Sunday, October 31, 2010

Dark Side DownUnder Launches!!!! & Updates


Dark Side DownUnder launches today for Halloween!! Come over and say hi to the blog devoted to the paranormal e-group writers who are a part of the Romance Writers of Australia. There is a stellar line-up of speculative fiction authors and soon-to-be-authors, with lots of giveaways!
The first round of giveaways start November 4th with NYT bestseller Keri Arthur giving away
First 3 Riley Jensen Guardian Books: Full Moon Rising, Kissing Sin, Tempting Evil and a copy of Kelley Armstrong's Haunted.


Updates!

CARNAL MOON has now been out a couple of days through Ellora's Cave, and very soon my FREE Naughty Nooner, DISCOVERING SOFIA will be released!
In the meantime I'm just polishing and adding a few thousand words to my ms MOON THRALL, to a novella sized book (around 18K) and then I should be hitting the send button to my Ellora's Cave editor tomorrow - which then leaves me a week to continue on with what I hope will be my new Noc Bites! (yes, I am sticking to the guidelines this time!) This one has shape shifters, so I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into a story I haven't reread a hundred times =)
Then it's back to my co-authored single title, BELIEVE, which is soo close to finished, and then working on the weekends on my other Ellora's Cave book, presently called "Abducted" - but that is definately my working title.
I'm also itching to start work on my other single title, but that will have to wait...as will a spy story that is busting to be told LOL!!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Release Day!!!! CARNAL MOON

Release day for CARNAL MOON is HERE!!!! It's been a long time coming for this story, which was originally accepted at another publisher before finding it's home at Ellora's Cave! I love this story, love the heroine and her conflict almost as much as I love the brilliant, lawyer hero!!

Here's a blurb:

On the first night of each full moon, werewolves cannot resist the calling—the instinctual need to mate.

Living a double life has never been difficult for Holly, but in her world, if her species is to survive, all she can look forward to is down-and-dirty, uninhibited sex with a different partner each month. She has never had reason to complain though. Until now.

She’s fallen for Ricky Mandela, her hot, sexy, human lover. Holly can’t pretend she has a chance at a family and happily ever after. Those are human dreams. But she can’t give him up either. Will she have to lie and cheat to hold on to the man she loves?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Come and visit me!

I'm over at LoveCats today, talking about werewolves! I'm giving away a free copy of my latest release CARNAL MOON to one commentator!

I'm also over the fabulous Kylie Griffin's blog who just scored herself a three book deal with Berkley and her dream agent!! I'm talking about my Ellora's Cave release CARNAL MOON =)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Being Human

Last night I finished watching the last show in series two of Being Human.  Picture a ghost, a werewolf and a bloodthirsty vampire going cold turkey, and all three living in the same house, and you have this great UK series. 
I highly recommend it! The actors are brilliant, the story-line real life despite them being immortal.
Thanks so much to Maria for sending me this!! I can't wait for season 3 =) 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Laurann's latest release!


A good writing mate of mine, the fabulous Laurann Dohner, has another book released through Ellora's Cave today, Berrr's Vow is book 4 of the very popular Zorn Warrior series!
Laurann constantly amazes me with her writing output, averaging a novel-sized book a month!!!! (She has quite a few other EC series she writes as well).
In her words, 'I'm a writing addict!"
Congrats on Berrr's Vow, Laurann, and the many more to come =)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Come Over to the Dark Side...


Thanks so much to Eleni and Keri for creating this wonderful banner, it's for a new blog encompassing the Oz and Kiwi flavoured paranormal writer's group. Yay, we're out of the yahoo group closet!!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Guidelines.... Plotting V's Pantsing... Rejections


When I planned my next Harl Bites, I really didn't have a plan, so to speak. I wrote this werewolf story as I almost always do, with no clue as to where it was heading - just one scene in my head which I expanded and then kept on expanding. I *love* writing like this, love watching the story unfold and surprising me. Sometimes it takes far longer, sometimes the story just flows.
The negatives to this writing style is that I found it conflicted with my Bites story. Harlequin have guidelines to follow (for good reason!) So, I pushed these boundaries, a little too far. No, not a flat out rejection, my harl editor and I came to an agreement that I'd write another Bites that fitted those guidelines better, and I'd revise and expand Moon Thrall to *hopefully* fit Ellora's Cave, which I think it will slot in quite nicely - fingers crossed!
So lesson learned. My next Bites will be at least partially plotted, guided, so to speak, whereas my Ellora's Cave stories I will let fly.
Two vastly different ways of writing... and despite it all, you wouldn't catch me wanting to do anything else!
ps - just thought I'd pop in the rainbow on my ceiling, rather uplifting!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Research

Doing my 'alien' research for an ms I'm working on for Ellora's Cave, and stumbled across this rather bizarre youtube video (yeah, procrastination), rather interesting though. And if you watch it close to the end you'll see its tentacles etc a little clearer. What do you think, real or fake?
(sorry, it wouldn't load on my blog, so will just leave the link)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B26ZoMG6acE&feature=PlayList&p=28E038BCD1E7953D&index=0&playnext=1

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

One more...


One more review for Ice-Cold Lover, and a very nice one at that! Great to see some lovely comments about a series I've adored writing. Thanks so much Siren Book Reviews!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!!




Happy 1st Birthday to my little grandson (little man!) today.
Wishing your mum and dad lots more years of your happy, easy going nature!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Voting for Ice-Cold Lover


Blackraven's Reviews has chosen Ice-Cold Lover as one of its top picks for the week.
The book that is voted Top Pick of the Week will receive a Top Pick of the Week Graphic for advertising, as well as a Featured Book Cover slot for TOP PICK OF THE WEEK on the Blackraven's Reviews site.
If you would like to vote (only have until Sunday 10th) please click on link below - and thanks so much!!

http://www.blackravensreviews.com/polls.php

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Another review!

After a bit of a review drought, it was fabulous to see another review come out for Ice-Cold Lover, with a 5 star recommended read from BlackRaven's Reviews.
Here is a snippet:
Wow, Ms Techo has written quite the story with Ice Cold Lover. While this is the second book in this series, I will definitely be checking out the first book in the Winged and Dangerous series! I’ve been hooked by Ms. Teshco superb story-telling skills. I found myself whisked away into the world she created. I loved the idea of Celeste, a half human /half gargoyle trying to find if not love at least a bit of sexual satisfaction with Pascal.
Thanks Tamara! For more of her review check out the above BlackRaven's site =)

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