Great review for Lost Gods *grin*

I was in the edits weird place where I start to wonder if my writing sucks, lol, when my CP found this review for LOST GODS in the JERR newsletter:

Reviewer: Francesca Hayne
Rating: 5 Stars
Heat level: O

(Here’s a snippet)

Wow. Lost Gods is jammed packed with action, mystery, and definitely passion. I loved that I didn’t know who Katya was, until the very last minute, and that goes doubly for James. One minute I thought I had James down and the next he threw me for a loop. The uncertainty was exciting. The revelations were so well done that I never guessed at the truth of just who James was. This kept me on my toes and turning pages just to find the truth. The passion between Katya and James goes along well with the plot. There are no unexpected sex scenes or misplaced carnality. Overall, I recommend Lost Gods as a fast paced, science fiction thriller that kept my interest while allowing the romance and sexual tension to remain infused in the plot. This one’s a keeper.

How cool is that?

Liquid Silver Stocking Stuffer

Muscular Male Torso Isolated on White

Welcome *grin*

You’ve just left Savanah Kougar (if not, go back and follow the trail, hehe) and if you read on you can find out the next place to jump to *grin*

So I have some man candy for the official 24 hour hours that is the Liquid Silver Stocking Stuffer blog trail.

It runs from midnight EST, Thursday 18 December until midnight EST, Friday 19 December. Post a comment on every blog and you’ll be entered into a draw to win a stocking full of Liquid Silver ebooks.

And the next jump is…

Jeanne Barrack

And to be festive…since my man candy isn’t, hehe… I dragged in a reluctant Lt. Colonel…

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Lost Gods…out at midnight *grin*

Lost Gods releases at 7pm EST from Liquid Silver Books Yay!

::update:: Buy it here!

Here’s a pic and a blurb to remind you… (I’ll update the page link when it pops up *grin*)

Lost Gods Cover
Lost Gods Cover

Frozen for decades on an abandoned asteroid, Katya Ortaega thaws and collapses at the feet of the most deliciously sinful man she has ever seen… she thinks.

Katya’s problem is her memory–she hasn’t got one. Her mind is blank. And now she’s stuck on a drilling platform with James Kinsare, a man who has her skin tingling and sometimes not in a good way. James is not who he appears to be and she can’t trust him… even as she finds him far too attractive.

All too soon, her past rears in the form of a man intent on killing both of them and now they have to work together to stay alive. However, Katya’s memories begin to resurface. And James Kinsare, the man who’s kept her alive against all the odds, the man who’s thawing her frozen heart, he might prove to be the biggest threat of all.

Lost Gods has a Cover *grin*

Isn’t it yum? *grin*

Blurb
Frozen for decades on an abandoned asteroid, Katya Ortaega thaws and collapses at the feet of the most deliciously sinful man she has ever seen… she thinks.

Katya’s problem is her memory–she hasn’t got one. Her mind is blank. And now she’s stuck on a drilling platform with James Kinsare, a man who has her skin tingling and sometimes not in a good way. James is not who he appears to be and she can’t trust him… even as she finds him far too attractive.

All too soon, her past rears in the form of a man intent on killing both of them and now they have to work together to stay alive. However, Katya’s memories begin to resurface. And James Kinsare, the man who’s kept her alive against all the odds, the man who’s thawing her frozen heart, he might prove to be the biggest threat of all.

Personal Writing Challenge ~ Update

My respiratory tract infection didn’t – hasn’t gone away. So I’ve been feeling fairly crappy for a month. It’ll be a joy at some point to actually stop coughing. Because of this, my kidney surgery didn’t go ahead and I’ve asked if it can be scheduled after Christmas. It’s elective and the surgeon’s secretary seemed fine with that.

So to take my mind of continuously coughing, I’ve been writing. Mostly it’s been on Wolf-blood, which stands at 23k. I’ve also been slogging my way through the edits of Lost Gods. I love this story, but edits are hard. I have to think so much more than when I’m writing, lol, and my brain is mostly mush at the minute.

So my total since I started the Personal Writing Challenge is: 250 506. Which in three weeks is: 34 289. This probably has everything to do with the character of Fitz. He’s kept me occupied and distracted from coughing, lol for a fortnight now.

Lost Gods…they say YES!

Liquid Silver Books offered me a contract on Saturday *squeee* It’s my first novel length sf romance 😀

This is the blurb:

Frozen for decades on an abandoned asteroid, Katya Ortaega thaws and collapses at the feet of the most deliciously sinful man she has ever seen… she thinks.

Katya’s problem is her memory–she hasn’t got one. Her mind is blank. And now she’s stuck on a drilling platform with James Kinsare, a man who has her skin tingling and sometimes not in a good way. James is not who he appears to be and she can’t trust him… even as she finds him far too attractive.

All too soon, her past rears in the form of a man intent on killing both of them and now they have to work together to stay alive. However, Katya’s memories begin to resurface. And James Kinsare, the man who’s kept her alive against all the odds, the man who’s thawing her frozen heart, he might prove to be the biggest threat of all.

Interrupting the *arghghghs*

I got Lost Gods finished, the synopsis written and it all subbed. Yay

The current count for it is 50 890. So that’s two subs since Sven began on 1 March *grin*. I have an EC Jewel story that has to be in by 1 May but in the meantime I’m going to see if I can get a handle on another bugbear story, Fracture.

It would be nice to sub that in about three weeks time *grin*

Friday Flash Fiction – Lost Gods

Hobbits got in the way of flashing this Friday, lol, so here’s a snippet from the latest wip being prepped for submission. Oh and there’s a naughty word in the mix. You have been warned…

Lost Gods
(c) 2008 Kim Knox

“And we have about thirty minutes of air.”

“Yes.” He unstrapped from the chair and climbed down. Gripping the ladder, he balanced on the exposed struts of the floor. “Or maybe less. Can you hear hissing?”

I held down a groan. Yes, I could. “How inept are we?”

“I refuse to answer questions that may incriminate me.”

My lips pressed down on a grin. The man was crazy… and some part of me liked that. I was obviously as insane as he was. Humour left me as I realised what we had to do next. “The only option left is the Sky Rail.”

“I know.” He grabbed his jacket and shrugged into it. “So you get to be the one with the insane idea this time.”

“It’s not accessible from here is it?” His wry sideways glance told me everything. I expelled a slow breath. “No, of course it’s not.” I pulled the straps free and edged across the thin supporting struts. The air grew warm and the first trickle of sweat ran from my brow. Yes, there was definitely less than thirty minutes of air left. “How the hell did I get myself into his situation? I was happy in my tube, no cares, no worries, no running out of oxygen. Lovely.”

James snorted. “I’m sure that’s what you want me to believe.”

“Can we not have the ‘I set you up’ moan again, please? Losing oxygen? Drones? Maybe a working Sky Rail? We have other priorities.” Standing at the sealed door, I the shuddering of the surrounding metal ran though my bones. Something battered the outer walls. “They’re breaking in.”

I could only state the obvious. My brain had tipped into meltdown. In a way, James was right, too many things were going wrong. It did look deliberate. “There’ll be no air once we open this door.” A laugh broke from me, strained, edged with panic. “Though that probably won’t matter too much, as the drones will cut us down in seconds.”

“Relax.” James dropped heavy hands on my shoulders and their warmth bled through the fabric of my suit. “Relax and when I tell you, breathe out as much as you can. This platform is fixed to Deimos’ southern pole. The Sky Rail terminal is across the corridor. I’ll deal with the drones, you concentrate on getting the door open. It’s a DNA entry system.”

I stared up at him, not wanting to admit that his touch had calmed me. “There’s air in the terminal?”

“Yes.”

“And you know this how?”

“Katya…” He leaned in close and his breath stirred my skin. “We need each other to stay alive.” I caught his sinful smile from the corner of my eye and it had heat pooling low in my belly, my flesh growing tight with fresh need. “And I still have to have my revenge.”

Arousal fought with fear, my nipples pushing hard against the soft fabric of my suit. Damn, this man made me crazy.

His hands slid down my arms, his light touch teasing. Yes, his monster had slid back into the shadows again. “Are you ready?” I nodded. The door shuddered and the lights surged lower. “Just in time.
Breathe out.”

“But it’s a vacuum, we’ll only have about—“

“We have a different design. Trust me.”

“About as far as I can throw you.”

“Very sensible. Now breathe out.”

I exhaled until my chest ached. I was trusting him. Something had pumped the air out of the rest of mining platform, but to breathe in as I entered a vacuum—my memory kicked in—would rupture my lungs. I had about fifteen seconds before my lungs started to pull oxygen out of my blood and I passed out.

James looked at me. I nodded. Then he opened the door.