Black Friday Blog Hop with Decadent Publishing

Hi!

Thanks for stopping by my blog on the Decadent Publishing Black Friday Blog Hop!  After you are done here, please make sure you click either the button above or the link at the very end of this post so you can visit everyone else. Lots of prizes on this hop, so make sure you hit every site!

I currently have three 1Night Stand releases with Decadent Publishing. Here are the fabulous covers (all by Mina Carter):

Here are the blurbs. Please check out each of them, then vote in the poll! Info about my contest after the blurbs/poll:

First up is SENATOR, MINE:

Eleanor’s dream of a romantic tour of Italy shatters when her long-time boyfriend breaks up with her in Pompeii. Determined to enjoy the once in a lifetime vacation, she enlists the 1NS service. She continues her trip, stopping to buy a small golden signet in a mysterious antiquities shop in Rome.

Darius, a hard-working Senator in Ancient Rome, is puzzled by the Sibyl’s words: You will not find love in your lifetime. Hoping to find a measure of happiness, he agrees to the Sibyl’s quest. In the olive grove, he spots Eleanor, a barbarian wearing his stolen senator’s ring.

A night spent together may be just what they both need to break down the columns of time that stand between them.

Next is DRUID, MINE:

Anya’s wish for a normal date—away from the old man she is caretaker for—comes true in unexpected ways when she finds herself whisked to an ancient Irish stone circle on solstice eve.

Carrick’s decision to follow the path to become an Ovate druid has not come lightly, and he plans to spend the solstice eve in meditation unless fairies or evil spirits disrupt the circle. When a feisty girl walks right up to the fire, more than sparks fly.

They each seek healing and a connection, but the darkness of summer is short, and once the solstice sun breaks through the circle at dawn, the magic of the night will be over. Even Madame Eve can’t stop the day from rising.

And last is PHARAOH, MINE:

Kathryn Adams is a veterinarian with a cause—she risks her financial security to help local cat rescue groups. When a stray cat, black with one green eye and one blue, meows at her door one night, Kathryn’s view of rescues changes quickly.

In Ancient Egypt, the throne is passed to the firstborn son, and when the sun rises over his father’s fresh tomb, Seti will claim his crown. He doesn’t want to rule, but the only other option is death, and his half-brother is happy to oblige.

Seti and Kathryn each need fulfillment in their lives. Through the help of Madame Eve and an ancient Egyptian goddess, they find peace in each other’s arms for one night. At dawn, Bast will return to ferry them back to their responsibilities unless they can rescue each other.

The contest is easy. First, vote in the poll  (1 entry).

Next, follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/KerryAdrienne/216668511686869 (1 entry)

and/or Twitter: https://twitter.com/kerryadrienne (1 entry)

Follow this blog: see button on the upper right portion of this page (1 entry)

lastly, leave a comment and tell me how many entries you have. If you already follow me, just note it in the comments.

THE PRIZES:

1st: copies of all three e-books of the ALL MINE series in the winner’s choice of format

2nd: copies of all three e-books of the ALL MINE series in the winner’s choice of format

3rd: pick one of the three e-books in the ALL MINE series in the winner’s choice of format

Winners will be drawn and posted on this site on November 24.  Good Luck!

Please click below to see a list of everyone participating in the Black Friday Blog Hop! Everyone is giving away something, so click:




Wow. So many options. Do you ever feel like you have too many projects? Too many stories? It’s a good feeling in some ways, but in other ways it’s a writer’s ADD nightmare. 

I’ve found that making a schedule really helps me. Yeah, I’ve always been a scheduler, list-maker, and clock-watcher. Sometimes I get really obsessive about it. Okay, I am always obsessive. It’s really the only way to get things done.

I do limit myself to two or three WIPs at a time. I’ll alternate days working on each, or even work an hour on each then repeat. How about you? Do you like to switch between projects? I’m trying to figure out if it is better to take ONE thing and finish it, or simultaneously work on a couple. 

I think, as I get into “writer as a job” mode, I’ll figure it out. One way or another. I’ll tell you, though, it is super awesome to have blocks on my schedule for playing guitar, sewing, painting, and even just hanging out with the family. I have missed these activities! 

Friday, I’ll be participating in a major blog hop with other authors from Decadent Publishing. Join us for some awesome prizes. 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!

Kerry

a new chapter…

I’m sad to say that I am no longer working at Entangled Publishing. It has been a great ride and I have worked with some of the best in the industry–and learned lots. It was a bittersweet decision–but my family has been suffering. My kids have literally begged me to be with them more. I also want to devote more time to my own writing–and that just wasn’t working out as I planned.

So, here is to a new chapter…

By kerryadrienne Posted in Writing

Excitement!

I am beyond thrilled to announce that I have an agent! I met Marisa Corvisiero at RWA Nationals in 2011 and felt an immediate connection. My gut told me then that she was the one, and I am happy to say that today, we signed a representation agreement. Marisa’s agency is Corvisiero Literary Agency, and you can read all about them on this web page: http://www.corvisieroagency.com/

I am so happy! *squee!!!*

Kerry

 

Pharaoh, Mine

 

My third 1Night Stand is now available from Decadent Publishing! PHARAOH, MINE is a time travel just like the other two in the series. I really enjoyed writing this one–so much fun!

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Kathryn is a veterinarian with a cause—she risks her financial security to help local cat rescue groups. When a stray cat, black with one green eye and one blue, meows at her door one night, Kathryn’s view of rescues changes quickly.

In Ancient Egypt, the throne is passed to the firstborn son, and when the sun rises over his father’s fresh tomb, Seti will claim his crown. Seti doesn’t want to rule, but the only other option is death, and his half-brother is happy to oblige.

Though Seti and Kathryn each need fulfillment in their lives, for one night they find peace in each other’s arms. At dawn, Bast will return to ferry them back to their responsibilities.

http://www.decadentpublishing.com/product_info.php?products_id=634&osCsid=4rhtpa1i8g6icgucmqc4os2ca2

http://www.amazon.com/Pharaoh-Night-Stand-Story-ebook/dp/B009LBOE6A/ref=pd_rhf_dp_p_t_1

Please welcome Aubrie Dionne, author of HAVEN 6…

Today, I am hosting Aubrie Dionne, author of HAVEN 6, and the other books in the NEW DAWN series from Entangled Publishing (PARADISE 21, TUNDRA 37, and A HERO RISING). I have had the privilege of working with Aubrie for over a year now and I can tell you that she is a wonderful person, inside and out. I can always count on her to deliver a fun story with compelling characters and a deep theme. If you haven’t read this series, I urge you to pick it up!

Thanks so much, Aubrie, for stopping by! Please make sure you enter to win the gorgeous necklace Aubrie is giving away!

Kerry

A product of an illegal pairing, Eridani is the only woman without a lifemate aboard the colonization ship, the Heritage, and she is determined her less than perfect DNA will not get in the way of finding love. As the ship nears its final destination of Haven 6 after five hundred years of travel, images of the surface show evidence of intelligent life on a planet that’s supposed to be uninhabited. Commander Grier assigns Eri to the exploratory team to spy on the alien society and return with information on how to defeat them.
When Eri’s team lands, tribes of humans attack and Eri is saved by Striver, the descendant of a colonist and a pirate from Old Earth’s colonization efforts in other parts of the galaxy. Striver helps Eri rescue her team and they are drawn to each other despite their different allegiances. While Striver battles with trusting Eri, Eri must decide whether to warn him and his people about the commander’s intentions, or follow orders and complete her mission.

Who is the big monster in Haven 6?

If you read any of the New Dawn series, you know every book had a “big monster” that gets in the way of the main protagonists:

The zombies in A Hero Rising…

The sandworms and the desert cows in Paradise 21…

The alien mammoths in Tundra 37…

So the big question is: what’s the big monster in Haven 6!!!

Each monster is a product of their environments. The zombies came from man’s overuse of natural resources. The sandworms evolved in a desert, using the sand to navigate and prey while the desert cows used their trunks to store water. The alien mammoths evolved from an ice world and used their tentacle-like hair to grasp prey and keep them warm.

So, for Haven 6, I wanted a hairy jungle monster able to live in the swampy environment- kind of like the same planet Yoda lived on in Star Wars. This monster had to humongous, dangerous, and hairy, while at the same time make sense with the planet so it wasn’t ridiculous. It had to get in the way of my protagonists, and find a way to tie in with the story of the mysterious golden liquid. It also had to have a weak spot so they could beat it.

The monster I came up with is big and hairy all right! But, you’ll have to read Haven 6 to find out what it is!

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She recently signed her YA sci fi novel with Inkspell Publishing titled: Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed, which will release in November 2012. When she’s not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras. She’s a big Star Trek TNG fan, as well as Star Wars and Serenity.

@authoraubrie

www.authoraubrie.com

http://authoraubrie.blogspot.com

Thank you, Aubrie!

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Pre-order Double Eclipse at a discount

you can order Double Eclipse early and get a 20% discount! here:

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It releases September 19th, so hurry!

 

By kerryadrienne Posted in Writing

Character Interview

I am over at Heartthrob Haven today doing a character interview (Carrick, from DRUID, MINE). Stop by and leave a comment to enter to win a copy of DRUID, MINE. 🙂

http://heartthrobhaven.blogspot.com/2012/09/interview-with-hunky-druid-carrick-from.html#comment-form

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The James Scott Bell Seminar

I went to the seminar in Nashville this past weekend. I went expecting to learn, meet new people, and to hopefully come away with some techniques to improve my writing life. Let me just say it now:

If you are a writer, you MUST make time to go to a presentation by James Scott Bell.

It’s simple–I cannot give a higher recommendation. If I could afford to pay for all my writing friends to go, I would. The seminar was that good.

Jim is a modest and truly inspiring speaker. But he isn’t just that–he is a true teacher. His passion comes across and you really feel that he wants you to be successful. He follows up the drive with very specific tools to help in all aspects of writing: from hammering out the kinks in plot, to Frankensteining characters, to generating ideas. He tells you how to do it in an organized and efficient fashion. No magic–just pen to paper tips to really help a writer be more organized, efficient, and successful.

I am still processing all the information. I took over sixty pages of notes! I have already implemented some of his suggestions–why wait? There’s always an excuse lingering around the corner. “Hey, buddy,” he said, taking a long wet drag on his hand-rolled cigarette. “You don’t have to work now.”

Yeah, I know. I am a process geek. I love road maps to goals. I love lists. I love spreadsheets. Getting the wigglies under control helps me be much more prolific–and in turn, that allows my creative brain parts to have more room to work. When my brain space doesn’t look like Hoarders, but more like a file system, then my creativity can come out and play in all the vast emptiness. Yeah. It is true.

JSB is holding his workshop in Cincinnati in September. If you can go–DO. You will not regret it. You can check his website for information, and also dates/places he will be:

http://www.jamesscottbell.com/index.html

And if you cannot get to one of his seminars soon, please do yourself a favor and buy his books. The two I particularly recommend are Plot & Structure, and Revision & Self-Editing.

And no, he isn’t giving me a kickback! LOL. My rave comes deeply from the heart–

Kerry

Tomorrow!

Yay, tomorrow (well, in about ten hours), I’ll leave for the James Scott Bell novel writing seminar in Nashville. I am really excited. I’ve been looking forward to it for a while–the chance to go to a seminar/workshop rather than a conference. Looking forward to learning a lot, and hopefully talking to some other writers. Here is the link–I think it will be a lot of fun and a very worthwhile trip:

http://www.jamesscottbell.com/styled-12/index.html

Finished!

I finished another manuscript last night. Just the draft. Still, it feels great. To celebrate, I made chocolate fondue for the family. Strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, pretzels, and graham crackers. YUM. 

Today, I have to dig into the edits. I like this part of the process–revising and editing. The detail work is fun. Now that the story is laid out, I can polish and add details, and cut crap. Hopefully, this manuscript won’t be full of crap when I read it. LOL

Have a great Sunday!

 

 

Druid, Mine review

I am so thrilled to report that Druid, Mine is a top pick on Night Owl Reviews! So happy–I consider it an honor. 

You can read the review here: http://erotica.nightowlreviews.com/nor/Reviews/Hitherandthee-reviews-Druid-Mine-by-Kerry-Adrienne.aspx

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