So today has been a less than perfect day for me.Everything I seem to touch is going wrong. You don't even want to know how many times I had to edit this. So I am stepping away from my real job as a realtor and writing for today and baking. Over the weekend a great, old friend gave me a ton of citrus from her trees that I have been sharing like crazy but I still have A LOT of. One of the prizes of this gift is some beautiful Meyer lemons (a very close second are the delish and sweet tangerines). So I have been searching for recipes to make. Today's winner is Meyer lemon cream cheese muffins, which are supposed to be highly delicious. The recipe is from Teeniecakes.com and got me excited. Actually I love most any muffin or cupcake so I will probably love them since they resemble tiny cakes. Hopefully, the baking will get me out of my funk and help me feel more productive and more focused on writing the third book. My characters are beginning to talk to me again and today shushed them. So hopefully Eamon, Amelie, Lauryl and even Heydrich will resume talking to me because I so want to finish this book and meet my deadline!
Yes, this is the 1st anniversary of the death of Alan Rickman. I'm STILL sad about this, which is why I haven't taken any of the pictures of him down from my blog. It's sad that he'll never share his awesomeness in movies or on the stage again. And we never got to see him play a vampire, which he would have just ROCKED. So I am going to watch some of his movies and remember the time I met him after seeing him on stage in Seminar. I hope y'all take time out to remember him today too!
I was doing some digging on my blog and found out that most of my viewer traffic comes from the great nation of Russia! I find that remarkable. I would love to visit Russia but I don't think I will ever get there. I definitely have it on my bucket list but I don't know. From what I have seen in pictures it is absolutely beautiful with a rich history and folklore. I love Russian Orthodox music and art. And the folk art and clothing is so beautiful. So I will have to be content to look at pictures on the internet and enjoy my reader traffic here. I wish you guys would leave a comment for me!
I watched the best vampire mockumentary from New Zealand the other evening. It's called What We Do In The Shadows. It had the perfect amount of cheesyness but at the same time the acting was phenomenal. The story follows four vampires of differing ages and backgrounds as they live their nights in Wellington New Zealand. They try and deal with problems such as who does the dishes, how do they lure their victims into their home, popularity and werewolves. I laughed so hard during parts of this film. Written and directed by the multi talented Jermaine Clement and Taika Waititi, these guys do not disappoint. They address most of the typical vampire mythos but through the eyes of badassery and dorkiness. Here's a taste via one of the old trailers.
That's Happy Birthday in German. The MAJOR BAD GUY in the book is an infamous German(No not Hitler) so I decided to say Happy Birthday in German. I fictionalized someone historical to make him a vampire and while it was a twisted, emotional journey, I think you will be pleased with the results!
In my opinion, Blood of New Beginnings is my best work. I think the pacing is better, the dialog more intriguing and the stakes higher.
With that said, I'm giving away an English Kindle copy of the first book, Life in Moonlight to the first person who comments on this posting. It doesn't matter where you live, you just need a Kindle. So Good Luck and Happy Reading!!!
Don't forget that LIFE IN MOONLIGHT is FREE on Kindle today through tomorrow! That's right! It's 100% off! So don't miss out on getting this book before the next one, Blood of New Begininngs is released on January 7th!!!
So I'm working on Death Hunter, the third in the Primigenio Tales series but DIFFICULT. I tried to write and write until I had close to a draft and then make sense of it but that didn't work. I had to cut more than I could use. Right now I have pieces of the draft spread all through my files. Plus I had some loose work that I planned on using in the book so right now it's like taking apart a microwave and having no idea on how to put it back together. I think I'm going to have to outline the book and then put it back together by the outline, which goes against my pantser tendencies. But it will get done because I have set a a firm deadline for myself. It's not like I don't like the story either. I love it and WANT to write it.
I don't think I told you or if I did, I forgot, that I will be listing Life in Moonlight for FREE 12/31/16 to 1/1/17 on Amazon Kindle. This is to get you super excited about the release of the second book in the Primigenio Tales series, which will be released January 7. Pre-order link is already up! So you can get a free vampire romance book and get the second in the series at the same time! So be sure to share the crap out of this post!!