Thursday, December 8, 2022

3 Easy Tips to Help You Revise Your Novel from Janice Hardy!

I love Janice Hardy's Fiction University Website, and so should you! So much useful info on writing and self-editing.
She guest-posted over at Writers In the Storm and talked about revisions (self-editing) and it is worth your time to check it out. 
Step #2 is one I spend a lot of time correcting on most of the projects (yes, including yours!) It is a self-editing step that will make your writing stronger! The better self-editing you do the better job your editor can do.

Take a look HERE

 

Sunday, December 4, 2022

New Release: Before After (The Shadow City Chronicles #1) by Claire S Duffy

Congratulations to Claire S Duffy on the release of her debut urban fantasy Before After (The Shadow City Chronicles #1)
Before After (The Shadow City Chronicles #1)
by Claire S Duffy
November 26, 2022
Genre: Urban Fantasy/ Paranormal “Buffy meets Outlander”
He’s been killing for hundreds of years.

But he reckoned without her.

Kirsty has always been alone.

It’s fine. It’s what she’s chosen. People, as a general rule, are more trouble than they’re worth. It’s why God invented batteries.

But when she comes across the man being burned alive on the banks of the Clyde, she can’t just let him die. Without a second thought she batters in to save his life…

And accidentally tears the fabric of time.

Now an ancient serial killer is on the loose and only Kirsty can make him regret he was ever born.

Even if it means killing the only person who ever loved her.

Sometimes she can bloody well see all these magic destiny shenanigans far enough.

The twisty, laugh out loud funny start to a seductive fantasy series. Buffy meets Outlander with a side order of Taggart. If you like fast-paced action, Glasgow humour and women who take no prisoners, you’ll love Before Again.

About the Author:
When she’s not wandering around Glasgow dreaming up sexy vikings and tears in the fabric of time, Claire S Duffy writes best selling the crime fiction series Glasgow Kiss and the Stockholm Murders under CS Duffy. She’s also a screenwriter and blogs about the feminist dawn of Hollywood at Fully Fifty-Fifty on Substack.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Demon Moon: A Carolina Sky side story; stand-alone MM romance with demons by Lynn Michaels

Congratulations to Lynn Michaels on the release of the MM paranormal romance Demon Moon: A Carolina Sky Side Story
Demon Moon: A Carolina Sky side story; stand-alone MM romance with demons
by Lynn Michaels
November 16, 2022
A demon can change everything – including your heart

Seth had always been on his own. Alone. He was nothing special. So why was a demon after him? All he wanted to do was finish grad school, write some poetry, and fall in love, preferably with his agent, Ken. But with this target on his back, he couldn’t let Ken close.

It was becoming too difficult to resist his client. Seth was adorable. And he was in trouble. The supernatural kind. They were in over his head, but Ken had to try and help him.

Was there any chance in hell to defeat the demon and find their happily ever after?

Supernatural MM Romance thriller with demons, metalcore bands, and a hell hound.

Friends to lovers, music, poetry and demons!

(You do not have to have read any of Carolina Sky to enjoy this stand alone!)


About the Author:
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Lynn Michaels lives and writes in Tampa, Florida where the sun is hot and the Sangria is cold. When she's not writing she's kayaking, hanging with her husband, or reading by the pool. Lynn writes Male/Male romance because she believes everyone deserves a happy ending and the dynamics of male characters can be intriguing, vulnerable, and exciting. She has both contemporary and paranormal titles and has been writing since 2014. Her stories don't follow any set guidelines or ideas, but come from her heart and contain love in many forms.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

New Release: Standing in a Field with Horses - A memoir of equine connection by Maeve Birch

Congratulations to Maeve Birch on the release of her memoir Standing in a Field with Horses -
A memoir of equine connection.

Standing in a Field With Horses
by Maeve Birch
November 5, 2022
Genre: animal care, pets, animal psychology
A memoir of equine connection.

If you're not "boss mare" material, can you still work with horses? This was the question Maeve faced each time she interacted with a horse. If it wasn't in her nature to dominate this animal, could she be around them and still stay true to herself? The equestrian world shouted in unison, "Get after him! Tell him who's boss!" Yet Maeve couldn't. When she did, it grated against her soul. Could she successfully navigate a life with equines if her leadership looked different?

In this moving memoir, Maeve Birch explores the dynamics between traditional horse handling and her communications with horses, which often didn't align with what she was taught. In the stories shared, human issues such as codependency, lack of boundaries, impatience, violence, and fear crop up again and again, shaping numerous horse and human relationships. Standing in a Field With Horses traces the psychology, spirituality, and social dynamics of a woman trapped between obedience and self-expression along with the horses. As the practice of horse care and behavior study evolves, so too do the humans who cherish their hooved companions. They are inescapably linked together. The horses have a lot to say, if we are still enough to perceive their whispers through the demands of our human psyche. A new way of being with horses is on the horizon. Come, stand in a field and listen closely... You may hear more than you expect.

About the Author:
Maeve Birch lives on the east coast of the US with her spouse and two cats. She became interested in horses at a young age, but was never able to take lessons. Horses remained at a distance until in her mid-twenties she began volunteering at various horse rescues, leading to an outright equine obsession.

After several years observing, interacting with, and listening to various horses, Maeve's first book began to take shape. In finding the courage to voice her opinions, she realized that the horses had their own voices and opinions to share with her. Many of the initial assumptions passed down to her about horse behavior and training were not what she was hearing from the horses. In searching out other ways to exist with equines, she found mentors online and in books who shared her outlook on what the human-horse relationship could become. Physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of that relationship became clearer. The interactions between horses and humans were changing. This book became part of that shift.

The names and details of humans and horses in her books are changed to protect the identities of those at the barns she visits. Her goal is to openly document her own experience for the horses and humans who might benefit from the stories shared.

Maeve's other hobbies include gardening, identifying birds, plants and other wildlife, stargazing, and painting. She spends many happy hours puttering around in her vegetable garden and sitting on a nice rock with a good view of a meadow. Someday she plans to have her own horses, but for now volunteering, lessons, and leasing will do.

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

New Release: An Aquarium of Deceit (A Cozy Mystery Tribe Anthology)

 Congratulations to Rune Stroud on the release of her short story "Turtles and Terrible People" in the cozy mystery in An Aquarium of Deceit (A Cozy Mystery Tribe Anthology) 

by Verena DeLuca, Elle Hartford, Rune Stroud, Kathryn Mykel, Patty Joy, Casey Jones
July 28, 2022
Swimming with the fishes takes on a new meaning as our sleuths find themselves in deep water with their latest culprits. From fish tanks to aquariums, murder knows no bounds when it comes to getting revenge. Enjoy eight flopping wet mysteries from the comfort of your chair.

An Otter Disgrace by Kathryn Mykel
The Toledo Aquarium is reef with strange happenings.
Join Katherine and Cole along with their friend Becks for another unusual case. Does an employee’s transgression cause an otter disgrace? Find out if our amateur sleuths sea their way in, or tank the investigation?

Clownfish & Corruption by Verena DeLuca
Exotic animals, small-town murder, and romance.
What more can a girl ask for?
I love animals. It’s why I opened an animal sanctuary.
But when the sheriff called me to identify a fish, I had no idea it would lead to an investigation into the death of a college freshman.
Why in the world would he swallow a clownfish? Snorkel with me as I paddle through the evidence.

Spines of Omission by Elle Hartford
A traveling aquarium has come to Belville, and Red and her friends are thrilled to get a private tour. But not everyone in town is as excited, and unexpected dangers lurk beneath the surface appearance of colorful fun. When a murderer strikes, Red will have to explore the aquarium’s hidden depths to find the truth.

Turtles and Terrible People by Rune Stroud
Rescue is her life.
After rescuing a sea turtle from its kidnappers, Rune thinks that she’ll have a leisurely dinner and head to the hotel. The threads of fate aren’t done with her, though, and she soon meets a pair of grandmothers who let her in on a little secret. She’s needed to rescue one more animal, this time a human.

About the Author:
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Rune has been telling tall tales since the age of five. Ghost stories and other paranormal tales are her favorites, especially if they’re funny.

When she was a child, she had an invisible friend. Now that she’s gotten older, she collects weird characters and odd people, both in her books and in real life. She’s a veteran, a mom, and a grandma. She’s also trainable. As proof, the squirrels have trained her to refill the bird feeder on command, and a local stray cat trained her to feed him even though he rewards her with hissing and won’t let her pet him.

Monday, October 31, 2022

New Release: Cauldrons and Capers: A Mystic Mountain Wildlife Rescue Mysteries Short Story by Rune Stroud

Congratulations to Rune Stroud on the release of the cozy paranormal mystery short story Cauldrons and Capers: A Mystic Mountain Wildlife Rescue Mysteries 
Cauldrons and Capers: A Mystic Mountain Wildlife Rescue Mysteries Short (Mystic Mountain Wildlife Rescue Cozy Mystery)
by Rune Stroud
October 2, 2022
A Halloween Prank, or a magical mishap?

Autumn, witch and wildlife rescuer, is called on by her cousin Rowan to help with a case that looks very much like a Halloween prank. The local candy maker's cauldron has gone missing, and the only evidence left behind are odd animal tracks.

When they find the cauldron, will the thief get a punishment or a sweet reward?

About the Author:
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Rune has been telling tall tales since the age of five. Ghost stories and other paranormal tales are her favorites, especially if they’re funny.

When she was a child, she had an invisible friend. Now that she’s gotten older, she collects weird characters and odd people, both in her books and in real life. She’s a veteran, a mom, and a grandma. She’s also trainable. As proof, the squirrels have trained her to refill the bird feeder on command, and a local stray cat trained her to feed him even though he rewards her with hissing and won’t let her pet him.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

New Release: Raccoons and Revenge (Mystic Mountain Wildlife Rescue Cozy Mystery Book 2) by Rune Stroud

Congratulations to Rune Stroud on the release of the cozy paranormal mystery Raccoons and Revenge (Mystic Mountain Wildlife Rescue Cozy Mystery Book 2) 
Raccoons and Revenge (Mystic Mountain Wildlife Rescue Cozy Mystery Book 2)
by Rune Stroud
July 25, 2022
Mystic Meadows has another murder on its hands.

Autumn, a Mystic Meadows witch, has a chaotic life. Her wildlife rescue has been growing, and so have the vet bills. She spends every penny she earns and every spare moment feeding and caring for the animals she loves.

While she’s picking up two baby raccoons who lost their mama, she witnesses an argument between two men. When one of those men disappears, even Simon, her raven familiar, believes the other man might’ve been responsible. After they find one man dead, she finds the other sick in his motel room and wonders if something darker is going on.

As the rescue’s residents multiply, Autumn tries to balance working, a struggling romance, and puzzling out the mystery of why people in her motel are dying. And who might be next.


Warning: This book contains LGBT folks living their lives just like normal people. Because they are.

About the Author:
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Rune has been telling tall tales since the age of five. Ghost stories and other paranormal tales are her favorites, especially if they’re funny.

When she was a child, she had an invisible friend. Now that she’s gotten older, she collects weird characters and odd people, both in her books and in real life. She’s a veteran, a mom, and a grandma. She’s also trainable. As proof, the squirrels have trained her to refill the bird feeder on command, and a local stray cat trained her to feed him even though he rewards her with hissing and won’t let her pet him.