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To Dream, Perchance to Live Excerpt


To Dream, Perchance to Live came out on Monday, so I thought I'd share an excerpt here.

Wyatt Mettler is a Dreamer. While asleep, he can insert himself into people's dreams and manipulate them, watch their fantasies, steal their secrets, and change their minds—all without their knowledge. For eleven years he's been Lumoinnovations’ secret weapon, illegally enslaved, all in the name of the bottom line. But when an assignment goes awry and results in the death of the subject, Wyatt’s handlers leave him for dead.

When Aidan Donecoff stumbles across Wyatt’s unconscious body in an alley, he is struggling to get over a failed relationship and has almost given up hope of forging a true Bond with anyone. He has known Dreamers in the past, but none like Wyatt. When Wyatt truly wakes up for the first time since he was a child, it is Aidan who helps him find his way in the world. They grow close as Wyatt gains confidence, and life is good… until Wyatt’s handlers discover he is still alive and decide they want him back.

This takes place right after Wyatt and Aidan have Bonded psychically. They just had some frantic sex and have moved into the other bedroom so they can sleep and change the sheets in the morning. This excerpt is not safe for work.


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ROW80, Yaoi Con Report, and a Giveaway!

Hello again!

I'm back safely from Yaoi Con, though I'm not sure I'm recovered yet. Then again, I'm not sure I ever fully recover from these things.

First things first, though. Or close to first, anyway. ROW80. I didn't get much writing done since the last post because I was traveling. I got a little bit of writing done on All Corked Up 1, and a fair amount of plotting, though, so it wasn't a complete loss. I'm going to sit down tonight or tomorrow and get more done too. I need to be in the habit of writing again for NaNoWriMo in November. I am going to get these books written.

Yaoi Con was pretty amazing. I sold all of my books by Saturday afternoon, which was awesome, but not, as it meant I had nothing to sell on Sunday. Well, nothing of mine, anyway. I happily sold the other Dreamspinner books, and we had a great convention—we sold 234 of the 284 books sent.

Outside of the con was a great time too. I really enjoyed bonding with Mary Calmes and Amy Lane, and getting to know the other authors who came. Everyone who wasn't there missed out on an amazing time and meeting some great people. The Dreamspinner authors were fabulous, I enjoyed seeing the Less than Three people again, and I'm already looking forward to next year.

Plus! I got adorable Hawkeye buttons, one for arieltachna and one for me. :D (Priorities, right?)

And last but not least, my new book comes out on Monday, October 22. :D There's a GoodReads giveaway posted (see below). And watch this space for upcoming giveaways too.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

To Dream, Perchance To Live by Nessa L. Warin

To Dream, Perchance To Live

by Nessa L. Warin

Giveaway ends November 17, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Click here to see the other ROW80 blog posts.

ROW80 Check in and Yaoi Con

Well, it's been a busy couple of days in real life, so not a lot of writing got done, but I did get some words on Dance Off. Last night, arieltachna and I almost finished chapter 4, and we have a solid plan for chapter 5, which we hope to get some written on tonight. So, while not as productive as I would have liked (I'd hoped to to start All Corked Up), it wasn't a complete loss either.

Plus, I do have a (sort-of) excuse. I know, I'm supposed to write, not make excuses, but I'm going to Yaoi Con this weekend to sell books, so getting ready for that is part of promoting my writing. That said, I'm going to be at Yaoi Con this weekend. I leave tomorrow immediately after my day job, and I'm not back until Monday, so I may very well miss Sunday's check in for ROW80.

However, if anyone is going to be at Yaoi Con, stop by the Dreamspinner Press booth and say hi! I'll be there most of the time, and I'd love to meet people. Now, though, it's time to pack. *scrambles*

Click here to see the other blogs participating.
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A Round of Words in 80 Days - Declaration & Check In

I'm a little late to the game (the round officially started on October 1), but since I want to write more and blog more, I'm jumping in.

So, here's the writing I would like to do over the next 73 days:
  • Write the initial draft of the first All Corked Up book.
  • Write my half of the initial draft of Dance Off, the book I'm co-writing with arieltachna.
  • Win NaNoWriMo (as a NaNo Rebel).
The first two goals will be part of NaNoWriMo, hence participating as a NaNo Rebel rather than the official rules of starting a new novel on November 1. Not only do I not want to wait to start the first All Corked Up novel, but I need something to write between now and November 1. Ariel and I won't waste the Dance Off inspiration that comes with watching Dancing with the Stars, but writing that requires us to coordinate our schedules.

That means I get to start All Corked Up. Tomorrow.

But first, sleep. And working the Evil Day Job.

Here's the Linky List to see who else is participating!

Birthday Book Giveaway!

Today (October 1) is my birthday!

To celebrate, I'm giving away one copy of any ebook on my backlist (individual titles only).

To enter, leave a comment on this entry. (On LiveJournal, please.) I'll draw a winner on Tuesday, October 2.
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Bon Voyage! (Almost)

Tomorrow, after I work most of the day at my day job, I'm heading to the airport to New York City.

Dreamspinner is having a writer's workshop there on Friday, and then on Saturday, I'll be working at the Rainbow Book Fair from 3:30 to 5:30. Mostly, I'll be at the Dreamspinner Press tables, though I also hope to get a little shopping done myself.

I need more books. Really.

It should be a great time. I'm looking forward to meeting my fellow authors and seeing what everyone has to offer and maybe even meeting some fans. Stop on by if you're in the area and say hi!
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Update to Boosting Morale on the USS Abraham Lincoln

In case you missed it, my brother is currently deployed on the USS Abraham Lincoln and they have just had their cruise extended for a second time. I'm collecting money and giving out names to send some of the sailors packages as they aren't very happy at the moment.

So far, I've collected $88 and sent addresses of three sailors out, which is awesome. I still have 13 names, and I'm going to use the money I've gotten and anything else I get to make sure each of them gets a package too. Currently, the plan is to buy a box or two of Girl Scout cookies (which also supports transgender rights) and some condiments to send to each of them.

If you'd still like to help, I'll be collecting through March 9, which is my next payday, and sending stuff out that weekend. You can go here to donate or request a name. Feel free to signal boost if you're so inclined.

Thanks again to everyone who has helped. More news soon, I promise.
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Boost Morale on the USS Abraham Lincoln

For those of you who don't know, my brother is in the US Navy and is currenlty in month three of what was supposed to be a five month cruise on the USS Abraham Lincoln. However, this week, they found out that it was extended a second time, and what was supposed to be a five month cruise is now over nine months, and it might go longer as they're in a war zone right now. Unlike soldiers on the ground, they don't get days off or leisure unless they're in a port, so they're working seven days a week while they're at sea.

The sailors are not very happy about it.

In order to help cheer them up, I've gotten names and addresses from my brother, and I'm arranging packages to be sent to them. Personally, I'm sending Girl Scout Cookies (since that comes with the added bonus of supporting trangender rights), condiments (because the food is apparently very bland on board and they really appreciate things like that), and whatever else I can come up with.

However, I can't do it all on my own, so I'm looking for a little help. I'm offering two options.

Option 1:

Click the donate button below and give whatever you're able. I'll use the money to purchase Girl Scout Cookies, condiments, etc. and to pay for postage to send it to sailors on the Lincoln. Any donation amount is appreciated, even if it's just a dollar or two, and I'll post updates here as to what I send.

Option 2:

If you'd rather send stuff yourself, leave a comment here or send an email to nessa.l.warin (at) gmail (dot) com, and I'll send you the name and address of one of the sailors on the USS Abraham Lincoln. The only thing I ask is that, if you choose this option, you be sure to send something—whatever you want to send—as I'll be removing the name from my list of people to send to.

Either way, I and the sailors on the Lincoln appreciate anything I can do.
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