My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Drowned Phoenician Sailor shouts quality before one even gets to chapter 1. No other writer (to date) has given me Stevie Smith and T.S. Eliot to get me into the right frame of mind; and then that first paragraph: "...the ca... Read more of this blog post »
Today Adiana Ray, author of Rapid Fall, is on my blog with some advice about how to market your book.
Take it away, Adiana!
Not really sure if I am the right person to comment on this as I am still taking baby steps myself. I do believe that marketing is a very, very key element in the success of y...Read more of this blog post »
The issue - the other edge of the sword if you will - is that devotees of both George RR Martin and HP Lovecraft appear to be judgi... Read more of this blog post »
I feel the passion boiling inside. I encompass the misdirection of the peak. I cannot explain the difficulty. I feel what I feel.
I do not see impossible.... Read more of this blog post »
No matter where we go, my husband packs the GoPro. I like to give him a hard time about it sometimes.
Little did I know, Erik has been capturing some of the most extraordinary, most mundane, most beautiful moments of our life over the last year with the little camera that could. He mostly uses it...Read more of this blog post »
I am no GoodReads expert. Millions of readers are on this site talking about books. Over four years ago in 2011, I learned about this site through some email or article or bit of information that came across my computer screen. I registered at GoodReads then for three years I almost never return... Read more of this blog post »
Now with my cover out in the world, I want to give you some background on why I ended up with my lovely cover.
You should all know by now that The Deal was written eight years ago when I was 15 – it was actually a fanfiction for McFly *blush* and I have no idea how the hell I came up with the st...Read more of this blog post »
Μια άγνωστη πτυχή στην ελληνική ιστορία έρχεται να μας μάθει το βιβλίο «Ημερολόγιον της εις Ρωσσίαν εκστρατείας» που βασίζεται σε σημειώσεις και ημερολόγια του ιατρού Νικολάου Σμπαρούνη και που έχει επιμεληθεί η Ιωάννα Παπαθανασίου.
Είν... Read more of this blog post »
Warspite Class Battleship
The completion of the Titan class and declaration that the fleet would be pegged at a ratio of one for two against the Aèllr defence fleet, resulted in a break in battleship production, although design work continued. While this was viewed as wasteful by some co...
[The roads] were harder than before. Steeper. Rockier. Dustier. Rivers wilder. There was an occasional tree now, sometimes wooded areas even, with tall conifers and cottonwoods. . . . The trail here was littered with the bones of oxen and fresher dead beasts—along with...Read more of this blog post »
I want to stress that the following comments are the opinion of one person – me. My advice and suggestions stem from observations I’ve had over the years. Do I know for sure that this can apply to you, or your marriage, or your husband? Of course not. All I can tell you is my point-of-view. Don’... Read more of this blog post »
By now you’ve doubtless heard ofOutlander, Starz’s new entrant in the race for premium channel subscribers. The surprise hit, based on the epic fantasy romance novels by author Diana Gabaldon, isn’t the first series to court a mostly straight female audience;True Blood, adapted from Charlain Harr...Read more of this blog post »
Most writers have a propensity toward one particular element of fiction writing more than others. Some can spew action and dialog effortlessly, others render amazing descriptions which create vivid, memorable mental pictures, while others possess a narrative style as smooth as silk. What comes...Read more of this blog post »
Hoy escribo este post porque llevaba ya un tiempo dándole vueltas en la cabeza a una sospecha, y, al ver el otro día el trailer de Sinsajo Parte I, se ha confirmado.
Desde un tiempo a esta parte, a los productores de cine les aqueja una extraña enfermedad que he dado en llamar “El síndrome de la...Read more of this blog post »
Photo by Lauren Macdonald on Flickr
So, my fifth manuscript is finally with the readers, and from the comments so far it sounds like it’s going great :D
During the couple of weeks my readers have my manuscript, I usually start working on my cover, but also planning out my next book. This is so I’m...Read more of this blog post »
Initially, I wasn’t sure about print on demand. I’m pretty much addicted to my kindle and reading ebooks. I think it’s been over 3 years since I bought a paperback, about the time I bought my kindle. Hmm, coincidence? I love the convenience of getting ebooks online especially since I read so much...Read more of this blog post »
Little girls dream of being wives and mothers. "They write their names in elementary handwritten script using a boy's last name they have a crush on" (p. 49).
Do little boys dream about being husbands and fathers?
Or do they dream about that and more? Do they dream about becoming...Read more of this blog post »
Splintered is a top ten nominee for YALSA 2014!The awesome committee made a cool trailer for each nominee.Above is Splintered's. To see the others, follow this link.
And to vote up your favorite book, go here.
Thanks for supporting these books!
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Camille de Grieux apaixona-se por René Teleny, um pianista com quem estabelece uma relação quase metafísica quando o ouve pela primeira vez num concerto de beneficência. Tenta resistir à paixão que o assola, mas não consegue, e cai nos braços do pianis... Read more of this blog post »
One of the things I see writers get asked all the time at events is, ‘what advice would you give to an aspiring writer?’ It’s a question most writers don’t seem to enjoy answering because, well, everyone works differently don’t they? When The Guardian published an article a few years ago on that...Read more of this blog post »
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I think an erotic writer’s words are akin to fingertips…they can glide across the surface of the reader’s emotions bringing a tingling to the senses or press more insistently into the flesh attracting a rush of blood to the emotion under their influence. Gentle or rough. Subtle or blatant. Ecs...
Many of you know that I am not originally a “writer of history.” I am a published romance writer. As a kid I didn’t much like reading. I think I made it through high school without finishing more than two or three books. And then I read my first romance novel. And I was hooked.
I will admit that,...Read more of this blog post »
Since I started writing my life had become crazy – well crazier than it was before! It’s hard juggling all the balls and it got me thinking about how other authors manage their day and when they fit the actual writing in. So I thought I’d ask!
The first author (and friend) to satisfy my curiosity...Read more of this blog post »
Algo que viví en la feria del libro y que semanas antes no sabía ni que existía, fue el SLAM de poesía oral. Dejo algo de material al respecto que capturé con mi cámara y el celular, a la espera de que salgan los videos oficiales.
Por la tarde hubo un taller de SLAM del que me llevé varios concept...Read more of this blog post »
Cuando Marina y Rafferty aparecieron en mi primer boceto de Noventa días supe que iban a ser importantes, lo supe porque tanto ella como él desprendían una gran capacidad de amar y de ser amados, por eso, y solo por eso llegó James. Nunca es suficiente no es la historia de un trío sexual, ni tamp...Read more of this blog post »
Says the man whose money made him both rich and famous. And does anyone actually understand the end of the quote? It's so badly expressed...
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Welcome back Readers! This week has just flown by, hasn’t it? Speaking of flying by, we’ve got our biker story to cover today by the NYT & USAT bestselling author, Sharon Page, with her fast & flirtatious story, Fast & Mine.
Claire ends up learning more than she bargained for when she...Read more of this blog post »
Available now at All Romance Ebooks, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and many other good ebook retailers.
When Tyler Defoe discovers his best friend has been murdered, he can barely comprehend his loss, so when the investigator sent in the sh... Read more of this blog post »
**Living Dead Girl is on sale. Or, the e-book version is.
**There's also a signed paperback of Living Dead Girl up for grabs on Goodreads. There's a link in teh sidebar!
**Reaper M... Read more of this blog post »
Afgelopen zaterdagochtend ging de wekker om kwart over zes al af, want het was tijd om te vertrekken naar Elfia Arcen! Het is zo’n twee uur rijden vanuit Den Haag, maar gelukkig had ik Zilverspoor collega Latoya als gezelschap. We stonden met de Zilverspoor stand (met al haar gezellige lieve schr...Read more of this blog post »
While updating my Ebook is quick and easy, I have been nervous about the proc... Read more of this blog post »
I was a college freshman on 9/11. The events of that Tuesday morning kicked off the 21st century in the United States of America, and changed my life, as it changed the lives of so many young people of my generation in the USA and beyond.
9/11 started the “War on Terror,” two wars in the middle ea...Read more of this blog post »
Your book isn’t selling. So what is the next step? Check out these guidelines. There are no hard and fast rules and thi... Read more of this blog post »
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