Monthly Archives:: June 2012

Chatting with Mallory Kane

Chatting with Mallory Kane

Today, I have the honor of interviewing Mallory Kane and her new book, NO HERO.   A darkly handsome New Orleans detective who insists he’s no hero is blindsided by his one-time lover, a sexy investigative TV reporter, who exposes his secret troubled past to the whole world…and nearly costs him his job. When the at-risk teens he mentors start turning up dead, his vow to protect the other kids hits a major snag…his only clue to finding the determined killer is held by the one woman he never wants to see again. Compelled to work together to solve the vicious murders before another child dies, their passion reluctantly reignites, and their mutual mistrust slowly turns to respect as she realizes… Read more »

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I Have GREAT News …

I Have GREAT News …

After 6 months of querying and hair-pulling (if you’ve been through it, you know how it goes) I decided to trunk DESTINY GIFT. Some may think 6 months is too little, but I queried a lot and got tons of feedback. See, DESTINY GIFT got several partial and full requests—I would say a 50% rate—but several only looked at it and said I should make it YA or Adult before trying to query again. That frustrated me. I wouldn’t back down from NA, nevertheless, I realized I should rewrite the whole first half of the thing to pick up the slow pace. I had began the rewrites of DESTINY GIFT when I saw a pitch contest at Savvy Authors. I… Read more »

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10 Things No One Knew About Blood Jewel

10 Things No One Knew About Blood Jewel

10 Things No One Knew About Blood Jewel by Georgia Cates Blood Jewel is written from a male vampire’s POV, which is quite different from the ordinary human female love interest’s POV. The entire “scene” of Marsala reaching Curry through Black Magic in Club Infinity was inspired by the song “Sleep Alone” by Bat for Lashes. Chansey’s striptease scene was inspired by “Nasty Naughty Boy” by Christina Aguilera. Chapter 3 “Seekers, Swans and Dolls” opens up a whole new plot for Book 3, “Blood Doll.” Solomon’s character stepped up to the plate in “Blood Jewel”  because we will be seeing a lot more of him in the future. Although a Blood Jewel was discovered in Book 2, the explanation behind… Read more »

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#ROW80 Last Checkin of Round 2

#ROW80 Last Checkin of Round 2

Hello friends! Another round is over, can you believe that? Here are my goals and how I did it: Organize my new home and my new schedule. Done. In the beginning of this round I was moving from Brazil back to the US. It was a mess, but I think my life is settled again ;) Once my life is normal again (or almost), find a gym and exercise 3 times per week. I kept up with it most of the time. I think only the last 3 weeks, I went to the gym twice instead of 3 times. Oops! Participate on Crafting the Sensual Novella Workshop from April 9th to May 6th. Done. Finish revising Re-revise my novel, DESTINY GIFT. DONE! Start a new novel and get… Read more »

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Baby, You’re a Firework!

Hubby, daughter and I watched Madagascar 3 – Europe’s Most Wanted last Saturday. SPOILERS OF THE MOVIE AHEAD! Please, don’t laugh when I tell you two or three tears may have escaped my eyes when Katy Perry’s song Firework began during the magical circus performance scene. I always loved that song, the message it passes to us, and in that scene, where they have to do the impossible, it’s perfect! And I imagined that song on a writing context, of course, because, well, the writing journey isn’t an easy one. There are days it seems near impossible. In the movie, the animals lost the faith in what they do, and that was preventing them from being as great as they… Read more »

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Cover Love: ALL THE BROKEN PIECES

Cover Love: ALL THE BROKEN PIECES

Another Entangled Publishing cover reveal! Love these! This time, is for the talented Cindi Madsen and her book ALL THE BROKEN PIECES, a YA Gothic Mystery, which will be released in December 2012. What if your life wasn’t your own? Liv comes out of a coma with no memory of her past and two distinct, warring voices inside her head. Nothing, not even her reflection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the fringe, life feels complete for the first time in, well, as long as she can remember…. Read more »

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#ROW80 and NTS check-in 06/17

#ROW80 and NTS check-in 06/17

Hello friends! HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! You know, in Brazil Father’s Day is in August … I don’t understand why Mother’s Day is the same, but not Father’s Day. Anyway … We’re almost done with this round! Commence freaking out! Here are my goals and how I’m doing: Organize my new home and my new schedule. Done. Once my life is normal again (or almost), find a gym and exercise 3 times per week. Twice only. Still haven’t found some class I want to go, and, with JuNoWriMo and FastDraft, I don’t think I’ll find one this month. Participate on Crafting the Sensual Novella Workshop from April 9th to May 6th. Done. Finish revising Re-revise my novel, DESTINY GIFT. Almost done. Start a new novel and get as far as… Read more »

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On Love Triangles

On Love Triangles

**WARNING: SPOILERS OF VAMPIRE DIARIES, VAMPIRE ACADEMY AND GEORGINA KINCAID** I love Vampire Diaries (the TV series, not the books. I didn’t like the books). But I hate seeing Elena divided between Damon and Stefan. And let’s not talk about the fact that they are brothers! Ew! Come on, how can one be that undecided? I once saw a quote from Johnny Depp, so perfect: I have to say I agree with him. Though, between us, I would pick Stefan. Yes, yes, I’m a self proclaimed bad-boy kind of girl, but hey, Stefan had his bad-boy phase too ;) Anyway, I wouldn’t be in that situation. Oh, noes. If I ever had to choose between two guys, I would have… Read more »

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