Saturday Status 4/28/2012

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 ~ 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!