April 3, 2013

Midweek Mayhem: Dragons are real and they like to be petted...wanna see proof? #amblogging #PitMad #BECOMING

 Working it out…
  • (NEW) Excited to share that on Friday during #PitMad I received TWO partial requests from agents that I've had my eye on for a while now! Squee!! Big thank you to Brenda Drake for hosting the contest!! Check her out here!
  • (Squee!!) Becoming is a finalist in the Utah RWA chapter's Great Beginnings Contest!!!! Looky here for my name!!! :D
  • (NEW) Tomorrow I'll have the lovely Juliana Haygert stopping by for an Author Spotlight to share Destiny Gift! New adult paranormal romance!
  • (NEW) Check out this awesome interview (here) with the sweet and funny Cecily White about her latest release titled Prophecy Girl!!!
Random adorable vid! Komodo Dragons!!
Told ya they were real!


Hearing voices…
Cover art by Danielle Fine
  • My dark and gritty new adult urban fantasy with cursed dragon shifters, titled Becoming, is currently with my amazing editor!!! So excited to make this story sparkle and then pitch it at RT and RWA soon! Agents, you're gonna want this story...like super bad! Just sayin' ;D
  • Check out my stunning cover inspiration (right side above this paragraph) designed by the talented Danielle Fine!!! 
  • (Read fave sentences from chapter 2 here) Today I'm gonna share just a few sentences from chapter 3 that my editor loved :D The sentences don't have anything to do with each other.
Taylor knew she hadn’t saved the girl’s life but condemned her to a fate worse than youth wasted in a hospital bed waiting for death.
Beauty stole Taylor’s gaze, but it was the beast who peered back at her. Hunger filled her thoughts. Blinded her reason.
Impatience crawled down his leg, and he tapped the brake.
Arctic pain scorched the length of her back until she thought her shoulders would bleed drops of ice.

Dragon update... Round one of the first 150 pages of Becoming edits are back with my fabulous editor! Currently 4k words into the Becoming prequel (all from Taylor's POV)! It's going to be a novelette at about a 7k words. 

Cover art by Danielle Fine
Waiting game...
  • (Update) On week #5 of waiting to hear back from a lovely agent who is reading Running From Shadows.
  • Currently I am beta-reading for a fantastic friend and writer... Katheryn! Hooray for grim reapers!!
  • What's on my Kindle? 78% through Alice in Zombieland by !
  • Looking for book recommendations and reviews for your 2013 TBR List? Check out The Perks of Being a Book Nerd

Bonus material... 
*Writers, looking for a talented editor? I highly recommend Danielle Fine. She's edited three manuscripts of mine and has taught me so much! I'm a stronger writer because of her guidance. Also, she designed my beautiful inspiration cover art for Becoming and Running From Shadows! Annnnd she created the book trailer for Witch Way to Turn! 
*For more information on Dani's editing services, cover design, book trailer creation and website design stop by her site >>>> here!

Random Alert! Alert. Alert. Alert...
Um, not sure why I'm squinting, but anywho ;) Me, the hubs and the mother-in-law went to a hockey game on Saturday night...and lemme tell ya, it was fun! There was a fight on the ice as soon as we sat down... Holla!!!

Erm, so, uh, yeah...here's some random for ya! I was trying to get the camera app ready on my phone so I could take a pic of the sail boats as we crossed the bridge...somehow I ended up with a picture of my lap. Craziness!! Me and technology have a love-hate relationship :P

Hi, my name is Rusty pup and I like to crawl all over my mom when she's trying to read and disturb her zombie killing time.

Hoo, me?? LOL Yes, I did just make that joke :P This is an owl pen the waitress gave us to sign the bill Sunday at a local Mexican restaurant. Ohh, and that's my new gray nail polish! You like?? I'm kinda smitten with it ;)


  1. Fun post, Karen! Rusty pup is so cute!

  2. Congratulations, congratulations and congratulations!!!! Fantastic news! I hope the rest of your week goes as well. Tweeted.

  3. Congratulations on all your fantastic news! You're hitting them coming and going. I love that you always have a pic of Rusty. :) Such a sweetie! Have a great rest of the week!

    1. Thanks, Jenna!! I gotta get my dragons out into the world! They need publication! :D Awww, people really seem to like my Rusty pup pix! He knows how to work the camera!

  4. Yay, Karen! Congrats on all your good news. Doing the Dionne Warwick(Saying a Little Pray) for the agent partials.

    1. Thanks so much, Kary! Yes, please keep singing the prayers! :D

  5. Love the post and pictures! I think I will leave the petting of dragons to you though!

  6. Not petting any dragons. no way no how.