Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas Ride Blog tour is under way. For 27 days win prizes and collect all the carols for an extra prize:
And to spread more Christmas cheer, we're giving one lucky person a $75 Wild Rose Press gift certificate! All you need to do to enter is attend each day's blog post, identify the carol, and make a complete carol list to submit after the final blog post of Christmas Eve. Don't forget to check the list twice! Send it to… Continue
Added by Beth Caudill on November 30, 2008 at 11:47pm —
Australian publisher, author and reviewer Lutz Barz has kindly sent me an advance review of 'Pestilence'
which he has recently undertaken and which will soon be published by Literature-Review.com and in other journals he writes for. 'Pestilence'
will be published in the near future by 4RV Publishing and this review is, to say the least, absolutely awesome and gives me great optimism for the book's future success. For more… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on November 30, 2008 at 6:43am —
Hi everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We don’t celebrate it in the UK, unfortunately , although I think we should – nearly everyone has something to be thankful for, after all.
My futuristic romantic novel STARQUEST had a lovely review by The Long and the Short of It this week and received a rating of Four and a half Books. LASR has a Best Book review poll at the end of each week to vote for the best read based on their… Continue
Added by Hywela Lyn on November 29, 2008 at 9:00am —
Boy, did my agent work fast? After the shattering disappointment of the recent problems and eventual contract release from Steel Waves Publishing, I'm delighted to announce that my literary agent has, within two days, negotiated a brilliant contract offer from 4RV Publishing who have offered to publish all five of the novels currently in need of a good home. Consequently, 'Glastonbury', 'Pestilence', 'The Nemesis Cell', 'Purple Death' and… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on November 26, 2008 at 2:54pm —
Matthews Sisters 4: Degrees of Passion - JUST RELEASED!!
Virgin Books/Random House - Print Only Title
The second college student Sasha Matthews spotted Trevor Kingston she knew it was fate. He’s everything a girl could want—handsome, charming, rich. With student loans piling up and no clear idea what she wants to do with her future, he’s the best thing she has going. But, Mr Perfect’s façade begins to crumble when she sees him photographed with another woman in… Continue
Added by Michelle M Pillow on November 25, 2008 at 7:19pm —
I'm sad to announce that the five books which were due to be published this year by Steel Waves Publishing will not be appearing as planned. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Steel Waves have been unable to produce the books as per their schedule and have agreed to release me from my contract with them. This of course is an honorable thing to do but of course I must now begin the task of attempting to find other ways of getting the books before the public.
I thank everyone at Steel… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on November 25, 2008 at 2:23pm —
by a story so intense, so poignant, it won't leave you. I have one that has eaten at me for the longest. I tear up just thinking about putting the first sentence on the paper. Why? Because I know how it will end and for that reason I want to cry my eyes out. The emotions which swirl inside just watching the tender yet powerful and passionate scenes coursing through my mind makes me want to sit and start on it, then I stop and wonder if I have the emotional strength to carry it off.
Added by Judith on November 25, 2008 at 1:59pm —
Ever curious about having a booktrailer professionally done? Well I had one designed for my upcoming YA novel, Freaksville. My designer used royalty free images and music and created an amazing movie-like representation of my novel.
She's a rare talent .....she's still in High School! I thought I'd interview while she still had time. So drop by the Wolfy Chicks blog
Added by Kitty Keswick on November 25, 2008 at 12:29am —
I'm pleased that the article I wrote for The Journal of The Whitechapel Society, 'Whodunnit...I Dunno'
telling of the genesis of my novel 'A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper'
has been accpeted and published for potential worldwide web syndication by Ezine Articles.com and can be seen at… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on November 24, 2008 at 3:37pm —
“Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.”
Thanksgiving, for those of us in America, has grown and evolved like most holidays. Pilgrims, turkey (or Tofurki), football, parades, and pumpkin pie. Yet tucked within the basting and the touchdowns is the root of an idea. Thankfulness. For family and friends, for prosperity and health, and for life itself. And let me add one more item to the list… Thankfulness for creativity. I love being a writer. Don’t… Continue
Added by Chiron O'Keefe on November 24, 2008 at 5:00am —
If you love shape shifters and sensual romance then you'll love this series! Book 1 "The Amoveo Legacy" is due out in 2009 with Devine Destinies publishing. There is a facebook fan page and I hope you'll become a fan and then share it with your friends. A book trailer is in the works, as well as, a webiste. I will post an excerpt soon!
Added by Sara Taney Humphreys on November 23, 2008 at 11:08am —
I'm bursting to tell someone the good news, and why shouldn't it be you, my fellow romantics? The local public library where I'm spending the winter on the Gulf Coast of Alabama requested 5 copies each of LOVE OF MY HEART and A SIGH OF LOVE to give to their book club as a Christmas present! (I'd say the name of the library, but I'd better wait until they give their gifts out at the beginning of December.) Isn't that the greatest news? Well, it is for me, anyway. They were going to order them… Continue
Added by Bess McBride on November 22, 2008 at 3:47pm —
The Enchantress (Daughter of Darkness 2)
by Mandy M. Roth
Dark Fantasy Romance
Cover art by Natalie Winters
This book was previously published elsewhere.
About the Book:
When the Siren calls, the men follow. Led by the song of the Enchantress men will do almost anything, including kill the one they love.
When Caleb is called away to track the Enchantress, Gwen is left in the hands of her new best friends,… Continue
Added by Michelle M Pillow on November 22, 2008 at 1:16pm —
I'd like to invite everyone along to You tube to view the latest short video trailer introducing the 'stars' of my forthcoming children's book series 'Harry Porter's Dog Tales' , coming in 2009 from 4RV Publishing. Written under the guise of my alter ego Harry Porter, the series tells the individual stories of the beautiful rescued dogs who live with and share my home, and will hopefully help to raise awareness of the plight of abused and abandoned… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on November 22, 2008 at 6:52am —
I have a couple of courses coming up that I’ll be teaching for Writers Online Workshops, the online teaching division of Writer’s Digest. Here are the details:
Advanced Novel Writing Workshop: Students who have completed a novel workshop now have the opportunity to continue working on their novel manuscripts with help from a published novelist and the encouragement and feedback of their peers. When you’ve completed this workshop, you will have written—and received feedback on—200… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Delisi on November 21, 2008 at 4:27pm —
I'm delighted and amazed to have discovered that today, 'A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper'
achieved its highest ever sales ranking at Amazon.ca. It was listed at number 1,475
in their rankings. It's never even been that high in the UK or USA where it has done very well indeed and I'm so pleased that it has recorded such a great ranking in the country… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on November 20, 2008 at 12:57pm —
Workshop Announcement from Writers and Readers of Distinctive Fiction, WRDF
WRDF's Online Workshop, The Tipping Point, Presents:
Bungee Jumping for Writers, or How to Be Your Own Editor
Editing for most writers is like diving off a bridge head-first with a large rubber band attached to their ankles…not a pretty sight. Join Elizabeth Delisi as she shows you a less hazardous approach to self-editing.
In this three-day workshop, Elizabeth will cover… Continue
Added by Elizabeth Delisi on November 19, 2008 at 11:16am —
'A Study in Red - The Secret Journal of Jack the Ripper'
continues to amaze me. As well as continuing to sit at Number one in the Amazon UK chart of Jack the Ripper books, 'Sorted by Average Customer Review' and also in the Ripper 'Crime and Mystery Thriller' chart, it has today recorded it's highest ever position in the overall Jack the Ripper Books (All categories) Best Seller chart on Amazon UK, currently standing at Number 8 out of a total… Continue
Added by Brian L Porter on November 18, 2008 at 6:09pm —
You all have heard the saying...If I knew then what I know now...
My question to you is what is that one thing you would change and do differently (if anything)?
Added by Dawne' Dominique on November 17, 2008 at 4:16pm —
All you writers participating in November's NANOWRIMO, tell us how you're doing.
Added by Lynda Coker on November 17, 2008 at 3:39pm —