Monday, August 27, 2012


Today is an exciting day, people! Scratch that. This whole week is exciting! Blog-friend E. J. Wesley, is releasing his babe into the world. How cool is that? I can only imagine what he might be feeling right now. I can just picture him sitting in front of his computer screen, the very place where the magic happens. He's probably wearing that uber-cool hat of his, and chewing his fingernails into nonexistence? Just be careful how far you go with that, E. J. Fingernails can be suspect. Just saying.

And now for the cover reveal:

Some folks treated the past like an old friend. The memories warmed them with fondness for what was, and hope for what was to come. Not me. When I thought of long ago, my insides curdled, and I was left feeling sour and wasted.”

Jenny Schmidt is a young woman with old heartaches. A small town Texas girl with big city attitude, she just doesn’t fit in. Not that she has ever tried. She wears loneliness like a comfy sweatshirt. By the age of twenty-one, she was the last living member of her immediate family. Or so she thought…

“We found my ‘grandfather’ sitting at his dining room table. An entire scorched pot of coffee dangled from his shaky hand. His skin was the ashen gray shade of thunderclouds, not the rich mocha from the photo I’d seen. There were dark blue circles under each swollen red eye. A halo of white hair skirted his bald head, a crown of tangles and mats. Corpses had more life in them.”

Suddenly, instead of burying her history with the dead, Jenny is forced to confront the past. Armed only with an ancient family journal, her rifle, and an Apache tomahawk, she must save her grandfather’s life and embrace her dangerous heritage. Or be devoured by it.

BLOOD FUGUE by E.J. Wesley, is the first of the MOONSONGS books, a series of paranormal-action novelettes. At fewer than 13k words, BLOOD FUGUE is the perfect snack for adventurous readers who aren’t afraid of stories with bite. Available wherever fine eBooks are sold September 2012. 

Nice job! 

Cover work by Sketcher Girl, LLC -

But wait, there's more! There's a party....

Blood Fugue, Moonsongs Book 1 by E.J. Wesley Cover Reveal Party
Author E.J. Wesley is throwing a blog party to celebrate the release of his new book cover and wants you to join in the fun. Jump over to his blog to learn about how you can win some awesome prizes, including $50 toward a cover of your own and advance reader copies of Blood Fugue.

Join the Party!

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Um...why are you still here? You can come back to my awesomeness later, like on Wednesday when we post another, Would you date me, Day? Go see E. J. Wish him lots of luck. Go buy Blood Fugue! Send him scary links about why he shouldn't chew on his fingernails. Go! Go now! But come back. I will miss you. 

And thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Hermit Goes Out!

Okay, so I ventured out. I'd been holed up in my office, working on revisions for far too long. Nothing like a little mountain retreat with the hubs and some of his co-workers to lure me out of my shell. We had wine. Listened to a great band at an outside stage in the mountains of Pennsylvania, and watched a glorious fireworks display. It was epic! 

I ended up with that feather thingy around my neck. You can't tell it from the picture but it was blinking with tiny red lights. Nice! It was much worse for the others. A few people had balloon helmets made, and one co-worker actually looked like a court jester. Too funny. I have pictures, but no disclosers for the wall of shame. 

Now its back to real life. No balloon helmets for me. But I did keep the feather thingy. It may lead to something awesome while I'm writing. I can just see the kids faces as they pass by my office door. Nothing like seeing your mom, typing away on the computer, wearing Old Navy Pj's, and a blinking feather thingy. Ah, good times! They have no idea how much coolness I possess;) 

Speaking of coolness, please head over to Fiona's Blog today or tomorrow for: Yeah, but would you date me? This weeks feature is by, Rachel Pudelek. It's the first 2000 words of her WIP, DARK WATERS. Go check it out and leave her a constructive comment. I know she'll appreciate it. 

Happy Hump Day and all that!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

It's Official! I'm a Hermit.

Good lord! This is getting ridiculous! I hardly want to leave the house anymore. Between writing, running a business from my home, and reading the wonderful goodies my CP partners send me, I never want to leave. I actually strategize when I go out. I make lists of every possible thing I may need from the store. I make excuses when its cloudy. The car's clean. The hubs just waxed it. No need to chance it. I even try to incorporate trips to Sams Club into date night. Nothing says romance like a gazillion grapes, and enough laundry detergent to last a month. I know. Swoon-worthy. Am I not?

It gets worse. Apparently I'm turning into an introvert. People talk to me in public and I just glaze over. I read so much, I think I'm forgetting how to talk out loud. This is not good. If I ever come face to face with an agent, I'll be mush mouth. Maybe I could just skip the pitch, offer them a grape and gather their laundry. Win!

Either way, I gotta come out of the box :}

Hope you're having a fabulous Wednesday!!!