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New cover + update

Happy Easter! I’m restraining myself from eating any chocolate eggs since I’m back on the Jenny Craig wagon and trying to be a good girl with a shrinking waistline. TRYING HARD.

I received my cover for THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC and I’m really liking it. Darrak’s pretty hot, I have to admit it!

Here’s what I have for the back cover blurb:

When it comes to magic, sparks aren’t the only thing that can ignite…

Reluctant witch Eden Riley knows that codependent relationships aren’t good, but it’s hard to be independent when you’re possessed by a sexy but troublemaking demon. Darrak’s physical form makes good girl Eden want to go bad, but the constant itch to use the soul-destroying black magic she’s recently acquired might force Eden to explore her dark side in an entirely different way.

When her dangerous magic starts manifesting itself without conscious effort, Darrak insists she seek outside help—which also leads them to the potential answer to ending the demon’s curse. Suddenly, everything starts spiraling completely out of control, threatening both her life and the possibility of a future with Darrak—since only one of them might be able to survive this…

A lot of stuff happens in this book, which I really can’t talk about since it would all be a Big Fat Spoiler, but let’s just say, I think the third and final book in the Living in Eden trilogy is the strongest of the three and readers who’ve enjoyed Eden and Darrak’s journey so far (and hopefully new readers who have yet to pick up the books) won’t be disappointed.

This book will be out on December 6th, which seems like a hella long time from now but I know that time is going to FLY BY. I should start Christmas shopping right now, I think.

Today I’m happy to say I officially finished DARK KISS, my first book for Harlequin Teen. It was an exhausting second draft — some second drafts take it out of me and this one did. But it was worth it because I’m really happy with the story. The characters aren’t too happy with what I’ve put them through, but really, they should have expected no less from me. Didn’t they get the memo?

It took me a couple days longer than I expected to finish that book up, which means one thing. There’s no rest of the wicked. Lucky for me, the next book up is one I’m really looking forward to writing. I’ll be rolling right into BLOOD BATH & BEYOND, the new paranormal mystery (I think of it more as “light urban fantasy with mystery and romantic elements,” but that would be too much to go on a spine) I’m writing featuring Sarah Dearly.

I already have the 90 pages I wrote for the initial proposal, so I’m off to a strong start on this one. I think I might just reread Tall, Dark & Fangsome to revisit Sarah and her world. BB&B will be a book readers can pick up without having ANY prior knowledge of Sarah, and I won’t be promoting it heavily as being associated with the Immortality Bites series, since it’s with a fabulous new publisher and it’s in a fabulous new genre, but, well, I’d like to refresh my memory a bit when it comes to Sarah’s very special voice and sense of humor. Yeah, that’s as clear as mud. Thanks Michelle! You’re welcome!

Um… I think that’s it for now. I’m sitting here with a Doctor Who marathon on the TV right now. The premiere of the latest season is on my DVR but I haven’t watched it yet. Have I ever mentioned that I’m a major Whovian? Well, just the tenth doctor, mostly, but it’s all good!

2 comments to “New cover + update”

  1. Barbara
     · April 24th, 2011 at 5:55 pm · Link

    Ooh sounds good. Yes he is hot.

  2. ash'o
     · April 25th, 2011 at 9:39 pm · Link

    He is hooooot!

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