Friday, June 10, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Roane Publishing signs Suzi Macdonald and her romance, SECOND CHANCE #Romance #RoaneBooks #PressRelease

Roane Publishing is pleased to announce the ink is dry on the contracts, and we are privileged to be able to bring you a new contemporary romance novel, SECOND CHANCE, by Suzi Macdonald. The novel is slated for release in October 2016.

More information regarding the release, including the Cover Reveal and Release Blitz will be made available shortly. In the meantime, please join us in welcoming Ms. Macdonald to the Roane family.

If you are a book blogger or reviewer interested in participating in the marketing events surrounding the release of SECOND CHANCE, please take a moment to join our Blogger Reviewer team by visiting our website and completing the interest form.

~The Roane Publishing Team

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Cover Reveal: Caught Between Worlds #PNR #Ghosts


Caught Between Worlds
Contemporary Romance / PNR
By G.P. Gadbois
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: August 15, 2016
Keywords: Romance, contemporary, paranormal, ghosts, friendship, adventure, road trip
Gabrielle and three college friends must deal with a temporary setback when they are stranded in St. Clair, USA. Her holiday unravels in a series of exhilarating events. Her salvation, the handsome deputy Brady, succeeds in keeping her safe and captures her heart.
Deputy Richard Brady’s peaceful life ceases when Gabrielle shows up at his door. It is his duty to keep the charming Canadian safe from the life threatening supernatural activities, but his personal motives frighten him more than the danger itself.
Will love conquer and bring them together after Gabrielle returns home?

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Friday, June 3, 2016

#FlashFiction Friday! The Photo, a FREEBIE read by Corinne Morier @cmauthor

The Photo



My school photo arrived in the mail today. My mom sits at the kitchen table, my photo in front of her. My dad stands at the sink, the water still running. Forgetting that I cannot interact with the material world, I reach around him to turn off the water, my hand passing through the sink handle. They do not know I am here.

I drift outside, an ache in my chest. Out here in the backyard are the remains of my beloved bicycle. The frame is bent, and the brake cable has snapped. I brush my hand against the frame, remembering the day I died.

My thoughts go to another, to one whom I’m sure does not grieve. I find her house easily; I’ve been here a hundred times. I remember very clearly walking her home from school every day, never having the nerve to tell her. I see the street corner where I stood, watching until her front door closed and I could no longer see her. Our neighborhood had been the center of a rash of burglaries, and she hadn’t felt safe walking alone. She told me she felt safer walking home with me.

I see her figure through the window, sitting on the couch, a jacket splayed across her lap. After a moment, she stands up and approaches the front door. I see her pause for a minute, then quickly pull it open and step outside. She still holds the jacket I lent her.

I whisper her name to myself. She begins to walk down the street.

“You have regrets, too?”

I turn. Another ghost is beside me. He smiles.

“So she’s the one?” he asks.

I nod.

We watch in silence as she knocks on my door. My parents open it, their eyes widening when they see her. She gives them the jacket and explains that it’s mine. My parents tear up.

“I’m here,” I call. “Please, hear me.” But they don’t. I call her name, knowing in my heart she won’t hear me.

Below me, I see her tilt her head and look around as if she heard someone calling her. My heart racing, I say her name a little louder. She turns and looks right at me, her eyes widening. Could she really see me? I salute her in that half-joking way that I always used to when I was alive.

“Is it really you?” she asks.  “Why have you come back?”

 “I never left.” I reply. “I’m such a coward for not telling you this when I could. I love you. I have always loved you!”

Tears come to her eyes, and she smiles. “I love you too.”

Beside me, my companion claps my shoulder. “See you later, then.”

He disappears, and I smile. As I prepare to leave this world forever, I see my parents standing in dumbfounded shock in the doorway and the girl I love trying to explain to my parents what happened.

The last words I hear before I enter eternity are “He’s okay now.”


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About the author:


Corinne Morier is a bibliophile-turned-writer with a penchant for writing stories that make readers think. In her free time, she enjoys blogging, playing video games, and swimming. Her motto is “Haters gonna hate and potatoes gonna potate.” You can keep up with her latest by following her blog at http://corinnemorier.wordpress.com/.


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Write that Book! #GuestPost by Jaylee Austin #WritersLife



 Write that book, but how?
 

Do you plot out the story line or write from the seat of your pants? The two types are known as Plotters or Pantser. I find as a writer, I fall between the two, not a plotter and not a pantser. What am I?

Plotters tend to write extensive outlines, delve deep into character charts, backstory, and scene design before they begin their stories.

Pantser construct their stories on the fly with limited preparation allowing the story to unfold as you write.

A little of both! I would assume many writers find themselves somewhere in the middle between the three act structure, extensive character charts, and the scene sequence. As a writer, I freeze at the endless questions of theme and character background. That zzzombia glaze covers my eyes and my mind journey’s to that endless abyss of darkness.




As a writer, this is a major dilemma for many, fighting that dreaded writer’s blank page. Here are some techniques that work for me:

1.  Scrivener: A writing software system that allows the writer to organize, create scenes, synopsis, pictures, research all in one easy location.

2.  Story Structure helps me sees the whole picture. In the inciting incident I know in a 60,000-word novel, the first 6000 words is the setup.
*Michael Hauge “The hero’s Journey” www.storymastery.com
*Lisa Miller “Story Structure Safari” www.lisamiller.com
*Lynn Johnston “From Premise to Plot” www.writesmarternotharder.com

3.  Personality survey of my characters traits, flaws, and overall personality. If you’ve experienced “The Emotion Thesaurus” you’ll love this site

As you see I’m both a pantser and plotter, I figure out my protagonist and antagonist and basic word count. Write a summary of the general storyline and away I go. And yes there are times I have no clue what will happen in the next scene.

A challenge: Try writing your next scene or chapter as a plotter or pantser and see what you learn about yourself. Tell me what works for you.

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About the Author:

Jaylee Austin lives in Apple Valley California with her partner and dog. Jaylee has a Master’s in Education and works to inspire young writers to take the challenge to find their creative mojo.


Jaylee loves to hear from readers, so please e-mail at JayleeAustin@yahoo.com or follow me on twitter@jaylee_austin