August 2013

And a new theme, for now…

August 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

With my new “respectable” romance career about to launch, it’s time to say goodbye to the “Vertigo” theme.   It really fit the pure erotica I was doing before, but it’s probably a little scary for a wider audience 🙂  This theme is a placeholder for now, I’m not in love with it but it’ll hold me. I’ve signed up with Hostgator to move from WordPress to bradvanceerotica.com, but haven’t done the move yet.  I need to be able to use some of the cool tools available for WordPress, the blogging tool, like a mailing list plugin and one that’ll let me let you download EPUBs, which I can’t use on WordPress, the blogging website.  Don’t ask me why, makes no sense to me either. [MORE]

And Done!

August 17, 2013 // 1 Comment

Wow I have really been in a white heat on this one.  Just over three weeks to put out 42K words before the full edit, which should pop a few more in there.  But there’s no slack, no drag, no blah blah.  I guess I could pump a little more angst into it just to get the word count up 🙂 but that’s just not my style. When it gets pubbed next week, I’ll really be counting on you guys to talk it up, review it on Amazon and Goodreads, and help me get it going sales-wise.  It’s my first full length romance so, yeah, new [MORE]

The Big Finish is tomorrow!

August 16, 2013 // 2 Comments

At 41K and just did the Big Family Scene.  So an ‘epilogue’ to be written tomorrow and A LITTLE TOO BROKEN is In The Can!  I’ve been editing as I go, but I’m going to give this pie a couple days to cool on the windowsill (so I can catch some stupid errors like the one K. thankfully pointed out in the sample), but it will be on the digital shelves next week! So, what’s next?  Well, I have a really fun idea for a hetero romantic comedy (heteromcom?).  Not sure if “my sister Angelina” ( 🙂 ) should be the author of that one, given my all-gay backlist.  After all the unexpectedly heavy emotional lifting I ended up doing on ALTB, I need a comedy break. But, then…well, I have another gayrom pretty fully fleshed out.  Just imagine an alternate universe where two professional athletes were, well, more than friends… [MORE]

Wow, at 30K words and happy with a big preview coming soon

August 12, 2013 // 3 Comments

I gotta tell you, I thought writing a romance would be easy.  Ha!  Boy, once you get into it and your characters get real and start having all these damn feelings, it’s no picnic.  Erotica is a lot easier, to be sure, because the sex comes first and the feelings are an outgrowth (eventually 🙂 ) of that. But, I’m really happy with what I have so far.  I’m trying not to rush to the ending, I really want to make this a good ‘un.  But, I don’t know that 50K is going to happen.  I don’t want to rush it…but I don’t want to pad it either.  It will be what it is, and I think you’ll like it. In fact, I’ll be ready to give you a big preview of the first draft VERY SOON.  15k words is probably too much for a blog post, huh?  You guys okay if I post a [MORE]

22000 words and ready to leak a few details

August 7, 2013 // 2 Comments

22000 words…I’m a love machine!  I’m ready to give you a few details.  I’ve been really hesitant with this because it’s something I didn’t want to come off as sensational or exploitative.  Oh, and if I knew it wasn’t going to work, I was going to totally throw it away. There are a lot of M/M stories lately featuring veterans, and PTSD, and physical wartime injuries, and you know, not all of them handle it well, to be diplomatic.  But I love my character, Tom, and I can RELAX now.  This is a good story!  It’s a very un-Bradlike story, because instead of the sexin’ slowly turning into the lovin’, this one is a 180 degree turn from that.  I’m still a little nervous about giving out an excerpt, probably because it’s so different for me, but soon, soon, I’ll be posting some content to hold you for a while – and to get your feedback, my loyal readers, because I trust you to tell me when I’m [MORE]

16000 words – It’s a grower!

August 4, 2013 // 1 Comment

A grower and a shower 😉 Labor Day is looking good for a first draft finish.  I will be counting on you guys to talk it up – it’ll really need a push since it’s my first foray into long form [MORE]

12000 words and growing!

August 1, 2013 // 2 Comments

Thanks for your patience as I work on my first long-form romance novel/novella.  Just did the first hot sexin’ – well, actually it’s the two main characters doin’ themselves as they think about each other, because for once in my stories, the sexin’ comes AFTER the lovin’!  Imagine that!  Does that really happen? 🙂 I’m not ready to share any content yet, but I can give you the title tho… “A Little Too Broken.”  Hope nobody steals it between now and Labor Day (my ETA for first draft [MORE]