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Twitter Updates for 2010-01-28
  • @tamarbatavraham That is a horrible dream! I have losing-teeth fear, and that made me shudder. #
  • By losing-teeth fear, mostly I mean I have fear of tripping on the stairs and knocking out my teeth. #
  • Oh, god, my 400th Tweet was about my losing-teeth fear. Pretend it was some awesome horror story, not a horrible fear of mine. #
  • DUDE! So excited! RT @moirarogersbree: @devinharnois wrote a paranormal post-apoc story that should be coming out from Samhain this year. #
  • @moirarogersbree Yes, that's it exactly! And I feel that apocalypses make almost every story better. #
  • @moirarogersbree Thanks for the head's up! I'll keep an eye out for her work. in reply to moirarogersbree #
  • "When it's in the dock you have a great picture frame. " Yes, because I absolutely need a $500 digital picture frame. Unimpressed. #
  • Like the epub format; otherwise unimpressed. http://i.gizmodo.com/5458292/the-apple-tablet-is-here-and-its-called-the-ipad #ipad #
  • Also: that's the best name? And $500 isn't cheap. Wish I'd stop seeing people say that. And now I'm done with tech talk. Back to work. #ipad #
  • No USB? Dude, that's a FAIL. RT @colleenlindsay By having no USB port, Apple forces user to be online to transfer files. #ipad #

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Waiting on Wednesday…Apocalypses, Shapeshifters, and Vampires

From Circlet Press:

Apocalypse Sex: Love Like the End of the World

Description from the call for submissions:

What would you do if you had only 24 hours to live?

[…]

24 hours left to do everything you’ve wanted to: Would you make love to the person you’ve always secretly cared for? Have a rendezvous with a stranger on the street? Explore your wildest fantasies, or get back to the basics one last time?

(I wasn’t able to submit to this anthology like I’d planned, but oh, how much am I looking forward to this collection? Apocalypse stories for the win!)

Mammoth Book of Paranormal Romance 2 edited by Trisha Telep.

I’m particularly looking forward to Moira Rogers’ story in this, which is about a lion shifter. (If you couldn’t tell from “Hunter, Prey,” I love lion shapeshifters.)

Everlasting Kiss by Amanda Ashley

Desire Never Dies

Daisy O’Donnell doesn’t get the attraction some women feel for vampires. She likes her men with a heartbeat. And she’s just met one who’s full of life: Erik Delacourt, the unreasonably sexy man she keeps meeting at a popular L.A. nightclub called the Crypt. She barely knows him, but there’s no resisting the connection she feels. . .

There’s one important detail Erik hasn’t gotten around to telling her yet. He’s a powerful vampire out to hunt the Blood Thief who is draining young vampires all over the city–and who has just raised the stakes by destroying one of Erik’s friends. To Erik, Daisy is a bright spot of innocence in a world of darkness and menace. He’ll do anything–even lie to her–to keep her safe and pure.
If only he knew that Daisy has something of her own to hide. . .

Twitter Updates for 2010-01-27
  • Testing blog integration. Just finished updating my #waitingonwednesday post for this week, scheduled for tomorrow. #
  • I keep dreaming about drinking gallons of water. Think I'm dehydrated. It's weird to have dreams warning me about that, of all things. #

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Waiting on Wednesday…Zombies, Werewolves, and Vampires, Oh My

From Living Dead Press:

DEAD HISTORY: A ZOMBIE ANTHOLOGY

The history of the walking dead is a long one.

Since before man walked the Earth, the dead have been with us. […]

From Egypt, to London, to the first moon landing, to the old West; zombies have been a part of our culture, our very lives, though each time it has been erased, eradicated from our history.

Perhaps in these lost tales of our past is the hope for our future. […]

From Mike Oliveri:

The Pack Book One: Winter Kill

(Except by waiting on, I mean it’s already available and I didn’t realize it until I went to find a link for this post. Huh.)

For generations, the northern Minnesota mountain region has been a haven for peaceful hikes and breath-taking scenery. But when tourists suddenly turn up dead, FBI special agents Angela Wallace and Brian Shilling are called in to investigate, only to discover that the murders may be part of a deadlier, supernatural mystery.

The Pack series of horror fiction and graphic novels tells the story of the Tylers, a close-knit family trying to deal with their supernatural legacy in an ever-changing world.

Winter Kill picks up two years after the events of Werewolves: Call of the Wild, a comic miniseries from Moonstone Books. A prose book, it was released for the Kindle on Halloween and in trade paperback in December.

From BBC:

Being Human: Chasers

George’s friend, Kaz, arrives at the flat with a staggering request: she and her partner Lucy want to have a child, and they’d like George to be the father. George is warming to the idea – he’s always wanted kids, and he can be as involved in the baby’s life as he wishes – but he is wary: what if his condition is genetic?

Mitchell and Annie don’t approve of the new plan, but Mitchell is wrestling with a difficult decision of his own. His new friend, Leo, is surprisingly good company for a pasty older bloke who believes the 1980s were a golden age. But he seems a little too interested in Mitchell’s family and history – and he has a surprising request of his own in store for his new friend…

Being Human: The Road

The first in a brand new list of tie-in novels for the hit BBC series Being Human.

Annie has learned quite a bit about her new friend Gemma: she’s 40 and used to work in a pharmacy, she likes to go bowling, and she’s never forgiven herself for the suicide of her teenage son. She also died ten years ago and doesn’t know why she’s come back through that door…

Perhaps it has something to do with the new road they’re building through the rundown part of town. The city’s plans are sparking protests, and Annie knows those derelict houses hold a secret in Gemma’s past. Will stopping the demolition help Gemma be at peace again? Annie wants George and Mitchell to join the road protest, but they’re more concerned by mysterious deaths at the hospital. Deaths that have also attracted the attention of the new Hospital Administrator…

Links…Werewolves and Dinosaurs

Kiss and Van Halen rockers provide howl effects for The Wolfman.

Joe Johnston confirms Jurassic Park 4 as start of new trilogy.

Some of my favorite rockers providing howls for the first movie I am really looking forward to this year and potentially another three ridiculous and amazing dinosaur movies? Dude, I am so there!

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Publications…2009 Publications Year in Review

Though I started writing my first erotic paranormal romance short story late in 2008 (and it still hasn’t been published, though it’s currently with a publisher and I’m waiting to hear the result), 2009 was the first year I started actively writing and trying to sell short stories. I’m pleased with the way 2009 turned out for me, and I hope to continue this in 2010. (Even though I missed the deadline for the first call for subs to which I intended to submit. I hope the rest go better.)

I submitted six short stories in 2009. One, as I said, is still with the publisher. Two were rightfully rejected, and I am currently rewriting one of those for a call for subs later this year. Three of the stories were published, which absolutely thrilled me.

2009 Publications

1) Like a Thousand Miles of Fire in Bite Me from Torquere Press

“Like a Thousand Miles of Fire” is is the story of a half-demon, Crystal Andraya, and her two vampire lovers, William and Miguel. They defy the rules of their world to be together, and as war looms between vampires and demons, the only place they can find strength and peace is in each other’s arms.

2) Beneath the Changing Moon in the Voracious Vamps line from Total E-Bound

Blurb: Amalia has always loved the way Darren challenged her with his friendship, but as he seduces her romantically and sexually, she knows eventually she will given in to what he truly wants and what is forbidden: the exchange of their blood.

In a world where vampires have almost died out, procreation is the responsibility of every fertile vampire. For Amalia Vallen, infertility is a curse. Not because she’s failing her society but because Darren Lin, the man she’s loved since they were children, is fertile.

Amalia fears their society – and, worse, Darren’s family – will reject their bonding because she can bear no vampire children. To Darren, it doesn’t matter; all he wants is Amalia’s love. As Amalia struggles to overcome the biases she’s internalised, Darren seduces her into romance, sex, and the most important vampire ritual, sharing blood.

3) Hunter, Prey in Like Tooth and Claw from Circlet Press

Blurb: “Hunter, Prey” is the story of Aisha, a black woman in her thirties who loves to hunt, both animals and sexual partners. Her Halloween fling with the strange and sexy Finn becomes something much more when she’s attacked by a mountain lion while deer hunting in the wilds of Missouri and suddenly she’s faced with a whole new meaning for the word hunter — and the word prey.

Though I primarily read and write werewolf stories, I have yet to sell one! I should try to remedy that in 2010. (The story still with a publisher is a werewolf story, though.)

I Recommend…Samhain Publishing Freebies

Did you all know that Samhain Publishing has free e-books available? Samhain Publishing Freebies I learned about this when Elizabeth Reeve recommended “Fall, Falling, Fallen” by Karalynn Lee, which she got from Samhain Publishing Freebies. I’m excited to give some new authors a try and will be posting reviews here as I finish reading the stories.