Thursday, February 26, 2009


My former classmate and blog friend Marie-Claude Bourque is in the finals for the American Title V at Romantic Times.

The winner of this contest gets the ultimate, their book published. Head on over to and cast your vote.

She must be good. I'm working for her for free and she hasn't even hired me:)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Raven Con

I am officially going to my first writer's convention. I am looking forward to meeting like minded people who won't think I'm a complete nut for thinking that I can one day be a published writer.

Friends and family are supportive but, there's nothing like being surrounded by people of your own kind. I think it will be both inspirational and motivational.

With the publishing world being hit with the financial crisis like everyone else this past week, I could use all the encouragement possible.

One of my blog friends Marcia Colette is going to be speaking on one of the writer's panels. How cool is that? I'm also taking my daughters with me. I've already explained to them that there will be some nerdy, some geeky and some die hard fans that will dress totally out as one of their favorite characters from a book or movie series.

One of my other blog friends got to go to the the ultimate, the New York Comic Con and was able to meet my all time favorite author Kim Harrison. (Sigh) Kim even thanked her on her drama page for giving her the You Tube video that features Kim talking about short stories vs long stories. You can click on the cover of White Witch Black Curse to find the link to her video on the right of my page.

Last but, not least, Kim has the first five chapters up for your reading pleasure at EOS publishing. You can also click on this link at her website. I haven't read it yet. I'm saving it as an after work treat:)


Thursday, February 5, 2009


Kim Harrison's editors have finally let go of the death grip they were holding on the excerpt from White Witch Black Curse. Scroll down and click on the book's cover and you'll find the link on Kim's drama page.

I've just finished reading it. It just makes me want the book even more. God, Kim is such a tease!


Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Great day for writing. I cranked out 11 pages today on my urban fantasy WIP. If I keep up the good work, I'll meet my self imposed deadline:) I hope to have my MS polished and complete by July:) Working full-time and writing is no easy job:( But, on the upside, I can always muster enough energy for four or five pages.

I found a great new blog called Deadline Dames featuring two of my favorite authors, Rachel Vincent and Keri Arthur. You can click on the Pride cover on the right of my blog and find it there. They are really hitting home with some great blogs with advise and tips for writers.

I forgot to mention yesterday, Rachel's new book Pride is out. The snow is melting so, I should be able to get out a little later and pick it up.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

L A Banks

The last book in the Vampire
Huntress Legends by L A Banks comes out today. I am happy and sad. I have enjoyed the ride but sadly it has come to an end. I'll be picking up my copy later today. I want to saviour it.

Well for any other L A Banks fans, she has another series out. The first is Bad Blood and the second in the series is called Bite the Bullet. From Vamps to Werewolves.

Anyway, I'll try not to be too sad. I have about 15 books on my TBR list sitting on my shelf. I haven't had as much time to read since I started writing myself. So, it's all good:)


Monday, February 2, 2009


Friday, I had the chance to see Underworld Rise of The Lycans. I loved it. It had the potential to be a better movie but, I loved it just the same. I have to admit that I am a little biased because I read, write and just love urban fantasy in general.

It didn't hurt that my two favorite paranormal creatures are werewolves an vampires. This movie is the prequel to Underworld and Underworld Evolution which I saw at the movies and also own on DVD.

I don't want to give the movie/movies away so, I'll keep it general. Underworld tells the epic story regarding a centuries old war between werewolves and vampires, Rise of The Lycans tells from the werewolf point of view how the war started. The other previous movies are told from the vampires point of view.

I have to warn you, there's a bit of kick-ass fights in this one, involving quite a bit of a blood. Hey, what do you expect? It is a war movie with vampires and werewolves.

I couldn't call myself an urban fantasy writer/enthusiast without going to see this movie. I'll give this movie a B+. I would have liked to give it an A but, like I said before, it had the potential to be a great movie not just good.

You can click on Marcia Collete's link on the right of my blog page and follow the link to Shapeshifter Romance and read her review of Rise of The Lycans:)