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New Release - Reckoning by Nick Wilford

Nick Wilford has a new book, and he's visiting today with an excerpt. How cool is that! ### Botilla woke up in the cramped hotel room where he’d been staying with his friends, Solomon and Crangle. He felt in his bones that he’d had enough, and surely the other two would agree. They didn’t have any pads, or anything fancy that the Harmonians had, but they did have a small TV in their room and they’d been watching the attacks on their countrymen with mounting horror. After seeing another three reported last night, by a newscaster who’d been grinning his head off, he’d fallen asleep and dreamed of Loretania, with towering buildings, a new sense of purpose, and people who loved and respected each other. It was definitely time to go home. Their lives were at stake here. Besides, the welcome sum they’d received when landing here – few Loretanians had carried any money with them, and it was still a relatively new concept – had almost dried up. As none of them had succeeded in finding work

First Love Blog Tour - Stop #10

Bringing up the rear and waving to us from the caboose of this blog tour is author Susan Gourley. Click on over for a final interview with the First Love authors . Thanks for helping us celebrate the release of this anthology!

First Love Blog Tour - Stop #9

Louise M. Barbour offers her thoughts on First Love .  Read her review here .

First Love Blog Tour - Stop #8

Author and friend, C. Lee McKenzie, is interviewing Linda Budzinski, the author of the title story, on her blog today. Show Lee some blog love and pay them a visit !

First Love Blog Tour - Stop #7

Today on the tour, we have something a little different. Author Elizabeth S. Craig posted an article titled  Working on an Anthology . I hope you'll pay her a visit.

First Love Blog Tour - Stop #6

Author Sandra Cox is featuring First Love on her blog today. Hop on over and show her some blog love!  Today is also my blog day on Cowboy Kisses . I posted about author life behind the scenes, to give readers a glimpse of my writing process.

First Love Blog Tour - Stops #4 & 5

Today on the tour, author Diane Burton posts an interview of the First Love authors. Check it out ! And author Cathrina Constantine is featuring the book on hers. Show her some love !

RELEASE DAY! First Love: The Art of Making Doughnuts

Could a fiercely independent cop’s heart be stolen by the guy who makes her favorite doughnuts? Will a maid who used deceit to snare a mail-order husband get a dose of her own medicine? Can her handsome neighbor rescue a modern-day “princess” from a tenacious ex-boyfriend? Can two strangers in a rideshare be honest enough to fall in love for real? You can get the answers to all those questions today! It's release day for the 7th annual Insecure Writer's Support Group anthology! First Love features the talents of Linda Budzinski, Melissa Maygrove, Michael Di Gesu, Sylvia Ney, Katie Klein, Kim Elliott, Templeton Moss, S.E. White, Denise Covey, and Sammi Spizziri. Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will touch your heart and rekindle lost feelings.  Prepare to return to that first love... ### First Love is published by Freedom Fox Press, an imprint of Dancing Lemur Press. Its collection of romance stories is clean and wholesome, and ranges from historic

First Love Book Tour - Stop #2

Today on the tour, author Kelly F Barr interviews  First Love authors about our stories. To be respectful of your time, we've kept these short, sweet, and interesting.  Check it out ! 

First Love Blog Tour!

Today kicks off the blog tour for the Insecure Writer's Support Group 7th annual anthology! First Love: The Art of Making Doughnuts releases in a mere five days! First stop: the IWSG Anthologies Blog has a list of all the blurbs to give you insight into the stories. Check it out!


I'm taking part in a BookFunnel promotion with over 40 other authors. You can choose as many of the books you want for free. All you have to do to get them is sign up for the author's newsletter. Check them out ! There are some gorgeous covers and lots of stories to choose from!

Cowboy Kisses

I am over at the  Cowboy Kisses blog  today with a post on quilts.  I'd love it if you'd stop by! You can also find Cowboy Kisses on  Facebook

IWSG August - Write to market?

  This is my   Insecure Writers Support Group   post for August 2022. Alex's awesome co-hosts this month  are:  TaraTyler,   LisaBuie Collard,   LoniTownsend,   and  LeeLowery! Please stop by their blogs and say thank you .  💻💻💻💻💻 August 3rd question - When you set out to write a story, do you try to be more original or do you try to give readers what they want? Ooo. Good question! I do BOTH. I'm mindful of the expectations of the genre, but I don't limit myself to a narrow choice of plot scripts. I plan the basic story then I slide into panster-mode when it comes to writing the scenes.  As I draft, I pause to think things like 'what would she plausibly reply to that?' or 'what would he do if she did that?' I let the characters, their personalities, their backstories, and the social mores of the setting year guide me . Sometimes the scene goes in a different direction than I envisioned, and that can ripple into the overall plot. My books get good review