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Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Who ever accused artists of being temperamental creatures and absolute train wrecks wasn't too wrong. This isn't so much a post I really wanted to write as what I am about to tell you is going to take the whole month of June before everything is the way it should be. Mind you, I am also busy writing and trading emails back and forth to my editor, chatting on Facebook (well, that goes out the window along with spending a choice amount of time on Kindleboards)...

Boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen: I have decided to do a major name change in regards to The Vamp Saga books. I have been thinking about it for some time now as if any paranormal fan who has picked up a Sookie Stackhouse book already knows, the word "dead" is in every title. I felt like a copycat using the same vein and tacking on "death" or "dead" in every title but I did it anyway.

Then I am perusing a website of a fellow paranormal author and she has a new book which will be released in July. Guess what it's called? Come on, take a wild guess! Death Wish of course...

Now, the same name for different books isn't new but a lot of paranormal authors have gimicks if you would like to call them that. JR Ward has "lover" in every Black Dagger Brotherhood novel; my friend Shea MacLeod uses "kissed" in every one of her Morgan Bailey novels; Jeaniene Frost loves the word "grave" in her Cat and Bones vampire series and it works quite well if I may say so myself.

A fellow author and I were talking and although the title changes for the novels which have already been released will be small, and as follows:

Death Lair will renamed Immortal Lair; Death Wish will be renamed Mortal Death, Better off Dead will become Better off Immortal and Queen of the Undead will be renamed Queen of the Immortals.

What does this mean for you? Well, as soon as I have made the changes on Amazon, I will let KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) know so everyone who bought a copy from there can have an updated copy with the updated title. Nothing in the books will change, mind you, except the title.

I hope this makes the series seem more of a paranormal romance series as opposed to one about women sleuths and female detectives (my friend told me some of my current titles had "thriller" written all over them).

As I said before, the only change is the title and the covers will eventually reflect that but I won't change the novels on any of the e-book websites until I have heard back from my cover designers and can get an ETA as to when the covers can be changed.

In the meantime, I have changed the cover for The Omnibus Collection (the only one in my control) and here it is:

Yeah, I know. My cover making skills are subpar at best which is why I hire professionals. The only bad part about that scenario is you have no control of when changes are actually made.

I hope this doesn't turn into a major deal and hopefully it will be a relatively smooth transition. I will also put some info about it on the actual page for The Vamp Saga too.

Thanks again for your support and happy Tuesday to all. ;-)

Saturday, May 26, 2012


Okay, I'll get this out of the way, I have been a very horrible blogger lately but will you forgive me if I told you I have been hard at work?

First of all, I am two thirds done with Hart Attack so I am very much on track with that novel. After comes the hard work: proofreading, making corrections and then sending it off to the editor but it should definitely be released by late July or early August!

The final cover will look like this:

Queen of the Undead? I'm finished proofreading and will just be doing some final polishing this weekend before I send it to my editor. That one is also on time and should be released late June or early July so that makes me very happy indeed.

That cover will look like this:

What's up next? Well, poor Apocalypse 2012 keeps getting pushed back but this paranormal muse won't leave me otherwise I would be working on it but it's getting kicked out of the way after the next two books on the agenda!

I will be starting to work on Dawn of Death: Book Four of The Vamp Saga after I finish Hart Attack.

After that comes Change of Hart: Book Two from The Hart Family Saga.

Somewhere while I am doing the above, I will be proofing Love Voodoo: Book I from DeGeneration for its Autumn release. Unless you like sexy, smoking hot times and a completely contemporary erotic romance without a speck of paranormal activity then this won't mean a bit to you as you probably won't purchase it unless you're a fanatic of mine. I am releasing it under my pseudonym, Elle Chardou.

Then I will start working on Apocalypse 2012. I should definitely be ready because there are incidents which are planned for DOD and CoH which will lead me into that whole military mode and a kick ass feeling of finally writing Apocalypse 2012.

So, what does that mean?

Well, books usually get released as they are written but Dawn of Death might come out in Autumn, followed by Apocalypse 2012 followed by Change of Hart. Even though Change of Hart would just be sitting on my laptop.

It really depends on how much I can get done but I promise Apocalypse 2012 will be released before 2013...otherwise the title is a bit off, don't you think?

In other news, I have revamped The Omnibus Collection for Death Lair - Death Wish. It is on sale at Amazon for $4.49 (when it gets out of the review stage that is). It is also has a new cover which looks like this:

So you can't miss the new cover and if it doesn't look like this then it's still the old version.
It will also be available at Barnes & Noble, All Romance and iBookstore.

Another totally cool announcement: all my books, including The Beautiful People series (come June 5th when my exclusive Select contract ends with Amazon) will now be available at All Romance along with Smashwords.

Well, except Beginnings: Book I (The Plague), which is now a Select exclusive. I will probably leave it an exclusive until Apocalypse 2012: Book II comes out to give it a nice push when it comes out.

Until then, keep reading all that great literature and I will try to write at least once a week but at the moment, it's either keep writing books or update my blog religiously. I know what most of you would rather I do and it's what I would rather do too. ;-)

Have a happy Memorial Day weekend to my followers in the States and to everyone else, I hope you have a lovely weekend with your friends and family. ;-)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

New Cover reveal and Blog Tour!

I just wanted to announce my cover artist came through and the cover for Better Off Dead will be changing. This will be the new cover, at least on Barnes & Noble and Amazon starting tomorrow:

Cool, isn't it? Anyway, I am busy, busy, busy changing it for the paperback as well. I hope everyone enjoys the new cover.

Also, I am on a month-long blog tour through Innovative Book Tours and here are a list of all my stops! Come join me if you can. Thanks!

May 1st       Lissette E. Manning  (review)
May 3rd       Red Headed Bookworm   (review)
                Where’s My Muse? (review)