If you’ve been following the blog tour over the last week, you know this is the last day for me to reveal secrets. I touched on some of the medical issues I’ve been dealing with over the last several months in the first guest blog post. Not to mention almost not making it through my bout with pneumonia. Again, I’m so thankful to be able to have finished Never Cross A Warlock and to be writing for you again.
So, the next logical step would be to ask what next? What next indeed. I’ve been a writing fiend since I’d recovered enough to do some typing. So, I’ve come up with some interesting projects. I felt like I’d emerged from the cocoon of the hospital bed, stretching my wings, ready to try almost anything. So, I started out with some new ventures. I’m going to share them now, and tell you the secrets of where to find them.
1) Wattpad Projects-http://www.wattpad.com/user/MarilynVix
So, I’ve started writing on Wattpad. I had started a story before I got sick, and I wanted to continue once I got out of the hospital. It’s called “Saving My Heart”. Of course, I didn’t know the relevance when I named it before getting sick. But, writing is also keeping me sane as I work on my heart recovery.
It’s a New Adult Romance, and tamer than some of my adult romances. But the message of finding your true love is there. I’ve also got some fun shorts such as a zombie apocalyptic story and fanfiction for “Forever Knight”. I’ve even got a Romance Writing Tips book set up to include information on writing from past blog posts. I’m starting to ease into some original posts for it too.
2) New Pen Name Reveal: I am Lynda Belle
Another thing I realized after getting out of the hospital is that I’d like to try erotica. With all the “Fifty Shades of Grey” hoopla, I thought I’d give it a go. Besides, my favorite author Anne Rice wrote some pretty good erotica under other pen names. I loved her books like The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty.
So, nothing can happen unless you try. I’ve written four erotic tales so far. Two shorts are rockstar erotica. The other two are Scottish Erotic Tales. Each will have one more story in their series. Then, I’ll keep going.
I’m kinda enjoying my sensual side coming out in these stories. They are really fun to write. All of these stories are for 18 and older. Very adult. Sorry, younger fans. These you got to be wearing the girl big panties to enjoy. But you’re welcome to enjoy them once you’re 18.
3) Last reveal: I’m working on a time travel romance called: “Everything For Love”.
And I’m going to finish the darn thing. I’ve been working on it for almost two years. I started writing this project until the Beware of Warlocks series took over my brain. I’ve been working on it off and on. But after what happened in December, I vowed to finish my projects to make sure they get done, once and for all. So, this is on the roster to finish. I’m working on it as my Camp NaNo project. You can see the progress and cover at this link: http://campnanowrimo.org/campers/marilynvix
So, that brings a lot of this revealing of secrets to a close. I want to thank you for stopping by through out the blog tour this week. I’ve seen your comments and loved getting feedback. It’s what keeps me writing. Until next time we meet, -Marilyn
Never Cross A Warlock
Beware of Warlocks
Genre: paranormal romance
Publisher: Shadowcat Publishing
Date of Publication: March 25, 2015
Number of pages: approx. 45 pages
Word Count: 15,000
Cover Artist: Melody Simmons
Can two warlocks be too many?
Yes, if one happens to be your ex-husband trying to kill you for a witch divorce.
The other, a sexy Aussie that makes you forget all the rest.
That’s Catherine Bank’s warlock problem. She will have to choose between the two of them. Will she marry either, or end it all in a spell battle that will bring Las Vegas to its knees. Only time will tell.
No one knows the mind of a witch better than herself. Unless, she falls in love.
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Excerpt 2 From Chapter 3 of Never Cross A Warlock
I slid out of my bar chair faster than I’d ever made an exit. I had to regroup. Nothing like a quiet bathroom stall to clarify your thoughts.
I made it through the bathroom door and stumbled into an empty stall. Sitting on the toilet, a stream of tears burst forth. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. I let it happen. Nothing like a good purge to get some sense back into a girl. Was I really ready for a life with Jeff? I felt the soul binding telling me he was the one to stick it out through thick and thin. But then, I thought so with Rich, too. But he’d never done the soul-binding spell. Just the marriage spell, and then we went on a shopping spree, buying houses, cars, and anything else that he thought my money, and now his, could buy. I was so stupid. He was such a cock suck up.
I heard a knock on my stall door. “You okay in there?”
I snuffled, using some toilet paper to clean up the snot from my nose.
“Yeah. Men suck.” I wouldn’t say warlocks. This was a mixed club.
“I agree with you there, girl. Just let me know if you need something.”
I blew my nose a couple of times, wiping off any excess, then stood, straightened my dress, and flushed all the tissue down the toilet. There. My man tears were spent. Time to move on and try to make a decision. I opened the stall door and saw the attendant ready to hand me a towel.
I added a quick “Thank you” before dabbing at my streaked make-up. I was going to have to do some reapplying.
“Sometimes this is the best place to come and let it all out, dear,” added the attendant.
“I’m totally embarrassed,” I said as I tried to make something out of my raccoon eyes. I’d just gone old-fashioned tonight. No added spells instead of make-up. I liked going all natural, as I called it. I really didn’t need spell enhancing, and was proud of that. Not every witch could claim to have a spell-free appearance. I started going through my purse for items to reapply and make better the mess on my face. My brown hair kept flopping in front of my eyes. It was getting distracting.
“Don’t be. I get a lot of woman crying out their man problems in here.”
“Hear any good solutions?” I started to reapply some liner, giving up on the mascara. I figured just adding more base and rouge would make me presentable again.
“Yes. Most of the answers involve kicking the scoundrels out of their lives, or forgiving them. I’m guessing one of those options might fit yours.”
“It does in one case.” I laughed. Throwing Rich out of my life would seem fit, if I lived through his retaliation. “I think getting rid of him is the best option.” I smiled at the thought of it.
“Oh, girl, two men. That’s always a problem.” The attendant smiled, leaving me to my make-up repairs. Just then, a toilet flushed and the stall opened. In the mirror, I recognized the woman exiting. It was Cassandra.
I wasn’t sure how much she’d heard. She came up to the sink next to me, rinsing her hands. My lips pursed, and I tried to play it coy. I looked in the mirror to touch up my rouge, but I saw my cheeks were plenty red without it. Maybe she wouldn’t notice it was me.
“Cat?” Her voice actually sounded surprised.
About the Author:
Marilyn is a paranormal romance novelist. She enjoys the characters that just don't fit in. From witches to time traveling researchers, she is letting her imagination soar to share her experiences with her readers. Marilyn has traveled to Paris, London, Sydney, Amsterdam, Las Vegas and Munich. She loves to include these in her settings as much as possible. Best of all is letting her reader enjoy them through the perspective of a character. She currently lives in Northern California with her husband and cat. The cat, of course, is the center of attention.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Marilyn-Vix/e/B00LZ1TTXM
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