Wednesday, May 27, 2015

My second professional romance novel, a paranormal contemporary called Jewel of the Naga, has been accepted for publication!  I haven't received final notification of a date, but based on past experience it should come out in summer 2016.

This is a bit of an ambivalent moment; on one hand, I'm very gratified and proud.  On the other… lots of work is associated with this: editing, re-editing, promotion.  I'm still promoting Her Heart's Liege, too!

Sometimes the time and emotions associated with promotion and other publication responsibilities make it challenging to compose new material.  However, I'm 16,000 words into a sequel to Jewel, so that's good progress in spite of the other commitments.  :-)

And there's always the tentatively-titled Path to Scotland, a second historical romance which is sitting at about 120,000 words and is not yet finished because I can't seem to decide if it should be two books or if it should expand into three….

I only wish I'd begun publishing professionally a decade or more ago.  :)  Better late than never, I guess!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Here's a handy tour guide for the stops along my blog tour, which is being run by GoddessFish:

May 25: Punya Reviews... - review only
June 1: Black Heart Magazine
June 8: Dena Garson - Real... Hot... Romance
June 8: LibriAmoriMiei - review only
June 15: The Reading Addict
June 22: Unabridged Andra's
July 6: Booklover Sue
July 6: Reading Romances
July 13: Room With Books - review only
July 20: Romance Novel Giveaways
July 27: Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews
July 27: CBY Book Club
August 3: Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books! - review
August 10: The Blog of C.R. Moss
August 17: A Novel Kind of Bliss - review
August 17: The Pen and Muse Book Reviews

The first day of my blog tour is finally here, and we're off to a running start with this great four-star summation by Punya Reviews!

Her Heart's Liege: Review by Punya Reviews  <-- Stop by and leave a comment for a chance to win a gift card!

Stay tuned for more.  :-)

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Starting anew: one of the most intimidating and yet exciting moments in a writer's life.  The first real step on the journey to a new novel, writing down the first words…. the character concepts have been postulated, the core of the plot conceived.  I'm about to embark on the sequel to Jewel of the Naga, which I just sent to my publisher.

Now to cross my fingers and trust that the magic will happen!