Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Get Hooked on Books! #MFRWauthors Share Book Excerpts.

Welcome to Book Hooks, the weekly meme hosted by the MFRW Authors Blog.
Readers, here's your chance each week to get hooked on a new book! Authors share a short excerpt from their books. If you enjoy the sample, consider purchasing the full book through their buy link.

THIS MONTH I'm sharing Touch My Heart, book two in the Heart And Soul series.
When I first saw her, she ensnared me. She’d tell a different story, I’m sure. She believes I ensnared her but I know the truth. She couldn’t have a stronger hold on me if I were chained to her with heavy metal links strung over my limbs. She touched my heart with her very first glance in my direction, with those haunted eyes, and with her hopeful smile. My sweet Aubrey. 
I went out of my way to stop by the coffee shop where she worked. She’d watch me from under those thick lashes, her kitten green eyes carefully hidden. If only I could stand the sugar in those crazy espresso drinks the other customers ordered, I could’ve spent more time with her but a black coffee was simple. My time with her was limited to the forty-five seconds a day it took me to order, her to pour the coffee and me to pay.
William knows exactly what he wants. He saw what his parents had and he plans to have that kind of love for himself. He just has to convince Aubrey she’s perfect for him. He attempts to take it slowly, cautious of her weariness and his own preoccupations. Then he bargains, persuades and seduces until Aubrey agrees to be his. That’s where the rest of his life begins… 

… even while another part of his life begins to crumble. He finds the foundation of his own family rocked. With William’s future not in his control anymore, he needs Aubrey as much as she needs him. There’s solace in knowing you don’t have to go through life’s heartache alone. 
Don't wait. Get Hooked!
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Monday, April 20, 2015

FACT: Real Life Affects My Writing #MFRWauthor #amwriting

My family believes they're in each book I write, that they're reflected in the characters I create. While that's a stretch, there's truth to the fact that they do affect my writing.

The fact is... if you're in my life, you affect my writing. While none of my characters are a complete replica, their characteristics come from those around me. I observe, and those observations become ideas that spark a piece of a future character. I see hair I like -a style, a color, a shading- and I give it to a character. Those quirks my characters have? Yep, those are from people with whom I've interacted too.

More often though, rather than actual events or people playing out in my writing, it's my feelings about what happens in my life -my frustrations, sadness or happiness- that comes alive on the pages of my stories. By putting it all on the page, I leave it there. It's nearly therapeutic some days.

Sometimes I alter the scenes I'll write based on my mood that day, or based on the events going on around me. Since I rely on my own emotional level to convey the depth I need for the characters, I write the scenes that need intensity when I've got a ball of emotion that needs to escape.

Real life affects my writing... am I'm a better writer for knowing it.

What About You?
How does life affect your writing?

Friday, April 10, 2015

Wow! An Amazing 99cent @Amazon #SALE with over 175 ebooks!


Over 175 ebooks 
Over 150 authors
-including USA Today Bestsellers-
On sale for 99 cents
Act Now! This promo will last only April 10th, 11th, and 12th.

Hold My Hand & Touch My Heart are included in the sale!

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