Tags: fiction

Teen Vogue/Figment fiction contest

Ohmagod, ohmagod, ohmagod!  Teen Vogue and Figment are teaming up for a fiction contest surrounding fashion week.  This is so my thing I can't even tell you.  So excited!  Just have to get Lucienne on the ball to write, write, write.

Gah, she says she doesn't get any sleep as it is.  "You can sleep when you're dead," I tell her.  Or undead.  Whatever.

My Competition

L is currently all abuzz with my competition, Tori Karacis, heroine of Bad Blood.  In my quest to prove that I know how to share - stop snickering...Bobby, I can hear you! - I'm going to post up some links for her, like her very first review for BB from Fresh Fiction.  And I quote, "BAD BLOOD is a wonderful read. The mystery keeps the reader engaged, the action makes the reader want to roll with the punches, and the romance makes the senses tingle. This is a great book to coil up with on a lazy Sunday afternoon."

Also, Lucienne is guest blogging over at the awesome
Deborah Blake's blog about Ideas vs. Execution, which totally applies to the Vamped series as well.

She's been over at Jon Sprunk's blog, talking about
How Novels are Like Children.  (Speaking of new novels, his latest, Shadow's Lure, is out this month.)

And at the fab
Faith Hunter's blog talking about how truth can be stranger than fiction

Urban Fantasy


So, apparently my chronicler L has been seeing another heroine behind my back.  That's right, she's got an urban fantasy novel for the adult market coming out on June 28th in digital format from Samhain (print format to come in 2012).  Very hot cover, even if the heroine can use a complete makeover. 


Tori Karacis is a little more than your average private eye.  Among other things, her family line may or may not trace back to a drunken liaison between the god Pan and one of the immortal gorgons. It may be just coincidence that her glance can literally stop men in their tracks, or that her family sports enough irregularities to keep the Rialto Bros. Circus in business.  Then again, maybe not.

Tori’s debilitating fear of heights has kept her out of the family acrobatic troupe, but her extreme nosiness fits right in with her Uncle Christos’ private investigation business, where she was apprenticing when he disappeared on an Odyssean journey to find himself.  Muddling through on her own, she’s reduced to hunting (not stalking, as that would just be weird), brass-bra’d Hollywood agent Circe Holland in order to deliver her a message…only to witness her murder by something that looks like the creature from the black lagoon. 

Suddenly, all of her family’s tall tales seem a bit more believable, especially when Apollo—the Apollo out of myth and legend, though now hiding out among humans as a star of stage and screen—appears in her office, looking to hire her.  She knows the stories and that tangling with gods never works out well for their human lovers, but she’s drawn to Apollo in a way she can’t resist, even given her feelings for one very hot and hardened cop.

Her love life has to take a backseat to the danger at her door, though it’s a toss-up which will kill her quickest.


Yo, Justin Bieber, I've sold my memoirs too!  Only being a vampire and all, we have to call it "fiction," because it only takes one modern Van Helsing to spoil your whole evening.  Anyway, if you need any promotional tips, you give me a call.  That number on the napkin at your bedside with the lip imprint in Purple Passion, that's mine.  Deets about how it got there are on a need-to-know basis...trust me, you don't need to know.