Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Character Love

I am a horrible creator.
 
And when I say creator, I’m hoping you all know I mean my characters. If not, I mean my characters.
 
I have been ask twice, in about as many weeks which was my favourite characters, and I came up with nothing, so instead I was honest, which I’m beginning to realise yet again that gets me in trouble—or makes people not like me, but then I already know I’m horrible at first impressions.
 
But let’s get back on track.
 
You see, when I finish writing a book I tend to end up hating the characters. It’s not a completely hate, more the hate when you’re so irritated by something they’ve said or done that you can’t get over it, and therefore everything they do piss you off even though it never did before.
 
My sister said something the other day that sort of ties this up:
I’m not sure how to say this but I hate your face at the moment so everything you say is pissing me off
 
The thing is I’m not sure if I ever liked my characters in the first place but either way it’s safe to say by the end of our time together I need an extended break.
 
This thing, right here, is what has happening with my Moonlit Wolves series, which is why I’m struggling with it so much.
 
Everything starts out fine, the idea is great. The characters are alive. They are new, exciting and then like all good relationships it starts to level out, only normally when you’re in a relationship with people you get a bit of space. At least that’s what I do, I can’t be with the same person over and over without some form of break.
 
The problem? They are people inside your head, and the more you love the idea, the more you love the story, the more they take over your head, and so there isn’t a break. No matter what you do they are there, bitching, wining, telling you there story over and over until you get it out of your head for good.
 
Again, I know the way I’m speaking may seem like I’m talking about other people, but this is what I feel, this is what I go through.
 
So as you can imagine by the end I’m over them, I need them to fuck off so that I can have a break but as I’m sure you all know, signing ‘the end’ isn’t the end of anything. and so I have to go and visit them, day after day, week after week, and then there may be a break, and back again, like an old friend that just won’t get the fucking point.
 
So it comes to the point that I don’t have any favourite, or at least I didn’t until I remember my first book published My Kevin and the love pattered in my heart – so apparently it takes about a year to return.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Cover Beauty #13

Art sells the book; it’s the first thing we see, and some we’ll buy just from appeal.
 
 
Artist Meredith Russell
The Last Wolf by Sue Brown

Monday, 24 November 2014

Coming To an End – November series

We are at the long end of this brilliant month of moustache growth, we are at the point that our men have something impressive to cover their upper lips, and maybe thinking of styling ideas for the week ahead. Yet, we all know when the time runs out, they shave it all off.
 
I want to thank everyone who supported me. I’m not sure how much it was, but I know It’s not a lot, which is fine, because my plan is, and has always been going in as I wish to stay and every year, the whole series will go into donations.
 
So let’s go into a round up for this book, a month in.
 
Like I said not many people have bought it, I understand why, I’m new, there isn’t anything I can do for that. Add that I self-published it, along with the fact that I didn’t blanket promote, hell, I pretty much forgot the book existed, which is horrible since I loved this book so much.
 
So, in conclusion the unsuccessfulness of this book lays on my feet alone, and I can live with that.
 
With that sadness aside, I have had some wonderful reviews from the book, most of which teared me up when I first read them, and I’m sure they will again when I reread them.
 
 
I liked the end one the note that though I defiantly dropped the ball on things this time around, it doesn’t mean my love for this book hasn’t shined through every single word. that I didn’t take my time making sure this wasn’t a risk, it’s not a risk to read this book. it shows that you can beat prostate cancer and come out in nearly the same condition as you went in.
 
I wanted a love story, and I believe that’s what I’ve give you all. It’s just the problems with being a newbie, writing a short story, which I think probably helped a lot as I didn’t draw out the disease. And you get a long happy ever after as a result. You can love my characters because they’re going to be there when you’re done.
 
Thanks to everyone who bought the book, I’ll do better next year, as I’m hoping in a whole it will sit better, being as book 2 isn’t written yet, and even if I did write it, right now, it would be ready in a week, rather than take me months.
 
Anyway, have a look at what others see what other have to say, it may be just what you’re looking for in a sweet loving story to get you in the Christmas mood.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Saturday, 22 November 2014

#MySexySaturday week 69


This week’s theme is sexy thanksgiving. It then goes on to say “we know what you’re thinking” but I honestly have no clue what Thanksgiving is about, only from what I’ve seen on telly, and I haven’t truly paid any attention to it.
not my country. Not my traditions.

Tho the gist is its about family time. With the added “sexiness” involved. Which I’m guessing could be wanting to start a family, reintroducing yourself to your family, that sort of connections. I have only one person who can’t back into the fold of his family, and so here’s a snippet from Moonlit Wolves 5: A Werewolf’s Howl  

And… let’s all keep a secret and not count how many paragraphs I just put up

 
A cold hairy body woke Brad up when it crawled into bed and snuggled up behind him.
“Fuck, babe,” Brad muttered as he pulled it close around him. “Whatcha have, an ice shower?”
Kyle’s sleepy slur was barely legible as he spoke into Brad’s hair. “Pretty much. Wanted to get to you.”
“Oh…how sweet,” he even managed to say without cracking up.
“Come on, babe.” Kyle sounded more awake as he rolled Brad onto his back. “Let it out before you crack a rib.”
Brad’s smile was so wide as Kyle’s head came down and captured them in a kiss that heated up everything in Brad. Fingers touched cool hairy skin, gripping at it, pulling Kyle in closer. He needed him to be closer to him.
“So when are we leaving?” Kyle mumbled as they broke apart for air.
“Huh?” Yeah, huh?
“When are we leaving for your place? I can come, right?”
“What will ya do for work?” Just react. Remember, think later, when there’s time.
Kyle shrugged. “I can work here, right? You don’t live that far away.”
“Just like that.”
“Just like that.” He pressed a light kiss to on Brad’s lips. “Fuck, babe, I’ve been dreaming of just this for years.”


And onto the pimping and other random facts linked to this hop

Friday, 21 November 2014

Payhip Account

I decided to give Payhip a try, by adding my books, I’m not sure if it’ll even work, but I like the idea of having an option. At any rate, in the long run I’d love nothing more than to have my own site for sales, so why not start as I wish to go forward.
 
And, well, as an added bonus each book will be discounted, just as an added bonus
 
Love Without Knowing It at $1.50 : https://payhip.com/b/WlQa
 
Running Scared at $0.50 : https://payhip.com/b/tmlD
 
 
If you wish for a different file, please tell me and I’ll add it for you (I’m currently only using the 3 main file types)
 
The rest of the plan
 
I have always wanted to have something that was just coming to me. I understand the idea isn’t great, that people probably won’t bother. Mostly I’ll put these to Amazon buyers, as they love Amazon for it’s one click buy option.
 
I, as a consumer, don’t like Amazon for that reason, I don’t like using me credit card, and I hate that I’ve had to put it in. it’s for you guys who might like a different option, or just the one that comes with a discount on all my own titles year round.
 
At the moment each title will display itself on the payhip site for 50cents cheaper, than anywhere else because I’m mostly not smart enough to figure out a % and I thought it was a good deal. Like I said, we’ll see how things move from here, and I’ll update you in 6 months’ time when I know what’s what.
 
I also have this plan, if I can get books ready faster for the future, where they just sit and wait, to have them appear on payhip first, they will have that added discount, and then, a week later, or so they will go up everywhere else. I’d like for payhip to be my pre-order site, you want it straight away this is where you’ll get it from, you want it anywhere else, and you’ll have to wait.
 
Like I said, it’ll be a wait and see kind of deal. Awkwardly though because I’m technically a no one, there is that longer wait for people to want to read me enough that they can’t wait, and I understand and know I’m not anywhere near there yet. If I will ever become it.
 
But as I’ve said above, I’m going in as I plan to be, so unless something happens with payhip, it will stay and I’ll trug through until you all notice the greatness of my presales.

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because I saw it on facebook last weekend and couldn't stop myself.
 
 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

From the Backlist #11

The books that were forgotten in the rush of all things new, or just weren’t loved on as much as they should have been, these are our genre’s backlist, maybe you’ll find something old to love like it’s new
 
 
My Roommate’s a Jock? Well, Crap! by Wade Kelly
First Published 31st of December 2012 by Dreamspinner
Contemporary LGBT Romance
 
It's easy to become cynical when life never goes your way.
 
Cole Reid has been a social recluse since he was fifteen, when he was outed by his high school baseball team. Since then, his obsessive-compulsive behavior and sarcastic nature have driven away most of the population, and everyone else hates him because he's gay. As he sees it, he's bound to repulse any prospective friends, let alone boyfriends, so why bother?
 
By the time Cole enters college, he's become an anal-retentive loner—but it's not a problem until his roommate graduates and the housing department assigns Ellis Montgomery to move in with Cole. Ellis is messy, gorgeous, straight, and worst of all, a "jock"!
 
During a school year filled with frat buddies, camping expeditions, and meddling parents, Cole and Ellis develop a friendship that turns Cole's glass-half-empty outlook on its head. There must be more to Ellis than a fun-loving jock—and maybe Cole's reawakening libido has rekindled his hope for more than camaraderie