My post is late today because I just spent a fruitless hour doing one of those fun flow charts to direct you to my work, considering that my publisher Flux currently has the first in my Vamped series, called (quite creatively, I thought) VAMPED, available for FREE on Kindle and Nook. I want to shout it from the rooftop, but I hear that’s not a very effective form of marketing and that my neighbors have requested that I stop. Unfortunately, while the chart shows up all nice and pretty on my computer here at home, I can’t seem to get the picture to load. So, here I am with a shameless self-promotion post without even bringing the clever pic to entertain you while I call out like a carnival shill, “Buy my books!” (Oh please!)
Pretty flow chart aside, I do want to talk about a little something for [...]
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Warning: the events you’re about to read have been exaggerated for dramatic effect…but not by much.
Hiatus: Day 1
Whew! Took time today to relearn my kids’ names and straighten the house—who knew the dust bunnies would unionize!—and mow the lawn. All this time we thought the puppy had run away. Turns out he was just lost in the yard! He growls when I come near now, but seems none the worse for wear. Suzy and Bill…Phil…er, something like that…are thrilled.
I’ve evicted the mice nesting in my hair, brushed my teeth and even flossed. Go me! Now for an entire blissful week in which I use all that “free time” I’ve dedicated to writing for important things like paying bills and doing the dishes which have started cultivating new life forms.
Hiatus: Day 2
Bright shiny new idea calling to me. But no, no, I must resist the [...]
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In honor of the release this month of ReVamped, the fabulous, talented and generous Faith Hunter gave up one of her slots on Magical Words to allow me to present to you “The Care and Feeding of Minions” by my heroine, Gina Covello. Leave it to a fanged fashionista to come up with care labels for minions. You wouldn’t machine wash your dry-clean only clothes. How much more important is it to get the deets right when dealing with those who have your back…or the keys to your secret lair?
“The Care and Feeding of Minions” by Gina Covello, summer issue of Modern Goth Magazine
As they always say, you can’t believe everything you see on TV. If all your knowledge of minion-kind comes from the tube, you might be led to believe that minions:
1) are totally dedicated to their masters and can be [...]
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