Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Just Realised...


Okay, while writing this post today I realised that in the last post of Jettermane I made a couple of fuck-ups... Jettermane killed his uncle's mate not his uncle. I will go through tomorrow and make the changes on the last post.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Here We Go

I know I was supposed to do Jettermane today... but I have to be out so I figure I will do Jettermane tomorrow and just share my new cover . It is for the Father's Day story at MLRPress... This is book one in Lancaster's Way.


Sunday, 27 May 2012

I Have No Fricken Clue.

I have to be honest and say I have no fricken clue which Blog story I am up to so tomorrow I will do Wind Walkers and the next day I will do Jettermane. I have spent today finishing the final read through for One Last Kiss Goodbye...

These are my next five projects: In no particular order.

1- The Diamond Rose (Em has it tattooed across her chest so I better finish the damn thing).
2- Toowoomba Boys: Dancing with Demons
3- Pack Matters: Chasing Dreams of You
4- The Lines of Marsden: Living in Shadows
5- Masters of Time: On the Flipside of Reverse.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Just A Quickie...

Made by my sister Catherine.

Well the first thing is to say that starting tomorrow I will be back up and running to a kind of normal schedule on this blog. So what has been happening in my life?

1- Hop Against Homophobia was just this past few days (17th - 20th). I swear we have to make it run for longer next year just so I make it around all the blogs  - I still have a few to go.

2- I have been doing last minute edits One Last Kiss Goodbye for Silver Publishing.

3- I did the galley proof on The Lines of Marsden: Rules Are Meant To Be Broken and sent back to MLRPress.

4- And I have been working on my YA story: This Is How I See You.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

And My Winner Is!!!

Hop Against Homophobia


JULIANA
 I will be getting in contact with you  as soon as I have posted this on my blog for the day.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this hop.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Hop Against Homophobia


HAH Blog Check out some other awesome participants.

My prize for stopping by is a $25 Gift Certificate for books.

Leave a comment (those in my Follower list will be entered again) if they also leave a comment along with you email address - Just let me know you are in both so that I don't miss adding your name again. or join my followers to be added the second time.

Yes homophobia is a big deal

To me homophobia, bullying, and no equality all mean the same thing it all starts with HOMOPHOBIA! And I have to ask myself why? Why can't people just mind their own business? Why do they need to discriminate against people just because they deem them to be different than what they consider normal? I am a big believer in the whole - "Cut us and we all bleed red." - Why does two people of the same sex loving each other cause people as a whole to think it okay to act like complete and utter idiots?

I just don't get it!!!

I don't understand how anyone can judge someone by who they choose to love. I hear a lot - "But the bible says..." Has it crossed anyone's mind that maybe the bible is wrong? I am a catholic, and even I see no shame in loving someone of the same sex. I personally believe as long as you are loving someone than everything will be okay in the world.

I guess you are wondering if I myself am gay?

No, I'm not, and I can't sit here and tell you how it feels to be at the brunt of a homophobic attack - because it would be guessing on my part. And no, I was never picked on or bullied growing up. But I have had friends who have been. I was there to pick them up and dust them off and help them find their centre again. So this is why I feel I should be allowed to comment on this subject.

Yesterday I was sent this YouTube Video and I know it is on equal rights for same sex couples, but in my eyes if one of the families hadn't been homophobic than none of this would have happened. WARNING! Tissues will be needed.



The words IT GETS BETTER don't mean anything unless we all band together and take that first step in setting things right. We need to all have our say - we need to be their for those who do have to suffer at the hands of homophobia. Join with me in trying to make the world a better place and say  -"you know what? I think today I will believe for just one moment that it really does get better"

If you are someone who is subject of homophobia - PLEASE - reach out to someone and let them know what is happening. There are People out willing to help as long as you reach out to them.



Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Setting up YA blog

I spent the whole day setting up the blog for my YA author Persona... It seems like it has taken forever, but at least it is now done.

I had to ask a lot of people to help me work my way through it just to get the thing started - I am so NOT Techno Savvy - I had to end up going through a different browser and creating a new email account and a new Blogger (I wanted to stick with Blogger because this is the one I know how to use). And even though it was the same as here it felt like it was completely different.If you want to go and check it out here is the link:


Let me know what you think and if I should change anything. I don;t mind advice and now that it is set up I can make the minor adjustments. My YA persona is Kate Saddo.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

My Brother Is So NOT Funny!!!

My Back - Tattoo Artist Ted Saddo

This morning my brother did the worst possible thing he could have done to me... Yes and I am calling him a bastard. And this is the reason why. This is how much my brother loves me... He fails to realise that paybacks are a bitch.

I was over at his house this morning, dropping my mum off for a visit with his MIL. When Ted innocently calls me into his home office to check out his latest tattoo he did yesterday. So I walk in expecting to see something fan-bloody-tastic, when instead there is a picture of a huge arse spider tattoo. I could have rivalled any of those dopey chicks in a scary movie... which was closely followed by a lot of swearing and calling him every dame I could think of. Meanwhile Ted was laughing so much I thought he was going to pee himself. (I should add it was a very realistic looking spider).

Monday, 14 May 2012

Beautiful According To Me - Andy Six

All About Andy (Biersack) Six
I have no rights to these images I just wanted to share why this young man is:
Beautiful According To Me


I found this to be fricken awesome. This is one seriously talented person. I was mesmerized from start to finish as I watched it come alive.


Beneath all the stage make-up there is a truly beautiful young man underneath it all. I found out Recently he is the same age as my daughter (Okay, so my daughter told me that  - She keeps telling me 1990 was a very good year).


This is to show you all what he looks like with his newer haircut (yes it ages him slightly) but in all honestly I think he is way better looking with the shorter hair. (Emily informs me Andy is 6"3' - So very tall - I would probably reach his nipples - Get your minds out of the gutter people)

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Gay Romance - Twinks.

Today I am guest Blogging over at  Erica Pike's Blog I am talking about TWINKS (Okay shees - I admit it I may be rambling about twinks). You all know what I am like when it comes to this sort of stuff.

I may even mention The Lines of Marsden: Rules Are Meant To Be Broken. and how some people might perceive Michael Marsden to be.

ON OTHER NEWS:

I am still working through my profiles. I am at the stage of thinking  - Why the hell do I have so many characters in my stories? Also running through my head is - Why the hell do I have so many WIPS? I seriously think I might have to hire someone to help me sort this shit out. Emily doesn't just say no she says "Oh - Hell No!!!" So I'm guessing she doesn't want to help me. Where are the days when I can bribe my own child - stopped when she started earning more money that me... LOL. I'm still trying to talk her into cleaning up my book cases.

Friday, 11 May 2012

Guys Like Romance Too.

Okay just letting you all know on June 11 I am scheduled for a guest blog on Guys Like Romance Too I am talking up the reasons behind Novel - The Lines of Marsden: Rules Are Meant To Be Broken.

Why?

Because June is Vampire month and RAMTBB fits that bill exactly.

So please show your support to me and a heap of other wonderful authors who will be flashing their wares over with Carson.

I will tell you about how and why I started this series and what actually inspired the MM genre and Michael, Christian & Doyle. I may even tell you a little behind the dynamics of the line itself.

I was honoured to be a part of this wonderful month because I love a good Vampire story. I hope you all love my boys as much as I loved writing them.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Let Me Introduce My Boys

The Lines Of Marsden

I can tell you I am starting to get pretty excited about The Lines Of Marsden: Rules Are Meant To Be Broken coming out on June 1st... at MLRPress. So today I thought I would introduce you to my three main characters. Michael Marsden, Christian Risely & Doyle Kerwin. All the pictures I purchased from the wonderful D W Skinner (who in my humble opinion does some amazing stuff).It was only recently that I saw this picture of Dan's and said OMG this is my Michael. This is exactly how I see him. So this is how my friendship with Dan began. I have every intention of turning these into trading cards as soon as I can work out how to do it. I will have to send Lex Valentine an email to see if she can point me in the right direction.

Without further adieu:

Michael Marsden:

This is my main character throughout the first six books. He is the reason I have a series. Michael Marsden would probably be considered a twink as he is youngish, slender and very emotional. Some would say overemotional. I don't see him that way at all, but that could be because I know what happens to him in the future and you all have to wait and find out.

Michael has to deal with three thinks in this book. 

1) He is a newly turned Vampire who for his own reasons doesn't want to follow the rules of his new family.
2) He has to come to turns with the fact that he is also gay,  something he had never really wanted to explore to far before.
3) He finds himself as the obsession of a crazy-arsed Vamp who is out for revenge.

I think of Michael Marsden as like an onion - there are so many layers to him and we have each book to peel away a little more until we find out exactly who he is meant to be.

Christian Risely:

Christian is an enigma, well not really, Chris mainly doesn't remember his past. He doesn't even know how old he really is, but as things happen within the family his memories start to come back bit by bit. But not giving us the complete picture of who he really is. 

Although he is not a Marsden he is still part of the line. when Benj enters the story in book three you find out more about Christian. He will become their Drarcaen. Or more importantly he will be Michael's Drarcaen. They share a specail bond which brings them together even as it tears them apart. - Destiny's a bitch, but all things happen for a reason. (Even though sometimes it is hard to work out what those reasons are).

Christian walks between two lives, the one he is meant to have and the one he does have. In the end it will be up to him to choose exactly which path he needs to take for his own peace of mind and happiness. 

Christina is not who he appears to be. I am not saying he is evil - because he isn't. But even Christian doesn't know what he is capable of. Through his bond with Michael he slowly comes to sees that what was done in his ast can be undone and he will be a stronger man because of it.

Doyle Kerwin:

Doyle would have to be my favourite character to write ever (I really don't know why he just is).

Doyle kind of just goes with the flow. even though through his dreams he knows what is coming he doesn't act upon them as he also knows things have to happen in the time allotted to them. I think of Doyle as the peace keeper. Though he will become known as the Loyalty for this line of Marsden. I haven't exactly worked out what the loyalty does yet (so any idea's just throw them my way). Though I do know when it all comes to down to it - he doesn't follow his sire he follows Michael (hence the loyalty).

As I re write each book I bring more and more of Doyle into them. He was never meant to be a main character but I just can't help myself.

Doyle is just the guy that comforts most of the family when needed, but never piss him off. Because he will just wipe you out of his life for as long as he deems enough time ( Example - Kerr pissed him off and he never spoke to Kerr for a whole year, even though they lived in the same house. That was whispered in confidence but I don't mind sharing it with all of you).

If you have any questions I will answer them if I can.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Useful Tidbits On Writing

After a suggestion from the wonderful Kris Jacen over at MLR, I realise I need to start keeping profiles on all my characters in all of my stories this is going to be very time consuming but should be well worth it. Which means I will have to re read most of my own work as I have no clue how I have described some of them. (Hmm - I wonder if I can bribe Emily to help me).


I am thinking of doing it along the lines of how I did those few for SPAM Inc. (You know the ones Embry and I posted on our blogs awhile back). What do you all think? I think they might work.

Kris also suggested that along with myself, my Beta Readers should have copies of the profiles so they can keep me on track. She suggested I have a circle of Beta Readers - would two Beta Readers represent a circle?

So over the next few weeks I will be making up profiles, and maybe looking to add to my Beta Reading circle. (Kinda feels like I'm auditioning people to join my coven/sect/whatever - LOL).

This picture I posted is just another awesome thing from Dan so I hope you all enjoy it.

Monday, 7 May 2012

I Am Sorry

I want to make an apology to my MLR Editor. I am sorry if what I wrote earlier seemed like I was dissing her in any way, because honestly I wasn't. I was just rambling.

I would like everyone to know I have complete faith in my editor - I did forget two whole steps in the WSC process - (Line Editor & Proof reading bit). And (ages) to me in reality is probably only a few days. It just feels like ages mainly because I still have the damn flu.

I know that my MLR Editor has done a wonderful job and has taught me so many things about writing that I didn't know and I appreciate her in more ways than I can count. She explains things in a way that makes it easy for me to understand. 

I have made an amendment to my earlier post - but for those of you who read the original post this is me saying sorry - I hate that I may have made it seem like she is crap at her job. Because it isn't true. She knows her stuff well - and seriously I should think before my mouth actually does the talking, (or my fingers do the typing as the case may be.)

Yes I can be a dumbarse at times... I honestly never meant for that last post to come off the way it sounded I just wasn't thinking when I wrote it. I feel really bad about it all. So I offer the above rose to Kimberly.




Updates & Whatnots...

Man, is it cold here this morning. My little part of Australia is freezing.

Update #1: One Last Kiss Goodbye, has moved up to the next step in editing over at Silver. (yeah I have no clue either). I do have an email somewhere that explains it all to me - I will have to read it again. Still coming out for Father's Day in June.

Update #2: I am still waiting to receive the Galley for The Lines of Marsden: Rules Are Meant To Be Broken. and they better come soon as that is due for release on June 1st.

Update # 3: I am working on TLOM 2: Living in Shadows. I have decided to re write a huge chunk of it - just because I can.

Update # 4: Embry and I are in discussions on SPAM Inc. today, we are going to get some of our rough spots smoothed out in our world we are creating. We need to work out a bit of a file system so we both have the same files we are working on so we don't screw up when we are both writing the same character in different books - believe me I have done it before all on my lonesome. (Yes I admit it I screw up) LOL.

Update # 5: When Souls Collide might be ready for Galley as well - I am not sure on that I have't heard from my editor in a few days. (Mind you the poor woman is run off her feet with all the work she has to do, as I am only one of the author's she edits for.) WSC will be out for Father's Day as well. I really like this story and will be writing one follow on book about two of the secondary characters. I will let you all guess as to which two, (maybe I've already told you).The book will be called: A Different Way Of Seeing.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Em's Turn

Due to doctors appointments we have missed a day so suck it up princesses..... 
XoXo Em





This is so worth it for the end of the film clip.


Who Doesn't like a bit of Eminiem?


Do I need to say more?


Okay this is purely for Dexter's outfit... 
Go on tell me it's not awesome.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Piss Off's & Other News...

Yesterday I missed a day of blogging due to the fact I sat at our work shed for Five hours waiting for the guy to come and lay the cables for our phone line. It had to be me as the hubs was in meetings all day, Emily was in at the office working, Cameron was in TAFE learning something or other.


So there I sat for five-fricken-hours and the guy still hadn't turned up, the hubs, Em and I all tried calling him but got no reply so I decided fuck it, and I packed up and went home.

Still the guy hasn't called or arrived at the shed so I have no clue what his problem is.

ON OTHER NEWS:

I have done the first lot of edits for my MLR Father's Day story: When Souls Collide. And you will be all happy to know there was only one instance of head hopping I am so proud of myself on that one. As it has been something I have been working on. Okay that is my little bit of an update.