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NaNo Day 2

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Last night I posted my word stats but they are actually wrong. After posting that I got a sudden burst of inspiration and ended the day with 5002 words. Which for me is a record for one day.

This morning I brought my total up to 6479 words and it’s only 10:25. Still a lot of day left and a lot of words to get out. My goal for today is 10,000 words. I think I can do it. If not, well…it’s not the end of the world and I am ahead of the game a little. If I keep this pace I will finish in 2 weeks. I am aiming for it. We’ll see.

Good luck to my fellow nano’s

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NaNo Day 1

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Not too bad a day for writing. Even with everything else I had to do today.

Church, laundry, lunch, another blog post. I still managed over 3000 words. Kinda proud of myself. I decided I would only post stats once a week. Much more than 2 times a week is a little annoying. At least to me. So here they are…

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Word count is NaNo verified word count. Which is actually only one word short of my own count. Not too bad. I hope I can keep up this pace. The library and I are going to become good friends in the coming days.

Fiction Friday

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It’s Fiction Friday what are you writing?

Here’s some of what I am working on…

Epilogue

The sun was beginning to set low on the horizon when I made my way to the campground I had chosen for my hunt. I always chose my hunting ground carefully.  When my clan and I settled in this small town we agreed that we would not hunt in town or close by. I always went to a bordering county, sometimes farther. I chose my prey carefully. Usually choosing secluded cabins in the woods or campgrounds.

It was the middle of fall and the night air had a chill. This night I chose a campground I’d been to a handful of times.  With the nights getting colder and the first snow only weeks away there weren’t many campers and soon there would be none at all. Tonight it didn’t take me long to find what I was looking for.

A man sat on a log beside his campfire, cleaning his shotgun. Having had centuries of practice, i was the master of silence.  I crept behind a tree and took a deep sniff, I only caught one scent. Again, I crept closer, like a cat stalking an unsuspecting mouse. All my senses were on alert.  The cool breeze blew my prey’s scent to me. I inhaled deeply. His scent made my skin tingle and my mouth water in anticipation of the taste of blood. Suddenly i was very thirsty and could wait no longer.

Creeping silently behind him, I grabbed the hunter, covering his mouth so he couldn’t scream and alert any campers that may be nearby.

“Don’t try to fight. It will only make this worse for you.” I said to him. My voice low and predatory. “You won’t remember any of this so just relax.” The hunter relaxed and went limp. I sat with him in my arms and ran a finger up and down the vein in his neck.  Feeling his blood run through it.

In my feeding I am different than most vampires. Others stalk their prey, feed and leave them for dead. However, feeding to me was as satisfying as any sexual act. I took my time when i fed. I took great care to cause as little harm as possible. I treated my prey with as much respect as I could under the circumstances.

Tonight my heart was pounding, it had been too long since I’d last fed. With my breathing low and heavy I sank my fangs deep into the hunter’s throat.  I was filled with ecstasy the moment his blood flowed into my mouth. I groaned with pleasure. As I drank I thought about the girl in the park. I didn’t know her name but I knew one day she would be mine. I thought of her beautiful long red hair. I thought of what it would feel like to take her to my bed and make love to her until we were both spent of any and all energy.  I imagined it was her blood I was drinking. I was so lost in my thoughts that I didn’t realize the blood had stopped flowing. It was my first kill in decades.

A Weekend in Vegas

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Finally getting a chance to post some pictures from a very fun weekend.

The fun started with a 6 hour drive from my home in Arizona to Las Vegas, Aside from a little rain the trip was uneventful.

The first stop was at the famous Gold and Silver Pawn store.

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Sadly none of the guys were there so we had to settle for pics with cardboard Rick.

The shop is pretty interesting. I’d never been. Wasn’t really interested but my friend wanted to go so we went.

That evening we had a great time with friends, I finally got to meet Wendi, and other writers at an authors round table. We discussed bringing your characters to life. It was very interesting and informative.

Finally Saturday came. The day I had been looking forward to for weeks.

The Vegas Valley Book Festival. I was so excited to get my Bonds of Blood and Spirit books signed again. But that would have to wait. The first stop was at Alexia Purdy and Katie Salidas’ table.

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After I went in search of a couple other people I was looking for I got a message on my phone saying “Come back I need a picture with you!” LOL Ok Katie. So here is Cutie pie and I.

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So then naturally I had to have one of both of the girls

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After all that fun I was getting a little concerned because I couldn’t find Megan Duncan. I asked Katie if she’d seen her and was pointed in the general direction. Oddly I didn’t even think to get her picture. But I did get a book 🙂

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Swag

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My loot

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After all of that funness was finished I headed over to the real reason for my visit to Vegas.

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The Bonds of Blood and Spirit table with my friends Deborah Dorchak and Wendi Kelly 🙂

The series

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Book 1 of Tao’s Pride

(Coming soon)

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I was sitting in the Alpha’s chair and manning the register lol

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Then co-Alpha needed a pic

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My favorite pic of the whole day 🙂

If you would like more information on these books or their authors follow the links below

Bonds of Blood & Spirit

http://bondsofbloodandspirit.com/

The Immortalis Series

http://www.katiesalidas.com/

Reign of Blood

http://alexiaepurdy.blogspot.com/

Savor

http://meganduncan.blogspot.com/

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Tau’s Pride:Storms Cover Reveal..

I’ve been thinking all day about what I wanted to say here. How I could possibly do this book cover any justice what so ever, but all words escape me. This is the most stunning book cover in the whole series.

This morning newsletter members were given the first look at the cover for the new Bonds of Blood & Spirit continued saga “Tau’s Pride: Storms”

I can’t even imagine the work and talent that goes into creating something like this. So…since i’ve gushed enough about it here is a look at “Tau’s Pride:Storms:

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Bonds of Blood & Spirit: Uncivil Wars

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If you have read or are reading Loyalties then don’t forget the second edition of the saga.

Available from Amazon in hard copy or Kindle. Just follow the link on the sidebar to purchase the second book the the Bonds of Blood & Spirit saga.