Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Vampires & Lattes

I'm participating with several other Vampire Book Realm authors in a chat in the Latte Lounge at Coffee Time Romance

To best describe what's going on, I'm adding the info that the Realm Keeper has posted on the Facebook event page:
This is an all day Eloop chat at The Latte Lounge at Coffee Time Romance featuring the work of Vampire Book Realm Authors. The VBR Authors that will be participating in the event are:

Denyse Bridger- Special Giveaway
Cinsearae S.- Special Giveaway and Mystery Prize
Lisa Kessler- Special Giveaway
Maya DeLeina- Special Giveaway
Aquita Lane
Tamara Monteau
Jodie Pierce
Catherine Green
Jeff Dawson- Special Package Giveaway
Tricia Schneider
Tara Fox Hall- Special Giveaway
Siobhan Muir
Lisa Carlisle- Special Giveaway
J. Annas Walker- Special Giveaway
Amy Mah
Cornelia Amiri- Special Giveaway
Celine Chatillon- Special Giveaway
Suzi M.- Special Giveaway
Janet Breakfield
Katalyn Sage
R.E. Mullins- Special Giveaway
Carole Gill
Tori L Ridgewood- Special Giveaway
Cynthia Arsuaga
Michelle Clay
Dawne Dominique- Special Giveaway
Tammy Dennings Maggy- Special Giveaway

Special Giveaways and Packages Include: Signed Trading Cards, Bookmarks, Print Books, eBooks, Clothing, Posters, Gift Cards, and mystery accessories.

Readers: Join us anytime between 12am and 11:59pm on April 20th to explore all type of genre of Vampire Books. You might just find wonderful gifts for your friends, family and yourself! Many of the VBR Authors will be giving away prizes as well.

VBR Authors: This is an ELoop Chat. You can post your books and links for readers to discover anytime during April 20th. The instruction forms will go out this week to all that RSVP.

Non-VBR Authors: Support your author friends and your love for Vampire Books in every genre from Erotica, Historical, Horror and Young Adult by joining the fun on April 20th.

I did this once before with these amazing authors and we had such fun! I hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Coming Soon: The Merriweather Witches Book 3

A few weeks ago I received a call from my Wild Rose Press editor, Callie Lynn Wolfe. She was worried because I wasn't responding to the emails she was sending me (turns out my email program wasn't working properly). I thought it was very kind of her to call (and I admit, I was a little awestruck to actually speak with her on the phone. She's an amazing editor!). Better yet, she had good news to share!

The Wild Rose Press has contracted the third book in The Merriweather Witches!

I'm so excited to finally share this news!

The Witch's Thief is a historical paranormal romance set in Regency era England. This story is about Basil Merriweather. He's the elder brother to the heroines in my first two stories, The Witch and the Wolf and The Witch and the Vampire.  

When I have more to share about this newest release I will let you know. For now, I just wanted to get the word out that despite the lengthy delay in between books, I'm still writing! (Psst....there are more Merriweather's on the way after this one, too!)

Monday, April 8, 2013

April Camp NaNoWriMo

Is it summer already? Not quite. But, that's okay if you're a writer. To my mind, any month is a great time to write. And joining thousands of other writers during a month-long sprint makes a solitary job not so lonely anymore.

Welcome Camp NaNoWriMo!

This year camp begins in April. I've been assigned my cabin and I've met my cabin mates. They all seem a decent sort, although two of them are shy and don't chat much. Or maybe they're too busy writing instead of finding ways to procrastinate!

I like to participate in these writing events. It pushes me to write more everyday and I meet many great people, too. It's a bond we share that non-writers just don't understand.

Okay, so the details for those who might not be familiar with NaNoWriMo...

What is Camp NaNoWriMo?

I think it's best explained from their website...
Based on November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Camp NaNoWriMo provides the online support, tracking tools, and hard deadline to help you write the rough draft of your novel in a month… other than November!

Camp NaNoWriMo was established in 2011 as a project of the Office of Letters and Light, the parent 501(c)(3) nonprofit to National Novel Writing Month and the Young Writers Program. 2013 Camp sessions will take place in April and July.

What: Writing a novel from scratch in one month’s time.

Who: You! (And about 20,000 other novelists around the world.) Let’s write some perhaps-awful, but definitely lengthy, prose together.

Why: The reasons are endless! To actively participate in one of our era’s most enchanting art forms! To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties.

When: You can sign up anytime to add your name to the roster. Writing begins at 12:00 AM on April 1, and again on July 1. To be added to the official list of winners, you must reach your word-count goal by 11:59 PM on the last day of the month. Once your novel has been verified by our web-based team of robotic word counters, the partying begins.

Here's another detail I was unaware of this time around at camp...

We can choose our own word count! That's right! You're not obligated to reach 50,000 words to finish a novel. This is great news for short story writer's! I've picked 40k this month. But, I've seen others set their goals from 20k to 60k. From what I understand any goal from 10,000 to 999,999 is acceptable.

So mark your calendars if you missed April's camp (I know I'm late getting this post out, my apologies) and make sure you sign up for July! I'll bring extra chocolate for the smores and we can entertain each other at the campfire telling our fantastic tales.