The Lonely Wolf, the sixth in the Immortals series, is coming out next Saturday, September 12th, and it will be 99 cents at launch only.
As it usually happens with my creative process, I’m still tinkering with the cover. After a first poll, I am down to an image, but I’m seeking counsel on the color of the sky behind the model. Which one do you like? Red/orange, blue, or black and gray?
The Lonely Wolf:
The archangel and the alpha werewolf, two men from rival species, an everlasting forbidden love.
A father and a son, estranged for eighteen years and reunited by fate.
Amidst bigotry and racism, Ludwig and Quintilius have been in love for almost two thousand years. Yet, their relationship is put to the ultimate test when Ludwig is named archangel, and he must decide between Quin and his brethren.
Lupo is a young, misguided werewolf in search of an identity and full of anger. Seeking to secure his position among the Reds, the most feared street gang in Rome, he commits himself to a life of crime, only to find love where he least expected.
One morning, after rescuing a vampire from a vicious werewolf attack, Ludwig makes a discovery that will link Quintilius’s and Lupo’s lives forever. But despite their good intentions, love and happiness aren’t in sight for the three men, while vampires, werewolves, and angels plot against them.
I have left people vote on my Facebook author page for a few days, and the majority seems to like the cover with the couple. Having taken in consideration several suggestions, here is another trio to vote for.
It was a beautiful, sunny day in Civitavecchia, Italy. Best decision of my life. Love you, my dear husband, always.
Our wedding pictures were taken by friends. Aren’t they gorgeous?
Those are my thoughts lately every time I open Facebook. I’m close to give up and go on a huge “friends” purge. Not that my friends list is big to begin with, but it could benefit from a drastic trim. I don’t want to see pictures of tortured dogs and dead people. Showing such images doesn’t serve any good purpose. It disgusts people with a moral compass and it fuels sick minds. I’m sure the people who share those pics act under the best of intentions; they truly believe it’s their civic duty to show the world what’s wrong with it. But, there are also people like me who, after taking the briefest of looks at an abused animal image (because I wasn’t fast enough in blocking said image) spends the rest of the week with that image carved in her/his mind. I was gifted with photographic memory and I can’t forget what I’ve seen. Regarding the habit of posting pics of dead people, it should be self-explanatory. Life for me is sacred and so is death. Please, don’t strip people of their dignity by showing the world their images when they are not with us anymore. Think of their families. Finally, whatever is your religion/skin color/sexual preference/political affiliation remember the world is full of excellent people who would give their lives for your right to offend them. Rant off.
And these are the words accompanying yesterday’s painting.
Life is not always easy. Sometimes, it’s just unfair. When there’s nothing you can do, just breathe.
I normally try to spin sentences and words to say something funny, but this time humor fails me completely. My five year old Beagle, Bruno, has been diagnosed with advanced lymphoma, and it saddens me beyond words.
He is the sweetest dog and has been a joy all around. Given several choices, we, as a family, have decided for Bruno to undergo a therapy of prednisone. We know that his days are counted and he will stay with us for maybe a month. He seems happy, and he can still run in the backyard with his brother, Nero. He is still chasing squirrels, bunnies, and the rare joggers who wander in the trail behind his territory.
I am dreading the moment when Bruno won’t eat anymore, because it will be the moment we have to take the final decision for him. And I don’t want to.