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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Plan Interrupted Release Day

 Title:  Plan Interrupted 

Author: Valerie J. Clarizio

Publisher:  VJC Books

Release Date:  November 3, 2015


Elizabeth Shaw’s professional life is going according to plan until she meets the 

handsome widower and his two young children next door. Having shelved her personal 

life to land her dream job, she disregards her romantic feelings for him. But the forces of 

nature have other ideas for her. 

Joe Antonetti has made his children his main focus since the death of his wife. But his 

beautiful neighbor becomes an irresistible distraction and has him wondering if he can 

change her priorities. 

Surrendering to their attraction for each other causes another player to step in with his 

own plan for Elizabeth. One that could not only end the budding romance but her life as 


Tag Line:  There's more to some women than meets the eye….and it takes the right 

kind of man to unleash her secrets.


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Valerie Clarizio lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin 

with her husband and two extremely spoiled cats. She 

loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the 

Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 

She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a 

husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own 

instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life 

has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her 

favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the 

trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible 

characters and unique storylines for her next romantic 

suspense or sweet contemporary romance novel.

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Joe couldn’t believe what Sam was telling him. “You’re kidding, right? You can’t 

possibly be serious.” 

“I am serious. Elizabeth is coming with us to the Christmas party as your date, and 

you need to get a move on so we’re not late.” 

“Absolutely not. I’m not taking a date to our employee Christmas party, especially 

her. She doesn’t even like me in that way. We’re two very different people.” 

“Well, she must like you somewhat, she agreed to go,” Sam replied as he opened 

the entryway closet, retrieved Joe’s overcoat and handed it to him.

Joe shook his head. He wasn’t quite sure what to do. He couldn’t cancel with her at 

this point in the game that would be too rude. Yet, did he have the courage to show up 

with a date at his employee Christmas party? What will they think? On the other hand, it 

wasn’t like he hadn’t considered the idea of getting to know Elizabeth better, and 

helping her realize there was more to life than work, especially after the conversation 

they shared a couple of days after Thanksgiving.

Joe followed Sam to Elizabeth’s where they impatiently waited in the entryway for 

their dates to finish getting ready. His brain anxiously worked to find a way out of the 

situation. Nothing, outside of rude, presented itself. 

The sound of footsteps caught his attention, and he glanced in that direction to find 

Elizabeth floating down the stairway, light on her feet like an angel descending from the 

sky. Her milky white skin looked soft and smooth against the bright red dress that 

hugged her thin, proportionate body. He couldn’t help but wonder how her skin might 

feel against his fingertips. Her big, bright, emerald green eyes caught his gaze. He tried 

to pull it away but it was as if she wouldn’t release him. She was absolutely 


“Elizabeth, you look lovely,” 

She smiled softly. “Thank you.” 

She retrieved her long wool coat from the entryway closet. He immediately took it 

from her hands and held it open for her. Peering over her shoulder he caught a glimpse 

of her pale, soft-looking breasts. His heart skipped a beat. Raw, primal need rushed 

through his veins. He hadn’t been this stirred up in a long time. He tore his gaze from 

her breasts as she turned toward the door to exit the house.

Joe willed the rhythm of his heartbeat back to normal as he followed behind 

Elizabeth. He wasn’t sure he’d ever seen anything so beautiful as her, descending down 

those steps toward him a minute ago. He shut his eyes for a moment, squeezing them 

tightly as if that would help to extinguish the heavenly vision of her that kept replaying in 

his mind. A vision like this would only lead to complication; he was sure of it. 

He opened the back driver’s side door of Sam’s bimmer for Elizabeth. Her jacket 

opened as she slid in, allowing him to catch a glimpse of her sexy, shapely legs. His 

heartbeat spiraled out of control again. He needed to get a hold of himself before his 

heart exploded altogether. 

He shut the door and walked around the car and entered through the back 

passenger side door. 

His friend started the car and backed out of the driveway. The banter in the front 

seat of the bimmer was nonstop between Holly and Sam. Joe simply listened to them 

and watched their interaction. He couldn’t help but notice how Sam gently held and 

caressed Holly’s hand as they rested their arms on the center counsel. They seemed so 

relaxed with each other. He wondered if he would ever hold a woman’s hand in his 

again like he did with Amanda. 

A crater the size of the Grand Canyon filled his chest. Oh how he missed her. He’d 

hoped the pain would fade with time, but there were still moments where it seemed like 

she’d been taken from him just yesterday. 

He shook his head. His thoughts shifted to Elizabeth and the party. Worry coursed 

through his veins. What are my employees going to think when they see me with 

another woman?

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Learning To Breathe Cover Reveal


From bestselling author, Marisa Oldham, comes Learning to Breathe: A novel based on the popular Falling Series.

Like the ocean, life is a beautiful force. One that can tear you limb from limb or lavish you in perfect moments.

Michelle Hathaway has it all: a view of the Eiffel Tower from her loft in Paris, a successful career as a fashion photographer, ownership in an up-and-coming art gallery, and jet-setting days filled with excitement. But, even with all that luxury, her life feels aimless.

Over the years, Michelle drifted on the tide of a long distance, on-again off-again relationship with Micah Roberts, a hot bass player in a popular rock band. When he finally asks her to move to Los Angeles to be with him, she risks everything, taking the leap into a new life.

Drowning in the wake of her decisions, she struggles just to breathe as destiny threatens to take everything. As unexpected events devastate her, will Michelle surface from the depths of despair?

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Michael Knost Writing Workshop (Part 2)

Hey guys! Welcome to the second installment of Michael Knost's Writing Workshop. Today we will be talking about point of view and dialogue. Here goes:


New writers seem to be baffled on how to choose POV. Either first or third person is most popular.

first person- I did this/that
third person- He/She did this/that

Each scene should be told from one specific POV

What your character thinks, feels,etc., your reader should be feeling, etc.
Each scene can only have one viewpoint character.
You can't know what characters are feeling, thinking, doing, etc. unless you are in that characters POV.

There has to be a scene change between POV's.
When writing POV keep in mind the viewpoint does matter. There should be a reason you are using a certain characters POV.

Every scene needs to have a goal. What characters should be in what scene?
Everything you write, sentences, scenes, etc. has to help move the story along.
A word choice can be incredibly powerful.

Always do outlines, no matter if you're an outliner or a panster.


These are excellent ways to come up with dialogue for your stories.

Listen and watch people
scribble down phrases you like

The right detail can bring the story to life as much as the wrong detail can destroy it.

Using names in speech tags is okay.
Speech tags- Mike said....
Tells who said what
Only use said in speech tags (or whispered on occasion)
You can also use he said/she said

Don't put words after said that end in LY. Use stronger verbs.Use adverbs when it works for you, but not constantly.

When your character says something, they get their own paragraph.

Action tags- Bob rose from his chair. "I have no idea."

Dialogue is action.
Make sure you keep it conversational!

Dialogue is good at revealing characters too!
In dialogue we can learn a lot about how people react to things. Give readers clues to how people react or do things.
Don't shove information down the readers throat. Let them come to their own conclusions.
Dialogue should sound like real speech. It should move the story forward while bringing the characters to life. Have characters do things as well as have conversations.
(Ex. Bob rose from his chair because...)

Read what you've written out loud and try to make your dialogue sound like something a real person would say. Don't do anything to pull your readers out of the story. Keep the illusion within the story.

That's it for this evening's post. I hope everyone can enjoy these tips and find them very useful! Until next time keep your minds sharp and happy writing! Later days  my fellow writing junkies!!!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Fright Before Christmas Cover Reveal

Book Blurb:

It's the most wonderful time of year...or is it?

Christmas Eve is a night of mystery and magic, but not always in ways we expect. Things 

lurk in the shadows and they're not the least bit jolly or merry. Let's just say some 

presents are better left unopened.

‘Tis the season to be screaming along with our thirteen tales of holiday horrors. Ghosts. 

Monsters. Demons. And more!

This Christmas, be careful what you wish for...

Author List:

Richard Ankers  

Jackie Horsfall 

Boyd Reynolds

Lea Storry

Ally Mathews

Laura Pauling

Ty Drago

Jessica Bayliss

Judith Graves

Andrea Stanet

Patrick Hueller

Dax Varley

Medeia Sharif

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Sunday, August 2, 2015

Michael Knost Writing Workshop

Hi ya'll!!!
 On July 25, 2015 I was able to attend my very first writing workshop. It was lots of fun and very informative. I really enjoyed being there.
The workshop was Plot, Dialogue, and Point of View, Description, and Believable Characters. It was hosted by Bram Stoker Award Winning horror author Michael Knost. He is the author of "The Return Of The Mothman."

Today I want to share with you some of the things Mr. Knost talked about at the workshop. This will be a four-part blog post to talk about the different points in the workshop. I hope they will be as helpful to you as they have been me.


Plot = Story

Conflict + Action + Resolution = Story

Conflict - the fuel that will run your story

You can reveal who your character is by how they react to conflict.

Want + Obstacle + Action = Conflict

Your main character has to have a want or goal. They have to be determined and driven enough to get what they want.

Obstacle - something that stands between your character and the want. It's usually the villain.

Action - A direct attack or defense against the obstacle.
Story action has to do something to solve the action.

Resolution -
 You need your story to resolve the conflict. Do it in a way that will satisfy your readers.
To know how to end a story, you must know how to begin one.

Don't be afraid to kill off characters!

You can make your reader feel and experience the story as your main character is experiencing it.

Your story should be full of little conflicts that are solved by the end, or resolved enough to satisfy the reader.

Here is something to remember (and I just love this!):


L -Lead: The main character

O - Objective: A want or goal

C - Conflict

K - Knockout: Somebody gets knocked out. Either the main character or the conflict

That's it for this time around. I hope you'll join us next time for more about the workshop. Enjoy these tips and as always Later Days!!!!!


Friday, July 17, 2015

Writing Tips and Advice

Hey ya'll! 

Today on the blog we're going to be talking about writing tips and advice. I love getting advice from other writers on how to improve my own writing. We all need to keep working on improving our craft. So, today I will be sharing with you some of the advice and tips that I have been given. These are things that have helped (and continue to help) me grow as a writer. I hope you find them helpful and can use them as well!

Keep a daily journal

Try some writing prompts

Join a writer's group (online or local)

Make a schedule and follow it!

Find friends who can help sharpen your skills

Show your work to others, listen to their critiques, and submit

Get some beta readers

Tell stories you want to read. Don't feel too bound by grammar or structure...that can come later, but first just get your story out.

Read A lot

And if you can write everyday!

I really hope ya'll enjoyed today's blog. Remember if you want to be a good writer...practice makes perfect!!! I'm ending with a little piece of my own writing advice.

Don't ever give up on anything you want. Set your goals and work toward them. No matter what happens in life get back on your feet and never let anything hold you down.

And as always...KEEP MOVING FORWARD!!!!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Born Special by Rhea B. Woodruff

Today we are featuring the latest book by Rhea B. Woodruff, Born Special. This book about  her incredible journey is on sale for  99 cents on Kindle for the next week starting June 15,2015.

When Rhea Woodruff was born, her doctors were concerned. After some testing, they concluded she would probably never walk or talk. As time progressed, Rhea proved them wrong, but the full scope of her developmental delays were clearly evident. Despite her disability, Rhea remained determined to overcome the obstacles in her life, and she has developed into a kind, caring, and capable individual. All she ever wanted was to find love and be treated like everyone else. After much heartache and many disappointments, her dreams of becoming a wife, mother, and author are now a reality. Rhea hopes readers will find inspiration in her candid chronicle of rebounding from adversity. Born Special proves that the toughest challenges in life can be overcome. By sharing the outcome of her personal struggles, Rhea has succeeded in delivering the message that you should never give up on your dreams.

About the author:

Name: Rhea Woodruff
Hometown: Belle Chasse, Louisiana

Born in 1973, Rhea Woodruff was raised in a military family. As a result, she and her family moved every four years. Along the way, she met a number of special people, and had many incredible experiences, both good and bad. As a result of her severe learning disability, she has worked harder than most people to fit in and to do a good job; and as a result she has accomplished much in her life. Rhea loves to write. Her dream has been to become a published author; and with the publication of her first book, Growing Up Special, her dream became reality. "Don't give up on your dreams," says Rhea. "They will come true if you don't give up on them." Rhea lives in New Orleans area and plans to enjoy being an author for the first time while working on her next book.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Taken By Desire Blog Tour

Title: Taken by Desire

Series: Demonic Desires, Book 1

Author: Valerie Twombly

Release Date: May 18, 2015

Genre: Paranormal Romance


Greydon has two important missions: Find his brothers and rescue his 

people. His duty becomes complicated when he's forced to beg a 

human to save his life.

Aimee Jarvis always considered her bookstore a detour to bigger 

things. Little did she realize her next stop would be the intriguing 

world of a demon prince. Yet, she finds the dangerous Greydon 


While their attraction continues to burn, they both deny what their 

hearts already know. It will take the mystery of an ancient civilization 

and a shocking discovery for them to admit their desire.

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Greydon and Fang checked the perimeter of the compound to be sure 

there was no trouble. Greydon didn’t trust Zolar, even if it was impossible for 

the god to enter. It would only be a matter of time before the god succeeded 

in finding a way in.

“So, how do you feel knowing that Aimee is part demon?” Fang asked.

Greydon shrugged. “How am I supposed to feel?”

The demon protector snorted. “You have the fucking hots for her. Why 

won’t you simply admit it?”

Greydon stopped outside the front door to the palace. “Just like you to 

speak what’s on your mind.”

“Will you deny it?” Fang raised a brow.

Greydon laughed. “No, I guess I’m not.”

“Well that’s good because her scent is all over you. So, what are you 

going to do about it, or have you already?”

“I don’t know.” He opened the door, crossed the threshold with Fang 

on his heels and immediately sensed Aimee’s restlessness. He was driven to 

find her. “Fang, I have something I need to do.”

“Of course you do.” The demon walked in the other direction, laughing 

to himself.

“I’m glad he finds this humorous,” Greydon mumbled under his breath 

as he followed both Aimee’s scent and the pull his tie had to her. 

Seconds later, he found himself standing in the doorway of the 

expansive library, staring at her as she stood in front of the fire. The black 

yoga pants formed to every inch of her lean body and the pink tee allowed her 

midriff to peek out.

“You look far away.”

She jerked and spun to face him. “I didn’t hear you. I wasn’t tired so 

thought I’d come in here.”

He walked into the room and made himself comfortable on the couch in 

front of the fireplace. “Something bothering you?”

She rubbed her arms as if cold, but he knew better. She was anxious 

about something. He could smell it. “I’ve been thinking. I want to help you, but 

I’m not sure how. Maybe you can guide me in the right direction?”

He cocked his head and stared at her, then patted the seat next to him. 

“Come sit and we can discuss it.” 

She plopped down beside him and stared straight into his eyes. “I want 

to get one thing straight. I know you think that your attraction to me is from 

the blood bond, and maybe it is. However, I’m attracted to you as well and I 

have no bond to blame. I liked the kiss, and well, I hope you’re not 

discouraged from doing it again.”

At a loss for words, he figured the best place to start was with her 

request to help. "Okay, let's deal with one thing at a time. I think you might be 

a big help in deciphering our society. We're taught when we are very small 

about this world and what happened here. However, there are many gaps. 

You studied ancient languages and have a love for old books."

She nodded. "I think I know where you might be going with this. You 

want me to do some digging around here to see what I can learn?"

"Would you mind?" he asked, watching her eyes light up and a big smile 

spread across her lips. He realized he liked seeing her happy.

"Absolutely! I would be honored. I have to admit, it would also give me 

a chance to learn more about my supposed heritage.”

"I guess you probably have a lot of questions. I know I sure as hell do. In 

the morning, Fang and I plan to go back to the compound where you were 

held, and see if we can locate the others."

Aimee stared off into the flames. "I'm sure by now they know I'm 

gone." Her pleading gaze came back to meet his. "You have to save the other 

humans there too. God only knows what they've done to them."

The need to provide comfort coursed through him so he brushed his 

thumb down her cheek, desiring the intimate contact. “I’ll do my best, but you 

have to understand. My people, and especially my brothers, come first. After 

that I will not hesitate to save who I can.”

“Of course I understand, and I wouldn’t expect any less.” She leaned 

into his palm and desire darkened her hazel eyes.

He couldn’t stand it anymore, so he leaned in and brushed his lips 

across hers. He wanted more, and even though she’d admitted being 

attracted to him, he still held back. However, it took him by surprise when she 

placed her palms on his chest and pushed him back into the couch. Her lips 

never broke contact with his and when he could go no further, she wrapped 

her arms around his neck. Her tongue pressed and he opened, allowing her to 

sweep in and taste him. She positioned herself between his spread legs and 

the next thing he knew, she was grinding against his swollen erection.

She laced her fingers in his hair as her tongue continued to plunder his 

mouth. Never before had he given control to a woman. He wondered why, 

since he was loving every second of it. 

He slid his hands down her back and cupped her ass, digging his fingers 

into the firm flesh. She moaned into their kiss and pressed harder against him. 

Heat radiated between her thighs and caused his shaft to ache. He needed 

both his cock and his fangs buried deep inside her, but damn he had to stop 

this and quickly.

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About the Author:

As a child, Valerie would often get into trouble 

for peeking at her mother’s favorite TV show, 

Dark Shadows. She can still hear her mother 

saying. “It will give you nightmares.” She was 

right of course, but that did not stop Valerie from 

watching. As an adult, her love of the fanged 

creatures never waned. She would watch any 

vampire movie she could find.

Being a true romantic, Valerie was thrilled when she discovered the genre of paranormal 

romance. Her first read was one of Lara Adrian’s, Midnight Breed Series and from there she 

was hooked.

Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper. When she is 

not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles 

her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German shepherd dogs, in Northern IL. 

Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal 

Romance Writers.

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Fatal Desire, Guardians #2

Primal Hunger, Guardians #3

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Lucky Chance by Marissa Dobson

Lucky Chance
Series: Marine for You Book One
Author: Marissa Dobson
Release Date: May 19, 2015

Styx has a mission. He’s chasing after a woman who’s on the run from a vindictive Alpha. His skills as an assassin will aid him in finding her, and then he can get her somewhere safe.
Mira’s intentions have been exposed: she’s a secret supporter of the Alaskan Tigers. Now she has to run for her life. She never thought wanting a better future for shifters would cost her so much. She has lost her clan and her family, but her decisions have brought her someone she wasn’t expecting—her mate.
Styx believes he’s undeserving of a mate, and is having difficulty coming to terms with his former life as an assassin. No matter how much he’s done for the Alaskan Tigers, he doesn’t believe his mate would be able to overlook his past. Choices. Life is full of them, and those choices are what bring two mates together. It could also be what tears them apart.

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About Marissa Dobson…
Born and raised in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area, Marissa Dobson now resides about an hour from Washington, D.C. She’s a lady who likes to keep busy, and is always busy doing something. With two different college degrees, she believes you are never done learning.
Being the first daughter to an avid reader, this gave her the advantage of learning to read at a young age. Since learning to read she has always had her nose in a book. It wasn’t until she was a teenager that she started writing down the stories she came up with.
Marissa is blessed with a wonderful supportive husband, Thomas. He’s her other half and allows her to stay home and pursue her writing. He puts up with all her quirks and listens to her brainstorm in the middle of the night.
Her writing buddies Cameron (a cocker spaniel) and Dawne (a beagle mix) are always around to listen to her bounce ideas off them. They might not be able to answer, but they are helpful in their own ways.
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My favorite books

  • Rebels At The Gate
  • The Father Factor
  • Jacob's Girls
  • James Patterson's Books
  • A Seperate Peace
  • The Pearl
  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Hunt For Hawke's Daughter
  • Charlotte's Web
  • A Child Called "IT"
  • Sugar Baby

My Favorite Authors

  • Janie King Crouch
  • Elizabeth Heiter
  • Lynn Rush
  • Kelly Hashway
  • Langston Hughes
  • John Knowles
  • John Stienbeck
  • Charles Dickens
  • Max Lucado
  • James Patterson
  • Jean Barrett
  • Karen Young

My Favorite Movies

  • Kickin It Old Skool
  • Meet The Robinsons
  • My Girl
  • 30 Days of Night
  • Free Willy
  • Beauty and the Beast