It kills me to see the declining frequency of my blog posts of late. I’ve had a lot going on, really, but readers of this blog don’t always know or care about what my other me’s (ie other pen names for other target audiences) are up to. But sometimes my me’s overlap. Sometimes life gets hectic. Both of these have been true.
When you last visited me, other than to read about the latest issue of BTS Book Reviews (which is looking sooo good, do check it out from the link in my sidebar), I was bitching and moaning about all I was worried about. Well, many of those worries are still very present but a newer one popped up that I’ve been quiet about on this blog.
I lost my father on July 14th after a 3 week hospitalization. I’ll not go about it here—I did that on Lila’s blog—other than to say it’s a huge reason why I’ve been quiet lately.
The other reason is because I’ve been working very diligently on the final stages of a new book, a novella, that I’ll be releasing as Lila Shaw. I mention it because I think you may also like it. Though it’s a western / historical / urban fantasy (haha…take your pick; it’s all of these) and stars a succubus, Priscilla is not your typical slobbering, thinly-veiled porn star of some erotic works.
I don’t say this glibly, but I understand there’s a fine line in many readers’ eyes between erotica and porn, and that’s why I typically write the more questionable stories under the pen name of Lila Shaw. Not that my stories are all that “sweet”.
Priscilla’s story is less about the sex and more about the urban fantasy, and for that reason, I’m recommending it here too.
No cover yet, but soon. Release date for Wild West Succubus is August 19th. I’ll share the cover and blurb together very soon.
I’ve also been marketing my YA book, which is very sweet, Louder Than Words—entering contests, querying agents and publishers, as well as insinuating one of my other WIP’s, My Fair Vampire, into the occasional contest. Editing for His Acadian Lady, which I think you’ll enjoy as a character-driven story, continues as I have time. I’ve also started co-writing a serial with a friend that I’m super-excited about. We hope to release it during the Thanksgiving / Christmas window as a special reader treat. More on that in the months ahead!
In the meantime, I thought I’d point out that my latest book, Purely Relative is still FREE if you purchase from Smashwords and use the coupon code (click link and scroll down to where bookseller links are located). It’s 99 cents at all the other sites.
Cheers, my friends!