Monthly Archives: August 2012

Events Coming Up for August 27th-September 2nd

Here are the events for M/M paranormal romance authors and releases coming up for the week of August 27th to September 2nd.

Author Events:

J.P.Bowie-Free Copy of Blood Lust Contest!

Bailey Bradford-Weekly contest for 10 ARe bucks at baileysplayroom. To enter, comment on any of her posts or send her an e-mail at itsbaileybradford@yahoo.com. Contest resets every Tuesday so you can re-enter every week.

Writing Events:

Romance Survey-RRWReaderSurvey

Mantastic Fiction-Weekly Contests

Save the Date: October 18th-21st: GayRomLit 2012 (Registration Started March 1st)

Publisher Events:

Breathless Press Birthday Bash! (August)

Friday Frenzy! Every Friday Silver Publishing Gives Away Title

Weekly Free Downloads-Silver Publishing Short Stories

Silver Publishing-10% Current Releases for the Month of June

Dreamspinner Press-Contest Link

Blog Hop Events:

The Romance Reviews Blog Hop Event-The GLBT Madness Hop will start on Sept 27 to 30! (Bloggers and Authors Sign Up)

Howleen Blog Hop-Author and Blog Sign Up (October 26th-October 29th)

Blog Tour starting on July 24th at Beautiful Boys Books

Upcoming Book Releases:

Monday, August 27th

Anne Barwell-Magic’s Muse: Sequel to Cat’s Quill(M/M, Fantasy)

Tuesday, August 28th

Stormy Glenn-Heart & Soul: Wolf Creek Pack Book #10(M/M, Vampire)

Lynn Hagen-Riley’s Downfall: Brac Pack Book #30(M/M, Shapeshifter)

Wednesday, August 29th

AJ Jarrett-Logan’s Rattler: Warriors of the Light Book #3(M/M, Shapeshifter)

Lynn Tyler-SHI Smile: Superhero, Inc. Book #2(M/M, Sci-fi)

Saturday, September 1st

Scarlet Hyacinth-The Warlock Who Hungered for a Demon: Mate or Meal Book #14(M/M, Demon, Warlock)

Amber Kell-Mate Healer: Dragon Men Book #4(M/M, Fantasy)

Anitra Lynn McLeod-Healing a Hurt Mate: Rough River Coyotes Book #6(M/M, Shapeshifter)

Myristica-Passion’s Chill: The Harp and Sword Chronicles Book #2(M/M, Fantasy)

Pelaam-Firebird(M/M, Sci-fi, Firebird)

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Life Happens! All release dates are subject to change.

Authors and Publishers: Please let me know any events or book releases you have coming up and I will be happy to add the information to my blog! Please send me any information at Ask Me Anything


The Magical Unicorn

Unicorn Statue

I have had an obsession with unicorns, maybe not as obsessed as the girl in Dodgeball but I have a few statues and posters :). So this weeks Saturday Night Creature Feature is the Unicorn. Unicorns have been depicted throughout history as horses with a long horn projected from the forehead. These magical creatures are usually portrayed as white horses but I prefer the ones that are black with red eyes (but of course I do ;)).

These mystical creatures are usually found in the depths of the forests usually associated with magical creatures like faeries. They are usually hidden from human eyes, only magical creatures and people with pure hearts can see them. Seeing a unicorn is considered a good omen and they usually come to humans when the person needs help.

Unicorns are often associated with royalty just like lions and have been depicted on flags and royal symbols throughout history. The unicorn is considered a noble creature with magical powers.

 

Powers: Unicorns have long been associated with magic especially in their horns. They were killed by hunters who wanted to possess their horns. The horns could heal wounds and purify water. Horn legends also state that the horn would turn red if the food or drink was poisoned than could neutralize the poison. Owning a horn also helps the owner live longer and healthier lives. Unicorns have also been said to make wishes come true.

 

Weakness: Unicorns can be tamed or calmed usually by a women with a pure heart or a virgin. Unicorns can also be killed by removing their horns. Also killed off by floods where the unicorns are too stubborn to get on the boat aka Noah's Ark.


Hiking in Colorado

So my husband and I have started hiking throughout Colorado on the weekends. For photo Friday I’m going to post some of the photos I’ve taken of my colorful state.

 

 

 

 

These were all taken at Indian Peaks Wilderness on the Devil’s Thumb Trail! Happy Photo Friday!


Events Coming Up for August 20th-August 26th

Here are the events for M/M paranormal romance authors and releases coming up for the week of August 20th to August 26th.

Author Events:

J.P.Bowie-Free Copy of Blood Lust Contest!

Bailey Bradford-Weekly contest for 10 ARe bucks at baileysplayroom. To enter, comment on any of her posts or send her an e-mail at itsbaileybradford@yahoo.com. Contest resets every Tuesday so you can re-enter every week.

Writing Events:

Romance Survey-RRWReaderSurvey

Mantastic Fiction-Weekly Contests

August 17th-The Romance Convention (Registration Started May 1st)

Save the Date: October 18th-21st: GayRomLit 2012 (Registration Started March 1st)

Publisher Events:

Breathless Press Birthday Bash! (August)

Friday Frenzy! Every Friday Silver Publishing Gives Away Title

Weekly Free Downloads-Silver Publishing Short Stories

Silver Publishing-10% Current Releases for the Month of June

Dreamspinner Press-Contest Link

Blog Hop Events:

$100 Amazon Card Giveaway!-August 3rd-24th

Follow the Rainbow Book Reviews Blog Hop!-August 24th-26th

The Romance Reviews Blog Hop Event-The GLBT Madness Hop will start on Sept 27 to 30! (Bloggers and Authors Sign Up)

Howleen Blog Hop-Author and Blog Sign Up (October 26th-October 29th)

Blog Tour starting on July 24th at Beautiful Boys Books

Upcoming Book Releases:

Tuesday, August 21st

JC Holly-Rook’s Demon-(M/M, Demons)

Wednesday, August 22nd

Tali Spencer-Sorcerer’s Knot-(M/M, Fantasy, Magic)

Shannon West-Tyger, Tyger, Burning Bright-(M/M, Futuristic, Shapeshifter)

Thursday, August 23rd

Kelly Conrad-Whispering Statue-(M/M, Fantasy)

Saturday, August 25th

Gabrielle Evans-From This Moment: The Moonlight Breed Book #7-(M/M, Shapeshifter)

DJ Manly-Gabriel: The Severing Book #3-(M/M, Fantasy)

Sunday, August 26th

J. Annas Walker-Scion’s Freedom(M/M, Vampires) (M/F, Vampires)

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Life Happens! All release dates are subject to change.

Authors and Publishers: Please let me know any events or book releases you have coming up and I will be happy to add the information to my blog! Please send me any information at Ask Me Anything


Almost Paradise by Caitlin Ricci

Almost Paradise Cover

Title: Almost Paradise

Author: Caitlin Ricci

Publisher: Silver Publishing

Copyright: 2012

ISBN: 9781614956327

Format: eBook

Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Shapeshifter

Series: Book One in Pine Hollow Wolves

Rating: ✭✭✭✭

Romance Level: ♥

Click here to buy at Silver Publishing

Description: Travis will do anything to keep his daughter safe, now that he finally has custody. Financially ruined, he cannot even afford food for himself most days. Could a stranger’s offer to dog sit be the solution Travis has been hoping for?

Travis has done everything to keep his daughter safe. He’s fought a long, hard battle in the courts to gain full custody and has finally found some breathing room. But that security comes at a heavy price.

Staying in a motel and living off his quickly dwindling savings is no way to raise a toddler, so when Liam steps into his life and offers him hundreds of dollars just to watch his dogs for a weekend, it almost seems too good to be true.

But when he finds out there is more to Liam than he ever thought, he has a hard decision to make. Can he and his daughter stay and be safe or will he need to leave?

Review: The story opens with Liam entering a boutique shop with his two hundred pound Neapolitan Mastiffs. He enters the shop to pick up a gift for his Alpha’s sister. This is his first meeting with Travis, the man who would change his life forever.

Travis was the reason I loved this book, his struggles to keep his family together rang whole-heartedly and honest. Not only did he make me feel that family is the most valuable thing in the world but also see how much he would sacrifice for his daughter.

To be honest I’m not usually a fan of children in stories but Hannah found her way into my heart with her wonderful upbeat personality and constant giggling. She was a delight to read and made me smile several times throughout the book. Hannah is just adorable and added to the story rather then took away from the romance.

Liam is a shifter and quickly becomes Travis’ love interest. He is a very unique shifter, after all he is able to own dogs which in most shifter stories is not usually possible. I love his stubborn and bossy personality as he tries to win Travis’ heart. Liam has to try patience and understanding something he isn’t used to using.

Author Caitlin Ricci’s descriptions are rich and detailed enough to make me feel as if I was in the boutique with Liam and Travis. Her details were never overloaded and always heartfelt. The growth from Travis at the worst moment in his life to a transformation at the end of the book was done with style and a break from more traditional shifter stories.

This story has a deep understanding toward the importance of family and doing the right thing even when people want to take everything away. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a stubborn shifter with an equally stubborn partner and a too cute for words little girl.


Events Coming Up for August 13th-August 19th

Here are the events for M/M paranormal romance authors and releases coming up for the week of August 13th to August 19th.

Author Events:

J.P.Bowie-Free Copy of Blood Lust Contest!

Bailey Bradford-Weekly contest for 10 ARe bucks at baileysplayroom. To enter, comment on any of her posts or send her an e-mail at itsbaileybradford@yahoo.com. Contest resets every Tuesday so you can re-enter every week.

Writing Events:

Romance Survey-RRWReaderSurvey

Mantastic Fiction-Weekly Contests

August 17th-The Romance Convention (Registration Started May 1st)

Save the Date: October 18th-21st: GayRomLit 2012 (Registration Started March 1st)

Publisher Events:

Breathless Press Birthday Bash! (August)

Friday Frenzy! Every Friday Silver Publishing Gives Away Title

Weekly Free Downloads-Silver Publishing Short Stories

Silver Publishing-10% Current Releases for the Month of June

Dreamspinner Press-Contest Link

Blog Hop Events:

$100 Amazon Card Giveaway!-August 3rd-24th

The Romance Reviews Blog Hop Event-The GLBT Madness Hop will start on Sept 27 to 30! (Bloggers and Authors Sign Up)

Howleen Blog Hop-Author and Blog Sign Up (October 26th-October 29th)

Blog Tour starting on July 24th at Beautiful Boys Books

Upcoming Book Releases:

Tuesday, August 14th

Stormy Glenn-More Than a Pet: Part of Tasty Teasers-(M/M, Vampires)

Lynn Hagen-Alexi’s King: Pride Valley Book #1-(M/M, Futuristic, Vampires)

Wednesday, August 15th

M.D. Grimm-Blind Devotion: The Shifters Book #3-(M/M, Shapeshifter)

Cardeno C.-Wake Me Up Inside: A Mates Series Story-(M/M, Shapeshifter)

Thursday, August 16th

Joyee Flynn-Grogoch: Bedtime Stories Book #2-(M/M, Fairy Tale, Shapeshifter)

Friday August 17th

Anyta Sunday and Andrew Q. Gordon-(Un)Masked-(M/M, Fantasy)

Saturday, August 18th
John Goode-Last Dance with Mary Jane-(M/M, Sci-Fi, Time-Travel)
Britt Kenley-Guardian’s King: Guardians of the Gray Tower Book #6-(M/M, Fantasy Historical)
Nikki McCoy-Crimson Mate-(M/M, Shapeshifter, Vampire)
Anitra Lynn McLeod-Seducing a Reluctant Mate: Rough River Coyotes Book #5-(M/M, Shapeshifter)
Gale Stanley-More Than Human: Urban Affairs Book #3-(M/M, Werewolves, Shapeshifter)
Sunday, August 12th
Pat Cunningham-Temptation and Tights-(M/M, Sci-Fi Romantic Comedy)

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Life Happens! All release dates are subject to change.

Authors and Publishers: Please let me know any events or book releases you have coming up and I will be happy to add the information to my blog! Please send me any information at Ask Me Anything


Whisper to a Scream

Reading Heart

One of the biggest struggles in becoming an author is finding your voice. I have read several articles and books that claim beginning authors are the worst at having an individual voice. Many amateur authors tend to write like his or her favorite authors and in this case tread on the dangerous ground of plagiarism.

First, when writing, we need to remember to be ourselves. We are unique in the way we write. Find your passion and write in it, the stories and ideas are inside you just get them down on paper.

Write what you know, at least at first. This is the information age and data is available for all types of research. We don’t always have to write what we know but when you practice writing think of experiences you have had personally. This way it’s easier to come up with descriptions and feelings that you already explored. This is a great exercise to find your voice.

Write with a passion. It is hard to write from the heart, especially when we know that the heartfelt writing is going to be criticized and edited. In a way it feels like our heart is being judged but writing what we feel most passionate about comes through on the page. Write in the dark worlds of paranormal and horror and create characters not everyone will like, after all, we all have a dark side. 🙂

Don’t stay comfortable, take those risks. Push past your limits and feel what you write. Never stay comfortable just being on the middle ground, face your fears and become a stronger writer.

Remember that nothing you write is a waste. Consider it experience no matter how small. It’s okay to suck 🙂

So scream yourself on the page and keep writing!

 


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