Monthly Archives: October 2013

Happy Halloween!

I decided not to post an “is it Friday yet?” post because I LOVE Halloween!

Here is my pumpkin that I carved all by myself…Yes I am proud. 🙂

 

 

 

Conflict—Giving LIFE to Your Fiction

Awesome post by Author Kristen Lamb!

Kristen Lamb's Blog

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Bad decisions make GREAT fiction. I know it’s tough to not write about fully evolved/self-actualized characters, but those guys are B-O-R-I-N-G. We like to watch people grow, probably so we might glean some hint of how to grow, ourselves. The more messed up a character is? The more INTERESTING they become.

Come on! You know it.

If you were at a restaurant and had a choice of where to eavesdrop, would it be the couple talking about their plans for the week as a team baking cookies for the school? Or would it be the nasty breakup on Table 6?

If we don’t have conflict, the story falls flat. Everything comes too easily and that is a formula for a Snooze-Fest. I am SO HUMBLED and honored to be friends with THE LEGEND Les Edgerton. In his mind? NOTHING comes easily. Even if your protagonist just wants directions, she should…

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Is it Friday Yet? (Oct 24)

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I think he is saying it is time to quit for the day!  Or the weekend!

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WWW Wednesdays (Oct 23)

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

My Answers: Unfortunately, I am still reading the same book as last week, only because I had to take a break to finish writing my book.  Which I am happy to say I just finished yesterday….yayyyy for me!  Now on to the dreaded editing phase.  So my answers are the same as last week.

The Program (The Program, #1)  Recently Finished: The Program (Program #1) by Suzanne Young.  Awesome book!  I posted a review here.

https://cynthiastacey.com/2013/10/17/the-program-the-program-1-by-suzanne-young/

Origin (Lux, #4) Currently Reading: Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer Armentrout.  OMG I love love love this book!  I am about half way done and it is amazing so far.  

Next for me? With my schedule, who knows but these are on my watch list still:

Unravel Me (Shatter Me, #2) Spellcaster (Spellcaster, #1) Touch of Power (Avry of Kazan, #1) First Grave on the Right (Charley Davidson #1)

Unravel Me (Shatter Me #2) by Tahereh mafi

SpellCaster (Spellcaster #1) by Claudia Grey

Touch of Power (Healer #1) by Maria Snyder

First Grave on the Right (Charlie Davidson #1) by Darynda Jones

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!

Wordless Wednesday (Oct 23)

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Wordless Wednesday.

When Stars Die – Release Day!!!!

It is finally release day!  Lets give a warm welcome to Amber Skye Forbes and her debut novel!!!

WHEN STARS DIE  is an insightful examination of human suffering and the first installment of The Stars Trilogy.

When Stars Die  When Stars die by Amber Skye Forbes.  Release date Oct 22. Price $12.79

Shadowy figures haunt Amelia’s days in Cathedral Reims, and they are waiting for her to join them. Redemption isn’t possible for a witch, but she’s committed her life to trying, as long as she can still protect her younger brother, Nathaniel. What she doesn’t realize is that Nathaniel’s been seeing the figures too, and that both of them are about to be submerged into a much different – and more dangerous – world than they ever knew existed. They unite with the dangerously attractive priest, Oliver Cromwell, in hop

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Meet the author

Amber Forbes

Amber Skye Forbes’s first publication was a short story titled “Dead Poet’s Pendulum” published in The Oddville Press when she was nineteen. Since then she has had a few editorial stints: slush pile reader for The Oddville Press, Executive Editor for Sorean: A Gothic Magazine, where she had two installation fiction pieces published, a few articles, and some photography, Editorial and Communications Intern for YALITCHAT, and Founder and Managing Editor of The Corner Club Press. Outside of her writerly life, Amber loves painting, doing photography, playing video games, and mothering her cat. She lives in Grovetown, Georgia where she attends Augusta State University with a track in English middle education.

If you want to reach out to Amber here is where you will find her:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmberSkyeForbes?ref=br_tf

Website: http://amberskyeforbes.com

WordPress Blog: http://amberskyeforbes.wordpress.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AmberSkyeF

Tumblr: http://thedancingwriter.tumblr.com/

Teaser Tuesday (Oct 22)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My Teaser:

Thirty-one hours, forty-two minutes, and twenty seconds had passed since the doors had closed, separating Kat from me.  Thirty-one hours, forty-two minutes, and ten seconds since I last saw her.  For thirty-one hours and forty-one minutes Kat had been in the hands of the Daedalus.

Each second, every minute and hour that ticked by had driven me fucking insane.

(2% of Kindle)

Origin (Lux, #4) Origin (Lux #4) by Jennifer Armentrout

So far I am really enjoying this fourth book of the series.  I love the Lux series.  Jennifer Armentrout doesn’t disappoint.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Teaser Tuesdays post, or share your ‘teasers’ in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

Teaser Tuesday is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading. Check out their blog!