Wednesday, July 2, 2014

On to something new!

Well, Duncan has been out for a month, so it's time for me to get my ass in gear on a few other projects.  The way that I work, due to rampant ADHD, is a bit odd.  Whenever I get an idea, I will write a portion of it out, which oddly ends up always being about 30 pages.  Honestly, one of them is 29 pages and one is 31, the rest all end at 30 because apparently that's all the energy I'll commit to a story that I don't know if I want to finish.  Then I see if it's worth pursuing.  The Cat & the Crow started as one of these story starters, although the story changed dramatically when I wrote it out.  Duncan was also one of the short stories that I was debating, and the instant that I wrote the part with the bed where Duncan gets all awkward, I laughed and went, "That's a book."

The only problem is that I happen to have about twenty of these little story beginnings that I wrote over the last year, figuring that I'd get to them when I was done with Duncan.  Well, I'm done with Duncan (for now) and can't decide which new project to work on next.  I have requests for a few of them, but haha, that's a problem too because having requests for three different stories means that I'd be spreading myself too thin and I would accomplish nothing.  Not to mention, I plan on putting work down on the long-awaited Playing with Tigers 3 and Swordmaster Dasan 3 & 4 while I write on something new, which means that I can really only pick one at a time.

Then there's the Duncan issue.  I wrote so much for the book that I was going to package it as two books, had originally planned to package it as three books (the draft of the third is with me, safely unseen by human eyes other than my own) but I decided to put the first two together because the second one takes place a few hours after the first, and together they have such a lovely snowball effect.  You start with someone whose day includes nothing more than being grumpy and smoking, and by the end of the book... haha.  Yeah.  The problem is that putting two books together makes for one very long book, and not everyone likes a long book.  So I am undecided on when I'll get to it.  I keep circling back around to it, we'll see.

So, I am working on wolf shifters this morning, some hardcore bondage this afternoon and putting humpty dumpty back together this evening (that's Keel from PWT.  I broke the poor guy haha, need some duct tape).

Let's see where the day takes us from there lol

S. <3




Friday, June 20, 2014

Free book promo -

The Disassembled Life of Duncan Cole will be free in the kindle store from Sunday 6/22 - Thursday 6/26.  If you haven't had the chance to check it out, this will be the last time that it is available at no cost for the foreseeable future so please take advantage of the opportunity and enjoy!


And a HUGE thanks to everyone who has taken the time to leave a review - I appreciate it more than you could possibly know. 


Happy hunting, everyone!  Anyone looking to contact me can find me at Goodreads.com

S. <3

Saturday, May 31, 2014

'Disassembled Life of Duncan Cole' is up at Amazon!

My newest book will be available at Amazon & the Kindle store later today!  For anybody who hasn't seen my updates for it over the last year, this is the blurb:

The Disassembled Life of Duncan Cole -
In which we meet Duncan: professional nobody who presents himself to the public as a scowling, smoking pile of contempt. Against his will, he meets Sam: a less than professional coal miner who inspires the worst in men. Together they take on one malicious train and a most insidious re-animator, and along the way Duncan remembers a few things that he’d previously forgotten.


I highly recommend it  ;)  


Going to go and pass out now- Happy reading everybody!
S. <3

 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Can't sleep - Clowns will eat me


Well, I’m hauling ass getting this book ready, forgoing sleep and becoming one of those socially inept recluses that you see hissing at sunlight, lol.  But, it’s just about done.  The last two chapters are giving me trouble and I have one last round of editing to do…  over about 400 pages of book lol. 

Fear not – Everyone from my best friend to my husband and even people who have only heard me describe this book are calling me constantly to keep me focused when I run off to chase shiny things on a distraction detour, which means that it’ll be done in no time.

I’m rambling, time for one last cup of coffee before bed, methinks.

Cover for the new book was done my Miss Fang again:




Advance copies are going out now to friends, proofreaders and people who ask super nice.  

Again, anyone looking to contact me can leave a message here, or at Goodreads.com.

I should have a release date quite soon

S. <3

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Insert Creative Title for Post Here -


Update on all of my current work -

SMD Series -
Swordmaster Dasan Part 2 is finally at Amazon, I apologize for the wait.  Sadly I’m running into a minor problem on one of the sites that I use regarding the distribution of SMD2 which is holding up what I wanted to do with it, namely offer that one for free as well…  Thank you for the reviews and ratings, I’m glad that everyone is enjoying it!

Swordmaster Dasan Part 3
I wrote roughly three times as much on this as I did on the first SMD, and after I took a break and went back to it I realized that I had;
a)      rambled
b)      not put enough sex in it to call it erotica, and finally
c)      written it like a two finger chimpanzee with serious attention problems (possibly a sleep disorder as well). 
I’m debating the best course of action for book 3, because I sort of want to use every opportunity in the Playing with Tigers timeline to add Kyo, but then it gets aggravating.  I can’t say why, because that would spoil the books, but trust me, it’s enough to make me pull my hair out and swear religiously.  Not that I don’t tear my hair out and swear every morning anyway until enough coffee has been consumed. 

Playing with Tigers –
I have done some work on the third book, and I know the direction that I want to write in.  The problem is that I haven’t had the time.  (see the new book at the bottom of the page.)  The Playing with Tigers books need to be packed with erotica, adventure, tension and drama, and I’ve made the habit of writing them moderately long, which means that they require my full attention when I’m writing them.  I haven’t had the chance to do that yet. 

MY NEW BOOK –
Disassembled
In which we meet Duncan; professional nobody who presents himself to the public as a scowling, smoky pile of contempt.  Against his will, he meets Sam; a less than professional coal miner who inspires the worst in men.  Together they take on one malicious train and a most insidious reanimator, and along the way Duncan learns a few things that he’d previously forgotten. 

That is not the official blurb, but it’s probably going to be moderately close to that when I’m finished with it.  This book is large, by which I mean that it’s the size of all of my previous works combined.  Well, the two Playing with Tigers books and then The Cat & the Crow, I think would be pretty close.  I was writing last year, I was just writing on one new book because I was having a hell of a time and I was having fun with the new setting and challenges that Duncan brought with him.  I made the character a hot mess because I was bored, I think the book is better for it.  I’m deciding if I’m done with it or not.  After that, I can give a release date. 

Wish me luck and coffee everyone, I will most certainly need it.

S. K. Hart

*For those that inquired, my mother came out of her surgery like a champ and has recovered beautifully.  Thank you for the well wishes!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Black ties, babies & Mohawks


I know I haven’t posted in awhile now, my apologies for that.  It’s been… interesting, lol.

For the first time in my life I find myself trying to organize when I can shave my head to work around a black tie affair and I’m seriously hoping that it doesn’t coincide with my friend’s firstborn and his arrival, but you know it will. 

Long story short – My mother requires two brain surgeries and one of them is going to require her to shave her head on the side so I will be doing that with her, but my husband was also nominated for an award for his newest program that means mandatory wife attendance at the event.  They haven’t confirmed the dates of either event yet, so I’m just screwed lol.  I'll rock a Mohawk, but not in an event that can cost my husband his job and the president of his company will be meeting me there for the first time...  I play with fire but I only want to burn my own hands, so that's going to be fun to try and work around.

The book is coming along well but has been on hold for a few days because I knew something was wrong with the beginning, and at almost 400 pages in, I wanted to fix that before I made more work for myself.  Problem was discovered when one of my friends claimed that she wanted one of the characters to die, by choking on a bag of dicks if at all possible, or being run off of a cliff onto rusty bayonets and teddy bears with machine guns in paw.  My reaction to that was to laugh myself into a table while I choked on my coffee and promptly burned my fingers on my cigarette.

And she was totally right, so I’m fixing that as quickly as possible.  As odd as it sounds I take criticism better than praise, because then I know that people are being honest with me lol – She was a bit over the top, the problem was only with about four chapters but they’re early in the book and easy to remedy. 

That’s all for now folks, I need to go and finish editing that problem out of there so we can get back to rollerskates, door-guns, rock candy and wrenches. 

Happy hunting ;)
S. <3

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Turkey Apocolypse of 2013

I usually try to keep my blog related only to my work, but this one's too good NOT to share.

So one of my friends has her 30th birthday this week, and I tend to be a rotten nasty horrible person by making every birthday as painful as possible.  A good example; I gave my brother a single cupcake of normal size with 30 birthday candles jammed into it for his 30th. 

The resulting fire was dangerously hilarious -

 That's an actual image, I thought it was funny and when his eyebrows grew back, so did he.

Then, for his wonderful husband's birthday, my friends and I assailed him with a pinata dragon.  Many dorky references were made.  The dragon was decapitated.  I was gifted the head, which is named Dan (haha you'll get it eventually) and have him mounted in my car to warn other pinatas that I'm not playing around.


That picture will not be shared because I'm in it and look like a collection of sticks.

So, when I was trying to think of what to put on a card for my friend who lives too far away to do such things to, I happened to open the door to let the dog out and had to slam it shut on invading turkey neck #1. 

I live in Massachusetts - we have wild turkeys and for anyone who doesn't know they're the type of birds that will kill you, then go to your funeral and murder everyone who loved you enough to show up.  That's probably one of the reasons we made a holiday to specifically consume in large quantities.  REVENGE. 

Well, our cat is very ballsy, apparently tried to snag one of a turkey's babies, decided to hide in the house, and now the birds are circling in a gang that I really wish I could get a decent picture of.  They're camera shy, I guess, I don't know.

Well - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  Your Card, dear;




Kisses  :)

S. <3