I've participated in lots of anthologies over the year and in 2018 I was lucky enough to continue my association with Jaye Shields, Beth Carter and Ashlynn Monroe when we wrote for Love At The End of the World. We added CL Scholey too, so the book has authors with lots of experience wrtiting super hot romance in Out Of This World genres. My offering was, The Reset
Taking her hand, Liam led her to the bed. He brushed off the boxes except for one, and with his gaze firmly on her, he opened it, pulled out a foil pack, and broke it open.
“Put it on me?”
Her tongue felt like it was glued to the top of her mouth. “I... I’ve never—”
His grin widened.
Elaine is just an ordinary woman, but when the apocalypse occurs, she must find a way to survive in an increasingly hostile world. Enter Liam, the policeman who saves her at their first meeting and provides assistance as they try to cope with the zombie outbreak brought about by an unknown infection that’s spreading out of control.
Together they form a community, trying to save as many lives as they can, a place where people can be safe. Even in the throes of disaster though, emotions creep up, taking both of them by surprise. Who knows? They might just get their happy ever after...if they can survive.
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Busy work called. The stuff that fills in the day. I found lots of that kind of thing. You know, Cover Art Forms for upcoming titles, Production forms and the list goes on. Yes I even got them out of the way.
I'd already completed the stocktake so what next? I scooted around the website only to discover I hadn't updated my Downloadable Book List! Oh no! In fact, it was so out of date, that some links didn't work, others weren't added and I had lots of tweaks. The last one was from May last year! That's like I can't recall how many books back!
They're the jobs that never seem to get remembered, but yes, it's now done. If you click on the image (yes it's a screenshot of my downloadble book list) it will take you directly to the downloadable PDF file.
If you're chasing my downladable files in future or you see an error, please do let me know, but right now I'm feeling a whole heap more accomplished than I was at 7 am this morning!
I love when I get an email titled: Contract Offer.
Yes, I got one of those just today.
I don't have a lot of details at this time, but as soon as I do, I'll share them. Having said that, I'm feeling totally awesome right now, even if I am sweltering in the humidity!
This will be a dual release, with both Ebook and Paperback available.
If you're wondering on the two publishers, one is my paperback publisher and one is the digital only.
In case you've missed all my posts, we're back!
We (Mr Nix and I) took 3 days to drive down. A nice chilled drive. The first day was the biggest and about 8 hours on the road, travelling down through Goondiwindi and onto Tamworth. We saw lots of areas that are so dry! Passing through Boggabilla was an eye opener and of course, lots of rocks everywhere, because there's just no grass due to the ongoing drought.
We passed through the edges of the outback. One great stop was at Moonie where we checked out the big red claw.
After a quick stop at the Golden Guitar and visitor information centre (and checking out the wax works) we hit the road again and headed to the Hunter Valley. There's a great big coal mine in the middle of the Upper Hunter and I won't say anything except the last time we ventured through Mussweelbrook it wasn't there and the scenery has changed a bit.
We reached our accomodation in Cessnock and headed out to try the Hanging Tree Vineyard. Needless to say, we've now signed up for a 6 monthly delivery of wine. Yummo!
Oh yes, if you happen to pop in, do say hi to Vodka, the resident dog!
Saturday morning, Mr Nix wanted to be on the road as early as possible so we agreed to leave our hotel about 6am. Expecting the drive to be taxing, it suprised both of us that we were parked in the ICC by 6.20am.
We carried all the goodies upstairs and once inside the venue (and let me tell you it was sweltering. Outside was 46 degrees C (114.8F!!) and inside with all the bodies was decidedly warm. I was there in my uniform and it took some doing to cool down. I can't imagine how the ladies in full ballgowns or the men in steampunk survived!
Once set up, the lovely readers came. In droves. I sold out of a couple of titles (The Celtic Cupid and Reunion Trilogy) which surprised me! I gave away TOFU's (squishy phone holders) and met so many people! I'm hoping some of them will follow my blog and newsletter after the event!
By 4pm we were ready to head back to the hotel. Once we'd parked the car, we hared upstairs out of the heat and back to shower and rest, because we also had the event at NOLA (after party) and that was a ballgown job!
It was still hot and I'm sure the sauna like atmosphere helped me drop kilograms :D I met lovely people there too, including Rena (EPA to Shannon Mayer) who was so nice!
The road home was fun. We passed a black London Cab heading onto the Harbour Bridge. Hubs was super worried about driving Gloria (his car) down there but she performed like a thoroughbred! We got over the bridge and found our way to the Pacific Highway and drove for about 6 hours to reach Coffs Harbour.
I asked to spend a night by the sea and hubs wanted to visit the Big Banana so we squeezed both in before jumping back on the road.
The beauty of driving, also meant we got a good look at things along the way. We were wondering how the land was faring after the massive bushfires throughout many states. As you can see nature takes it's course and in many sections there is already regrowth!
The one thing we did find a bit painful was all the works and people not driving to the road limits. I'm of the opinion they see them as a low starting point, but we stayed to the left and kept going until we reached Gatton. MIL's birthday was Tuesday so we got in at 41 degrees (105.8F) and had to waste time. So we headed to the pub where Mr Nix had a coke and I a wine. Sweetie that he is, I made for the bathroom and there it was, cold and inviting waiting for me.
We stayed at MIL's overnight and enjoyed Fish and Chips then were up... Friends were coming and going so we made our goodbyes at 9.30 and made it home by 11.30am
It's lovely to be away, but nicer to come back to your own pillow!
I promise to post more pics to Pinterest, so watch my board with interest!