* Z is for Zombie: What Lies Beneath, The Time of Grace, and Wild Boys will be offered this weekend for free. Enjoy! HERE @ Amazon.com
A short update on my interesting life.
Yes, the second in the Vampyre/western series is available and I want to add that I am humbled and honored by the sales I have seen for my books.
I do have at least 3 more planned for this series, but I may have to stop and add a new zombie book to the other series because we all seem to miss Beth, Kim, Len and the gang.
My husband gave me a pedicure and back rubs every night for last 2 weeks and I have been mega-relaxed. I have been able to type much better with my matching Aqua/lime glitter fingernails and loose muscles. I never knew that this color was perfect for typing!
On the other hand, the air condon is on the blitz and I don't know how people can stand this heat. I am miserable. Think, back in the 1880s, which I was just writing about, a man wore a long sleeved shirt, a vest, jacket, pants, etc. In August heat. The women wore hoops, petticoats and long dresses and it must have been unreal although they were used to the heat. I think many people who died did so of heat stroke, I read somewhere....wish I had kept the article....that going back in time would present many problems beyond the obvious. Yes, there would be disease and all...things we are not used to, and the heat and cold...yes...but a major issue, if I can be so crude, would be that people smelled rank. They sweated and wore those heavy, sweaty clothing for months without washing them and they didn't bathe often...no deodorant...the scent must have been horrible. When the cowboys came to rent a whore (for a dollar), they often had little sheets or pads of leather to catch the horse manure and nastiness from their boots (On the bed as they didn't take off their boots but just dropped trousers). I think that the smell of those men half undressing would make a maggot vomit. The women didn't smell any better. I am going on about this, but if one thinks about the things like this, it is amazing to think of how now people shower daily or more, have air con, wear deodorant and douse themselves in perfume. I read another article that stated that the divorce rate is high now because we can't smell one another and pick mates according to phermones and natural scents.
Think on that.
People's strongest memory sense is the sense of smell. Babies know the scent of their mother's nipples even. So, we have eliminated one big way we picked mates and chose who was suited to us. We have lost this simple but effective tool for picking people on Love.com with a few questions and a picture; no wonder marriages fail! I don't suggest sniffing people to find a mate, but....it's something to consider.
Ok..off to shower...my husband is looking at me with love in his eyes and I stink.
The new book is about finished. I had these done and was able to save time in that my hubby scanned the pages and e-mailed them to me. Once I had them, we had to buy an expensive program, but it was one that can take a scanned image and convert to a Word file. He is great about helping me all the time. After that, I just have to take the document and c/p to a clean document and then I can type into it. Saved me many hours of writing! I always wonder if this is worth it, but it is enjoyable, I was born to write, and hey, an extra few hundred bucks a month is super.
The new book is part one of a new series that is simply vampires in the old west. A few years back I did research in Tombstone for the books and it is time to get them finished and out to be read! We are talking about a trip back out there asap...that will be a blast! (we also have a trip planned to Oklahoma and Jamaica but not for research..lol) Imagine Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday fighting vampyres...it is fictoinal but based on research of the facts and actual events.
Spent the day not writing, but with my hubby...very nice day except the cats and dog had a race going through my house and around and around...we did have a huge laugh watching them as they played and maybe tonight the critters won't keep us awake trying to get into the bedroom as they have done a few times this week. I know many sleep with there dogs but seriously, he and I need our room and don't need 4 cats and a huge dog fighting for space in our bed..lol
Off for my nightly massage...whether your own mate (like mine) or a professional, massages are very healthy and relaxing. I have a fav place in Hot Springs, Arkansas but why drive that far when I have the best right here? Anyway, the place in HP I love...I would go and relax and their kitty always jumped up to sit on me and get petted while I relaxed. Sadly, the kitty was killed in an auto accident but it was fantastic to go and relax that way. I also get massages when we are in Jamaica but I have to get them to relax my leg muscles after they cramp when I scuba dive.