Archive for April 20th, 2018

What Good Music Can Teach Us About Writing

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by Andrea Lundgren

 

I was thinking about this the other day while on hold. I was waiting for a break in the music that signaled that someone was going to rescue me from the unending monotony, so when the music would change from stringed instruments music to a pause, I’d get excited…only to have the music start another movement.

And it got me thinking about plotting. I realized there are three things we can learn from good music (and from bad music, in a let’s-avoid-doing-what-they-did sort of way).

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The Two Pillars of Novel Structure

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by Michael Mohr

 

I want to talk briefly about novel structure because, as a novel editor, I see all kinds of basic issues from the majority of the aspiring writer-clients I work with. There is a wealth of info out there on the web but I wanted to give you a little taste of what makes a solid novel. Because, especially if you write commercial fiction and hope to land an agent and get published, novel structure is incredibly important to pay attention to.

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“A Journey’s End (Journey’s End Book 1)” by Ann Christopher

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A Journey’s End (Journey’s End Book 1)

by Ann Christopher

Genre: Romance/Holiday/Multicultural

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Can two wounded people find happiness together?

Meet widower and loner James Harper, who avoids romance like the plague.

And vivacious single mom Miranda Lowe, whose nasty divorce blew up her life.

What happens when you repeatedly throw them together? Come to Journey’s End and find out…

If you love sexy small-town romance that features strong families, pick up A JOURNEY’S END today!

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The Ghost of Tobacco Road” by Dale J. Young

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The Ghost of Tobacco Road

by Dale J. Young

Genre: Mystery & Suspense/Supernatural/Ghosts

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On the banks of the Skeleton River in a remote part of North Carolina lies the town of Starlight. Like most small towns in America, Starlight has seen better days. Once known for its tobacco fields and rural Southern charm, the stores on Main Street are now boarded up, and many of the residents have left town for good.

Logan Shaw, a down and out used-car salesman living in Wilmington is convinced that the letter he has received from a small law firm in Starlight has to be a mistake. The letter states that Logan has been named the sole beneficiary in the last will and testament of one of Starlight’s residents, a reclusive old woman recently found dead in her home on the outskirts of town.

After arriving in town, Logan meets an attractive young woman named Colby who has lived in Starlight all of her life. No one knows better than Colby about the stories passed down through the years of a vengeful ghost that can return from the dead when the harvest moon rises over the tobacco fields outside of town – a ghost that kills in such a fit of rage that the bodies of the victims are left unrecognizable. For nearly a hundred years, no one in Starlight has ever seen the ghost and lived to tell about it.

With Colby by his side, Logan struggles to comprehend the unspeakable evil that has entered his life, and to understand how he is strangely connected to it. Under the light of the harvest moon he will learn of the dark secret that Starlight holds, and of the legend the locals refer to as “the ghost of tobacco road”.

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#BlogTour “Her Wicked Hero (Black Dawn Book 4)” by Caitlyn O’Leary

 

Title: Her Wicked Hero
Author: Caitlyn O’Leary
Genre: Military Romance/Military Romance Suspense
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Cover Designer: Lori Jackson Designs
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

ONE LOOK AND HE WAS HOOKED
A photograph. A feeling. A knowing. That’s all it took for Dante “Zed” Zaragoza to realize his fate was intertwined with a woman he’d never met. Now it was up to him to find Marcia Price and bring her home safely. Thankfully for Marcia he’s temporarily part of the Black Dawn SEAL team, who are on the hunt to locate eleven people whose yacht had gone missing in the South China Sea. A photograph means she’s alive…for now.
SHE NEEDED A HERO
Marcia Price realized she was in the hands of a monster as she was dragged deeper and deeper into the jungle. She wanted to give up so many times but dammit, no matter what, she would survive this even if it almost killed her. And maybe, just maybe, the universe would send her a hero.
HE’LL MOVE HEAVEN & EARTH
Zed’s blood turned to ice the moment he found out the history of the man who had Marcia in his grip. He wasn’t just a sociopath, he’d been trained as a SEAL. And that was only the beginning. Zed would need every tool in his arsenal if he and Marcia were going to get out of there alive

 

Caitlyn O’Leary is an avid reader, and considers herself a fan first and an author second. She reads a wide variety of genres, but finds herself going back to happily-ever-afters. Getting a chance to write, after years in corporate America is a dream come true. She hopes that her stories provide the kind of entertainment and escape that she has found from some of her favorite authors.

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#CoverReveal “Decide to Hope” by June A. Converse

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An unimaginable trauma. A future that seems impossible. When your world shatters, how do you put it back together?

For 950 days, Kathleen Conners has struggled with that choice. Behind a scarf and sunglasses, she hides from the world, from herself, from The Event, from any future with anyone.

After receiving a box of letters from his deceased mother, Matt Nelson is shoved from his predictable, controlled life to a secluded beach in North Carolina. While trying to understand his mother’s intent, he discovers Kathleen.

Matt must choose whether to follow the path his mother orchestrated or rescue the woman who has captured his heart. When the only person Kathleen blames more than herself reappears, can Matt be the strength Kathleen needs to create a new life, or will he be forced to walk away if she decides the climb is too great?

PreOrder – Coming May 11, 2018!

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Author Bio June Converse

June happily resides in Sandy Springs, Georgia, with her husband, Dave, and their dog, Sodapop.  They have two wonderful adult children and two grandchildren.  She is an enthusiastic exerciser and an accomplished cook.  She and her husband enjoy hiking with Sodapop, traveling, scuba diving, trying new restaurants, concerts, and whatever other adventures they can find.  Reading and a constant desire to learn keeps her busy too.

A trauma survivor who struggles with mental illness, June is continuously reaching for hope like the characters in her books.  She openly discusses her personal struggles on her blog, JuneConverse.com

Decide to Hope is her first novel and relies a great deal on her own experience with trauma, choices, recovery and hope.  If you’d like to discuss trauma, coping and recovery, contact her at JuneConverse.com or DecideToHope.com

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“Blind Attraction (Reckless Beat Book 1)” by Eden Summers

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Blind Attraction (Reckless Beat Book 1)

by Eden Summers

Genre: Genre Fiction/Romance/Sagas

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He’s intoxicated by her innocence. 

Peering down at a sea of fans, rock star, Mitchell Davies can’t deny the bashful beauty of a woman in the front row. He’ll stop at nothing to get to know her. When a public altercation leaves her weak and defenseless, he swoops on the opportunity to be her savior.

She’s seduced at first sight.

Alana didn’t anticipate being swept off her feet by a famous musician. She didn’t expect to be caught up in drama that would leave her entirely at his mercy, either.
Both happened… And now she doesn’t know how to walk away from the man who has shown her a whole new side to life.

Attraction will bring them together. Their differences will try to tear them apart.

They’re caught up in a whirlwind romance, but nothing in the limelight lasts forever. Especially when a tour bus waits in the wings, determined to separate them. In a glamorous world of rock-and-roll, only time will tell if they can fight the odds and turn their chemistry into commitment.

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