Michelle Rowen

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Off and running

Nanowrimo 2009 has begun!! I can’t believe it’s been six years since I did my first one in 2003 and finished the first book I’d ever written THE END on. With this Nano I’m working on my 14th contracted novel. Craziness. This book is going to be fun. Stamped it, no erasies. I did nearly 4K on it yesterday so I’m off to a running start. Onward!!

Hot Spell is now available at audible.com. This is my first audio book ever and listening to the sample feels really bizarre but fantastic. This might be how actors feel about seeing themselves on the bigscreen. Well, a little. ;) Here’s the link if you want to give a listen.

And I just got a very nice review for Demon Princess in Publishers Weekly!

Demon Princess: Reign or Shine Michelle Rowen. Walker, $16.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-8027-8492-6; $9.99 paper ISBN 978-0-8027-9534-2
Paranormal romance author Rowen’s (the Immortality Bites series) charming YA debut skillfully balances a lighthearted teen voice with emotional maturity, which bodes well for this new series. Sixteen-year-old Nikki Donovan is less than pleased when a mysterious young man named Michael shows up bearing a message from her absentee father, who she learns is a dying demon king. Additionally, Nikki is her father’s heir. Upon her father’s death, Nikki will assume control of the Shadowlands, where her father rules the border between the demon lands and the mortal world. “That sounded like more of a gatekeeper than a king,” Nikki thinks. “[T]he thought that my father wasn’t a horrible, evil demon set my mind slightly at ease. Slightly.” When Nikki balks under the sudden responsibility, she is offered a choice between mortality and fulfilling the responsibilities of her demon heritage. But as Nikki’s feelings for Michael grow and as she learns more about her growing powers and her demon family, her decision becomes more difficult. Though the villains can tend toward the cartoonish, Nikki’s engaging voice and several intriguing secondary characters make this a winner. Ages 12—up.

I certainly can’t complain about that! All in all, a very good start to the week, I’d say.

Okay… time to start writing……….

One comment to “Off and running”

  1. Tori
     · November 3rd, 2009 at 1:48 am · Link

    I’m participating in Nano as well. I’ve managed to get at least the minimum word count for Day One and Two so hopefully that means that this week at least will go smoothly. My problems occur during middles. They are the worst.
    Michelle- I know you can do this! You write insanely fast. This will be a piece of cake for you. I am sure it will get easier.

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