Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Early indications are....

That "Doe Velvet" fits into the genre of "brunettes in capes".....

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Off for Editing

The manuscript for Doe Velvet has gone off to the editor for appraisal.  Hopefully it is in fairly good shape, so that I don't start off too far in the red for this project.  As this is my first foray, both into F/M romance and self-publishing right out of the gate, I have no idea how well it will sell.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Antlered Does (in progress)

Other than caribou and reindeer, in most species of deer only males have antlers. However anomalous antlered does have been reported in blacktail, elk (Buss & Solf, 1959), mule deer (Buechner, 1957;Diem, 1958; Dixon, 1917 Wislocki, 1956), red deer, roe deer, and whitetail (Buechner, 1957; Wislocki, 1954; 1956).

Doe antlers sometimes appear equivalent to those in the male and sometimes small, deformed, or in velvet after the velvet should have been shed. This condition is variously attributed to hermaphroditism or reduced ovaries function from disease or old age. Some does in antler are fertile (Diem, 1958) and others are not.

It has been observed that mature and fertile does have antlers that remain in velvet unless damaged.  Thos with polished antlers are more likely to be hermaphrodites (Diem, 1958).
  • Buechner, H. K. (1957). Three Additional Records of Antlered Deer. Journal of Mammalogy, 38(2), 277-278.
  • Buss, I. O., & Solf, J. D. (1959). Record of an Antlered Female Elk. Journal of Mammalogy, 40(2), 252-252.
  • Diem, K. L. (1958). Fertile antlered mule deer doe. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 22(4), 449-449.
  • Dixon, J. (1927). Horned does. Journal of Mammalogy, 8(4), 289-291.
  • Wislocki, G. B. (1954). Antlers in female deer, with a report of three cases in Odocoileus. Journal of Mammalogy, 35(4), 486-495.
  • Wislocki, G. B. (1956). Further notes on antlers in female deer of the genus Odocoileus. Journal of Mammalogy, 37(2), 231-235.

Doe Velvet first Draft

I have finished the first draft of Doe Velvet and am very happy with how it turned out.  This is a book I decided to write simply on the principle that if I write what I like, other people may also like it.  The conventional wisdom is that high fantasy romance is unpopular and alpha female romance (that is not in any way BDSM) just does not have a readership.  Maybe that is true.  I guess I will find out.

In any case, I like my heroine Thera.  She is down-to-earth woman in a high fantasy world.  She is by nature confidant, despite having had quite a difficult life. And if a passing prince should fall head over heels in love with her, who is she to argue with that?  Of course royalty comes with complications, and in this case a dangerous quest.

I am working on edits now and narrowing down who my external editor will be.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Cover Reveal: Doe Velvet

I am hard at work on my first full length F/M romance, Doe Velvet, to be written under the pen name Aroha Bourke. Here is the cover courtesy of Fiona Jayde.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Blue Murder available on Kindle

Blue Murder -- Emily Veinglory

"Bern is a quiet sort of man: a receptionist at the police station, a registered vampire dependent on government blood, and living in an otherkin ghetto. Kerry is a policeman, and an unregistered werewolf on the ‘down low’. When Kerry is framed for murder and trapped in his wolf-form Bern sees no option but to flee for Canada. But when the lovers are separated governments, paranormal gangs and even Kerry’s own family conspire to keep them apart. Bern needs to get in touch with his inner monster to save Kerry from a fate worse than death and keep them together against all odds." -- available via Kindle

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Blue Murder: New Cover

Speaking if books being re-released, here is the new cover for Blue Murder (previously with the ate Aspen Mountain Press).  I have never really been totally comfortable with this book  I like the characters but the plot meanders a bit.  Still, some people really like it so I am going to put it up on Kindle and see what happens.