Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Memories..Rusty B company

Remember the music. Remember the dog. Remember Rusty 'B' company
Well if your do the you're either a classic western fan or  a dog show lover or both like me. On Facebook, I joined a group that does the Western historical scene and they do it well. So, I had no choice but to follow suit. Today is video day.

Ps. On the weekends in North Carolina I get to watch four episodes of Rin Tin Tin...GO RINNY!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Cover reveal... HOLD FAST ...Royal Blood.(book2)

I was asked if I'd like to share in the cover reveal of the cover for
                                                              HOLD FAST royal blood (2).
I jumped at the chance. Revealing covers to everyone is fun.


                                               Available August 9th 2013
Life doesn't always happen the way it's supposed to. But it is what we make it. Hold fast to the ones you love. When it seems like all else is lost, hold fast.

Serienna has been wounded in battle and is hanging onto life by a thread. Her sister has the ability to heal her but it leaves her with amnesia. She is in a struggle to regain her memory. Without her to fulfill the prophesy, the world will be destroyed by a power-hungry vampire.

Will her soul mate be able to help her break down the mental wall to free her memories?


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Teresa Fuentez
Tich Brewster

Teresa grew up in Oklahoma and developed a love for reading and writing at an early age. She currently resides in Virginia and is the mother of two wonderful boys. Her inspiration comes from her family. She would like to give a special thanks to her Mom, Dad, her twin Chumeica, her grandmother for believing in her even when others didn’t, Tich for encouraging her to take that first step in publishing, and especially her two boys.

Teresa and Tich


Saturday, May 25, 2013

 Welcome to the Virtual Ebook Fair.
An excerpt from the first Chapter:

 I hope you enjoy.

Cassie smiled when the two grown men started running. On seeing them scramble breathlessly up the hill apparently another contest had begun. At first, they ran neck and neck then suddenly, Todd fell. She started to laugh thinking he decided to be funny. He liked to cut up and would do so often.

When Todd didn’t rise to continue the race Cassie grew a little concerned and wondered if he had injured himself. She heard Frank shout something at her. Her husband now began to move faster up the hill toward their cabin.

He didn’t run fast enough. He collapsed not twenty feet from her. His arm reached out in vain to warn her. Instantly, the sound of laughter died in her throat. She watched a red stain spread rapidly across the back of her husband’s blue-checkered shirt. Three arrows protruded from his back as he lay unnaturally still.

The noise became deafening. Hoots and hollers from the attackers amplified as they echoed off the nearby hills. Each shattering the serenity of her once peaceful valley. It took all Cassie’s effort to keep herself from cowering due to the piercing clamor, and to tend to the events happening before her eyes.

As she stepped off the porch her legs failed to carry her. Cassie started to screech an eerie sound as she sank to the ground. The shrill noises that came from her were a cross between a hungry wolf in pain, and the roar of a ferocious bear.

The unearthly screams of despair caused the hair on the back of attacker’s necks to prickle. It stopped the warriors cold in their tracks. They grew quiet and listened to the anguished cries. However, their assault hesitated only for a few moments.

Timothy, the couple’s two-month-old son, disturbed by the turbulent events happening outside responded with howling sobs of his own. Raising her head she listened and recognized her infant son’s cries. Cassie hesitated in deciding whether to help Frank as he lay dying, if not already dead, in the dirt, or go to shield their child.

The infant son that son lay inside the cabin in the handcrafted cradle especially made for him. It kept him warm and safe, until today.

Cassie unconsciously counted the raiding party it consisted of five warriors. Turning her head toward to the cabin, staring at it, she understood there would be no time to think of a plan of action; only time for reaction. She had no choice, but to try to save him. Forcing her legs to move, through some until today untapped inner strength, she stood up.

Precariously, she began to climb back up the steps onto the porch. Knowing in truth, she would not be able to protect either of them. In one surprisingly fluent motion she entered her home and swept her beloved offspring into her arms.

She turned to discover that one of the braves had followed her inside. Her eyes filled with terror. Frozen, she stared at him. After watching a sneer form on his lips, as her vision locked on to the marks painted on the warrior’s face.

There were five dots under one eye. Only, they were not just dots they resembled teardrops. Her gut wrenched, knowing those were not tears for him, but tears of his victims and soon possibly her tears.

The knife blade in his right hand seemed to glow as the sunlight danced reflectively off it.......

Wolfkeeper's Woman
NOW on sale at Amazon:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Titles,Titles Everywhere or TheTitle Is...

This week I was asked (as if my opinion mattered) to vote on a potential title for a new book.

I didn’t like any of them, and of course I said so. I thought, I did it nicely, but then again- maybe not (that the author’s opinion) isn’t it. However, I was trying to be honest.

I guess that’s one of the points I am trying to make. Who’s opinion matters most when you title your book? What is your title supposed to do for your work?

In my opinion the title should make the reader seek more information, or give an indication of what to expect when they flutter through the pages of your novel.. And that’s why some authors have been known to be traumatized when it comes to choosing the ‟Perfect Title.”

I have it on great authority of the gazillion books Amazon alone offered the world 145,324* are on hold waiting for the bestest title.

My own experience with titles. I named the piece. I saw it in my head that way. The whole time I worked on it the title stuck. The story was wrapped and weaved around the title. Why, I even listed it that way in my word processor. So, that should tell you something. Right?

However, when I began to share it and talk about it, in the last stages, I kept calling it something else. Now, my presumed title that I worked with for a year and a half was replaced.

Here are some Great Titles.. see if you can tell what the story would be about.

How to Murder a Pig.

1. How to butcher a hog.

2. Cook book for pork.

3. How to kill off your slob of a spouse.(BBQ sauce recipe included.)

The Coo-coo next Door.

1. Your neighbor the crazy guy.

2. The extinct bird farm across the street.

3. Why nice Mr. Rogers shot grannie’s irritating clock.(not for children)

Soda: the good and bad

1. Helpful hints on using soda for health.

2. How to remove paint.

3. Cheat your way to win the county belching contest and win first prize. (A Tape-deck player from 1970)

*no real statistics were harmed and if they were so what. 

 OH in case you're curious you can go here:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A31PMO0  or here

Then, you can tell me if I should have kept the title  ..Ghostwoman.

Lisa Day

You can find  more about Lisa's books at  http://lisaday.weebly.com/index.html . My other blog.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

 On Lisa Day Today ..I have YA author Georgina Hannan.

1.      When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was about fourteen. I started a romance story in a collection of notebooks and my friend joined in with me for a bit. Unfortunately a lot of that story was lost so I have been re-writing it and updating it ever since.

2.      Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
No, I used to want to be a teacher!

3.      What drew you to writing young adult stories?
Well as I started when I was fourteen it was my age group and still is just. I like writing about the way younger people see and feel about relationships and situations as it’s a lot different to an adult.

4.      Where does your inspiration for these stories come from?
Good question! I’m not really sure, sometimes it’s just a random idea or its adapted from a dream or an advert or something in my life.

5.      What has your experience been like publishing with Fast-Print.net
They have been very good and very helpful. There have been a few teething issues but mostly they have been very accommodating and I would recommend them.

6.      What was your favourite chapter to write and why?
My favourite chapter would probably have to be Chapter 8 as I enjoyed writing it from different views. I won’t say any more than that J

7.      Where is your favourite place to write?
My favourite place is my bedroom at my desk, which I just recently set-up J

8.      Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? i.e. You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
My only routine is I sit at my desk and I have to listen to music otherwise I become distracted by the TV programmes.

9.      Do you use a computer/laptop for your first draft or are you a pen and paper writer? 
I used to use pen and paper as I knew I’d always have it with me, however I hated typing it all up so I use my laptop now.

10.   How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
The characters are usually a mixture of names I like and surnames of random people or first names of people I know with different surnames.

11.   Did you learn anything from writing your book?  What was it?
I learnt more about the Dartmoor area and the places available to visit there. I also learnt that editing is very hard but very rewarding.

12.   How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
Not that long a few months or so really. It’s the editing that takes the longest for me.

13.   Can you describe the feeling you had when you saw your published book for the first time?
I was ecstatic! I was so very excited and I kept touching it and showing it to everyone.

14.   Who are some of your favourite authors? 
Lauren Kate, Karen Mahoney, JK Rowling, and many more.

15.   Have you ever suffered from a "writer's block"? What did you do to get past the "block"?
Yes I have, not sure there are many writers out there who can say they haven’t! I tend to do a few things; mess around on Facebook for a bit, text a few of my friends and family, make a nice hot chocolate and re-read what I have written. If that still doesn’t work then I put a film on and go back it after it. There has only been one occasion where I had to give up trying for the day as it just wasn’t happening.

16.   What piece of advice would you give to a new writer?
Keep at it. Try editing your own work before giving it to a professional as it makes you so much closer to your own work and teaches you a skill.

17.   Would you share a deep dark secret about you with us?
A deep dark secret, gosh I’m not sure I can think of one! Let’s see... I once tried writing a raunchy scene but I made myself feel embarrassed so deleted it!

Author Bio:
Where to start! I live in surrey, England. I work full time for an I.T company and am currently a Project Coordinator. I started writing when I was fourteen; I always had a problem with reading before I started Secondary School. It was when I was about eleven or twelve that I started going to the library and I found the books which interested me. Since then I’ve become a reader and a writer and my English is better than ever. I love writing and hope it can be something I can continue to do as my life goes on.

Be sure to pick up a copy for your favorite YA reader.



Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Today Lisa Is with Kathleen Morris

Lisa welcomes Kathleen Morris to Lisa Day Today. Kathleen has a bubbly personality and she will entertain from word one.

  1. When did you start writing? I started writing probably about fifteen years ago when my youngest was three. I wrote for a small town newspaper as a correspondent. I didn't make much money but I loved it. Then I just found myself writing more and more. I began to write plays and some of them were performed in my church. One of my plays titled Gotta Love It  won Saskatchewan's Rural Writing contest and was performed by The Dancing Sky Theatre in Meacham, Saskatchewan. It was thrilling to have a professional theatre troupe perform my work. I guess it all spiralled from there. My family and I moved to an acreage as the kids started getting older and I decided to try my hand at writing a book. That's when Deep Bay Vengeance was born. It took me a couple years but I did it. And then it's sequel was born: Deep Bay Relic.
  2. You talk about your books like they are your children. Why is that? Yes! I like to refer to them as my children. Every word, every sentence, every chapter was uniquely crafted together just like when you're expecting a baby. It takes a lot of work to grow a baby. Nine months of watching your stomach grow. It took me a lot longer to grow my books but little by little I watched it get bigger and bigger until it became a real story. And the characters in it grew as well. One by one they were born. Writing is a deep personal thing really. So much of myself comes though without me even realizing it. Bit by bit the books takes on a personality of their own until one day, labour starts and a newborn story is born. My story, by characters, my baby. They hold a special place in my heart. That's kind of strange I know. People call me crazy. That's okay, I kind of am. You have to be if you want to write. But I wouldn't have it any other way.
  3. Why do you write Christian fiction? I settled on writing Christian fiction because my faith is important to me. I want everyone to know God. I've been through a lot of hard things in my life and without God, I wouldn't have made it. I really believe that and I want other people to have that as well. So, I write Biblical truths into my character's lives and God's love into every story I write.
  4. What process of writing do you use? Well, I'm a non-traditional writer. I don't like to pre-plan anything. I don't have charts and notes or anything like that. I sit down and place my fingers on the keyboard and start to type. I've talked to other writers who can't understand my technique but that's okay. Every writer is different. I guess for me, I just love a good surprise. I like not knowing what is around the corner or who will get into trouble next. The best way to describe the way I write is, writing by the seat of my pants. Usually I shock myself by writing a character off that I didn't expect to. I've cried my heart out over the death of a character I didn't intend to kill off. It's crazy I know, but that's part of the thrill of writing for me. I'm just as surprised as my readers when something bad happens. I like that!
  5. What do you think makes a good story? I think a good story should have a little bit of everything. Though I like to write suspense/thrillers it wouldn't be a good book if it didn't have romance mixed with it. My characters also have to go through a moral struggle and come out learning a lesson. That is a must. And when I write, I like to leave a person hanging with something suspenseful. Each page, each chapter, has to grab me, and ultimately has to grab the reader. If it doesn't, I'm bored and I just don't read it. I think my readers feel the same way and so that is why I deliver that to them.
  6. What style of writing do you like best? I like to write in the third person. First person bothers me. I guess because it doesn't sound real to me. I have to read and write realistically. I have a problem with fantasy. My kids make fun of me because I don't like fairy tales but that's just me. I've always been like that and I guess I always will be. It has to be realistic! I also like to get inside the heads of each of my characters and throughout the book I give each character a chance to tell the story through their eyes.
  7. Are you working on your next book? Why yes, I am. It won't be a third book in my Deep Bay Series though. That series is perfect with just two books. My next series is called The Blood War Trilogy. I don't want to reveal too much about it. Not even the title, but what I do want to say is that it will surprise everyone. By that I mean, my topic is a bit wild for the Christian genre but God is still  in it. My characters will go through a great deal of pain and suffering in this one, but their transformation will be unique. Be prepared for an apocalyptic thriller with an amazing twist of fate. For the time being you can enjoy my new book of short inspirational stories that went live via Smashwords Dec 3, 2012. It's called Size Seven Shorts. Self explanatory. Seven short pieces that will change your life. Book 2 in the series is out as well and it's called Short End Of The Stick. I also have a play titled Time Will Tell - An Easter play published Dec 31st 2012.  

One of her books:
Short End Of The Stick -
Short inspirational stories about true life experiences that will change your life. Join in the spiritual journey of author Kathleen Morris as she unfolds the many personal experiences and entertaining stories of her life. Some would say she got the short end of the stick, but according to her, there is no short end...only opportunities to learn and grow.

Her other offerings:
Time Will Tell - An Easter Play: TIME WILL TELL is a play about two teenage girls who travel back in time to witness the crucifixion of Jesus Christ first hand. It is a unique way of telling the Easter story, revealing a message of love, hope, and forgiveness. It will truly bring a personal touch to the crucifixion for young and old.

Size Seven Shorts:
Seven inspirational short stories that will change your life! Join in the spiritual journey through the adventures of Kathleen Morris, author of Deep Bay Vengeance and Deep Bay Relic, as she unfolds the many personal experiences and entertaining stories of her colorful life.

Deep Bay Vengeance:
When Loretta's only son gets killed during a bank robbery, she sets out to find his killer no matter what the cost. The story brings us to a remote fly-in-fishing camp in Northern Saskatchewan where three very different people come together for very different reasons. Together they pursue truth, discover faith, and expose corruption of the human spirit deep in the heart of Canada's north.

Deep Bay Relic:
Book Two in the Deep Bay Series. When a rustic lodge in Northern Saskatchewan becomes the nesting ground for diamond smugglers, Carla Reece finds herself in the middle. She and a myriad of others fall victim to circumstance and have to find their own way out of the wilderness. Survival becomes a quest for truth and self-discovery, with faith their only weapon against a foul ancient creature hidden in Deep Bay since the beginning
To buy her books:
Short End Of The Stick - Short inspirational stories for the soul. Short End Of The Stick by Kathleen Morris. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/274435
Time Will Tell - An Easter Play:
Time Will Tell - An Easter Play on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Time-Will-Tell-Easter-ebook/dp/B00AVDZ2IQ/ref=la_B0099WZSDY_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1357185558&sr=1-4
Size Seven Shorts
7 inspirational short devotions for the soul. Size Seven Shorts by Kathleen Morris. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/261677
Deep Bay Vengeance (Book one in Deep Bay Series)
What would you do if your only son was shot? Would you go after the killer? Novel by Kathleen Morris. #suspensethriller http://www.amazon.com/Kathleen-Morris/e/B0099WZSDY/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Deep Bay Relic (Book two in Deep Bay Series)
If the Loch Ness Monster targeted people because of their sins,would you get bit? Novel by Kathleen Morris. #christian http://www.amazon.com/Kathleen-Morris/e/B0099WZSDY/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Paige Blue is on LisaDay Today

Have you meet Paige Bleu? Well, today's the day you will.

Paige Bleu is an Indie-Author, currently working on publishing and promoting her supernatural, fantasy series-'The Ameryn Chronicles'. Volume 1-'Finding Summerland'-became available in July 2012. This is the first officially published work of Paige's, who was a ghost writer previously, as well as many other things! Paige is on her own journey of self discovery...learning the ropes of marketing, social networking, and self publishing simultaneously.

I asked Paige a few questions and here's her answers.

1) If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
Definitely the past. I'll see my own future soon enough and to be frank, beyond that scares me! I would go back and see the building of the megaliths and the other wonders of the world. Maybe back even further to when it all began. That would be amazing.

2) If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
1-The Dali Lama: He fascinates me
2-Karl Pilkington: He tickles my funny bones
3-Alexander Skarsgrard: YuMmY
4-Nikola Tesla: My hero
5-Neil Diamond: Don't laugh! I've loved that man since I was 6!

3) If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
1-Aquaphor: I hate chapped lips!
2-A Bible: I would want good reading material and I figure you can never read it too many times.
3-Sunscreen: I'm very pale!

4) What is one book everyone should read?
Jane Eyre. It was written so beautifully. The language, the symbolism, it's unlike most books you would find today. It's timeless.

5) If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Invisibility. Think of all you would learn.

6) What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
This is like a trick question! Only one? Come on....really!! How bout 1/5 rocky road-1/5 chocolate mint chip-2/5 nutty coconut-and 1/5 Oreo. See how I foiled you. Seriously, I would buy that ice cream if it existed!

7) If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
My Grandfather who died before I was born.

8) Night owl, or early bird?
I'm psycho in the morning before my frappe and a moment alone. Def a Night Prowler! I write a lot at crazy hours. Some of my best (perhaps full of typos!) work.

9) Skittles or M&Ms?
M&Ms hands down. I'm a chocolate girl. I'm a vegetarian...I eat enough real fruit!

10) Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
I'll cry a lot if you don't and do you really want that on your conscience?

11) Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
LivEternal, the second book in the series is in full swing...hopefully ready for release by December. My goal is to find the time to finish all 5. Then I have another series up my sleeve.

12) What inspired you to want to become a writer?
I always wrote. It was in me when I was born. I was a weird kid who daydreamed a lot and had imaginary friends! Then when I grew up I assimilated for awhile. Now I'm back like a phoenix!

13) Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
An email from my first real fan. She's a 13 year old girl struggling to become a writer. She said she looked up to me and asked me about my challenges so far...it almost made me cry. Even though I've never met her and I'm nobody's hero, it touched me. Someday I know I'll be reading her books!

14) Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
Hurt by Johnny Cash. It sums Wes up in book one.

15) What's the craziest writing idea you've had?
To write a non fiction. I'm very private but I have some truly amazing stories. Don't we all?!

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