Saturday Status 2/25/12

Welcome! It’s the last Saturday of February! Spring is just around the corner! I’m so excited. Of course here in Wyoming we get the most snowfall in March, but we’re inching closer to warm sunny days! This week I discovered a very very bad thing.  Yes, Pinterest. It’s like Twitter for pictures. I’m having a wonderful time over there, but I can see myself spending waaay too much time just looking at all the wonderful things the internet has for me. If you’re pinterested, I’d love to follow your pins!

Favorite Song of the Week ~ As I work on Wyoming Solace, I get into a country mood. This is one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite country singers. The King. Enjoy Desperately by George Strait. (No video)

Work in Progress News ~ I’m working on edits this week. Round two for Wyoming Solace. Regular blog readers know that I struggle to get my hero Cody to speak more than a few sentences at a time. Somehow, my editor at Samhain has a rapport with him, because he’s now deciding to open up a bit. Thanks, Linda! I love digging deeper into the male psyche.

Industry News ~ This week we had an author get ripped off…someone copy pasted her entire free read and offered it up as her own free read. She changed character names. Ugh. In better news, JK Rowling has announced a new deal for an adult book for her adult fans! It’s rumored to be a mystery (haha that’s funny) but title and plot have not been disclosed.

Search Term of the week aka How People Found My Websites ~ Sometimes the terms are just so strange, I don’t understand how they find me. Then I post them here, causing their term to find me again. (I learned my lesson with the hairy naked 80′s celebrities) This week it’s “nurse heather scrubs”.

What I’m reading ~ Speaking of the 80′s…I reread a book this week, no time for new stuff. I’d forgotten how much I enjoyed Sandra Brown’s Demon Rumm. It’s a contemporary romance told in third person, but 100% in the hero’s point of view. I read this in paperback. That’s right, folks. Real dead trees and stuff. Part of the blurb:

“It was the publicity stunt from hell as far as Kirsten Rumm was concerned. She may have been writing the book about her late husband, aeronautical daredevil Demon Rumm, but she didn’t see the need to play host to the arrogant bad-boy actor starring in the film version’s title role. Still, for the good of the project, Kirsten agreed to share her beachfront home with the impossibly sexy screen idol.”

Yeah, you can guess where it goes from there. Sigh.

Hero Quote ~ One of Cody’s new lines in Alanna’s Wyoming Solace:

“So far, your idea of protection seems to be an aging husband and a sharp tongue.”

Big news!

My book Company Ink comes out on Wednesday! I’m very excited for this one. My good friend Gem Sivad’s book Pinch of Naughty is being released on Friday 3/2, and we decided to park ourselves in a chat room on Friday night from 7pm EST until the cows come home. Whenever that may be.  It’s going to be a great time, we’re giving books away, sharing excerpts, and talking shop. Please stop by >>CLICK HERE<< I’d love to visit.

See you there!