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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Editing Update

It's been a busy few months in editing.

Current Projects
I've been working on a couple of projects including back-to-back pirate stories which are now completed and for which the author and I are waiting with baited breath for  cover art. They are both due out this year, and you can check out Jennifer Bray Weber's website for more information.

I've also been editing a steampunk novella, which I have really enjoyed. If you're not clear what steampunk is, it's a great mash up of history and technology. One site I really like is Steamed, which reviews steampunk novels, but also has great links.

A new book I'm looking at is about superheroes, and there seems to be a trend because there were two in a row on the same theme - though both very different books in their own way. You'll have to stay tuned for more because they are still in progress.

Award News
One of the authors I work with had some exciting news this week. Her book, Viper's Kiss, is a finalist in the Romantic Suspense category of the Australian Romance Reader Awards. Viper's Kiss was the first book I worked on with Carina Press and I love the banter between the hero and the librarian heroine. As a side note, the author, Shannon Curtis, and I just finished edits on another book in the same series, It's called Guarding Jess and is another romantic suspense due out late spring/early summer.

New Releases
Last but certainly not least, if you are looking for something to read this cold, snowy, icy day when you are housebound with the kids - or even (given that this is the world wide web) if you are sitting on a beach in the sun, you can't go wrong with either of these two new releases.

Amazon Heat by Melinda Leigh and Rayna Vause is a novella set deep in the heart of the Amazon with magic and legend woven into the adventure of a young researcher and the man who follows her into the jungle to rescue her. As an aside, Melinda is a 2nd degree black belt who blogs about writing action scenes at Attacking the Page.

The Professor by Cathy Perkins is a suspense novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I still get shivers thinking about the murderer in this story, a man both chilling and mysterious. Known only as The Professor, he has his sights set on Meg, a grad student, and this causes complications for Agent Mick O'Shaughnessy whose interest in Meg goes beyond the call of duty.

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