Monday, June 28, 2010

Why I love Castle

Nathan Fillion pretty much ratchets up my pulse rate no matter what he's doing. But now he's playing a mystery writer! OMG! I'M a mystery writer, too! In case you hadn't noticed. That's my book cover right down there. : )

Fillion plays a fairly realistic mystery writer, in my opinion, other than the always-hanging-out-with-Beckett-instead-of-writing-novels thing. I mean, when does this guy have time to meet a book deadline? Other than that, though, he rambles on at crime scenes the same way I would if I were there, after I was done fainting and/or tossing my cookies, of course.    

My favorite funny moment on Castle so far: Fillion dons a space-cowboy costume for Halloween in a nod to his character, Mal, in Firefly. While the Firefly theme plays in the background, his daughter, Alexis, tells him: "Don't you think you should move on?" Sorry, Alexis, but there are lots of Firefly fans who still haven't moved on since its undeserved cancellation.

Sigh. At least we have Castle.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Hot new book cover!

My publisher has made me very happy AGAIN. This time, with the cover of True Colors, which lands in January. Is it just me or does the heroine look like Heather Locklear?

True Colors is the second in my paranormal romantic suspense trilogy that started with True Vision this month. What's True Colors about? I'm so glad you asked!

Alex Trudeau has everything she ever wanted. She takes pictures for the local paper, she’s rescued an entire menagerie of mutts, and hot police detective John Logan has finally asked her out. And then a near-death experience unearths an intense psychic ability she never knew she had …

John Logan moved to Lake Avalon, Florida, to try to leave behind a lifetime of hardship and tragedy. But when his darkest secret comes to town with revenge in mind, Logan lands the woman of his dreams in a serial killer’s crosshairs …

With their lives on the line and Alex’s hallucinatory flashes dragging her deeper into the twisted mind of a maniac, Logan and Alex face the ultimate test. The tension is electric, but to survive they’ll have to look more than skin-deep—they just might not like everything they find.

There's an excerpt at my Web site, JoyceWrites.com.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hooked on ...

I've now listened to three Karen Marie Moning audio books in a row read by Phil Gigante. Let me just say, This man does a Scottish accent to die for! The first time I heard his voice on one of the Highlander books, I got chills. He even manages to do female voices without sounding, well, like an effeminate gay guy. (Hey, women doing male voices doesn't always work, either!)

On a recent 13-hour drive from the Midwest to the East Coast, I listened to the entire The Immortal Highlander audio book. Didn't get bored or antsy once, even when I needed a bathroom break. I did have to turn Phil off in Pennsylvania during a torrential downpour so I could fully concentrate on the turnpike. With Phil's amazing voice purring through my car speakers, that would have been tough.

Oh, and the story was good, too. Not that anyone should be surprised. It is KMM, after all. :)