This week I went over a few things with the wonderful copywriter, Jen, at ravenous romance, and the second book in the American Star series is soon to be launched . It's called, AMERICAN STAR II, and there are some interesting surprises that have been carried over from the first book I'm hoping readers will enjoy. There was a nice post here about AMERICAN STAR on the MTV blog.
Yesterday I received an image of the cover for a new anthology I'm in. The book is called, "How the West was Done." And it will be launched by ravenousromance.com sometime this coming month. I'll post more about it in a week or so. And I've already posted an image of the cover on the sidebar.
I read a great post about the new Kindle 2 reader this week. Jonathan Lyons decided to come back from his blogging haitus to post this. It gets into the huge discussion about the new audio feature on the Kindle 2 and how it affects audio books in general.
Over at the BookEnds blog, Jessica posted something interesting all erotica romance writers should read. It discusses writing about sex and learning how to keep the readers happy.
And there was a great post here, at Nathan Bransford's blog, about how to treat sympathetic and unsympathetic characters. If you've never read Nathan's blog, it's worth taking a visit. He seems to have attracted a stable of blog fans, and that's not easy to do. I've actually found a few excellent new writers just by reading the comment thread of his blog over the past few years. A few times, when I was putting together anthologies, I contacted them about submitting work. These new writers produced excellent stories for some interesting books I edited.
I stopped by to see what Lori Perkins was posting here, and what Marsha was posting here. Marsha posted a great poem that's worth reading more than once.
And, last but not least, these next three are always favorites. This one is written by a professional writer who is having problems with her fourteen year old cat...stop by and wish her well if you get a chance. This young blogger has great music. And then there's Ryan...the week wouldn't be the same without checking out his blog!!