Friday, July 1, 2016

Summer Book Promo

As part of their 8th annual summer/winter sale, Smashwords is offering discounts on books in their catalog. The promotion runs from July 1-31, 2016.

Bloodfrost is part of the event. The book is now 50% off if you use coupon code SSW50 upon purchase at the Smashwords store. Click here for more >

The promotion is exclusive to Smashwords and will not impact the price at other retailers. The coupon code will only work at Smashwords. The coupon code will remain valid until July 31, 2016, after which the book will return to its normal price.
Happy reading!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Nervous Rattles

Last week I signed a supplementary POD contract (print-on-demand) for all eight books in the  Collective Obsessions Saga. I always get nervous when signing contracts because they give me the queasy feeling of being "locked in" for a stretch of time with no avenue of escape. There's no backing out now!

New covers are being designed for the paperback editions of the eight novels. I'm perhaps most anxious to see the new cover for book #3  The Twain Shall Meet, for which I gave quite a bit of suggestive input. The physical appearance of the main male character is based on a real person (but my lips remain forever sealed as to his true identity). Hopefully he will be as near as can get for the paperback cover. He inspired many of the new "bonus" scenes I wrote back in February for the book's reissue this year.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it comes to pass without a hitch . . .

Monday, June 20, 2016

Web Changes

I had to switch my web host last week, which means many of the links to my books and web site have changed. Here's the new links to the main pages:

Deidre Dalton:

Collective Obsessions Saga:

Bloodline Trilogy:

Hopefully the mess will be completely sorted out over the coming weeks. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Word Counts Update

I haven't written any blog posts since last January, a bad habit I've fallen into over the past year but one I intend to fix right quick. The lack of blog posts does not translate into an absence of work, however.

I recently finished writing new scenes for the upcoming reissue of The Twain Shall Meet, which will occur later this summer (probably August). Word count for the material topped just over 30,000.

Nearly 100% of the new scenes focus on main characters Scott Page and Shannon Larkin at the beginning of their relationship. The writing binge went on for well over two months earlier this year, wearing me down in the process (as usually happens). I'm currently inserting the scenes into the existing book, and then I'll be onto editing the material in its entirety a dozen or so times before considering it complete. A new book cover for the novel will also be forthcoming, but I can't say much more for the time being.

*POSTSCRIPT (05/31/16): Just sent off the revised manuscript of The Twain Shall Meet to my publisher. Keep your fingers crossed she likes the changes. Upon its original publication in 2012, the ms had 234 pages with a word count of 131,628. The new edition has 296 pages and a word count of 161,931. Not bad!  :)

*POSTSCRIPT (06/06/16): I'm so excited I can barely sit still! My publisher got back to me about the new material for TheTwain Shall Meet, with the message: "I've always loved your work, especially this series (Collective Obsessions Saga). As an editor, there are some stories that just stay with you long after they've been published, and you keep hoping to return to those particular worlds - this series was like that for me, so I look forward to revisiting." Print-on-Demand and new Goth covers for all eight books in the series are also being discussed. I never take being published for granted, and I never assume everyone will like the work. I remember all too well how long and hard the road to being published was, so every time it happens I'm still astonished. Somehow it makes the self-imposed social isolation and writing binges late into the night all worthwhile. ;)

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Bloodline Samples

Samples from "Bloodlust" and "Blood & Soul" are now available online.

Click here for more.

Please Note: Storylines, estimated completion dates, content and book cover art for both Bloodlust and Blood & Soul may be subject to change prior to official publication.