Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Yeah, I know... It's been a while.

When you get out of the habit of blogging every day, you tend to forget to report the important stuff. So to bring you up to date, Rebel tied for first place in the Prism Awards contest. Some football player whose name I can't recall once said that a tie was like kissing your sister, although since my co-winner wasn't there to accept her award, it felt like Rebel won all by his lonesome. And you must admit, a Prism is a pretty nifty trophy! Kinda heavy too.

In other news, I'm working on the copyedits to the next book in the Cowboy Heaven series, Must Love Cowboys, which is available for preorder from Amazon and B&N. I received the cover recently. It's the same cover image they used when the book was titled Cowboy Bliss, (which, by the way, I HATED!), but I did like the picture, so it's all good. The book should be released on April 5, 2016. I just got word that I have a new publicist. God only knows what she'll have me doing next year.

Bunkhouse cook wanted.
Experience preferred.
Must love cowboys...
When extremely shy computer specialist Tina Hayes takes a road trip to scatter her grandfather’s ashes in the Tetons, she winds up as the cook on a Wyoming ranch. Just as her shyness begins to abate, a mystery surfaces, forcing her to work closely with Wyatt McCabe, the one cowboy who rattles her the most.

I'm currently working on a paranormal romantic suspense trilogy, but I'll tell you more about that when I actually finish writing the series. It's a tricky one because the stories in all three books are interwoven to a certain extent. After that, I'm probably going to write another Cat Star book. I keep hearing from people who want more of the cats. I'm thinking along the lines of pairing Larry with Althea, but first I have to get them off of Jack's ship!

Cowboy Heaven and Rebel are both entered in The Romance Reviews Reader's Choice Awards. You have to register on the site before you can vote, but I'd really appreciate your taking the time! Cowboy Heaven is entered in the Erotic Western category, and Rebel is in the Romantic Sci-fi/Futuristic category. They each need 50 votes (nominations) to make it to the second round. Voting closes September 30th.

When I'm not writing, I've been going to physical therapy for the fasciitis in my right foot. Four steroid injections have helped the heel spur, but the muscles and tendons in my lower leg are all messed up from limping for the past four or five years. I keep thinking I might be turning a corner, and then I'm right back where I started. My therapist gave me a new and exquisitely painful exercise today, and I'm hoping this will do the trick!

If I think of anything else to say, I'll blog again. Hopefully that will happen a little sooner this time. *;) winking