Thursday, April 30, 2009
So Saturday I'll be at the CT Fiction Fest in Meriden CT. Im doing a promotional workshop, and signing in the evening. Should be fun. I am crazy for doing this right after RT but I do love the activity. So if your near Meriden CT Saturday, come and see me at the Sheraton 4 Points hotel from 430-6.
So im back to reading the MS over. Wish me luck.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Needless to say Im pissed off. BN gave us this BS story that Small Press Authors only got 5 each, which was bullshit because Authors like Ash and Bianca D'Arc got between 8-20 of copies and they are small press too. I dont know who decided it, but Im going to talk to Jo Carol about this because it was a CROCK OF SHIT. I see all these NY authors with TOWERS of books they dont hope to sell (Because they are readily available through distrobution channels) and yet those of us that are small press got shafted. We really do pay and arm and a leg to go, and to ONLY have up to 15 books to sell (hand sell really because your meeting these people at these events) isnt fair. We spend so much, and it doesnt offset the cost at all, let alone make it feel worth it that we were there and we sold books. Missing 20 sales fucks with my business and my career, becuase its events like this that help make you known, but how the hell is it really supposed to help when you got no product to push?
Ok so that was my rant. I'll be doing more ranting about this once I get my thoughts together, but I thank EVERYONE who bought me, and had intention to buy the books. This was an amazing event because of YOU taking the time to actually care about us and the books. I feel really hopeful for our books and our future books because you guys were so damn encouraging and awesome. I look forward to seeing some of you at AAD and keeping in touch through forever. You all rock and I love you, and Audra is going to love you too.
I'll have more piccys soon though.. so keep an eye out.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
A.D.Roland is picking my ass up at the airport today, and we found out that we are able to check into our hotel (not the RT hotel) at 1ish so Luci, bless her, will have done that already. That means I can thankfully change clothes and put some makeup on. Praise the gods. So its not too bad. Then we have to hoof it to the RT hotel, and then get out registration on. Then its work work work till the EC party when we can all finally relax. I shouldn't fly in the day i need to be there, but seriously, it just came down to what was cheaper. So I will deal.
Going to miss the Jojo? Oh you bet. and Audra, she really should be here for this, and its sad she isnt. But we did finish up the short story for our Royalty book, and now all we have to do is finish the novella and we can send that to the editor. Excited? Totally. It will be nice to have something new out again.
So im going to surf a bit, and then read over our new novel we are working on, maybe add a little. Have a good one.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
So Ill be hitting up RT this week and I have a FULL schedule this time. First time ever, but I LOVE the fact that i have to be places. If your going, and looking for me, Heres a small list of places I will be:
Wed: E book Expo: Citrus Ballroom, Publisher section with Tease Publishing.
1015-1115: Workshop: Demons Unplugged: Tangerine B with Jacquelyn Frank, Larissa Ione, Jenna Black and moderated by Bianca D'Arc. Stop by for this, and get a sweet bag of goodies you wont get anywhere else at RT.
230-330: Meet and Greet: Club RT: Authors: Jacquelyn Frank, Larissa Ione, Jenna Black, Stella Price, Bianca D'Arc, Kayleigh Jamision, Robin Slick, and Eliza Gayle. Hangout and get some stuff you wont find anywhere else at RT
8-10am: Party: Sunrise with the ShadowDwellers: Ill be the one in the pretty cobalt blue and gold sari. Make sure you come, Jacki's parties are always amazing and Im giving away the BEST of all out promo at this event.
1-2: Phaze Table, Club RT
2-3: TEB table Club RT
10-2: Booksigning in the Main ballroom. I will be signing Frost and Flame, Gifts and Fire in His Eyes and giving away some sweet goodies.
So if your coming, please come and find me, get a I DO IT DEMONSTYLE pin for your trouble and have a drink with me!
Friday, April 17, 2009
So last night we got word that TEB offered the contract for the third of the Snake series, A Gift of Daybreak. So excited. Now we are all set up for the series and the edits should be rolling in shortly. I just hope they wont come till after RT, but seeing as my editor will be at RT this year I think its a safe bet. So I don't really have to worry. WOo.
And we did receive the cover for Surrender in Moonlight. Its not what we would have normally chosen, but its ok. I'll post it soon enough. I have high hopes for the Daybreak cover.
And Im brimming with ideas Audra cant deny. We have been working on several shorts over email for the week so far, a few Eververse shorts we arent sure what we are going to do with, but with Masquerade almost finished, we need to get back into the mindset of our sexy demons. Im really looking forward to finishing the book and getting to Drake's book which i really think is going to be our opus. So I think the story we are focusing on today, Oona and Moni, will be the first to be released once its done, the rest are set for later on in the series. Poo I know, but We gotta try and keep time frames right.
So today is writing, and then I need to hit Staples to get a poster laminated and mounted to carry with me to RT, and I need to hit Michaels for last minute stuff (Throw Target in there for good measure). Its going to be a real relaxed weekend, which I need, because come Tuesday Im going to running around like a lunatic finishing up everything and getting my hair done. Wed. Is coming far too quickly. Thank god I'm pretty much completely packed. RT is coming.. its coming...
Monday, April 13, 2009
Available now at Total-e-bound from Stella and Audra Price
Beyond the Vision of Dreams
What do you do when the woman of your dreams shows up on your doorstep?
Crane, an unmated were python, has been having some extremely erotic
dreams for the past week about a woman he's sure doesn't exist. Imagine
his surprise when he wakes up one morning and finds the woman of his
dreams standing just inside the front door of the Weresnake compound.
He recognizes Chrissy Stanford as his mate, albeit instinctually only, and
decides he needs to have her in his bed. Little does he know she's
going to become part of his heart as well.
Advisory: This book contains erotic dreams and a hot hero and heroine
who turn into snakes once a month. Find out why scales are the new fur.
Win a Knossos West Prize pack!
A ball cap that says Scales are the New Fur
A book cover keychain
A Knossos West notepad
A Knossos West book card
A large Knossos West book cover magnet
Several other goodies including a Sticker, promo and posters
How to win? You have three chances!:
1. Email me at email@example.com with BEYOND THE VISION OF DREAMS in the subject line to be entered.
2. BUY Beyond the Vision of Dreams HERE and Leave a review on the page to get a second entry.
3. Joining our NEWSLETTER group between April 13th and the 27th to get a third chance to win!
Contest runs from April 13th to April 27th. I will be posting the winner at the TEB blog on April 28th!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
The concert last night was awesome, I really needed the night out. The band was SO freaking awesome, and I was in a great spot to see as well. Such a great show. But I tell you, I have realized that since I have closed myself off from the things I used to enjoy doing, I have been getting a lot of great ideas when I do go out. Before it was all over stimulation. Now, things kinda just show up and I'm like "Damn! that's a damn fine idea!" So I talked to Audra about the ideas and shes liking them.. Maybe I should get out more often.
The signing? Awesome as well. Got to hangout with Gina, and met a new fan Karina. So rad both of them, and Gina taught me how to wrap the sari. WOO. I gotta do some sewing this week though.
Now, we need to get last minute work done and order the last minute shit for RT. WOO. its getting wild now.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Saturday is going to be great. Not only do I get to see my favorite band EVA, but i get to hangout at my signing with a fan that is coming to chill with me. So Gina, I cant wait to meet you! LOL (And I'll bring Drake along as well, LOL)
So this is going to be a fun weekend, if not busy. RT is coming so quickly and I'm finally getting excited about it. Wild week with Kayleigh Jamison and A.D.Roland, Bianca D'Arc, Cat Johnson and Jacquelyn Frank. WOO.
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
And next monday Beyond the Vision of Dreams is rereleased! SOOOOO excited. I know Ill be getting our edits for Surrender in Moonight soon as well, and I cant wait to get that cover! So dont forget to check back here on Monday for the contest for the snake novella. Im giving away a Hat, keychain, notepad, and other goodies, including cover magnets to a lucky person (and several smaller gift packs to 5 other winners!) So dont forget to pop by!
It feels good to have this off my shoulders. Now i can get back to normal work. Yes. I know. Always work on this end. Ooh and I have the signing this weekend at Unique Books, in Bayonne NJ. Ill be there with Tilly Greene, Cat Johnson and Ciar Cullen this weekend from 1-4pm and we will have snacks, a gift basket and books galore. dont forget to come and hangout if your in the area!
Saturday, April 04, 2009
So that is my saturday morning, just throw in a cup of tea. Yummy.
Why do I mention this? Because my stress level is through the roof because we haven't finished this book yet. Yesterday Aud had an emergency, and we didn't get more then 50 words done between us. We have two scenes left to do, maybe three depending on what audra wants to do, and I dont think its going to happen by the deadline. So im watching my cartoons and relaxing because Im already getting chest pains. Yes, my stress manifests into pain. not too fun.
So I hoping my prediction about finishing this is false, and that we do infact finish this. Its been a long time coming and Im eager to finish it and get back to the two novels we need to finish for release later this year.
Wish me luck.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
The book on deadline is almost ready. I have been editing and adding as I wait for Audra to get her bum online, which is good as there were a few holes, but it seems to make sense now. I cant wait for this to be done, so we can focus on Masquerade and then Moongardens. Yay for progress.
And soon Beyond the Vision of Dreams will be out. SO excited. I'll be posting our contest for the book on release day, where you will have 2 chances a piece to win a gift pack including a very cool ball cap, and some other goodies. So stay tuned.
So I'm back to writing, I have some more to get through before Audra gets online, so much to still do to make this one shine, and I think its because the characters weren't as real to us as the others. So it will be up to you (and our Editor) to decide if we nailed it. I'm hoping we did, its been a tough couple of months with this one.