Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I Want Love To...

In Darkride, Emmie quotes Bob Marley, saying,"Everyone's going to hurt you, you've just got to find the ones worth suffering for." This Jack White song made me think of that. I'll admit,the sound of this song is a little more True Blood than it is Darkride, but you've just gotta love these lyrics: "I want love to walk right up and bite me, grab ahold of me and fight me..."

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Bit of Crossfire

There's a  fun meme going around facebook: Authors are asked to go to either page 7 or page 77 of their work in progress, and go down seven lines. Then we are asked to share the next seven lines or sentences as is. I played along and, since my seven lines are from Crossfire, I decided to share them here, too.

         “What?” I smile. “Like a Disney movie? Little chipmunks and bunnies?”
            She laughs. “Something like that. But they don’t sing, and they mainly come if they need something, like they’re sick or hungry or hurting.”
            I know she has pegged me as one of those - an animal that’s hurting. Well, I’m not going to argue with her there, but my wounds are a lot worse than a broken wing, a lot deeper than a thorn in the paw. “And can you help them?”
            She looks up at me, gray eyes full of sorrow and longing. “I can if they let me.”

So, any guesses as to who is speaking? I can't wait until I'm at liberty to share more! Better get revising...

Thursday, June 14, 2012


French model Louis Prades looks a lot like Luke Marianez, don't you think? Or at least he does in this picture. The real Louis Prades is a bit older than this now - about 29, I think - and  while I'm sure he still looks incredible, part of me wishes that someone had vamped him at the age pictured here. There must be some good things about being frozen in time...

Sunday, June 10, 2012



Okay, I've said in he past that I wish Lily Collins could play Cicely, but yesterday I saw her in "Mirror, Mirror" and now I REALLY wish she could! She will make a lovely Clary Fray in the upcoming movie adaptation of Cassandra Clare's "Mortal Instruments" series, and I will be extremely jealous. :)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Book Bite Knows Best!


Know what my sweet was today? This glowing review from Becky at Book Bite Reviews! Book Bite is an excellent blog, and Becky focuses on YA paranormal, so I'm thrilled that she enjoyed Darkride. Thank you to a blog worth following!

The other sweet this week has been watching the number of "likes" on the Darkride Facebook page rise! I love facebook and I'm on there all the time, so I'm very excited to have new facebook friends. If you like the page, I promise to keep you updated on giveaways, reviews, character pictures and updates on the second book in the Darkride Chronicles, Crossfire.

Speaking of which, that would have to be my third sweet for the day: Getting a chance to begin revisions on Crossfire his morning. I had been away from writing for a few days because my three kids just started their summer break, so it felt excellent to get back to Cicely, Luke, Ander and Emmie - and fun to touch base with the first chapter of the book, written a few months ago now. Revisions are a challenge, but I actually enjoy them even more than I enjoy the open-ended process of the first draft. It's fun to have something to work with and to know where the story is going!

So that's my sweet for right now. I hope you all are enjoying your sweet moments, too!