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Back from the 2014 RWA National Conference

I flew to San Antonio last week for my very first RWA National Conference. It was awesome. It was packed with authors who love and write romance. The workshops were phenomenal, and so were the keynote speakers. I left San Antonio exhausted, but rejuvenated, too. I...

Aren’s POV #1

Fighting a cold today and couldn't concentrate on my sci-fi project. So I toyed around with this because it was fun. Also because I miss Aren. 🙂 Warning: First draft and written under the influence of cold meds. Aren's POV #1 The stone in the blacksmith’s hand glows...

Sleeping Hero Legends

I learned a new bookish term today: sleeping hero legends. I came across a link to this article on Facebook. It's written by Jack Campbell, who writes an awesome military science fiction series. Seriously. Awesome. It holds my attention and keeps me breathless on the...

Do You Read Multi-Author Bundles?

Around about a year ago, authors started banding together and releasing multi-author ebook bundles together. They priced them super cheap, usually $0.99 for six or more books. It's a great deal, incredibly hard to pass up, and several of these bundles have gone on to...

What I’m Loving Lately

1. Honor's Knight. Still reading this, only because I'm a slow reader and my kids exhaust me in the afternoons so much that I tend to collapse into bed after they go to sleep. The book is just so, so good, though. It's one of those books that makes me ask myself,...

Still Searching for the Perfect Conference Wear

(Honor's Knight is still awesome! There's so much tension and angst going on. I love it! I know the covers make it look like there's not much romance in the books, but trust me, it has the perfect amount. You can still enter to win either the first or second book in...

Where Does A Work-At-Home Writer’s Time Go?

(Started reading Honor's Knight last night. Ohmyfreakingod! So good! I hit 11% and had a major freak out. Like, oh no, the SHIT is going to go down! Ahhh! Watch out Devi!!! Can't wait until the boys' go to bed tonight so I can read more! Giveaway for this book or the...

New Sci-Fi Romance + Giveaway

Today is a happy release day! Honor's Knight, the second book in Rachel Bach's Paradox series is now on my Kindle! I raved about the first book, Fortune's Pawn, in my Goodreads review. I've been waiting for this sequel since I finished this last page of the first...

Teaser Tuesday: The Side Project

Not much writing is getting done this week due to preparation for traveling (i.e. new hair cut!). I'll be flying out to Daytona on Thursday for Coastal Magic Con. There will be a signing that's open to the public from 5pm to 7pm on Saturday. If you're in the area,...

One Author’s Writing Expenses for 2013

This week, I sat down to calculate my writing expenses for 2013. This is the first year I've had a separate bank account for my business, and it made it so much easier to keep track of my expenses. I used my debit card for everything except for tips and vending...

Goodreads and New Book Love

Man, I love GoodReads. A lot of authors don't. A lot of them just don't understand the point of the site, but I do. I get that it's a personal library, a documentation of what readers have read and how they feel about stories. The whole point of it is to collect their...

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The Writing is Going Better

I finished (for the third time) one of my favorite chapters from Shades of Treason. My hero and heroine are together and alone, and they've just been through hell. Always a fun moment, right? The rest of the book should move faster. I had to work out a lot of...

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The Sharpest Blade is in France!

Say hello to my newest foreign cover - Sidhe 3: Double Vue. French covers are pretty awesome, don't you think? The book has actually been out for a few weeks. I just learned it had sold to France a couple weeks before that. Special thanks to Melliane, who asked me for...

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McKenzie Lewis takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I should have had Aren fissure me to some place hot, like Florida or Texas. The cool Colorado air will make this challenge worse than it needs to be, but my clothes – and everything from my normal life – are here at Naito’s house. I’m not worried about being cold,...

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Real Life Stuff

(Please excuse me for this non-writing related post. Sometimes, I just need to write my thoughts out.) My husband and I are evaluating preschools/daycares for our boys again. The school they're currently in, a school which we love and can afford pretty well, has a...

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New Favorite TV Show: JUSTIFIED

I'm super picky about TV and movies. It's hard for me to sit through a two hour show, and even one hour or thirty minute shows have a difficult time catching my attention. This last year, though, we stumbled across the TV superhero show, ARROW, on Netflix. It was...

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Killing Darlings Means You Get a Deleted Scene

 I love the internet. It makes it easier to delete scenes from my books because they don't have to be permanently gone. I'm deleting the scene below from my WIP. It's not a bad scene. I kind of like it, actually, because it shows the type of person Rykus is. But I'm...

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