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Cool Links for Writers…Publish Us…Write Articles and Get Paid!

Good morning Sunshine!

Welcome to your Thursday! I hope your day so far is finding you in good spirits and ready to face the day head on!

Today I wanted to share with you a bunch of goodies…all cool and informative links for writers.

As a writer myself, I know how hard it is to break into the biz, find an agent or a publisher who will even give you the time of day and I think it’s cool if we help one another. Hey, we are all in this together right!

So here they are…enjoy!

13 BLOG POST IDEAS FOR NOVELISTS

http://michaelhyatt.com/13-blog-post-ideas-for-novelists.html

7 REASONS WHY AGENTS STOP READING YOUR FIRST CHAPTER

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/7-reasons-agents-stop-reading-your-first-chapter

5 THINGS TO STOP DOING (IF YOU REALLY WANT TO FINISH WRITING YOUR NOVEL)

http://www.writersdigest.com/online-editor/5-things-to-stop-doing-if-you-really-want-to-finish-writing-your-novel

SYLVIA DAY SELLS 100,000 TRADE PAPERBACKS IN A WEEK

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/sylvia-day-sells-100000-trade-paperbacks_b60162#.UKPpFiqSFMY.facebook

TIPS FOR SELF-PUBLISHING IN THE iBOOKSTORE

http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/mark-cokers-tips-for-self-publishing-in-the-ibookstore_b60195#.UKPoWg-r2Xo.facebook

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

“Ruin and recovering are both from within.” – Epictetus

Epictetus, the Roman-era Stoic philosopher, lived a very ascetic life, believing that happiness came from living “according to the will of nature” and that free will comes from how we respond to circumstances. He was born in 55 AD in what is now Turkey and spent most of his life in Rome. He spent his youth as a slave and became crippled due to his master’s harsh treatment. He was later exiled to Greece, where he founded a school and wrote his most famed work, The Discourses. He died in 135.

Have you heard of Publish Us? It’s a website where authors can write articles and get paid for their work!

 http://pu.blish.us/register/1563

MY NEW ARTICLES ON PUBLISH US

http://pu.blish.us/article/11967/how-to-make-homemade-bread

http://pu.blish.us/article/11972/shimmy-your-way-into-belly-dance-at-any-age

http://pu.blish.us/article/12001/why-men-like-to-watch-women-strip

~CONTACT ME~

I love to hear from my readers, whether good, bad or anything in between!

If you are interested in reviewing my books, interviewing me or being a guest on my blog, please contact me at Magicforest@peoplepc.com

Let me know if you want to be added to my distro list for upcoming book info!

I’ll also let you know about new releases, contests and other fun stuff and you’ll find out all the juicy stuff before anyone else does!

Twitter: @LisaVProulx

Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-alias=books&field-author=Lisa%20V.%20Proulx

Barnes&Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/LISA-V–PROULX?keyword=LISA+V.+PROULX&store=allproducts

Smashwords Author Profile
http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lisavproulx

Author Blog:  https://lisavproulx.wordpress.com/

Groupie Blog, Lick and A Promise: http://lickandapromise.wordpress.com/

FaceBook Author Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-V-Proulx-Author-Fan-Page/223212131077410

And as always, thank you for your continued love and support! 🙂

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Meet Author C.V. HUNT! Horror/Paranormal author of ENDLESSLY…

Hi everyone,

Sorry I have been off the scene for awhile, everything is okay now and getting back to normal.

It is a real scorcher here in Maryland today…it’s over 100 degrees! I like hot weather but not fry an egg on the sidewalk kind of hot!

Been working on my latest book, LICK AND A PROMISE and looking for an agent for a book I wrote about my mother’s life story.

Going back to belly dance in the Fall after an accident last summer left me grounded for several months. Can’t shimmy with broken ribs.

I’ve also taken up yoga! Trying to get a little more flexible in my belly dance routine and add some tribal to my dance. I enjoy it and feel like a pretzel after my classes! 🙂

Life is good!

Meet Horror/Paranormal writer C.V. Hunt!

C.V. Hunt is the author to the Endlessly series. Look for the squeal Legacy. She lives in North West Ohio with her husband. In her spare time she reads, writes, paints, listens to music and likes to watch horror movies.

“I write reviews for The LL Book Review. The LL is a great site for anyone that is interested in POD, indie, and small press books. We are a mixture of people in the writing field, with one mission – to help authors by writing reviews. If you are an author – and interested in having your book reviewed – please check out the Pick me! section of their website. If your book lies with in the horror, supernatural, paranormal or bizarre genre.”

1.) When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

It was a few years ago. There was an unexpected death in the family. It made me take a look at the things I had done in my life, and the things I wanted to do. Writing a book was one of them.

2.) What type of genre do you write in?

Currently all of my work is paranormal/horror, but I’d like to take a swing at other genres.

3.) What inspires you to write in this genre?

I’ve always been fascinated with horror and dark things. I’ve filled my life with these types of books and movies, so it just feels natural to write about them.

4.) Where do you get your ideas for your writing?

I have a desire to take the popular idea of something and make it the opposite. Since I’m big on horror, friends will ask me odd questions about horror monsters. Some of their questions have never been answered, or they’re answered differently throughout the history of books or movies. I like to walk away from those conversations with my own ideas of what the answers should be.

5.) Who are your favorite authors and why?

I have so many, it’s hard to narrow it down. I love Chuck Palahniuk’s ability to tell a story from first person perspective, and David Wellington’s books are thoroughly researched. I’ve had the pleasure to talk with and meet authors. Each author has their niche, and once they find it, it transcends through in their writing. 

6.) In your opinion, what key parts of a story make it great?

I’m more of a character driven reader. If I can get sucked into the main characters, and feel sympathetic for them, then I feel the author has accomplished something.

7.) What activities do you do for inspiration?

I usually listen to music and read. Just talking to people seems to open my imagination up a lot.

8.) Do you belong to any writing communities, or critique groups?

I am a Goodreads member, http://www.goodreads.com/cvhunt and I also review books for the LL Book Review http://llbookreview.com/

 9.) Has your work won any awards?

No.

10.) Do you have a day job?

Yes. I haven’t met too many independent authors who are full-time writers. Being an independent author has become very accessible to anyone with the time and patience to pursue it. But it’s also unpredictable, and there are no benefits.

11.) What advice would you give to others who are interested in pursuing a career in writing?

Keep writing. It’s a shame how many authors will write one book and just wait for it to become famous overnight. They don’t do anything in the mean time but sit and base their whole writing career on the success of one book. The best thing to do is get your name out there as much as possible, and just keep writing. Don’t let negative reviews get you down.

 12.) What is the title of your upcoming/newly released novel, and where can we find it?

I recently released Phantom, the third book of the Endlessly trilogy. http://www.amazon.com/Phantom-Volume-3-C-Hunt/dp/1456487116/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1332643109&sr=8-2 You can also get it as a download for Kindle, iTunes, Nook, and Sony by searching for it or down it at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/133344

13.) What is the best way for your fans to contact you?

I prefer e-mail verloren@authorcvhunt.com but anyone is welcome to follow me on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/verlorenfagan or on Twitter @CVHunt

14.) What is your ultimate goal/dream concerning your writing?

I think every author’s dream is for their writing to fund their financial needs, but I just enjoy hearing from people who liked the books. I would definitely like to branch out and experiment with my writing.

15.) Any final thoughts?

I’d like to thank you for having me. Being a author is a voiceless profession, and we can only be heard through the voice of our readers, and reviewers.

FUN Bonus questions 

1. If you could spend a day with anyone, living or dead, real or fictitious, who would it be and why?

Kurt Cobain. He has been a large influence for me. His music, art, and life, keep me inspired on almost a daily basis. 

 2. What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?

Waitressing tables. People don’t realize how demanding of a job it can be, and the pay is horrible. I think it has made me a better tipper and sympathetic to food servers.

 3. What’s your favorite type of music?

I listen to a wide variety of music. Screamo seems to be dominating my playlist at the moment, but it changes on regular basis. It may be filled with indie folk music tomorrow. It’s usually some type of rock, but you can find techno, and rap mixed in also.

 4. What’s your favorite TV program?

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Hmm. I think it’s a tossup between Tosh.0 and South Park. I have an unusual sense of humor.

 5. What’s your favorite food?

French fries.

 7. Which is more important to you – character or plot?

Character. If you fall in love with the character you can follow them through any plot.

 8. How do you visualize the scenes as you write?

Sometimes I envision it just like I were reading any other book, but there are times when I close my eyes and try to play the scene out like a movie.

 9. Do you have a writing day/days? If so, how do you structure them? If not, how do you manage to write?

I work an unusual swing-shift, so I tend to write on my days off. I try to wait until after midnight when the world is quieter. 

 12. What are you currently reading?

Wicked Hungry by Teddy Jacobs

Books by C.V. Hunt

BOOK #1 When Ashley walks into a shop run by the vampire, Verloren, they both get the surprise of their lives. Ash is about to learn that she’s not just another pretty young woman, while Verloren is astonished to find himself falling in love. But how can a vampire love a human? And what if the human isn’t as human as she seems? When Ash’s true nature reveals itself, the entire power structure of the world’s outsiders teeters on the brink of destruction. Verloren and Ash become more and more terrified as they grope their way toward the ultimate truth: that they hold the key to something much larger than their own survival.

BOOK #2After defeating the dreaded Quatre, dragon-vampire, Ashley, and her lover, the vampire, Verloren, take a well-deserved rest in the Pacific Northwest. Ashley wants to learn about her newfound powers, and both of these soul mates want to chart their uncertain future. What will their role be in this world of misfits? And what is the meaning of disturbing premonitions seen only by Verloren?

 Living in a secret compound with other outsiders, Ashley discovers what Verloren already knows: when given their freedom some misfits will do the right thing, but others are still dedicated to evil.
 

BOOK #3 Jason Zurk is a werewolf with a soul mate named Oz, but he doesn’t want her anywhere near him. Jason yearns to give his love, and even his life, to Ashley, the vampire-dragon hybrid. Ashley barely survives on the wisp of a hope. She dreams that her own soul mate, Verloren, will somehow return from the dead.

In “Phantom” C.V. Hunt completes her trilogy with a story of the fruits and frustrations of true love in an underworld of misfits. How do traditions of marriage, family, and commitment work in a world of violence and blood? How do the world’s monsters find true happiness? Where do children fit in a life where all grownups are misfits?

Spencer Mason has discovered a secret spell that will raise the dead, and as a funeral home director, there is no short supply of bodies. As Spencer builds a legion of undead soldiers, he plans to get revenge for the torment he endured during his childhood years – until Raven Anderson moves into town.

 Blind since birth, Raven struggles to adapt with her new surroundings after the death of her mother. She finds a sympathetic shoulder to lean on when she meets Spencer, and the two find out that they have a lot in common.
 
Raven senses that Spencer is troubled by something that he isn’t sharing, but the thing that tortures Spencer the most is something Raven cannot see.

Love shared, love in secret, celebrated, exploded. Unrequited longing and love that’s mellowed through the years. Love at long distance, across continents, so close there’s no space to breathe, or never quite close enough. Love lost and love found. Love from the inside out and love from the outside in. Love Notes has it all: a collection of poetry as diverse as the experience of falling in love itself. A shared candied apple, a farewell at Paddington Station, a name scribbled in a notebook, a face that leaves us breathless, a single word that changes our life forever. Love Notes is a rich tapestry of verse woven from fragments of life and those moments that make falling in love so irresistible. And so inevitable. Love is unique, love is universal. Love is everywhere.

“100 Demented, Stupid, and Weird Haikus That Make No Sense” is introduced into print for the first time, along with various other works: poetry, short stories, flash fiction, unsung songs, paintings, and photography. All from the hands of C.V. Hunt. Look inside the mind of an author, and enter a demented world of words. See the photos that inspired stories, and paintings of the creatures lurking in her mind. Welcome to Hand Ramblings.

This work is a compilation of lunatic ravings by an author that can’t write. For those of you that take life too serious, or hate grammar errors, I would suggest that you stop reading, and delete this immediately.

Where to find C.V. HUNT and her books!

http://www.authorcvhunt.com/p/books.html

www.authorcvhunt.com
www.facebook.com/verlorenfagan
www.twitter.com/CVHunt

 http://www.amazon.com/C.-V.-Hunt/e/B004OOQKG6

~CONTACT LISA~


I love to hear from my readers, whether good, bad or anything in between!

If you are interested in reviewing my books, interviewing me or being a guest on my blog, please contact me at Magicforest@peoplepc.com

Let me know if you want to be added to my distro list for upcoming book info!

I’ll also let you know about new releases, contests and other fun stuff and you’ll find out all the juicy stuff before anyone else does!

Twitter: @LisaVProulx

Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-alias=books&field-author=Lisa%20V.%20Proulx

Barnes&Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/LISA-V–PROULX?keyword=LISA+V.+PROULX&store=allproducts

Smashwords Author Profile http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lisavproulx 

Blog, The Main Artery: https://lisavproulx.wordpress.com/

Blog, Lick and A Promise: http://lickandapromise.wordpress.com/

FaceBook Author Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-V-Proulx-Author-Fan-Page/223212131077410

And as always, thank you for your continued love and support! 🙂

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“Do not fear mistakes, there are none.” ~ Miles Davis

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Meet Author Emerald Barnes! Piercing Through The Darkness & Read Me Dead!

Hi everyone!

Well, it looks like Spring has sprung and we have been fortunate here in Maryland to enjoy some very hot days. I mean hot like in the high 70’s and 80’s, you know, my kind of weather.

I don’t like the cold, in fact I think of Hell as cold, icy and barren and not hot, steamy and sweaty. Cold. Hell is cold weather!

So on that cheery note, I hope you enjoy your day, thanks for stopping by and talk to you soon! 🙂

~AUTHOR OF THE WEEK~

Today I would like to introduce to you a very talented author named EMERALD BARNES, Em for short.

Emerald Barnes graduated Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor’s Degree in English with an emphasis on Creative Writing. 

She resides in Amory, Mississippi where she writes novels and short stories as well as blogs about writing when she isn’t spending time with her nieces and nephew. 

She has self-published a novella, Piercing Through the Darkness, and has been published by Phyllis Scott Publishing in their book Blue Legs and Other Coming of Age Stories. 

Her YA Romantic Suspense Novel, Read Me Dead, will be available Spring 2012.  

PIERCING THROUGH THE DARKNESS 

It’s on the edge of her memory like a word on the tip of her tongue, but Kandi can’t remember what it is to save her life. Despite being a cop, Jimmy can’t protect Kandi from the one thing that haunts her.
She’s in danger and doesn’t even know it.
After it happened, her brain repressed her memories of the accident, and now, she’s taking a Biology class under a man who wants to see her dead.
The memories have started coming back, and it feels like she’s miles away from him.
How can he protect her when she doesn’t even know she needs protecting?
Can these characters pierce their way through the darkness?
 

 READ ME DEAD

Alex wants to be a normal teenager, worrying about what dress to wear to homecoming and which handsome boy to date, but as the sole witness to her parents’ horrific murder, she can never be normal.

For seven years, Alex has lived with this secret that haunts her memories.  And when the local newspaper reveals her secret, Alex is plagued by the fear that her parents’ murderer will soon find himself another victim – her.

As she follows her heart, the murderer follows her.  Normal is out of the question.  

Alex’s life is catapulted into a race against time to save her own life and bring her parents’ murderer to justice.

I had the pleasure of speaking to Emerald lately and as a writer, I sometimes find it hard to be inspired. So I asked Emerald to give me her thoughts on the subject.

Here is what she thought about that!

“Sometimes inspiration is tough to find, especially when you’re first starting a new novel.  Your muse has left you after your previous WIP, and you’re left staring at your computer screen that is covered in pictures of cats with funny sayings.  Why, for goodness sake, can’t they inspire you?  Huh? 

Well, muse, give me something more than a cat who is sleeping on computer, will you, you ask.  But there’s no answer, and instead, you’re left staring at a blank document wondering how on earth you can fill the pages ahead of you with words, and words that actually make sense.

Back when I first started writing, I began with short stories.  The idea of writing a full length novel scared me.  How was I going to fill the pages with a cohesive plot line?  With dialogue that sounded natural?  With loveable characters?  I was terrified.  300+ pages full of words that made an actual story?  I never thought it could happen.

 But then, as I sat down to write my first novel, it happened.  A story came out and ended up being around 100,000 words.  Sounds good, right?  Yeah, that doesn’t always happen though.  Sometimes, the first page of novel scares me to death! 
So, what do you do when you’re faced with a blank page, Emerald?  You ask.  Sure you have an idea but where do you start?  
I cry like a little girl.  Wait, scratch that.  I take a moment to collect my thoughts.  I breathe in.  Breathe out.  And continue doing so of course! I empty my brain which is definitely harder than it seems.  But in order to clear my mind, I go old school.  I take a pen and notebook and stare at the notebook until I’m uncomfortable.  After that, I start writing.  Stream of consciousness.  I write whatever comes to mind.  Eventually, there’s a useable idea that gets me started.
Will this work for everyone?  I don’t know.  I’ve never done a study, but other people seem to say it works for them too.  A lot of people rely on a dream journal or just a journal that they write for fifteen minutes straight about anything that pops into their minds.  It helps you focus your mind.  I know it does mine.
After that, face that blank page head on!  Type in “Chapter One” or “Untitled Chapter” and have at it!  Start writing.  Mentally picture that character doing that thing and go for it.  So what if it’s awful?  That’s what edits are for.  Just write!  And write.  And write.  And write.  If you get stuck somewhere, try the stream of consciousness journaling again.  That’s what I do.  Well, either that or I torture my friends and family with constant babblings about how much I hate my characters and why they suddenly have a mind of their own.  That usually helps. 

After that, I grab hold of my muse and don’t let go.  I avoid all pictures of cute little cats lol-ing or those funny memes circulating Facebook and write what matters most – the story in my head dying to get out.
Because even if my muse isn’t there, and I need to find the inspiration to keep going, chances are there are a couple of ideas in my brain.  I just have to dig deep, face my fears and write. 

 How do you handle your fickle muse?”

~HOW TO CONTACT EMERALD AND BUY HER BOOKS!~

Piercing Through The Darkness http://www.emeraldbarnes.us/piercing-through-the-darkness.html

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Piercing-Through-Darkness-Emerald-Barnes/dp/1463752601/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332886191&sr=1-1

FaceBook Read Me Dead https://www.facebook.com/messages/?action=read&tid=id.296934737028453#!/readmedead

 Website: http://www.emeraldbarnes.us

Blog: http://ebarnes23.wordpress.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fanpageforemeraldbarnes

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/emeraldbarnes

Goodreads book page: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11647504-piercing-through-the-darkness

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/emerald_barnes

Google + : https://plus.google.com/101744242812023382698/posts

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Emerald-Barnes/e/B004PL38QS/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Piercing-Through-the-Darkness-ebook/dp/B004P1IYLW/ 

Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/3658289

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/75834

YouTube Piercing Through the Darkness Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIeCI4_3ipc

YouTube Read Me Dead Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu9OudybP_A&feature=youtu.be

Thank you so much Em for taking the time to stop by! I also appreciate you having me as a guest on your blog! I wish you the best in your writing and in all you do! You are a great person! 🙂

~CONTACT ME~ 

I love to hear from my readers, whether good, bad or anything in between!  

If you are interested in reviewing my books, interviewing me or being a guest on my blog, please contact me at Magicforest@peoplepc.com

Let me know if you want to be added to my distro list for upcoming book info! I’ll also let you know about new releases, contests and other fun stuff and you’ll find out all the juicy stuff before anyone else does!

Twitter: @LisaVProulx

Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-alias=books&field-author=Lisa%20V.%20Proulx

Barnes&Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/LISA-V–PROULX?keyword=LISA+V.+PROULX&store=allproducts

Smashwords Author Profile http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lisavproulx

Blog, The Main Artery:  https://lisavproulx.wordpress.com/

Blog, Lick and A Promise: http://lickandapromise.wordpress.com/ 

FaceBook Author Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-V-Proulx-Author-Fan-Page/223212131077410

And as always, thank you for your continued love and support! 🙂

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“Could we change our attitude, we should not only see life differently, but life itself would come to be different.” – Katherine Mansfield

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Meet author MANDI CASEY~Paranormal Romance Author

Hi everyone,

I would like to introduce you to another talented young lady, paranomal romance author, Mandi Casey!

Mandi was kind enough to interview me a few months back and asked me some awesome questions. I really had a good time on her blog and I enjoyed meeting her. She is on her way to becoming a well known writer of paranormal romance and isn’t she beautiful!

Hope you are enjoying your day, thanks for stopping by and talk soon! 🙂

~AUTHOR OF THE WEEK~ 

Mandi Casey

Image of Mandi Casey

Mandi is the author of  Bizarre Life of Sydney Sedrick, Who Are You Calling a Vampire? and the popular blog, Mandi’s Paranormal Romance Blog!

After a rogue werewolf attack triggers her latent powers as the Selected, Sydney Sedrick is reluctantly dragged into a war of vampires and werewolves, both battling for total species domination.
Each try to use her as their pawn and are willing to use any force necessary to gain control of her special gifts. For her protection, Sydney is armed with only her grandmother’s journal and Blake, the sexy werewolf who insists they are meant to be together.

In order to succeed, Sydney must embrace her destiny and join the battle to protect both sides from genocide. Caught between two very different worlds, belonging to neither, Sydney is forced to risk it all, or lose everything and everyone she holds dear.

Who Are You Calling a Vampire?
Hunted by an anti-vampire extremist group, Katrina Drogan, or Kat, a twenty-four-year-old emergency room nurse, must overcome her fear of love and vampires and embrace her role in their world to survive and save the man she loves.
When Kat goes to an exclusive nightclub opening, she meets Viktor, the sexiest man she’s ever laid eyes on. Trouble is, he’s a vampire, and he thinks she’s one too. Hunters try to kidnap her and Viktor interferes, taking Kat on a high-speed chase through the night. Kat decides to hide out at her friend’s house in the country only to have the Hunters blow up the kitchen and try kidnapping her again.
Once again, Viktor saves her life. Taking her to his mansion, Viktor insists she’s going to change into a vampire. Kat must decide where she wants her life to go, should she stay with Viktor and adopt his lifestyle or walk away from the man who could be her one true love? Her fears cause her to run from his mansion right into the arms of the Hunter’s leader, Malice.

At age ten, Mandi Casey bought her first paranormal romance. Since then, she’s been bitten with a passion for vampires, werewolves, life-mates, and all matters relating to love and romantic stories of success against all odds.

Her writing style draws the reader in with emotionally charged connections, conflict, adventure, and dark, snarky humor.

When she’s not writing, Mandi enjoys Frisbee golfing and researching and writing about urban paranormal romance.

She is a member of Rockin’ Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Savvy Authors.

You can contact Mandi at:

caseymandi@yahoo.com

www.whoareyoucallingavampire.blogspot.com

https://www.facebook.com/people/Mandi-Casey/528345818

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3200588.Mandi_Casey

Book trailer

 http://www.youtube.com/user/apexreviews?blend=3&ob=5#p/u/0/__nsKfkpm3Y

Mandi’s books can be found on:

 Soul Mate Publishing

www.soulmatepublishing.com

Vampire Library

http://www.myth-and-fantasy.com/library/vampire.html

Barnes & Noble

www.barnesandnobles.com

Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Who-Are-You-Calling-Vampire/dp/1440182043/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332100032&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.com/Bizarre-Life-Sydney-Sedrick-ebook/dp/B005VHKYA8/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332100556&sr=1-1

~CONTACT LISA~


I love to hear from my readers, whether good, bad or anything in between!

If you are interested in reviewing my books, interviewing me or being a guest on my blog, please contact me at Magicforest@peoplepc.com

Let me know if you want to be added to my distro list for upcoming book info!

I’ll also let you know about new releases, contests and other fun stuff and you’ll find out all the juicy stuff before anyone else does!

Twitter: @LisaVProulx

Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-alias=books&field-author=Lisa%20V.%20Proulx

Barnes&Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s?store=NOOKSTORE&keyword=lisa+v.+proulx

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Blog, The Main Artery:  https://lisavproulx.wordpress.com/

Blog, Lick and A Promise: http://lickandapromise.wordpress.com/

FaceBook Author Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-V-Proulx-Author-Fan-Page/223212131077410

And as always, thank you for your continued love and support! 🙂

                                                     (¸.·’*Lisa¸.·*´¨) (¸.·’*

“Pain is a part of being alive, and we need to learn that. Pain does not last forever, nor is it necessarily unbeatable, and we need to be taught that.” – Harold Kushner

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Meet Author STACY EATON~Author of the Week!

Hi everyone!

Well, I am finally getting caught up on all of my blogging! I apologize for being way behind but I am finding time today and this week to get everyone up to date.

Plus, today is my birthday and everyone has left the house and left me alone to work so I am getting busy on my blog! 🙂

Today I am introducing you to a wonderful author and friend, Stacy Eaton, who is the international best selling author of My Blood Runs Blue series. She is also a hard working police officer in Pennsylvania so when she writes about police work, murders and investigations, you can believe she knows what she’s talking about!

You will enjoy meeting her!

Hope everyone is having a great day so far, thanks for stopping by and we’ll talk soon! 🙂

~AUTHOR OF THE WEEK~

 I would like to introduce you to a wonderful author and friend, Stacy Eaton.

Currently Stacy works full time as a Police Officer for a small township is Southeastern Pennsylvania. While her current position is that of a patrol officer, she spends a lot of time doing investigations and crime scene processing. Forensics is something she loves and she takes her job seriously. It is not just about proving who is guilty, it is also about proving people are innocent.

Stacy is also a wife to a Police Officer and with their constant schedules life can get very hectic at home. She has been blessed with two children, a son who is currently in the United States Navy and is very proud of him for what he is doing and for serving his country.

Her daughter is a priceless princess who loves to help market her books to teachers and other parents while she is at school and church. She is also working on a book.

When she is not working the job that currently pays all the bills, she works on her business. Yes, she has her own business too!

She also has two Shiloh Shepherd dogs, Garda and Callie. They are a bit different than the standard German Shepherds most people are use to. They are larger and less aggressive and they have more fur!

Garda

Garda has a face that resembles a wolf, which makes him extra special to Stacy. (You can see by the photo that she wears a wolf pendant). Garda actually means “The Guardian” in Irish. It is also the name of the Irish Police. Rather fitting for the family of officers don’t you think?

Callie

In her spare time… she writes.

Stacy is currently working on Book 3 of the International Best Selling “My Blood Runs Blue” Series. She is also working on a general fiction novel about domestic violence, a contemporary romance novel and a dramatic and dark series about Addiction with author John Walker.

She is shooting to have all of these published in 2012.

Stacy has plans for another paranormal series and several other books that she will start working on once the others are finished.

This includes the fourth and final book of the “My Blood Runs Blue” series.

My Blood Runs Blue

“I’m still a cop, and my blood runs blue.”
Officer Kristin Greene has always felt that something was missing from her life. Although her job with the Fawn Hollow Township Police Department keeps her busy, she still feels like there is something else out there for her.
She soon finds herself investigating a homicide where a young woman has had her throat ripped out. As she begins to dig for the answers, she finds herself thrown into a world she didn’t know ever existed.
When the two strong and silent men walk into her life, she finds herself being pulled into a love triangle that has been going on longer than she has been alive.
Who are they and why do they keep calling her Calista? Join Kristin as she fights to learn the truth about the recent murder, the two seductive men who have entered into her life and the real truth about herself.
My Blood Runs Blue is book one of the series.
My Blood Runs Blue is an adult Action/Romance Series and is intended for mature audiences.

Blue Blood for Life… is the second book in the Series and was released on September 30, 2011. Book 3 is in progress and will be released in 2012.

Blue Blood For Life

“You belong to me… for life…”

After a month off, Kristin comes back to work happier then she’s been in a long time. Her new status in life has her solving crimes faster and better than she ever could before. When Alex goes missing, Kristin finds she finally has to reveal the secrets of her life to her friends. Will they be able to stand beside her after they learn all that she has hidden from them? Julian and Gabe stand beside her faithfully as they try to locate Alex.

They are surprised to find Trent already in Fawn Hollow, but know that Trent may be the only one to do what Alex has asked them to do. As one more choice is taken away from Kristin, she attempts to make the best of it, but finds herself drawn to Trent in a way Julian and Alexander could never compare to.

Trent goes to work with Kristin to keep her safe but will he be able to handle all that her police world entails? Can he handle the side of her that she reveals, the one that Alex and Julian know nothing about? When Kristin and Trent uncover the connection between her job and the kidnapping, they are finally able to put the pieces together, but can they get to Alex fast enough? Will Kristin be able to handle rescuing Alex and all that she learns in the process?

Join Kristin, Julian, Trent and Alexander as they dive into a new mystery that will have you turning the pages quickly to find out who is responsible and how Kristin’s life is forever changed once again. 

Stacy is also the “Drill Sgt” for an awesome group for writers, The World Literary Cafe  http://worldliterarycafe.com/

World Literary Cafe

Stacy’s books on Amazon

My Blood Runs Blue

  http://www.amazon.com/My-Blood-Runs-Blue-ebook/dp/B004VGUIBA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1332091004&sr=1-1

Blue Blood for Life

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Blood-Life-Book-ebook/dp/B005R0S8EI/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2

YouTube Book Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFkm-UVmzYg

Contact Stacy

Website: http://stacyseatoncom.fatcow.com/

Visit my Blog: http://stacyeatonauthor.blogspot.com/

FaceBook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stacy-Eaton/191880767522183

World Literary Cafe: Where Authors, Readers, Bloggers & Reviewers Unite: http://worldliterarycafe.com/

Stacy is also a very talented photographer. See some of her photos http://stacyeatonauthor.blogspot.com/p/photography.html

I want to personally thank Stacy for joining me today and for all the help she has given me. I get frustrated a lot on the writing road and she is always willing to lend an ear or give me words of advice and encouragement. Thank you too for interviewing me on your site!

~CONTACT ME~


I love to hear from my readers, whether good, bad or anything in between!

If you are interested in reviewing my books, interviewing me or being a guest on my blog, please contact me at Magicforest@peoplepc.com

Let me know if you want to be added to my distro list for upcoming book info!

I’ll also let you know about new releases, contests and other fun stuff and you’ll find out all the juicy stuff before anyone else does!

Twitter: @LisaVProulx

Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-alias=books&field-author=Lisa%20V.%20Proulx

Barnes&Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s?store=NOOKSTORE&keyword=lisa+v.+proulx

Smashwords Author Profile http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lisavproulx

Blog, The Main Artery:  https://lisavproulx.wordpress.com/

Blog, Lick and A Promise: http://lickandapromise.wordpress.com/

FaceBook Author Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-V-Proulx-Author-Fan-Page/223212131077410

And as always, thank you for your continued love and support! 🙂

*´¨) ¸.·*´¸.·*´¨) (¸.·´ (¸.·’*Lisa¸.·*´¨) (¸.·’*

“Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to do what they want to do.” – Kathleen Winsor

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Writing articles…New Reviews…Catching up…

Hi everyone!

First off, I want to apologize for not being in touch for about a week. My niece is going through some serious medical issues and I have been spending time with her and hopefully being of some comfort to her. I helped my brother raise her and she is like a daughter to me.

It is in the 80’s here today in Maryland and soooooo hard for me to stay inside and work. But I got to lay out in the sun for awhile today and work on my tan.

I have a LOT of stuff to catch up on. I have two AUTHOR OF THE WEEK authors to introduce you to, plus a FREAKY FRIDAY edition, which I will get to in the next several blogs that I will be getting out tonight.

I am also creating a NEW blog called “LICK AND A PROMISE” to promote my upcoming book by the same name. The blog will be about rock stars, groupies, music, concert info and all sorts of photos and backstage juice! Plus I will be hosting ROCK STAR WEDNESDAY and every week will be introducing you to a band.

Also on FaceBook (see page link below) every Monday I have a PHOTO CAPTION CONTEST where the winner (who makes me laugh out loud) will win a FREE copy of one of my eBooks.

This week’s winners (I picked two) were author Jeanne Kalogridis and my belly dance instructor Barbara Burgos. Their comments made me laugh out loud and they each will win one of my books! 🙂

Today I have a lot of goodies for you!

So, thanks for following and stopping by to say hello! Talk soon! 🙂

COOL ARTICLES FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT AND ENJOY!!! 🙂

HOW TO RUN YOUR OWN BLOG TOUR
http://www.novelpublicity.com/2012/02/how-to-run-your-own-blog-tour-and-a-question-as-to-whether-its-really-worth-it/?utm_source=Novel+Publicity+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a43ac5206c-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email

THE WORD DETECTIVE

“Words and Language in a Humorous Vein since 1995”

http://www.word-detective.com/

FIVE TIPS FOR FEARLESS WRITING

http://www.writersdigest.com/uncategorized/5-tips-for-fearless-writing?et_mid=538100&rid=3095933

Hope you get something out of these! They are pretty neat articles and sites with a TON of writing info!

NEW REVIEWS!!!

PUNCTURE

PUNCTURE

5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT READ!, March 5, 2012
By Sissy Williams/Write.n.Time –
“A great read is understated. The style of writing of Proulx makes you feel as if you are right there. Your emotions will range while you root for Veronica and sometimes feel for Victor. A must for anyone who has experienced abuse and a great ‘cautionary tale’ for those who haven’t! Brilliant! Thank you for another wonderful book Ms. Proulx!”

THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT

My dearest Lisa, I am sorry that it took me so long to read it, but I finally did (I guess I was kind of scared to) and it was a wonderful read!

I just finished reading “The Rainbow Won’t Wait” and I was so happy, sad, grateful, inspired, informed and even felt loved 🙂

I was so happy that you were able to write such a book, I am sure it wasn’t easy. I was happy that I had a chance to know the wonderful, kind, beautiful woman you called mother. I was happy to see everything that she as well as you have overcame. I was happy throughout the book 🙂 I was sad because of everything I didn’t know and all of the struggles you and your mother had to endure.

I was sad that I didn’t get to spend more time with this wonderful woman, Victoria. I was sad that we didn’t keep in touch as we should have 😦 I was sad during the book when she was and when you were.

My heart broke when yours did. It was a very touching book. I felt grateful while reading because I did have a chance to know your mother. I was grateful that I spent the time that I did chatting with her at your house or on the phone. I was really grateful for that! Also, felt and feel grateful to know a person (you) who has been through and overcame as much as you have and still come out a wonderful person.

I was inspired while reading to implement some of the advice your mother gave you into my own life and children. It’s amazing how we think about things as adults and we didn’t as children 🙂 Your mother had some wonderful advice and I think it will inspire many others as well.

I felt informed about her illness, because like so many others, we don’t think about those things until it’s too late or we just don’t care. I do care and was grateful for the information that you were able to share about what your mother was going through until her last breath.

Lastly I would like to say that I felt loved while I was reading this, I know this may sound funny to some but, I did. I mean I just felt the love all around (I know there were times it wasn’t so evident, but it all comes down to love in the end). I felt like since I was in such a small part of yours and your mom’s world that I too, was loved by you both.

I have always thought of you both and will always love you both for being so nice and kind to me when we first met way back in college 🙂 May you have continued success with life and family 🙂 Thanks again for writing this book, it is a wonderful way to remember not only one wonderful woman, but TWO!”

Wow! Two wonderful and inspiring reviews! Thank you both so much!!! 🙂

~CONTACT ME~

I love to hear from my readers, whether good, bad or anything in between!

If you are interested in reviewing my books, interviewing me or being a guest on my blog, please contact me at

Magicforest@peoplepc.com

Let me know if you want to be added to my distro list for upcoming book info!

I’ll also let you know about new releases, contests and other fun stuff and you’ll find out all the juicy stuff before anyone else does!

Twitter: @LisaVProulx

Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&search-alias=books&field-author=Lisa%20V.%20Proulx

Barnes&Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s?store=NOOKSTORE&keyword=lisa+v.+proulx

Smashwords Author Profile http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lisavproulx

My blog, The Main Artery:  https://lisavproulx.wordpress.com/

FaceBook Author Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lisa-V-Proulx-Author-Fan-Page/223212131077410

And as always, thank you for your continued love and support! 🙂

*´¨) ¸.·*´¸.·*´¨) (¸.·´ (¸.·’*Lisa¸.·*´¨) (¸.·’*

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

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