Sale! Gambit to Carina Press

Sometimes sitting and watching films can twist your thoughts.  Especially when you’ve seen it so many times you can almost quote the dialogue.

I was sitting watching Return of the Jedi for the 9 millionth time at the request of my two boys.  They of course lasted about three seconds past the opening credits before they ran off to do something else.  I carried on watching, waiting for Han Solo… *cough*

I was half paying attention when Leia turned up in her spangly gold bikini…and my mind did a twist.  What if Han had to wear that?  What if he was Jabba’s pet instead of Leia?  I liked the wicked thought, wrote it down and left my brain to mull it over.

That was the ‘what if’ that started my idea for my SFR novel, Gambit.  Daned Trearn is not Han and he’s not Leia – no doughnut style hair for him, thankyou! – but he does wear living gold very, very well…

I’m very happy that Carina Press have decided to buy this story.  Some characters and stories are closer to your heart than others and this is one of mine 🙂

You can read the unofficial blurb at my  website here.  And tomorrow as a part of Excerpt Monday, I’ll post an unedited excerpt from Gambit. 🙂

A sale to Ellora’s Cave! Painted Promise

EC contracted Painted Promise, an SF erotic romance.  It was the first sub to a new editor, so I was knuckle-gnawing at this one, lol  Here’s the unofficial blurb:

Thirza Girard is a clone.  Her mirror image founded a thousand year dynasty that spans the quadrant.  The Girard family power is no accident.  The original Thirza did a deal with an alien, a Tashen-Dar, who could manipulate probability.  He changed reality so that Thirza and her descendants are favoured with opportunity, the chance, if they grab it, of achieving great wealth and power. However, it comes at a cost.

Paint – an organic technology – binds the alien, Zaid, in the bowels of the planet. Paint has captured him as an image for a thousand years.  The time of binding is almost at an end and Thirza Girard’s clone must pay the price for the power her family has enjoyed.  She must rebind him, capture him again in paint, or pay another, more carnal price.

Sale! Emergence to Samhain Publishing *bounce*

Samhain bought my futuristic dragon/gryphon shifter novella *bounce*

Here’s an unofficial blurb *grin*  It has a tentative date of June 2010

Jaime has one night left before life, as she knows it, is over.

The forbidden offspring of a human and a mythoi, she’s lived her life with her human father.  Until now. Come morning, the First Dragon, leader and ruler of the mythoi will own her.  Her life will be completely under his control – what she wears, what she eats, when she sleeps.  And with whom.

She’s determined to spend her last night in the comfort of a stranger’s arms. A final fling.  However her stranger, Kaden Rhodes, is not who he appears to be and the connection growing between them is hot, fast and completely irresistible. They’re playing with their lives because if the First Dragon finds out about them…they’re dead.

Racing to a deadline

Sorry for the lack of posts…but I’m racing to a deadline to get my shifter story finished. Argh

Good news is that I sold Dark Host to Liquid Silver Books 😀

Here’s the blurb:

Feline Mosaic, Charis Sur, thought her mission aboard the INS Pagidion would be quick, easy: watch her target and keep him alive until Betelgeuse went nova.


Well, until one of the passengers drops dead in front of her.

Her life depends on a successful mission and she has to protect her target from whatever killed this man. And that throws her into the path of Jason Narak. The one man she never wants to see again. The man who burned her six months before. Even as her past with Jason hurls her mission, her life into disarray, Charis finds that darkness is waiting for them aboard the INS Pagidion.

It wants a host. And its choice is growing…

And I have to run again!

Back, part two

Crappy, crappy, crappy Orange.  No sooner were we back on line, than it was down again.  The Ent ranted for a week, somebody pulled their finger out somewhere, and now we’re back again. Yay.  We were both seriously in withdrawal, lol

On the kidney front, I have only one hole left and it’s being a bugger and refusing to heal.  Practically all the pain is gone, but I have to restrict movements as everything seems to keep this bloody thing open.

And writing… I can give the hint of another sale, this time to Ellora’s Cave: Exotika 😀  I still have to sort out the details, and write a blurb, so more soon.

Now, I’m off to surf, surf, write and surf…

Chosen One… it’s official

So I can reveal one of my recent sales… It’s called Chosen One working title Paladin and it’s been accepted for Ellora’s Cave’s ‘Creamy’ theme, out in August. Here’s the blurb:

Ceta Lars doesn’t want to be chosen.

It’s the dream of every candidate in the Schedir-prime temple…every candidate except her. Chained to the dark perfection of the sovereign’s paladin, the chosen one is taken aboard their master’s vast ship. Compounding her fear of the unknown is her attraction to the mysterious paladin. For years, her brief glimpses of him have tantalised her, stolen into her dreams, filled her thoughts. But he’s the one man she can’t have.

Now Ceta must stand with the other candidates, not knowing what the future holds as the paladin strides towards her.

She knows only one fact. None of the chosen return.

Yay, a sale!

Can’t spill all yet, until the contract’s again left my hot little hands *grin*  But I can say it was the wip formerly known as Reiver ~ my slightly different take on vampires, hehe.  The new titles are in the ether to the editor, so hopefully I can tell all soon 😀