Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Do you believe in Santa Claus?

Neither does Jenna Peterson, but naughty girl she is, she set out to prove it to the world. It started with a dare but then she couldn’t resist the handsome man beneath the beard and had to give him a little something to remember her by.

When Scott signed up to be the mall Santa Claus, he never dreamed that two naughty girls would be sitting on his lap or that one would capture his heart and then just walk away. Could he convince her that this was more than physical attraction and to trust her heart? Or was she determined to stay on Santa’s naughty list?

You can buy it from www.mardigraspublishing.com after December 23, 2006.You can visit Missy Lyons' web page and learn more about her at www.missylyons.com
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Sunday, November 26, 2006
Me And My Shadow

Ok, I admit it, I just typed in the first title that popped into my head. I've been running ragged and having bad things happen to me this weekend. I don't know which way I'm headed next. I hope it can only get better from here.

I'm working on the sequel to Shift for Hire. That's my best selling novella so far. I wish I knew why. I'd duplicate it in everything I wrote from here on out.

The sequel is entitled, Shift Hunter and is roughly about a woman who is half shapeshifter and half human. She is the most wanted rebel in the Shift resistance against new government laws that take away Shift rights. Though she has sided with the Shifts, they do not fully accept her and the humans resent her for her shapeshifting abilities and Shift blood. Needless to say, she doesn't belong anywhere.

But Caelyn Stevens hates humans, or at least their skin. She turned off by the fact that humans have porous skin, while Shifts' skin has no tiny holes at all. It's flawless. She also has an anger problem which gets her into trouble more often than not, with the government and with her Shift rebel leader.

So, when the government doesn't know what to do to capture Cae, they hire a man known as Shift Hunter. Antony (Tony) Maddox is as much of an outsider as Cae is, but his is by decision. He lives a lonely life, working endless hours tracking down criminal Shifts every day. His hatred of Shifts is a well-known fact.

How in the world will I bring these two together? Can a woman be attracked to a man whose very skin repulses her and whose job it is to bring her in by any means necessary? Can a man want a woman who has openly declared her intentions of destroying the company and the man who's backed all laws against Shifts?

He stands for everything she hates.
She stands for everything he hates.

It will be so much fun finding a way to unite them.

-AJ
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Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Interview

Today I am interviewing Princess Doshi Lagrin of the Glamdire Kingdom. Let's see if we can get an idea of what this naughty miss has been up to in The Invisible Rose.


AJ: Doshi, why would you have an affair with your sister's fiance?

Doshi: Well, he wasn't really her fiance. The agreement papers hadn't been signed. Besides, Gabriella only cares about getting a new lover. She didn't care if Tarin took a lover, and after all I was invisible. That skill gave me such interesting ideas. I had to try them out.

AJ: What's Prince Tarin like?

Doshi: He's the kindest man I've ever met. He pays attention to me and listens to what I have to say. Aside from that, he is a prince and his body (blush) is what I've always dreamed of. How did I know he would be in the bath when I first visited his room without him knowing?

AJ: What kind of mischief did you get up to while invisible?

Doshi: Being able to be invisible made me more visible, if you can understand that reasoning. I could be bold and take the things I'd only longed for previously. When I saw Prince Tarin standing there in the middle of that ballroom, I couldn't resist getting closer. It was the invisibility that made me do what I did.

And it will be a while before the maids calm down, but a princess has to have an outlet sometimes. Correct posture, correct clothes, correct everything gets wearying. Tarin agrees with me. You should see what he does when he thinks he's alone in his rooms (BIG GRIN).

AJ: Last question. So, did you get the guy or what?

Doshi: I'm not telling. You'll have to read my story to find out. But I will say that there are a couple of cute surprises at the end of the book.


Well there you have it. If you're interested in learning more about Doshi's antics, pick up a copy of my book The Invisible Rose from Cobblestone Press.

-AJ
(PS, I'd be happy to feature an interview with your character on my blog. Just send me an email at ajcove@comcast.net.)

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Thursday, November 16, 2006
I'm Dancing As Fast As I Can!

Ok, so here's the tiny bit I know since getting online for writing purposes, which isn't much. Many authors are using blogs, messageboards, chats, newsgroups, etc. to get themselves and their e-books known. Are these effective? Are they working out.

I've learned that it's important to get your book reviewed and that will draw more readers to you. So I put together a teeny tiny list of review sites I've learned about. Here it is:

Coffe Time Romance
The Romance Studio
The Romance Reader's Connection
Tara M. Leigh's Reviews

I know it's little, but I'm not at home where I have this stuff bookmarked, unfortunately. Anyway, my question is what else are you authors doing to get yourself out there? What canI do, a girl who's the shy little wall flower type who let's it out only in her books? :P Any tidbits you give to me will be shared with as many as I can share it with to pay it forward, so to speak.

Hope you'll drop by soon. Thanks, everyone.

-AJ
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Friday, November 10, 2006
She's Baaaaaaaaacckkkk!!

Has it been so long? My internet was down at home and I thought I'd lose it if I had to go another day without it. I could have kissed the repairman when he came last night. I would have if he looked like this.

Instead, he ended up looking like this.

Ok, just kidding.

My kids were experiencing the pain of separation also. After it was back up, I didn't see them again, except when I peeked in their room.

Anybody else net crazy?

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Friday, November 03, 2006
I Got My Cover!



I finally got the cover of my new novella from Cobblestone Press. I'm so happy. Now I'm ripping my hair out, wondering when it will be released. In case you're wondering it is the story of a shy little princess who fades into the shadow of her beautiful older sister, only to one day be given the gift to fade for real. She now has the gift of invisibility. Suddenly, there's no limit to the amount of mischief she gets into with her new power, including pursuing her sister's intended husband.

The book is fantasy, with imaginary kingdoms from my own mind; however, it does have a strong similarity to life as it was in the 1800s.

I will keep you posted on when it will be released, and please let me know what you think of my cover. Thanks.

AJ
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