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Sales Blitz: Worst Case by Beck Anderson


Worst Case by Beck Anderson Genre: Young Adult Romance Cover Designer: Caroline Tse Release Date: January 16, 2018 Will she risk the fall and take a leap of faith? Vivi Lewis just wants to stay in one place for more than a minute. It’s April of her senior year, for crying out loud, and here she is again, packed into a beat-up white Toyota with her anxiety-ridden single mom, fleeing the Washington coast. She hopes that this move—the one that’s taken them inland to Coeur d’Alene, Idaho—will finally be their true fresh start. There’s little to indicate this time will be much different from all the others…until Vivi meets Win Kemper at the city bus stop before her first day of school. Win and Vi...
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Writing Tip — 16

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When it comes to writing your book the opening sentence is the most important thing you will write. That sentence needs to hook the reader and reel them in. It needs to make them WANT to continue reading to find out what is happening or will happen. That opening sentence should set the reader to wondering and have them continue reading to learn the answers. Finding the opening sentence can be a royal pain in the rear. With it, you introduce the main character, set the tone of the story, and the setting. The sentence can be short or long, but don’t overdo it. Don’t stress out if you don’t get it right the first time.  Once you finish the first draft of your story, you will have plenty of time...
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Today’s Featured Author – A.V. Boyles


Today I welcome author A.V. Boyles to my blog. Her debut book, The Phazor’s Tale: Gems of the Dragons, came out in 2014. The second book in the Tales of the Four Realms series will be out later this year. Interview Tell us a bit about yourself.  Hi!  I love to tell stories and fantasy is just right genre for me.  My fascination with dragons started about a decade ago, with the first book I bought on dragonology.  I don’t know what possessed me to do so; maybe it was the unique embossed cover, or the impeccable illustrations.  Whatever it was that enticed me, I’ve been hooked ever since.  For me, the entire enchanted realm is completely enthralling.  Spin it all together with witches or wizar...
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Meet Pamela S. Thibodeaux and Read About her Paranormal Romance KERI'S CHRISTMAS WISH, for our #eggcerptexchange


About Pam Pam is an award-winning author, Co-Founder and lifetime member of Bayou Writers Group in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Multi-published in romantic fiction as well as creative non-fiction, her writing has been tagged as, “Inspirational with an Edge!” ™ and reviewed as “steamier and grittier than the typical Christian novel without decreasing the message.” Sign up to receive Pam’s  newsletter  and get a free short story! Five Facts about Keri’s Christmas Wish Keri’s Christmas Wish is the first, original fiction story I’ve written in its entirety since 2009. Although I don’t normally write “paranormal”, Keri’s Christmas Wish is the second book I’ve written that contains paranormal elements...
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MURDER WITH LEMON TEA CAKES/BETTER DEAD TOUR


MURDER WITH LEMON TEA CAKES A Daisy's Tea Garden Mystery by Karen Rose Smith Genre: Cozy Mystery In an old Victorian in the heart of Pennsylvania's Amish country, Daisy Swanson and her aunt Iris serve soups, scones, and soothing teas to tourists and locals--but a murder in their garden has them in hot water . . . "... readers are immediately drawn to main character, Daisy Swanson, and her beloved Aunt Iris."
- Suspense Magazine Daisy, a widowed mom of two teenagers, is used to feeling protective--so when Iris started dating the wealthy and not-quite-divorced Harvey Fitz, she worried . . . especially after his bitter ex stormed in and caused a scene at the party Daisy's Tea Garden was caterin...
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Being Bold for Christ

It seems appropriate that Billy Graham passed away during the Olympics.  After all he had run a good race, had run with endurance and had fought the good fight!  Now, he could receive the accolades due him, not a gold … Continue reading → Original link
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Rugged New Mexico


dontravis.com blog post #273 I’m still on a New Mexico kick. This time we visit the southwest, Bootheel country of New Mexico, the setting of the third book in my BJ Vinson Mystery Series. I probably overdid it so far as length goes once again, but try to stick with me to the end. ***** Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons From The City of Rocks: Chapter 2 I headed for Deming, hoping to locate some of the dead man’s family or familiars, who might be able to give me a lead before driving to the M Lazy M Ranch. The sixty-mile stretch between Las Cruces and Deming was relatively flat and dominated by creosote, honey mesquite, and yucca. An ungodly amount of cacti and spiked plants of every size and de...
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Writing Quotes — Stephen King

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The Gods of Gondwane

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Yesterday my friend Alex ran a piece on his blog about Dariel Quiogue’ Gods of Gondwane, and I realized I have never reviewed this small, fun independent roleplaying game. And really, can we ignore a game that is pitched to us as Think Spartacus meets Flash Gordon in The Land That Time Forgot Obviously not. So, let’s get a look at this baby. Gods of Gondwane is a slim indie game presented as a 46 pages pdf file you can get from free through DriveThruRPG . The game runs on Dariel’s own VIVID System, which is a nice balance (to me, at least) of crunch and freeform. Players get to draw up a character assigning a number of dice to non-list, open descriptors: your character can get, say, three di...
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#APC #Spotlight: Spirit Of The Lone Horse By Ani Manjikian!


Hey Everyone!! :-) I've got Ani Majikian in my APC spotlight, today! Ani is an active and supportive member of the   Authors-Professional Co-op  Facebook group and her time travel, military action, mystery sci-fi/fantasy novel, Spirit of the Lone Horse, looks great! Here's the description: A horse. A woman. A dream. And so much more.Time travel, drama, military action, mystery, and intrigue. This is science fantasy and a bold initial statement from an author with a passion for words.Jo Mason was going to be the first woman to raise the USMB International Championship trophy above her head. Double tragedy strikes the beginning of her quest. First, she finds her longtime companion dead in his ...
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Eat like in the days of old

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A quick shout-out for a blog I just discovered, and that I really envy – this is the sort of blog I would love to write. No matter if you are lovers of history, readers of the classics, adventure enthusiasts or just curious people that enjoy good food, please direct your browsers to Farrell Monaco’s blog, Tavola Mediterranea , a beautiful site full of recipes from the ancient shores of the Mediterranean. Beautiful idea, wonderful execution. Ah, envy! Original link
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I am trusting


I always trust people – until they demonstrate they cannot be trusted. This means there have been times when I’ve discovered my trust was misplaced. Most times, though, I have found people to be trustworthy. I trust in the process of life. I trust that things always work for the best – even if I have to contemplate the outcome before recognizing that truth. We take a lot of things, like beliefs and cultural norms, on trust until we are old enough to explore them for ourselves. Some of us are so trusting, we never question what we were told by our parents or elders, and we go through life never questioning the beliefs we took on in childhood. At some point, though, you need to trust your own ...
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A few things I know about her: Valerie Cazaret

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The second episode of AMARNA is about to hit the shelves, and I thought I’ll do a series of posts, over the next few weeks and months, as the other episodes come out, about the characters, the good guys and the bad guys and all those in between. There’s a bit about them in the press book I created for the launch of the series, but as it usually happens, I am finding out more about my characters as I write about them. That’s the way I work – a quick sketch, a photo reference, a list of details, and then I let the guys run away with the story. And when it comes to running away with the story, nobody beats Valerie Cazaret. Valerie is based on a number of women I admire, mixing and matching bits...
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Quote of the Week – February 21

Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. ~ Buddha Original link
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Read About SAVING GRACE by Aubrey Wynne, Contemporary Romance with Historical Elements


SAVING GRACE by Aubrey Wynne Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense with Historical elements Narrator: Sara K. Sheckells A tortured soul meets a shattered heart... Chloe Hicks' life consisted of an egocentric ex-husband, a pile of bills, and an equine business in foreclosure until a fire destroys the stable and her beloved ranch horse. What little hope she has left is smashed after the marshal suspects arson. She escapes the accusing eyes of her hometown, but not the memories and melancholy. Jackson Hahn, Virginia Beach's local historian, has his eyes on the mysterious new woman in town. When she arrives in Pungo, he is struck by her haunting beauty and the raw pain in her eyes. Her descripti...
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Still in the Mood for Love?

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Today my blog has been taken over by writers from Solstice Publishing, whose anthology, Cupid’s Arrow, Vol 2, was published last week. Valentine’s Day encompasses romance for all ages. People go out of their way to show their affection for the one they love with flowers, candy, perhaps a special meal. Just how did this day come to be? Valentine’s Day can be traced back to the third century, when Emperor Claudius III of Rom decided young men made better soldiers than those with wives and families to care for. Valentine, a young man who preached the word, felt this was injustice at its worst. He defied the emperor and performed marriages for young lovers in secret. Once his actions were discov...
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Do You Like My Books?


Good morning and welcome to wwwblogs. Today, we’re talking about those weird messages we all receive on our social media sites. I’m sure you know the messages I’m talking about. Some individual says they love our profile pic and they’re very interested in getting to know us better. Your first reaction will be an eye roll. Followed by an “Are you kidding me?” Most people will be ready to slam this individual. Some will respond with an answer to the questions, which will only bring more questions or a comment that “you’re sexy” or “do you want to get together.” How do you avoid this type of interaction, one that only frustrates you? As an author, you’ve been told countless times not to be crud...
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FEATURED SERIES: THE POPPY MCGUIRE MYSTERIES


Details: Series: The Poppy McGuire Series Author: Anina Collins Genre: cozy mystery, amateur sleuth Books in series: 7 Touring with: Silver Dagger Book Tours EXCERPT FROM THE ELEVENTH HOUR I inhaled the delicious smell of my favorite coffee. The man certainly knew how to come bearing gifts first thing in the morning. But then it dawned on me. We'd never had coffee together, so how did he know this was my favorite? Lucky guess? Taking it from him, I asked, "How did you know how to get it?" Alexander gave me a sly smile that somehow made him even more attractive. "I'm a detective. It's my job to know things like that." Oh, he was entirely too confident. I offered him a seat at my kitchen table...
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Special Needs: Lucas, the Gerber Baby

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a child with special needs? Lucas Warren’s parents worried that he would be bullied because he has Down Syndrome. One day, “on a whim,” his mom decided to enter Lucas’ picture in the Gerber Baby contest. Guess what happened? Lucas won! His parents hope  it will “Shine a light on special needs children. He gets to spread so much joy and love to everybody.” When Lucas’ Mom, Courtney, was asked what makes her baby so special, she said “He smiles all the time. He’s always happy.’ Lucas’ Dad, Jason, shared this statement during a recent interview: “We’re hoping this will impact everyone — that it will shed a little bit of light on the special nee...
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