Monday, December 28, 2009

Just a Kiss

Cóir’s breath caught. Her heart leapt as Seth’s fingers shimmered up her arm. Closing her eyes, she took in the heady smell of pine, lavender, and man.

“Open your eyes.” Seth’s lips brushed the corner of Cóir’s lips. “Look at me.”

Without hesitation, she obeyed, staring into the cool steel-blue eyes.

One strong hand slid down her back, fingers spayed, and tugged her closer as the other fisted in her hair. Everything she’d learned over the years insisted she stop the intrusion. Run, her instincts prompted. But her body ached to close around him and give herself into the promise of pleasure.

“Kiss me,” Seth whispered.

As if under a spell, Cóir snaked her arms over his shoulders and around his neck, bringing his mouth to hers. Eyes open, she watched his eyes darken as she parted her lips and traced the tip of her tongue over his teeth.

(Exert from a WIP)

All I want for Christmas

Okay, so I want an agent, to be published, and have millions reading my work. :)
But to get us all thinking of our characters: What do your characters want most this holiday season?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Vote on a Query

Okay, here are two different starts to my query. Let me know which you like best, or if I can improve on either.

Seventeen-year-old Samantha Sanders has vivid nightmares—which take her inside the mind of a killer, as she dreams of murders that actually happen…while they’re happening. She discovers a connection between her dreams and an ancient line of Cherokee Protectors, who fight Flesh Eaters—monsters that look like us, but come straight from the depths of legend.

Sam finds herself, not only attracted to another Protector, local hottie, Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Clearwater, but also to one of the monsters. And this man-monster has the power to control her dreams and influence her feelings.

Second one:

Driven into a lust for blood and for the monster hunting innocent people in her dreams, seventeen-year-old Samantha Sanders discovers her nightmares are more than mere imagination. The monsters are real. And one is stalking her every move. When she learns she belongs to an ancient line of Cherokee Protectors who fight the monsters from legend, her fears spike. That is until one of the Protectors takes an interest in her and teaches her how to defend herself and others. In the process, her heart is left unguarded and she falls into the pitfalls of young love.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Pimping Contest

Heehee, nope, not that kind of contest. I'm pimping for a friend. She is a brilliant writer and you should check out the contest she's in.

Here's the details, which you can also read about here.

The finalists are chosen via outside voting... there are over a hundred entries... though the entries are short, that is a LOT of entries. We, my friend Tes and I, figure, she need to get some peeps there to vote for her, of course...

So! Go here: click on the entries. she's number 29!

Read the entry and if you have something nice to say :) go back to the front page and click on the voting button and VOTE FOR TES :D

Did I say number 29? I did. Okay, that's # 29 :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Picture from Writer's Digest site.


Enter the only WD competition exclusively for poets, the
Writer's Digest Poetry Awards! Regardless of style—rhyming,
free verse, haiku and more—if your poems are 32 lines or fewer,
we want them all. Submit your entries by the December 15, 2009
deadline ... and your words could be worth cold hard cash!

First Place: $500
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $100
Fourth Through Tenth Place: $25
Eleventh Through Twenty-Fifth Place:
$50 gift certificate to Writer's Digest Books

Plus, the names and poem titles of all First- through Tenth-Place
winners will be printed in the August 2010 issue of Writer's Digest,
and all winners will receive a copy of the 2010 Poet's Market.

For more information, visit Writer's Digest website.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Want to Join a Crit Group?

Okay, my romance crit group is having, tryouts if you will, for a new partner.

Please go to Lynette’s Blog Chatterbox Chit Chat for details. :)

And this is for those who write romance. It doesn’t have to be the main genre, but it does have to be there.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Great Find

There's a blog I found today, thanks to SITS. It's for tweens and teens, girls.
It is fabulous!

There are devotionals, giveaways, and fun.

So, if you are young, or just young at heart, go visit Scenarios for Girls

Friday, August 7, 2009

How to Get Published

Lisa Saunders is the author of three books, her most recent being, "Anything But a Dog!", and she’s making an e-booklet, "How to Get Published," available for free to anyone who wants one. Just e-mail her at for a copy.