Friday, October 26, 2012
Welcome to the Howloween Blog Hop!
270+ authors and bloggers are offering all kinds of goodies, so click HERE to find the link list! To celebrate, I'm offering two prizes...one is FREE COPY OF ZOMBIELAND on DVD. My second prize is a free copy of my book...
The Corpse Goddess!
Two fun comic-horror stories with icky zombies and kick-ass girl power!
Leave me a comment and your email address to enter the drawing for The Corpse Goddess.
Leave me a comment with your email address AND follow my blog to win a free copy of Zombieland!
Happy Blog Hopping and Happy, Freaky, Scary Halloween!!!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
You are the lucky winner of The Corpse Goddess for taking part in Evernight Publishing's Birthday Blog Hop!
Thanks to everyone who participated! Watch for Evernight's Grand Prize winners, to be announced soon!
Remember, there is still time to get The Corpse Goddess half price at All Romance EBooks! The sale ends tomorrow, so hurry over there and get your copy!
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Evernight's Birthday Blog Hop!
Evernight Publishing opened its doors two years ago. In those two years we’ve signed over one hundred and sixty authors and published over three hundred books. From paranormal to contemporary, we’ve had more best sellers than we can count and made thousands of people smile, sigh and gasp. So, as a thank you to all our readers and everyone who has supported us, we’re holding this blog hop and we have a whole lot of prizes to offer you.
Here's how it works... the more blogs you hop to (shown below) the more chance you have of winning prizes. Each author on the hop is offering a prize and Evernight is offering the following grand prizes, a Kindle, a $100 Amazon gift certificate, two Evernight swag bags (which includes a tote, a tee, vouchers, a mug and other coolness) and a personalized Facebook banner. To be in with a chance of winning the author prize simply follow the blog you're visiting and leave a comment which includes your email address. Each entry on each blog is then counted towards the grand prize draw. The more entries you have, the better your chance of winning a grand prize! You also get extra points for liking the Evernight Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/evernightpublishing. Just make sure you let us know in the comments that you've done so.
Good luck and happy hopping!
I'm so excited to be part of the Evernight family and to help celebrate Evernight Publishing's 2nd Anniversary, I'm giving away a free copy of my debut novel The Corpse Goddess! So hop on and win some cool prizes!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Writing Outside My Comfort Zone
Those of you who have read The Corpse Goddess know it’s not sexy. It’s cool and creepy and totally unique…or so I’ve been told in reviews! And while the happenings of Skuld’s Stone, the sequel to The Corpse Goddess, are rolling around inside my head, I’m not quite ready to put it all down on paper. Because I’m drawn to this other story. The story that is way outside my comfort zone.
The title of this novella is Valkyries Kiss and I’m totally loving it. I’m also a little nervous to submit it because it’s a little dirty. Not FSOG dirty, but these characters are getting it on and there’s no horror to it at all. In fact, I think I have a bit of a crush on the hero.
I started writing this story months ago, before my debut novel came out. I wrote 7000 words and thought, this isn’t what I write. What am I doing? So I shelved it.
But writers know, when the story is calling to you like that over weeks, months, sometimes even years, you have to write it down.
It got me thinking about comfort zones and creativity. When I wrote The Corpse Goddess, I was definitely writing outside my comfort zone, outside of my preferred reading genres. One look at my goodreads page will tell you that I read a lot of history, a lot of Neil Gaiman and Stephen King, a lot of literary fiction. Urban fantasy and paranormal? Not so much. But writing that book was the most fun I’ve ever had writing. When I try to write the types of books I love to read, I flounder. I fail to find a groove.
Right now, this sexy little story called Valkyries Kiss has burrowed its way into my heart. I’ve got a groove going and I don’t want to stop. Will the neighbors look at me in a whole new way after reading it? Maybe. But then, they probably already are, right? And writing, whether you’re in your comfort zone or not, always involves risk. If it didn’t, I suppose it wouldn’t be nearly as much fun! And hey, if it takes steamy sex scenes to get me out of a writing rut, well, we all have to make sacrifices for our work, right?