Monday, July 31, 2006

I Just Finished My Final Edits!

WooHoo, I just finished my final edits on THE B.E.A.S.T. WITHIN! :D I cannot wait for this book to come out. Reading through it again made me realize how suspenseful it really is. Now, I just have to wait for my cover, which should be next on the agenda, along with my Galley proof. Once that is all approved, then all we can do is wait for October 1st! :D

However, I have it on good authority that this book will be released a few days before October 1st, probably sometime around Sept. 26th or so. Our publisher usually leaks the new books a few days early.

Tomorrow is the "official" day I begin breaking new ground on B.E.A.S.T. OF BURDEN, the second book in the series. I'm really sweating, though, wondering if I can pull off an awesome kick-ass book a second time. Heck, a THIRD time when it comes to it. **biting nails**

But also with the read-thru, I believe I got back into Rogan's head, the hero of the second book. It will be super-fun to write his story. Gotta love the underdog. A timber wolf against a Kodiak grizzly. Just too cool! :D


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Raising BEAST People

Lee M. Silver: Raising Beast People - Newsweek: International Editions -

An interesting article, I must say. While these scientists have not gone the distance like the BEAST scientists have, this gives you an incling--an idea--of what these monsters are capable of. Just thinking about it makes me shudder.

And to think--I'm one of these creations.

There may come a day when we shifters at BEAST are no longer classified....

Pray that day never comes.

~~Noah Carpenter

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Noah's Tortured Thoughts


What the hell was I thinking? Dear God, this beautiful woman could have died and I would've been the one to blame. She's damn lucky I found her in time. I'm sure she would have died from the explosion if I hadn't been there to save her. Shit. She wouldn’t have been lying next to her mangled car at the bottom of a ravine if it weren’t for me.

I wasn't planning on running out into the road. And in my shifted state no less! But I ran right out in front of her. How stupid could I possibly be?

I've bandaged what wounds that I could see. Thank goodness she's not too badly hurt. There's no way in hell I could risk taking her to a hospital. I have no idea how she managed to escape that horrible car wreck without any broken bones, but I'm not going to spend all night pondering it. She's already starting to moan; she's going to wake up soon. What the hell am I going to tell her?

I know she saw me. She swerved to avoid hitting me for Christ's sake. How, exactly, am I going to explain a white tiger in the middle of the Colorado Rockies?

Damn damn damn! I can't let her leave. She's in danger now, just for being in my presence. Tam isn't going to rest until he finds her. B.E.A.S.T. won't take the chance that she doesn't know a thing. They'll kill her. No, I have to protect her. She's innocent of any of this.

Holy shit, what did I just do to this woman? I've already ruined her car. How can I possibly tell her that I'm about to ruin her life as well?

God, what am I going to do?