Thursday, May 31, 2007

Look At Me I'm a Car

I went to Lynda Scott's blog and found this really cute test you can take to determine what kind of car you are.

Now, anyone who has read any of my contemporary work know what a nut I am for muscle cars. Imagine how surprised I was that I would be....

I'm a Chevrolet Corvette!

You're a classic - powerful, athletic, and competitive. You're all about winning the race and getting the job done. While you have a practical everyday side, you get wild when anyone pushes your pedal. You hate to lose, but you hardly ever do.

Take the">Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

Isn't that a hoot?


Monday, May 21, 2007

Sold Again...

MIND GAMES will be included in a future edition of Red Sage Secrets.

Woohoo. I got the call yesterday afternoon and I'm really feeling very good about this. It's the first time I've sold a sequel, and since it's a sequel to the first story I ever sold, that makes it even more special.

This story takes place 30+ years after FATAL ERROR and stars Jesse and Soran's son, Damien.
Once again the government is trying to interfere with the daily lives of citizens, but this time in the form of an agency out to eradicate the use of psychic abilities. In a world where genetic mutatation makes speaking telepathically a real and provable commodity, this is no small fete. Damien and his Vartek partner, Jade, must use their link to help stop the agency and free all the other Varti that are held imprisoned and awaiting surgical intervention that will sever their links forever.

If you know anything about my sci-fi and futuristics than you know this book too will have it's share of gadgets and impliments to make life easier for those inhabiting the futuristic worlds. I think that's one of the funnest things about creating these worlds, is coming up with these gadgets. I think some of the best ones appear in my July release, FALLING STARS, in Secrets Volume 19: Timeless Passions. I actually have nanobots that mimic blood cells in that story. Now, that was fun to come up with!!

I still have a few other stories out there making the rounds with agents. Seeing if they want to represent me. I'll keep you posted if I get a bite.


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Plot Problems....


Stayed up last night reading a book. It was a futuristic that was really pretty good, throughout. I should have started asking myselt WTF about the time I realized I was almost all the way through the book without a consumating love scene. Now, normally, this wouldn't have mattered, but the spine said "erotic" so, I was a little curious as to why the hero and heroine hadn't even tried to have hot monkey sex yet. Hmmmm... weird, but the way the conflict was set up, I could kind of see the reluctance of the characters to consumate. However, I don't understand the categorization by the publisher that made the book erotic. But that's a separate issue.

So, I'm reading along and the mystery aspect of the book was really pretty intriguing, so I'm trying to figure out the "whodunit" and am getting into the story. Suddenly.....the love scene happens. But it's not just any love scene.....

Ughhhhhhhhhhhh..... I can't stand it.

The hero and heroine have to make love so they can kill off the villian. Yes, you heard it here first. When they finally got to was so frantic and emotional the villian exploded! Exploded!!! And not in a good way. Blood and guts everywhere. Death and destruction. Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria. (Ok that last bit was borrowed from Ghostbusters, but you get the drift.)

Now, I'm a sci-fi buff. I love it. I love paranormals and futuristics. Put one in front of me and I'll devour it in one sitting. And for a book that had so much promise, and had such a great plot, and interesting intricacies of world-building, I was shocked that this resolution was allowed to have a stamp of approval.

Which brings me to this point...


My enjoyment of the book took a sudden nosedive and I put it down. Turned out the light and fell asleep. I couldn't help it.

Now, to the rest of you out there...have you ever read something that you were enjoying very much and then all of a sudden the plot folded in on itself and winked out of exsistence? Didn't someone take this author by the hand and say, "I don't see this happening, not even with the way you've set your characters up. It's going to pull your readers right out of the story."

Now, I'm not claiming to be the Mistress of Perfect Plots, but come on.... the villian exploded!!!

(If you wrote this book, I'm sorry if these comments upset you. But if you need a critique partner who won't steer you wrong, my email is located on the side of the blog.)


Monday, May 7, 2007

Tag..I'm it!!

I've been tagged by Natasha to tell everyone 8 things they didn't know about me before.

In case I tagged you, here are the rules:

1) Each player starts with 8 random facts or habits about themselves.
2) People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their 8 things with a copy of these rules.
3) At the end of your blog you need to choose 8 people to get tagged and list their names.
4) Don't forget to leave them a note saying they've been tagged.

1) I'm by nature an anxious person. Heights, crowds, travel, a break in routine all send me pretty close to the edge and shake me up to where I have physcial symptoms of illness. Planes really freak me out, though I do fly.

2) I still tell myself bedtime stories.

3) I wish DS9 really existed so I could live there. (That's the geek in me coming out)

4) I like to sit in the tub for hours and read.

5) I'm addicted to email.

6) I'm a pretty decent singer.

7) People always tell me I have great nails, though in reality I neglect them horribly.

8) I could spend an entire day in the office supply store and never get tired of it.

I'm tagging, Antonia, JAC, Lynda, Kissa, Debbie, Jennifer and Cassandra.