Okay so it looks like I fell off the planet. Promise - I'm still here. The last four years have been ... hard. There's no other word for it. Everything is fine. I'm fine, but I've been the caregiver of my mom who has Dementia. Between her needs, work, etc I seem to have lost control of my time. I am still writing and am trying hard to get back to my blog.

In case you weren't aware Phaze and HSWF which where under the Mundania Umbrella have closed. I was smart enough to get my titles back before all this happened. I'm happy to say the three books I sold to HSWF have been picked up by Melange Books and are available through their Satin Books imprint. I have even sold a new title to them called Magical Quest due out in 2022

I have also been lucky enough to find a publisher for my Vespian Way series. I'm now with Blushing Books under the name of Bethany Drake. I have five titles out with them right now and am close to submitting two more. There's Desire's Destiny, Desire's Duty and Desire's Promise. Then there is two in my werewolf series, Tears of the Queen and Legend of the Tears. I have just finished the rough draft of the third book in the series and have plans for a fourth one the moment I submit it.

I'll probably still be sporadic here on the blog. Unless I win the lottery and can hire someone to help me I can't avoid it, but know I'm still here still working hard in the background and am hoping to do better at keeping my blog alive.


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Shameless Promoting! Blogging, contests and release!

I'm excited about so many things right now. Although I don't have a release date for book five of the Vesian Way series, Hesitant Desire I have learned that my first two books, Dominated By Desire and Passionate Desire are being released in print! Dominated By Desire's print version will be released Tuesday March 26th and Passionate Desire will be released on April 2nd! I've been doing the happy dance since I learned about it. http://www.phaze.com/author.php?author=21

I'm also blogging at Toni Sweeney's blog all this week. I'm talking about what makes a book erotic. Please stop by and say hi! http://www.tonivsweeney.com/tvsweeney@tonivsweeney.com/Blog/Entries/2013/3/22_What_is_Erotic.html

The third thing I want to announce is that I found out Animal Desire. The third book in this series is up for best erotic romance- romantic sf/futuristic of 2012 at the Romance Review. Please! Please! Please go by and vote for it. http://www.theromancereviews.com/bookvote.php The voting goes until the 31st of March.

One more thing. I will also be blogging at Misti Parker's Blog as she does the A through Z blog for April. I'm April 1st A and will be talking about Alpha Males...you know I didn't even notice it was April Fools Day! It fits me!



Sunday, March 17, 2013

Slameless Promoting! I'm at Tina Donahue's Blog today

Tina was wonderful in allowing me to blog with her today!

Please come and say hi!

I talk about how I got into writing along with an except of my first book in the Vespian Way - Dominated By Desire. I'm excited it is coming out in print on March 26th! Be on the lookout!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Random Thoughts: Human life span vs Vespian Life span

I know I owe a writing down the bones segment, but I am dealing with something that has kept me from getting it done and I feel this deep urge to write about what is going on to help me clear my mind to get back to the matters at hand.

Hope you don't mind.

Right now I'm dealing with my eighty-five year old mother-in-law who took a spill last Thursday and bruised her hip real bad. Then five days later she tried to get up on her own, fell again and did a little more damage. The doctors call it a subtle fracture, it means rehab and an extended stay at a center until they think she can come back home.

What happened to growing old gracefully?

My hero, Storm, from the Vespian Way series, would be growling and snarling at this stage, refusing help and trying to do it on his own. Heather would have healed within a day or two.

When I first created my race of aliens I made them have a long life span. At least three hundred years. Storm is in his early fifties now, and has only lived one sixth of his life, but if he were human he would have lived half of his life already. Heather also will live a long time. I don't know how long yet because this is still developing in the series. She also has the ability to heal fast. Something that she wasn't even aware of until book six because of their modern technology.

I thought I gave them a longer life because I was creating an alien race but now I wonder if back in my mind I gave them such a long life span because of dealing with an elderly relative.

Is this my way of wishing for a long and healthy life? Do I write about the future because our technology isn't there for the elderly but my hope is it will be in the future? There is a part of us that wants to live forever, without the aging process interfering. Future technology could give that to us.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Shameless Promoting: Love Romances Chat on March 5th!

I do try to keep my promoting to a minimum but tomorrow I will be chatting with Love Romances. For those of you who are on the Love romances yahoo loop please come by and say hi.

This is my first time doing a chat with them so I'm excited to see what happens. The chat starts at 2 pm and runs until 4 pm.

I'll be talking about my series the Vespian Way, writing, and how those wonderful characters keep me writing.

Hope to see you there!

Here's the link to Love Romances if you wish to join to chat with me.