Thursday, October 16, 2014

These Are a Few of my Favorite Things

So, when I did my "what do you want me to blog about?" blog entry, someone asked to know about my favorite things so that readers could get to know me better.  In case anyone's wondering, because of the title of this blog, Sound of Music is actually not one of my favorite things.  In fact, I kind of can't stand it, probably because when I was growing up, there were only two VHS' at my grandparents' beach house we would go to every summer, and we weren't allowed to bring more because those were rainy day activities only and only once we got tired of playing board games.  The family didn't support watching TV.  Those two movies were The Sound of Music and The Last Unicorn.  I always chose to watch The Last Unicorn, the rest of my family loved The Sound of Music.  Even though I'm into musical theater, I still can't stand it.  Give me The Last Unicorn any day!

Let's see... other favorite things...

Reading, obviously.  I'm super into sci-fi/fantasy when I'm not reading trashy romances.  My favorite book of all time is The Merro Tree by Kate Waitman.  It's utterly fantastic.  Normally I hate it when books go back and forth between the present and the past, but she does it RIGHT and it's SO good.  Engaging, sexy, entertaining, haunting... it's one of the few books that has a scene that I will cry at EVERY single time.  Not because it's particularly sad, exactly, but it's so tragic that it's beautiful, even though it's actually not tragic at all because it's only a reminder of past tragedies... kind of like crying at a memorial.  If you ever read it, it's when Mikk does the glass dancing.  It makes me ache inside of my chest.  I just love that book.  Everything about it.  My second favorite book of all time is the Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.  What can I say, I have a thing for trees!

I love anything to do with dressing up in costume, especially for pirate stuff!!!  I'm getting really into cosplay lately =)

My favorite movies are Love Actually, Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog, the Princess Bride, Sleeping Beauty, Pirates of the Caribbean, Rodger's and Hammerstain's Cinderella (the one with Leslie Ann Warren), Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings.  Those are the ones that I can watch over and over and over again.  I'm also a big fan of Boondock Saints, the Court Jester, Condorman, Rustler's Rhapsody and Clue.  I watch all of those at least once a year.  

I don't have a favorite band or song or anything like that.  I'm currently obsessed with Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass."  But I love pretty much all kinds of music except for hard rap or really heavy metal.  Although, like Angel in Stronghold, when I'm super pissed off I do listen to my O-tep CD, which is normally too screamer for me.  I'm just not a big music person.

Hmmm... obsessions.  Currently Doctor Who and Harry Potter are probably my top two obsessions.  Especially Doctor Who, since I can watch the classic stuff so there's lots more for me to see.  On the other hand, I get super fan-girly about Harry Potter.  Guess who's going to check out the new HP World this year?!!!!! Sooooooooooo excited.  At some point, there's going to be a new character in the Stronghold novels that has a Doctor Who obsession so that she and Angel can get into nerd arguments about which is better, Doctor Who or Harry Potter.  heh heh heh. Honestly, I don't know if I could choose.

So yeah... those are a few of my favorite things.  If there are any that you're like "what the heck is that and why do you like it?" just leave a comment and I will be happy to try and convert you to the dark side. ;) 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Memories & Kisses

So one of my fellow Yellow Silk Dreams authors has released a new book this weekend, if you're looking for something to read.  Muffy Wilson's Memories and Kisses is available for sale in a LOT of places!:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/muffywilson
 
Memories & Kisses has three stories of old loves remembered; a grieving woman rescued from the sea, two childhood friends growing old friendship into passionate loving, and two long separated teenagers finding that time has mellowed them both and maturity has brought a passionate intensity they had never imagined. All three stories are of rekindled love that survived decades of longing and is now ready to burst into flame. 
 
I won't lie, I copied that all directly from her blog post about it, which you should check out because she has a lot more information about the book if you want to know more about it before you buy. =)
 
What's going on with me this weekend?  From Terra Ch. 11 just came out on Literotica!  As I said (because some people have already asked), Lord Plath isn't back yet... but he will be for Chapter 12 =)  And hopefully I'll get The Venus School all prepped for it's re-release so that my next release blog will be about my own book! =D

Friday, October 10, 2014

Re-Vamping Venus

YAY!

So, I've been getting some help with my earlier books... The Venus Rising Quartet being the major ones at the moment.  A wonderful woman is editing them as I write this, and she's already finished two of them, so I've just gotta go through and make all the changes and get them formatted and then I'm going to slowly start re-releasing them.  I was thinking about trying to do them all at once, but I think it's best if I just get t hem out there as fast as I can.

The other cool thing is that they're going to have new covers!  RaineyCloud9, who has started doing my covers ever since Stronghold, has re-done the Venus covers and they are soooooooo pretty it slays me.  For an example, here's the new cover for The Venus School:

Freaking love it!  So thanks to these two fabulous women, we're going to have some updated / redone Venus Rising Quartet soon.  I'm hoping to get The Venus School uploaded to Amazon by Sunday so that it'll be out as early as Monday.  For those of you who already own it, don't worry, there's no need to repurchase.  I think the new version should be automatically downloaded to your reading device, as long as you have the old version still on there.  If no, then (I know for Amazon) you can delete it from your device, go to the website, go to "Manage Content and Devices," search for The Venus School and re-download it, and that will get you the new version (once it's out).  I'll make an announcement once it's available on all the markets.

I'm also going to be taking this opportunity to get books 3&4 out in paperback =)  Which, again, more formatting.  ACK! lol.  Worth it though.  Once they're all out in paperback, I'll probably hold some kind of contest for getting the autographed set.

Also this weekend, keep an eye out... I submitted Chapter 11 of From Terra last night, so hopefully it'll be out sometime this weekend or early next week =)  No, Lord Plath hasn't returned... yet... but I think the chapter's a lot of fun anyway.  And he'll be back in Ch. 12!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Almost Forgot...

So between being busy and being sick, I almost forgot I have a blog! LOL

Bad Angel.

Plus, I've been taking a bit of a break from doing anything mentally taxing now that Claiming His Wife is out.  Of course I've been doing a little bit of writing, but definitely not at the rate I was doing to get that book out on time.  I needed a bit of a mental break.

I have gotten started on Mastering Lexie though.  I'm almost done with the second chapter and it's already more than 15K words.  Woot!  So that's something.  I always have a bit of a slow ramp up before my writing pace really picks up at the beginning of a book.  I think it's because everything's still kind of percolating in my head and the characters are still developing.   The second half of a book always comes out of me MUCH faster than the first half.

Especially this book, because I'm dealing with a cliche subject (best friend's little sister romance) and I don't want it to be cliche.  Or, at least, not too cliche, although some are hard to avoid.  That's one of my big things though, is I'll read books that deal with these kinds of subjects and I get super annoyed about the cliches that are used.  Like, whenever there's a guy who digs his best friend's little sister, she's always super innocent / naive / likely either a virgin or has never been with a guy that actually managed to make her orgasm, and he's always a super experienced player who is trying to resist temptation because he doesn't actually think he's good enough for her and knows his friend also doesn't think he's good enough for her.

So going into Mastering Lexie, I already know that Lexie is not a virgin.  She's had good sex before. She's definitely not innocent although she might be just a little bit naive.  And while she's inexperienced when it comes to BDSM, she has experimented a bit with her previous boyfriends.  Patrick is definitely not a player.  He doesn't flaunt other women in front of her and hurt her feelings / use women to try and replace her.  He's a good guy and he wants a relationship.  He's just not sure he can have one with her, and it's not because he thinks he's not good enough for her.  Although I won't get into the reasons on here, because I don't want to give away too much of the book =)

But yeah.  One of the things that I love about writing is "fixing" the things about other books that bother me LOL.   I want my characters to be realistic.  Andrew's really the only player character that I have, and that's going to cause some trouble for him eventually.  I'm really not into the whole "players are sexy" and the idea that the right woman will make them change.  It'll be interesting.  Personally, I'm looking forward to seeing him get schooled a bit, although that's not going to happen for a while.  But that's a tease to look forward to!

Anyway.  That's what's going on with me!  Fairly immersed in the Stronghold world right now.  I'm also doing a little bit of work on the Marriage Training book.  I might be changing the name of it just to differentiate it from the Lit story.  We'll see.  And I'm working on getting the Venus Rising Quartet edited so that it can be re-released with new covers (thanks to RaineyCloud9 who has done some gorgeous work on them!).

Monday, September 29, 2014

From Terra Ch. 10

Alrighty!  From Terra Ch. 10 is now out on Literotica =)  I'm having fun getting creative with the alien clients and stuff.  Don't worry, Lord Plath will be back eventually, but in the meantime there's going to be others! 

Thank you soooooooooooo much to everyone who has already left reviews for Claiming His Wife!  It seems like people are enjoying the wrap up which makes me feel good =)  I still kind of can't believe it's over, but it also feels REALLY good to have completed my first quartet that was completely stand alone and had nothing to do with anything on Literotica!  Check out the blog post below if you need a link to it for Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Smashwords. 

Anyway... not much else to talk about at the moment honestly.  I'm feeling utterly exhausted.  I don't know why but I've been having major trouble sleeping lately.  I've been doing a lot of reading, which doesn't help, because I have trouble falling asleep unless I finish the book.  And god forbid that the book be part of a series! LOL.

Gonna be working hard on Mastering Lexie this week, as well as From Terra.

The next projects I have coming up (other than ML) are:

the book version of Marriage Training

releasing edited versions of the Venus Rising Quartet with new covers

a new Dark Angel book - futuristic and fetish-based (human cow fetish)

So that's what's going on with me now that DD is done!!! 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy Release Day! - Claiming His Wife

This is the fourth and final book in the Domestic Discipline Quartet.

Alex has made a lot of mistakes, but he is determined to reconcile with his estranged wife, Grace. He's willing to put their past problems where he thinks they belong - in the past - but insults and disrespect will be met with discipline. He's seen the marriages his friends have, and decided to take a page from their books. Unfortunately for him, Grace is not so willing to let go of past hurts, although she has no choice but to go with him when he basically kidnaps her and takes her to Bath. At least her friends are there for moral support, while she does her best to discover exactly why her husband is so intent on reconciliation rather than divorce.

Hugh and Irene are blissfully happy, having declared their love for each other, but they seem to be the only ones. Eleanor is pregnant and worried that her condition will mean the end of overt affection and desire from her husband - especially as he hasn't declared any kind of finer feelings for her. She thinks Edwin doesn't realize she's with child, and worries over how to prod a declaration from him. Meanwhile, everyone is gathered in Bath for Wesley's wedding to the brazen and rebellious Cynthia.

When these four women get together, it's no wonder that both trouble and bright red bottoms loom on the horizon. Each of their husbands is bound and determined to claim and tame his willful wife.

This books contains adult situations, including spankings, whippings, backdoor play, and explicit scenes. Rated sizzling!
 
 
 
Claiming His Wife is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords =)  YAY!  I hope you enjoy it!  If you have a minute once you finish reading, reviews are ALWAYS much appreciated!  I read all of them.  And this is my first ever full series that has absolutely no connection to Literotica, so it's kind of special to me =)

Sunday, September 21, 2014

From Terra Ch. 9

Now that I'm done with Claiming His Wife (other than editing), I managed to finish the next chapter of From Terra =) It was fun getting back to Chryssa.  Especially because that storyline is a lot more restful on my brain, since it's not very complicated at all! LOL. 

Otherwise... just getting down on the editing so that Claiming His Wife will be out on Friday September 26 =)