Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring break with a vampire

Hi, Angie here reporting to you from the Fox household, which is now on Spring Break. Although with all of the pandemonium, I'm still trying to figure out what part of it is a break. Ohhh! Maybe they mean breaking things around the house. In which case, I understand. We're already down a flower pot (my bad), a glass (still not sure who did that) and part of the banister (serenity now).

In the midst of it, my agent came up with this pretty neat idea. I have this novella that I wrote a few years ago for The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance 2. It's not part of any series, but a stand-alone story about a vampire princess who decides to rebel and runs into a hot Scottish supernatural bodyguard. Happens all the time, right? Well, since so many people have e-readers now, we're going to be posting Love Bites up on Amazon as a short story.

I saw the final cover last night - my first vampire bite-y cover. Which means now I need to finish polishing the story. There are a few things I want to change after looking at it again (Isn't that always the way?). Plus, a really good friend of mine who writes Scottish historicals (Kimberly Killion - look her up - she's awesome) sat down with me the other night to give our Scottish bodyguard a modern-yet-medieval brogue. He is about eight hundred years old, after all. I really should have done that the first time, because I like it so much better.

It's been a lot of fun - a great way to relax and do something different. So I suppose I'm taking a break this spring after all.


Terri Osburn said...

Wow, spring break is early around the rest of the country. My kiddo doesn't get her week off until the middle of April!

Lovely cover. I love all the options authors have now to put their work out in digital form. I'll keep an eye out for this one.

Fingers crossed nothing else breaks!

Anonymous said...

I'll definitely be looking for this story!

Angie Fox said...

You know, Terri, I wish spring break was later this year because they're going to be keeping them in school longer thanks to all of the snow days. But I have to say the kids are quite happy with it right now.

Yes, options are fun with books. I'm curious to see what will happen with this one.

Angie Fox said...

Thanks, Amanda! It's a fun story and it will be nice to bring it to my readers without them having to buy a big anthology to get it.

Robin Kaye said...

Can't wait to read it. Give Kim my love when you talk to her. She's such a doll!