Scribblers! I hope you’re all doing well today. I figured I would provide a few updates today and see where this takes us.
Update Number One: Last week as some of you may have seen I was a guest on WROTE Podcast. We had a great conversation about writing, marketing non-gay romance books, and how gay is cross culture, cross race and cross economics. If you haven’t checked it out click here to go to the show. It was a lot of fun, so go listen to it you’ll enjoy it.
Update Number Two: This last weekend I finished the first chapter of The Calling – Book Two. What you haven't read The Calling yet (click here to get your copy) As a special treat for you today here are the first four paragraphs for you to sink your fangs into.
I sat with a glass of brandy between my hands focusing on the fire in Juliet’s office. The oranges, reds and yellows danced around the logs releasing a warmth that barley penetrated my worried exterior. The crackling sound tickled my ears as the scent of burning oak lingered in and out of my conscious. A knot tugged the back of my neck. What was this new vision? Worse yet, what did it have to do with me. Not to mention Juliet, Kirtus, Gregor, and the other Immortals.
“What are you thinking?” Juliet’s gentle voice pulled me from my thoughts.
How long had I been like this? A minute, a day, a year. I wasn’t sure. I turned from the fire. Kirtus sat next to me on the sofa his coat removed, replaced by an air of worry. Gregor’s tall solid frame blocked one of Juliet’s bookcases. All of Juliet’s tombs and books, several of them personal journals of her long life, sat there. Would they be able to unravel this new vision? This new mystery. They were little help last time. I sipped my brandy hoping it would take the chill from my soul.
I caught Juliet out of the corner of my eye: patient as always. She sat with her ivory pant clad leg crossed and a glass of red in her hand, but deep in her eyes there was unease. Despite her worry, in moments like this, she seemed so young. Nevertheless, behind that façade of youth was the power of an Immortal who had been around for 1650 years. No one should ever underestimate her.
Keep in mind this might change and, of course, I had to remove spoilers from the last book. You never know know who might be reading. I suggest you keep an eye out because I may share more of the story as I write it.
Update Number Three: Next week (May 1st) I’ll be taping an interview with the guys over at How Authors Work. Check out their recent podcast here. It should be a lot of fun. We’ll be talking about the writing process, publishing, and all that. I will keep you posted on when the show airs.
Update Number Four: I’ve been invited to take part on a panel of LGBTQ authors for Pride Month. The event will be on June 25th. County Supervisor Ken Yeager is slated to kick off the event. It should be a lot of fun and as the event gets closer I’ll be sharing more information. If you’re in the area I hope you’ll be able to stop by. Again, more details to follow.
Update Number Five: Over the last several weeks I’ve been working on some marketing materials for The Calling. I can’t wait to share these with you. I think they are turning out great. So, again more info to follow.
Update Number Six: On a personal note I wanted to share with you all that I’ve picked up two new books to read. I can’t wait to dig into them. One is 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson and the others is Bones and Bourbon by fellow NineStar Press author Dorian Graves. This is Dorian’s debut novel so go check it out (here is the link) we’ve been chatting about her book and I’m excited to read it. Once I finish her novel, I’ll be giving it a full review here. In addition, I want to see if I can get Dorian over to do an interview. Here is where you can find Dorian, go show her some love, she’s amazing find her here.
Well Scribblers, that’s all for this week. Have a great week. Did I miss something? Is there something you wanted me to mention but didn’t? Let me know down in the comments below. Also, I was thinking about doing another ‘Five Things About Me’ blog. Lastly, give me a heads up if that is something you want me to do again (here is the last one) and if you have any personal questions for me.