I had oral surgery today. The good news, though, is it was almost fifteen hours ago, and I’ve only had to take one pain pill. Which means I can still write. Actually, I’ve written before while in excruciating pain. Sometimes the best writing I get done is when I’m going through something, whether it’s physical or emotional pain. I think that’s just the way I’m wired.
I’m polishing up my vampire romance (Vampire’s Fury) so, since I’ve told you this secret of mine, you might be able to tell when I was writing certain scenes. I hope you’ll let me know if you do!
Here’s to fantastic oral surgeons, dental insurance, and friends who don’t let friends drive after IV sedation!
Beginning July 8th, I have three releases for July, August, and September.
On July 8th, Vampire’s Fury releases. Two guesses what kind of book that one is. If you’ve read Vampire Betrayed, this is Devlin’s story. He was the hero’s best friend.
On August 29th, Now You See Me, a thriller romance, releases from Ellora’s Cave’s Blush line. I want to emphasize the Blush line because this book has no sex. I wanted to focus more on the chilling suspense, and I added a good dose of romance in as well.
Then on September 23rd, Souls Divided releases. This is a first-person paranormal romance with spirits and ghosts. Only 15,000 words so it’s a quick, and hopefully, good read.
I’m working on another book now which I hope will release in October. Who knows? My next post may be Four Months-Four Releases!
which is exactly why I try to make mine, short, sweet, and exciting. Granted, I don’t always succeed, but most months, I send out less than a page. That said, things will be a bit different in July when my Virtual Housewarming Party kicks off. But that’s because the prizes are bigger!
So….have you joined? If not, just click here and get ready to win!–>Newsletter
Now through June 30th. Purchase a 45 second book video for only $100. Images, videos, and music included. All you have to do is fill out a form and provide me with your book cover. I do the rest. You can buy now even if you don’t need your video until December to get in on the deal. Feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com for more details.
For those of you who like this type of info, I use Corel Studio Pro X5 with VitaScene, New Blue FX, and ProDad effects packages. Videos are saved in widescreen mpeg. You will receive a copy for upload, and I also upload the videos to my YouTube channel as well as promoting them through Twitter, Facebook, and other social media avenues.
If you’re wondering what kind of work I do, take a look at my latest creation—Being Me by Lisa Renee Jones.
and I’ve been fortunate that it’s never given me any trouble…until today. Just as I started to accelerate onto the interstate, I heard a squeal, a thump, the check engine light came on, and my air conditioner went out. I managed to drive safely into a parking lot to wait for a tow truck. Now, in case you’re thinking I’m about to bore you with the details of my misfortune, I’m writing this to say…I JUST GOT A GREAT IDEA FOR ANOTHER SUSPENSE/THRILLER STORY! Yes, even in the midst of an irritating event, my brain is thinking creatively.
I have to say a big thanks to Nationwide Roadside Assistance (something everyone needs imo)! It was the first time I ever had to use them (thank goodness), and they were fantastic! The tow truck arrived less than thirty minutes after I called, and the driver stayed in touch with me the entire time. Great little add-on to your insurance policy if you have Nationwide!
the brand new book video for New York Times Bestselling Author Lisa Renee Jones’ upcoming book, Being Me. This is the second book in her Inside Out Trilogy published by Pocket. I was fortunate enough to create the first video as well. (See below)
Lisa’s video will be available for the world to see in a few days. In the meantime, check out Lisa’s website at www.lisareneejones.com for more information about the book and the series which, by the way, has been optioned by Starz for a television series!
I’ve posted on Facebook a few times about my new house and how the painting was underway. Now it is complete, and though I don’t have pictures of all the rooms (waiting for decorations to be completed), I wanted to share my new living room wall color. I love it!
So I saw this movie tonight, and I left the theater so confused. I honestly didn’t know what was going on most of the entire movie. That’s never a good thing. Kind of like a book that you start to read and put down halfway through because you’ve lost track of the number of characters. While Oblivion doesn’t have too many characters, it does have a lot of plot holes. And I do mean a lot.
If you haven’t watched this movie, don’t read further…unless you want to save yourself $10.00 or so.
SPOILER ALERT ONE LAST TIME
So here are my questions….
Why was Tom Cruise’s character (Jack) cloned so many times? There weren’t other guys that could have worked just as well? Was he the only human left they could catch? No, they caught Victoria, too. So there were absolutely no other people they could catch and clone. Okay so, how did Jack get caught and his memories wiped? That’s never explained other than a short scene with a bright light. Was Victoria real or was she simply a clone? How did the other humans manage to escape the radiation or was there no radiation to begin with? I’m sure by now you can see my confusion.
And finally…was that the real Jack at the end or a clone?
When someone leaves the theater this confused, it’s never a good thing. The plot could have used some work. A little less showing us the beauty of the landscape and a whole lot more explaining what happened. It’s always my preference to know what’s going on when I’m watching a movie.
I love science fiction, but this movie was a complete bust for me.
Since I’ve been sick the past two weeks, I was starting to feel a little sorry for myself. So I made myself stop and count the things I’m thankful for and the things I love today. Here they are in no particular order:
2. Hulu Plus
4. My laptop
5. Orange juice (and friends who will drop some off when I run out!)
6. Vick’s Vapor Rub (Rub that stuff on your feet and cover with socks, and the coughs are silenced for the night! Who knew?”
7. Tylenol Sinus (and friends who will drop some off when I run out!)
8. My home
9. Comfy pajamas
Even in the pits of sickness, I can summon up some gratitude!