Saturday, March 26, 2011

Seeking Camera Advice!


My daughter is desperate for a camera, and has her heart set on a digital SLR. Okay, I know nothing about camera's -- except to point and click. Any advice on what camera would be great for a budding photographer on a budget, around the 200 dollar mark, and something reliable? (unlike my last cheapie digital camera that drained even the most expensive batteries, turned on or off) 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Reading Rewards

I've been so focused on my writing and getting the things done around the house and with my children, I've realized I have spent very little time reading! Like watching a great movie, reading a great book stimulates the imagination, fires creativity and shifts the brain into another gear. And with summer over and the cold just around the corner, visions of a warm fireplace, snuggled up with a cat or two on one side, husband on the other -- and catching up on some of my books feels almost unattainable, like a kid with their nose pressed against the glass bookshop window! Well not quite, but a great visual (g)


Some books I really want to read:

Lover Unleashed (Black Dagger Brotherhood book 9) by J R Ward
Crave (Fallen Angels book 2) by J R Ward
An Unforgettable Lady by J R Ward/Jessica Bird
The Vampire Queen's Servant (Vampire Queen #1) by Joey W. Hill

Friday, March 18, 2011

WIN: a copy of Moon Thrall


I'm guesting over at Kylie Griffin's blog today, and giving away a copy of my latest Ellora's Cave release MOON THRALL - or any backlist title =))

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March: Quote of the Month

 
There's nothing to writing.  All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein. 
~Walter Wellesley "Red" Smith

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Latest Update...


Well I have the co-authored manuscript BELIEVE out in the agent wilderness, everything crossed someone out there loves the story - well at this stage, the query letter, synopsis and a short sample of the book - as much as Kylie and I do! 

I've starting writing the 3rd gargoyle book, and at this stage I'm not sure if I'll finish this first, or the alien book that is so close to completed. (blame my muse or my short attention span, whatever works LOL)

I'm also itching to start on a single title I started a while ago, but I'm trying to concentrate on my two shorts first. Then I'll probably alternate between the longer length ST and one of my older ressurections (novella length)

Okay, back to writing...

I Am Number Four


I really enjoyed this movie, despite the ho hum ratings. John, an alien disguised as a human - John Smith - is running away from other aliens who want to kill him and the few left of his race. The aliens have just killed Number three, and John is next on the list. He does of course fall in love with an earth girl, which threatens his existence. He has a guardian who helps protect him, and a dog who adopts him. And he begins to uncover powers which wouldn't be a bad skill to have =)

Friday, March 4, 2011

Thursday, March 3, 2011

ARRC Convention 2011

The second Australian Romance Readers Convention will be held in Sydney, Bondi. The Lovecats are talking about this wonderful weekend away - I only wish I could go!!!
Please check out the Lovecats post, the ARRC is featuring a silent auction to help raise funds for the flood victims, so great things on offer - LOTS of books, including ones from us Lovecats, Jewelery from Anne Gracie and photo prints from Keri Arthur. Check it out here:
http://australianromancereaders.wordpress.com/silent-auction/

And *thank you* everyone for the support =)

Latest Writing Update

It's been a while since my last post, so I thought I'd do a quick fill-in of where I'm at with my writing at the moment. I...