Got back to Florida tonight where I have as much Internet access I need. I really was falling behind there for a while. However, that inconvenience aside and the emergency room trip for my man’s back injury, and the septic tank backup which worked out- our tiny cottage has the septic capabilities of a small hotel now, Georgia is really an incredible place! Where we are, Forrest Gump country – yes, a shrimp boat docks right near our house with fresh shrimp every day, the people are so warm and kind and they have that genteel, rolling southern accent and they really do refer to their father as “daddy” and call each other bubba and are truly hospitable. Also, Savannah has to be one of the most beautiful cities in the entire world, no kidding.
The live oaks and the marshes are intoxicatingly beautiful (and a bit intoxicating too- I developed some kind of weird swamp cough that went away as soon as I got back to Florida, lol). And I had my first encounter with a black widow spider on our front porch. I didn’t kill it. I love spiders, even the poisonous ones, so I trapped her and put her outside. We have deer all over the place and armadillos and possums. Every kind of bird imaginable…I could go on and on. I look forward to getting back.
I am happy, however, to be back in communication with the writing world. I received a bunch of sweet comments on the White Tigers fanlist and a cool one on my guest list. I also got my first Recommended Read from Fallen Angel Reviews for Men of Tokyo: Sudden Surrender. Yay! Here’s a snippet from the review:
Ms. Guillone has continued her incredible White Tiger series with this spell binding book, one that kept me on the edge of my seat from the first page. I enjoy reading about the spiritual ways of the White Tiger and how they affect the lives of the men who embrace its calling. Yuzo and Kiku build a very intense and loving relationship that is enhanced by their spiritual bonding. The men of the White Tiger each have unique stories and add their individual personalities to the plot line. Each book in the White Tiger series gives the reader more of a glimpse into the members past lives and what brought them to where they are today. I will definitely be waiting for the next book in the White Tiger series. Thanks go to Ms. Guillone for another incredible read.
I also got an awesome review for “Enter the Hero” which will appear in Red Sage Secrets, vol 25.
at Cocktail Reviews. The reviewer said:
I love Sedonia Guillone’s stories and this is the first m/f work of hers I’ve read that didn’t feature the Dragon/Tigress concept. It does feature a very hot Asian hero though, and I loved both Kass and Lian. They’re strong, sympathetic characters who complement each other perfectly. I’m not one for futuristic stories but this was great, romantic and sexy and full of action. 5 Flutes.
Aside from that, I’m just getting settled and hope to finish writing Men of Tokyo: Sudden Heat in these coming weeks. I’m about three quarters finished and am happy with the story. I’m not trying to be immodest, it’s just that I’ve grown to love the characters so much and I know that when that happens, we’ve clicked and I’ve gotten down the substance of the romance that I was aiming for. I’ll post another snippet soon.
Oh, one more thing before I go for the night. Later this year when the Secrets volume is out, I’ll be doing my first booksigning! At least, the manager of Books a Million in Delray Beach said that he’s putting a signing together. So I hope that anyone who’s in that area can come and I’ll certainly be annoucning the details when I have them. Talk again soon. Sedonia