My gorgeous new Melanie Scott site is live. Come on over and check it out.
I have to say thank you again to the lovely Sharon at Little Bytes Design who is whatever the level above web goddess is and translates all my vague ideas and babbling into loveliness and stuff that works and never tells me I’m crazy : ) And gives me hot pink velvet couches that make me happy. Now if I could just find the real life version. Though the cats would probably hog it and/or destroy the velvet.
To celebrate the new look, I’m giving away a copy of one of my all time favorite contemporary romances…Welcome to Temptation by Jenny Crusie. This was one of the first contemporaries I read when I was deciding to get serious about my writing and made me want to write books as sexy and smart and witty as hers.
To win just comment here and tell me about something that makes you happy, be it hot pink couches, cats, good books, sunny autumn days or website code!
Yo, I’m over at the brilliant Deadline Dames today blogging about Iron Kin and giving a copy away…come visit!
I’m over at Dark Faerie Tales today, taking part in their cool Fantastic Fables event.
If you want to know what happens when Rumpelstiltskin picks on the wrong girl aka Saskia…head on over.
Don’t mess with metalmages! There’s a copy of Iron Kin up for grabs!
Iron Kin is out today! Available at all good bookstores etc etc. If you read it and like it, tell your friends : )
And to celebrate the unleashing of Fen and Saskia on the world, I’m giving away some books. Four lucky peeps can win their choice of Iron Kin, Shadow Kin or Blood Kin. Just email me mel @ mjscott.net to enter. And if anyone is intrepid enough to send me a pic of Iron Kin out in the wild, there may be some special bonus prizes.
Tomorrow, what started as this:
in my head becomes this:
out in the big wide world. Go forth and buy and read and stuff!
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To celebrate you can have virtual chocolate eggs and one final Iron Kin snippet..2 days to go now. Until then, eat chocolate and be happy!
“Sainted bloody earth.” She’d finally found her tongue. Her cheeks still blushed pink but her eyes were furious. “How is it that no woman has killed you before now?”
“Women like me,” I said. I let a grin spread across my face and watched her expression grow even more furious. Apparently Saskia wasn’t most women. Which, in a perverse fashion, made her only more interesting. More fun to tease, definitely. “More than like me, actually.”
“Maybe. Until you open your mouth,” she shot back.
You may have gathered Iron Kin is out real soon now (April 2…practically tomorrow..well, the day after the day after tomorrow).
But if you haven’t started the Half-Light City series, here’s a quick reminder.
Book 1 is Shadow Kin
More info (including excerpts) here.
Book 2 is Blood Kin
More info (including excerpts) here.
Again with the random…heh heh heh.
All the small noises in the square died as he descended. Everybody watched as he adjusted his long velvet coat and gazed around the square to survey those of us who waited. And I wasn’t the only one who shivered when a far-too-satisfied-smile spread across his features.
Just four days now!
I use soundtracks for all my books because I find it’s one of the quickest ways for me to plug into the world and get writing. I generally have either my phone or iPod with me, so I can do just that if I’m out and about and get a chance to write.
I pick songs for atmosphere, songs for characters, songs for mood, songs that have a line of two of lyrics that make the muse go “oooh” even if I don’t always know why. Sometimes I listen to the whole soundtrack, sometimes I listen to one song on repeat, depending on what the scene I’m writing needs. I often pare the soundtrack down to the key songs for the revising part (I have one book where the revision soundtrack is five Dixie Chick songs…over and over and over again) but I didn’t do that with Iron Kin (in fact, the IK soundtrack is quite a long one by my standards). I’ve popped the soundtrack up on the book page on my website but thought I’d put it here too.
Bring Night – Sia
All The Lovers – Kylie Minogue
The Trouble With Me – Robbie Williams
Dance In The Dark – Lady GaGa
Guitar Flute and String – Moby
Catatonic – Hans Zimmer (Sherlock Holmes soundtrack)
Dancing In The Storm – Boom Crash Opera
Set Fire To The Rain – Adele
Bad Romance – Glee cast
Borderline – Chris de Burgh
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
Bad – U2
F**kin’ Perfect – P!nk
Take Me Back – Jon stevens
You Stole My Thunder – Mark Seymour
Gloradin – Lisa Gerrard
I Don’t Believe You – P!nk
Crossfire – Brandon Flowers
When The War Is Over – John Farnham
Better – Tom Baxter
Bound To You – Christina Aguilera
Total Eclipse of the Heart – Bonnie Tyler
Throw It All Away – Brandi Carlisle
You Don’t Own Me – The Blow Monkeys
City of Blinding Lights – U2
Impossible – Daniel Merriweather
Do You Mind – Robbie Williams
Man Next Door – Massive Attack
Dog Days – Florence + The Machine
The Only Exception – Glee cast
Flesh Vs Steel – Regenerator
Trust In Me – The Dead Brothers
Living Dolls – Nox Arcana
Breathe (2AM) – Anna Nalick
Love Is A Drug – Eskimo Joe
Come Undone – Robbie Williams
Cursed – Robbie Williams
Make Me Pure – Robbie Williams
She’s The One – Robbie Williams
Yes, it’s a little Robbie heavy…told you he had a touch of the Fens!
PS Five days to go!
Random 6 days to go snippet!
Maybe that was why Holly and Lily had warned me off Fen. Because he could charm and snare an unwary woman. Well, charm me he may have but I would do my best to avoid the trap. That would just be putting myself at risk of an altogether different kind.