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NEW RELEASE: EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

Yeah! A NEW RELEASE!

It’s release day! Today I have a new short story available for everyone to read and enjoy! Early Bird Special is a Thanksgiving story about Francie A. Spiller, a party planner who can’t get things right in love, although she is near perfect at her job. She meets a man while waiting in line for Thanksgiving deals, and she can’t stand him. Or can she?

This romantic comedy is a short story, approximately 8,000 words. Click over to purchase and enjoy!

Early Bird Special

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New Releases for the End of October!

That's What She Said!

So it’s a busy week for New Releases. Some just in time for Halloween—but others—perfect for any time of year. Check out what’s now available, beginning with my own release, TANGLED.

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Brandi Leigh Hall
TANGLED
A BirthRight Novel #3
Sweet New-Adult Urban Fantasy

Tangled

If you were forced to choose between trading your life to save a loved one—or staying alive to save the world—which would you choose?
With the impending battle closing in, Chloe and her magical family must work with a former rival to fulfill the Prophecy. Yet neither side knows the true Evil their up against, or who might be taken out in the process. But in the moment of truth, Chloe’s compelled to make the most unimaginable decision of her life. Will love of family—or the fate of the world—dictate her defining moment? And more importantly, will she be strong enough to accept the ripple effect caused…

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The 7 Point Plot Structure by Dan Wells

A Side Of Writing

If you don’t know who Dan Wells is then you really need to find out. He is an author, podcaster and all around interesting man. And I want to thank him for letting me write a post about his plot structure.  I first found out about him from the podcast Writing Excuses. From there I found out about his book series about John Cleaver, a teenage sociopath that has to make the decision to break all the rules that has prevented him from turning into a serial killer in order to stop a monster. And to be honest the only thing that has stopped me from already reading the book is that every time I have gone to the book store it is not in stock. While I know this is a horrible excuse, it is the truth. (Don’t worry Dan, if you are reading this, your book is…

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Revise, Revise, Revise

Those three words have been my focus for the past few weeks. I’ve been spending a lot of time at Starbucks, locked up in my bedroom, or in the library. (I was at the library until it closed today!) My critique partner sent her final thoughts on every chapter a few weeks ago. I’ve been working like crazy to finish Pieces of it All and have all the confidence in the world I’ll finish it! 

When I first received the file back from my crit partner, I’ll admit wanting to break down and cry as I saw all the yellow bubbles indicating notes. Crap. She didn’t like a thing and I had a lot of work ahead of me. As I hovered my mouse over the notes, there was consistency in two spots, and lucky for me, they weren’t plot line issues. In the draft seven beta readers read, many had issues with two items in the story. I ended up changing an entire plot line and adding a character. In the newest draft, the two issues were easily fixed.

A week into these revisions, I am about half way through. I’ve been on a roll, and have been finding the voice lost in one of the characters. After I complete this, I have to run the book through AutoCrit and tighten up the writing. That promises to be a job within itself. 

This whole process has been fun and scary. It’s been filled with confidence and self-doubt, excitement and worry. And it’s not even over yet. 

On Tuesday, April 1st, I’ll announce the release date for the e-book. The paperback will follow about a month or so after. Also, I’ll share my very first teaser image! I’m excited to jump into Teaser Tuesdays 🙂

Thank you for following me on this journey as I publish my new book. Now I must go REVISE! 🙂

Picture This: Jayne Denker is Awesome

It’s true. Jayne Denker is one of my favorite people on the interwebs 🙂 She’s sassy, clever, and writes pretty damn good books.

Jayne has a new book coming out, her fourth one and second in her small-town rom com series set in the fictional town of Marsden, NY (first was Down on Love). It comes out July 17, 2014 and you can already pre-order it. Here is some info on the book, and the coolness that is Jayne 🙂

PICTURE THIS (A Marsden Novel #2)

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Blurb:
It’s where everyone knows your business—and remembers everything you’d rather forget. But somehow the little Catskills town of Marsden draws the most unlikely people back home, turns their lives every which way, and helps them finally figure out what—and who—they want most…

As a celebrity photographer’s assistant, Celia Marshall is used to seeing all kinds of weird antics. But subbing as the model in irrepressible movie star Niall Crenshaw’s latest endorsement ad—while wearing his silk boxers, no less—is definitely not in her job description. Neither is falling for him, especially since he’s dating his latest co-star. To complicate things further, Celia is returning to Marsden to keep an eye on her eccentric grandmother—and Niall is driving her there, then staying to judge a talent contest…

Soon Celia is pulled in a dozen different directions, trying to get her grandmother to act her age, placating her frantic former boss who’s organizing the contest—and attempting to stay away from funny, sexy Niall. Celia’s always been level headed, but suddenly she’s wishing she could get reckless right along with him. Has the time come for sensible Celia to cut loose?…

Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Picture-This-A-Marsden-Novel-ebook/dp/B00IO3QQYY/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1395662993&sr=8-7&keywords=jayne+denker

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/picture-this-jayne-denker/1118882336?ean=9781601832870&itm=1&usri=jayne+denker

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/picture-this-14

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/picture-this/id829111922?mt=11

Bio:

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Jayne Denker divides her time between working hard to bring the funny in her romantic comedies and raising a young son who’s way too clever for his own good. She lives in a small village in western New York that is in no way, shape, or form related to the small village in her Marsden novels Down on Love and Picture This. When she’s not hard at work on another novel, the social media addict can usually be found frittering away startling amounts of time on Facebook (Jayne Denker Author) and Twitter (@JDenkerAuthor). Visit her blog at http://jaynedenker.com or at Goodreads (http://www.goodreads.com/Jayne_Denker)

Cover Reveal: Breaking Fences by Juliana Haygert

Today I bring you the cover reveal for Juliana Haygert’s new book. I just love the cool blue and the foggy affect. Just gorgeous! Here is the cover and a little bit about the book and Juliana.

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Breaking Fences (The Breaking Series, #2)
by Juliana Haygert 
Genre: NA contemporary romance
Word Count: ~80,000
Release date: June/2014
Cover by: Okay Creations 

Summary from Goodreads:

All Beatriz “Bia” Fernandes wants is to prove herself—to her family and friends—though it’s hard to prove anything with an overbearing father and three famous polo-playing older brothers. After her acceptance into college results in a heated family argument, the Brazilian girl leaves everything behind to find her own American dream.

College life away from home is perfect until the people she believes to be her friends turn on her. With lies and rumors threatening to suffocate her, Bia turns to her only freedom. Riding.

But one thing gets in the way of her escape. Garrett Blackwell and his bad cowboy attitude. Working at the ranch is his obligation, bugging Bia is his newfound hobby. His thick skin and easy grin don’t hide what Bia already knows—this misunderstood and lonely cowboy fights his own demons. Brushing horses’ coats and mucking out stalls shouldn’t be this sexy, and it isn’t long before he becomes a part of her distraction.

However, escaping won’t solve her problems, and it’s up to Bia to break down the fences around her and prove her strength—not to her family and friends, but to herself … and for Garrett. Because standing on her own doesn’t have to mean standing alone.

** Companion novel of Breaking the Reins. Can be read out of order.**

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20482754-breaking-fences

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Links to companion book:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17730510-breaking-the-reins

About the Author:

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New Adult author and contributor at NA Alley blog.

While Juliana Haygert dreams of being Wonder Woman, Buffy, or a blood elf shadow priest, she settles for the less exciting—but equally gratifying—life of a wife, mother, and author. Thousands of miles away from her former home in Brazil, she now resides in Connecticut and spends her days writing about kick-ass heroines and the heroes who drive them crazy.

Author Links:

http://www.julianahaygert.com/

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6609948.Juliana_Haygert

https://twitter.com/Juliana_Haygert

http://www.facebook.com/juhaygert

http://pinterest.com/julianahaygert/

Cover Reveal Organized by:

YA Bound Book Tours

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Also, here are two teasers!

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