Wednesday, April 24, 2013


I'm still waiting for feedback from my beta reader for KM4... once that comes back all that I have left is formatting the e-book for the three different platforms. Then I can upload it! It still probably won't be until next weekend, if I get the book back by then. It makes me happy when people tell me that they're excited for it!

I've started working on my first edit of Hostile Kisses, the Estela and Moo spin-off that features Adam and Daisy. That's going pretty well, I think. I'm 41 of 326 pages in. I haven't added anything to this one, which I think means that there are less holes in it. So, that's good. I've finished the cover for HK already too. I'll share it here later on.

I've been debating on what to do after HK is done. I have one more contemporary romance that I could edit (A Starter Boyfriend), but I think I might take a break from editing and write book 2 of my YA trilogy (The Spirit Keeper). Hopefully fans of the KM series will like these books too. I do wonder if it's detrimental to call it "YA"? I put it there because the characters are younger, but I feel like the story is more "adult." I. Don't. Know. I'm not going to worry about it too much right now--the series isn't even finished. Of course, I'll listen to any thoughts on the subject!

At any rate, I feel like it's time to start writing--or else I'll have nothing to publish later on. I'm still deciding.... If I do go right into the edit of A Starter Boyfriend, I'm stopping in November so that I can participate in NaNoWriMo. I've always wanted to try it and I think this year is my year.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Killing Models Blurb/Cover

Okay, here's the cover and blurb! Any feedback will be great!

Voodoo. Murder. Betrayal. Wedding?

One of these things just doesn't fit in with the others.

In two months, Estela will be married to the love of her life. She doesn’t have a dress, a venue, or invitations, but she’s positive things will work themselves out. Between planning her wedding and managing Moo’s career, she finds it hard to focus on anything. And now that she’s killed someone—violently—she can’t focus on anything.

She’s promised Caleb not to get involved in another murder investigation, but what if she’s the murderer? Certainly she should get involved then? At least to turn herself in? But then things get crazy and models are being offed left and right. With Moo a little over seven months pregnant, she could already be next on the killer’s list! Estela knows she has to intervene somehow.

Protect Moo. Marry Caleb. She can do these two things at once, can’t she?

Determined, Estela hurries to conclude this murder business. Just as things start to get back to normal, she sees a side of Caleb that she never expected in a million years. It is a side that makes her question everything. Does she even know him? Does she know herself? Maybe there won’t be a wedding after all.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Game Plan

Now that my Nook edit for KM4 is done, I have decided on a game plan on the next few steps:

1. Transfer Nook edits to computer. I'm about 139 out of 457 pages (Nook pages, that is) in to the transfer. Things are going well. I'm doing things a little differently with this book, in that I'm doing the Nook edit before I send it to Sarah, my beta reader. I'm hoping to avoid typos this way. I probably should have done this for ALL of the books, but for some reason, I didn't think to. I was rushing things, I think.

2. Edit Hostile Kisses Blurb. I'm planning on putting the prologue of HK at the end of KM4. So, I need to make sure that's good to go.

3. Send KM4 to Beta Reader. Sarah's good so she'll probably have it back to me in a few days--if she's not swamped (fingers crossed).

4. Finalize cover. No promises on this cover being amazing... I'm going to work on it myself this time. Mostly because I know that I want the covers to change at some point and I don't want my friend who helped me with KM2 and KM3 feel like I wasted her time. Anyway, here's the cover that I have so far... thoughts? Give it to me straight. I'll take any feedback I can get--how much I can do on my own, I'm not too sure.

5. Write blurb. Ugh... this is seriously the hardest part for me. Look for drafts to be posted here. Reader feedback is invaluable to me.

6. Format novel for uploading. This can be a little time consuming. I have to have drafts for Smashwords, Nook, and Amazon. They all want things to look a little different. For the most part the files are the same, but if I make a change to 1, I need to make a change to all. Blah.

7. Upload KM4!

8. Start editing Hostile Kisses (while doing a Nook edit of KM1). So, I'm pretty sure that in my excitement to share Estela and Moo and the guys with everyone, I didn't do a Nook edit (hence all the "grammar" related reviews it received). I've actually already started this (it keeps me busy at the gym). My goal is to upload the revised KM1 at the same time as HK... or maybe a week before, we'll see.

So... let me stop blogging and get back to transferring edits!