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PBG Authors 2014 Goals and Achievements Blog Hop

20140117-202900.jpgWhy do writers write? For the prestige? Not likely as most authors use a pen name and prefer to remain anonymous. For the money? Ha, that’s funny. Unless you are Danielle Steele or Nora Roberts it’s not likely and author will make much money. We write because we have ideas and characters swimming in our imagination, screaming to get out. Begging us to tell their story. That is what an awesome group of authors have done in 2013. These authors who have published their works through Prism Book Group. So far, 2014 is shaping up to be a great year with nine of Prism’s books making the Amazon best seller lists in January. Prism Book Group will always be near and dear to my heart as they are the publishing company that took a chance on me as a new author.

Seven years ago, writing a book was a dream I didn’t think I would ever achieve. Five years ago I wondered if anyone else would ever read my writing so that I would know if it was any good. Three years ago the idea of becoming a published author was a dream I thought would never come true. Now, I have two novellas published and a full length novel under contract. Sixteen awesome reviews on my books and new friendships with fellow authors. The joy and satisfaction I get every time I read a review one of my readers wrote is immeasurable, even if the review isn’t that great. Just knowing that someone has read something I created is a pretty amazing thought. I have to admit that I haven’t received any bad reviews yet, which is very good, but I know one will eventually come and I hope I am prepared to see my creation ripped to pieces. I’m told all good authors have to go through it.

So what are my goals as an author with Prism Book Group? Publish more books. I have a contract for a full length novel, my editor and I are working on the edits now. There is no release date yet, but hopefully it’s not to far off. If you are an aspiring author, my advice to you is keep writing. You have a great story to tell and I guarantee there will be people who will want to read it and enjoy it.

To check out all of Prism Book Groups great books go to http://www.prismbookgroup.com You can also jump on the blog hop there and enter to win some great prizes.

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Writing

Tender Triumph Cover Reveal

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I’m pretty excited about having my second book released this year. The title is Tender Triumph and it’s set to release October 2nd, just a few weeks away. It is a short novella. Now if only I could get going on my new WIP. It’s been a long time since I’ve put pen to paper, I simply can’t find the motivation. I’d love to hear from all my author friends, what helps you get back into the swing of writing once a project is finished?

Here is the blurb for Tender Triumph:

After a very public divorce from her Billionaire Italian husband, Natalia Montalvo returns home to New York City to lick her wounds and try to put the pieces of her shattered heart back together. Helping her brother run their hotel empire and spending time with her niece are the only things on her to do list. So why had she agreed to attend a charity ball, especially when she knew her ex would be there? When he arrives with his newest love interest she feels all the pieces she had managed to put together crumbling again. Jared Thornton steps in to rescue the night and her pride. She is grateful, but the last thing she wants is to get involved with another playboy. Which is exactly what Jared is.

Jared, owner of the largest, most prestigious architectural firm in the country rubs elbows daily with the rich and powerful. He can’t stand them. They are all alike, and his attitude towards them shows. After one too many altercations with a client, his head of public relations forces him to attend the annual charity ball, to schmooze and make nice with the people whom his business depends on. His mission was simple: smile, be friendly and bid on a few high dollar items in the auction. Thirty minutes after arriving he was already clenching his jaw and looking for a quick exit. He found one that lead to a balcony and Natalia Montalvo. He can’t ignore a woman in need, especially when that woman is his best friends sister. He devises a plan to save her pride, and in the process save his evening. But, can he convince her to give him more than one night?

Readers, Writing

Best and Worst Dates

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I’m currently working on the first book in my Magnolia Falls series and I’ve run into a road block aka..writers block. I want to give my characters some fun, romantic experiences. So I am coming to you all for help…tell me your funniest, most romantic, and absolute worst dates you’ve ever been on. Or tell me what you think a perfect date would be. If I end up using the experience you share with me I will profusely thank you in the acknowldgements when my book is published, and you will get a free advanced copy.