October 9, 2013

Midweek Mayhem: ...who would ever want to be with a killer? LONGING #prequel #Snippet17 #DragonsFTW

Working it out…
  • (New) Witch Way to Turn placed 2nd in the Aspen Gold young adult published category (Colorado chapter of RWA)!!!
  • (New) My dragon story Becoming is a finalist in the Show Me the Spark contest (MO chapter of RWA)!!!
  • (New) Running From Shadows, my unicorn story, is a finalist in the Heart to Heart contest (San Fransisco Area chapter of RWA)!!!
  • (Ending soon!) My lovely friend Katherine Skye is having a book giveaway to celebrate her new website! Guess who's participating?? Moi! :P Check it out here!
  • (Contest!) Have you entered? 2nd Annual Finish the Damn Book writing contest is now open! Hosted by my fabulous local RWA chapter!! And we have two very special final-round acquiring judges: Danielle Fine (editor at Definition House) and Jordy Albert (agent with The Booker Albert Agency)! Visit Chesapeake Romance Writers for more info.
  • (E-publishing!) Check out Definition House, an innovative take on the e-publishing market. Recent Technical Tuesday post wherein I admit some writerly things :P   
The Becoming Playlist!
Wanted to share some of the songs that inspired me as I wrote Becoming...
Numb by Linkin Park

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 #17 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, #13, #14, #15, #16. Excited for y'all to get to know my dragons better :) 

Longing - Chapter 1 (snippet #17)... 

But deceiving herself wouldn’t change the facts. Taylor could never be with Zoe. She would have to be honest with the girl, and who would ever want to be with a killer? Besides, if Taylor was ever to destroy the beast within, she would have to fall in love and procreate. Obviously not possible with the raven-haired beauty in the coronary ward. Zoe had already been there two years with multiple false alarms of a new heart. At eighteen now, she was too old to be a top priority.


Cover art by Danielle Fine
Waiting game...
  • On week #30 of waiting to hear back from a lovely agent who is reading Running From Shadows.
  • Requests currently out for Becoming are 6 total! Squee!!!  *fingers and toes crossed* 
  • (Am reading) Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter! Book #2 in the White Rabbit Chronicles. Fantastic spin on zombies...they live and feed among us in the spiritual world... Creepy awesomeness!
  • Looking for book recommendations and reviews for your 2013 TBR List? Check out The Perks of Being a Book Nerd

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...
This made me LMAO...thought I'd share :P

Wherein Banshee tries to wink awkwardly at you :P

Hi, your soul or a treat. Choose wisely. Demon pup musings.

Still debating if I like this keypad cover. It's nice because it protects the keys and keeps them looking nice, but why if I'm never gonna see them again?? Annnd, it seems to make keys stick so my spelling becomes worse than it normally is O.o Am leaning toward not continuing use. Thoughts? Anyone else use them and love 'em?

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