Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thanksgiving Troubles

I have fond memories of Thanksgiving, being with family, eating yummy food, but this year was a bit different. As we were finishing our meal, my husband suddenly left the table and went to the bathroom. I figured he had eaten too much. Unfortunately, it was much worse. Something he ate had suddenly caused him severe pain and he had vomited blood. I rushed him to the ER. After x-rays and careful monitoring, the doctors guessed it to be a tear in his esophagus. He was able to go home after a few hours, though the pain was still immense. He has a high tolerance for pain and I could tell he was really suffering. He's doing better now, especially with the help of pain meds. He will likely get an endoscopy next week to investigate further. Not a fun way to spend the holiday, but at least he's starting to feel better. On a happier note, I made mini chocolate cheesecakes in coconut macaroon crusts and they were delicious.

Make sure to come back on Tuesday. I'll be doing another giveaway :)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

My Next Book

Thanks to all who helped me with my poll. I like to try and get some interaction with my readers, so may do something like this again in the future. Now, the results. With an overwhelming 62%, the most popular choice was New Stand-alone. This is great, because I have many outlines to choose from. I will take a look at my stash soon, but for now, I need to finish Foretold.

I hope you all have a fantastic Thanksgiving. We'll be spending the holiday with my husband's family. I will be bring chocolate cheesecake pie. Yum. If you don't celebrate this particular holiday, enjoy your week anyway! I'm thankful for my loyal fans and new fans alike. Keep reading!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Books, Polls, and Contests

I thought I'd remind you that I have four great books for sale. Any or all would be the perfect gift for the avid reader in your life this holiday season, including you!

On Tuesday, I'll announce the results of my poll, so if you haven't offered your opinion yet, do it soon.

I didn't win the art contest. I'm not a sore loser, but the picture that was chosen is... not very good. Many of the people who entered are just as disappointed. Oh well. On to the next contest. I'm thinking of holding an art contest of my own over on my Samurai Penguin blog. I'll let you know what I decide. Enjoy the weekend!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Quick Bit

Remember that picture of Dracula I did for an art contest a week or two ago? The winner was supposed to be announced yesterday, but the judges haven't reached a decision yet. It's likely I won't win, but it would be nice to know! I'll be entering more contests, so if you see me asking for more votes, please help a girl out! That's all for today. I gotta go grocery shopping now :)

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Goings On

I've been able to spend some time working on Foretold (which is the title of The Vessel: Book Three if you missed the announcement) and am happy with how it's going. Lots of things will be happening in this book. It will have a more resolved ending as it leads to Book Four. That's all I'll say for now.

Not many people have voted in my recent "What should I work on next?" poll as of yet, so I'll keep it going a bit longer. So far, "New Stand-alone" is in the lead. I'm pretty much fine with whatever ends up being the favorite. If you haven't contributed, please do so!

I'm also formulating ideas for an end-of-the-year giveaway, so stay tuned. Initial plan is a signed paperback of Soulless and ... something else.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Name That Title!

I had a title for Book Three picked out years ago and I was fairly happy with it, but over the last several months, I started liking it less and less. I won't tell you what it was. I have to have some secrets, right? Since then, I've jotted down many other possibilities. The list has reached close to fifty choices. Some I liked more than others and will probably find a home as chapter titles. The one I decided on was actually going to be the name of Taela's magical persona, but I decided to go with Vessel instead. I guess I always knew I would use it for something else, but you'll have to wait for the book to find out what it now references. :)

Are you ready to find out what it is? Really? Would you be mad if I scrambled the letters and made you figure it out yourself? Okay, I won't be that mean.

The title for The Vessel: Book Three is...


Let that sink in. I'll be sharing the blurb and cover pic in the near-ish future.

Have you cast your vote for my next writing project? Please help a girl out! You can find the poll here.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

What's Next?

I'm trying to decide what to work on after I finish The Vessel: Book Three (the official title will be revealed on Nov. 11). I plan to put Book Four on hold for a bit. I have three ideas in mind and I thought I'd ask my wonderful fans for some input. Are you ready to cast a vote?

I won't be specific about the storyline for any of them just yet, though I've previously stated that the sequel to The Bride will be inspired by another well-loved fairy tale. Feel free to leave a comment telling why you voted for the one you did. Thanks for the help!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Title Announcement Coming

I've been trying to think of a fun and exciting way to announce the title of book 3 in my Vessel series. Unfortunately, I haven't had any great ideas yet. However, I do know the announcement will be next Tuesday, Nov. 11th. Whether or not a brilliant idea comes to me, you will get the news. I'm also trying to think of another giveaway for the end of the year. It will probably involve another signed book, but I also want to include something else. I'll let you know when I know, ya know?

In the meantime, you can now vote for my Dracula Untold art submission on Thanks in advance!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

More Art

I've entered another art contest designing the cover for the upcoming soundtrack of Dracula Untold. The voting starts on Monday. I'd really appreciate some votes from you awesome people! Here's what I did:

I think it's cool.

Art is such fun!

Also, can you believe it's already November? 2014 is almost over! I foresee big things happening next year. This is me trying to be optimistic, which doesn't happen often nowadays. I'm making an attempt because being pessimistic isn't much fun.