Friday, June 26, 2015

Support the Troops Auction 2015!

Fellow blogger Anna Cade is hosting her 2nd annual Support the Troops Auction! Go check out what's up for bid.
Devil in the Details Editing is offering one novel line edit. The link to my auction item is below.

Thank you so much for stopping by the Support the Troops Auction! We're so excited about it and hope to raise a nice little donation for the USO.

Huge thanks to all of the authors, publishers and readers who donated items to the event. These ladies rock and we truly appreciate their generosity. Please check out their pages and give them a like while you're here!

Good luck to everyone bidding! It's for a great cause and we really appreciate yall stopping by! If you aren't bidding but would like to help out or contribute we'd love it if yall shared the event with your friends and family!

If you have any questions about items please let me know! If you'd like to donate but not bid on an item there is an option for that as well over on the right side I believe.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New Release: Novices: A Story of the Restoration (Chronicles Book 1) by K. M. Herkes

Congratulations to K. M. Herkes on the release of her science fiction story Novices: A Story of the Restoration (Chronicles Book 1).
Novices: A Story of the Restoration (Chronicles Book 1)
by K. M. Herkes
Print Length: 64 pages
Publisher: Dawnrigger Publishing
Publication Date: June 23, 2015

The moment recruiter Joe Mitani meets Carl Jenson, he knows he’s found something special. Few of the teens Joe interviews have the rare blend of brains and heart needed for the internships he’s filling. Even fewer come to the bargaining table with a psychically-gifted foster brother. Carl shows up with both.

Joe takes the package deal. Finding suitable trainees for work at the bleeding edge of mental health care is no easy task. Landing a prospect like Carl is worth the expense of adding his unexpected sibling to the roster.

Eddie Jenson is as talented as his brother, in his own way, and the Rydder Institute for Analytical Psychiatry specializes in developing exceptional talents. As far as Joe knows, there’s every reason for two boys with extraordinary potential to thrive there.

The secrets he doesn’t know will put Carl, Eddie and many others in danger.

About the Author:
I have been creating imaginary worlds since childhood, but the real world fascinates me too. Bugs, plants, computers, and chemistry all rank high on my list of life interests. Professional development has included classroom teaching, animal training, aquaculture, horticulture, retail management, inventory operations, and customer service. Personal development is ongoing. Cats are involved.

I live in the Midwest, and I currently work in a library, which is just as exciting as it sounds. When the weather is fine, I can be found in my garden instead of the office, and at least once a year I disappear into the woods for a week to disconnect from the modern world.

Hearing from my readers make me a happy author. You can follow my tremendously entertaining blog.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

New Release: Pieces of One (The Dark Life Collection part 1) by SVC Ricketts

Congratulations to SVC Ricketts on the release of her paranormal romance Pieces of One (The Dark Life Collection part 1)
Pieces of One (The Dark Life Collection part 1)
by SVC Ricketts
Date: June 10, 2015
Release Date: June 18, 2015
Two men want me and I, them. Simple, right? Not like this.

For over two years, I’ve been dealing with a pain in the ass MY way.


She has her life and I have mine. They don’t intermingle. It’s the only way to keep things rational. But now she’s done something monumentally stupid and the only way to untangle myself from her mess is to live life in her shoes. Me, on the run in five inch stilettos. Great.

My name is Trista Dividir. I have Dissociative Identity Disorder and Marvy is my other personality, my alter.

To get my life back, I lie, I cheat, and I fall for both of her lovers. Little do I know, I am not the only liar.

Did I mention I have another alter? Yeah, I didn’t know about her either.

Book one in a three part romantic suspense series with a smattering of smexy in between. In the end, you’ll find your HEA…maybe.

Due to mature content and excessive whatever, this is a recommended read for age 18+.

About the Author:

I am a multi-genre Contemporary Romance author and professional smart alec. My work has been recognized by the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and was selected as a finalist in the 2013 PNWA’s Literary Competition in the Romance category.

Raised between Southern California and Oahu, I moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1993 and although I love it here, my heart belongs to the Islands - it always will. When I'm not in, what I loving call “book-mode”, I multitasks life between my hilarious adult special needs daughter, super smexy husband of 11 years, two dogs, and sweating out stress in a hot yoga studio. Shop-a-holic is a term I've been called often, I love carbs, and am Twitter and Facebook addicted.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

New Release: Dead Ink: A Karma World Romance by Donna Augustine

Congratulations to Donna Augustine on the release of her paranormal romance Dead Ink
Dead Ink: A Karma World Romance
by Donna Augustine
Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Length: 67,000 words 
Kindle Edition, 213 pages
June 5th 2015
by Strong Hold Publishing
Within the walls of his tattoo shop, Dead Ink, Lars hides in plain sight from the past he walked away from. But he still battles every day with the dark urges that drove him from his position as the Grim Reaper. Then Faith Dover appears, seeking his aid, and Lars discovers that he isn’t as hardened as he thought. 

On the run from her kidnapper, Faith stumbles into Dead Ink, towing in enough secrets and baggage to weigh down the dead. But Lars isn’t the savior she hopes him to be. Dark and seductive, he might be more dangerous than the people she’s running from.

When he discovers her suspicious ties to a crew of murderers, will he help her or cast her out to the craziness that has overtaken the world? Can Faith win the heart of a soul incapable of trust?

A note from the author: This is a companion romance novel that takes place in the Karma urban fantasy world. It runs parallel to Fated's timeline. It can be read alone or in addition to the series as the final book.

About the Author:

Donna Augustine’s lifelong ambition was to become the crazy cat lady. Unfortunately, when family allergies cut short her dream of living in a house full of furries, she turned her ambitions toward writing. Combining her love of fantasy, scifi, horror and romance, she tries to string together interesting twists on urban fantasy.

A native of New Jersey, when she isn’t writing or over dosing on caffeine, she can occasionally be spotted in disguise at the local dog park.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Finding a Cover Artist

How important is that book cover? VERY. It is the first impression a reader gets of your book. I know I scan the hundreds of books on amazon or B&N and stop to read the blurb only when a cover catches my eye.

I work with many self/indie/hybrid published authors and everyone is looking for a cover artist at a reasonable price. Well, I don't know about price, but I was told about two websites that might help you find someone to work with. I can't vouch for these sites because I don't know anyone who has used them, but at first glance they look promising.

I also want to tell you how I found out about the websites. I went to Concarolinas 2015. Conventions are a great place for any writer to network and get helpful information. I suggest finding some in your area.

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Bibliocrunch helps authors collaborate with curated editors, book designers, marketers, and other publishing professionals who can take their book to the next level. Bibliocrunch freelancers go through a rigorous application process before we allow them into our platform. You know you work with the best when you work with someone on Bibliocrunch.

Bibliocrunch is THE place for authors to meet vetted professionals and work together to create better books.
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Today, a new design is uploaded to the platform every 1.5 seconds and to date we’ve paid out more than $102,618,639 to our designer community. From our offices in San Francisco, Melbourne, Berlin, and Rio de Janeiro, we’re working hard 24/7 to provide our customers with the best platform for getting their dream designs on demand.
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In the end, we believe that self-expression has no borders and that everyone across the world deserves great design.

Monday, June 1, 2015

New Release: The Water's Edge: A Maggie the Gatherer Short Story by Melissa McArthur

Congratulations to Melissa McArthur on the release of another Maggie the Gatherer short story: The Water's Edge
The Water's Edge: A Maggie the Gatherer Short Story
by Melissa McArthur
28 pages
Dead magic users are washing up on the shore, their magic ripped away by mysterious creatures. A ship floats in the sea, abandoned. Maggie and Jordan race against the forces of nature and magic. Can they stop the killer before it’s too late? Find out what lies at the water’s edge.

About the Author:
Melissa McArthur was born in Harlan County, Kentucky, but she now calls South Carolina home. When she isn’t writing, she works as a freelance editor at Clicking Keys. She also works as an adjunct instructor at a technical college in South Carolina. She teaches writing, English, and anything else they ask her to teach. Her goals in life are to be happy, tell stories, help writers reach their dreams, and live every day to the fullest.