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Write With Fey by Chrys Fey

NEW RELEASE & GIVEAWAY!
Catch the
sparks you need to write, edit, publish, and market your book!
Write with Fey: 10 Sparks to Guide You from Idea to Publication offers an abundance of data in one handy book. From writing your novel to prepping for publication and beyond, you’ll find sparks on every page, including 100 bonus marketing tips. You’ll also discover how to write specific scenes and characters, adding depth to your work.
•        Spark One: Being a Writer
•        Spark Two: Story Essentials
•        Spark Three: A Book’s Stepping Stones
•        Spark Four: How To
•        Spark Five: Character ER
•        Spark Six: Editing
•        Spark Seven: Publishing
•        Spark Eight: Marketing
•        Spark Nine: Writing About
•        Spark Ten: Final Inspiration
With so much information, you’ll take
notes, highlight, and flag pages to come back to again and again on your
writing journey.

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About Chrys

 
 Chrys Fey is the
author of the Disaster Crimes Series, a unique concept blending romance,
crimes, and disasters. She’s partnered with the Insecure Writer’s Support Group
and runs their Goodreads book club. She’s also an editor for Dancing Lemur
Press.
Fey realized she wanted to write by
watching her mother pursue publication. At the age of twelve, she started her
first novel, which flourished into a series she later rewrote at seventeen. Fey
lives in Florida and is always on the lookout for hurricanes.
 
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Release Day Blitz: Light a Candle for the Beast by Echo Shea

Happy book birthday Light a Candle for the Beast!

Light a Candle for the Beast
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Publisher: Roane Publishing

Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance
Keywords: Romance, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Fairy Tale, Beauty and the Beast

Release Date: November 26, 2014

About The Book:
If you’ve ever been caught in a riptide, pulled down into the water, then you know me. Or, more accurately, what I’m like when I’m angry.
Delia was beautiful, smart, and kind. He wasn’t. He said he loved her, but he didn’t know what love was. He was manipulative and cruel—more than a thief. A beast.

All she wanted was a rose… 

These are the words on my sister’s grave. Her sadness, her obsession, forever a reminder I didn’t–couldn’t save her.

I’m not vindictive or cruel. I’m simply as the river–my memory is winding and my reach is long. I watched him steal her beauty, her essence. Watched him become a beast. He thought he’d get away with it, thought he’d go free.

I lay a rose upon my sister’s grave.

Light a candle for the beast.


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About Echo


Echo Shea is an Urban Fantasy writer. Known for fast-paced and sometimes chilling prose, she hunkers down at her desk with characters that not only enchant, but excite her. There’s something so freeing about writing beyond what seems possible.

Who says there’s not something more hiding in these Maryland woods?

Contact Links:

Website | Blog | Facebook |Twitter

 



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Book Blitz & tour-wide giveaway: ecopy of Light a Candle for the Beast and a $10 Amazon gift card!

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Purr-fect Mating Book Blitz

Happy Book Birthday to Purr-fect Mating!

Purr-fect Mating

Lil Genie Series Novella

 

Genre: Paranormal / Romance

Release Date: July 21, 2014

Publisher: Roane Publishing

 

Keywords: Paranormal, Romance, Shifters

 

Fhina and Wulfar have a little problem.

On their wedding night, at the stroke of midnight, Wulfar changes into his shifted wolf form and cannot shift back. Not even to communicate with the woman he loves.

Fhina, upon waking the day after their mating, no longer recognizes her mate. Pregnant and confused, she’s convinced herself her mate has run away and left her to live alone. With his dog.

Can the cursed pair find a counter charm before Fhina gives birth? Will Wulfar be able to curb his inclination to run?

Or will their mutual curses break up their love affair before it’s really even started.

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Excerpt:

“It’s just…Wulfy’s missing, and I thought—” The words stick in my throat. What if she won’t help? How will I ever find him?

“He’s what?” In the background, I can hear loud thumps and shouting. “I’m getting the duct tape out. I’ll use it this time, I swear it!”

“You will not.” I bite back a giggle.

“I might. You have no idea what I’m putting up with. They spent all week at Mom’s, and she hyped them up on pixie sticks and soda. I’ve exhausted a whole day peeling them off the ceiling. I’m just hoping when it wears off they’ll sleep for a week.”

“Good luck with that.”

“Did you say Wulfy is missing? How long’s he been gone? He’s probably off for a long run. Wolves do that, you know? Remember how Mom used to take off for days, leaving us with Aunt Ginger? Always claiming she was out hunting, when she was really in Vegas gambling?”

“But, I haven’t seen him in days.” I shove the notepad back and forth across the table.

“Did you, uhm…snap at him?”

“No!”

“Well, fess up. What happened?”

“Nothing. I was on the phone with Mom and I uh…” I try to remember the conversation. “I told her about the doggy bowl I got for Wulfy. I even gave him the fancy new dog food I got for him. He scratched at the door and I let him out.”

“You got him a dog bowl?” Bella chokes.

“Well, yes. I thought it was a nice thing to do.”

Honestly, wolves. They never make sense, even in human form. Of course, I gave Wulfy a dog bowl, how else do you show a dog you love them? One can’t go around petting them 24/7. 

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Book Blitz and Tour-wide Giveaway

Ecopy of Purr-fect Mating and a $10 Amazon gift card.

Ends 8/15/2014

 

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Portals Release Day Blitz



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Portals
Genre: Fantasy Anthology (mixed sub genres)
Release Date: June 5, 2014
Keywords: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery, Urban Fantasy, Steampunk, Short Stories, Picture Prompt
 

 Description: No matter what world you call home, or what your station in life, there are just some paths that weren’t meant to be tread.

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Ordinary World by Laurie Treacy

Imagine a new neighbor moves next door, a creepy guy who gives fifteen year-old Amy Silva the willies? Amy wonders what the stone archway in the backyard is for. Her life becomes even more stressful when her family reveals they’re witches. 
Could Amy’s new neighbor have anything to do with a local girl’s disappearance or be a threat to her magical loved ones?
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Maronda’s Quest by Christy Thomas

The Grand Wizard has decreed Maronda enter the Portal of Life to embark upon a quest of great importance, but despite her Ma’s claims it is a blessing, premonitions of danger persist.
Lenox works to prove his worth to wed her, his true love, but it appears a wizard plots to remove him from Maronda’s life forever. To secure their future together, Lenox decides to accompany her on the quest, even if forbidden. He must ultimately choose between using his dragon fighting skills which could lead to his death, or give Maronda her greatest desire.
In the end, it’s Maronda who must learn to live with the consequences of his decision.
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Mexmur, the Huntress by Anna Simpson

Long ago a dragonkeeper betrayed his charges. To bring back magic, to set things right, Mexmur is sent through the portal.
Can she succeed armed with only a poem, talon and blade.

Mexmur, the Huntress Excerpt:

We follow a path through a wide field of ripening oats. I catch the scent of wild flowers edged along the forest to the north. A breeze ruffles the gelding’s mane, and I pat his neck as he raises his head.

I feel it too. Something in the wind. I stand in my stirrups, shade my eyes, and look around. My heart misses a beat.

How did I not notice the two blue moons in the afternoon sky?
Below them, in the distance, sits a circle of white in the middle of a wild field. From the East or West, all visitors see the same thing—an empty circle. But, approach from the North or South and there it stands, a stone archway. For the protection of all, it was decreed a buffer of white stone be created to mark this unexplained weirdness. It slowly appears as we adjust our heading northward.
The archway designed with two stacks of rough stone meeting in a high rounded arc. Within its maw sits a black wrought-iron gate which may be older than time. Smoke floats, sliding between the bars to hide the landscape behind it.
All kingdoms have magic—dwindling magic—and this is the source.
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Entrance of Lost Souls by Echo Shea 

A guardian to the entrances between worlds, Gladys has been called to bring a little girl back from Fairyland. Passing through the Entrance of Lost Souls is no fun, neither is hunting down a deranged banshee, but what is a guardian to do?
And, is the banshee really kidnapping the girl…or saving her from something else?
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Where Once were Hearts by Havva Murat

After losing both his parents, his entire fortune and his childhood sweetheart, Master Bartholomew Battlesby sets out into the wilds of Northern England to make the acquaintance of his only surviving relation, the landed recluse, Mr. Horatio Grimsby who has an eerie penchant for both tinkering and clockwork. But, on finding his relation dead, with a gaping hole in his chest, and the beautiful, but scornful, Miss Evangeline Witherop ruling in his place, Bartholomew learns there is more than one way to lose your heart.
Can Bartholomew reignite the spirit of love and mercy within Miss Witherop, or will he suffer the same fate as his poor, heartless cousin?
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The Lunatic Queen by Michael Siciliano

The land of Mershinka has been thrown into perpetual night. Their King is dead and a moon witch, known as The Night Queen, rules from the royal palace in Grosnov. An endless fog shrouds the land, killing crops and starving the populace. Cold-eyed enforcers put down rebellions while volksa, twisted wolf-creatures, roam the mists looking for prey. Many have given up hope and wait for the inevitable end. All seems lost.
Two teenagers, Pavel and Tamara, devise a plan to kill Vazya the Night Queen when the moons Kainsk and Seresnya are down, end the stifling enchantment, and bring the sun back to their dying land. But, they need a watch to tell time, a compass to guide them through the mists, weapons to fight off Vazya’s minions, and all the courage they can muster.
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Paperback copy of Portals and a $10 Amazon gift card.
Ends 7/03/2014


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IWSG #2 – Stage Fright

This post was written for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our encouragement or insecurities on the first Wednesday of the month, to join the group or find out more click here.

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Hello, everyone.

Some of you might know that my second short is being released in the Portals Anthology June 5th and I thought I’d be ecstatic but what I’m feeling is an incredible attack of stage fright. What was I thinking? Tell me. I’d like to know.

It started off like any other crazy, wonderful idea. There was a call for submission. After reading about the fantasy anthology, I decided to give it a try. I love to write a little fantasy once in a while. What was really strange is how tempted I was to write some poetry to put into the story. I did this once before and the story fell flat on its sad little face.

But this time I was convinced this was the way to go. Yes, another brilliant idea. I blame the picture prompt Portals_FinalCoverthat they used for the cover. The longer I stared at the pic, the more my writing juices flowed. So I wrote pages of poetry–each small poem a clue to how to . . . Never mind. This is not supposed to be a promotional post.

What I’m trying to share here is that I wrote a story like we all have and will do again. It felt so good figuring out the plot, adding layers upon layers. Like all of us here, I love to write. And like some of us; I like to write within a framework of my own design. It’s the freedom of it all, so I worried over it, and I got the story where I wanted it, then sent Mexmur, The Huntress away for consideration. I actually expected it to be rejected, many of my works are. I never forget what a call of submission can be like, and while competing with so many brilliant writers, I wasn’t sure I had a chance.

It was accepted.

The edits came and went and I was still calm. The marketing expert sent me questions to answer for the blog tour. And through it all, I had no problem doing as they requested. It all seemed so far off.

Then I got real stupid, (or smart, depending on who you are), and approached every review blogger I’d ever come across, asking them to take a look at Portals. If they were interested, I arranged for them to get an ARC.

I was still riding the crest of the wave, excitement overflowing. Everyone else may still be excited. I don’t know; I can’t see a thing. I’m almost blind with terror.

So the thing that seemed for far off is days away. I’m asking, begging, if you want to know the truth, for support. What do you do when you’re suffering from stage fright? I need some tips to get through this because I suddenly feel like I’m making a speech naked, and maybe I am. Somebody hand me something to hide behind.

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Some of you maybe laughing and I’m glad. How about you jump on this bandwagon and go through it too. My publisher is Roane Publishing. Click on the pic, for more.

1384654728They have posted a call for submission for a Halloween themed romance anthology. If you’re up for it, shorts between 5k and 12k should be submitted to Spooktaclar Seductions, by July 31, 2014.