Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Rebel Writers with a Cause December Event...

Rebel Writers with a Cause December Event...

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What happens when twenty five writers get together with a story idea geared toward helping better one small corner of the world? Meet Kylie Wright and Buster and find out this December in Paw Prints, a brand new story created by Rebel Writers with a Cause. A financial donation will be made to help support the mission of the National Humane Society.

Buster was a bait dog, the kind used to teach others like him to fight to the death. Left for dead on the side of an empty country road, Kylie Wright finds him and sets into motion a whirlwind of events that offer both she and Buster a second chance at life. With his new master and a handsome vet tech, Jason, at his side, Buster might have just found his very own Shangri-La. That is if the people who abused him, the very same people threatening both Kylie and Jason, can be brought to justice.

Will Buster finally have the life and family he deserves or will fate deliver each of them at the feet of the cruel men running the death pit?

Yucky Feeling

Had a date with NyQuil earlier and enjoyed it so much we are meeting again in about an hour which means by 7pm all discussions for me will be done behind closed eyelids. I hate not feeling well, I guess its something going around. Hope everyone has a great evening!

Sorry haven't been blogging more but will try to make up for it in the near future,  don't forget have a blog hop comming up!

Friday, November 25, 2011

INTRODUCING : ANNE HOLLY

Questions for Authors from My Friends:


What is your favorite book that you wrote?
It’s very hard to choose, since they are all like my children in that I see good things in all of them. Strings Attached is my baby since it’s been ten years in the making, but my favourite so far might be Unwrapping Scrooge, my Christmas novella. It’s just so sweet, and the quirky hero is absolutely wonderful (in my opinion).



What book is coming up next and when is the release date?
I have two releases in October 2011, Like Magic (Oct 3) and Charity (Oct 17), and one in December 2011, Bubbly (Dec 3). These are my Halloween, Thanksgiving and New Years installments in my Rebel Ink Press erotic-romance holiday series. After that, who knows?



How do you come up with your stories and characters?
Experience, somewhat. Mostly just my imagination. And my own personality, in terms of characters – in some ways, they all reflect some bit of myself, I think. The stories usually come after the characters, when I try to imagine what made them the way they are. However, sometimes the characters, setting and plot come to me all at once in a big parcel.



Why don’t authors call the parts what they are instead of the descriptions like “hard rock of manliness”?
This is rather a myth, especially with new romance. Perhaps thirty years ago this might have been the case, since people were worried about offending readers, but I don’t see that a lot now. Purple euphemisms are frowned on, today. Women are now considered adults who can handle the real words. Besides, my current books are in erotic-romance, so I can call it all as I see it. People who read them expect to see open, hot sexuality.



Have you ever recreated sex scenes from your past experiences? 
I guess, yes and no. I mean, I won’t say whether I’ve tried everything in my books or not, personally, but I find it all sexy or I wouldn’t have written it. Rule number one – write what you want to read.



What was the first book you can remember reading?
The first longish book I can remember reading all by myself was a story called Skags the Milk Horse. His delivery wagon driver slips on ice, and he has to make it back to the dairy to get help. I loved that book. Simple heroism, love and dedication, and the idea that bravery can come from unexpected places – still themes that run in my writing, actually.



Who inspired you to write?  
My mum was constantly reading, so that instilled in me a love of books, which was the start. Then, there were many teachers who were so encouraging when they saw I could write well. And, of course, all of the authors I’ve read over the years.

Fun Facts:

Favorite Color:   Depends on my mood. Red, black and green are big ones. Purple is beautiful.

Favorite Pet:    I’m a cat person.

Favorite Author:    Many! In romance, I’d have to say Jane Austen and Emily Bronte.

How do we find you:

I have a website, but my blog is updated much more frequently. I am also found on GoodReads, Twitter (@anneholly2010) and Facebook far more than I should be. You can email me at anneholly2010(at)gmail.com.

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Anne Holly is a Canadian writer of romance and erotic-romance, as well as a mother and teacher. She is the author of the novel Strings Attached, which was described by The Romance Reviews as “a classic contemporary romance.” She has been published by Wild Horse Press, Decadent Publishing and Rebel Ink Press. Anne’s work is characterized by its unusual heroes, sweet/spicy balance, witty dialogue, responsible citizenship, and its positive, optimistic nature. You may visit Anne at her blog or website, or find her on GoodReads, Facebook and Twitter (@anneholly2010). You can find all of her releases on Amazon.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I want to tell everyone HAPPY THANKSGIVING now so that if I am to busy with work and cooking that I miss it.  I am so excited that we have 3 books under contract right now and a fourth under consideration with Rebel Ink Press.  Honestly I am a Rebel through and through; I have a lot to be thankful for not just the books but the health and happiness of my family.  My mom and sister has went through the F-5 tornado that hit Joplin, MO then they moved with my other sister who was wonderful enough to open her home up to them.  Right now my mom has moved back into her rebuilt house and my sister is seeking one to buy.  Also I am thankful for my children and my hubby who has completely supported me in my new writing adventure. 

So for all of those that have something to be thankful just leave a comment below and be entered to win something special!  Yep it's a surprise and I will let everyone know who the winner is on Dec 1st!

Spread the word!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The Power of the Pen

 I normally wouldn't reach out for something like this except that my family has went through hell with the F5 tornado in Joplin MO. Please see if any of you could help this young woman with words of encouragement.
Her and her family were at her parents when the tornado hit. She had a piece of wood go through her body and it was a miracle that she survived. Her mom had to quit her job to care for her everyday while her husband works. She had a major head injury. Her mom makes her walk to the mailbox everyday for excercise. It is quit a feat for her everyday and takes her a long time to get there. She is terrified of falling! The other day, she finally made it out to the mailbox to find no mail. She broke down crying and frustrated and said, "All that hard work for nothing!" So I want to flood her mailbox with encouraging letters!! Her name is Ashlea Burkhart 3609 E. 13th St. Joplin, Mo 64801
I just think it would brighten her day and make her daily trips to the mailbox a little easier! I know I take my trips to the mailbox for granted, it's easy for me, but to her it's a long hard trip. Thanks so much and please fell free to pass this on to others. You can just mail her one or one a week, anything would be appreciated!! She has had quit a battle to get where she is and she has a long road ahead of her!
 Ashlea is married with 2 kids and in her 30's

A thought

We never really grow up, we only learn how to act in public.

Monday, November 14, 2011

paraprosdokian - What is this you ask

I learned something today and thought I would pass it on: 

paraprosdokian - Figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected; frequently used in a humorous situation

Here is one that I found that is funny!!

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad

Friday, November 11, 2011

Introducing Ella Jade!!



Questions for Authors from My Friends:
What is your favorite book that you wrote?

I love them all. They're like my babies, but if I have to choose one, I'll go with my upcoming m/m Embracing the Unexpected. I've absolutely fallen in love with my two main characters.

What book is coming up next and when is the release date?
Up next us The Lonely Dominant.

Successful businessman Alec Carter realizes his life is less than fulfilled when he meets beautiful Princeton University senior Clara Whittaker at a local coffee shop. Alec experiments in the BDSM lifestyle but doesn't consider himself hardcore until he crosses paths with the obviously submissive Clara. The more time Alec spends with young Clara, the more his dominant tendencies push to the surface. She could be what has been missing.

After her grandmother's death, Clara ends up a guest in Alec's home until she can finish school. She quickly learns she's a natural submissive and decides she wants to explore this new side of herself with the man of house. Alec shows her a life she never knew existed as they enter into a world of role playing, fantasy, and desire. Alec may be the Master, but Clara holds the key to his heart. 

As the semester comes to an end, so does their arrangement. If Alec doesn't admit his true feelings for Clara, she could walk out of his life forever. But, Alec isn’t sure which she craves more . . . his dominance . . . or his love.
It's scheduled to release on November 14, 2011 with Noble Romance.

How do you come up with your stories and characters.

For as long as I can remember, the dialogue and plots have always played out in my head. I've developed full stories with just a few sentences of conversation. I usually build on that.
Why don’t authors call the parts what they are instead of the descriptions like “hard rock of manliness”?

I don’t use "hard rock of manliness" lol. I think some authors like to get creative when writing the intimate scenes. Some readers enjoy the euphemisms, but I prefer to say it like it is;)
Have you ever recreated sex scenes from your past experiences?

No, but I will admit I've learned an awful lot from reading erotic fiction. So, some of my fiction may make it into the bedroom from time to time.

What was the first book you can remember reading?

My mother always read to me when I was a child. I knew every nursery rhyme by the time I was three. We read lots of Fairy Tales with happily ever afters. Go figure…

Who inspired you to write?
Writing has been a part of me for as long as I can remember. As a child, I always had a notebook and pen in my hand. The stories inspire me. I love creating the characters and the plots that bring them together.

Fun Facts:
Favorite Color: Black

Favorite Pet: None…my kids are allergic so we steer clear of animals.
Favorite Author: Just one? Can't. Stephen King and Nora Roberts are my top two.

How do we find you:
I love making new friends. You can follow me on my blog http://ellajadeauthor.blogspot.com

Twitter @ellajade1

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Sunday Questions

You are happy in your life but you have to make a choice what do you do??

A. Love and no money
B. Money and no love
there is no C

Be honest!!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

NEW CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT

Just broke the 100 Author/Blogger mark on Stuff Your Stockings Blog Hop! YEAH!!
Go tohttp://thebloghopspot.com/event-page/ for more information and the already signed up participants

Friday, November 4, 2011

WIP: Work in Progress

Currently working on Dad's Heartbeat - it's a great story about a single father that accidently meets the woman of his dreams only to find out that she has had a secret crush on him since she was roommates with his sister in college. 

Learn about love, life and happiness through a single father's eyes! 

Will be submitting it to Rebel Ink Press by month end!!! YEAH!!!

Weekend Plans - What's yours??

Bad headache and a long week at work is fueling a weekend at home writing, reading and reviewing;  in between loads of laundry of course...

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Paw Prints




Buster was a bait dog, the kind used to teach others like him to fight to the death. Left for dead on the side of an empty country road, Kylie Wright finds him and sets into motion a whirlwind of events that offer both she and Buster a second chance at life. With his new master and a handsome vet tech, Jason, at his side, Buster might have just found his very own Shangri-La. That is if the people who abused him, the very same people threatening both Kylie and Jason, can be brought to justice.



Will Buster finally have the life and family he deserves or will fate deliver each of them at the feet of the cruel men running the death pit?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

AND THE WINNERS ARE-----

I want to Thank everyone that visited my blog during the blog hop and want to let you know that I will be having monthly contests so make sure you follow up with me! 

Halloween Blog Hop Winners

$5 giftcard  Question #1 - mnjcarter
$5 giftcard  Question #2 - talia628
$5 giftcard  Question #3 - shadowluvs2read
$10 giftcard  Final - jessica

I will be contacting everyone to find out how you would like to receive these gifts also I am going to do another contest/poll once a month and give away prizes, books, as well as other goodies.

Thanks so much for your participation