Six Sentence Sunday–12/30/12

Posted & filed under Books, How Beauty Saved the Beast, Tales of the Underlight.

The beginning of Chapter 2 from How Beauty Saved the Beast, the second book in the Tales of the Underlight series. Sweaty bodies, heavy breathing, one man, one woman…and for two months, Hauk and Jolie had somehow kept their near-daily workouts from being awkward. Jolie had been consistently impressed with how easy Hauk was to… Read more »

Six Sentence Sunday – 12/23/12

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Here’s a six-sentence excerpt from How Beauty Met the Beast, currently available from Carina Press. This is told from Wesley “Hauk” Haukon’s perspective, a hideously scarred soldier who’s falling in love with a sassy burlesque dancer. This is toward the end of the book, which has a happy but not a happily ever after ending…That’s… Read more »

Six Sentence Sunday-12/16/12

Posted & filed under Books, How Beauty Met the Beast.

A holiday post from How Beauty Met the Beast, available now from Carina Press. The speaker is our heroine, Jolie Benoit, as she introduces her burlesque act, “I’ll Get Nothing–and Like It.” “We get one day—one day—of presents for three hundred and sixty-four days of being good. Boxes of useless crap for a year’s worth of… Read more »

The Next Big Thing Q&A

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I was tagged by Cindy Spencer Pape, author of the fantastic Gaslight Chronicles, and Vivien Jackson, author of epic fantasy quest erotica (you know you want to see what that is). Because I love questions like these, I’m answering for books in three different stages of progress–something most working authors have going at all times!… Read more »

Why Start with a Novella?

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I appreciate every person who’s taken the time to read How Beauty Met the Beast, and especially appreciate the time people have taken to write reviews–no matter what they had to say. For the most part, people have been incredibly kind, but even for those who didn’t care for it, I stand by your right… Read more »

Book Launch Fun

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Thanks to everyone who came out to my book launch for How Beauty Met the Beast! And a huge thanks to Bar Congress for hosting, to  Jason for the awesome drinks, and Molly for keeping everything running smooth despite the computer failure!    

Thoughts on the Night Before My Debut

Posted & filed under Personal Posts, Writing Life.

Tonight is my last night to be unpublished. In just a few hours (three and a quarter to be exact), Amazon and Barnes and Noble will deliver my book to all the people who’ve pre-ordered it, and it will go up for sale there and other places for anyone who wants to read the words… Read more »

Upcoming Appearances-Live and Online

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I’ve got a few upcoming online and IRL appearances to talk about How Beauty Met the Beast and other randomness. I’ll be checking the comments on all blogs to respond to questions or comments, and I’d love to see you! Thursday November 8–Here Be Magic: I’ll be talking about the CW’s Beauty and the Beast… Read more »