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Finally!
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It took three years, but I've finally finished my latest novel. It's been a two-and-a-half year gap, and then I finished it in two months. Shame I can't write at the latter speed all the time.

There's still proofreading and editing and maybe rewriting to do, but I don't care. I don't even care if it's accepted anywhere, I'm just so glad the damn thing is done!

(okay, that's not true, i do care, but not at this very minute)

Now I can take a couple of months to research all my other bunnies to see which one I want to write next. The contenders are:

- a sequel to "Hidden Treasure"
- a novel set in the same world as "Hidden Treasure" but with different characters
- a historical set during the Black Death in England
- a historical set in Victorian England

All m/m, of course.

Right now I think it's time for another happy dance. *happy dance*

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It's alive!
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Wow. Four years sure flies when you're depressed, huh? Among other things, the suicide of a family member in 2009 sent me into a tailspin that lasted this long. I was still able to write a little, but two years ago, that dried up at well.

So I've been pretty much just existing (barely) until the death of Robin Williams, which you wouldn't think affected me as my as the family suicide, but somehow did. When I was really, really depressed, he was who I would watch to stay afloat, but I haven't been able to watch him since.

Believe it or not, this was a blessing in disguise. Things were becoming so dire that my psychiatrist suggested a change in medication. I'd been avoiding that, because the last time I'd tried, things hadn't gone so well. This time, however, they just lowered the dosage of my current medicine and added the low dosage of a second and within days...DAYS! I was writing again, I was cleaning a living area that had been neglected for years. My health had also been neglected, so badly that I now have type 2 diabetes, but at least now I'm able to deal with it better and take care of other aspects I've been neglecting like my teeth and my eyes.

But I still don't care about my physical health as much as I do about the fact that I'm writing. I'm writing. I could just fill up the rest of this post with those two words. The third novel, which had been half finished and in cold storage for two years is now about two or three chapters from completion. The first time I got out more than a paragraph, I actually teared up.

Anyway, to those that are still following this journal, thanks for sticking it out. I'm hoping to post regularly somewhere from now on, whether here of on Twitter (VBKildaire) where I mostly just stalk my favorite celebrities.

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Hidden Treasure out May 17!
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According to legend, five hundred years ago the country of Connmeera sent an exceptional gift to the country of Ormslea, but the ship was overtaken and the treasure lost. Now proof of the treasure has been found in the vast, daunting country of Jarvoct, and Connmeera and Ormslea mount a joint venture to recover the treasure. Ormslea sends Jaxom Archeron, the son of a noble family, an elite soldier known for his dedication to duty. But the Queen of Connmeera chooses Lord Dorian Pelias, a poor relation who could benefit even if the mission is unsuccessful.

While the two men at first have nothing in common, as they travel, Dorian’s intelligence, optimism, and kindness work their way past the wall of resolve Jaxom long ago constructed around his heart. When a Jarv prince attempts to enslave Dorian for his own purposes, Jaxom comes to his rescue, shaken by how much Dorian has come to mean to him. Recovering the treasure isn’t the only challenge they will face as they search for common ground and a life in disparate countries that may not be so pleased to welcome them home.

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Available in e-book and paperback from Dreamspinner Press May 17.
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Still here.
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Ever since my first novel was released, I've had every intention of keeping up with my journal, sharing all sorts of amusing anecdotes and obeservation that I always thought writers had at there fingertips. I suppose I thought they'd somehow magically appear for me once I was published.

They didn't.

I'm going to try again, of course, now that my second novel is coming out in May, and hopefully it will go better this time. Since the new novel is a different genre, there was more background for me to work out, and hopefully I will be able to share some (interesting) tidbits about that.

 

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Book of the Month
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I know I have to start posting with some regularity here. Hopefully RL will calm down this year. A brief update: I finished my second novel (a fantasy) and I'm waiting to here back about it. I'm currently researching my third (a Regency) and I'm hoping to start the actual writing next week.

In the meantime, "The Desire for Dearborne" is up for Book of the Month at Dark Divas Reviews. If you have a minute, stop by and vote. Each title is a link to another reveiw, check a bunch out.

http://darkdivasreviews.webs.com/bookofthemonthpoll.htm

Reviews for "The Desire for Dearborne"
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These are definitely encouraging.

Elisa Rolle's LJ

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Excerpt: The Desire for Dearborne
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Well, tomorrow's the big day. "The Desire for Dearborne" will be available from www.dreamspinnerpress.com in both paperback and e-book.

Behind the cut is an except from the novel. While attempting to locate his carriage after a play, Leander is accosted by a street thief. Julien comes to his rescue and takes Leander home in his carriage.

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This is stupid.
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So the release date of "The Desire for Dearborne" has been moved up from July to June 15th, and although I'm overjoyed and eager and all those things you'd expect, I'm also becoming unnerved. I've been hearing a great deal about promotion and reviews, but I don't have the slightest idea how to go about it, or when to start. I've joined several groups, but have only worked up the nerve to join in a chat once.

I've been looking for a "Publishing/Promotion for Dummies," but alas, nothing yet. If I ever figure out what I'm supposed to do, maybe I'll write one.
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The Desire for Dearborne
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Desire for Dearborne by V.B. Kildaire
Leander Mayfield is the only surviving son of a poor farmer... or so he believes until the day he learns he is in fact the new Earl of Dearborne. Still recovering from a lingering illness, the sensitive young man travels to Great Britain to claim his estate and embarks upon a bewildering new life.

Julien Sutcliffe, the Earl of Blackstone, is suffering from ennui. He's tired and bored with all the finery and wealth and wonders about him. Then he meets this refreshingly naive American Earl, newly arrived in England, and suddenly the world comes alive around him again.

Irresistibly drawn to one another, Julien finds himself besotted, and Leander is equally smitten. But just when they think they may have finally found happiness together, Julien and Leander discover that something--or someone--is determined to separate them permanently.


available from Dreamspinner Press on June 15th.
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Good new, bad news
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Good news: made a determined effort to buckle down on the new novel, and spent a couple of hours on it.

Bad news: novel completely jumped the tracks, went in a direction I didn't expect, and things that were supposed to happen three chapters from now started happening now.

Good news: somehow, all the threads managed to come together--even those that were left dangling in my original version--and I actually know how this sucker is going to end.
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