Monday, December 30, 2013

Writing Resolutions

Today I'm over at the Ruby blog talking about New Year's Resolutions for the writing inclined.  Swing on over and say howdy, if you're so inclined.  Happy New Year, boys and girls!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Have Yoursefl a Merry Little...

Whatever holidays you're celebrating this year, may your days be merry and bright, filled with love and cheer, laughter and loads of books.  Happy Holidays, boys and girls!!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It's a Party!

Happy Holidays!  Today on Facebook I'm celebrating the holidays - and the release of some fabulous holiday tales from the always delightful and laugh-out-loud funny Mary Hughes.  Come join Mary and friends as we give away Books, Books, Books and More!

You could win a copy of Naughty Karma or my Christmas para-rom angels-and-demons romance No Angel.  Don't miss it! 

Monday, December 9, 2013

One Thousand and One New Yorks

I have this theory.  (It's an awesome theory, if I do say so myself.)  I believe New York is, in fact, a multitude of New Yorks. 

There is the Wall Street New York and the Broadway New York and the Bronx New York and the Upper East Side New York.  Sex in the City and Avenue Q.  There is the New York of those who take Subways and those who take buses and those who take taxis and those who have private car services to take them wherever they wish to go.

Perhaps every place is a multitude of places defined by the varied and marvelous perspectives of the people therein, but nowhere does this seem more apparent to me than NYC.

I love exploring the city.  I like seeking out all the different corners and talking to all the different people.  As a writer-nerd, I am fascinated by perspectives and few places have such a diverse mash-up of perspectives all tripping over one another quite the way New York does.  As I dive into the city, I find myself thinking how different it must be in each neighborhood - we each have "our" deli and "our" laundromat and "our" favorite Chinese delivery place.  Two people could live in this city their entire lives with wildly different circles - hell, two hundred people could.  How different the life of an entrepreneur in the Financial District must be from the Upper East Side housewife.  How different must my Harlem-and-subway-pass existence, walking every street of the city I can find, be from the actor protected by security and guardrails as he exits the Broadway stage door and is whisked into the waiting chauffeured car, never to ride the subway, rarely to walk the streets, oddly insulated.

So many New Yorks.  All stacked on top of one another.  I'm going to try to see them all.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Twelve Days of Short Stories

I'm a sucker for a holiday read - especially a short one that can be squeezed in between present wrapping and cookie baking - so I was particularly excited to hear about the 12 Days of Killer Fiction series for Amazon Kindle readers from some of my favorite authors.

Check out all twelve of the killer romance stories.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Get 'Em While They're Cheap!!!

Just your friendly reminder that you have only thirty-six more hours to score Super Bad and Super Hot, the second and third novellas in my superhero/supervillain romance series, for Kindle at only NINETY-NINE CENTS!  It's the Hanukkah special!  A steal at thrice the price, boys and girls!  (That was my car salesman persona.  Did you like it?)

Happy holidays and happy reading