Monday, June 11, 2012
Recommend Monday and Some News!
Good Monday Everyone!
How was your weekend? Anything fun or exciting happen? Read anything fabulous or see a great movie? Here's your place to share!
have some great news. MIDNIGHT SECRETS is now in the hands of my
editor. Can't tell you how exciting it is to send Zach and Savannah on
their way. I so love this book and these characters. Hopefully my
publisher will too!
One thing I've struggled with in this new series is the name of the town. Since all the stories will take place there or close by, the town is a character on its own. Therefore it needed a name that depicted the right atmosphere. For months it was called Mimosa Springs, Alabama. And while that's pretty, it's a little too light and fluffy and just didn't have the right ambiance. Last week, I finally decided on the name. The first story takes place during summertime; here's a description of the town:
A small fictional town of about 1500 residents, about thirty-five miles
west of Mobile, Alabama. Sweltering hot, lazy days and long, sultry nights. The air is thick and
fragrant with the sweet scent of magnolia and mimosa trees in full bloom, along
with wild honey suckle and wisteria that grows everywhere. Lots of
water--rivers, lakes and sandy beaches. Ancient trees, heavily draped
with gray moss, line the streets like giant, fierce centurions. The town
is old south--think plantation homes with large, manicured lawns
and wide streets. Residents include sexy, heroic men and strong, courageous women, along with liars, gossips, murderers and a multitude of secrets.
The town is now called Midnight. So much more appropriate, don't you think?
Another bit of news--well, maybe
more than a bit. Since this new series is so different from my LCR
series, my publisher and I decided a new name would be in order. So the
new series will be written under the name Ella Grace. How cool is that? A new website will be coming, along with new Facebook page, Twitter
account. The whole shebang!
Christy Reece will write
dark romantic suspense/action adventure books and Ella Grace will write
steamy southern suspense. Double your reading fun! (:
soon as the new website goes up, I'll be sure to let you know so you
can check it out. Of course it'll be linked to christyreece.com so you'll be able to switch back and forth easily. And hopefully soon, I can show you the steamy HOT
cover for MIDNIGHT SECRETS. Just be sure to have a fan and a cold drink
Well, that's more than enough from me. This week I'm working on the outline for the second book in the Midnight series, along with writing more on an LCR novella. Plus, I'll be discussing the new website with my web designer, along with some major changes for christyreece.com. Lots of exciting and fun stuff to do! However, I am anxious to get back into my reading mode and am looking to you to tell me what I should be reading. And if you have some movie recommends, I'd love to hear them, too.
Have a great week everyone!
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