Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A New Season

So now that Sinful is done and gone into production, as well as Velvet Haven, I'm finding myself at loose ends. Always dangerous for me, because my mind gets going and I get into trouble! :)

I've already blogged that I love the fall, and see this season as a new beginning. Strange since everything starts becoming dormant at this time of year. I don't know why it is, I just feel that the year is renewing for me. Traditionally, the fall is the time of year that I begin putting together proposals for future contracts. That's already done. I've sold the Sins and Virtues series to Spice, and Trey's partial is out with a few new houses. I probably will, in the coming weeks, begin thinking of book 2 in the Immortals of Annwyn series. I already know who I'd like to have as the next hero, and his heroine is already formed in my mind. I'd like to spend more time in Annwyn in this next book. Probably what will happen is my editor and I will chat via the phone about the next book, my ideas etc...and we'll discuss it, and reader expectations. I think, though, she'll like what I'm thinking of for book 2.

So, I've been using the time off to catch up on reading, although, I'm having a REALLY hard time finding something I'm falling in love with. I've also been gathering information for website updates which are sadly behind. I've toyed with the idea of combining my blogs into one Sophie/Charlotte blog. Most of you know that I write under two names, and maintaining two blogs gets a little difficult at deadline time. So, I've been thinking of that, thinking of promo for Velvet Haven and Sinful, and getting the MAJOR itch to begin designing the Sins and Virtues web page. It's a bit early for that, but I can't help myself. Currently, I'm surfing for men to be the 'sins'. I want a character gallery like I have for the Immortals of Annwyn. I've found three of the four sins. I've also found a couple cool quotes regarding sins from William Shakespeare--and you know I gotta use them in the book!!!
They are, 'Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall' which is so great for the whole premise of the series. And then this next quotes I think is perfect for Lust to whisper in his virute's ear... 'Commit the oldest sins the newest kind of ways' I think Chastity might swoon to hear that murmured huskily, and seductively in her ear!

The picture above is my newest find. Isn't it cool? It's given me some inspiration for the Unseelie Court that my Dark Fae princes belong to.

What else....hmmm, nothing really. I'm really a rather boring person, I guess.
What about you guys? Read anything really fabuous you think I might like? Any good movies?


Anonymous said...

I'm actually a really boring person, too. LOL! I think about that every time someone actual comments on my blog! It's amazing anyone finds me entertaining, lol.

I LOVE the fall!!! It's my favorite season. I can't wait for the leaves to start changing colors!

As for combining a blog, I think it's a great idea. It's too much work keeping up with both, and completely unnecessary. You should make a split header! Half decorated for Charlotte and the other half decorated for Sophie!!!

Oh, and at least you're reading. I'm doing NOTHING! I've become a lazy bum, lol.

VampFanGirl said...

Hey Charlotte!

Girl, it sounds like your near future is going to be amazing, what with two novellas and two novels releasing. Woot!! I can't wait!!

Well you know exactly what book will pop out of my mouth that I want you to read but I feel like a broken record on that one. lol!! Ooo and 'Covet' is releasing in just two short weeks. Yay!!

I did see a really funny movie on the plane ride, but I don't think it's out on DVD yet, 'The Proposal' with Sandra Bullock. There are some serious stomach clenching laugh out loud moments. She's one of my favorite comedic actresses and Ryan Reynolds is just delicious in terms of eye candy. You could play music on that man's six pack. Yowzaa!!!

((((HUGS)))) VFG

Charlotte Featherstone said...

Hey, Barbara! I don't think you're boring at all!!! I could sit all afternoon with you over a cup of coffee and spend it yacking.

I've got my webmistress on the blog idea. I hope she comes up with something good. She usually does!

And the reading thing....I don't want to name author names, but I've had my eye on three books that I was dying to get my hands on, but I was just 'meh' when I got them. I've been doing a lot of skimming. Don't know why that is.
One book I'm looking forward to is Highland Dragon. Really anxious for that one.

VFG!!! I knew you'd mentioned that Nalini Singh book. And I've toyed with pulling it off the shelf. Half of me wants to read it, the other half wants to wait till the next one is available. When I love a series, I HATE waiting for the next one to come out and I have a feeling I'll be panting for the next one.

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm usually boring as hell too!Nothing exiting ever happens then it all comes at once and then leaves again for another twelve months:) The most exciting thing to happen here was being asked to perform in a dance extravaganza in aid of Kidney Research UK, just 2 performances but great great fun, most of the other performers were belly dancers Oh how fab, beautiful costumes great dancing:)Made me think of harems and oohh wont go there LOL. I've read some great books Roping the Wind, Where have all the Cowboys Gone and Riding the Line where all enjoyable, Mouth to Mouth is a great fun read plus the heroine is deaf and has to lip read the hero.
Movies 'fraid I can't help out there as I don't think I've seen one for years other than Angels and Deamons
I think it's great idea to combine your blog altho' I love love love the opening page for Charlotte Feathrstone soooooo romanitic, it would be a shame to lose that.

adrienne said...

Hi Chaorlotte for reason I keep making myself Anonymous when of course I'm actually ADRIENNE HA HA

Charlotte Featherstone said...

Hey Adrienne, Annonymous! lol! Glad you stopped by. Dancing sounds like fun. I love to dance, although I'm totally lame at it. Secretly, I've toyed with the idea of taking some belly dancing classes, but alas, I don't think so. I'm not all that confident!!!

Thanks for recommending the book, Mouth to Mouth. I gotta go check that out!

And I promise to keep the blog romantic if I combine it......Even my contemporary stuff is romantic, and my webmistress is really good, so I think she'll be able to combine the look and feel. She's PANTING to get to work ont he Sins page, but not yet......

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