Tiger has a cover. Isn’t it awesome? I love this one. Heck, I love them all. I’m totally feeling the book cover love from the wonderful Ellorascave cover Goddess. I get asked a lot if I pick my covers. No. I do however get to fill out cover request forms and let them know what I’d like to see on them. I don’t know who all the models on my covers are. Sometimes they are Ellorascave Cavemen (cover models). Those are some really fantastic men. I’ve been lucky enough to meet lot of them at Romanticon. I don’t have a release date yet for Tiger but I’m VERY hopeful for sometime in April.
I have a ‘to write’ list. I plan to finish and/or write books for all my series. Cyborg Seduction has stories coming up. Mating Heat has stories coming. Riding the Raines will have more books. Zorn will have Vhon, Coto, and Vinlotti’s stories. I don’t know the titles of the books yet. There are a lot of New Species books, plus there’s a few of them have already been written. I just am shelving those two finished books until I write a few new ones so the timeline of the stories fit.
The thing about me is...I always say I’m a mood writer. That’s so true. I also write more than one book at a time. I never have writer’s block because if one book holds me up...I can always work on another. Lately my muse has been...mischievous. Yeah. That’s the word I’m going with. I could think of others but stubborn, misbehaving, and difficult don’t sound as charming. I keep telling it that I have an ORDER of when I want to write certain books. I remind it that people are waiting for those books. I even lecture it about how schedules should be kept and mentally point to the list I made of what books I want to finish next. My muse...keeps obsessing where it shouldn’t be. It’s daydreaming about books not on that list or out of order. It’s reading where I left off on a book I NEED to finish...and another character is taunting me from another book as if it were standing on my keyboard. GRRRRR!
I was talking to an author friend and she said maybe I need to back up in the books and that perhaps I took a wrong turn and that’s why I haven’t finished the stories yet. That perhaps I don’t love what I’ve written and that’s the reason for why I’m so torn. I read the stories on my ‘to finish this month’ list and nope, that’s not it. I LOVE the stories. OMG. Wait until you read the beginning of Cousin Brand’s story. I laughed so hard I hurt stomach muscles. There are scenes so hot I fogged up the monitor with my heavy breathing. I don’t know what you or my editor is going to think but um, I LOVE Brand’s story. Sky? Scorching. He’s irresistible with his gray hair, light blue eyes...deep voice...and his love of everything human including the way he’s picked up all those sayings from Earth that drive his fellow Cyborg pals nuts. I love Sky. Then there is Obsidian (880 from NS). He’s taunting me. He’s standing on my keyboard growling and flashing sexy fangs. Like ‘HELLO!!! I’m right here and I won’t be denied!” He’s even taking off his shirt to get my attention. He’s got that waist long jet-black hair too. If he starts dancing...yeah. I’m a goner! LOL.
So...to make a long story that probably sounds a bit crazy...short...I’m trying really hard to concentrate on all three of them. (Welcome to the insane world that totally is normal for authors) Sometimes Ryder shows up with a grin and a wink. He plays guitar and he’s hot...in my defense. I spent last night with him and his story. MY BAD! He isn’t scheduled this month...or Obsidian. Yet...I’m spending time with them. They are distracting me from Brand and Sky. I keep telling my muse they should all strip off their shirts and wrestle for it. I’ll play the very watchful referee and winner takes the whole month of my imagination but um...that’s the bad thing about writing dominant badass types. The fight would last forever and they all refuse to lose. (Did I just type that out? Whoops. I probably shouldn’t admit that I actually picturing that wrestling match...a lot...LOL!)
I’m trying very hard to write their stories in order but my schedule is quickly turning into a useless paperweight on the corner of my desk. Order? What’s that? It’s chaos! Sexy, tempting, taunting bedlam where characters are distracting me away from each other. I’m trying to keep my muse in line. I offered it chocolate despite being on the dreaded diet. It hasn’t fallen for it yet but I have high hopes! LOL. My answer to dealing with this is to put in more hours to divide my time between all of them. I’m mentally chaining myself to my desk. The books are going to get done but I can’t promise the order they will be coming out. I don’t exactly write fast but I put in a LOT of hours. I’m just going to add in another ten or twenty hours a week thanks to my muse being so obsessed with so many stories currently. This is one of those times I’m very grateful to suffer from insomnia. LOL!
I’m going to ask Mr. Laurann update my website soon. He’s in charge of that now. He’s wonderful but extremely busy since he’s dealing with everything to free me up to write more. I’ve felt too guilty to ask him to do that yet since not only is he wrangling the kids and the home but he’s dealing with the stuff about our new house we are buying. Did I mention he’s AWESOME? He totally is. He even lures me away from my desk to watch Doctor Who and cuddle with him when I’ve spent way too much time writing.
Have a great week while I wrestle with the guys. LOL!