Otherwise known as, Happy Halloween!
In addition to working on my new paranormal WIP, today I'll be going Trick-or-Treating with the kids, carving a Jack-O-Lantern like these I made a few years ago, and making some Halloween brownies. [And of course Blogger is not responding, so the picture may not be there. I'll try again later to add it.]
The kids have parties and parades at school and then their friends are coming over so they can trick-or-treat in a hoard. We usually end up with the biggest gang on the block. The weather is pretty warm today, so that means we won't need to be dragging heavy coats around like some years.
Today's update: The Demon of Pelican Bluff was submitted to Amber Quill yesterday for the Beastmaster Pax and I've been given a February 2007 release date! So that's two releases lined up for the new year with The Rebound Guy scheduled from Samhain in early 2007 also.
Here's the rough blurb for Demon:
Something is on the prowl in Pelican Bluff, Minnesota. When the mayor of the small town calls in cryptozooloist Laurel Jensen to investigate strange sightings of a winged, demon-like beast roaming the forest, she can’t resist. It’s not her passion for the unknown that draws her, though, it’s her need to come face to face with the creature that’s been haunting her dreams.
Laurel has seen the beast, too. He calls to her, eager to lure her into his clutches and claim her for his own. Certainly not a run-of-the-mill cryptid, more than a clever hoax, the beast is real, and it’s searching for the perfect mate.
National Forest Service Ranger Cade Morrison draws the thankless task of escorting Laurel on her search for evidence of the beast’s existence. Cade knows the mayor is looking for publicity to attract tourists to the Bluff and he doesn’t want any part of it. But he does want part of Laurel Jensen. Or maybe all of her. Too bad he’s not willing to share her with the The Demon of Pelican Bluff.
And here's the blurb for The Rebound Guy:
Catching her boyfriend in the act with another woman, should have made Lauren James angry, indignant or even depressed. Instead, it made her horny. The only man in the world she trusts enough to help her through the sting of betrayal is her best friend, Eric Reynolds.
When Lauren shows up at Eric’s apartment, it doesn’t take much for her to seduce him. She finds solace for her trampled heart and bruised ego in Eric’s capable hands. After an unforgettable night of passion, Lauren wakes to the cold reality that she used Eric to get revenge on Matt. Will Eric forgive her, even if she can’t forgive herself?
It just occurred to me, Laurel Jensen, Lauren James...Do you think that's confusing? Considering they're coming from two different publishers, hopefully not. I really need to make that character name table I've been meaning to design.