Friday, September 18, 2015

Cover Reveal: Tease by Geri Glenn



Cover Reveal – Tease (Kings of Korruption MC)
By Geri Glenn
Releasing November 27th, 2015 (Pre-Order coming soon!)

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Blurb:
Laynie
Smile when you’re happy, cry when you’re sad and don’t ever be afraid to try something new. These are the words I live by. We only get one shot at this life, and I intend to live the best one I can. I had it all growing up. Popularity, beauty, great friends and a perfect family. But then one day, it all changed – now I’m blind. I’ve never let that stop me though. Life is an adventure and I believe in making the best out of every moment.
I spend my days with a job I love, online friends and a sexy new book boyfriend every week. I know in my heart that someday, my own prince charming will come along and appreciate me for exactly who I am – I won’t settle for anything less. Meeting Tease seems like the beginning of my fairy tale … until he opens his mouth.
Tease
I don’t trust people – ever. Every single person I’ve ever loved has contributed, in one way or another, to the shit show that is my life. Keeping everyone I meet at arm’s length, I work hard at being the star of most people’s nightmares. People think I’m a monster and honestly – they’re right.
Laynie’s beauty is what caught my eye, but her personality is what held it. Laynie’s the only person to ever see past my appearance and break down the walls I’ve worked so hard to build. I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her. When things heat up with a rival club, and Laynie gets caught in the crossfire, I will unleash hell on earth to protect the woman who makes me want to trust someone again. When bullets start flying and bodies start piling up, keeping her safe may be the last thing I ever do.
About Geri:
Geri Glenn is the author of the recently released, Kings Of Korruption MC Series. The first book, titled Ryker, was published August 14th, 2015!
Geri lives in beautiful New Brunswick, Canada. She is a military wife, the mother of two gorgeous, but slightly crazy little girls, and works full time as a support worker in an assisted living facility for seniors. Even with all of this, she still finds the time to be a voracious reader and most recently, a writer.
Geri has been as avid reader for as long as she can remember. She can usually be found curled up in a comfy chair, reading on her iPad both day and night. Geri is an incurable night owl, and it's not uncommon for her to still be awake, reading at 4 am, just because she finds it hard to put the book down.
Geri loves all genres of fiction, but her passion is anything romantic or terrifying; basically, anything that can get her heart pumping. This passion has bled out onto her laptop and became the Kings of Korruption.
Writing this first book in the series has knocked off the #1 thing on Geri's bucket list, and publishing it has been an absolute dream come true. She hopes you love the Kings as much as she does.
Stalk Her!
 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

He paid me a visit....

He came in the night... following the pattern of thought resting in my creative subconscious. His decision...to stay and see the mischief he might partake while he wiggled his way into a plot... my story plot for demons and sins and love...

Meet my leading antagonist from Impure Bargains (and the other 6 books to come)

Ba'al - King of Hell, maker of demons, human kind's nightmare.

Is he what you expected?




Thursday, September 10, 2015

More Than One Basket- Guest Post by Sheri Velarde.


    Publishing is a tough world to be in. Sure, every writer dreams of having their work published and sent out to the world, but there are some hard realities in the publishing industry that make it a tough place to thrive. First, most of us are not going to be the next J.K. Rowling or Stephen King. Most are not going to sell our first novel to one of the big houses out there. A lot of us start smaller, at small houses that are willing to give new authors a chance. That’s how I started. Two smaller, but excellent presses became the homes to many of my first books. Breathless Press and Secret Cravings Publishing both helped me learn and grow as an author and I found success with both of them. Sadly, both have closed their doors this year due to the financial restraints on smaller houses against the big houses and against self-publishing. It saddens my heart to see both go, but I am not letting it slow me nor my career down. While I will always be grateful to both houses, I am moving forward and learning some lessons along the way.

    One of the first lessons I have learned that it is good to be multi-published, that is to have been published by more than one publishing house. I started out with two and continue to expand, which has serving me well now. I have at least four more stories coming out before the end of the year on two different publishers, Torquere Press and Three Worlds Press. I am always seeking out new avenues to pursue and I think spreading stories out there to more than one house helps safe guard against losing all exposure if one (or sadly for me two) of your publishers close.

    The other lesson that I have learned, is that self-publishing has come a long way and it is certainly a viable option that authors should look into. I know many great authors who self-publish and I am going to be joining their ranks soon with the start of Stoker Publishing with my fiancĂ©! I am excited about this new venture. I will be working with some great cover artists, editors and formatters that I have met along my journey as an author and be putting out high quality work. I love the freedom that I will have and the ability to put out works that don’t quite fit traditional publishing.

    The final lesson is of course, never give up. Yes publishing is hard. There is rejection. There are sad events like the closing of a publishing house or an editor moving on. The main thing to remember is that you are a writer, an author. You have something to tell people and nothing should get in the way of that. There are many publishers still accepting new authors. Some people do sign with the big houses. You can publish your work on your terms and still be well received. As long as you keep pursuing your dream anything is possible. Remember that!






Blurb:

Joy and Dot plan on having a summer to remember. A cabin on the beach, hot men from Harvard down the way, one last hurrah before true adulthood set in. Everything is perfect. They did not plan on their summer being interrupted by Joy’s sudden collapse in a strange room in their house, nor the mystery that surrounded it. As they look into their rental, horrifying details from the house’s past, mixed in with pirate lore of old, come to light. As more details emerge, they realize that more than their fun is at stake, that souls may hang in the balance. How can two sisters battle an evil that has haunted coastal Maine for hundreds of years?



Excerpt:

Taking a deep breath, just like the first time, she entered the room and realized immediately something was wrong. Joy closed her eyes and stepped in. At first, the room seemed perfectly normal. No blood, no ghosts, nothing scary, just a light on by the nightstand in the middle of the two twin beds. The room was actually quite cute. She could imagine her and Dot being in here when they were younger. Then she remembered the two sisters who had shared this room and what happened to them. That’s when the scene before her began to change.

The room dimmed and shifted subtly. A strong sulfur smell permeated the room. She didn’t know how, but Joy felt certain that she was seeing the past somehow, witnessing a memory. “But that’s not possible. This isn’t possible. I’m dreaming. This is just some sort of terrible dream,” Joy said to herself, determined to snap herself out of this nightmare. She pinched herself, slapped herself, and screamed hoping to wake up. Nothing worked. She tried a different approach. Maybe if she left the room in her dream, she would wake up. Turning to leave, she found herself face to face with two girls, sisters by the looks of them, the two who had been murdered here, she knew it.

Joy froze, staring at the girls who didn’t seemed to notice her at all. They were arguing with each other, but Joy found it difficult to make out the words. They sounded as if they were talking through a very static filled radio. The older of the girls grabbed something from the younger sister, and that’s when she saw him. No rational thoughts formed. Joy screamed, unheard by those in her vision, though she was sure he stared right at her. That was the last thing she remembered, piercing red eyes that chilled her soul.


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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Which am I?

There's always a wide range of who does what in writing, particularly how they plan their stories. The big constructs being are you a pantser or a plotter?

Those are some giant categories! Seriously...the way we set everything out to write often reflects our style as an author, the way we think in terms of story, characters, etc...
Pantser- flying swiftly by the seat of their pants.
Plotters- using structure and outlines to really bring about what they want.

I don't fall into either category, and yet I'm both at the same time.
I can't categorize myself into either category because, let's face it, the minute I put myself in that box it will be hard for my brain to take me out.
Yet I'm both because I use both techniques when I'm writing my stories.
But I also use more that doesn't really fall into either category.

Dares have been apart of my creating a story.
Writing groups have been a part of creating my story.
Discussing random facts, characters, writing things with friends have been apart of creating my stories.
Sleep has even taken part in creating my stories.

Can these be defined by either pantsing or plotting- I'm sure if I try really hard I could compartmentalize into both, either or.
But I won't.

I'll claim the I create therefore I have stories role for myself.
But you can call me depantsing plotter ideals to make room for dares, friends, groups, and dreams type of creating a story.

If you could name your own category for creating a story- just for you- what would you name it?


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