Working Wednesday Update

Happy Wednesday, everyone! 

Thanks to those who've dropped by for my recent posts - Memorable Mondays: INDIESTRUCTIBLE by Jessica Bell and Curiosity Quills Press Borderlands Anthology CompetitionMore Than Just A Kiss blogfest and Cover Reveal: Sacrifice HER. I really appreciate the support you're showing not only to me and my WiP, but also to other awesome writers in the blogosphere who've got exciting news to share!

I hope everyone is having a happy and productive week, whatever you're up to!

Quick shout out to Kyra Lennon for completing the edits on her novel, Nobody Knows! 'Grats, girl!

Work at CQP is still going well. Very much enjoying the organizing of blog tours for authors, and getting to know them better. It's so great seeing them getting their books out there, receiving positive reviews or climbing Amazon charts.

Also excited about what we've got coming up in the next few weeks. This week, to promote new-adult, paranormal-romance, urban-fantasy Sweet Dreams are Made of Teeth by Richard Roberts, we're running the Catching Coy campaign. Coy is the female character from Sweet Dreams are Made of Teeth, and often appear as a goldfish, who friend and lover Fang has to find. Some of the CQP team have hidden little papercraft versions of the elusive Coy around their hometowns, including; Louisville KY, DC, NYC, Houston TX, New Zealand,  Seattle WA, Ohio, Birmingham UK, London UK and Sheffield UK. If you find Coy, there's a code on the bottom and entering it could snag you a prize, including a $25 Amazon gift card. So, if you find one of these little fishies hidden in one of the for-mentioned locations, snap a picture and share it on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #CatchingCoy. 

October 1st sees the launch of the first, annual, Curiosity Quills anthologies; Prime Time and After Dark. Bringing some of their bestselling authors together in a quirky or paranormal way. Authors included feature names like: JR Rain, Aiden James, Nina Post, Eliza Tiliton, James Wymore, Sharon Bayliss and Jade Hart. And, as an additional incentive, 10% of every purchase will go straight to animals in need, with CQP donating to humane societies. 

To tie-in with the release on the anthology, we'll also be holding a Pet Halloween Costume Contest, where you get to dress up in cute outfits with your little furry (or scaled) friends, and pose for pictures, all in the name of charity and trying to win Amazon gift vouchers!

More details on the anthologies will follow soon, with a cover reveal coming shortly.

Editing my new-adult, paranormal-romance is ticking along nicely, albeit a little more slowly this week due to work and personal commitments. On my own read-through, I'm about 70% done, and on my read-through with Hubby, we're about 40% through. I hope to have it finished fairly soon, so that I can send it on to some others for critiques, and then get started with act two. I think writing in acts like this is still working well. It breaks it down into smaller, more manageable portions, at least.

Monday's More Than Just A Kiss blogfest snippet gave me some idea how much readers like my main character Roxie, and her love interest Sol. I had a couple of people swooning over him! YAY! So, in that spirit, this week's except is another Sol-centric one. For Alex Tanner and Cecilia Robert, who like drooling over my fictional boyfriend almost as much as I do!

Enjoy ... 

I was just checking my emails on my phone when Sol stepped out of the shower cubicle wrapped only in a towel. His long black hair was untied and still wet, leaving trails of water down his chest, which glistened off the array of tattoos he had. The ones on his arms actually extended all the way up, and then across his collar bone and front of his chest, meeting in the middle with a wild boar just over where his heart would be. There was script under the boar, though I couldn’t make it out from this distance. 
Realising I was gawking at him, I returned my gaze to my phone, and then heard a low chuckle. With my cheeks burning I looked up to see Sol smirking at me. 
“I wasn’t checking you out … well not much. I was looking at your tattoos,” I said, standing and taking a step towards him. Up close I could read the inscription, it said: ‘Conquer or Perish.’  
“That’s cool. Has it got a specific significance behind it?” 
“Yeah, it’s in memory of my parents. It’s from our family coat of arms.” 
“Oh,” is all I managed to say. Well, that answered the question I’d been wondering about – who he’d lost. Realising I was still staring, I added. “I’m sorry.” 
“It’s okay, it was a long time ago now.” His eyes didn’t match his words. 
“I’ll … erm … take my shower now and leave you to it.” 
Trying to hide my awkward embarrassment, I ran for the cubicle, threw my clothes off and dived under the stream of hot water.
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed the snippet, and please check out The Life and Loves of Clare Dugmore later this week, for Favourites Friday!  


  1. Aww poor Sol :'( but yaaaay Sol in the shower! ^_^ hehehe

  2. Whoa, you are a busy gal, Clare! So glad the job is going well. :)

  3. Happy to hear the job is going well. So neat you get to work with authors and learn all about social media. Really loved this snippet! Maybe she could've used a cold shower at that point. Heh.

  4. Yay for Kyra! I read her good news on FB. Glad everything is going well for you, Clare.

  5. Thanks for the shoutout!

    I don't know how you find enough time in the day for all this work! You rock!

  6. You are sure busy! I liked your excerpt!

  7. CQP game sounds fun. And congrats to Kyra on her edits :)

    I love tattoos, and hearing the stories behind specific ones. This was a sexy excerpt.



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