Friday, January 30, 2015

New Release: After: Red Scare (AFTER post-apocalyptic series, Book 5) by Scott Nicholson

Congratulation to Scott Nicholson on the release of After: Red Scare (AFTER post-apocalyptic series, Book 5)

After: Red Scare (AFTER post-apocalyptic series, Book 5)
by Scott Nicholson
212 pages“One of the most thrilling writers working today. Miss him at your own peril.” – Blake Crouch, The Wayward Pines Trilogy

"Always surprises and always entertains." - Jonathan Maberry, Patient Zero

In a post-apocalyptic world, Rachel Wheeler is caught between who she is and who she's becoming. A bizarre mutation has her humanity hanging by a thread, especially when the Zaphead inside her wants to kill her friends and lover.

As the mutant Zapheads form a social order and shape a new world in the wake of catastrophic solar storms, the few remaining humans band together in a struggle for survival. But not everyone shares the same goal: a rogue military unit plans to attack the mutant settlement while Rachel’s group seeks a remote, peaceful life beyond their notice. And the Zapheads have a special role for her that could save the human race at the cost of her own identity.

Torn between two possible futures, will Rachel sacrifice herself to prevent the extinction of her kind?

About the author:

Author Scott Nicholson has written 15 thrillers, 60 short stories, four comics series, and six screenplays. He lives in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, where he tends an organic garden, successfully eludes stalkers, and generally lives the dream.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

New Release: Cursed by Fire (Blood & Magic Book 1) by Danielle Annett

Congratulations to Danielle Annett on her debut release Cursed by Fire (Blood & Magic)
by Danielle Annett 
It has been six years since the Awakening and peace in Spokane, Washington is still tenuous at best. The vampires and shifters are all vying for control of the city and the humans seem to be the ones suffering the consequences, or so it seems.

Aria Naveed has spent the last two years of her life fighting to make the many wrongs of the world right, but soon finds out that the humans aren’t as weak as they appear and may be a more terrifying foe than any of the other races combined.

When a stranger rolls into town with trouble on his heels, Aria finds herself trapped in the middle of a battle that could cost her more than she has bargained for as a fight for justice turns into an unexpected fight for her life.

Danielle was featured on USA Today Online!
World building sets the stage in the best stories

About the Author:
Danielle Annett is a reader, writer, photographer, and the blogger behind Coffee and Characters. Born in the SF Bay area, she now resides in Spokane, WA, the primary location for her Blood & Magic series.
Addicted to coffee at an early age, she spends her restless nights putting pen to paper as she tries to get all of the stories out of her head before the dogs wake up the rest of the house and vye for her attention.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Creating an emotional connection when writing in third person POV

Since I am not a writer, I don't have any personal experience about some writing processes to draw from when giving advice to authors. That is why I am always interested when authors talk about their processes and ways to overcome obstacles in their writing. I like to visit blogs run by a group of authors. One of my favorites is Word-Whores. They have seven experienced authors who take turns talking about a subject each week. This gives me seven different perspectives on how to tackle writing problems.

This past week they talked about POVs and perspectives. Marcella Burnard's post "Closing the Perspective Gap" shared her tip for getting in touch with a character's feelings when writing in third person. She would draft in first person and then transcribe it to third. Give her post a read to find out why she started using this technique and how it worked for her.
series by Marcella Burnard

Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Website for Writers: The Punctuation Guide Website

Just found out about this site from Galleycat. It takes all the rules from the different style guides and puts them together in one place for you! Explaining the differences and the most agreed upon uses. This is good stuff authors! Now run and learn...I'm gonna be checking it out too.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

New Release: Delirium: Reveler Series 6 by Erin Kellison

Congratulations to Erin Kellison on the next release in her urban fantasy series, Delirium (Reveler #6)
Delirium: Reveler Series 6
by Erin Kellison
100 pages
As the new Darkside Division head, Marshal Harlen Fawkes has a target on his back, and the Oneiros are taking their best shot. To complicate matters, a mercenary has been hired to infiltrate Maze City, jeopardizing the one safe place left in the dreamwaters. Harlen’s allies are divided while covering different fronts, but that means their collective strength is divided, too.

If I die before I wake…

Summoning her courage, Sera must face the harsh Scrape winds to add her strength to Harlen’s fight. But nothing can combat the forces rising in the deep as they finally make their move. Danger comes from all sides at once, leaving Harlen no choice but to use the woman he loves as a proxy to penetrate the Black Market. And yet doing so leaves them utterly vulnerable, adrift in the sands, as nightmares descend.

Delirium is the sixth installment in the Reveler serial, a hot paranormal romance set in a world where shared dreaming is a new pop culture phenomenon that allows people to indulge their wildest fantasies. But there are also unknown dangers Darkside; nightmares are slowly infiltrating not only dreams, but the waking world as well.

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About the author:
Erin Kellison is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of the Shadow series and Shadow Kissed series, which share the same world, where dark fantasy meets modern fairy tale. Delve into dreamscapes in her new Reveler series, releasing Summer 2014.