Tory’s Rumbling Ramblings (3/2/15)

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m trying out a new name for my gossipy post, and planning on trying it as the name for my newsletter (if people will sign up for it – you can on the right side) – Tory’s Rumbling Ramblings. What do you think?

Locked in Stone

Well, exciting exciting exciting – I actually got reviewed at Dear Author! Not the highest grade, but the sheer fact that I got reviewed there blows my mind. I’ve wanted that since I stumbled across them years ago and it happened! Yay!

Sales – not spectacular, but in a month’s time (including pre-sale period), as of yesterday afternoon, I’ve gotten more reviews and ratings than Blood Rage ever did, which was previously my most read book. So, I’m happy about it. It’s all good.

Sealed in Stone

I’ve actually gotten a lot of the story mapped out in my head, what with the utter reversal of a particular character’s frame of mind and started writing. Unfortunately, despite loving the character voices in the original Sealed, it’s just not going to work. Not with the space I have to work with and what I’m learning is desperately needed, per reviews (more romance and more character development). I’ll keep Rory largely the way she is because, honestly, she’s awesome fun to write, but Gabe, yeah. Gabe has abruptly decided he needs to be an alpha and I’m gonna go with it. I like alphas better than betas, and let’s face it, Cal was probably a beta male.

And here’s my current inspiration for Gabe physically:


Gabe Lennox / Colin O’Donoghue

Sigh. Isn’t he pretty? So very, very pretty.

Blue and Gold Banquet

Had that for my boy over the weekend – it’s the celebration of the founding of the Cub Scouts, or something along those lines. The banquet was wonderful and I soooooo ate carby food. Back on Atkins today, but it was good. It was a lot of fun – they brought in the same magician/comedian they had last year, but definitely wasn’t a rehash of the same material. Shrimp got to participate in one of the magic tricks, which I enjoyed, and he actually won one of the door prizes, so yay him!

Here’s my lousy selfie with him.

2015-02-28 19.55.19I swear, he’s going to swallow a bug one of these days. He loves having his mouth open in pictures. Drives me crazy.

Here’s a brief video from the thing too (hope it loads):


So – that’s it. I had a decent weekend. Hopefully you did to. Share what you did with me. I get lonely!



    • Nah, nothing to wait for. He’s Gerard Butler, at the moment. If you look on my Pinterest, you’ll see him tagged as Lucas, I think. It’s a very particular picture I have in mind when I think of him as Lucas – one of the promo shots from Dracula 2000 (I’m a sucker for fangs…pun not originally intended).


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