Sunday, March 21, 2010

What a Random Week

Most of you know I've been househunting. For close to a year. Time to take it up a notch: today we listed our house for sale. We'd been trying to find a house to buy without having to sell ours, but it only took a year (LOL) and a couple recent "houses that got away" to realize we'd be settling at that price point. So...upping the ante.
Photographer came out to shoot the house today, so I was staging and cleaning and touching up, etc. Driveway full of barkdust is finally all distributed where it needs to go. New area rugs. Reupholstered the dining room chairs. Dumpster is full. The backyard is like a park. House looks damn good, actually. Why are we moving again????

I'll post the link when it hits RMLS, just in case anyone wants a great house in Oregon...or just wants to see my lack of decorating style, lol.


Signed my third contract THIS WEEK last night. Go for months without anything, and then boom (Through The Red Door on Tues), boom (Neighbors By Day, Naughty By Night on Thurs), boom (One Wild Wish on Sat)! Landed in my inbox at an ungodly hour...and of course I was still up. This one was for the story I just finished on St Paddy's Day. Here's the blurb (admittedly rough--PM me if you want to take a swipe at it, lol!):

For Rory, his band One Wish landing a well-paid private gig at a wild, remote mountain lodge is a wish come true. He needs the money badly enough to go along with all the strange clauses in their contract with the mysterious group. The one that specifies everyone must be in committed relationships? Hell, he can just fake it for a week with his friend-with-benefits and bandmate, Benny.
Jared has his hands full trying to manage their clan's biggest, most important gathering of the year. This year's solstice ceremony is doubly important, with his nephew and heir, Curtis, coming of age and into his powers. Giving in to Curtis' request to book the band was probably a huge mistake, but with ironclad rules in place, Jared should be able to keep the youngsters under control. Or so he thinks, until he meets Rory. Suddenly, he's fighting for his own control.
When Rory's past catches up with him, it threatens to expose Jared's biggest secret...his clan's very existence. The good news? Rory's nemesis has finally given up on him. The bad news? He's taken Curtis...
One Wild Wish will be out at Dreamspinner Press in June.
As if there isn't enough going on...packed for Hawaii today too. DH is leaving tomorrow morning, and we're joining him on Wednesday. Decided to send all our stuff over with him (vacation's worth of stuff for four crammed into one ginormous suitcase--sorry I am NOT paying for a checked bag), since I'll be wrangling the kids and car seats through long-term parking and the airport by myself on the way down.
Sheesh, 3:30. Bath and bedtime... 'night.


  1. Congrats on the books. That's wonderful news and I'm looking forward to reading them when they come out.

    Good luck with the house and have a fabulous vacation!!

  2. Congrats on the contracts!!! I hope you have a great vacation - with all the writing and housework, you certainly deserve it :)

  3. Awww, thanks gals. I have so much to do before then, it's crazy, but at least I don't have to pack!


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