Mae Clair: If You Write it . . .

. . . will they read it? I hope so!

I haven’t done a Friday post in a while, but I have some wonderful news I couldn’t wait to share. My sister author at Lyrical Press, Renita Pizzitola did some sleuthing on Goodreads and told me WEATHERING ROCK has appeared! Squeeeeee!

It took me all of three seconds to hop over and bask in the glorious glow of the screen. Do you know what this means (er, aside from the fact I had to be peeled from the ceiling and resuscitated by invisible book knaves whose job it is to monitor first-time authors for rampant enthusiasm)?

It’s another step forward in my progression to author.
Another step toward WEATHERING ROCK release day, October 8.
Another momentous stride toward sharing my characters and their story with the world.

Wow! I break out in goosebumps when I think about it.

You could add to my shivery feeling of delight by including WEATHERING ROCK on your “to read” list at Goodreads. Rest assured you’ll make my day, and the invisible book knaves will be forced to summon reinforcements to return me to terra firma.

Not that I plan on staying there for long.

Thanks again to Renita. She has her own book releasing on October 8, a YA novel called GOSSAMER that you can also find on Goodreads. And she’ll be on my blog on Setpember 14th, doing an author interview with me and sharing all the magical, whimsical elements woven into GOSSAMER. I hope you’ll come back and join us.

In the meantime, I must go do some more basking. And floating. Sssh! Don’t tell the book knaves. 🙂

Celebrating Independence Blog Hop: Day #3

Woot! It’s Day 3 of the Celebrating Independence Blog Hop. For a complete list of all participating authors, along with the numerous giveaways up for grab, check out the Fourth of July Hop Page. Many thanks to Drea Becraft for putting the hop together. It’s my first one and I’m excited to be participating!

If you’re new to my blog, let me introduce myself.

I write romantic suspense, usually with a paranormal or mythical twist.  I love folklore, legends and things that go bump-in-the-night!  My debut novel, WEATHERING ROCK, features a lead character who is propelled forward in time from the Civil War to present day.

He also happens to be a werewolf. Intrigued? I hope so!

Click below to see a short book trailer. My projected release date is October 8, 2012 and I’d be pleased to have you add WEATHERING ROCK to your reading queue.  I’m pretty jazzed about the whole thing! 🙂

So…exactly what am I awarding for the hop?  A $20 gift card to Amazon! I’m hopelessly enamored of the Big A!

For your chance to win, just subscribe to my blog via email in the upper right sidebar (so you can be dazzled by all of my upcoming riveting posts, LOL) and leave a comment that you did. Easy peasy!

Thanks for visiting and I wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July!

Werewolves to RFK. Seriously?

Is your TBR pile exploding? Mine is. I keep buying books but can’t find the time to make a dent. I’m in the middle of an engrossing YA series by Cassandra Clare called The Mortal Instruments, currently on book three, City of Glass.

I get frustrated when I can’t curl up with my Kindle Fire (okay, that doesn’t have the same ring as curling up with a book, but you get the idea). This is a six book series with five currently in print, the sixth scheduled for release in September of 2014.

There’s also a steampunk prequel, The Infernal Devices. A trilogy, two of the three novels are available now, with Clockwork Princess coming in March 2013. Check out the awesome cover for Clockwork Prince (book 2). Moody, beautiful and artistically envisioned, it’s what orginially reeled me in to take a look at the series.

Instruments and Devices aside, I’m addicted to one-clicking on Amazon. Wow, is that thing handy! Click, buy, click, buy. Two more this week. It made me slow down and take a look at what’s been accumulating in the pile:

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Romance Titles:
Betting the Moon by Beverly Rae
Yes, there is werewolf! A sexy one too. 🙂
Lord Midnight by Donna Cummings
Heart of the Hunter by Linda Anne Wulf
Summer’s Song by Allie Boniface
Rendezvous at Midnight by Lynne Connelly

Mysteries/Thrillers:
The Jackal Man by Kate Ellis
I love her Wesley Peterson series, currently at fifteen books. I’ve read nine so far and intend to finish with those I’ve missed.
Eyes of Prey by John Sanford
There are twenty-two Prey books. I’ve read seven. Sanford has a crisp no-frills way of writing I like. Surprising, given I normally go for descriptive prose.
Silent Kills by C.E. Lawrence
Book three of a trilogy

Other Titles:
The Aristotelian by Steve Poling
Young Sherlock Holmes. Mycroft is the protagonist.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Bobby and Jackie: A Love Story by C. David Heymann
Most times when I read non-fiction, I immediately reach for anything on
Robert F. Kennedy

So, there you have my current TBR pile, from werewolves to RFK. Of course it doesn’t include titles on my wish list, many discovered on Six Sentence Sundays, some still waiting for release.

I know the pile will continue to grow as one can never have too many books!

Remember the Twilight Zone episode Time Enough at Last? Burgess Meredith played a bookworm whose single driving passion was reading. He couldn’t find the time, plagued by obligations to the people around him. Then the world ended, leaving him the sole survivor with a treasure-trove of books. He thought he’d discovered nirvana until he shattered his glasses reaching for the first novel. *shudder* That episode has stayed with me since I was a kid.

Apocalyptic catastrophes aside, what’s lurking in your to-be-read pile?