Tuesday, June 28, 2011

So Much To Do!

What a day! I had breakfast at Junior's this morning with part of The Sextet, wrote for a couple hours, and did some window shopping on Fifth Avenue with lunch at Trump Tower. After a quick stop in the hotel room, I headed to the 8th floor to meet up with a couple of my Sextet sisters who flew in today. Then we were off the RWA Literacy Signing. People everywhere!!! Later, The Sextet and a few friends will head to Sardi's for a late supper. Having a great time in NYC!!!

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...With A Kick!

Monday, June 27, 2011

RWA National Conference in NYC!

Up at 5:30 this morning, on the road to Sandy James' house at 7:00, and at the airport by 10:00. Arrived in NYC, had drinks with my publisher, and walked around Times Square. Ready to crash. Long day tomorrow. Having a great time!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Contracts, Submissions, and Covers!

I've had a bit of a whirlwind week! I got the email about Two If By Sea from Siren on Monday morning, had the cover art questionnaire in the afternoon, completed it and sent it back that night, received the contract this morning, and signed and returned it this afternoon.

Next up--submit the second story. Two Knights Of Passion is polished and ready to go, the synopsis is written, and the blurbs just need a quick once-over by my critique partners!

And more writing!

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...With a Kick!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

New Novella Series!

I've been writing, promoting, and editing like crazy the past couple weeks. Final edits came in for The Sextet Anthologies Volume 2: Dirty Dancing (which is available for preorders as of yesterday!), and a few days later, I got first edits on Volume 3: Occupational Hazards (release date of July 29). I submitted the first novella in my witch series to Siren. Bewitching Desires 1: Two If By Sea will be published in September! I'm working on a final polish for book two to submit before I head to NYC next week for the RWA National Conference. Critique partners, Elizabeth Raines, Sandy James, and Cheryl Brooks loved this story! Yay!!! Book three is about halfway done, and I have an idea simmering for book four. Whew!

Time to write!!!

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...With a Kick!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Writing, Writing, and More Writing

Over the past couple months between working on future Sextet volumes and editing, I've started writing a new series of my own to submit to Siren. I finished the second novella last week and began the third. I'm enjoying the research on moon cycles, 14th-century Middle English and knights, and Latin. This series is unlike anything I've written so far, featuring witches, mermaids, dragons, and who knows what else!

BTW, Sharing is climbing Siren's Bestseller Lists! Download your copy and grab a glass of something cold. These stories are HOT!!!

Until next time...

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...With a Kick!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Release Day!!!

Ever heard the expression "not enough time in the day"? That's my life. Writing, editing, critiquing, laundry, meals, etc., etc., etc... My computer is still giving me some problems, but who has time to take it to be checked out? The month of May was insanely busy, with my daughter's last dance show at Purdue, my son's birthday, my birthday and Mother's Day, my daughter's magna cum laude graduation from Purdue :), my daughter's birthday, apartment hunting at Kent State University where my daughter will be attending grad school, repairs to my daughter's car after someone took potshots at it with a BB gun, plus all the day-to-day stuff. Whew!

Yesterday was the release day for The Sextet Anthologies Volume 1: Sharing!!! We made the 30-day Siren BookStrand Bestseller List!

We also got the cover for Volume 2: Dirty Dancing. This one is HOT!!!

Get your copy of Sharing at http://www.bookstrand.com/sharing! Read blurbs for upcoming volumes at http://www.mellanieszereto.com!

Mellanie Szereto
Romance...With a Kick!