A Novel Sprint!

11:42 AM Nina S. Gooden 0 Comments

Ellora's Cave is running a handful of submission calls that I didn't know about until yesterday. Since this is a rather big and well-recommended company, I'd like to have a submission for them...but I don't have anything readily available.

Because of this, I've decided to try my hand (again) at a novel sprint. It's always a little stressful because I know I can write the book in so few days, but the editing phase is pushed in with said work. That means it takes twice as long and I have to be extra careful with everything I put down on paper. Either way, I'm going to do my best!

This is the submission call I'm trying to beat:

Hex Appeal
Charm readers with stories about wanton witches, lusty warlocks and sizzling spells!
~ Length: 18K – 70K words
~ Deadline for internal submissions: June 15, 2012. Earlier is preferred.
~ Deadline for external submissions: May 15, 2012. Earlier is preferred.
~ Stories will release in October 2012

 I have my rough outline done, so here I go! I'm going to post my updates on Facebook, so if you want to tag along on this mad journey, you can find me at http://www.facebook.com/NSGooden!

My DeviantArt for this post is by Angie-chan from Brooklyn New York! Isn't that cool? You can find her profile here: http://paranoidfactors.deviantart.com/

ParanoidFactors, Angie. "Ice Witch." Stuck IN Reverse. DeviantArt, 18 Jan 2012. Web. 9 Mar. 2012. <http://paranoidfactors.deviantart.com/art/Ice-Witch-280159779?q=boost:popular sexy witch&qo=815>. 


More good news!

1:27 PM Nina S. Gooden 0 Comments

Today is a good day. I did some laundry, got some good food in my tummy, and oh yeah....I signed another contract! Huzzah!

Yes, I did just say "Huzzah!" You guys should have seen me, I pumped my fist into the air and everything. It was great fun.

The Big Cry Wolf is now under contract with Liquid Silver Books. I can't tell you guys how pleased I am with this outcome. It was difficult making the switch between publishers, but I kept bumping into problems with the Riding Hood Tales TWRP. Of course, I still love the Roses. They're a supportive company who is always looking for the next best thing when it comes to helping out their authors.

At any rate, I will be posting additional information about it as it comes. This is my 5th contract! So, yay!

Also, here is a bright, shiny blurb for the story:

Roux has never been happier in her life. As a human living among wolves, she is ready to tackle the mountain of earning their respect and approval. Her mate, Aldrich, is a sinfully sensual Alpha with the ability to light her up with just one look. This is a shiny new start, a fresh chance to have all of the things she never thought she would: love, acceptance, security.

She didn’t expect it to be easy….but she didn’t think it would be murder.

When the confusing world of Wolf politics and caste expectations takes a deadly turn, she finds herself in the center of a brewing war where only she can find the true culprit. There are other shifter-races in the forest surrounding Harmony, and if she doesn’t stop it, conflict will shake them all.

To make matters worse, no matter how hard she tries, she cannot resummon the Blut-kette. Aldrich, needs the mystical red riding hood to remain sane, and every day he is without it, he loses a little more of himself to the battle between man and beast.

Roux has always been the one who ends up being rescued. Not this time. This sheep among wolves is going to have to find the strength to run with the pack, or risk losing everything she’s ever wanted.