June 12, 2013

Midweek Mayhem: She was living a lie... LONGING #Snippet2 #DragonsFTW #NORSummerFun

Working it out…
  • (NEW) My lovely friend Marlene Relja stopped by yesterday to talk about her Twitter-based book club. So cool! Check the post here :)
  • (NEW) Starting Saturday I'll be 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) Exciting news!! *spins* Yesterday I got a 50-page request for Becoming from one of my TOP TEN AGENTS!! And guess what?? It was from a cold query!! I emailed her my query letter (about 2.5 weeks ago) with no pages, no synopsis, no nothin'... Squee!!!
The Becoming Playlist!
Wanted to share some of the songs that inspired me as I wrote Becoming...

Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall

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 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 #2 from the Becoming prequel titled Longing (unedited)!
Read Snippet #1 here.
Excited for y'all do get to know my dragons better :)

Longing - Chapter 1 (snippet #2)...

She forced herself not to listen to it. If she subjected herself to its coercing she’d have to find another victim. And as it stood right now, she had gone one week without killing. Seven
straight days of warring against the thing that came so naturally to her. A record, of sorts. Not that she should celebrate.
Carefully she pushed back the blanket and slid out of bed, trying not to wake her boyfriend. Even the word itself disgusted her. She may’ve had sex with him, but—like all the ones before him—she didn’t love him. She was living a lie. And for what? 


Cover art by Danielle Fine
Waiting game...
  • On week #15 of waiting to hear back from a lovely agent who is reading Running From Shadows.
  • Requests for Becoming! Squee!!! On week #9 with one awesome agent and week #1 with another (partial), and week #4 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... 

We've recently gotten a swimming pool at work (entrance to city hall) :P

Caught the demon pup mid-lick! His tongue is so dang cute!!

BBQ place the hubs and I ate at on Sunday... It was delish! Here piggy, piggy, piggy! :P

On a semi-related note...this is a pig face made out of hamburger meat. This was at a specialty grocery store on Sunday and what drew my attention to it was the fact that a little girl (maybe 5) thought it was funny and her mom freaked the H out and was saying how terrifying it was. So, of course, I'm all: Ooo, must have pic for Midweek Mayhem post!!

Erm, yeah... Drivin' gangsta.

I swear I'm not quite this pasty white in person!! Okay, so maybe I am just a little bit ;)

Sex on the Beach...one of my fave chick drinks. Can you believe I've never actually had sex on the beach? Whaa? TMI?? :P Have you???


  1. First of all huge CONGRATULATIONS on the request!!! I'm so thrilled for you!

    Second, even if you're careful, sex on the beach is not all it's made out to be. Sand gets everywhere.


    1. Thanks so much, Ella!! I'm stoked!! The waiting game is slowly killing me tho! lol ;)

  2. Congrats! Sex on the beach...not so great.

    1. Thank you! That's kinda what I thought about sex on the beach too...prolly a lot of grit! LOL ;)

  3. Nice snippet. She doesn't seem so happy with her life.

    1. Thanks, Linda! Yeah, poor Taylor is really struggling... She hasn't officially met Zoe yet! :))