So while I was eating my Cylon toast and drinking my way

through a bottle of Spanish wine – it was really good and I’ve been under a lot of stress -

At 2:00 a.m. I started thinking about how much more stressed I could be, I mean without the wine and the Cylon toast.

I love my Cylon toaster… sighing with pleasure.  Had to wait until the old regular toaster stopped working before my husband would let me unveil the new Cylon toaster, which I’ve had stuffed in a box in my office since the heyday of the new BSG.  Oh those Sharons…

I do have a nasty hangover this morning.  But it’s my own fault and I accept the consequences of my drinking.  When my husband arrived home last night his eyes popped open.  You shoulda seen him.  I never drink, let alone drink alone.

I had hoped to post about day one of Daughters of Persephone, Book Three Reborn – which I do consider my magnum opus of this particular series, but Amazon lost the book.  Yeah.  Misplaced it.  Dang!

Here’s a peek:

A thousand years have passed since the Empress Aja Bokinan and her consort Kyr Aram settled on Calen.  As the legend foretold, a great evil has arisen.  Black Frocks scour the planets, searching out women, children and even men with a trace of the Royal Blood, sacrificing them to their dark god.

When they see her mahogany hair and gray eyes, Issa Bokinan’s family flees the village for the safety of the mountains, but even that is not far enough.  It is up to The Red Demon, Tem, to hide the young Empress away in the past, teaching her to use her powers, grooming her for the day when she will face the Black Frocks and her own death.

But the Red Demon has a plan within a plan.  She’s meddled in the gene pool, producing a man with powers Women of the Blood only dream of.  She wants Kane Tirol for her own, but Kane, a Calen man, wants nothing to do with the Red Demon.  He is bonded to Issa Bokinan, and not even time will keep them apart.

P.S.  It’s up.  It’s up.  It’s up!  Here.  And IT’S FREE STARTING THE 5TH!

The Next Big Thing!

I normally don’t participate in this stuff, but a dear friend, Sandra Cox, an author who has stuck with me since the day I signed my very first contract, tagged me, so here I go.  (Quick answers!)

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop (or Blog Tag)!

Ten Interview Questions for The Next Big Thing:

What is the working title of your book?

Ack!  I have a bunch – finishing up my Daughters of Persephone Series- Exile, Return, Reborn and The Red Demon.  I have two WIPs in process – Kerosene (Romantic Suspense) and Salvation (Futuristic Fantasy).  I’m also working on One Hour (Science Fiction), Emma (Paranormal Romance) and the sequels to a couple of other books.

Where did the idea come from for the book?

Haven’t a clue – but all my books begin in real life, even if they are science fiction/fantasy.  As far as Daughters of Persephone is concerned, my inspiration comes from my love of science fiction and fantasy novels. I simply decided to turn the concept around and put the focus on female warriors and saviors rather than males.

What genre does your book fall under?

Daughters of Persephone is definitely SFR (Science Fiction Romance).

Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Think Milla Jovovich in The Fifth Element.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

Time is relative.

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Self pubbed. 

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

One month for each of the four books.

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Um… nothing I’ve read in my genre.  Outside of SFR, maybe Dune.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

See the answer to question two.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Think kick ass heroines who can travel through time and retain the memories of all their ancestresses.  And the sexy men who are blood-bonded to them.

Now I’m supposed to tag five authors.  Jeez, I hate doing this because we are all so busy -

J. W. Manus

Penny Watson

Kay Dee Royal

Savannah Chase

Delilah Hunt