Monthly Archives:: October 2012

Cover Love: Holiday Fling

Cover Love: Holiday Fling

A few days ago I showed you guys the cover of THE CRIMSON HUNT, a NA sci-fi romance novel coming out in November, by my NA sister Victoria H. Smith. Today, I present you the cover of her NA contemp romance novelette, HOLIDAY FLING, also coming out in November: Holiday Fling by: Victoria H. Smith Release Date: November 26, 2012 Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance (Novelette) Cover: Mooney Designs   Tarrah Reid is aware that she holds the name of a famous Hollywood actress… Not that she cares, since the association helps with her “Christmas floozy” persona. She has one goal every Christmas Eve: sleep with her roommate’s cousin while the rest of the family is distracted by fruitcake. However, her annual conquest… Read more »

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#ROW80 Check-in 10/28

#ROW80 Check-in 10/28

Hey friends! Welcome to my weekly ROW80 update! Here is my goals for the past week and how it went: Writing: Just write. Anything. Monday, I reread some notes and prepared to start writing again. Tuesday, I wrote 1769 words. Wed, I wrote 2400 words. Thur, I wrote 2733 words. Frid, I wrote 999 words. Total of week: 7901 words. Not bad, but I know I can do better. Reading: read book #62 of the year. Read book #62, #63 and #64. Social media: I want to spend LESS time on twitter and blogging—so I can get more writing done! More or less. I didn’t blog though, only Sat which had been scheduled ahead of time, so that was a good thing…. Read more »

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Author Spotlight: Chelsea M. Cameron

Author Spotlight: Chelsea M. Cameron

Welcome to the Author Spotlight, Chelsea M. Cameron!   Nicknames: People call me Chels or Chel a lot. It drives me BONKERS. You really can’t shorten my name to anything cute. Where do you live: Maine Your favorite dessert: Red Velvet Cheesecake Your favorite TV series: Downton Abbey Last book you read: Fifty Shades Darker *sigh* Last movie you watched: Julie and Julia Last song (or album) you bought: The 2nd Law by Muse A book/series you could read over and over again: Harry Potter Coke or pepsi? Coke Day or night? Night, definitely! Pen or pencil? Pen Summer or winter? Summer (I hate snow) Cat or dog? Dog Tea or coffee? Tea Plotter or pantser? Pantsing all the way! When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? I’ve always loved books, but I… Read more »

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#ROW80 Check-in 10/21

#ROW80 Check-in 10/21

Hey friends! Welcome to my weekly ROW80 update! Here is my goals for the past week and how it went: Writing: Just write. Anything. And edit when the next set of HHSW edits come to me. I was BAD. Will explain bellow. Reading: read book #60 of the year. Read book #60 and #61. Social media: I want to spend LESS time on twitter and blogging—so I can get more writing done! Ugh, have been on twitter a lot. Exercising: at least 4x. Six times. This week was BAD. I think I continued with the burnout from last week, and I also had *something* happening behind the curtains (and it wasn’t entirely nice), which added to my blue mood. My brain, of… Read more »

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Author Spotlight: Magan Vernon

Author Spotlight: Magan Vernon

Author Spotlight is a weekly feature where I post a quick interview with an author, and present you to their books. This is my way of supporting fellow writers and authors! Welcome Magan Vernon to the Author Spotlight!   Nicknames: Mags, Meggie poo, Smeggles. Where do you live: central Illinois. The insurance capital of the world! Your favorite dessert: that is like asking me to pick my favorite child. Uhhh…anything with cookie dough in it. Your favorite TV series: Roswell, Jack and Bobby, Sex and the City, you know all shows that ended at least ten years ago. Last book you read: My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea Cameron Last movie you watched: The Avengers Last song (or album) you bought:… Read more »

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Prince of Persia in 15 Beats

Prince of Persia in 15 Beats

Blake Snyder’s beatsheet is my new blog feature. I’ll try to have posts like this every two weeks or so, Name of movie or book in 15 Beats, and I hope this helps you too. Two things to keep in mind: I watch most of these with my kid and that means most of the movies will be kids’ movies and I’m not paying 100% attention to the movie. Second, I’m sorta new to the method and still struggle with the Theme, the All is Lost and Dark Night of the Soul beats. In case you have better suggestions, please do so on the comments. We can discuss the points and, if I end up agreeing with you, I’ll change my beats…. Read more »

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RTW: Are you NaNoWriMoing?

RTW: Are you NaNoWriMoing?

Road Trip Wednesday is a “Blog Carnival,” where YA Highway‘s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic. This week’s topic: Are you doing NaNoWriMo, or have you ever? Does having a deadline inspire you? I was going to write a post about NaNo but when I saw RTW was going to ask about it, I decided to do 2 in 1 and post them together ;) I won NaNo last year with a story I like very much (called Gypsy Heart) but it still needs some (= a lot) revision and fixing ;) I *think* I’ll participate… Read more »

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Violet Midnight Release Day

Violet Midnight Release Day

  Violet Night, #1 ISBN: 9781937254810 Amazon Paper: http://amzn.to/TICHVl   Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/RzVLHT Goodreads: http://bit.ly/NrIgHg Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/obt-pEKwxT4 Book Blurb for Violet Midnight: Let the Hunt begin…. Blending in with her college co-eds proves difficult for vampire Hunter, Emma Martin, considering the mystical tattoo on her wrist glows whenever Vamps are near. And after three months of silence, the glow is back with a vengeance. Jake Cunningham witnesses Emma, a violet-eyed beauty, using unimaginable powers to fight off a fanged creature. Finally, after two years of searching, he may have found out what he’s become—a Hunter, like Emma. Thankful for an ally in the fight against the Vamps, Emma finds hope and comfort in Jake’s arms. As she learns… Read more »

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