Friday, October 24, 2014

GHOSTS #FallingIntoLove with Author Jake dh

Readers are Falling Into Love with Romance Books.

The Bulletproof Ghost, Prototypes 1
Kyle Richard is constantly picked on by a group of bullies. One day, they took it too far and killed the young boy. Kyle awakens as a cybernetic killing machine created by a mysterious man only known as William. Kyle makes new alliances and reforges connections with old friends as the action packed climax comes to a fever pitch. Will Kyle obey his creator's will or forge his own destiny?

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Four saw Kyle on the gym floor bleeding to death in Irene's arms. She was screaming, "No,no no nononono," Kyle was coughing up blood. The other younger, uninjured Kyle was still at Four's side staring at him with angry tears rolling down his face.

Four turned away. He never had been disturbed by anything before, but this... "No... make it disappear, Kyle."

"Why? Isn't this what you wanted?!" his eyes were filled with tears of rage, "This is how I died! Bleeding and scared. I didn't understand," Kyle dropped to his knees and screamed in rage, pounding the floor. The gym shattered when his fist hit the linoleum, "Why did I have to die...?" the white nothingness Four inhabited at the beginning remained,

Author Bio
Jake dh has written for Examiner for years, but now he delves into the world of fiction. He just released his first book, The BulletProof Ghost: Prototypes. This is the first book of many in this riveting new scifi series. Jake lives with his wife Sarah and baby son, Xander in Evansville, IN. He enjoys gaming, genre movies, anime and comics. He also roller blades when he gets the chance.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

#Thursday13 Writer Terminology for #Readers

13 Common Terms Writers Use & Readers Should Know
Don't you hate it when people use lingo you don't understand? Every grouping of people, whether a professional group or friends, have their own common language. Here's the top thirteen terms writers use that can confuse those around them. I'm sure there's more - feel free to add to my list in the comments.

ARC - Advanced Review Copy; a version of an author’s book that is sent out prior to release for review purposes.

Ebook - an electronic book that is read on an electronic device as opposed to print.

Ereader - an electronic device used to read ebooks; common devices include Kindle and Nook.

HEA - Happily Ever After; the ending of a romance when the hero and heroine end up together forever.

HFN - Happy For Now; the hero and heroine of a romance end up together but there is no indication of a forever.

M/M - a relationship involving two men.

M/F/M - a menage a trois; M stands for male, F for female. The letter ordering is significant in identifying with whom each character interacts, see also M/M/F, F/M/F.

NaNoWriMo - National Novel Writing Month; takes place in November to encourage writing worldwide; a writer pledges to write 50K words.

NA - New Adult; a work of fiction targeted to an audience in their early twenties; contains characters ages 18-25 yo with issues relevant to this age group; may contain moderate sex scenes.

POV - Point of View; the perspective of the story through the eyes of a character.

SWAG - Stuff We All Get; an author’s promotional items.

WIP - Work in Progress; a story the author is currently writing.

YA – Young Adult; a work of fiction targeted to a young adult audience; contains young adult characters with issues relevant to the adolescent years; sex scenes, if present, fade to black.

Monday, October 20, 2014

I Signed Up for #NaNoWriMo. Did You?

Are You NaNo-ing?
November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as #NaNoWriMo. It happens each November and many authors, including me, find it very motivational. For me, it's a challenge that pushes my word count higher for the month. While I can average 30,000 words/ month, I've written 50,000 words during the past two Novembers. The program works!

Participants also get tons of great offers and bonuses from the event sponsors. This year, Scrivener is one of the sponsors and their offer is fabulous. Scrivener is an award-winning word processor and project management tool for the Mac and Windows for writers. I've always wanted to try the program and with the NaNo discount of 50%, I took the plunge. My first book written on Scrivener will be for NaNo 2014!

In 2013, 310,095 people participated in NaNoWriMo. Will you be one of those people this year??

NOW is the time to sign up. You can do that here. You will definitely want to set up a profile and bookmark it because this is where you will go each day or so to update your writing stats. You'll also earn badges and be able to see your writing progress which is a crazy good motivator for me.

THEN spend the next few weeks preparing...
  • Connect with participating authors. You can do this on the NaNo website by searching for authors you might already know.
  • Participate in the NaNo forums on their website. Gather good ideas!
  • Blog about your goal. Tell others to gain support and serve as motivation, just like I'm doing now.
  • Insert a NaNo word count widget on your blog. See mine on the right.
  • Plan out your story so not to waste time later when you should be writing.
  • Let your family know your writing schedule for November. It will alter your normal schedule and you'll need their support/ cooperation.
After you register, find me on the NaNo website and we can be buddies! I'm registered as PalomaBeck.
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