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December 25, 2014

I love a cappella. And a group with a true bass? That's heaven.


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Published on December 25, 2014 00:00

December 22, 2014

I adore Jennifer Crusie's romantic comedies and Manhunting is my all-time favorite. I re-read it regularly because sometimes I just need a guaranteed laugh.







Blurb:

Kate Svenson may be a dynamite businesswoman—but after three failed
engagements, she's decided she's hopeless at romance. What she needs is a
Business Plan to help her find Mr. Right. The Cabins resort is ripe
with eligible bachelors, all rich and ambitious—just her type. But
they're dropping like flies, and after fishing Kate's late...
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Published on December 22, 2014 22:28

December 21, 2014

Harlan Coben is a NYT best selling author and one of my favorites. He's almost as entertaining when he speaks as when he writes.













The second half is available here.



His books are available  here. Including his latest, Found: A Mickey Bolitar Novel, Book 3
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Published on December 21, 2014 00:00 • 1 view

December 18, 2014

[After A Dance With Dragons was completed] I did my sweat. That’s a technique I learned in Hollywood, where my scripts were always too long. “This is too long,” the studio would say. “Trim it by eight pages.” But I hated to lose any good stuff — scenes, dialogue exchanges, bits of action — so instead I would go through the script trimming and tightening line by line and word by word, cutting out the fat and leaving the muscle. I found the process so valuable that I’ve done the same with all m...
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Published on December 18, 2014 01:00 • 3 views

December 15, 2014

Have you ever read a series that's consumed you? Caught at your every free moment to keep reading it. Karen Marie Moning's series has done that to me. This week's teaser is from Dreamfever, the fourth book of the incredible urban fantasy Fever series.



The Blurb:

MacKayla Lane lies naked on the cold stone floor of a church, at the mercy of the erotic Fae master she once swore to kill. Far from home, unable to control her sexual hungers, MacKayla is now fully under the Lord Master’s spell.…In New...
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Published on December 15, 2014 23:17 • 2 views

December 13, 2014

I haven't done an 8 Sentence Sunday in some time, but I'm closing in on finishing the first draft of my WIP Liar, Liar, Tabloid Writer, and I have the cover (at the right. Isn't it pretty?) so I think it's time. This bit is near the beginning of the story. Our heroine, Cleo, is being given the introductory tour by Nigel, her editor, at the tabloid where she is now (unhappily) employed.



   “And this is Jackson Palmaroy.” Nigel’s high-tone British accent made Jackson sound like he was...
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Published on December 13, 2014 23:00 • 1 view

December 11, 2014

I didn’t write with a target audience in mind. What excited me was how much I would enjoy writing about Harry. I never thought about writing for children — children’s books chose me. I think if it is a good book anyone will read it ~ JK Rowling



 Don't you love being able to get calendars of your favorite books? Click on the picture to get this 2015 calendar from Amazon



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Published on December 11, 2014 00:00 • 2 views

December 8, 2014

I love good urban fantasy. The key word there is "good." The vampire stuff that never seems to die (bad pun alert) has worn out it's welcome with me, but something that builds on the fairy realm? Even better when the fairies are kind of evil. Or at least wicked. When that's done well, it will always catch my attention. And Darkfever: Fever Series Book 1 is done so very, very well.



Blurb:

MacKayla Lane’s life is good. She has great friends, a decent job, and a car that breaks down only every oth...
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Published on December 08, 2014 23:00 • 4 views

December 7, 2014

I'm going to depart from my normal writer oriented postings and actually do some product endorsements. If you don't own a cat, or you don't have a cat lover on your Christmas list, you can skip this post. Or just go to the end and watch the video.



I've been a cat person all my life, but the worst part about being owned by a--er, I mean, owning a cat is, of course, the litter box. If only your cat would use the toilet! (I had a cat when I was younger who taught himself to use the toilet, someth...
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Published on December 07, 2014 00:00 • 10 views

December 4, 2014

So okay – there you are in your room with the shade down and the door shut and the plug pulled out of the base of the telephone. You’ve blown up your TV and committed yourself to a thousand words a day, come hell or high water. Now comes the big question: What are you going to write about? And the equally big answer: Anything you damn well want. ~ Stephen King








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Published on December 04, 2014 01:00 • 7 views