June 1st, 2005

eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

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I'm in Detroit! Woo hoo!

They have wireless internet in the rooms! Double woo hoo!

I've never gone through check-in, security, and customs so effortlessly. The flight itself was OK. I had a window seat, and the flight came in an hour early, so couldn't complain there. And my hotel room is gorgeous, bigger than my in-laws lounge.

I'm strugging to stay awake for at least another couple hours, but I'm going to reply to all the lovely Echoes comments in the morning. I have other work I need to get done tonight, plus transcription to do (I wrote the next Echoes chapter on the plane).

Hugs to everyone for all your support!
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Freak out

OK...*deep breath*

I just got off the phone with my friend Doug. He's the one friend in this area that I wanted to hook up with; I haven't seen or talked to him in over 5 years. We go way back. He dated my sister at one point; he was my boss/co-worker at another. There's just a *lot* of history.

So, 5 minutes into the conversation, he says to me, "I'm going to tell you something, but don't freak out."

He proceeds to tell me that, just last week, he got a phone call out of the blue from my ex-husband, Rob. Out of the blue. Just calling after having not spoken to Doug in 3 years to tell him he'd moved.

Guess where he lives now?

San Francisco.

20 frickin' minutes from my house. And he called just a week before I did. Doug said it freaked him out a little when he got my message today. He said the timing on it was just weird.

Rob has no idea I live out there, and he's remarried now, but...holy shit. I'm sorry, it just took me so by surprise. Odds are, we'll never run into each other---thank god for it being such a populated area---but damn, what are the odds?
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The Big Day

Here it is. The Big Day. I haven't talked about this nearly as much as I wanted to, because of all the stuff going on in the rest of my life, but it's certainly occupied my thoughts a great deal.

And what day is that, pray tell? Why, the launch of my first original novel, Chains of Jericho at Linden Bay Romance.

Declan Jericho is a vampire with a purpose. His best hope for success is a brilliant young cancer specialist, but unfortunately, saving the undead isn't exactly the career path Dr. Maya Sheldon has in mind.

Maya finds her entire belief system thrown into question when Dec kidnaps her from her hospital, taking her to his home so that she can develop a cure for the mysterious illness that is killing the young vampires in his care. Her instincts as a doctor kick in quickly. Vampires or not, she's unable to abandon her charges. Working with Dec, it soon becomes clear that there's more than a professional interest between them, but as their attraction grows, darker secrets threaten their newfound relationship. Dec has his own reasons for wanting the young vampires cured, and he's not telling.

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The story is novel-length, 31 chapters and just shy of 95,000 words. Plus, did I mention the smut? ;) Erotic romance, how I love thee...

BUT, I'm not the only getting published today. sadbhyl has reworked her marvelous Spuffy story, "More than Strangers," and turned it into an even more delicious original novel, What They Call Sin. It's hotter than the original, if you can believe it. :)

There's more. kallysten and moxie_fic both have stories available at Linden Bay as well. Now, *everyone* can appreciate the talent that's been floating around in the Spuffy fanfic pool, as it should be. :)

This isn't going to be my last original work. Oh no. I've already got the outline and research done for my next novel, a mobster noir story (go figure!), and there's a strong possibility that I'll do a sequel to Chains of Jericho as well. I've created a new LJ for my original fic stuff, where I'll post announcements and the like. It's viviendean, surprise surprise. There's nothing there right now, but feel free and friend it if you want. As soon as I have more of my life under control, there will be content there. I promise. :)
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