A short story
Copyright Loretta Livingstone 2014
From the book, Beautiful and other short stories
The old woman nodded in the corner of the room. A ray of sun peeked through the half-open window, illuminating her white hair like a halo. Dust motes danced above her, twisting and turning in a... Read more of this blog post »
He probado ya con el zumo del limón de tus ojos,
también lo intenté macerando
a la memoriosa cebolla
hasta extraerle el lechoso llanto
y lo he mezclado con el vinagre
de tus caderas de manzana.
Probé ungirme con el gel del áloe vera
del modo que en las noches sin tenerte
en el sueño un... Read more of this blog post »
Hope this gets your week started with a smile. ;-) Get My Look… Beauty / Fashion Tutorial
With only 11 whole days (well 10 and a bit) until the release of Brunanburh, I though I'd share another chapter with you all. I'm hoping you'll enjoy. If you haven't preordered it yet, don't worry, I forgive you but please, do it now!!
For those not... Read more of this blog post »
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This book is 100,000 words of sci fi adventure and romance, mu... Read more of this blog post »
They say write what you know, but I prefer to write what I love. And they always say, write the kind of book you would love to read. So, I write crime-thriller fiction.
But as a psychiatrist and novelist, I think there’s more than that when...Read more of this blog post »
For under £1.00/$1.00. #booksales No one is safe as the mad man acts to protect himself and his hunting grounds…viewBook.at/B00BUVICVWRead more of this blog post »
It will be awesome.
Back on Monday!
Lori Anderson creates jewelry and bead kits as well as collaborative mixed media art with her son, Zack. Visit her shops by clicking on the right side bar of this blog (please and thank you!). She is also the creator of the Bead S... Read more of this blog post »
Man, oh, man…is this cover amazing or what?
Here. A snippet. FYI, this is unedited and may change during edits.
The first time Trey Barnes saw her it caught him by surprise.
Not because he knew her.
Not because of anything she did.
But because it had been six years since a woman had caused this kind...Read more of this blog post »
Some things you missed on FB this week… Here’s Frat Boy saying GET UP GET UP GET UP!!!
And here’s a text I got from Alpha Man. While sitting across from him:
And here’s a pic of a future hero except … What do you supposed happened one second later when the water went up his nose?
Well, in any...Read more of this blog post »
Hello my friends!CHUMlaunches this Wednesday October 22nd! Everywhere I go, readers ask me when the next book in the Evertaster series will be finished sothey can read it. Well, good news! If you buy CHUM on Wednesday from Amazon, I will send you the top secret, rough, uncut first couple chapters...Read more of this blog post »
Vi hartagit det tunga beslutet att låta vår underbara Ataris få somna in efter en lång tids sjukdom som behandlats i omgångar men som inte vill bli bättre. Han har i helgen blivit radikalt sämre och i natt spydde han blod och har inte kunnat gå på lådan utan bara spytt. Vi förklarade för Pyret in...Read more of this blog post »
First ten commenters get an ebook copy of Captured Shadows!
Honest review not compulsory but very much appreciated. Let's get this ball rolling :) Read more of this blog post »
Today we're joining the TRACY TAM: SANTA COMMAND book tour by chatting with author Krystalyn Drown. Take a look at Krystalyn's middle grade book and get to know all about the author. And be sure to check out the giveaway!
Hi, Krystalyn! Welcome to We Do Write. Tell us a bit about yourself.
I spen... Read more of this blog post »
Nunca tinha visto, pelo que me deixei estar e fui vendo enquanto revia texto. O título não se refere, felizmente, à revisão, que me tem divertido muito.... Read more of this blog post »
You’re probably tired of hearing me bang on about the Hieroglyph anthology. But one of the reasons I’ve talked about it and promoted it so tirelessly is because I had a great time participating in it. A large part of my enjoyment had to do with the talent, patience, and confidence of my editor, K...Read more of this blog post »
First up: IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS by Cat Winters. This book was super creepy and so awesome. Loved the author's voice and the time period it was in. If you like historical with a touch of paranormal, check this o... Read more of this blog post »
I received my pre-ordered copy of M. Pax's new release, 'The Initiate,' today from Amazon and am looking forward to reading it.I thoroughly enjoyed reading book one, 'The Rifters' of The Rifters Series, and I am sure book two will not disappoint.Don't forget you can still get a free copy of book... Read more of this blog post »
I'm so excited to be part of Apryl's awesome YA/NA Blogfest!
And I'm beyond thrilled that my first ever YA, Eventide, is releasing today! It's the first in my Iron Falls series - think vicious, murdering faeries...and...you know...snogging.
But here's a little bit more about the book.... Read more of this blog post »
El chispazo inicial que hace arrancar la mayoría de lo que escribo suele ser bastante accidental. Fue la idea de hacer una novela a lo Bond en un escenario de fantasía lo que dio origen a El adepto de la Reina. Esa idea fue germinando y, antes de que me diese cuenta, tenía entre manos no solo un...Read more of this blog post »
Most photos featured there come from the "After Dark" series, which are pictures taken between sunset and sunrise. There are also some local and random St. Louis nature pho... Read more of this blog post »
The Time Traveler's Wife:
A cautionary tale of love, mathematics and the innocuous.
(download free ePub here on Goodreads)
Take Risk and Take Care,
TheFreeA... Read more of this blog post »
One of my secret food shames is that I don’t love spicy foods as much as would probably make me cool these days. I’ve got no Thai chile-eating bravado, no Sichuan peppercorn count to throw around, and I never even once in college went to one of those Buffalo wings places where they make you sig... Read more of this blog post »
Good news Fred & Viv fans!!Killer Queen: A Painted Faces Novelis LIVE!This is a 65,000 word novel told in the form of Nicholas's diary entries. It contains scenes that take place before, during and after the events ofPainted Faces. It can also be read as a standalone.
AMAZON U... Read more of this blog post »
When Mara is summoned to the western fringe of the kingdom to see a dead man lying in a boat with no oars, he...Read more of this blog post »
Lenny Lee is turning FIFTEEN! W... Read more of this blog post »
While we're waiting, here's one of my favorite reviews of the first book in the Dark Duetseries via "Miss" on Amazon. MY FIRST REVIEW!!!
CAPTIVE IN THE DARK (BOOK 1):
Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young b... Read more of this blog post »
As a lighting designer, I’m sometimes asked to make things ‘blue’. Here is what ‘blue’ means to me:
Daylight blue – the cheating blue that turns a yellow tungsten lens to the not-quite-white of daylight
Royal blue, rich with imperial ambitions
Congo blue, the darkest I know, which eats up all light... Read more of this blog post »
It’s been years since I was able to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Basically every month is NaNoWriMo for me, so I’m usually already elbow deep in another project. Not this year! I’ll finally be able to participateagain, in the program that got me seriously writing.
Nin...Read more of this blog post »
I promised to report the results of my free run last week with my time travel novel Chameleon in a Mirror.
In one word: mixed.
Altogether I managed to give away over 2000 books, many in places where I’ve never sold anything before. The only Amazon store where CIAM didn’t get any downloads was Mex...Read more of this blog post »
It follows the lives of Larry and Janet as they develop from close family friends to more.
By listening to their hearts they find that they are more alike than they previously knew.
Hope you enjoy
would love your feedback.
Ubiquitous Aspirations: A Note From the Author
The day had finally come for the baby to be born. Greta began experiencing labor pains as Oscar felt uneasy. Greta pleaded with Oscar to relieve her... Read more of this blog post »
It's been amazing and awesome and other "a" words, and now I'm exhausted.
I was cold in the mountains, hot in the desert. I slept on floors, couches and airplanes. I got migraines, got rid of migraines, and then had a lingering suspicion that I was about to get a migraine. I... Read more of this blog post »
She still craved him… The sight of a collar in her boyfriend’s drawer had stunned Sarah. Panicking, she had fled. But no other man has ever been his equal.
Two years ago, the woman he’d hoped to collar and marry disappeared. So Reece McRae is stunned to find his former gir... Read more of this blog post »
“I hereby surrender myself to your captain,” Kate announced after she was helped by two burly deckhands over the bulwark onto the well-lit main deck of the warship.
The shirtless, bearded man on the left was hairy as an ox everywhere except his bald head, and the cold air did nothing to quell his...Read more of this blog post »
by Shayla Eaton (@CuriouserEdit)
Over the years The Book Designer has featured guest articles by authors, designers, marketing pros, and many others in the field of self-publishing. But more than any other people involved in publishing, we’ve featured editors.
The reason for this is that editing...Read more of this blog post »
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