Blood Diva

Amazon Comes Through — Get Your UPDATED Version of Blood Diva Today!


They say she died for loveGood news! Per my previous post, there were some embarrassing uncorrected errors in the version of Blood Diva that went out free (June 22-26). As soon as a reader alerted me, and I realized what had happened (an older version had been uploaded by mistake in December) I made the corrections and wrote Amazon suggesting they alert readers. I don’t believe they’ve done so yet, and they might not as they only use the “alert” in extreme cases, BUT I discovered this morning, they have made the “updated” version available to readers. Updates are FREE. So yay Amazon!

I would URGE you to please get the update — no matter when you purchased.

Here’s how: (1) Go into your Amazon account on your computer. (2) Go to “manage your content and devices.” (3) Search for Blood Diva. (4) Click “actions.” You should see “Get latest version” as one of your options. (I’m not sure if that’s the exact wording.) (5) Just click and you’re done!

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And if you haven’t gotten your copy of Blood Diva yet, and are sitting there going, “Wait, what? I coulda got it for free?” here’s some good news: You still can. Click here to find out how.



Revealing Myself

I am still enjoying the pen name. But I publicly outed myself at a reading last week, and maybe in a couple of places online as well. Obviously, I am nobody or the news would be viral by now. In any case, I thought it was about time I posted a photo of myself, and someone happened to take a good one at last week’s event. Yep, that’s me. If you look closely, you can even see a copy of Blood Diva in my hands.


Blood Diva and the Camille Connection

camellias coverIn 1847 the novel The Lady of the Camellias was published and became a sensation. It was written by Alexandre Dumas fils the son of the celebrated author of  The Three Musketeers, but that wasn’t the only thing that made it a bestseller.

The younger Dumas had had an affair with Marie Duplessis – a recently deceased courtesan known for her delicate beauty and her love of a camellias. (Click the “read more” button to see the rest.)

The Muse Behind Blood Diva

TerpsichoreAs long as their have been storytellers, artists and musicians, there have been muses to fire up their imaginations. The ancient Greek muses were goddesses, daughters of Zeus (the most powerful of the Greek pantheon) and Mnemosyne (memory personified). Artists of all kinds would pray for their guidance and blessings. (To read the rest of this post and see please click the green “read more” button on your right.)