Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I Got a Rock

Yes, yes, Halloween. Once my favorite holiday. Now basically just another day, as very little is done here to celebrate it. They don't even have the kids wear costumes to school. Depressing.

And I have a headache. Bleh.

I do have some bits of news and stuff, though. First, I sold a vampire novella, Day of the Dead, to EC! I'm really excited about this one, and it is especially appropriate to announce today, as it is set on the evening of Dia de los Muertos. I have managed to combine, in one erotic novella:

Dia de los Muertos in general
voudou rituals (and Baron Samedi)
public sex in a cemetery
grave robbing
a well-preserved corpse ala Medgar Evers
lots of Spanish curse words
and, of course, Starbucks caramel frappucinos.

So I'm pleased, although the story will probably not have a fall release date. :-)

What else? Did I mention I have a headache and am grumpy? I had a whole big post planned but I cannot remember what it was about or what my evil plan was.

Oh, my next EC release, As the Lady Wishes, written with my lovely CP Anna J Evans, comes out in a few weeks and has a cover. Or should I say, Iz on ur book, wearin mah undeez:

You know, since I once had the worst cover ever (and you guys know what I'm talking about), I find I'm much more philosophical about the process now. Which is nice.

And, while I moved past the point in the wip last night, I'm still wondering if anyone knows anything about wells, especially dry ones? If you pour water into a well that's gone dry, how fast does the aquifer absorb that water? I imagine pretty damn fast, which is why I just sent some guys down to tie up and remove the mutilated corpse in the bottom. But, you know, if anyone else has any dieas that would be good. I spent like an hour when I could have been writing, reading alternately dull/kooky websites about wells. (Dull being the gov't sponsored ones, kooky being all those Y2K alarmist sites that are still around. My favorite mentioned the need to drill a well in secret, because your neighbors might report you, but how they'll change their tune after New Year's Eve and be begging you for fresh water, when it's a commodity others will murder for ala the Adam Ant-starrer World Gone Wild. Which, he was actually not bad in if memory serves. Cute butt, too.)

And I guess that's it for now. Happy Halloween/Samhain, everyone!


Charles Gramlich said...

Congrats on the sales and pubs. I've seen some good new vampire stuff come out recently, including a Jack the Ripper riff.

Anna J. Evans said...

Hez on our coverz, sippinz hiz manly winez...

Anna J. Evans

kirsten saell said...

Yanno, I recently saw Mr. Lou Ferigno de la Bedhead on another ebook cover. For the life of me, I can't remember where, but he has the exact same hair in this one. You may want to seek it out and send an email of condolence to the unfortunate author.

Congrats on the sale, D. And congrats/sympathies (whichever applies) on all your news for the next two weeks, cause I won't be around. I'm going to Cuba, baby! I'll drink some rum for you, and spark up a big, fat brown stogie. See ya in a fortnight!

Robyn said...


I loved Adam Ant. Now I'm going to be singing that all day.

Congrats on the sale! I now wish I had Photoshop; imagine the LOLFabios we could do!

*humming "Goody two, goody two, goody goody two shoes"*

Gabriele C. said...

Congrats on the sale.

You get all that into a novella? I would end up with a trilogy. :)

Rachel Carrington said...

Huge congrats on the sale, December! Love the cover for As the Lady Wishes!!!

Rachel Carrington

December/Stacia said...

Thanks, Charles! A Ripper vamp riff? Do tell (she says, hoping it isn't like a story started over a year ago and she submitted a little while ago).

Lol Anna, yours is so much better than mine!

Really?! Wow, Kristen, I wish you could remember where! Totally want to see that!
Cuba...I'm torn between being totally jealous and totally scandalized. I'd love to go to Cuba, but I know too many exiled/refugee Cubans to ever feel comfortable doing so, I think.

I know, Robyn, me too! I do hate, though, that Prince Charming and S&D are the only videos of his they ever play over here. No Goody Two Shoes, no Strip.

Lol Gabriele, I did indeed get it all into a novella. A lot happens at once. :-)

Thanks Rachel! We're really excited about the book coming out, as it's our first cowritten release!

Anonymous said...

Wells...from what I recall from my groundwater classes...

Likely wouldn't be called an 'aqui'fer if there was no water left. I'm assuming this is a fairly shallow well (drinking water wells are usually required to be below 250 or 500 feet). You'd need something fairly catastrophic for shallow ground water to completely disappear since it will be linked in some way shape or form to a body of surface water, like a river or lake. Rate of absorption would depend on the type of soil (clay=slow, sand=fast) and the surrounding water bodies. Oh, and it would probably never go completely 'dry'; muddy is more like it.

Try searching hydrogeology (if you haven't already)

Vicki said...

Major congrats on the sale!!! Really you got all of that in the Novella?? Can't wait to read this one. :)

McKoala said...

Have you seen middleaged Adam Ant? Sadly gone to seed and pudge. Tragic, because he was very hot.

Congrats on your new publication!

Angie said...

OK, that's kind of weird because the story of mine that just came out on Halloween has some Spanish in it too. [blinkblink] The stars must've been aligned in a favorable formation or something. [bemused smile]

Congrats on the sale! :D

And... is it just me or does the dude on that book cover look like a cross between Nicholas Cage and Sylvester Stallone? [squint] It's a nice combo, it just made me do a doubletake for a sec. :)


December/Stacia said...

Thanks, Anon. I've basically just found another way for the corpse to get out of the well, as it's such a minor point. But the advice is much appreciated! I may have to come back to the well at some point so if I do I'll know what to look for. :-)

I did indeed, Vicki! It's a fun little story, I think. I'm pleased with it. :-) Thanks!

Sigh, I know McKoala. And he has numerous emotional/psychological issues as well, it seems. Poor Adam. He was indeed terribly hot.

Lol Angie, I guess I can see that, as far as the cover guy goes.

Mine is set in Miami, so Spanish kind of goes with the territory. :-) I wrote it a while ago for the Tricks and Treats anthos, but we decided to expand it to a novella instead, and I'm glad we did.

Great minds think alike!