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Dawn Ryder | Preparing for Release Day
Author Guest / June 7, 2016

Now that is a giant topic! Preparing for release day begins before you ever sell a book. In the case of ROCK STEADY, because it’s book two in a series, I was outlining my plans to promote the book in my proposal. That’s the business side of being an author. You can write the best book in the world and it doesn’t matter if no one knows where to find it. But let’s talk about the fun side. That begins when a book is bought. First, you get an email or a call, which is shortly followed by the official ‘Happy Dance’. That moment when all of those charters in the author’s mind suddenly become more than ‘voices’ and ‘imaginary friends’ and you have sucked someone else into your fantasy world!….um….well, okay, moving on. There are days of writing the book, when the author wants to kill the hero. Yup, Ramsey, that so happened. But then, by some miracle, it is finished and it’s turned in and you wait to see if the editor likes it. There is polishing that brings out the story perfectly and then….a cover will arrive! It’s a blast because you can put on your website,…

M.J. Eason | Do Overs
Author Guest / June 7, 2016

Do you ever wish you could go back in time and simply erase the parts of your life that suck? I think we all have parts of our past that we wish would go away. I know I do. I’d like to wipe away the time when I was a kid and our little neighborhood gang threw rocks at the ice cream truck. At the time, it seemed like a good idea. Now, I don’t know what we were thinking. Needless to say, we got in trouble. The Oxford Dictionary defines a do over as this: An opportunity to try or perform something a second time. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Suppose you hate your career choice. Poof, push the do over button and you’re back on track. Your old career path is not even a distant memory. Did you make the wrong choice in houses? No problem, just hit the do over button and bam…do over. Bad man choice…well, you get the idea. Wouldn’t it be nice to simply erase those bad things from our lives and never have to go through the heartaches they can bring? I can think of a few things I’d like to change. People I’d…

Hope Irving | The Ultimate Female Warrior
Author Guest / June 7, 2016

  Ever since I watched the TV series, I’ve always been fascinated by Wonder Woman. Lynda Carter really pulled off that tiara-camisole-shorts look which could have been ridiculous on anyone else… Her version of a demigoddess warrior princess was amazing. Warrior? Yes, Wonder Woman is a warrior with awesome god-forged weapons that can’t be referred as gadgets. How cool is her Lasso of Truth, indestructible bracelets, razor-edged throwing weapon-tiara? And what about her silent and invisible plane controlled by mind? Wonder Woman, Princess of Themyscira, aka Diana Prince, is definitely the ultimate female warrior. An Amazon who inspired me when I began writing about Rose, the female lead character of my New Adult paranormal love story, the Black Angel Book series. Although twenty-two-year old Rose starts out as a heart-broken, emotionless cutter in TWICE UPON A TIME (Book 1 in the series), she grows into a stronger woman facing emotions and facts she’s not quite equipped to deal with…until she is. Step by step Rose gains strength, overcome her fears and learns to embrace her challenges head on. That’s no surprise why she chooses to dress as Wonder Woman to her cousin’s Halloween party in DEADLY EVER AFTER (Book 2),…