Posts Tagged ‘history’

Looking back on forever

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
Looking
Back On Forever
by
Kat Alexander
Genre:
Contemporary Romance
 
There
are moments in time that stand out more than others: your first kiss,
a special birthday party, seeing your baby for the first time, an
intimate conversation, a first date, even something as little as
sitting around a dining room table with friends. This is the story of
the moments that stood out after I first laid eyes on Noah Gish. ~
Claire Sawyer
The
city, it used to be a place I loved and missed with an ache in my
gut. It was home. The place where I grew up, where I had fun, where I
had my friends, where life was as good as I knew it to be. Then I was
shipped off to a place that begins the story of how I fell in love,
just to screw everything up. ~ Noah Gish
This
is a contemporary romance about first love and heartbreak. 
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Literature
is my passion. I like to challenge myself and grow in my writings. I
have many unfinished books and some that have been published under a
different name. Why I chose to do this is because of my writing
growth and the differentiation in genre. I don’t want my future books
to be judged by the inexperience of my past writings. Though I love
those books, they came out of nowhere and it’s apparent in the
writings they were a first draft from someone with no experience.
My
passions include the arts–music, photography, writing, dance,
painting, films, architecture, anything that is creation. There is
not much I don’t like; and if I don’t like it, I at least appreciate
the process that took place to create it. This is something
incorporated in all my books. I’ve known so many talented people, and
truly believe no one is without a talent. Everyone has something
ingrained in them; just naturally gives them the ability to create
new life in the form of art.
In
my spare time, which is basically non-existent between my day job and
writing, I enjoy being out in nature, travelling, spending time with
family, and reading. I read everything, from contemporary to
paranormal, from historical romance to erotica, from history to
science. Learning is something very important to me. I really do
learn something new everyday, my brain storing so much useless to
life-saving information. My brain, the sponge. 
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Rebirth, Tattooed Angels Trilogy

Monday, March 20th, 2017
Rebirth
Tattooed
Angels Trilogy Book 1
By
Valerie Willis
Genre:
Urban Fantasy
 
High
school life is almost over, but Hotan’s life as an immortal has only
just started…
Already
struggling with a mountain of hardships, Hotan is just trying to get
his diploma as his mother had always insisted. Friends know if he’s
not at home or at the club playing in his band, you can always find
him thinking at the old broken down church. Basking in the moonlight,
Hotan finds himself under attack by an immortal named Geliah, the
element of Fear. Talib, the element of Judgment, interrupts the
fight, furious that Geliah would force Hotan to awaken his own
abilities and immortality. Normally when pulled out of the
reincarnation spell, an immortal would remember whom and what they
were, but he is not the Hotan from the Past. Walk beside him as he
struggles to keep his chaotic life in order as he tries to break the
secrets of his own element, Rebirth.
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Judgement
Tattooed
Angels Trilogy Book 2
 
Talib
and Hotan find themselves facing off with the element of Death,
Iapetos. Failing to take him out, Talib’s life starts flashing before
him. As he experiences thousands of years, things that were once
forgotten begin to emerge. Will he find the answer in his past in
time to aid Hotan?
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Valerie
Willis, a sixth generation Floridian, launched her first book, Cedric
the Demonic Knight,  at the start of 2014 on Amazon.com. Since then,
she has continued to add to The Cedric Series, a high-rated
Paranormal Fantasy Romance Series. This series features an anti-hero
who finds himself dragged away from his revenge on his maker by both
love and the onset of a larger threat. She pulls in a melting pot of
mythology, folklore, history and more into her work with a remarkable
amount of foreshadowing that makes reading her books a second time
exciting. Rebirth is the first book in her Teen Urban Fantasy, the
Tattooed Angels Trilogy, where the main character struggles with
social issues with the complications of turning immortal. And if
fantasy isn’t your cup of tea, head over to her Blog for some “Val,
Tell me a Story” posts featuring true, hilarious, and sometimes
bizarre, life events from recent to old.
 
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Cyber muse, futuristic essays, high technology and more

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Roger White when did you first know you wanted to be an author?

What originally got me into writing was word processors on personal computers, way back in 1977. Writing by hand or typewriter was boring because it was so hard to fix mistakes. But with cut-and-paste and spellcheckers… wow! What I started
writing were articles that explained high technology… such as how to use
personal computers and local area computer networks. Gradually I started adding some fun science fiction writing to that, and then I got into many other topics.

My first, and still my most popular book, was a how-to: Wordstar with Style. It
explained how to use the Wordstar word processor on CP/M machines, and later MSDOS machines.

The next big breakthrough was starting a web site: White World. I started that in 1996, and now I had a home for whatever I wrote that I thought was interesting to other people. I still personally maintain White World.

==What makes you passionate about writing?
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I like explaining new concepts to interested people. The concepts can be in
science, technology, history or current events. Making my new concepts
understandable to other people became an interesting, life-long challenge. My
style of science fiction — Technofiction — is an extension of that into the
realms of speculative fiction. (more…)

A bounty hunter is pursuing her, why?

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Anna, thanks for your willingness to highlight Willow Springs. I love your blog, especially the great variety of authors you feature.

Willow Springs FULL SIZE

Back cover –

     Husbands. Crissa had to suppress a shudder at the thought. If I had wanted  a husband, I would have stayed in Boston. Indeed, Crissa considered Willow Springs to be the nearest thing to her idea of purgatory. She certainly did not plan to stay here long.

Swedish immigrant Crissa Engleson fled Boston hoping to start a new life, unknown and unencumbered, on the American frontier. The quiet gold mining town of Willow Springs in the Utah desert seemed the perfect spot—until (more…)

Tami Rasel and her ghost stories are visiting my blog

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Tami, what is your typical day like?

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If I’m working on a novel, I spend a great deal of the day writing. If I am not working on a current novel (I take breaks at times) I love to spend my time reading. Stephen King in his book, On Writing, stated the following: “If you don’t have time to read, then you don’t have time to write.” I agree—reading is a very important part of the writing process. Other than that, I’m a typical housewife and mother with many responsibilities.

Many of us do…Do you write with music or not?

I enjoy music, but I’m not talented in that area at all. I am a storyteller.

Good for you. Do you outline your manuscript first?

It depends on whether it is fiction or nonfiction. Though I rarely write nonfiction, I do use an outline. I used an outline to write “Spirits of Gettysburg, Tales of a Ghost Tour Guide” because it is a collection of short stories. When I’m writing fiction, I do not use an outline. I don’t like the constraints. I like to let the story take me where it wants to go. I of course have an idea of where it is headed, but I won’t tie myself down, often times along the way, the story takes a turn I didn’t expect.

Isn’t that fun? What is the most difficult thing about being an author?

Though I enjoy helping others, a lot of people approach me and want me to read their manuscript, or, they want to know how to get their book published. Reading their manuscript is time-consuming and I hate (more…)

Carolyn Steele new books “Willow Springs” is having a blog tour.

Sunday, August 17th, 2014
Carolyn, tell us where you were born?
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Salt Lake City, Utah
What is the most difficult thing about being an author?
Being patient while finding a publisher.
Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?

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Laurie LC Lewis talks about “Free Men and Dreamers”: her historical series

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Laurie, welcome.

I hear you are running a summer-long event called The Star-Spangled Summer Adventure to celebrate the 200th birthday of “The Star-Spangled Banner?”

Yes the details can be found at http://www.laurielclewis.com/summer-adventure.htm.

Sounds so fun. What is the title of your historical series?

“Free Men and Dreamers.”

The books are: Dark Sky at Dawn,

DSAD

Twilight’s Last Gleaming,

TLG

Dawn’s Early Light,

DEL

Oh Say Can You See, and (more…)

C. LaRene Hill an author of Historical Fiction interview

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

C. LaRene it is so good ta have you in our blog this week. Do tell us, what is the title of your book?

The Crusaders From Warwick Castle. It is the second book in my series, “A Magical Journey to the Past.”

High Fantasy, my favorite kinds of tales. What genre does your book fall under?

My book is Young Adult – Historical Fiction

What would be a one-sentence synopsis of your book?

After traveling back in time to the Warwick Castle in 1397, (more…)

Steps to make a Killer Character

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Characters tell your tale; if they are boring, flat, or common your story will be, too.

  1. Characters need personality (thus the designation character) and a name that will cause that your readers to remember and relate to them throughout the book.

a.     The way your character dresses also adds personality and can make him/her very distinctive in the reader’s mind. A personal eccentricity or oddity or a mysterious quality is also a good personality trait.

b.     Some sort of skill or power, a special experience, a history or past, humor or the lack thereof adds character.

c.     These characteristics could also be mannerisms or physical traits. Examples: (more…)