May 25, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Update: Click here to visit my stop on the My Crazy Corner Romance Blogfest!

Happy Memorial Day! And for those who are Jewish, Happy Shavuot!

As the holiday weekend wraps up, I just wanted to remind you that my post for the My Crazy Corner Romance Blogfest will be going up tomorrow! I'll update this post with the link. You can also enter my giveaway for the blogest here:

May 18, 2015

A Scary New Path

This is a both difficult and exhilarating post to write. As you may have seen, I've been writing about publishing contracts quite a bit lately — about negotiating, about some unfair clauses, and about the heartbreak of walking way.

I can now reveal that all of this was spurred by real-life events surrounding my book, Muse, which has received offers from 3 publishers. Unfortunately, none of these turned out to be the right fit. Just recently, I received confirmation that declining the last of these was the right call, as that publisher is now struggling internally.

Ultimately, it seemed that this book was being pushed toward a different path. I've long believed that the smart author nowadays is one who embraces hybrid publishing. Now, it looks like I'll be testing that theory. While I am absolutely not turning away from the traditional path (G & H is currently out with some agents!), I am going to explore the other option.

So there will be lots of exciting news, and likely some interesting detours along the way, to come in the following months. The first bit I'd like to share is that I'm aiming for a late summer release (which is soon!). There's quite a lot to do!

Another important bit is the full title: MORTAL MUSINGS. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it! And for a quick reminder on what this book is about:
A frustrated muse unwittingly casts a spell that materializes her in mortal form – right in front of her latest ungrateful charge.

May 15, 2015

Flash! Friday: Prompt #3-23

This week's Flash! Friday prompt encouraged us to meld two very different aspects, the setting of "downtown" with the photo below — all in a 200-word (+/-10) story of course. As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

May 11, 2015

Vibrizzio Blog Tour with Guest Nicki Elson

It's my pleasure to introduce you to author Nicki Elson, who's stopping by to promote her latest release, Vibrizzio! Her guest post today is part of her blog tour, hosted by Xpresso Book Tours. Don't forget to check out the giveaway below! And now, without further ado:

5 Real Things in VIBRIZZIO 

& 5 Things I WISH Were Real

Thank you, Aria, for having me over during the tour. And double thanks for giving me free rein on choosing a topic! Bits and pieces of writers’ real lives often find their way into their stories, so I thought it would be fun to let you in on 5 real life things in VIBRIZZIO plus 5 things I wish were real.

May 4, 2015

Welcome to May!

Happy May, everyone! And it'll be a happy month indeed with a slew of romance authors participating in a blogfest hosted by My Crazy Corner, including daily posts and many fun giveaways! You can check out the entire list of participating authors on the site (and yes, it does include yours truly).

Besides checking out all of the posts on My Crazy Corner, you can also join in the fun via this Facebook event. My post will be going up on May 26th, but meanwhile you can enter my giveaway right here: