Tuesday, November 21, 2006

This post may contain naughtiness

Ach.. My working hours are limited this month, so what I did I spend today doing? Dealing with Fed ex because they tried to bill me a second time for an invoice I had already paid months back. Numerous phone calls to eventually be told “human error” LOL I could have told them that. I also could have done without it right now, and it brought back memories of office work. I can’t say I miss it!

Anyway the news here isn’t all bad. DOUBLE DARE has been out for six weeks and I’m starting to get e-mails from readers. Wow. It’s an amazing experience, a different kind of communication to that which we have with critique partners, editors and agents. It means the world to me when people take the time to comment, and some have also hopped on over to join my newsletter group too, so all is good.

My male protagonist, Zac, seems to have captured quite a few of the women reader’s imaginations :) Good old Zac, what a hero! LOL For anyone who maybe curious, Zac was loosely modelled on Goth/rock stud Pete Steele, pictured here on left. If you like what you see you may also be interested in the EXPLICIT Playgirl shots he did. (PLEASE NOTE, when I say EXPLICIT I mean EXPLICIT, please do not follow the link while at work or anywhere where an image of a NEKKID AROUSED man will create a stir!!!! Okay, HERE’s the link, enjoy. ;)



I also put a couple of photos of Daniel Day Lewis on my Double Dare excerpt page, because he’s got a bit of the look I wanted to create for Zac. Love that smile…

One of the readers who mailed me said she’d be interested in a book about one of the supporting characters, a woman called Caroline. Caroline appears in maybe five scenes, she’s a friend and workmate of the heroine. I hadn’t thought of writing her story so it was interesting for me to get that kind of feedback. She is a strong character, slightly older, very observant and a bit wry. All feedback is interesting and useful, and it’s terrific finding out what works for readers.

PS Hmm...apologies to anyone who called around expecting intellectual musings on writing and got nekkid stud instead.

PPS I’ve met Pete Steele for real and I can report that his stature is indeed awe-inspiring LOL His height! I meant his height! Honest…

9 comments:

Wendy Wootton said...

Christ almighty, I nearly spit my low alcohol lager all over the keyboard when I clicked that link!

I think I'm going to have to reread DD again, and keep referring to that pic! ;)

love

Wendy

Saskia Walker said...

Wendy, it's a very scary spider isn't it! ROFL

Larissa said...

OMG, that link!!!!!

Saskia Walker said...

Larissa, maybe I should have put a BIGGER warning. LOL

Nikki said...

Oooh. Remember when they used to say women didn't like looking at big hard um, men? Hee hee. Love it, Saskia. Are you going to have a regular centrefold? I do hope so...

Madelynne said...

Yeak! Perhaps it wasn't such a good idea to open that sitting with the laptop facing the front room window.

Katie said...

hmmm a follow-up to Double Dare would be great, I loved loved loved this book :-)

Terra Kent said...

I will definitely be looking at that link later when so many tiny eyes aren't around lol Happy Thanksgiving

ZaZa said...

Do you remember what we said the first time we had both seen that???

"What beautiful hands he has." LOLOLOL!!! Well, he does. The rest goes without saying.