Finally, an update...

Yes, I’ve been rather slack of late when it comes to updating this blog, but I do have a good excuse! I’ve been flat out (like a lizard drinking, as the saying goes) trying to get the edits for Bound to Shadows done. My editor loved the story overall, but thought the bad guy was too obvious (and as a result, Riley appeared a little too thick), so I had to re-jig the plot, taking out some scenes, adding others, and generally smoothing it all out. Which meant I had a whole lot of paper on my desk with notes scrawled all over them. Well, more than is usual, anyway :) Fingers crossed it all reads better now (or at least, isn’t quite as obvious).

In other writing news (those of you who read the Deadline Dames blog or who get my newsletter will already know this, so sorry for the repeat) my lovely agent and editor informed me last week that Deadly Desire will debut on the New York Times Bestseller list at number 6 this week. Which is flaming amazing and my first top ten showing! So, aHUGE thank you to you all! I think it’ll take weeks yet for the silly grin to be wiped off my face.

Also, Piatkus sent me the cover for the UK & Australian version of Bound to Shadows, and I have to say, it’s smashing! I really love the new direction the UK covers have taken. As soon as I get clearance to share, I will :)

Oh, and those of you in the Orlando area, I’m going to be at the Romantic Times Booklovers convention in April (22nd–26th). If you don’t want to go to the convention itself, they have a booksigning day on the Saturday–300 authors in one room, all of them signing books. It’s $5 to enter if you’re not a conference attendee, which isn’t too bad. For more details, check out romatictimes.com

cover goodness...

I saw the cover concepts for the UK/Australia versions of Beneath a Rising Moon and Dancing with the Devil yesterday, and I have to say, they are great. I’ll post them as soon as I get the okay.   As you know, Piatkus (now a part of Little, Brown) bought the rights to my ImaJinn books, and they are planning to release them in the following order:

Beneath a Rising Moon / Beneath a Darkening Moon — Sept 08

Dancing with the Devil / Hearts in Darkness – Nov 08

Chasing the Shadows / Kiss the Night Goodbye – Dec 08

Memory Zero -April 09

Generation 18 – May 09

Penumbra – June 09

Circle of Fire – Aug 09

Circle of Death -Sept 09

Circle of Desire -Oct 09

Of course, the above dates may yet change, but I’ll let you know if they do.  And I’m not sure if the above dates are also the Australian release dates, although I believe the Sept and Nov release dates are pretty close to the mark. It’s going to be absolutely brilliant to finally be able to see these books on the shelf, though :)

Other writing news– well, I finished the Destiny edits and shipped them back, but nothing much has happened since then. I’m not sure what it is about copy edits, but I always seem to struggle to get back into my current story after stopping to do the copy edits on another. Maybe its just the abrupt dip into a different world/ time / characters that messes with the mind, maybe my muse is just damn lazy. Who knows? I just know it’s frustrating.  I got four pages written yesterday, and I’m hoping to do a little more today. One thing is for sure–this book isn’t going to be done by the end of feb. I really should know better than to give myself a target–it seems life and my muse love to sabotage it.