It’s been a while since I’ve done a real post, so here you go to start your Monday off right:
I finished the edits on my contribution to the sequel to the Vegas Bites anthology. My story in Vegas Bites Back (catchy, ain’t it?) is called Channeling Moonlight. I had so much fun writing it that I went over, and had to cut 35 pages from the story. Now, cutting 35 pages from a novella is no easy task, and I must admit, it was hard. Damned hard. And not damned hard in a good way, either. But I finally succeeded–sorta. I managed to cut 29 pages, and the lovely ladies at Parker let me keep the other something. (Something about dogs and sympathetic wailing on the other side of the country, but I’m not so sure.) You can read an excerpt here. Vegas Bites Back will be out this winter.
Then I had to complete another novella for Parker. Let me say that I love novellas. It’s great to have the discipline of the shorter format, you get projects done faster, and you can try your hand at something that you may not necessarily do normally. For instance, Vegas Bites enabled me to dip my toe into the paranormal pool, something that I’ve wanted to do for a while. I found the waters quite welcoming indeed. But that’s not the project that I just finished.
The new project takes me back to my roots, but in a different way. Yes folks, I’ve got another interracial story coming out early in 2008. The whole anthology is IR, and some of the names should be familiar to fans of the category. My story is called Sex on South Beach and may be somewhat familiar to a few ladies who attended the Romance Slam Jam in Miami Beach this past March.
I get to take a break this week as I ramp up for Georgia Romance Writer’s Moonlight and Magnolia’s conference. My last contemporary, Through the Fire, is up for a Maggie Award. I’m truly excited to be a finalist in my home chapter’s contest. Wish me luck! Oh, and we’re having a major signing on Saturday at 3pm at the Hilton North on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Come by and see us–I’ll have the last few new copies of Through the Fire for purchase!
Until next time, happy writing!