Archive for the 'Authors' Category
Monday, July 23rd, 2012
I interrupt this Man Candy Monday…
We have news! Like all things that progress, though, change is often a part of that progression. But change can be a good thing!
Like a new haircut, finding that perfect dress that you would have never dared to wear when you were younger, or deciding that you need to leave one career in hopes of starting another…it can all be scary and somewhat disconcerting. Still, you feel better about yourself once you’ve accomplished a new goal. It is a good thing!
Patrizia and Sasha knew when they chose to start writing, that it … Read More »
Wednesday, July 18th, 2012
Just read a brilliant article that made me think about how I write and what I write about and how is the best approach to deliver that message.
In the article Why Storytelling is the Utlimate Weapon by Jonathan Gottschall,
he concludes that “A story is a trick for sneaking a message into the fortified citadel of the human mind.”
Everyone loves a good story but it is the story filled with emotion and a premise that sucks people in, this is the story that will stick the best.
This article matches how good storytelling and good marketing go hand … Read More »
Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
This book’s taut opening pulls you in and holds you in its grip all the way until the end. A serial killer is back and there’s only one woman who can identify him—the one who got away. Amanda has had to live with the physical and emotional scars for that brutal attack. She’s put her life together, but now it’s threatened to unravel when Police Chief Logan Richards shows up on her doorstep with questions only she can answer. As much as she wants to forget that horrible event, some things can never be buried or forgotten. But to help … Read More »
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
How does you set up a blog tour?
That is a question I asked myself a week ago. I have never done one before and even though I have seen other authors do them and in some case followed them from blog to blog, while others I simply stumbled upon as I visited my regular haunts.
Well, being a research queen I quickly got to work. I found out a few things.
Wednesday, June 6th, 2012
Review me please!
Yes, I am begging.
It isn’t dignified, nor is it pretty but asking for people to criticize your work is a necessary evil.
Reviews. Why do we need them?
We need them to help get the word out that your book exists.
Sort of like the song from NERVO :
We’re all no one ’til someone thinks that we’re someone
Until then we are no one
And you got me looking at you, looking at you
Pretty much reviewers are the one’s that can get you talked about and not just one reviewer. The more the … Read More »
Friday, June 1st, 2012
ON THE BLOG
Yeah! A new month and a new look for me!
I decided to do a bit of Spring cleaning and freshen things up a round here. Recently, I had the fabulous Croco go and do a few tweaks to the website to give it that extra pizzazz. I am almost finished with my latest novel, Mountain Shadows (working title) and I decided to add a bit more flavor to the bolg.
What can you expect?
MONDAY – Man Candy Monday Blog Hop
WEDNESDAY – Write on Wednesday
FRIDAY – Fancy Friday
On Mondays there will be the … Read More »
Monday, May 21st, 2012
Everyone knows cats are intelligent. It’s said, they’re intelligent enough to train their owners.
Is that the reason for some of the mischief they get up to?
Or do they do it to drive us crazy? For instance, how can a tame, docile, quiet cat decide it’s a good idea to wait until 2AM to park itself outside your bedroom window and mate—or sing—one or the other?
Why do they scratch a perfectly good couch leg to shreds when you’ve yelled at them time and time again?
Why do they chew up a favorite sweater?
Why do they squirrel away … Read More »
Friday, April 27th, 2012
For anyone that has ever had that moment where they couldn’t do a cross-word puzzle or had a hard time unscrambling words or had no clue which way was up or down on a map, well welcome to my world.
All my life I have had difficulty with spelling and math and graphs, largely in part due to my dyslexia and dysgraphia. But I don’t use my learning disabuility (LD) as a crutch to getting away with not doing the work. I have always been a hard worker trying my best, sometimes succeeding and sometimes failing, but always giving 100%. … Read More »
Friday, April 20th, 2012
Haevyn by Darcy AbrielRating: 4 out of 5 STARS
Loved the second installment of the Humanotica series. It was nice to follow Entrues and see where his path led. Haevyn was a new character and a strong woman with more of a role in this novel than Silver in the first novel. I loved the sexy scenes and fantastic world building. Darcy Abriel has created another wonderful book in which I was totally immersed.
Duty and honor demand the ultimate sacrifice.
Humanotica, Book 2
Everyone has their poison. For Haevyn Briena, it’s her inability to … Read More »
Monday, April 16th, 2012
It’s Pet Awareness month on the blog. I thought I’d ring in the new week with a post on some of the pet cozy mysteries that I enjoy reading. I have been a mystery fan since I got my hands on The Bobbsey twins in 2nd grade. If there’s a mystery, I’m totally there. I love the puzzle and I love the chase for clues.
Cozy mysteries are mysteries that usually feature an amateur sleuth and downplay the gore and violence. They don’t have the gritty, tense feel of a suspense thriller, but they can be every bit as satisfying … Read More »