Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Wednesday Guest- Judith Leger

Okay, folks, it’s time to clean house.
Silent, confused stares meet mine.
Yes, I can see it in your eyes. Spring is over. Time for major cleaning is gone with the wind, having been swept out the door. It’s time to play and have fun. It’s summer.
I know, but I’m not just talking about cleaning that house. For quite some time I have considered overhauling my writing. Do I wipe the slate clean and start over with another genre? I’m not sure. Should I move to historical? Contemporary? Oh, wait, why not Regency? I love to read all of those, so why am I stuck desiring to write paranormal /fantasy romance.
One main reason is I love this genre is I’ve seen historical , regency, contemporary paranormal/fantasy romance novels so my desire with these is fulfilled. Yet, am I happy with the way I write? I’ve questioning that a lot lately. So I have decided to do a major overhaul. Yes, starting today, I will reevaluate how I compose the written word.
Do you have an area of your life you want to clean up? Want to do something to make that phase better than before? If so, let me know!
In the meantime, while I tinker with my craft, I’m thrilled to announce my newest release, Dragon Wish, from Wild Child Publishing.
Here’s the blurb:

A vision, a wish, and a journey plagued by evil.

Cold, desolate cliffs and a white dragon’s blue gaze captures Seren Jordan in a terrifying vision. A universe away, Paladin Fulcan--prince, captain, and sorcery-shadowed seed of dragonkind--struggles to overcome his grief during the long journey to where he must bury his wife and son. Seeing a shooting star, he violates all the laws of the dragonseed: he makes a wish.

A dragonseed's wish can open the gates between realities, can alter fate. But has fate itself decreed this wish? For the throne-less dragonseed's destiny is entwined with that of a mortal mate; their son is fated to be the One True Dragon King to rule over all the dragons. But not all dragons are content to accept one rule, and the rebels quietly gather allies to prevent the birth of Seren's baby.
Excerpt
Birds appeared on the outer edges of her vision. She shifted her gaze. She watched the wings moving, brilliant white down and bluish gray up. Their feathers along with their shapes reminded her of the herons she often saw in the bayous and marshes around New Orleans. She smiled. The reminder brought wonderful memories of growing up in the Crescent City.

Every summer her parents would take her to beach on Pontchartrain Lake. Water, sand, and sun had covered her from head to toe. She’d loved the summer months with picnics in the park. They’d feed the pigeons in Jackson Square. Then when she’d grown and had her child, she’d done the same for her. She smiled at the memories.

Soft footsteps approached her from behind. The touch of a warm palm on her neck soothed her. A second later, the cushion dipped from the person sitting.

Paladin’s deep voice warmed her more than the sunlight. “You’re awake. You must be much better if you can smile.”

“What kind of birds are those? They look similar to ones on Earth,” she asked, not ready to face him.

Silence answered her for several moments.

When he leaned above her, he cast a shadow over her shoulder and chest. “They are not birds. Those are dracs, fledgling dragons. They are from my clan’s namesake.”

Surprised, she shifted closer to the window, studying the flying beasts. Small, with slender bodies, the creatures showed little to no resemblance to the beast from her vision. “Those are the dragons?”

She glanced at him. What she saw melted away her surprise. Golden strands lay against the high cast of his cheeks. Seren reached up and glided a fingertip across his bottom lip. His smooth, almost silky lips parted. She lowered her hand, returning her gaze to the window.

She struggled to keep her desire under control. Need pounded between her legs. When she spoke, she kept her tone even. “I don’t like the way you make me feel.”

“In what manner do you speak?”

“Heat, lust…passion.”

“Is that so terrible?” His voice had deepened.

She sighed. “For me, yes. I don’t want to feel those emotions. I wanted the vision to end. Desiring you doesn’t fit into the picture.”

“Desire is not bad.” He brushed the back of his hand over her cheek.

Judith Leger
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18 comments:

Judith Leger said...

Hi Paty!
Thanks for having me today.

Ren said...

Hi Judith,

I see what you mean about doing an overhaul of certain areas of one's life. I find that I'm more awkward with writing erotica but give me a chance to write something dark and disturbing? I'm there. I also like the lightness of a sweet romance as well. Two very different sides to the same coin :)
If you're looking to branch out, then I say go for it, that's what makes a writer.
Great post and Congrats on the release of Dragon's Wish. xoxox

Sarah Raplee said...

Many of us struggle with our process and genre choice. Uncertainty seems to be a natural part of the writer's life.

I love your intriguing and original story premise! Lovely excerpt. Sounds like a keeper!

Cherise Sinclair said...

Yummy excerpt! And whatever you write, I'll be happy to read. Yes, you're just that good. :-)

Sandy L. Rowland said...

I'm in the same spot. Thinking of dumping my current ms and starting anew. Maybe it is just spring, but I'm cleaning out too.

Thanks for the wisdom, and steamy read.

Gillian Archer said...

Congrats on the new release :) Sounds like a wonderful world you've created.

Becky said...

Judith,
Congrats on the release of Dragon's Wish. I loved the excerpt. This is definitely a book I have to get.

Judith Leger said...

Hi Ren! Thanks for stopping by! I know and you most certainly do write the dark stuff great!

Judith Leger said...

I totally agree Sarah. Sometimes I read something I've written and feel sick cause I don't believe it's good enough.

Thanks! Took me 6 years to finish this book. Rewrote it like 5 times before I built up enough courage to send it out.

Judith Leger said...

Thank you, Cherise. You don't know how much I love you, baby!

Judith Leger said...

Thanks for stopping by Sandy! I appreciate it. Good luck if you start a new one!

Judith Leger said...

Thanks, Gillian!

Judith Leger said...

Hi Becky! Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by!

Caroline Clemmons said...

Judith, a friend and I were just emailing back and forth about this very subject. She is still torn about her direction. Not me. I just need the Energizer bunny to show up and zap me some energy.

Amber Green said...

Have you considered regencies in space?

DA Kentner said...

A contemporary regency would be nice. But it might be viewed as too futuristic.

Hi, Judith!!!

Judith Leger said...

Hi Caroline! See, something must be in the air. I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. Thanks for stopping by.

Judith Leger said...

Oh good idea, Amber. How could I do a contemporary regency, David? Hum, will have to have you explain that to me later.