Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Awakening accepted!

I just keep having more and more good news on here, don't I?

My good news for today is that I just got an email reply from my editor, informing me that I should please consider printing out the contract enclosed and send it back to the publisher for my follow up novel to Unity.

Where Unity tells the story of Darcy's first awareness of the world of Faerie, and her struggle to find balance between it and her real life, Awakening follows her story as she leaves Kinvara and tries to make a life for herself in Killarney. Little does she know that the world of Faerie will follow her down into that town, and Faerie itself will not remain so removed from her world as it used to be.

The story is set in Ireland and shares the mystical history that the land is rich with. I'm very excited to be told that this story has a tenuous release date of March, 2009. So keep a look out for it!

And Unity is still currently available at http://allromanceebooks.com/product-temperanceunity-9894-140.html

Nikki Watson.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

What does my Dark Tarot card mean to me?

I seem to be posting a fair bit in this half of the month. Must be a sign that I have more time available to me. Or maybe, since I just started university last Monday, it's a sign that I'm starting to better manage my time.

We can hope. :D

I'm really enjoying the promo for my newest release, Unity. I think it's because, of the novels I have published, this one is the one where I really feel that I have come out into my own. On one of the the chat loops to promote our books, a very good question was asked. "What does your card mean to you?" And it got me thinking.

I was very lucky when I finally submitted my story into the Dark Tarot series. The Temperance card was still available to submit FOR! Unity was already on my computer and written, and I knew the sorts of themes that it explored, yet there were a few cards that I thought it could fit well under.

For me, what cinched it was the wonderful cover art. I mean, look at

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Those colors, and patterns, my name there in the middle of it. *grins* Isn't it beautiful?

In Unity, I explore the idea of two girls falling accidentally into
the world of Faerie, a fantasy world above or behind this world. As
fairies and elves are commonly attributed to have wings at their back,
what better for me to find than a cover with that very same
illustration? Add to that the fact that the Temperance card itself
means balance -something that my girls Celeste and Darcy find through
the passage of their travels- and I was sold! I hope you all are too. ;)

I'd like to thank the creative team at Tease for creating something so
perfect. I know I'm not the only author here to think so.

Unity, published by Tease Publishing. Available Now!

Nikki Watson.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

News Bits – GLBT Interview & Dragon*Con’08!

Hi Everyone! Veronica Arch has interviewed me for GLBT Promo this month! Check out the interview on the front page at www.glbtpromo.com --those were great questions & I had lots of fun answering them!

CLICK HERE for my interview with GLBT Promo!

Also –it’s official! I got my ticket and will be attending this year’s Dragon*Con in Atlanta GA August 29th – September 1st! Many of my own favorite authors will be there including Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love and Laurell K. Hamilton!

Sherrilyn Kenyon & Sabrina Luna at Dragon*Con 2007

The Midnight Musesme, Dahlia Rose & Crymsyn Hart will also be passing out promo goodie bags –so, if you’re coming, look for us hanging out at the Paranormal Romance panels at the Dark Fantasy tracks this year!

CLICK HERE for more info on Dragon*Con!

Many Thx & Hugs,
Sabrina )O(

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

Unity pre-release and an excerpt

Well, it's that time you've all been waiting for. Well, it's what I've been waiting for, at least!

All Romance eBooks now has my novel Unity on pre-order. http://allromanceebooks.com/product-temperanceunity-9894-140.html Come Tuesday this week, you could have a copy all of your very own for the reading!

Now that I've wet your appetite for that much, let me share with you an excerpt from the novel.


Night art classes were held at the local dojo twice a week. Celeste's teacher was a slight blonde woman who had missed her calling as a teenage cheerleader and, through affiliation with the younger--and therefore cooler--students of the class, was trying to recapture her youth. Currently, Susanna was strolling up and down between the crooked rows of canvases in her class, murmuring, “Yes, very good, very good”.

When Susanna arrived by Celeste's canvas, the dark haired girl looked at her expectantly. As Susanna stared at the half finished painting, Celeste expected her to make some original comment. When Susanna only smiled accommodatingly and told her to “Carry on”, Celeste deduced her teacher was quite blind or very deluded. She had been trying for something abstract against the central figure, but the perspective was all wrong, the colors didn't quite mesh, and there was a weird thing going on with the eyes that she couldn't quite seem to fix.

'Creepy, 'Leste,'

Jasper said to her, taking some time apart from his current work of art as Susanna moved on to another round of appreciative, “Ooh, very good” to other students.

Celeste shot him a sideways look at his sudden appearance there. Jasper shrugged.

'So, who's he supposed to be?'

Celeste looked back at the canvas. There was no salvaging it now. The best she could hope for was that Susanna's blind streak would continue into the marking phase, but at the same time, she didn't really want to depend on an ignorant eye for the benefit of her marks.

'I think I saw it in a dream.'

Celeste answered him shortly, pulling the canvas down from the board and turning to the paints on the table behind her to start putting them away. From the floor, the man stared out in all his magnificence, garbed in a medieval style tunic bearing some sort of intricately designed crest on the front of it.

As Celeste moved away and started sorting through the brushes she was going to have to wash, Jasper stepped closer to the discarded canvas, still staring, bringing his hand to cup his jaw as he studied Celeste's work.

'His gaze is striking… and the colors…'

'You're my friend; you have to say that,'

Her words were dismissive. Celeste walked to the sinks and started soaking her brushes before washing them there.

'Anyway, are we on for tonight?'

'Photography at the beach? Wouldn't miss that for the world. What time were we meeting up again?'

Jasper didn't pause at her change of subject as he answered. He straightened, easily coming back to remembering there was a whole other world outside of Celeste's painting.

All paints were packed, and Celeste stuffed the ones that were hers in her bag. The others she returned to the cupboard in the back of the room.

'After dark. Say about ten?'

Jasper nodded. When she returned to the stand she had borrowed, Jasper had her canvas in his hands and was holding it up to her attention with curiosity.

'So, what are you going to do with this?'

'Nothing. I'm heading off now. It's not like I'm going to get anything more from today. If you want to come around to my place early, Natalia's making chicken curry, mild.'

Celeste was busy picking the canvas and the stand up as she spoke. She laid the stand next to the others on the rack and then the canvas, she put with the rest of the used canvases, ready to be painted over and used anew. Jasper had his eyebrows raised; she was not usually so dismissive of any artwork she made. However, he returned his expression to normal well before she turned to look at him again.

'Ooh, just the way I like it. Tell her to make lots. I'll definitely be there.'

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Unity, published by Tease Publishing. Available from July 15th.

Nikki Watson.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

SUMMER HEAT -Hot Manlove Action!

Hi Everyone! HOMECOMING has slid back into Phaze's Top 20 for June --and I'm stoked by the good news! A BIG "Thanks" to my Readers!

Haven't read HOMECOMING yet? Here's a Blurb:

Jack MacDonald's a strict private school teacher. He's known to his students as 'Mr. MacDiscipline'. On Homecoming Alumni Day, a youthful James Goldman returns from his tour of duty in Iraq.

After five years in the Army, the teacher wonders if his former pupil has changed his 'bad boy' ways...or hasn't he? MacDonald can hardly wait to find out.

Length: HeatSheet (7K words)

HOMECOMING (M/M) at Phaze.com

Also! Check out my other *HOT* Manlove titles:

A WARRIOR’S HOPE (M/M) at Phaze.com
GODS & VAMPIRES (M/M) at Aspen Mountain Press

Once again, my sincerest THANKS to my Readers --y'all rock!

Big Hugs,
Sabrina )O(

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Friday, July 04, 2008

I was on the radio! Well, it was BlogTalkRadio…I called in last night for a very *impromptu* chat with Amy, co-hostess of the League of Extraordinary Paranormal Women! We talked about Angels & Faeries, Paranormal Romance, Dragon*Con etc. It was great fun and Amy’s invited me back for another (more official) visit! :)


Big Hugs & Happy 4th US’ers!
Sabrina )O(

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Unity - Dark Tarot

I have just handed in my line edits for Unity and I'm feeling just fine!

It's getting close now, due out in e-book later this month.

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And here's a synopsis for anyone who's missed it previously posted:

Obstinate Darcy and artistic Celeste lives cross, starting them both on a path into the world of Faerie, which draws them in and comes alive for them. Their lives become those of true ladies, of balls and gorgeous men in dark cathedrals, as the world of abusive stepfathers and fits of depression are left behind them. As they change for their experiences, they realise that they a balance must be found between their Faerie travels, which they visit in their dreams, and the Real Life of their waking world.

I'll be back soon with excerpts!

Nikki Watson.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Sabrina Luna Author News – July 2008

Happy July, Everyone! Hope you’re keepin’ cool! Yep, it’s been one *hot* summer!

Here’s what’s going on this month…

*Amira Press has selected me as one of their Featured Authors of the Month!

Excerpts & Interesting Tid-Bits about me will be posted all month long over at Amira’s blog:
Click Here!

Here’s my Amira Press titles:
GOOD GIRLS DO IT BADDER (Simply Erotic) Available in Ebook!
SECRETS (Erotic Romances) Now Available in Print & Ebook!

*Writers: What’s in the Stars for You?

Horoscopes for writers are now posted over at my other blog! Be sure to check outwww.myspace.com/magickalintuition to see what the planets have in store for you!

*Good news!

Several Romance Writers of America chapters have picked up my Writer*Scopes for their newsletters, including St. Augustine Flordia’s newsletter which asked me for an expanded quarterly forecast! Woohoo!

*Stay Cool, Stay Inside & Download an Ebook Today!

Here’s a list of my current releases:

HOMECOMING (M/M) at Phaze.com
A WARRIOR’S HOPE (M/M) at Phaze.com
GODS & VAMPIRES (M/M) at Aspen Mountain Press

Well, that’s all for now –
Many Thx & Hugs,
Sabrina )O(

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