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Chase Me

Thursday’s Bite Book Review

chase me by tamara hogan

Jumping into a series can be a serious error on a reader’s part, but not so with Chase Me, the second book in Tamara Hogan’s Underbelly Chronicles. A complex sci-fi mixed with paranormal much like Nalini Singh, Hogan has managed to come up with a fresh paranormal universe that fulfills our desires for a fast-paced sexy read.

Vampires, werewolves, sirens and more;  supernaturals crashed to Earth on an alien spaceship thousands of years ago. Human’s are blissfully unaware of the powers of the aliens that have now adopted our world as their own and live among us. This particular story is of the cross-species romance between a valkryie and a werewolf and is supercharged with romantic and sexual tension that will have you turning pages fast.

Oh, yeah, there is an external plot about the discovery of a mysterious alien box that they think is from their ancestors original crash landing. I won’t go too deep into the plot, except to say that it flows fast and furious and I enjoyed every page.

 I’m expecting to go find her first book in the series, Taste Me, and enjoy it just as much. Taste Me won a Daphne Du Maurier award, was a Golden Heart Finalist and has won multiple Prism Awards. If you are looking for a new author and a new series to read, head on over to Tamara Hogan, you won’t be disappointed.

What kind of books are you starting off the New Year reading? Have you set a new goal to whittle down your TBR pile? My goal is to read more. More of just about everything. What’s yours?

Hop on over to Wendy Ely’s blog HERE tomorrow and say Hi! I’ll be hanging out over there with a post on the New Year.

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Dig Deep and plan for the Future

Sensational Saturdays

a blog for whatever I feel like writing

It’s halfway through April and I don’t even have a single seed planted.

Gardening is like writing. You need to get started, or you miss the season. Spinach needs to be planted early, so does lettuce. Soon, you’ve passed the time period for planting the early season crops and you’re on to the tomatoes and melons. And then it’s fall and you have nothing to harvest.

If you are a pre-pubbed romance author, you too have a possible harvest deadline. Many of us are going to try to enter the Golden Heart, but you need to start your seeds of your outline now. Have your outline done? Then it’s time to nurture it into a rough draft. Once that’s ready, get out the hoe and mow down some weeds, it’s the middle of the growing season and editing time. And then you have your final draft. Your story. Your harvest.

If you don’t plant early, you’ll find the opportunities for contests and pitching opportunities have passed. I’m going to RWA Nationals, and I plan to pitch a particular story, is it ready? No. But it’s close. I’ve planted the seeds, now I’m hoeing the weeds.

Snow and the Seventh Wolf is in its last bit of editing before I send it off to my publisher. I’ve planted the outline, nurtured the rough draft, now I’m hoeing the last weeds from the very end before sending it to market, where I hope someone buys my harvest. It’s always a little risky, but if you don’t start, you don’t have a harvest at all. And I should have gotten it finished last month. What happens when it languishes, waiting for me to pay attention to it? Does the opportunity fly past? I don’t know, but I guess we’ll find out!

What projects in your life need some nurturing? Have you started a garden? Do you have a manuscript in need of tending? Do you have a harvest date that you need to plan for?

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