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I have been finding it a bit hard to navigate through some of the things I need answers to.

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I am finding it a little difficult. Right now I am going through IngramSparks for expanded distribution but still using CS and Amazon for digital.

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I love history books and mystery books the most. Anything to do with music history gets me going. Can anyone recommend anyone I should check out or books I should check out?

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FREE book on kindle TODAY!

Posted by monalisa5 Jul 5, 2014

FREE BOOK ON KINDLE--

JULY 5TH!

 

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FREE BOOK TODAY ON KINDLE!
"Da Vinci's REAL Hidden Secrets presents:
'Secrets and Adversaries: The Beginning'
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'Secrets and Adversaries: The Beginning'
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free book today on kindle

Posted by monalisa5 May 3, 2014

FREE BOOK SATURDAY 5-3-14 ON KINDLE!
"Da Vinci's REAL Hidden Secrets: Treasure Island"
Embark upon a REAL Treasure Hunt with Da Vinci's REAL Treasure Map.
Discover how comparing Da Vinci's Map to the 'Madonna of the Rocks' leads to secret Treasure!
GO TO AMAZON AND COPY:
"Da Vinci's REAL Hidden Secrets: Treasure Island"

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Free Book On Saturday

Posted by monalisa5 May 2, 2014

FREE BOOK SATURDAY 5-3-14 ON KINDLE!
"Da Vinci's REAL Hidden Secrets: Treasure Island"
Embark upon a REAL Treasure Hunt with Da Vinci's REAL Treasure Map.
Discover how comparing Da Vinci's Map to the 'Madonna of the Rocks' leads to secret Treasure!
GO TO AMAZON AND COPY:
"Da Vinci's REAL Hidden Secrets: Treasure Island"

(Won't let me upload photo)

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Monday's inspiration!

Posted by jlthompson5 Apr 7, 2014

So my plate is full today and my blog will be short. I leave you, my devoted followers with another of the music video’s that helped inspire my book. I hope it helps you get through the Manic Monday Blues! I will be back with my not so packed mommy schedule to leave you a blog post you can’t resist. Thanks for following and enjoy!

 

 

 

http://youtu.be/sa6YhRiMmsI

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Inspire me!

Posted by jlthompson5 Mar 26, 2014

So what inspires you to write? I find I love music as much as I love writing, so I blend them. I find from time to time i have to stop and belt out a few lines of the songs from time to time and it helps me keep a clearer mind and fresh eyes. I always make sure that going into one of the important events in the story I belt out a few lines of my favorite inspirational songs. I even keep a play list for everything I write. I often wonder if anyone has ever given a recommended listening list with their work before? And would it help the reader be pulled in more feeling the emotion of the music like it does for me, or if it would be too distracting. I am all for reading but I need a little background noise too of I feel like I'm dead. However when you have kids that is only because silence means they are getting in trouble. So here is a video of one of many songs that inspire me to write my loving heart out!

 

 

http://youtu.be/PGEk0vaLqWc

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The star is Born

Posted by Satnam Jan 31, 2014

Please check out the preview of my upcoming book "Ths star is born" on

www.creatspace.com/Preview/1141918

Also read my blog www.marysiajanik.blogspot.com

Thank you

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Tricks or Treats?

Posted by Pen2Paper Oct 30, 2013

All Hallows Eve aka Halloween is once again upon us. It's the time of year when all things that go bump in the night are free to walk the earth...to mingle among us humans...ain't it cool!

 

 

And while my writing style is deeply woven in all things creepy, unsettling, and yes, sometimes disturbing, it sparks my creativity. It's what horror writers do best. Ah, Halloween...the time quickly approaches when both sinister and harmless creatures of the night settle in to wreak havoc and mayhem upon their mostly unsuspecting  recipients, delivering huge doses of unnerving fright and horror.

 

 

Those of you who have already previewed my soon-to-be-released debut novel, Red Hunger, know that fairy tales are not exclusively for children. We adults also enjoy a good dose of tricks or treats. Why? Because scary can be loads of fun! With just the right mix of legend, magic, good, and evil, even the most righteous skeptics can be made to believe. So I say, this Halloween, cast aside your disbelief and enjoy all that the season of the macabre has to offer. Don't be afraid when your skin starts to crawl, your heartbeat quickens, and the hairs stand up on the back of your neck. Afterwards, when you find it hard to fall asleep, embrace your fears, face them head on, and don't be afraid to take the time to walk on the dark side with my deliciously wicked fictional offering at https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1131820 Happy Reading!

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My Characters...Myself

Posted by Pen2Paper Oct 9, 2013

I think back to the day I sat down in front of my computer and started penning my first soon-to-be released novel, Red Hunger. Little did I know, it would take three long years of dedication to flesh out my vision from start to finish. The concept, the situations, the characters...MY CHARACTERS...it was like dreaming in a conscious state...before work, during work, after work--everyday. Who are they? Who would they become? Where did they come from? Where do they live? How do they work? How do they play? What do they feel? What motivates them? How will they fall? How will they rise? What is their pain, their frailties, their flaws? And most importantly, how would I paint their picture to the world, to present a finished canvas, to tell their story in such a way as to strike a resounding chord within my readers and force them to connect with my creation...my characters, for they cannot be discounted.

 

The light bulb turned on, the red flag flew, when I realized that like conception, the birth of my characters began within me. I had to be them... to feel what they felt, to see through their eyes, to hear and react to what they heard, to smell what they smelled, and to taste what they were tasting. In order to bring my characters to life, I had to become them--for me, there was no other way. I wanted to experience esoterically what I had created. I owe that to my characters--my creations, and I definitely owe that to my audience. It's what's expected, and it's my job as a writer to deliver!

 

So, when you sit down to press pen to paper, don't ever forget the importance of what you are about to embark upon. Your creation, your characters, should be as real as life itself! They should make you laugh and make you cry, fill you with anger, frustration, and joy. They should thrill you, disappoint you, and in the end, make you proud, as proud as a parent when you first behold the beauty, the pure majesty, of that which you have created...your characters. Now, breathe...and take a few moments to check out the preview of my first born at https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1131820 Enjoy!

 

 

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Why Writers Must Suffer

Posted by Pen2Paper Oct 5, 2013

I always used to wonder why people said artists were destined to suffer for their art. Never truly knowing what they meant, three years ago, I started penning my first manuscript, Red Hunger. Because I am a life-long lover of supernatural books and movies, I first toyed with the idea of making my debut novel a paranormal romance, but I quickly learned that my true talent laid within horror fiction, so it didn't take me long to return to my own style of writing, darkly rooted within that genre.

 

 

After enduring a devastating computer crash, which sent my first completed draft into oblivion, I picked up the shattered pieces of my emotions and carried on. But fear not, for that hard-learned lesson (failure to back up my file) led me to creating a much crisper, professional version of my story. It was then that I realized the important concept of the struggling artist: At some point, we all must suffer for our art because its birth is never without pain in some shape or form. It just comes with the territory.

 

 

Life is funny like that. All valuable things come with a price, and the sacrifices you make--time, money, and emotion, are the key ingredients in honing your talents to produce the best product possible.

 

 

So on those lonely days and nights when it may seem that your diligent efforts are all in vain, please remember, nothing worth reading is ever created without pain. But if you ask me, it's all worth it in our pursuit of the elusive dream of becoming  successfully published authors. And that, my fellow writers, makes the bitter journey all the more sweeter! Don't forget to check out the preview of Red Hunger at https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1131820 and leave me some honest feedback.

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Why I Write Horror

Posted by Pen2Paper Sep 28, 2013

Since the time I was a little girl, I've always been fascinated by those things that go bump in the night, the things that give you goose bumps and make the hairs on back of your neck stand up. Staying up late to read books, watch TV shows and movies that created many sleepless nights for me were the very things that led me to writing horror.

 

Fast forward to the present...my passion for adult horror, in particular the supernatural genre, allows my creative juices to flow freely as I explore the dark recesses of the human psyche. You see, for the most part, the things that scare us are often projections of our own imaginations. They are reflections, if you will, of our internal struggles, our conflicting emotions that we try so hard to keep hidden deep within ourselves. But all it takes is an engrossing tale of fright to bring those fears bubbling to the surface.

 

As with any genre, good writing is key to capturing an audience of readers and engaging them throughout your journey. Always be conscious of your audience, for they come to you with the hopes of being entertained, and it is our job as writers to deliver! There are a lot of us who enjoy the thrill of a good scary tale. So remember, as we head into October, the season of all things creepy, keep your eyes and ears open for the upcoming release of my debut novel, Red Hunger. Get a sneak peek at https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1131820 and rate my preview. I'd love to know what you think. Happy Reading!

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Fear the Dhampir

Posted by Pen2Paper Sep 11, 2013

I simply love incorporating diversity into my writing. The stories I create seem much more flavorful when the characters I conjure cross the usual or expected boundaries of logic and establish an identity of their own. Take the Dhampir for example, otherwise known as a half-breed. Children brought forth by human/vampire union, this legend got its start in the old folklore of the Balkans.

 

 

Ah, such a lovely mix...they possess all of the strengths but none of the weaknesses associated with their bloodsucking parent.

 

 

Back then, it was thought that male vampires possessed a strong desire for human women. News flash, they did and still do! Through that unyielding desire, the legend of the Dhampir was born. Initially, these creatures were believed to be imperfect, with bodies housing no bones and short life expectancies, but over time, their undeniable attributes gave birth to a more favorable, downright gorgeous appearance. After all, why should Dhampirs be viewed as abominations when their abilities are so apparent?

 

 

 

I chose to make this amazing creation the focus of my soon-to-be-released debut novel, Red Hunger, to illustrate the power of diversity. Isn't variety the spice of life? The ability to experience mostly all that is human while maintaining the virtually invincible nature of the vampire does have its advantages. Ok, who am I to say. You be the judge. Check out my sneak preview at https://www.createspace.com/Preview/1131820 Don't worry, you don't have to download, and please leave your thoughts in constructive feedback. Happy Reading!    

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