Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A year gone, a year ahead

in less then 18 hours, 2008 will be a memory. I'm happy about it. this year was rife with disappointments. We got over 100 rejections from agents for a book, And no, it wasn't because it was a bad book, or poorly written. The subject kinda threw them off. *shrug* we will try again with it, the book itself deserves a bigger distro and a bigger contract. the book is unique and different and I think the industry needs it.

Then, our writing has been slim and none this year. Its only been recently that we have gotten something substantial done, and thankfully. a book that would have normally taken us 1 month to write took 10. Ugh it sucked. The book is good though.

We had FEW releases this year, and that sucked as well. I like having a bunch of things coming out. Keeps me on my toes, but I have noone to blame for that but me and Audra.

So already 2009 has been shaping up better. We have a release almost every month from January to June, Audra's hubby is going to be away from home for 2 months starting Jan 5th so we can get all the WIP's off our list, and I plan on pitching at RT this coming April. Im hopeful that everything will be better in 2009. I know a lot of people are.

I know with the industry being what it is, that we all have a tough time ahead of us all by way of selling, but i think 2009 is going to be a better year for everyone. Readers are still reading and those of us that are really serious about our work are out there in the trenches to get that sale. I hope all of us that are going that extra mile for our careers are recognized for it.

I will be doing my part, and have been just told that Ill be one of the Go Green Authors for the ARe promotion starting in March 2009. Im so excited about this, and see the opportunity as one of the great things Ill be involved in next yet. More on that as i get it.

So happy New Year to all. Enjoy some alcohol and food with freinds tonite, and resolve to make next year 100% better for you and yours.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

the holidays and whats coming this week

I swear im the most boring person in the world. Nothing big to report for christmas. Still didnt get what i wanted for christmas, surprise surprise. Aud got a plane ticket to visit me in October for the AAD event. So if your thinking of going, Audra will be there for you to see for yourself.

We are almost finished with two books, one for a revise for Loose id, which we are hoping they like the extended version so to speak, an one we are getting ready for pitching at RT. I love this book, love the characters and the premise, and Im hoping it will do well once it gets out there. And of course, we have to work on Book three of the snakes. Its already started, have about 2k written (which isnt much but it is a start, espcially when we are working on several othe books as well) and im hoping to have masquerade ready to go for a May or June release.

London for the Holidays has a Jan 5th release date, which Im very excited about. Since its out only vampire book to date (and probably ever) im hoping we get some new readers that just read the bloodsuckers LOL. though I will say that the story is good, and different, and when it goes into print, it will have a special short story called No Good Deed Goes Unpunished, and its about Marsh, and Janey after the end of Gifts. It happens on New Years, when The Devil comes to visit for a small conversation and bargain. Sorry, no sex in this one, Janey is pregnant and all, but it explains a lot that people were asking about.

So Im off to watch cartoons and enjoy my saturday. Hope you all had a good holiday!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Acomplishments... and a look ahead.

Im happy to say that while writing was lean this year, I think we have some things to be proud of this year in our career.

~Sold the snake novella's to Total E Bound
~Finished three books, Novels, to be pitched next year at RT
~developed two new series for future WIP's
~conceived and help set up the Authors After Dark Paranormal Weekend.
~I personally won an Ariana and a Dirk A. Wolf for cover art i did
~I personally was up for a Fangoria horror award for the cover of the book Snuff
~Now have 8 books in print
~were nominated for several awards

Not too bad considering we barely wrote this year. I'm hopeful for next year. What i would like to accomplish:
~We snag an agent/ editor
~We sell our weresnake novel to a NY house
~we finish Masquerade, Leather and Moonshine, A Bitter Kiss of Chaos and What Binds the Darkness
~We do much better at the signings we set up (And this year wasn't too shabby at all)

we dont want much but Im a big fan of setting goals that are attainable. So what have you done this year.. and what do you hope to accomplish?

Monday, December 08, 2008

Letter to the ARe Santa, #3

Dear Santa,

I have been a very good girl this year. What do I want for the holidays? An iPhone/iTouch so that I can use Stanza to read all the romance I need from all the publishers I love that I buy at All Romance eBooks. You see, Santa, I deserve the iPhone/iTouch because...

I I really need to join the 21st century. My cell phone is horrible, and I drop calls, and the phone calls places like South America... and last week it was HONG KONG. I know no one there. See, I should be doing something like this for my mum, or my boyfriend, or grandpa... but really I want it for me. I never ask for anything expensive like this, because money every year is tight and I cant justify spending the kinda money they cost when the cost of living is so high. Im usually a sock and pajama kinda girl. When you have the choice of paying a bill or buying something that you would like to have, the need outweights the want, especially if you dont wanna freeze or read by candlelight. It would be cool to have something current, especially when I normally get something a year after, if not later.

I would like to be more green, and this is a great way to be green, and help to get the E book word out there... When Im at the bookstore and see someone and we talk e books, it would be great to be able to show them (and show off ARE, lol) and get more people into e books, helping to keep the world green.

Thanks Santa, Please pick me!
XOXO
~Stella

Friday, November 28, 2008

Letter to the ARe Santa

Dear Santa,

I have been a very good girl this year. What do I want for the holidays? An iPhone/iTouch so that I can use Stanza to read all the romance I need from all the publishers I love that I buy at All Romance eBooks. You see, Santa, I deserve the iPhone/iTouch because...

I I really need to join the 21st century. My cell phone is horrible, and I drop calls, and the phone calls places like South America... and last week it was HONG KONG. I know no one there. See, I should be doing something like this for my mum, or my boyfriend, or grandpa... but really I want it for me. I never ask for anything expensive like this, because money every year is tight and I cant justify spending the kinda money they cost when the cost of living is so high. Im usually a sock and pajama kinda girl. When you have the choice of paying a bill or buying something that you would like to have, the need outweights the want, especially if you dont wanna freeze or read by candlelight. It would be cool to have something current, especially when I normally get something a year after, if not later.

I would like to be more green, and this is a great way to be green, and help to get the E book word out there... When Im at the bookstore and see someone and we talk e books, it would be great to be able to show them (and show off ARE, lol) and get more people into e books, helping to keep the world green.

Thanks Santa, Please pick me!
XOXO
~Stella

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

We Sold!

So we have sold three books to Total E bound! The Knossos West Weresnakes novella series is going to be back in the published mainstream come next year, and whats more, it will have a third story featuring the nest country club kid, Andy Derelle.

So Audra and I are super excited about this, TEB is fantastic, our editor is the COOLEST, and we have a great opportunity with TEB. I cant wait to become part of their family! I'm looking forward to getting the covers, and seeing the books out again. So those of you who are looking for the Snakes, soon guys... soon!

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and Im baking up a storm while Audra and I are outlining the third snake book. Its going to be awesome I think, and you will get to see a different side of snake life... a more regimented and austere kinda society. Book three doesnt take place at Knossos West, but in the wilds of the Mojave Desert... Are you intrigued yet? LOL I thought you would be!

Back to it all. Have a great thanksgiving everyone, And enjoy the food and family! Oh and dont get too drunk!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Awesome promotion!

So in my hunny's infinite wisdom, he thought up a cool little promotion.

From today to December 20th, Anyone who orders will get a holiday card with a dollar denomination in it for money off for 2009! 5, 10, 15 and 20$ cards have already been written out, though its all random who gets what! Take a chance! pop over and see what we got and surprise someone with a one of a kind gifty!

Stella by Starlight

Friday, November 21, 2008

MY letter to the ARe santa...

Dear Santa,

I have been a very good boy or girl this year. What do I want for the holidays? An iPhone or iTouch so that I can use Stanza to read all the romance I need from all the publishers I love that I buy at All Romance eBooks. You see, Santa, I deserve the iPhone or iTouch because...

I really want one. I don't make anywhere near the kinda bank it takes to buy one, and Should probably enter the technological mainstream. Hell I'm still using a craptastic phone that unlocks on its own, calls places like Argentina and Japan without my knowledge, and runs up my bills. Honestly who do i know in South America? NO ONE. Also, As I have recently started reading E books, It would help in that as well. I only buy my e books off ARe and now that ARe is on Stanza... it would make it one hell of a merry christmas this year.

XOXO
Stella

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

We were interviewed!

Audra and I were interviewed on Women On Writing about our collaborative efforts... Come see

http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/25-FE2-IMnovelPriceSisters.html



It looks like a magazine page. Im tickled!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Marsh has taken over.

Well the new book is on hold right now. Marsh showed back up and is demanding that the short we are adding for the print book of London for the Holidays (out this December in E book) needs to be finished so he can go on "vacation". I didn't think fictional characters went on vacation (Well mine don't, they all kinda hangout while I'm not writing them drinking up all my tea and eating all the good snacks) so this is news to me. Hopefully Audra and I will get this done and done by wed as Syrus is seriously pissed off and wants to get to his rooftop nookie.

We are still waiting on the snake submission for the novella's. Im so keyed up about it I'm almost to the point of paranoia. With everything going on so crappy this year, I feel like we need a win somewhere. I was hoping this was going to be it, and we would have the Novella's back on our release list with a damn good publisher to annouce this year, but it doesnt look like thats going to happen at this point.

2008 has been a wasted year for writing for us. With the wedding, and now Audra geting back in the swing so slowly... Im frustrated and trying to figure out ways to get shit back on track. Its not that easy. I still have hopes though, that the remainder of the year will turn around.

Dont forget, we are taking part in the Winter Wonderland Scavenger Hunt with some of the best names in E book! (Why we are involved is anyones guess) and you can check it out HERE. Lots of great prizes, enter and win!

Im back to working on Marsh before Audra gets on. Hopefully I'll bang out another 500 words.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Jewelry, Squirrles and Submissions...

Lots going on this week. Mostly to keep my mind off the submissions we still have pending. Im a wreck because of it, so I have been trying to channel my energies into other pursuits. Jewelry has become one of them, and so has writing, obviously. I finished a solo short, and its going into the editor this weekend, after i give it the once over, and Audra and I are slowly adding to the new book but at least its getting done.
Im hopeful we will get this finished to send to our beta for Christmas holidays, as I want this ready to go for RT so I can pitch. I dont think its a hard thing to do. Im scared, because I have never pitched before, but I think it will be good for me, though im going to have to work on said pitch with our Beta. Thank god shes more grounded then me, shes already helped me greatly on that end.
In personal news, Audra's sugar gliders are pregnant. Shes eager to see the babies, but is freaked out by all the singing the female does to the pouch, and all the barking the male (batfink) does when people go near the cage. Squirrles are not suppoed to bark. Period. So this holiday should be an interesting one for her to say the least.
Me? Well nothing good to report, nothing bad either. Im hoping we will have contract news soon but I'm honestly not holding my breath. But, with the jewelry, I have started a Etsy store, and Im so excited. Im designing steampunk jewelry, and accessories, and Im working into a few other things. Looking forward to opening on the 15th. If you are reading this, and stop by Stella by Starlight, and find something you JUST have to have, convo me on etsy, and I will cut out the shipping, and you will have it in your grubby mitts before christmas. Everything comes giftboxed and with a special Stella by Starlight tag.
Well thats me. Im off to get some writing done before the supplies for the rest of the jewelry come. Audra and I are averaging between 2-8k a day. Im saying it a good thing.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Romance and Chocolate Event next Feb.

Feb 7th 2009 at the Farmington CT Borders 13 authors will be on hand for a fun and romantic event called the Romance and chocolate event. Authors of different kinds of romance will be on hand selling and signing books, and attendees will be treated to refreshments, snacks, goodies and lots of free stuff and will also have the opportunity to win one of 6 romance inspired gift baskets. What authors? Lemme tell you:

Stella Price
Tilly Greene
Jessica Andersen
Cat Johnson
Allie Boniface
Isabelle Santiago
Toni Andrews
Marie Force
Kristan Higgins
Denise Egan
Emily Bryan
Kathryn Smith
Annette Blair

Hope to see you there!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Work is never done

Yep. It seems it keeps piling up. But I keep putting stuff off to write. I feel thats the true face of an author, the fact that everything else can sit and scratch when the muse is upon you. I have missed our muse for a while now, but we are so involved in this new series, and these new books that everything is falling into place.

Though we are still waiting on submissions, and I admit I truly hate waiting. Im anxious to get these books placed you know? Though i know things are hard all over, so I shall try to be patient, and hope for the best.

I'm working on some new jewelry and Happy about how its turning out. If you wanna see, check out my store Stella By Starlight on etsy.com. Ooh and if you mention this blog post you'll get free shipping. Just convo me before you buy the piece so I can relist the piece. All pieces come gift boxed, with a holigram box, ribbon and a Stella by Starlight tag. And maybe some cool goodies as well.. Heh

So Im very excited about our new president as well. Audra and I had been chatting about me moving to Scotland if McCain won... So I guess it all worked out, LOL.

Back to writing. We are kicking major ass with this one. Im looking forward to finishing it though, because we have 5 more books in the same world brewing and percolating. LOL.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Art of the cover info

Art of the Cover is a new cover artist resource for both Artists and publishers to find new artists to work with, as well as artists help each other with publisher issues, payments, non payments, and information on relationships with publishers.

Also, the forums section they are going to be offering classes and contests so that you can grow as an artists and make your portfolio grow as well.

I'm going to be running a class in January I think, that's if they accept it. Apparently there is a group of professionals that decided by a criteria if you are a registered professional, but i think we should all get an account there and work with them to make our jobs easier.

http://www.artofthecover.com

Friday, October 31, 2008

Joyus Samhain to all!

So Audra and I havent done much of anything writing wise this week, and i guess we needed the break. I did design some new jewelry though so im excited. Tonite is movie night, and maybe stopping by a friends place thats having a party. though I wont be dressing up, sad I know.

So nothing else on this end. I have the signing tomorrow, looking forward to that. I hope people show up.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fun at Storycasting.com and a contest

So we have all our work at http://www.storycasting.com/ and we have been having a really fun time with it. What is storycasting.com? Its a website where you can cast your choices for actors and actresses for characters of your favorite books. I love it, and have been playing with it constantly.

So with all our books on there, we figured we would do a cool contest. Join Storycasting.com and cast our books. For ever book cast you have the opportunity to win a free print book of choice, as well as some other fantastic goodies. Its a fun new community, and we know you will enjoy yourself with it. See if your picks match ours! Keep checking back after you do, you may have won your choice of print books from us!

Friday, October 24, 2008

updates and all that jazz.

Audra and I are about 61k into the new book and its full steam ahead. I do really love this book, and the characters are becoming more real to me every day. I think its good to have a world outside the Eververse, so that we can escape when the monotony starts to set in.

I'm ill again, no surprise given the time of year, but I'm doing much better. We have a signing next Saturday, last of the year, in Middletown NY. I'm hopeful we get a much better turnout this time. I still need to send out the Info on myspace and such. *shrug*

And I have stared doing steampunk jewelry. Im opening a Etsy shop soon, once i get enough stuff to add to the shop that is. Still deciding on a name for it though. Any insights will be welcome.

Audra and I are still waiting on submissions... and as usual, we are antsy panty about it. We recently got a rejection that made NO SENSE considering they told us the book WASNT romance, then told us that the book would be much better suited for Category rather then single title. Yeah, oh and we were 1.2k shy of their work cap. Yeah, I know. We are baffled as well. *Sigh* I think I would have appreciated it more if they just said "Snakes scare me and Im comfortable publishing anything having to do with them." *sigh*

So im back to writing. See you guys soon

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A breakthrough

Yes! We hit the 50k mark for this new book last night and today we have been outlining the next part of the book. I'm excited. We still need to go back in and do the bad guy parts, but all in all it wont take that much bulking in the details and descriptions area. That makes me a happy bunny.

So i thought I would drop in for a few and give you guys an update. Still waiting on the submission for the snake novella's and the novel.. but I'm hopeful. The stories are good and you awesome readers keep asking for them... So here's hoping that they get placed soon.

So its back to work for me. I have to get through another 500 words before Audra and I keep going on things together. I'm so excited about this book...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Fucked weekend

Needless to say I'm still here at AlbaCON. Not a happy weekend to say the least. Some of the people I have met, were awesome. LOVED them. A lot of the people I met, SUCKED hardcore. Like the asshole that moved us into an unused hallway for the signing time? Yeah, bastards, and they weren't very nice about it either.

So this con is off my list for next year. I wont be coming back and being treated like shit. But the panels were ok, Amusing people on them to say the least. Oh and I was molested by a dragon puppet. Yeah. I know.

On the upswing, I got an octopus stuffed animal, and named him Archibald Witwicki. Yep. I know.

So Im off to walk about Albany, and maybe get some pictures and such. Heres hoping anyway. We have one panel left, at 2pm, and then Im going HOME. Its been a fucked weekend. But... It was an experience.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

The right kinda working...

We have been blowing through this book and learning so much about the characters that its scary. Audra and I haven't been this excited about writing a book in ages, and I'm seriously excited that its going so well.

We should probably hit between 45-50k by the end of the week. I'm saying that pretty damn good for a week's worth of intensive soul searching in a new book. Now we have to decide names and Im slowly outlining the next three books in the 6 book series. The guys are... well they are stunning really.

And tomorrow I'm getting ready to leave for the convention, I don't know how insane its going to be to leave the Inferi world but I have to for the good of our career LOL. So its back to work today. Wish us luck.

S

Monday, October 06, 2008

I love working on books

yes, Audra and I have been pretty prolific these past few days. We are eagerly working on a book that's blossoming so well, but we will have to go back through and ass a lot of discription and emotion. I'm really excited its going to well though.

This past weekend was Collingswood, the book festival. We did pretty darn good, and had a damn good time. Sold some books, met some awesome people, and gave away a bunch of books to a few libraries. It was a damn fine thing to say the least.

So this week is a lot more writing. Audra and I are hoping to cap another 20k by friday. If we do, we will be in pretty good shape for a first draft of this book. By November 1st im looking to have this first draft done and we are rolling into bulking it up, and edits. Not a hard thing considering how hard we are hitting this one.

This weekend Im going to be in Albany for the AlbaCON convention. Im going to be on several panels including Sex in Fantasy, Urban Fantasy 101 and my personal favorite, BRittish SFF shows and why america is in love with them. WOOO. So excited. Im also on a New Author Mentoring panel, and I have a signing on Saturday at noon. It should be a lot of fun, but damn if i dont need to actually go shopping for clothes that dont scream "punk rock." No im not changing my appearance, Im just toning it down a notch, gotta be professional you know. LOL.

After this weekend we have one more signing, Nov. 1st, and then I am done till January. Though to be honest Come Nov. 5th Ill be back to setting up the signings for the next year all over again. Damn vicious cycle.

On the upswing, Im doing new hobbies. Im making steampunk jewelry. Joe's dad is a big watch colector , and hes got tons of old broken moving parts and cogs and the like. I figured it should be pretty good to have a ready supply of parts so why not use them. So be on the lookout for my new jewelry... Im still thinking of if i should create a company around it.

So thats it from our end. Im off to write some more, and get some mail ready to go to the post office. its going to be a wild week ahead. Oh and October 10th... Ill be blogging at AAD and giving away some goodies... stop by.

Friday, October 03, 2008

We are up for an award!

So The Soft Edge of Midnight is up for a N.O.R award! Wooo! We didnt even know, thanks Selena!

So if you could, please pop by and cast your vote for us, this is a totally amazing thing for us as we didnt even know we were up for it! So please pop by HERE and vote for us in the first poll, we are towards the bottom!

Thursday, October 02, 2008

WOOOO!

We finished London for the Holidays. It was a long hard road but its done and we couldn't be happier with it. So its off to the editor and hopefully you guys will see it in early december.

Now for some ok news. Audra and I have decide to put the Eververse on hold for a few months. We need to step back from the characters and let them relax a bit, so we can find the love of them again. That said, we arent stopping writing, but we are working on another series in another universe. its set here and now, and is a new urban fantasy. Im hoping to have the first book finished by christmas, so that we can sub out for agents in late january.

We will be getting back to the Eververse after the first in this series is written, so YES, you will have Masquerade by RT and Leather and Moonshine by fall. The dragons, Well Spiria's book might have to wait another year... Botany is damn hard to research.

We have other work we have to work on and will between slow parts of this new book, but im seriously excited about this and Im praying that we do this one justice. its a big idea, and a lot to talk on, starting a full new world that has nothing to do with the Eververse, but I think we are up to the task. Wish us luck.

S

Friday, September 26, 2008

4 STAR Review


THE SOFT EDGE OF MIDNIGHT
by Stella and Audra Price

RT Rating:
Category: EROTICA
Publisher: SIREN
Published: March 2008
Type: Erotic Romance (Paranormal)

Once again the Price sisters come up with a darkly original tale set in their Eververse world. With an assortment of shapeshifters, witches, demons and the fallen, it's a feast of supernatural characters. The romantic leads are an interesting pair of unicorn-shifters, but the demons take center stage with more personality, more plotlines and more sex.
Summary: When Illori escapes her demon captor she thinks she's the last unicorn-shifter left. She's resigned to being alone until she meets Karsten, a male unicorn who wants her for his mate. But before the couple can consummate their relationship, Lucifer sends his hunter Sammael to bring Illori back. Nybras wants Sammael's job, and after capturing Illori he thinks it's in the bag. But when Sammael joins forces with Karsten, all bets are off. (SIREN, Mar., 276 pp., $12.99)

Such a great review, and it means our reviewer has read us before, so thank you SO much! Couldnt have come at a better time!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I miss talking to Audra.

But today we were on the phone for three hours talking about books and reconnecting with some of our work. I was rather excited, and have a new look at some of the work we have been putting off. Its been good. So we did decide things, and how things are going, and Where to go with some new stuff.

For the Eververse series, After Masquerade is out in January, we are going to do Drakes book, then switch stuff up, and do Feyd's book. We think he deserves it, and we are both looking forward to getting into that. And we, as well as fans, get to see a lot more of Trent (from the Duvall Inc. Series)... Im SO looking forward to that. Trent is a complete enigma to me, and to my sister as well, so this will be fun.

What? You dont know what Trent has to do with Feyd? heh. Trent happens to be Ashlyn's father, a father who she never met, and one that doesnt even know she exists. Feyd, raised right by his loving mum Lorna has to get a hold of Trent to ask for Ash's hand in marriage, especially because shes pregnant and it is TRENT... the one person He, Fallon and Arcady are actually scared of. They dont call him Afterburn for nothing after all. So when Trent shows up at Crypt to get to the bottom of all this hoopla of a daughter hes never met marrying a collegue, he meets Feyd's Mother... and things get even more interesting...

Heh... I know, its going to be such a fun book! And I cant wait to get it going.

And we are going to get back to work on the new book series we have been developing, and we needed that too. Im hoping we can get the first one finished by mid spring next year, and to shop it out and see where it takes us. Im hopeful.

We are still waiting on some submissions, and have to revise a book to resend to Loose ID for next year. Im hopeful that it will work for them, and that we will get the other submissions back with good news. Heres Hoping lots more...

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Signing today.

Yep. Scranton. One of the last of the season. I feel like ass, I have had a fever the past week... ugh this is not going to be fun.


Im hoping we get some people to hangout though. And Im getting late to do anything.

So lemme go and shower. Ill post tonite.

S

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

signing this weekend...

Once again... another signing.

Scranton PA's BORDERS, which is actually in Dickson City. Im going to be there with Tilly, Cat, Donna, C.H. and Tara. Should be fun. Im looking forward to it.

So if your close by, come and hangout with us. We need the people to come and play LOL.

ooh and it seems Im a Author After Dark Paranormal Weekend Author for 2009. Im excited. Very.

Stella

Friday, September 12, 2008

Booksigning this Weekend!

Join me, Cat Johnson, Bianca D'Arc, Tilly Greene and a few other authors this weekend in Middletown NY at the Borders at the Crystal Run Galleria from 1-4 for a Romance Authors booksigning! We will be signing as many titles as they can get for us!

OOh and we will have goodies as well! So stop in and say Hi!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Signing.

Yep, even though Hannah is threatening from the south, I have a signing in Hudson NY tonight with a bunch of the girls. Im looking forward to it, especially cuz its at the spotty dog. Love that venue.
But its dark as the end of the world outside. I know we will make it, and I hope we have some readers show up as well. It will be good to get out. Next week is Middeltown, and well have some fans coming up. I cant wait for that one as well. Insanity is abound.
So its pokemon time, then a shower, hair done and makeup, and then getting ready to go to the signing. Wish us luck. And maybe we will see you there.

Monday, September 01, 2008

signing heaven.

Yesterdays signing was freakin cool. We had a new fan stop by to meet us! Apparently she picked the books up off their shelf at the store, and LOVED them, so she wanted to meet me and Aud. Sadly Aud wasnt there but she did get the blow by blow. It was soo damn cool to meet Mandie, and to hear that she really liked our work.
I mean, I know we have fans, and love every one of them, but she picked us up off a shelf, and knowing that, I know we are doing the right thing with the print. Its going slowly but we are doing it and I dont feel like its not making a difference. Its hard sometimes, but its also really rewarding when stuff like this happens.
So Im off to write, but I figured i would give a shout to our girls Frog and Marci for coming to hangout once again. I love them SOOOOO much!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I swear im the worst blogger ever.

Well I know I have some interesting things to say but honestly i don't have the energy to get all wild about the indignities and injustices that have been coming to light recently. I will one of these days, but not today. I just dont have the time or the inclination.

Why? Because I start our fall signing tour this weekend. Farmington CT is the first stop, then every weekend till the middle of October i have something. Im excited to be getting back out there and seeing readers and meeting new ones, I have hope this will be the best tour we have so far.

So its all packing and making sure i have everything I need. I still need to finish cutting out promo to bring but luckly i have tonite to do that. It never ends, the planning and the packing. Im just hoping that the amount of stuff im doing does pay off.

And this time through, I have two cons! ConTEXT in Ohio in September, and AlbaCON in Albany in October where Ill be on a bunch of panels! Wooo I cant wait! FINALLY! and this is going to do well for my Con resume, so that I can get on other panels as I go. I really cant wait for that. oh and Bianca and I are throwing a party there as well. HEH.

So wish me luck for this tour, I plan on having a freaking rad time.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

I should blog more often

But really I'm a hellishly boring person. Nothing noteworthy has been going on with us. Still toiling away at writing, and I'm still designing and getting promo stuff cut out and ordered. I have a lot of signings coming up so i need to swag.

I do have one thing I'm super excited to talk bout, but I cant yet. and no, its not a contract or an agent. But its still wicked awesome and once I can talk about it, I know you are all going to be into it. Soon, I promise.

I do have some cool ideas that are panning out by way of promotional items. Im looking forward to getting it out there to see what the fans and the readers think.

Ooh. I do have something cool going on. this Thursday on my radio show i have SciFi Day! Its with Linnea Sinclair and Bianca D'Arc, so it should be a lot of fun. Check out the info HERE

Ok so I guess Im going to pop out and do some writing. I need to get something done this weekend. *sigh*

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Signing Today!

Yep! Ill be at the BN in Newbugh NY from 3-5 today with the usual suspects Tilly Greene, Cat Johnson, Bianca D'Arc, C.H.Admirand and Allie Boniface. Its going to be a good old time. We have goodie bags and a gift basket so if your in the area pop by, get a goodie bag and enter to win the basket!

Unfortunately I wont have Gifts there, but I will have two copies of The Soft Edge of Midnight. So I hope you pop down!

Stella

Friday, July 25, 2008

Gifts available!

So GIFTS is finally available at Amazon.com! Soooo Excited! And I have gotten some new bookmarks done for the release! So excited! So you wanna see?

Pretty right? I thought so. So if you want one of them, email me at stella@stellaandaudra.com and ill send you some stuff!

I need to get us back to writing normally. Aud and I did about 8k in two days, which rocks, but we could do much much better. I wanna get these books done and off our plate so that we can get to some new ideas, like the new Duvall Inc book.

So pick up Gifts if you feel so inclined. Audra and I love this book, its one of our favorites we have written.. I mean how can you NOT love Marsh and Janey?

Monday, July 21, 2008

Signings, traveling and back to work

NC was freaking awesome. I had a great time, so did joe and I sold 10 books at the signing. All in all thats a damn good day. Our vacation was fun as well, though I don't like driving all day to get home. I need to move south. Too many of my good freinds live south.

Ooh and it was so fantastic to see the Jens at the signing as well. I'm SOOO glad they came cuz they both rocked! I'm looking forward to seeing them both again.

So Audra is home finally. so we are going to start writing again this week. I figure we can get the books finished and knock a lot out of our WIP list. Im off to start writing right now as a matter of fact. Be sure to check out my post at AAD this month, Im giving away some free print books and other good stuff..

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

No Audra... and apparently no words...

Audra is still on her honeymoon! She will be for another week, and I have been sitting here tearing my hair out. I feel stagnant, and unmotivated, because shes not here. My stress? Through the roof because we have a LOT to get finished. So I'm trying to write little by little on my own but its a losing battle.
So what did I do? I created a new pen name for myself, to write shorts and novella's on my own. Seemed like a good idea at the time, and I did start writing. My problem? I'm stuck again. Why? because my brain is set to "pair writing" and I don't think I can write something good without her. Its insecurity I know, but the idea has come to me easily, but I cant write it. Its sitting here, scenes and chapters waking up in my head, but I keep thinking "Damn Aud is going to LOVE this idea!" and she has no idea about it and wont because its my work alone.
I don't think I can get my head around working alone really, because I haven't really done it in ages. So I toil on, push some words out. But I'm nowhere near as prolific as I should be and am when I'm writing with Audra.
So I have decided to just let it sit for half the day today, watch the last episode of Dr. Who for season 4 and cry it out, like i did for the 12th episode. *sigh* Watch the back episodes of Battlestar I missed while in Scotland, and maybe order some promo. Maybe that will get my brain working, and if not it might turn it to mush. Either way, I'm eager to have Audra home to get some work done.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Today! Awesome radio show!

11 am today I will be on my radio show, Books Beyond the Boundaries talking about my trip to Scotland and regaling you all with tales of yachting, adventuring, shopping and of course, the reason why i went, Audra's wedding! Also, Ill have some amazing guests calling in and chatting in the chat room who will be giving away some fantastic stuff! they include:

Cat Johnson
Bianca D'Arc
Rowan West
Tilly Greene
Robin Slick
Jacquelyn Frank
Selena Illirya
Kayleigh Jamison

And many others that will just happen to pop in! And Ill be giving away a stunning 24k gold plated Scottish Thistle bookmark, and Winners choice of our print books! You can also expect goodies from Bianca D'Arc, Jacquelyn Frank, Tilly Greene and Many many more!


Both the Chat room and the call in lines will be open for this event so make sure you stop in, and here all about the misery, the wonder and the insanity that was my trip over the pond!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

2 days til the wedding....

and we are almost ready to go. Dressed are all done, the shoes, and the favors. I still have to do the table signs, the jewelry, and we have to decorate the cheese "cake". Audra and Neil are both taking pills for the Malaria they could possibly get in the DR for their honey moon, and Aud is cooking pasta with meat sauce for dinner. Its tight. its wild, but its going to be fantastic on Saturday.

Weather looks good for the afternoon to take pictures, and they are getting married outside. Its going to be beautiful, and Aud is more then ready for it all.

So two days ago we went to Edinburgh, and Im going to share a picture or two...

Pretty right? Edinburgh is fantastic. Once i get the videos all sorted out Ill be posting those but i have to compress them, and its a pain to do when Im not at my home workstation.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Gifts is now in print!

The third installment of the Duvall Inc. Series is now available in print!

978-1-59426-830-4

The holidays are a time for giving, so when Marsh decides to give Jane a real Christmas, complete with family and friends, he never expected everything to go haywire. Meeting his family is only part of the problem. His parents, the reigning royalty of his race, are going to be a surprise to Jane, but no more so then his station as crown prince, a fact he had kept hidden from her till now.

Throw in a conniving princess that contracts his death, an engagement ring and his quirky and outlandish parents, and Marsh has his hands full, just presenting Jane as his consort. Two days before Christmas, Trent Duvall, Janey's Silent partner in the assassin syndicate shows in Austria and informs them of the fact that a special member of the Duvall inner circle has gone AWOL, and its up to Jane and Marsh to help him get him back.

With the help of Malcolm Frost and a few choice friends, Trent and Marsh leave Jane in Austria and go to Africa to retrieve their family member, and usurp the position of a murderous and insane Fallen Angel.

And you thought your holidays were stressful.

This Book contains: heavy violence, mild gore, a 5 heat rating, sex, sex, humor, fmf threesomes and good old fashioned lunacy.

Read and excerpt HERE and order the print straight from Phaze HERE
Interested in the video? Check it out HERE
and be sure to look out for the next in the series, Malcolm Frosts book London for the Holidays...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Scotland, books and Storycasting.com

So im still in the lad of scots. Its great, beautiful, and im going to have SO much research done for the next few books. Aud and I have decided on a new writing regime, starting the last week in July. I think it should work really well. So London for the Holidays will be done and ready to go before September. Looking forward to that.

Gifts was pushed back a week, so it will be out the 23rd, next monday. So if your waiting for it in print *i know I am* then get your bum to Phaze on monday and order it from them!

OOH and If you have read our books, please stop by storycasting.com and register and CAST OUR BOOKS! thats right its a fantabulous promo opp, but in order for it to work, you guys gotta pop by and CAST the books! Even if you cast it exactly as we do, it still helps! So pop by http://www.storycasting.com and help us out.

Im off to See 5 castles... Ill pop some piccys on once we get back!

Friday, June 13, 2008

here! and its awesome

Scotland is a beautiful beautiful place. And where my sister lives is a wonderful little town. So Im going to share some stuff with you guys...

First, PIMMS!


video


Second... Portencross Castle...


Isnt it lovely? I have more but its taking ages to upload them. These two are my favorite. Today we are off to get our dress fittings, and then i think a party in Kilburn... Which my sister isnt too keen on. No matter... LOL.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Im off!

Yep! today is the day! I'm getting ready as I type, making sure everything is packed, everything is printed, and all my documentation is ready to go. I still have to close my compy down to bring it with me, and pack my compy bag with stuff Ill need for the plane ride, but its less to do then I thought. Last night I repacked, took out stuff I knew I wouldn't be wearing, and while it was scant, it did lighten the load.

My carry on is still pretty heavy but thats due to the damn glass votive's I have to bring for the wedding. And we just found out that the Mongreen, the hotel we were having the reception at, has Asbestos *they have been doing construction to fix the wing that exploded with the boiler* and now the wedding party cant stay there, nor can anyone else. they have to close the damn place. Aud is a mess, or gutted as she said... and Now I have to hold that stress for her. Not good. Ugh it never ends.

So as you can see, surprises around every corner. So if your reading this, be sure to pop by the Authors After Dark blog, Im giving away a print copy of GIFTS to a lucky commenter.

I'm off! Wish me luck!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Ready. Totally.

Well Im finally packed, my boarding pass is printed, my passport is ready and Im less then 24 hours from seeing my sister. WOO. needless to say its going to be a good time. Still, Im nervous about flying alone, though as far as Continental.com says, I have a full row to myself for the flight. So thats cool, I can stretch out.

I have a book, Maggie Shayne's Lovers Bite, and I'm bringing the notebook to get down all the craziness when i need to write stuff down. My new video camera has a voice recorder as well, so that should be fun.

Still, I'm sad I'm leaving home for the month. I'm leaving Joe behind, hes got a small tour with his band he couldn't pass up, and I support that. Not going to see him for 21 days is going to suck major. We have been together for a little over 5 years and we haven't ever been apart this long.
And I'm going to be away from mum and the moo. Don't get me wrong Momma Angela, my sisters mum, will be in Scotland for me to see, but its still not the same as my mum.

And the moo is not happy. He sees the luggage and has been growling at me for no good damn reason. Since I'm always home with him, I know hes going to miss me, and hes going to be hella pissed when i get home.

On the bright side, I get to see Zorro, Pimms, Petey, Katie, Ninja... Oh thats all Audra's pets. I'll put video up for them, so you can see too.

So... This going to be quite an adventure, and I am looking forward to it, if a little sad I'm going to be be starting it alone.

OOH and today is Johnny Depp's birthday. Happy birthday Hottie.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

We are now listed on Storycasting.com!

Get into the Eververse like never before! You have read the books, now cast them! thats right! 7 of Stella and Audra's books is on storycasting.com and you can pop over and cast everyone you can think of in the books!

POP by storycasting.com, register *cuz its fun* and search Stella Price, and get to casting! We would love you forever!

www.storycasting.com

Stella Price

Monday, June 02, 2008

New Cover!

So we just got word the London for the Holidays is going to be put out this fall simultaneously in e book and in print. So of course, I had to do a new cover for it. I mean I'm a firm believer that what will sell a book in e book visually wont always sell the print, and we loved the original cover for London, but this one is just SO much better for a print book we had to use it. Luckily Phaze liked the new one more. Here it is:
Isnt it pretty? Im very happy with how it turned out, and I also have the back cover finished, though I won't be showing it out any time soon, Im waiting on the spine to do it all in one shot. Anywho, just thought I would show it off. Im off to finish packing and getting the house in order.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

signings, stupidity and birthdays

Last night was the last night of the signing tour for the spring. What fun. We had a great time, sold a bunch of books, met some new people, and hopefully made some new fans. I'm looking forward to the next leg of signings, starting in July when I get back. So much fun.

OOh and today is My best friend Brooke's Birthday. 29. WOO! And today is also Colin Farrell's birthday, WOO for Colin. I'm celebrating just for him.... HEH.


Last night though, at the mall we were at, the movie theater that was there had a fire alarm pulled in the middle of the Sex and the City showings. women went APESHIT. I mean it was like a demonstration out there. So the signing could have gone much better, especially if they had us in the front of the store, and we could have capitalized on that. *sigh* July should be better. I'm really looking forward to it.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thursday Thirteen: MUSIC

So today I figured I would post 13 videos that in some way are near and dear to my heart. Some of them wont have any explanation, and if you get the ghist of the reason, then I commend you. Today's Thursday Thirteen is actually a contest. If you can figure out what all of the videos that have no explanation have in COMMON, *Hint: think location*, then you will win a print copy, choice, of one of the Stella and Audra Price books. That's right. And since I'm leaving for Scotland soon, I'll bring said book with me, and have Audra write a little ditty inside. Answers can be sent to stella@stellaandaudra.com, but of course, I would love some normal comments.

Enjoy the music, These bands are fantastic.

*my rock career...*

1.
Tainted Love by Marilyn Manson. Why? Because two of my favorite actresses are in it: Mia Kirshner and Chyler Leigh. Mia= Astrid and Chyler= Spinner from the Eververse series.

2.
Letters To You by Finch

3.
Worked Up So Sexual by The Faint. I LOVE this band. they are my 100% favorite. Remember this band, they are fantastic dance music!

4.
Faded by Soul Decision. When I used to tour, one of the other girls and I, when we got stuck driving a different car, We rocked this jam, and the song I Got a Man by Positive K. Such silliness.

5.
Analog Boy by The RX Bandits

6.
All My Friends are Metal Heads by Less then Jake. I have seen LTJ over 100 times from when I was 16-21. They put on a HELLA live show. Oh, and they like Pez. WORD.

7.
Blue Monday, Cover, by Orgy. Oh lords, Dont get me wrong, I love the original, but this is what I used to dance at the goth clubs to when i was in college.

8.
Just One Fix by Ministry. I Love Ministry. TOTALLY.

9.
NO Time by The Assorted Jellybeans

10.
Here We Go Again by Shelter. This was THE music with my friends while I was in highschool. My boyfriend then LOVED Shelter, so much so that we hungout at the Krishna Eateries GOVINDA'S in three cities following Shelter on tour one summer.

11.
Beating Heart Baby by Head Automatica. This is the "Dancy" side of the Lead singer of GlassJaw. Great Album, and SO much fun to dance to.

12.
Closer by Nine Inch Nails. I have seen NIN over 60 times since I was 16. While this isnt my favorite song, its the best looking video YouTube had to offer. And come on, who doesnt want to hear Trent Reznor tell them He wants to fuck them like an animal? HONESTLY. they guy is hot.... Seriously.

13.
Big Casino by Jimmy Eat World. Its a newer song, but I couldnt find my favorite song on Video, but really JEW is fantastic. Total anthems for Under 30 life in the creative industries. Do yourself a favor, Listen to Jimmy Eat World. I have seen them over 20 times.



Sunday, May 25, 2008

I finally made a book video.

video

Well I did it. I finally made a video. It wasn't as hard as I thought, though it will be a good long while before I get my panties in a bunch enough to attempt one for another book. It just took forever. I hope you guys like it, I'm very proud of it!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Fantastic Birthday, If bittersweet.

Today was a wonderful birthday for me. I had a signing with the lovely and darling Cat Johnson and C.H. Admirand, in Farmington CT. OMG what fun! the store was lovely, the staff was ever efficient, and we had a solid and fantastic audience.

We all sold books, so I was happy about that, and C.H. Gave me a wonderful bottle of champers, *which I'm drinking right now!* and my dirrty froggy brought me chocolate. good love it!

But I get home to news that Audra is sick once again, and that shes on some heavy meds including anti-epilepsy pills. Needless to say I'm scared. Shes so close to getting married, and I know its her stress from said wedding. I cant wait to get there to help her out and help her get well again. I'll call her tomorrow to check up on her.

So other then my champers, Tilly got me the COOLEST gifty, a POE uglydoll keychain! Woo! hes coming with me to Scotland! And Selena was totally awesome and got me two fantastic journals, one thats going to be come Our Afterverse Throne Book or The Fey book of Names. We havent decided yet, but I'm anxious to get started on that project.

Anyways thanks to everyone that showed up today, I love you all and you helped to make my birthday that much better. Im off to relax and enjoy whats left of the day.

Friday, May 23, 2008

New blog design!

Wooo Im sooo excited i got it done and out before I was ready to leave! this is soo good! So our webby, Myspace and blog all match now, and I feel much better about it. Its a bit more streamline, and a lot less cluttered so Im glad about that!

Tomorrow is my birthday and signing in Farmington CT. If your going I have goodies... the first 5 people to come to me and mention the words "Shadow Heights" will get a special goodie bag!

OK I'm off to finish packing up for the weekend... lots to do!

Happy Memorial Day everyone!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Birthday Bash!



Join us Thursday night at 8pm est for a new kinda chat party! Stella's birthday and a dual party (both on air and in the chat room) and presents galore!

Scheduled to appear: Jacquelyn Frank, Bianca D'Arc, Selena Illirya, Cat Johnson, Alexandra Ivy, Kayleigh Jamison, Tilly Greene, Elizabeth Amber, Allie Boniface, C.H. Admirand, Eliza Gayle, Celia Kyle, Skylar Sinclair, Cara North and Many many others!

Party starts at 8pm at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/booksbooksbeyondtheboundaries

Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 16, 2008

PHILLY!!!!

So excited! tomorrow is the first day of the Philly weekend and Im almost finished getting packed. Good lord the amount of stuff I'm bringing with me is insane. a CARLOAD of crap. CARLOAD. Im just hoping that I wont be bringing much of it back.

For those of you near philly, and are coming out. We are positioned in the CENTER of 19th st right next to the library. If you do come out, dont froget to get the goodie bags from us, and check out the book sales we have going on! We will be the tents with the giant tiki's attatched to it!

Ill be selling Sugar and Silk together for 22$ and youll get some SWEET goodies with it! Also Ill be selling both of the Dragon Elementals together for 22$ as well!

I cant wait to see the girls again. We always have SO much fun!

S

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Pseudo updating

The signing was awesome! I absolutely LOVE the spotty dog. I got to hangout with the girls, drink for free and sold a bunch of books. Can't get better then that. Ok well you can, but I doubt Colin Farrell was making his way through upstate New York at the time (And If he was, WHERE!?).

So this week is getting ready for all the good stuff for this coming weekend, 2 days with Tilly, Robin and Cat in Philly! YAY! I'm really looking forward to this! Not to mention CHEESE STEAKS! Woo!

One month from today I'll be standing on Scottish soil, and rocking out with my sister. Its getting close, and as much as I'm not excited about flying alone, It has to be done. I just hope Audra is feeling better soon. Please send out good vibes to her for a speedy recovery from her illness.

I'm a bit fuzzy today from all the crappy pollen in the air, so I'm going to report on this weekend when I'm not a mess. I'm tired, my eyes hurt and I need sleep.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Signing today!

Today we are at the spotty dog in Hudson NY and OMG I'm so ready for it. Im packing the car now and then Im making my way upstate for this amazing signing.

Im hoping to have pictures for you guys when I get back.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

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Friday, May 02, 2008

So much to do, so little time

June is fast approaching. Signings are fast approaching. My birthday is fast approaching. Deadlines are fast approaching. May is a seriously insane month. I'm looking forward to it all, I have been feeling quite inactive as of late. But with new books to promote, and new venues to promote them in, I'm hopeful that we will gather new fans.
For this tour, I found some very cool new places to do the signings, from a bookstore with a pub inside it, to a string of Borders we haven't worked with before. Lots of new people and new places to stock the books *muahahahahahah!* And of course, I get to chill with the girls. I dont think I could have put together a better signing group. All the ladies that do the events with me are mature, fun and best of all, amazing writers.
And with my birthday coming up, *which I have a signing scheduled* Im hoping to sell out of the books they have for me. That will be the best birthday gift ever. Throw on my Online birthday bash on my Blog Talk Radio show, with all the awesome special author guests that are cool enough to give away awesome goodies and books and ARC's... its really going to be a great birthday.
Deadlines... shit I need to get a hop on those things that are not done yet. And the book for Phaze is almost done. Still gotta write the blurb for this one and take an editing pass on it before its finished. I'm hopeful well have it done by this time next week. Now its all blood and mayhem. I'm down for that.
June 10th is coming like a freight train. I'm so excited to see my sister and spend time in Scotland, but I'm sad that It will be almost a month before I see my JoJo again. Not to mention my Moo. It's going to be tough but I think we can manage.
So that all said, if your close to the signings, please come out and hangout, especially if your in CT for the 24th of May. 4 hours of fun, goodies and a lot of interesting conversation! I'm so excited! What a way to spend your birthday right? And Im going to have a special goodie for anyone that does show up. LOL....
So what do I want for my birthday? I have been getting this question from family left and right, and while I keep saying Money... they ask still. So im going with my old stanbys:

Ugly dolls * Ice Lodge Icebat, Poe, Abima* Check them out HERE
Gwin *Ghost Gwin* Wanna see it? HERE
Sweet Journal Check out THIS and THIS and THIS and THIS

See? I'm wicked easy. Though Like Christmas, I have a feeling they will just get me stuff i didnt ask for and have no use for... Le Sigh... My family is insane.

Monday, April 28, 2008

New cover!

Aud and I got the email that GIFTS is going print June 16th. I'm SO excited. So excited that I redid the cover for the print book. Why? Because I thought we needed a more shelf friendly cover. Small press is a bitch and a half to have your work shelved, and Phaze is no exception. So Im trying to combat that so we get a fair shake on being available. So you wanna see?

Like it? I do. I'm very happy with it. I cant wait to hold it in my hands LOL. So here's hoping it interests sellers enough to buy it for the shelves. Ooh and you wanna see the cover wrap?

Yes Im very excited. Now we have to wait for it... but still It should be worth the wait. I believbe its going to be 280 pages, which rocks cuz its much bigger then Wishbound and people will be able to actually READ it. WOO HOO. So I will have it for the July signings.

And two weeks till the Spotty Dog event. So looking forward to this month of signings! I get to hangout with Tilly, and Cat and Bianca... its a good time when Im with those ladies!

Anywho, Im back to writing. Audra and I have to finish London for the Holidays!

S

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Winners, Insights and Plans...

So the winner of my shag list post is :Candice: So please email me at stella@stellaandaudra.com and send me your addy. Thanks for playing everyone, it was a total blast.

Now, thankfully, RT is over and everyone can get back to normal. Which is good. I mean I wasn't there this year, but I gotta say, from all the stuff I have heard, from the EC stuff to RT allegedly feeding conventioners leftovers at the Awards banquet from the Fairy Ball to the hotel being closer to condemned then to renovated I think RT fucked the cat with this one. I haven't heard one favorable report this year and that scares me. Greatly. I hope our promo went over well.

On an up note, I got my ticket for my flight to Scotland. So in June I'll be adding pictures, and hopefully video to this blog as I get it while I'm there. We are going to be doing a LOT of sight seeing, mostly for research for the books though so it should be a lot of fun... I'm happy that Ill be spending 21 days with my sister.. damn fun abound. Though I'm a bit apprehensive, that old Twilight Zone with Shatner keeps coming to mind... THERES SOMETHING ON THE WING! Nightflights across the pond... I think I'm going to sleep through it.

Ooh and did anyone see AVPR? damn... I sat here watching that movie purely mystified. Bizzare. I wouldn't wanna meet up with that Pred-Alien... *shudder*

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Celebrity Shag List

So someone asked me who my celebrity Shag list was, and I figured I would post it, then tag some friends to do the same.... So lets see...

1. Colin Farrell: No explanation need



















2. James Purefoy: Good Gravy, that accent!













3. Johnny Depp: Again, no explanation needed.

















4. Christian Bale: My American Psycho fantasy



















5. Jamie Davis: Just scrumptious



















6. Clive Owen: that dirty kinda fantasy...



















7. Ryan Reynolds: My Canadian obsession



















8. Chris Evans : LOOK at that stomach!



















9. David Wenham: My Aussie Fantasy


















10. Sean Patrick Flannery: My "your my favorite supporting character in a stargate SG1 episode" fantasy



















OK so thats my top 10 celebrity shag list! I could go on about what I would do with them, but there's no need to get graphic is there? LOL. So lets see... Im going to tag 5 of my girlfriends...

Kayleigh Jamison
Eliza Gayle
Jacquelyn Frank
Adra Steia
Cat Johnson

Monday, April 14, 2008

New Contract!

Audra and I haven't been around much in the last two months, due to the wedding, writing and tons of promotions for the print books. We do have good news though. We have signed a contract for our book, A Bitter Kiss of Chaos, with Noble Romance Publishing! And we are doubly excited because we sold on a partial! Needless to say it was a big decision to accept the contract, but we did because we felt Noble Romance Publishing has their act together. They have a monumental marketing plan, a 5 year business plan and the promise of print on the horizon. They have thus far been rather selective on their acceptances, and we are just so tickled to now count them among our publishers!

So today Ill be updating the website and myspace, and putting the word out on our groups and such. we are bot just SO excited!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Soft Edge is FINALLY available!

Multi award winning book now available!


The Soft Edge of Midnight is now available at Amazon in PRINT!

After
a horrible ordeal and lengthy captivity, Illori Swain is resigned to
wither her life away in loneliness. Then she meets Karsten Morris, a
male unicorn she has been searching for, the other half of her soul.

A man of worth and a stallion of breeding, Karsten Morris sees Illori
as his salvation, the love he’s searched for all his life. The luck and
light that rule their existence finally bring them together, but
everything worthwhile is tested, and fate isn’t against making the good
suffer.
After
escaping her captivity, free from the bonds of hell that held her,
Illori is now hunted by two of Hell’s minions.

One, Sammael, a fallen angel with one foot in Heaven, is set on the
scent by Lucifer himself. The other, Nybras, is a devil vying for
Sammael’s job. Nybras will stop at nothing to get what he thinks he
deserves.
When
the devil cheats to gain his prize, Sammael must join forces with
Karsten to save the mare Illori to make sure the balance of the verses
are not compromised.


Winner of the Best Love Scene 2007 at Ecata Sensual and Reviewer's Choice at LRC!

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Friday, March 07, 2008

The Soft Edge of Midnight is available for preorder!

Ooh so our new print book, The Soft Edge of Midnight, Is up for Preorder at BN.com! The book will be available on March 13th and Audra and I are freaking out because this is the first time we have ever had a book on preorder!

Award winning Prequel to the Keepers of Twilight Series, The Soft Edge of Midnight is NOW AVAILABLE! Heres the Blurb:

After a horrible ordeal and lengthy captivity, Illori Swain is resigned to wither her life away in loneliness. Then she meets Karsten Morris, a male unicorn she has been searching for, the other half of her soul.

A man of worth and a stallion of breeding, Karsten Morris sees Illori as his salvation, the love he’s searched for all his life. The luck and light that rule their existence finally bring them together, but everything worthwhile is tested, and fate isn’t against making the good suffer.

After escaping her captivity, free from the bonds of hell that held her, Illori is now hunted by two of Hell’s minions.

One, Sammael, a fallen angel with one foot in Heaven, is set on the scent by Lucifer himself. The other, Nybras, is a devil vying for Sammael’s job. Nybras will stop at nothing to get what he thinks he deserves.

When the devil cheats to gain his prize, Sammael must join forces with Karsten to save the mare Illori to make sure the balance of the verses are not compromised.

Winner of the Best Love Scene 2007 at Ecata Sensual, Reviewers Choice at Love Romance's Cafe, Best Urban Fantasy at the Rites Awards!

Pick it up today

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Marsh and Janey are 30% off!

DUVALL INC.

the Djinn series by Stella and Audra Price

Winner: Best Hero, Marsh, at the Romance Erotica Connection

Winner: Cover of the Year, WISHBOUND at the Romance Erotica Connection

HM: Best Heroine, Janey, At the Romance Erotica Connection

Wishbound: #3 artwork at P&E

Wishbound: #8 Book cover art at P&E





PHAZE is having a 30% off sale TOMORROW only! So if you have wanted to
get caught up on the Duvall Inc. series, tomorrow is the time to do it!
Start from the beginning and enjoy everything that is Marsh and Janey!



WISHES

GLAMOUR

GIFTS

WISHBOUND
*print book for Wishes and Glamour*





And dont forget our short story Lady Luck, in the Phaze
Fantasies Vol 2
, which was an HM at Ecata Sensual in the Short Story
Category!



And Yes, this 30% includes the PRINT VERSIONS of both
WISHBOUND and the PHAZE FANTASIES!



thanks everyone! and happy reading!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Valentines Day Free Read!

Hey All! Audra and I teamed up with ARe to give you a sexy short called The Sleeping.

At the Incubus ball honoring The Sleeping, the time of year in the Afterverse that parallel’s our winter, Princess Alabaster, an unwanted Succubus concubine finds passion and fulfillment in the arms of Drake, a mysterious and virile Conglacio youth. The year is ending, and times are changing. Will one night defying her king steer the Princess towards a whole new future?

Author Note: This story is an Eververse Short. In the time line, this takes place almost three hundred years before Sugar and Sin, in the Afterverse, during Drake’s “demonic” twenties. Enjoy our bad boy.

and yes, its free! Pop by All Romance Ebooks and get your own copy now! This story is sure to get your Valentine's Week revved up !

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A note from a read in Cali...

So Steph in Cali sent me this about Fire in His Eyes:
This is a great start to a new world of paranormals. What I really liked was how all the dragons interacted. They each had their own personalities, strengths and weaknesses. The idea of how each elemental dragon was different was fascinating, I wanted to know more about their individual backgrounds, talents and abilities. I especially liked how the decisions each dragon made defined them. Specifically, how their elemental abilities allowed them greater or lesser freedom/abilities, how this may have affected their outlook to life and to new changes. I felt this was very integral to the story (and future stories) since it gave insight into each dragons abilities and how they were able to survive individually. I know that this need to know what will happen to these characters will keep me wanting more. As an example of what I mean, I liked… while Char was relatively strong due to his ‘fire power,’ other dragons such as Keegan were extremely weak and unable to withstand the onslaught of time with a positive outlook. Char’s focused pursuit of Alcyone and how he seduces her and makes her is mate was sizzling. I could feel his strength and knew he and Alcyone would be happy. They were just meant to be together. On the other hand, Keegan, although she was a secondary character touched me very deeply, too. I kept hoping she would find a way to survive. Her pain and suffering seemed very real and tragic, even though I knew she had lived a long life. I didn’t want the others dragons to suffer, too! Could it possible she could make a reprise?! Or another dragon in a similar situation is still able to find the will to survive in spite of the obstacles of their weakened powers? (If you are the author, I know it is bad but most of my favorite characters, well…. I enjoy them suffering a bit so that when they do find happiness I find it all that more satisfying!)

Sooo… although the book had some Hot scenes, what kept me reading were the interesting characters and wanting to know more and MORE about each dragon’s past and how they became they way they are in the book. In fact, if there are any complaints they would have to be I wanted to know more about the dragons and their history. In the end I wanted each to find someone meaningful like Char and have a happy dragon life, too!


OOH needless to say Im sooo excited! that was the COOLEST email i have gotten ever.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

New In Print !!!

Water Dragons Do Everything Deep


Deep Water
Dragon Elementals Book 2
Stella and Audra Price

Bryn Case is a Dive instructor in one of the most beautiful places on
earth at a very exclusive resort. On the evening she meets Kael, a sexy
guest at the resort, she thinks she's found her soul mate. Kael on the
other hand, a Water elemental dragon, knows Bryn, a Glacies demon, is
exactly what he's been looking for his entire life, and curses it.
After all that had happened so far, to lose his heart to a demon is not
something he's prepared to do. Between treasure hunting and her love of
the sea, Kael knows this woman is everything he's ever wanted. Its just
finding and dealing with the demon that has her soul that's going to be
the one thing standing between him and his destined mate...

NOW AVAILABLE IN PRINT FROM TEASE PUBLISHING!





There was so
much packed into it that I savored this romance like a huge fudge brownie. This
second installment in the Dragon Elementals series was worth the time it took
to relish every yummy bit! I can’t wait to see what the Price sisters have in
store for the next book in this series!



4.5 stars, LynseyAnne, Ecata Sensual





The Dragon
Elementals series is addictive, and the next installment can't come out soon
enough!



5
stars, Marlene, Mystique Books



Stella
and Audra Price continue to write some of the sexiest books out there.
DEEP WATER has some of their most sensuous scenes yet, particularly when Bryn
swims with Kael in his dragon form. I also love the strength that Stella
and Audra Price imbue in their female characters. Bryn has lost her soul
in an ill-advised bargain with another demon but her spirit isn’t broken.
DEEP WATER is yet another highly recommended and sizzling hot tale from Stella
and Audra Price.
.



5
Klovers, Anne, Kwips and Kritiques




The
sexual tension in the first part of the story is delicious and is followed by
sex scenes that will raise your temperature to the limit. DEEP WATER was a
terrific second installment in the Dragon Elemental series and I really
look forward to the next.



4.5 blue ribbons, Sandi Potterton,
Romance Junkies





The
equal parts of playfulness and passion between Kael and Bryn was gripping to
the point that I read Deep Water in one sitting just to discover
what was going on. While I won’t tell what happened, I have to say that I
absolutely loved how Kael retrieved the one thing that would make his and
Bryn’s love the absolute it could be. Once again the Price sister’s have
taken a branch of their unique universe and given us a wonderful look at two of
the special people in it. Deep Water is an instant favorite
to be re-read time and again; a definite recommended read.



Recommended Read, Jo, Joyfully Reviewed



See for yourself why reviewers LOVE the Dragon Elementals Series!



Contest: Stella and Audra is giving away a Water Dragon gift pack with a
"Water Dragons Do it Deep" tshirt, a blue sea glass bracelet, a
signed book flat, dragon book mark and a special goodie tied to the Hero of the
book, Kael! *hint, read the book and you'll know exactly what it is!*



So how do you win? Simple! Order the book on Amazon
and send us the receipt to stella@stellaandaudra.com by March 1st to be
entered! Second place winners will receive a Dragon Elementals goodie pack !
See how easy it is to win!

And If you have already read the book, Please stop by Amazon.com and write up a review and let others know what YOU thought of the book!

Thanks for all your support!