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Monday, July 14, 2008

JK Coi

I don't remember how I met JK, but I'm glad I did. She is a shaker and a maker and I love people like that! JK has a bubbly personality that defies the general condition of most authors. And she really gets involved in the writing community. I get some of my best dirt from her blogs. (grin)

Today, she's popping in for a visit and one lucky commentator will win a free download of MY IMMORTAL. So don't shy away. Step up and leave a comment.

And don't you just love that tagline: Immortals to die for. That just conjures up all kinds of yum.

It's a privilege and a pleasure to bring you, JK Coi!


Hi there! How is everyone this fine day?

I’ve had a lot of time to figure out what I was going to blog about today. I think Maria and I made these arrangements between us about two months ago. Which is why, I have of course, left things to the last minute as usual. This time, though, I’m not sure I can blame my natural avoidance tendencies for my procrastination when it comes to this post.

It’s summertime!

Who else has been feeling the pull of the season? It’s hard to resist, isn’t it? Especially when you haven’t got any vacation time to spare, the deadlines are piling up and the sun shines brightly through the boring mini-blinds on your office window?

For me, summer is all about the senses...The tempting zest of barbecue chicken fresh from the grill. The lure of colourful beach towels shaken out and laid on the warm, gritty sand. The cool splash of lake water on your skin as children splash and play, their laughter drawing your attention from a spicy book to make you smile.

Though you try to focus, to channel your characters and complete your edits, these things call to you—like that damned box of chocolate fudge truffles I’ve been ignoring ever since my husband brought them home last week.

So what’s a girl to do but submit? It’s either that or the toss the diet and give up all hope of wearing my new yellow polka dot bikini before summer’s end.

I guess it’s a good thing then, that my second book, Immortal Kiss, is already finished and ready for release on August 1.

This is Baron’s story, the newest member of this group of warriors, but in no way is he the least experienced. He had already lived a dangerous life in the military before joining the Immortals, and those skills have proven to be very useful in his new occupation. Baron has embraced everything about being Immortal and left his old life behind without a second thought. That is until the only woman he’s ever loved shows up on his doorstep one night—rather, her battered and broken body is dumped on his doorstep by a vampire out to exact a little revenge.

Oh, and I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, perhaps on another blog somewhere, but I LOVE being a guest in someone else’s home, love poking through their closets and that medicine cabinet in the bathroom—and no one has a better cyberhome than Maria, who’s always got the greatest market news and writing tips.

Thanks so much for having me here!

J.K. Coi
Immortals to die for.


Maria here again.

Leave a comment for a chance to win a free download of My Immortal. To buy a copy of Immortal Kiss go here.

Thanks for coming over JK. The Tankster loves to have company, especially when they bring dog cookies. Next time: bring cookies. LOL!

I've discovered you can't buy a rottie's loyalty--but you can rent it. Good to know when they tip the scales at 130lbs. Hope he wasn't too heavy on your lap.


Kimber Chin said...

Chocolate truffles lasted in your house more than a week? Wow. That is willpower. Those would have been same day consumption for me.

Summer is the only time I get to write so by the time it rolls around, I'm all wound up and ready to go. I'm like Wylie Kinson and the iPhone. I'm standing in line.

Michele Ann Young said...

Hey JK,
Lucky you with no deadlines, my wip is fighting me down to the very last word, but I will have it wrestled to the ground this week.

And yes the call of the summer is probably the problem. I live for summer, for the garden, the trips to the lake, I even love thunderstorms. Great post.

Your new book sounds wonderful, congratulations from your fellow TRW author.

Tiffany Kenzie said...

I'm just popping in to say hi, JK!

And never fear... no one should be caught dead in a yellow polka dot bikini.

J.K. Coi said...

Kimber, it's funny because those chocolate truffles lasted longer than your UK Cadbury's that's for sure!

J.K. Coi said...

Michelle, I'm just dreaming that I have no deadlines, LOL. The deadline is killing me because I am getting distracted by the summer fun I could be having! Thanks so much for stopping by.

J.K. Coi said...

LOL, Tiff. You're right, no yellow polka dots for me. I definitely can't pull of the bikini in any colour.

J.K. Coi said...

Oh, and Maria, I LOVE the Tankster. He can come sit on my lap anytime. There's always cookies over at my blog!

Maria Zannini said...

Ref: Tank
He is a lady's man---or is that a cookie man. Either is good for him. *g*

Amy Ruttan said...

She is a bit of a pest. Trying visiting her blog. She freaking tied me up. *wink*

You knows I loves you J.K.

Or else I wouldn't have pushed your car out of that snow drift in March. That's right! LOL!!

J.K. Coi said...

Ah Amy. You know I'd push you out of a snowdrift any time too. Even in March...which is absolutely insane, but true. We had snow piled up to our eyeballs.

And I think you liked being tied up ;)

And see, talking about distractions...

Elyssa Papa said...

Hi J.K., I'm also stopping in to say well, hi! LOL.

If you haven't read or picked up MY IMMORTAL, you must. Sexy. Awesome story. Heroes to literally die for. You need to pick up theses books!

Summer. I tend to be way too lazy in the summer, which is why I love it so much. *g* But I need to get myself back on the writing horse and deadlines.

Great blog!

terrio said...

First off, if I ever need an introduction, I'm coming to Maria. Second, I'm also unable to understand the idea of avoiding chocolate truffles. Is that even humanly possible?

This book sounds fantastic! Summers aren't any less busy for me than the rest of the year. Though it's easier for me to write because I get the winter blues after so much time without sunlight. I hate winter so I could never join y'all in the great white north.

To me, bikini is a four letter word and I'm cracking up about the being tied up thing. That could take this conversation in an entirely new direction. LOL!

Maria Zannini said...

Terrio, you're always welcome here. If you like I can introduce you at the next bar mitzvah too. (grin)

They won't know either of us--but that'll be half the fun. :o)

Maria Zannini said...

Ref: Great blog!

Thanks, Elyssa! And welcome.

J.K. Coi said...

Hi Ely! Thanks for coming by and for the great plug :)

Terri, the pirate queen of tangents, I'll leave it to you to take this discussion into new territory, I don't think Amy wants to go any further down that route, lol.

terrio said...

Maria - I'll be honest and say I've been trying NOT to add more blogs to my daily rounds. It takes forever now. LOL! But I may have to add this one and perhaps take off one of the others.

I won your book from Tessa's blog and I have it, but like the other 300 in my TBR pile, it's still waiting for me. Only it's *virtually* waiting. :)

Are you going to be at Nationals? Because if so, we can do formal intros for each other. LOL!

terrio said...

J.K. - you should know never to tempt a pirate. LOL! Are we talking handcuffs or strips of silk? I'd love to know which Baron prefers. He's sounds so yummy!

Maria Zannini said...

>> But I may have to add this one and perhaps take off one of the others.

Keep me. I'm worth it! LOL!

Ref: Touch of Fire
Oh! I'm so pleased. I hope you like the book and let me know.

Ref: Nationals
Not this year. I am hoping for DC next year though. Now that I "know" who you are I'll have to start stalk --er...reading you. Yeah, reading. That's what I meant.

terrio said...

Oh, I'm only three hours from DC so I'm definitely there. Do come by our pirate ship. ( We're a lively lot and always happy to have more friends aboard.

And if I ever have anything for you to read, I'll let you know right away. My recommmendation: Don't hold your breath. LOL!

Maria Zannini said...

Terrio said: Oh, I'm only three hours from DC so I'm definitely there.

Great! We'll definitely have to meet.

I've put the "Revenge" on my reader. I luvs me pirates.

terrio said...

And you're now in my blog list. Now...who to eliminate. Decisions, decisions...

(as if I would take anyone

J.K. Coi said...

You better not take me off...

J.K. Coi said...

Hmm, Baron. He'd go hardcore with the handcuffs.

terrio said...

Of course it's handcuffs. I knew that would be his style.

At first I read that as "you better not TICK me off." LOL! I couldn't figure out what that meant. Of course you don't come off. Though you can tell by how frequently I get over there that I need to cut back on others. *hangs head in shame*

MsHellion said...

Just popping in for a hello!!

If I could be any more distracted...I don't know how. *LOL* This reminds me: I haven't gotten to go swimming this summer yet. This must be fixed SOON.

J.K. Coi said...

Hey there Cap'n. Thanks for dropping in. Don't let summer pass you by too quickly.

Maggie Robinson said...

Yay, JK! Can't wait to read #2. I have a love/hate relationship w/ summer. I have it off, so I SHOULD be able to get a lot accomplished, right? Ha ha. On our sunny Maine days, I just want to sit in the garden and read somebody else's book. Like yours!

Shelley Munro said...

I love summer - the long evenings with BBQ dinners and the sunshine. I love wearing shorts. Oh, man - I can't wait to hit the US summer and get away from the cold here in NZ.

Good luck with your upcoming release, JK. It sounds great!