People write for different reasons and, from the very beginning, I've told y'all that I write for you, that it's... read more »
To wake you up in the morning.
AKA, Jessewave’s response to my email from last night, in which I expressed my anger and disappointment over her refusal to offer a free copy of Flawless because it features a trans* hero…
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Signed a contract last week with Decadent Publishing for HEAT WAVE, my next Sleepy Hollow series 1Night Stand story. No release date yet. Maybe late summer or fall. It's the story of Lily and Dagney's sister, Zena, and Max Raines' cousin, Bhyrne. She's a naughty succubus. He's the queen's enforc... read more »
From time to time I get questions about the audio situation overseas, so here we go—all the answers. Like, ridiculously detailed stuff you probably didn’t want to know. But when people ask WHY THIS and WHY THAT and I say IT’S COMPLICATED they’re like BRING IT, SON, so here we go.
When audio rights...read more »
Use of dry-cupping to suck "bad humours" out of a man in San Francisco
Th... read more »
A few weeks ago, the Little Man injured his right thumb. It was by no means a serious injury, just one of those things that happens when 4-year-olds play. He didn’t even cry. We noticed that he couldn’t straighten out his thumb afterward. We visited the urgent care, then his pediatrician, who sen...read more »
Since I went to Asia in December, I have made up every excuse in the book to avoid sweating. I would pack a gym bag everyday, carry it to work and then I would cough on a sip of water and think, "Oh God - with this asthma acting up like this it's best that I just sit here and eat some Doritos. I... read more »
The adage might be 'do much of one thing, not many things,' but unfortunately I am firmly in 'multa' mode at the moment and have many small items of news to report.
Item the first: I have finished an iteration of my latest manuscript and sent it to my agent - huzzah! It's under 90000 words, a far...read more »
I'm also giving a copy of A Heat Of The Moment Thing to one commenter, so what are you waiting for? Share this link with all your chick lit loving mate... read more »
Gypsy Witch by Suz deMello The Sacramento Sheriff's Department is no place for airy-fairy wimps, and Ben McCullough is the toughest of the tough. He tells himself he's bedding the luscious Elena Lautari only because she's a babe, not because she's a card-carrying member of the Northern Californi... read more »
I can think of several coaches deserving a noble place in Spanish football history, but Jose Mourinho is not one of them.
Cowardice dictated his red card in the King’s Cup final, his verbal outburst the cheap shot of a bad loser. He had promised more than he could deliver and knew it but rather th...read more »
By: Rovio Stars & Nitrome
We're proud to present Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage as one of the very first Rovio Stars! http://icebreaker-game.com
Made by Nitrome, the award winning studio from London UK, Icebreaker combines dynamic ice-slicing mechanics with an of... read more »
While doing the research for Trouble in Store, I realized I needed to learn more about ancient Native American ruins. Any why settle for photos in a book or online when the real thing is near at hand?
I’m always ready to jump at a road trip opportunity, so my daughter and I loaded up the miniva... read more »
Cognitive scientist and philosopher Daniel Dennett is one of America's foremost thinkers. In this extract from his new book, he reveals some of the lessons life has taught him1 USE YOUR MISTAKES
We have all heard the forlorn refrain: "Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time!" This phrase has...read more »
The other night, I was having dinner with some friends in a fairly decent restaurant and was at the very peak of my form as a wit and raconteur. But just as, with infinite and exquisite tantalizations, I was approaching my punch line, the most incredible thing happened. A waiter appeared from no...read more »
Shaking my editing coma is rough. I seriously didn't realize I'd forgo... read more »
"The end of this features two girls kissing. If that offends you...grow up." read more »
Here’s a brand new snog – woohoo! It’s from my just-released erotic romance novella, A French Affair. This book was such fun to write, especially as I sent my characters on a lovely day trip to my favourite city – Paris. Enjoy the snog
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“Yes, I’m positively quaking in my boots,” Sydney replied dr...
The following books have been taken back from the old publisher and re-released with new covers by Love Lane Books, which is my self-publishing company:
Guarding Morgan (Sanctuary 1)
The Only Easy Day (Sanctuary 2)
Face Value (Sanctuary 3)
Still Waters (Sanctuary 4)
Full Circle (Sanctuar... read more »
I very rarely write SF because I don’t think I’ve good enough to compete with the likes of the brilliant hard SF writers I admire, like Iain Banks and Paul McCauley, but once in a while I come up with a nice idea that I think will make a good story. This is the case [...]read more »
Crap. Or shit. I'm trying REALLY HARD to break the habit. F-bombs wreak destruction on eloquence, and the defamatory ones make you look like a bigoted butthat.
2. Do you own an iPod?
3. What person on your flist do you talk to the most?
The stalkery ones. (... read more »
Sensual Sunday’s always feature a hot excerpt from one of my paranormal romance books! Read on for this Sunday’s sensual snippet…
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Here's a short piece from the novel I'm working on. As you can see, it has an autobiographical element to it. It envisions a kind of dialogue between an 18th century Englishman, and an English-born writer living in 21st century America--whose thinking is much influenced, but not expressly so, by... read more »
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Anna Krien does that work now. She goes to places, finds things out, and writes about them. At great length and with cool intelligence. Here, she's launched into a story that never goes away, has been covered extensively, but rarely with nuance.
Elite sport and sexual assault.
Night...read more »
A title can give you a first impression of a book. That, and the cover, are the things that jump out at you on a list of new books. I once wrote a blog where I came up with the … Continue reading →
The post What’s In A Title? Guest Post (and Giveaway!) by RJ Scott appeared first on Marie Sexton.read more »
Differentiated from the full-fledged Pierrot costume, the Pierrot as a shaped bodice flourished in that gasp of Rococo sensibility and extreme silhouette of about 1780 - 1790. The flared peplum extension of the jacket below the waist and asymmetrically around...read more »
For the last couple of years I have attended the Sydney-hosted Aurealis Awards weekend, which is always a blast. Sadly I was reining back on travel this year and couldn’t make it – but it sounds like those who were there had a great time! Check in on the #AurealisAwards hashtag on Twitter to see...read more »
Can't wait until September to get your copy of Scorched? No problem! I've got two chances for you to win one!
First up - go to my Facebook page and share the book cover photo. (Make sure to LIKE me too, while you're there!)
Second, head over to the amazing Victoria Scott's blog. She scored... read more »
• CTRL+SHIFT+ESC is the one handed version of CTRL+ALT+DEL
• Don’t brush your teeth hard, it makes them sensitive and removes enamel.
• Don’t like spiders? Put citronella oil on your walls and... read more »
I have a routine. Every single morning, I get out of bed, grab the New York Times off my driveway, and put on pants. Sometimes in that order. And then I sit down with a bowl of cereal and read a paper made out of actual paper. It’s my favorite thing in the world, something I got hooked on when I...read more »