Thursday, September 20, 2012

Update Thursday #8

I got this idea from the amazingly wonderful Jessica from Thoughts at One in the Morning. Every Thursday, I’ll be posting an update on my reading, writing, what’s going on at the blog, and anything else I think should be mentioned.

It's late and I'm wired (I'll get to why in a second), so I'm going to get right to it!

READING:
I kind of mentioned last week that I've been in a bit of a reading slump this month. I've had so much going on that reading just hasn't been a priority (which I feel is blasphemous to even say, but it's true. I can't concentrate, and none of the books I've read lately are really doing it for me). I despise reading slumps! I have so many great books that need to be read!

Finished reading

 I enjoyed this one and actually did read it quickly. I'll try to have my review up in the next week or two - I'm currently 14 reviews behind.

Still reading 


I've been reading this one for the last 3-4 weeks. Think that says it all.

Currently reading:

This one's sort of meh. I think it has potential, but I've only been able to read a few pages at a time, so it might help if I could actually sit and read it and get into it. 

ON THE BLOG:

I posted a book haul video for the last three weeks or so.

For this week's Music Monday, I talked about how Kelly Clarkson's Dark Side inspired an idea for my fourth novel.  

In this week's Top Ten Tuesday, I talked about the ten bloggers and authors I'd love to meet.  

I finally got a new review posted. It's for Endlessly by Kiersten White, the final book in the Paranormalcy trilogy.

WRITING
So remember last week how I said I'd been putting off getting Undressed (my book of short erotic romance stories) edited, formatted, and published? Well...that's actually the reason I'm wired right now. I finished editing it yesterday, and formatted it today (during breaks from running around after my two-year-old nephew), and it's now live on Smashwords! By morning, it might be up on Amazon - you can check my Amazon author page to see if it's live. In the next couple of weeks it'll be distributed to all major ebook retailers, but for now if you're interested in reading it, you can get it on Smashwords in any e-format. It's only 99 cents!

September 19th, 2012
   For those who like their love stories hot and steamy, Undressed consists of five short romantic stories with an erotic twist. Discover stories about lovers, strangers, friends, the slow burn of romance, and the sizzling heat of chance encounters. Find out what happens when friends become lovers, when lovers return after an extended absence, and when fantasies come true.
 

OTHER STUFF:
My friend Jessica from Thoughts at One in the Morning, who had the amazing indie author series all summer, is hosting a giveaway for four ebooks - one from each author on the indie author panel, including me! Be sure to check it out - who wouldn't want to add four new ebooks to their library?
Another of my friends, Kathy from I Write, I Read, I Review is hosting an event called Cover Lover Month in October. Kat will be revealing the cover for her debut novel, Sealer's Promise (guys...I saw it tonight and it's freaking gorgeous), I'll be doing a guest post along with a special giveaway, and there are other authors, bloggers, and cover artists on board. Kathy's looking for more people to do guest posts and interviews, so be sure to check it out and contact her if it's something you want to be part of!

On a slightly random note: is anyone else (besides Jessica) super excited about Castle returning this coming Monday? It's one of the only shows I'm actually excited about this season. I didn't start watching it until last season (I always wanted to watch it, but it was on at the same time as something else and I don't have a VCR or DVR), and I loved it from the very first episode. Hello, Nathan Fillion...as a writer...come on. I spent the summer catching up on seasons 1-3 (I love my library), and now I'm pumped for season 5 to start! More randomness: I've been thinking about doing more vlogs, and I thought I'd start with a bookshelf tour once I get my shelves a bit more organized, and maybe a few video reviews? I'll keep doing my written reviews, but have the video ones as sort of a companion. Would anyone be interested in seeing those?

I think that's it. I feel like I'm forgetting something but it's after 1am and I've been up since 8 to watch Logan. I'm really excited to finally have Undressed finished and published, and now I just want to go unset my alarm clock and sleep for eight-ten hours! I hope you've all had a great week so far. Be sure to let me know what you've been up to - I love hearing from you guys!

1 comment:

  1. "Is anyone else (besides Jessica) super excited about Castle returning this coming Monday?"

    LOL. You just made my day. Oh, and it goes more like this: "Hello, Nathan Fillion... come on. And he's a writer... *swoons until she passes out*"

    *giggles to self*

    Break out of the reading slump with Sloppy Firsts. It will make you laugh. ^_^

    Also, YAY for Undressed being live! <3

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