Monday, November 5, 2007

Monday Check In and Contest

I totally forgot to announce last week’s contest winner! One of the girls at work drew the name and everything. So before I go forward, let’s go back in time pretending it’s Friday for a moment. :)

The winner is Anne!! Major congrats!! Email me your snail mail addy at vickilanewrites @ and I’ll mail out your book.

Also, I haven’t heard from Susanhalter, the winner of the weeks before. Please email me your information as well.

Time for check in: Word count for last week is 2552. Not a bad word count but not the amount that I need to finish on time. Which basically means my daily word count goal now becomes a bit higher.

I didn’t write at all yesterday. I read the 4th book in the JR Ward, Black Dagger Brotherhood series. I couldn’t put it down. Her world…hmmmm…really the brotherhoods world is amazing.

In fact, for the next several weeks I’m going to give away her books. Since I’ve already given away Dark Lover, this week we’ll begin with book two.

Lover Eternal is the second in the series. You can read an excerpt at the link above. This is Rhage’s book.

Here’s the back cover blurb:

Within the brotherhood, Rhage is the vampire with the strongest appetites. He’s the best fighter, the quickest to act on his impulses, and the most voracious lover—for inside him burns a ferocious curse cast by the Scribe Virgin. Possessed by this dark side, Rhage fears the times when his inner dragon is unleashed, making him a danger to everyone around him.

Mary Luce, a survivor of many hardships, is unwittingly thrown into the vampire world and reliant on Rhage’s protection. With a life-threatening curse of her own, Mary is not looking for love. Her faith in miracles was lost years ago. But when Rhage’s intense animal attraction turns into something more emotional, he knows that he must make Mary his alone. And while their enemies close in, Mary fights desperately to gain life eternal with the one she loves…

If you want to know which of the brothers I like better, I can’t give you that answer. It’s a bonding thing and when you become bonded to the brotherhood you love them all and their Shellans. No, there's not a spicy aroma emitting, that's between a male and his mate. Still you can be sure there is a bonding. That is unless you like the smell of baby powder discharging from your soul. Then the bond thing, not so much.

They each have different strengths and weakness. Ummm…don’t tell Zsadist I said anything about weaknesses. Okay, maybe you shouldn’t tell any of them I said that. They’re not so much down on the weakness thing.

I cannot actually visit the compound and let Wrath, the King, know I’m sharing their world with you, I can only hope he will read this blog. You see as a human once you’ve been there you can’t go back. Just ask Butch. But then, why would you want too? :)

Oh, and one more thing. Actually this is a very important thing. Should you meet the Scribe Virgin remember to keep your head lowered and DO NOT ask her any questions. No matter how badly you'd like to know the answers. None, not a one.

So, it’s your turn. Did any of the above wet your appetite? How did you do this week? Did you meet your goals? Have you read any of the Black Dagger books? Let us know.

Writing Wishes and Plotting Dreams,


Anonymous said...

As most of you already know I love these guys, but to pick a favorite is rough because I have a soft spot for each and everyone of them. In saying that my heart strings tug for Butch and Vishous - yes I am a little dark, so my choices make sense. Phury has a lot of issues so I can't wait to see what's in store for him next. All I can say is J.R. Ward's world is amazing and will captivate you so you have no choice but to read them all.
Don't worry I'm not in the running for the drawing (since I own hard & soft copies of these books), just giving my two cents worth.
Laurie K

Anne-Marie Carroll said...

Vicki, I'm with you as far as having to write more and faster to meet goals. Now that my son, DIL and grandson moved get the message. lol And yikes, I'm going out of town for a little over two weeks.

TG, I'm going to my BIL and SILs in SC and 2 days in Charleston. They have no problem with me writing, cuz they know I'm going to write anyway. Yay! And my other SIL will be there and she's an avid romance reader, teacher and part-time writer so she's great to bounce ideas off and to read what I have to clean it up. lol Yay again!!!

nancy said...

I haven't got to read any JR Ward,but in the last 3 days I have read Catherine Anderson Forever After Catch Of The Day and Sealed With A Kiss.All were super book I recommend them all!!

Liza said...

I love the entire BDB series. JR Ward gives the brotherhood's world life and I can only tell everyone it is worth the ride. I guess if I had to pick a favorite brother it would be Zsadist, but I totally love all the other brothers too. Z just has a special place in my heart.

tetewa said...

I haven't read anything by J.R. Ward yet but they sound like my kind of a read!