Tag: #writerslife #eggcerptexchange

My Choices Brought Me Here #MFRWAuthor

Life is filled with roads untraveled. Decisions I’ve made to go left instead of right, north instead of south, have brought me to where I am—who I am—today. What if I’d made different choices? Would I be a different person? Maybe. Maybe not. There are too many “what if” questions to know for sure. That …

It’s a Little Like Giving Birth #MFRWauthor

People ask me all the time if I write myself into my books. Yes and no. Most of my characters are male so I don’t particularly identify with them other than finding them attractive and, for my heroes, likeable. My ego may show up in a female character at some point, probably more as someone …

#EggcerptExchange-Made Maleen: An Erotic Twist on a Fairy Tale by Jeanne St. James

Made Maleen: An Erotic Twist on a Fairy Tale By Jeanne St. James Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance A Novella loosely based on the Grimm’s fairy tale Maid Maleen Blurb:  “Just let me love you.”  When Maleen King’s father catches her naked in the hay loft with her high school sweetheart, he sends the eighteen-year-old away …

Writing for Perfection #MFRWAuthor

I have been called a perfectionist. I don’t think that is a bad thing and has served me well in my academic life as well as in my career. I like to think it makes me a better writer, too, but it has its downside–Perfection as a writer is impossible to attain. While everyone around …

#EggcerptExchange: The Rest of Forever by Carrie Pulkinen

The Rest of Forever By Carrie Pulkinen Genre: Paranormal Romance – Angels Blurb: Suspended between two worlds—belonging to neither—April must let go of her dreams and embrace her duties in the afterlife to win the man she loves. April Carter is a high school history teacher who dreams of finding the perfect man to whisk …

#EggcerptExchange: Spirits of the Heart by Claire Gem

Spirits of the Heart by Claire Gem A Haunted Voices Novel  Blurb: An addiction counselor and a security guard struggle to free a little girl and her father, two lost spirits trapped inside an abandoned mental asylum. Addiction counselor Laura Horton returns from college to move in with an old friend and start her career. …

I Love Words. Except These.

I probably need to cover myself up front by saying that I know lots of people who use words that make me grind my teeth or roll my eyes. I still respect them in the morning. Words I find distasteful seem to fall into three categories. There are the profane words that polite society seems …

Just Hungry for a Good Story #MFRWAuthor #bloghop

I suppose it could be called a total lack of willpower. Or maybe it is incredible focus. Whatever you call it, I have it: A tendency to binge watch television programs. With some shows, binging comes easy. Several seasons were available when I stumbled upon Stranger Things, Hemlock Grove, DareDevil, Luke Cage-Their stories captivated me. It was …

She Has My Back: Surviving the Writer’s Life #MFRWAuthor

Both my partner and I are writers. We understand the craziness that happens when a deadline approaches, or writer’s block moves in and settles down to stay awhile. We are lucky that we rarely have the same problem at the same time. We tend to be very supportive of each other’s writing process. She is slow …

DRESS UP/DRESS DOWN WITH MARCIA JAMES

It’s my pleasure to welcome Marcia James to the Living After Midnight Blog, to tell us about the meaningful attire worn in her novella, “Nothing But a Hound Dog.” ADOPT, DON’T SHOP: My Characters Proudly Wear Their Convictions Cindi Landon, the heroine of my novella, “Nothing But a Hound Dog,” is the director of the …