Romance That Will Set Your World On Fire

Monday, July 22, 2013

Release Day!

Monday just became a day to look forward to...The Onyx Seeler is released on Amazon! I'll leave it at that...short and sweet.  Here's a brief blurb on the book:

One Djinn warrior, intent on saving a handful of innocents.  One evil leader of the damned, with a hefty God complex.  One will stop at nothing to save the world, the other will do everything to rule it…
The bottle…
Yanked from a five hundred year prison sentence to rescue a few unwitting pawns in the battle between two Djinn races, Manick of the Krave House has precious little time to reacquaint himself with his powers before chasing down—and saving—a mostly human target.  The problem?  She thinks he’s either a fake or a bottle-dwelling pansy.
Is only a myth.
What can she say?  Raised in the jaded world of Las Vegas with its seen-all, done-all nightlife, it takes a lot to sway Alaiya Lovely.  The guy claiming to be the djini who’ll rescue her from the troubling changes plaguing her life is either too good to be true…or a candidate for the loony bin.
Do you believe?
It’ll take more than a couple of encounters to convince Alaiya she needs to trust him, but Manick has never been accused of giving up on his duty.  Trailing the little minx through bars, strip clubs and brothels, his determination and success is bigger than her resistance.  But to attain the ultimate prize, he must leave his duty behind and sacrifice all he’s ever wanted.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Final Countdown

Hallelujah, my release date for The Onyx Seeler is just around the corner on Monday, July 22nd, and my blood is pumping like a racehorse!  I'm so excited to be able to say that.  Tied closely to that is the launch of my brand spanking new website by week's end, and I can't contain the excitement.  Woohoo!!

I'd made a promise to myself last year that if my manuscript didn't go the full mile at Entangled Publishing, I would self pub.  So when, after a request for my full manuscript which prompted a request for a pretty massive revision, things didn't go the way I'd hoped, I buckled down and began to fulfill that promise I'd me.

Enter Kim at Hot Damn Designs who I swear took up residence in my head to be able to pop out a cover which matched exactly what I'd envisioned!  Next came a fabulous gesture by my friend Naima Simone who gave me a cover quote, and my foot was over the indie pub line.

Incorporating all the things I'd researched and learned became more time-consuming than I'd first believed as every step started uncovered two more I needed to do before completing that one.  Sigh...  But perseverance is an attribute I'm more than familiar with and amidst majorly revamping the business side of things for my husband's sole proprietorship and planning my high school class reunion (I won't say how many years, so don't ask!), I tackled Kindle formatting, copyrighting, front matter, back matter, table of contents, blurbs (both about myself and my book), and other things I'm probably choosing to forget right about now.

Now here I sit, pumped up and ready for some action--in the digital sense, that is.  So if you've stumbled across my blog or website for the first time, or if you've known me forever and are just interested in seeing what's going on in my little slice of life, thanks for taking the time to read and I hope we share many, many more conversations together.