Sunday, October 26, 2008

Rare Moments

October 26, 2008

I've been a bit remiss in my blogging this month. The only excuse I have is I've been writing and enjoying the autumn weather. I also have a new wall unit in the living room. It's amazing how one new piece of furniture can inspire domicile-wide changes to accent pieces, valances, scatter rugs. Yes, amazing and expensive, and totally worth the boost in the home's energy.

All the energy spills over into the writing. The 'new story' is well underway as Shining Victory is in the editing process. My editor was easier on me this time, but that's because I've learned a lot about what she flags. Every editor is different so it takes a few books to write to their 'style' as well as your own. And you thought we just typed what we wanted. I wish.

The new story has, I hope, a different flow. Whereas 'romance' has a basic formula (she wants, but can't have, because, until), this story is more along the lines of he wants, he gets, he loses, then he regains. Okay, so maybe that's not so different, after all.

It's all about the basic struggle to find that special person, fall in love, and make it work.

It's all about those rare moments when two people can walk into a furniture store and totally agree about spending eleven hundred bucks just to have something to sit a television on.

KC Kendricks

** Update - Shining Victory is now available. More info can be found at Victory.html 


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Thursday, October 2, 2008

September Top Tens

Congratulations are in order! Here's the top ten list from Amber Allure and Amber Heat for September 2008.

No, KC Kendricks didn't make it because Shining Victory was released too late in the month, but I was there in June with Surrendered Victory, and August with Passion's Victory (and I think July, too, with SV, but the mind gets foggy some days).

1. Precious Ache - Amanda Young (Gay / Contemporary)
2. Calendar Boys-September: A Simple Truth - Jamie Craig (Gay / Contemporary)
3. Stealing West - Jamie Craig (Gay / Historical / Old West)
4. Wanted - J. M. Snyder (Gay / Historical / Old West)
5. Eight Seconds - Barrie Abalard (Gay / Western)
6. Cave Creek Cowboy Total Top - Brit Blaise (Gay / Western)
7. Spirit Sanctuary - Gabrina Garza (Gay / Western)
8. Peanut Butter Kisses - Pepper Espinoza (Gay / Contemporary)
9. A Renaissance In Blood - Jamie Craig (Gay / Vampire / BDSM)
10. Addicted - Cassie Stevens (Gay / Contemporary / BDSM)

Congratulations to all!

KC Kendricks