Monday, October 27, 2014

What's News in Writing this Week

What’s News in Writing This Week

1.  New Release The Killer You Know by Riley McKissack
   Someone is trying to kill Katie Taylor. Does she have information worth killing for? Amnesia after a car crash leaves her unable to remember a lot, like the fact that she is no longer engaged to Sheriff Grant Campbell.
   Men of the Badge continues in Hawk’s Peak, a small mountain town in North Georgia, where Grant Campbell, a former Atlanta cop, has returned after many years to be sheriff. 
   Katie Taylor is the love of his life – the woman he loved and lost years ago.
   Grant must keep Katie alive long enough to remember the secrets worth killing for, even if it means she remembers she stopped loving him. Even if it costs him, once again, the love of his life.

2.Find The Magic – How to Plot a Story in 10 Easy Steps by Alicia Dean

  How to write a novel? That is the question. There are probably as many answers to that question as there are people who ask it. 
Wanting to write and actually doing it are two very different things. I am well acquainted with the sometimes grueling process of churning out a story. Over the years, I have tried many methods for creating and completing manuscripts, and have tweaked and honed it down to a workable (for me) process. 

 Using specific examples from one of my own novels, Without Mercy, I share my method in this mini how to book. The first eight steps actually deal with plotting while the last two are designed to help expand your outline into a well-developed draft. There is no one, perfect way to create a story, but there will be a method, or methods that work for you. I’m not sure if this is the one, but it works for me. Only you can decide if it also works for you. Fingers crossed that it does!

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3. We have the Reaper blog hop with 12 Authors of Reaper Stories – A Grand Prize of $100 Amazon Gift Card – PLUS lots of other prizes, interviews, and games. Check the twelve authors here.
Check the blog hop here

4. And we have a giveaway – not a book but a calendar. Check the cover. It’s a 2015 NZ Firefighters Calendar via Rafflecopter. Giveaway runs till 31st October and is open internationally. Here’s the link for information on the giveaway.
And here’s the Direct link to the giveaway on Rafflecopter

5. One more last minute new release
The group Love Historicals has a new release, a boxed set called “Love Historicals presents Lost in a Kiss: 8 Sweet and Sensual Novellas”.
It is available at the bargain price of $2.99
Buy links:
Barnes & Noble


  1. Thank you for featuring my book and the blog hop. The calendar looks yummy. :) And, The Killer You Know sounds like a great read!

  2. Thanks for featuring our boxed set Lost in a Kiss. And I am definitely going to enter to win the calendar. Or maybe I should just move to New Zealand!!

  3. Hey, Beverley, thanks for featuring Lost in a Kiss. It's a unique collection of never-before-published stories. You can read one a night!

  4. Thank you for featuring our box set on your blog today.

  5. I'd wait until the weather improves before moving to NZ; right now it's raining, so the firefighters won't have their shirts off ;-) And thanks heaps for the shout-out re my giveaway, Beverley!

  6. You're all very welcome. And I may skip NZ at this time of the year, but I sure like your firefighters.:)