Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bring on 2017!

Adios 2016. On a personal level, you kinda sucked.

There were great things that happened in the year. After all, something good had to happen within the time span of 365 days but the bad outweighed the good this year.

New Years traditionally is a great holiday. I love the idea of new beginnings and resolutions are always fun. But not this year.

This year there are no resolutions. My decision to eat healthier is one made for my knees and I already began. I've finished a novel and am working on another story so no need to resolve to write more.

No. This year I'm preparing to fight. Fight for the rights of Americans who will be losing their healthcare, their pensions, their safety, the rights to their own bodies.

This won't be the year to be quiet. This is going to be the year to protest, to complain, to insist on being heard.

Bring it on 2017. We're getting ready for you now.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

All Romance E-Books

And another one bites the dust.

All Romance e-Books is closing down as of Dec. 31, 2016. That was Lori James site which, I believe, has been around since 2006. 5 days ago they sent out a letter soliciting advertising and now they sent out a letter telling existing authors that they'll offer 10 cents on the dollar for monies owed.

10 cents on the dollar.

The letter asked that authors accept getting fucked over so that All Romance doesn't have to go into bankruptcy.

A lot of pissed off authors out there. I took my books off years ago since I never made any money and their porn titles were always front page. And I do mean porn, not erotica. Lots of step-daddy/daughter porn and stuff like that. I felt dirty looking at them.

It will be interesting to see what happens. It seems that authors are getting butt fucked every time they turn around nowadays.

Not a pretty picture out there.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

RIP Ms. Fisher

She was more woman than this world usually knew how to handle. From a very young age, Carrie Fisher had more smarts, more wit, more self-awareness than people three times her age.

She was an icon. She played one of the first Princesses who could fight as well as a man. She wrote books that were laugh out loud funny as well as brilliantly truthful. She was feminism personified.

Her friendships with women were legendary and I imagine there are more women mourning the passing of 'one of us' than men mourning the passing of the hot princess in the swimsuit chained to the fat guy.

She was the inspiration of Paul Simon's finest albums (Hearts and Bones), she championed for mental illness and she never lied.

I wanted to be more like her. More fearless, more willing, stronger.

She was my super-hero in her everyday self.

I'm mourning today. The world lost so much talent this year but today it lost Carrie Fisher and that's just a fucking tragedy.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Ho Ho Ho

Happy day after Christmas, third night of Hanukkah and day off work.

My sister sent me 2 bags of chili cheese fritos because they aren't available on this island and I'm waiting till noon before I open a bag and go to town.

I'm glad the holidays are over.

I was completely into them from Thanksgiving till about the second week of December but then I got tired and wanted the whole thing to end. Now ended. Hooray.

It was a fun holiday. My SIL was going through chemo last year and sooooo sick, therefore this year she threw herself into the holidays and went a little crazy. But she was happy and that was what really mattered so very happy that she had a great holiday.

Hope all who drop in this blog had a lovely holiday. I know some of you were facing your first season without someone you love and my heart is hurting for you. I hope 2017 brings us more joy but I'm not convinced it will.

Love the people close to you. Show kindness. Accept kindness.

We're the ones who will be responsible for getting through the coming year with hearts intact. With love. With our backs turned to hate.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016


Available for pre-order.

Coming out on January 20, 2017 because something good should
happen on that day.

(I'm thinking of an ad that reads 'A demon in the White House, Lucifer
on Amazon. You choose.')

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Almost There

Almost ready and I'm excited.

Lea made this gorgeous cover and Carolyn has been working with me on edits. I'm planning a release sometime late January to early February so I can coordinate paperback as well as ebook and hopefully some give-aways too.

Damn, that cover though. That's the book, right there.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

One of my Favorites

Remember when VH1 was a music TV station? With lots and lots of music videos? John Mellencamp and Elton John were showcased frequently and I remember watching this video over and over and thinking how romantic it was. I was fascinated by the living statues and I loved the song. Still do.

Listen to 'The One'.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Where We At

Aloha friends!

Last night we put the Christmas tree up and added extra twinkle lights and life looked momentarily blissful. There are certain things that calm a person's soul and Christmas trees with twinkle lights is one of them for me. (Beaches and Chinese teenagers are two others, so imagine how well that works for me.)

Carolyn has been busy recently trying to slog through my latest manuscript. It ain't romantic. But it is. It certainly isn't romance. Although it started that way...

I was in my old van driving into the neighboring town and had a thought that Lucifer could be short for Luci. So what if Lucifer was a woman? And what if...  And a romance novel was born.

And that romance novel sucked.

So I played with it trying to twist in into different forms until it finally gelled as a retelling of Genesis from the devil's point of view. Which is my kind of twisted POV since I would never trust any stories told by men. They so love to rewrite history as it suits them.

So there we are. Lea is slogging through my demands for covers, Carolyn is trying to force herself to remain interested in a whiny devil and I'm sitting staring at twinkle lights while muttering "pretty, pretty... shiny, shiny".

Life is fun.