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Now for something completely different

I have a new e-book out today for grown ups (or older teens who read grown up books). It’s called Date by Mistake, a romance anthology about blind dates gone horribly wrong. It’s from Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence line, and you can get it right now on Amazon and Barnes and Noble

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What happens when love is your favorite mistake…

Here’s the opening of my novella, Passionate Persuasion

     Eight years ago, Alex Drake broke Kiara Fredericks’ heart. Now here he was, walking into the Regis Pub like he owned it.

     The pub, not her heart.

     Though there was that, too. She hadn’t realized he still had a lien on even a small bit of cardiac real estate until she saw him across the crowded bar and felt the peculiar, particular pinch and twist under her left collarbone, the specter of young love rattling the chains of her heart.

     This was not a promising start to the evening. For a lot of reasons, not least of which was the fact that Kiara was there to meet someone else.

It’s no secret I love a well-written steamy romance.  I feel like love stories between well-matched couples can be fun and satisfying and even, yes, feminist. So this novella was a lot of fun to write, especially since it meant working with some of my favorite authors: Candace Havens and Shannon Leigh, Gwen Hayes and Jill Monroe. 

What I learned was that writing contemporary romance—especially a story that has to contained to 100 pages—was harder than I thought. You have to keep things interested just with the characters. You can’t have ghosts or demons or ninjas popping up if things get boring. On the other hand, the character banter and relationship stories are one of my favorite things to write. So if you’ve wondered what an RCM book would be like if I was free to indulge in all romantic banter all the time, plus get a little hotter… This novella is for you! 

And, it’s only $2.99!  For four novellas, that’s less than a dollar a story!

Here’s the disclaimer: This is not a teen book. My story is pretty tame. I’d call it PG-14 at the most. (If you want specifics, ask.) But the others are quite racy. (*fans self*)  I just want to give y’all the heads up on that. 

New Year, New Look for Spirit and Dust!

So, guess what?  Spirit and Dust has a new cover!

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Here’s the book description:

  Speaking to the dead is nothing for Daisy Goodnight. The living, on the other hand, can occasionally be a problem. Especially when they knock you out, kidnap you, and force you to be their magical police dog. 

   Devlin Maguire—mob boss extraordinaire—has a missing daughter, and Daisy is his first choice to track her down. But he didn’t actually ask her for help. When she woke up in his guest bedroom, she was told. But why her? And who—or what—in the world is the Black Jackal?

I  love this new cover!  The original one was beautiful, but this is fresh and exciting and gets more of the modern supernatural mystery feel.

If you can’t wait for Sprit and Dust to come out (in only four months!) then you can meet Daisy Goodnight in Texas Gothic, where she makes herself indispensable (at least she likes to think so) in her cousin Amy’s investigation of the Mad Monk of McCullough Ranch. (As for whether Amy shows up in S&D… you just have to wait and find out!)

 

Happy Dancing!

So, it’s been radio silence from me for awhile, including on Twitter, which is unusual, to say the least. Here’s what it usually means if I’m quiet on Twitter:

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Only recently, I’ve been up to something. Something sneaky!

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But now I can tell you!  Here’s the official type notice:

Award-winning YA author Rosemary Clement-Moore has sold two new Young Adult novels to Krista Marino at Delacorte Press in a very nice deal by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency.  

So now here’s why I’m not Tweeting much. I’m too busy doing this:

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Y’all know I’m really really superstitious about talking about books before they’re written. I can tell you neither of these are sequels or related to things I’ve written before, except for their being AWESOME. But I’ll start dropping hints as we go along.

Now I have to stop dancing and get to work!  It’s going to be a busy year!

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

(Read all the way to the bottom for a chance to win a copy of Brimstone, which comes out next week!)

Whenever I go too long without Tweeting, my family and friends call or text to make sure I haven’t fallen down the stairs and/or been eaten by my dogs.

This says a lot about how often I tweet. It also says a lot about how I get distracted and forget to tweet. Or, you know, blog.  My Friend Kate (this is an official title, because friendship with me incurs certain privileges and responsibilities) pointed out that I haven’t blogged in two months and since my last post concerned a Potentially Life Threatening Incident, maybe I should put up an entry to say I wasn’t dead yet.

(See how smart my friends are? They have to pass a test. Also, this is the kind of responsibility that falls to them: Remind me of the passage of time. Tell me when people think I’m dead. Dynamite me out of my cave now and then.)

So, here is the recap of my summer since I last posted:

  • Did not die from idiopathic angioedema. (Or as we call it in my house: swelling up for no good reason. And also: take two Benedryl and cancel your plans for the day.)
  • Did not die from bug bite that turned out not to be a bug bite but a staph infection. Did not die from humiliation that a clean freak like me got a staph infection. (Right after being in the hospital. Coincidence?)
  • Had to cancel going to RWA National Conference and presenting the Golden Heart Award. Tragic because I had the most adorable dress. Also tragic because I was supposed to spend the week afterward hanging out with My Friend Kate.
  • Turned in final revision of Spirit and Dust. (Yay!!!!!)
  • Made a playlist and a Pinterest board for Spirit and Dust.
  • Was called for Jury Duty. Was not picked, possibly because I write for teens (case concerned teenagers), or because I have a Twitter and blog, possibly because I’m a smart ass.  (During the selection questions, the defense counsel asked what I did that I had a blog. I answered that I wrote books for teens. Counsel: So you tell lies for a living. Me: I’ll bet people say that about your job, too.)
  • Celebrated the paperback release of Texas Gothic!!!  (If you’re too cheap (like me) to buy it in hard cover, now is your chance.)
  • Did not die from a recurrence of the not-bug-bite.
  • Managed to keep my plants alive all through the summer!  This is a record for me!
  • Received a ginormous box of copies of BRIMSTONE which comes out on September 11th. That’s next week.  OMG THAT’S NEXT WEEK!

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Tell me in the comments what you did with YOUR summer vacation. It doesn’t even have to be true. I will randomly draw one name from the comments to win a copy of Brimstone for your very own.