Thursday, September 15, 2005

Gena Envy

There are some writers who just make you sooo jealous. It may be their great covers. Or their multi-book deals with several publishers. Or it might be the fact that they seem to publish a new great book every month. :)

Gena Showalter is one of those authors. She's talented, she's funny, she's even (grumble) a really cool person that you can't help but like! And she writes a 60,000 word book in a week. How is that fair to the rest of us mere mortals?

I'm so stealing her muse when she's not looking.

Anyway make sure you check out Gena's new one - Heart of the Dragon. It's an HQN paranormal and it sounds (sigh) fabulous. I mean it's got a sexy Dragon hero (I've always had a thing for dragon heroes - MUCH more hot IMO than werewolves, who just seem...hairy. Ew.) and it's got the mythical Kingdom of Atlantis. (Which ever since reading Marion Zimmer Bradley's "The Fall of Atlantis" (one of my Top 27 books of all time!) I have totally had a thing for.)

But don't take my word for it. Here's the summary and you can find an excerpt here.

He'll make you burn?

He is a Dragon, a rare breed of warriors able to transform into the legendary creature at will. Though the mighty warlord breathes fear into the minds of his enemies and fire into the blood of his women, no one has ever stirred his heart -- until he encounters Grace Carlyle of modern day Earth. He burns to possess this proud, alluring beauty...but he has sworn to kill her.

Journey to the mythical world of Atlantis, where the gods' hid their greatest mistakes -- the vampires, demons, dragons, and other creatures of legend -- and experience white-hot passion, exciting adventure, and a love that defies the boundaries of time and magic.

Now please excuse me, I've got a muse kidnapping to organize...


TJBrown said...

Yes, it's as good as it sounds.

And I am still in shock over her finishing up the book that quickly.


Gena Showalter said...

The rough draft came in at 50k, and I already had the first 5 chapters written, so I really didn't write it as fast as it seems. And it's in total crap form right now, I promise you! Enough to make you gag. Over and over again.

I told Princess she was welcome totally to Bitchie, AKA the muse. She can beat her, whip her, kick her, whatever! :)