Saturday, March 15, 2014

Writing Process Blog Hop



I would like to thank my friend, Tina D.C. Hayes for tagging me for the Writing Process Blog Hop.


1. What are you currently working on?

I have three works in progress, however, one is more “done” than the others. It’s a romantic thriller titled, Love, Lies and Deception (the title has been changed from Undercover Hero).

The tagline for the novel is, “What’s a girl to do when she falls in love with the man whose mission it is to bring her down?”

My other two novels are paranormal thrillers which is my usual genre and the genre I’m most comfortable writing in.

2. How does your work differ from others in the genre?
 
I don’t think Love, Lies and Deception is much different than other works in that genre. It has all the typical elements of a romance, but I do bring in aspects of the paranormal into everything I write. So, even though LL & D is, at its essence, a romance, it definitely has a touch of the paranormal.

3. Why do you write what you do?

I love writing about the paranormal because I’m fascinated with what happens after death. As a teenager, I had a brush with death and ever since then, I’ve been obsessed with the question of where we go after we die, if anywhere at all.

As well, I love to teach, uplift and inspire people with my writing. My first novel, Invisible is a YA paranormal romance with elements of magical realism. It’s about bullying and how one girl escapes the torments of her abusers and learns to love and value herself in the process. The tagline for that novel is “Lola’s not pretty. Lola’s not popular. Lola wishes she could disappear … and then one day she does just that...”.

4. How does your writing process work?
 
My writing process is as varied as the day is long. It all depends on the mood of my muse. She’s usually quite helpful and ready to work, but at times, seems to disappear, leaving me in a panic, worrying she’ll never return.

Generally though, I try to write every evening and on weekends. I limit my television time as that sucks away the hours and leaves me disappointed that I didn’t put my time to better use. My first drafts are all about just getting down the bones. The later drafts are about fleshing out the story with description and narrative. The final draft is more of a copy edit than anything else. Usually five or six drafts will do it, however, I’m on my 13th draft of Love, Lies and Deception as it’s a story that has taken me out of my comfort zone.

Now, it's Snow Tigra's turn. Anyone else out there want to participate, just let me know.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cover Reveal and Giveaway for Heartless by Janet Taylor-Perry



Cover reveal and GIVEAWAY for Heartless, book 2 in Janet Taylor-Perry's The Raiford Chronicles.

Yep, Ray Reynolds is back!

Chief Reynolds thought there could never be a more brutal killer than Latrice Descartes. Then two very gruesome bodies show up. One is an old married friend, a United States Senator. The other is an unidentified young lady.

And they are both HEARTLESS.



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Mark your Calendars


Don't miss the 99 cent sale on Amazon - January 17th

on selected Solstice books

 
Many of these novels are best sellers and some have even been optioned for film. Don't miss this opportunity to snatch up one or several at rock bottom prices. Load up that Kindle. You won't be sorry.


Obstacles, by Chris Reardon:
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Obstacles-Chris-Reardon-ebook/dp/B00EVVIOSE
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Obstacles-Chris-Reardon-ebook/dp/B00EVVIOSE
 
Lost Through Time (sequel) by Jessica Tornese:
 
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Through-Linked-Jessica-Tornese-ebook/dp/B009ZUKKR4
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lost-Through-Linked-Jessica-Tornese-ebook/dp/B009ZUKKR4
 
Due Date, by Nancy Wood:
 
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Due-Date-ebook/dp/B00876174M
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Due-Date-Nancy-W-Wood-ebook/dp/B00876174M
 
Her Cracked Heart, P.A. Estelle:
 
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Her-Cracked-Heart-P-Estelle-ebook/dp/B00DZ34T0G
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Her-Cracked-Heart-P-Estelle-ebook/dp/B00DZ34T0G
 
Yours, Mine, and Ours, by Jackqueline Diamond :
 
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Yours-Mine-and-Ours-ebook/dp/B00AB1Z7L0
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Yours-Mine-Ours-Jacqueline-Diamond-ebook/dp/B00AB1Z7L0
 
September Wind, by Kathleen Janz Anderson:
 
USA: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ8ET2M/?TAG=viewbookat0e-20
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/September-Wind-Kathleen-Janz-Anderson-ebook/dp/B00BJ8ET2M
 
Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback, by Michael L. Thal:
 
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Koolura-Mystery-Camp-Saddleback-ebook/dp/B00GXE1B4G
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Koolura-Mystery-Camp-Saddleback-ebook/dp/B00GXE1B4G
 
Invisible, by Jeanne bannon:
 
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Jeanne-Bannon-ebook/dp/B005LW21CC
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Invisible-Jeanne-Bannon-ebook/dp/B005LW21CC
 
Nadia’s House, by Mary H. Collins:
 
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Nadias-House-Mary-H-Collins-ebook/dp/B00F8NSEXE
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nadias-House-Mary-H-Collins-ebook/dp/B00F8NSEXE
 
Waking Up Dead, by Margo Bond Collins:
 
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Waking-Dead-Margo-Bond-Collins-ebook/dp/B00HKQQRJA
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Waking-Dead-Margo-Bond-Collins-ebook/dp/B00HKQQRJA
 
Hustle Henry and the Cue Ball Kid, by Jack B. Strandburg:
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Hustle-Henry-And-Cue-Ball-ebook/dp/B00BJ83O5K
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hustle-Henry-Cue-Ball-Jack-Strandburg-ebook/dp/B00BJ83O5K
 
Sinking Ships, by Michelle Knowldon :
 
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Sinking-Ships-Abishags-Mystery-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00H8CLEHG
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sinking-Ships-Abishags-Mystery-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B00H8CLEHG
 
A Pride of Lions, by Mark Iles:
 
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Pride-Lions-Mark-Iles-ebook/dp/B00HQODPK0
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pride-Lions-Mark-Iles-ebook/dp/B00HQODPK0
 
The Four Kings, by Scott Spotson:
 
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Four-Kings-Scott-Spotson-ebook/dp/B00G2J1W32
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Four-Kings-Scott-Spotson-ebook/dp/B00G2J1W32
 
Take Chances, by K.C. Sprayberry:
 
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Take-Chances-K-C-Sprayberry-ebook/dp/B00FIOX1MW
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Take-Chances-K-C-Sprayberry-ebook/dp/B00FIOX1MW
 
Tidal Surge, by Francene Stanley:
 
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Tidal-Surge-Francene-Stanley-ebook/dp/B00DX5YLXQ
UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tidal-Surge-Francene-Stanley-ebook/dp/B00DX5YLXQ
 
Eden’s Mark, by D.M. Sears:
 
USA: http://www.amazon.com/Edens-Mark-D-M-Sears-ebook/dp/B00HQOK8RI
USA: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Edens-Mark-D-M-Sears-ebook/dp/B00HQOK8RI

 


Monday, January 13, 2014

Cover Reveal For CHASING ANYA by J.L. Campbell

 
 
 
 
 
 




Book Blurb

 

Been there. Done that.

 

Feisty and independent, Anya Davies lives by her own rules. The one thing she’s hell-bent on avoiding is a conventional relationship. Nor is she interested in romance, thanks to her abusive ex who refuses to stay in the past. The second complication in her life is a secret that condemns her to constant guilt and a solitary life. A series of near misses and escalating threats are a third and worrying factor. Only a special man would understand or live with Anya’s challenges and demands.

 

Casual sex...so not having that.

 

Enter Christophe Mondesir. Two years ago, Anya dumped him without explanation. An accidental meeting shoots Anya back on Christophe’s radar. He refuses to be denied and plans to breach the fortress Anya has built around her heart—if she’ll commit to more than a casual liaison. He’s also determined to find out what she’s hiding. That’s if the stalker who’s after Anya doesn’t end her life first.

 

Genre:  Romance, Women's Fiction

Content/Theme(s):  Sexual Content (not graphic), Post Abortion Sydrome, Relationships, Spousal Abuse,

Release Date:  January 13, 2014

Publisher: The Writers' Suite

 

Book Excerpt


He stood before her, pressing kisses to her neck. Then his lips covered hers. Soft. Persuasive.

 

She resisted him at first, but the memory of his lovemaking warmed her blood and she relaxed against him. The unknown word he’d spoken came to mind and she twisted away from him. “I’m not so sure I should let you touch me, ’specially since I don’t know what you said earlier. What was that anyhow?”

 

“I said you should stop talking like a slut.”

 

She mashed his toes with her foot. “How dare you talk to me like that?”

 

“Ouch! If you insist on treating sex as if it is some sort of pill—”

 

“If you were sensitive to my needs, I wouldn’t have to resort to asking for sex.”

He narrowed his eyes. “You know what? I’m going to give you what you want.”

 

That said, Christophe pressed his lips to hers, forcing her mouth open. She fought him, but this time he ignored her attempts to escape.

 

The intensity of his kiss frightened her. His grip on her arms was too tight and she felt suffocated by his strength. “No, Christophe, I—”

 

His hand glided under her shirt and the words lodged in her throat. She cast aside her objections, swept away by the fire his touch lit on her insides.

 

They landed on her bed, struggling to free themselves of their clothing. Minutes later, Christophe reduced her to an orgasmic shudder.

 

Then they started over.

 

When they were satisfied, she panted against his chest.

 

Christophe eased away from her and rolled onto his back to stare into a corner of the room.

 

Now what was wrong with him? She raised herself up on her elbow. “What’s bugging you now?”

 

It took him a while to look her in the eyes. “D’you realize I just raped you?”

 

She almost giggled. “Well, it was the best rape I ever had.”

 

He sighed. “I’m serious. You said no, and I didn’t listen.”

 

He murmured something she didn’t hear and rolled onto his side, away from her.

 

Anya stared at a mole on his shoulder, unable to believe what she was seeing and hearing. Was he serious? Wasn’t she supposed to be the basket case?

 

She scratched at the skin around the cast. It was itching like hell lately.

 

Christophe got up and went into the bathroom. The toilet flushed and she waited for him to come back to bed. Instead, he got a pair of jeans from the cupboard and pulled them on, along with a tee-shirt.

 

Anya gaped at him. “Where the hell d’you think you’re going?”

 

“Home. I need to think.”

 

“What d’you need to think about, Christophe?”

 

“Things.”

 

She yanked her shirt on and stood in front of him. “Every time I get mad and tell you to leave, you refuse to go. Now, we don’t even have a serious quarrel and you’re running away. What’s wrong with you?”

 

He slipped both hands in his pockets and wouldn’t look at her. “I have to go.”

 

Using her hand, she tipped his head so she could see his eyes.

 

He was in pain.

 

She didn’t understand what the problem was, but something had gone terribly wrong. She grabbed his arms and spoke softly to him. “Don’t walk out on me now. I don’t know what’s going on with you, or what you think you did, but I need you.”

 

“I’m sorry, Anya.” He stepped out of her grasp and walked away.

 

She sank on the bed, rubbing the frown line on her forehead. Would he be all right? Her heart rate went up and she pressed a hand to her chest. Christophe had left, but she needed to check whether he’d locked up.

 

The lock was engaged and she was alone in the house. She leaned against the front door, feeling as if she’d bought a bus ticket and the driver had dropped her off miles away from her destination.

 

Her eyes smarted, but she would not cry. While she was sure Christophe’s withdrawal was directly related to her, she sensed there were other factors at play.

If he didn’t want to talk, how could she get to the root of what was eating him?
 
 

About the Author



J.L. Campbell is a proud Jamaican, who is always on the hunt for story-making material.

 

She writes romantic suspense, women's fiction and young adult novels. She is the author of Anya's Wish, Chasing Anya, Contraband, Christine's Odyssey, Dissolution, Distraction, Don't Get Mad...Get Even, Retribution, Saving Sam and Hardware (written under the pen name Jayda McTyson).
 
 

Where to Find J.L. Campbell




Goodreads: JL Campbell

Twitter:     @JL_Campbell

Facebook:  JL Campbell

Amazon:    JL Campbell



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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Welcome author, K.C. Sprayberry


I'd like to welcome author, K.C. Sprayberry to my blog today. She has a new novel titled Grace soon to be released by Solstice Publishing.
 


KC Sprayberry started writing young, first as a diarist, and later through an interest in English and creative writing. Her first experience with publication came when she placed third in The Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge contest while in the Air Force, but her dedication to writing came after she had her youngest child, now in his senior year of high school.
Her family lives in Northwest Georgia where she spends her days creating stories about life in the south, and far beyond. More than a dozen of her short stories have appeared in several magazines. Five anthologies feature other short stories. She has three books that are Amazon best sellers: Softly Say Goodbye, Who Am I?, and Mama's Advice. Her other novels available are: Take Chances, Where U @, The Wrong One, The Ghost Catcher, Family Curse … Times Two, and Secret From The Flames.


Blurb: Grace Winston yearns for one last family Christmas before she leaves for England, but first she has to convince her brothers and sisters it's worth their while to come home. While her parents are happy that she's been accepted at Oxford University, they are pining for their family to gather together for the holidays. Grace talks her older brothers and sister into coming home, but then they must convince their other siblings: a brother who attacked their father to get money to feed his drug habit, and a sister who recently gave up alcohol and is raising her four young children alone. While Grace manages to bring them all together, she is soon wondering if this was really worth all the trouble she's gone through, especially when no one acknowledges her efforts to make this a Christmas to remember--until she receives an early gift that leaves her certain that everything will turn out all right.
Excerpt: Grace Winston had celebrated her eighteenth birthday a mere three weeks ago, the same day as Thanksgiving. There were no thanks in her house, no special foods prepared to celebrate her becoming an adult, nothing to mark the day as unique.

Her parents hadn't said "Happy Birthday" until it was time to go to bed. Even then, the acknowledgement had sounded more like "goodnight."
It's not Mama and Papa's fault. They can't help how sad they are. My brothers and sisters should have come like they said they would. They're not even making false promises anymore. All of them claim that they have other plans for Christmas, and we need to get over our selfish desire to have the family together.

For as far back as she could remember, that day has been one where her whole family showed up, until her oldest brother, Adam, decided that he had too much work to spend a week at his childhood home. Mark begged off the next year, claiming his wife's job required him to appear at the White House. The others never bothered to make an excuse the year after that.
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Friday, October 11, 2013

The Search for Trisha Campbell


Just in time for Halloween. A short story about a girl who goes missing in Halloween and the unfortunate police officer who finds her.

The Search for Trisha Campbell will be FREE for Kindle on October 14th and 15th.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Search-Trisha-Campbell-ebook/dp/B00FCGIWM0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379818680&sr=8-1&keywords=The+search+for+Trisha+Campbell

Here's just one of the five star reviews:

John Galloway, cop, faces his worst nightmare, a missing child. The Amber Alert goes out on Halloween night. Galloway finds memories of his own daughter's death haunting him as he searches for six-year-old Trisha Campbell. He goes out with backup, with the rest of the cops feeling he's not quite up to par for this search, and makes a discovery he can't handle.

Jeanne Bannon weaves a tale reminiscent of Stephen King. Ordinary situations, ordinary fears become malevolent. Bannon gets quickly to her point and yanks the reader into a paranormal horror story well worth the time you take to read this. The characters are alive, ordinary and yet extra-ordinary. I totally love The Search for Trisha Campbell, and recommend it for all readers, even teens who enjoy a good spook tale.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Merry Christmas


Christmas in October

 

It is almost upon us.  Only five more days!

 

Every Monday and Thursday during October,

six different authors will be spotlighting their books. 

 

Some lucky commenter is going to win over 50 different prizes. 

 

It could be you!  All you need to do is comment.

 The more you comment, the more chances you have of winning

all of these fabulous prizes!

 

So mark your calendars for Thursday, October 3,

and be sure to visit


 

 

Ho!  Ho!  Ho!