Tuesday, December 16, 2014

3T Writing Tidbit

Friend Roxy Mews put me onto this great post where a Samhain editor tells us why she'd stop reading.


http://anxietyink.com/2014/09/ask-editor-makes-stop-reading/


Published since 2009, over the years I've accumulated various items of writing wisdom. The Third Tuesday Writing Tidbit showcases these items in no particular order. Click here to see all 3T Tidbits.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

3 Great Lines You Won't Want to Miss

What's better than getting 10 stories for a dime a piece? How about 10 stories for 8 1/2 cents each?
 
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From Hot Off the Press: Leigh inherits her family's newspaper, but she must work with her enemy, David, to save it.

"He gave you the paper. And I know it doesn't mean much to you, but it means the world to me." 
"It means more to me than you think. And there's something you're forgetting."
 David frowned. 
"He also gave me this. You and me, working together. That was no accident." She squeezed his hand and brushed it against her lips. The air between them grew so heavy her knees threatened to buckle. She wanted to feel his mouth against hers again – consequences be damned. 
"No. I think that was meant for me." He smiled and the chaos in his eyes gave way to something darker. Hotter. He placed a gentle kiss on her lips and pulled back, his gaze never leaving hers. His mouth curled into a seductive smile. "It was definitely meant for me – " He pulled her into him, and his mouth crashed down on hers, harder, more demanding. 

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From Romancing the Seas: Pippa Renshaw swaps her job in a prestigious London restaurant to head-chef on a cruise ship, where a mix-up means she rooms with her boss.











And from my own Edie and the CEO: Championing the little guy gets Edie Rowan in delightful trouble with sexy CEO Everett Kirk.

Edie exchanged a murderous look with Bethany. But they both trailed Kirk to the conference room.
As soon as Edie shut the door, Kirk whirled and snapped, “You two bicker like small children. You’re managers. Act like it.”
Edie jerked straight as if she’d been slapped. “Yes, sir. My apologies, sir.”
“No sarcasm, please.” His narrowed eyes could have sliced steel. “You’re pushing the line already.”
Bethany said, “If you ask me, she’s not only pushing the line, she crossed it and rubbed it out after her.”
“Nobody asked you,” Edie and Kirk said at the same time. Edie gave him a surprised look.
He simply nodded. “You were explaining the music. Please continue.”
Edie took a calming breath. She wasn’t trying to get fired but tact wasn’t her strong suit. Honesty was. “My team is working really hard with an impossible deadline. They were burning out. So I made up a little contest to re–energize them. I challenged them to write a music program before I did.”
Bethany broke in with undisguised glee. “She should spend less time playing at programming and more time working at managing.”
Kirk cut her out of the conversation simply by turning his shoulders on her.
Edie was grudgingly impressed. Not by the breadth of those shoulders. By Bethany actually shutting up. Although those shoulders, besides blocking Bethany’s scowl, obliterated half the conference room. No. Not gaping at his shoulders, or his strong lithe body, or his clean, rugged jaw. Definitely not falling under the spell of the gleaming intelligence in his eyes… She slammed hers shut.
Only to drag in the scent of male heat and power instead.
She tried to stop breathing. Choked. Her eyes snapped open.
He was watching her, irises so bright they were almost silver. Steel blue, emphasis on steel—Kirk used his eyes the way other men used swords. That gaze made her want to cower, to run for cover…bed covers, rolling under them in the dark, hot and sweaty…
She covered her face with both hands.
 

When it comes to falling in love, nothing beats a tough man with a tender touch. He's sexy, he's intriguing, he's confident, he's loyal, and you'll enjoy every pulse-pounding moment you spend with these heroes after your own heart.
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  • Hot Off the Press: Leigh inherits her family's newspaper, but she must work with her enemy, David, to save it.
  • Minding Jackson: When her world is rocked by tragedy, Jane discovers that the man she least expected is the one who will help her weather the storm.
  • Love Restored: Rachel's passionate night in Monaco with Alain may be her company's downfall - or the best move she ever made.
  • Once Upon a Wish: A California surfer and a small-town pharmacist put an old fairy tale to the test.
  • The Unquiet Heart: Air Force Captain Libby Comerford must prove her mettle when she arrives at Misawa Air Base in Northern Japan, but she clashes - in more ways than one - with handsome Major Kojiro Yoshida.
  • Summer Promises: Actress Carly Foster says she's done with the "drama trauma" of theatre romances - famous last words when she meets Asher Day.
  • No Secrets in Spandex: Allegations of drug use surround bike racer Jacob Hunter, and reporter Ariel Hays is ready to do anything to get that story - except reveal her own secrets.
  • Edie and the CEO: Championing the little guy gets Edie Rowan in delightful trouble with sexy CEO Everett Kirk.
  • The Marrying Kind: Professor Jane O'Hara takes a sabbatical to follow her bliss to a horse farm, but she doesn't expect to find it with the owner's son, Mark Hannon.
  • Romancing the Seas: Pippa Renshaw swaps her job in a prestigious London restaurant to head-chef on a cruise ship, where a mix-up means she rooms with her boss.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Rehab is for Witches Tour!

 

Rehab is for Witches Anthology
Various Authors
Published By- SideStreet Cookie Publishing
Publication Date- October 31st, 2014

Welcome to Little Raven: an unsullied, beautiful woodland hamlet in the heart of the Midwest. The sort of place where furry creatures romp about and spend their days bursting into song.
Actually, that’s a giant pack of lies.
Little Raven is a town…for witches.
And some of those witches might have bent the rules. A teensy bit. When six magical miscreants dabble with black magic, they end up together at Incantations, the town’s rehab center for witches gone awry. It’s a slap on the wrist for naughty witches. Pretty much a daycare center so they don’t wander off and start turning people into newts on a whim. Each witch must work through her addiction to black magic, and follow the tenets designed to lead them back to the path of the straight and narrow, as boring as that sounds. Even if following the tenets sucks worse than a group round of kum-bay-ya. Which sucks. Horribly.
We will admit we are powerless over magic—that our lives have become unmanageable.
We will make a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of the Goddess as we understand Her.
We will make a searching and fearless moral and magical inventory of ourselves.
We will admit to the Goddess, to ourselves, and to another being the exact nature of our magical wrongs.
We will make a list of all persons or beings we have harmed, and become willing to make amends to them all.
We will make direct amends to such beings whenever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
We are entirely ready to bow before the Goddess and have Her remove all our defect of character, even at the risk of being entirely stripped of our magic.
But this is just the start. There’s something rotten in Little Raven, something that seeks to take all the magic it can, and devour the inhabitants in the process. It will take the strength and power of all the witches to defeat the darkness seeping into their town, beat it back, and be rid of it forever…and maybe just make it through rehab while they’re saving the world.


The Authors and Titles-

Tara S. Wood - A Trunk Full of Peril

Tyffani Clark Kemp - A Diary Full of Names

Cynthia Valero - A Cauldron Full of Goodbyes

Miranda Stork - A Closet Full of Demons

J. A. Howell - A Basement Full of Secrets

Elle J Rossi - A Suitcase Full of Revenge



   


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December 1T Olio--Bargains & Fun!

**Fun**

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Get a bundle of books for .99! Perfect stocking stuffers :)


Heart to Heart
10 Touching Contemporary Romances

When it comes to falling in love, nothing beats a tough man with a tender touch. He’s sexy, he’s intriguing, he’s confident, he’s loyal, and you’ll enjoy every pulse-pounding moment you spend with these heroes after your own heart:

Includes Edie and the CEO–Championing the little guy gets Edie Rowan in delightful trouble with sexy CEO Everett Kirk.

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Paranormally Yours
Eight paranormal and fantasy romances from USA Today, BN and Amazon bestselling authors for one great price! Indulge yourself with stories of romance, suspense, mystery, urban fantasy, or adventure. Whether you like ghosts, vampires, witches, werewolves, dragons, fae, jinn or a trip through a portal on the back of a very special horse, this set will delight and entertain.

Includes Black Diamond Jinn–The Y12 doom is real. Government witch Amaia Jones has the spreadsheet to prove it. Amaia turns to Rafe, a stunning jinni, for help. He proposes Venus magic, the very thing that killed her parents' love. But the world is ending, tonight, unless she takes drastic action.
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Entranced
Holiday Feast from NY Times, USA Today and bestselling, award-winning authors! Nine exciting stories of romance and mystery, paranormal and contemporary, magical and mystical, ranging in lengths from novellas to short page-turning stories.

Escape to worlds featuring a vampire in love with a human, a powerful telekinetic, a secret lover, a spirit seer, a master magician, a wizard prince, a paranormal ass-kicker, and more.

Includes Masked Attraction—Daniel Light loved Zoe Blackwood when he was a gangly dork. Now a powerful wizard prince, a masked ball gives Daniel a new chance to woo her. Coming between them is an ancient parchment with a deadly prophecy.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

$10/$5/$5 Giveaway ending soon; New .99 Box Set

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Heart to Heart
10 Touching Contemporary Romances on sale December 1

When it comes to falling in love, nothing beats a tough man with a tender touch. He’s sexy, he’s intriguing, he’s confident, he’s loyal, and you’ll enjoy every pulse-pounding moment you spend with these heroes after your own heart.
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Hot Off the Press: Leigh inherits her family’s newspaper, but she must work with her enemy, David, to save it.

Minding Jackson: When her world is rocked by tragedy, Jane discovers that the man she least expected is the one who will help her weather the storm.

Love Restored: Rachel’s passionate night in Monaco with Alain may be her company’s downfall—or the best move she ever made.

Once Upon a Wish: A California surfer and a small-town pharmacist put an old fairy tale to the test.

The Unquiet Heart: Air Force Captain Libby Comerford must prove her mettle when she arrives at Misawa Air Base in Northern Japan, but she clashes—in more ways than one—with handsome Major Kojiro Yoshida.

Summer Promises: Actress Carly Foster says she’s done with the “drama trauma” of theatre romances—famous last words when she meets Asher Day.

No Secrets in Spandex: Allegations of drug use surround bike racer Jacob Hunter, and reporter Ariel Hays is ready to do anything to get that story—except reveal her own secrets.

Edie and the CEO: Championing the little guy gets Edie Rowan in delightful trouble with sexy CEO Everett Kirk.

The Marrying Kind: Professor Jane O’Hara takes a sabbatical to follow her bliss to a horse farm, but she doesn’t expect to find it with the owner’s son, Mark Hannon.

Romancing the Seas: Pippa Renshaw swaps her job in a prestigious London restaurant to head-chef on a cruise ship, where a mix-up means she rooms with her boss.

Sensuality Level: Sensual

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