As my friends and family know, I’ve been buried in work the last few months. Work work and writing work. I’ve been plowing through the WiP That Wouldn’t Die and have watched two self-imposed deadlines pass by at a speed that’s frightening. My only social life has been Thursday night wine tastings at Vin Debut and the occasional quick hello to friends, the social equivalent of hit and runs. And I’m STILL not done with the WiP. Oh, I can see the light at the end of the zombie-infested tunnel … but there is still work to be completed.
In August, however, I plan on being back in the blogging habit. Not only here at the Den, but the bi-weekly Ravenous Wednesdays on UnBound, my Monday posts at Fatal Foodies and my bi-weekly Sunday posts on Make Mine Mystery (if the latter two haven’t replaced me in disgust by now).
I’m hoping to have good news to share in a few weeks, but in the meantime… I write. I walk on the beach. I play with kitties… and I write some more.
I miss you, world!!! See ya soon!
Blogging about passive-aggressive muffin servers at Fatal Foodies, and being under the gun at Make Mine Mystery!
And don’t forget, Wednesday is Ravenous Wednesday at Un:Bound! Details to follow…
I’ve just been busy! Doing what, you ask? Posting like a madwoman! Bwahahahah!!!
So, my lovelies, please join me on Un:Bound for a post from Elizabeth Coldwell on going outside of one’s type and then meander over to New York Bestseller Lois Gresh’s Zombie Lovefest, featuring all the authors from Ravenous Romance’s anthology HUNGRY FOR YOUR LOVE!
Please join us on Un:Bound today for a fun post by paranormal erotic romance writer Isabel Roman as she talks about short attention spans and how to capture and then KEEP your audience!
Ravenous Wednesday on Un:Bound with guest author Lana Griffin! Come and join us for another entertaining post and subsequent lively discussion in the comments thread!
In further Ravenous news, I’m happy to announce that my alter-ego Inara LaVey’s book CHAMPAGNE placed #11 in the romance category on the Predators and Editors Poll. Oddly enough, it was not listed under erotica, which is kind of ironic considering it features a menage a trois. Nice to know whoever nominated it did see the romance and there IS a ‘happily ever after’ ending. Or ‘happily for now,’ as it were. Also Champagne is the Book of the Day at Ravenous Romance today! Woot! And see nice things reviewers have said:
“Well-written with Ms. LaVey’s usual flair for humor, sex and fun, Champagne is a wild ride through France. Ms. LaVey has a way with words and humor; she never fails to leave a smile on my face.” –Bookwenches (4 stars)
“Champagne by Inara LaVey is a witty, fun, informational and erotic adventure through France’s wine country. I look forward to reading more work from this talented author.” –Dark Divas (4 “delightful divas”)
Other Ravenous authors who made the top 20 in erotica and romance were Lisa Lane, C. Margery Kempe, Ryan Field, Sandra Cormier and Lexi Ryan. Congrats, all, on this well-deserved recognition! For more details courtesy of the lovely Lisa Lane, go here.
It’s Ravenous Wednesday on Un:Bound today, with guest blogger C. Margery Kempe discussing pen names. The discussion is already pretty lively in the comment thread, with new RR author Lana Griffin duking it out with her Real Author self. Alcohol is flowing and silliness ensuing! Please join the conversation!
Come to Un:Bound, my friends, and visit with Isabel! I will, of course, be there as well, dispensing food and beverages. Forgive the brevity of this message. While it was not sent from my Blackberry, I am travel-weary and brain-dead.
Come join C. Margery Kempe, sexy and funny author of Chastity Flame, over at Un:Bound as she discusses the dull life of a writer!
1. I am happy to say I finally finished my novel CHAMPAGNE, which will be released in the near future by Ravenous Romance under my pen name Inara LaVey. If you’ve been following my posts here and on Facebook, you are no doubt familiar with my grebbling miserably over my inability to finish this particular project. Well, WOOT!!!! It’s done!!! At least until line edits. 🙂
2. Tomorrow is Ravenous Wednesday on Un:Bound, featuring RR author Dawn Jackson. Dawn shares her creative process and answers the age-old question ‘Where do you get your ideas?’ Please join us – the post is a hoot and it’s always fun to hang out with Adele and the gang at Un:Bound on Ravenous Wednesday!
3.Thursday is the release date for the Ravenous Romance anthology I KISSED A GIRL, edited by the lovely and talented Regina Perry. I know I said I’d do a proper post on this topic several days ago, but schedule and out-of-town visitors made me decide to do the announcement properly on the day of the release. In the meantime, sneak preview of the cover!
Yes, it’s another Wednesday over at Un:Bound. Our guest author today is Amber Austin, author of TAROTICA, one woman’s sexy journey through the Major Arcana. It sizzles, it seethes and it’s a hell of a lot of fun! Today Amber (who also writes under the name Skye Alexander) is discussing the importance of writing and reading during a lousy economy. Please head on over and join the talk! As per usual, I am hosting under my other identity, Inara LaVey.