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Who wants to be tagged?

Simple meme. 10 questions. I already have an uptick in traffic in my blog from it. I need five authors to tag.

It's basically the WIP meme.

Process: Yesterday, Marci tagged me. She did the WIP meme and tagged me to do it next. Meanwhile, I did a blog post about anything I wanted, but mentioned work that's currently out. Next Wednesday, I thank Marci for tagging me, do the meme (on blogspot as I've already done it here) and then tag five authors. They post it the following week. (It's probably less effective since I've pulled back the curtain and revealed the process. Probably should have done this via private messages...if I knew how to do it on LJ.)

It's a snowball cross-linking thingy-wha-whozit. Simple.

Who wants to join me? >.< Organizing authors is like herding cats.


The Value of an Editor.

Blogging about the value of an editor on my blogspot blog today. http://imcupnjava.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-value-of-editor.html

I would cross-post it, but it has several links and stuff. >.

I need to tag 5 authors.

The WIP meme has been turned into a snowball promo cross-linking-to-blogs thingy-wha-whozit. I need to tag five authors to participate with me. My turn to post is next week. Your turn will be the week after that. Basically, it's the WIP meme with a starting line of "Thank you, NAME, for inviting me to participate." And ends with the line, "Next week NAME, NAME, NAME, NAME, and NAME will be telling you about their upcoming work." Or something written better than that.

Who wants to participate?

Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy has been an annoying rain event for me. Not a hard awesome to watch rain, but a dreary, slow, soaking rain that has lasted for several days. The local farmers could have used this a few months ago.

Some roads around me have flooded, but I'm fine. Hope everyone else is OK.

WIP meme

Swiped from m_barnette.

What is the title of the book you’re currently working on?
Tainted Past and Full Circle II (and of course About to Sin)

Where did the idea come from for the book?
Tainted Past: Watching a Hitchcock marathon.
Full Circle: a vision of Alvaro with a shackle around his wrist.
About to Sin: 2metaldog describing a priest she saw and me talking about a doctor I saw. They had to meet even if it was in fiction.

What genre does your book fall under?
Tainted Past: Erotic mindfuck. What? That's not a genre? Fine. Thriller/Horror
Full Circle: Erotic vamps/paranormal/fantasy
About to Sin: Erotic Romance. Contemporary.

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

No idea. I can barely name actors and saying "that one dude with the hair who did that movie were they did that stuff" isn't useful for anyone.

What is a one-sentence synopsis of the book?
Tainted Past: We are but a culmination of our experiences, but what if the mind fails? Who helps us re-learn ourselves and to what degree can we trust them?

Full Circle II: Beaten by defeat the vampires set out to hunt their foes. One has to face a demon from his past.

About to Sin: A priest endures a crisis of vocation when he falls in love with a cynical doctor. A cynical doctor has to overcome his past wounds or risk losing his heart to bitterness.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
Tainted Past is under contract. Full Circle II most likely has a publisher. I'm not sure the route I'll take for About to Sin.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
Tainted Past's first draft took a month. About to Sin took a few months. Full Circle II is still in progress.

What other books would you compare this story to in your genre?
Tainted Past is an homage to Hitchcock. Full Circle is a solid GvE story. About to Sin is the closest thing to a true romance story that I've ever written. Basically, take your pick of whatever you want to compare it to.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?
The same thing that inspires every book: a pressing need to write it.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Tainted Past delves into interpersonal relationships, trust, and psychology. If the reader is looking for a mindfuck, this will be one.

Full Circle II is full of personal epic battles as well as some good old fashioned ass-kicking. Oh yeah, hot vampire sex too. Alvaro does a seductive dance by firelight. He's all hot sweaty when he does it too.

About to Sin: Sexy doctor+ sexy priest + broken men = who wouldn't want to read it?

How the fuck does this guy function?

Quote: "All that stuff I was taught about evolution and embryology and Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell. And it's lies to try to keep me and all the folks who are taught that from understanding that they need a savior."


That's right, ladies and gentlemen, not only is evolution a trick from Satan himself and The Big Bang some kind of evil Jedi mindtrick, but EMBRYOS are also a lie meant to trick you into ripping your soul away from Jesus. Because a powerful demon lord needs to come up with embryos in order to do his bidding. He might be immortal and can break through the fabric of space and time, but he needs some theoretical idea to get your soul. Sure, he could just possess you, but where's the fun in that? Nope, Satan needs people think embryos exist to function. If we'd all stop believing in embryos Satan would be powerless.

I've not quite figured out how knowing about embryos will take you away from Jesus, but I'm sure Rep. Broun will tell us.

Still believe in embryos? Why do you hate America? Why do you let the terrorist win?

What really scares me is not so much that he sits on a science committee because that's downright frightening, but this man is voting on laws dealing with reproductive health. He doesn't believe in embryos, but he's passing or blocking laws that deal with pregnancy. He's voting on agricultural bills whatnot. The man DOES NOT BELIEVE IN EMBRYOS! How...I just...I can't even... does not compute. Does not compute. Does...not....snzzert.

Thank you, Elisa!

Elisa put her review on amazon. ^_^ Woohoo! Thank you.

Elisa Rolle is a live journal user, but I can't remember how to link to an LJ. So, here's the long form. http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/

She gives honest reviews and she's one heck of a nice person.

The Unique work of Mark Cline

Normally, I'd just reblog here, but there were a lot of pictures. >.<

Blogging about the quirky whimsical artist Mark Cline and a few things I saw when he let me wander his workshop. Pictures! http://imcupnjava.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-artist-mark-cline.html

Goodbye Ponds.

Their exit was very well done. I was ready for them to leave though. I thought it was about time for a new companion and I'm also ready for a regeneration.

Please don't hate me. >.

Ranting about a craptastic museum.

I'm guest blogging at Four Strong Women today. The topic is a really crappy museum I went to this past weekend. I'm not sure if it's intentionally or unintentionally racist.


If you've ever been to a disappointing museum, I'd love for you to join in on the conversation.