Oops, I Forgot Dinner

So, not unlike most authors I know (and follow), I was so deep into writing that when I came up for air, I realized I hadn’t eaten anything since about 10am. I’ve remedied that just now~ had a nice, hot bowl of chicken soup for dinner 🙂 I feel better now LOL

I’ve been writing on Tuck 3 since about 8:30am. I had two breaks in the morning due to also doing laundry, which is why I remembered to have a morning snack at 10am. I’m still writing~ a little over 4k words, and I’m guessing another 1 or 2k before I call it quits for the night. Tuck is just starting to realize the real danger she and her friends are in. We also get to meet someone that I think will be part of at least one more book (Tuck 4).

The ending of this book is crystal clear to me~ what happens to Tuck, what happens to her friends, what happens to the bad guys, and the consequences of every action. I know what needs to happen between now and the end, but every move isn’t quite as clear as the ending is. This book…it’s going to lead to bad things. Things that Tuck is going to have to deal with for a long time.

I’m really glad she started talking so loudly again. I’m glad to be back in her world~ for the good and the bad and the wicked.

Now, back to writing!

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Special Guest: Lily Luchesi

I’m pleased to welcome Lily Luchesi to the blog with her latest release 🙂

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Click here to get The Coven Princess for 99c on March 7th ONLY!

 

Now available from USA Today bestselling author Lily Luchesi and Vamptasy Publishing:

THE COVEN PRINCESS.

 

Your blood does not define you.

Harley Torrance’s parents were killed in a home invasion when she was three. Adopted by a nice couple, Harley begins to develop strange powers. At fourteen she brews a potion so strong it gains the attention of the Coven King, and changes her world forever.

She’s not human, she’s a witch.

Now a part of the magical community, Harley must learn to control her powers lest the Darkness already in her blood overcomes her. Can she dampen her lust for power in order to stop the Dark from taking over the Coven and killing everyone in their way?

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About the author:

 

 

 Lily Luchesi is the USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of the Paranormal Detectives Series, published by Vamptasy Publishing. She also has short stories included in multiple bestselling anthologies, and a successful dark erotica retelling of Dracula.

She is also the editor, curator and contributing author of Vamptasy Publishing’s Damsels of Distress anthology, which celebrates strong female characters in horror and paranormal fiction.

She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and now resides in Los Angeles, California. Ever since she was a toddler her mother noticed her tendency for being interested in all things “dark”. At two she became infatuated with vampires and ghosts, and that infatuation turned into a lifestyle. She is also an out member of the LGBT+ community. When she’s not writing, she’s going to rock concerts, getting tattooed, watching the CW, or reading manga. And drinking copious amounts of coffee.

 

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Chilly, but Sunny

Happy Saturday, my lovelies! It’s cold but sunny here at home. I did all of my outside stuff early this morning so I could stay inside, where it’s warm and cozy, and write 🙂

I’m pleased to announced that the first draft of Sera’s first book is finished! I’ve printed it out and will probably dive into edits/revisions in the next week or so. After finishing the first draft, it looks like Sera will get two more books. Her story arc won’t be complete with only two. She has a lot of baggage, to say the least, and that’s going to take some time to sift through. I’m hoping to have the first book ready to submit by the end of March.

In other writing news, Tuck is still going strong. I know what events need to happen and what the end fight will look like. Getting there will be interesting, and I can’t see that path quite as clearly at the moment. Sometimes those don’t come into focus until I’m actually writing the scene. I’m aiming to have the first draft complete by the end of April, and the way the book is writing at the moment, that is very doable.

I do have secret project going on but I don’t want to say too much right now. The book is on submission to a publisher I’ve always wanted to work with, and I’m both excited and nervous to hear the verdict. The book is part of a trilogy, and takes place within the Isles and West world. This trilogy has new characters in a new town (still in Vermont 🙂 ), and has more romance. The romance is not the main plot, but there is more of it. I’ve already started writing book two- it’s currently around 12k and going strong. I’m looking forward to being able to share the book with all of you and I think you’re really going to love the characters and setting!

In non-writing related news: I’ve finally healed enough from my surgery that I can exercise as I did before- this makes me extremely happy. My health is going to be a priority this year- from nutrition to fitness, to my overall outlook on the future. I’m looking forward to more writing, more adventures, and a wonderful year. So happy to have you all along for the ride ❤

Be Very Quiet, I’m Hunting Vampires

The Damned and Path to Damnation were published in 2015, and A Taste So Bittersweet (The Damned told in Fiona’s POV) was released in 2016. Since then, I’ve tried writing Tuck 3 to no avail. If you look back through the blog, you can see where I thought Tuck was writing well and that I’d made headway, but nothing ever took for too long.

But, I’m happy to report that Tuck 3 is finally underway…for real, this time 🙂 After five or six false starts, I’ve finally found the story that Tuck wants told and I’m very excited about this one! I’m almost afraid to say too much about the book in fear of jinxing the momentum, but I will say that this story involves vampyr and strigoi, and that we meet new slayers. One of which is mentioned by Tuck in Path to Damnation. We also meet another one of Tuck’s brothers, and we get to see her in new locations.

For now, that’s all I’ll say. Once I’m further into the book I’ll give you little glimpses of the story. I’ve already made the book trailer for it, so there’s that to look forward to as well 🙂

And now, I bid you a happy Monday! I’m off to hunt vampires.

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Happy New Year!

Happy 2018! I can’t believe how fast the second half of 2017 flew by.

I want to thank you all for reading my books and letting me know how much you enjoy them. You keep me publishing, and I can’t wait to share new works with you this year!

The winner of the giveaway has been chosen and contacted- look for more giveaways soon!

I wish you all a happy, healthy 2018 ❤ ❤ ❤

Christmas Morning

Good morning, and Happy Christmas to those who celebrate! Happy Monday to those who do not 🙂 We have beautiful snow falling quietly down this morning, and it’s just so peaceful that it makes me feel peaceful as I watch it gently fall.

Confession: I have never been able to sleep on Christmas morning. I’ve always been up between 2am and 4am, even now as an adult…and without children 😀 I’m sure it annoyed the hell out of my mom and siblings growing up LOL But now it’s more about the feeling of the holiday season rather than “Come on, let’s see what Santa brought us!”

October through December have always been my favorite months, and not just because of the holidays. They’d still be my favorite months even if the holidays were taken out. And to help celebrate this wonderful time of year, I am going to be doing a giveaway!

DATES: December 25 through January 1st

HOW TO ENTER: Simply leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite season is.

PRIZE PACK: an Isles and West hoodie (several colors to choose from), an October Weeks mug, an Isles and West keychain, an ebook copy of The Damned and Path to Damnation, and a $5 gift card to Amazon.

This is what the hoodie look like in Heather Gray:

Speaking of Isles and West…

Today through Friday, all three of the full-length books in the series will be on sale for $0.99! You can purchase your copies by clicking the image below.

Have a wonderful, peaceful, calm day ❤

 

Series Saturday: Jesse Petersen

Hello, and welcome to another Series Saturday! Today I’m featuring Jesse Petersen’s Living With the Dead series.

I instantly fell in love with this series from the first page of book one ❤ I mean, you go to marriage counselling only to find your therapist eating another client, and suddenly you and your spouse are thrown right into a zombie apocalypse- who wouldn’t love that? This series has drama, action, comedy in the right places, and at the center is a married couple that started out on the verge of divorce. I wish there had been more in the series, but it did end on the right note and I love rereading the series when I get the chance.

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A heartwarming tale of terror in the middle of the zombie apocalypse.

Meet Sarah and David.

Once upon a time they met and fell in love. But now they’re on the verge of divorce and going to couples’ counseling. On a routine trip to their counselor, they notice a few odd things – the lack of cars on the highway, the missing security guard, and the fact that their counselor, Dr. Kelly, is ripping out her previous client’s throat.

Meet the Zombies.

Now, Sarah and David are fighting for survival in the middle of the zombie apocalypse. But, just because there are zombies, doesn’t mean your other problems go away. If the zombies don’t eat their brains, they might just kill each other.

 

The Zombie Apocalypse has been good to Sarah and David. Their marriage is better than ever. They communicate well, share responsibilities, and now, they’re starting a business. ZombieBusters-for all your zombie extermination needs.

There are lots of zombies and that means lots of customers…Except one of them doesn’t want the zombies dead, he wants them alive and ready for experimentation. Mad scientists make for difficult clients and this time, Sarah and David might have bitten off more than they can chew.

 

Sarah and David have survived the zombie apocalypse. They stood side by side and fought the undead, mad scientists, and even bionic monsters until the unthinkable happened. A zombie bite. But not even that could stop them. Now, with a possible cure in hand, they’re headed east, looking for a safe zone behind the rumored “Wall.” They’re feeling pretty optimistic.

That is until Dave stops sleeping and starts lifting huge objects.

 

Once a zombie, always a zombie?

Dave and Sarah are pretty happy in the Middle-of-Nowhere, Montana. They’ve done their part in saving the world (kind of) and now they’re settling in for a long life of killing straggler zombies. Well, they think that’s what they’re doing until a helicopter lands on their front lawn with old friends Nicole Nessing and Robbie “The Kid” on board. They propose a dangerous plan: Dave and Sarah must return to Seattle and use Dave’s Superpowers to help with the final stages of a formula that will not only wipe out most of the zombies, but innocluate humans against the virus.

Going back to Seattle was never in the plan. Especially since Sarah has a few secrets of her own that could change her marriage, increase the danger they’re facing and even alter the future they’re so desperately trying to save.

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There are short stories in the series…

When the Zombie Apocalypse began in Seattle and spread within days to almost the entire western half the country, the survivors had to figure out how to deal with the plague and live one day at a time. These are their stories.

If you liked Jesse Petersen’s zombie comedies Married With Zombies, Flip This Zombie and Eat Slay Love, these nine stories are set in the same world, but from the perspective of other survivors.

 

Avery Andrews is her name and directing celebrity telethons after tragedies is her game. But the Northwestern Zombie Outbreak isn’t your average tragedy… and once the infection spreads to the studio, Avery and her crew will have to worry about staying alive, not ratings.

 

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I do suggest checking these books out. If you like zombies, romantic comedies, and action, I think you’ll enjoy these books 🙂