Just taking a moment to catch up....
As the release for THE PLAYBOY TAKES A WIFE (SSE) and THE ULTIMATE BITE (Blaze) approaches (July), I'm getting my promotional needs in order. I've received my author's copies for PLAYBOY, but not BITE. Maybe this has something to do with the fact that the warehouse got my address wrong for the first time ever and my kind neighbors had to come over and hand deliver the box to me. I'm hoping the same thing hasn't happened with BITE, because I want to get those copies out for review and I don't want to bother my nice neighbors again. Gah!
But with the bad comes the great: the cover model, Lewis Marcus, for THE PLAYBOY TAKES A WIFE contacted me and we're going to do some joint promotion. This is his first cover, and it's really exciting--I hope this is just the first of many for him. He's an articulate, amiable man and I've asked him to blog here before PLAYBOY is released. How cool is that? If everything works out, we should get a behind-the-scenes look at his experience doing the photo shoot and what he's got going in his career. I'll be posting his "real life" picture along with the cover so you can see what a great job the artist did of rendering his image.
Besides promotion, I'm gearing up for a crazy work month. I'm wrapping up a proposal for a Special Edition, and tomorrow I'll be diving into the entire draft for ROAD GAMES, a Blaze that takes place on Route 66. Usually I'll take a couple of days to ease into a new story, but I don't have that luxury this time. Thanks to my brilliant talent for scheduling, I won't have a day off for a few weeks. (Whine, whine, whine. ) Then I'll be revising my Vampire Babylon short story for Berkley Sensation, which will be published in June 2008. And in the midst of all this? I am attending the CineVegas Film Festival. I plan to wake up very early to get everything done so I can be there during the afternoons. I'll be writing up reviews for the films I see, too, but I like doing that. Can't stop myself. :)
Hope your weekend was awesome, guys!