The Writer’s Guide to a Meaningful Reference Library

ScarletteDNoire:

Great post!

Originally posted on Kristen Lamb's Blog:

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Whether you are just now entertaining the idea of writing a book or have been writing for a while, all authors need certain tools if our goal is to publish and make money with our work. Now, if your goal is to simply create a piece of literature that “says something deep and probing” about society or life or is esoteric and selling the book doesn’t matter? Then that is a noble goal and I wish you the very best.

There are works that have broken all the rules and come to be known (usually much later) as classics. I will, however, respectfully point out that the majority of those who follow this blog want to write commercially and make a decent living, so my list is geared toward a certain group of authors.

What this means is that anything can go in writing. Rules are not to be a…

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Ten Publishing Predictions for 2014

ScarletteDNoire:

Publishing Predictions for 2014 from Bob Mayer, what do you think?

Originally posted on Write on the River:

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So, where are we going?  Cool Gus & Sassy Becca want to know as they wait in my Jeep.

Just my opinion and these mean nothing if I don’t correspondingly have a business plan and act on it.

  1. Change has not stopped.  I’ve picked up a sense in publishing, that the digital storm has been weathered and things have plateaued and not only will things at least stay level, we might see a slide back toward print.  I’m not basing my business plan on that.  I expect we’ll see digital continue to dominate.  I also believe the stats have been ‘juked’ regarding print to digital ratios and no one knows the real numbers.  But I do know if you take out the top 5% of trad authors and their print, digital is way dominant for pretty much everyone else in fiction.  On the other hand:
  2. The gold rush is…

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VAMPIRES ROMANCE TO RIPPERS AN ANTHOLOGY OF TASTY STORIES GIVEAWAY!

VAMPIRES ROMANCE TO RIPPERS  ANTHOLOGIES

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WIN FREE BOOKS! Tell us who your favorite author from our Vampire Romance to Rippers series and why and you will be eligible to win a free e-book from any of the participating authors in our anthologies.

Happy Hump Day with ‘Conquest’

ScarletteDNoire:

My Vampire Lover, the amazing Victoria Embers

Originally posted on Victoria Embers:

Click image to read Conquest for FREE.

Click image to read Conquest for FREE.

Today I’m celebrating Hump Day with an excerpt from one of my books that is free! Download at Amazon | Smashwords | Kobo

It is from Conquest (My Vampire Lover #1) that is currently out.

Read the Snippet

MATURE ADULT CONTENT – These stories, featuring vampires and werewolves, are for mature audiences only. They contain adult language, violence, and strong sexual content including some light bondage situations. All characters depicted in these stories are 18 years or older, and all sexual activities are of a consensual nature.

Gently he ran his fingers across the side of my face.

I leaned into his large hand, unable to resist the sexual magnetism that made him so confident for a vampire.  My powers to fight him had steadily faded each night we made love.  I raised my chin, exposing the contours of my vulnerable neck to…

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Meet Author Carole Gill

ScarletteDNoire:

The amazing Carole Gill.

Originally posted on Victoria Embers:

VAMPIRE ANTHOLOGY BIGGESTToday Author Carole Gill is on my blog. She’s in the vampire anthology, Vampires Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Tasty Stories that is on Amazon. Click here to view the ebook. I’d like to welcome her. Take it away, Carole.

Meet Carole Gill -

“I’ve always written but life, as it often does, got in the way and I turned back to writing some years ago. In 2000 I was selected by North West Playwrights of England for further development but found I preferred writing fiction (novels and short stories). I write dark gothic horror with romantic elements. I want to put the bite in gothic romance and knock the starch out of it. Most crucially of all because I write vampire fiction, I portray my vampires as VAMPIRES, yes they may be capable of love but it is tortured love. They are not happy little fairies prancing about enchanted forests…

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Cover Reveal of Tasting Temptation by Charity Parkerson

Originally posted on Helle Gade:

“It was a yearning, a craving so intense that the desire nearly brought me to my knees.

There was a flavor heavy on my tongue. I savored the temptation. It tasted like Gideon.”

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Cover Art designed by: http://aeternumdesigns.com/

Copyright © 2013 Charity Parkerson

–Warning: This book contains graphic depictions of sexual activity including oral sex and masturbation. It is intended for mature audiences not offended by explicit representations of sexual activity between consenting adults.

Gideon looked down at his soiled shirt and winced before tugging it over his head, leaving his chest bare. He tossed the shirt in the general direction of the living room, but Skylar didn’t bother to look in order to see where it landed. Her gaze was locked onto his body and she was making a valiant attempt not to swallow her tongue. God had obviously been in a very good mood the day he created Gideon…

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Featured Author – Cinsearae S.

ScarletteDNoire:

Cinsearae S. participated in two anthologies Indie Publishing House put out: Vampires Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Tasty Stories and Risque Stories. I must say she is one of the most talented writers in the bunch. It was a total pleasure working with her and showcasing her short stories.

Originally posted on Victoria Embers:

DOAVS_BookCoverImageToday Cinsearae S. is on my blog. She’s one of several authors in the vampire anthology, Vampires Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Risque Stories that I am also in and I’m delighted to have her on my blog today.

Diary of a Vampire Stripper is the first novel in her series. Learn more at her website – http://bloodtouch.webs.com or pick up the ebook on Amazon too – click here.

 

About the Author

Cinsearae S. is the Editor/Publisher of award-winning Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine and a graphic designer for Damnation Books and independent authors. Author of The ABRAXAS Series, Diary of a Vampire Stripper (Top 10 Finisher, P&E Readers Poll, 2012), and In The Beginning (published through Black Bed Sheet Books), Cinsearae is an avid lover of all things gothic and horrific, and is a huge Vincent Price fan. Her Etsy shop, Mistress Rae’s Decadent Designs specializes in one-of-a-kind creepy…

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Guest Author – S.I. Hayes

ScarletteDNoire:

I love Will and S.i. too. Great job Vicroria.

Originally posted on Victoria Embers:

Click to view on Amazon.

Click to view on Amazon.

Today S.I. Hayes is on my blog. She’s one of several authors in the vampire anthology, Vampires Romance to Rippers an Anthology of Risque Stories that I am also in and I’m happy to have her on my blog today.

Why an Anthology? 

So a short time ago, I saw a call out from a writer who calls herself Scarlette D’Noire, for an Anthology of Vampire Stories. The Premise was to gather a multitude of titles in the form of shorts, excerpts and essays all with the Vampire theme. At first I was reluctant, because I felt that YA groan in the pit of my stomach, as I often do since the popularity of the sparkling vampires. But when Scarlette informed me that there was to be a volume that included Erotica, my ears perked up and a grin cheshired across my face and I…

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Oh, the Editing Process!

Originally posted on Michelle Muto:

Ah! The writing process! As writers, we go through highs and lows when writing. We LOVE new ideas. We love the first days of working on something new. But after months of work, the revisions start. It’s when writers find major plot holes and issues. It’s when we start to have a love-hate relationship with the manuscript.

The past week, I’ve been rather cranky as I’ve gone over what I’ve written. I do it every time. I find something that upsets the balance of the book and am forced to go back and fix it.

While all my writer buds are happily blasting through thousands of words a day in NaNo, I’m pouring over chapters and ripping stuff apart and fixing things. This is how I felt about the current work in process last week – and probably how my characters felt about me:

That’s okay. Trust me, every writer…

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Sentinel Blog Tour!! *wipes eyes* with Giveaway!!

ScarletteDNoire:

Come join the fun1

Originally posted on nightlyreading:

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Welcome to my stop for the Sentinel Blog tour!

I am so exctied to be a part of this tour because…duh! It’s Jennifer Armentrout:) But, it is also bitter-sweet.

I have adored this series from the very first book and cannot wait to read Sentinel!!

I may be making a MUCH NEEDED trip to Plymouth Meeting on November 16th to purchase my copy and get it signed by Jennifer:)

So without further ado…

I bring you Appollyon…..

9897164Fate isn’t something to mess with… and now, neither is Alex.

Alex has always feared two things: losing herself in the Awakening and being placed on the Elixir. But love has always been stronger than Fate, and Aiden St. Delphi is willing to make war on the gods—and Alex herself—to bring her back.

The gods have killed thousands and could destroy entire cities in their quest to stop Seth from taking Alex’s power…

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