Besides, JK posts pics of her dog in steampunk gear on facebook which is HOT (as hot as the guy on her cover, who I would totally fall for--looks like my brand of mischief). So Stacy hooked us up and now I am like a squeeing fangirl! (You will be, too--even you guys. Just wait)... so without further ado, I proudly introduce JK Coi!
When Hart agreed to host me today I started scrambling for an insightful idea because her blog is so fantastic and she’s a great friend of my antho-sister, Stacy Gail. I wanted to make a good impression, ya know?
Could I think of something witty? Ha…no. I think we need PG Forte here for that. She’s another of my antho-sisters, and VERY witty.
Could I blog about some altruistic cause? Well, probably, but…no. Jenny Schwartz would be a much better person to do that. My third antho-sister, she is the sweetest thing, and knows exactly how to tug at the heartstrings and get you excited for something worthwhile.
Could I tell you a funny story about myself? Dudes *shaking head* My whole LIFE is a funny story. But not the funny haha kind. More like the funny OMG THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN TO REAL PEOPLE….So funny it’s sad. You’d cry. Then where would we all be? Crying into tissues instead of reading this blog. But Stacy is funny as hell, and a whirlwind cheerleader for other authors.
In fact, I should have asked them to write this blog for me. But geez, I already owe all three of them so much. When I call them my “antho-sisters” (which is a term Stacy actually came up with) I really do see them as sisters. Last year when we heard that we would all be included in a holiday anthology together with our steampunk stories, called A Clockwork Christmas, I wasn’t expecting much. Maybe a few group promotional events and that would be that. But we banded together right from the start, even creating a Facebook page that is still very active (and will have lots of great contests in the next few months). And now we are each other’s most enthusiastic promoters.
I have one MASSIVE regret about Broken Promises, the book that follows the story I wrote for the anthology. When my editor asked me if I was going to write acknowledgements, I KNEW at the time that I was going to miss someone (I even said in the acknowledgements that I hate them because I always miss someone). I thanked my family, and my editor, and my critique partners.
But I didn’t thank my antho-sisters, and this made me cry when I realized what I’d done.
Of course, it was too late to go back and make the change, so I’m going to post my message to them here:
“A special thank you to my antho-sisters, Stacy, Jenny and PG. You have been the best Christmas gift I’ve ever received, and I’m grateful to Carina Press and Angela James for bringing us together. I love you all, and I never want to let you down. When the four of us all meet together in person someday soon, there will be many hugs and tears and then lots of girlish squeeing. I CAN’T WAIT!!”
So, maybe we are all crying into our tissues instead of reading this blog, after all. At least I am. But it means a lot to me to be able to show these three fabulous women that I appreciate them.
Thank you for the opportunity to do that, Hart!
J.K. Coi is a multi-published, award winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance and urban fantasy. She makes her home in Ontario, Canada, with her husband and son and a feisty black cat who is the uncontested head of the household. While she spends her days immersed in the litigious world of insurance law, she is very happy to spend her nights writing dark and sexy characters who leap off the page and into readers’ hearts. (www.jkcoi.com)
She also writes Dark Fantasy for young adults as Chloe Jacobs (www.chloejacobs.com)
BROKEN PROMISES (Book 2, Seasons of Invention series), available now!
Former ballerina Callie Carlisle is determined to rebuild her life with her new mechanical limbs. She's just learned to accept the enhancements that saved her from certain death when she experiences uncontrollable twinges and flashes of light that obscure her vision. Terrified of literally falling apart, she resists telling her husband. Jasper's already vowed to keep her out of harm, and she doesn't want to worry him further.
When the War Office's General Black arrives with an urgent mission—rescue the doctor who created Callie's enhancements—she has no choice but to accept. A rogue agent and former patient of the scientist believes the biomechanical modifications he received are killing him, and he's out for revenge.
Callie must reach the doctor before it's too late. But with an overprotective Jasper at her side, and her alarming symptoms getting more frequent, will she be able to hold herself together long enough to save the doctor...and herself?
Tart note: And so you don't think I'm kidding about the dog pics...
|Shamelessly stolen from A Clockwork Christmas's Facebook page. This is Blue.|
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