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I've been writing since I could first hold a pencil, and by all accounts I didn't limit myself to paper. Walls, tablecloths and the occasional sibling were all fair game, and it shouldn't be surprising to learn that markers were banned in my home with all due haste. Although I now content myself with inconveniencing electrons, the desire to bring the stories in my mind to life hasn't waned. In my spare time, I read, putter in the kitchen, and relax on my terrace or at the lake, weather permitting, with my corgi who strives to be part muse, part food disposal. I'm also addicted to coffee and have a close relationship with my Keurig.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

More shameless self-promotion...

***New M/M Fantasy Romance*** 
Ghost's Dilemma by Morwen Navarre 
Release date: February 4, 2015

"I'm leaving my village in a crisis and walking out on my alpha and mate. I won't be forgiven."

A fierce male witch is torn from his protective lover's bed... to face down a deadly threat. A spellbinding tale of devotion and love.

Torquere Press http://goo.gl/Ngn2xU
Amazon http://goo.gl/Qf7k4r
Goodreads http://goo.gl/aaXfkB

Ghost's Sight (Book 1) on sale for a limited time http://goo.gl/w1WDRL

Launch Party Feb 5 http://goo.gl/UzyNkn
Raffle#1 Win an ecopy of Ghost's Dilemma http://goo.gl/0LubX9
Raffle#2 Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card http://goo.gl/3ZXAZC

(Can you tell I'm getting excited?)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Launch Day Giveaways and Author Jitters...

It's almost Launch Day for Ghost's Dilemma!

Lots to share:

We have a Fan Page on Facebook:  Ghost's Sight

And we're having a Launch Party, with giveaways! I'd love to see you all there.

Here's the scoop on all the goodies:

***New M/M Fantasy Romance*** Ghost's Dilemma February 4, 2015
"I'm leaving my village in a crisis and walking out on my alpha and mate. I won't be forgiven."
A fierce male witch is torn from his protective lover's bed to face down a deadly threat. A spellbinding tale of devotion and love.
Goodreads http://goo.gl/aaXfkB
***Now available for pre-order on Torquere Books http://goo.gl/Ngn2xU***
You're Invited to the Launch Party Feb 5 http://goo.gl/UzyNkn
Pinterest http://goo.gl/z10TuP
Win an ecopy or a $25 Gift Card
Raffle#1 http://goo.gl/0LubX9
Raffle#2 http://goo.gl/3ZXAZC

Now, back to our regularly scheduled rambling. Yes, I have jitters! You'd think I'd be better about this, but I want people to read my book, and love my characters. I do, of course, but they're mine. I should love them.

But after three rounds of edits, two rounds of proofreading, and looking over a galley, I'm still wondering if I should have tweaked this, or massaged that. I still wonder if I got it right. My books are my children, and like any parent, I have trouble letting them out the door without fussing over a scarf, or slipping them some extra cash.

My book's ready. It's me that's not.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

My reading challenge...

I've been challenged! My goal is to read at least 150 books before next January 15, because the very lovely Joanna Talbot knows that good readers make better writers. I'm off to a good start, too! I've loaded up my Kindle, and I'm raring to read.

Now mind you, I'll be sneaking in my reading in between proofreading for my own upcoming release, and I have a confession to make. It's an absolute treat to read someone else's work right now. The more I read my own work, the more I cringe and want to tweak things. It's a monumental effort not to change things. Big things. Huge, sweeping changes, and lots of them.

But this late in the game, that would be a disaster. My amazing editor, Nicole, has pored over my mess, and poked at all the sloppy grammar, chronology slips and logic fails. The proofreaders have outdone themselves, and found typos and missing words that my brain helpfully fixed for me when I was reading. There's no way I'm going to ruin all that hard work, not now. Now it's time to hike up the big author shimapan and stop tweaking.

And this is why this challenge is coming at such a good time. I have an excuse to send back the proof without trying to tweak one more time. I can get lost in someone else's words again, and I can't wait.