July 3, 2013

Midweek Mayhem: She could taste the beast's elation... LONGING #Snippet5 #DragonsFTW #NORSummerFun

Working it out…
  • (Happening) 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!
  • (Author tagged) Stop by to find out secrets about my dragons and the newly revealed Pinterest board! Deets here!
  • (NEW) Squee! I've been interviewed by a local library, check it out here!
The Becoming Playlist!
Wanted to share some of the songs that inspired me as I wrote Becoming...
I Need to Know by Marc Anthony

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 this month 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 #5 from the Becoming prequel titled Longing (unedited and in Taylor's POV)! Read Snippets here: #1, #2, #3, #4. Excited for y'all to get to know my dragons better :) 
Longing - Chapter 1 (snippet #5)... 

He shrugged. “Why? I don’t get it.” He gestured to the bed. “What about the past three months? And you know, last night? We had fun.” He paused and he lifted a brow. “Didn’t we?”

Taylor hooked her purse on her shoulder and clutched it closely to her side. No, she didn’t have fun last night, but she wouldn’t tell him that. It’d be bad manners. She took a deep breath. “I’m not into guys.”

She could taste the beast’s elation.

“What?” He threw back the covers and walked over to her. “You seemed pretty into what we were doing last night.”


Cover art by Danielle Fine
Waiting game...
  • On week #17 of waiting to hear back from a lovely agent who is reading Running From Shadows.
  • Requests for Becoming! Squee!!! On week #12 with one awesome agent and week #3 with another (partial), and week #7 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...  
My popular little demon pup got a toy at the vet on Saturday :) He's everyone's favorite cos he's such a little lover--when he wants to be! He did so good, even tho he had to get all his yearly shots and have his anal gland emptied... TMI? lol Ohh, toy update, he hasn't destroyed it yet (gasp), however, he has removed all the little squeakers.

I wanted to buy ALL of these at Target...especially the new ones...they're tiny cubes!!! I have quite the thing for Post-it notes ;)

These were my laptop's last words... Dun, dun, dun. Even oh-great-tech-master (AKA the hubs) couldn't resurrect it :( So, shipped it back to the manufacturer on Tuesday. Cross your fingers that it's healed or replaced soon!! At least this time all my files were backed up on Dropbox. Phew!

Story time... So, this is part of the fence in the backyard, which is damaged...if you couldn't tell :P Anyway, I had to take this pic to share that even tho something bad/inconvenient happened there are still good people in the world. Apparently what happened was a 16-year-old boy was driving late at night and ran off the road (he wasn't injured) and straight into our fence. The very next day (Thursday) the boy's dad came to our house and told us that he was so sorry and would have someone out to fix it ASAP. Well, Friday when we got home from work the fence was totally repaired...good as new! Actually better cos the new part hasn't grayed out yet :P Anyway, had to share that because this guy didn't have to do that...he could have just not ever said anything and we would've never known what happened. Gotta have respect for people like that. Massive props! :)


  1. Great blog! I hope you get good news on the laptop. It is so good to hear stories that there are still good people in this world. There is so much negativity in our world that it is so uplifting to hear a positive story about good people!!!!

    1. Thanks, Kellie! I sure hope so too! That's what I thought...really encouraging to know good people do exist! :)