Hope you all had a nice holiday weekend. I dog-sat for a friend and yesterday, I went to get the tattoo I've been wanting for YEARS. I saw the King of Swords from The Dragon Tarot deck and I wanted it but was too chicken to get it when I was 18. I kept thinking, well what if in ten years I don't like dragons anymore. Now....12 years later...I think I still like them, what do you think? So I finally went to get it. I'll edit this post tomorrow to add the picture of it in. Turned out really nice.
Now, what's happening in Rikashi land? Well, I need to redo the blurb for Gathering and finish my portion of the first copy edits on Black Velvet. After that's all done, I'm hoping we can get to work on Book Four and try to get to some edits on another non-Rikashi related work of mine and Del's.
Anyhoos, that's it for now. Talk to you later.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
You haven’t met me yet – but my name’s Jett Houston, you’ll get to meet me in The Gathering that comes out July 20th then in my own book Black Velvet that comes out November 2nd. But that ain’t why I’m here. See, the author that I talk to Delilah has this story coming out today – Sarah’s Story and since I have a weakness for redheads I agreed to introduce Sarah to you folks. So here’s Sarah.
Sarah: Well thanks for that less than stellar introduction, Jett. But, Delilah did warn me you were only slightly less abrasive than my brother Carson.
Jett: Is that a fact?
Sarah: Oh get over yourself. I’ve been stuck in the 1850s and grew up dealing with a surly older brother and forced to wear a corset that isn’t sexy – so don’t think you can intimidate me.
Jett: I dunno a corset can be damn sexy.
Sarah: Only when it doesn’t make taking a deep breath painful. So, can I tell these readers about my story or are you going to hang around harassing me? Aren’t you waiting for your edits?
Jett: Yeah, yeah… it’s all yours.
Sarah: Thank you. So, my name is Sarah Elizabeth Beauchamp – in the past. I needed a name and Beauchamp was the only one I could think of. I was the second agent that the Time Displacement Corps sent back in time. I’d been a history major and the chance to go back and observe was too tempting to resist. I was only supposed to be gone for a year – my timeline – just seconds for the TDC. But, for some reason I was never retrieved. Let me tell you, sitting in the April heat of Mobile, Alabama in corset, bloomers, chemise, and gray dress is not fun! I do wonder what happened sometimes when I want to see my family – including my irritating brother Carson.
Not being retrieved caused a real crimp in my style. Do you have any idea how hard it is for a lady of 1858 to get laid? Oh and for sh…er grins and giggles add a tramp stamp to the mix. I mean I wasn’t promiscuous or anything but still. I bought a tiny little plantation about 90 acres and determined to stay out of the way of history.
Then he showed up! Captain Matthew Barrington looking oh so fine in his uniform. But he is weirding me out with his questions. No one has ever asked me some of these questions and the way he’s looking at me. Dear heaven help me!
My story is available now at Red Rose Publishing, so stop buy pick up a copy, read it and then come let me know what you think!
Oh almost forgot – Delilah made this booktrailer thing for us – so enjoy the mini movie!
Posted by Delilah K. Stephans at 12:01 AM
Friday, May 15, 2009
I blame Facebook for my lack of updates. Totally Facebooks fault. And Twitter.
Anyway...what's been going on in the world of Tir? Well, The Gathering went to line edits. Del and I are waiting for copy edits to start on Black Velvet which should be very soon. We are also working on getting the next books in the series hammered out. Book Four will focus on another of the characters introduced in The Gathering, as will Book Five. There is potential for another book or two after that to finish out the rest of the characters from Book Two but we'll see who that goes when we get there.
We've also been kicking around an idea for a little later in the Rikashi Universe, which I am very excited about. Also, I'm going to be on Kim's Blog Talk Radio show on July 21st, the day after Book Two's release so if stop by and listen, even call in if you'd like. Del was on her show not to long ago and I called in. It was a ton of fun!
As for Facebook and Twitter...I'm on there as Antonia Tiranth so add me!
In other news, Delilah has a very important and exciting day coming up next week, May 21st to be precise. It is the day of the release of her first book, Sarah's Story. You guys'll love this book and no I'm not just saying that. It is very good and Del has been waiting very patiently for the release. She'll be blogging here on that day so stay tuned to hear from her!
Edit: I just got an email from Long and Short Book Reviews. The review is awesome and I'm dancing over here. The reviewer says "I would be happy to place The Quickening on the shelf beside dragon books by authors such as Anne McCaffrey and Melanie Rawn." How cool is that???