Posts Tagged ‘My Immortal Assassin’

Various bits of News

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

On Wednesday jan 19 2010, I will be over at Risky Regencies blogging about Lord Byron and contemporary opinions, among other heavily opinionated things. So if you’re reading this on Wednesday, it’s a two-fer! Check it out.


First off, here’s the cover of The Mammoth Book Of Regency Romance in which I will have a story. I don’t know the release date yet, but I will update you all when I know.

My story is about a couple who realize their long correspondence via the post has made them perfect for each other. He’s younger than she is, by the way.

I don’t know how mammoth the book will be, but hey, what a great way to find out about other authors you might like!

In other news, the official title for My Beloved Assassin is now My Immortal Assassin. You heard it here first!

In other, other news, I recently finished my first book by John Scalzi. I’ve been following his wonderful blog for ages and have been thinking, for ages, that I should read something by the guy. I was at my local independent this weekend, Copperfield’s Books, and there was his first book. Old Man’s War so I said Whatever and bought it.

Then I read it. And damn! It was really good. It gave me the warm and fuzzies for SciFi again after years and years of being all depressed about how hostile so much SciFi is to the women in the books. I grew up adoring Azimov and Heinlein etc and even when I was twelve or so I remember feeling sad that the women didn’t do much besides die or be cast off or require saving. They were so rarely characters that changed the story on their own. Over the years, I’d pick up something in the genre — maybe I was just unlucky — and I’d end up feeling like not much had changed. I love stories with ray guns and space ships and physics and all and I’ve missed them, as I discovered.

Old Man’s War was like reading Heinlein or Azimov only the women were real people! They were capable and worthy of admiration and respect for so much more than big boobs. And the story was romantic. Really, truly romantic. ::Sigh::

And now, back to work for me.

Has anybody read anything good lately?

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Bright and Shiny!

Friday, January 1st, 2010

Happy New Year to everyone!

It’s a bright and shiny start to the year. Any day you can start off by sleeping in is a win in my book. I didn’t get myself out of bed until 10:30. Then I had lemon meringue pie for breakfast (home made by yours truly!) AND Darjeeling tea my brother brought from India.

Now that’s a good breakfast.

Even better, it’s Friday so I have a weekend in front of me with total denial about the day job locked in for an extra day. GRIN!!

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions because they’re always the same, I just roll them over from the previous year. I’m on a 10 year roll. Heh.

I ended up taking a mini-break from writing from shortly before Christmas to now, and I’m must say I’m feeling refreshed and ready to go. I’ve been dreaming about writing, though, which in interesting. I have two big projects to get cracking on and well, yes. I am blogging instead of writing.

  • Revisions for My Beloved Assassin need to be done.
  • Final pass through Regency short story
  • Need to get going on The Next Paranormal
  • Must write up a different Historical proposal

So, yeah. Stuff to do in this bright and shiny year of 2010. How about you guys?

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Head Down Writing Hard

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

The Next Paranormal is due November 1, so I have my head down and my fingers to the keyboard. I may not be posting too often between now and them. We’ll see how desperate things get.

Anyway, my tentative title is My Beloved Assassin but they’ve hated all my titles so far so I expect that to be shot down.

I also need a series title. Carolyn’s Paranormal Extravaganza is the best suggestion so far.

Am in big trouble.

Back to work.

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Weekend Update

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

I completed a draft of the first synopsis for a book(s) to follow My Forbidden Desire and I’ve sent it to my agent for comment. I started a second one and have about three pages (need 5-10) that, amazingly, don’t seem to be total dreck. We shall see.

Other than that, I watched the Superbowl with my son and ate popcorn and cookies. Note to self: MUST go to gym tomorrow.

I have a bazillion other things yet to do; like send out a newsletter about Scandal and try to get my darn bookmarks done, paid for and delivered so I can start mailing them out to the people who’ve requested them.

Will try to get to all that soon.

But now, I have to get to bed. 4:25 am comes mighty early.

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