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I had to share this:
Love this speech so much.
I’ve been hearing this song everywhere and it got stuck in my head.
Imagine Dragons- Radioactive
So I’ve been tagged my the ebil Missy Welsh person and the ebil Andy Slade person to do this. So here goes.
1. What is the working title of your book?
SI: Bachelor Auction: Mate Not Wanted
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
SI: It came to me over a year ago, I think, I wanted to do a spin on the Bachelor Auction theme but this time with a paranormal element.
3. What is the genre of the book?
SI: Paranormal, Interracial.
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
SI: I know one actor, he inspired the Pierce character, David Dayan Fisher. He played agent Agent Trent Kort on NCIS. Piccie: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm948148736/nm1113959
I’m not sure about who would play Madison, though.
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
SI: What happens when a tiger claims to be the mate of a lioness who wants nothing to do with him?
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency/publisher?
SI: Publisher, Etopia Press.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
SI: I’m still writing it, lol. I’ve gotten sick and then had computer issues but I’m almost done, I swear!
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
SI: Bachelor Auctions and the crazy things that can happen.
10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
SI: Menage action, bondage and great verbal foreplay and interplay.
Now I get to tag other people. Hmmm, who should I tag? I know!
Here’s how it works, copy the questions, answer them and post them three weeks from when you are tagged and then tag 5 more people. Mwhahahaha!
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GothicScapes is a new “primarily digital venture” from three urban fantasy authors, Chris Marie Green (AKA Christine Cody), Nancy Holder, and Linda Thomas-Sundstrom. “Urban Fantasy (x) 3” is their official motto, and what it means is that they are three authors who’ve banded together under one brand to bring you fun, emotionally touching, action-filled, paranormal stories three times a year, three novellas per collection!
There are many wonderful things about being an author.
One is that we get to make things up all day and spin them into stories that other people hopefully love to read. Two, we get to wear our pajamas and write in bed.
Three, we get to go to conventions!
Just this year, GothicScapes authors Chris, Nancy, and Linda have been to Con-Dor, Comic-Con San Diego, Dragon*Con, and most recently, Stan Lee’s Comikaze. It was only at the last one that we were able to officially debut as GothicScapes Gals.
Yes, that’s us in our GothicScapes shirts and smiles. We were on a panel called “Kiss Them or Kill Them?” and it was about the differences between paranormal romance, urban fantasy, dark fantasy, and horror. Mostly, we talked about relationships in the first two, and what a girl would do with a vampire in, say, paranormal romance as opposed to urban fantasy. (You can use your imagination there. <g>)
It’s always such a delight to meet people who come to the panels and signings. As you can see, much fun is had:
That’s our own Nancy Holder, trying out a new look. And she’s got our first cover in hand. Lovely on both counts!
As we start off this venture, we’re centering our anthologies around holidays, starting with Samhain, and every story in this first collection, UNDEAD FOR A DAY, features undead creatures who roam the holiday night. We’ll be following this book up with another soon after—STRANGE SPIRITS, which will be released in December. That one will revolve around Christmas and the naughty and nice creatures that come with it.
But first…UNDEAD FOR A DAY, GothicScapes #1, coming to your e-reader in October!
Samhain. All Hallow’s Eve. A night when zombie-like revenants can be raised by a magic-using, ancient family to exact revenge on the hunter who wrecked their underground kingdom… A time when a redheaded blackbelt pits herself against warmongering witch clans… A holiday that allows the Underworld to open and the creatures to pour out, their freedom governed by a gentleman’s agreement between the forces of Light and Dark.
Welcome to UNDEAD FOR A DAY, a collection of three novellas from a trio of reader favorite urban fantasy writers: Chris Marie Green, AKA Christine Cody (Vampire Babylon and Bloodlands series), New York Times Bestseller Nancy Holder (Wicked and Teen Wolf series), and Linda Thomas-Sundstrom (Vampire Moons and Wolf Moons series).
“Raising the Dead” by Chris Marie Green (A Dawn Madison Vampire Babylon novella) reunites you with former hunter Dawn Madison, who hasn’t been the same since she retired from the life. She’s tired and drained from injuries sustained during the team’s last stand against the dragon, but when the clock strikes twelve on Samhain, everything changes. It seems that someone has sent raised-from-the-dark creatures after her, and they’re out for blood—as well as Dawn’s life.
In “Into the Fire” by Nancy Holder (A Story of the Favored,) Bridget Flynn leaps into a bonfire and goes from Samhain year wife at the first stroke of midnight to widow on the last. Caught in the middle of a feud between rival magical Houses, Bridget raises a battle force of her own. But can she survive in the midst of hot-tempered witches intent on destroying each other?
“Trapped in Stone” by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom takes us to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, where the forces of Good and Evil are playing a game of Chicken with one man’s soul, and the woman he loves is a major player in a challenge that has continued for a century.
We hope that you’ll give us a try and that you come back for more. As a giveaway, we’d love to send three books to a winner—one surprise, signed backlist book from each GothicScapes author! To win, just leave a comment or let us know what you’d like to see in paranormal fiction in the future!
Thanks so much for reading, you all!
Twitter @ChristineCody, @NancyHolder
This is a song that’s currently a theme for the third Draven’s Crossing book.
I rediscovered this little gem last week and had to post it.
Another small update. I’ve requested and received the rights back to my books Hades Helmet Crew: Carnevale and Mating Fever. The latter book was part of the charity antho Firestorm. I’ll be looking over Mating Fever and deciding if I want to lengthen it or re-releasing it as is.
Please bear with me during this process and thank you for all your support. More news to come.
Also, I’ve just signed a contract with Etopia Press for a Halloween Quickie set in the Dragon New Year World. The story is called Dragons at Samhain. I’m so excited.
Here I am again with another update. I’ve requested and been granted my Rights back for Hades Helmet Crew 1: At Drogan’s Command and for Dawg Town: Homecoming.
Also, the wonderful Dawn Montgomery, has agreed to do a workshop on the Offerings Loop for How to Use Scrivner for World Building.
Until next time!
So here’s some updates. I’ve finished Dragon Ugly (a menage) the second in the Dragon New Year series and have turned that into my editor. I’ve also turned in the genie story that I’ve had on backburner for over two years. And I’ve turned in a Halloween Quickie (a menage) to Etopia Press. This month I hope to finally finish my next Draven Crossings book, the first in my Bachelor Auction series and do some revisions on the stories that I’ve taken back, such as add up to 15k to With His Mind. You’ll be getting more news about some stories and their rights later on in the week, hopefully it’ll be good news.
This month I’ll be appear at:
Sept 12th- Talking Two Lips Yahoo Group
Sept 15th- Love Romance Club Yahoo Group
Sept 30th- Etopia Chat at LRC Yahoo Group
And this month’s pick for the Offerings Book Club, in honor of Cynnara Tregarth’s birthday is:
I’ll also be trying to convince Cynnie to do a BDSM workshop for the Group. And I’m mulling over a few other workshops for the month.
My foray into self-pub has been put on hold. I’ve learned that I can’t bounce back as quickly as I used to when I accomplish finishing two books back to back. So, I have to, much to my annoyance, take it slow and take my time. Not that great an idea when your brain keeps dumping plot bunnies in your lap.
What I’m reading for this month on Bertha (my Nook):
Holding the Cards by Joey W. Hill
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
Letting off Steam by Sahara Kelly
Menage on a Train by Alice Gaines
Crazy in the Blood by Lucienne Driver
Napoleon’s Pyramids by William Dietrich
A long list, I know, but I’m almost done with Kim and Menage on Train. . So whats on your reading list? Authors what are you working on? I do need more books to read and I see that Lissa Matthews and Miranda Baker have new books coming soon. *Grins* As well as Rhian Cahill. New yummies to read.
Until Next Time!