Vacation starts tomorrow! Thought I’d never get to this point, at least with my sanity intact. I promised myself in February that I wouldn’t take my laptop on holiday. No work. No editing. No writing. Just ten days of sun and sand and fruity drinks. (And my iPad. What!? Don’t judge me.)
I finished two books this winter/spring. One I turned in reasonably
close to deadline and it will be released next January by Carina. The other was a collaboration and was probably the best writing experience I’ve ever had, mostly because my co-writers rocked
. No idea where that book will end up. Time will tell. So the past few months have been a long string of 18 hour days, but I feel good about what I’ve accomplished in the first half of 2013.
In unrelated news, I feel sad the Penguins are out of the running for the Stanley Cup but ecstatic that my son will now shave his playoff beard.
I’m working on a story for a friend that is becoming 20,000 words of yummy yummy dirty dirty spy/assassin porn. As it’s a gift and will never see publication, the process has felt incredibly liberating. Almost like fanfic. Its pinch of plot makes me laugh
, but in a good way.
Time to finish packing and start tidying this place up for the house sitter, but before I go, I must pimp the gorgeous cover for Bending the Iron
, which I received a few days ago. Michael feels trapped. In his conservative, poor hometown where he has to keep his sexuality hidden. In his dead-end job. In caring for his alcoholic grandfather. Everything changes when he meets Eric, the new curator for the railroad museum. His curiosity about the passionate man quickly gives way to an intense attraction—one that Eric happily returns.
Carefree and refreshingly confident, Eric guides Michael to places he's forgotten, reminding him that it may not be too late to follow his dreams for something more in life. But the truth is, Eric knows exactly how it feels to be stuck in a bad situation. A failed relationship has left him with personal demons that may hurt his connection with Michael.
To give their future a chance, they both must fight being trapped in the past.
Available from Carina Press August 2013