Monthly Archives:: November 2012

Chatting with Suzanne Johnson

Chatting with Suzanne Johnson

  Q: Welcome! Why don’t you tell us a little bit about your book? Thanks for having me! River Road is the second in the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (with a big dash of romance), although it can be read as a standalone. It’s about the aftermath of what happens in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina tears down the borders between our human world and the world Beyond, where all the paranormals live. In this book, we have two clans of Cajun mermen feuding over territory in the Louisiana wetlands, someone is killing off New Orleans wizards (and the heroine, DJ, is on the hit list), and something is poisoning the water of the Mississippi River. And did… Read more »

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The Girl With The Green Pen

The Girl With The Green Pen

Hey guys, Do you know Taryn Albright? No? What a shame! She’s superwoman, really. College student, swimmer, lit agent intern, freelance editor, and a writer—with her own agent ;) Also, she hosts some awesome critique contests on her blog every now and then and gives awesome writing/editing tips on twitter. She was part of a great editing group called Teen Eyes until a few days ago, and since she’s launching her own editing website, I want to give her a shout out. Taryn’s new business is called The Girl With the Green Pen. A few words from her: ……………………………………… My mission is to guide writers through the daunting task of revision. From idea development to editorial feedback to general publishing… Read more »

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#ROW80 Check-in 11/25 – a day late!

#ROW80 Check-in 11/25 – a day late!

Hey friends! Jeez, it’s already Monday and I’m late for my weekly ROW80 update! Let’s do this quick then … Here are my goals for the past week and how it went: Thanksgiving: Enjoy my time with my friends. It was awesome. Writing: write on Mon. Hm, nope. I decided that only Monday would do no difference on my scheduled and ended up watching some movies (and working their beatsheet). Reading: read book #72 of the year. Nope. Too busy having fun with my friends. Social media: I digress from this one this week. Barely showed up online. Which was a nice change. Exercising: 2x. Mon and Tues, yes. My goals for next week: Writing: just keep writing. Reading: read book #72… Read more »

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Author Spotlight: Victoria H. Smith

Author Spotlight: Victoria H. Smith

Welcome to the Author Spotlight, Victoria H. Smith!   Nicknames: Vicki, Vic, and V. Pretty much any short version of Victoria, lol. Where do you live: Cornbelt USA! – The Midwest Favorite Dessert: Cheesecake, yum! Favorite TV Series: Currently on air? Switched at Birth | Cancelled? The 4400 and Smallville Last book you read: Reflected in You by Sylvia Day Last movie you watched: Romeo + Juliet with Leo Dicaprio (book research ;D) Last song (or album) you bought: Vows by Kimbra A book/series you could read over and over again: Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine Coke or Pepsi: Coke Day or Night: Night! I’m always up late. Pen or Pencil? Pen. It writes smoother. Summer or Winter? Can… Read more »

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello dear friends, Happy Thanksgiving! I just want to take this opportunity to say thanks. I’m one of those people who is always complaining about something, when actually I know I have nothing to complaint about. I always want more, when all that I have is imperfectly perfect. I keep forgetting about being thankful for who I am, for my family and friends, for what I have, and what I lived … my life is amazing and I’m very, very thankful for it! And I’m very thankful for my blog readers, and for my online friends. Thank you for coming here, for reading my boring blog posts, for tweeting with me, for pinning with me, for supporting me … it… Read more »

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Cover Love: Ocean Kills

Cover Love: Ocean Kills

  It’s a Cover Blitz and Blog Giveaway!!! OCEAN KILLS, the first book of the Ocean Breeze Series by Jade Hart, will be released in early December 2012. In order to celebrate, free copies of Ocean Kills are available to be won, either by simply liking Jade Hart on Facebook, or finding the words “Ocean Breeze” in either the current book you’re reading, a TV show, or on any item such as air-freshener, shampoo, or body-wash! When you start looking, those words are everywhere! For example, this was found a few days ago: A bottle of body-wash Without further ado, here is what OCEAN KILLS, a sexy New Adult Urban Fantasy, is all about:   Around the world, murderers and rapists… Read more »

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Cover Love: AVOW

Cover Love: AVOW

AVOW The FINAL installment in the Archers of Avalon series by Chelsea Fine Scarlet remembers. Everything. Her past lives, Tristan, Gabriel, Nate: she remembers it all—including how to get to the Fountain of Youth. But time is running out.  Heather and Gabriel have been kidnapped by Raven, while the curse that has plagued Scarlet and Tristan for centuries has shifted, putting the star-crossed lovers in more danger than ever before. Water from the Fountain of Youth is the only thing that can save Scarlet and her loved ones. But the water comes at a price. With lives–and hearts–at stake, Scarlet leads her friends on a dangerous journey to the Fountain of Youth. Where eternal life is possible, but death is certain.   Available December 11th, 2012! Don’t miss… Read more »

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#ROW80 Check-in 11/18

#ROW80 Check-in 11/18

Hey friends! Welcome to my weekly ROW80 update! Here is my goals for the past week and how it went: Writing: Just keep writing. Mon: about 2000 words. Tue: 4359 words. Wed: 2482 words. Thu: critiqued a query 3x (exchanging email with writer on the spot), worked on my own query after being critiqued, and read notes from beta-readers on my first chapter. Fri: nothing. Lazy me. I spent the day talking to friends and catching up with my fave TV series. And, as y’all know, I don’t write on Sat or Sun. Reading: read book #70 of the year. This challenge began with 52 books (1 per week) and I increased as I went. It’s sitting on 70 right now, but… Read more »

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