Friday, September 27, 2013

Announcement: I'm taking November off.

Hello, dear clients! This post is a short one to let you know I won't be taking manuscripts in on November. Please keep that in mind when booking your dates. I'll be taking in the last manuscript on Oct. 20th, and will resume normal work on Dec. 1.

I will, of course, continue to edit the blog posts for those special clients of mine who have me on retainer for that. The November thing only applies to manuscripts.

Thanks for your patience. Happy fall season!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Darrell King, author of street fiction

I am working with author Darrell King, typing up his manuscript and copyediting it. Mr. King writes street fiction, a genre I had never even heard of until he contacted me. The story is gritty, real, and hardcore. I must say it's definitely not for minors, but for adults, it's a very powerful read. The book I'm working on dives us into the life of Godiva, a beautiful blue-eyed blonde megastar singer, whose rapper friend is killed. Having come from working in a strip club to working for the record label Spanish Moss Records, the best of the best, she deals with all sorts of stresses that come from being watched, envied, and loved by the public. There's sex, there's drugs, there's death—the book is hardcore and powerful, not to mention the sort of book that just sucks you into the reality of Louisiana and the creole culture, the drugs, the crazy megastar lives, and the reality of gang rivalries. Having come from there himself, the author knows what he's talking about, adding that extra tinge of legitimacy to the story.

You can read about the author here in his Goodreads profile page.
You can watch a trailer for another of his books here on this youtube video.

The Mayhem Sisters series

Written by Lauren Quick, the Mayhem Sister series are fast-paced, witty, and full of magic and intrigue. In the first book, which I copyedited, we're introduced to the Mayhem sisters, Vivi, Honora, and Clover. Their last name is a reflection of the family curse. Mayhem follows them everywhere they go. In the first book of the series, Vivi sets out to find what happened to a witch she saw in a vision. After having bottled up her Seeing power for so long, though, she has a hard time making sense of what happened and where. With the aid of her sisters and some friends, including a hunky sheriff, she goes on a danger-filled adventure that puts her life in peril. Yet, it's not only her life at risk—time is running out for the witch in her vision. Will the sisters be able to save her in time? Or will they be too late, as the vision foretells? Find out by grabbing a copy of the book on Amazon!

I'm pleased to announced I'll be starting work on the other book in the series soon. Be on the lookout for it by the end of this year!