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#GWP peep… Jeri Williams

Okay… Jeri Williams is awesome… she is one of the wonderful authors I have been introduced to through our Publisher, Mary Smith, over at Gone Writing Publishing… I read her novel Breathe Me and can’t wait to dive into Hurt Me…

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Jeri brings two damaged people, and spares no truths… she makes her characters as real as she possibly can, and manages to tell a realistic story about what happens when two such souls meet each other… Just for fun, I am going to tack my review of Breathe Me to the end of this post just in case anyone is interested… happy wordage…. tracey

In the highly anticipated continuation of Harley and Deklan’s story comes an equally gripping novel.

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What happens when you wake up from the nightmare that you’ve been living? Do you start living a happy normal life, one that you’ve always dreamed of, or do you start a new nightmare?
Harley did it. She survived, thanks to Deklan, but now…she is left with hard truths and different emotions; what she thought was the end, was only the beginning. Harley has to navigate through these changes while deciding on who she is and where she fits in Deklan’s life because she is coming to learn that when someone saves you, even from yourself, you hero worship them. You hero worship them so much they become your everything. Their wants turn into your needs, their needs into your obsessions, their obsessions into your life. Finally you come to a point where this worshiping, this obsession, will either heal you or hurt you.
Will Harley be healed from her past or hurt by it?

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Excerpt:

My thoughts are so mixed up it’s causing my head to swim.

Thoughts.

Thoughts.

Thoughts help people process things, they form into actions, ideas or opinions and are supposed to be helpful. My thoughts are helpful in letting me know my thighs are ugly, my hair is too limp and dull, my eyes too far apart, my nails are chipped and broken, my skin rough and my body is disgusting. My thoughts, these thoughts are always with me like a scratched CD, repeating the same thing over and over. They solidify my reasons for feeling the way I do, which I can’t put into words, so I say nothing, I do nothing, I feel nothing. The only time I feel is when Deklan is moving deep inside of me, whispering things in my ear, holding me close smothering out all the bad thoughts in my head. Only then do I feel.

I feel what I do to him, his body shaking as he brings both of us to our breaking point. I feel his grip on me tighten, like he will never let me go, his heart pounding as he’s about to explode inside me, I feel everything in that moment; hope, pain, love, sorrow, grief, anger, happiness, I feel all of it with him.

I feel him.

I read somewhere that people need people. Weather is was implying that they need contact, affection, companionship or just interaction that statement could not hold more true to me than now. I need Deklan, need him like the air I breathe, like the water I drink or the food I pretend to eat. I need him. I know he needs me too, maybe not as much but he does. And it’s scary because, one day he won’t need me and I’ll have to let him go, still needing him. And that will break me for good.

Buy Links:

Hurt Me:

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Breathe Me now $.99 and free on Amazon KU!:

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About the Author:

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Jeri Williams lives a super fabulous lifestyle (by fabulous, she mean’s kinda lame) in the hot Florida sun and loves reading of any kind (except instruction manuals and cereal boxes). She has always written stories and made her family listen to them since she was young, although this is her first book she has ever published. She is a mom of an up-and-coming Jerry Seinfeld (in girl form) and also enjoys being right and knowing everything, although she is hardly ever right and really doesn’t know anything and is obsessed with inventing miniature zoo animals you can carry around in your pocket (although not really).

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My Review of Breathe Me….

I would give this between a 3 and a 4… but definitely closer to 4… Williams spins a tale of truth, hard truth… she gets in the mind set of children everywhere… because no matter if we have excellent parents or scum of the earth parents, we all want our mother/father to love us… the one person in most of our lives that we are willing to forgive almost anything (no matter how awful) is our mother/father… a child will walk on egg shells, not understanding what they did wrong or how they can make sure to make mommy/daddy smile… how they can get the one ounce of praise…

while not all people react the same to this type of environment, there are enough case to consider it common for a child to protect and strive for love from an unloving parent… Williams captures this issues and brings in an unlikely hero to save the day… she gives us two damaged people finding there road to peace… (hopefully) I will have to tune in to the next novel to see where the road goes…  

Using The 12 Stages of Physical Intimacy To Build Tension In Your Novel

Source: Using The 12 Stages of Physical Intimacy To Build Tension In Your Novel

I spotted this blog post the other day, and thought it would be helpful for a lot of writers that hear the words ‘now add some romance’ either from a publisher or critique group, and cringe…

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yep… intimate moments can be embarrassing for us to write, but readers love them… and you don’t just dive straight into the bedroom and call it romance… even erotica, the luster version of romance writing, calls for some build up… even if you like to keep you private moments behind literary closed doors, there can still be a slow build up of attraction… this blog post is an excellent cheat sheet, especially when you’re first getting started… but then I have been at this for a while, and I found myself double checking my romance progression… I hope the rest of you enjoy, and happy wordage, tracey

#EggcerptExchange – Kathryn Blake

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For the next two months I will be participating in Eggcerpt Exchange where writers work together to spread the word about their current published works…

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during the months of Feb. and March I will drop a few Excerpts your way… with my own dose of insanity thrown in… not every book will be to your liking but I hope everyone finds at least one new read to add to their TBR list… being a part of the writer’s community, you need to support your fellow authors… you have to give to get… and you never know when you’ll run across that next series that you will ache to continue reading… muhahaha…

along with excerpts, we will all be filling out either author interviews, or character interviews… (at least, most of us will be throwing in a interview) I choose to interview Marin and Kyland… I will post these for everyone once the Event is over, just in case someone misses out… now… let’s start off our exchange with Kathryn Blake…

Lessons in Love is a slap and tickle romance; with rules, punishments, and passion…

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His management style may not be HR approved, but he was the boss and she was his personal assistant. So, he set the rules.

Short Blurb:

Pam Weston didn’t have many choices as far as employment went. Her prison sentence saw to that. With limited secretarial skills, and an even more limited budget, she never considered herself executive material. So, when she was ordered to report to the CEO of her company as his new personal assistant, she fully expected to be checking out the “Help Wanted” section of the paper before the day was over.

Robert Peterson knew his management style was not HR approved, but he believed in using the stick as well as the carrot. Employing the tenets of domestic discipline, he helped mold his personal assistants into confident women who recognized their own self-worth. Even so, his unorthodox methods were only one of the reasons many considered the position of his assistant to be a revolving door. To Rob’s mind, Pamela Weston was perfect for his purposes, though given her past, he expected convincing her to agree to his program would be a challenge.

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Excerpt:

After Mr. Peterson insists she let his driver take her home, Pam realizes her boss knows a lot more about her and her past than she realized. However, as they talk on the phone she develops some serious doubts about agreeing to his conditions.

“David doesn’t need to see me upstairs, sir. It’s not that late.”

“This is my decision, not yours, Miss Weston. Tell me again what your job is.”

“To assist you, sir,” she answered softly.

“And how do I expect you to fulfill your obligations to me?”

“By following your orders.”

“Correct. So, get out of the car and allow David to escort you inside. Since this is not a request, Miss Weston, I expect you to follow my instructions without comment or delay.”

Ironically, a part of her wanted to stick her tongue out at his bossiness, but she refrained and accepted David’s helping hand. Mr. Peterson was domineering, for sure, but he was also looking out for her in a way that made her feel safe and secure. Cared for, even.

David followed her to her apartment door, while Mr. Peterson asked what she had in her refrigerator for dinner.

“I can heat up a frozen meal.”

“Don’t bother. I’ll order something and have it delivered in fifteen minutes.”

“You shouldn’t waste your money, sir, I’m perfectly capable of—”

“Stop right there, Miss Weston, or you are going to get into trouble. I will decide what is best for you.” She harrumphed. “Not allowed,” he answered, but she sensed he was smiling again.

“You’re a bossy boss,” she teased with a half-smile as she handed David her keys.

“Oh, Miss Weston, you have no idea.

Buy Links:

Blushing Books

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Bio:

Lessons in Love is Kathryn R. Blake’s sixth novel with Blushing Books, and fifth spanking romance where Domestic Discipline is primary to the plot. Although Kathryn is relatively new to the spanking romance market, she is not new to stories where the hero spanks the heroine. In fact, most of her novels have some sort of spanking in them. However, even in Kathryn’s novels where the hero firmly believes in using spanking as a deterrent, he has no desire to cause the heroine injury and takes no delight in hurting the woman of his heart. In fact, sometimes he finds it extremely difficult to follow through on his threats or promises.

To date, all of her heroes are dominant, alpha males who are extremely protective of the women they love. However, part of that protectiveness includes the need for a certain amount of control. They do not suffer defiance or disobedience lightly. Even so, these men aren’t infallible, and they do make mistakes, but love and respect will always triumph in the end.

Kathryn has been a member of RWA since the early 1980s and has joined several local and special interest chapters. Besides writing, Kathryn enjoys traveling, reading, attending the theatre, and is a passionate lover of animals, so much so that in 2015 a stray cat adopted her. The stray now sleeps in Kathryn’s bed. She has also recently taken up the expensive hobby of making and selling jewelry.

Her personal website, http://www.kathrynrblake.com, is filled with photos and links to information about her many interests as well as peppered with quizzes, contests, games and lots of other fun things to do and she loves to hear from her readers, so she has an e-mail link at the bottom of every page.

Social Links:

Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/KRBlake.page

Facebook Profile: http://www.facebook.com/KRBlake.profile

Twitter: http://twitter.com/KRBwrites

Blog: http://krbnaughtythoughts.blogspot.com

Website: http://www.kathrynrblake.com

Author Love/ Meet Sofia Grey

Okay… I got a little sidetracked but I have my third woo-who-the-edits-are-done (hopefully… it is all up in the air til someone says ‘the publication date is…’) celebratory read… I decided to spice things up a bit with a Military Romance… ymmmm… soooo, my third TBR to celebrate novel is His Temporary Fix… but this is romance, and temporary usually has a mind of its own… muhahaha… I can’t wait to Find out

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BOOK INFORMATION

TITLE – His Temporary Fix
SERIES (& Book #) – Love at the Beach #2
AUTHOR – Sofia Grey
GENRE – contemporary military romance
PUBLICATION DATE – October 26 2015
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 111 pages, 30k words
PUBLISHER – Entangled Select
COVER ARTIST – unknown


BOOK SYNOPSIS

His Temporary Fix -  Book CoverHolly Jacobs loses her heart a little too easily. Never again. But when she meets the sexy soldier on the beach, Holly knows she’s in big trouble. Zack Winter is gorgeous and in pain, and when he kisses Holly, all of her resolve melts away…

Zack is on short-term leave to attend a funeral, and he’s walking a fine line. The loss is unbearable…and he’ll do whatever it takes to distract himself from it. Especially if it means a night of searingly-hot sex with Holly Jacobs. Only his brilliant idea isn’t exactly going according to plan.

One night isn’t nearly enough. But if it goes much longer it might end in broken hearts…

 


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EXCERPT

“Don’t you need to go, Holly Jacobs?” Even the way he murmured my name was sexy. This was crazy. Add that to my track record of bad decisions and getting involved with Zack was dumb on an epic level. I was incapable of having a no-strings fling. For me, it was all or nothing, and this time I was going to make the sane decision.

“Why don’t you call me just Holly?” Asking him another question was harmless.

I saw a flash of white teeth in the darkness. “I like your name.” He sounded amused. “Is that okay, Just-Holly?”

Dear God. In the middle of his grief and distress, he still had a sense of humor. I really needed to escape before I found any more reasons to linger. But I didn’t move an inch.

“You sure you don’t want to come back to my place?” His whisper reverberated through me, turning my spine liquid and my knees to jelly. He shifted position slightly and I felt him trailing a hand up my back, the fingertips tiptoeing with excruciating slowness and precision.

“Zack, I don’t do one-night stands.”

“I’m here for two nights.”


 


AUTHOR BIO

Author Photo - Sofia GreyRomance author Sofia Grey spends her days managing projects in the corporate world and her nights hanging out with wolf shifters and alpha males. She devours pretty much anything in the fiction line, but she prefers her romances to be hot, and her heroes to have hidden depths. When writing, she enjoys peeling back the layers to expose her characters’ flaws and always makes them work hard for their happy endings.


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#RRBC & OBC connections

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Just a quick up date… I decided to give a few online book clubs a try… I decided to go with #RRBC Rave Reviews Book Club, and OnlineBookClub.org  … it has only been a few days, but I have already meet some lovely people… Writers & Readers alike… 😛

Michelle Abbott from over at #RRBC even introduced me to a blog hop that I will be doing in the months of Feb and March… if you see #EggcerptExchange in the subject line, you will know that my usual dose of insanity will be coupled with the introduction of an author I have meet while hopping around… Annnndddd …

In the book front, I have some good news/ bad news… (well for me, not so much everyone else) I realized that the title Twin Findings would be perfect for book three of the Finder’s Keepers series… which means I now have to decide on another purrrrfect title for book two… grr….

still time for free reads

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there is still time to win free books and prizes from GWP for those of you that didn’t win the Christmas mystery box… head HERE to find out more… happy wordage…

GWP contest … Last Day

Omg… its the last day… time is running out to enter to win the Santa Box… it is fill to the brim and just waiting for one lucky winner to claim it… the winner will be announced on Dec 18th on the GWP newsletter… But how do you enter??? Easy… just go HERE and sign up to receive the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter and you will be automatically entered to win… see, easy…

Hey… I promised you guys a surprise today… What could it be??? Well heck… its the answer to answer 15, plus an excerpt to my next novel… I will be finishing the next Finder’s Keepers Novel up this month, and presenting it to Mary at GWP … Can’t wait to see what she thinks, and you guys as well…

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And now you know my answer to question fifteen… I will be presenting Book Two of the Finder’s Keepers Series to Mary at GWP, because Mary and her GWP crew rock… I just love the Makayla scenes… her and her little pug too… she is a country twang sex pot… with attitude and secrets…

and now for the Excerpt… lets start off slow… here is chapter one… don’t for get to watch out for the hashtags #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway so you can catch the other GWP authors and their answers for 15 Days with GWP Authors… and if you repost, please use the hashtags…

Finder’s Keepers Series, Book Two

Chapter One

 

The portal tossed Quaidin Lari in every direction until he felt like his head was spinning and his stomach was about to evict all of its contents in any manner possible; north or south, he was about to be sick. Colors flew by in shades of burnt green and browns so dark they might as have been considered black. He could have handled the depressing color scheme and the runaway rollercoaster ride but the shots of yellow and brightest white being flashed before his eyes was too much.

Squeezing his eyes shut, Quaidin prayed to Lac Mar that the ride would soon end. He was one of the Fianna, the mercenary troop, taking over the job of policing the Fae community for the missing Sentinels. Hurling his guts up and pray to the Fae Goddess Lac Mar wouldn’t look very reassuring to those depending on the Fianna for safety. Besides, he was in charge of persuasion for his squad. He had all the allure of his Incubus heritage, but no one looked at the deathly ill and thought, “I want to tell this man all my secrets.”

Just when he thought that Fate had decided to turn a simple portal jump into a lifetime of confusion and punishment, Quaidin stumbled across solid ground, immediately falling to his knees. He couldn’t see straight yet but knew that he wanted to go home to Out-realm. Every time he came Earth-side, the experience cemented how much he hated the place. “Please tell me I managed to land in a patch of soft, foul smelling Kentucky mud.”

No one answered. Still, Quaidin refused to open his eyes. His knees were firmly planted on solid ground, but his hands had managed to find something disgusting.

Sitting up, his ass propped up on his feet, he continued to deny the truth. Eyes tightly closed, he started flinging and flicking his hands to dislodge the substance clinging to his skin.

His squad mates all started screaming at once.

“Son of a-”

“Dammit, Quaidin.”

“You lousy-”

“Stop that you-”

Grinning like a devil, Quaidin opened his eyes. Looking around at Casfin, Vloran, Zander, and Yolland he cut them all off. “We can all wear this muck together.”

Casfin, one of the most laid back and composed Captains the Fianna mercenaries had ever seen, looked like he was on the verge of homicide. Stripping off his clothes without a word, Casfin stalked off to a nearby pond. One by one, the others decided to follow.

Vloran was last to add his clothes to the growing pile. It wasn’t that the man was slower. For a nearly eight foot mountain, he could move quick swiftly when he wanted to. When he wanted to, being the key phrase.

Quaidin pushed himself up from the ground as Vloran turned to leave. “What’s the big deal? A little dirt never hurt anyone.”

Vloran glared over his shoulder, and said, “I believe the people Earth-side call what you landed in a cow-patty.” Seeing the, no doubt, confused look on Quaidin’s face, Vloran turned away in disgust. “Cow shit, man. You landed in cow shit.”

More than ready to go home, Quaidin ripped off his clothes and threw them on the burnable heap of mission clothing. Moving for the water, he barked, “I hate this place.”

 

Quaidin eyed the large beast lazily munching on grass the grass growing alone the bank of the small pond. Floating in the middle of the water, he felt safe in glaring at the cow. He felt like he was suffocating in heat and honeysuckle. How could it be so hot? Summers on Earth-side wouldn’t begin for another week. They needed to find the new Fae Princess and slip back through a portal to Out-realm before the heat level reached the nineties, or Lac Mar forbid, the hundreds.

“Come on Quaidin. Our ride should be here any minute.” Casfin dropped Quaidin’s satchel on the bank and walked off.

The cow moved suspiciously toward his satchel, spurring Quaidin to swim with increasing strokes for the edge of the pond. Keeping one eye on the animal, he pulled his body onto the grass and started jerking his spare uniform out of his satchel. Unless he wanted to wear his uniform for the entirety of the mission, he needed to locate something a little more fashionable for the area.

Vloran moseyed over – the man was the definition of relaxed – and tossed him a canteen of water.

“Thanks man.” Quaidin took a long pull of the slightly warm water. “Is the portal shut down yet?”

The portal they had just to get to Earth-side was a rogue portal. Their squad was in charge of shutting the portal down, but instead of taking care of the matter while they were still in Out-realm they had used it to travel closer to the Princess and their goal. Casfin had decided that using the rogue portal would put them closer to the Princess and the Danshue that had created the portal in the first place.

The Danshue, or evil Fae, were growing in number and they all had it out for Princess de Platadreki. They needed to secure the Princess and eliminate all threats along the way.

“Yolland and Zander are taking care of it. The portal was hastily opened, but that just means that it will be harder to close. It looks like someone just ripped open a hole in reality. Some of the spells used to open it need to be reinforced so that the entire does not explode as they attempt to close the link.” Vloran crouched down, his arms planted on his knees. His eyes continually quartered the area, watching the trees, the field, the nearby gravel road, and even the sky.

Pants on and shoes laced up, Quaidin checked the ground for any surprises before flopping down beside Vloran. “Casfin could close it in no time.”

Plucking a piece of grass to roll between his fingers, Vloran looked back at Yolland and Zander. “Guess the Captain thinks they need the practice. Would have done it himself otherwise.”

Quaidin took another swallow of warm water, refusing to even unpack his shirt until the last minute. He pinched a few strands of his light brown hair between his fingers and pulled the wavy mass forward. Squinting his eyes, he tried to determine if the missing blonde streaks were covered in mystery pond scum or if they were just heavy with water. He was about to ask Vloran what he thought when a large SUV came into sight, slowly driving down the one lane road at the edge of the field. “Looks like our ride has arrived. Maybe you and Casfin can stick you heads out of the windows.”

It was no more than the truth. Vloran had to be nearing the eight foot mark, and their dear Captain looked to be slightly over the eight foot mark. Quaidin didn’t know a lot about Earth-side, always wishing to keep his visits short, but humans rarely made it to seven feet. They definitely didn’t make cars to accommodate small giants. It was a good thing that human and Norms – those Fae born without magic – were unable to see anything placed under a glamor. Otherwise, Vloran and Casfin would have started a riot. What with Vloran’s silver skin tone and the light blue dusting on Casfin’s otherwise pale skin, it was hard to mistake them for human.

“Come on funny guy. With the mood Casfin is in, he may just leave your ass if you make him wait.”

Day 14 GWP Contest

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Two days left to enter to win our Santa Box filled with books by the GWP authors… How do you enter??? Easy… Just go HERE and sign up to receive the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter… you will be automatically entered to win… the winner will be announced on Dec 18th… Until then, enjoy our daily Author answers… we will be posting under the hashtags #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway  … if you see these hashtags, stop and check out the other authors and their daily answers… 😛

for Day 14 the question is about the Last Book I Read… which was Wild Cat by Christine Feehan… I am waiting for her next Sisters of the Heart novel… but for now it is all leopards… grrr

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tomorrow, the last day in our contest, I will have a surprise for y’all… til then, happy wordage 😛 tracey

Day 13 GWP Contest

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Click HERE to sign up for the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter and you will be automatically entered to win our Santa Box… filled with books by the GWP authors… Shocking Finds and so much more… woo who…

And now for my day 13th answer… a selfie… grr… well here goes…

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what you don’t think that’s me??? FINE…

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Soooo… is this me??? Nope??? Okay… this isn’t me either, but if I ever get a tattoo I would want this MS butterfly/ribbon on my shoulder blade… it is beautiful and makes the MS orange beautiful…

Okay… now more joking around… here I come…

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now go sign up for the GWP newsletter and hopefully win a load of books… winner will be announced Dec 18th… and look out for the hashtags #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway …we will all be using them as we post… and if you repost, please use the hashtags so we can see… happy wordage, tracey

Day 12 GWP Contest

FAVORITE BAND/SONG??? this is the question for day 12 … and man, oh man… it is hard to pick…

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we are using the hashtags #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway so that you can find all the GWP authors and their answers… if you repost, please use the hashtags… and who would want to win a Santa Box filled with free books… just go HERE to sign up for the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter… everyone that signs up will be automatically entered to win the Santa Box … the winner will be announced on Dec 18th… see… easy…

now for my Day 12 answer….. I would have to pick something by Evanescence, Adele, or Cam… I am a Country or Pop girl…

But if I had to pick one song/band… if would have to be Burning House by Cam… check back next month and I’m sure that will change… lol… but it is the voice that I love… all these ladies have a gravelly voice that can reach beautiful high notes… 😛

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The question for day 11 is another hard one for me… what is my favorite movie??? dang… I love movies, and depending on my mood, my favorite changes… This is like pulling teeth… lol… I re-watch my favorite movies as often as I reread my favorite books…

Rat Race would have to be my all time favorite comedy.. and close second is Uptown Girls

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Best historical??? Pride and Prejudice, of course…

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best actions movie….. Man on Fire

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when I am in the mood for a psychological thriller??? Hide and Seek!! *anyone noticing the Dakota Fanning theme… that kid rocks the acting*

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So Dakota Fanning is obviously my favorite actress… and since I can’t pick just one movie… I will pick my favorite actress and my favorite genre… Annndddd the GENRE goes to??? Paranormal/fantasy!!!

We have Taken, Push, the Twilight Series, each of the Underworld movies, both Hellboy movies (and when the heck will they make more underworld and hellboy… huh, huh… I need to know) and of course the Harry Potter series, but especially the last five… based on books four through seven… and yes, Dakota made the Paranormal cut… lol… that girl is everywhere…

about the only genre I don’t go for in movies is romance, and straight up horror… 😛 Happy Wordage… now run on and sign up for the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter and you will be entered to win the Santa Box… a box filled with books from the GWP writers… you will get a copy of Shocking Finds (my lovely book baby) and other greats from my fellow authors… just go HERE and sign up!!

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The winner will be announced on Dec 18th… check for the hashtags #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway to find answers for all fifteen daily questions, from me and the others over at GWP… if you decide to repost, please use the hashtags…

Day 10 GWP Contest

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hmmm… Swag?? otherwise known as those goodies given out by authors at book signings… I have been thinking a lot about this, as I want to be prepared for the 2016 Rebels and Readers event… go and check out some of the fun we had in 2015… even volunteering left time to enjoy

I am thinking of doing these little booklets. They hold the first two chapters, plus a few teasers… and the book mark are fun, but timely… for a sweet treat, I am thinking of getting a bag of Mini Clark Bars, and using them as swag… lots of fun to be had… I also hope to have at least the second book in the Finder’s Keepers series ready to roll, as well as bracelets and necklaces inspired by Marin and the Finder’s world ready to sell along with books one and two… woo who…

But for bracelet swag, I was thinking of working on MS inspired bracelets… MS is as huge a part of my time as writing… in fact, if I had never been diagnosed I would have graduated with a Mathematics degree, playing around with poetry, and never knowing I had the ability to create 100k novels…

Not sure if I will have time to work on a similar necklace, but I want to start using polymer clay to make my own pendants… the plan was to work on making Transition Crystals so that any Norm *(that’s us readers and writers, lol) can have there very own Crystal… if I figure it out in time I could work on an MS themed pendant as well… Really, pinterest has some of the best art ideas… ahhh… I love pinterest and hobby lobby…

now… don’t forget to sign up for the GWP newsletter HERE so you can be entered to win Shocking Finds and all the other lovely books by my fellow authors, in the Santa Box… the winner will be announced on Dec 18th… if you repost this, please use the hashtag#15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway

Day 9 Contest GWP

On the Ninth day of GWP contest, Mary asked of me…. (think Christmas music while reading this… lol… cause A Partridge and a Pear Tree was running through my head just now)  This contest is easy peasy… just go HERE and sign up for the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter, and you are entered to win a Santa Box filled with books by those of us at GWP… see … easy!! Now for my Answer to day nine question… muhahahahaha

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ooo … my current project???

Greatness… I am working on greatness… 😛 otherwise known as Book Two in the Finder’s Keepers Series… Makayla from the first book has a bigger role this time, and she has been screaming in my head to be presented in just the right light… TEEHEE … Not sure if she will be happy, but then, she’s a little stuck up at times… hopefully she will revel hidden depths as the editing continues and her voice grows… 😛

If you repost, please use the hashtags #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway and use them to look up answers from the other authors :P… the winner of the Santa Box will be announced Dec 18th…

Monthly Goods

I have been thinking… blogging is very important to a writer but what do I really have to say to people besides my writing??? So what did I come up with??? Monthly goods, or more accurately, weekly goods… Like the first week of every month I could update the world on book progress…

The second week of every month??? How about Multiple Sclerosis facts from my point of view… I mean, we all have issues and problems that we have to deal with on a daily basis… it is only through exposure that the scary and unknown can be faced… as human beings we have a very long history of lashing out at what we don’t understand… I actually had a woman screaming in my face when i parked in a handicapped parking space… not cool… but when you first look at me, i  look healthy and in the prime of life… HA… after I was near tears and screaming back that she could call my doctor up for my latest MRI (possible foul language involved) she became meek and started explaining all the reasons why her behavior was acceptable…. still not cool… I know that explaining my day to day MS blues might not help with parking lot attacks, but if those I know and those I interact with know what MS is and how it can affect my reactions and health, then hopefully misunderstandings can be avoided… but lets be a little more fun with the topic… lots of facts, and some oops, the MS made me do it stories… (like the time I threw my diet coke in my own face because of an arm twitch…)

Week three??? Lets do art time… I love all things art… and when I need to recharge (aka: give my brain a rest) I put down the evil edits and do something artsey… paint an oil painting, design a bracelet, and I plan to start making my own pendants…. the clay has been bought, and soon the pendants will be created… muhahahaha… not to mention the design book mom picked out for one of my Christmas presents (shhh, don’t tell)

And finally we rap up the month with Random Chat… like ranting and raving about my favorite shows and movies, the local restaurants, and vacation fun… and everything has to be full of pinterest pictures as well as my own pictures…

But that only takes up four days out of every month… that is a lot of days left un-blogged… boooo…. these are the early days of my writing career… which means I have time to put in a few more blogs than the more famous authors… So lets put in a few book reviews when I have read something new (which is my other pass-time) and random daily insanity posts… woo who… for now, happy wordage every one, Tracey Clark

Day 8 GWP Contest

 

Imagine a Santa Box filled with Paranormal/Fantasy Romance, Contemporary Romance, and many other surprises… You want it, you know you do… muhahahaha…. well go HERE and sign up to receive the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter… that’s it… an you will be automatically entered to win… winners will be announced on Dec 18th… see, easy… 😛

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And now for my day eight answer… Music List??? hmmm… for me it is more of a TV series list… I have reruns running at a low volume in the background… when I try to listen to music while writing, I end up humming along, or outright singing… and it is hard to write and sing at the same time…  lol… Classical music is the closest I come to background music, but even that distracts me… so it is NCIS, Criminal Minds, and Blind Spot… I would listen to Doctor Who, but that has the power to pull my attention away from my words… I hear my favorite parts coming and immediately switch to watching my beloved Doctor…

And remember to use the hashtags  #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway if you decide to repost… 😛 happy wordage, tracey

Day 7 contest

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Alrighty then… we are on day 7 of our Santa Box contest… just go HERE and enter to receive the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter and you are automatically in the running to win our Santa Box… a box filled with books from all of us at GWP… winner will be announced on Dec 18th… woo who… wordge…

now for my answer… muhahahahaha… my Office/Writing Spot… I have two of them… one that has been retired… my office recliner… and no, I will not be showing pictures of that messy place… the one spot I have left is my mechanical bed… set me up, and I and my Multiple Sclerosis are ready to roll…

usually I have my trusty meow buddy standing by… 😛

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day 6 Contest

Enter to get the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter HERE and you have a chance to win the Santa Box containing books by all of us here at GWP… winner will be announced on Dec 18…

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now for my pick of Favorite Book to Movie???? That would have to be Pride and Prejudice … the most recent version… I love Keira Knightley as Elizabeth Bennet…. I have watched that movie a hundred times… and read the book a few dozen… 😛

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If you decide to repost this post, please use the hashtags  #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway to help spread the word … good luck and happy wordage… tracey

Day 5 Santa Book Box Contest

Okay… What is my addiction… I mean must have Writing Snack??? That would have to be Diet Coke… and it has to come from a fountain… no can or bottled coke for this country gal!!! And I would have to say that Burger King has the best Fountain Diet Coke 😛 I have to have a large diet coke when I write, when I eat, when I wake up, when I …. heck … I need that stuff just to live… lol… I call the guy at my closest gas station my Coke Dealer… they have some better good product when I don’t feel like driving to Burger King or Wendy’s…

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I need one of these in my bedroom!!!!

Now… head HERE and enter to get the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter, and you will automatically be entered to win the Santa Box filled with Books by all of us at GWP…

and if you decide to repost this entry, use the hashtags #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway to help us spread the word… Happy Wordage, Tracey

Day 4 GWP Contest

this one was a little hard to read, but Mary clued me in… Day four is all about my Writing Accessories… I wonder… do two pugs and a cat count???

Probably not… 😛 But my furry friends are always there as I hand write note, ideas, and story boards…

I like to sketch out rooms and outdoor areas so that I have a visual aid, and during the editing phase I always have my Emotions Thesaurus handy…

and that is my answer for day four of GWP 15 days of authors… 😛 now head HERE and sign up for the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter, and you will be entered to win the Santa Box… filled with books from GWP authors…

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If you decide to repost this, please use the hashtags  #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway to help spread the word… happy wordage, tracey

Day 3 Contest

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Let’s see what Mary has for us today… hmm… what is my all time favorite book??? I love Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but I also love to reread all of the Karen Chance books and the Patricia Briggs books… I don’t know that I can pick just one… I start from the beginning of Shelly Laurenston/G.A. Aiken (same person-different series)’s books over and over… I just love the humor and romance…

If I have to pick just one it had to be one of the books form Patricia Briggs Alpha and Omega series… Let’s go with Dead Heat

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But dang it… i love her Mercy Thompson Series as well….. okay… let’s just go with this months favorite author, because my fav changes like a pregnant person’s cravings… and I can’t just mention my Alpha and Omega fav… it would be soooo unfair… I’m already leaving off a half dozen authors, and dozens of favorite books… and though Patricia Briggs keeps her lovin’ scenes behind closed doors, my smut obsessed mind just loves her… 😛 and here is my Mercy Thompson Pick… Night Broken

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Okay… that’s if for my picks for now… don’t forget to sign up for the Gone Writing Publishing Newsletter HERE for a chance to win a Santa box filled with a book from each of us at GWP… winner will be announced Dec 18th… Happy Wordage, Tracey

PS… remember to use hashtags #15DaysofGWPAuthors #GWPGiveaway if you repost… spread the word 😛