BITTERSWEET News and Other Updates

After much consideration–and checking my calendar–I’ve decided to push Bittersweet‘s release day up.  Yayyyyyyy!  🙂  I’m looking at February 25th, the same day I leave for MystiCon in Roanoke, VA.  There are still a few things left to do, but nothing that should impact my new release date.  The big thing is I don’t want to rush this, which I haven’t.  More important, I don’t want to sit on it longer than necessary either.  Why bother, really?  

So what does this mean for those convention goers?  There’s a good chance that I’ll be giving away a free download codes.  The same still goes for those at StellarCon.  I love giving away freebies. 

In the mean time, I’m working hard on Disappearance Hall.  My goal is to finish it by March 15th…along with my taxes.  Plus, working on this will free up my plotter’s block (I suck at plotting) for Silent Scream, book #2 in my Bittersweet series.  If all goes well, I’ll be able to release Disappearance Hall in April/May and Silent Scream in July/August.  Other than The Spider Inside Her coming out in October with Belfire Press, I’m hoping to have another book released by the end of the year.  Which book, I don’t know.  I know this much.  Somewhere I need to fit in time for SKINNED.  Stupid writer’s block.  😦

And before I forget, a HUGE congrats to my fellow Belfire Press authors for your P&E Reader Poll wins and for grabbing spots on the preliminary list for the Stoker Awards.  Way to go!!

SOLD!

Move over werewolves and werecats.  I’m making room for shapeshifting spiders.  😀  That’s right baby!  THE SPIDER INSIDE HER has found a home with Belfire Press.  Woohoooooooo!

This is a special stories for many reasons.  First, I had the initial draft written in record time (pre-pregnancy), even for me.  Six weeks.  It was one of those stories I’ve always wanted to tell because of the implications.  That leads me to the second reason.  You see, my heroine runs an abuse shelter.  I wouldn’t call myself an abuse victim because all it took was one smack for me to get the hell out of that relationship.  Not the years and years of abuse that some women go through.  Not to mention, I’ve also been a stalking victim, and that scared the hell out of me.  The third reason has to do with a story that had stuck with me for more than ten years.  It was the live news footage of a man who had slammed his two-year-old son to the ground as punishment for his wife leaving him.  She, too, was an abuse victim. 

So what would happen if the abuse victims finally got their justice, but in the supernatural way? 

That “what if” started the ball rolling for this story.  I needed to write it.  Since it took six weeks, I guess my determination spoke for itself. 

What I find cool about this is if you had been watching the thread on Bitten By Books, someone had asked me about future works and I had made a reference to TSIH.  At the time, I had no idea that it was being considered for publication.  That makes this all the more exciting.  For a while I was worried I’d be a one-hit wonder.  I worry no more.  😉