Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece...
You can start a novel a number of ways, but creating a general outline of important scenes works best for me. I try to plan out my characters a lot more than the plot because the characters will build the plot for me, but I try to make sure I have the big details of the story planned out from beg...Read more of this blog post »
“Sugar is toxic and addictive!”
“Sugar turns directly into fat in the liver!”
“Sugar destroys your immune system and warps your brain chemistry!”
“Sugar causes mas...Read more of this blog post »
Tools. Indeed, dear reader, even a writer has tools. Hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, I think the entire tool kit can be brought out into the open when a writer is at work. Of course these devices look a bit different from those:
The actual tools are things like notepad, tiny scraps of pa...Read more of this blog post »
I read an article http://tinyurl.com/lx5nt4g in which the novelist, Kristopher Jansma, explored the issue of finding the proper ending for a novel. He was plagued by the question of leaving the ending ambiguous, or of tying things up in a neat knot—one that would leave the reader “satisfied.”
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Eeeee! This makes me so happy! It’s like the whole cover is dancing! BE! OUR! GUEST!
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✮✬✮ CRAVING ME, DESIRING YOU Official Cover Reveal ✮✬✮
Austin and Amy are back! The Triple M MC’s favorite couple is ready for a new sort of adventure. I’ll give you a hint: something new, something blue, and something…else…
Title: CRAVING ME, DESIRING YOU
Series: ‘Triple M’ MC Series #4
If you’re here, more than likely, you’re addicted. I think the quiz is rigged. I’m much more addicted than this.
You can take the quiz here.
There’s a book tour going on with the release of BREAK FOR ME…you can hit the blogs and get more chances to win. First stop is here.
Just a reminder, i...Read more of this blog post »
Last night I attended a very fun event that is raising money for an indie film that will be shot in my lovely hometown of Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Please take the time to check this out, click on the photo to the left to go to the website and help make this very cool project happen! Read more of this blog post »
Huh. I was sitting on my deck and saw something moving in the woods. I thought it was Frat Boy.
Except … it’s bigger than Frat Boy. And has sharp claws.
But he wasn’t interested in causing trouble. He just wanted to play in the wood rounds in our yard, the ones we’re going to chop for nxt winter...Read more of this blog post »
Early release for Starting Point is just two days away. So in light of Matt and Kira’s story coming to a close, I thought I’d share the character pics I’ve had for these people since day one.
Each person in Matt’s life has helped shape him into the man he is. Each character has p...Read more of this blog post »
Yep, pwtc H16-H19 dewan tun hussein onn bermula esok.
In honor of William Shakespeare's birthday, thrillerkitten Jameson declaims for you.
But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks?
It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.
Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon,
Who is already sick and pale with grief,
That thou her maid art far more fair than...
Carol Deppe puts her advice on garden resiliency
to work by growing different staples to feed herself at different times
of the year. Corn and dried beans fill her belly in the spring;
she eats fruit all summer; potatoes, winter squash, and fruit feed her
in the fall; and potatoes and winter
I’m not sure what it was about this Easter weekend, but my books got a lot of love, and I wanted to say thank you. It was also interesting to get them from different places: through artwork, through a note in my contact form, on my Facebook author page, in person, and through an anonymous ask box...Read more of this blog post »
“Your children are so well behaved at church!”
Well, they’re sneaky about their church misbehavior, I’ll grant you that.
“Julianna’s doing so well!”
S...Read more of this blog post »
If you are looking for some free reads, check out the below link:
Reading and Writing Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, and Romance: Kindle & Nook Freebies #78.
Did you find anything that you liked?
I was on the fence about it, but I ultimatelypicked up Barely Alive (a zombie romance) (Barely Alive S...Read more of this blog post »
Through Christ, God has brought us near. Because of what Jesus has done for each of us on the cross, we don’t have to reach out to find God, because He has reached out to us. And as believers, He has placed His glory within us. To open our 2014 Easter worship experiences, our Production, Worship...Read more of this blog post »
Tears of Endurance and Whispers from Heaven is now available in one BOX SET…
A secret can tear you
apart … or bind you forever.
For Arianna Ferria, a satisfying and challenging life as an art gallery owner takes
an unexpected turn into burning romance when she falls for the handsome and
No, really. I’m not just making stuff up.
I’m a Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence finalist in two categories, and naturally, I’m stoked!
My Lyrical Press book Calculated Exposure (September 2013) is a finalist in the spicy/erotic category.
And in the paranormal romance category, this litt...Read more of this blog post »
Drayden watched the raven-haired actor watching his coffee, then answered, “It was proven to me that you’re honest and, in spite of any past comments I may have made, nothing at all like the elevated citizens I am used to dealing with.”Elarien’s brow furrowed to suggest confusion. He did not loo... Read more of this blog post »
Terry Pratchett’s Mort
To be performed at the William Penney Theatre
in Tadley on the Hampshire/Berkshire border
Showing between 6th and 10th May
Death comes to us all. When it came to Mort, he offered him a job.
But when Mort is left in charge for an evening, he allows h...Read more of this blog post »
I'm working on a new series starring Dominic's niece, Nicole. Nicole is all grown up,on summer break after college and staying at Dominic's apartment in Monaco.... Read more of this blog post »
And art inspired by 50 Shades of Grey.
I must say that there is a certain darkness to the work that makes me love it so much! Additionally, and I'm no art academ... Read more of this blog post »
Frank Knox is an operative of Rutherford Risk. He is also an art expert. His company deals in government contracts and information. It was shaped in the image what the first director of the CIA did with that organization.
Knox is sent to Istanbul to make contact with a man he's deal... Read more of this blog post »
I want all the historical novelists in the world to go get a sticky note. Now get a pen. Now write this on the sticky note backwards, in mirror-language:
First person perspective does not automatically grace my wri... Read more of this blog post »
In our last article, 5 Things You Should Know about Working with Beta Readers, we discussed how you can work with beta readers to enhance the self-editing process. Self-editing, or revision, as we call it, is the furthest you can take your manuscript on...Read more of this blog post »
Hello Reader Friends and New Subscribers! Today I’ll give you a sneak preview inside my upcoming action/adventure novel, Arabian Variable! Our goal is to have it out the first weekend of May 2014, so be watching for the news on the Arabian Variable book page, or our Novel News page!
COIL Connectio... Read more of this blog post »