Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sunset from the Shore by Parker Kaufman

Sunset from the Shore

A small, lone sailboat,
Glistening white, 
Against a sky of copper and salmon
On a sea of teal.
Palm trees.
A tropical shore.

This mini-work by Parker Kaufman is 6" X 9" and is composed of thirty-seven hand cut pieces layers on foamboard.

The artist claims nothing inspired this particular piece.  He was just playing around with leftover scrap pieces.

But "Sunset from the Shore" inspires me!
Dated: 08.04.17

Monday, September 18, 2017

Bentley Square by Carol Ann Kauffman

Strangers meet on the train. She, a beautiful, wealthy businesswoman. He, a down on his luck office manager. They have nothing in common. And yet, they are drawn to each other with an undeniable hypnotic magnetism. 

This is the story of Rebecca Robbins, daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the country and Mark Ramsay, a man shrouded in dark mystery and hiding in the shadows from death squads amid international intrigue.

Amazon Link: http://tinyurl.com/laudaku

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Schedule for September 18 - 22, 2017

Schedule for September 18 - 22, 2017

Mon., Sept. 18 - Bentley Square 
by Carol Ann Kauffman
Tues., Sept. 19 - ART Sunset from the Shore
by Parker Kaufman
Wed., Sept. 20 - BOOK Love, Murder, and Mayhem
by Russ Colonamiro
Thurs., Sept. 21 - ART Jack Vettriano
Fri., Sept. 22 - The Captain and the Ambassador 
by Carol Ann Kauffman

Friday, September 15, 2017

Marie Lavendar's Writing in the Modern Age Blog Tour and Book Giveaway

Dear Gentle Readers,
We have a special treat for you today! Marie Lavender's Writing in the Modern Age Blog Tour and Book Giveaway covered multiple authors and multiple genres in her mega-giveaway. And, yes, some of mine are included.


Thursday, September 14, 2017

Witch Wars by T.A. Moorman

An Interview with author T.A. Moorman:

What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry?
I could go on for days on this one. Lol. Let’s just go with the longest standing one, the fake publishing houses. The ones that truly aren’t publishers at all, but really just a vanity press and not up front about what they truly are. If you’re paying for an editor, and for graphics for your cover, and everything else, then you are not with a legit publisher; you’re just self-publishing and don’t even realize it. A true publisher is one that believes in you enough to invest in you. After all, if you aren’t selling they aren’t earning. It’s more than a win win, it’s a partnership.

What are common traps for aspiring writers?
See above. Lol. Also, beware of phony editors, if you’re self-publishing. Ask for credentials, ask for references, you do not want to end up with someone who is truly no more than a paid beta reader. I love my betas, but they will be the first to tell you, they are not editors and only have a wide tooth comb, not the fine tooth needed to find the mistakes you both might miss. Never be afraid to ask the needed questions. Remember, there is no such thing as a stupid question, just dumb ass answers.

What is your writing Kryptonite?
Myself. Sometimes, though I hate to admit it, I let the doubters and the naysayers get into my head and doubt myself because of that. Kind of hard to get the words flowing when you second guess every word you write.

What's your favorite genre to read for pleasure?
Paranormal. I’ve been through pretty much everything you can think of, when I read I want to escape ALL of that.

Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
Yup. LOL! Especially in the second book in the Underlayes series. Let’s just say one particular ex gets what’s coming to him. Since I would never be able to do the things I’d like to do to him in real life… It was very satisfying writing those scenes.

What was your hardest scene to write?
The ending! I am not a planner, I’m strictly a pantser. I have to just let the story take me wherever it goes, and sometimes those endings have me in tears as I write them.

What do you want readers to know about your book?

In the Underlayes series there are a few Goddesses you may not be familiar with. They don’t play an integral part where you’ll miss anything by not knowing them, but their names just may be new to you; Sekhmet, Nyx, Hel. And always keep in mind I love ALL my readers. So if you have a questions never hesitate to ask. You can find me on my FB page.

Buy Linkhttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B075C8LFLZ