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J: So you read a lot more than I do
convince me to buy something
M: Last week I finished Kate SeRine’s The Better To See You, Sandi Layne’s Eire’s Captive Moon, and Sarah Grimm’s After Midnight.
I still owe them reviews – on my list for this week.
It was a good week. I’d rec every one.
I’m starry-eyed in love with Kate SeRine’s Transplanted Tales series, though. I want to see if I can get her to agree to a spot in the blog.
J: we could start a twitter campaign and bug the shit out of her until she agrees
M: I’m excellent at bugging the shit out of people
It’s a fairy tale based urban fantasy kind of series. Two books so far, Red and The Better To See You. Red is Little Red Riding Hood, and The Better is about Seth Wolf. But the imagination and humor woven with murder and mayhem, mystery and magic, lust and love…So great.
J: I think I read someone else’s gushing about these…
No. no. that was probably all you.
M: It was probably me. Not that I gush. heh
She’s got the third coming out later this summer, I think
Lots of opportunity to bug
I know better to ask what books you finished reading this week.
J: Hey, I read. A little.
But no. I didn’t finish a book.
I’m still working through that Nora Roberts one. The bride series.
Believe it or not, I’ve starting making notes in the margins
like it’s my copy of The Catcher in the Rye or something
M: Heh. Notes. I won’t ask which scenes.
J: It’s more things I want to remember for my own romance writing
Things I’ll fight with you over when we’re editing Final Score. You know.
those fights you always win…
I do like what I’m editing, though
the author has a YA series out now and I’m working with her on the adult spinoff
it’s really fun to see how she carried the story past the first book in the series. I thought she was done for when she wrote about 12.21.12 in Jaguar Sun
I mean…that only happens once, and the world didn’t end
so what else is there to say?
but she has a lot
I’m also editing an Christian thriller by TC Slonaker
and her series is about angelmen or nephilim
each book introduces a new angelman and tells their part of the battle
it’s a little…Bob Larson or Frank Peretti, but lighter
better for teens, I think
beyond taking notes in my Nora Roberts book and editing those, I kind of…sleep.
My own stuff is out with editors right now, so I’m coasting a little
M: but what makes it a Christian thriller as opposed to paranormal?
I get a little fuzzy on definitions of the genres sometimes
Cozy, women’s fiction, those sorts of labels
J: well, if you want to get down to the general label of things, it would be paranormal
however, there’s a message with the book
I would say many paranormal writers take a mythology and write for entertainment
while a Christian thriller is written to share a message
while also entertaining
would that be fair to say, do you think?
M: I guess it depends on the message
we all share basic messages in our stories, good vs. bad, right vs wrong
love wins out in the end
It might be fun to have someone who knows stuff come talk about it
the differences in the genres
what makes it Christian versus paranormal or just a contemporary romance
what the difference is between a sweet mystery and a cozy, fiction or romance versus women’s fiction
J: should I edit for you before posting? heh
M: If you want peeps to have any clue what I’m saying, yes. 🙂
J: you just said peeps
M: you don’t want me trying to spell out people every time
we’d be here for hours
it’s more a function of necessity than coolness
J: you know I’m not cutting this when I edit for the post
M: you forget I have edit capability on the site. neener neener
J: not cutting the neener neener, either
M: my cool quotient just tanked. wah wah wah wah waaaahhhh
J: I’d love to feature about the difference in genres. We should ask someone.
M: let’s put it on our want list
M: Someone who knows stuff
Let’s just pin that to the front page
J: We also need someone to talk about the different types of editing.
M: And publishing. And marketing. And writing. And…
People who know stuff
J: We’ve got some of that coming up already
the calendar looks amazing
I’m so excited about Wednesday’s post
Jasmine from Inbound Marketing Agents is going to talk something about marketing
I don’t know what, but it’ll be really smart
and next week, we’ve got Katie from Kaleidoscope Media talking about publicity and social media
M: Smart is good
J: like, real professionals
M: I’m just excited in general
well, you know
to get it all out there
heh. that didn’t sound any better
J: i had a mental picture of you dancing around your house all Love, Actually style in your excitement
and realized I was probably WAY off
M: More Risky Business, maybe
J: IN YOUR UNDERWEAR?
now there was the mental image I’ve been waiting for all my life
M: Am I supposed to be dressed for this?
While M finds some pants, tell us what you’re reading, writing, editing, and loving. We want to hear it. Share links if you have them so others can find them, too.