Monday Rewind

funny-dog-pictures-not-ready-for-monday Well…maybe I want it to be over a little bit. πŸ˜† I’m actually looking forward to this week. Wait?!? What??! No, really, I am. This is the downhill slide to NaNoWriMo starting on Saturday. I’ve got some things in the works and I’ll be getting all my ducks in a row this week.

after-book depressionAs for my weekend…I was totally lazy. TOTALLY! I pretty much stayed in bed all weekend. Did some household-y stuffs but then went back to bed. And read. An entire series, though there are more books coming. What literary beast ensared me? Kit Rocha’s Beyond series. These books are hedonistic. Dark. Violent. Pretty much X-rated dirty-sexy. And yet, with each one I finished, I immediately reached for the next one, and the next–burning through the novels and the novellas until I finished the last available story, the one that had me in freaking tears, even though I knew there was no way the authors (it’s a writing team using the Rocha pen name) would take the story to a place of no return. They still made me believe they could…and would go there. So I’m blubbering. And that’s why this series keeps hitting the lists. People can write them off as dystopian porn, and they might be, but the characters are so well-defined, so fracking real that I’m able to suspend belief, absorb the wall-to-wall sex, and look beyond it to the story, to the characters, to the reality of that world. And trust me, it’s all there! Anyway, I’m totally hooked. The next one comes out November 10th and I’m already in the throes of book withdrawal/hangover.

Other news…I’m now on Wattpad. I don’t quite know how to explain Wattpad. It’s a place to put up WIPs, for random people to read and give feedback. I’m putting up the Wolves’ MC book(s) there–in two versions. PG-13 so new readers can find me, and R, which is the version that will be the published version. Evidently, Wattpad started life as a teen fanfic site but has evolved. I may even post short stories from my various worlds–stories that will never be “published” but will be available there for free. We’ll see.

That Ol Black Magic 680Those of you on Facebook saw my news about THAT OL’ BLACK MAGIC. It placed FIRST in the International Digital Awards Short Paranormal Fiction category. CHRISTMAS MOON place 3rd! πŸ˜€

I also broke down and signed up for MailChimp so I can send out the occasional Newsletter. There’s a link up there on the right side if you haven’t signed up already. Also, you’ll note I’m doing a blog hop with Nightowl Reviews in November. More about it when we get closer. I have other upcoming appearances, both virtual and in person. If anyone happens to be in Southwest Oklahoma on November 1st, I’m on the featured authors in the Duncan Public Library’s 4th Annual Local Author Day. I will have books there. πŸ˜€ November 3rd, I’m “at” a Facebook party hosted by Avery Flynn. More details about that one and my November 10th Facebook party with the 12 Brides’ authors as they become available.

So that’s my news for the day. What’s up with y’all?

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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5 Responses to Monday Rewind

  1. Busy lady. Sounds like you needed to spend a weekend in bed, just to recharge. Yay for finding a series you connected with. Wattpad sounds interesting. I hope it draws more readers for your books. And SQUEE for the awards! You earned those puppies.

    I started a started a book this weekend that ended up being A little too spicy for me. But then I treated myself by starting the third book in an SF trilogy I’ve been waiting on. Good stuff, so all’s well. I read an awesome book on self-publishing this weekend, too. Got the edit notes for Unequal finished and entered the edits for a whole chapter of WT.

    I’m trying not to think too much about the five days left until NaNo, but I can’t help myself. Too much to do, too little time.

    • Silver James says:

      Yeah…I wouldn’t recommend the Beyond series to you. I know you’re not that fond of the sexy bits and that’s really tied up with the character arcs and story lines. I’m ready to get back to writing but I still have a day or two of “other stuff” to do. πŸ˜†

      • When I first saw ‘Beyond’ my mind jumped to a YA SF I read called Beyond, but no definitely not what you meant. I googled it, though, so I know what you’re talking about. LOL, yep, I just flip past the sexy to get to the plot, so a book where the plot and the sexy are intertwined wouldn’t work for me. Still glad you enjoyed it.

        Get back to writing. :whipcrack: (It’s easier for me to crack the whip for you than it is for me. I’m so lazy this week.)

  2. Ashlynn says:

    I’m gonna have to check that series out, Silver. It intrigues me. I read Cora Carmack All Lined Up. I didn’t think I would like it, but I ended up loving it! Will be buying the next one, prob today. I’ve been reading a ton of NA since that my intended target–just want to make sure where I want to market it.

    I reworked my website and tweaked Linda’s for her. Both I think turned out much better. πŸ™‚ So other than battling the Monster and normal weekend stuff, thats about it.

    And you, dear lady, blow me away with you drive. How you juggle all that, I will never, ever know. But go you!! You are rocking it!

    • Silver James says:

      Ash, the Beyond books are…intense. LOTS of sex. And kinky sex but damn if I didn’t read every word instead of skimming those parts. I have a crush on just about every guy in the O’Kane gang. Oh, who am I kidding. I do. Every freaking one of them! πŸ˜† I’d loan you a copy but I’m not sure they’re loanable on Kindle. The first one is 99Β’ at the moment.

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