Monday, September 15, 2014

So, I did this

Sometimes characters can be unruly. Tricksters, even. I think I have them nailed down, and then *poof* they slip from my grasp.

I'm actually wrestling with two stories like that. Other than revisions and polishing up Goddess, Spellbound this summer, I didn't get a lot of actual writing done. And it's frustrating as hell, let me tell you. The characters are locked up in my head and are not one bit happy about it. Yet they keep eluding me - usually a sign that I'm missing something important.

So, to keep them at bay, I've been releasing my creativity in other ways. Whenever I post photos on FB, I usually get some kind souls encouraging me to do something with them. (Bless you for your generosity, peeps)

So, I did this:

I wanted to try something different with photos -- something tangible -- rather than just posting them online. I love experimenting with the filters in Photoshop Elements. They bring out really interesting details.

Here's an example, a photo I snapped on the Delaware River one evening. The photo's mounted on a wooden plaque stained black:

In between wrestling with characters, I'll be adding to the shop's wares. If you check it out, let me know what you think?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New release! The Devil and Lillian Holmes by Ciar Cullen

Congrats to Ciar Cullen on her latest release! Love this amazing cover, don't you? And the blurb's hooked me - this is going on my TBR list.

The Devil & Lillian Holmes

At the cusp of the twentieth century, an heiress-turned-vampire and her maker seek her stolen daughter and find themselves caught up in a world of darkness, danger, and mystery.


She had not been a good mortal, either. Half-broken by a terrible secret, Lillian Holmes retreated into a fantasy world where the great detective Sherlock was her uncle and she could solve any mystery. Except, she had not yet found her parents. She had not yet rescued her stolen daughter. She was addicted to morphine, was still broken. And now she was bound to blood and to the caresses of the beautiful monster who sought to change for her, who had literally changed her to save her life.

But for how long had George saved her? Lillian could feel safety and sanity slipping away. Devils prowled Baltimore. Some were allies, others lustful gluttons waiting to consume every last drop of goodness. Some came from far-off lands, mercurial, unknowable, unstoppable. Others lurked closer still—in the hearts of herself and her beloved.

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Monday, September 8, 2014

Takin' over da house tonight!

Well, technically, it's The Twin Sisters' Rocking Reviews Facebook page, but the concept's the same. :)

Awhile back, I'd requested Twin Sisters' Rocking Reviews read my contemporary, Rock Bottom. They agreed, and gave the story a lovely 4-star review. Then they invited me to do a takeover! Yay!

So I hope you'll join us. It should be lots of fun. And as always, there'll be goodies and giveaways, with a $25 Amazon gift card as the grand prize.

The fun starts at 7:00 p.m. EST. Hope to see you there!