Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Mad Brain Whirl Syndrome... and Flash Villain...
Greetings, Shapeshifter lovers! Yeeee-ooowww... what a super-busy past week and Monday was the same. Just like in the world at large, the paranormal romance world is a hyper-speed merry-go-round right now. Remember that olden movie, STOP THE WORLD – I WANT TO GET OFF?
No, I don’t want to ‘get off’ the madly whirling carousel, but geez, I have this constant spinning sensation in my head. Or, now known as MAD BRAIN WHIRL SYNDROME.
The e-publishing landscape is *shifting*, changing at such a ‘quickening’ pace there’s no way to keep up with it. It’s hang on, baby, and grab the brass ring where you can these days. And, only more earthquakes and volcanoes of activity are on the horizon. At least, from what I observe.
One place of sanity, for me, remains my writing. Now, if only I can calm down the ‘spin’ long enough to focus on my WIP. As I take a look at this internet digital culture ~ most of which I know nothing about ~ it’s easy to see how some get addicted. In my generation a drug know as Speed [one I never felt the need to try] was a source of addiction.
Speed, itself, is addicting. I love fast! Fast cars. Jets. Race horses. Okay, think fast men and fast women, though, that could be construed as sexually loose... or, easy. Sorry, getting loopy here.
Anyway, I contend the speed of the internet is also addicting... unless, you have dial-up like me. Still, I feel the affects, at times. I will further go out on a big ole limb and say, this addicting aspect, is intentional. The world wide web is designed, and setup, I’m personally convinced, like the original Coke. The first recipe for Coca Cola contained coke as in cocaine. Or, think of cigarettes. All those years and years of lies about nicotine not being addictive.
Am I advocating going internet-cold turkey? Of course not. Actually, Coca Cola wasn’t all that addicting until the coke in it was standardized to a level that promoted addiction [now they use different addictive substances]. It’s the same with cigarettes. Those nasty companies intentionally upped and standardized the nicotine levels so that many were/are addicted. Is that same technique being used by the Big Cyber Realm players? ABSOLUTELY!!! IMO.
Okay, how I went there, I’m not certain. And, I’m going to blame it on Mad Whirl Brain Syndrome. Maybe, I should blame it on the delayed affects of Friday, the 13th. Mostly, I’ve never had a bad Friday, the 13th. A bad bunch o’ other days. Lots! But not watch-out-for-that-falling-ladder day. Or that black cat is crossing your path... which would be a good thing in my case. My heroine, Sable, in BLACK CAT BEAUTY likes to tease her author and play naughty-feline tricks on everyone else.
However, on this past Friday, the 13th, Branded was still #1 on Siren-BookStrand’s bestseller list. It was also the two year anniversary of WHEN A GOOD ANGEL FALLS, my 2012 angelic futuristic fantasy. Or, as I like to think of it, Sedona and Volcano’s love story. I’ve been working on a celebratory scene for them, one that takes place on December 21, 2014 ~ titled ~ Mars, Here We Come.
Okay, then... I’ve jawed enough here. In keeping with the SHAPESHIFTER SEDUCTION Flash Tradition, here’s 100 words. Tell me, what do you think of this villain? Potential, or not?
The time-wave portal closed behind him as he crouched, his clawed hand planted on the short-clipped lawn. With the scent of prey overwhelming, his muscles tensed rippling his chameleon hide, now reflecting the dark gray of twilight. Disciplined to a high degree, he didn’t obey his savage hunger. Instead, he listened to a nearby teenager’s music scream bloody murder, as he gradually rose upward morphing into a handsomer version of Adam Sandler. The comedian-actor appealed to his sense of humor. Fishing out his key, he strode toward the house his servant had rented. It was time to kill the humans.
The Kougar’s news and mews ~
It’s SCI FI Romance week at the HAPPILY EVER AFTER blog. Monday, Linda Banche blogged about her time-travel regency, LADY OF THE STARS. I will be posting on Wednesday, the 18th [TBD what it will be].
And! Next week on Thursday, the 26th, the bestselling author, Keta Diablo, will be joining us to talk about her latest shapeshifter release, WHERE THE RAIN IS MADE. This is a wonderful and riveting interview.
~ HAPPY SUMMER SHAPESHIFTING ~
~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance ~
Author of ~
All Shades of Blue Paradise
Red Lioness Tamed
When a Good Angel Falls ~ In Print
Tangerine Carnal Dreams
Murder by Hair Spray in Gardenia, New Atlantis ~ In Print
Black Cat Beauty
Her Insatiable Dark Heroes ~ In Print
Stallion of Ash and Flame ~ In Print
Branded by the Texans ~ A current Siren-BookStrand Bestseller
The Tiger’s Masquerade ~ Coming from MojoCastle Press