*Cough, cough* *Coughs again*
Sorry, my blog is dusty. It’s been too long since I’ve posted. In all seriousness I actually do have a cough/cold or something so I’m not being 100% cheesy—maybe 95%.
Here’s some news: I’m currently doing a book blog tour for A Bloodline’s Echo! This is the schedule:
April 2 Share My Destiny
April 2 Rising Indies United
April 3 Supernatural Central (Interview)
April 3 SImply Kelina
April 4 Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer (Interview)
April 4 Saph’s Books
April 5 Ramblings of a Book Nerd
April 5 Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!
April 6 The Book Junkie Reads
April 6 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!
April 6 Reads 2 Love
April 10 Authors’ Secrets (Interview)
April 10 Annette P Gisby
April 11 Fang-tastic Books (Guest Blog)
April 11Character Madness and Musings
April 12 Butterfly-o-Meter Books (Interview)
April 12 Paranormalists
April 13 Roxanne’s Realm
April 13 Jazzy Book Reviews
April 16 Teaser Addicts Book Blog
April 16 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom (Guest Blog)
April 16 T’s Stuff ( Interview)
…most of these are blog highlights, but the few that include exclusive interviews or a guest blog are noted as such.
In other writing news, Avadi Book Two is still in the works (of course) and THE CURSE OF LUMA is *really* close to being fully drafted…despite having hit some writing snags lately. Not the “writer’s block” kind; more like work stuff, family stuff, all that distracting/exhausting kind stuff we each experience at some point. But the story-weaving juices in my brain are still flowing and for that I am thankful. 🙂
Just for fun, here’s a couple small excerpts from draft #1:
“I grunt. Hang up already. You bored her to sleep. I guess I’ll hang up for her. I peel my eyes back—firmly sealing them together is my best attempt at a REM cycle—and see that it’s past midnight, making it December 21st. My seventeenth birthday.
And, what the—did Tiffany turn on the light? No, she’s motionless beneath her cover. I draw my own cover away and hate myself for it immediately when cold hits my legs. I forget about it while I scan the room. This is weird.
Weird isn’t a term I use often; it’s directed at me enough to be essentially banished from my vocabulary. Besides, I’m no stranger to the abnormal. For example, there are times I can’t find my shadow. And, sometimes, I think I hear whispers seeping out of corners shrouded in darkness. But this…this is new.
I can see in the dark.”
“I’m pretty sure I’m being led to my death. Natia has not so much as breathed in my direction since I’ve been following her. All the shininess has been replaced by lifeless gray; all luxury traded for bleak stone. Darkness curls in every crevice. The tendrils wrap around Natia, well acquainted with their queen. Some snake out and touch me only to retreat to their corners, as if I’m a new flavor they’re not quite sure they like the taste of.”
^ Not super telling, but it’s hard to find chunks of story that don’t contain spoilers.
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