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Annette Marie, Author of THE NIGHT REALM (Spell Weaver #1), Shares 10 things she wishes someone had told her about being an author (with a giveaway!)

10 things I wish someone had told me about being an author… Writing is only a small part of the job. I spend at least as much time or more on revisions, editing, proofreading, outlining, marketing, advertising, book covers, book interiors, ebook formats, social media management, finance tracking, launching releases … the list goes on and on! Writing never gets easier. Some days the words flow like magic, but other days, every word is a struggle and everything I manage to scrawl on the page seems terrible. It usually isn’t, but sometimes it feels that way. Even after ten books,…

Author Andrew Buckley Tells Us Why We’ll Love HAIR IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES 2: THE PERILS OF GROWING UP WEREWOLF (with a Giveaway!)

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS BOOK… What’s not to love? We’ve got a creepy floating guy with glowing red eyes, there’s something very strange about the new school principal, and, horror of horrors, Colin has a real life girlfriend to deal with! I think people loved the first book because of the parallel between Colin having to deal with becoming a teenager while tackling the hairy task of turning into a werewolf and the possibility that he may have eaten one of his classmates. It’s a true zero to hero story as Colin learned to master his new identity and fight…

A Letter to Readers from Alyson McLayne, Author of HIGHLAND PROMISE (The Sons of Gregor MacLeod #1–with a giveaway!)

A Letter to the Reader Hello Lovely Readers!! My name is Alyson McLayne, and I can’t tell you how excited I am to introduce you to my book, HIGHLAND PROMISE, a Scottish Highlander Romantic Adventure! It’s the first book in my historical romance series, THE SONS OF GREGOR MACLEOD, starring five Highland Lairds, who were fostered together as lads to become brothers. Darach, Lachlan, Callum, Gavin, and Kerr fight for their clans, for each other, and for their own true love. These Highland Lairds are a band of brothers, who will defend each other to the death—if they don’t kill…

Author Suzanne McKenna Tells Us the Top 10 Things We Need to Know About Toby Faye of KEEPING CLAUDIA (with a giveaway!)

I’d love to talk about Toby Faye, the male protagonist of my “Toby & Claudia” series. He is a complex character, at times brooding and intense, at others, witty and charismatic, making him an immensely gratifying character to write. Without further ado, here’s the top ten most important things about Toby Faye: His childhood: In the series’ first book, “Saving Toby,” Toby believes a difficult childhood dropped him into a hole he can never climb out of. The Faye family is the epitome of dysfunction. Burdened by alcoholism and physical abuse, their family has gained a disparaging notoriety about town.…

Mary Wine, Author of HIGLAND FLAME, Share 3 Historical Facts You Need to Know (plus a giveaway!)

Historical facts you should know when reading Highland Flame: A reverence was the proper greeting for this era, sometimes called courtesy. You stepped back with one foot, bent at the knee, keeping your back straight and ‘lowered’. If you were the higher ranking person, you would do the same and it was called ‘offering courtesy’, meaning it was a polite way of greeting one another. Even Queen Elizabeth Tudor lowered herself before the archbishop of Canterbury. Every house had a buttery….it was where the butts of ale were stored. A butler was the man who kept the keys to the…

Kat Colmer, Author of THE THIRD KISS, Talks About Memorable Kisses (not the good kind of memorable…)

In case you missed it, I reviewed Kat’s THE THIRD KISS here. Check it out and enter the tour giveaway! As the title suggests, my YA paranormal romance The Third Kiss features several kisses throughout the story. Each of these is memorable for different reasons. Sometimes, however, a kiss can be memorable for all the wrong reasons. Here are a few which thankfully don’t appear in The Third Kiss:   The Niagara Falls Kiss Think saliva. Lots of it. So much so you need to go in for an after-kiss cuddle just so you can surreptitiously wipe your chin on…

Theresa Romain, Author of SCANDALOUS EVER AFTER (Romance of the Turf #2) Talks About Her Favorite Summer Activities (with a giveaway!)

Two of Theresa’s favorite summer activities: If I were creating the sort of profile I admire, I’d tell you that my favorite summer activities include splashing in the ocean, or camping in the backyard after having a barbecue. But the truth is that I’m hundreds of miles from the nearest beach, and my favorite thing to do there was always to make a giant dolphin out of sand. And I can’t bear to be outside in 100+ heat, especially when the mosquitos are biting. However, there are so many lovely little things about summer that I do enjoy. Specifically… Checking…

Kendra C. Highley, Author of THE PERFECTLY IMPERFECT MATCH (Suttonville Sentinels #3) Talks About the Best and Worst Writing Advice She Ever Got (with a giveaway!)

The best (and/or worst!) writing advice I ever got was… When you’re new to writing and joining critique groups to improve your craft, the advice flows like milk and honey. For any parents out there, it’s a lot like when you have a new baby and experienced parents can’t wait to share their wisdom. The hard part in either case is knowing what works and what doesn’t. The best piece(s) of advice I received when I was starting out were: Read in your genre, and don’t quit. Both of those things are hard, believe it or not. I was an…

Melissa Chambers, Author of FALLING FOR FOREVER, Tells Us 10 Things She Wishes Someone Had Told Her About Being An Author (with a giveaway!)

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Being An Author 10 – Your characters follow you around all the time. You can’t get away from them. You’ll be driving in the car and miss your exit because your character is playing out the next scene for you. And when the book is finished, they still don’t go away. They keep talking about new scenes that you don’t have time or purpose to write. (But sometimes, you still do.) 9 – Your butt grows. I think the technical term is secretary spread. You sit all the time, and your…

Catherine Lanigan, Author of FAMILY OF HIS OWN, Talks About Faerie Research and Other Fancies (plus–a giveaway!)

On Tour with Prism Book Tours FAERIE RESEARCH AND OTHER FANCIES Honestly, the research for this story was long-anticipated because I adore spending way too many hours browsing through art books, looking at paintings on line and yes, gaping at a stunning work in a gallery. Astonishingly, there is a world of art and information on faeries that opened up to me through Pinterest. Then I had a friend who sent me articles from her Fairy magazines that she’s subscribed to for years. Trust me, I realized then I was really missing something here. Years ago, about twenty of them, I…

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