June 19, 2013

Midweek Mayhem: Eventually she wouldn’t be able to hold out... LONGING #Snippet3 #DragonsFTW #NORSummerFun

Working it out…
  • (NEW) Check it out >>> I'm participating in Night Owl Reviews Scavenger Hunt! Deets here. I'm giving away a signed copy of Witch Way to Turn and a $25 Amazon giftcard!
  • (NEW)There are not too many of these around lately, but there's a Blog Hop coming July 13-20...still time to sign up! Deets here
  • (NEW) Got invited to do a book signing at a high school in Matthews, Virginia in October! Stoked! Join me, won't you?? :)) Deets!
The Becoming Playlist!
Wanted to share some of the songs that inspired me as I wrote Becoming...This one makes me think of the dragon raging inside of Taylor.
Headstrong by Trapt

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 FIVE awesome agents right now!!! :D
  • Check out my stunning cover inspiration (right side above this paragraph) designed by the talented Danielle Fine!!!
  • Twitter pitch for Becoming: 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 snippet #3 from the Becoming prequel titled Longing (unedited)! Read Snippets here: #1, #2.
Excited for y'all to get to know my dragons better :)

Longing - Chapter 1 (snippet #3)...

Her demon was right. She would never break the curse. Eventually she wouldn’t be able to hold out, and she would become a monster once again.
She shivered as she tiptoed her way to her folded stack of clothes on the desk. One day she would be with someone who’d make her want to rip her clothes off instead of neatly organize them before hooking up. Until then, she wouldn’t wrinkle couture. She pulled up the stockings and boots, hooked her bra and then slipped the turtle neck dress over her head. Yeah, she would get strange looks from people for her outfit choice, but she was used to that. She dressed for winter even during the summer.


Cover art by Danielle Fine
Waiting game...
  • On week #16 of waiting to hear back from a lovely agent who is reading Running From Shadows.
  • Requests for Becoming! Squee!!! On week #10 with one awesome agent and week #2 with another (partial), and week #5 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... 

Zombie flag...what else do you need to know? :P

Turtle fountain!!! *kisses its little cement face*

My future home once my dragons make me gazillions :D

Me and hubs on the back porch of the Biltmore house last week...

An alligator (or wait is it a crocodile??) in the green house at the Biltmore garden.

Loved this tree at Biltmore!

Hi, I'm a cute demon pup who wants a treat...that is all :P


  1. Great post!! Are you really telling me that turtle neck dresses are back in style again? Tweeted.

    1. Thanks, Ella! Yup, I've seen 'em! LOL Really appreciate you tweeting! :D

  2. Cute pup ;) growing up my uncle had a dog that looked exactly like yours-he was such a sweetheart (the dog, not the uncle) lol.

    1. Thanks! He is such a sweetie pie!! Even tho sometimes he's a demon pup :P lol

  3. You are more on the go than any person with a regular job I know! LOL Fingers still crossed for both books. Love all the randomness as usual. Less than a month now for RWA! Squeeeee!

    1. LOL right?? It's insanity! :P Glad you enjoyed! I strive for randomness! teehee Can't wait for RWA!!!! :D

  4. Have fun at RWA. Cute puppy. Fun post.

  5. Dressing for winter even in the summer has me curious as to why. Fingers crossed for both books! Adorable pup!