Of course, it’s not my first written. I wrote my first novel when I was eleven years old and I just broke forty. It’s also not the first I’ve tried to get published. It’s my fourth, four in four years and I have four children. Ow. No wonder I’m tired.
To me, Sugar Rush is Young Adult Science Fiction Romance, which is no big deal among most of my blog buddies who hang out at places like the Galaxy Express and Alien Romances. But, Sugar Rush has to get along in the world at large, and so I call it YA Paranormal with a strong romantic element.
YA Paranormal? Oh, vampires! Right, actually, well, no, I mean, yes, well, they’re
Uh, yeah, do they sparkle?
Nope. No sparkling. Brandon’s eyes shine when he sees Twinkies. Does that count? Brandon seems to be a reader favorite. He’s supposed to be a vampire, but he isn’t a very good one. He did make Level Nine in Supermario on the heroine’s Nintendo DS in just a couple of hours though.
Sugar Rush is so new that it’s only had a couple of reviews so far. Here’s a quote from Nayuleska’s Reading Corner- “I was so scared about her safety from her psycho boyfriend (who is incredibly creepy and will have you double-checking you've locked the doors), more so when I discovered just why he was so smitten with Orphelia.”
And here’s the blurb-
“Running and screaming will have to wait. A blood-sucking dead guy may be a vampire to you, but he’s an alien/human hybrid to Ophelia and she really must examine his olfactory nerve under a microscope first.
Ophelia longs to be free, free of diabetes, free of her ex-boyfriend, free to live. Something transformed Martin and made her his drug. If he has his way, she’ll never achieve the freedom to learn his true nature and origin.
Adrian’s the new guy in school. He faked his identity to get close to Ophelia, knowing the monsters who took his diabetic sister would try to take Ophelia, too. Then, he’d have them. But, he knew better than to get too close.
Oh, yeah, he did. Seriously.”
These days I’m learning to balance promo with writing. I’m in the last stage of rewriting and revising a Short Story (or is it a Novella?) prequel called CRUSHED SUGAR. I just didn’t have time to do it justice before Sugar Rush. I’ll take a break for the holidays and then I’ll get right on SUGAR BABY on New Year’s Day. It’s the next full length novel in the series. By the end, Ophelia’s learning how to seriously kick bad guy buttocks, but she’s no Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Oh, no, she doesn’t get really cool weapons, like wooden stakes and Holy Water. She soups up a salad shooter and unlocks DNA, and pretty much makes do with whatever she can find around the house. Ever watch that old TV show McGiver? She’s more like that, always fixing things and figuring out scientific solutions to her problems. And the baby in question is not hers. The baby belongs to another Sweet, fathered by a Newblood, the first such hybrid to survive.
Anyway, see you next post!