Sunday, February 5, 2012

New contract with Decadent!

Woo hoo! Decadent Publishing will release my dark paranormal novella, Death Is A Bitch! I sent back the signed contract on Friday. Happy dance time!


I'm so psyched. I'd initially planned to self-publish it, but decided to go with Decadent. They're a really wonderful bunch, supportive and knowledgeable. And their covers are beautiful, too.


I've posted some snippets from Death Is A Bitch for Six Sentence Sunday, though the story line's changed somewhat since I shared those. Revisions, revisions! But it's an even better story now.


Here's the (unofficial) blurb:



Some say Death’s a bitch. But only when she needs to be. Instead of a villainess, she’d love to be seen as a kickass heroine, with cool tools of her trade hidden in her silver charm bracelet.

Shedding the Grim Reaper rep would improve existence too. Not likely with Damien the daemon lurking, waiting to pounce on any poor soul seeking another chance.

As the patron angel of death and dying, Azrael’s close work with Death makes him yearn for true intimacy. She’s the only immortal who’s ever riled such powerful emotions in him. When he finally gets the chance, one taste of her leaves him needing her like humans need air and food.

After centuries of hoping Death would wake up and see him for the prize he truly is, Damien the daemon tires of waiting. If he can’t get her attention, then Damien will make sure Azrael can’t either. Using Sisyphus as bait, Damien traps Death in her own charm bracelet, the only tool of her trade she uses. Downside, he now has to run. Upside, thanks to his plan, she doubts Azrael, the undeserving putz. Another plus, he leaves a trail of sexually sated females. None of them Death, and Damien won’t be satisfied until he has her – one way or another.



I'm sitting out Six Sentence Sunday this week. Getting closer to finishing the first draft of Dancing With the Devil, book two in the Goddess Connection series. I'm almost at 50k, but I have much work left to do. I'll catch up with some Sixers hopefully later!

17 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

Congratulations! :)

Cate Masters said...

Thanks much, Jessica!

Julia Phillips Smith said...

Man - I forgot about your TBR Blurbfest yesterday *slapping forehead*

Next week.

Congratulations on the new contract!

Patricia Green said...

Big yippee for your new contract! What a wonderful weekend you must be having!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations!!!

Cate Masters said...

Thanks guys!

And the fantasy blurb fest is still going on throughout today at TBR, so feel free to post!

Miranda Hardy said...

Great news. Congrat! Glad you are happy with your decision.

Ginger Simpson said...

Congrats, Cate. I missed your six this week. Hurry back. :)

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

Congrats, Cate! I missed reading your six and wish my book was up to participate in the TBR fest.

Cate Masters said...

Thanks much! I'll be sharing a new six next Sunday. :)

Alexa said...

Wonderful news! Congrats!

Beverly said...

Congrats!!!!

Cate Masters said...

Thanks much, Alexa and Beverly!

Stephen Tremp said...

Congrats! on the awesome news. Glad to hear of other writers successes! Great title and concept too. Sound like it could also be made into an exciting movie.

Cate Masters said...

Thanks Stephen! I love the way you think. :)

Shelley Munro said...

Congratulations, Cate. That's wonderful news.

Cate Masters said...

Thanks so much, Shelley. :)