Thursday, June 4, 2009


Jinger needs to develop patience.

If I had displayed patience in following my own schedule I'd have had more news to share in the newsletter I sent out yesterday. But, because I was in such a rush to feel as if I'd accomplished something I sent the newsletter out three days earlier than planned.

So, I'm sitting here lamenting the fact that my DH is still unemployed and making my writing nonexistent when I get an email alert pop into the screen. The subject header is Heaven's Torment. My stomach knotted and pitched, persperation beaded along my brow, my palms itched and sweated. This is it. The big R, I thought to myself. Don't read it now. Read it know right before you load up to leave town....even better! Dont read it until you come back on Monday! Yeah! That's it. You know if it's a rejection you'll be miserable all weekend because you LOVE Heaven's Torment.

The internal debate continued. Voices shouting reasons to read the mail now--reasons to wait until Monday--all the while my hand had a mind of their own. They pulled up the email account and brought the message up on the screen.

Dear JJ (so far, so good)

My heart is pounding. My hands are shaking...


The screams bring my hubby and daughter running--"what's wrong? What's happened?"

"Congratulations! We are happy to offer you a contract for HEAVEN'S TORMENT" I read to them!

DH's response? "Does this mean I can quit looking for a job?"
DD's Response? "So, Are you going to finally start making money?"

Yeah...The support I felt at that moment was enough to raise a single finger...

Now to the rest of the email. I have to rename the book. No worries! I have a slew of ideas for new titles.

Here's the logline and blurb:

What happens when a demon falls for an angel?

Tangela Teshua just recently buried her parents and has given up her city apartment to move back to the country house they left her. However, their deaths and her move are not the biggest changes coming to Tange’s life. Tange learns she is a guardian angel—or at least she will be when she over comes the challenges Satan will put in front of her.

Andras Belial’s father assigned him the task of destroying the newest being on the lighted path. But another battle looms on the horizon for Andras. His inner demon struggles against the strange formation of feelings, of a conscious growing to life. He falters even more when he meets Tange.

Lucifer, infuriated that not only has Andras turned his back on his heritage but he has joined forces with an angel, sends an assassin demon after both Andras and Tange. Can they keep the demons at bay long enough to find happiness?

Ideas for the title are:

Demon’s Dolor*
Double Dealing Demon*
Demon’s Torment
Demon’s Fall*
Double Dealing the Devil
Hell’s Horror
Angel’s Anguish
Demon’s Rush In Where Angels Dare Not Tread

The titles with the asterisks are my top choices. What about you? What do you think?

I'm just SO EXCITED! WOOHOO I have loved this story since it's inception and have been dying for it to happen. Now it has I can't quit happy snoopy dancing!


Well, guess I better boogie. I've got to get back to work.