May 29, 2013

Midweek Mayhem: Red scales, smoke burps and a Frankenscar... What's she becoming? #Excerpt #DragonsFTW

Working it out…
  • (NEW) Entered Becoming into the Land of Enchantment: The Rebecca Contest! Deets to enter here.
  • (NEW) Monday was an Author Spotlight on Hunt by Melissa Stevens!
  • (NEW) Entered Becoming into the Lone Star Contest (Houston Chapter of RWA)! Deets to enter here.
  • (NEW) I'm doing it again! Booked my agent pitch session at the Romance Writers of America conference coming up in July!!
  • (NEW) Yesterday during #PitMad on Twitter I received 4 requests for Becoming and a lot of really positive feedback/favorites from Twitter followers who want to read it! Gotta get my dragons published!!  
The Becoming Playlist!
Wanted to share some of the songs that inspired me as I wrote Becoming...
Crimson and Clover by Joan Jett

Hearing voices…
Cover art by Danielle Fine
  • 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's excerpt is brought to you by roll of the dice feature at Random.Org :P (Chapter 6, 6th page, 1st paragraph). Aiden (the knight AKA dragon killer) is having lunch with Zoe to exchange cellphones from when they literally ran into each other at the hospital and something terrifying happens to Zoe.

She dropped her pizza onto her plate with a thud. Clutching her arm to her chest, she bolted for the ladies room. Not stopping to pick up her phone or her bag, she ran. What the hell was wrong with her? Had she imagined that? Had Aiden seen it?

In the bathroom, she shoved her scalding arm under the faucet, waving her other hand in front of the auto-sensor to keep the water on. A toilet flushed, and Zoe bent down, trying to appear as if she were just washing her hands. The other girl seemed distracted, in her own little world of makeup application.

When she finally left, Zoe let out a whimper. She wanted to scream, but who knew how many other women were in the stalls? She stared down at her arm. It looked completely normal. No insane red scales. No burning. She cut off the water and took a couple deep breaths. This was all too much. The weird puffs of smoke, the sensation of always being too hot and, now, flashing scales. How could this be happening? This was not what she’d expected from her second chance at life.

Dragon update... The prequel for Becoming (titled Longing) is finished and on tomorrow will be with my fabulous editor!! :D
Gotta a dragon!  

Cover art by Danielle Fine
Waiting game...
  • On week #13 of waiting to hear back from a lovely agent who is reading Running From Shadows.
  • Requests for Becoming! Squee!!! On week #7 with one awesome agent (partial), and week #3 with the three other awesome agents (full)!! *fingers and toes crossed* 

Bonus material... 
*Writers, looking for a talented editor? I highly recommend Danielle Fine. She's edited four 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... 

This vid because it is both random and awesome! So, erm, size does matter :P

So, this was the line to get OUT of Costco last Sunday... Eep! It is truly the 7th Circle of Hell. o.O

I didn't buy any of these, but I had to take a pic (for y'all :P) cos I used to eat these ALL the time in college...a walk down memory lane at the Costco!

LOL Two for you! This sign cracked me up ;) Brunch on Sunday at this awesome little garden cafe place.

Totally figured out my cellphone camera can do this Brady Bunch type thingy, but I don't know how it did it!! There's gotta be a setting someplace, right?? o.O Why is technology such a tease???

The demon pup slumbers...


  1. Awesome week for you! Congrats on all the contest entries and agent requests! Fingers crossed for you! Love the Brady Bunch look. Hope you figure it out. LOL

    And Rusty looks anything but a demon pup!

    Can't wait to see you at the retreat!

    1. Thanks, chicka! I thought that Brady Bunch feature was super groovy too! The camera has a ton of neat features!

      Ohh, he IS a demon pup, I assure you :P

      Yayay!! Looking forward to seeing you too!

  2. That is a great feature on your phone for the Brady Bunch pictures. Love the pic of Rusty pup too! Great blog!

  3. I love your Wednesday posts,and I can't wait to see you at Nationals!! Tweeted.

    1. Awww, thanks, Ella! I'm so looking forward to meeting you at Nationals!!! Wooooot!!!! :D

  4. I crossed my fingers for you to get an agent soon, but then I couldn't type- not good at typing with my toes so I had to uncross them. But they're mentally crossed.

  5. Congrats to you. Good luck on all the requests and contests.