16 November 2010

Writing Update

Two encouraging reviews for Angel Thief from Arkali at The Romance Reviews and Dhympna at The Culinary Carnivale. I don't know if reviewers know how important they are in authors' lives, but you are. Feedback, helpful crit and encouragement on the writing journey.

I don't want to jinx the flow of words so I haven't spoken much about my current project. It's still in the paranormal romance subgenre, but I think it has a sharper edge, almost urban fantasy. Can't talk about it. The heroine is insisting that I just get on with writing because she has a heap of trouble avalanching down on her and she needs to blast her way out.

So I have to finish this untitled work, go back to "Persian Flames" from the Out of the Bottle series and finish it, and then, and only then, can I get on with a historical romance that's been nagging me for...probably a year, when I stop to think about it. This is such a good story. I love the adventure stories from 1920s England, those by Sapper, Wodehouse, Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and oh hell, my memory...the author of Berry and Co. I know that it was a tough time for many, many people, but the romantic fantasy world of flappers and cocktails and weekend houseparties is irresistible.


  1. Congrats on the good reviews! Love dark PNR and urban fantasy ;)

  2. Thanks Eleri :) I fell in love with PNR/UF after reading "Moon Called" by Patricia Briggs, but I think some of the earlier fantasy books paved the way, like Barbara Hambly's "Bride of the Rat God". Take the ordinary world and give it a twist -- I love being a writer as well as reader :)


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