Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Researching Markets


I had no idea when I started researching a market for Crystal Clear that I would find such a huge selection of erotic romance e-book publishers!

I made my first publisher selection on short turnaround time, cover art (yeah, you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but. . . ), well-written excerpts, reviews, and the fact that I know several authors who publish with them. I'm hoping that they are as pleased with my submission as I was with finding them~

Now, if I could only find the time to read everything I've found of interest on their "shelves"-- I've purchased a few (my husband thinks they are for research, I haven't the heart to tell him they are for fun!) and hope to read them over the Christmas holidays.

So, what do you think? Are e-books here to stay or is it a passing fad like VHS tapes?

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Dreaming of snow. . .

Well, the weather here in Southern California is gorgeous, especially up in the high desert where it's warm enough for the neighborhood kids to play outside this afternoon.

I should be raking leaves. Instead, I'm thinking about snowflakes. I'm not talking about the white stuff here. . . I'm talking a paper and ink snowflake design of my new novel. (For more information about the snowflake design and how to use it, see

Here's the first flake of The Werewolf Whisperer:

A celebrity dog trainer takes on the ultimate challenge: to use her skills to tame the biggest dog of them all -- the werewolf.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Now Playing . . . The Waiting Game

My reader had just a few comments, so I incorporated them, ran the evil spell check & grammar check.

I tinkered with my cover letter all day yesterday until I destroyed it (talk about flat and lifeless), then put it back to its almost original state with only one change.

Then, with a deep breath, I pressed the submit button.

Now, on to my next ideas -- a spicy Regency mystery -- an idea originally submitted for the Avon Fanlit contest (and no, the characters names WILL NOT be Patience and Damien!) OR a paranormal romance starring a lone wolf (werewolf that is!)

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

The Story Behind The Story

Crystal Clear is a spicy romantic suspense.

Park Ling just met the woman of his dreams and didn’t even catch her name. Too bad, because now he suspects that she’s a serial killer’s next victim.

Park would never dream of poaching on another man’s girlfriend. So, when he meets the woman of his dreams in a Santa Clarissa sushi bar, he passes up the chance to even find out her name. It’s a situation he immediately regrets when he sees two dead women who resemble the woman he met. With an urgency Park hopes isn’t just raging hormones, he races to find her before the killer does.

Sexy psychic Serena Killian is a board-certified psychologist who threw away a six-figure salary to open a candle shop in Santa Clarissa. When her bank account took a nose dive, she began giving advice to her customers and found her calling as a life coach. Things are really looking up for Serena until she is hired by Tony Markham, a soap-opera star needing career advice. Unable to foresee Tony’s future, she has no trouble at all seeing her own death. Is the sexy stranger from her visions her lover or her killer?

I finished writing it earlier this week and have it out to my first reader. When the comments come back, I'll incorporate them and hit the submit button.

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