Summer is here: Let’s pick out a book

Summer is here: Let’s pick out a book

Summer is here: Let’s pick out a book

It’s the first day of summer and you know what that means. DISCLAIMER: READING! It’s the summer reading season. So wanna know my opinion on some things? Well, you are about to get it, so if you don’t want to hear my tirade about books and reading, then please be forewarned. I get emails from Amazon pretty regularly, and oftentimes they tout a book I have recently browsed for or read. They target market me that way. You too? What? You didn’t know you were being marketed to? Well, think about it. How did they know what books to suggest?

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Linky List: Romance Writers

Linky List: Romance Writers

I know it is not February yet, but I am always ahead of the curve, right? This week, I have a list of romance authors’ blogs for you. These authors write romance in all heat levels, so be sure to pay attention to anything on their site that says “WARNING”.  Many of these wonderful creators are friends of mine, or I have met and spoken with in person. You can trust them to tell a good tale. There are more romance writers than any other genre in the world today, and this has been the norm for a long time.

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Sunday Surmising-Surprising- Hello, It’s ME!

Sunday Surmising-Surprising- Hello, It’s ME!

I have been pounding you guys with writing and publishing, marketing and mess until I know your eyes are crossed. Well, today, I am being more personal. It is December, and a Sunday and I feel a little cuddly. I want to dig into my blanket and read. It’s a perfect day for it. It’s raining. Need I say more? WHAT AM I DOING? It is also a great day to curl up with the laptop and write, but I am taking a hiatus from writing until after Christmas. It’s just too busy to get anything really meaty done. Plus,

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How phrases can change your life

How phrases can change your life

What’s in a phrase or phrases that resonates with others? My kids will tell you that I say some things all the time and they have become life-long references that they will always remember me for. But do you have any phrases that YOU will be remembered as saying? I recently was contacted by a teacher for my real-world address in order that her student would be able to mail me about my book, An Unexpected Performance.  We forget sometimes that books are not just products that we are putting out into the world, but that they will be there

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​Promo Tour for Rescue Flight & Operation Firestorm by Carl A. Sparks

Title: Rescue Flight Author: Carl A. Sparks Genre: Adult, Suspense Thriller Published: April 5, 2013 A GRIPPING STORY OF DESPERATION AND INTRIGUE Carley Downs has been mistakenly abducted by the Guatemalan drug cartel. Not realizing they have the first daughter to the United States in their possession, the cartel contemplates the fate of Carley and her friends. Matthew McWain, former U.S. Marine Corps Force Recon, a highly decorated pilot and expert on “snatch and grab” operations, has been requested to conduct a rescue operation to fly Carley out of Guatemala. Matthew quickly discovers time is running out before the cartel

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