Friday, March 29, 2013

A to Z Theme and New Release

The days are counting down to April. I hope the month brings some warm weather with it but as long as the rain and cold keep us inside we may as well have fun with A to Z.

This will be my third year. The first one was very difficult for me and became serious work instead of fun. There was still a lot of work the second year but I prepared better and had a lot more fun. I intend to do better this year, continuing on the road to improvement. The first two years I had an unofficial writing theme behind my posts. This year I have a more specific theme, again related to writing. But I'm going to tie the writing into the theme I've been using in a lot of posts this past year. Retirement. I'm going to use each letter to talk about all the things I'm going to start doing or improve how I do them once I become a full time writer. Oh, I have some big plans. I've been taking notes and making lists. I'm looking forward to all the things commenters will add that will help me and others.

I had planned this for tomorrow but my romance publisher, New Concepts Publishing, surprised me by releasing my newest futuristic romance, The Marine's Queen, yesterday. Here's a short blurb:

Queen Callie Adell’s enemies want her for the secret elixir only her bloodline can produce. She flees an abduction attempt and lands in the arms of the most feared military man in the universe. Recon Marine Captain Joe, a genetically enhanced soldier, knows little of civilian life or of women. But his body knows what it wants from Callie even if his mind suffers mostly confusion in her presence.

Joe’s sense of honor and duty demands he protect the queen even if she can never overlook his unnatural origins and love him as a man. But neither of them can ever be safe if Callie doesn’t protect Joe from those who want to destroy him as much as her enemies wish to capture her. Only if she can civilize her marine will the world accept him as more than a living weapon. But can Callie convince Joe that he’s a man first, her man, and a marine second?

You can purchase the ebook at this location.

The paperback version is available at Amazon.

I'll be on The Whole Shebang again tomorrow promoting The Marine's Queen. Hope you'll stop by there.

So are you doing A to Z? Do you have a theme? Is spring coming to your town soon or did it already arrive?


  1. Congrats on the book! Tweeted!

    Hugs and chocolate,

  2. Congrats on the book release. Very cool.

  3. Congratulations!! I'll mention it for you Monday.
    Is the weather to the point you've started counting down the days until your retirement?

  4. I'll stop by and read your A to Z posts, but I'm not participating this year, due to other commitments.

    Congrats on the new book.

  5. Congratulations on your book release! Looks awesome.

    I'm one of the A-Z Minions and just wanted to stop by to say hello. I'm glad to have found your blog and am looking forward to your posts. Good luck with the Challenge. :)

  6. Thanks everyone. I'm very happy with the artwork my publisher did. Thanks Alex and Shelly for the mention. I know you already had your blogs ready, Alex, so thanks for the extra effort.

  7. Congratulations on the new release. That's great. Best of luck with the A to Z.

  8. I just finished the Marine's Queen, it was my first Susan K' s book and I loved it. I hope that it will turn into a series. Congratulations on the new book. Happy Easter. Your new fan, YB

  9. Vonni, you just made my entire day, weekend and month! Thank you for going to the trouble to comment, and yes it is a series. Vin's story is next.

  10. Hi - I'm doing the A to Z Challenge for the first time this year. Too overwhelmed at the month-long blog to come up with a theme, so it's going to be potluck. ;)

    Will look for your posts.

    Congrats on your new release!

    #1480-something on the A to Z list (it's changed a couple of times)