IN THE BLOOD by R.L. Martinez … cover reveal!
Oct26

IN THE BLOOD by R.L. Martinez … cover reveal!

  We are delighted to bring you our second cover reveal. In The Blood by R.L. Martinez is a fantasy about two sisters willing to do whatever it takes to keep each other alive. The Warrior The war may have ended, but a new battle begins for disgraced prisoner-of-war, Ottilde Dominax. Dreams of her witchbreed twin are visions of death and betrayal. Driven by their grim warning, she escapes her captors and races across nations to save her sister. But she may arrive too late… The Witch As one of the hated and feared, Lady Oriabel Dominax has kept her healing magic secret while she cares for her family’s struggling estate. But the arrival of a new lord hiding secrets of his own, the discovery of a dark and addictive magic and threats from a cruel blackmailer push her closer to disaster. Through it all, the Witch’s Tree calls…     About The Author Being a stay-at-home mom is probably the hardest job Robin’s ever had (and that’s after working at places like Goodwill, MCL Cafeteria, and Captain D’s). Her house is never clean! No matter how many dishes she does or toys she picks up, her two little ones come right behind her and make a whole new mess. Anyway, this is the first time she hasn’t had some sort of job outside the home since she was fifteen. Kinda scary! Now that her kids have both started all-day school, she can fling herself into the stories that constantly swirl inside her head. One of the main reasons she writes is to read books that she wishes other people were writing. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband, two small sons, two naughty canines, and a mouse-killing cat. Website...

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Guest Post by Beth Revis … with giveaway!
Oct26

Guest Post by Beth Revis … with giveaway!

  DON’T MISS OUT ON THE GIVEAWAY AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST! And remember all orders of Paper Hearts made before November 15 from Malaprops will come with a special gift–more details below!  You can win a journal with this cover! I wrote Paper Hearts for the writer I used to be. The questions I used to have plagued me when I was starting this career path. How do I get to the end? What’s the proper way to structure a novel–is there even a proper way? How do I make my book stand out from all the other ones on sub? Now, fifteen years, eleven unpublished books, three New York Times bestsellers, one self published book, and countless hours working on craft and working with other professionals, I think I finally have the answers that I needed way back then. Unfortunately, I can’t travel back in time. But what I can do is try to help others. I’ve been compiling articles on the things I’ve learned about writing, publishing, and marketing for years, first informally on blog posts, then more collectively on Wattpad. After hitting 100000 reads, I realized that I should take Paper Hearts more seriously…and that I had not one book, but three. Fully revised and expanded, the Paper Hearts series will feature three volumes, one each on writing, publishing, and marketing. Paper Hearts, Volume 1: Some Writing Advice will be out on November 1, with the other two following in December and January. Preorder it now from: Independent Bookstore ~ Amazon ~ BN ~  Kobo ~ Smashwords ____________________________ Your enemy is the blank page. When it comes to writing, there’s no wrong way to get words on paper. But it’s not always easy to make the ink flow. Paper Hearts: Some Writing Advice won’t make writing any simpler, but it may help spark your imagination and get your hands back on the keyboard. Practical Advice Meets Real Experience With information that takes you from common mistakes in grammar to detailed charts on story structure, Paper Hearts describes: How to Develop Character, Plot, and World What Common Advice You Should Ignore What Advice Actually Helps How to Develop a Novel The Basics of Grammar, Style, and Tone Four Practical Methods of Charting Story Structure How to Get Critiques and Revise Your Novel How to Deal with Failure And much more! BONUS! More than 25 “What to do if” scenarios to help writers navigate problems in writing from a New York Times Bestselling author who’s written more than 2 million words of fiction. ____________________________ Remember: if you pre-order the print copy from my local indie bookstore, Malaprops, you’ll also get a...

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