Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Biting Oz is a go!

The title goddess has spoken! Biting Love Book Five is officially Biting Oz. Rumors put the release date in the third quarter.

You've all been so patient, thank you! I'm currently writing three books (tentatively Beauty Bites, Alphas Don't Wear Bows, and an unnamed shifter story) but I have just enough time to self-publish one of my earlier manuscripts, if you'd like.

It's your choice! Below are the three manuscripts I'm thinking of self-pubbing. I'll put out a poll and you can tell me which of the stories (or just keep working on the new stuff, woman! :) you want.

Hot Chips and Sand 

Vickie's just trying to land a contract but instead she lands up a captive in the Middle East. Her escape is foiled when she runs into a bigger problem--a guy with a chest the size of the Arabian peninsula who grabs and kisses her to hide her from the bad guys, then takes her on a wild roof-top escape. Finally back in the U.S. she's hauled onto another project for brilliant, egocentric computer businessman Sir Humphrey Hawkesclyffe. Just what she needs, a white-haired, wing-tipped English lord lording it over her.

Dual citizen Cliff Hawkesclyffe is taking care of business in the Middle East when the gorgeous redhead bursts into his seedy boarding-house room. He rescues her but that's not his only gallant reaction. He wants her and decides contracting her team is the way to get closer. But someone is trying to steal Cliff's proprietary security technology, and it may be his own employees--or even the client himself.

Action, humor, romance and sex. This is not a paranormal title.

Mystic Streams

History professor Mircelle Baker is maid of honor at her fashionable cousin's wedding because her introspective nature ensures she won't outshine bride--and because Miri is the perfect buffer between her cousin and the groom's brother, tall black-haired loner Colin. He's an enigma, a mystic who claims he can see the future, but Miri doesn't believe in his powers until he predicts she will die--and then saves her from her killer. Attracted, intrigued, and wanting to help heal the rift between Colin and her cousin, Miri tries to figure him out. As a history prof that means digging into his history, and she stumbles on the horror of his past.

Colin Faulkner hasn't been close to a woman since his gift nearly killed one. Miri insinuates herself into his life, his heart and his deadly past. Colin's parents were murdered and the murders were never solved. And now Miri is stirring up sleeping snakes...and this time Colin may not be able to save either of them.

Paranormal action/mystery romance. Sexual tension, not explicit.

Tegan Rising: Makai and Associates Book 1

Tegan Madigan is a young computer programmer just at the outset if a rewarding professional life--when her mother is diagnosed with cancer. Traditional treatment hasn't worked and her mother, her only family, is dying. So when Tegan's best friend Johnny recommends an enigmatic businessman named Nicholas Makai, she goes. Though the offices of Makai and Associates are normal, airy and bright--Makai himself is anything but. Huge but concealing it, dark, and with a hard black stare that freezes her like a gorgon's, Tegan wonders if she's made a horrible mistake.

Until Makai  gives Tegan the serum that saves her mother's life. But when Tegan offers money in payment, Makai asks for something far more personal--a favor. Tegan must help an old woman. But that job turns into a mystery and race to save the old woman's life. And even when it's over, Tegan may not be free of the mysterious Makai.

Women's fiction. This is a series of interlocking short stories, a serial novel. Written and immersed in the 90's, Tegan's stories are a funny, poignant, and magical picture of an awkward young career woman given the terrible gift of growth in her personal life.

5 comments:

  1. The last story idea had my interest the most, but I really really don't dig the serial format. So my vote is for the first, just because I heart your sense of humor. I of course would read the midldle one as well. ;p. I love a psychic story. But I am really interested to see what you'd do with a contemporary.

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    1. I finally found the comment :)

      The contemporary is actually the first novel I wrote. I read it now and I see how far I've come (I will be editing any of these before I release them :) but I also am amazed to see the basic tone of the storytelling is like early Nixie. So I guess there really is something to that unique voice thing.

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  2. I like all three, so whichever one you pick to self pub will be fine by me.

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    1. Wonderful!! Thanks for your feedback :)

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  3. And the final tally is:

    Hot Chips and Sand

    7 (43%)

    Mystic Streams

    4 (25%)

    Tegan Rising

    1 (6%)

    Just keep writing the new stuff

    8 (50%)

    Update on the new stuff to come!

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