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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Something Wicked Did Come My Way-- A Computer Crash!

Mercury retrograde is very scary and very real...lol


The first day of spring and Mercury retrograde brought me a nasty little surprise….
My computer died! First came the ominous telegraph taps of digital death followed by the white screen crash of doom… Kaboom that's all she wrote...

Ouch! I just subbed a new book last night. The editor contacted me hours later interested in the book and full of questions. How great is that? How often does that happen? Now I’m in suspense of getting my complete files back.

There’s never a good time to lose a computer but right now is pretty dang-diggy-drip bad.
I’m eerily calm. No tears, no hysteria. My husband is worried I’m in denial. My closest friends are meeting me tomorrow morning at the Apple Store to lend emotional support, and maybe get lunch. Lol

This spring is off to a fast, rough start in other ways. Last week I finished edits on my short story for Ellora’s Cave newest anthology “Something Wicked This Way Comes Volume 2” I turn around and it’s already for pre-sale on Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Check it out it.


Want a little more? Here are the blurbs.

Fatman & Robyn
Jaid Black
Jake Chamberlin, star quarterback of the New York Bloods, has a dirty, not-so-little secret—he's into chubby chicks. He does all he can to resist temptation, but when Jake bumps into the gorgeous Robyn DiMarco at a bistro in Little Italy, all bets are off.

Scarred and Kilt
Laurann Dohner
Matty has a new neighbor, and she strongly suspects the kilt-wearing hottie is a vampire—he only goes out at night, has weird visitors and the blood bank is making regular deliveries. But he doesn't seem to hurt anyone, so "live and let live" is Matty's motto. Until she sees a guy armed with crosses and wooden stakes breaking into the neighbor's house. Matty charges to the rescue—and ends up in Mr. Hottie's bed...and on his desk...and...

Tinderbox
Regina Carlysle
Set in the same world as Jaguar Hunger.
Private investigators Nate and Daniel don't expect to find their mate while working a case. But they recognize Olivia as theirs the second they catch the missing woman's scent—the scent of a female jaguar shifter in heat. Nate and Daniel's task? Find then claim Livvy in every raw, animalistic way possible...and release her inner beast.

Asterion
Katalina Leon
Betrayed by her village chief, Larisa is brought to a mysterious island and left bound in a subterranean labyrinth, where drops of her blood summon the mythical Minotaur. She expects the man-beast to take her life...but it's her body that's sacrificed. Darron, a shapeshifting being, ravishes Larisa, and she gives herself freely to the pleasure—a decision that will change both their worlds forever.

Decadent Dance
Aubrey Ross
Surely the dress Zoe purchased did not transport her to an alien ship, right? No. Hallucinations. Must be. Though...the gorgeous alien who greets her seems real enough. And the sex? Out of this world.
Vaden has waited years for his Decadent Dancer, and though Zoe swears she didn't know what the dress could do, Vaden has been lonely too long to be easily thwarted. He'll use every sensual trick he knows to convince Zoe she's right where she belongs.

Sahara Heat
Diana Hunter
As a favor to a friend, author Carla Braun agrees to meet with archaeologist Josef Anderson to discuss his recent desert find. To her dismay, the man's infuriating...as well as tall, blond, gorgeous—and into BDSM. If she can look beyond Dr. Anderson's cool exterior, Carla just might discover some scorching Sahara Heat... "

“Something Wicked This Way Comes Volume 2” will be released May 1st on Barnes & Noble and Amazon. 

May 2nd at the Ellora’s Cave Jasmine Jade site.

I can’t wait to read the other author’s stories. I know they’ll be great. I loved SWTWC Volume 1!

XXOO Kat

9 comments:

  1. I miss my baby! I want her back. I hate my son's laptop...
    XXOO Kat

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  2. LOL You'll be up and running soon. And don't worry about anything I'll take care of a few things for you!

    Hugs,
    T3

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  3. Oh Kat, I feel your crashed computer pain!! It's absolutely amazing (at least to me) how the experts can retrieve info.
    Super duper congrats on your upcoming release!!

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  4. Ah, Kat, so that's why I'm feeling so weird - Mercury in retrograde... a sense of unease and your computer crash! Now it makes sense! Hope the rest of the week is better.

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  5. Hi Tessie and Julia! My crash was bad... a few unfinished books are lost. Weirdly, I feel really calm, like the universe is telling me to start over with new ideas.
    Ladies, please back up everything on your computers and save to an external source. I learned my lesson, I thought everything was retrievable -for a price, but in some cases that's not always so...
    XXOO Kat

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  6. OMG! I have a second 150 Gig hard drive that keeps my books off my regular computer and safely stored. I think I will be backing up all my newer files tonight! Congrats on the anthology!

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  7. Learn from my mistakes Fran, back up 2x just incase.
    XXOO Kat

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  8. Congrats on the sub and the anthology but boo about the computer. You'll be up and running in no time.

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