ReBlog – A Few Different Ways to Sketch Out a Plot For Your Novel! – Bryn Donovan


Note: this post was originally part of a writing series, and some comments may refers to that. Some people hate plotting. They often call themselves “pantsers,” because they write by th…

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ReBlog – GIMP | Vania Margene


Gimp is a photo manipulation software that is free and can be found here. You don’t need to know how to use all the features for it to be of use to you. I suggest you download it, even if you…

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Weekend Quotes


Weekend Quotes



My truth fell on death’s ears.

Karen Marie Moning – Bloodfever

BloodfeverBloodfever is the second book in the Fever Series by Karen M. Moning; also know as a MacKayla Lane Novel.

Like its predecessor, Darkfever, you will have to continue reading the series to see what happens to the characters. But I don’t think reading Darkfever is necessarily a requirement before reading this book. Yes, it will give you more in depth knowledge of the characters and you would miss some adventures but the big ones are alluded to in this book. So for you out there who like to skip ahead for just the meat and potatoes, leaving the appetizers sitting cold in the kitchen, starting at Bloodfever will get you the gist. I read both books.

There are a couple almost “romantic” scenes in this book but nothing out of a romance novel. This book definitely focuses more on the paranormal mystery than romance. It starts with poor MacKayla (Mac) Lane being battered and bruised from her last adventure in the previous MacKayla Lane Novel, Darkfever. Jericho Barrions had came to her rescue and been amazed at how well she had done on her own.  She had hoped that their adventure had not only provided them with good intel but also left an enemy dead.  With so many enemies it would be nice if she had one less to worry about.

Mac is haunted by her demons but aren’t we all, at one time or another.  The difference is hers might kill her if she doesn’t get them in check.  With new players emerging and others dying it’s hard to determine which characters are the good guys. But so is the way of life. Anyone could betray you at any time if something better comes along.

I feel for Mac as her world just keeps changing around her and she has no way to control it.  She feels alone and stuck. Everyone wants her but nobody is willing to take her as she is. They all want her to fit inside the pretty little box they have chosen for her.  Slowly she is becoming her own women though.

She still hasn’t decided if she trusts Barrons but Mac calls on him every time trouble finds her, Barrons being the lesser of the evils surrounding her. Towards the end she thinks she has finally figured out what makes him so special but then changes her mind. Karen leaves us with Mac alone learning that maybe Barrons had been right about a few things. Personally, I really want to like Barrons and I really want him to be the hero but I just don’t know.


Why would you deny my happiness?

The Point

What is the point? My happiness.

ReBlog – Meet the Author (Brickley Jules Interview) – Silver Beans Cafe



Today I have the pleasure of introducing all of you to an amazing author who is very giving with her knowledge as well as very gifted with her writing.  I happily introduce you all to Brickley Jules.  Let’s hear what she had to say:

Hi Brickley, welcome.

How about we start by GETTING TO KNOW YOU, what GENRES DO YOU WRITE? 

I write romance that ranges from chick lit to borderline erotic.  I throw a little paranormal into the mix as well…
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Weekend Quotes

From On Sutton Place | Ann Drake
From On Sutton Place | Ann Drake

Weekend Quotes


ReBlog – Why Does Your Protagonist Matter? – Rachel Poli


Characters are the heart of your story and the protagonist is everything. The protagonist is the one who drives the story forward, who advances and overcomes the plot, who makes your readers fall i…

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Faleena Hopkins – Owned by the Alphas Part Three

Faleena Hopkins has stuffed a lot into Owned by the Alphas Part Three.

Owned by the Alphas 3A few mysteries are solved in this one, tying up some loose ends from Part One and Two.  Poor Ali is struggling with her new life as part of a pack, simply because now she is popular.  Men are willing to fight to keep her and she enjoys the idea of them calling her theirs.

Red is one of those men but Ali is seething mad at him for not keeping his promise.  He desperately tries to convince Ali to go home with him and be his.  When he finally agrees to take her back they discover Ali’s pack gone. They assume the other pack woke, discovered Ali’s absence and went to find her.

Calt and the rest of his pack are on their way to Red’s den to confront Tawny, who has went there seeking refuge.  Blood is shed.  But a startling revelation is revealed and Calt orders a truce.  Tawny asks for asylum and Ali must choose which Alpha she is going to be with.  One of the she wolfs approaches Ali with a peaceful solution to the problem but Ali’s not sure if she’s ready for that big of a leap into pack life.

Up until the very end of this Part I had decided it was going to turn out one way.  That it had to because that was the only way to resolve it but Faleena Hopkins didn’t take that route and now I am left dumb founded.  I am anxious for Part Four to come out with the hopes that things may turn out the way I envisioned them.  A mysterious thing is going on with Ali and I can’t wait to see if that turns out the way I believe it will.

I think you probably could get away with starting at Part Three and not reading the other Parts but you would miss out on personal interactions between the characters that add to the story.  I recommend reading all three Parts to get full awareness of the characters and their world.  I have enjoyed reading all three pieces but I lay out this warning that if the first two Parts of this romance compilation were erotic to you then you better hold onto your socks because they are going to be blown off by this one.


Burning questions I have

I’m thinking of starting a weekly post containing questions I would love to know the answers to and invite you to share links if you wish that answers them. Or you could just answer of course if you wanted.

Here’s the first burning question:

Does it matter if a writer uses their real name in the copyright?

ReBlog – Resolutions That Every Published Author Should Make – BOOK MARKETING – Self-Publishing News for Self Publishing Authors

ReBlog – Most talk of resolutions has dissipated so I thought it was a good time to share some ideas in case your still searching for yours. I bow out of resolutions I make goals with squishy completion dates.For those who have reached their goal to publish a book this year, the New Year is a time of celebration. But why stop there? This year, resolve to refine your writing life, promote the book(s) you…

Source: Resolutions for 2016 That Every Published Author Should Make – Self-Publishing News for Self Publishing Authors