Friday, November 28, 2008

Well, it has been a wild and crazy ride

I never did log back into the NanoWrimo after the first week's horrific computer/server problems, but I think I did okay:

Tired now. Editing madly till I turn it in 12/3 . . .

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A day to be thankful

Dear readers,

If you're in the U.S. and rushing around baking pie and roasting turkey, or if you're somewhere else around the world and today is just a regular Thursday, please take a moment to know I'm sending you my very best wishes for a wonderful day.

This year has been rough and today when I sit down with my family for the annual feast, when we hold hands around the table and share what we're most thankful for, all of you will hold a very special place on my list. I am thankful for your kindness and caring and for your generosity in making my books a small part of your life.

May the holidays bring you much love and joy and many, many delicious kinds of pie!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

2009 is the Year of the Warriors of Poseidon!!!!

The great news is that there will be a wealth of Warriors in 2009!! Here's the projected schedule:

January 6, 2009: WILD THING - Bastien's novella in this anthology - will be reissued in mass market paperback at the $7.99 price point for all of those who hate paying $14 for trade.

April 13, 2009: THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE – The U.S. release of the British book by the same name – 24 of paranormal romance’s hottest authors! Alyssa’s short story introduces Rhys na Garanwyn, High Prince, High House Seelie Court. He was so sizzlingly hot that Alyssa just HAD to bring him into the Atlantis world!

June 2, 2009: ATLANTIS UNLEASHED - Justice's long-awaited story. It's much longer than the others (turned it in at 500 manuscript pages) and much darker and more emotional. I hope you love it as much as I do. I so wanted Justice to have his happy ending.

July 7, 2009 - the very month after Justice's book: ATLANTIS UNMASKED - Alexios meets Grace and his life is never going to be the same. The Fae also enter the fight in the form of the deliciously hot Rhys na Garanwyn, High Prince, High House Seelie Court. New battle lines will be drawn!

October 6, 2009: ATLANTIS REDEEMED, Brennan's book. He met his heroine Tiernan in Justice's book and oh, holy Poseidon was it an explosion! Plus there is that small problem that he can't remember her the minute she's out of his sight . . . Wow. This one is going to be tough to write my way out of . . . but Brennan deserves the best.

So there you have it. Only a few short weeks until WILD THING hits bookstores everywhere and then 2009 belongs to the Warriors of Poseidon!! Thank you so, so much for your kindness in trying my books and for your patience. I am truly blessed.

hugs, Alyssa

Monday, November 17, 2008

Argh! Why am I always right about this stuff??

I kept saying, "Chuck, don't kiss her! She's a bad guy!" "Don't kiss her; she's Fulcrum!"

But did he listen??? NOOO!!


In other news, please PLEASE don't pay any attention to the mock cover posted at amazon for the MAMMOTH BOOK OF PARANORMAL ROMANCE. That was just an art draft mockup and the artist didn't know which authors were in the book so put random names on the front to show placement. The cover in my blog is correct in terms of author names. Thanks!

Sunday, November 16, 2008


I've got a short story in this book - it's a British publisher and the U.S. release will be in April. Love, love, LOVE the cover - the moons and wolves are gorgeous. What do you think?

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Oh, big sadness - and big fun!!

David Tennant will no longer be Dr. Who!!! Lovely, lovely David Tennant. He's SO MUCH FUN in that role.

In the big fun news, my dear friend Elissa Wilds has just released her debut book - and it's FANTASTIC!!! Rush over to her website or to your newest bookstore and pick up BETWEEN LIGHT AND DARK today!

Alyssa, deep deep in the book

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

Gave up on "official" NanoWrimo

The website is so slow as to be nonexistent. Who has that kind of time? But the idea is still fun and giving me an energy charge - so I'm still in the game on my own. Wrote an entire chapter today and boy did things take a wild left turn!! Who knew that a Fae high prince I "discovered" in a short story would pop up in Atlantis? Can't keep a good Fae down . . . And whew! He's seriously hot. Wow. I mean -- oh, sorry. I'm back now. LOL. Oh, and for anyone who wondered, 50,000 words is roughly half a book for me. Atlantis Unleashed clocked in at 104,000. So that's a pretty smoking month! Happy November, by the way!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

So it's November

Trick or treating was way nicer with friends and a nice thermal mug secretly filled with Shiraz . . .

Soccer at 8 a.m. was WAY nicer with a hooded jacket and a nice thermal mug containing about half a pot of coffee . . .

And now I'm Nano-ing. Which is not some obscure Mork and Mindy reference (yay, syndicated TV) but means I've decided to join in the craziness that is National write-a-novel-in-a-month. If the website ever loads, I'll even post wordcount, etc. There's something wonderfully satisfying about knowing that more than one hundred thousand people across the country and even around the world are all working together to meet the 50,000 words at the end of the month goal.

For me, thermal mugs are evidently a good thing:
I'm here!