Thursday, January 31, 2013

Chapter 7 is up!

Evening all. Actually it's 12:05. Morning, all.
Chapter 7 is up for your enjoyment (I hope). Happy reading!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Progress on 7, kinda.

I once told my daughter once that the song "Ring Around the Rosie" was about the Black Plague. (Why did I tell a 7-year-old about the plague? Because I had finished with the Oxford Library of Greek Mythology and was desperate.) Now that I have contracted this weird cold/body-ache/stupor thing that everyone and their Aunt Lillian has had for the past two months, my daughter asked me if she should stand by my bed and sing "Ring Around the Rosie" to me. I told her to find the dictionary and look up the meaning of the word "macabre."

Even though I feel like I've been hit by a bus, I have been working steadily on Chapter 7. Of course, it may be complete drivel, considering I fell asleep in my chair last night and keeled over sideways. I'll have to read it through several times to make sure it makes sense. I asked my husband to read it and he opened the door and looked up to the sky. He then turned to me and said, "Sorry. There aren't any pigs out there."

Despite the wonderfully compassionate support I get from my family, Chapter 7 should be ready in a few days. Thanks for waiting.

A tiny excerpt to get you thinking:

Will and I followed Dad up to the third floor and he knocked on door. It opened and we were met by one of the most gorgeous vampires I'd ever seen. She had black wavy hair that sparkled with silvery streaks and sharp, classical features defined her pale face. What caught my attention most, however, were her eyes.

Her eyes were the same shade of purple as mine.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

The house has been exorcised.

I think our house is clear of the Black Death. I'm working on 7, but there are so many good books and chapters of other stories out this week that I'm completely distracted. Will everyone else just stop for a few days so I can work?

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The plague has struck my house.

My daughter now has the stomach flu and has enslaved me. I'm trying to take some me-time as I can. Sorry for the delay on chapter 7. Hang in there.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Check out this new author!

Morning all,

Wanted to pass on a link to author Violet Joicey-Cowen's site, The World of Whitmore. She's posted her first story, "Alpha Second," and I am definitely hooked. Who doesn't love shape-shifters?

The prologue and first chapters are available, so click here, read this wonderful shapeshifter tale and spread the news to support Violet.

If you know of another new author or story, get the word out there!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Chapter 6 is up!

Chapter 6 of Not Human Enough is now on the blog. Click here to read it or use the link on the right sidebar.

Hope you enjoy! Let me know.

Next chapter coming up soon.

The latest installment of Not Human Enough should be posted Tuesday or Wednesday. Have a great day!

Monday, January 14, 2013

I am such a dope sometimes.

While reading over chapter 5 (again) I realized that Merit and Kep's parents were siblings. Hmm... I'll rework it asap.

By the way, for anyone who hasn't read Not Human Enough, Merit and Kep are dogs.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Working, Reading, Working...

Evening all,

I'm making steady, but slow progress on chapter 6. I beg your patience!  In the meantime, I'd like to share the titles of a few books I've read (okay, devoured) in the past week. They were both hysterically funny, can't-put-it-down reads.

My Roommate's a Jock? Well, crap! by Wade Kelly.
Check out Wade's site here.

The Party Boy's Guide to Dating a Geek by Piper Vaughn & Xara X. Xanakas.
Check out the book's page here.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Chapter 5 is up!

Surprise! Chapter 5 of Not Human Enough has been posted! It's a shorter chapter, but I felt that it was the best point to split up the chapters. Since I did that, I'll try to get chapter 6 up soon.

I hope you enjoy the story!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Urgh, dumb oops.

Just realized that I changed the spelling of Jake's last name from the 1st to 2nd chapters. I'll fix it when I can without screwing up the html stuff that I just worked on forEVER. Sorry. The correct spelling is "Reinbach." Damn.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Model Inspirations - Kirner, Lowner, Quincy and Stefan

And here they are: my character inspirations! Follow my tumblr links below to check out how I see my guys.

I must also include a link to a TV spot for Lacoste that Ian Lawless did a few years back. The attitude and facial expressions are exactly how I'd expect Quincy to act. Check him out and tell me if you agree! Nudity warning, although, if you worry about a couple bum shots, you probably shouldn't read this blog. Just sayin'...

More inspiration!

I finally found excellent faces (and bodies) for more of my characters: Stefan, Lowner, Quincy and Kirner! They were so hard to picture! I'm working on getting the pics on tumblr.I might be able to post a few on this blog. Not sure. I'll let you know when you can check them out.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Chapter 4 is up!

Chapter 4 of Not Human Enough is up on the blog! Read it here, or use the link on the right side bar.

Enjoy and let me know what you think!

Coming soon - Chapter 4!

Hey all,

I'm steaming right ahead with chapter four and might even have it up by tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Shaking my head...oops.

I've made my character Quincy into the go to vamp when the others get injured. For those of you old enough to remember the TV show "Quincy M.E.," I swear I didn't think about it when I developed the character. That happens often in my stories, that I come up with a name and then find so many coincidences and connections between the actual name and my character!

For those of you who haven't checked out the Etymology of names in Remember Him, check it out here. You'll see other examples of my preternatural ability to play "Six Degrees of my Stories."

I'm working steadily on chapter 4. Glad you're liking it!