September 4, 2013

Midweek Mayhem: icy shiver sliced its way up her spine. LONGING #Snippet13 #DragonsFTW

Working it out…
  • (Winner Announcement) *drum roll please* And the winner of the Night Owl Reviews Scavenger Hunt is... A. Jenkins!!! I'll be emailing you shortly about your signed copy of Witch Way to Turn and a $25 Amazon giftcard! :D
  • (NEW) Release day deets for my lovely friend Renita Pizzitola!! Gilded (Gossamer book 2) is out now!
  • (NEW) Agent hunting?? Yup? Me too :P Get those 140 character Twitter pitches locked and loaded for >>>> #PitMad coming Thursday, 12 September!! Hosted by the fantastic Brenda Drake.
  • (NEW) Got a really cool comment on Facebook yesterday...a mom wrote me to say that her 15-year-old son LOVED Witch Way to Turn! That was sooo awesome!!! Totally made my day :D  
The Becoming Playlist!
Wanted to share some of the songs that inspired me as I wrote Becoming...
Bring Me To Life by Evanescence

Hearing voices…
Cover art by Danielle Fine
  • Check out my stunning cover inspiration for my dark and gritty new adult urban fantasy with cursed dragon shifters (right beside this paragraph) designed by the talented Danielle Fine!!!
  • Twitter pitch for BecomingAfter 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 #13 from the Becoming prequel titled Longing (unedited and in Taylor's POV)! Read snippets here: #1#2#3#4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12. Excited for y'all to get to know my dragons better :) 

Longing - Chapter 1 (snippet #13)... 

Walk in without an animal and scope the place out? Might seem oddly suspect. Hopefully they sold dog food or toys or something, and she could make a purchase.

As she started to get out, two people exited the backdoor of the building. The man wore tacky yellow and blue scrubs while the woman wore a white lab coat with bright green scrub pants. She had a Golden Retriever on a leash, but dropped the lead as soon as the door clicked shut. Seconds later the woman pushed the guy up against the side of the building, kissing him so hard that Taylor expected his clothes to be ripped off at any second.

The dog ran around in circles for a few minutes chasing his tail and dragging the leash over the gravel outside the dog run. Then he spotted something in the distance and the barking commenced.

The woman broke away from her kiss, stomped over to the dog and yelled at it to shut up before kicking it hard in the side. The man didn’t seem at all bothered by what he’d witnessed. In fact, as soon as she returned to his side, he pulled her against him and their heated moment resumed.

Taylor couldn’t watch this. She switched off the engine and stepped out of the car as an icy shiver sliced its way up her spine. With the sun obscured by thick ominous clouds, she wanted to confirm her victim as quickly as possible and sink back into the warmth of her car.


Cover art by Danielle Fine
Waiting game...
  • On week #25 of waiting to hear back from a lovely agent who is reading Running From Shadows.
  • Requests currently out for Becoming are 9 total! Squee!!!  *fingers and toes crossed* 

Bonus material... 
*Writers, looking for a talented editor? I highly recommend Danielle FineShe'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 ShadowsAnnnnd 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!

Random Alert! Alert. Alert. Alert...  

The #demonpup poses with his special dragon Halloween t-shirt...okay, more like he's putting up with the picture cos he knew he'd get a tasty soul out of it :P

So, uh, yeah...obviously the Dove TV adverts are working cos that's the first brand I went for when I walked into the drug store.

This is the strange bubble-growth I tweeted about on Saturday...looked like my calf exploded with greenish alien pus. lol Now that I'm posting this, I'm thinking this is kind of an awkward picture...erm :P

Holy spices, Batman! Costco now has saffron! *gasps* Right??

My 80s desk at the day job...random, sorta :P


  1. This was a fantastic post, Karen!! They always make my day!

  2. Great post!That was great about the Facebook post about the teenage boy that loved Witch Way to Turn! I always enjoy the pictures especially of Rusty!