Monday, September 28, 2015

Screenplay Tidbits and More Lazy Housewife Fun!

Week 3!

I'm very excited about my Live Release Party this week, Thursday, Oct 1. Wish me luck. I'm a little nervous about the turnout - it's supposed to be outside, but the rain factor is making me crazy! And did anyone see the Blood Moon last night with the lunar eclipse? Pretty cool!

EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS to my blog tour hosts from last week, Elizabeth Seckman and Julie Flanders!

Here's where I'll be This Week, 9/28 - Oct 2:

  • Heather M Gardner - guest post - where I give my take on writing a screenplay
  • Katie Teller - guest post - remember A to Z 2013 - A quick list of LHW tips from A to Z!
  • Rena Rockford - guest post - future technology: form vs function
  • TB Markinson - guest post - keeping the mind healthy and wise
**All my helpers will get a surprise from me and be entered in a raffle for a $20 gift card! They're so awesome! I hope you check them out.

And I have another new release, this time from my bloggy friend Murees Dupe - loving this cover!

THE AMARANTHINE
by Murees Dupé

Claire is sassy, human, and an outcast of society, who only wants to know where she belongs. Alex is arrogant, selfish, and an immortal warrior, who thinks he’s prepared for everything. Claire knows the world of immortals is where she belongs. As her guide and guardian, Alex finds it hard to resist Claire’s subtle charm. Can the two overcome their differences and embrace their passion for each other, or will the possibility of true love be lost to both forever?

Amazon (paperback), Amazon Kindle, iTunes, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Scribed,Inktera, Oyster, Tolino, and Goodreads 


AND Christine Rains - the writing machine! - has another book ready to go!

Ghost Dancer (The Paramours #1)

The Paramours - ghost hunting with a kiss.

When Nina Azure’s talent as a ghost dancer doesn’t persuade a handsome phantom to talk, she entices him with sizzling sexual energy. Ben Moore’s spirit is tied to this world with guilt, but he breaks his self-imposed silence for the beautiful Nina. Lust makes him fully physical and she loses herself to desire. She must help him carry on to the afterlife, but her attraction to him is immensely powerful. She must push aside her own feelings and let him go—and perhaps find romance among the living.




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Never a shortage of books - or friends!! Have a great week!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Lazy Housewife Tips and a Precarious Future?

And the tour continues...

I'm so overwhelmed with all the help and encouragement and retweets and comments!! You guys are completely wonderful! There's so much of an outpouring, but I feel terrible that I can't respond to everyone - so I'm keeping track, and when things slow down (ha ha ha) I will come to your place for a visit. In the meantime, I added something toward the end of this post for you guys!

Now, a HUMONGOUS thanks to my blog tour hosts from last week, C. Lee McKenzieChristine RainsShah WartonSK Anthony, and Elsie Elmore!

Here's where I'll be This Week, 9/21-25:

  • Elizabeth Seckman - The Lazy Housewife loves to watch cooking shows!
  • Julie Flanders - The future could be scary, are you prepared? Are your kids? And, no I'm not talking about a zombie apocalypse.
**All my helpers will get a surprise from me and be entered in a raffle for a $20 gift card! They're so awesome! I hope you check them out.

And I wanted to give a shout out to a couple of blogger friends with big news this month!

Cathrina Constantine is celebrating the re-release of

TALLAS
by Cathrina Constantine

In a decimated world, setting foot outside of Tallas is certain death ~ or so they say. Mutations caused by those in the wilderness have plagued citizens ~ or so they say…

For Doogan and Keeyla their belief in a Free Tallas has lost its glimmer. And when their young son, Fabal, is given a dangerous assignment, they risk everything to protect him. Fleeing Tallas, they head for the wilderness. But when they are ambushed by cruel Mediators, Doogan is recaptured, and while Keeyla and Fabal escape, she is severely injured.

Can the two of them survive in the wilderness? Will Doogan get away from the clutches of the Mediators? And are the legends about the terrible monsters beyond the walls of Tallas true?


and


Stephen Tremp revealed the cover for his new supernatural thriller. I love it - and purrr-fect for a spooky October release!

SALEM'S DAUGHTERS
by Stephen Tremp
Release Date: October 1, 2015

A four hundred year old evil is unleashed when souls of the daughters of those killed during the Salem Witch Trials find a new generation of people to murder at a popular modern-day bed and breakfast.




And finally,

I say again, I can't thank everyone enough for supporting, tweeting, visiting, and commenting! It's really going great so far! I'm giving this award to everyone stopping by during my busy blog tour! Grab it if you like, you deserve it!


All this brought to you by...

SIMULATION
by Tara Tyler
Release Date: Sept 14, 2015

In 2082, androids are essential, but some are too real. Clone android simulations are illegal and Cooper is on a case to find out who's making them. He has to work fast when his ex-girlfriend tries to kill him, but it must be a simulation, right?


SIMULATION delivers more technology, more intense action, more humor, and more engaging new characters. Come along for the ride.

Available Now!
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Monday, September 14, 2015

Is it real or a SIMULATION!

It's hard to believe this is my third book. Time doesn't march, it luges! (luge, luge! the icy sled!)
Anyhoo -
WEAR A SMILE and CHEER, SIMULATION IS HERE!


And I have a truly terrific team helping me spread the word! During my month of Mondays, I'll let you know which blogs I'll be bouncing to. I won't list all the Release Day Blitz posters, you'll see those around. I will list the blogs where I wrote a guest post or did an interview...

Week of 9/14/15:
  • C. Lee McKenzie - author interview - I answer questions about inspiration, getting published, and what's tough about the process
  • Christine Rains - Lazy Housewife post - A few of the latest mom helpers
  • Shah Warton - author interview - Shah asks about writing style, life outside writing, and advice for aspiring authors
  • SK Anthony - guest post - Appreciate what you have
  • Elsie Elmore - author interview - I share thoughts on the future world of Simulation and my writing process
All my helpers will get a surprise from me and be entered in a raffle for a $20 gift card! They're so awesome!


SIMULATION
by Tara Tyler
Release Date: Sept 14, 2015

In 2082, androids are an essential part of daily life. Some are helpful, some would make better toasters, and some are so human-like they're creepy. Back in Atlanta, Detective Cooper's latest client has him searching for her boyfriend who she thinks was replaced by a simulation, an illegal clone android. The guy also happens to be a popular new congressman.

As if the case wasn't frustrating enough, Cooper keeps crossing paths with his ex, FBI Agent Geri Harper who's looking for the same guy. As Cooper closes in, Geri is kidnapped. But when she resurfaces in Washington and goes on a killing spree, he knows it isn't her. Now under suspicion himself, Cooper must find the real Geri to prove her innocence, not to mention hunt down the powerful villain behind it all. Never a dull moment.

SIMULATION delivers more technology, more intense action, more humor, and more, distinct new characters. Come along for the ride.


Available Now!
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Tara Tyler writes sci fi and fantasy action-adventures from her little corner of the world in Ohio as she tries to keep up with her three boys and coach husband. Always making time to write, she sometimes puts off chores and lets laundry pile up... hence, she's also the Lazy Housewife, offering advice and tips to other gals out there trying to do it all without going crazy. She and her housewife friends blog at The Really Real Housewives of America.


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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Dear me!

Guess what!
Today, I got to go back in time and give my teenage self some advice over at Dear Teen Me! Check it out, if you need a laugh today =D

I was also honored to be a part of The Writer Diaries post "What We're Looking Forward to in September" by SK Anthony. She's such a sweetheart!


I also am happy to give a shout out to... Katie Teller, who recently put a new chapter on Wattpad from DANCING IN THE ATHENIAN RAIN. Do any of you guys use Wattpad? I heard it's the latest thing for putting your writing out there... Was wondering if anyone found it helpful? I'm putting a short story on it to try it out - a horror-comedy, just in time for Halloween! I'll share the link when I get it done...




And speaking of short stories... In case you hadn't heard, the IWSG is supporting its members yet again. This time with a cool short story contest! I just so happened to have an outline of a story lying around and typed it up over the long weekend. The theme for the anthology is "alternate history/parallel universe" and my story fit right in! The funny thing is, a few A to Z challenges ago, I came up with some alphabetical titles and blurbs, and this story is one of them! It's called Quakes on Q Day of all letters!

I encourage you to enter. It's a great way to get those creative juices flowing!

What advice would you give yourself as a teen? What are you working on? Entered any contests lately?

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Let's be reasonable

The Wizard of Oz, Mickey Mouse, Superman, Star Wars, Harry Potter... what do all these things have in common? EVERYONE has heard of them! They're iconic, classic, unforgettable, legendary. That's the ultimate dream... That's how they will live forever!

But most writers aren't aiming for that kind of status. No one knows the magic spell that will turn a good but unknown book into an epic best-seller with a movie in the works. Most of us just want to be published and liked. We rejoice if we make it to the top of some obscure Amazon best-selling list by putting our book on sale. That's more attainable.

So here is my Insecure Writers Support Group post for this month. Some writers might think, "She's published. What's she got to be insecure about??" But it never ends. We all have insecure days, weeks, months... My insecurity lately is worrying about being dumped for fear I'm not selling enough. I feel like I'm the only one buying and selling my books. And it sounds as if some of the other authors with my publisher are swimming in sales while I'm floundering in a stagnant puddle. I don't want to compare myself, but that's how life is. Success is measured by comparing to others in the field.

Though success can also be measured by our own personal goals, that won't help me in the tough economic world. Money still talks, a lot. We have to be productive. I've been around long enough to know that. But I'm not giving up. I just have to work harder. I'm trying new things, as I've said in previous posts. I just hope I can stay afloat and avoid hitting rock bottom. Thanks for listening!


And here is an amazing way Mary Pax is helping authors get a little more exposure, with her annual Realms Faire - it's like a Virtual Renaissance Festival! There's jousting, tournaments, sword play, craftiness, wizardry, and more! There might still be time to sign up at yon website.


Happy September - yay Fall!

BTW - It's my week over at the Really Real Housewives - we're partying it up this week and have our first guest post on Friday, a real treat!

And I'm reserving this space for a very special cover reveal TOMORROW!! Come back and see
HERE IT IS!!
SK Anthony's STATIC!!

STATIC
The Luminaries, Book Two

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: September 2015
Cover Design: Regina Wamba of Mae I Design

Kevin Pierce is a teleporter, a ladies’ man, and a loyal friend . . . or so he thought.

As a genetically altered Luminary, he helps the government bring down some of the most dangerous criminals. Not very challenging if you have his special abilities. But when a group of rebel Luminaries attacks his Organization the fight for survival begins.

One shattering event after another tests the depth of his relationships, his sanity, and his powers. Emotionally torn, Kevin must choose carefully where his loyalty lies. In the middle of all the unexpected chaos he gets the biggest shock of his life when he’s faced by a betrayal he never saw coming. Angry, injured, and ready to even the score, Kevin goes Static . . .

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S. K. Anthony is a writer, a reader and a make-stuff-up-er who lives in New York with her husband and toddler twins. She is a wine connoisseur, which just really means she knows she loves it, and a caffeine addict. When she isn’t busy with her family she finds herself being transported into the world of imagination. Well, either that or running away from spiders…she is convinced they are out to get her!

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You can find Book One here:
I highly recommend KINETIC! It was an exciting, thrilling, page-turning romp! The characters were young and impetuous. I enjoyed every minute of it! Looking forward to STATIC!


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