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June 28, 2010



I just caught another review for "Moonlight and Magick" and am floating on clouds!

Check it out. =)

Got Romance gave it four diamonds!

June 22, 2010

Too bad mothers' book reviews don't work for industry...

Let's see...

Apparently, showing my Mom my e-reader sparked a family whooptidoo among my parents. Dad was at his VA appointment when she called and told him she wanted one so she could read my book and he called here to get more info and pricing. We took him to Best Buy to look at what they have.

My mom is now a proud owner of Sony Touch eReader. Just so she can read my book. =) She can't access the pics on her phone and she doesn't text, but she owns an e-reader now. And she LOVES it. She took it to work with her and showed off my book.

So, Mom finished my book last night. Called to tell me a few things.

1. She liked it better than Avatar.

2. If they make a movie out of it, it has to be done through CGI because my imagination won't allow for a "real" movie (some of the abilities of my characters won't do well in a live action movie - CGI would be better equipped to handle those).

3. She'd like the High King and Maresse to have stories, and she'd like to know if I can write them both by next year.


I love my Mom. =)

June 16, 2010

Characters Gone Wild...

If you've been keeping up to date with me on Facebook, you'll know that chapter ten has been kicking my arse to no end. It's one of those chapters that marks the turning point of the story, it's the halfway mark, it's that point where you serious debate the career of a writer/author, it's where you would happily beat your own head into a wall, and gouge out your own eyes with a plastic spork, rather than sit and write this chapter...

Yeah, that point.

It's taken me nearly two weeks for this one chapter. My characters were fighting me, my Muse left me for some sunny island in the South Pacific, and then the bombshell.

Here I am, writing away, when I realize what my fingers were typing. Everything came to a screeching, crashing, explosive halt.

One of my antagonists didn't want to be antagonist anymore.

Sure enough, one of them has decided he didn't want to be the bad guy. He's gone on strike. He's gone rogue.


How the hell am I suppose to go back and edit in some clues to foreshadow this event? How am I suppose to go back in and rework some of the scenes where he had made an appearance and change it to the other bad guy so that he can look better in the eyes of the main characters?

You know, I think I would have had more understanding if all of my characters had decided to go on vacation with my Muse. No, not MY characters. They have to be difficult.

And you KNOW my Muse is sitting on a beach, sipping Mai Tai's and Pina Coladas, and laughing her arse off.

P.S. I did manage to finish chapter ten once the defibrillator got my heart going again. I'm in the middle of chapter eleven.

June 15, 2010

Oh, wow...ohwowohwowohwowohwow...

Thank you, SO MUCH, Sandra, for pointing this out to me!

Fictionwise has "Moonlight and Magick" listed in two categories -

 Click photo to enlarge...

As per their website...

The method used to calculate the lists on this page are as follows:

Best Selling eBooks: Recent
Lists the eBooks with the highest number of unit sales over the past two weeks. (Unit sales are simply the number of copies of each title sold, only eBooks that are not free are counted.)

Highest Rated Recent eBooks
Lists eBooks that have been published by Fictionwise within the last 30 days that have the highest average rating as given by Fictionwise customers. Only eBooks with at least 5 ratings are eligible. The average rating is based on: Great=4, Good=3, OK=2, Poor=1.


Thank you, everyone, for taking a chance on "Moonlight and Magick"!!

June 9, 2010


WOOT! In the local paper!

Here is the link to the online version. I just need to find the paper version.

June 6, 2010

State of Isobael...

This year has had its crazy ups and downs, but for the most part, it's been mostly on the up side.

My debut novel was released. I made #10 the first week it was released on BoB's list. A month later, it made #8 on the same list.

My best friend, who lives a million miles away in Virginia, is coming out in August to visit. The last time I saw her, was...three years ago?...when I went to VA. My first vacation anywhere without family since my marriage and having a kid. My first real long distance plane ride, alone (and I refuse to fly to or through Dallas/Fort Worth Airport because of that trip). It's her turn to come out and we figured it'd be nice for not only for me to see her again, but it'd be wonderful to have her come out, away from there, for a vacation. =) I'm so excited! Ever since I first met her, in her role playing channel, I've considered her a friend. I've tried to be there for her to talk to when she needed someone to talk to, and she's been there for me. She's also the best friend I mention in the dedication in "Moonlight and Magick".

We're trying really hard to think of things to take her to see when she visits. Men in kilts at the Highland Games for one, the beach, Mt. Rainier, Point Defiance Zoo, Pike Place Market and the Seattle Aquarium.

I already know I'm going to need a box of tissue when I have to let her go home. I bawled when I had to leave VA, which set her and her daughter off to sniffling at the airport. Hell, I'm tearing up now, just thinking about it!

The next best piece of news, I received this morning.

"Moonlight and Magick" was reviewed by Night Owl Reviews and was chosen as a Top Pick with 4.5 out of 5 stars! You can read the review here, but I also included a link to it as well as the graphic for it, in the sidebar to the right.

I'm such a ninny. I keep reading the review and get a grin on my face. I also printed it out to put in my binder.

I'm into chapter ten for "Dead of Night" at at 48,000 words. Roughly, a little over halfway. I gave myself August 1st as the deadline to finish, which I think I can do if I buckle down and stop letting myself be distracted. It's a bit more difficult this time around for writing a novel because Spike's in school, and Pixie-Brat is coming up to summer vacation. She's going to be entering the 7th grade next year and she's hit the pre-teen stage where she alternates between being my sweet, baby doll, or this genetic mutation, hormonal, monster with an attitude that makes me want to pull my hair out....or change my stance on military school.

Was I ever like that?!?

I am determined to get this done and submitted by Fall. It also helps to have an incredibly wonderful Crit Partner by the name of JC, who has been AMAZING in pointing out spots I need to clean up, expand, or shore up. Heck, in one chapter alone, I gained 805 words! She's graciously given me permission to send revised chapters back so she can re-crit, which I have not taken her up on....YET. LOL. to do a little more writing before I go pass out in bed. =)

June 1, 2010

Books on Board...

Once again, Books on Board has "Moonlight and Magick" listed for a bestselling e-book...


 I'm listed as #8.  Thanks, everyone who purchased the book.


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