ETA: Thanks to those who set me straight on the non-mandatory side of the upgrade. I’ll take refuge in Rick’s excuse here: “I was misinformed.” As for the rest of it, the “download opportunity” still behaves like malware: you… Continue Reading
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The Queen of Traitors, Teaser #1
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You’re a good girl, and you position yourself up against the wall just as I commanded. I crawled up behind and meet you. M... Read more of this blog post »
So, Doctor Who Series 9 is almost in the bag, with broadcast of the first episode scheduled for Saturday...Read more of this blog post »
Since I have been studying and writing a lot about Centering prayer lately, I can’t help but compare it to the prayer of union, which occurs in the fifth mansions. I wrote about the prayer of union back in May, before my blogging break. Let’s look at it again.1. Certitude
As I said last time, t...Read more of this blog post »
I have written quite a few posts recently on pricing your indie books, all of which are stepping stones on the path of me learning itwhile watching the turbulent changes inthe publishing industry and going through bankruptcy and running out of my ghostwriting...Read more of this blog post »
It’s finally out! My short story, ‘Stop the Car’, is now available as a Kindle Single at the low (low) price of just $0.99. I consider it a major accomplishment to get this story accepted on the Kindle Single platform. Oh, and it’s a true story . . . in parts.
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Την προσοχή σας παρακαλώ, εγκαινιάζουμε καινούργια στήλη, με τον ευφάνταστο τίτλο "Τα επαχθή". Καλείστε να γράψετε κείμενο, όχι μεγαλύτερο από 1500 λέξεις, για το ποιο βιβλίο ήταν αυτό που δεν θα προτείνατε ποτέ σε κάποιο συνάνθρωπό σας παρεκτός αν τον μισούσατε σφόδρα. Η στήλη είναι σκέπτομαι κ... Read more of this blog post »
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As you all probably know, the path to getting a book from imagination to publication is not an easy (or short) one. I’ve had the idea for this particular book knocking around in my head for years, but I didn’t feel I was ‘good enough’ to write it. Then I realised that I was...Read more of this blog post »
Niektorí z vás si pri nadpise pomyslíte: "Čo za barbara by si dovolil písať do kníh?" Pred určitou dobou by som si to pomyslela aj ja. Veď predsa už v škole nám žiakom vtĺkali do hláv, že do kníh sa zásadne nepíše a inak to nebolo ani v knižnici, kde ak ste doniesli nazad popísanú knihu, pani kn... Read more of this blog post »
I’ve been tagged by Jeanette O’Hagan at jeanetteohagan.com to participate in a blog tour. Here goes!
1. WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON AT THE MOMENT?
I’ve just finished writing a novella to go with my Verindon Trilogy. It’s set early in Sarah’s days at Enterprise Academy, and although much of it is still...
Summer's already half-way over, which is really hard for me to grasp. I love summer so much -- I live for those hot, sticky days that virtually everyone else loathes. I credit living in central Texas for the appreciation.
With taking a month off of blogging, I had a lot of opportunity to sit down... Read more of this blog post »
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.[image error]Rogue by Julie Kagawa
Series: Talon #2
Published by Harlequin Teen on April 28th 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Young Adul... Read more of this blog post »
Brazil (Universo dos Livros) – DRIVEN (sometime in 201... Read more of this blog post »
An update on our search for stories - plus, we're looking for artist to go with them!
Fiction submissions on hold.
I'm going to pause the search for stories. But only momentarily. We've purchased, or are in the process of purchasing, almost a dozen stories. This will, with editing, etc, tak...Read more of this blog post »
I always enjoy having author Ailsa Abraham to stay. Welcome for another week, Ailsa – we love your magical meanderings.
Near or Far, it’s similar.
I’m very grateful to Jane for inviting me back to follow up on my previous post here. Today I’d like to talk about magic, both in Africa and elsewhere.
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I've no idea why it works, but walking really helps me to dream up stories, or iron out plot issues or character de... Read more of this blog post »
After divorcing the woman he’d been with since he was seventeen, Nick Fuller is starting over. He owns the restaurant of h... Read more of this blog post »
Someone wondered how the misidentification of passive voice started, this was my answer:
My guess... Read more of this blog post »
‘From INSANITY to award winning resilience Author.’
I’ll be at the Starting Gate … ready to reveal startling secrets on how parents of my student bullied, harassed and stalked me,...Read more of this blog post »
Hey Evs and Nevs,
Every time I write you, there seems to be a heat wave happening here in NYC. Today it’s 95-degrees in my unairconditioned apartment (see previous blog posts for an explanation of that quirk), and I’ve just finished lunch after walking my friend Robert to the subway station. Rober...Read more of this blog post »
Wicked Fall is Available NOW
Wicked Fall (Wicked Horse, Book #1) is available now! The first release in the all new Wicked Horse series, Wicked Fall is a standalone.
“You know, Callie…if you ever want anything from me, you never have to be afraid to ask.”
Get Wicked Fall now!
Horror and adolescence go hand in hand for many reasons, which explains why teens tend to thrive on horror films and books more than any other demographic.
Adolescence is a time of great change for kids – a transitional period between childhood and adulthood. No, teens are not young adults unti...Read more of this blog post »
A few weeks ago I decided to put some effort into a Star Wars RPG and not only run it for friends, but podcast it as well. I wanted to use the Fantasy Flight Games Edge of the Empire rules as they were focused on character and narrative over fiddly number crunching.
I also wanted to create a livin...Read more of this blog post »
Sometimes, somebody writes a review that knocks your socks off. Sometimes it’s about a book that YOU wrote.I submitted PERFIDITAS to‘The Review‘ and offered a signed paperback as a giveaway which is the standard procedure. Read what happened…Anna Reviews: Perfiditas by Alison Morton Review by A... Read more of this blog post »
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Mary D’Nellon, Guggi, Gavin Friday / Virgin Prunes
Superb photography by Ursula Steiger
Cover Reveal Title: LUKE (West Bend Saints, #3) Author: Sabrina Paige Genre: New Adult Release: August 2015
Luke Saint F**k being good. I won’t be tamed. There are three things in life I’m damn good at: f**king, jumping out of planes, and chasing forest fires. And definitely not with someon... Read more of this blog post »
I can’t tell you how excited I am!
I have officially joined Crystal Lake Publishing as their newest author. They have agreed to republish my books Nameless: The Darkness Comes, Apocalyptic Montessa and Nuclear Lulu: A Tale of Atomic Love, and Pretty Little Dead Girls: A Novel of Murder and Whim...Read more of this blog post »
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For today’s free copy, tell me the funniest thing you ever witnessed in a worship gathering. I’ll pick a winn...Read more of this blog post »
The pleasurable thing about redrafting is altering the plot, subplots, characters, and locations after you know your ending. It’s become clear to me that some chapters in Novel 10 (WIP) were stagnant in some locations, or the plot dragged without any urgency or reason for standing still. The firs...Read more of this blog post »
When the Supreme Court handed down its decision on Marriage Equality onJune 26, I was stunned into a strange sort of silence. I wandered through the print shop where I work--we were in the thick of things with the normal Friday morning rush--andI soonfound my way outside to the alley, where I ha... Read more of this blog post »
Did you know I have an exclusive bundle sale going on at iBooks? I do! In the Monica Murphy Collection, you can get three fantastic stories for only $4.99 – this is a great deal on some sexy, fun books and I hope you grab them while they’re available for a limited time!
Look at that cover – so sex...Read more of this blog post »
Protection has been released, and with it being my first self-published title, I’m a lot more nervous this time around than when I’ve got books releasing from publishers. Publishers thought my book was good enough to contract, so I’ve got that vilification. When self-publishing no one accepted my...Read more of this blog post »
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