Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tenerife, Canary Islands

I love to travel and one of the best places I've ever been is Tenerife.
It also happens to be the setting of The Birthday Present!

Tenerife is a volcanic island with black sand beaches (and yellow ones ,too).

Looking towards the interior of the island towards the mountains.
Yes, that's a really young version of myself in the blue t-shirt.
(Pul-leez don't try to zoom in. It really was a loooong time ago.)

Annual precipitation is low, and parts of the island are very desert-like.

Check out these cacti is this photo my hubby took. He wasn't my hubby yet back then, but I knew he was the one.
Why do women know these things before men?

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Looking for something spicy?

I just read a new short story by Mia Watts at Total-e-bound. It totally rocks!
Here's the blurb for Bad Boys, Bad Boys:
What you gonna do when they cum for you? A police force partner submits to his desire while under the influence of alcohol. But since neither of the men are gay, what do they do with their lurking lust?

Geo Wilson has been partnered to Mack for three years. Sharing the same muscular build, dark hair, and olive complexion, they've been dubbed 'the twins' by the department. But lately Geo's dreams have taken an erotic twist to centre around Mack.

Mack values his friendship with Geo, would give his life for the man. Then one night Geo has a few too many beers and plants a kiss on him, he can't forget. He might have been able to pass it off as beer-haze except in helping Geo get back to his apartment, Mack is taken off guard by Geo's tackle and a mind-numbing blow job.

Now the partnership has to redefine itself while the criminal world continues around them. They could lose their badges, or lose each other.
Another author who knows how to write a scene is Opal Carew. You've got to read Swing.

And there is a whole group of awesome writers at Writer's Evolution. Their books will knock your socks off.

Happy reading!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Release date, unconfirmed

I've heard from an inside source that my story is going to be released August 24. Whew! That makes it feel so much more real. I can't wait to see what kind of cover they give my story.

I've been struggling to stay in the moment and enjoy the euphoria of making my first sale, but my mind has run on ahead to self-promo issues. I've been surfing the net today getting ideas and looking back on my notes from the conference I went to two weeks ago. I had no idea at that time that I was so close to needing that info on self-promo! I hope I took good notes!

Now as I wait for the release and all the steps that lead to it, I have to focus my attention on writing the next story. I have a great idea for a follow-up story, but it's all in my head floating around right now. Time to get some of it down on paper.

So high-ho, high-ho, it's off to work I go!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Just getting started

The thrill of selling that first story! OMG! I was jumping up and down so much, my oldest said, "Mom, I've never seen you like this before." Well, I've never had someone else like my stories so much that they wanted to pay me for them, either!

As I read the offer email, I kept thinking "This is where she writes all the nice stuff, but wait... wait... wait... she's going to say No, Thank you, at any moment." But she didn't! She (the editor) said, "the storyline kept me reading and it was a lovely, hot, sexy read. Well done!!!"

Whew! Such praise for a new author! Author! That's me. No longer an aspiring writer. I will be an author!!!