Friday, July 17, 2009

Birth of the Hellbitch


Know how Clark Kent was this mild mannered reporter...glasses and his tie tied nice and tight? And then he'd hear the call of someone in distress and jump into the nearest phone booth and go all super-powery on everyone? I'd like to say that I've been like HIM lately but actually, I've been more like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Good guy/bad guy...er...in my case Good GIRL/Bad Girl.

Normally, I'm the most even keeled person around. Usually cheerful with a positive attitude. Don't know if it's the hot Texas heat or rampaging mood swings from being 'a woman of a certain age'. Probably a little of both. On Monday, I began the week in writing mode. The pages were flowing and the plot was nicely unfolding and then Tuesday hit. I was weepy, depressed, downright sad. Everything that was said hit me wrong and well, I just wanted to be left ALONE.

Well, THAT short-lived episode finally passed and I thought..whooo, I'm back to my old self.

Yesterday, HELLBITCH was born. Um...where did she come from? This was a woman who snapped at everyone, whined, complained, griped and basically wanted to tear the throat from anyone who looked at her. Was this woman in the mirror ME??? Oh Holy Shit! I've never been one who terrorized others with bad or sad moods so I kind of retreated to my little writer's cubby hole and stayed clear of everyone.

I must have needed just a wee bit of solitude because after about three hours of alone time, I felt just fine. Maybe we all need some of that just to decompress. Odd thing though, last night I was talking it out with friends and suddenly a story worked it's way into my head. Aha. Lightbulb moment. Was it the act of just calming down that sent this story bulleting in my direction? Or was is coming down from a rough period of wild mood swings? Who knows. I'm going to go with it.

In Other News: Just got the cover for Ringo's Ride, the third book is my High Plains Shifters series. This will release at Ellora's Cave soon. I'm still waiting on a release date. In the meantime, here's the cover and a little blurb.

Ringo’s Ride
Regina Carlysle

Book 3 in the High Plains Shifters series but may be read as a stand-alone story.

Rayne dreamed of the day Ringo would claim her as his mate changing her into the lycan she is meant to be. One touch from his hands burns her with a flame hot enough to scorch the Texas plains. But the moody lycan has made it clear he doesn’t want her. That’s just too damn bad! The sexy latino lycan belongs to her and she aims to claim him no matter what it takes.

Ringo hides the pain of his tortured past behind a menacing sneer. Learning that Rayne is meant to be his mate is unwelcome news. She deserves better than to be saddled with a man with his checkered past. It isn’t until she is taken from him that he knows she is the only woman who can heal his battered soul.

16 comments:

Anny Cook said...

Welcome, Hellbitch to our little circle! We can always use another one!

Anne Rainey said...

Ringo's Ride sounds wickedly good!

and yeah, I get those days. I think working out has helped me though. If I feel bitchy I go downstairs, turn on Nickelback and take out my frustrations on the weights and the elliptical machine. LOL

Kelley Nyrae said...

I do that too some times. I'll have those days where out of the blue I am hellbitch. Glad you're feeling better and congtats on the
hot cover.

julia barrett said...

Love that blurb - and I think I feel a new graphic novel coming on - Hellbitch! Go for it! My middle child is a born Hellbitch. She could be your model! love, julia

Regina Carlysle said...

Hell yeah. We could form a CLUB. A friend mentioned last night that we should soooo do TEE SHIRTS. snicker.

Regina Carlysle said...

Working out? Um. I should but probably WON'T. That would cause horns to grow from my Hellbitch-y head. A punching bag might be pretty fun though! And of course, I could pound away to Nickelback. Love them

Regina Carlysle said...

I can't imagine you EVER becoming HELLBITCH, Kelley! You are such a sweetheart but I think we all have our tipping point where we just need to rage. You know all the PMS-ing stuff? Just wait till you hit MENOPAUSE. You'll be locking up the weapons...guns, knives, baseball bats. LOL

Regina Carlysle said...

Ha. Julia! What a rockin' idea! Wonder if Hellbitch can be a middle-ager? Maybe it could be a team of Hellbitches of various ages. Teens, Tweens, pms-ers, and middle-agers. I see a SERIES in the making. It could soooo work.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it freaky weird to go from sweetness and light to "I want to kill someone right now" with little to no warning? What a ride!
Tessie Bradford

Taylor Tryst said...

Don't worry, R! Everyone has their days, you know. I do that a lot, actually, and feel pretty bad about it because it's usually my mom that I'm snapping at. Little things make me crazy sometimes, but I always apologize later.

Yes, The HellBitches, I love it!!

Regina Carlysle said...

I know Tessie! So weird how that happens. Fortunately, I don't step into that alternate universe very often but when I DO...wow, watch out. I even scare myself!

Regina Carlysle said...

Yeah. Hellbitches. We're sooo getting tee shirts.

Fran Lee Romance said...

*pant*pant* I do sooo like your new cover. As for the hell-bitch thingy, just roll with it dear...and take great herbal tonics like juniper berries (gin), hops (lager), grapes (lambrusco), as well as other natural remedies. :p

Regina Carlysle said...

Ooooh I love those kinds of natural remedies!

Rebecca Airies said...

Well, it could be the 102 or so heat. I sometimes have days like those.

Love the cover and the blurb!

Regina Carlysle said...

Are you in Texas too, Rebecca??? I swear, we are dying here in west Texas. Very little relief from the heat. Congrats on your new release!!! It looks GREAT.