I have 27 pages left to write of my current ms. It's got a unicorn heroine who shifts shapes, and a gorgeous hero wizard--who has to be a virgin to capture a unicorn, and an outrageously evil villain who is greedy and drives a gas-guzzling Hummer.
It's only 27 pages. Its the end. Not even the end. It's the fleshing out of the end. And oh, I'd rather do anything else.
Which reminds me of Rachelle Chase, my partner in procrastination--public procrastination. And that reminds me of Fallen Angels Reviews. Why? Now that's a good question, but the answer is obvious if you go to: http://www.fallenangelreviews.com/home.shtml
Rachelle Chase and I both have interviews up, and we're right next to each other. I was interviewed by Serena, who is as intelligent as she is luscious. See that picture of her? What a hottie. And she made my latest release, MOON SHADOW, a Recommended Read, which proves she's smart!
Rachelle was interviewed by Lynn, who must be modest because she doesn't have her picture up, but my favorite partner in public procrastination also earned an RR for "Out of Control," her contribution to Secrets, Volume 13, which everyone knows is a lucky number!
So here's a martini for Rachelle and Serena and Lynn! You all rock!
Now back to my 27 pages.
Posted by Lucinda Betts ::
11:14 PM ::
I sat down this morning to start a new book in my Wolf Tales series, and realized I've reached a point I never imagined would actually come--this is Wolf Tales VI, the last novel in my contracted series (so far!) and one that seemed so far away when I first signed my name on the dotted line. This has been a most amazing year for me, starting each new story with only a hint of what was to come. I've always been a "pantster," which means my synopsis is nothing more than something I send to my editor before the characters start me off on yet another new ride. This upcoming book, for instance, was supposed to be the continuation of Adam Wolf and Eve Reynold's story--they will be introduced in the novella, Chanku Destiny coming out sometime in 2008. Suddenly I had a new character appear--Mei Chen. She, like Eve, was raised in foster care but her life has taken a decidedly unhappy turn and she is now homeless. Once Mei showed up, I realized she carried secrets none of my other Chanku would understand, and I'm still not sure how they'll be resolved. That, of course, is why I love my job! There's always a surprise, always a twist, something whispered in my ear that leads me astray. I never realized just how much fun it would be, to have the chance to follow those wonderfully mysterious voices. In fact, I think they're calling me now!
Posted by Kate Douglas ::
11:25 AM ::
PURE SEX won the Gayle Wilson Award for Excellence!
I just found out last night that my very first release (from July of last year) won the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence!
I won this award for "The Bet," which is the first story in PURE SEX, but each of the stories in this book rocks. Bonnie Edwards and Sasha White are knockout authors!
This contest was conceived in honor of Multi-RITA Winner Gayle Wilson to award excellence in published romance fiction. It's sponsored by the Southern Magic chapter of RWA. Special thanks to Jennifer Echols who organizes the contest.
Congratulations to all the finalists! This was the list for the novella category:
Lucinda Betts - THE BET in PURE SEX Kresley Cole - THE WARLORD WANTS FOREVER in PLAYING EASY TO GET Sylvia Day - LUCIEN'S GAMBLE in BAD BOYS AHOY! Kimberly Dean - UNREQUITED in IF THIS BED COULD TALK Deborah MacGillivray - ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A HULA-HOOP...AND A MOTHER in CHRISTMAS WISHES
Susan Lyons was a finalist in the Contemporary Single Title Category. Yey for her! Check out all of the finalists at: http://www.southernmagic.org/gaylewilsoncontest.html
Lucinda Betts *~* www.LucindaBetts.com NIGHT SPELL, Kensington, Aphrodisia--out now! MOON SHADOW, Kensington, Aphrodisia—just released! THE SUPPLICANT, Kensington, Aphrodisia--July 2007
Posted by Lucinda Betts ::
9:42 PM ::