Saturday, June 30, 2012

Smashwords Sale!

For the month of July, Smashwords is running a special sale for the summer (and winter for those south of the equator). As part of the sale, Journey of Shadows will be available for a 50% off discount from 12:01am on July 1st until 11:59pm on July 31st. That means you can pick up my debut novel for a whole $1.50 over the next 31 days! How cool is that? Simply enter the promo code SSW50 when you go through with the purchase. Not ready to drop that much cash just yet? Head over to the link above and download the first 15% of my novel for FREE.

Remember the sale does not start until 12:01am Pacific Time on July 1st. They will have a complete listing of participating titles from Smashwords authors for you to browse while you are there. Don't miss out on this chance!

Love is love, no matter the back story. <3 DS

Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Five: 4th of July Celebrations

The 4th is quickly coming for us and I already have a list of things planned to do while I am off of work for 10 (count them with me... 1, 2, 3...) days.

  1. Family cookout that includes burgers and cheesy mets, grilled veggies, homemade desserts, relaxation in the pool, sparklers (no fireworks allowed in our neighborhood), and s'mores at the bonfire. Yes, we can have a bonfire, but no fireworks. Makes total sense, no?
  2. Lots of yard work to make up for the past month of my complete inability to cope with work exhaustion. Need to mow, weed the garden, clean the patio, and probably clean out the gutters. Seriously, there are 2 and 3 feet tall trees growing on top of the house.
  3. Give the cats baths. There are 4 of them if you count the April Fool's Day kitten we received unexpectedly this year. None of them are going to cooperate. It is going to be a blood bath. I'm already predicting at least one of us will require first aid, if not stitches, after the fact.
  4. Go to the cemetery to decorate my aunt's grave, as July 4th is her birthday and I haven't went to pay my respects since the funeral 9.5 years ago. Also, my cousin passed this weekend and I was unable to attend the funeral because of work. They are both buried in the same cemetery. Yellow mini roses for my cousin and red, white, and blue daylillies for my aunt. All grow here at the house.
  5. Write. A lot. Not on my trilogy though. Book 2 is ready for the 1st revision (maybe that will happen during this time since I have time to kill). Book 3 will not be started until NaNo 2012 season as is my custom. During my internet hiatus, I have been working through the idea stage of a new story to start once Immortalis is completed. I will continue with the background work while using it as a reason to finally learn how to use Liquid Story Binder to its full potential. I have a lot of work to do.

What is going on this coming week for you?

Love is love, no matter the back story. <3 DS

Thursday, June 28, 2012

How You Doin'?

Okay that was a stupid joke. I've been away from the internets for so long that I feel like I have forgotten how to "do it" as they say. My last post was over a month ago. It was a Mother's Day post. Since then, a lot of stuff has happened. Not in a OMGUGOTGOODNEWS!!!! kind of way. Just lots of stuff happening. So here is a little update: