I gotta say, April 2012 was a great month for me. I’m sorry to see it go. May? Bring it on.
Favorite Song of the Week ~ I bet you never thought you’d see a Justin Bieber song on my FSotW. Well maybe you did, because my tastes are pretty eclectic. But I found myself dancing to this, and only later found out it was by the boy wonder. This certainly doesn’t sound like his other stuff. I guess there’s no official video yet. Whaddya think?
Work in Progress News ~Â I’ve been slowly working on my pilot story. I usually name my WiPs my hero’s name until I can come up with a good one, but I haven’t even named my hero yet! I like to wait until his personality shows through. Know any good pilot names?
Backlist News ~ After the release of Flipped last Saturday, I’ve been hopping from blog to blog promoting. I also got some really good reviews from Brief Encounters (B-) Hearts on Fire Reviews (4 Hearts) MM Good Reviews (5 Hearts) and QMO Books (No rating given) Not bad, eh?
Industry News ~ The Sci-Fi publisher Tor (Also Forge, Orb, Starscape, and Tor Teen) announced this week that “by early July 2012, their entire list of e‑books will be available DRM-free.” That’s great news! I honestly don’t think DRM does anything but punish honest readers, so I’d like to see DRM go the way of the 8‑Track.
Search Term of the week aka How People Found My Websites ~ I hope I was on page fifty or so on this one, because I don’t see myself in this at all. “what is a romance novel that the character is a matador” What do you guys think?
What I’m reading ~ I’ve read two great books this week. I’ll tell you about one of them, and save the other for a week where I don’t read anything new. I read With the Band by L.A. Witt. I actually purchased this during the RT Conference earlier this month. I sat next to the author as we imbibed in some blackberry brandy. She started telling me about this book, and I whipped out my Kindle and bought it on the spot. That’s called “Bar Marketing.” Look it up. I just invented it. With the Band is about the lead singer and bass player in a rock band. Lots of tension in this one, including the fact that both heroes are still in the closet.
Hero Quote ~ One of my unnamed pilot hero’s early lines:
“We’ll be in the air soon, and you can catch another power nap.” He grinned, showing off a set of straight white teeth. “That’s when I catch mine.”
He’s joking! Of course he’s joking. I hope you all have a great weekend!