Showing posts from May, 2015

Popping the bubbly for the ultimate forbidden romance: SAVING EVANGELINE by @Nancee_Cain

Congrats to Nancee Cain , who's debut novel, SAVING EVANGELINE , is out today! It's already  getting great reviews . I asked Nancee my favorite release day question: If you had to choose one song that best captures the essence of SAVING EVANGELINE, what would it be and why? Here's what she said:  "Given to Fly" by Pearl Jam because of its feeling of being down, persecuted and yet rising above it to live and love and finally being free. Such a cool song! Evangeline is the town pariah. Everyone knows she’s crazy and responsible for the death of her last boyfriend. Even her mother left her and moved cross-country. Lonely and desperate, Evie decides to end her life. Rogue angel Remiel longs to return to earth. There’s just one problem. He tends to invite trouble and hasn’t been back since Woodstock. The Boss sends him to save Evangeline, but there’s a catch. He can’t reveal his angelic nature and must complete the task as Father Remiel Blackso

Hmm, what music goes with humorous dark tales of human behavior? Congrats @NickPWilford on this fabulous collection!

The marvelous Nick Wilford has a release today! A CHANGE OF MIND AND OTHER STORIES is a collection of short speculative fiction. If you read any of Nick's flash fic during A to Z, you know he's a wizard with words. We're all in for a treat with this brand new collection of stories with a twisted edge.  SPECIAL RELEASE DAY PRICE: Only 99 cents ! Nick took time out of his busy schedule to answer one, simple question for me: Me: If you had to pick one song that best captures the essence of A CHANGE OF MIND AND OTHER STORIES, what would it be and why? Nick: I don't normally write with music in mind, but I kept coming back to Radiohead's "Karma Police". Apart from being a great song, I think the lyrics fit with my novella quite well. The chorus to me means "this is what you get if you mess with who we are, i.e. try to be someone you're not" ... and of course Reuben "lost himself" too! Nick:  It's quite an

High Tea at Liz Blocker's

I'd be ever so delighted if you'd join Lady Liz Blocker and me at her esteemed blog for a spot of tea and an exclusive excerpt in which I'm told LOL's are to be had. You can find us here . You can also stop by My Crazy Corner's Romance Blogfest to learn how VIBRIZZIO all began.

Popping the Bubbly for TROUBLE ME by @BeckAndersonID

TROUBLE ME , the much anticipated sequel to RITA nominee  FIX YOU  by Beck Anderson , releases today! Congrats to Beck, a really cool person and a gifted writer of realistic romance that tugs at the heart in all the right places. Read the blurb below and then scroll down to listen to the most righteous 80's tune of the same title---which isn't an accident. Beck has always loves the lyrics of the song, and they fit nicely with the emotion of TROUBLE ME, the novel. In  Fix You , movie star Andrew Pettigrew (Andy to his fans, Andrew to his friends) somehow found the level-headed love he was looking for in young widow and “regular girl” Kelly Reynolds. Now, as they work to mesh their growing relationship with his gold-statue ambitions, things go a bit sideways, in true Hollywood fashion. Though they’re still wonderfully in love, it’s challenge enough for Andrew and Kelly to decipher what it means to be a family—and a growing family at that—between takes on set. But Andrew

Patience, Persistence, and Prevailing #IWSG

Well, well, well, here we are again. Welcome to the May 2015 edition of Insecure Writer's Support Group , brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh . I keep blah blahhing over a little intro to this month's post, but I've been writing for nearly 12 hours straight for my day job and I appear to have used up my daily quota for decent words. So here, go read this guy's words. They're not only reassuring, they're inspiring. "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner's reassuring Life Advice for Struggling Artists . The article caused me to think harder about some words I heard spoken by a talented young woman on the speech team with my son. These are from Dolly Parton's book, Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You.  "Do not confuse dreams with wishes. There is a difference. Dreams are where you visualize yourself being successful at what's important to you to accomplish. And dreams build convictions. Because you work hard to pay the price to make sur