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Writing Tip #1. Words to Avoid

original post from here: http://referenceforwriters.tumblr.com/post/48884709774/by-chuck-palahniuk-8-words-you-should-avoid-when

8 Words You Should Avoid When Writing As always, Orwell’s final rule applies: “Break any of these rules before saying anything barbarous.” There are instances where each of these words fills a valuable role. However, especially among inexperienced writers, these words are frequently molested and almost always gum up the works. 1. “Suddenly” “Sudden” means quickly and without warning, but using the word “suddenly” both slows down the action and warns your reader. Do you know what’s more effective for creating the sense of the sudden? Just saying what happens. I pay attention to every motion, every movement, my eyes locked on them.
Suddenly, The gun goes off. When using “suddenly,” you communicate through the narrator that the action seemed sudden. By jumping directly into the action, you allow the reader to experience that suddenness first hand. “Suddenly” also…

Tattooed Hearts Cover Reveal

Title: Tattooed Hearts (Martha's Way, #3)

Author: Mika Jolie

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 29, 2015

Cover Design: Dawne Dominique

Photographer: Taria Reed The Reed Files


Synopsis

Being someone first love is unforgettable. Being their last is immeasurable.

Claire Peters should be on top of the world. She owns the radio waves and has a budding movie career. But her heart longs to be rooted. Ten years ago, she fled Martha's Vineyard to pursue her dream and to make something of herself. But there’s still a void. After a decade of running, she returns to the island hoping to find her happiness with the man she’s loved all her life.

When a tragic event shatters Dr. Forrest Desvareaux’ well-balance world, the Vineyard’s hometown good guy discovers everything in his life is based on lies. Angry and betrayed, he turns to Claire - the one woman who has indelibly marked him.

Is it possible to run back to the person who broke you? Forever linked, Forrest and Claire are an unending …

Forget Tomorrow Cover Reveal

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn Release Date: 11/03/15 Entangled Teen
Summary from Goodreads: Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided...by your
future self.



It's Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she's eagerly
awaiting her vision―a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the
person they're meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.



Or in Callie's case, a criminal.



In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she
can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo―a prison for
those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a
boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes the hellish prison.



But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in
motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must
figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all—Callie,
herself. 




Pre-…

Dream Caster: Light Blitz

Dreamcasters: Light Blog Tour

About the Book:
Book Details Title: Dream Casters: Light Author: Adrienne Woods Series: The Dream Caster Series Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: 978-0-9946641-2-9
Mr. Sandman, send me a dream, ta da da da…..Seventeen year old Chasity Blake knows the Sandman is just a silly children’s story parents tell their children to get them to sleep. At least she thought it was, until the day a mysterious, light golden sand appeared in her hands during a high school prank that went horribly wrong. A sand that has the power to send anyone it touches into a deep, sound sleep. Fearing she had lost her mind, Chasity soon discovers the shocking truth of her heritage- she is a Dream Caster. Chasity was never supposed to be raised on the Domain, or what humans call Earth and she is forced to return to her true birth place, Revera – the world of Dreams. However, in Revera there is no balance between good, the Light Casters, and darkness, the Shado…

Library Jumpers Cover Reveal

Library Jumpers by Brenda Drake Release Date: January 2016 Entangled Teen
Summary from Goodreads: Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That
is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly
disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia
unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and
transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical
knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the
gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound.
Jumping into some of the world's most beautiful libraries would be a
dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or
dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds.
Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard,
and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik's world and
her own, before both are destroyed.




Pre-Order Li…

The Cactus Creek Book Sale

The Cactus Creek series got a small face lift!! To celebrate author Violet Duke has put the entire series on SALE for this week only!  75% off (99 CENTS ea.) all 4 books. This is the first sale for Books 2 & 4 so grab 'em while you can!
LOVE, CHOCOLATE, AND BEER [Luke & Dani] 
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LOVE, DIAMONDS, AND SPADES  [Rylan & Quinn] 
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LOVE, TUSSLES, AND TAKEDOWNS [Hudson & Lia] 
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Ideal High Book Blitz

Ideal High by Valerie Ipson

Genre: YA contemporary

Published: February 24th, 2015

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25032703-ideal-high
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Ideal-High-Valerie-Ipson/dp/0986424617/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1431369888&sr=8-1 Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=ideal+high Barnes & Noble http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ideal-high-valerie-ipson/1121285395?ean=9780986424618 There’s no way Taryn’s taking Blake’s place as president of the student body. As soon as the memorial for him and six of their friends is over, she’s resigning as VP. Really.
Except people say the fire was no accident.
(She say it’s way too easy to blame someone who’s dead.)
When Taryn reads the writing on the wall, literally, the bathroom wall, she knows what it means. To get to the truth she has to come out from under her paisley comforter.
But, seriously, what stage of grief says Taryn has to be the one to fix what’s wrong at Ideal High? Maybe she’s…

Eight Second Ride Cover Reveal

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EIGHT SECOND RIDE Author: Anne Jolin Series: Willow Bay Stables #2 Genres: Contemporary Romance & Sports Equestrian Romance ~ SYNOPSIS ~ Owen Daniels lives his life eight seconds at a time. The thrill of anticipation that comes with sitting on twelve hundred pounds of untamed power is unparalleled. The adrenaline rush that floods his system when the chute opens is one of life’s most unique and natural highs.  Ride eight seconds bareback on a bucking bronco—that’s his life. When Owen’s stock horse, Remington’s Lady, is injured midway through the rodeo circuit, he trailers her back home to Willow Bay, Alberta, to remain in the care of the local vet, Ray Brookes. Months later, with a truck bed full of buckles, Owen comes home to collect his Lady from the man he trusted to help her recover. Only Ray happens to be short for Rayne, and Rayne happens to be a woman.  And this woman wants nothing to do with a cowboy fresh off the circuit. As far as she’s concerned, he can take his…