Please release me…set me free…

It’s release week again, YAY! Let me explain, the digital release was February 10, and the release next week is for the print book, which was never going to be a possibility. However, due to popular demand, there is now a trade paperback. The cost of printing an illustrated trade novel is a bit more … Continue reading

Of auctions and endings.

FIRST! Because I always need something else to work on, I have an auction up right now, part of Operation Auction to benefit a member of the romance community Fatin whose husband was recently killed in a senseless tragedy. I am auctioning a photo shoot, held on-site during RomCon 2011, you + sexy cover model + makeup and … Continue reading

You are cordially invited…

   

Future consideration

I was in the studio yesterday for a wreck the dress shoot. For those who don’t know, it is a popular after wedding shoot in which we do exactly what we say. We wreck that darn expensive heirloom you purchased to wear once. (dresses wrecked are done so with permission of the bride of course) … Continue reading

THURSDAY!

The Rake and The Recluse illustrated romance, screenshot, ipad epub version,

All this work and it’s down to two days of cramming in edits and redesigns. CHAOS!! I love working on deadline, that comes fro my blood as a photojournalist, a newspaper photographer. I thrive on dead. So here I am. I wanted to post a few more screenshots of the [working title] but these are … Continue reading

IPAD!!!

the rake and the recluse, page samples, ipad, full color, epub

The EPUB version of my novel on iPad is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Oh my stars I’m excited. Especially after seeing the kindle preview. (sorry about that whiny post) Anywhoo! I am thrilled by the look of the novel on the iPad the color plates are stunningly beautiful, the text flows perfectly, the layout is almost perfect, I … Continue reading

Kindle

I uploaded my novel to Amazon for Kindle yesterday, and I am am frightfully disappointed. First, it takes the ePub version and strips even more of the formatting to make the images thrown in and not as pretty. Second it is restrictive as to price. That is good for Kindle people, but not so good … Continue reading

The end of a long year

The image above was the first picture I ever made for this project and here it comes, the end of the year. Officially, I started illustrating this novel on January 9, 2010. SO for me this year has been momentous. The thing of it is, when I started I had no idea it would go … Continue reading

Valediction

This is it. The home stretch. The grande finale. The whole shebang (not the Ricky Martin version). That’s all folks. Fin. Finito. 10-4. Over and out. Adieu. My own valediction. My personal deadline for finishing the final run through and placing, designing and checking out this book is…Christmas Eve. It’s my Christmas present to myself … Continue reading