I’m looking over the final formatting for my new book Rise of the Machines—Human Authors in a Digital World. The goal is to release it on July 4th for a number of reasons. My first book was called We Are Not Alone and then we have the whole Rise of the Machines thing goin’ on with the new book. What better day to release than Independence Day? Okay, May the Fourth might have been cooler, but the book wasn’t finished with editing at that point.
Yes, I am a sci-fi nerd :D.
Publishing has Been Democratized
Before the e-book/indie revolution, we writers relied on New York solely to grant us a career or not. We needed favor from the King traditional press to move forward. There was no other way unless we were willing to hand ten or twenty thousand dollars to a vanity press and hope we could duplicate…
Tara & Heather created this blogfest to celebrate some milestone in the publishing process of their upcoming releases, Pop Travel and Maguire’s Corner.
I decided to share one of my favorite thrills:
He held my hand tight as he pulled me closer. Our faces were inches away from each other. He hesitated and I panicked. I turned and started to walk away, but he still have a strong grip on my hand. When I turned back to tell him to let go, I didn’t have a chance to get the words out. His lips were on mine, no hesitation this time.
My surprise prevented me from kissing him back at first. He started to pull away and I panicked again, but this time from fear he would stop. I kissed him back.
I was keenly away of the the way his lips tasted, all smooth and wet and with a hint of peppermint. The power of suggestion had been working over time in my imagination and I laughed. This time he succeeded in pull away.
“What’s so funny?”
“I thought you would taste like peppermint and you do.”
He smiled and kissed me again, letting go of my hand to wrap his arms around my waist.
*From my JuNoWriMo Novel.
There is nothing more thrilling than a first kiss. What do you find thrilling?
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Addicted to New Adult
Agent Suzie Townsend invites you to join her in a discussion on New Adult from June 24th to July 16th on her blog, Confessions.
I am currently querying a New Adult Romance and writing another. The characters I write never seem to quite fit in full on adult, now they have a spot in the literary world.
Miami Heat wins the 2013 NBA Championship. Not a fan of either team in the game, but Game 6 reminded why basketball can be an exciting game. It was awesome. Game 7 had to end the way it did. Plus, Tim Duncan and 5 rings doesn’t sound right.
It was a movie full weekend.
Man of Steel
Fast & Furious 6
World War Z
One awesome, one amazing, one great, one inspiring and one failed to meet expectations. Which movie was what?
James Gandolfini died last week at the age of 51. I loved The Sopranos, but I’ve still only seen season 3-6. I was late to the party. People have said that Tony Soprano ruined him for other rolls, but I disagree. I think it was the complexity of Tony Soprano and the way Mr. Gandolfini played him made other roles he played compelling because they were simple. See The Mexican (compassion and a little funny) and True Romance (pure violence). Also, Gandolfini is such a great name.
I watched this movie a few weeks ago because I really liked Henry Cavill in The Tudors and in anticipation of the Man of Steel movie. I thought the movie was going to be like 300 (brilliant), Troy (amazing) and Clash of the Titans (a great story).
It saddens me to report, the only good thing about this movie was the poster and Henry Cavill’s chest and abs. Allow me to guide you through the good, corny and down right bad movie that is Immortals.
Henry Cavill’s body, Some visually stunning fight scenes and the gods.
Let me show you the God.
This scene is long, but really good. The God’s were beautiful.
Corny – The movie made me laugh out loud on more then one occasion and it wasn’t a comedy.
“Let me enlighten you priest.” Then Mickey Rourke’s character set him on fire.
“At least I’ll be spared a slow death. Indecision is not their style.” And then he’s set on fire which is a slow agonizing and painful death.
“We have a war to fight.” Well, duh Theisus. It’s not very motivating to say we have a war to loose.
“It takes more then lighting candles to make babies.” I guess this women is not so easily woo’ed by romantic gestures.
“Personally I’d rather fight with a mad man then against him.” Only a mad man would say that.
“It was designed to be impenetrable. Have you ever know of a gate to be designed to be anything but.” Again, Mr. Obvious rears it’s ugly head.
“I have faith in you Thesius.” All powerful, omnipotent Zeus has faith in his son.
“In peace son bury their fathers. In wars fathers bury their sons.” Ok, I actually like this quote. Sad, but true.
“He bears the olive branch of peace.” But, let’s end it with another cliche for good measure.