I have a new release with Changeling Press today. Isn’t the cover amazing? The story a romance set ten years into a zombie apocalypse. I am obsessed with zombie story, and this was a lot of fun to write. Please click on the cover to go to Changeling’s website (newly designed) and read an excerpt!
Joyce Hertzoff has a new book coming out and passed this blog to me. Her answers can be found on her Facebook Page – http://www.facebook.com/joyce.hertzoff.3
A. What are you working on?
An erotic romance set ten years into a zombie apocalypse, and no there will not be zombie sex!
I’ve never ventured too far from contemporary, so this is a new experience for me. The world building has been great fun and a bit of a challenge. Once this is done, I plan to edit a contemporary category length story I drafted late last year.
B. How does your work differ from others in this genre?
I don’t really like to compare myself to others. I write what I like. I am not very deep! =) I try to add a little humor, and my heroes all have nougat centers. I’m sure there are others who do the same, but I like to think my stuff is a little original. In my last story, one scene includes references to aliens, the pyramids, medieval weaponry and women’s wrestling. How common can that be?
C. Why do you write what you do?
I love romance. I love happy endings. The world is a sad enough place that I’d rather my stories be fun and a touch frivolous. I write contemporary and erotic romance. Did I mention I love sex scenes!?! The research is FABULOUS!
D. How does your writing process work?
It is pretty simple. I get an idea. I stew on it. I google pictures of people who I think look like my heroes. Then comes the outline. After that I trudge along and listen to the conversations the characters have in my head. Some stories come faster and easier than others! Here is a picture of my work space. I almost think I should have an office type space, but I like being under a blanket and surrounded by pets.
*If you look closely you will see that my dog is cuddling up with a stuffed animal. He’s kind of a strange one.
And now I pass the baton to:
Ruby Standing Deer – www.facebook.com/ruby.deer
Leela Lou Dahlin – https://www.facebook.com/leelalou.dahlin?fref=ts
My newest contemporary novella, All She Needs, is coming out on 4/18/14. So, if you survive tax day and are looking to unwind check out my newest novella.
BLURB: Ready for a fresh start, Trina dumps her controlling boyfriend and accepts a transfer halfway across the state. On the way to her new home, she comes upon two gorgeous men skinny dipping. She decides there’s no harm in a little fun with the two men.
She never expects to see either man again but Luke, one of the hot guys from the swimming hole, turns out to be the IT guy at her new job. How can she convince him that she isn’t looking for another relationship? Does she really want to?
EXCERPT: Trina turned. No, it couldn’t be. Her knees knocked and she gripped the edge of the cubicle. Power suit or no, this was more than any woman should have to endure.
Elise stepped beside Trina. “Lucas Harrison, this is Trina Sanders, our newest team member.”
Him! Luke held out his hand. A hand whose fingers she could still remember sliding in and out of her.
She took his hand. Maybe if she played it cool he wouldn’t remember her. “Nice to meet you.”
He smiled in return, but the very tops of his cheeks flushed pink. He recognized her. Damn.
“Did you get my order? She needs a laptop and docking station. I’m counting on you to take care of her.”
His gaze flitted over Trina. “I will.”
Wait. What did he mean by that? Gah. Which was worse? Her messed up job or a co-worker who’d seen her naked.
“Excellent.” Elise, who was rapidly turning into Trina’s least favorite boss ever, patted her on the back. “See you at eleven.”
Trina nodded as she tugged on an errant lock of hair. Maybe that fast food place down the road was hiring?
If you don’t want to wait, check out my other novellas, Roadside Assistance & Haunted.
As you can see I updated my website. February was a bad month in my house. On the last day of the month, we had to put one of our greyhounds to sleep. So, I needed a change and the website just happened to be on my list!
On the writing front, I submitted a new novella to Changeling. It’s a little more serious than I normally manage, but contains some humor as well. Let’s hope my editor doesn’t think it sucks. I am also working on another erotic novella and a short story. One is about zombies and the other a historian.
I’ve also been querying two of my contemporary stories as well. Wish me luck. Oh and here is a picture of Cutie.
I know I am a little posting this but here is the link to a review for my novella Haunted from Long and Short Reviews by Ginger. Here is my favorite part.
“The story has a fast moving plot that didn’t leave a dull moment. Along with sizzling hot hotel room action I enjoyed this quick read. The author’s plot delivered an interesting story line that was well written and a satisfying read.”
In honor of my Christmas release, Honesty, which you can find out all about by clicking on the awesome cover below. I am holding a little contest.
All you have to do is like my Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/DanniPriceWriter?ref=hl) between now and Christmas Eve to be eligible to win a $10 Starbucks’ gift card. I will pick one winner at random.
Also, I’m sorry, the contest is only open to US residents.
It’s Friday! Yay! So, that means it’s time for a new prompt. But, first, a big thanks to everyone who posted last week. (http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/RWCprompts/) Your stories were awesome. Now, this week’s prompt.
Paulina is waiting for a friend in the lobby of a hotel when she overhears two gorgeous men arguing about who possesses the best technique for picking up women. When the first man makes puppy dog eyes at the second, Paulina can’t help but laugh.
To her mortification, a third man hears her and drops down beside her on the hotel couch.
It turns out the three men are friends and want you to judge who is best pick up artist. You have 1000 words to tell us what happens next.