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I just wanted to share my wonderful new cover for Wings by talented Elise Trissal (daughter of author Beth Trissel!):
Have you been beating your head against the wall trying to break into publishing and getting nowhere? Do you get glowing rejection letters telling you how wonderful your story is, but the editors don't know where it would fit in their lines? Haven't we all gotten those? Have you won contests, only to have your prized manuscript return home from New York in disgrace? I feel your pain. I've been at this for a long time. So long I'm ashamed to tell you. But last month that long dry spell was broken. I finally found hope for my romantic suspense manuscript, A Matter of Trust. Can't give the details yet, but it has been accepted by Renaissance Ebooks. Stay tuned for more details!
But now back to you and your wonderful story that needs a loving home. There is a new publisher that is looking for great stories, and their editors don't mind if our stories don't fit into New York's pre-formed mold. No, this publisher loves new, different, and just outside the ordinary stories. So why not give them a whirl?
The publisher you ask?
Gilded Dragonfly Books is based in Atlanta and is open for submissions. Their editors are actively seeking all sub-genres of romance. Their interests include mystery, suspense, thriller, YA, Historical, fantasy, science fiction, paranormal, and woman's fiction.
If you have a well polished, complete manuscript send a query with an attachment of the first three chapters and a synopsis to Novelkid@aol.com. One of Gilded Dragonfly Books' super editors will review your submission and respond within three weeks, maybe sooner.
Check them out at www.Gildeddragonflybooks.wordpress.com
Go on, send 'em something, I dare you!
As most of you know, I have a new book, the first in my returning war hero series, now out as a serial for Amazon Kindle. This is something new for us all, and it's exciting and scary at the same time. So far, the serials seem to be doing well, but the common complaint we see is why don't they get the entire book at once! Well, as it clearly states, the books are downloaded on kindle in episodes, normally 8 episodes every two weeks, and is pretty much "live" brought to you as the writers themselves are finishing each episode. Which means they can't go back and edit what they wrote in the first or second segment, which is challenging, and perhaps a little stressful for some.
Three of us Montlake authors are having a contest this month to promote the "serials" and a Kindle Fire HD is the grand prize, and three $20 Amazon gift certificates will be given by the three of us, every two weeks. How to answer? Go to our websites, and answer one simple question. One question, one entry-- or go to all three websites and answer three questions for three chances to win.
We wish you all the best of luck, and please try our serials. For less than two dollars, you will be guaranteed a great read. Like watching your favorite show on television, the anticipation builds...
I'd like to introduce Bianca Swan...Sexy, Hot, Intriguing Erotic Romance. Her latest release is On Wings of Desire from Double Dragon Publishing.
A little about Bianca: A resident of the big state of Texas, Bianca enjoys writing about hot men and the lucky women who fall in love with them, visiting other locales and delving into the minds of her characters. She has two wonderful sons, a baby grand piano that she can't play but luckily it plays itself and a snazzy new black convertible.
Friday, March 1, 2013 8 a.m.
Even though the calendar says it’s only 19 more days until spring and there are signs, the fire in my wood stove is still roaring. It’s going to be a great weekend to keep my fingers on the keyboard.
Often writers have trouble jump starting their muse. One way I’ve found to get in the mood, is to do a simple brainstorming exercise. Take a picture and write one line to go with it. The line doesn’t have to related to the story you’re working on, just think out of the box.
Let’s kick our muses out of bed. Using the pictures below, write an opening line or lines. Do as many as you want. Make them as long as you want.
Come on. You can do it? Let’s have some fun. I've posted my lines below each picture.
AJ: "She's forming," the young intern cried with excitement.
AJ: Ally Chase took the drop of Satan’s blood on her tongue like a good angel.
AJ: It was Friday and finally after twenty-five years she was done. Ma Wilson scanned her classroom. She felt as old as the turtle in the tank.
AJ: “Olives and spaghetti." Jake turned on her. "Are you pregnant again?”
AJ: “If only he'd known their kiss this morning would be their last, he wouldn't have let her go alone.”
Now it's your turn.