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By roxannebland, Aug 19 2017 12:10PM

Have a series of radio interviews and a video interview coming up again, this time for my new book, "Invasion." After a spellcasting gone terribly wrong, three paranormals divided by love and jealousy discover themselves inextricably bound through their auras. Not only must they find a way to unbind themselves, they must also help an interstellar assassin stave off a potential alien invasion of Earth before it's too late--for them and the planet.


Yes, I know--not a very good elevator pitch. But then, I was never good at making them. It'll just have to do. At any rate, there will be a short story appended to it, "Forever Bound." Suffice it to say that a powerful vampire regent contemplates driving a stake through his heart. The purpose of the short is to end our quartet's adventures on Earth. I figured after a threatened alien invasion, what could possibly be next? So they take off in the alien's battleship and find new adventures.


In other news, The Moreva of Astoreth has a new look. I liked the old cover just fine, but reviewers and judges didn't. One reviewer actually took a star off my review because of it. So instead of five stars, I only got four. Rather aggravating, since the quality of the cover doesn't necessarily have anything to do with what's between them. Yet people do judge books by their covers, so I had to change it. Look for it on the front page soon.


So that's all for now. See ya in the funny papers!

By roxannebland, Aug 13 2017 10:36AM

So the new novel, The Underground: Invasion, is being edited. I also wrote a short story as a little bonus to go in at the end of the book. It's about our heroes, 1,000 years into the future. I'm also having a new cover made for The Moreva of Astoreth. When people started saying how much they hated it, I just blew them off. But when I started getting demerits from reviewers and such, well, that's enough to make you sit up an listen. I was turned on to an excellent illustrator, who, so far, has given me some amazing work.


While I wait, it's an excellent time to start the new novel. Problem is, I don't know which one...



By roxannebland, Aug 3 2017 08:41PM

The edits for The Underground: Invasion are nearly complete. The self-edits, that is.


I've made at least five rounds, and I always find something that could have been said better, or something like that. The problem is that I'm a perfectionist. I just can't seem to keep my mitts off the manuscript. I'm not rewriting big chunks, or anything like that--it's the little things. I just keep messing with it.


Hmm...maybe I should go write a short story. Distract myself.


Ciao!

By roxannebland, Jun 17 2017 02:47AM

Today's (June 16) radio show was...revealing. The host called me about a half-hour before the show began and said he wanted to talk about me. What it was like being a child. What it was like going to a fine arts high school. College. Law school.


I felt apprehensive. I'm a very private person, and talking about myself makes me nervous. But it went all right, I suppose. Maybe it was because I was alone in my office, and not in a studio, on TV, or being videotaped. I just hope listeners weren't bored by my rambling. Next week, in keeping with talking about myself, I'd like to discuss marketing. Not marketing per se, but how I did it, the mistakes I've made, what I've learned from it.


The Goodreads Giveaway is over. I thought I'd get about 350 people max. The total was almost 1200. Astounding. So now I'm having the books shipped. That's one thing I do like about CS. They not only do the printing, they ship, too. And they ship worldwide. You see, when I run giveaways, I name countries--you got it--all over the world. So this time, my books are going to the UK, to Italy, to Australia, and to South Africa, to name a few. It's kind of neat to know someone in South Africa is going to have my book. Someone in Australia. Someone in Italy.


As is my practice, I'll run another giveaway for The Underground: Second Edition. I usually do two, though I may do three. I might also run another for The Moreva of Astoreth. But that's not until later in the year, so I don't have to decide now.


Peace.

By roxannebland, Jun 12 2017 08:11AM

Had to share this.


The Underground: Second Edition, received a 5-star review on Goodreads the other day. The review was thoughtful and insightful, the way all reviews should be. In it, the reviewer said "you'll either love it or you'll hate it" unless you can "meld" with my world and find something "strangely different" about my characters. She also said pretty much the same thing--you'll either love it or you'll hate it--unless you can stomach the profanity, violence, and graphic erotic content. That's why I've attached a warning to all online descriptions, and why the warning appears--in big red letters--on the back of the book.


At any rate, I'm running a Goodreads giveaway. Once that review was posted, the number of entries shot up. I suppose it piqued the entrants' interest. But I'll tell you this--for whoever wins, if they hate the book, they can't say they weren't forewarned.


This will definitely be interesting.


And now for something completely different, a picture of my beloved Great Dane, Early.

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