Thursday, July 19, 2012

WIPping it good.

I'd like to introduce to you Daniel Henney, the manspiration for my latest hero Cain Dath.
Isn't he delectable? Alas, Daniel is of Korean decent, rather than the Laotian of my hero... none the less, phwah!

Despite sickness, exams, practicum and an a university intensive, my work in progress is going on strong. At 13, 000 words, I'm 14.5% done towards my 90,000 word goal.

Working Blurb:

It's got to be Stockholm Syndrome... Sabra Westwood thought to herself.

Eighteen fateful months ago, she'd been kidnapped by the infamous Warlord Cain Dath, and her memories and body just wouldn't let her forget it.

She'd been his more than any woman should be, hidden in the humid depths of the Laos jungle she'd shared everything with him, but he'd never shared his heart.

Cain has an appetite as a big as his charisma. A hoard of women lay at his disposal, all eager to please and sate him – but only one  truly satisfies him. So why won't he tell her?
In his position of power, Cain cannot show weakness, he must lead his people to freedom and nothing, and no one can stand in his way.

Yet when Sabra escapes she finds herself cornered by the media. Defeated, but still defiant, she sells her story of love slavery in a tell all expose' and gains millions. Fame however is dangerous and not only allows Cain’s men to hunt her down, but the others who seek to destroy him.

Now, Sabra is open to attack on all fronts, and the one man who enslaved her becomes the only man able to save her...

So here are the stats:

Word Count: 13, 000
Hero: Cain Dath - the Rebel Laotian Warlord, uber powerful Magician, wanted by the Magical Mafia and world Governments for inciting magical terrorism.
Heroine: Sabra Westwood - Payroll Clerk for a Metal Fabrication Company and Chameleon.

A line to pique your interest:
 A love slave in the truest form, I felt I could survive on his sex alone. It was only when I realized that there were others that my brain finally took control. The man who spent hours in my bed, sating and pleasuring me, in fact had a harem of other women - all ready and willing to perform the duties I so readily and joyfully did. I confess to you now, it was jealousy that made me find my brain, my consciousness again.


  1. Oooh....well this seems absolutely fascinating. I can't wait to read it. Good luck with writing and with Uni.

  2. Thank you Danielle! My critique partner thinks this is one of my best yet. I'm trying to get as many words down before the last lot of edits come through on Redemption, that combined with Uni, practicum and everything else is possibly going to blow me out of the water! LOL.

  3. Hey, all I have to occupy my time is trying to find a job that pertains to one of my degrees and writing. I went through the whole Uni and practicum bit already, and most days I wish I was back in school.

  4. Well I hope you find the right job eventually, in the mean time make the most of your time and do as much writing as you can. I wish I had heeded my own advice last year and got more written... Now, I'm wishing for more hours in the day. No one's ever satisfied are they?!

  5., I guess not. I actually had a lot more time and motivation for writing when I was in Uni. Since graduating the atmosphere is not really the same. I have 9 days until the start of Camp NaNoWriMo and I'll be starting a new novel and hopefully by the end of August I will have at least 50,000 words written.

  6. I know what you mean. Good luck for NaNoWriMo, I'm sure you'll make it!

  7. Thanks. With a title like "Do Not Drink the Holy Water" I'm thinking the story will be quite interesting.

  8. LOVE the title!!!!! Sounds like a blast.

  9. Thanks. It was actually a sign that was posted on the tank filled with holy water. I'm guessing that was a problem for them before or something. Another sign inspired the title for the second book: "Please No Ritual Sacrifices." I'm really looking forward to writing them.

  10. They have great titles! I hope they're winners for you.

  11. I hope so too. If all goes well I'll be trying to get them published sometime in the near future.