WHAT A WEEK! by Maree Anderson (for Writers Gone Wild)
Y'all remember me whining about being in Synopsis Hell last week? If you don't, then feel free to click the link. Anyway, that post was a direct result of having to fill out cover and marketing info forms for From The Ashes, the space-opera I recently sold to Red Sage.
BTW, I did manage to suck it up and knuckle down, and complete the forms (full synopsis, brief synopsis, 4-sentence long summary, "About the book" blog post, "About the author" paragraph, "Red Sage author musings" etc etc. Can we all say, Whew?
Breathing a huuuuuge sigh of utter relief and slumping in my chair much?
Hell, yeah! LOL.
But would you believe that last Saturday, I got another set of CIF and CAF forms through to complete? And why, do you think, might that be?
No, I didn't stuff up the first lot! It's because.....
I sold another manuscript!
And guess what? It's the story I was referring to in my Eating Humble Pie post about plotting, a fortnight ago. (That's two weeks ago, for you non-Kiwis, LOL.)
So now I can quit with the pussy-footing 'round and tell you that Kat On A Hot Tin Roof, my first effort at pre-plotting an entire manuscript, has been contracted for Red Sage's Secrets Volume 30 anthology. I believe it's being released in December. And it'll be a dream come true in more ways that one, because not only is it Secrets (OMG, SECRETS!!!! Excuse me while I recover from the vapors) but it'll go to print.
And I was thrilled to bits and freaking beyond to learn that I'm joining our very own Wild Writer, Anne Kane! Can this get any better or what?
Not that I've overly excited or anything, but Yeeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaa!
I've literally just sent off the synopses and marketing stuff for it. Dare I say, it's getting easier? Almost too scared to mention it for fear of jinxing myself, LOL.
So now I get to relax for a bit, right?
Wrong. Because it's nearly May. And on May 1st, Let Sleeping Demons Lie is releasing, so it's promo time. Happy joy. Today has been spent Facebooking and Tweeting and checking a guest blog post for comments and generally being a cyberspace whore. You gotta love this aspect of being an author.... riiiiight, LOL.
Here's the blurb:
Naamah’s been stripped of her everything—her memories, her demonic powers, and her clothes!—and dumped in a savage wilderness. She believes she is human and has no idea that non-humans even exist—just as well, considering that she’s got a phobic fear of Lycans and the man who finds her is a Lion shape shifter!
Brennan is a Prime, that most alpha of alphas, and he has no time for demon females—not when he can crook a claw and any Lycan female he chooses will come running. Even though he suspects the woman he’s named “Kitten” is not what she appears to be, he lays claim to her body… and her heart.
When they’re ambushed by sadistic Hyenas and Brennan is severely injured, Kitten’s only chance of saving them both is to reclaim her Demonic heritage—even if it means revealing her true self and losing Brennan’s love.
Kitty vs lion.... watch the fur fly in Let Sleeping Demons Lie!
And along with all this guest blogging, there'll be plenty of chances for readers to win a copy of Let Sleeping Demons Lie. (I love putting all the names in a hat and getting my kids to draw a winning commenter!) So if you miss out on entering my website contest (which ends April 30th, BTW) and you think Let Sleeping Demons Lie might just be your cup of tea, head on over to my website and check out the list of scheduled guest blogs on the My Books page.
Currently, I'm Author Of The Day (gee, doesn't that sound good!) over at Erotic Romantic Crush Junkies, so I'd love you pop on by if you have a spare moment.
That's it from me this week.
My apologies for a link-heavy post. And my apologies for the blatant self-promotion, too. But hey, someone has to do it, right?