Blog Neglect

Is a terrible thing!  Not intentional, I swear.  I have been pretty darn busy the last couple of weeks.  Soccer season started up again, so both of my kids are playing.  I'm not coaching this season, but after the first practice with my daughter's new coach I'm definitely coaching again in the fall.  *sigh*  Columbus Crew first home game of the season was an awesome 2-0 win over Montreal.  We'll be taking the Trillium Cup back this year!!  (Sorry Canadian fans.)

Win Some, Lose Some - my new Quick Fic is coming along nicely.  There will be an update this evening.  Tempt my Tongue, the final chapter, should also be out the end of this week.

Happy Monday everyone!  Enjoy your week!


POV! POV! I Want a Different POV!

All right, Ms. Savage - your readers ask you all the time - "Are you going to do chapter such-and-such from Bella/Charlie/Edward/NameAnotherCharacter's POV?" - so why don't you provide?

Two reasons:

1. As a writer, I like challenge.  I almost consider switching POV as cheating when it comes to a first person perspective story.  I do prefer writing first person because of the challenge of trying to convey the emotions and thoughts of others through a single character's eyes.  That's part of the fun.

2. Once I'm done with a story, I'm usually DONE.  I'm tired of the story line, tired of the characters, the story is complete, and I have nothing else to say about it.  I don't really care to go back and relive the same scenes with the same characters from a different POV.  If I needed multiple POV for a story, I'd use third person.  Obviously from UC and Transcendence, I will break my own rule, but only for specific purpose.

So, feel free to ask, but chances are slim that I will re-write a story from another character's POV.  I'm thrilled people like some of them so much that they would care to read it, though. 

Thanks for continuing to read my crazy stories!  I'm going to have a couple of fun new things coming up soon!


A Variety of Updates and Information

It's a Monday, and I shall be hanging at home with a sick kid today.  Hope to get her to the doctor this morning.  In the meantime, we'll see what kind of housework/writing I can accomplish, hmm?

Tempt My Tongue Chapter 9 is off to beta, so hopefully there won't be too much waiting before that one comes out.  I'll be working a bit on chapter 10 (the last chapter - no epilogue), and also working on a new story.  Here's a little summary!

Since the death of my father in the arena, I had been alone in the Ludus Dacicus.  I spent every day preparing to kill or die in the great Colosseum of Rome.  Every night, I prayed to the gods to give me a reason beyond the blood.  

As the Champion Gladiator, I was favored by both the common and the elite.

As a slave, my life was not my own.  

As a man, I thought I only wanted one thing besides victory – a woman untouched by another man. 

She would belong to me and me alone.

Though bought with my own coin, she owned me from the moment we first lay together.

The Gladiator’s Slave
By Shay Savage

There will definitely be more information about this coming up.  By the way - this is NOT a Fanfic.  It should be out in ebook when it's done.  Hang on to your questions for now - there will be more information to come soon!  I will be looking for some Gladiator/Ancient Rome related original art at some point though, if there are any volunteers!


Weekend Tease - Tempt My Tongue Chapter 9!

Ah, this vampire is all about the crazy, isn't he?

Images of my mother with her slender fingers gripping the lapels of Carlisle’s doctor’s coat flood through his mind.  Her tender plea – no, demand – rings in the ears of his memory.  Save my son – do anything within your power to save him.

He rights himself from his defensive crouch, and his eyes plead with me.

How could I deny her?

Again, I laugh.  The sound quickly turns from chortle to challenge, and a growl comes from deep within my chest.

“Deny her?” I yell.  “She wanted you to save my life, not end it!  You wanted a companion – a pet – so badly, and you needed the justification.  You used the dying wishes of a feverish woman to convince yourself to change me!  What did you think, that she had somehow figured out you were a vampire, and that you could change me into a blood sucking demon?  Do you think if she had known what you were she would have asked for her son to be like you?  Seriously Carlisle?”

There are only 2 chapters left in this fic.  Ponder that, then join the RobstenLove Reading group for TMT!


Teaser Time! Tempt My Tongue Chapter 8

It is about time for your favorite complete nutcase vampire to make another appearance!  Here's a little preview of what is to come...

Her dull, hazel eyes rake over my shoulders and chest, and I am not about to pass up the opportunity.  It would be better for Bella in the long run if I was as sated as possible.

I smile and take a few steps closer to the young woman.  The corner of her mouth turns up and she tilts her head to one side, exposing her long, slender neck when her hair drops off her shoulder.  I can see the increasing tempo of her pulse under her skin.

Show me the veins, baby.

“Want one?” she asks as she holds up a pack of cigarettes.

I almost laugh.

“Not what I was hoping to find out here, no,” I say smoothly.

“Really?  Date not going well?”  She’s hopeful and sure of herself.  Words that pass through her head to describe Bella make me want to draw out her death – plain, dull, mousy…

As if Bella could be any of those things.

“It could be better,” I respond with a shrug.  It will be better, just as soon as I get my dinner.  Who better to serve it to me than the server?

So fucking hot.  I could so do him…

I reach out and run my finger along the edge of her jaw.  I stop at her lips, slowly pulling away the cigarette and tossing it into the street with a flick of one finger.  My peripheral vision catches the sight of sparks as I step closer and push my cool body against hers.  She backs in to the wall, and is literally stuck between a rock and a hard place as I cover her mouth with mine. 

She has no idea of the danger she is in.  Her tongue passes my lips with barely a thought in her head about a strange man in an alley pressing her body against the wall and kissing her.

Sometimes they are just too easy.

Waitress is on the menu tonight!

The chapter is close to done, so you should not have to wait much longer!  Thanks for being so patient!


Tempt My Tongue Rises from the Ashes!

Were you convinced it was never going to happen?  I know how you feel.  I do seem to have gotten my groove back on this story, and the next chapter is about 1/2 done and moving along nicely now.  Depending on how far I get with it and the cleaning of my den, I should have a teaser up tonight or tomorrow.  There is already a mini tease on the facebook group. :)

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!  Mine started off great with an Arsenal Victory over Liverpool!  Do I still have the Offside fans hanging about who care? :)