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Appreciation!!

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To everyone who pimped and/or procured “LUCIDITY”

:bounce: THANK YOU!!!! :bounce:

I loved the storyline and characters, and it meant a great deal to me to be able to share them. There may be promo and painstaking edits and much gnashing of teeth along the way…but seeing that vision, however shadowy, become real is what it’s all about.

As a bit of follow-up:
The trailer for “Lucidity”, now on YouTube.
It’ll probably be my last one, lol. At this point I really don’t have the equipment to do them justice. But as a teaser, I hope it will suffice. :wink:

Category: Publication News,Writing — Raine @ 11:04 pm ·   Comments Off
LUCIDITY

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On February 15th, 2013, the rogue asteroid scientists have named 2012 DA14 will be less than 17,000 miles from Earth—closer than our own moon and many of our orbiting satellites.
And there is a very remote chance that it may just collide with our little blue planet, with potentially devastating results.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is FACT.

On May 22, 2012, two lovers on the run struggle to avert just such a cataclysmic disaster—one that could kill millions and send their world crashing down around them.
This, ladies and gentlemen, isfiction?

“LUCIDITY”
…is now available from Samhain Publishing!

He’s found the woman of his dreams—in the midst of his worst nightmare.

Carlotta Phelps never considered herself special, except for a peculiar ability to control the course of her dreams. Other than being a handy cure for nightmares, it’s a pretty worthless talent. Until she’s recruited for the One Hundred, a team of lucid dreamers whose combined visualizations have been proven to affect reality.

With a giant asteroid hurtling straight toward Earth and the scientific technology to avert it uncertain, the dreamers are the fallback—the last line of defense. And the man who’s been assigned as her bodyguard is messing with her focus, big time.

Ex-Special Ops soldier Parker Munroe has no idea why he’s been assigned to protect the luscious, gentle-eyed Carly. She’s a frustrating temptation, but he’s a hard-core realist. The only power he believes in is brute force.

Then he learns that his charge, who practically lives in lacy negligees, wields an awesome power—and an even bigger responsibility. She and her kind are being hunted by an enemy he can’t even identify, against which all his skill with weaponry is useless. If he can’t find a way to protect her, the world is as doomed as the heart he’s already lost.

Product Warnings:
This title contains a hero who packs a really big gun, government conspiracies, hot-buttered murder, witch hunting, and drop-your-drawers-there’s-a-new-sheriff-in-town-and-she’s-carryin’-cuffs kinda sex.

EXCERPTS from the book may be found HERE and HERE.

Also available from these vendors:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
ARe

I hope you’ll enjoy reading it. I loved these characters!

Category: Publication News,Writing — Raine @ 2:17 pm ·   Comments (4)
Update

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I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted! Part of the lull was due to website updating (that’s my story, I’m sticking to it). And although I’ve been keeping up on the Chicas site (so far), I’ll definitely be playing catch-up here, with a little over a week before the new release is out.

As promised, I’ve posted an additional excerpt from “Lucidity” HERE, and it’s the beginning of one of my favorite parts of the book. :yes:
I also finally decided that yes, I am putting together a trailer. Not sure when I’ll finish, and it’ll probably be short and simple…but the work is in progress.

Also, may I express my heartfelt gratitude to two sites that were kind enough to give “Lucidity” advance reviews.
POSITIVE advance reviews. Yay!! :bounce:
From Sizzling Hot Book Reviews: “With a fast paced plot and action galore, Lucidity will most likely knock your socks off! It’s a story told in a way that is believable, but still contained plenty of paranormal aspects that most will enjoy.”

From The Library Journal Reviews: “Good pacing, fun characters, and ‘steam up your glasses’ sex will keep readers intrigued.”

Many thanks to both for reading! :wave:

And last, but certainly not least…
Although Season 4 was far from being my favorite…there’s less than one month remaining before the beginning of True Blood, Season 5!! I am SO ready!

Category: Publication News,Shameless Promotion,Writing — Raine @ 12:10 am ·   Comments Off
Catching Up!

I have been negligent in many things lately. In can’t-seem-to-catch-up mode, I think, and constantly have the feeling that I’ve left a thousand things undone!

But I’m finally getting around to posting that “Lucidity” is on the Coming Soon pages on Samhain Publishing (duh). There you’ll find a short blurb and a link to an excerpt.

With only about six weeks left until its release, I’m sure I’ll be talking more about the book, and I’m planning to post at least one other excerpt very soon.
I still haven’t decided about doing a trailer. And I guess it’d be a good idea to update this website, huh? :X

Here’s hoping everyone had a great Easter! :)

Category: Publication News,Writing — Raine @ 12:35 am ·   Comments (2)
I Haz Cover

Category: Publication News,Writing — Raine @ 2:12 am ·   Comments (8)
Releases

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I’ll be posting the cover to my May release this week.
Meanwhile, I just couldn’t resist pimpin’ the rides of a couple of friends (I think it’s the only promo I really ENJOY doing, lol)…


Blogging buddy Lynn Viehl’s new release, “Nightborn: Lords of the Darkyn” is now available at all the usual outlets. Details to be found at her PBW’s site, and the book is ready to roar at all the usual outlets. :)


And fellow Chica Melissa Blue is now self-pubbing some of her best work. You can find a short listing, complete with covers and blurbs, here.

Category: Publication News — Raine @ 3:16 am ·   Comments (5)
Coming Up

Is it just me, or is anyone else having trouble believing this week marks the beginning of March?!

Watching how quickly the year is flying drives home the fact that I have an upcoming release from Samhain. Yes, the one that got moved up from August to June?
As it happens, that release has now been moved up from June to May 22, 2012. O_o

At this speed, it’ll be out before I even think about promo, lol.
So, here’s just a quick mention, with more details and excerpts to follow in the coming weeks.

The title of the book is “Lucidity”.
It features would-be lovers on the run, a potentially apocalyptic disaster, a covert operation being run by a shadowy government agency…and lucid dreaming. :)

All edits are done, the blurb and tagline approved. I haven’t received cover art yet, but as soon as the title is posted on Samhain’s “Coming Soon” page, I’ll make a note of it here.
Enjoy your week, everyone!

Category: Publication News,Writing — Raine @ 12:57 am ·   Comments (4)
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