Four years ago today I got laid off from my job @sixapart. What have I been up to since then? Well, I decided to take some time off, and it turned into four years. To me, that feels like a significant, and resonant, span of time.
Four years is a fundamental unit of human civilization; the length...Read more of this blog post »
EPIC LOVE is here! Plus there’s a release day contest you can enter (link at the bottom of this post)!
8 Bestselling Authors, 8 Bestselling Romance Novels, 1 Amazing Price
Eight novels of hot, sweet, sexy, and true love in one limited edition boxed set, brought to you by eight of today’s hottest...Read more of this blog post »
Join your favorite YA and NA authors as we celebrate being Irish for a day and play on Pinterest. There will be over 45 e-book giveaways!
You can join the Facebook partyHERE!
You won't want to miss it!
Lila Felix A. W. ExleyMelissa Pearl Jessica Gibson Cindy M. HoganSarah A... Read more of this blog post »
To be human is to have regrets, to question decisions, even to doubt our own abilities and capacities. Whether it’s because of a path not taken or a decision made for selfish or – perhaps worse – unselfish reasons, we all have had moments and decisions we regret. We might regret not recognizing... Read more of this blog post »
Barnes & Noble:
I will post once it's up
Thanks so much everybody!
XoXo, Emily! Read more of this blog post »
In other news, Triton is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time! If you haven’t managed to grab a copy of it, now’s a... Read more of this blog post »
I really have to wonder, why does ‘unsend’ even exist? Granted, it would be a really useful function. I can’t count how many times I’ve sent an email, immediately realized there was something majorly or minorly wrong before the percipient gets it, and wanted to call it back. I’ve even tried to us...Read more of this blog post »
One of the benefits of being a published writer is knowing other (very cool) published authors as well and hearing about their projects when they are in their infantile stages.
So it brings me unmeasurable joy to see a friend’s idea go from just a thought to actual words to a printed project.
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Isn't it almost scary how time gets away from us? It was two years ago, in March of 2012, that CrossBooks Publishing accepted my first historical-fiction novel entitled To Birmingham Castle. I'll never forget how excited I was to learn they had accepted me and that my devoted... Read more of this blog post »
Ten-year-old Danika Samms was going to be a dancer. She was even going to be on TV for a big national contest. Until a serial killer put an end to her dreams. Now her ghost has come to Thulu and La Fi to save her dog from the killer. La Fi is a medium and Thulu is a finder and together they fin... Read more of this blog post »
I amused myself to no end on my drive to work this morning brainstorming shirt ideas for my new company, Inspirational and Declarative Gym Shirts that you should Probably never Wear outside of the House. Favorites
- ONE TIME I HELD A PLANK FOR ALMOST TWO MINUTES
- ARE YOU MY HUSBAND?
- TO CALL WHA...Read more of this blog post »
If you’re a big reader, you’ve probably noticed that most genres have a formula that nearly every author stays within. For romance, it’s boy meets girl (or girl meets boy), they’re attracted, they have issues, they resolve the issues, they live happily ever after. For a cozy mystery, it’s person...Read more of this blog post »
And awesome news-The Rancher’s Second Chance has an intro price of only .99c! I’m not sure how long that price point...Read more of this blog post »
Of all the advice I can give aspiring authors, this is probably the only original bit I've got. Everything else is just me passing on tips I received, but this one... it's purely my own conclusion:
Audiobooks are a dynamite way to improve your writing.
Here's five reasons why:Unlike reading... Read more of this blog post »
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All Sam ever wanted was to be free of her mother. With a happy home and Nick at her side, life should be great. But life has never been that simple. With the werewolves angry, the deal with the seasonals broken, and her mother on the run with the orb, Sam is more lost than ever. This would be...
“You said you wanted to play.”
“I did. I do. But I also expected you to keep your promises.”
He lifted a brow. “I see. And what promise have I broken?”
“In the corridor. You said you were going to strip me naked.” Desire cut across his face, and took a step toward him, emboldened by victory. “You sa...Read more of this blog post »
Here is a little bit about Laura:
Laura Brown lives in Massachu... Read more of this blog post »
Dear authors & others who contact me (and other reviewers) for reviews:
Please be aware that, though we are not genre professionals (most of us running these websites out of love, passion, and an insane hobby that consumes much of our time), your email, and how you word it, matters.
No, I’m no...Read more of this blog post »
Goal Status: Still drafting the WIP, and working on the outline for my next one. In the past week, I've written 9000 words, bringing the total up to 50K.
I also wrote the first 2000 words of my next WIP already, because I was trying to figure out the voice and whether it would work better in first... Read more of this blog post »
1.You delegate tasks
2.You take a nap
3.You designate times to handle your emails
4.You prepare a to-do list for the next day
Vote on the poll now: http://ow.ly/urRha Read more of this blog post »
“Break a Leg.” It refers to what the well-wishers tell people in show business before a performance. “Hey, break a leg,” is kind of a good luck message to actors, a group of people who tend to be quite superstitious!
But in actuality, nobody ever asks for a broken leg, do they?
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book collects Amazing Spider-man issues 66-89 Annual #5.
Issues 66 and 67 feature a battle with Mysterio that's basically just a typical Mysterio story.
Amazing Spider-man Annual #5 begins in medias res with Spider-man... Read more of this blog post »
Totally forgot on Friday to point you at a fun review--I like this one at Open Book Society.
And then TODAY, I am doing a guest post at Debbie's Book Bag Blog with a giveaway, and a more personal, significantly sillier post at Princess of Procrastination about Cats and Cozies.
And... Read more of this blog post »
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Promise of Shadows
plus a copy of Vengeance Bound
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Zephyr Mourning has never been very good at being a Harpy. She’d rather watch reality TV than learn forty-seven ways to... Read more of this blog post »
Time seems to stand still.
Eternities passed before the next -
piece of news filtered
in, which didn't say much either. When
will daddy come home?
The children ask, not knowing the pain,
the anguish it brings
in its innocence. Wait and hope, wait-
and pray, wait and wait
For the m... Read more of this blog post »
Our Father, who fills the whole universe
And is as near as the air we breathe,
May your name b... Read more of this blog post »
Oh, no. I mean, yes. Well…you’ll see.
It’s DABWAHA time again!! Do you remember this last year? That’s the Dear Author Bitchery Writing Award for Hellagood Authors, basically an online sporting competition for books, in which readers vote, alliances are made and crumble, occasional death threats a...Read more of this blog post »
August 22, 2013
Tacoma Library ro speak with Pierce County librarians about HE’S GONE.
Oh dear, I thought this morning upon reading “Is the Wolf a Real American Hero?,” an op-ed piece in the New York Times by Arthur Middleton, a post-doctoral student. This is going to make lots of people hopping mad, and for no good reason. It comes on the heels of another challenge to the trophic...Read more of this blog post »
To celebrate the release of Black Box, I’m giving away a Kindle Fire HDX and ten Black Box Spoiler Alert posters. This giveaway is open internationally. Good luck!
Get it at Amazon
Black Box Excerpt
I successf...Read more of this blog post »
Shiovra has been named High Priestess of the village Tara, but she quickly finds herself hunted by the Milidh, a clan born of war and vengeance. With the safety of Tara at stake, it is decided that she is to seek aid from her betrothed, one she considers the enemy.
At her side is Odhrán, a Mili...Read more of this blog post »
1. Novel writing is a fun and exciting way to spend a few years of your life. It will in no way make you feel like ripping out your own hair or clawing off your own face.
2. It's a good excuse to drink as much coffee as you want.
3. In your novel, the people will mostly do... Read more of this blog post »
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Chesca and the Spirit of Grace
In the run up to St Patrick's day if anyone is looking for a great read for children aged 8-12 I am having a sale on the kindle version of Chesca and the Spirit of Grace. set in Ireland, great reviews... Read more of this blog post »
And in such fine company--with Sackett Street instructors Catherine Lacey and Emma Straub, and novelists Rachel Cantor and Emily Gould.
http://www.bkmag.c... Read more of this blog post »
Alright my peeps, listen up because we have some new ground rules going into place. Now don't worry, there's not test or toll, its really just here to keep me in line.
I started a new job and with the new job came a kickbutt new schedule. Sure waking up and rolling out of bed at 5am (okay 5:05am)...Read more of this blog post »
Basically, there are three parts to this contest -- Each book must be reviewed highly by professional reviewers and nominated (which my book alrea... Read more of this blog post »
I'm giving Bedtime Tales of Horror: Primal Hunger away for free for Kindle for the next 5 days beginning tomorrow.
If you enjoy horror and short stories, be sure to check it out!
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I’ve been fascinated by the moon and the heavens in general ever since I was in grade school. I can still recall how excited I was when in second grade we learned the names of the planets and I was able to recite them in order. At six years old (I started school early) I was apt to share this lit...Read more of this blog post »
And it's cover reveal day, SQUEE!!! Here they are. Fix You, books 1, 2 and 3, Bash and Olivia's story. Covers by the FABULOUS Dee Tenorio of Laideebug Digital! I'm. In. LOVE. Can't wait for you guys to meet the McDaniels brothers. Book 1 ARC's for review... Read more of this blog post »