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Tiffany Reisz: Interview & Giveaway! (Closed)

Last week I was in Oregon, and I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Tiffany Reisz. Author of The Original Sinners series (The siren, The Angel... The King) and other fun erotic stories. It was a lovely hour in a Portland coffee shop and I'm really happy we had the opportunity to get together. (I interviewed her before The Siren came out check that out here)

The next book in her series comes out Today! And you can win it right here (at the bottom of this post.
Hopefully you're already familiar with Tiffany, but if not, you can learn more about her here or stalk her on twitter.

Along with just talking away (in which I embarrassingly lost my train of thought a time or two) I asked her four questions:
- We're nearing the end of the Original Sinners series. Do you feel like you're plodding toward the end? or is it a math problem where you're on train A and the books are on train b, and at point X there's going to be a terribly crash?
The siren took a long time …

5 Times I Didn't Get Past The Sample

So in the past month or so, I’ve been trying out random reads via Amazon’s samples for kindle books. Some of these were recommendations, some of them are random finds, but here are 5 that just didn’t work for me, and why. If you think I'm wrong, or want to read the samples to find out for yourself, I've linked the titles to their pages on Amazon.

The Last Hour of Gann Why I looked into it: Someone who liked my SFR suggested I consider this one.
Why I didn’t chose to read further: The writing itself isn’t bad in this, but my TBR pile is so long already that I’ve gotten pretty picky about what I’ll take my time on, and in the recc I was warned that this one is long (the GR page puts it at 1277 pages! Yikes!), so when I read the sample and wasn’t really into the pages (it’s a little too much doom and gloom imo) I couldn’t see myself choosing to read this one over any of the books in my Physical TBR Pile.

Farewell Andromeda Why I looked into it: Twitter love from some author people I…

Rolling into March

February was better than March. I took time off from some real life stuff and focused on a few things - among them, trying to get more consistency to my daily productivity.

Things got better... but at the same time, they didn't really make it to the point I was hoping for.

End totals:

Words Written: 30,104
Drafts Finished: 3 (all short stories)
Projects revised: 4 (the 3 short stories and one novel that needs another go-through)
Books Read: 6 (only one of which got a 4 star rating.)

I hope that March will be better. I'm going to attempt to change up my writing schedule and see if that helps. I do have a trip impending this month and that will make things work a little differently, but... fingers crossed I'll get my focus back and the words will fall from my fingertips.

Goals for March include:

Finishing 4 drafts
Revising 3 projects
Getting back to a normal schedule here