Yes, yes, Halloween. Once my favorite holiday. Now basically just another day, as very little is done here to celebrate it. They don’t even have the kids wear costumes to school. Depressing.
And I have a headache. Bleh.
I do have some bits of news and stuff, though. First, I sold a vampire novella, Day of the Dead, to EC! I’m really excited about this one, and it is especially appropriate to announce today, as it is set on the evening of Dia de los Muertos. I have managed to combine, in one erotic novella:
Dia de los Muertos in general
voudou rituals (and Baron Samedi)
public sex in a cemetery
a well-preserved corpse ala Medgar Evers
lots of Spanish curse words
and, of course, Starbucks caramel frappucinos.
So I’m pleased, although the story will probably not have a fall release date.
What else? Did I mention I have a headache and am grumpy? I had a whole big post planned but I cannot remember what it was about or what my evil plan was.
Oh, my next EC release, As the Lady Wishes, written with my lovely CP Anna J Evans, comes out in a few weeks and has a cover. Or should I say, Iz on ur book, wearin mah undeez:
You know, since I once had the worst cover ever (and you guys know what I’m talking about), I find I’m much more philosophical about the process now. Which is nice.
And, while I moved past the point in the wip last night, I’m still wondering if anyone knows anything about wells, especially dry ones? If you pour water into a well that’s gone dry, how fast does the aquifer absorb that water? I imagine pretty damn fast, which is why I just sent some guys down to tie up and remove the mutilated corpse in the bottom. But, you know, if anyone else has any dieas that would be good. I spent like an hour when I could have been writing, reading alternately dull/kooky websites about wells. (Dull being the gov’t sponsored ones, kooky being all those Y2K alarmist sites that are still around. My favorite mentioned the need to drill a well in secret, because your neighbors might report you, but how they’ll change their tune after New Year’s Eve and be begging you for fresh water, when it’s a commodity others will murder for ala the Adam Ant-starrer World Gone Wild. Which, he was actually not bad in if memory serves. Cute butt, too.)
And I guess that’s it for now. Happy Halloween/Samhain, everyone!