June 5, 2013

Midweek Mayhem: You shall never be free... LONGING #Snippet1 #DragonsFTW

Working it out…
  • (NEW) My 30th b-day was yesterday!! It was a wonderful day filled with so much love from friends and family even before 6AM!! Just wanted to say THANK YOU! I felt very special.
  • (NEW) The lovely and talented Pippa Jay had a new release on Monday! Her YA SFR titled Gethyon is available now! Annnnd, she's doing a character interview here on Friday! Tune back in :D
The Becoming Playlist!
Wanted to share some of the songs that inspired me as I wrote Becoming... When the movie's made I'll commission a girl to cover this song ;) 

The lyric that talks about being 'the closest to heaven' is how Taylor feels when Zoe is reading aloud to the children at the hospital. 

Iris by Goo Goo Dolls 

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.

I'm switchin' things up for my excerpts. I'm gonna be sharing snippets from the Becoming prequel titled Longing! It's all in Taylor's POV...cos she is kinda, sorta my fave. Shhhh! Do NOT tell Zoe!! *begs you* :P Soo, I'll be sharing between 8 and 10 (unedited) sentences starting from the beginning and continuing in order. Excited for y'all do get to know my dragons better :)

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

Sunlight crawled through the mini-blinds, searching for a body to caress with its optimistic touch. Taylor lifted her manicured hand from underneath the covers and watched the light dance off the sheen of her fingernails. Dazzling, maybe. But it did nothing to warm her. Not right now. Nothing could heat the deep-seated chill in her heart.

Why do you bother, Taylor Mae?
the beast mocked. You shall never be free of me.


Cover art by Danielle Fine
Waiting game...
  • On week #14 of waiting to hear back from a lovely agent who is reading Running From Shadows.
  • Requests for Becoming! Squee!!! On week #8 with one awesome agent (partial), and week #2 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! *bounces*

Yesterday (the 4th of June) was my BIG 30th birthday!! My coworker made me this sign and I loved it! :D

The hubs got up before 4AM in order to bake made-from-scratch chocolate chip hazelnut scones for my b-day!! He's a keeper! :P Such an awesome guy!!

Yeah, so this is at the 4-way stop at my house...someone hit the stop sign and it's still bent like that. Cray cray, right?? o.O

Uber random!! Our local drugstore or 'pharm' as Breena from Witch Way to Turn would call them has these little baskets that have wheels and a handle so that you don't have to carry them...you can just pull them around like luggage! Frakkin' awesome! Cos who wants to push a cart (or buggy if you're from North Carolina) around the drugstore?? Just sayin' :P

At the writing retreat last weekend, I ventured out into pirate territory...all alone! I am a brave soul ;)

At the writing retreat on the pier... I have a thing for clouds.

Bet you'll never guess why I took this pic!!! Okay, if you know about my dragons then you will :P Third one from the top

The room at the writing retreat that I shared with two lovely ladies. They'll be my roomies at RWA Nationals in July :)


  1. Congrats again on the big 3 0. Remember, it's just a number. :-P And thank you for the mention. :)

    1. Thanks, Pippa! ;D You're quite welcome! Looking forward to reading it!!

  2. Great post! Happy 30th. The retreat sounds lovely. Tweeted!

  3. Congrats at finishing edits That's always a wonderful feeling!

  4. I so want some of those scones:):) Happy B-day.

    1. Lemme tell ya, they were DELISH!! :)) Thanks, Karen!

  5. Happy Birthday again, lady! You rocked it at the retreat! So wish I was still there. :( Appendages continue crossed for you!

    1. Thanks, lady! You totally rocked it too!! Hope you're feeling better and get some extra writing time in soon! Thank you!! :D

  6. Happy birthday, again!
    Good luck with your pitches!

  7. HAHA Taylor Office! That song is just perfect for Taylor! Love that the Piano Guy's video, too funny. Oh and I love taking pics of neat clouds too! Been doing it since I can remember. :D

    1. LOL right?? I so had to take the pic!! Woot! I thought so too! Now, if I can just find a blonde famous chick to sing it...ohh and get a movie deal...minor detail :P Clouds are so fun to take pix of! I can't help but think about Alice in Zombieland every time I look at clouds now ;)

  8. So, glad that your birthday was great and special! Loved your random pics as always and I still have everything crossed for you to get an agent!