Archive for September 2011 | Monthly archive page
Like the white rabbit, I’m late. But you forest visitors are probably used to that by now. It takes a while for this slithery rock dweller to emerge from my mountain of electronic paper. Every now and again, someone needs to poke me with a stick so I remember to come up for air and socialize with you good people. Today, we have the Old School contest winner announcement.
Congrats to Angie Leger, vvb32 reads Old School contest winner! Angie picks herself up an ebook copy of this traditional horror anthology filled with tales of terror from yours truly, David Dunwoody, Horace James, Natalie Sin, Jackie Gamber, Gregory L. Hall, R. Scott McCoy, and poems from Zombie Zak. Check out the Books From Louise page for more information on Old School, feast your eyes on the trailer, and clicky the links to purchase Kindle or print copies, plus other formats.
Random Rambles – Life And All That Rot
In an effort to keep this blog updated on a regular basis, give you some content to keep you all happy, every now and again I’ll inject a bit of anecdotal rambling into blog posts. I don’t know if readers really dig this or not, but I figure you might. If you’re bored to tears, you can always tell me to stop.
August was a bit crazy. For those of you who don’t know, hubby and I live with my mom-in-law and gran-in-law. We’d like to get a place of our own, and sell this place, but for the time being mom-in-law can use the help with gran-in-law. She’s got Alzheimers and Glaucoma. My mom-in-law isn’t in the best of health, so taking care of gran-in-law can be hard on her. We help out.
Anyway, gran-in-law took a tumble recently, and had to go to the hospital. (If you check out my Facebook, you’ll see what a kerfuffle that was with the NB medical system. Methinks a few people in Sussex Regional Hospital need their arses kicked, but that’s violent, and I won’t condone that. I’ll just kill them in a book. I’m digressing…) The final word is she did have a stroke, albeit a mild one. She was probably dehydrated too, so we’re trying to get her to drink more.
Good news followed chaos, thankfully. Hubby got a job at a local restaurant, cooking full time. It’s a little place called The Blue Bird, and he’s already having a great time. He went to cooking school, just didn’t quite complete his apprenticeship (so isn’t a papered chef). He got the job on the day of the interview, which was very cool. While he was supposed to start part time, he was quick and good enough the boss already bumped him to full time. This couldn’t come at a better time, what with Christmas / Yule just around the corner. Universe smiles on us. (Yeah, I’m anthropomorphizing. So sue me.) He even has a fellow metal head to work with. Of course, this makes him happy. He’s been busy downloading tunes to the ipod to take to work. (Cooks and metal and Libras–always in my life. I’m beginning to see a pattern here. Hmmmm…)
In my world beneath the rock, I’ve got two books on the editing hotplate. Writing is going well on the paranormal erotic romance. Plot and characters are fleshing out nicely. The other day, words flowed so well it almost wrote itself. I do love those writing sessions. I’ve been putting away no less than 1000 words over the last three days. My co-author is busy writing another chapter of our steampunk erotic romance collaboration. And I’ve just started re-drafting / re-outlining the dark humor dystopian. Had to make some corrections to plot aspects that just wouldn’t fly. Much tighter now, I think. I have to start the new beginning I’ve mapped out soon.
So if I’m quiet on Twitter and Facebook, it’s just because I’m neck deep in words–mine or someone else’s. Speaking of which, I better get back to the editing. Coffee, I hear its lovely call, and I must fill my cup. Hope September is treating you well, friends. Before I go, in the spirit of reoccurring themes in my life, here’s some Lizzy Borden for you:
*slithers back under the rock*
I just added a new section to the site: Here you’ll find free reads from Louise and her friends. Tasty digital treats for your eyes and mind. Check out Parlee Road from Louise, and The Clockwork Companion from K.H. Koehler. Check back often for new free reads.
I crawl out from under my rock to bring you tasty treats to feed your eyes and mind. Today’s post is all about clockwork vampires, a steampunk essay, and more contests. First, on with the clockwork vampires and steampunk essay.
I’m pleased as bilberry punch to announce my essay “Steampunk: Modern and Classic Worlds Combined” will serve as the introduction for K.H. Koehler’s ‘Clockwork Companion.’ Huge thanks to Karen for asking me to write the piece. And best of all? ‘The Clockwork Companion’ is FREE! Karen is offering it up as a special treat for readers of ‘A Clockwork Vampire.’
Click the lovely cover above to grab a copy from Amazon. You can also pick up ‘The Clockwork Companion’ from Smashwords and K.H. Koehler’s site. I’ll also be adding a FREE READS section here, this week, and I’ll include ‘The Clockwork Companion’ on the new goodies page.
And if you haven’t grabbed a copy of K.H. Koehler’s ‘A Clockwork Vampire’ yet, what are you waiting for? Click the book cover below to visit the buy/ info page.
Old School Contest
Don’t forget the Old School contest over at vvb32 reads! You’ve only got 5 days left to enter. Clicky the link below for full contest details.
Jessica Frost’s Rogue Contest
My pal Jessica Frost is also having a contest lovers of erotic romance will want to enter. Check it out at The Romance Studio. Clicky the cover below to visit the contest page.
One lucky winner will receive a $30USD Amazon gift certificate! Contest is open until September 30. Get those entries in!