Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Heroine Hair Color

Okay strange topic to talk about today but it was on my mind.

When I started reading romances almost all the heroines had blonde hair. The bad girls seemed to have dark hair or red hair. Now the tide has turned. The dark haired and red headed girls seem to be the heroines and the blondes are the bad girls.

What brought this about? Is it because of the actresses of today? Think back. In the past the past blondes like Marilyn Monroe were the ones that filled the silver screen. Today we have Angelina Jolie, Megan Fox and Julia Roberts fill the seats at the movie theater.

But what about those of us with mousy brown hair? Are we forever relegated to being the best friend?

What do you think?

Monday, July 5, 2010

Release Day!

Sometimes when you write books come quickly the words flowing and before you know it you are typing "The End". But, there are others books that along the way teach you things, that crawl into your heart and you are fearful of others rejecting them - publishers, reviewers, and most importantly readers.

The Envoy was that book for me. Started in 2006 I finished it in November of 2009. My wonderful editor at Lyrical Press, Pam Tyner, loved it and it was quickly contracted. Then there was the editing process and today it is out there for others to read. And the same old fear is stalking me today. What if people don't like my baby?

The Envoy is my first and to date only attempt at writing my favorite genre - Vampire Romance. Diana is so closely based on my past jobs it's not funny. It's set in my hometown - which did make getting photo references easy.

If you pick it up, please let me know your opinion -- even if it's negative.

And as a friend reminded me I forgot to add a link! http://www.lyricalpress.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=272