Monday, September 20, 2010

Hailing On All Frequencies!

Vijaya Schartz has just received her new cover for BLACK JAGUAR (Chronicles of Kassouk Book 3). The book's scheduled to be released on Nov.1st, 2010 from Desert Breeze Publishing.

Ella Drake's new book, SILVER BOUND, is due for release Nov.22nd 2010 from Carina Press.

E.D.Walker aka Verona St.James has a new release, THE BEAUTY'S BEAST (paranormal historical), from Noble Romance.
Sandra Sookoo's book DAMAGED CARGO was release from Purple Swords Publications on 15th September.

Erica Hayes' new release POSION KISSED comes out on September 28th, 2010 from St.Martin's Press.

Drop on over to read Verona St. James's latest Summer of SFR review on OLD MAN'S WAR written by John Scalzi. 

New Zealand is a beautiful destination for travellers. Kylie Griffin has some more photos from her trip and a sneak peek at her latest work in progress this week on her blog.

Robert Appleton has just signed TWO book contracts!
THE MIRACULOUS LADY LAW, a steampunk mystery novella with a dash of romance with Carina Press (release date Jan.2011), and CLAIRE DE LUNE, an erotic SFR mystery novel co-written with Sloane Taylor coming out with Amber Quill Press in e-book (Nov.2010) and print (Dec.2010). Keep your eye out for these books!

Marva Dasef's suspense novella, MISSING ASSUMED DEAD, is scheduled for a July 2011 release with MuseItUp Publishing.

Susan Macatee's time travel romance, ERIN'S REBEL, is a finalist in the paranormal category in the Ancient City Romance Authors 2010 Heart of Exellence Reader's Choice Award. Winners will be announced late September.

Donna S. Frelick has won the TARA Contest Paranormal category with her SFR manuscript, UNCHAINED MEMORY!!! And has been duly presented with a SFRB BUFFY Award for her achievement. Congratulations, Donna!

Donna S. Frelick strikes again!  After her win in the TARA, she's now a finalist in the Indiana Golden Opportunity Contest.  She's definitely running at warp 10.  Congrats and best wishes for the finals, Donna.

Gail Koger's SFR novel, THE WARLORD'S COMEUPPANCE has been nominated for a New Cove Cover Award for the Most Eye-Catching Cover. Support Gail and SFR by voting using this link. THE WARLORD'S COMEUPPANCE is #9 on the list. The poll closes at midnight on Sept.28th.

The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood is celebrating its first birthday on Sept.21st. To celebrate they're running a competition - Make It Golden Contest, with the grand prize being your entry fee into the 2011 RWA® Golden Heart contest.
There is no entry fee and the contest is limited to first 100 entries.
Contest opens 12:01 am EST September 21st and closes 11:59 pm EST September 21st.
For more details, click on this link.
Thanks to Sharon Lynn Fisher for notifying us about this contest!  

Pauline B.Jones has received a thrilling review for her book, OUT OF TIME, over at the Long & Short of It blog-site. It's a fantastic review, a definite keeper!
Here's a quote from the review - "Out Of Time has Oscar nomination written all throughout its very well written and adventurous pages. I can see this being turned into a movie because it is so fleshed out; details are so vivid and the dialogue matched true to the characters that they seem to jump off of the pages." Congratulations, Pauline!

Marva Dasef has THE HUNTER, a dark paranormal flash, in the free reads section of MuseItUp Publishing. You can find the Now Available section.

Need a guide on how to write a synopsis? There's a free give-away on author, Gracie O'Neil's website called How To Write a Synopsis Without Turning Homicidal. The pdf document is a step by step, examples-constructed-and-deconstructed guide on how to write a high concept, back cover blurb, 1pg, 2pg, 4pg & 8pg synopsis. A VERY useful resource for any writer to have. I've followed Gracie's posts for over a year now and find them to be insightful, incredibly helpful, and easy-to-follow.

The RWA Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter have a helpful post about 7 Ways Scenes & Sequels Will Improve Your Writing.

Two good posts from The Blood-Red Pencil this week. The first is called Stretch Your Body to Revive Your Writer Mind - an article about some easy-to-do Yoga exercises to relieve the stress of sitting at your desk writing. The second is entitled The First Page - and talks about hooking your reader from the first page of your novel.

Thanks to Brigader Marva Dasef who sent in the following information about MuseItUp Publishing. MIU has just opened their bookstore. They're a Canadian e-book publisher and Lea Schizas is looking for submissions from all over the world. You can find out more about this new company clicking on this link.

1 comment:

  1. Many thanks for the shout out and congrats to everyone! SFR is hot, hot, HOT! Woot!


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