Updates and Catching Up

So as usual, I’ve fallen behind in posting – it’s been a very crazy, busy month. Between the day job escalating, not to mention a tradeshow in Chicago, and the kids’ spring sports schedules heating up, my days and weekends have been jam packed. We also have the start of dance competition season, one down, two to go (one this weekend) before Nationals this summer. And to top it all off, another day job business to Vegas next weekend. I’m hoping things will settle down a bit for April, because there are some very big things happening that month.
To start off, the Noble Romance Authors Blog Tour kicks off next week, April 5, 2011, to be exact. It’s going to be a blast – nine of the hottest Noble Romance authors will be spending time visiting each other blogs, talking about our books, writing, and all sorts of fun things. There will be excerpts from recent releases, as well as some really awesome prizes.
In conjunction with the tour, Noble Romance is releasing an anthology comprised of six short stories by the authors on the tour. Entitled Red Roses & Shattered Glass, the anthology will b e released on April 4, 2011, just in time for the tour kick-off. My story, titled Bound for Love, involves the reunion of Nina and her master, Zane. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Here’s the cover, another amazing job by Fiona Jayde. She just keeps blowing me away with every cover I see.
Of course, now I have some ideas for other patrons of Nina and Zane’s exclusive BDSM club, so I may revisit Secrets in the future. I’m looking forward to that, but not just yet.
First, I need to finish the revisions on my medieval capture story, first and foremost, a title! I’ve been on a pretty good streak in that area lately, but my usual lack of skill in coming up with catchy titles has kicked in and I’m at a loss for this one. After that’s done, my two-part “mini” sci-fi series will command my attention. Actually it already has, Vega and Merry have been quite vocal about being left in the dust for my other works, so I’ve been trying to work on that a little. And Vega’s brother Reygar is getting impatient for his story to be told as well. He’s a rather grumpy guy to begin with, so this is not sitting well with him. J
Anyway, keep an eye on this spot – starting next week, we’re going to have some fun around here. Then, when the tour has completed, look for some new regular posts for me. I have been preparing for a new series for the blog, at the moment, tentatively called “Focus On…”  My hope is to feature a different author/friend each week or so and talk about various things, not only writing and books, but other topics as well.
And join me in hoping spring will truly kick in very very soon!