An Embarrassment of Riches

Yesterday, I posted about selling my novella Sapphires and Gold.

Today, there were two more contracts in my email. Sold, to Forbidden Fiction, Hidden Things (book one of The Swords of Charlemagne), and the reprint rights to From Dusk ’til Dawn.

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Sold!!!

To Circlet Press, my novella Sapphires and Gold!

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Prism Finalists!

FF&P is pleased and honored to announce the finalists for the 2017 PRISM Contest for Published Authors.

 

DARK PARANORMAL *

Awakening Kiss by Sharon Kay

Mated in Mist by Carrie Ann Ryan

The Edge of the Blade by Jeffe Kennedy

To Win a Demon’s Love by Nadine Mutas

 

EROTIC *

A Dark and Dirty Tale by Kristin Miller

Deadly Silence by Rebecca Zanetti

Heart’s Master by Elizabeth Schechter

The Spirit by Harper Jameson

 

FANTASY

Must Love Kilts by Angela Quarles

The Pages of the Mind by Jeffe Kennedy

Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones by Sorchia DuBois

 

HISTORICAL

Hexbound by Bec McMaster

Shadowbound by Bec McMaster

Stealing Ula by Rebecca Rivard

 

LIGHT PARANORMAL *

Dryad’s Vine by Cynthia Diamond

For the Bear’s Eyes Only by Kathy Lyons

The Haunted Heist by Angie Fox

Warrior Untamed by Shannon Curtis

 

NOVELLA

A Secret Rose by Debra Jess

Her Demigod Complex by Abigail Owen

Rock Hard by Kathy Lyons

 

SCI FI & FUTURISTIC

Don’t Let Me Forget You by Cara Crescent

Sky Raiders by Michelle Diener

Warrior Wench by Marie Andreas

 

STEAMPUNK *

Blood and Sorcery by Ann Gimpel

Mission: Improper by Bec McMaster

The Golden Spider by Anne Renwick

The Seer’s Secret by Mikea Howard

 

URBAN FANTASY

Blue Moon by Lisa Kessler

Skin Deep by Marissa Doyle

Under Her Skin by Margo Bond Collins

 

YOUNG ADULT & NEW ADULT *

Elfhame by Anthea Sharp

Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast

Scarlet Rain by Kristin Cast

Traveller by Abigil Drake

 

Two of our finalists are first time authors and therefore also finalists for the award given to the best first book.

BEST FIRST BOOK

The Golden Spider by Anne Renwick

The Spirit by Harper Jameson

 

Category winners, Best First Book, and Best of the Best will be announced Friday, July 28th, 2017 at 7:00PM at The PRISM Awards Ceremony during RWA Orlando.

Finalists listed alphabetically by Title
* Indicates a tie within the category
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Just got the call!

Heart’s Master is a finalist for the Prism award!!!

The Prism is an award through the RWA, and is for excellence in fantasy, futuristic and paranormal romance writing. The awards will be announced in July, at RWA Nationals.

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Another list.

Well, it’s been a month, and things have been moved around. It’s been somewhat productive.

Also, we’ve had a title change. Sins of the Father is now Where Home Lies. I handed in this round of edits today, so we’ll see what happens now.  I do know that I’m taking some time off of writing (stop laughing!) to reset my brain. I’ve been going non-stop for about two and a half years now. Time for a vacation.

Why are you laughing?

Anyhow, here’s the list. And I promise that I am not starting Blood Bound yet. I’m not. Even though it does have a BDSM-loving, dead-sexy vampire (erk… sorry.)

(actually, no, I’m not.)

To Write:

    • The Sea Prince
    • The Willow Sword
    • The White Raven (sequel to Princes of Air)
    • Blood Bound

To Edit

    • Hidden Things (Swords of Charlemagne Book 1)
    • Where Home Lies (Rebel Mage 3)
    • Bonds of Blood and Steel (Sable Locks sequel)

To Outline

    • The Navigator (Steam and Screw, Book 1)
    • The Captain (Steam and Screw, Book 2)
    • Coral Throne (sequel to Sea Prince)
    • Temple of the Mysteries (maybe a shared world thing)
    • untitled Rebel Mage short
    • Holy Orders (Sequel to Heart’s Master)
    • TftA: Dead Man’s Hand (Tales from the Arena 3)
    • Golden City in the Clouds (Metropolis project)
    • Men of Mortal Seeming (An Artificer novel)
    • The Lady and the Sword (Swords of Charlemagne Book 2)
    • Ashes and Light (Swords of Charlemagne Book 3)
    • Tablets of Stone (Swords of Charlemagne Book 4)

To Sell

    • Sapphires and Gold
    • Hidden Things
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Oasis Schedule

I’ll be a guest at Oasis in two weeks, and I’ve gotten my panel schedule. You can find the full descriptions and the rest of the schedule here.

Friday:

Beginning Writers Workshop
1:00 PM     
Phoenix (room)

Publishing scams
02:00 PM     
Orion (room)

Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me
(Just like the game show on NPR!)
08:00 PM
Galaxy II (room)

Saturday

What Makes a Series?
10:00 AM
Atlas

Midway Writers Workshop
12:00 PM
Phoenix

Head Hoppi-Loppin
07:00 PM
Phoenix

Genre Boundaries: Romance and Erotica
(This is the same panel participants as last year’s “Everything You Ever Wanted to know about (writing) Sex” Should be fun!)
09:00 PM
Orion

Sunday

Media Panel 
10:00 AM
Phoenix

Yes, But Would You Date Them?
12:00 PM
Atlas

In addition, I’ll also have a table in the dealer’s room. So if I’m not on a panel, that’s where I’ll be.

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Getting the plan in order

I’m a great one for lists. I need my lists. And I need to make sure I can always find those lists. So that’s why this keeps popping up from time to time.

To Write:

    • The Sea Prince
    • The Willow Sword
    • The White Raven (sequel to Princes of Air)

To Edit

    • Hidden Things (Swords of Charlemagne Book 1)
    • Sins of the Father (Rebel Mage 3)
    • Bonds of Blood and Steel (Sable Locks sequel)

To Outline

    • Blood Bound
    • Holy Orders (Sequel to Heart’s Master)
    • TftA: Dead Man’s Hand (Tales from the Arena 3)
    • Golden City in the Clouds (Metropolis project)
    • Men of Mortal Seeming (An Artificer novel)
    • The Lady and the Sword (Swords of Charlemagne Book 2)
    • Ashes and Light (Swords of Charlemagne Book 3)
    • Tablets of Stone (Swords of Charlemagne Book 4)
    • The Navigator (Steam and Screw, Book 1)
    • The Captain (Steam and Screw, Book 2)
    • Coral Throne (sequel to Sea Prince)
    • Temple of the Mysteries (maybe a shared world thing)
    • untitled Rebel Mage short

To Sell

    • Sapphires and Gold
    • Hidden Things
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That’s a Draft

Bonds of Blood and Steel
Sequel to House of Sable Locks

It’s short, but I’m calling it a draft.

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Freebie Alert!

From May 1st to May 5th, my short story The Rape of Persephone will be FREE on Amazon.

 

It still amuses me that my one story with no erotic content is consistently my best seller. If you haven’t read it yet, you can grab a copy on the 1st! Or you can pay the dollar and get it now.

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New Digs

So, perhaps you might have noticed the new decor?

I upgraded my website, which means changes. Things might be changing a little in places as the dust settles.

There are some other things that will be updating. I’m working on a Patreon site, and trying to figure that out, too. Soon as I have that all settled, I’ll post here.

What do you think of the new website? Suggestions? What works for you? What doesn’t?

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