Hi all! Happy Friday! First, I’d like to remind everyone that Hunted releases this month on April 24th. Hunted is the third book in the Dark Protector series and features Connlan Kayrs, the ultimate vampire soldier, and Moira Dunne, a wicked-hot witch from Ireland. The two mated a century ago (after a wild, crazy night), and Conn gave Moira one hundred years to train as a witch and learn her powers. Time is up, and Conn heads across the ocean to bring his witch home. She, ah, doesn’t quite fall in line.
I’ve been working hard writing the fifth book in the Dark Protector Series. This book features Kane Kayrs, the smartest and most logical vampire on the planet, and his possible mate, a free-spirited eco-friendly human woman who has no idea the power she holds to fight demons. She’s a pacifist, for goodness sakes.
During the last month, I’ve spent time writing in several airports and different cities across the USA. First, twenty of us gals ventured to Las Vegas to celebrate our friend’s 40th birthday. Now, you take twenty moms and give them a weekend away from work, baseketball games, and laundry? Yes. We spent time at a hospital, time at several pools that weren’t with our hotel, and time in those underground rooms where a casino takes a troublemaker. I truly don’t know how many times I said, “I’m not licensed to practice law in Nevada. Behave.” A few of us also gambled…and we attended the Thunder Down Under show. Very interesting.
After Nevada, I headed across the country to New Orleans. I absolutely love that city. The FF&P conference was held there, and I gave a workshop about craft blunders. I also went on a ghost/vampire tour of the city that was beyond cool. And creepy. I had so many ideas spinning through my head for stories afterwards! But I did get a chance to write while soaking up the energy of the city. In fact, there are a couple scenes in Hunted set in New Orleans! What’s funny is that I turned that book in a year ago.
Then my entire family (husband and kids, parents, sisters and their families) headed for Maui for spring break. There were fifteen of us, and we had a ball. I wrote at the pool, I wrote at the beach, and I tried very unsuccessfully to write on a boat while whale watching. Don’t write on a boat while whale watching if you have the slightest inclination to get sea sick. Watch the whales. I quickly set the computer aside and watched whales, feeling just fine by the end of the trip. Isn’t the picture nice?
So, now I’m gearing up to promote Hunted.
To celebrate the release of Hunted on April 24th of this month, how about we do a giveaway of either Fated or Claimed (the first two books in the series)? Just leave a comment for a chance to win – I’ll leave the contest open through the weekend. Have you been on any fun vacations lately? If not, where would you like to go?