Kate wipes the Internet

Well, that’s a slight exaggeration, but I did manage yet another technical snafu this week. Why is it that people (and when I say people I mean Mr Kate and the other younger male versions of him in my family) who are technically able always tell you that it’s impossible to do stupid stuff like, a) wipe the internet, b) destroy the world wide web c) mess up your ipod by just pressing a button.
Well I disagree. If you have technophobia like me, it’s perfectly easy to do any of the above without even trying.
In an effort to prove to Mr Kate that I was perfectly capable of using iTunes all by myself, I uploaded it to my new computer. somehow, during this process, (okay so I just happened to have my ipod connected at that moment because I was re-charging it-like I’m always being nagged to do) it deleted my entire song library…

Then of course I had to ask Mr Kate to help me. He came over with that familiar-god you are such an idiot-smile on and managed to retrieve my files and reload them. When I recounted the tale to my sons they all wore the same look…

Strangely enough, my 4 year old daughter decided to check out my computer the other day and when I came back she had managed to delete a whole manuscript of mine. Luckily I was able to save it with undo-but nice to see that she has obviously inherited my talents.

In other news-the website is due for a major overhaul as I just couldn’t work out how to combine Regencies, futuristic vikings and modern cowboys onto one front page. Mr Kate is hard at work on the site as I speak (well actually he’s off riding his horse but you get my drift)

Check out the fabulous new cover from Ellora’s Cave for Planet Mail on the front page of my website-if you click on it you get the bigger badder version. I am so pleased with it. He looks like such a nice erm healthy young man doesn’t he? here’s the link because I know most of you never go over there anymore and have probably forgoten it!

One small thing-I finally decided to call my website what it is-an erotic romance writer’s site. It’s taken me a year but the promote thyself woman! classes as administered by various friends and other writers are starting to make me feel able to call it what it is and be proud of myself.

We had a small earthquake last night. it was strange because normally they feel a bit like a train running through our house. This one was more like a pick up the house and shake it vertically kind of feeling. Apparently it was only a 3 point something, so no big deal.

Oh and waving at Christian and Charlie! Glad you like the car and make sure you keep Ceri informed of what I’m up to!

Lori’s new book!

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Don’t you just love this cover? Congratulations Lori-I can’t wait to read it!

When Del Montgomery�s boss sends her to the Missouri Ozarks in search of a legendary pottery pig, her mission seems simple: figure out which of the clueless locals has the pig, convince them to sell it for peanuts, and then hightail it back to Chicago. Local auctioneer, Sam Samson, could be the perfect secret weapon in her search� as long as he never figures out what she�s really after. But is it possible to resist a tall, dark, gorgeous guy who�s as sly as he is sexy?

Everything about Del turns Sam on, from her city sass to her delicious cleavage to her habit of twitching her nose when she�s about to tell a whopper. And she�s been telling a lot of them. Still, Sam knows a true babe when he sees one, and he�s not about to let Del slip away�
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�Lori Devoti has burst out on the romance scene with her second hilariously entertaining book LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED.

LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED is an amusing love story that will tickle your funny bone and warm the cockles of your heart. Lori Devoti�s witty way with words and her clever sense of humor ensures that you will close this book grinning ear to ear!� 5 Stars �Donna Zapf, SingleTitles.com
Four Stars from Romantic Times BookCLUB Magazine

Busy Busy Busy

It’s been a busy week. My daughter was sick and I spent three days with her tucked in my bed while I tried to write and deal with my other three kids. At one point I felt like I’d never see the sun again and every time I closed my eyes, all I could see was the white outline of my computer screen. Not healthy, not healthy at all!

But good things are happening too. My short story, “Changing Rooms” was accepted for the Virgin Black Lace anthology ‘Wicked Words-Sex and Shopping’ which comes out in Nov in the UK and December in the U.S. Anthologies are a great way to get your name out there. I often find a new author when I pick them up.

And as I mentioned-Ellora’s Cave offered me a contract for “Planet Mail” and are moving so fast that I’ve already got my first set of edits back on it! That’s a bit weird because I haven’t really had much time to detatch myself from the original yet. Usually it’s a while before something comes back to you and it’s easier to edit it because it all sounds new and possibly exciting. But this is my job now so I’d better get used to it! I suspect all the famous EC authors are off having a great time at the Romantic Times convention so my poor editor had to make do with me.

News of a different sort. I ended up doing my traffic school course on line and it was quite difficult to get my old brain working hard enough to process and remember all the stuff. I ended up taking notes which helped me pass the final exam by the skin of my teeth. Hurray! Now I just have to concentrate on not getting another ticket.

On Saturday, I was supposed to spend a nice day with Mr Kate up at the Infineon race track enjoying Ferrari hospitality and a cocktail party in Napa Valley. Unfortunately, I ended up looking after my poor daughter instead. Apparently Mr Kate had a lovely day…

This is a picture of Mr Kate’s new car. It’s a Ferrari Challenge Stradale-which I’m sure means a lot to most of you. Let me give you the girl’s view of this amazing car. (If anyone wants to know the real (boring) technical details mail me and I’ll ask Mr Kate) It’s fast, it’s sexy. It has great seats and when you go out in it people think you might be someone famous. It’s good for my ego and I like to pretend I bought it for him.
Mr Kate quite likes this idea and says I can buy him his next favorite car which is a Ferrari F40 from my massive earnings as a writer. After I’d finished laughing, which took a while, I said, ‘sure, why not? And let’s make it an Enzo’. Unfortunately, I think he believed me so I’d better stop blogging and start writing-help!
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