I’ve been slacking on these status updates, and I just read Dee Carney’s which inspired me to get back into it! Thanks, Dee. Also, I realized I haven’t posted a RT Conference update! I’ll do that soon too, but until then you can look through my pictures on Flickr. New Orleans was amazing, you guys. Even if I don’t like seafood!
Work in Progress News ~ I’ve been dinking around on several wips. I know, I know, I need to focus on one! But back in the old days when I used to write, this worked well for me, so I guess I need to quit questioning it and just go with the flow.
Favorite Song of the Week ~ I can’t get enough of this song by Usher. I love that he’s gone back (kinda-sorta) to his R&B roots with this.
That dude can dance. (rawr)
Backlist News ~ Olivia’s Collection is now FREE on many sites (give Amazon time, it should eventually kick in there too.) Three novellas for one no price!
Tweet of the Week ~
Just had 4 Dos Equis. For those of you that are not bilingual, that’s 8 Equis.
— Wade (@TheWadest) June 3, 2014
Industry News ~ So by now you’ve probably heard about dispute between the world’s third-largest publisher Hachette and Amazon, with the latter making many of the former’s books either unavailable or very slow in arriving. I believe the issue is a lot more complex than I can understand, so I won’t try to unravel it here. There are several very good editorials out there on the subject if you’re in the mood to Google or Bing. Also this past week, the online magazine SLATE published an article shaming adults who read YA (Young Adult). You can imagine the backlash from that. Can you imagine feeling shame for reading Harry Potter!? Ridiculous.
What I’m reading ~ I’ve read several books since we last spoke (sorry!) I’m currently reading The River Leith. Blurb: After an injury in the ring, amateur boxer Leith Wenz wakes to discover his most recent memories are three years out of date. Unmoored and struggling to face his new reality, Leith must cope anew with painful revelations about his family. His brother is there to support him, but it’s the unfamiliar face of Zach, a man introduced as his best friend, that provides the calm he craves. Until Zach’s presence begins to stir up feelings Leith can’t explain…
Today’s Tearjerker ~
Suddenly Sidney felt very naked. Heat burned her cheeks and she squeezed her thighs together before fumbling to latch her bra. She had three buttons on her blouse secured before he took both of her wrists in his hands.
“Hey, hey…don’t go shy on me now.” He moved back between her dangling knees.
She forced herself to look up at him. Grant Porter. Her boss. The man she’d have to report to on Monday with a status update on the prior week. The man who would give her annual performance evaluation in front of the company CEO in three months.
Grant Porter. My lover.
She swallowed. As confusion and misgivings fairly oozed from her pores, he stood staring down at her with the most caring expression she’d ever seen on a man. She licked her lips to moisten them, and again when she tasted him there.
“Don’t tell me you already regret this. I’d hate it if you started feeling uncomfortable around me.” He linked their hands together and squeezed. “Tell me. If I made a wrong move, tell me now. I’ll try to make it right. I can’t lose you. Not as a manager, not as a friend.” He lowered his chin to pierce her with his intense gaze. It was the same expression that had made her quiver in the seat just a few feet away earlier today. “Not as a lover.”
That’s it for me this week! I’ve committed to being better at this blogging thing, so expect another status update next week from both Dee and me. Have a great weekend!