Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A DROP OF RED reissue day

Today the mass market reissue for A DROP OF RED, Vampire Babylon, Book 4, hits!

Last Contest Winner

Congratulations to the winner of my most recent contest--Dena Walton! She's going to get a big bundle of books.

My new contest and the site updates will be finished soon, so stay tuned....

Friday, June 25, 2010


Hey, you all--today's the last day before I change the contest over at my main site. You still have a chance to win a *lot* of books during my latest contest though!


Good luck. ; )

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Speaking at RWA-SD meeting this weekend!

I'll be doing a "Critique Group Therapy" workshop this weekend with my critique partner Judy Duarte for the RWA San Diego chapter this Saturday. Judy and I are going to talk about how our critique group works, then do some actually critiquing of pages that the RWA members have submitted. Mwa-ha-ha! (Actually, we're very kind--honest but not brutally honest!)

Here's info:


Also, I'm going to be on a big panel at Comic-Con this year. Charlaine Harris is on it, too! (As well as Richelle Mead and other big names who will make me want to just sit there and be intimidated. ). It'll be on Saturday from 12-1.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


It's always a relief when you hit a point in your Work In Progress where you feel as if you're standing on firmer ground. I realized recently that my current WIP--the third Bloodlands book--has a major outlaw element. In fact, there's some Bonnie and Clyde stuff going on--western urban fantasy paranormal style, of course. : ) I'm looking forward to getting deep into that part.

That's what it's all about, writers!

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

And they're off...

I'm on chapter four of the third BLOODLANDS book now (post-apocalyptic urban fantasy western, 2011). Phew. I wasn't sure how I wanted to start this one, but I've got the first couple of chapters in place and it doesn't feel sucky. : ) I'll feel even better after I've polished them though.

This one is going to be fun... Bonnie & Clyde type vibe with the heroine and hero... Some pretty dark stuff (What's new?)... New monsters to play with... Revenge and reckoning, paranormal style....

Monday, June 07, 2010

Earworm of the Day

Now, I know that you guys have experienced days when you're trying so very hard to get work done, but it's not happening because there's a certain song playing over and over and over in your head.

Here's mine today:

Thank you, Quentin Tarantino and DEATH PROOF!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Anne Boleyn: Vampire?

I'm a big Anglophile who loves to read about Tudor England in particular. So, in spite of the already played out trend of "What if so-and-so was a vampire/hunter/zomie/whatever," my interest was caught by this upcoming book:

Oh, to see Henry VIII get his butt kicked by a woman/vampire scorned....