Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Creating Conflict

One of the best ways to analyze your main character is to look at his or her morals. What is the one thing that they would never do and what situation would be that exception. If your character has a tendency to lie, especially to get things he/she wants, ask yourself in what situation would he/she stop lying and start telling the truth?

Some of the best stories are the ones where characters are thrown into situations where they wouldn’t usually find themselves. Place your stuck up corporate guy in a tattoo parlor or get your shy werewolf in a karaoke sing-off. Seriously, put characters in situations where they are uncomfortable and learn how he or she will react. The story doesn’t always have to follow these situations but these are great ways to get to know your characters and how she or he would react to strange situations.

Another great way to start building conflict is to know your characters basic needs like life, love, or money. These are all things that people, your readers, can relate to in most cultures. Take what your character needs away and surround it with fear of loss and conflict can begin to build.

Conflict also goes with the antagonist. Whatever your main character wants the antagonist wants the opposite. This doesn’t mean your antagonist is evil (well not to himself) it means that he has a perfectly good reason to want just the opposite. Think of this conflict as the game, both the main character and antagonist want to win but only one of them can have their way.

Creating conflict comes from opposition. Emotional conflict is just as important as physical conflict. In some cases emotional conflict, especially in books, is vital in developing character relationships and getting readers pulled into the story.

So create the most intense conflict you can think of and keep writing!

 


Events Coming Up for April 22nd-April 28th

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Here are the events for M/M paranormal romance authors and releases coming up for the week of April 22nd-April 28th.

Author Events:

Gabrielle Evans Birthday Bash!-April 1st-30th

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.

BlackRaven’s Review Contests

The Jeep Diva List of Giveaways and Blog Hops

Indie Romance Convention Choice Awards Nominations

Writing Events:

RT Booklovers Convention-May 1st-5th

GayRomLit Retreat-Atlanta, GA-October 17-20, 2013

RainbowCon-Tempa, FL-April 17th-20th, 2014

Publisher Events:

20% Off Earth Day!-Silver Publishing Discount April 22nd Only

Friday Frenzy! Every Friday Silver Publishing Gives Away Title

Weekly Free Downloads-Silver Publishing Short Stories

Dreamspinner Press-Contest Link

Total-E-Bound Publishing-Pre-Order any book marked “Buy Now, Read Now” and read it Today – up to 4 weeks ahead of the official release date !!

Blog Hops:

The Magic Touch Giveaway Hop-April 20th-30th

Heat Up Your Summer: Sinful Sirens Giveaway-May 15th-20th

Wet and Wild Blog Hop-May 20th-25th

For the Love of Mythology Blog Hop-June 1st-8th

Bad Boys of Romance Giveaway Hop-June7th-17th

Upcoming Book Releases:

Buy Now, Read Now

Amber Kell-William’s House: Hidden Magic Book #1-(M/M, Paranormal)

Cassidy Ryan-Kiss of the White Wolf-(M/M, Shapeshifter)

Monday, April 22nd

Maria Albert-Prelude to War: Descent of Kings Book #1(M/M, Fantasy)

Lynn Hagen-Silent Secrets: Brac Village Book #2(M/M, Werewolves)

Thursday, April 23rd

Stormy Glenn-Ollie’s Haven: Wolf Haven Book #2(M/M, Werewolves)

Saturday, April 27th

Vicktor Alexander-The Alpha King-(M/M, Fantasy, Vampires, Sci-fi)

AJ Jarrett-The Hunter’s Sexy Wolf: Nehalem Pack Book #4(M/M, werewolves)

Edward Kendrick-Never Again-(M/M, Werewolves)

Piper Whitney-Voyeur-(M/M, Fantasy, Werewolves)

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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


Man in the Window

 

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How much is that man in the window?

Happy photo Friday!


Events Coming Up for April 15th-April 21st

Brica-and-Talon-Profile

Here are the events for M/M paranormal romance authors and releases coming up for the week of April 15th-April 21st.

Author Events:

Gabrielle Evans Birthday Bash!-April 1st-30th

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.

BlackRaven’s Review Contests

The Jeep Diva List of Giveaways and Blog Hops

Indie Romance Convention Choice Awards Nominations

Writing Events:

GayRomLit Retreat-Atlanta, GA-October 17-20, 2013

RT Booklovers Convention-May 1st-5th

RainbowCon-Tempa, FL-April 17th-20th, 2014

Publisher Events:

Friday Frenzy! Every Friday Silver Publishing Gives Away Title

Weekly Free Downloads-Silver Publishing Short Stories

Dreamspinner Press-Contest Link

Total-E-Bound Publishing-Pre-Order any book marked “Buy Now, Read Now” and read it Today – up to 4 weeks ahead of the official release date !!

Upcoming Book Releases:

Buy Now, Read Now

Taige Crenshaw-Dark Callings: Phoenix Intelligence Agency Book #3-(M/M, Paranormal)

RJ Scott & Amber Kell-The Case of the Wicked Wolf: End Street Detective Agency-(M/M, Mystery, Shapeshifter)

Monday, April 15th

Scotty Cade-The Mystery of Ruby Lode-(M/M, Fantasy, Ghost)

Jessica Frost-Covet Thy Neighbor: Sexy Men of Mystery Book #2(M/M, Vampires)

Lynn Hagen-Sweet Delight: Brac Village Book #1-(M/M, Shapeshifter, Vampire)

Beau Schemery-The Unlikely Hero-(M/M, Fantasy)

Thursday, April 18th

Joyee Flynn-Elder and the Youngest: Unmated at Midnight(M/M, Shapeshifter)

JC Holly-Going the Distance(M/M, Werewolves)

Saturday, April 20th

Marcy Jacks-James’s Risk: The Vampire District Book #5(M/M, Fantasy)

Anitra Lynn McLeod-Enslaved by an Officer: Sold! Book #8(M/M, Sci-Fi)

Sunday, April 21st

Vivien Dean-Aria Of The Eclipse-(M/M, Sci-Fi)

 

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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


April Reading is Sexy

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Happy Photo Friday! And don’t forget…reading is sexy!


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