There’s an interview with me posted over at The Motivated Writer. Check it out!
Caroline Cabot is suspicious of her sister Vivienne’s suitor, Adrian Kane. Rumor has it that Kane is really a vampire, since he keeps late hours and no one’s ever seen him outside during the day. Caroline decides to find out the truth — and ends up falling forÂ Adrian herself.
This is a wonderful romance, full of great dialogue and appropriately eerie, Gothic descriptions. Medeiros keeps the reader wondering for some 200 pages whether or notÂ Adrian is really a vampire — not an easy task to pull off. The twist she throws in isn’t too hard to figureÂ out, but it only adds to the conflict between Caroline and Adrian.Â
Medeiros has written a strong, sympathetic heroine in Caroline, who yearns for Adrian, but is determined to step aside so her sister can have a chance at happiness. You’ll find yourself hoping for a happily ever after — for everyone.
I sometimes get tired of historicals and the limited plots they seem to have, but I really enjoyed this one. Thumbs up.
Up next: Shadow Touch by Marjorie M. Liu. She’s another author like J.R. Ward that people always seem to be buzzing about. Liu is in Romantic Times like every other month! I wish I knew her secret …
The Janes at Dear Author, Sybil at The Good the Bad, and the Unread, and some other folks are joining forces to launch Romantic Advances, a Web site devoted to what’s coming up next in the romance world.
If you’re looking to add to your TBR pile, check it out. It’s a cool site that will only get better as more info is added.
Book-related things I need to accomplish this summer (aka by Labor Day):
1) Finish page proofs for Hot Mama.
2) Finish up Bigtime 4, aka Nightingale.
3) Write a rough draft of Bigtime 5, aka Fangirl.
4) Finish up my paranormal spy book, aka Live and Let Spy.
5) Write a rough draft of the second spy book, You Only Spy Twice.
6) Update the Web site with Hot Mama extras, new contests, photos, etc.
7) Get bookmarks made for Hot Mama.
8) Update my pitch letters and promo materials for Karma Girl and Hot Mama.
9) Dazzle everyone with my wit and brilliance at RWA Nationals.
10) Get my head examined for thinking I can get all this accomplished in three months.
What about you? What’s on your summer to-do list? Inquiring minds want to know …
I’m finallyÂ done with my firstÂ round of publicity and book signings for Karma Girl. I want to thank everyone who came to a signing and bought a book. I hope you allÂ enjoy Karma Girl!
Here are some other fun and weird facts from my May signings:
Number of signings: 8
Number of books IÂ sold at signings: 63Â
Number of miles I drove to signings: 471 (258 to one signing alone)
Best signings: My local library and comic book store. I sold 34 of my 63 books at those two signings.
Worst signing: A local coffee shop. It was on a Tuesday night, and no one came except two women from my critique group. I sold one book that night to the store owner, who probably felt sorry for me.
Worst signing redux: I drove 258 miles round trip to a store and sold a grand total of two books that day.
Nicest thing someone said to me: It (Karma Girl) was better than a Nora Roberts book! (Said by a really sweet lady who had already bought and read the book and came to a signing just to get me to autograph it for her. She totally made my day with the NR comment.)
Strangest thing someone said to me: Are you married? (A male comic book fan after we started talking about Bruce Campbell.)
StrangestÂ thing someone did: After my signing, someone called the comic book store and asked the owner if I was single. I’m extremely flattered, but seriously guys, I’m not that hot.Â And, for the record, I have a terrific fella in my life.
Most annoying thing someone did: A guy talked to me on and off for an hour, asking me questions about writing, getting published, etc. Then, he didn’t even buy a book. I thought that was a little rude.
Best location: The front corner of the comic book store. You had to walk by me to get or out of the store.
Worst location: Getting put in the back of the coffee shop behind rows of books at one of my local chain stores. Nobody could see me, and I didn’t get very much walk-by traffic either, since I was in the history section. Who wants to read history in the summertimeÂ besides my significant other?
So, I lived, I learned, and I sold some books. I’ll be doing some more events in July and updating the Appearances page and the rest of the Web site soon. Check back for details.
What about you? What are the best and worst things that have happened at your signings? Inquiring minds want to know …
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