Saturday Status

I know, it’s been a while. You’d think I have lots of news to share, but I really don’t have a whole lot, which is why it’s been a while since I posted any kind of update. It’s autumn already. The summer went too quickly. In another month or so I’ll be wondering (again) why I live here.

Work in Progress News ~ So my m/m ski instructor and violinist wip, titled Letters from Victor was just not feeling right. Then I read a few books in first person and thought maybe that’s what was wrong. So I changed LfV from third person to first, and I actually like the way it’s working. I’ve never tried first person before, so this might be a total flop. We’ll see. I’m at 21K, so about halfway I think. Still pantsing this one.
Favorite Song of the Week ~  Pentatonix covered that funky song Where Are Ü Now. I think I like this version better.

Backlist Review ~ Night Owl Reviews gave Last Call 4 1/4 stars:

I really enjoyed the way it played out. There is a playful feeling that I really enjoyed. There are also a few serious parts but overall there is just this warm, playful feeling that enhanced the reading experience.

Tweet of the Week ~ 

Industry News ~ Looks like Oyster, the subscription ebook service is shutting it’s virtual doors. This leaves Scribd and Amazon Kindle Unlimited as subscription services. I’m pretty sad to see this go, though I wasn’t a paying customer, so I guess it’s partly my fault…[source]

What I’m reading ~ I’m reading Sandra Brown’s latest. I usually devour hers on release day, but this time I’m taking my time to savor.

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act, met all the court imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer. (blurb continued, click the cover)

Today’s Tearjerker ~ Okay, it’s another ad. But it’s a Kleenex ad, so grab some.

Book Snippet ~ From Last Call:

“We’ve been keeping an eye on her. She’s in no condition to drive.”

No shit. The woman in the car was oblivious to the men outside. She tossed her head side to side and sang into an imaginary microphone. “Yeah, I gathered that.” He walked around Joanne’s thumping car and knocked on her window.

The first thing he saw was a big pink bubble. When it popped, she pulled the gum back into her mouth, smiled and waved.

Cute. A mass of blonde waves and a smattering of freckles across her nose. She looked like someone’s baby sister, all right. Eric smiled and motioned for her to roll down the window.

She blinked a couple of times before she nodded, curls bouncing on her cheeks. She held up a finger while she fumbled on the door panel. Eric chuckled when she locked and unlocked the doors several times before the window came down, and hip-hop music blared through the opening.

“Well, hello there, cutie pie. What’s your name? I’m Joanne, but you can call me…um…Joanne.” She climbed up to kneel on the seat and lean out through the window, propping her generous breasts on one forearm and twisting a finger through her hair with the other hand in a drunken, flirtatious gesture. He amended his first impression. This was no little girl.

Okay, that’s it for me. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Whadd'ya think?