Hubby and I each got new jobs which goes in the Yay! column. The boys are doing well at school and life, as we know it, is moving along swimmingly.
Another check in the Yay! column is the Everything Erotic blog's success. Our reader base is growing by leaps and bounds and the eBook sales are fabulous. Joining the amazingly talented group of women who contribute to this venture was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I've learned so much and made some wonderful new friends along the way.
I received a stellar review from Majanka Verstraete at I <3 Books for Ardeur. Here's a sneak peak of some things she said about the book.
Possession is Nine Tenths: Ardeur was a nice surprise. I had expected this novel to be entertaining, but I hadn’t expected it to focus on so many different things, and actually build a rich and wonderful world where humans and angels, demons, necromancers, etc. live side by side.
I loved the strong feelings and topics that were touched throughout this novel: abandonement, love, friendship, courage, independence, fear.
I've included a link to the full four star review above for those who'd like to read it.The story is deep, very deep, especially for a fantasy novel. As I already mentioned, it touches so many sensitive and interesting topics, and waves them into one fast-paced, well-written and highly entertaining story. It’s very dark though, a lot darker than I had at first anticipated, but that’s the part that makes this novel more than ‘just another fantasy story’ and turns it into something a lot more memorable and interesting.
The word count for Cassiela ( Book II of Possession is Nine Tenths ) is hovering just above 40K and I've been working feverishly to up the count to where it should be - somewhere around 60 or 70K...maybe higher. Considering there are currently twenty-six chapters... and I'm shooting for 30 with a total end word count of 80 to 85K. Yeah.. work needs doing.
One thing spurring me to work hard and fast is my involvement with the Free Fantastical Fiction blog. Each Friday, until half of the book has been released, I publish a chapter of Cassiela as a free read. I may have to split some chapters to prolong my posting since the book isn't slated for publication until July 2011 and Chapter Eight goes up in two days. Eek.
Last, but most exciting is that I signed my first ever publishing contract! Red Hot Publishing will be my new home for all things published from now on. This is a wonderful partnership and great things will come of it. I'm sure.
Alright...the fingers of fury must get back to typing. Cassiela will not write itself and I must get that word count up, up, up!