Hi all! I’m peeking out from my writing cave with some updates!
I’m working hard on Seattle Wolf Pack #2, which is Logan Black’s story. Logan made a brief appearance in Gone with the Wolf, as Emelia’s bodyguard, and I loved him so much that he had to have a story of his own. I posted the heroine’s details on Twitter yesterday. If you’re interested, you can take a peek: @KM_Miller. And hey, follow me while you’re there. I’ll follow you back!
Umm…What else is new?
Starting tomorrow, Gone with the Wolf is going to be Kindle’s Romance Novel of the Week! I’m really, super excited about this, guys. I hope Gone with the Wolf reaches more people and everyone gets a chance to really fall in love with Drake and Emelia. I know I did. 🙂
Earlier this week, I went on a writing retreat in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It was a blast! Susan Hatler, Sara Ramsey, Kate Perry and I each had some sort of a deadline coming up (either self or publisher imposed), so the timing was really great.
What do writers do when they first meet up, you ask?
We gab. We drink wine. We eat cheese and crackers and chocolate. It was maybe, ten minutes of that before we buckled down and got to work. We’re dedicated, yo!
Our schedule? Up between 6-9. Write over breakfast until lunch. Break for lunch for 45 min or so. Back to writing until 6pm. Eat dinner. Back to writing until midnight. It was really hardcore, but in that environment, with other writers frantically writing beside me, I got A TON of words cranked out.
That’s me and the cutie-patootie Susan taking a break. There were also breakthroughs…below is a picture of me having one:
Sara Ramsey had to leave early to get to work (boo!), but that meant that I got to ride home with the other two ladies and we had too much fun for words.
I can’t speak for the other gals, but in two days, I edited 100 pages, and wrote 40 more. It was the most I’d ever written in that amount of time, and when I got home to re-read the pages, I was shocked to find that I’m keeping almost every word! Over the course of the trip, I laughed until I cried more times than I could count. We saw beautiful birds, a jackrabbit (which made me want to put the word “jackrabbit” in my next book–it’s there), squirrels, and Susan thought she saw a bear. We weren’t worried. Kate is a ninja and would’ve taken care of us.
I’m ready to go back. 🙂
Hey y’all! Happy Sunday!
I’ve got some updates:
Gone with the Wolf’s cover reveal went off this week without a hitch. Here’s the cover in all it’s glory:
Isn’t it gorgeous?!? I set the cover as my desktop wallpaper because I can’t stop staring. 🙂
It’s up for pre-order on Amazon, although it doesn’t release until Tuesday.
Now for the calls to action…
If you are interested in reading Gone with the Wolf for FREE before it releases, my publicists can hook that up for you! Go HERE and fill out the simple form and that’s it! All we’re asking is that you review it on a few social media sites (like Amazon, and B&N.com) within two weeks of its release.
If you’ve got a book or review blog that you’d like me to visit for a guest post or interview (yay!), I’d love to stop by and promote on my social media sites when the post goes live. Contact my publicists JJ Bonds ( firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jaime Arnold (email@example.com) to sign up for Gone with the Wolf’s blog tour!
Stay tuned the next couple weeks–I’ll be having tons of giveaways of some really cool things (including a Kindle) and will be mailing off a bunch of swag for early reviews.
Can’t wait until Tuesday!
Hey all! Guess what? Demand of the Dragon released today from Harlequin Nocturne (Cravings), and no, that’s no April Fool’s joke. Demand of the Dragon is the third book in the Isle of Feralon series (preceded by Claimed by Desire and Forbidden by Fate), but you don’t have to have read the others to enjoy this story. Each novella features a different hero and heroine and follows their journey from broken and lonely to happy and in love.
Despite their attraction, dragon shifter Caleb Rycroft always saw Lucy Sheffield as off-limits. Now, three years after mysteriously disappearing, Caleb has returned and wants nothing more than to show Lucy the ecstasy that can be shared between dragon and rider. But Lucy is set to claim another dragon at her brother’s demand… In order to stop the arranged claiming, he and Lucy must embark on a frantic mission to find her brother and extinguish a growing threat to their entire isle. If they fail, the island of Feralon will perish…along with any hopes Caleb had to explore his forbidden desire for Lucy…
Get the book:
I’d absolutely LOVE if you picked up a copy on your e-reader and reviewed it. Or heck, just head over to Amazon and ‘like’ the book. Or add it to your Goodreads shelf. Any of those would make my day.
This Friday, April 5th, I’ll be over at the Harlequin Paranormal Blog talking about some of the enchanted aspects of Isle of Feralon and why I’d kill to visit the fictional place.
I’m so excited the day is finally here!
Last Vamp Standing releases in Target tomorrow!
I’m over the moon, guys. Thrilled. I’m a little shaky and very nervous. It’s been a dream of mine to see my books on bookstore shelves, and now that it’s finally happening, I can’t believe it. Really. I feel like it’s all going to be a big prank. A part of me is holding onto the foolish thought that I’m going to walk into the stores, camera in hand, unable to stop my fidgeting hands…and not see the book there.
I’ll let you know how it goes tomorrow by posting pictures on my official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/AuthorKristinMiller.
Because it would just make my world to see pictures of Last Vamp Standing in Targets across the country, I’m doing a photo giveaway for signed copies of InterVamption and Vamped Up, the first two books in the Vampires of Crimson Bay series! All you have to do is go into your local Target, take a picture of the book on the shelves, log in to Facebook, and tag me at AuthorKristinMiller. You’ll get one entry for the picture, and another for SHARING my Facebook status that mentions this giveaway. I’ll choose a winner on April 2nd, two weeks after the release.
I’m so excited to see your shots. I’m so giddy that somewhere, hopefully, there’ll be others going into Targets all across the country, snapping pictures. This is my dream come true, y’all. Be on the journey with me. SQUEEEEEE!!!!!
Every year when January rolls around I take a look back at my goals from the year before. I judge how I did, how I should’ve done, where I went wrong, how I can do better, etc. And every year I put those goals on my blog for all the world to see, and make new goals so that the world can hold me accountable if I biff it.
So here goes…
GOALS DOCUMENTED ON MY BLOG FOR 2012 (WRITTEN AT THE END OF 2011)
*Final in the Daphne (I want this sucker so bad…)
*Write and sell a third (and maybe a fourth) novella in the Isle of Feralon series for HQN (Cravings)
*Write every day
*Write and sell another dark, gritty, sexy paranormal full-length novel to a major publishing house for a traditional print run. I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to work with HarperCollins again…time will tell.
How’d I fare? I finaled in the Daphne! Yay! That one has been on my “goal list” for years, and I’m thrilled to say I can finally mark it off. I did write and sell a third and fourth book in the Isle of Feralon series to Harlequin Nocturne (Cravings). The fourth book isn’t written yet, but it should be finished by the end of January. I wrote every day…just about. I mean, I usually take a day off each week to recharge, and I typically take 1-2 weeks off between books to plot the next one, so with the exception of those times, I was right on target! I did write and sell another sexy full-length paranormal to an awesome publisher. In fact, I sold three in that series. J I can’t go into details yet, but let’s just say I wrote the book with a certain publisher (and certain editor) in mind, and they (she) loved it! Also…Last Vamp Standing is going to be available in Target stores nationwide at the end of February, which means I get to work with the fantabulous HarperCollins folks for a while longer. That was something I didn’t see coming. J
Release schedule for 2012 (4 books):
One Night to Remember: March
Claimed by Desire: May
Forbidden by Fate: July
Last Vamp Standing: August
Release schedule for 2013 (4, maybe 5 books):
Gone with the Wolf: tentative March release
Demand of the Dragon: April
Craving #4: TBA
Untitled #2 in “wolf” series: TBA
Untitled #3 in “wolf” series: TBA
I have to say, I’m pretty close to meeting my goals every year. Either that means I’m working my ass off to get there or I’m not aiming high enough.
My goals for 2013:
Final in the RITA’s (I entered Claimed by Desire and Forbidden by Fate, the first two novellas in my Isle of Feralon series.)
Final in the Daphne (I’ll enter Last Vamp Standing into the published paranormal category when the contest opens. It’s the third in the series, so there’s a chance it won’t final since the judges probably won’t have read the first two, but I’ve got to try.)
Write the two remaining books in the series I just sold.
Write the fourth Isle of Feralon novella.
Reach more readers through digital avenues.
Write every day.
Note: For the first time since I started writing in 2008, my list does not include selling to a major Big-6, Big-5, or, um, Big-4…whatever they’ve merged to…publisher. Times, sales figures for dark paranormals, and mindsets, are definitely a-changin’!
I hope you’re having a wonderful new year so far, sticking to all those New Year resolutions. I made two resolutions this year: do less, and more. Do less TV watching and more moving. Eat less chocolate and more vegetables. Drink less soda, drink more water. Here’s to a great year ahead of us!
And because I love adding those little JibJab videos to the end of every New Year post, here’s the one for 2012. I have to admit I haven’t liked the last two year’s, but this one is much better.
Great news! I was featured in November’s issue of Scene Magazine, in the article titled “Love, Lust & Lit”. There are other fabulous authors featured as well (Rachael Herron, Veronica Wolff, Bella Andre to name a few). If you’re interested, you can take a look at the online copy here:
Since the magazine is only found in Silicon Valley, Marin, and the East Bay of California, I had to take a little trip to pick up a copy!
Isn’t that the coolest thing you’ve ever seen? (Don’t mind the no-makeup, frizzed-hair look I sported. It was raining and misty and we traveled to three different stores to find a copy.)
I’ve got more great news to share soon…very soon. As soon as I get the go-ahead I’ll be posting it here.
Sonia Shokar from CA is the winner! You’ll be getting a copy of LAST VAMP STANDING shortly. 🙂 Enjoy!
(Firstly, I must apologize for the highlighting in the text. I’ve never claimed to be tech-savvy…this is why.. I can’t seem to figure out how to take it off. So here you go, the details of the contest in its highlighted glory. I promise I won’t have the same problem on subsequent posts.)
Paranormal Avon authors are celebrating the Halloween season with a really awesome giveaway! We’re giving away a Supernatural Underground Halloween Book Prize Pack, filled with 24 books, all written by Supernatural Underground authors. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the page.
The list of amazing books in this giveaway is below.
PLEASE NOTE: Some of these books are e-books, so the winner should have access to an e-reader.
THE SUPERNATURAL UNDERGROUND HALLOWEEN BOOK PRIZE PACK:
The Body Finder and swag by Kimberly Derting
Nightspell by Leah Cypess
Ascension by Sable Grace
Afterlife + Fathom (e-book) by Merrie Destefano
A Blood Seduction by Pamela Palmer
Wrong Side of Hell + To Hell And Back (both e-books) by Juliana Stone
The Heir of Night, US edition by Helen Lowe
Dream of Asarlai trilogy (Secret Ones, Power Unbound, Rogue Gadda) in e-book by Nicole Murphy
Night Forbidden by Joss Ware
Angel’s Ink by Jocelynn Drake
A Devil Named Desire by Terri Garey
Tatsania’s Gift (e-book) by Kim Falconer
Darkness Becomes Her by Jaime Rush
Last Vamp Standing by Kristin Miller
Diamond Eyes by AA Bell
Wanted: Undead or Alive by Kerrelyn Sparks
One Grave at a Time + Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost
Diaries of an Urban Panther by Amanda Arista
Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Want to win a copy of Last Vamp Standing?
There are two ways to win.
HOW TO WIN A PRINT COPY:
I’m giving away three print copies of Last Vamp Standing (Book #3 in the Vampires of Crimson Bay series) on Goodreads. Last Vamp Standing releases in e-version August 28th and print September 18th. The contest runs to September 22nd.
All you’ve got to do is have a Goodreads account, go HERE, and click ENTER.
HOW TO WIN AN E-COPY:
If you don’t have a Goodreads account, but you’d still like to win a copy of Last Vamp Standing, I’m giving away two kindle or nook copies of the book on my blog tour with LitConnect.
All you’ve got to do to be entered to win is comment on any one blog post. Check out the tour dates below: