Sunday, December 8, 2013
Thursday, December 5, 2013
My last post, written in the early heady days of NANO, contained mention of all the progress I was making on my WIP and the screenplay I was working on based on "Matching Wits With Venus". Yes, I was oh so full of that November resolve, that autumnal certainty that this was the year in which I would complete two projects with heavy word counts while at the same time entertaining holiday house guests, learning new guitar songs, and maybe exercising every day. The best laid plans ....
Progress on the WIP marches on, if at a slower pace than anticipated. The screenplay's going. The guitar songs, well let's just say that the members of my family have been wearing a lot of headphones lately. And that's just the dogs. As for the exercising, well, I'm pretty sure that I can be fit walking from my house to my car. Anyway, I'm going to cut myself a break and, in this season of miracles, pat myself on the back for continuing to write five days a week, even when I feel like I may never receive another acceptance letter.
And you should too - after all, we deserve to celebrate our commitment to our craft. So raise a glass of whatever bubbly you prefer and toast yourself and your hard work. Then get out there and buy yourself a 2014 diary and write down your writing resolutions. In ink.
Happy writing, happy holidays, and happy new year. May 2014 be your best year yet.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
“A Little Light Loving” blurb:
Cord’s a werewolf and the holiday season makes Cord’s skin itch, his head ache, and his wolf side agitated. Usually he goes on vacation at this time of year but he wants to be with Dillon.
Cord decides to rent a little cabin in the mountains for the holiday week and Dillon agrees to come with him. They have a few wonderful days together, then Cord asks Dillon about werewolves and Dillon reveals his abhorrence of the animals and his animal heritage. Cord’s heart is breaking that the man he loves could be so mistrustful of him. How can they have a future without trust?
You need your fucking head examined. Going off to fuck a werewolf? Where's your brain? Dillon chastised himself as he followed Cord's truck. Oh, yeah, that's right -- it's in your pants. Well, you deserve everything that happens to you, then.
Yeah, but all that's going to happen is that I'm going to get laid. And it'll be excellent, I know, because Cord's so yummy.
Quite likely. But I'll be a contented, sated idiot.
Having lost the argument with himself, and being unaccountably happy and excited at the thought of spending the night with Cord, Dillon jumped out of his car, beeped the security system on, and bounced across the parking lot to where Cord was standing waiting for him.
The man did look yummy. Hunkalicious. Dillon was tempted to lick his lips but managed to refrain. He didn't dare look down to check, but he was almost certain his dick was leading the way to Cord. To bed. Oh yes!
Side by side they walked up the stairs, their steps echoing with a hint of urgency, Dillon’s heart beating faster and faster the closer they got to Cord’s apartment.
Cord kicked the apartment door shut and pressed Dillon to the wall. Dillon stared into Cord's eyes. Their faces were almost on a level. Cord was just the slightest bit taller than him. His breath hitched at what he saw in Cord's gaze. Lust. Desire. Passion. "Kiss me," he breathed.
"I plan to do a whole lot more than kissing," said Cord, holding Dillon's chin in one hand.
Dillon licked his lips. He couldn't help himself this time. He leaned forward and very deliberately rubbed his cock over Cord's.
Cord hissed, then pressed back against Dillon, pushing him hard into the wall with his full body weight. When Cord was plastered tight against Dillon's body from hips to shoulders, he flicked his tongue across Dillon's nose, eyelids, forehead, and jaw line, as if savoring the flavor.
Dillon reached up and grabbed Cord's head, sliding his hands through the thick, silky hair, then holding tight. "I thought you said you were going to kiss me. That's not a kiss."
"This is, though," said Cord in a half-strangled, husky tone, before plunging his tongue into Dillon's mouth.
Cord's tongue was everywhere, tangling with Dillon's tongue, rubbing along the insides of his cheeks, sliding over the roof of his mouth. Dillon tightened his grip on Cord's head, holding it still so he could thrust his own tongue in return, matching Cord thrust for thrust, stroke for stroke, until they were both breathless and gasping for air.
"Now that was a kiss," panted Dillon, grinning.
"Bedroom," said Cord. "I don't want our first time to be against a wall."
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Monday, December 2, 2013
This will be a short post, but I'm happy with the way my year turned out. Could it have been better? Well of course, but I take things as they come. I'm edging my foot in the door and will strive for bigger goals next year.
By the way, I'm having a huge reader appreciation giveaway on my Facebook page to celebrate one year. I want to give back to readers that have taken a chance on me. Come on over and check it out!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
So, first on my happy writing list is how excited and honored I am be a part of an anthology of 15 winter-themed, family friendly stories that are offered as a FREE download on Smashwords. The anthology is A Holiday Anthology, Volume 1 from the international author group, Exquisite Quills. Rose Anderson, Exquisite Quills author, compiled the stories, and Carey Abbott of E-Book Cover Designs by Carey designed the gorgeous cover.
Romance author Victoria Adams invited me to her Blog to talk about my anthology story, Gifts to Treasure, which is set in America during the Great Depression: http://victoriaadams.blogspot.com/2013/11/kaye-spencer-shares-snippet-from.html
As a way to help all of the authors in the anthology do a little promoting, I created a book trailer. Watch it on YouTube: http://youtu.be/yTph6-UV7mg
Now, for the most important link… Download a FREE copy of the anthology on Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/374815
For the second point on my list, on November 28th, I shared my "Genesis of a Story", on the Exquisite Quills Blog (Genesis is a weekly feature). I shared the influences and inspirations for my first published novel, Lonely Places, which is a western romance. This book is published under my other pen name, A.L. Debran.
Read my 'Genesis' here: http://exquisitequills.blogspot.com/2013/11/the-genesis-of-book-lonely-places-by-al.html
And, finally, my third point is I made it through another National Novel Writing Month. Since I’m still writing madly, because midnight hasn’t arrived at my house yet, I’m anticipating I’ll cross the finish line with around 35,000 words—just a tad shy of the 50k goal—but that's all right. I'm just tickled to be writing with more and more forward motion again.
Until December 30,
Fall in love...faster, harder, deeper with Kaye Spencer romance
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Today I am having Thanksgiving dinner with my family. This time of year is filled with lots of eating and merry-making, but there is much more to these last months of the year. This time of year is a time for reflection on everything that has happened this year and thinking of the future.
Maybe it’s the shorter days and colder weather that makes one want to curl up before a fire and reflect, and to feel the yearning to be with family and reminisce. Even if you can’t stand your family, this time of year draws you back to them.
Is it because we can’t turn away from those with which we share the same blood, the same triumphs and tragedies? Or maybe something deeper and hard to decipher brings us together.
Whatever it is that brings us together, it is something that shouldn’t be taken for granted. One day family is there and the next, they are gone, leaving only emptiness and heartache.
Kelley Heckart, Historical fantasy romance author
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 10, 2013
I have the feeling I'm in for some serious rewrites when November is over. My project this year is the second book in a three book series. It's paranormal/historical romance about three half-demon brothers trying to keep evil from rising because they learned from their full-blooded demon father that love can change everything.
There's a lot of rehashing what happened in the first book in the first and second chapters. Yep. I'll have to thin that out when everything is said and done. Even at the end of week 1, I'm perfectly happy keeping the trash sentences because they count toward my daily word goal. Later, I'll look back and shake my head at my folly. I'm also keeping track of my word count for the year and I'm in par to finish over 300,000 words in novels alone. It's a big deal for me because I often wonder how I'm going to get from point A to point B of a story.
December for some people is all about Christmas. For a word-crazed author, it's about tying up the loose ends and digging into edits after a caffeine-fueled November! The strong bones of the story are in place and I know it's filled with witty dialogue and most importantly, a great love story. It's just going to need some fluffing later.
Whatever your writing goals are this month, or for the rest of the year, good luck with them!