FREEVIEW FRIDAY {INSTINCT}! #FVF

Happy Friday and welcome to another day of snippet sharing. You may remember last week, Sean was out and about with his brother? Well, guess where they were headed …. From my newly released novella Instinct–A Holloway pack Prequel (told from Sean Holloway’s PoV):

I eased down the handle and pushed open the door.

Hair the colour of a raven, eyes the palest of browns, and breasts that would give a man altitude sickness should he climb them graced the female laid out in stark relief upon the bed.

James’s reason for choosing Mary screamed at me. She did not resemble Jem in the slightest.

Mary smiled at my approach, pushing up onto her elbows until her breasts took on a new form with the movement.

The mattress squeaked and dipped as I sat beside her. My nose wrinkled at the odour of men who’d come before me. “How would you like to double your earnings?”

Hmmm, what on earth could Sean have in mind for the female to double her earnings?

I hope you enjoyed this weeks snippet. See you next week for another round of FVF

As I have said before, any and all are welcome to join me in this weekly shenanigan. HOWEVER, if you do so, I URGE you to keep the shared snippets short and sweet. Mine will be a maximum of EIGHT (8) sentences. To help identification of these posts, I shall be hastagging them (for Twitter purposes) as #FVF. Feel free to knick said hashtag for your own Freeview Friday posts.


LUCKY SEVEN! Tagged again …

Okay, so this is a new meme taking over the stratosphere. One that I just ended up tagged in by the lovely Rebecca Hart. And as it looks like fun, I decided to play along.

Here’s how it goes:

  1. Go to page 77 of your current ms (Yup, yup … got it)
  2. Go to line 7. (Yup, line 7. No problemo)
  3. Copy down the next 7 lines/sentences, and post them as they’re written. No cheating (as if I’d cheat. Purleese *rolls eyes*)
  4. Tag 7 other victims, …er, authors (Um … as some tend to get a little peeved over this tagging lark, I might actually skip this bit. But I do encourage all who happen to spot this to play. Does that count?)

Moving on:

So … I went to page 77 of my current work. And it didn’t have a page 77. Coz it just ain’t that long yet. So then I went to page 77 of my last completed work … and that didn’t have a page 77 coz it’s only a short story. So then I had a problem. Whether to give you a glimpse of page 77 of Blue Moon (Holloway Pack #2) OR Caged (Holloway Pack #3). Well, after heading into Blue Moon and checking out 7 lines from line 7 of page 77 (ha! try saying that after a few), I decided that’s what you’re getting. So … here you go … from page 77 in my latest draft of Blue Moon:

“Get out of my way.”

I stood my ground. A second tear trailed over my face, which I caught with the palm of my hand.

Josh grabbed my shoulders. A breath of relief shuddered from me—until his hold tightened and he swung me from his path. “I’ve got nothing else to say to you, Jem.” He strode away again.

Uh-oh! Sounds like it ain’t all Paradise in the land of Holloway, eh?

So … sound like something you might enjoy? Blue Moon will be available December 2012, but you can always add it to your Goodreads list in the meantime (do eeeeeeeeet!). ;) And don’t forget to check back on the 9th of April when the Blue Moon cover and blurb will be revealed.

Happy reading, folks!

ONLY TWO WEEKS TO GO UNTIL …

… You guys get to see what Blue Moon will look like. :)

Book covers. I always look forward to the tick of time toward when I know J Taylor will begin sending me cover ideas. I was no different leading up to my first glimpse of the cover for Blue Moon.

Now … I’ll be honest, when I first saw it, it was kind of an oooooh, aaaaaah, uuuuuum. *tap finger on chin* moment.

It wasn’t that it was bad. It seriously wasn’t.

It wasn’t that the cover didn’t fit with the story. Because it so totally did.

However, something about the cover niggled that I just couldn’t quite put my finger on.

At this point, I guess I should point out that I am a bit of a pain to deal with. I think I was showed around 6 or 7 different styles for the Darkness & Light cover before I stopped moaning, 4 or 5 for Instinct, and whilst Eternal was readily accepted as a whole I had them tweaking what we were working with about 20 times before I quit squinting and declared myself smiley.

As you might guess, I wasn’t really any different with Blue Moon.

Yes, the concept was there 100%. But something bugged me and damn, did I have J Taylor tweaking and playing and messing around until I smiled and told them marvelloso (and they probably heaved a sigh of relief).

But that wasn’t the end of it.

Oh, no!

You see, even once I’ve ‘accepted’ a cover, I then stick said cover as my desktop background for WEEKS!

So I can stare at it every opportunity for WEEKS!

So I can look at it close up, from a distance, and from the side for WEEKS!

Just so I can give myself a chance to be ab-so-lutely certain. Because I would get back to them if I suddenly changed my mind.

Yes, I AM that much of a pain.

So, when I tell you I love my new cover and it fits the story down to a T, you can rest assured that my opinion is in no way based on a whim.

I’m guessing you’d now like to see the latest cover for The Holloway Pack series, eh?

Cool, because I’m more than ready to show it to you guys.

And in two weeks, on April 9th, I shall be doing exactly that with the help of a team of bloggers across the stratosphere. Keep an eye out for sneaky peeks I have lined up through the beginning of April. I really hope you’ll come and join me in the reveal.

FREEVIEW FRIDAY {INSTINCT}! #FVF

Happy Friday and welcome to another day of snippet sharing. Apologies for the lack of snippet last week but hopefully the peek at Eternal’s opening kept you all happy enough for you not to notice, hehehe. Anyway, onward we go …. From my newly released novella Instinct–A Holloway pack Prequel (told from Sean Holloway’s PoV):

Walking amongst the stalls with James brought even more notice than usual. With our looks, so alike, only his neatly secured clothing pegged him as my opposite—his polite mannerisms aside.

Female-wielding fans fluttered like butterfly wings as eyes of all colours tracked our movement.

Whisperings along the lines of, “Mr Holloway senior is quite the catch, you know,” chased us. As usual, James set his good example, dipping his head to all females who called out a greeting in their breathless tones.

“I have found The Goat and Compass allows the most satisfaction of late,” James said, leaning in close.

James never took any of the local females unless they advertised it as their ware, preferring a bed and hygiene over my choice of a backyard or alley. ‘Most satisfaction’ to James could probably be translated to ‘cleanest and willing’. Of course, the detachment they offered held much appeal, also.

The brothers out and about together … they really must look alike to cause such a stir, eh?

I hope you enjoyed this weeks snippet. See you next week for another round of FVF

As I have said before, any and all are welcome to join me in this weekly shenanigan. HOWEVER, if you do so, I URGE you to keep the shared snippets short and sweet. Mine will be a maximum of EIGHT (8) sentences. To help identification of these posts, I shall be hastagging them (for Twitter purposes) as #FVF. Feel free to knick said hashtag for your own Freeview Friday posts.