So first off, I’m sorry! Life has been crazy and stressful. But since I should be on winter break next week, I will have more time to actually work on some posts for y’all.
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You know I love books by now… Everyone knows I love books. They are my calling. My soul-mate. My one true love. I honestly do not know what I would do without books and the incredible stories and lessons then hold within them. I’ve loved books ever since I... Read more of this blog post »
It could very well be that the last thing the world needs is another how-to blog on writing.
Then again, despite all of the courses, structural models, writers-on-writing, and “Here’s the Secret to crafting the perfect story!” proclamations a... Read more of this blog post »
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Saying that it’s all on men to change their behavior may signal progressive virtue online, but it will do little to diminish real-life grief. The realities of sexual exchange will not disappear and cannot be eviscerated by fiat or reformed by speech rules. And e...
[image error]Gone are the days of the mustache-twirling bad guys, the pious knights in shining armor, helpless damsels in distress, and evil witches. These stock characters are fun when we’re developing our sense of story, but they should soon serve one purpose: modelling what a flat, undeveloped...Read more of this blog post »
The other day, I got into a little spat with a couple people in a Facebook writer’s group. Someone announced that they had just published their book. There were a lot of congratulations, but there was one woman who felt the need to edit this person’s post. Yes, there was a typo in it. But it was...Read more of this blog post »
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, and a wonderful 2018.
Thank you for your support and kind comments throughout the past year.
I shall be taking an extended rest, and enjoying some good company, great food and more than a few lovely books…
I will return to reading, commenting and post...Read more of this blog post »
He is in his Master’s program and is president of his fraternity; a total playboy.
She’s a do-gooder and is in charge of a toy drive for kids.
His fraternity gets in trouble and has to do community service so he has to get involved with the toy drive.
Lucky for him, the ki...Read more of this blog post »
Agrāk vai vēlāk tam bija jānotiek. Slavenā zinātniskās fantastikas romāna „Marsietis” autors Endijs Vīrs ir izdevis vēl vienu grāmatu, kura nupat saņēma Goodreads gada balvu savā kategorijā, kas savukārt izraisīja diezgan dalītas emocijas, jo „Artemis”… nav sevišķi laba. Neteiksim,...Read more of this blog post »
Whoever read Underwater, there had been a dog in the story called Ace. He was a German shepherd and the heroine's best friend. Writing about him... he became my dream dog. I had no doubt that one day soon, I was going to get one. Fast forward a fe... Read more of this blog post »
If you missed my review of book one of this series then you can catch up by following this link…Pack Ebon Red.Description
The hunters have become the hunted.
The monsters have become the prey.
The blood of werewolves runs with the fierce, wild magic of the earth. For millennia, that’s what’s kep...Read more of this blog post »
Welcome to day five of my Cover Reveal Countdown and Giveaway!
We're one day closer to the big reveal and getting to draw—technically use a random number generator—the winners.
The character today had to duke it out with someone else to be included in our countdown. But, in the end, he was triumpha...Read more of this blog post »
I’m happy to report that Modified Volume 3 is now at several fine retailers online. If you haven’t already heard, Modified is my more adult paranormal series, filled with geeky characters, super powers, profanity and sexy situations. Each volume consists of 30-40 pages, and this series has been...Read more of this blog post »
Yup. It’s true.
I completely deleted my email list by accident.
A few months ago, Mailchimp did a bunch of changes to their system. The removed the automatic double opt-in. I ignored this little detail thinking it was no big deal.
Then earlier this week the bots hit. I had nearly 250 bot sign-ups...Read more of this blog post »
Glenn Tabor III is a sound engineer, music producer, and the founder of Gat3 Records, a studio that has existed for over 20 years. He has produced music across many genres and is the recipient of two Grammy Awards. He has worked with many artists across the globe and garnered much experience whic...Read more of this blog post »
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NEW REVIEW: Cuphead | Xbox One/PC
by Pawl Schwartz
Cuphead is the story of a 1930s style cartoon that is Mickey Mouse from the neck down, and a tea cup from the neck up. As Cuphead, you and your pal Mugman hit up the casinos one night and get caught up in a simple game of dice with Satan...
—No puedo con todo a la vez.
—Nadie te lo está pidiendo.
Ella lo miró con labios apretados y ojos acusadores.
—¿No tienes acaso una pantalla sobre mi nariz para preguntarme por un mail mientras estoy al teléfono para pedirte turno con el médico y a la vez pongo agua a calentar para tu... Read more of this blog post »
It’s been awhile since I posted here. I apologize for that. It’s been a busy year for me and I’m hoping to have more time in 2018 to post here. I do maintain an active private personal blog on Dreamwidth/LJ so that makes it harder to juggle social media outlets. Plus having a 1 year old doesn’t a...Read more of this blog post »
Muslimah Bloggers is having their first Online Muslimah Bloggers Summit in 2018 and if you are a blogger who wants to learn more from experienced bloggers then you ought to register for this event. You can even join if you are planning to start a blog.
Muslimah...Read more of this blog post »
First off, to everyone’s who has asked, the fires are pretty far away from me and I’m safe…
However, one of the main problems SoCal wild fires bring is poor air quality (well and destruction but the air right now is a key point) because combined with the ash / soot in the region, it’s also bone dr...Read more of this blog post »
Below is the cover for my upcoming book “The Magician’s Secret”, the third book in my Ghost Oracle series. The book will be released in ebook and in print format the beginning of January.
At a stage magic show, sixteen-year-old psychic medium Nick Michelson notices a frightening knife-wi...Read more of this blog post »
It’s finally here! A very special Zoe Donovan Christmas Mystery published today.
A sneak peek is provided below.
Friday, December 15
I wasn’t sure exactly when the fog had rolled in, but I was having the darnedest time trying to figure out where I was and w...Read more of this blog post »
Eleven authors. Eleven Novellas. This is one thick . . . book.
Christmas just became a whole lot merrier…
TEAM PLAYER, A Christmas Anthology featuring titles by LJ Shen, Kennedy Ryan, Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, Emma Scott, Charleigh Rose, Ella Fox, Sara Ney, Meghan Quinn, Kate Stewart and Rochell... Read more of this blog post »
I’d like to welcome Roe Horvat to my blog today with the low down on his new release, A Love Song for the Sad Man in the White Coat.
Simon had always expected love to feel different than this. Whether it was his Catholic upbringing or the poetry he’d read—Simon had thought tha...Read more of this blog post »
There’s perhaps nothing cozier and more likely to get you into the holiday spirit than to curl up beside the Christmas tree, nestle under a blanket with a mug of something warm to drink and dive into the pages of a beloved book. Sure, this is a busy and chaotic time and we very well may not have...Read more of this blog post »
‘Tis the season for reflecting on my annual reading. This year I’ve felt like I’m doing a couple of self-led courses of study (Midlife and empty nest! Story structure! Racial justice!) as well as simply reading for pleasure. I did a poorer job of tracking my reading this year: usually I keep a ru...Read more of this blog post »
I often say that my story is not unique. It is the story of many girls. So I made it my mission this year to travel around the world to meet girls and hear their stories directly.
I heard from a student in Mosul, who risked her life to save books from a library destroyed by ISIS.
I heard from a gir...Read more of this blog post »
Love happens when you least expect it…
Emily Atkinson stopped believing in fairy tales a long time ago! She’s fed up of dating frogs in order to track d... Read more of this blog post »
When I meet people, and they buy my books in person, I charge them the price that’s on my site, which is $22-25 for novels (that includes the higher-quality printed book plus the kiss and the time to kiss, and the personalized message).
Recently a few lovely ladies whom I...Read more of this blog post »
Now that we’re starting to get some December-ish weather here in Colorado after an unseasonably warm fall, I’m in the Christmas mood! Which means I want to give four lucky entrants an Advance Reader Copy of my upcoming book, The Saturday Night Supper Club.
For those of you who aren’t familiar w...Read more of this blog post »
I wanted to do something special this Christmas, so I’m giving away some signed copies of my books! Here are the rules:
For newsletter subscribers only.
This contest is international! Yes, I will mail books overseas!
There are four prizes available: signed hardcovers of my three published books, and... Read more of this blog post »
Wow. It’s hard to believe that an entire year of blogging is almost complete! This is week 50. Just 2 more to go.
Now, since this is a writing blog for romance writers ( mainly) you might think that my biggest accomplishment is something…literary. Maybe it’s the fact that I got a p...Read more of this blog post »
Amy and I love to read. For a number of years, I’ve recorded everything I read on Goodreads. When I write a blog post reviewing a book, I usually (but not consistently …) repost it on Goodreads and occasionally remember to post it on Amazon. Regardless, the definitive log of what I’ve read is on...Read more of this blog post »
Det har varit en vecka fylld av ord, mycket har blivit skrivit. Men det har också varit en omväxlande vecka, med sol, regn, snö och blåst. Ingen risk att man blir uttråkad.
Den här veckan har jag flyttat upp till min skrivarlya. Kiara har blivit så stor att hon klarar att va... Read more of this blog post »
I haven’t been able to read – especially print – as much as I like. When I’m not writing Wolf’s Search or proofing the final stages of Asphodel, I’m writing Christmas cards, wrapping presents, and fantasizing about baking cookies. (Maybe this weekend…)
The Desert Willow Outside My...Read more of this blog post »
Sage Primrose dreams of the day she meets the man who will sweep her off her feet. She didn’t expect him to abduct her while she wore nothing but a towel. Why did bad men have to look oh, so good?
Feral Kincaid will d...Read more of this blog post »
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Ah! One of my favorite lists. Not a long one, to be sure, but beloved. As I’m sure you’ve heard me say far too many times, in the history of children’s librarianship there was once a plethora of folktales and fairytales published every single year. Some of them were great, some them were huge...Read more of this blog post »
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