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A touch of madness

Random Rant 82: Stay-cation

I am a nose-to-the-grindstone person. Don’t get me wrong; I’m inherently lazy. I go to great lengths to ensure my leisure time. But I was raised by a workaholic, single mother who maintained a spotless house, kept matters well in hand, and never missed a day of work unless she was hospitalized. I’m not that […]

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Book Promo: Nightcrawler by Candy O’Donnell

Title: Night Crawler  Author: Candy O’Donnell Release Day: September 28th, 2014 The past never stays where it belongs! In Westwood, California, was where John Francis, the town’s priest re-encountered the beast. To his astonishment, horrifying events began unraveling before him. These unprovoked occurrences soon turned to fright when Sister Teresa’s body was found murdered. When […]

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Meaty Characters

Stories are easy. The world is full of millions and millions of tiny stories begging to be written. Settings are easy. The world is chocked full of scenes, places, and settings to choose. Twists; twists are easy. Have you ever known a story, one worth telling, that went exactly as planned? Of course not.  What’s […]

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New Release Spotlight: Full Throttle by Kerrianne Coombes

      Full Throttle. Revved 1        Kerrianne Coombes            Available from Evernight April 4th     I am so excited to share this new book with you. Full Throttle is the first in my new Contemporary Romantic Suspense series (Revved) Coming from Evernight Publishing.     I love this story […]

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Resolutions Be Damned

New Year’s. And those damned resolutions. A new year. The first day in what is supposed to be a promising opportunity to change your ways, do something positive with yourself or your life, really buckle down and focus on what is important to you. We all make them – resolutions. Even when we promise ourselves […]

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Summer Fun is a Writer’s Bane

Summer. We’ve all looked forward to those beautiful, warm months without school, without responsibility, and chocked full of events, barbeques, and family gatherings since we were wee-high to a grasshopper. I have no friggin’ clue what that phrase actually means except I hear my family members use it a lot. And that’s all true. With […]

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When Is Formula Writing Acceptable?

Indie authors have be prudent with their work. Being independent is more difficult. The likelihood of becoming a bestseller is astronomical (although not impossible) without the assistance of a dedicated marketing team and the contacts of a major publishing house. This means that the temptation to write to the market is ever pressing. Sales are […]

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A Peeksie

People always ask, “Just what the hell are you doing between books?” My reply is usually simple. “Drinking.” “Shooting bums.” “Having sex.” “Writing.” I’m a multitasker. Gee, that sounds so awfully impressive and adult, doesn’t it? Trust me, it’s not that. I don’t like to be bored. And the Muse likes to fuck with me and […]

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Peeping Toms

Writers are peeping Toms. We unashamedly eavesdrop and gape into other people’s lives, squirreling away every tidbit we see/hear/smell to use as cannon fodder for our work. I’m proud of being a peeping Tom. It geez, I fucking hope at least makes my work better, more realistic, to be based off real people/places/events. But all that […]

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Me Likey-Likey Words

It’s no secret… I fricking love like words. A lot. Nothing gives me more pleasure or more pain as when I use a word that people think is cool, or use one they just plain don’t know. So, just for fun, I’m going to create a Top 10 List of my favorite ones (with definitions). […]

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