Chapter 3 contains a description of a walk in heavy cr... read more »
What was your inspiration for this book?
I have an unhealthy interest in cryptozoology and have studied it extensively, for my own amusement, for years. Not to the extent of going in the field, or though that would be cool, I do fancy myself as an Indiana Jones type, but via books... read more »
“He was sex having with me six, seven times on a one day, whenever he want,” revealed the bosomy, brown-haired 26-year-old.
“It felt like some... read more »
Amazon introduced Amazon Coins last week. Everyone with a Kindle Fire was offered 500 Amazon Coins which equaled $5.00. The coins can be used for apps and games. By using Amazon Coins, Kindle Tablet owners will save 10% automatically on apps and games because you receive a 10% discount when you...read more »
A concise, personal read to share with you eight easy-to-implement strategies to make your book better. No gimmicks, no get rich quick schemes, just the lessons learned by a writer, writing personally to you (i.e. not a textbook or a collection of empty words and promises).
INK transcends all leve... read more »
I'm so thrilled to show off my beautiful new cover, for Beyond the Shadows, coming soon from The Wild Rose Press. Arial Burnz is the cover artist (she also did Affinity)and I'm blown away by how perfectly she has captured the essence of the story. I even had a friend point out to... read more »
Fear The Penguin!
As I’ve discussed previously, among my biggest pet peeves are the predatory practices of vanity press companies like Author Solutions (which is part of the Penguin Group) and its subsidiaries, which take terrible advantage of authors by hoodwinking them into paying outrageous su...read more »
People write for different reasons and, from the very beginning, I've told y'all that I write for you, that it's... read more »
In 1857 – William Francis Channing of Boston, Mass. and Moses Gerrish Farmer, of Salem, Mass. received the first U.S. patent for an “electromagnetic fire alarm telegraph for cities” (No. 17,355).
In 1961 – Venera 1 became the first manmade object to fly-by another planet by passing within 100,000...read more »
Today is National Sea Monkey Day. No, I am not making that up.
I am bummed that I missed Lumpy Rug Day (the 3rd), No Socks Day (the 8th, followed by Lost Sock Memorial Day on the 9th), and Dance Like a Chicken Day (the 14th). Must pay closer attention to holidays.
What are you celebrating this wee...read more »
Natasha and I have finished watching the first season, and I am pleased to report it is one of the few TV series I like. It pretends to be about “two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. in order to spy on the United States.” But it’s actually...read more »
Many of the most important things in my life have occurred on the 18th of the month, which has made 18 my lucky number. Both my kids were born on the 18th, and on this day in May 2005, another of my "kids" was officially born when I wrote the words THE END for the very first time in TREADING WAT... read more »
To wake you up in the morning.
AKA, Jessewave’s response to my email from last night, in which I expressed my anger and disappointment over her refusal to offer a free copy of Flawless because it features a trans* hero…
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Eu sei que faz tempo que eu não escrevo aqui, mas esse vídeo aí é a razão pela qual eu meio que sumi durante um ano! HA!
É o produto de quase oito meses de muito trabalho e é meu projeto final do curso de 3D Animation and Visual Effects da Vancouver Film School.
Eu achei que seria lega...read more »
Signed a contract last week with Decadent Publishing for HEAT WAVE, my next Sleepy Hollow series 1Night Stand story. No release date yet. Maybe late summer or fall. It's the story of Lily and Dagney's sister, Zena, and Max Raines' cousin, Bhyrne. She's a naughty succubus. He's the queen's enforc... read more »
From time to time I get questions about the audio situation overseas, so here we go—all the answers. Like, ridiculously detailed stuff you probably didn’t want to know. But when people ask WHY THIS and WHY THAT and I say IT’S COMPLICATED they’re like BRING IT, SON, so here we go.
When audio rights...read more »
Use of dry-cupping to suck "bad humours" out of a man in San Francisco
Th... read more »
Six of us got together and decided to put together our indie 'firsts' into a collection. With both paranormal romance and romantic suspense, we've got a blend of stori... read more »
This week my snippet comes from Mr Plum, my gentle commuter romance.
Dave star... read more »
A few weeks ago, the Little Man injured his right thumb. It was by no means a serious injury, just one of those things that happens when 4-year-olds play. He didn’t even cry. We noticed that he couldn’t straighten out his thumb afterward. We visited the urgent care, then his pediatrician, who sen...read more »
Since I went to Asia in December, I have made up every excuse in the book to avoid sweating. I would pack a gym bag everyday, carry it to work and then I would cough on a sip of water and think, "Oh God - with this asthma acting up like this it's best that I just sit here and eat some Doritos. I... read more »
The Kindle edition of one of my favorite books on prayer is on sale for just $1.99: Praying Backwards by Bryan Chapell. Christian Focus has several of their Trailblazers series on sale for just $2.99 each. These are biographies targeted at young teens. Helen Roseveare: On His Majesty’s Service,Ge...read more »
The adage might be 'do much of one thing, not many things,' but unfortunately I am firmly in 'multa' mode at the moment and have many small items of news to report.
Item the first: I have finished an iteration of my latest manuscript and sent it to my agent - huzzah! It's under 90000 words, a far...read more »
I'm also giving a copy of A Heat Of The Moment Thing to one commenter, so what are you waiting for? Share this link with all your chick lit loving mate... read more »
Gypsy Witch by Suz deMello The Sacramento Sheriff's Department is no place for airy-fairy wimps, and Ben McCullough is the toughest of the tough. He tells himself he's bedding the luscious Elena Lautari only because she's a babe, not because she's a card-carrying member of the Northern Californi... read more »
I can think of several coaches deserving a noble place in Spanish football history, but Jose Mourinho is not one of them.
Cowardice dictated his red card in the King’s Cup final, his verbal outburst the cheap shot of a bad loser. He had promised more than he could deliver and knew it but rather th...read more »
I mean, this book review is meant to sound intriguing and inviting and I think the writer of the review expects to hook your interest and get you to add it to your Must Check It Out List. But, just, no. The book is THE WOMAN UPSTAIRS by Claire Messud. The review is fascinating, in kind of the sam...read more »
By: Rovio Stars & Nitrome
We're proud to present Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage as one of the very first Rovio Stars! http://icebreaker-game.com
Made by Nitrome, the award winning studio from London UK, Icebreaker combines dynamic ice-slicing mechanics with an of... read more »
While doing the research for Trouble in Store, I realized I needed to learn more about ancient Native American ruins. Any why settle for photos in a book or online when the real thing is near at hand?
I’m always ready to jump at a road trip opportunity, so my daughter and I loaded up the miniva... read more »
Cognitive scientist and philosopher Daniel Dennett is one of America's foremost thinkers. In this extract from his new book, he reveals some of the lessons life has taught him1 USE YOUR MISTAKES
We have all heard the forlorn refrain: "Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time!" This phrase has...read more »
Good things. Happy things. First off, Auntie Heather went to RT (Romantic Times Convention), where she got to hang with a bunch of Minions and author friends and amazing, amazing peeps that my my heart go pitter-pat. Oh! And it was held in Kansas City.
Do you watch Ghost Adventures, Minions? I am...read more »
The other night, I was having dinner with some friends in a fairly decent restaurant and was at the very peak of my form as a wit and raconteur. But just as, with infinite and exquisite tantalizations, I was approaching my punch line, the most incredible thing happened. A waiter appeared from no...read more »
Shaking my editing coma is rough. I seriously didn't realize I'd forgo... read more »