About My NaNoWriMo Novel

I finally have a title for my NaNoWriMo novel I’m writing. I also have  a one, and a two sentence, description of the story to share.

Sheltered Disclosures

An Urban Fantasy by Karen LeRosier

One Sentence Description:
Desperate for a job, an unemployed woman’s shelter advocate agrees to council an abused woman despite hairy complications and disclosures.

Two Sentence Description:
A broke, laid-off women’s shelter advocate takes a temp job to privately counsel a viciously abused young woman. The employer’s a werewolf and the client might sprout fur, but the victim needs her and this unnerving disclosure might lead to her niche in life—if she can assimilate a new reality.

As wordy as I am, it’s extremely difficult to compress into one sentence a story that previously took me at least fifteen minutes to describe. But it’s needed for publishing so I did it and

There it is—exposed to public eyes.

If you’ve read my Works in Progress (WIP) page you know how reluctant I’ve been to share details of my writing. I’m not sure what my issue is. Maybe it’s fear of being laughed at or that someone will bring me to earth and tell me you can’t become an author—that’s for other people. After all, my Mom does snicker every time I mention my writing. Or, maybe I’m afraid a real author or an editor will see it and drop the sorry but you have no talent bomb.

Don’t know the answer but I’m sticking my neck out and I will hit the PUBLISH button now…or maybe next week…

Now Karen.

What are You Reading Today?

I’m Reading: Father and Sons, Gordon Andrews. Curran POV Vol. II

This short book is a compilation of companion scenes for the Magic Series by Ilona Andrews (really a pen name for a husband/wife team.) The Magic series is written in 1st person point of view of heroine Kate Daniels. Fathers and Sons replays several scenes from the series from the point of view of Curran, King of the Shape Shifters (he’s shifts to Lion of course) and the man Kate drives crazy.  

The Curran books are an enjoyable treat. I like reading in 1st person but a disadvantage is not knowing what’s going on in the heads of other characters. The pair offer this book from their website but by requested of readers it is available on Kindle for 99¢.

The Kate Daniels/Magic Series genre is Urban Fantasy with romance elements. I’ve read the five full length novels and the series has become one of my favorites. (All in Kindle format so I’ve read them since 3/2011.).

Woman in dentist office is reading: Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins, Hunger Games #3.

Preteen  in dentist office is reading: Holes, Luis Sachar

Learn More:

Ilona Andrews: http://www.ilona-andrews.com/

Suzanne Collins: http://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com/

Luis Sachar: http://www.louissachar.com/

What are You Reading this Week?

I’m Reading:  Beneath the Skin by Adrian Phoenix.

Book 3 (of 5) in the Dark Urban Fantasy Maker’s Song Series, preceded by Rush of Wings and In the Blood.

Adrian Phoenix is an amazing writer, poetic yet gritty. This is not your typical Urban Fantasy Vampire series. I admit I had to struggle to I relate to the characters in the first book, especially rock star Dante, the enigmatic vampire (and something else) with a fuzzy grip on reality and personal boundaries. At the end of the first book I was intrigued and needed to know more. Within the pages of book #2 the hook was set deep, I came to empathize and care about Dante, Heather, Lucien, Von, and slew of other characters, most of whom are not what they seem to be. I’m only a third into Beneath the Skin and Phoenix has reeled me in under her spell.

Teen at Target is Re-readingHarry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,  J.K. Rowling
Checkout Woman at Target is Reading:
Now You See Her by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge
One of my Nephews is Reading:
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
My Daughter is Reading:
Door to December by Dean Koontz

Learn More:
Adrian Phoenix: http://adrianphoenix.com/
Neil Gaimen:  http://www.neilgaiman.com/
James Patterson: http://www.jamespatterson.com/
Dean Koonz: http://www.deankoontz.com/
Michael Ledwidge: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/l/michael-ledwidge/
J. K. Rowling: http://www.jkrowling.com/