Quick Update.

Capture will be available for purchase starting on Wednesday, August 22nd. The paperback, however, will not be available until the following week. When I lost my file, I had to reconstruct it after I converted the PDF using Adobe X. I ended up losing the formatting for the paperback, so I kind of have to redo all of that.

If you read an older version of Capture, I should probably state that there were a ton of scenes added in. There were also more kissing scenes added in. When I said that Program 13 and Capture were totally different? I meant it. ;)

Because I'm in a sharing mood, here is a random snippet from Capture:
“So, what is this then?” He leaned forward, inching closer to me. He placed his book on the table beside him and waited for me to respond. I looked up at him, leaning back on the desk, and crossed my arms, ready to hear what he had to say. Ian remained quiet. “Well…”

Before I could argue, Ian leaned in and pressed his lips gently against mine. He lifted his hands to the sides of my face and moved in closer. No. No. No. I felt as though the room was spinning. Every argument. Every question. Every fear. It was all gone, replaced by the satisfaction his kiss. I could feel his lips part over mine, the rush of cool breath escaping between my lips.

I wrapped my arms around his neck, eager to erase the space between us. Ian took that as his cue to deepen the kiss. His lips moved against mine as he ran his fingers through my hair. He pulled me to the edge of the desk, pressing his body against mine.

What the heck was I doing?

Remembering what we were there for, I pulled away, brushing my hand against my lips. Ian didn’t move. He sat still, waiting for me to say something. “We should get back to studying. Ramona will probably be back soon.”

I couldn’t tell him what I truly felt. I couldn’t afford to lower my guard now, not when I had a job to complete. Ian retrieved his book and proceeded to study, completely ignoring me. Damnit. Afraid I’d hurt his feelings, I reached for his hand and closed my eyes. If I couldn’t say how I felt, the least I could do was show him how I felt. Even if I knew that I was going to regret it. Ian squeezed my hand harder, as if trying to hold onto my thoughts. It was enough for him. It was enough for now.
I'll return to a somewhat normal posting schedule next week.
Right now, I'm in Submerged land. I've been editing as I've been writing, but I still have a ways to go before I am able to query this novel. I'm also working on the dreaded query letter and the synopsis, so soon enough I'll actually be able to tell all of you what the story is about.

After I finish Submerged, there's a short story I plan on finishing for a SHP anthology call, and then I'm going to dive into a New Adult Contemporary novel that I've been eager to write for some time now. I figure before I dive back into cyborgs, I could use a little time writing about normal people.

Don't forget to enter my current giveaway if you have yet to do so.

Oh, and be on the lookout for other Program 13 giveaways, as I've donated a few copies to other blogs. If you can't wait, you can purchase the eBook for $0.99 - the price will return to $2.99 at the end of the week!

The rest of my 2012 release schedule:
  • Updated version of We Are All Strangers - October 2012
  • Is Love: Volume 1 (YA novelette) - December 2012
  • Allegiance (The Emile Reed Chronicles, 1.5) - December 2012
  • Untitled NA Contemporary Novel - December 2012
The cover reveal for Allegiance is scheduled for the 27th. It's super pretty and I can't wait to reveal it. :)
<3 Nicole

P.S. The Yearning is free right now on Amazon, for those interested. Or not. It's back at $0.99 (thanks, Amazon, for making me look bad. Geez.)

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