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It’s been a long path writing Tainted. When I wrote the first of the series, Intoxication, it took me less than a month to get the first draft down. The story purged from my imagination like chocolate from Wonka’s Chocolate river . Tainted took more time, more like months to get the first draft. But as I wrote that last sentence, I saved it everywhere, so afraid it would vanish from some cyber crash.
The good thing about it taking so long to purge this book from my mind is that as I am now going through it to polish it. I’m amazed. Amazed that this is my book. Have you ever reread your novel and think, “Holy crap. I wrote this. Really me?”
That is exactly how I feel. It’s not bad, it good. First and for most I’m an reader. I have always and will always been a reader. I may not have the time to read my average four books a week anymore, but I still have one on my tablet, and a print book on my nightstand and okay… I have an audio book I listen to when I can’t read.
So I’m polishing Tainted right now. Putting in the chapters, fleshing out the scenes, adding details that were overlooked. It’s fun to see the progress of what I created and how I can make it better. I have a few days to finish up the polishing then I’m going to send it a few beta readers, then to the editors. But the next book is on my mind. I have a brief outline mapped out and the characters in it. Coveted is my current WIP and after finishing Tainted, I may have a book in there following another character I introduced. Mmmm. So many options. Happy Typing.
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Yupp. Had to read Cosmo’s article: Why you need to have vampire sex. There was no hesitation with the mouse. I had to know what they thought of vampire sex would be like. I read through the 9 slides and most of it is in my book.
I do have controlling dominate women who wear red undies and rip off the clothes of those they desire. But I don’t have all that was mentioned in the article and, it did give me an idea of lighting some candles in a couple of the scenes. I did chuckle over the using teeth during oral. In my addicted to fang series,
teeth fangs are used a lot over sensitive areas.How else would they became addicted to fang with out trying them out?
What do you think vampire sex should be about? Drop a line, let me know. Since most of the vampire sex we’ve all seen is True Blood, and Twilight.
For more information:
Cosmopolitan, Addicted to Fang: Intoxication
Nanowrimo is here again. It’s November and I’m determined to get this novel written in for this goal. It’s the third in the series. I know why would I write out of the order?
The answer is the muses are screaming to be written. Beside I made a pack with myself to write Jayden’s story for Nanowrimo. I’m hoping for about 60,000 words. I just need to glue my butt to the chair and write. If I can get about 15,000 a week. I would make it in four weeks. Yes it’s beyond ambitious. But if you don’t dream big, you can’t reach for the stars.
This week, up until November 1st I’ll be doing a small outline (about six sentences) build my collage of what my characters look like. Get the setting in place, I already have the main conflict and idea and I’ll be ready to let it rip on November 1st.
I’ve already registered for Nanowrimo, have you? Want to be writing buddies… my handle is easy: Dena de Paulo. See ya there.
For more Information:
Nanowrimo, Addicted to Fang.
Available Today, Oct 23, 3012 ! At Ravenous Romance
Addicted to Fang: Intoxication is now available. Wow. This process to get this novel to this point is one of great joy.
This is the first novel I wrote in a month. The first menage scene I’ve written is in this book. And since getting over the hump of writing the menage scene as helped me with book 2 of Addicted to Fang. Which is a true menage romance novel.
So here’s a blurb to the book that opened my mind into the depths of the paranormal erotic romance genre.
Telepath and succubus-in-training Ella Hustad’s fate changes the day she discovers her survival hinges on the slip of a vampire’s fang. It’s a sensation that both terrifies her and excites. Accepting Dominic Sebastian, the vampire governor of the eastern quadrant, as her savior might work for her body but she’s not sure if the rest of her is up to the challenge. His blissfully silent mind, his metallic gaze and the feel of his fangs is all she’ll ever need… but is it what she wants?
While on the hunt to save an unregistered active blood benefactor, Dominic falls under the hypnotic charm of Ella’s blood. But that’s not the only attraction. Desire, explosive and unrestrained, forges an unexpected bond between them. When another vampire wants Ella dead, Dominic must find a way to protect her or risk losing the one woman who can satisfy all of his fantasies?
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Writing Intoxication was part therapy, part-fantasy. It’s been said a million times that paranormal ideas help people deal with hard emotional concepts.
I’m going to take the party line here and say…Yupp that’s me. This novel was my lifesaver this past year.
Normally, I don’t divulge into the privacy of my personal life, but I find talking about the reason behind this novel isn’t complete without the whole picture. I wrote this novel in a purge of a moment, desperate to get emotions off my chest. It took me one month to write close to fifty thousand world, then it took two months to get it revised correctly. When I pitched it to Lori Perkins she told me I was a purge writer.
Last year, my husband was diagnosis with cancer, and during the time I wrote this book, I sat next to him during chemo treatments, my house was over ran with caring loving family members and I struggled each day to keep a stable happy front for all my family, my children and especially my husband. This book as out there as it is, helped me get those weird emotions I struggled with under control. My life was so out of the box that I wrote out of the box. I would sit there and say, how can I make this even more extreme and I would write it. So sometimes even with all the craziness in the world, some good can come from it.