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Well, I have finished Suckers Bite Back and Little Suckers Bite Too. I’m working on book 7 and have about 26, ooo words already. I had started it a year or so ago. Lots of things and characters have changed since then so I am in deep edits already.
The two finished books will be ready for my Street Team to read shortly. If you are interested in joining, contact me via my web page and let me know. It’s a great way to get sneak peeks at upcoming work as well as a place to chat about books. I’ve even taken polls on covers, titles and character names. Have had some contests and anticipate more.
Will be working on getting all the books into print soon. Right now you can get the first book of both series in print form.
Just read on Twitter that Ms. Carolyn Crane, an Indie author, won the coveted RITA award at this year’s RWA National Conference. A big coup for all Indie authors. Way to go!
Also Molly Harper, one of my favorite authors, has a Zazzle store now with quotes and other stuff from her books on t-shirts and mugs etc. Fun Stuff! You can find it here . http://fb.me/1vxieW0vF
It’s been a busy year for me and unfortunately my blogging has paid the toll. Rotator cuffs, hospital stays and the release of a book in January called Raven’s Tale (Stained Series) kept me occupied the first half of the year. Now I am diligently working on three books that will come out simultaneously in November. They are in the San Francisco Vampire Series (Sucking…) and will be two full length books and another Hannah novella.
Working, working, working seems to be all I am doing. I know the title of two of the books. One will be called Suckers Bite Back and the other is Little Suckers Bite Too. Not sure what the third book will be called. It’s working title is Book 7. Can you believe there are going to be seven books in that series out by Christmas??? I can barely fathom it and I’m writing them.
It’s been such an interesting journey since I wrote the first lines of the first book until now. I never thought I would do a spinoff Hannah book. But the novellas have been so much fun. I can’t imagine the series without them. I am thinking of doing some spinoffs of some of the other characters. What do you think? And who would it be?
As far as today goes, I know that I will sit my butt in front of the computer and write, write, write.
It’s been a while since I posted. I’ve been busy. One of the things I have been doing is working with a web designer on a web site so my blog will migrate to the web site. It’s beautiful, just needs some copy from me now. You will be able to click on all my books and select the appropriate retailer you want to buy from. Audio books included.
I’ve also put out a new novella in the San Francisco Vampires series called Suckers Go To Hell – A Hannah and Diel Christmas. It is an awesome read anytime of the year and a continuation in the series, so not just a Christmas story. I am starting on the next full length book in the series and let me tell you that Lily and Sebastian are going to have some major changes happening to them. Especially Lily. She has a lot of growing up to do.
I have another novella coming out in the next two weeks called Raven’s Tale that is a prequel to the Stained series, but it won’t make any difference when you read it. It’s about how Raven became a raven. An interesting story, about 87 pages so a healthy novella. Hope you all like it.
Please, please, if you like the books, leave reviews. An Indie author like me depends on them. It really affects the algorithms on Amazon with how they promote books.
I am pleased to announce that Hell Hounds are for Suckers is now available as an audible on iTunes, Audible.com and Amazon. It is the second installment in the San Francisco Vampire Series and a fun short novella. It focuses on the character Hannah. The third book in the series, Sucking Bites is in production right now. All the books are narrated by the talented Valerie Gilbert. I just finished writing another novella – a Christmas story for Hannah’s character that will be the fourth book in the series and will be out for Christmas. Fun, Fun!
Now not to neglect my other series… I have just signed a contract with a native Northern Irish speaker who will be narrating Stained for the audible edition. It is amazing to hear it through her lyrical, gentle accent. I can’t wait to hear Murder of Crows! Which by the way is out and on sale. I just finished a novella for the series as well about Raven and how he became a familiar and raven. It’s in edit mode right now but will be out for Christmas too.
Hoping everyone is well and getting into the holiday spirit. I am just starting to. It’s been a busy work time for me and I love it.
It’s been awesome making this book into it’s audio format. I worked with a great voice artist and producer by the name of Valerie Gilbert. She’s agreed to do the rest of my books as soon as I finance them. I’m hoping that will be soon as Sucking is selling well! It’s available on iTunes, Audible.com and Amazon. It’s a great way to “read” a book if you don’t have time. You just plug in and listen to it on your commute, while you are doing house work or while you exercise. Wherever you listen, I’m sure Lily and her friends will keep you entertained.
….But only by a few days. It should be out by the end of the week. Unforseen circumstances, like falling up the cement stairs ( I know you’re think how do you fall UP the stairs ), and just not enough time in the day. We work until the last minute to get the books out on time and I usually put a tight deadline on my books that can be impossible for everyone involved to meet. So, I take the blame. But I also know it will be worth waiting for. So instead of being able to download it today… take a deep breath and imagine it’s from the heart of Ireland. The air is full of the freshly turned earth, green fields and fresh rain. It’s so nice, you have to take another deep breath to get centered. And this where I leave you and your imagination.
The very talented Miss Valerie Gilbert an actress and author in her own right has agreed to narrate and produce my book Sucking in San Francisco. I am so excited. From the first audition she nailed Lily. She has wonderful French pronunciation and just the right snark when needed *grin*.
The book should be done in the middle of September. I’m counting on you, faithful followers to help me spread the word when it’s out of production. I’ll keep you posted on the progress.
Don’t forget that A Muder of Crows comes out around the first of September. Then look for a novella on how Raven became a raven. I also can’t decide if I should write the novella for Sucking first or the next Sucking book and then the novella. The novella is another Hannah book. She goes to visit the in-laws. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think about that.
I’ve been working behind the scenes and can now say that Sucking in San Francisco is going to be made into an audio book available through Audible, iTunes and Amazon. Look for it sometime in November/December. I’ll post a firmer date when I have one. Yay! I plan on doing all my books on audio so this is just the start.
Here’s a mock up of my new cover by the talented Marik Berghs. The cover is for A Murder of Crows, which will be out September first. I’d like your feedback on the cover. If any of you have read the first book in this series (Stained – Witch Series), I know I have to think of a better subtitle, you may already have an image of Thorn in your mind. Take this short poll and let me know your thoughts. Click on the photo to make it large. Thanks!
My new book is moving right along. This morning as I sit and look out my window, the Golden Gate Bridge is fogged in and the sky is gloomy, but I have a cup of coffee near by and good music playing. I’m ready to dig in and hit the edits hard today. Special shout out to my street team. They are awesome! We still have room for a few more people if anyone is interested. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Until next time….