is teaming up with Jennifer St. Giles
for Authors Against Abuse
to benefit Rising Phoenix Charitable Foundation (rpcf.org
), a 501(c)3 charitable foundation whose mission is to provide funding
First, they heard the rumble of a diesel engine. Then the clanging of a back-up alarm. Then the hiss of hydraulic breaks.
Sarah, the smart intern, had just finished hanging a homemade banner—"Happy THE GOOD
Over Valentine’s Day one song kept bubbling in my mind. It seemed to say so much about what sharing love with others does. You Show Me Stars
is a song by Chris Mann
. It is beautiful and inspiring and so worth searching out. I encourage everyone reading to listen to it. But
It was just over a year ago that I launched my indie career with a novel, DARK MOON
, a novella, CHAINED
, and a short story AMBUSHED
. During 2012, I added another novel, DARK POWERS
, and a short story, HOT AND DANGEROUS
The interns at BradParksBooks.com had never seen Zach, the silly intern, looking so focused.
With the words "Taunt List" on a piece of paper in front of him, he was running his hand along a screen, checking off names.
A CHANCE REUNION
Who is the mysterious woman who looks so much like his dead wife?
Gage Chance doesn't know, but he has to find out. And when bullets begin to fly, he'll risk his life to save
ICED book launch in New Orleans and booksigning in Florida!
How do you keep a relationship story from getting boring? They meet each other. They're attracted. They fall in love. They live happily ever after. What keeps the reader turning the pages?
As in any good genre fiction, the plot must serve up problems the
Writing a novel takes a lot of skills. You have to create characters the reader cares about and a fantastic plot full of conflict. Then you must get a lot of other elements right such as pacing, setting, and dialogue. You probably have to
The assault came as soon as Sarah, the smart intern, walked through the front doors of the offices at BradParksBooks.com
. Inside, she found Zach, the silly intern, bursting with the insouciant energy of a 22-year-old who doesn't get paid for his work but doesn't care because he now knows he'll be on his parents' healthcare plan through age 25.
Do you dream events before they occur? Do you believe the things you dream to the point where you look for links to your waking life?
While dream symbols and imagery shouldn’t be taken literally, there are many who believe, as I do, that our
Just three short weeks left in my first ever Reader Fitness Challenge! It has been a lot of fun getting know my readers in this way and see how they have made a commitment to getting healthy.
A Barnes and Noble featured title for July 2012!
I am celebrating the release of my novel, NICHOLAS
. It's coming to bookstores in July, 2012.
This is a happy, but poignant moment for me. It will very likely be the last print book I ever
Celebrate with Carly Phillips
! She’s been nominated for a Rita. Her novella, "Compassion Can't Wait" in the MORE THAN WORDS, Vol. 7 Anthology
— was nominated in the Romance Novella category. Winners
While anxiously waiting the next release in her Krewe of Hunters Series, The Unseen
, get a glimpse into the heart and life of Heather Graham
.A Play within a Play at a Play
Aloha to J.L. Saint
and TACTICAL DECEPTION
Today's guest, J.L. Saint, writes about gallant US soldiers in her Silent Warrior Series:
An unexpected EROTICA RELEASE by CANDACE SAMS
, writing as C.S. Chatterly!
I had no idea the below title was coming out.
This is my favorite time of year. I love bundling under a warm blanket to read and dream—and plan new books! This year, to celebrate the season, I wanted to offer you something very special.
Dear Reader Letter From Calista Fox
Paranormal romance is one of my favorite genres to write, but this is my very first ghost story. A Chill at Twilight
is the spawn of another story from which I deleted the
After months of relative inactivity--during which time the interns spent most of their time perfecting a game called "splotch" that involves dotting Peter's face with whiteout every time he falls aslee--there was finally excitement in the offices of BradParksBooks.com
: The cover design for Brad's next book, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
, had arrived.
I'm very excited to bring you my first book for Berkley! SERENDIPITY
is the beginning of a new series of small town contemporary romances, starring the Barron brothers. Sexy, bad boys, born and raised in Serendipity, on the "wrong side of town", far from the well-known landmark, the mansion on the hill.
The BEST part of my research for my new psychic proposal is learning about clariaudience and spirit guides.
Both play key roles in the developing series about a new family evolving into a legacy of latent parapsychological gifts. If
GUARDIAN ANGEL INVESTIGATION: Lost and Found
Book one: The Missing Twin
Book two: Her Stolen Son
In June and July I'm bringing you two suspenseful tales of lost children, women and families in jeopardy, and heroes and heroines who find romance in the most dire of circumstances.
Serendipity is the name of both the series for Berkley and the first book set in a fictional small town in upstate New York. At the center of the town is the landmark Harrington Mansion, the epitome of wealth and privilege.
I have often thought that there are four main factors in a long-lived writing career. Luck, Pluck, Discipline and Talent. You've got control over three of them.
I'm an overwhelmed writer who's been hiding from my writing for a week or two...or three. But not writing makes me feel even more overwhelmed. It's not a cliche. Whether you're an artist or not, if you're not interacting with what
It feels like only yesterday that I started the Serendipity Series. I can’t believe there are now 6 books available and 2 more coming this summer, and I’m writing Perfect Together, Sam’s book as we speak. I’m completely in awe. I’d like to share some recent things about the series, including the cover of
The big news at the offices of BradParksBooks.com was the completion of the cover for THE GOOD COP, Brad's next Carter Ross Thriller.
The interns gathered 'round ye olde computer screen to have a look:
The Holidays and all of their fun are over. You have exhausted all of your energy in making sure everyone had a wonderful time either by hosting parties for family or friends, or searching and searching for that perfect gift to mail out just in time, or by doing a little something special with your kids while they were out of school.
Recently, I have had the pleasure of several uplifting experiences that helped my creativity in simple ways, but meaningful enough that I wanted to share them. They are Chasing Mavericks
, and Alive
CHRISTMAS ON MIMOSA LANE
TOPS Amazon's Romance Series and HOT NEW RELEASES list, receives 4 1/2 Stars from Romantic Times!
Sometimes there is no better or funnier way to say something than to repeat a phrase from the past. Whether that phase is one of wisdom and instruction, a humorous
Wow. The dog days of summer are on us. Not sure how Bailey and Brady feel about that term. They dislike the heat and the thunder (see them in their thunder shirts). This hasn't been much of a summer for me. I've spent most of my time
Hope you are enjoying your summer! I’ve had a great one so far, but I’m looking ahead to fall when I'll be hosting my second online reader event. We've renamed it - the Online Reader Retreat. Many of you will remember how successful our first event was (formerly known
That's right, for all of those who have been keeping up with the handsome as sin, dark-haired, dark-eyed Garahan brothers, JESSE
will be releasing July 1st! I have had some wonderful reviews…check out JESSE's
book page here
Sizzle this summer with Rita Herron
and Jennifer Saints
. Beginning June 13 th to midnight June 14th readers will be able to get UNDER THE COVERS
This season I watched The Voice
and now I am waiting for American Idol's
finale. I have heard so many amazing singers that having to choose one over the other as being better sometimes is impossible because I want them all to win. LOL.
RT Career Achievement Award for Series Romance – Rita Herron
Why Write Series Books?
Because I love reading them! And it thrills me to get to write the type of story that I like to read — one that has a great romance, suspense or mystery, and a happily-ever-after.
It's the national release day for THE GIRL NEXT DOOR
, that much-awaited moment when many tens of Brad's fans will flood the bookstores in anticipation of his latest masterpiece.
Dream Theories: Dr. C Wades in on Imagery!
Everyone, welcome "Dr. C" back to the Dream Theories club house! You're gonna like her "real world" take on dream images, to go along with my more metaphysical ramblings ;o)
I hope your 2012 is off to a great start. My family and I have committed this year to getting healthy. I'm eating better, exercising and feeling great. I don't know why I put off getting healthy because when I'm on track with my diet
Is anyone's head spinning as fast as mine? 2011 moved so quickly that I feel as if I have been thrust into a time machine and propelled against my will into the future. Maybe finding that much needed job and completing Tactical Deception
The interns were sloughing off turkey hangovers on Monday morning when Brad Parks
burst into the offices of BradParksBooks.com
wearing a beat up bomber jacket, a scarf tied loosely about his neck and a pair of aviator glasses.
Writing Beautiful…by Anna DeStefano
Twelve days, immersed in writing and writers and the beauty of creative minds seeing and sharing the world around them. I’ve come back from my sabbatical
I'm delighted to announce that the third book in my Medieval Trilogy...A SCOT'S HONOR
...is available in print!
Somebody pinch me because what started out as an e-book trilogy is now in print for those of you, like me, that don't own an e-reader yet.
Multi-published, award-winning author Calista Fox
(aka Ava McKnight) began her professional fiction-writing career in 2005, following an exciting career in PR, where she specialized in writing speeches and Congressional testimonies. Today she writes sizzling hot, award-winning novels. Find out what went on between the sheets of one of her latest novels, Backseat Mistress
Special Ops Bodyguard
(Harlequin Romantic Suspense) is the second book in the Kelleys Legacy continuity. In Special Ops Bodyguard,
Gage Prescott is a former Special Ops soldier who has been hired to protect Senator Hank
Have you ever met someone you knew you could love forever but you never got the chance to say it? Or perhaps that someone special is not who they appear to be. Everything is a simple twist of Fate.
I have become a publisher, sort of. I'm stoked to be bringing back many of my earlier romantic suspense's (with a bit of paranormal), published under my real name, Tina Wainscott, from 1995 on. In the advent of this new
Dream Interpretation... NOT an exact science. But there's so much our minds are trying to do and tell us while we sleep, we can't afford not to listen. Look at it as work. How well do you understand the issues you're consciously and subconsciously dealing with? Your sleeping world(s) might just know more than you do.