Thursday, February 17, 2011

Looky Here!

Happy Thursday All,

I think the computer issues (well most of them anyway) are resolved, so I'm back up and running.

Tomorrow is author interview day. Guess who's the author? I normally do not reveal authors before the actual day, but due to the fact that this one had to be postponed, I'll be nice and say who it is...Kerrelyn Sparks! Yep, tomorrow I'm posting an interview I did with paranormal romance author, Kerrelyn Sparks. And yes, she plans to do a giveaway. Now how are going to run it since it's a Friday? Well, I'm gonna have to cut it off around 9:30 p.m. Central Time because otherwise I might not get to draw a name (my weekends are generally family time, so I don't get on here). I'll reveal the winner publicly on Monday. The winner I will notify immediately by email (to get mailing information to forward to Kerrelyn so she can send the prize out).  I'll unveil what the prize is tomorrow. (Hey, I got have some form of a surprise for you, it wouldn't be right if I told you everything!)

Okay...there's some new stuff up on the margins of this blog. For one thing, I've added to the list of movies I want to see. I forgot The King's Speech was coming out. Plus I found out about a new movie about a month or so ago (before the previews started coming out) called Red Riding Hood. There's a book attached to that one (look up Catherine Hardwicke on Amazon and Barnes & Noble).

Another thing I added was the play list. Now the play list is simply music I listened to while writing Surreal. I'm also updating the genre under about my writing. Originally I thought it was paranormal with fantasy elements, but I've been corrected on that. Surreal is actually fantasy romance with paranormal elements--but given that one of the main characters is a type of shape shifter, I hope I can be forgiven for my faux pas. That's the thing about writing...if you open yourself up to the knowledge, you will constantly learn something new--which is great because it helps you be a better writer and it helps you learn your way around the business. I should've updated these things awhile back, but I hadn't gotten around to it.

Yesterday I was listening to The Cure. Funny thing is, I've liked many of their songs, I just didn't always know they were the ones who wrote them. One of the songs by the Cure was actually a song I listened to while writing another one of my stories (not Surreal). I don't always listen to music while I write (in fact, it's rare) but every now again music helps put me in the right mood and mind set.

Let's see...March is a huge month for new releases, too. Here's what's coming out next month...

March 1st -- Laura Childs' new Tea Shop Mystery: Scones & Bones

March 29th -- C.C. Hunter's YA Paranormal Born At Midnight and Kerrelyn Sparks' Vampire Mine

Does anyone else know who other than those 3 authors has a new release in March? Feel free to post it in the comment section (or email me).

So, tell me what's going on with you? :-)

Have A Thrilling Thursday!


nutspan said...

I am looking forward to Rachel Hawking's book Demon Glass (book 2 of Hex Hall)

Bethany said...


Do you know the release date in case there's other Rachel Hawking fans on here?

Laura said...

Gena Showalter is releasing the Darkest Secret (Lords of the Underworld). It's gonna be awesome (I mean, all of her books are so it's kinda expected :-))

Bethany said...


Could you post the date of the release here for other Gena Showalter fans? Thanks :-)

Laura said...

Sure :-)
It's March 29th (great day, lots of releases :-))

Bethany said...


Thank you for clearing that up. Yeah, it IS a great day for releases. Keep smiling :-)