posted over at the J.C. Daniels blog.
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posted over at the J.C. Daniels blog.
Read it here...
Due to the weather going on in my neck of the woods, I’m going to have to cancel my plans to attend the signing in Cincy tomorrow, Saturday 12/7/2013. We’ve been getting ice fairly steadily and it’s changed over to snow. I don’t want to chance the 90 minute drive from Louisville to Cincy under the circumstances.
I donated a book to help out with Friends & Vets Helping Pets. More info…
The first 100 people to donate $20 to Friends & Vets Helping Pets on our Paypal account will receive a signed book from one of these fabulous authors listed on our website. Donations will help families and animals out and you will get a fun and unique holiday surprise when the signed book arrives! These books also make the perfect gift for that book worm in your life!
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Also, make sure you check out the Coastal Magic Blog Hop. Final days!
At least it feels that way. I’m focused on finishing up the books I’m working on…plus, I’ve got the rough outline for a new RS series coming together in my head.
So I’ve been absentee author.
We have our Christmas tree up. I’m almost done shopping. Almost, not quite. I almost spend more than I should. I need to focus on work and I can’t. Anyway, I’m going to get back to work in about five minutes.
Here’s a snippet from one of the RS books due out next year, SWEETER THAN SIN…
It could be said that Adam Brascum loved women.
It could be said.
But it would be off-target. Adam didn’t love women—he didn’t hate them, but he didn’t love them, either. He needed them.
The soft curves, the scent of their skin, the husky voices as they whispered to him in the night. If he worked it right, he could spent the night with any number of them, and he wouldn’t have to be alone unless he wanted.
Wouldn’t have to be alone, with just the voices in his head, the memory of a phone call, the memory of a smile, the memory of the girl he might have been able to save.
If only he’d done something.
Part of the SECRETS & SHADOWS series…
Post is sticky. Newer ones may be below.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays, my lovely reader friends!! Now that Thanksgiving has passed (and while we’re all trying to fit back into our clothes after yesterday’s dinner) it’s time to start passing out presents!!! Ok, maybe not ALL the presents, but how about some virtual “Secret Santa” presents to our favorite characters in the urban fantasy and paranormal romance world, and some very real convention registrations for two of YOU!!
If you want to request BROKEN BLADE from NetGalley, please do so soon.
It won’t be up there forever.
When I was in New Jersey, I went out to dinner with a lady from my street team and a couple of writers. We had a great time and one of the writers looked at me and asked me what I wrote.
But she wasn’t exactly talking about genre. She’d mentioned a discussion she’d had with another writer. He’d just looked at her and told her she wrote about tribes. Families. And he was right. She did.
I thought about it for a minute and then I said, “I write about broken people. Then I fix them. And sometimes second chances.”
I’d never really boiled it all down in a nutshell like that, but I guess that’s the running theme throughout my books.
One of the reasons I ended up writing the Kit Colbana books was because I wanted to play with the idea of having somebody who was weaker than the others, who had frailties and weaknesses others around her wouldn’t understand, but who got by because she was stubborn and wouldn’t give up.
I didn’t want a kick-ass heroine who bowled everybody over. I wanted somebody who was battered, who had to fight and scrabble for every step she took, but she kept taking those steps anyway. It’s a different sort of strength, but sheer will and determination keep her going.
Underneath all that stubbornness, she was a broken mess and I see all those wounds even though some of them don’t really start to come out until the third book, maybe even the fourth one. She’ll probably still be finding out who and what she is as the series goes along, but I couldn’t fix her in one book.
The Protected had a broken hero…he was messed up. We can’t even call him a bad boy. He spent his life taking care of one person–himself–and whoring, stealing, fighting his way to accomplish his goals and then a phone call changes everything and he has to go from watching his back, to fighting for a kid’s life. He never trusts anybody and then he suddenly has no choice. Fixing him was fun and it was just as much fun to watch him fall.
A Forever Kind of Love had a hero who walked away from the girl he loved in high school all because he wasn’t ready to be the responsible guy, be an adult, all that. He comes back years later, realizing he still loves her, only to find her married to his best friend. Then life sucker punches all three of them.
Yeah. I think broken people are just my thing. :)
I guess, being a writer and all, that knowledge should come in handy.
So, writers out there… what do you write?
I totally flaked out and forgot to post the details about the annual Cincy signing at the West Chester B&N.
It’s December 7 from 1-3 pm.
Barnes & Noble
Streets of Westchester
The Streets of Westchester, 9455 Civic Centre Blvd
West Chester, OH
This really IS my last signing of the year.
Got an email from my friend Kelley who works with an SOS unit. She had this names passed onto her…
GySgt Heather Vecchia;
GySgt Fatima Herrera;
Sgt Kim Barton;
Cpl Liza Cabanillas;
Cpl Tylena Murray;
Cpl Tiffany Webster;
LCpl McCartney; LCpl Rhodes.
FPO AP 96427-6045
Cpl Showni Anderson
APO AE 09354
LCpl Jordan Somerson
1/9 A Co.
FPO AE 09510-3955
Lcpl Miquel A. Vidal
Lcpl Nicholas Mcdonald
Lcpl Juan M. Molina
Lcpl Mathew Guelzow
Cpl. Klye Vanalmkerk
BLT 1/4, Det 2, Charlie Co.
FPO. AP. 96427-6058
Sgt Jo Moody
CLR2 TS Company
APO AE 09510-3760
Sgt Jorge A. Pineda
FPO AE 96427-6050
Roneshia D. Owens
MALS 40 SUPPLY/ S-SHOP
APO AE 09510
SPC Nailea Silguero
NATO ROLE 3 MMU
APO AE 09355
Works in the trauma hospital in Kandahar. She shares with all of the injured men and women.
Sgt Nichols, Ashley
8th Ordnance Co
APO, AE 09354
Lcpl Logan, Adam E
Kelley says we’re mostly looking for Christmas cards, although if anybody wants to adopt a name for gifts, etc, that’s fine. Ideas for gifts, care packages can be found here. Keep in mind, these people are looking for cards, letters, support…nothing beyond that This is being stated because …well, it needs to be stated.
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