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Latest Contest Winner is…... Karri Steed of the United States. :) Karri wins a $5 gift card to Amazon! Congrats,...
New to You Books: Eternal, Young Adult Vampire Romance by Kristi Cook (PRIZE)... This month I hit up a good friend of mine to provide the New to You Book (and prize). Kristi and I met as debut authors, both writing very different genres than we do now. This month, September 2013, Kristi’s third young adult novel is out… and it has vampires. :) Author Name Kristi Cook Author Website www.kristi-cook.com Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kristi-Cook/152067579336 Twitter @Kristi_Cook Book Title ETERNAL Book Genre Young Adult Fiction What is your book about? ETERNAL is the third and final book in the...
This month’s contests – enter now!... Once again this month, I have two contest going on. The first is my regular prize to be chosen from Newsletter subscribers. To get in on that, sign up for my newsletter. (Even if you’re already subscribed, this is your entry form.)  This month I’m giving away a copy of Blood Trinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon and Dianna Love, a tote bag and winner’s pick of books from the VIP Reader’s Lounge. July Contest   The second contest I have going on is at my...
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The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers This is a great book to read and build on. It alone won’t make “all clear,” but it’s a foundation book you have to read to get the most out of other theories. I mainly consider this a plotting book, but it has other elements too. Goal, Motivation and Conflict: The Building Blocks of Good Fiction This is a must read book. It’s kind of become a bible for plotting in the romance world and I’m always amazed when I speak to writers from other genre and assume they know what GMC (Goal, Motivation and Conflict) are–and they don’t. Your books, your scenes, your characters HAVE to have these three elements. If you don’t know what they are, this is a great easy-to-understand book to teach you. Techniques of the Selling Writer This book covers it all. It is a little harder to read and retain than say the Dixon book, but the advice is excellent. I do suggest you read Vogler’s book first. This book is the classic resource for understanding scene and sequel. Elements of Fiction Writing – Plot Not as essential as some of the others, but the theory of set pieces alone was worth it to me. It’s just a good overall guide to plot. The Comic Toolbox: How to Be Funny Even If You’re Not This book was actually suggested to me as part of a dialogue writing class. It has some great techniques for punching up your writing. Dialogue: More Than Just Talk This is a short workshop on writing dialogue that I put together. It isn’t very long, but I believe it has some great techniques in it that you can use immediately to vastly improve your dialogue. You can buy it at Smashwords The Plot Doctor by Carolyn Greene This is a workbook put...
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recent from 32 Vampire Bites: A Vampire Romance Anthology
FREE!! Vampire Bites–packaged especially for vampire lovers! Five vampire romance stories from best-selling and award winning authors in one sexy, sassy collection. Ready for a nibble? Read on! Lost by Lori Devoti  (First in Lost Series) After a car crash that may have taken her friends’ lives, Rachel Daniels finds herself lost on a cursed mountain. Her only hope to escape the place and save her friends is the man she finds wandering through the night; except Cameron Renault is no ordinary man. He’s a vampire and Rachel’s nightmare may have just begun. Victoria Gardella: Vampire Slayer by Colleen Gleason (A Gardella Vampire Chronicles story) 1820: Victoria Gardella tries to enjoy a ball with her new beau, Lord Rockley–but when bloodthirsty vampires come upon the scene, she must leave the fun in order to employ her stake alongside the grim Max Pesaro (vampire slayer) and the mysterious Sebastian Vioget. Reunion by F E Heaton (A Vampire Realm Series Story) For Venia vampire Marise, returning home isn’t something she wants to do, but duty dictates that she must investigate the attempt on her Lord’s life by another vampire. Faced with her old home, she tries hard to suppress the memories of happier times with her ex-lover Jascha and the darker ones that led to her leaving, but it becomes impossible when she discovers he was injured in the attack. Is fifty years enough to forgive the one you love for breaking your heart? And can Jascha convince Marise to listen to what he has to say and make her love him again? Until Death Do Us Part by Lynda Hilburn (Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist series) Denver Psychologist Kismet Knight counsels vampires. Meeting with this couple reminds her that vampires aren’t merely humans with fangs, and some bloodsuckers are harder to counsel than others. Knight After Night by Jackie Ivie (First in...
recent from 210 Moon Rising
Moon Rising Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne Release Date: January, 2014 ISBN: 978-0373618385 Order from: Amazon or Barnes & Noble Can a loner vampire and outcast wolf find love in Lori Devoti’s Moon Rising? The discovery of lost treasure imperils the fragile peace between the vampire and werewolf populations. Especially when werewolf Cece Parks and vampire Marc Delacroix arrive at the remote site with the same agenda—to claim the loot. But when suspicious deaths begin occurring, the enemies must band together to solve the mystery. The truth proves far more complicated than either can imagine. Especially when Marc finds himself inexplicably drawn to Cece. For once in his long life he wants nothing more than to be with—and protect—the werewolf. Now loyalty to his race and his forbidden desire are about to collide…....

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New to You: Rush, a young adult novel by Eve Silver

  Rush by Eve Silver, a young adult novel debuting this month! (Answers provided by the author. Thanks, Eve, for participating!) What is Rush about? Sixteen-year-old Miki Jones’s carefully controlled life spirals into chaos after she’s run down in the street, left broken and bloody. She wakes up fully healed in a place called the lobby—pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game in which she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures.  There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says that the game is more than that, and that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn. What type of reader will love Rush? Fans of young adult books, teens, sci-fi readers, fans of alien books and gamers. Who is the main character? What does he or she want or what is his or her biggest struggle to over come? Miki Jones just wants to figure out how to find her new normal after the death of her mother. But her life’s anything but normal when she’s sucked into a game where she has to hunt aliens or be hunted by them—all the while balancing the life or death struggle with her regular high-school life.   “So what’s the game now? This or the life I used to know?” What movies or other books would you compare Rush to and why? For books, I’d say Ender’s Game because of the gaming elements and the way the main character is left in the dark by those who are in the know and must struggle for answers even as they struggle to survive. Divergent and Hunger Games for the action (though the plot is in no way similar). The graphic novel Fray: Future Slayer. And a couple of my adult sci-fi books that were originally released under the name Eve Kenin (and are now available as Eve Silver): Driven, Hidden because they were high action with a thread...