There’s a new Vampire in town!

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Out today from one of my favorite people in the universe: Melissa Francis!
Here’s the blurb 🙂

AJ Ashe isn’t your typical seventeen-year-old vampire—as if there is such a thing! She’s stuck in the middle of a huge fight between her two BFFs. Her ex-boyfriend—whom she’s still totally in love with, by the way—is now her stepbrother. A former classmate—who, um, she may or may not have turned into a vampire—is stalking her. And now, apparently, the fate of humankind lies in her little undead hands. What ever happened to the good old days, when all a vampire girl had to worry about was the occasional zit and hiding her taste for blood?

And don’t forget to go visit her Bite Me! site

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Lots of news to tell you all

A mixed bag of good and bad news as I recently found out that Virgin Black Lace will not be publishing any books in 2010 after 16 years of publishing quality erotica and erotic romance. I’ll always remember Adam Neville my editor from Virgin very fondly as he was the first person to trust me to write a print book for him: “Where have all the Cowboys gone?” He steered me through the process and taught me a lot. He also bought 2 more books from me and some short stories-all fantastic experiences. His good news is that despite being laid off by Virgin he recently signed a 2 book deal to write horror for a major publisher. Go Adam!
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I’ve just returned from the RWA conference in Washington and I’m ashamed to say I didn’t do any sightseeing. The heat and humidity just defeated me and I did something weird to my funky broken toe which made me even less inclined to go walkabout and made me give up 3 pairs of the gorgeous shoes I’d brought with me in favor of ones that didn’t kill my feet.
Here’s a picture of some of the folks from the Romance Diva’s board taken by Angela James of Samhain publishing.
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From left to right: bottom row first 🙂 Mel Francis, me, Karen Erickson, Loribelle. Top row from left to right: Christina Cross, Vivienne and Shelli Stevens

And finally a lovely surprise to come home to-the anthology cover for Some Like it Rough, which is due out in March 2010 from Kensington Aphrodisia. I only turned my part of it in 3 weeks ago and hey there’s a cover already! I think it’s lovely and very suitable for my novella, which is also the title of the anthology.
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Did you miss me?

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I’ve been on vacation with my family-and I survived!! Mr Kate Pearce drove about a 1000 miles, round trip with 2 teenage sons, a 7 year old daughter, my mother and me. And we all returned still speaking to each other!

We stopped off in San Diego for three days, took in Sea World and the Midway battleship, before heading out to Las Vegas, where my mother from the UK had never been and always wanted to go. When we arrived, it was about 105 degrees and I think she was a bit dubious, but after a day she got a bit more used to it. She won $38 on the slot machines from a 25c bet, saw the Hoover Dam in 114 degree heat and ate like a queen. She also fell in love with the fountains as Bellagio, so dragged us all out regularly to see them LOL.

I managed to find a whole Tadashi dress shop in the Forum shops of Caesar Palace, and ended up buying another dress…bad but so worth it!

But I’m glad to be home and I’m ready to get on with the next book entitled “Simply VI” All I know at the moment is that it is about Lisette Delornay-Ross, Helene and Philip’s daughter. It’s due in October so I’d better get a move on!

Anyone else been on vacation or going?