Showing posts from April, 2014

A New Adult Paranormal Read Not to be Missed!

The sequel to one of my most anticipated reads of the year has just released! Stone of Destiny (The Danaan Trilogy Book 2) by Laura Howard. It is a New Adult Paranormal Romance that if it's anything like it's predecessor, is going to be fantastic! Allison thought it was crazy enough when she found out her father, Liam, wasn't entirely human. But now she has to join his magical allies to unravel his former mistress's plans. Aoife wants to keep Allison's parents apart forever. Despite Allison's efforts to keep Ethan, the only guy she's ever cared about, out of this supernatural mess, fate keeps throwing him back into the mix. Will Allison be able to find the amulet that holds the enchantment Aoife placed on Liam and destroy it? Are Ethan' s feelings for Allison strong enough to endure the magic of the Tuatha De Danaan? Amazon Barnes & Noble Don't forget to check out The Forgotten Ones , Book One in The Danaan Trilogy! About

#WritersRoad Chat: Choosing the Right Agent

Last night we had a fantastic chat on the #WritersRoad on Twitter and I thought I'd share some of the highlights with you. Here you go: Heather McCorkle   @HeatherMcCorkle Pitching to the right agent is just as important as having your pitch perfect. # WritersRoad Heather McCorkle   @HeatherMcCorkle You need to personalize your pitches. It not only shows that you did your research, but that you want that agent for a reason. # WritersRoad Tina Moss   @Tina_Moss If you receive an offer of rep, don't hesitate to contact agent's clients as well for recommendations. # writersroad TS Tate (Tee)   @teetate Remember that you are one among many. Stand out, be nice & leave ur nerves at home. # writersroad Heather McCorkle   @HeatherMcCorkle Things to note: Big agents are great, but understand that they have a large client base which often means less one on one time. # WritersRoad Lisa T. Cresswell   @peach83352 @ HeatherMcCorkle What if n

Book Review: The Wolf Siren

This is a paranormal romance of a very different, and delicious, flavor. While I love werewolf stories, I must admit, there are so many out there that they begin to blend into one another, many sounding the same after a while. This is NOT one of those. This novel is special, brilliantly unique in many ways both for romance and paranormal. I have not read the first novel in the series, but it isn't necessary. This one stands on it's own. However, it was so good that I'm going to go back and read the first one. The romance develops in a slow, believable pace between Lilly and Kane, and with good reason considering she has just been freed from years of captivity. Lilly is an emotionally damaged person that Kane has no intention of taking advantage of, or falling in love with. This tenderness and the careful way the author develops the relationship between the two of them was so refreshing that it made the end result that much sweeter. If you are a fan of paranormal romance

Perfecting Your Pitch

The perfect pitch is just as important as the perfect first sentence, paragraph, or chapter. Without the right pitch, your manuscript could sail off into the outfield despite how brilliant it might be. Effectively communicating what your book is about, and why it's brilliant, is the key to getting an agent or editor interested enough to read beyond the query, or ask for pages after the pitch session. In a query letter, you should almost always start with a sentence that says the genre, word length, and why the manuscript is right for that agent/editor (this second part shows you did your research on them and helps personalize it). Some like to put this at the end but the majority of agents that I've talked to, worked with, or read their blogs like this at the beginning.  The next part is the one-sentence hook. This is basically a summary of your book in one sentence. This does not mean you need to cram it all into a long run on sentence, the opposite in fact. It needs to be u

A Vampire Novel That is Not to be Missed

Love vampires and YA novels? Then you are in for a treat! One of my good friends, and fellow Indelibles , has a fantastic new book coming out~well, more than one in fact! The first book in the second season of Blood and Snow is entitled VAMPIRE LIES. RaShelle is releasing the volumes a little differently this time. Instead of 12 smaller volumes and a bunch of short stories like Season 1, there will be at least three full length novels. You can pre-order book 1 by clicking HERE . In Season 2 there will still be plenty of Snow White and her true love, but the story will be told from Jasmine's point of view. Here's this summary:  Genre: YA Fractured Fairytale Blood and Snow Season 2 Book 1 ~ Vampire Lies *** Eyes like violet sapphires. Wings of smoldering fire. Consume your true love's blood. Become the Eternal Vampire. *** Once upon a time there lived a vampire with wings and the genie who loved her... Born of the seven magics, Jasmine is different in every way, inc