Monthly Archives: April 2014

This Writer’s Space: Deborah Kreiser

So much fun to be a guest blogger!

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This Writer's Space
Today on This Writer’s Space I have Deborah Kreiser, whose debut novel, Three Wishes, came out on 15 April. Because the cover is so sexy, I’m going to include it at the bottom of the post. Over to you, Deborah!
Thank you, Cassandra, for having me on your blog! This was so much fun to write.

Where I Write

I wish I could say something exciting about where I write. I do have a little desk set up in the kitchen where I *sometimes* do my writing, but the chair is hard and it’s not really ideal. Besides, I often write in the evenings, and what better place than sitting next to my loving husband on our comfy family room couch? You can’t see it in the picture, but we have a TV and a woodstove in there, too, so he’ll watch his shows while I work and we’ll…

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Freelancing as a Bird

So, I’m not literally pretending to be a bird! Image

But I have just started doing some freelance editing, and my first gig is a doozy. Both in terms of length (113k words–about 400ish pages) and in terms of story (awesome!!!).

Of course, I can’t give you any details, but let me just say, this one is going to blow everyone’s socks off when it’s published. I believe that will be sometime later this year.

It’s won multiple awards, and no surprise. As a sci-fi/thriller/steamy romance, it hits ALL of the buttons.

“But, Deborah!” you might say. “Didn’t you just start your new librarian job? And your first book just came out? And you still want time for your family and your own writing!”

Sigh.

Yes, yes, and yes. Not to mention I’m an intern for Reading With Me (Spencer Hill Press), and have all of my own social media that I’m trying to keep up with. And I just got back from an awesome week-long vacation with my kids, which put me further behind on everything.

I’m crazy, and I know it. It’s hard for me to say no to great opportunities, though, which makes for long periods of insanity in my house. Hopefully, I will just ride the wave of stress until we’re all back to (relatively) normal.

At least I get to edit an amazing book while I’m at it! I cannot wait to share the details when it’s published.

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Congratulations to Sherry Gloag, Author of He’s My Husky!

I’m so pleased to welcome Sherry Gloag as a guest blogger. Sherry has books with Astraea Press (like me!) and other publishers. Today we’re celebrating the launch of her newest book, a paranormal novella out now from esKape Press, called He’s My Husky.

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Blurb:

All her life, Emma has shared a special affinity with dogs, communicated with them in an extraordinary way. A bond it seemed her son would share when an aging husky took on the role of his protector. But it’s been six months since Shane last had a dog in his life. With each day that passes, Emma grows increasingly anxious. While she doesn’t understand why, she knows it has something to do with the lack of a dog as Shane’s guardian. She certainly didn’t expect Shane’s absentee father to return and solve the problem.

Excerpt:

For the rest of the day Emma supported Sue by listening, while all the time keeping an eye on Max as he roamed from one room of her home to the next. When he stopped in front of the bank of photographs of their son Shane, on top of her book case, she held her breath. Father and son looked so alike no one would, or could mistake the family link if they saw the two of them together.

She also noted their other similarities. Shane’s stillness when he concentrated on something. As she watched Max now it dawned on her their concentration seemed almost animalistic at times.

It reminded her of the pointer dog, Queenie, she’d had as a child. Most of the time it had romped and played with her until without warning it would stand quite still staring at something beyond her vision. Nothing anyone did to divert Queenie would budge her until she’d satisfied herself her six-year-old charge was safe.

Now she acknowledged the same intensity in Max as he stared at the history of his son in the framed pictures.

Startled by Sue’s touch on her arm she spun round.

“I knew Shane reminded me of someone, but never realised who it was until he…” She pointed at Max. “… turned up this morning.” They both stared at the man still absorbed in the photographs.

“Didn’t he know?”

“He knew!”

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About Sherry: 

ImageBest-selling author Sherry Gloag is a transplanted Scot now living in the beautiful coastal countryside of Norfolk, England.  She considers the surrounding countryside as extension of her own garden, to which she escapes when she needs “thinking time” and solitude to work out the plots for her next novel.  While out walking she enjoys talking to her characters, as long as there are no other walkers close by.

Apart from writing, Sherry enjoys gardening, walking, reading and cheerfully admits her books tend to take over most of the shelf and floor space in her workroom-cum-office.  She also finds crystal craft work therapeutic.

Sherry loves to hear from her readers. sherrygloag@gmail.com

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IT IS ALIVE! Happy Book Birthday . . . to ME!

My book is now available to purchase and love and make silly faces at and take out on a date. Well, maybe not those latter ones. But please join virtual hands with me and jump up and down and look crazy, because that’s all I’ve been doing today!

Here’s my blurb, cover, and BUY links!! Enjoy!

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Tall and lanky, Genie Lowry is only noticed at academic awards assemblies—until the day she turns 17 1/2, when her body changes from Kate-Hudson-flat to Katy-Perry-curvy—and she finds out she’s a real, live genie. Suddenly, every guy at school is paying attention to her, including Pete Dillon, her never-in-a-million-years crush.

But to gain her full powers and keep her new body, Genie has to find a master, and she’s not sure if Pete’s Master (or Mr.) Right. With help from her dead mother’s interactive diary and an imposing mentor with questionable motives, Genie uncovers the family history and genie rules she never knew. She grapples with her new powers and searches for the perfect master as she tries to make her own wishes come true.

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Cover Reveal: SOULS ENTWINED by Anne B. Cole

Yeah, April’s cool. I mean, its showers bring May flowers and all . . . there’s April Fools Day* . . . Tax Day** . . . my book birthday*** . . . AND it’s my Critique Partner’s book birthday, too! Shazam!

Because, ladies and gentlemen, on April 30 we’ll have SOULS ENTWINED by Anne B. Cole available from Soul Mate Publishing.

Now Anne and I, along with our other CP Joan, created our little group Scribblers of the Eastern Time Zone (SETZ) about fourteen months ago. We’ve talked each other through several manuscripts, cheered on each others’ successes, and provided guidance when the path to publication was unclear. It’s been an awesome ride. So when I learned that Anne and I would be sharing book birthmonths (is that even a thing? I don’t care.), I was super-excited!!! She’s an amazing CP and a great writer with a unique story to tell. You won’t regret reading SOULS ENTWINED. And now, without further ado, the official cover reveal (isn’t it a beaut?):

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Souls Entwined

Coming April 30th from Soul Mate Publishing

A Paranormal Romantic Suspense

When a cursed family heirloom sends Gretta Dobbs back in time, a hunky construction worker, Sam Daggett, suddenly finds himself love struck and joins her adventure. Their souls entwine within the bodies of young lovers on a Greek island in 1829, where they begin to unravel the mysteries behind Gretta’s ring all while avoiding a bloodthirsty pirate who is determined to seek revenge. Gretta and Sam must find the secrets needed to save her and her relatives from an afterlife in purgatory and return to their own lives – or risk becoming prisoners of the past, continuing the evil cycle of the ring’s curse.

A bit about Anne

Souls Entwined is Anne B. Cole’s debut release, combining sweet romantic suspense, time travel, and paranormal elements in a New Adult novel attractive to a wide range of readers.

In addition to writing, Anne teaches preschool and is raising three very active teenagers with her husband of twenty-two years. Her love for making fresh baked goodies, running, hiking, historical fiction, and her three pet cats continue to be her inspiration while she pens the sequel to Souls Entwined.

Connect With Anne

To follow Anne’s publishing journey and connect with her, check out her blog site and find her on Twitter and Facebook.

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*Funniest holiday of the year. Except for (maybe) Talk Like A Pirate Day, but how many times can you say “Aaargh!” before your throat’s sore?

**And who doesn’t love taxes?!? Amirite?

***APRIL 15–mark your calendars! (And, no, just because it’s the same day as Tax Day doesn’t mean I’m cheating making this list.)

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IT’S HERE! MY THREE WISHES COVER REVEAL! (can’t help but shout)

IT'S HERE! MY THREE WISHES COVER REVEAL! (can't help but shout)

Soooo pretty! Thanks to Astraea Press and Cora Graphics for making my words come to life! THREE WISHES will debut April 15, and will be available for purchase on the Astraea Press website, Amazon, and BarnesandNoble.com

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April 1, 2014 · 6:02 am