Drinking and blogging doesn’t go well together. I actually started writing this post on New Years Eve but, trying to post it after a party—and a little too much vodka—I deleted the whole damn thing! It’s taken me a whole month to work up to trying again!
An early February post is probably better than a New Years Day post anyway. I’ve already thrown out my over zealous resolutions and have had a few weeks to really reflect on what I want for 2019 and beyond. I’ve always found reflection better than resolutions.
When I first started in 2014, I had three goals for my writing. Finish a story—one with an ending and everything!—publish with Dreamspinner Press and to have a eBook that could be found in the library. As of last year, I reached all those goals.
Which meant… starting again. I had to decide what I wanted to focus on for the next leg of my writing journey.
The new set of goals I have today is far less demanding than that one I wrote at the beginning of January. But that makes it better because this one is real and not just a dream that I am a different person—and a different writer—than I am. My new writing goals include a box set, an audiobook, writing my first novel length—an additional story in the world of That Rat, Carter Janson, and a second novel. After four years of novelles that have grown longer and longer, I’m finally ready to face the the big 50k+.
As of January 28th, my first goal is complete! :D
I’ve always been a huge fan of paranormal romance, so it makes me even more excited to finally have all three books in my Cold Fingers paranormal romance series now available in a box set, both in eBook and print.
…a paranormal love story.
When Christopher Minnick meets Victor Polidori, life changes forever.
So does death.
Includes books 1 - 3 in the Cold Fingers series
It will also be available as part of Kindle Unlimited for the next 90 day.
To check it out, click the Amazon link below.
As for an audiobook, I’ve already spent hours listening through narrator samples hunting for the voice!
I’m a huge fan of audiobooks being that my job has—on and off for years—kept me on the road for sometimes six hours a day. I own a embarrassing number of them—so many that some I haven’t even gotten around to listened to—and have fallen in love with so many narrators, I’ve lost count. That makes picking a book narrator an almost impossible task! Because sometimes a voice is already someone else to me.
I’m curious how many of you are also audiobook fans, and if you have favorite narrators that will also always be a certain character to you?
For me, Sean Crisden will always be Mary Calmes' Jin Rayne because Change of Heart was the first MM audiobook I ever listened to, and Gomez Pugh will always be Jordan Castillo Price’s Victor Bane. After discovering the Psycop series in 2016—I was crazy late to the party—I not only bought up the eBooks, I also bought up the audiobooks because damn it, I wasn’t going to let having to travel for work stop me from reading that series! LOL
If you’re a fan of audiobooks but have never heard Pugh as Victor Bane, check them out! And being the Audible devotee that I am, here’s a link if you’re think you might want to try them out. They normally have free audiobook specials for new and longtime-gone, returning members.
Now, I almost never read or listen to a book while I am writing, with the exception of things completely out of genre I’m writing in. Since I’m knee deep in writing a mystery/romance, I’ve actually indulged in something a little different the last couple of weeks.
Jason Black is a new author to me, but this is a very well written, folktale kind of story about, well …the Fairy Pond. Love it!
The Fairy Pond
Nevan lives a simple life. He works hard in the fields with his brothers and his grandpa, and adores his mother wholeheartedly. He's a good boy who usually stays out of trouble, but even when Grandpa warns him to stay away from the pond, he can't help feeling curious about it...and the creatures that watch him whenever he's near.
You can pick this up as an Amazon exclusive or read it for free on part of Kindle Unlimited. Just click the link below.
The Fairy Pond also had me rereading one of my favorite Ofelia Gränd stories. If you’ve never read Silent Woods, it’s fantastic!
Do you believe in myths and ancient creatures?
Daniel has never felt the need to leave the city behind, so when his husband suggests a camping trip for their holiday he agrees with reluctance. Even before they step out of the car, Daniel has the feeling of something being wrong. Something about the forest is turning his stomach into knots.
He wants nothing more than returning to the safety of their home, and when their five-year-old son goes missing his fears turn into full-blown panic. What awaits them in the depths of the forest is far more sinister than anything Daniel ever could have imagined. Will they be able to find their son before it's too late?
That is all for now! But hopefully I’ll have more to share on an upcoming audiobook and my first novel here n the next few months! :D