Sunday, June 20, 2010

CONTESTS!!!








It's summertime, and I have joined forces with some great web sites to offer some prizes to help you get through those hot days! What are they, you ask? Signed copies of Blood Curse (Ok, so some of the scenes in the book may actually make you hotter), an iTunes card for some summer tunes, and the chance to win a Nook so you can take your ebooks outside with you as you soak up the summer sun!

Visit the contests page at my website for more information on these three contests!

http://www.crystalrainlove.com/contests.htm

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lucky Masters Is Creeping Up On My Bad Side...

Haven't posted much. I've been juggling working and my online college courses, along with kid activities and...oh yeah, trying to write a book. I think I totally spoiled myself writing Second Chance Cowboy. That novella just zoomed right through from first draft to submission. I figured that since I wrote Chance's story in only 10 days, his brother's story would be quick, too. Nuh uh. Lucky has a whole lot going on in his life and the words are so hard to get out. I've got great scenes in my head, really great scenes. It's just a struggle getting to the part where I can add them in.
I've thought of throwing the five chapters I have out and starting from scratch, but I think I can continue on from the point I'm at now. I just wish I could write faster.
That was the upside of unemployment. I wrote like a frigging machine when I wasn't working, especially before I started for my degree. Now that I'm back to work the writing process is taking a negative hit. )-: I miss the productivity.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

It's Rialto!!!



Seriously, the use of stock photos for book covers has issues. Like this one: I keep finding my characters on other people's books... and they keep finding theirs on mine. It's kind of funny though. You never know where they'll end up. In the end, the cover isn't really all that important. The cover models never look like the characters... except for Ming. The woman on the cover of Moonlit Dream looked just like I envisioned Ming. Kind of freaky, yet awesome. As for the rest of my covers... The cover models don't even come close to looking like I envisioned my characters. Rialto, for example, really looks like Antonio Sabato, Jr. (-;

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

AWESOME Supernatural Video

Just saw a tweet by @DeansChick touting this as the best Supernatural video ever. I'd have to agree that it is pretty kick-ass.