The End…Kinda

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Ah, there’s nothing quite like typing the last line in an epilogue! I was going to do a cart-wheel of joy, but came to my senses before I ended up in traction. Instead, I settled for a victory dance that left my cats traumatized and confused just by bearing witness to it.

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No! My eyes! Someone get me brain-bleach!!!

The epilogue of a story is the culmination of all the work I’ve done up to that point, but it’s more than that. It’s also where I finally see what happens to my characters and how they now fit in this new world that exists after the climax of their tales. Sometimes, I am just as surprised by the way a story ends as my readers probably are. I can’t always plan out their endings because the characters themselves take on a life of their own.

Morbidon’s Bride is finished in its first draft which takes a lot of pressure off of me to get chapters finished before the deadline. I’m not sure yet if I will publish the last two chapters and epilogue on Friday or not (though I will be publishing at least one chapter). That really depends on how much I get done on editing them over the next couple of days. If I can get it all done, then I’m definitely going to put it out there, but honestly, the end of the book is the most critical part of it for me, and I feel like I have to get it just right (while at the same time being certain that I can’t get it perfect!).

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I know that the beginning of a novel is what gets a reader hooked, but the beginnings always seem to come easy for me. Hooking someone is not as difficult as avoiding the possibility that you will disappoint them in the end. Therefore, it’s always the end of a novel that I face with trepidation and a great deal of stress.

Ultimately, I must accept that as long as I am satisfied—and more importantly, that my characters have gotten the ending they’ve been heading towards—it will be enough. Of course, a lot of my endings point to new beginnings, which is exhausting because as I type the final words in someone’s story, I see new stories spawning and taking off, demanding I pursue them. Sometimes, it’s like releasing a bag of cats in a field.

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You know you want to follow me

I’m both relieved and a little sad whenever I end a story. I know that I will return to it again and again as I revise and edit it, but at the same time, I’m no longer in that discovery phase with my characters. We’ve moved on to the comfortable, less chaotic part of our relationship, where that new-car smell has worn off, but your butt has made the perfect impression in the driver’s seat, letting everyone know the car is yours.

There’s excitement in every beginning. You don’t really know where it’s going to go, even if you try to plan it all out. Even the best-laid plans can change as characters take on personalities and hijack your narrative. It’s this very eventuality that makes it difficult for me to walk away from the computer when I’m in the middle of a manuscript. It’s because of this new relationship excitement that I forget to get up and stretch my legs and go get a drink of water before I end up dryer than a silica gel packet.

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Must…drink…water…but…just two more chapters to go…

I’ve managed to stretch the development of Morbidon’s Bride out by only publishing one chapter at a time, and I can say that it has been a good experience for me. That initial disappointment at reaching the end of a tale has taken a while to get here, so it’s less shocking to my system, less abrupt, and the relief and sense of accomplishment are more pronounced because I’m not suffering from that overwhelming sense of sorrow at finishing a good story (yeah, I believe all my stories are good. What can I say? I might be a little biased. 😉 ).

I feel good. It won’t last because I’m a perfectionist, and it won’t be long before I’m agonizing over every little detail during edits (like where to put the gosh-darn commas!) but for a brief moment—a minuscule moment of time—I am content in a job well done.

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The Evolution of Story

Yes, I know it’s Tuesday. Someday stole Monday. Just came in the night, stealthy like a ninja, and snatched it away. I’m pretty sure it was Time who did it. That guy’s a real jerk sometimes.

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Anyway, I missed Monday’s post because I spent all day doing story revisions. I mean all day! Like wake up, sit at my computer, start working, look up and it’s dinner time. It was one of those Mondays. Good news is, I finished the first round of revisions. Bad news is, there will be at least one more round, and hopefully, I won’t wear myself out on doing it.

I have a hard time stopping in the middle of the story to take a break or come back to it later. If my mind is snagged in that world, I won’t be able to concentrate on anything else, so these marathon sessions are just par for the course, unfortunately. Believe me, I wish I could write in nice, neat timed little sessions, stopping at a set time each day to tend to other things…like my life. Because you can’t press pause on life. Everything is still going on around you while you’re plugging away at creating an imaginary world.

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But this post isn’t so much about my writing challenges as about my observations while I was doing these revisions. This is the first time I’ve really sat down and thought about the evolution of the story from its starting point to what I finally decide to publish.

With my first book, I published after the first couple of drafts, and it remained fairly close to the original draft in terms of structure. I even had that one professionally edited, though I still see a lot that was missed on that. Of course, back then, I didn’t really know anything about “the craft” (not the cool witchcraft, though. Just writing. Apparently there are rules or something, and I broke most of them.)

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My second book, much like my first, was pretty close to the original idea. This was when I was still writing naively—before I knew anything about target markets, demographics, choosing a genre, etc. I was just trying to write a story that I would love, secure in the knowledge that if I loved it, then so would someone else. Sigh. Poor, naïve, innocent past-me.

Since then, my stories have gone through a greater evolution during the revision process. Or even the writing process. I wrote three complete manuscripts for this alien romance that I’m working on. Three! And they are all completely different stories featuring the same cast of characters and set in a world I dreamed up years ago for a completely different cast of characters and a completely different story.

This is the most I’ve ever struggled to get to a product that is even closed to finished, because I have so many story ideas, but I’m never quite sure which ones will end up being the most successful, and sadly, I’m not that innocent past-me who doesn’t think of those things anymore.

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I still use what I love as a barometer though, which is why I think I’ve finally pinned this story down—because I got caught up in reading it, and that’s usually when I know it’s where I want it to be.

However, there have been stories I’ve written that I loved reading, but which will not ever be polished for publishing. They are the proto-stories, the seeds of the stories that have made it to Amazon’s virtual shelves. Both Lilith’s Fall and Balfor’s Salvation were significantly different in their infancy. Far more controversial. Far more potentially upsetting to readers.

And that’s where the evolution of story comes in. As I write the initial draft, I just go with what I want, focusing on the initial plot, the initial characters—the ideas as they are, no matter how gritty, how raw, how distressing they are.

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Then, I begin revision, and inevitably, I soften those story elements that are too jagged, too gritty, too distressing. I’m sorry. Maybe this means I don’t have artistic integrity, but I want an audience for my books, and I’m already in a niche genre. I don’t want to scare anyone away with the darkest of my works, when I can still write an enjoyable, much lighter version.

And ultimately,  I love the revisions just as much as the originals. I reread the finished versions of my books all the time, and not just because I have to, to maintain continuity between sequels. I just love these books!

Still, it’s interesting to note this evolution, and I can see it in each subsequent draft of my novels. Quite often, I like to return to the earlier versions and reread them for inspiration for new stuff. These versions are all part of what I refer to as my “personal library.” I write many manuscripts that will never be published.

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How do the stories evolve, specifically? That depends on each one. Jessabelle’s Beast evolved not at all from my original plot and characterization. Lilith’s Fall and Balfor’s Salvation had massive changes in characters, their actions, motivations, and behaviors. I started with a demon/angel premise, and in the initial versions, I didn’t pull any punches. My umbrose were far more demonic than they ended up in the final draft.

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I changed some pretty major plot points in Balfor’s Salvation as well. I even changed who the romantic female lead was. Stacia was supposed to end up with Jack Caruthers at the end of Lilith’s Fall. I’m much happier with her and Balfor as a couple, but that never happened in the initial draft, and his book was far, far darker. As in, I would never have published it as is. I probably couldn’t have even marketed it as a romance, despite the happily-ever-after ending, but would have had to list it as horror-erotica.

So why do I even talk about this? The truth is, I’m always looking for feedback, because changing my stories from their original intent sometimes grates on me. I feel so much self-doubt about whether I’m doing the right thing. I also spend a LOT of time working on one book, when other writers in my genre are pumping out books left and right.

Of course, I also want to be separate from the ideas I put into my work. I don’t want people to think I’m in anyway like my characters! I’m not, by the way. 😉 The world inside my head is a sandbox, where I can play at doing things that I would never do in real life. Just like people play Grand Theft Auto, but never behave so horribly in real life. That’s what fantasy is, but sometimes I think readers believe that authors are secretly this way or that way because of what they write. I can’t speak for other authors, but I’m actually a very tame person. I just have a wildly active imagination that can skew dark from time-to-time, probably because I love horror, particularly monster movies and horror sci-fi.

So what do you think about this? Do you think I should just go with the works as they were originally written, warts and all (polished up, of course, for quality purposes 😉 ), or should I stick to writing for a wider audience?

Skeleton on the Shelf

So, apparently, I have way too many Halloween decorations! Who knew? (Shyeah, like you can ever have too many!)

We just excavated the haunted shed and discovered bin upon bin upon box upon bag of Halloween stuff. I smiled sheepishly at my loving, patient spouse as we hauled it all back into the house. I know, I know, it’s only September, but bear with me here! When there’s a party to plan, Halloween has to start in September. 😀

I have also been buying decorations because the Halloween aisles at… well—pretty much everywhere—are like candy aisles for me. I should stay away, but I…just…can’t! Must…shop!

Turns out, I now have two of those life-sized poseable skeletons, because one was hiding out in the shed (I keep my skeletons in the shed. No room in the closet!). Now, what’s a person to do with not one, but two plastic skeletons?

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Waiting for your game to load

 

Try to scare the crap out of your family members, obviously.

But hey, I’m innocent! The hubby was the one to start with the opening salvo. I was just minding my own business, going about my day, when I find this lurking in the bathroom:

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I mean the tag was sort of a dead giveaway…no pun intended, lol

 

Yeah, so obviously there has to be payback. I mean, you can’t let things like this slide or it’s just downhill from here.

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I think you need to rehydrate!

 

Unfortunately, my effort was not as successful, because he didn’t even notice the skeleton chilling in his office, playing with all the clutter on his side table. Perhaps it just wasn’t menacing enough.

At any rate, I foresee more mischief from these skeletons in the near future, and it occurred to me that they might end up a bit like those “Elf on the Shelfs” (which we love doing every year—and which get kind of twisted)

Yes, it’s a little early for Halloween mayhem, but honestly, I have this thing about skulls and skeletons…

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So the hard part will probably be packing away the skeletons at the end of the Halloween season. 😦

Of course, being a bit startled by a lurking skeleton is nothing compared to nearly stepping on this with bare feet:

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Ah, the joys of desert living. This little guy seemed kind of appropriate though, considering my latest science fiction romance. I mean, really on topic! Maybe it’s a sign I’m going in the right direction! Or, since it scared the pants off me, maybe it’s the wrong direction? Eh, whatevs.

Not sure if there will actually be a continuation of skeleton antics in my household, but I’m totally game. Skeletons don’t have stingers!

What do you guys think? Any ideas for where my skeletons should hang out next? Any plans for the upcoming holidays? Any hair-raising encounters with local wildlife checking out the interior of your home?

I hope you enjoyed this post, which was a little break from writing. Don’t worry, in all this skeleton posing, I’m still writing daily, and I spent hours yesterday on two of my WIPs. Too long, actually, because I’m pretty certain this office chair is the exact shape of my backside!

It’s Panic Month ;)

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Hello All, and happy September! Which is what I like to refer to as Panic month. Say goodbye to those lovely, lazy days of summer and get ready for the trifecta of stress called “the Holidays” (duh duh dunh!)

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Of course, my summers haven’t been all that lazy when it comes to writing, but I feel like I’ve gotten nothing else done! Now that September is here, I’m looking back on my naively optimistic plans in January and shaking my head at my poor, pitiful past self (alliteration was totally unintentional. Don’t try to read that one out loud! 😉 ).

Before I get into the post, I need to announce that the winners of my Goodreads Giveaway have been selected and notified, so congratulations to all of you lucky winners! I’ve signed your books, and they will be in the mail tomorrow after my trip to the post office.

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If you didn’t get a notification about winning, don’t get discouraged! I will be running more giveaways soon, so you’ll have another chance. I have more copies, not only of Lilith’s Fall, but of all three books in the series, as well as some of my fantasy novels that I’ve been saving for giveaways.

I’m also looking at expanding the eligible territory, so that those who are international can also sign up. I’m hoping to have another giveaway before the end of the year, and for that one I’m planning a three-book giveaway, where two lucky winners can get the entire current series of Shadows in Sanctuary as a prize. More details on that as I get closer to setting it up.

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I also want to thank everyone who participated by signing up for the giveaway. You guys are amazing, and I really appreciate the support!

In other news, I don’t have a lot of announcements that I haven’t already mentioned, so I won’t go into them again. I’m still working at a pace of about 1000 to 1500 words a day on my WIPs: Morbidon’s Bride and my new alien romance. I don’t work on them in the same day, though, unless I’m really feeling masochistic. 😉

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Two stories in one day? Nooooooooo!!!!!

I can’t spend my entire day writing though, (sigh) because I’m still too lazy to learn how to use speech-to-text software, so twelve hours at the computer typing is just too much for me physically. Plus, that whole “having a physical body with irritating but necessary requirements” thing forces me to get up and move around every hour.

So, I’m going into panic month with non-writing related plans (because I never learn my lesson!) I’d like to remodel our front bathroom, and host a great Halloween party, like we used to do. (We used to go all out on this, because if I didn’t mention it before, Halloween is my fav holiday!)

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Then of course there’s the big guys: the holidays that require a trip to the haunted shed (as my daughter calls it) to lug out the ten or so bins filled with decorations. I wonder why I put myself through this every year, and then look at my kid and go, “Oh yeah, the memories! Can’t miss an opportunity to make them!”

It’s going to get busy! And I still have to write (’cause I just do! Can’t stop! Already tried) This is why I’m both looking forward to, and dreading, the holiday season. But whether I’m ready or not, here it comes!

I hope all of you are also ready for whatever holidays you’ll be celebrating during this wonderful season. As much as I complain, it is my favorite time of year. Are you preparing during Panic Month, or are you just chill about it all?

Once Again I Wonder…

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I have to admit, I’ve been struggling with my latest work in progress. It’s a struggle I’ve experienced in the past, and one I will no doubt experience in many future works. It’s a frustrating struggle. One that I’ve touched on before, but only briefly if I recall.

That struggle is the question of whether something is marketable, and whether that consideration should even affect my story to any significant degree. I write a lot of manuscripts that will never be published. One of the biggest reasons for this is because I don’t think they’re marketable, but the creative side of me needs to get them on (virtual) paper anyway. Surreal worlds, inhuman lovers, controversial plot-lines–all collect cyber-dust on my hard drive, never to be seen or read by anyone but me.

The stuff I do choose to publish has been polished to a certain degree, and during that coat of polish, some things might even have been changed to make it more palatable, more acceptable—prettier—for the public.

I’m not always proud of those changes. Sometimes I worry that I’m allowing my concerns about being marketable to shape my story to its detriment.

Granted, some of those changes are only cosmetic, though they still aren’t enough for some readers. For example, I recall a review saying the reader couldn’t understand why my human character found my umbrose hero attractive. Given that the umbrose are very handsome despite being inhuman, it was an eye-opener of a comment. Had I stayed with the original incarnation of my “demonic” species, the reader would have been even more baffled by the heroine’s attraction to them. Ultimately, I made the umbrose more human than they had been in my original concept.

In the long run, the change actually made a certain kind of sense, adding tempting physical beauty to the appeal of the umbrose, and it ultimately allowed me to contrast Gorzo with the others in the third book. His severe, somewhat heavy features more closely represented my original image of the umbrose (which started with a cursed statue in a horror movie, lol).

That change worked out and fit within the world that I’d built and the story that I wanted to tell, so I’m ultimately glad that I made it, though during a critique session, when someone asked me why my heroine liked my umbrose hero, I was just thinking, I like him! Why wouldn’t she? After all, I had already established his protectiveness, honor, sense of humor, intelligence, physical and emotional strength, and determination at that point. The only thing I hadn’t established was whether he was physically attractive or not. To me, that wasn’t even an issue, but it’s apparently an issue for others.

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Which brings me to my current work in progress. I have been fighting the urge to do that very same thing this time, and I believe, unlike in the case of my umbrose, that it would be a true detriment to the story. Not because the story would be better for a “less alien” alien, but because I don’t want to alienate the readers. If this was a mere science fiction novel, my aliens would be free to be as alien as I wanted them to be, but I often feel constrained by the expectations of the romance genre—the biggest one being that the hero will be attractive.

Personally, I like a hero that is strong, powerful, and maybe even a little (a lot) scary. I like scarred heroes, dark heroes, and flawed heroes. Looking gorgeous is one of the last criteria I require from a romance hero, and if the hero is well-written, that requirement can be waived altogether. But that’s me. I’m one person, and I don’t think I’m in the majority on this. Based on the shortage of romances with less than drop-dead gorgeous heroes, I have to assume I fit into a very tight niche as a romance reader.

Which is probably why I continue to strike writer’s block as a writer when it comes to this genre, especially with the revision of my most recent work. This hero is exactly how I love them! But he’s not what anyone would call conventionally attractive. So I anguish over his details. I try to change them to be more “acceptable,” and then I immediately change them back because he becomes too bland in appearance, too same-y with every other alien romance novel out there. Besides, it’s just not him. I know that, and I’m determined not to water down or de-fang my hero to suit the sensitive palates of the wider audience. I just wish I could stop stressing about it!

I know this blog probably comes off as vaguely ranty, and I apologize for that. I love the story I’ve created, and I love the characters—particularly the hero. I know that not everyone will love him, and I’ve learned to accept that you just can’t please everyone. I don’t intend to alter my original concept too much, just to make him an acceptable “romance” hero. In fact, I’ve hired the artist who has done previous work for me to create some concept art for this hero, and I may share that art on this blog when it’s completed. I intend to remain pretty close to this concept.

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As for the writer’s block I’m experiencing because I worry about what others will think… yeah, I’ll get over it. The story itself has grabbed me, and once that happens, there really isn’t any fighting it. 🙂

What do you guys think? This is the whole marketability versus artistic integrity question again, I think. Should I change my hero to better fit the “norms” for the genre, or should I let him remain the way he was originally conceived? (Keeping in mind that he started as a monster alien enemy for a previous story that I never finished 😉 ) Has anyone else ever struggled with this question, or a similar one? Do you change your work to be more marketable, or keep it as is and just see what happens?

I debated whether I should even publish this blog, because I know what I’m going to do with this character, and I’m not changing him. So why bring it up? In this case, it’s because I wanted to open a dialogue with readers and writers about what their opinions are on this subject. I don’t think I’m the only one who struggles with this dilemma.

On an unrelated note 😉 : Don’t forget to sign up for my Goodreads Giveaway! Seriously! You only have four more days! It ends on September 1! You don’t want to miss your opportunity to win one of five signed paperback copies of Lilith’s Fall, the first book in my Shadows in Sanctuary series! (That’s a lot of exclamation points!) Click on the link below to sign up.

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Monday Already?

Well now lookie here. What do we have here? Wait…it’s a Monday! Gah! That means blog day! *runs around in circles, pulling out hair*

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Okay, it’s Monday again. Somehow, it just keeps sneaking up on me. Someone needs to put a bell on that thing! I don’t have a lot of… well, actually I have a ton of stuff going on! It’s more like I don’t have a lot of time to blog about it (or to blog about all the neat things I want to blog about).

Instead, I’ll just quickly give a summary of some of what I’m planning for the future. (Ah, the future! The beautiful, all-my-work-is-done future that exists only in my fantasies next to that shirtless bodybuilder holding the grapes).

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I was going to post a shirtless man pic, but I thought it might be too mouthwatering, so instead I give you these juicy, delicious grapes. 😉

So first up, I’m hard at work on my sci-fi alien romance, and loving every minute of it. I love my hero! (I usually do, 😉 ) This guy’s a little different from the typical romance hero, but I don’t want to give too much away, because spoilers! So I’ll just say, it’s times like these that I remember why I write!

In addition to that, Morbidon’s Bride is on the downward slope in terms of nearing completion, and I’m feeling both sad and excited about that. It won’t be too soon though. Don’t worry. I will resolve the outstanding questions you might have. 😉 I won’t leave ya hangin.

I’ve back-burnered The Princess’s Dragon for a bit so I could focus on these other WIPs, but I will be getting back to it soon.

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And in other parts of my life, I’m trying to…you know…have a life. One outside of all the characters talking inside my head. I’ve got some home improvement projects coming up and some (really belated) Spring Cleaning to do. Also, my absolute favorite holiday of the year is approaching (Halloween if you don’t already know 😉 ) and I want to throw a party for it, which means lots of planning, so there’s that! 2017 is flying by, y’all (yes, I really talk like this, no, I’m not from Georgia)! What the heck, I just celebrated New Year’s, and I have a ton of resolutions I have to get crackin’ on!

Lastly, I’ve been brainstorming some ideas for short stories set in my Shadows in Sanctuary universe. The only problem is, I struggle with short stories. They’re actually more difficult for me to write because I don’t feel like I have enough time to explore all aspects of a character’s personality. So this will be a good exercise for me to take on. (Because I totally have nothing else to do with my time, hahahahahaha).

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Okay, that’s what’s up for the future for moi. What do you all have going on for the future? Do you have any plans for the holidays? Any spooky Halloween decoration eye-deas (see what I did there?) you want to share? I love to hear from you guys.

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And don’t forget, you don’t have to wait for the future to sign up for my Goodreads Giveaway:

Here’s a little description for Lilith’s Fall, the first book in my Shadows in Sanctuary series. Looking for alien romance? A bit of action and adventure? A smart, spunky heroine and a sexy, intense hero? Read on, and click the link to sign up! Don’t let the clock run out on this one!

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Ranove might look like a demon, but when his captors put a curvy human female into his cell hoping he’ll kill her for their entertainment, all he wants to do is protect her from their abuse.

Lilith’s ordinary and boring life has suddenly spiraled out of control and now she’s imprisoned with a demon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that Ranove is not the monster she believed him to be. That doesn’t mean he isn’t dangerous, and her captors are about to find out just how dangerous he is when they try to take Lilith away from him. This futuristic alien romance is the beginning of the Shadows of Sanctuary series where a new couple finds happiness in each book.

Alien Romance Coming Soon!

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So, I broke several of my personal records for daily word count this weekend, one right after the other, as I put the final finishing touches on the first draft of my latest alien romance. This one is certainly going to push some boundaries and is pulled from my own library of “weird” romances that I figured were too niche to ever publish, but I’ve gotten some requests to put it out there.

The story is something that I’ve played around with in different forms for several years, but the world-building has been in my head for much longer. I should mention that I have a fascination for entomology and arthropodology, although I’m as freaked out by little buggies as the next person. And big buggies? Better get the smelling salts! Still, insects behave in ways that are so alien to humans that I think they are a great place to draw inspiration for alien cultures.

While my initial creations all those years ago were not intended to be romance heroes (more like the antagonists in a space opera!), my shift from genres (or more like genre-blending) has given me a new appreciation for how romantic they could be in the right circumstances. (I should note, they are humanoid in form, but have some insectoid attributes. We’re not talking ant-rotica here. 😉 Some of you know exactly what I mean, lol.)

All in all, I’m very happy with how the first draft turned out, though I was frustrated at the start and had to rewrite the first twenty thousand words about three times before I was able to get what I wanted.

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Now, as the universe I created has been locked into canon with this story, I can see about a thousand other possibilities for more stories. It’s a good thing I have focus (hahahahahaha) or I’d never get anything done. 😉

Revisions on this manuscript will begin in about a week, and I’m not sure how long that will take, but I’m eager to get this book out there, so I will be working hard at it. I’ll post updates as it gets closer to release.

I’d like to see whether people are interested in this type of hero. We’ll see how this niche book does. I’d love to write more in this universe too, and I’ve got a ton of ideas, and a ton of different types of aliens to include. Even the ones that look almost human. ( zzzzzzzz 😉 )

Despite my enthusiasm for this new universe, I have not lost my enthusiasm for my Shadows in Sanctuary series, nor for my fantasy series, so if you’re interested in those, don’t worry! I still plan to release Uriale’s Redemption next summer (it’s already outlined and I’ve done some initial work on the first draft) as well as re-release The Princess’s Dragon in December of this year, and I will continue to put up chapters of Morbidon’s Bride every two weeks. You should see one this Friday (barring any unforeseen circumstances, of course).

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Still Scheduled for December 2017 Release!

It’s a crazy schedule! This is probably the first (and last!) time I’ll try and fit three WIPs into the same span of time, but whaddya gonna do? When inspiration strikes…

Let me know what you think about this upcoming book. Do you get the heebie jeebies just thinking about an insectoid alien hero, or are you curious what he’ll be like? Is this the kind of book you’d read, and would you like to see more heroes that break the molds for alien heroes?

In other news, you still have a chance to enter to win one of five signed, paperback copies of Lilith’s Fall! Don’t miss your opportunity! Your odds on winning are much better than mine for that lottery ticket my mother keeps insisting I buy. (Love you, Mom. 😀 )

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Here’s a description for Lilith’s Fall:

Ranove might look like a demon, but when his captors put a curvy human female into his cell hoping he’ll kill her for their entertainment, all he wants to do is protect her from their abuse. Lilith’s ordinary and boring life has suddenly spiraled out of control and now she’s imprisoned with a demon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that Ranove is not the monster she believed him to be. That doesn’t mean he isn’t dangerous, and her captors are about to find out just how dangerous he is when they try to take Lilith away from him. This futuristic alien romance is the beginning of the Shadows of Sanctuary series where a new couple finds happiness in each book.