So, I found this new series called Chickenshit. I’ll just let the author, Amy Stinnett, tell you all about it. Go ahead Amy. 🙂
Chickenshit is a four–part series that follows a year in the life of Billie Hatcher, as she transforms from a Seattle urbanite to an Idaho farmer.
When her estranged father dies, Billie inherits the farm where she spent the first four years of her life. Even though she can barely tell one end of a chicken from the other, she just might make a go of it, with some help from her dad’s best friend, Elliot, and some caring friends and neighbors. But life as a small farmer isn’t always easy, and Billie finds that not all of her new neighbors are all that friendly. With her new girlfriend, Jodie, by her side, she faces down the realities of farm and small town life in hopes of turning her dad’s farm into a place she can call home.
Now that Billie has made her choice to run the farm, it’s time to roll up her sleeves and get to work.
Baby chicks and goats want to be fed. Gardens need to be planted and tended. And Billie seems up for the task.
As the farm teems with life, Billie goes after her chores with zeal and tenacity, as her dad did before her. But, unlike her dad, Billie’s no hermit. Before long, the farm has more visitors than ever, but the one person Billie wants in her bed insists on taking things slow, to grow their relationship from the ground up. Dates, day trips, and working with friends on the farm give Billie and Jodie time to get to know each other’s virtues and vices before they are in over their heads. Soon, Billie will learn that nature works on its own schedule.
Don’t forget volume one and volume three soon to come! Find them here!
Today I’ll let C L Cattano introduce her great new series to you. Check this out!
This epic series invites you into the life of Rafaella Salvaggio and all of the people in her life, from family and friends to lovers and enemies. Her life has been full of tragedy, secrets, and betrayals. Lately, everything has been spiraling out of control. The past is catching up with her, and she will have to fight to get her life back. In her struggle to win back the woman she just can’t live without, her mettle will be tested. She will be up against her own inner demons as well as a fundamentalist group whose mission it is to separate her from her ex-partner and their daughter.
For Rafe Salvaggio, meeting Eden Kingsley was the best thing in her life, but now it was all lost. It seems she is constantly reminded it was no one’s fault but her own. Rafe still hasn’t moved on from Eden, but with the help of her friend Julia, she is getting back into the dating scene again.
For Eden Kingsley, the past eight months have been spent caring for her daughter and trying to fit into her new life with Jake. Seeing Rafe date again was unexpectedly hard for Eden to see, but she is determined to do better about giving Rafe time with Bronte. The arrival of a mysterious envelope sends Eden into a panic. It holds a secret that threatens her and her daughter, and she is confronted with a reality she might not survive.
Will they be able to overcome the events that led to the end of their relationship? Will they be able to just get along for the sake of their daughter? Will the secrets, lies, and betrayal pull them further apart or will true love help them see the truth?
Join the journey on this epic contemporary romance serial to find out the answers.
And there you have it, folks. Stay tuned as I continue to bring you more great new authors to check out. (As well as my own books. tee hee)
Hey folks, I’ve got another great book launch for you today. If you enjoy crime novels, you’ll love this one. Just check this out!
“Afterward, when they asked her to describe what happened, all she could say was, “A thud and a whimper.” The thud was more like an explosion, and she didn’t realize until much later that she had been the one whimpering.”
So begins Alison R. Solomon’s new crime novel, Timing Is Everything. It’s about three women and how their lives are changed forever after a hit-and run. Kat Ayalon will fight tooth and nail to find the driver who smashed into her friend Wynn and then fled. She’ll also do whatever it takes to protect the new love of her life, Gordy, whose only goal is not to get on the wrong side of the law. Kat’s always been better at taking care of others than herself. But when the worlds of her friend and her lover collide, Kat is faced with the toughest choice of all: How can she help both Wynn and Gordy if supporting one means selling out the other?
Alison is lucky enough to live in the very lesbian-friendly small town of Gulfport, Florida so she’s having a live launch today. She’s giving 20% of the sales made at the launch to a women’s health organization, the Sonia Plotnick Health Fund – and she’s also giving that same percentage for all online sales made today. So click here to support a lesbian author and a worthwhile organization! You can learn more about Alison and her previous suspense novels here.
Also, if you’re interested you can check out this great interview with this amazing lady here: Interview with Alison
Okay, that it for me today folks.
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I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t plan it this way. For the most part I too was unaware of the bigger picture as I wrote book after book in the Children of the Goddess series, until I was part way through the first draft of Shadow Ascending. Then it hit me, what had been going on all along, what actually drove the goddess to make the choices She did.
No, I won’t tell you what it is. You have to read the stories for yourself, see if you can puzzle it out. Okay, that’s unfair I guess. Tell you what, sign up for my newsletter and I’ll spill the beans in the next issue, probably later this week.
I’ll also put in a few bits from something new and exciting coming up.
Check this out, a new sweet romance just out. Seela is one that I originally self-published many years ago. We’ve given her a bit of a tune up, a fresh edit or two, and a whole new cover. Still one of my favorite stories. Check it out here:
Okay, for those of you on my newsletter list, watch for a major update coming April 2nd. (Good lord willing and the creeks don’t rise.) There’ll be lots of interesting stuff in there, so keep an eye out.
Now, while you’re waiting for that, you’ve got plenty of time to read Seela and let me know what you think. Have a great weekend and I’ll have more for you in April. 😊
Recently I’ve been asked again, How the heck do I know who’s speaking if the author doesn’t tell you? Actually, that’s a valid question, for the written word can often be confusing. As readers, since our world is permeated with information, we can often scan much of what we read. We miss a lot that way.
So, here’s what to look for if you’re not sure who is speaking. We have two speakers, Jin and Joan. Jim is speaking. Watch for the quotation marks at the beginning and end of the speech.
“I just can’t understand you,” said Jim. (easy right, I told you who was speaking.” “Joan, why can’t you ever get this thing right?” (still easy, by using her name you know it’s still him. Now for a hard one.)
“I did get it right. All you have to do is take a close look, and read the darn screen. The instructions are right there for you.
“Good lord, I can’t understand why you won’t read the instructions.”
(The quotation marks at the beginning tell you it’s dialogue. He’s accused her, and here she defends herself so we know it’s a different speaker. There are two paragraphs of her speech here so the first does not have the enclosing quotation marks at the end. That tells you she has more to say. The second paragraph begins with quotation marks so you know it’s the dialogue continued, but this one has the enclosing quotation marks at the end to tell you she’s finished speaking)
Clear as mud right? If you skimmed over that you’ve missed the good stuff, so read it again. 🙂
So long for now. Let me know if this helps at all.
I’m talking about my writing process again today. This time I’ll explore a bit about the beginnings and the ending of a series, how I get them going, and how I bring them to a close.
Actually, I don’t have all that much to do with it. The characters come to me, tell me the stories, and I write them down. I’ve written a number of series, a couple of trilogies, and a few stand alones that eventually morphed into something more. Case in point, the Children of the Goddess Series began with the stand alone, Lady Blue, written to draw attention to the horror of enforced child prostitution. This eventually grew into a series of six books, and #7, the final chapter in the series in now a finished first draft.
The Children of the Wild began as my take on the popular vampire theme. I gave them a different beginning, and a different way of life. People asked for more, the characters asked for more, and so it began. Race the Wind is the latest book in that series. Find it here:
This series is showing no signs of wanting to be finished, so you can look for many more stories from the Children of the Wild.
So, now with the tales from the Children of the Goddess coming to a close, I’m waiting to see who shows up next to tell me of their experiences, I mean, besides Lady Hawk. That girl has dozens more stories to tell.
While I’m waiting for the next long story arc to show up and demand to be told, perhaps I’ll work on a few stand alone tales. What do you suggest?
I believe that ordinary people are capable of remarkable feats. I’ve always believed that given the right circumstances people can tap into the well of limitless possibilities. I saw this more than once as an athlete and coach many years ago. I’ve seen it more recently through the anecdotes people post on social media.
Despite this, we are all inundated with negativity and bad news stories every day. And this has seeped into entertainment as television series have become darker, filled with tragedy and angst-ridden plots that drag on season after season.
This is not my idea of entertainment and I’m betting it isn’t yours either. I want to offer you something different and invite you to find out more about me and the stories I tell….
Now, here’s what a couple of folks think of my storytelling.:
Great addition to the Children of the wild series. I was hoping you would add an herbivore (that’s not an insane elk) to your were family. What a fun story. Please keep them coming.
Keep putting out the children of the wild series love them. Ronnie and Igor are great along with Derek and Jillian. It’s nice to see the other characters as well. Can’t wait to see what comes next in the wild series and I have no problem recommending this book to my friends.
So, my point is, there’s a few folks out there who like a story with a more upbeat ending. How about you, do you prefer happy endings, or do you prefer dark and foreboding cliffhangers? Drop a comment, let me know what you really like.
No more teasers, Race the Wind is finally here and sporting a five star review, which I find exciting. We’ve worked hard on this one, and it contains a few hints of things to come in future stories. Check it out here: https://prudencemacleod.com/books/race-the-wind/