Thursday, June 30, 2011

Guest Authors of Dollars and Sense

Welcome to an interview with guest authors: Carolyn McCray, Amber Scott, and Rachel Thompson

Overview: "Dollars & Sense: The Definitive Guide to Self-publishing Success" is a step-by-step actionable road map to increasing royalties for beginners and seasoned professionals alike. Divided into three sections; Producing a Sales-Friendly, Professional eBook, Establishing & Leveraging Your Social Media Platform, and Selling Smarter, Not Harder, "Dollars & Sense" walks authors through

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Last Day to Enter Tracking Shadows Blog Tour Giveaway!

We've got a big week happening here! Today is officially the last day to enter the Tracking Shadows blog tour giveaway. In case you're not sure about winning the grand prize package, here is a review:

A signed copy of the Tracking Shadows novel (as in the FIRST paperback off the press)

A signed Tracking Shadows tote bag (these turned out really cool and are useful too)

and <drumroll> a guest appearance in the next 2096 novel (you can choose to be heroic or villainous!)


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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Adopted Greyhound Does Guide Dog Impersonation

Let me tell you about a morning. A morning that looks just like any other morning. The sun rises, the alarm goes off, I stumble through motions that are routine after decades of practice.

Feeding our adopted greyhounds should be counted in that routine - for me as well as our pack of greys.

On this particular morning however, my precious pack of sight hounds did their best to give me the opportunity to prove I was awake and coherent. When I wandered into the office rather than the family

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Debra Webb Guest Author Plus Giveaway!

It is such a pleasure to have National Best-Selling author Debra Webb here today! She's one of the most wonderful people I know and I hope you'll enjoy our interview below. Deb's fans old and new, will be thrilled to know Deb's offering up a digital copy of her new novel, Dirty as well as...wait for it...the latest Colby Agency trilogy: Missing, Damaged, and Broken!

AWESOME, right!?!

So without further ado, here's Deb:

RB: Jackie Mercer, the star of DIRTY, just leaps off the page! I

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

One Adopted Greyhound At A Time

It's been over twenty years since I met my first greyhounds up close in the back of my vet's office as they waited for or recovered from spay and neuter procedures. So stoic - and quiet - they sat in the kennels, seemingly oblivious to the chaotic barking and crying from the other dogs and cats.

I love big dogs, married a man who felt the same, and an adopted greyhound became our wedding present to each other. Bubbles was the best, a lovely ambassador of the breed, and a perfect 'first

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

A Cat As A Focus Element of Paranormal Romance Novels?

It's time for me to admit a truth: Writing paranormal romance novels with Maverick, our big (bordering on ginormous) black cat is one way to keep me in the chair with my hands on the keyboard. ;)

There are two chairs at my grandmother's desk now. One for me and one for him. Both are padded (though recently I think the whole room should be, but that's another post)

No, he's not the least bit spoiled, why would you ask?

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Tracking Shadows Blog Tour Schedule

My first official blog tour begins tomorrow! I'm so jazzed about this and all the fun stuff we've got planned for readers and fans along the way! Tracking Shadows is a paranormal romance/urban fantasy novel packed with a sexy smuggler, a dangerous assassin, and one seriously unstoppable adventure!

From June 10 – June 21 readers of paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels will enjoy a variety of interviews, excerpts and giveaways! Mark your calendar because you won't want to miss a

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

World Building For A Paranormal Romance Novel Blog Tour

If writing the book were all that mattered, most paranormal romance authors would find sheer joy in the process. Or at least a small measure of peace. One can hope anyway...

But writing as a career, to make a living, means letting people know a paranormal romance novel, or any other book, is available and worth the reader's investment of time and money.

I'm often the person, either in an online class, interview, or writer's conference reminding others that we all have unique talents and

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Adopted Greyhounds And Summertime

June! And it's already hot here in the South Carolina Lowcountry. This distresses our youngest greyhound, Bandit because he doesn't get as much time outside, playing fetch and racing around the yard.

He's about two and a half now, so it's a bit easier this summer to manage him and convince him to take a break when he needs it. Boo and Brody, the more experienced of our adopted greyhound pack will romp in the early morning, or near dusk, but otherwise they know summertime is the season to

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Time Management As An Element of Paranormal Romance Novels

Time management is often a critical element in a storyline, primarily in thrillers or romantic suspense. But time management is an important element of paranormal romance novels too.

Particularly for the paranormal romance author.

Sure, paranormal romance authors think outside the box, but we shouldn't languish there, forever dreaming and never writing or editing. Paranormal romance novels are a hot commodity in the retail world, with legions of diehard fans who want a little extra in

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