Third Time's the Charm

I've written two lengthy, entertaining posts and then somehow lost them in the bowels of my computer.  Not that my computer has bowels, mind you.  But somewhere between trying to add a picture and messing with saving drafts I've lost the details of me struggling with the hardest book I've ever written, only to emerge triumphant, not to mention a discussion of craziness and food and the secrets to the universe, now gone forever.

But I figure I'll try once more and if it screws up I'll beat my head against the wall (but it's too gorgeous in Northern Vermont to do that).  However, I won't mess with photos or save drafts or anything like that -- I don't trust this program.

First, I have to tell you the THE DEMON COUNT and THE DEMON COUNT'S DAUGHTER are on sale this month at Amazon for only $1.99  I wrote them together, back to back, and tried to sell them as one book, but Dell split them apart into two and they worked very well that way.  THE DEMON COUNT is better known -- there's a faux vampire wandering around Venice, back when there weren't many vampires, faux or otherwise, around.  It's steamy and sexy and suspenseful. THE DEMON COUNT'S DAUGHTER is much lighter, with a brooding hero, of course, but comic supporting characters like Tonetti, the gigolo cum gondolier.

And of course, the best book I've written (has to be in my top five) came out at the end of May.  CONSUMED BY FIRE has sex, violence, and surprising humor (according to RT the humor is surprising -- I aways thought I was pretty funny in a dark way).  It's getting lovely reviews (except from the prudes) and frankly, I don't get much better than this.  So I'm feeling very clever and talented and happy.

I've turned DRIVEN BY FIRE in and so far my editor loves it!  So now I'm hunkering down with Brandon and Emma (finally!) to give them their happy ever after.  Plus it's theater time again, and this year we're doing KISS ME KATE, which will be a blast.  So I've got a busy summer ahead of me, full of wonderful things to do.  Now if I could just stop eating Reduced Fat Wheat Thins!