Happy New Year!
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but we’re going to try something new on the IH blog for the New Year… we’re sharing weeks as blogmoms. This week, J.R. Patrick and myself are your hosts to a non-stop investigation of New Years-related thoughts, ideas and general stuff.
Today and tomorrow, we’ll be looking at New Years Resolutions a little. In and around the daily topic, we’ll probably also talk a bit about our books and whatever other miscellaneous thoughts enter our heads.
I’m already making a good start on my resolution to get more books out. Tales of the Were: Rocky came out on December 23rd and has been rocketing up the charts ever since, much to my amazed delight! It’s also part of my resolution to write more paranormal romance.
Rocky is a novella that picks up on a supporting character from one of my early books, Lords of the Were. Rocco Garibaldi is a weregrizzly who comes to the rescue of a woman he’s loved since they were both teenagers, growing up together in Montana. She married his best friend and he left town for his own peace of mind. She arrives on his doorstep years later, pregnant and grieving for her murdered husband. Oh yeah, and the killer is on her trail.
Rocky helps her with the babies, the killer who is pursuing them and with the grief they both feel. Together, they forge new bonds and find a way to move forward, creating a family out of the wreckage. If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, you can buy it from Amazon, B&N, Smashwords and other fine etailers.
Then on 1/1, The Mammoth Book of Futuristic Romance came out, which contains a story of mine called End of the Line. You can get the story either as part of the anthology or as a standalone ebook. Not sure how to count that release-wise… maybe count it as 1 and a half releases? So that’s something like 2.5 releases around the New Year, which puts me on the scoreboard toward my resolution to get more books out!
Enemy Captain Val downs a female fighter pilot out near the Galactic Rim. Her name is Lisbet and she’s about to rock his world.
Their attraction is mutual and explosive. She can’t resist him, but she hates being a prisoner. Lisbet doesn’t know a lot about his culture and it’s clear he doesn’t understand humans.
It’ll be fun educating him about just how fierce… and loving, a human woman can be.
It’s available in print in the Mammoth anthology or in ebook in both the anthology and as the 99-cent standalone that goes by the name of the story. You can get either from Amazon, B&N and other fine retailers.
I had resolved to write more paranormals, but I also want to write at least one more novella in the Arcana series this year and figure out how to put them all into print. The last of the Arcana books will be called King of Stars and I already have a cover for it and everything! Now I just have to write it.
Isn’t the cover yummy? It’s another stunner from IH member Valerie Tibbs, who also did the covers of Rocky and End of the Line for me. Kudos to Valerie!!!
As far as personal resolutions go for this year, there are the usual: eating right, losing weight, getting in shape, etc. But I also need to see a few more doctors. I hate that, but it’s necessary. I ended up in the ER the day after Christmas and though I don’t think it’s anything life-threatening, I probably need some further tests to figure out what exactly caused the symptoms and how to treat them. Not looking forward to it, but I resolve to take better care of my health. I think that’s a resolution we all should make for ourselves, don’t you?
I think I’ll do okay with my resolutions because last year, I actually stuck to mine! For the first time in years, I made strong progress on my New Years promises to myself and I couldn’t be prouder. Last year, I had two main resolutions: 1) to find a new primary care doctor, & 2) to start the process of getting Invisaligns so my teeth could be straightened. Well, I got the new doctor, whom I like. And I also did extensive work with both a dentist and orthodontist to prepare for the year-long treatments that I started in late December. By this time next year, I hope to have a new, prettier smile!
It may have taken me most of the year, but I kept my resolutions last year. I hope I can do the same this year! And I wish you all the best of luck with yours. Just for kicks… why don’t you leave me a comment on this post telling me your resolutions – or even just one of them – for this year and how you plan to attack it. I’ll pick a random comment to win a FREE copy of End of the Line in their choice of ebook format.
Comment away! And good luck on your resolutions!!!
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