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7.30.2012

All Nighter

I didn't mean to stay up all night.  But, I was filled with excited nervous energy.
1) Fall From Grace is ranked #379 in all of Amazon Kindle store.  Um, yeah.  Speech-effing-less.
2) I had to keep on writing Book 2 - I'm furiously going in circles with a problem that I can't seem to work through.  I'm afraid I may kill somebody.
3) My husband was playing X-box like a rock concert in my living room.
4) And I needed to get to the end of Gabriel's Inferno.  Good book, by the way if you are looking for a Fifty Shades minus the BDSM, plus classic literature and hot kissing.  But me, I needed to have these characters have SEX!  At the end of the book I'm thinking to myself that Gabriel just needs to restrain her wrists with his freaking little bow ties and just...well, ahem...you know.
So I've stayed up all night.  I'm going to need an IV of caffeine today.  And right now my two year old is perched on the arm of my couch with the hint of the devil in her eyes.

And there's all my f@*king awesome readers who are emailing me letting me know what they'd like to read in the next book.  The majority of you want Shane and Grace to finally get together.  You dirty minded readers.  That's why I think I love you guys.  Hmmmm. What's everybody's thoughts on this?  Because, really this book is for you guys.  Something to make you feel the little flutters of butterfly wings in your bellies, a little something to make you feel a bit flushed and bite at your bottom lip...
Love you guys!

7.29.2012

Oh My GAWD!

I'm speechless.  Humbled. Awed.
Thank you Maryse for the wonderful review!
http://www.maryse.net/
Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you!

SQUEEEEEAAAAAAALLLL!

Just read my email for the first time today. Bad lazy girl.  (I have an excuse...Gabriel's Inferno.) So, this is what I find...
http://www.maryse.net/books/rock-stars-bad-boys/currently-reading-fall-from-grace-by-christine-zolendz-bad-boy-rock-star-anyone.html/comment-page-1#comment-21778
I would like to profess my love for these ladies.  I <3 you guys!  Really, truly, forever.
When I pushed the publish button on Amazon I didn't think that this story would be something.  While I was writing it, yeah, I thought it was belly fluttering, but I thought maybe that would be only me that felt that way.  So I thank you ladies for giving my book a chance, sharing it with each other, and writing about it.  I hope to the gods of good writing skills, great sexy scenes, and butterfly flutters that I can do justice for book 2.  Because, you readers deserve it!

7.28.2012

Since you asked...

Here is the picture that is on the background of the blog.  It's a photo-manipulation.  And yes, I did it.  :)
Thank you for asking about it.  Besides, it's time for a break from the last scene I did with Shane and Grace.  Too intense...I'm such a tease ;)


In Love with the Love

I awoke this morning to another 5 star review!  Thank you BrazGirl!
I keep receiving emails about everyone being in love with Shane and Grace's love.  It was like that for me too.  I wanted them to have something that was so uncontrollable and beyond them that even the reader felt it.  Gawd, I hope I wrote it like that!
Another question was posed to me about the books I read and my reading role models and all that great stuff.
My favorite authors in the entire universe are Stephen King and Doulas Adams.  I could never write like them though, you have to seriously have an imagination and patience that take you out of your body for that.
But even though I love how those two write (how Adams wrote, because sadly he is gone) they haven't touched my lives like the list of authors and books below...
Twilight...I know some people have mixed feeling about this series, but really?  The first time I read that book I bought it on a whim to see what everybody was taking about.  I didn't like stories about vampires unless you were talking about the real Vlad Dracul (I was a bit obsessed with him when I was a crazy goth/metalhead teen.) But the book reminded me of being young and in love and it rekindled my love for romance stories.  And I got hooked on vampire stories for a bit.  I will never forget being at work and my girlfriends and I were reading New Moon together and they all came running in at 7:30 in the morning.  "Edward fucking left her?" Tiffany whispered.  She handed me her book and told me she couldn't read it any longer it was getting her too upset.  Now that's a great book!
Slammed by Colleen Hoover.  I've spoken with Colleen on the kindle author forums, okay we didn't speak we typed.  And she is the most down to earth funniest woman I have ever typed with.  I yelled at her because her books Slammed and Point of Retreat kept me up all night.  Both books one night.  That good.
Beautiful Disaster was so insane that I wanted to jump out of my skin!  Why?  Because I married a Travis.  Yes, I have a tattooed, badass, Harley riding man I sleep next to.  Sigh...
Thoughtless and Effortless.  My God.  And yes it was from those books that I thought I should give Grace a guitar.  I wanted a girl to be the focal point.  I wanted her to be doing the the amazing things, not the guy.
Then there's Rock Me (I could cover Brian in chocolate and eat him, really), and Obsidian.
Okay, I could go on all day like this.  I love reading almost as much as breathing.  I read on an iPad and I take the freaking thing wherever I go.
I have to stop.  I left Grace somewhere she doesn't want to be and I need to fix it.  ;)


7.27.2012

In the Beginning...

You guys don't know me.  So far all you know is I wrote an ebook and maybe you googled me (YOU ARE AWESOME!)  and now you are here on this brand spanking new blog.  Thank you.
Thank you for reading what I have been up doing late at night for the last few months, and thank you for writing to tell me your feelings.  I love the emails from people telling me what should happen in the next book, keep it coming.  I love hearing about how you loved Grace.  I loved her too!  So here's just a little view into the Grace and Shane story...kind of behind the scenes view.  And before anyone says anything...all the photos I post here will be photos I have either 1) taken myself  2) purchased from a stock photography site or 3) images that I have created.
I love books.  I love to create things, and always since I was a little girl, wanted to make books.  I wanted to illustrate them, write them, read them, do anything that had to do with books.  So one day I was searching for some stock photos on 123rf.com by a photographer named Stanislav Perov and I saw her.  Grace.  
 
I sat at my computer that night and started writing.  The story just happened in my head like a friggin' movie. All starting with the beeping of the machines. I literally saw everything and just typed.  
I didn't want to tell too much about Grace at first, because she had gone through so much in my head.  If I had told her multiple life stories my fingers would have fallen off.  I didn't even write her age.  She's kind of ageless to me.
I can't even describe in words here how spending my nights with my laptop on my legs made me the happiest person in the universe.  I would sit on my couch with my very adorable 2 year old daughter falling asleep next to me.  My older six year old daughter, rocking in the recliner watching her nightly shows.  This became our routine.  I had my playlist running low in the background on a looping cycle.  The music and the calmness of the nights helped the story to come.  My playlist was extremely important, it made it somehow more intense in my mind.  
My Playlist:
Love the Way You Lie by Eminem
Lips of an Angel by Hinder
Mad World from Donnie Darko
Heron Blue by Sun Kil Moon
Lightning Crashes by Live
Hallelujah by Rufus Wainwright
Piece of My Heart by Janis Joplin
The One That Got Away by Katy Perry
Someone Like You by Adele
Only Girl (In the World) by Rihana
I wrote the story for a few weeks and then I stopped.  I started feeling like an idiot, I hadn't even reread any of it.  I left the story saved on my computer under a file titled Angel Crap.  
Then after a few nights of no writing I had a dream.  My husband was at work, my kids in their beds and Shane busted through my door in a frenzy.  He stood at the foot of my bed (HE WAS SOOOO HOT!) and yelled at me to get off my ass and start writing again. 
So I did.
Thank you so much for reading it.  I promise there will be more.


 

Holy Hotness Batman!

My freaking eyes are blurry.  I spent the night, and I mean the ENTIRE night reading Rock Me by Cherrie Lynn.  Holy.  Hot.  I'm just.  Okay, I'm stumped.  At a complete loss of words.
I loved the Fifty Shades books, but this?  This was...I mean Christian Grey was someone that could never be a real person to me, maybe because I don't hang in the circles of the brazillionaire rich people. But, Brian?  Badass.  Tattooed.  Pierced.  That was more real to me.  Oh, he could do my next tattoo!
I could dip my kindle in chocolate and eat it.

Anyway.  I woke up this morning to another review of Fall From Grace.  Five stars.  Thank you, Kelly on Amazon!  I'm glad you liked it.  And, Sue from TN, for my first 5 stars!  You girls rock!  You made my caged butterflies burst.  They both wrote how they didn't like how there was no mention of another book.  So, today I shall remedy that.  I will upload a little thang and put it in there explaining that there will be another book, I just have to get off my ass and finish it.
The characters are kind of driving me crazy and the story keeps splitting off into something different than I had wanted.  Maybe my next post will be all about how I wrote Fall From Grace and all my thoughts on the characters and stuff.  SOOOOO tired right now.  Darn that Cherrie Lynn!

7.26.2012

Yay! Another Blog!

So, here is the start of my Blog.
I feel like I'm typing into a diary and I'm fourteen.  Ew.  I hated fourteen.  Anyway, as a start here are my ground rules.  1) Do not take any offense of my writing style, poor grammar and speling mistackes! I just write.  2) I have a foul mouth and a dirty mind ;) and I will use them all the time, please don't take offense.
Um, that's about it!
And, yes there will be another story with Shane and Grace.  I should be writing now, yet I'm blogging. And my visual side of me is thinking this whole bloggy screen needs some more of my personality in it.  Hmmmmm.  I need to look for photos and stuff.