Getting My Freak On by Maree Anderson (for Writers Gone Wild)
It's been two weeks already? *checks diary* Yep. And... I'm so snowed with work in the lead-up to our Romance Writers of New Zealand annual conference that my brain is fried. Not to mention it's 11pm and I was headed for bed before I remembered it might just be my turn to post today.
Let's see. Before I head off to conference on Thursday, I still have to get a WoF (warrant of fitness) for my car, do the household accounts for the month (only running two weeks late--gulp), write another article for Hearts Talk (Romance Writers of Australia's monthly mag), check over my workshop notes for an online workshop I'm giving this weekend, finish formatting my latest book so I can publish it on Smashwords and DH can convert to mobi and epub for uploading to Amazon and ARe, and go over my pitch for my editor appointment.
And then there's the fun of sorting out an outfit for the Friday night cocktail party -- a "dark and dangerous" theme. I'm thinking full-length slinky back dress, ankle boots, red biker jacket and my demon-red contacts... mwah hah hah! Now I just need to sort the outfit for Saturday's awards dinner. Sigh....
Plus, I have a few last minute arrangements to make for DD's birthday. For the first time ever I won't be there to celebrate it with her. So doubtless there'll be a few tears before the conference awards dinner when I ring her--tears from me, that is. I don't think she'll mind too much as her dad and brother are going to spoil her rotten on my behalf and take her out for dinner.
Sheesh. I'm exhausted just typing that list.
Anyway, the title of this post isn't because I'm freaking out. Or even getting my freak on--reckon I'll leave that till the weekend at conference ;-) Nope, it's because I have a new book out on 31st August. And, you guessed it, it's a sequel to my YA, Freaks of Greenfield High.
Wanna see the pretty cover DH did for me?
Of course you do! :)
Here's the blurb for Freaks in the City:
True love isn’t a cake-walk when your girlfriend’s a cyborg!
The timing couldn’t be worse for Jay to take her relationship with Tyler to the next level—especially when her idea of “the next level” proves to be vastly different to Tyler’s. Building a life together and adapting to each other’s quirks is challenging enough without the secrets they’re keeping blowing up in their faces. Their relationship is tearing Tyler’s family apart. Worse, Nessa, the ex-girlfriend from hell, shows up on their doorstep, destitute and desperate for a place to stay until she sorts out the latest hot mess she’s embroiled in.
Jay’s not exactly thrilled about Tyler’s ex turning up out of the blue, but it’s better to keep your enemies close, right? Sure enough, Nessa has an agenda. But discovering who is manipulating her behind the scenes isn’t easy, even for a super-smart computer-savvy cyborg.
Then a vulnerable member of Tyler’s family is threatened, forcing Jay to confront a ghost from her past who’ll stop at nothing to destroy her. And this time, the weapon he’s chosen to take Jay out with really could be the death of her.
(Click here to read an excerpt.)
Catch you in two weeks--after the conference!