Saturday, November 5, 2011

Fairy tales can be so much fun. A tale might have a big bad wolf, a curious little girl, a boy who wouldn't grow up, or a frog. It might be about a dropped shoe, a wicked spell, and ogre, or a king. The vast setting, personalities, and plots probably set this next to science fiction as the genre with the widest range of stories to tell. I've said before that fairy tales was my very first genre. Today, at the request of one of our dearest followers, I bring you another fairytale.

By Andrew Lang
Published by Public Domain Books

How do they do it?

Have you noticed how many books are now available? How does one chose? More than that, ever wonder if you can do it yourself? I've written some things but every time I discover the end, I lose interest. Ah, well, I only write long enough to find out what happens, not to sell. But maybe you are different. Do you have that novel you want to get out to the masses but don't know how? Then today's selection might be right for you.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Truthful Tuesday: Writing Requires a Lot!

Blog tours can be so much fun. Not only do you learn about a new book, you can also learn about an author and about other bloggers. Currently we are part of the Farsighted book tour. This tour will be around for a little while, so look for other insights and book excerpts in the coming weeks, along with contests and free stuff! Don't forget to stop by on November 15 to see my review of Farsighted by Emlyn Chad.

Other free stuff: The winner of Heir to Power by Michele Poague will be contacted today and will be announced as soon as they respond. For more free stuff, don't forget the Christmas Blog Hop coming up on December 13th where not only will you get a book but a free afghan from me. Other blog sites will have even more stuff. Make it a fun filled December and see how many places you can visit.

Now for Truthful Tuesday, we have invited Emlyn Chad to share some of what she learned from being a writer.

This is a guest post by Emlyn Chand, author of Farsighted

When did you have enough confidence in your abilities to officially call yourself a writer? For me, it was when I first received money for my work as a freelance columnist. For you, it may have been when you finished the first chapter of your first novel or won a prize for a short story. Maybe you never had any qualms about saddling yourself with this label. Maybe you still don’t consider yourself a “real writer.” Me? Now I know enough to see that I was a writer long before someone handed me that first paycheck. It’s kind of something you’re born with—like it or not. But being an author, that’s different.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Panting versus Plotting

The day's worth of 'American' football is almost done and now it is time to turn our attention to more interesting endeavors. Maybe something sweet, warm, and sensual, something perfect for Sensual Sunday? You all know what I mean. There is nothing like a cup of hot chocolate and a great book! And today's choice is most sensual. How can it not be when we are talking about an incubus, a male sex demon!

Save My Soul (Preternaturals Book 2)
By Zoe Winters
Publisher: Incubooks
Pages: 300

Great Plot
From Amazon:
     All he's asking for is her soul. After buying the antebellum home she's fantasized about since childhood, Anna Worthington discovers Luc, a dangerously seductive incubus who has been trapped in the house by a fifty-year-old curse.

Observation may Lead to Participation!

This is science fiction Saturday and my time travel kick is still going. I think I might secretly wish I could travel back in time so I can relive this all again. Naaa. It was fun the first time through. To do it again would just be boring. Still it is great to read a good time travel story and fantasize about all the possibilities. Unless of course you get in the same pickle as those kids in today's book.

      By Connie Willis
      Published by Spectra
      Pages 491

                                             From Amazon:
Time Travel During War
Oxford in 2060 is a chaotic place, with scores of time-traveling historians being sent into the past. Michael Davies is prepping to go to Pearl Harbor. Merope Ward is coping with a bunch of bratty 1940 evacuees and trying to talk her thesis adviser into letting her go to VE-Day. Polly Churchill’s next assignment will be as a shopgirl in the middle of London’s Blitz. But now the time-travel lab is suddenly canceling assignments and switching around everyone’s schedules. And when Michael, Merope, and Polly finally get to World War II, things just get worse. For there they face air raids, blackouts, and dive-bombing Stukas—to say nothing of a growing feeling that not only their assignments but the war and history itself are spiraling out of control. Because suddenly the once-reliable mechanisms of time travel are showing significant glitches, and our heroes are beginning to question their most firmly held belief: that no historian can possibly change the past.