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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Year of the Cat by Janice Seagraves

My daughter is pregnant again, and I've been working like crazy trying to get all my writing projects done before she is due. I want to sit and hold my newest grandson and not worry about anything. Yes, she is having another boy, due mid October.

One of those projects is called Year of the Cat. A paranormal romance. I've always love this story from early conception (it was only three scenes) to first short story, to it's new shape a novela, Year of the Cat.

I love the hero Jared and the heroine Morgan.  Their interaction together was fun to write.

I've been working nonstop, since I received my covers from my cover artist on Monday, going through my manuscript. It's fully edited but there are still those little typos that get missed.

And isn't the cover lovely? It was created by Lex Valentine of Winterheart Designs.

Its finished and just released this morning. I am actually surprised that it happened so quickly. When I posted it last night, the message that popped up said it could take as long as 72 hours. This isn't even twelve hours since I posted it at midnight and it's now seven am.

I did use their new Kindle Creator, called kindle create, that may have helped to get it published sooner. It was easy to use but your manuscript has to be full written with the copyright info, dedicated page and author page all there. You can do little things like adding or taking out a word or sentence, or small correction, but its really not designed for writing. It's still in it beta stage but worked well for my needs.


Jared stood in the snow and tried not to shiver. He usually wasn’t outside this early, but at least he could give his free lesson before working with the other patrons. He let out a breath and it blew out in a vapor. Even with his quilted pants and parka it was freezing. The whole bloody mountain range was Baltic. A light dusting of snow obscured the traces of yesterday’s activities.
A black and brown calico rubbed against his leg.
“Trying to make amends?” The cat stuck her nose in the air and turned away.
“Don't get haughty with me, Ms. Puss, you started it.”
“Are you talking to the cat?” Morgan said softly behind him.
He sniffed and caught the light aroma of spice and flowers with an undertone of Morgan’s sweet feminine scent.
Jared swung around.
Morgan was dressed in a stylish sporty outfit of black bottoms and a bright pink jacket. It went well with her blonde hair and pale blue eyes.
She gave him a shy grin, he almost chuckled. “Such a sweet smile on a lovely lady. Is that smile all for me?”
When the cat hissed, he picked up a fistful of snow and dropped it on top of her. The calico ran.
Morgan huffed and sat her fists on her hips. “You’re mean. What did that cat ever do to you?”
“She scratched me once.”
“Only once?” She cocked her head.
“Well…” He couldn’t tell her the truth. “More than once.”
She strolled over, snow crunching under her boots. “And if I do something to displease you during our lesson, will you dump snow on me, too?”
In his excitement from seeing her again, he’d nearly forgotten he’d promised a free skiing lesson, but the thought of what other lessons he could give her made his pants tight.
He took her hand. “I’ll be gentle.”
She raised an eyebrow. “Promise?”


Cara Marsi said...

Congratulations, Janice, on the new grandson and the new book. I love the cover. Love the story, too.

Melissa Keir said...

Congrats! What a beautiful cover. I hope you will share photos of the new baby! :)

Tina Donahue said...

Congrats to your daughter! Love your title!

Paris said...

What wonderful news. Congratulations to you and your family! Love the cover and excerpt :)

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Cara, Thank you.

Hi Melissa, Thank you.

Hi Tina, Thank you.

Hi Paris, Thank you.


Jacqueline Seewald said...

Congrats, Janice, I join the group of well-wishers.

Charmaine Gordon said...

Exciting news in every way. Your blurb is way wonderful and fun. My best to you and your family.

Janice Seagraves said...

Hi Jacqueline, Thank you. :)

Hi Charmaine, Thank you. :)


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