A couple reminders regarding signings this year...
If you're attending the PLA (Public Library Association) Conference in Indianapolis this week, I'll be signing copies of THE SIREN at the Harlequin exhibition from 11:30-12:30. If you have other copies of my books, I'll sign them, t-shi... Read more of this blog post »
My Kinda Guy
I write a genre that is now referred to as hot New Adult Romance, what I lovingly call Forbidden Playgrounds.
The heroines sometimes know something about their cravings, but sometimes they know much less than the men, yet still must be clever in warding those feisty guys off.
I write... Read more of this blog post »
Thanks for all the well-wishes. Absorbing the force of a rear-end crash puts your entire body in pain, so I was already pretty moody this weekend. I spent part of yesterday dealing with this, too–sending take-downs to a bunch of pirate sites and then running virus checks–so that moodiness sort of...Read more of this blog post »
Dear Ms. Cypess,
I’ve been wandering in a traditional fantasy wasteland these past few months. Sad words coming from someone who used to read only that genre. I confess nothing’s been exciting me in adult fantasy so I’ve been searching within YA fantasy to scratch that itch. The premise of your...Read more of this blog post »
It's been a great few years here on blogger, but I think it's time I admitted to myself and you that I'm just not posting like I used to. I still love blogger for updating you with information, but I'd much rather use it as an official website, rather than an online journal.
I'll be keeping the pa... Read more of this blog post »
If you've been with me for a while you'll remember that Double Coverage was my very first Mercy Celeste book way back in January, 2011. The contract ran out with the original publisher and I received my rights back last fall.
I am happy to say I'm finally re-releasing the book. This week.
I had in... Read more of this blog post »
Wreck Me (Nova, $4)
Tristan and Avery's story.
Once upon a time there was a girl named Avery who thought she’d found the guy—the one that she thought she was going to spend the rest of her life with. They got married young and had the most beautiful son in the world.
Life seemed perfect.
But not ever... Read more of this blog post »
Isn't it exciting?
To celebrate, I want to make you an offer. How about I fill up a medium flat rate box - including a copy of CHASING BEFORE as well as ARCs of some of 2014's hottest books* - and send it t... Read more of this blog post »
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So, I've been tagged by MR Cosby (author of the forthcoming Dying Embersfrom Satalyte Publishing) in this Writing Process chain thingy. The idea is that I answer the following four questions on the same day as Martin's other chosen writer (Mark Fuller Dillon)and then tag some other writers to co... Read more of this blog post »
11 Days Until Trust
Chapter 1 continued...
To read from the beginning, click here.
Closing my eyes, I nodded, and she removed her hand from over my mouth. “I still don’t like it.”Jade chuckled and circled her arms around my neck. “No one said you had to like it, but this... Read more of this blog post »
Basically it boils down to this: How smart is too smart for a 10-year-old? How smart can she be and... Read more of this blog post »
Happy Monday! Here's my mishmash of thoughts:
1. Perfect For You Cover Reveal Sign-ups I have a YA contemporary romance titled Perfect For You, written under my pen name Ashelyn Drake, coming out in September through Swoon Romance. The cover reveal is March 14th. Want to be part of it? Sign up th... Read more of this blog post »
Hi Happy Readers,
Whoopee! Just to let you know that the sequel to Bird has just been published on Amazon (whoopee again). So if you haven't already read about Emily, Josiah, Amelia and Wilbert then what are you waiting for :-)
Begin the journey with Bird & then continue with The Enchanted to... Read more of this blog post »
In 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell spoke the immortal words “Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.” over the a telephone in his Boston laboratory, summoning his assistant from the next room. It is widely considered the first instance of someone using technology when they bloody well could have just got...Read more of this blog post »
My fake-niece Sarah moved in with me when she was eleven. Sarah’s a writer, so she used to show me her stories, and when I was done reading them, she’d say, “What did you love?” I used to think that was cute; now I think it was genius. “What did you love?” and its older, smarter brother, “What mu...Read more of this blog post »
Japan’s economy grew by 0.7% in 2013, down from an initial estimate of 1%.
…Japan’s trade gap also rose to a new record last month, increasing by 71% to 2.79tn yen in January, official figures showed.
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Eight episodes and done.
Which, by the way, is a great way to do a TV show. The story was told. The story is finished.
We are getting aTrue Detective, Season 2, though one supposes it’ll be more likeAmerican Horror Story — different cast, different narrative, maybe some shared territory. Or, give...Read more of this blog post »
As economist Robert Solow lamented: 'You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics'
Around the world, there is enormous enthusiasm for the type of technological innovation symbolised by Silicon Valley. In this view, America's ingenuity represents its true comparative a...Read more of this blog post »
I just wanted to let you know that I'm not going to close the FACEBOOK giveaway until midnight tonight--so if you want to go LIKE my Fac... Read more of this blog post »
I’m delighted to welcome C.R. Guiliano to the blog! This is her first visit, so make her feel welcome. Every comment will be entered to win a copy of her NEW release, For You, at the end of the tour. Here’s CR –
Special writing habits...Read more of this blog post »
I am usually very calm and 'professional' on this blog. I force myself to see both sides of an argument, for argument's sake.
But today, I bring you my full-fledged disgust at this article:
Self-Publishers Should Not Be Called Authors
This is... Read more of this blog post »
I am an introvert. This means I’m perfectly happy staying home all weekend with my dog, my knitting, my crafts, my books, my movies, and my writing, all curled up on the sofa, warm and cozy and safe in this life of the mind I’ve built for myself. If I’m not careful, I would never leave the house....Read more of this blog post »
OK, that is supposed to be funny. I do not think reading is an addiction, at least not like alcohol, eating or gambling is. The huge majority of readers don’t go into debt to feed their habit, right? Okay, maybe I sometimes spend more than I actually budgeted for... Read more of this blog post »
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I know I wassupposed to give you guys the final steps of the Productivity Pyramid this week, but I found out rather suddenly that we were going to announce my new book deal today (instead of later this spring, as planned)…so DUH, new book deals took precedence!!
Of course, learning we were going...Read more of this blog post »
I had a couple of posts I wanted to write, but about 12 days ago I thought it would be an stupendously awesome idea to walk 60 blocks in 15 degree weather from work down to the Jeff VanderMeer reading discussion of his new novel Annihilation at McNally-Jackson in Soho. And that was the end of my...Read more of this blog post »
Like getting the decorations down from the attic each year, I dusted off this post I wrote a while back to share again - hope you enjoy it!
Details for entering the Lucky Shamrock Giveaway Hop are at the bottom!
A four-leafed cloverWhen I was a kid, I used to hunt for four-leafed clovers in... Read more of this blog post »
Time to win this awesome little beach bag, steel water bottle, Arrangement 1 and Arrangement 2 both signed by the author, and a bookmark!
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