Posted in Article, Updates

Bloggers Wanted!

“Mislabeled the sign,” a cocky voice called from the door. “Should read ‘Doggie Daycare_ with the amount of pups packed into this place.” The man_s eyes twinkled with his l

With my newest release, Forged Alliances, coming out September 19th, I could use some help! If anyone has space on their blog to host a guest post/promo post/interview/review, I made a sign up form HERE!

Join in the shifter love for this brand new series!!!

Advertisements
Posted in Article

Weekly Word Count #36

Word Count: 10, 005

What story I’m working on: Scrying for Summer! And obviously based on the word count, I’m jiving with it 😀 And based on the rate I’m going, I’ll be done in the next couple weeks!

What I’m editing/marketing: Still editing Iron Legacy and I’ll need to step up the pace on that! As for marketing, I’m still rocking out Hunting for Spring, so if you haven’t checked it out I recommend!

Line of the week:

A smile curved his lips as he cupped her cheek with his warm hand. “Don’t have to prove anything to me, babe. I know that you’re fierce as hell.”

Posted in Article

Music Monday- Lust, Sex, and Tattoos

Just another Music Monday…here with some new tunes to spice up your morning!

Today let’s welcome Sheri Velarde who’s here to discuss her book Lust, Sex, and Tattoos!

Lust 12 in cover

Lust, Sex and Tattoos is very much a rock n’roll kind of book, so it is only natural that is have a rock soundtrack. Here are my top 5 favorite songs for this book and its characters Ben and Karen!

Learn to Fly by the Foo Fighters. This song is exactly what Karen is going through. She is learning to fly so to speak and finding herself for the first time in a long time.

You’ve Got Another Thing Coming by Judas Priest. Again Karen is finding herself and her own strength and this is a classic song about not taking guff off of anybody!

They’re Coming to Take Me Away by the Butcher Babies. Karen just got out of this phase of her life, where she lost herself and almost went crazy. I have met the ladies in this band and they just kick major butt and their music means that to me, kicking butt and taking names.

The Pretender by the Foo Fighters. (They are my favorite band!) Before Ben Karen was with a pretender. A mean pretender. Nothing more to say.

Back in the Saddle Again by Aerosmith. Let’s just say this is how Karen feels after meeting Ben.

Buy Link: http://amzn.com/B019PONFHQ

I already have a four more releases to come out over the first three months of this year. I have a short story in the “Snowed In” anthology from Torquere Press. I have a vampire story soon to be released on Three Worlds Press. I have a collection of vampire shorts coming out on Valentine’s Day and a re-release of a shifter story due out in March on Stoker Publishing. Besides those releases I am working on three novels at the moment and lots of shorts in between. I like to be busy and always have more than one project going at a time.

sheri

I am all over social media and can be found at the following links!

Website URL: www.sherivelarde.weebly.com

Blog address: http://sherivelarde.weebly.com/books-and-more-blog

Facebook address for yourself and your Facebook author page:

Personal: https://www.facebook.com/sheri.velarde.1

Author: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sheri-VelardeKelly-Ryan/632892500084202

Twitter handle: Sher_V

Pinterest Page: https://www.pinterest.com/shervelarde/

Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8102988.Sheri_Velarde

Posted in Article

November 2015 Obsessions

Can we talk Nalini Singh for a second here? So, I stayed away for awhile–figured it wasn’t my cup of tea. After all, I tend to like more action to my books and I need to be in a certain mood to read some romances. But I’d heard about her for awhile and was curious so I checked the first book out.

Reaction? Not bad. Not amazing, but definitely a page turner for me. Then I read the second….got a little more interested. Now I wanted to read more. AAAANNNND then came the third book, which I refused to put down and devoured in a night. SO. DAMN. GOOD. I love when a book grips me like that and refuses to let go. Where am I now? Oh, yeah, currently through book seven. I’m tearing through this series like no tomorrow.

I’ll be honest, I *may* be finished the entire series before the end of the year. Not even sorry. I will say, it’s doing wonders for my paranormal romance inspiration, and since my current work-in-progress is said genre, I’m happy for the spark.

Posted in Article, Updates

Weekly Word Count #17

Made it through Pope-ageddon in Philly, but that didn’t deter me from writing anyway. (Though it did deter a lot of folks who work in the city) Onwards and upwards!

Word Count: 3, 012 (slow progress on A Tale of Two Airships because my Hunting for Spring edits came in! Deadlines, yo)

What story I’m working on: A Tale of Two Airships (that’s right, bitches. We have a title now!) Also working on my column for BTSemag, as I’m their YA columnist now!

What I’m editing/marketing: Editing the revamp of An Airship Named Desire, and, I got edits in for Hunting for Spring, so I plowed through them earlier in the week.

Posted in Article

Word of the Day: Bucolic

Word of the Day: Bucolic

What I think it means: Peaceful and idyllic–to be fair, I’m familiar with this one.

What it actually means: of, pertaining to, or suggesting an idyllic rural life.

Yeah, while this is a familiar word, I don’t really write too many bucolic scenes, since my top preference is for gritty urban fantasy.

Posted in Article

Word of the Day: Sudser

Word of the Day: Sudser

What I think it means: Old time word for a barkeep–I’ve heard ale referred to as suds before.

What it actually means: Any movie, play, or the like that’s designed to invoke a tearful response.

I’m still going to use master of the suds at some point instead of barkeep, even if this weird word refers to the lather of a soap opera rather than dispensing dew.