May 15, 2013

Midweek Mayhem: All about the dragons...and the kissing! ;) #PlayListVid #DragonsFTW #Excerpt

Working it out…
Darlings, hellooo! Last week I was so deep in Becoming edits that I ate, slept and breathed them...and then hit send on the agent requests on Sunday! Squee!!! :D Ohhhh, guess what? I know what the title of book two will be!!! Buuuut I'm not saying cos I like I roll :P Anyway, this week has been all about catching up. I'm making progress...FINALLY unpacked from the RT Booklovers Convention and cleaned the house! Booyah, dust bunnies! 

Side note - went to see The Great Gatsby and it was FANTASTIC!!! Go see it! Just sayin' :D 
The Becoming Playlist!
Wanted to share some of the songs that inspired me as I wrote Becoming... Love this song! Makes me think of Zoe and Taylor's inner turmoils. Plus, it talks about taking up your sword, which makes me think of Aiden (the original villain) who's a knight, bent on slaying dragons :))

War of Change by  Thousand Foot Krutch


Hearing voices…
Cover art by Danielle Fine
  • (Update) My dark and gritty new adult urban fantasy with cursed dragon shifters, titled Becoming, is completely edited!!!!! And I'll be pitching it at RWA in July if I don't have an agent before then...but cross your fingers and toes and eyes and, erm, anything you can cross cos it's with FOUR awesome agents right now!!! :D
  • Check out my stunning cover inspiration (right side above this paragraph) designed by the talented Danielle Fine!!!
  • Twitter pitch: After a transplant gives Zoe a dragon shifter’s heart, she learns that her online boyfriend is her donor and...a girl.
Today I'm sharing a 300 word excerpt (Zoe's POV) Zoe and Taylor's first kiss!! And I gotta say that I'm sooo proud of myself cos this scene happens at about 65 pages into the story!! No insta-love here, baby! Rockin'  that slow-burning angst :P

Be in the freaking moment, Zoe.

She opened her eyes to ward away the doubt and found Taylor had moved nearer. Her beautiful green eyes held a heat her skin didn’t. The goddess trailed the back of her fingertips along Zoe’s jaw and down to her chin, ever so gently urging her closer.

Was this really happening? Fireflies fluttered in her stomach, lighting up every nerve-ending. Her lips tingled as she parted them, hoping.

Taylor leaned in, her breath cool as a fall morning, and whispered, “I’ve wanted to do this for so long.” She slid her hand under Zoe’s hair, softly cupping the base of her neck.

Their noses touched for a second since Zoe didn’t know which direction she should go. Sudden thoughts of cheese breath from lunch sprang into her mind. What if she tasted disgusting and the goddess ran away from her? What if she failed at kissing a girl? What if she—

Taylor pressed her lips against Zoe’s. What-ifs forgotten. The kiss was more than she could’ve imagined. The fireflies in her stomach ignited, flew through her veins and tingled in forbidden places. Here and now were the only options. No more worrying about living in the moment, because this moment was all she ever wanted to live.

At first, the goddess gently devoured Zoe’s kisses then she parted her lips and searched ravenously for a deeper kiss. Touched her tongue to Zoe’s, teasing.

Zoe wanted this. Wanted Taylor. Wanted to feel her arms around her. She didn’t think…she just did. She reached out with both hands, laced her fingers in Taylor’s silky golden curls. The strands slipped and danced over her skin.

Why had she been afraid of this? Being held captive by Taylor’s kiss was the first time she’d ever felt truly free.

Dragon update... The prequel for Becoming is finished, and I'm in the process of doing my first round of edits before it goes off to my amazingly talented editor at the end of this month!! Still deciding on a title tho...I have several, but I may open it up to a poll-the-audience vote ;)
 Gotta a dragon!  

Cover art by Danielle Fine
Waiting game...
  • On week #11 of waiting to hear back from a lovely agent who is reading Running From Shadows.
  • Requests for Becoming! Squee!!! On week #6 with one awesome agent (partial), and day #4 with the three other awesome agents (full)!! Not that imma counting or anything :P *fingers and toes crossed* 

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...

So one of my potted plants at work sits on top of my cabinet and it's branches hang over the side...well, they had gotten so long that I couldn't open the doors without moving them. Today, Banshee cut a plant. Yes, she did.

Well, this was the screen on my laptop Tuesday at 5AM. I got freaked out and just powered off. After consulting my IT person (AKA the hubs), apparently you're supposed to just let this (whatever this is) do it's thing...but it was taking FOREVER. And dammit, I am NOT a patient person :P Sigh. When I rebooted last night, I decided to do other things will it did its. So, there :P

Took a picture of Tosh from Tosh.0 when the hubs was watching TV the other night. Why you might ask? Well, for one it's random...and for two, there are BOOKS on his shirt! Represent! :D

Freakin' A, can't a pup take a nap without getting his picture taken???


  1. Love the pic of the dog. I feel like that sometimes:) Good luck with the agent search.

  2. Sounds like you have lots going on as usual!! Tweeted.

    1. Crazy times, but awesome times! Thank you, Ella! :D

  3. Oh my goobers! I love it! This story is so going to get published! Come on agents, get your buts in gear! ;0P

    1. Squee!!!! Thanks, Marlene!! I'm so glad you liked it! You tell 'em! We needs this book pubbed! ;)

  4. I love to get your midday mayhems. Congrats on Becoming, but is anything every truly completely edited?

    The computer shot was truly terrifying. I'll have nightmares all night over it.

    1. Thanks, Liza! Yeah, never truly completed :P lol

      It was terrifying! And it gave me the BSOD this morning... EEP! O.o