She was ready for a battle.
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Secret Ambitions…
Thursday, June 19th, 2008

My daughter asked me yesterday what I would have been if I hadn’t chosen to be a writer. Now, keep in mind that I’ve already been an Army officer, an accountant, a project manager, a teacher…what else would I want to be?

If I were younger, I might love a chance at being a war correspondent. Put me where the action is, and while I might be scared (I was scared spitless a time or two during Desert Storm!), the adrenaline rush would keep be trucking. It’s the only thing I can imagine would give me more satisfaction than what I’m doing now.

Are there any things as a writer I still want to try? Well, of course I want to make a bestseller list, but I enjoy writing exactly what I’m writing now. But I would like to try my hand at writing a screenplay. So why not go for it? I want to take a class first to learn how to put one together (and I know me–if I shell out $ for a class, I’m damned well going to finish!). So, maybe that should be my next stretch goal–by next summer enroll in a screenwriting class and finish a screenplay! I’d also like to try my hand at travel writing, so maybe I’ll look for opportunities that aren’t terribly far afield and see what it leads to!

What about you? What secret ambitions do you have?

Alluring Tales on sale now!
Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

In case you haven’t already bought your copy of Alluring Tales: Awaken the Fantasy, Barnes and Noble have the book on clearance sale right now. So, you might want to hop over there now while the price is only $3.99!

Link to Clearance Sale

What's your favorite cancelled paranormal show?
Saturday, June 14th, 2008

Here’s a poll for you. I just heard Moonlight was cancelled and I’m pissed. Paranormal shows just can’t catch a break! Vote for your favorite, and let me know if I missed one you loved.

What is your favorite cancelled paranormal show? Results
The Dresden Files– 11 votes
Blood Ties– 4 votes
Moonlight – 8 votes
Wolf Creek – 1

I'm completely obsessed…
Friday, June 13th, 2008

…with Vincent D’Onofrio.

I’ve been on a jag of late, recording old episodes of Law & Order: Criminal Intent. It’s the only cop drama I watch, and I wouldn’t watch it at all…except for Vincent. I’d loved him in Full Metal Jacket (even though war pics aren’t my thing), The Cell (ONLY because he was in it, the rest was crap), and Men in Black (remember the bug-man?), but never fully appreciated him until he became Detective Goren.

He’s not classicly handsome. He’s large, lumbering, but oddly graceful. He’s moody, dark, a little scary, very unhinged. But I love the way his character thinks, and I wonder how much of his own personality has been imprinted in the character by the writers. He seems so complex, so intelligent, so goddamn intense…I find him very sexy.

I just watched another episode, and it was so good it won’t leave me. He empathized with a killer who was patterned after Jeffrey Dahmer, no doubt. He’d drilled holes in his victim’s heads to make companions for himself. Vincent’s character understood he wasn’t really a monster when everyone around him thought the opposite. His compassion was strange, given the grisly nature of the man’s crimes, but Goren’s compassion opens another little doorway to clue us in on what makes him tick.

I don’t know if he’s won any awards for his acting, but he should (Cool! Just checked the link I posted and he’s won four Emmys). Goren’s not wrapped too tight himself, and it’s his unraveling, one episode at a time, that’s so fascinating to watch. Of course, I may just have proven I’m just as wierd as he is. 🙂

Thanks to everyone who visited me yesterday at Access Romance’s All-A-Blog! Our conversation over the day was very enjoyable, and I think we all got to know each other a little better. LOL

Icia, if you’re reading this now, I’ll be sending you a copy of Sin’s Gift when it releases as your prize!

Blogging at All-A-Blog
Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Be sure to join me today at Access Romance’s All-A-Blog, where I talk about my summertime gripes and my new EC book, Sin’s Gift! And ya know…I do offer bribes for you to post!

And before you go, take a look at the cover for Alluring Tales: Hot Holiday Nights, coming in November!