Thanks for all of your encouraging words on my IWSG post last week. I'm a sales guy, and our lives revolve around our numbers. But I believe all the work I'm doing behind the scenes will eventually lead to finding more readers. I'm willing to sacrifice short term sales numbers.
I was out of town all week, and I'll be working to catch up with everyone.
I am planning a little blog tour for Dragonfly Warrior in March. If you're interested, please click HERE and fill out the short form.
Rusty posted an in-depth interview with me today. Go check it out HERE.
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Five Things I Shouldn't Have Done in 2013When Jay Noel and I decided to trade blogs for the day, we thought it would be fun to do this reflective topic. Then I tried to sit down and narrow this list. Sheesh! In hindsight, who can limit a list like this?#1. Hit My Husband's New Car. My husband is a very calm sort of guy. So when I backed up into the car he'd owned for a couple of weeks, he didn't blink an eye. Of course, that may have been because he was asleep at the time. He did awaken to my very loud ranting about why he'd parked his vehicle behind me. This was followed by his very logical explanation of the purpose for a rear view mirror. And side mirrors. And checking behind you when you back up in a vehicle. No. Matter. What.Maybe I should have checked. Don't tell him I said that.#2. Discovered Netflix. Friends have talked about Netflix for years. I snootily responded, "I don't watch television." Aside from my lack of free time, I actually thought there wasn't much that interested me on the tube. Wrong. I want to watch everything. I started with Sons of Anarchy, added Breaking Bad, became mesmerized with Arrow, and have Dexter on my to-watch list. I'm addicted.#3. Said "Never." That thing about never saying never is true. Because inevitably you will eat your words. Not to be too vague...but yeah, I'm keeping this one vague. I said I would never do something in my writing career. Of course, I ended up doing it.#4. Discount altitude sickness as a possibility. I went to a writers workshop near Denver, Colorado. I've been to other mountains in the past. I wasn't really worried about altitude sickness, but I took the vitamins just in case and only because the writing coach, Margie Lawson, said to take them. When I arrived, I was sicker than a ten-year old leaving the carnival tilt-a-whirl ride.#5. Ignored blogging. Can I blame it on #2? That's a cop-out. Honestly, I got a little frustrated with everything (except Netflix) in 2013. I'm not blaming it on the time that it takes to blog. But I do need to set a more reasonable schedule for myself in 2014. There's an issue with pushing something completely to the back burner. When you quit exercising, eating right, or BLOGGING, it's tough to get back into the habit.I'm looking forward to a productive and fun 2014. Anything you learned or regret from 2013? Make sure to visit Jay's list at www.brindaberry.com/blog.html.
Watcher of Worlds
By Brinda Berry
On Amazon / Kobo / All Romance / B & N / Renegade YA
Senior year should bring fun, friends and happiness. Not portals, treachery, and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Mia Taylor, gatekeeper to an interdimensional portal, wants nothing more than to heal from her romance gone wrong. Illegally falling for her co-worker Regulus had been a huge mistake. But when Regulus goes rogue to hunt down a murderer, Mia must forget her broken heart and use her unique abilities to save him. Traveling across dimensions, she enters a strange and hostile world where a rebel faction holds the key to their escape. Her gift of synesthesia is in high demand, and a secret organization of the otherworldly kind has her in their sights. But sabotage and murder may be the least of her worries. Her ex-boyfriend wants a relationship. Her dad wants her to act normal. Her friends want her to stop moping. Who knew faking happy would be the easiest part of senior year?AUTHOR BIO:Brinda Berry is the author of The Waiting Booth (Whispering Woods #1),Whisper of Memory (Whispering Woods #2), and Watcher of Worlds (Whispering Woods #3). She also contributed a short story to the anthology, Wild at Heart, Vol II.Currently working in higher education administration, she spends her days thinking of ways to improve education for college students. Brinda spends her nights devising exciting tales that involve teens who might be saving the world.Connect with Brinda on the Web:
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And now, I'd like to announce the release of J.L. Campbell's latest novel, Chasing Anya!
Been there. Done that.
Feisty and independent, Anya Davies lives by her own rules. The one thing she’s hell-bent on avoiding is a conventional relationship. Nor is she interested in romance, thanks to her abusive ex who refuses to stay in the past. The second complication in her life is a secret that condemns her to constant guilt and a solitary life. A series of near misses and escalating threats are a third and worrying factor. Only a special man would understand or live with Anya’s challenges and demands.
Casual sex...so not having that.
Enter Christophe Mondesir. Two years ago, Anya dumped him without explanation. An accidental meeting shoots Anya back on Christophe’s radar. He refuses to be denied and plans to breach the fortress Anya has built around her heart—if she’ll commit to more than a casual liaison. He’s also determined to find out what she’s hiding. That’s if the stalker who’s after Anya doesn’t end her life first.
Genre: Romance, Women's Fiction
Content/Theme(s): Sexual Content (not graphic), Post Abortion Sydrome, Relationships, Spousal Abuse,
Release Date: January 13, 2014
Publisher: The Writers' Suite
Author Bio: J.L. Campbell is a proud Jamaican, who is always on the hunt for story-making material.
She writes romantic suspense, women's fiction and young adult novels. She is the author of Anya's Wish, Chasing Anya, Contraband, Christine's Odyssey, Dissolution, Distraction, Don't Get Mad...Get Even, Retribution, Saving Sam and Hardware (written under the pen name Jayda McTyson).
Author site: http://www.joylcampbell.com
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