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steph wanamaker106,076#followfriday  my awesome women who comment circle !2014-08-15 19:10:2516249462CC G+
George Clark1,799♥Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle♥If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Add +1 to the post.2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Leave a comment if you like.3Follow your dreams, Share and Be Shared.#SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle   #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle   #trustinme   #circlesharing   #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday2014-07-22 08:26:59489100118126CC G+
Moan Lisa36,893Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle21 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-07-21 10:37:2430077101122CC G+
Becky Collins13,341Active Writers and Authors Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-18 06:16:19462106CC G+
The 7 Pillars Book16,216Some of the best to circle here on Google+.Thank you everyone for the awesome content and engagement that you provide. #HighlyCircleable  #2.Thank you for sharing to get included next week.Have been making some additions and improvements to The 7 Pillars Book. Including the chapter on Google+. Still just $14.95 to get the book and all updates for the rest of your life. Read the introductuion here for free  just go to http;//michaelqtodd.com/the7pillarsbook/introductionThank youMichael2014-07-16 21:30:28484369185CC G+
Moan Lisa35,640Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle08 July, 2014RESHARE if you want to be inclludedmoanlisa.org2014-07-08 10:52:313009396126CC G+
The 7 Pillars Book15,244Highly circleable people you will benefit from being connected with on Google+.Just click "Add People" in the middle of this circle to make the connection. In some cases you will not be able to add all of them at once. Just come back again tomorrow and click again. Google sometimes makes a daily limit of how many people you can add.Thank you for supporting and promoting this circle let`s make it a popular one.Michael http://michaelqtodd.com2014-07-04 22:28:2148436127134CC G+
The 7 Pillars Book13,923New Pie has been released on Empire Avenue.Thank you everyone who has used it to max out at http://empireavenue.com/7PillarsBookHope you are having a great week and thank your for supporting and sharing the #EmpireBall  2014-06-11 11:10:21462167591CC G+
The 7 Pillars Book12,903Very sorry but I shared this with a private setting last week so here it is again!The #EmpireBall  4 hope that you all connect and give this some promotion and then head on over to Empire Avenue 2014-05-20 03:55:49462215869CC G+
Moan Lisa30,131Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle16 May, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-05-16 14:03:423007292102CC G+
Charles Barouch5,184G|+|ost Town #1 Circle of Awesome!http://www.hdwpbooks.com/books/g+ost-town/2014-05-03 06:56:1143417CC G+
Dylan Cuffy10,308#WhatLiesAground Well...you've been waiting for days, so I'll give it to you now.Welcome to the final edition of what I now dub the Fab 500! Time to say hello (and happy Easter) to this bunch of fine folks. Eleven here, not the usual ten, because someone's account went bye-bye without a word:• +Louie Baur, +Empire Avenue stalwart; ask for him whenever you want aerial views of your car dealership• +Alexander Moschella, a furry who also thrives on +Fiverr• +Juan Reyes (poet hailing from Texas; not that +Juan Reyes, our last milestone man. Thanks, +A Long!)• +Karen Woodward (yet another lit geek; thanks, +Sarah Brown!)• +Philippe TREBAUL (circled through an Empire mission)• +Domenico Mallimo (who had another milestone of his own—15,000 followers—the other day)• +Chris Voss (who recently gave FB users a compelling reason to switch to G+ or elsewhere)• +Kenneth Burchett (follower #10,000 of mine; also, a spot in my Marigot Magic dedication)• +Ray Hamlet (Dominica's second-best on G+)• +Angie Person (another Caribbean user, this time from Aruba; thanks, 2014-04-20 21:55:195001012CC G+
Dylan Cuffy9,742#WhatLiesAground  (originally posted March 29)Ten more followers till this Fab circle is done. Say hello to +Brandon Leibowitz and the others I don't have time to remember (since I added them many weeks ago). If Jingles says "mentioned in post", then you're already there. Enjoy your night, fellows!NEXT UPDATE: 500 followers, ETA sometime in early April.2014-03-30 00:00:09490308CC G+
Wilco Wings16,365A powerful shared circle of active engagers!If you're in it, please reshare!This circle is based on mentions from this post: https://plus.google.com/+WilcoWings/posts/ftBBQeqYS88 #sharedcircles  2014-03-12 16:03:1828410175112CC G+
Dan Thompson2,147Here is my circle of writers.  My suggestion to you new G+ folks is to add the entire circle as its own circle, i.e. "Dan's Writing Circle".  Over time, move your favorites over into your own growing array of circles.In particular, though, I'd say pay attention to John Ward, Evo Terra, Nathan Lowell, Brook Johnson, and Jefferson Smith.2014-02-22 19:51:53249212CC G+
Moan Lisa25,223Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle14 February, 20142014-02-15 00:25:58300242248CC G+
Dylan Cuffy7,660#WhatLiesAground Duplicating the Fab 400+ here, just for +CircleCount tracking purposes. (Beats me why they skip community posts, as I've recently discovered.)(For +Jens Graikowski, +Michael Q Todd, +Justin Matthew, and +Daniel Stock.)2014-01-08 23:53:05450001CC G+
Sam Sager3,743Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers CircleIt's been a very long time since I've shared this circle. It is long over due. This is a great group of writers to follow. They range from the very well known to the aspiring, but all are worth following. I learn something new and am very entertained by these people everyday.If you or someone you know is a science-fiction or fantasy writer and would like to be a part of this circle please let me know.2013-12-22 01:05:22308413CC G+
Circles7,942Hello All Here is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123 The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES 1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names) 2. Publicly Share the post In the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10) Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.Here is a link to the circlehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/b/110495078149463712884/105196566721568189097/posts/AJmuxJCaMfB I have an empty circle just waiting to be filled. Thank you all again for your support. There's a great joy in my giving. It's thrilling. It's exhilarating. It's important to be a part of sharing. It is my love. It is my joy.If you share any circles please notify me and I will share on the page even if I am not included I like to ensure my friends have access to all the latest circles.Important note: adding a plus one and a thanks in the comments does not secure your place in the next circle.Final note if anyone wants removed from the Circle please just leave a comment and I will not add you to the next one.2013-11-23 19:51:46307206112152CC G+
Jan Havrda20,092Creative Minds.2013-11-15 00:06:12145316CC G+
Brittany Constable3,838You know, I haven't seen any NaNoWriMo shared circles going around yet.  Perhaps communities have made them a little redundant, but this is still one of my favorite things about the Plus, so I'm sharing away.The people in this circle have all either mentioned NaNoWriMo in posts or comments, or are in the NaNoWriMo 2013 community.  Please let me know if you:- are not in this circle and should be (this is the one time of year I'll circle anyone and everyone as long as they're doing NaNo)- are in the circle and shouldn't be- are doing NaNo, but would not like to be included in shared circlesA note about adding large circlesIn the past, I've added WriMos to both the NaNo circle and the general writers circle.  This has proven a mistake, since a lot of people who pipe up enthusiastically during November later disappear off G+, or just don't prove a good fit for my stream, and it leaves me spending a lot of time doing circle maintenance.So what I'm doing this year, and what I'd recommend others do as well, is add new people only to this circle (if they're not already in other circles) and keep the volume turned all the way down.  Then you can go to the separate stream and check people out, adding only the people you want to keep around to other circles. In a couple of months you can empty out the NaNo circle and clear out all the people who didn't make the cut.2013-10-23 17:06:17401404CC G+
Jane Ellen43,979I call this one my Big Ball-0-Fun.  I started with Dede's Fundies, thank you +Dede Craig King and added smaller circles I had made, along with a science circle from +Ray Sanders ,  and some small circles from +Lynette Young and +Carter Gibson and I don't even know who else.  So I haven't organized circles in two years.  You wanna make sumpin' of it? #sharedcircles   #circleshare  #newbies 2013-09-06 17:42:0642925630CC G+
Jimmy James5,458Entrepreneurs 2nd Edition #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2013-08-12 16:10:51127015CC G+
Raffaele Romeo Arena726Have a nice #sunday  in my #circle   #sharedcircles  #socialmediaIncrease your #popularity and your #friends in the #summer2013    #sundaysharedcircle  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle#trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle#sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme    #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare    #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare#circlesunday    #s2013-08-11 14:15:55411333CC G+
Jan Havrda15,046Creative MindsEnjoy personas willing to come and share something new, often self-invented. #CreativeMinds   #Creative  Based on #MoanLisa aka +Maria Morisot circle.New people are welcome and invited!2013-07-29 20:21:351386111CC G+
Gai Xinh1,521Share now2013-06-14 02:57:222015310CC G+
Lacerant Plainer46,953Want a better G+ experience? ..... Here is how.... add this circle!My VIP circle of top engagers melded with the circle of people who are my friends, supporters and essentially those who make what G+ is for me.Wonderfully supportive of my writing, posting and most of them are now close friends. When I started out, it was all about engagement, I did not expect so many friends! (I may have missed some people here due to oversight, please just comment and I will rectify it. No sleight is intended).Thank you all for being who you are and for the wonderful time on Googleplus!! Share if you like the circle :) #sharingcircle #vip #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharingiscaring #awesomepeople #awesomesauce #topcircles #circle #circleshare #suggesteduserlist  2013-06-02 05:48:1239026268139CC G+
Dylan Cuffy2,404#WhatLiesAground Speaking of +Jens Graikowski, the circle showcase continues.You are now looking at The Chosen 44, a special group of people I rounded up on G+ back in February. To reiterate from the post that first introduced them, this is a circle of more-or-less active people and profiles whom I've followed for ages.I had only one purpose to use this circle in the first place: to show them some screencaps from "Mouse Warming", a 1952 Looney Tunes short so obscure that it was hard to get until much recently (when Warner Bros. included it in their Mouse Chronicles collection on DVD). This, for a rodent romance directed by none other than the talented Chuck Jones himself!Sad to say, that project's stalled out practically ever since I posted the credits. Maybe by tomorrow I'll resume it at long last--if we can get an alternative audio jack on the CPU working. But we shall prosper eventually!That's not all, folks! Tomorrow, you'll get to meet my Top 10 most relevant accounts on G+, and also some of the circle networks I rounded up at the start of the year.(To those in this circle: If you see "shared directly" with this message in your notifications, that means you're already included right here.)2013-05-31 16:38:4244102CC G+
Alessandro Folghera2,602#bestgoogleengagers - another stunning #sharedcircleTo be added into the next share, follow these steps:1) Plus the original post (+1)2) Share this circle publicly (never forget to add yourself!)3) Comment on the post!If you need to know more about me ... Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/folgheraFollow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alessandro.folgheraFollow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/folgheraFollow me on LinkedIn: http://it.linkedin.com/in/folgheraFollow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/folghera/Follow me on Foursquare: https://it.foursquare.com/folgheraFollow me on Quora: http://www.quora.com/Alessandro-FolgheraAnd have a look to my activity on http://afo.liSpecial thanks to those who help grow me as social media marketer and, by the way, my circles: +Santelia Emilia +Caleigh Darragh +Daniel Stock +Linda Dee +Moan Lisa +Raffaele Romeo Arena +Katherine Vucicevic +Laura Bandiera +Aleyda Solis +Cindy Krum +Rand Fishkin +Scott Buehler +Christine De2013-05-31 05:35:57389538CC G+
Dylan Cuffy2,364#WhatLiesAground And to start things off with the circle showcase, this is "Following", my main group. If you see "shared directly" with this message in your notifications, you're already included there--newcomer +Jens Graikowski included!If you want to add some variety to your stream, please add this and give it a try. Every kinda people makes our world go round!2013-05-30 00:24:32165202CC G+
Katherine V4,709This is an Updated Shared Circle of Authors, Writers & BloggersAdd this great circle to connect with other fabulous scribes!!To join this great crew : here are the Rulesadd this circle (I cant include you if you don't!)plus this postshare this circle publiclyleave a comment that you want to be added!for other great circles of mine => click the hash tag! #katherinevucicevicsharedcircle #supersundaysharedcircle #authorcircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circlesunday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #awesome #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #writer #writerscorner #writersneedreaders #writerslife #authorshelpingauthors  2013-05-26 05:58:04379512533CC G+
Gai Xinh1,118sheare circle friends2013-05-17 14:32:102046113CC G+
Gai Xinh9792013-05-12 12:45:5149413018CC G+
Shawna Mac22,734Canadian Circle Share - Evening EditionHappy Friday!  Last week there were a few Canadian circle shares and I was circled by a bunch of new Canucks, so I'm sharing mine this week as it is brimming with fresh, active Canadians and will help those new to G+ get some great content in their streams.  Slight emphasis on Nova Scotians mebbe.If you are a Canadian or a new circler and want me to add you, please comment below and I shall be happy to do so (but please have your about me filled out with something other than Viagra ads!)I <3 my Canadians (and I'm notifying you so you know where all the new people are coming from)#Canada #Canadiana #NovaScotia #circleshare #circlesharefriday2013-05-11 00:08:59501281020CC G+
Katherine Vucicevic3,311AWESOME AUTHOR❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤░█▀▀ █░█▀█░░█▀▀ █░░█▀▀░ ░█ ░░█░█▀██░█░   █░░ █▀▀░ *░▀▀▀ ▀░▀░░▀░▀▀▀ ▀▀░▀▀▀░ •❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤by +Katherine Vucicevic Discover new Authors in this wonderful circle. These people post new items to enjoy everyday, so do not miss it!  Are you an Author?Connect today!Add this circle to your circles and enjoy their daily streams. You will not regret it. *If you would like to be part of this circle in future shares:Add this circle, plus this post, share this circle publicly, leave a comment!* #katherinevucicevicsharedcircle #author #authorshelpingauthors #reader #readers #readershare #authorscircle #writer #writerscorner #writerslife #writersneedreaders #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #circleshare #circle #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circleshared #authorship #authorsupport  2013-05-09 13:15:20334121013CC G+
Brad Leclerc28,193I haven't shared a circle in a while, and since I seem to have a flood of new circlers lately, I figure now might be a good time to get back into the habit. Starting with this circle of 150~ awesome people, which I have named my "Inner Sanctum".They post on a wide range of topics, from gaming, to science, to writing, to politics (across the spectrum, so you might not agree with everything they all say), to movies, to saucy photos, and everything in between. There are even a few slightly more well known and/or celebrity types in here, though they're all fairly active about posting, and interacting in general).They all really have only one thing in common: they make my G+ stream epic.You really can't go wrong with this circle. Trust me on that.2013-05-09 05:33:39151629CC G+
Katherine Vucicevic2,450I thought I'd share this great Authors circle with you as a way to share the bond we have! If you would like to connect with other authors in a shared circle, it's easy!Add this circle (if you don't I cant share you!!)Leave a comment that you want to be included on the next share!Share this circlePlus this post.Who doesn't like a bit of shameless self promotion!!!thanks :):):)2013-04-28 09:59:51273032CC G+
Katherine Vucicevic893Jumbo science fiction and fantasy writers circle! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-04-09 03:59:44234125CC G+
Katherine Vucicevic714I do try to share the love as much as I can, so...To Finish off Super Sunday, here is a Fantastic Jumbo sized Circle!Add at will!Enjoy :) #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circles  2013-04-07 09:08:2231718516CC G+
Katherine Vucicevic503Another interesting group for your adding pleasure! A great mix of people who will brighten your day! Thanks to everyone in this great group :)Add this today!Sharing the love people #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday  2013-03-24 00:28:28112235CC G+
K.W. McCabe7,715This is a really awesome circle of writers and book reviewers. If you would like to be included in this circle either comment or +1, add yourself to the circle, then share - enjoy!2013-02-12 19:37:52410437CC G+
Sam Sager2,673A circle of Science Fiction and Fantasy WritersIt's been a while since I've shared this circle. So here it comes. These writers have been very fun to follow. They bring a certain amazing something to my G+ stream everyday. If you are a fan of literature in this genre or just want some great people to follow do not hesitate to add these people to your circles. The writers in this circle range from the insanely successful to the novice just getting started (and everything in between). If you are a Science Fiction or Fantasy writer, and would like to be a part of this circle just let me know.2013-01-21 04:00:292377713CC G+
Sam Sager2,673A circle of Science Fiction and Fantasy WritersIt's been a while since I've shared this circle. So here it comes. These writers have been very fun to follow. They bring a certain amazing something to my G+ stream everyday. If you are a fan of literature in this genre or just want some great people to follow do not hesitate to add these people to your circles. The writers in this circle range from the insanely successful to the novice just getting started (and everything in between). If you are a Science Fiction or Fantasy writer, and would like to be a part of this circle just let me know.2013-01-21 03:31:10237114CC G+
Vago Damitio8,732Creative Circle #3 of 11Creative Circle 1 of 11I am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream  that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here.  I will keep  one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama  and +Richard Branson  who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it.  The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767  #microvictory  for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better! I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-12 23:16:11146001CC G+
Stephane Desautels152+Lacerant Plainer originally shared this post:2013 Special!(If you're notified, you are in it!)Wish all you people a very Happy New Year! Carefully curated top of the pops people in this circle.... who are in here? People from all walks of life, but mainly helpful, funny, kind, wonderful and people worth following. Don't believe me? add them as a separate circle and watch that stream :)If you ever feel your Google Plus needs a boost, these are the people who you need to add!Feel free to reshare if you like!2013-01-02 11:22:4630017219CC G+
Lacerant Plainer26,483VIP Top Circle 2013 Special!(If you're notified, you are in it!)Wish all you people a very Happy New Year! Carefully curated top of the pops people in this circle.... who are in here? People from all walks of life, but mainly helpful, funny, kind, wonderful and people worth following. Don't believe me? add them as a separate circle and watch that stream :)If you ever feel your Google Plus needs a boost, these are the people who you need to add!Feel free to reshare if you like!(added myself, but feel free to drop me) #awesome   #happynewyear   #topcircles   #vip   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharingcircle   #sharingiscaring   #boost   #gplus   #googleplus  2013-01-01 09:38:02301772845CC G+
Erin Burrell3,360It has been a while since I have shared any circles so I thought I should share my best of the best!This is my awesomesauce circle.  All of them comment.  All of them post regularly.  All of them are smart and clever.Circle them.  Hug them.  Get to know them! #sharedcircles   #circleshare   #circleoftheday  (psst..if you were notified it is because you are in the circle)2012-12-30 20:24:105223323CC G+
Peter Smalley10,419#12daysofchristmas   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #writing   #aperfectwritingcircle  Dear Plustopians,Welcome to my Twelve Days Writing Circles of Christmas! Each shared public circle is full of fascinating, engaging Plussers, writers and other creative folk. I encourage you to add them, share them, and engage with them - I can personally guarantee they will fill your stream with ridiculous amounts of pure Awesome. Further, anyone who reshares one of these circles will be automatically entered in a drawing for one of twelve copies of my forthcoming hardboiled detective paranormal novella, Emerald City Blues! Bonus thing is bonus!Cheers, and happy holidays to all!2012-12-25 19:59:02958310CC G+
Lacerant Plainer11,919My 'Awesome Engagers' CircleAlso sometimes called my 'VIP Circle'... Highly recommended folk with some extent of tech / geekiness / science / art and photography chops. But more importantly, people who I think are worth following. Their content is always great, engaging with them is a pleasure!Some of them don't even have me in their circles, but they are totally worth it! try adding this as an evaluation circle and see the awesomeness in your stream!If you want to see why some of them are added, follow the hashtag! Share this if you like the circle :) #lacerantplainerscircles  2012-10-27 03:43:342911132750CC G+
Ben Moody0My current #nanowrimo  circle. If you notice you're in here and shouldn't be let me know and I'll remove you. Mostly sharing this out so that people who are building huge circles like  me to watch others in their mad dash can snag it if they want to. This one started a bit ago from the circle +Sarah Rios shared out and I've been adding to it since. Also, if you want to be added to the circle let me know. I'll likely reshare it Nov. 2nd ( I need to get a good start on Nov. 1st :p ) if I get more than 10 or so more people into it by then :)2012-10-26 13:33:07418506CC G+

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2014-08-25 20:53:19 (70 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Voting time! I'm a bit indecisive on these, so I'd like to hear your opinions on these.

Which (one/ones) do you like best?

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2014-08-26 20:06:55 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

I'm doing an experiment. (Because that's what I do.)

Originally, I wasn't going to tell any of y'all I had set up the preorder... but then I changed my mind. Why? I wanted to see what would happen if I put one and only one preorder post here, and then went off the radar until release.

So, here it is. You can preorder Winter Wolf, which will release on November 24, 2014.

Be ready for a chilling adventure.

The Hunted Wizard 

When Nicole dabbled in the occult, she lost it all: Her voice, her family, and her name. Now on the run from the Inquisition, she must prove to herself—and the world—that not all wizards are too dangerous to let live. 

The savage murder of a bookstore employee throws Nicole into the middle of Inquisition business, like it or not. Driven by her inability to save the young man’s life, she decides tohunt the... more »

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2014-08-17 18:07:13 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)

Getting closer to the typography stage!!

Had one modification I wanted made.

+Chris Howard does such awesome work!!

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2014-09-01 08:13:39 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Husband is out of cigarettes.

The chaos begins.

Husband is out of cigarettes.

The chaos begins.___

2014-09-01 02:15:55 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

You know those bags of premixed cookie stuff? Where you add an egg and butter to make cookies?

I was like WHO NEEDS DIRECTIONS and kinda just added maybe twice the amount of butter.

Best cookies evers. They're salty, they're sweet, they fall apart in the way I like, and they're like wooo!

You know those bags of premixed cookie stuff? Where you add an egg and butter to make cookies?

I was like WHO NEEDS DIRECTIONS and kinda just added maybe twice the amount of butter.

Best cookies evers. They're salty, they're sweet, they fall apart in the way I like, and they're like wooo!___

2014-08-29 23:24:41 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Disappointment is not getting the ultra excellent and tasty Mexican food for dinner... and not because husband didn't mean to get it. He meant to, but kinda was in the habit of going home after work, so drove right by it and remembered too late.

So I forgive him, but whine to the internet that I did not get my ultra delicious Mexican food.

I'll find something else delicious and tasty to eat as a special treat. >:|

Disappointment is not getting the ultra excellent and tasty Mexican food for dinner... and not because husband didn't mean to get it. He meant to, but kinda was in the habit of going home after work, so drove right by it and remembered too late.

So I forgive him, but whine to the internet that I did not get my ultra delicious Mexican food.

I'll find something else delicious and tasty to eat as a special treat. >:|___

2014-08-29 18:41:05 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

'Playing a Pally Apparently' is a fun phrase to say.

'Playing a Pally Apparently' is a fun phrase to say.___

2014-08-29 17:26:55 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Before I go back to working on a book review, I'm going to talk about my finances again--because finances are important, and because I feel like talking about it. Maybe you can read this and walk away with something on how to make your budget work for you too, who knows?!

To begin, I'm going to talk about my financial nightmare: The basement sewage flood. This will set the backdrop on the budgeting fun and financial ruin a bit. Now, I use financial ruin lightly--you'll understand why when this post is done.

When the sewage flood happened, my entire basement was written off--junked. Totaled. Destroyed. The reconstruction is going to cost $18,500. The insurance company paid $2,400 for replacing things. I have $25,000 in insured funds.

That doesn't count the demolition and cleaning and removal. I'm going to have to pay this difference out of pocket.
... more »

Before I go back to working on a book review, I'm going to talk about my finances again--because finances are important, and because I feel like talking about it. Maybe you can read this and walk away with something on how to make your budget work for you too, who knows?!

To begin, I'm going to talk about my financial nightmare: The basement sewage flood. This will set the backdrop on the budgeting fun and financial ruin a bit. Now, I use financial ruin lightly--you'll understand why when this post is done.

When the sewage flood happened, my entire basement was written off--junked. Totaled. Destroyed. The reconstruction is going to cost $18,500. The insurance company paid $2,400 for replacing things. I have $25,000 in insured funds.

That doesn't count the demolition and cleaning and removal. I'm going to have to pay this difference out of pocket.

Next up is my fight with the city over the pipes. We have a deadline of approximately 8 months to have the sewer lines replaced, or the basement will likely endure another sewage flood. My neighbor, who recently had this done on his property, estimates it will cost me $5,000 to do. It is unknown if the insurance company will help cover these costs.

Now, to add to the fun, I paid $4,500 to have the electric box replaced and fix the wiring in the basement. It was too dangerous to leave as it was, as I didn't want any construction workers injured or killed because of wiring faults in my basement. I did this voluntarily, because this was the right choice to make. I'd never be able to live with myself if a contractor got killed because of loose live wires in the walls of my basement.

I have a busted circuit upstairs in my house. I can't afford the $7,500 repair to bring the circuit back up to code. The work isn't being done.

Next up, I have to buy a new furnace. This will cost me probably $3,000-$4,000.

Then we went to Vegas and partied. We paid for most of that cash in hand... except for a single purchase, which my husband is paying for by quitting smoking.

Don't bother adding up all the money, it's a huge amount, and the grand total triggers panic attacks.

But it isn't all bad. My mother is a gem, and she's helping me with the costs of all of these things, fortunately. But, even without her help, we would've managed to recover on our own, except a LOT slower.

So, with tens of thousands of dollars of debt, mostly accumulated from the basement disaster, let's just say that my financial stability turned to instability. What to do, what to do?

Step One: Grind out the budget numbers.

It's amazing how enlightening doing a budget can be. You build a budget by recording all of your costs and making estimates on how much things will cost month to month.

So I sat down and listened the really important things in our lives: bills, minimum credit cards, gas, bills, more bills, food... these are the minimums for us to maintain an acceptable quality of life.

Then I inserted my husband's stable income into the budget as a positive number. From there, I adjusted numbers and pared where I could so his income and the budget works.

In our case, that means being careful about our food budget month to month. The bills and minimum credit card payments are inflexible.

We can survive having ramen for a meal here and there. We also have a freezer full of meat, so we can not worry about that. (God bless having a full freezer.)

Step Two: Manage greed

Greed is the prime source of financial woes, especially in our household. We want something? 

We buy it.

Gotta work on that.

This budget doesn't leave a whole lot for fun stuff...sort of. I'll be putting away about $100 a month in savings, which will cover the 'extra things I didn't anticipate.' This savings account is important... because unexpected things happen.

In our household, my job is to make the money numbers work. I'm the accountant, essentially. I have to make sure we CAN handle all of our problems with money woes.

Step Three: Eliminating Debt

The systematic removal of debt is important. My budget plan for surviving our financial woes is to eliminate one debt source at a time, paying minimums on all other sources and maintaining our bills.

Here's the basic math:

Basic Needs + Minimum Credit Card Payments + All extra funds excepting savings account to one credit card = Monthly payments.

I keep a safety net in the checking account for unexpected bills, since we do have a few bills that are automated and I never know when they are queued in. (annooyyyinnnggg...)

Basic needs include all bills, mortgage, food, etc. Minimum credit card payments knock down debt, all extra funds continue to knock down debt.

Using my husband's income only, this is really, really tight, but we can do it. It just means we have to be careful and selective about the things we buy. This will be hard, but we can do it.

Step Four: Plan to relax

My husband and I have a habit of abandoning ship for a week or so when we get exceptionally stressed out--like we did for Las Vegas, although we had been planning that trip for over half of a year.

We've planned for this in our budget so we can escape without ruining ourselves financially. We're smart like that.

I expect it will take us approximate 4-7 years to completely break free of the debt suddenly accumulated from the basement disaster... and if we can afford to have the wiring in the house fixed.

Until that point, my main bathroom won't have lights. Oh well. We can survive that, even if it's annoying.___

2014-08-29 15:35:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

And because I'm still not in shape to work hardcore yet, I'm going to write two book reviews I've been holding off for far too long--fortunately for me, I really liked both books, so this won't be too difficult.

The Tor book is a 4*, and the Angry Robot book is a 5*. <3

And because I'm still not in shape to work hardcore yet, I'm going to write two book reviews I've been holding off for far too long--fortunately for me, I really liked both books, so this won't be too difficult.

The Tor book is a 4*, and the Angry Robot book is a 5*. <3___

2014-08-29 15:27:35 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

I had to take muscle relaxers today because my knee and back were a complete and total mess thanks to the Tom Petty concert last night. It was a lot of fun, but I'm feeling the hurt.

So, because I am having trouble connecting basic thoughts into coherent sentences, I did work--sending out the promo kits to the various promotion peeps.

It needed done, I'm glad I did it, but holy crapzilla, that took me almost two hours to do, by the time it was all said and done.

I had to take muscle relaxers today because my knee and back were a complete and total mess thanks to the Tom Petty concert last night. It was a lot of fun, but I'm feeling the hurt.

So, because I am having trouble connecting basic thoughts into coherent sentences, I did work--sending out the promo kits to the various promotion peeps.

It needed done, I'm glad I did it, but holy crapzilla, that took me almost two hours to do, by the time it was all said and done.___

2014-08-29 07:35:03 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

The things i do for my pets.

One kitty is sick; puking, random and unpleasant liquid poop, etc.

So i followed her around the house with a paper towel. Now she's sleeping next to me.

Giving her 30 minutes to see if her tummy has settled. So far, no more incidents--been 30 minutes or so.

But it was so sad when she came into bed and hid under my blanket with a sad cry. 

The things i do for my pets.

One kitty is sick; puking, random and unpleasant liquid poop, etc.

So i followed her around the house with a paper towel. Now she's sleeping next to me.

Giving her 30 minutes to see if her tummy has settled. So far, no more incidents--been 30 minutes or so.

But it was so sad when she came into bed and hid under my blanket with a sad cry. ___

2014-08-29 03:36:11 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

He played Last Dance with Mary Jane and Free Falling. I'm happy. :3

He played Last Dance with Mary Jane and Free Falling. I'm happy. :3___

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2014-08-28 23:46:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)

Opening act playing 'can't find my way home' at the T. Petty concert.

Got awesome seats for it. Happy friend is happy with his birthday gift. 

Opening act playing 'can't find my way home' at the T. Petty concert.

Got awesome seats for it. Happy friend is happy with his birthday gift. ___

2014-08-28 20:26:20 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

How not to operate a business:

If you have a contact form people can ask questions, dropping communications for several months isn't going to inspire any confidence in you and your work... just saying.

I talked to someone from this organization in May.

Kinda lost your chance a while ago, insane people...

How not to operate a business:

If you have a contact form people can ask questions, dropping communications for several months isn't going to inspire any confidence in you and your work... just saying.

I talked to someone from this organization in May.

Kinda lost your chance a while ago, insane people...___

2014-08-28 17:28:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Apparently handwriting editorial notes for clients isn't a very viable method for me. I can't handwrite fast enough to follow every train of thought I have, and my little keyboard isn't conducive for it.

I managed to finish four scenes for +Lisa Cohen, and will resume editorial work tomorrow when I am at my regular computer instead of out and about.

Getting a lot of work done on Winter Wolf, at least! Very pleased with my progress; this method is working very well for me, since I'm able to do most of my developmental editing while handling other facets of the story, and I'm not wasting any time trying to remember what I wanted to do in the scene. At the rate I'm going, I'll be finished everything weeks in advance of my do-or-die deadline, which is really good. That means I can get a lot more proofing effort in, which is something I always feel like I... more »

Apparently handwriting editorial notes for clients isn't a very viable method for me. I can't handwrite fast enough to follow every train of thought I have, and my little keyboard isn't conducive for it.

I managed to finish four scenes for +Lisa Cohen, and will resume editorial work tomorrow when I am at my regular computer instead of out and about.

Getting a lot of work done on Winter Wolf, at least! Very pleased with my progress; this method is working very well for me, since I'm able to do most of my developmental editing while handling other facets of the story, and I'm not wasting any time trying to remember what I wanted to do in the scene. At the rate I'm going, I'll be finished everything weeks in advance of my do-or-die deadline, which is really good. That means I can get a lot more proofing effort in, which is something I always feel like I rush.___

2014-08-28 12:43:34 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

Getting ready to head out to work at the cafe today prior to the tom petty concert tonight. Woohoo. Should be fun. Got pretty decent seats for the price.

Friend more often than not gets the cheap seats, so I think he'll enjoy it.

Taking a collection of journals and two client novels to work on. Should be kept nice and busy.

Will be online on and off today likely; cafe has wifi. 

Getting ready to head out to work at the cafe today prior to the tom petty concert tonight. Woohoo. Should be fun. Got pretty decent seats for the price.

Friend more often than not gets the cheap seats, so I think he'll enjoy it.

Taking a collection of journals and two client novels to work on. Should be kept nice and busy.

Will be online on and off today likely; cafe has wifi. ___

2014-08-28 05:18:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

Oookay, I have work for two of my clients ready to load onto my ipad so I can start reading and commenting tomorrow, and I'm armed with my notes for Winter Wolf. I'm almost always crazily productive when I head out to a cafe like this, and I'll be forced to work (or die of boredom) for at least 8 hours... hahah. I expect I'll realistically edit for 4 or 5 hours, and then handwrite.

The nice thing is, I'll make really good use of the time since there'll be little to no distractions. Who knows? Maybe I'll get extra done. Friday I'll do more client edits, and I'll also take client work with me this weekend when I'm out and about.

Oookay, I have work for two of my clients ready to load onto my ipad so I can start reading and commenting tomorrow, and I'm armed with my notes for Winter Wolf. I'm almost always crazily productive when I head out to a cafe like this, and I'll be forced to work (or die of boredom) for at least 8 hours... hahah. I expect I'll realistically edit for 4 or 5 hours, and then handwrite.

The nice thing is, I'll make really good use of the time since there'll be little to no distractions. Who knows? Maybe I'll get extra done. Friday I'll do more client edits, and I'll also take client work with me this weekend when I'm out and about.___

2014-08-28 00:38:10 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

I have a serious hardon for the new moleskine pen and journal. It's just not something I can afford, period...

Now that vacation is over, it's back to trying to salvage my strained finances. Sigh.

I have a serious hardon for the new moleskine pen and journal. It's just not something I can afford, period...

Now that vacation is over, it's back to trying to salvage my strained finances. Sigh.___

2014-08-27 14:08:53 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Kobo just announced a game changer.

A waterproof ereader.... I need this.

Take my money!!!

The only problem is, my library is in mobi.

+Amazon.com better haul ass, or I might find myself with a Kobo because I love reading in the bathtub.

I could probably live with my favorite tub-reading books on the kobo and my general collection in my kindle reader. Probably.

I'm going to have to think long and hard about how to handle this.

Kobo just announced a game changer.

A waterproof ereader.... I need this.

Take my money!!!

The only problem is, my library is in mobi.

+Amazon.com better haul ass, or I might find myself with a Kobo because I love reading in the bathtub.

I could probably live with my favorite tub-reading books on the kobo and my general collection in my kindle reader. Probably.

I'm going to have to think long and hard about how to handle this.___

2014-08-27 13:37:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Good morning, folks!

Today should prove to be a pleasantly busy day. I'm going to work on drafting, and if time allows, editing. Tomorrow I'll be doing mostly editing, as I'll be working from a cafe the entire day before the Tom Petty concert.

While I'll get some work done on Winter Wolf tomorrow, it won't be nearly as much work as I'll be doing for my clients. Editing works so much better in the cafe, since I can read and take notes with little fuss.

I'll probably handwrite my notes and type them into the computer for later. While I'll have some in-line commentary, most of the work I'll be doing (especially for +Lisa Cohen) is generalizations, including characterization notes, plot notes, and so on.

In a way, that sort of commentary is easier, as it can be fit anywhere in my notes. I'll end up doing two sweeps of whatever I... more »

Good morning, folks!

Today should prove to be a pleasantly busy day. I'm going to work on drafting, and if time allows, editing. Tomorrow I'll be doing mostly editing, as I'll be working from a cafe the entire day before the Tom Petty concert.

While I'll get some work done on Winter Wolf tomorrow, it won't be nearly as much work as I'll be doing for my clients. Editing works so much better in the cafe, since I can read and take notes with little fuss.

I'll probably handwrite my notes and type them into the computer for later. While I'll have some in-line commentary, most of the work I'll be doing (especially for +Lisa Cohen) is generalizations, including characterization notes, plot notes, and so on.

In a way, that sort of commentary is easier, as it can be fit anywhere in my notes. I'll end up doing two sweeps of whatever I work on tomorrow; one sweep for overview and generalizations, and another for repeated errors and style things needing addressed.___

2014-08-27 00:06:20 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

My awesome husband let me make beef stew tonight <3

I really love stew of a beast.

My awesome husband let me make beef stew tonight <3

I really love stew of a beast.___

2014-08-26 22:44:36 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Hmm... It's almost time to start planning my schemes for Nanowrimo.

Do I...

A: Draft Storm Surge into my computer
B: Draft Blood Diamond
C: Draft Royal Slaves
or...
D: Cheat and work on something already existing. But shh, it'd be a secret.

Hmm... It's almost time to start planning my schemes for Nanowrimo.

Do I...

A: Draft Storm Surge into my computer
B: Draft Blood Diamond
C: Draft Royal Slaves
or...
D: Cheat and work on something already existing. But shh, it'd be a secret.___

2014-08-26 21:04:44 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)

I'm having to make some major adjustments in my writing life.

First, and foremost, is adjusting from being more of an editor and becoming more of a writer.

Instead of waking up and working on edits, hoping I have time to work on my novels, I'm switching it around. My novels come first. Then I find and make time for the clients. But I can't keep sacrificing my career... which is why I ceased taking new clients.

Even if it meant I had to tell a potential client, who wasn't under contract and needed and wanted a lot of advice, that I couldn't fit him in.

I must work for me.

But once I settle into a habit of working half the day (or more) on my novels, I'll rebuild a good editorial habit.

I expect I'm going to work hardcore on my novels until Thursday morning, and then Thursday, I'm going to take a day for doing... more »

I'm having to make some major adjustments in my writing life.

First, and foremost, is adjusting from being more of an editor and becoming more of a writer.

Instead of waking up and working on edits, hoping I have time to work on my novels, I'm switching it around. My novels come first. Then I find and make time for the clients. But I can't keep sacrificing my career... which is why I ceased taking new clients.

Even if it meant I had to tell a potential client, who wasn't under contract and needed and wanted a lot of advice, that I couldn't fit him in.

I must work for me.

But once I settle into a habit of working half the day (or more) on my novels, I'll rebuild a good editorial habit.

I expect I'm going to work hardcore on my novels until Thursday morning, and then Thursday, I'm going to take a day for doing mostly editorial work... Friday, I'll start a better alternation of work for me versus client work.

It should be interesting. But for the first 3 days of this week... the vast majority, if not all, of my time is dedicated to my novels.___

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2014-08-26 20:06:55 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

I'm doing an experiment. (Because that's what I do.)

Originally, I wasn't going to tell any of y'all I had set up the preorder... but then I changed my mind. Why? I wanted to see what would happen if I put one and only one preorder post here, and then went off the radar until release.

So, here it is. You can preorder Winter Wolf, which will release on November 24, 2014.

Be ready for a chilling adventure.

The Hunted Wizard 

When Nicole dabbled in the occult, she lost it all: Her voice, her family, and her name. Now on the run from the Inquisition, she must prove to herself—and the world—that not all wizards are too dangerous to let live. 

The savage murder of a bookstore employee throws Nicole into the middle of Inquisition business, like it or not. Driven by her inability to save the young man’s life, she decides tohunt the... more »

I'm doing an experiment. (Because that's what I do.)

Originally, I wasn't going to tell any of y'all I had set up the preorder... but then I changed my mind. Why? I wanted to see what would happen if I put one and only one preorder post here, and then went off the radar until release.

So, here it is. You can preorder Winter Wolf, which will release on November 24, 2014.

Be ready for a chilling adventure.

The Hunted Wizard 

When Nicole dabbled in the occult, she lost it all: Her voice, her family, and her name. Now on the run from the Inquisition, she must prove to herself—and the world—that not all wizards are too dangerous to let live. 

The savage murder of a bookstore employee throws Nicole into the middle of Inquisition business, like it or not. Driven by her inability to save the young man’s life, she decides to hunt the killer on her own. Using forbidden magic to investigate the past, she learns that the murderer is in fact a disease that could kill the entire werewolf race. 

Forced to choose between saving lives and preserving her own, Nicole embraces the magic that sent her into exile. Without werewolves, the power of the Inquisition would dwindle, and she could live without being hunted. 

Nicole’s only hope for success lies in the hands of the werewolves she hates and the Inquisition she fears, but finding someone to trust is only the beginning of her problems. There are those who want to ensure that the werewolves go extinct and that the Inquisition falls. 

But, if she fails to find a cure, her family—including her twin sister—will perish…___

2014-08-26 19:55:59 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Draft2Digital's preorder system is brilliant, for what it's worth.

Noooo, I would not be setting up preorders for things. Whome?

Draft2Digital's preorder system is brilliant, for what it's worth.

Noooo, I would not be setting up preorders for things. Whome?___

2014-08-26 14:40:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Okay... So this guy emails me. I call him, and he blows me off, saying that my claims officer is this person, etc.

So why the fuck did you email me in the first place, for fuck's sake. Do these people just like wasting my time?

Okay... So this guy emails me. I call him, and he blows me off, saying that my claims officer is this person, etc.

So why the fuck did you email me in the first place, for fuck's sake. Do these people just like wasting my time?___

2014-08-26 14:13:39 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

Okay, huge spider 1, me 0.

It was on my pens. I beat my desk up with my floppy writing journal, and the little f'er got away... grrr...

okay, huge f'er. That was not pleasant.

Okay, huge spider 1, me 0.

It was on my pens. I beat my desk up with my floppy writing journal, and the little f'er got away... grrr...

okay, huge f'er. That was not pleasant.___

2014-08-26 13:43:14 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

I'm awake, I'm unhappy about that (I'm tired) but I'm working on my novel. Whee.

Going to try to get a notable chunk of drafting done before I settle down to do some editing today.

Random commentary re: basement disaster: I've been passed around from contact to contact with the insurance company, and each time they pass me around, it seems they are incapable of noting in the file I don't speak French. So, every time someone emails me... I have to ask for a translation.

Surely it can't be that hard to note in a file that the customer doesn't speak, read, or write French....

I'm awake, I'm unhappy about that (I'm tired) but I'm working on my novel. Whee.

Going to try to get a notable chunk of drafting done before I settle down to do some editing today.

Random commentary re: basement disaster: I've been passed around from contact to contact with the insurance company, and each time they pass me around, it seems they are incapable of noting in the file I don't speak French. So, every time someone emails me... I have to ask for a translation.

Surely it can't be that hard to note in a file that the customer doesn't speak, read, or write French....___

2014-08-26 01:19:10 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s)

I love +Amazon.com and its new stance on preordering.

They opened preordering to indies. However, if you fail to have the finished title to Amazon on time, you lose your preordering privileges for an entire year.

This is an absolutely brilliant response to the concerns of indies abusing the preordering system.

Treat your customers right, and you keep your preordering privileges. Screw it up, and you lose them.

I approve. This is a great move, for people like me, who believe in trying to make those deadlines.

I have zero intention of losing my preordering abilities. That is all.

I love +Amazon.com and its new stance on preordering.

They opened preordering to indies. However, if you fail to have the finished title to Amazon on time, you lose your preordering privileges for an entire year.

This is an absolutely brilliant response to the concerns of indies abusing the preordering system.

Treat your customers right, and you keep your preordering privileges. Screw it up, and you lose them.

I approve. This is a great move, for people like me, who believe in trying to make those deadlines.

I have zero intention of losing my preordering abilities. That is all.___

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2014-08-25 22:57:00 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)

The current working version of the cover and book blurb for Winter Wolf:

The Hunted Wizard

When Nicole dabbled in the occult, she lost it all: Her voice, her family, and her name. Now on the run from the Inquisition, she must prove to herself—and the world—that not all wizards are too dangerous to let live.

The savage murder of a bookstore employee throws Nicole into the middle of Inquisition business, like it or not. Driven by her inability to save the young man’s life, she decides to hunt the killer on her own. Using forbidden magic to investigate the past, she learns that the murderer is in fact a disease that could kill the entire werewolf race.

Forced to choose between saving lives and preserving her own, Nicole embraces the magic that sent her into exile. Without werewolves, the power of the Inquisition would dwindle, and she could live without beinghunte... more »

The current working version of the cover and book blurb for Winter Wolf:

The Hunted Wizard

When Nicole dabbled in the occult, she lost it all: Her voice, her family, and her name. Now on the run from the Inquisition, she must prove to herself—and the world—that not all wizards are too dangerous to let live.

The savage murder of a bookstore employee throws Nicole into the middle of Inquisition business, like it or not. Driven by her inability to save the young man’s life, she decides to hunt the killer on her own. Using forbidden magic to investigate the past, she learns that the murderer is in fact a disease that could kill the entire werewolf race.

Forced to choose between saving lives and preserving her own, Nicole embraces the magic that sent her into exile. Without werewolves, the power of the Inquisition would dwindle, and she could live without being hunted. 

Nicole’s only hope for success lies in the hands of the werewolves she hates and the Inquisition she fears, but finding someone to trust is only the beginning of her problems. There are those who want to ensure that the werewolves go extinct and that the Inquisition falls. 

But, if she fails to find a cure, her family—including her twin sister—will perish…___

2014-08-25 22:25:36 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

I hate back of book blurbs, by the way... especially for complex plots like the ones I like writing.

I hate back of book blurbs, by the way... especially for complex plots like the ones I like writing.___

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2014-08-25 20:53:19 (70 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)

Voting time! I'm a bit indecisive on these, so I'd like to hear your opinions on these.

Which (one/ones) do you like best?

Voting Chart:

A B C
D E F

Thank you!

Voting time! I'm a bit indecisive on these, so I'd like to hear your opinions on these.

Which (one/ones) do you like best?

Voting Chart:

A B C
D E F

Thank you!___

2014-08-25 15:46:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Time to get into the trenches with my note journal, my ipad, some writing journals, and hammer out the issues in the next chapter of WW.

Bye bye internet!

Time to get into the trenches with my note journal, my ipad, some writing journals, and hammer out the issues in the next chapter of WW.

Bye bye internet!___

2014-08-25 14:30:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Soup and tea for breakfast! Mhmm soup.

Having vegetable soup from a can doctored with jerk spice and lemon herb. <3 It's delicious.

The tea is a green pomegranate. 

Soup and tea for breakfast! Mhmm soup.

Having vegetable soup from a can doctored with jerk spice and lemon herb. <3 It's delicious.

The tea is a green pomegranate. ___

2014-08-25 13:20:46 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

First real day back at home after vacation. This should prove interesting. I'm both going to try to be moderate and get as much done as possible. This should prove really interesting.

So, here's a very short to-do list of things I need to accomplish:

:: Clean Desk
:: Write on Winter Wolf
:: Talk to +Brooke Johnson about cover, questions re edits, etcetc
:: Edit Winter Wolf
:: Work on stuff for +Russell Holly 
:: Work on stuff for +Elizabeth Whittaker
:: Poke +Michelle Mogil and find out progress on rewrite
:: Research Furnace companies
:: Fuss with finances
:: Clean things

First real day back at home after vacation. This should prove interesting. I'm both going to try to be moderate and get as much done as possible. This should prove really interesting.

So, here's a very short to-do list of things I need to accomplish:

:: Clean Desk
:: Write on Winter Wolf
:: Talk to +Brooke Johnson about cover, questions re edits, etcetc
:: Edit Winter Wolf
:: Work on stuff for +Russell Holly 
:: Work on stuff for +Elizabeth Whittaker
:: Poke +Michelle Mogil and find out progress on rewrite
:: Research Furnace companies
:: Fuss with finances
:: Clean things___

2014-08-22 21:36:17 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

I'm home, exhausted, and not resuming work until Monday. At which point, I'll be crazily swamped.

I'm home, exhausted, and not resuming work until Monday. At which point, I'll be crazily swamped.___

2014-08-22 11:15:02 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

Things I Have learned:

I enjoy turbulence.
Flying is fun.
They do, indeed, ask if there is a doctor on board.
Takeoff can cause ear ouchies.


Things I Have learned:

I enjoy turbulence.
Flying is fun.
They do, indeed, ask if there is a doctor on board.
Takeoff can cause ear ouchies.
___

2014-08-21 23:00:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Downloaded two novels for the wait. Hopefully it is enough. Will charge the iPad an hour to our flight. Hoping to fall asleep on the plane, but suspect I won't. I would be happy if I got to write on the plane, but if last flight was any indicator, not planning on it.

Going with Mercy, can't go wrong with Mercy. 

Downloaded two novels for the wait. Hopefully it is enough. Will charge the iPad an hour to our flight. Hoping to fall asleep on the plane, but suspect I won't. I would be happy if I got to write on the plane, but if last flight was any indicator, not planning on it.

Going with Mercy, can't go wrong with Mercy. ___

2014-08-21 22:52:42 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Getting ready to head home. We can't check in until 8 or 8:30 though, which is pretty annoying. Cue long airport wait. (We got tired of the noise of the strip and figured airport lounging was a far superior alternative.

Kinda glad we weren't on the earlier flight; it was delayed.

Also, this airport doesn't let people in very early, unlike Montreal. Boo!!

Getting ready to head home. We can't check in until 8 or 8:30 though, which is pretty annoying. Cue long airport wait. (We got tired of the noise of the strip and figured airport lounging was a far superior alternative.

Kinda glad we weren't on the earlier flight; it was delayed.

Also, this airport doesn't let people in very early, unlike Montreal. Boo!!___

2014-08-20 21:55:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Palm Restaurant at Caesar's Palace is fan-fucking-tastic. 

Palm Restaurant at Caesar's Palace is fan-fucking-tastic. ___

2014-08-20 04:51:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Coooooool, we got a free up to vip seating for a comedy show. Fun stuff!!

Coooooool, we got a free up to vip seating for a comedy show. Fun stuff!!___

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2014-08-20 03:14:59 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)

We are inside planet hollywood!!

This ceiling and mall layout is so much fun. 

We are inside planet hollywood!!

This ceiling and mall layout is so much fun. ___

2014-08-20 03:13:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

About to see the cirque du soliel show at Planet Hollywood! We also have a comedy show afterward. Yay for comp shows!!

About to see the cirque du soliel show at Planet Hollywood! We also have a comedy show afterward. Yay for comp shows!!___

2014-08-19 03:51:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

Comps and coupons rock!

Tomorrow, we get to go on a limo ride, see two really cool shows, and have dinner on MGM <3

I expect tomorrow will be seriously exciting.

Comps and coupons rock!

Tomorrow, we get to go on a limo ride, see two really cool shows, and have dinner on MGM <3

I expect tomorrow will be seriously exciting.___

2014-08-18 20:40:09 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 28 +1s)

We got a free stay at the cosmo, a tour, a cool show, and $100 in dinning!

This is really cool!!

Oh, and $200 in free gambling. 

We got a free stay at the cosmo, a tour, a cool show, and $100 in dinning!

This is really cool!!

Oh, and $200 in free gambling. ___

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2014-08-17 18:07:13 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 50 +1s)

Getting closer to the typography stage!!

Had one modification I wanted made.

+Chris Howard does such awesome work!!

Getting closer to the typography stage!!

Had one modification I wanted made.

+Chris Howard does such awesome work!!___

2014-08-14 21:30:40 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

I am so stoked that amazon has opened preorders.

As soon as +Chris Howard finalizes the Winter Wolf cover, and it is ready, I will be able to do this. Makes my promotion work SO much easier. 

I am so stoked that amazon has opened preorders.

As soon as +Chris Howard finalizes the Winter Wolf cover, and it is ready, I will be able to do this. Makes my promotion work SO much easier. ___

2014-08-13 10:50:46 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)

I think we'll be boarding at some point in the near future.

I am very amused a little truck can pull a big plane. 

I think we'll be boarding at some point in the near future.

I am very amused a little truck can pull a big plane. ___

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2014-08-13 08:53:19 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

Our aeroplane!!!

It will fly like a birdie!! High in the sky!!!

Pllaaaanneeee. 

Our aeroplane!!!

It will fly like a birdie!! High in the sky!!!

Pllaaaanneeee. ___

2014-08-13 08:10:23 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)

Heheheheehehehehehe the fancy machine gobbled up my luggage! 

Heheheheehehehehehe the fancy machine gobbled up my luggage! ___

2014-08-13 06:08:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

I am currently second guessing my husband's eagerness to have arrived so early.

I suspect i will sleep on the plane for some reason.

Six hours till take off; three until supposed to be at security; two till international gates open.

Sigh.

Oh well. We can has novels to read and i can work on winter wolf.

Good news? Hella lot of public plugs. 

I am currently second guessing my husband's eagerness to have arrived so early.

I suspect i will sleep on the plane for some reason.

Six hours till take off; three until supposed to be at security; two till international gates open.

Sigh.

Oh well. We can has novels to read and i can work on winter wolf.

Good news? Hella lot of public plugs. ___

2014-08-13 03:42:14 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Four hours until I have to call a cab.

Oif.

Four hours until I have to call a cab.

Oif.___

2014-08-12 23:32:13 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 15 +1s)

Because who doesn't dye their head bright red right before going on an airplane?

Good luck trying to figure out what color my hair originally was, TSA agent....

My passport photo, my id, and I all have differing hair colors... this'll be fun.

Because who doesn't dye their head bright red right before going on an airplane?

Good luck trying to figure out what color my hair originally was, TSA agent....

My passport photo, my id, and I all have differing hair colors... this'll be fun.___

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