Showing posts from April, 2017

Rain Rain Go Away #Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the latest giveaway hop hosted by The Mommy Island & The Kids Did It . What's a great way to spend a rainy day? Why, curled up with a good book, of course! So the giveaway at my blog today is a $5 Amazon gift card. You'll find lots of great books there. ;) From now until Friday, April 21, you can download my chick lit/romance When It Hits You absolutely FREE at Amazon . What is it about rain that sparks the imagination? I'm not usually flowery with my writing, but while pulling excerpts from my newest series , I noticed that introducing rain into a scene seems to inspire fantasy-like imagery. Below are three excerpts to show you what I mean: Rainy Day Excerpt from WHEN IT HITS YOU Lyssa lay on the high, overstuffed bed with the blankets clutched to her chin, her heart thudding against her ribs. Pounding rain had started twenty minutes earlier, waking her from a light sleep. Every few minutes, an electric show of lights glittere

Insecure Writers' Support Group #IWSG

The Insecure Writers Support Group has started a Book Club at Goodreads! The club is all about honing our craft as writers, so visit the page to learn more and join. The 2017 A to Z Challenge is on - good luck to all of those participating!  This month's optional question for the IWSG is:  Have you taken advantage of the annual A to Z Challenge in terms of marketing, networking, publicity for your book? What were the results? I'm not participating in A to Z this year since I knew I couldn't commit to daily blog visits, but I've had great fun completing the challenge in the past. I have to be honest and say that I've never looked at A to Z as a marketing opportunity for my books or even as publicity to increase my blog following. I just did it because it was fun. I usually think it's a blessing to not take myself too seriously, but the flip side of that is I often don't take myself seriously enough, and I know that holds me back from achieving all that