Friday, June 18, 2010

Welcome Guest Author Sindee Lynn!



Hello, fine friends!  Welcome to FRIDAY!  Just a warning... only about 36 hours to get those Father's day gifts in order, so HURRY!  And NOW, back to our regularly schedule blog.  I am thrilled to welcome Sindee Lynn, who seems to have found a Tart-worthy hunk for her book cover---YUM!  I'm sorry I left the Pacific Northwest if he is gadding about!  But I should let Sindee tell you about it!  Welcome Sindee!

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 Author Blurb: My name is Sindee Lynn and I have known I wanted to be a writer since the old age of 13. Growing up my love of reading was nourished by my aunt who used to bring me bags of Harlequin Romance novels when she came to visit- back then they had the almost cartoonlike characters on them. Living in a small town where you had to have a car to get from point A to point B reading was my escape. And man did I become a world class traveler. By the time I turned 14 I had been to Italy, France, several Mediterranean Islands and to almost every state in the US and Canada. Those books are still at my childhood home today on a shelf my uncle had to build for them because he was tired of them being all over the house... lol.
 
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Book Blurb: Prince Syrian is waiting to take his place as the next King of Vampires when he discovers that his human donor has been cheating on him with his cousin. His father, to prevent bloodshed, sends Syrian away to Washington State to handle negotiations for a vampire family out there. While there Syrian finds himself in need of blood and sex. He’s on the verge of what’s called blood lust – meaning it’s been a while since his last real feeding. So he goes to the donor database he helped create and finds Jenna James. Now Jenna has given up on the idea of a vampire ever knocking on her door in need of blood and sex. It is after all the reason why she signed up for the program. Being with a vampire has been her secret fantasy for years. But it’s been four years so she’s pretty much made up her mind not to renew her donor card until her doorbell rings and on the other side is her fantasy
Places to purchase my book: Prince's Donor

It’s tough working full-time, having an active teenage daughter (school cheerleader & competition cheerleader) and attempting to become a published author. It means there are a lot of late nights spent writing and revising... well let me clarify, a lot of late nights spent writing and revising and then re-writing and revising some more. Even now as I sit writing this blog I’m finding it hard to believe that my book is on a tour of any kind let alone a Virtual Book Tour where I have the ability to reach so many new potential readers without even leaving my bedroom. It’s great. Like right now, nobody even knows I’m writing this blog in my night clothes, curlers, fuzzy slippers and headphones listening to DJ Khalid’s All I do is Win ... oh well now I guess you know. Oh well you may as well know this is how I do most of my writing- in the comfort of my bedroom in the most god awful clothes imaginable. It’s how I wrote most of my first book so I say why mess with a winning combination.
Getting published has been a long time dream of mine but it almost didn’t happen. As a matter of fact the very book I’m on tour with had just been rejected by a very well known e-book publishing company. I had gotten all the way to the end of the process, they had my manuscript in hand for over two months. Me being the optimist, I believed that to be a good thing. But then they told me I had too much back story and recommended I resubmit after a revision. The concept was fresh and they felt it would be a wonderful story after a few changes. And I had considered it seriously... I mean I have been reading books from this site for years and they have some awesome authors and their editors are writers as well. So they must know what they’re talking about right? Well just as I was about to settle in for yet one more re-writing session one of my good friends called and told me about Passionate Writer Publishing (PWP). She stayed on me for over a week until I finally sent the initial submission. Within days I heard back from them asking for the full manuscript. I couldn’t even muster a little excitement. After all I had just gone through this process. Well when the next email came I was plenty excited because it was an offer to publish. I didn’t know who to tell first. So I sent a mass text message – how modern is that? Lol. And the journey began. It’s just the beginning on the road to my lifelong dream... where’s that you ask – to be beside my romance idols like Diane Palmer, Nora Roberts and my absolute favourite, Sherrilyn Kenyon – The New York Times Bestseller List. I hope their ready because I am.

9 comments:

Will Burke said...

Excellent -- start my day with a success story/kick in the pants!

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Sounds like a great book! Congratulations on all you've accomplished while being a mom (and everything that being a mom entails!)

Watery Tart said...

And so how do we get on this Vampire Donor list, that's what I want to know. It IS an interesting, fresh concept and I'm glad you've found a publisher who matches so well!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Go get 'em, Sindee!

Old Kitty said...

What a great guest blog - thank you Confessions of a Watery Tart and lovely Sindee Lyn - you are proof to never give up and to always believe in your dreams and yourself as a writer.

All the very best with Prince's Donor!!

Take care
x

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

Such a unique twist on the Vampire world I must put this in my TBR. Sigh, I love success stories and what a great way to start my weekend (and give me a kick in the pants). I LOVE DJ Kahled! Thank you for sharing your story with us, an Hart another great guest :D I have an award for you but um, you've already gotten it but I wanted to give it to you anyway lol. Have a fab weekend! Oh, and the guy on the cover is nothing short of sexy.

B. Miller said...

Very cool! Thanks for sharing!!

Have a fantastic weekend! :D

Helen Ginger said...

Love stories with a happy ending! Congratulations.

Ezmirelda said...

Gosh, the book sounds so interesting! Congrats to Sindee for getting published. :)