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One door closes, another opens
Dear readers, forgive my elusive nature. I've been waiting to make this announcement, but since it appears other authors are "coming out," so to speak, I suppose I should make a formal statement as well.
Officially, I am no longer with Venus Press. I have received the rights back to my three works there, and have placed all of them with Phaze for future publication. Under Covers
will be expedited for rerelease in February, while The Healing
and Standing Guard
will be revised for later publication. This was not an easy decision to make, and I will not contribute anything more to the rumor mill, except that I am grateful to VP for the opportunity to share my work with their readers.
I do not know what the future of Venus Press will be, but I wish all the authors and staff the best in their endeavors.
Tricks and treats
Just learned I'm getting something nice in my pumpkin to enjoy with the mini Twix bars and Tootsie Pops. I recently turned in the print proofs for Dare Me
, and I hear back from Phaze that the book can be ready for sale as early as this week! I'll have an exact date for certain, and in the meantime I found I'm getting a new cover as well. Should be interesting to see. Can't wait to see this book alongside Truth or Dare
In addition, Love's DoMINion
has a release date of November 6, just in time for Christmas shopping, and A Winter's Dare
snuggles in on November 20.
Don't you love this cover?
Kudos to April at Liquid Silver Books
for this awesome new cover! I am on a cover roll this fall, with the hot number Kathryn did up for me at Phaze for Daring Young Man
- which, by the way is OUT NOW
! Go get it. Phaze has a new shopping cart, which is much easier to use than the last one, plus it's available at Fictionwise! And I hear we're going to be distributed elsewhere, I'm excited about that.
I don't have a release date for Love's DoMINion
yet, but I imagine no later than spring given the quick-paced editing schedule. Next up, A Winter's Dare
is going to be included among the Phaze Snugglers
. Fourteen titles, the most of any themed HeatSheet, which makes me wonder if these will be bound into print soon. I hope so, but Winter
is part of Dareville, so maybe I could talk Phaze into an all Dareville anthology one day. Between Double Dare
(also out now), Dulce
, and Winter
, it wouldn't take much to add more stories. Maybe if I wrote a Dareville story for every upcoming Phaze theme sheet, I would have enough for an anthology.
Speaking of anthologies, my story "Midnight Treasures" will be featured in the first Phaze Fantasies
, four-author anthologies to debut in 2007. I'll be in with Bridget Midway, Alessia Brio, and Ann Regentin!
Love the smell of fresh blog paint
It's almost that time again, where I look at the blog, go ugh, and contemplate a new design. Had I the funds to hire somebody to do it I would, but I think I have the wherewithal to come up with something less...pink.
I found some nice, sepia-toned pics on a royalty free that I might use. Now that I have a lull in between Love's DoMINion edits I can think about redesign now. May have to remove or shuffle book covers. Don't like the way they look now, too small. Besides, my collection is growing too large and I'll soon have nowhere to put everything. LOL.
Flying Under Radar, Covers
Soooo busy with so many things, I didn't realize Under Covers
was released until I got the latest Venus Press newsletter! Well, it's here, and I'm here finally, so I hope you're at Venus Press
UNDER COVERSVenus Press
, 1-59836-373-5, $3.98 Buy now
from Venus Press...
This book includes: scenes of graphic heterosexual sex
Part of the Mystical Sign series from Venus.
Libby Hoffman is an undercover reporter with a tabloid paper devoted to the important issues, like vegetables that resemble celebrities and shapeshifters living among the populace. Just as she's had enough with the job, along comes a story that too juicy to resist, one that might launch Libby to work in a real newspaper.
Fellow reporter Mark Grimes proves too much of a distraction for Libby, yet Libby sees the potential for an even bigger story - among other big things - by teaming up with the sexy hunk. When she discovers Mark is not entirely what he seems, Libby realizes she's stumbled upon more than just Pulitzer material.
Double Dare is on the way as well...but I'm going to wait a bit before holding a contest. Maybe mid-September I'll have something to coincide with this flood of releases! and Daring Young Man and Sinful Sundaes 2 aren't far behind, either.
I don't think I have ever cracked the Top 20 at Fictionwise
. Truth or Dare
had lingered in the Hot 100 in the past, but this is the highest rank I've been able to catch. Maybe next week will bring better news. Thanks, everybody!
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