Time for something completely different. Or so I thought when I picked Teal Haviland’s “The Reaping Chronicles: Inception” out of my ‘to read’ list. It’s been a very long time since I read anything with angels in it (the last time I tried the plot holes were so ginormous I couldn’t finish reading that novel) and I’d been following “Inception” on Facebook for some time.
Believe it or not, every now and again I like to sink my teeth into a period romance. Yes, yes, queen of the crime scene loves a good squishy love story. I can hear you snickering but it’s true. This time my love of love stories has brought me to read Deborah L. Fruchey’s “A Scandalous Creature.”
I’m still in the noman’s land of those without internet. Looks like it’ll be anywhere from 3-6 more weeks. Trust me, I’m hating it more than anyone but it’s been a marvelous opportunity to get a lot of work done. I’ve read more books, edited more pages and actually buzzed around the house like a busy little cleaning bee more than ever before.
Thankfully there’s still a mountain of things for me to do around here and a pile of books in my ‘to read’ list or I’d have to face the horrors of being cut off from the rest of the world in a more concrete way. The good news is that when all of this is over I should hopefully have “Toxic Ash” finished it’s first run of edits, though it remains to be seen if I can get it into final polish phase in time for me to hit publish as soon as I get back – but I’m sure as hells going to try. So bear with me readers!
Since I’ve been reading so much – I have a ton of book reviews to hopefully tide anyone coming to the blog for updates over with. Sadly my facebook, twitter, pinterest etc are all going to have to wait for me to get back into full force (Ah, how I miss the random blather and pretty pictures!) bear with me everyone!
First up is J. L. Bryan’s “Jenny Pox,” a paranormal fantasy novel with a very different tone than the usual vampires and werebeast angle. I was super excited to read this one since I’m also an author of very unusual paranormal tales and it was really exciting to see what new ground someone else was exploring in the genre.
Alright – I’m not dead. There was a storm in my little corner of the backend of beyond and it took down the cable lines, along with a big chunk of the power lines. Power was back up in a flash but cable is still not. I had to go way out of town to find a public wifi so I could let everyone know I’m not dead. No idea when my net connection will be back but in the meantime rest assured that I’m working on “Toxic Ash.” In the meantime I’ve written a few reviews (no net has cleared up lots of time for reading) and I’m going to be scheduling those as well as the rest of the formatting series to go live while I’m away. First up: “Daisy Madigan’s Paradise.”
“Branded” is the tale of a young woman who has always been haunted by dreams of angels, of the less than angelic sort. The dreams are a reflection of reality, though she’s never had any success in getting anyone else to believe that, and she has the scars from the experience to prove it.
Today’s an extra special day. I’ve reset my body clock be completely backwards! I could have posted this blog live at 8 a.m. instead of using the schedule function but that would be the actions of woman still within shouting distance of sanity. Also – the “In The Absence of Famine” book cover is done!
The holidays have me surrounded. I’m losing sleep trying to figure out newsletter software, how to become a marketing genius in 3 days or less, and my family is calling constantly because they’re feeling neglected and lonely (which is only right since I forgot all about them… sometime in September) all while I try to keep a clear head and edit on. All of this has lent me to think that maybe the world could use some awesome .99 ebook gift recommendations! Because if there’s anything I love more than ebook publishing it’s sharing the love for quality cheap ebooks.
I’ve been dealing with a seeming avalanche of bad news. The kind of news that has nothing whatsoever to do with writing but definitely puts a crimp in my schedule none the less. In these circumstances, it’s a good thing I’ve got a few ebook reviews up my sleeve!