Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gateway Contest

Gateway Discovery Writing Awards sounded like a super great oppurtunity to share my novel.  New Shifters is posted on and ready for your vote!  The story with the most votes goes to the semifinals then judged by some amazing important editors and agents, with the hope of winning 500$. 
Come by and support me!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Book Review: Digital Fortress

Time to go to hockey practice.  After I lace up skates I usually sit in the stands and, interspersed with proud hockey-mom cheers, I read a book.  I am embarrassed enough to admit to my literary friends that I'm reading Dan Brown, but am I really ashamed to be seen with a Dan Brown book at hockey practice?  I seriously debated leaving the book at home.  When the Davinci Code swept the earth with its shocking and scandalous Jesus conspiracy I gobbled it up like cheesecake.  Brown has his bases covered when it comes to analytical research.  So what if his writing style is simple and plot driven.  Most readers will skip the poetry and take adventure any day.  I felt the same way about Angels & Demons and Deception Point.  They were impossible, but still believable.  Lost Symbol didn't hook me as much as the others, but the intensity was still there.  Digital Fortress is an earlier book; not his best and outdated.  I still finished it.
So why do I keep reading this stuff?  My intellectual gears might be grinding to a halt, but I am thoroughly entertained!  I can't help it!  However civilized I may claim to be, I can't hide my addiction to adrenaline.  So mock me if you want.  Say I've jumped on the mindless entertainment bandwagon.  I admit it man!  There is a reason why adventure sells and poetry doesn't.  Don't mock Brown for exploiting the niche.
At least I didn't show up to hockey practice with my favourite copy of Twilight!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Another Cute Contest

This is a cool idea!  Click on the image to check out all of the first lines  and leave your comments.  Here is mine for "Simbiote":

“Kal, stay with me son.” A silhouette loomed in front of me, partially blocking the intense lights of the makeshift operating room.  

Prizes include a a free critique by renown agent Weronika Janczuk.  She is not taking submissions right now so this is a great chance to stretch out your feelers.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Waiting on a Wednesday

Breaking the Spine hosts an anticipation post for upcomming books.  Here's mine:
I love the cover, even though it is a stereotypical young, pretty, white girl.  Check out a great interveiw with the author HERE.  I just learned this will become a trilogy!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blog Hop Giveaway

Be prepared!  This will fun.  There are over 100 sites giving away books and book related stuff.   I couldn't pass up the oppurtunity.  I haven't decided what I'll be giving away yet.  Any suggestions?