I have got to be one of the world’s worst bloggers for an author. I’m meant to blog regularly and all that jazz, but time runs away from me every time. I can’t remember the last time I wrote a proper blog post, so here goes.
Let’s set the scene. It’s 6:45 p.m. and I’m still in my damn pyjamas. I’ve been busy doing bits and bobs today, jazzing up a blog for friends and then updating my review site. I purchased the domain name for it today, so my groovy little review place will soon be www.mizlovelovesbooks.com, viewable now as www.mizlovelovesbooks.blogspot.com. Ah, isn’t that lovely? The site has come on in leaps and bounds, so I decided to make it official and whatnot. I also need to launch my other website (www.emmyellis.com) but I’ve started it from scratch and it still needs quite a bit doing to it. Maybe I’ll do that next Saturday and get it finished.
So, at the moment I need to clean my house, clean my SELF (!!!), and then it will be time to either read or watch a film. Then tomorrow is Mother’s Day here in the UK, so I’m planning to read all day and just be a plain old lazy cow.
I just got word that my M/M book, Mane Attraction (Sarah Masters), is doing very well in sales. This surprised me, as I wasn’t sure when I wrote it whether people would take to my brand of humour. It seems they have, or are at least giving it a go by purchasing the book. Thank you—it’s very much appreciated! I laughed my head off at myself while writing it. Let’s hope it has the same results for readers, although I wouldn’t like to think of people’s heads falling off. No, that wouldn’t be very cool.
My Natalie Dae name has a ménage Lust Bite coming out on 4th April with Total-E-Bound. That was interesting to write—a new avenue for me, what with two men and a woman doing saucy stuff—and I’m looking forward to seeing how that is received. I also have an historical, A Gentleman’s Harlot, coming out in July. Can’t wait for that one! And then there is Just For Tonight, also due out in April, and theeeeeennnnn Killing Her Slowly, although I’m not sure when that one will be released.
Cripes. So many books coming out at the same time. Serves myself right for subbing them all around the same time then, doesn’t it.
Myself and Jaime Samms are coming to the end of our novel The Dreaming, which has been a joy to write. As usual, me and Jaime have just run with whatever comes into our heads and I’m really looking forward to how that one is received.
As to Black Cougar Curse, written with my other dear pal, Tess MacKall, well...that book is doing very well indeed, better than I ever dreamed, God bless it. I love that book, not just because I love the plot etc., but because it’s special to me due to having written it with Tess. I feel the same about my books with Jaime. They’re extra special somehow, when written with someone else. A joining of two minds, producing something we couldn’t have done by ourselves without the talent of that other person.
As for what’s in the works… I need to write a short story that I’ve been asked for, finish that vampire book (I knowwwwwwwwww! I haven’t got around to it yet), and revamp a couple of others, get them subbed or give them away as freebies. I need to get going on that.
On the work front, things are going well. I’ve settled into my position now, know what’s what, and, of course, I love creating cover art and making authors happy. A new month’s covers are about to start, so if you’re interested in seeing those as they are created, and you’re not on my Facebook page, you might want to join me there. I use the Emmy Ellis one every day, and if you plug my name into the search thingy on there, I’m the woman with the black-and-white photo of my face, which, incidentally, looks nothing like that anymore. I now have wrinkles, am blonde, have long hair, and look infinitely older than that picture, which must be coming on two years old now.
Anyway, I’ve waffled enough. Time for me to go and have a bath (stinky cow!) and do a bit of cleaning around the house.
Have a great rest of your weekend, you beautiful people you, and I’ll try and blog again soon. Honest.