All up in that romance

I decided to write some romance, some hot, steamy, contemporary romance. Mmm. I finished the first book–all 80k words of it–and it’s now at the proofer! I wrote the second book’s outline during the ‘let it sit’ phase of the first book, and it’s a beast: 9,500 words… Today, I’m beginning the sequel. I told my pals in the local chapter of the Romance Writers of America that I’m going to write 9,500 additional words this week, and I’ve got 5 full days to make it happen. I’d like to have this book written by the end of September, edited…

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A Year of Renovations

In 2017, I published the first 5 books in the Infinite Vampire series. I did it, but it was a brutal amount of work and it nearly killed me! After the last book was published, I took a short break and finally found a house we wanted. We bought it in Nov. ’17. A year has passed, and I’ve done very little writing. I’ve done a lot of legal work on the Infinite Vampire brand, ran promotions, fixed all known typos and tweaked the book covers, and I worked on setting up the audiobooks, but I didn’t publish anything new.…

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Trademarks and lawyers

A while ago, I started the process of registering Trademarks for the Infinite Vampire series. I’ve registered word-mark trademarks in the past, but for this book series, I registered 3 trademarks: Infinite Vampire (word-mark) (The Infinite Vampire Logo) (image-mark) M. Lorrox (word-mark) The first two are like any other series trademark, Jurassic Park, for example. But the third trademark requires some explanation. You see,if you search “Stephen King” on Amazon.com, you find many books by the famous author, but you’ll also find many other books by other authors writing under the name “Stephen King.” If you click on one of…

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