FREE = LIGHTMASTERS = 6/25-6/26 2017

MG WELLS

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My LIGHTMASTERS Kindlebook will be FREE on June 25-26 2017 starting Pacific Standard Time.

Please download FREE to your device and share with your friends and family.

Reviews are appreciated. Thanks for your support.

 AMAZON LINK:

http://Author.to/MGAmazon

If you do not own a KINDLE you can download FREE KINDLE READING APPS and read on any device. I use them often and they are great!

GOODREADS LINK:

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4492558.M_G_Wells

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ReBlog – Prologue: Aggravated Momentum (18+ reading) – Didi Oviatt

ReBlog – Have you read Didi Oviatt yet?



PROLOGUE My hands are as far above my head as they can reach, my back intensely arched, and my calf muscles tighten, extending to the footboard. My pumpkin orange painted toes point as they join th…

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Iris Blobel – #NewRelease “Vested In Her” by @BrickleyJules

Vested In Her

“Vested In Her” by @BrickleyJules

Vested In Her by Brickley Jules

Small town biker princess Haven Mercedes Johnson wants to live a normal life, but she’s relentlessly protected by her father and his crazy right-hand man who will do anything to keep her under his thumb. With the help of an ex, Haven escapes the confines of the club, and after one last wild night, she eagerly sets off to start a new life. After being on the run for days, she’s taken under the wing of a kind woman named Ruby, and with her help, Haven disappears.

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Formatting – What I didn’t know

Formatting – What I didn’t know

This is my last what I didn’t know for the month. Next month I hope to keep you updated on my Camp Nano project.

Formatting – What I didn’t know

I’m going to begin by saying that starting out I didn’t realize there was a difference in formatting for ebooks and paperbacks. I’ve seen paperbacks and ebooks with different fonts and chapter heading placement as I’m sure you have but what I didn’t realize was that ebooks needed to flow. They needed to be flexible so your reader can make the text larger or smaller depending on their tastes and needs.

As far as text I’ve heard it said and read that Garamond is one of the best font styles to use for both print and e-book from a couple different sources that know more about this than I do. It seems it is more accepted by printers and e-book publishers like KDP, Createspace, Smashwords, etc. And is easier on the eyes. I’m old school and always use Times New Roman but I need to change with the times.

For my ebooks I use Styles in Word. I create a style for my body text, my chapter headings, back matter, etc. I used the Style Guide from Smashwords to learn this handy little trick. It outlines how to create styles for different needs.

I love this guide. It’s an awesome tool for first time e-book publishers.

The bottom line for ebooks is less is more. It took me awhile to learn this. I want to add a nifty little Bodoni Ornament font to my cover page and in some of my chapters as breaks but they don’t transfer to ebooks. They come out as the regular keys [UV\ instead of the neat symbols I want them to be.

Now, I come to formatting my paperback books. I’m still learning this and fear I will be forever. But as it stands now I use Createspace Templates as my guide and copy everything they do until I learn more about it.

Formatting a paperback is more hands on and breaks a lot of the rules that are no nos for ebooks. You can use returns out the yin yang if you want. Throw section breaks at the end of every chapter because it you don’t your headers and footers won’t come out right.

Your font size matters, too. I used 14 to start with. That’s basically a large print font in case you didn’t know. I didn’t. I used 1.5 line spacing. You could play (insert sport of your choice here) in the gap between lines.

I shrunk my font to 11 then even further to 10 and my spacing to single. This makes fewer pages and brings the cost of your book down for your reader but doesn’t change your profits too much so I’m told. I’d check this but I’m formatting Vested In Her into paperback right now. And I’m at the stage where I have to redo the cover because after I made all these changes to the interior file the book is 60 pages fewer so the spine is smaller.

I’ll post an update once I find out for sure by comparing numbers on the price and royalties.

Until then happy Writing!

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Making a paperback book out of your eBook #WriterWednesday #Createspace

D.E. Haggerty

I don’t sell many paperbacks. When I first started this writing gig, I’d drive up from Germany or fly over from Istanbul to the Netherlands to do book launches (the Dutch not only speak English but many also prefer to read in English leading to English books being widely available – Yeah!). Besides my family, friends, and some former colleagues hardly anyone showed up. Even though I was having tons of fun, I wasn’t increasing my reader basis with these book launches. So, I stopped doing them.paperbacks cupcakes

Why then do I continue to publish a paperback edition of my novels? A few reasons. First of all, I gift my books to my sisters and parents and want to continue doing that. I also buy several copies for myself so that I can donate copies to various charities. Finally, I run giveaways in which the prize is a paperback. I find these giveaways…

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I can’t brain today, I have the dumb — distracted driving edition

Cover Reveal Sign Up: Family Matters by Felicia Denise (June 29th) #Bloggers

Hey Tour Hosts! I’m organizing a cover reveal for book #2 in Felicia Denise’s, In the Best Interest of the Child Series, called Family Matters. The reveal date is Thursday, June 29th! F…

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Crystal’s Cozy Corner Blog – Vested in Her by Brickley Jules Promo Blitz

Brickley Jules – Vested In Her

Release date: April 26, 2015.

Small town biker princess Haven Mercedes Johnson wants to live a normal life, but she’s relentlessly protected by her father and his crazy right-hand man who will do anything to keep her under his thumb. With the help of an ex, Haven escapes the confines of the club, and after one last wild night, she eagerly sets off to start a new life. After being on the run for days, she’s taken under the wing of a kind woman named Ruby, and with her help, Haven disappears.

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LIEBSTER Award Nomination!

Liebster Award

Didi Oviatt thank you so much for nominating me! For those of you not following Didi she has lots of fun with her blog. You should click your way over there and check it out.

The Rules:

Say thank you to the person who nominated you for the award.

Answer the 11 questions you have been asked.

Nominate and notify 11 bloggers for the award.

Ask those you have nominated 11 questions.

The Questions:

1. Why did you choose book blogging over something else?

I love books especially romance books.

2. What is one thing you’re really passionate about beside books?

My mom answer is my kids and their happiness. My selfish answer is my writing.

3. Have your reading tastes changed over the years?

Definitely! I was a Comic PNR reader and that rolled into a Romantic PNR reader.

4. What is your favorite vacation spot?

Sadly, I don’t get out much but I love caves. Mammoth Caves in Kentucky are one of my favorites.

5. Do you collect anything (other than books)?

Pictures. I’m a record this memory junkie.

6. What has been your favorite book so far this year?

According to my Goodreads Reading Challenge I’ve read 16 books this year. That seems low. I may have forgot to add a few. I loved Wilder’s Mate by Moira Rogers.

7. What is one law you would change if you could?

The dog leash law. I get why we need it but some dogs don’t.

8. If you had to donate money to a charity, which one would you choose?

TSC – Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Or why babies are born with food allergies.

9. What is your favorite genre to read?

Romance hands down.

10. What is your dream car?

I would have to say anything that’s not a mini van that seats more than 5.

11. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?

Honestly, surviving child-birth! Other than that I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and I wrote a couple of books. I even self-published a few of them

My nominees:

Nessie’s Place

D.E. Haggerty

The Rules:

Say thank you to the person who nominated you for the award.

Answer the 11 questions you have been asked.

Nominate and notify 11 bloggers for the award.

Ask those you have nominated 11 questions.

The Questions:

1. Why did you choose book blogging over something else?

2. What is one thing you’re really passionate about beside books?

3. Have your reading tastes changed over the years?

4. What is your favorite vacation spot?

5. Do you collect anything (other than books)?

6. What has been your favorite book so far this year?

7. What is one law you would change if you could?

8. If you had to donate money to a charity, which one would you choose?

9. What is your favorite genre to read?

10. What is your dream car?

11. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?

Source: LIEBSTER Award! – Didi Oviatt

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Appearances can be deceiving

Author Spotlight: Brickley Jules

I did an interview with Jessica Collins! Check it out.

Jessica Collins Erotic Romance Author

Hello darlings! 

Today I’m featuring the talented Brickley Jules, who has a new MC novel out, Vested In Her. Have a thing for MC books? Don’t we all. Here’s a blurb to whet your appetite:

Small town biker princess Haven Mercedes Johnson wants to live a normal life, but she’s relentlessly protected by her father and his crazy right-hand man who will do anythingBrickley to keep her under his thumb. With the help of an ex, Haven escapes the confines of the club, and after one last wild night, she eagerly sets off to start a new life. After being on the run for days, she’s taken under the wing of a kind woman named Ruby, and with her help, Haven disappears.

Riker Davis will do anything to earn a vest and become a member in Chrome Thunder, a prestigious motorcycle club. His chances are bleak until Haven, the…

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“Vested in Her” by Brickley Jules #BlogTour 18+

Thanks for sharing!

Nesie's Place

Vested in Her bannerVested in Her cover

“Vested In Her”

By Brickley Jules

Genre: Erotic MCRomance

Release Date: April 26, 2017

Amazon

Smashwords

Small town biker princess Haven Mercedes Johnson wants to live a normal life, but she’s relentlessly protected by her father and his crazy right-hand man who will do anything to keep her under his thumb. With the help of an ex, Haven escapes the confines of the club, and after one last wild night, she eagerly sets off to start a new life. After being on the run for days, she’s taken under the wing of a kind woman named Ruby, and with her help, Haven disappears.

Riker Davis will do anything to earn a vest and become a member in Chrome Thunder, a prestigious motorcycle club. His chances are bleak until Haven, the club leader’s daughter, runs away. As a prospect, Riker is tasked to finding her, and he agrees, determined to…

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Head Hopping – What I didn’t know

Head Hopping – What I didn’t know

In this short post I am going to share something that I didn’t know that I needed to know.

Head Hopping – What I didn’t know

This is a mistake that I made without even realizing I was making it back when I first started writing. When I wrote poetry I had never heard of such a thing.

The problem: when you’re writing, you get so wrapped you in your story that you switch perceptive or POV (point of view) between your mc (main character) and their counter parts. The result: we, the reader, know what’s going on in both of their heads in the same scene, chapter, passage, or paragraph. Doesn’t really sound like it’s all that bad but it’s jarring to the reader if you switch back and forth to quickly.

Head Hopping

Once someone pointed out to me that I was doing it I immediately took action to stop. But it’s harder to catch in a first draft while I’m free writing than using -form for -from is. Sometimes I even have trouble catching it in subsequent drafts and it doesn’t get caught until someone else looks at my work and points out the mistake.

I’ve read books where authors head hop between their mc and their counter part in the same chapters. The difference is they don’t do it in every other paragraph like I was doing. They have a passage from one character maybe pages long then it’s followed by a passage from another character maybe just as long.

The editor I was working with preferred head hopping to only happen on a chapter level. So, I sometimes have short chapters if it only takes a character a bit to get their pertinent information across to the reader. This way I can note in the chapter header who the reader is getting ready to read from. Preparing them for maybe harsh language, slang, or some such.

My advice is to be vigilant and consistent. I don’t think there’s a hard and fast rule as to when to head hop but most do it at a chapter level to make life easier for the reader. If you do decide that you are going to do it at a passage level inside of chapters I would separate them with the character’s name. See example below:


Chapter One

Alice

Random thoughts from your mc Alice.

Fred

Fred’s point of view on the matter.

Chapter Two


This lets your reader know they are switching characters. But as always knowing is part of the battle, deciding how you’re going to use the knowledge to find your voice is up to you.

Happy Writing!

Promo Tour ♥ Vested In Her by: Brickley Jules!

Thanks for sharing, A.C.!

A.C. Melody

Vested in Her bannerVested in Her cover

“Vested In Her”

By Brickley Jules

Genre: Erotic MCRomance

Release Date: April 26, 2017

Amazon

Smashwords

Small town biker princess Haven Mercedes Johnson wants to live a normal life, but she’s relentlessly protected by her father and his crazy right-hand man who will do anything to keep her under his thumb. With the help of an ex, Haven escapes the confines of the club, and after one last wild night, she eagerly sets off to start a new life. After being on the run for days, she’s taken under the wing of a kind woman named Ruby, and with her help, Haven disappears.

Riker Davis will do anything to earn a vest and become a member in Chrome Thunder, a prestigious motorcycle club. His chances are bleak until Haven, the club leader’s daughter, runs away. As a prospect, Riker is tasked to finding her, and he agrees, determined to…

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What should you do about a 1-star review that has NOTHING to do with your book? #WriterWednesday #BookReviews

D.E. Haggerty

It happens. It is – in fact – almost guaranteed to happen. If you’ve written more than a handful of books and it hasn’t happened yet, it will – probably soon. What am I talking about? The dreaded one-star review. Just writing the words makes me angry and hurts my teeth (probably because I automatically start grinding them).

I don’t need to tell you not to engage with negative reviewers. We all know that nothing good will come from begging a reviewer to reconsider (and it’s kind of pathetic). You also risk getting a bad reputation amongst the blogger community and let me tell you that’s not something you want. The book blogging community is incredibly helpful to a writer. Getting on their bad side will help no one.

But what about a review that contains obvious falsehoods or is obvious bullying? Can you engage then? Or maybe contact Goodreads…

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