Archive for April, 2012
The Six Sentence Sunday Contest was cancelled. I got a tweet from the founders who said, “the contest is against the whole intent/purpose of
#sixsunday.” I meant to draw more attention toward the event, but I don’t want to piss anyone off, so it’s off. Feel free to post your six sentences anyway. It’s still fun with or without a prize.
Here is my six sentence entry from a deleted section of my current YA Paranormal Project:
One corner of his lip curled. “Is that what you think?”
I crossed my arms. “That’s what I know.”
He reached out, cupped my face, and furiously pressed his lips against mine. His hands slinked onto my neck and slowly down my back until they rested firmly above the top of my jeans. Fingers pressed into my spine with a desperation that surprised me, and I let out a gasp. He pulled back for a second, and stared into my eyes as if he searched for my approval.
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I’m so excited to announce that this blog has been nominated for a Goodreads Independent Blogger Award in the Publishing Industry category. 46 blogs are in the running and the competition is steep.
If you’ve enjoyed my articles, interviews with literary agents and authors, or just think I’m pretty awesome, then please take a second and cast your vote. All you have to do is follow the link below and click the VOTE button.
I think you may need a Goodreads account, but if you don’t have one, then this is a great time to start one. It’s the best site for book recommendations and I’ve met quite a few really cool people on there.
Here is the direct link to my vote page: http://www.goodreads.com/book_blogger_award/entry/141
Thanks everyone! I really appreciate it.
While trying to save her brother four years ago, Greta was thrown into the witch’s fire herself, falling through a portal to a dangerous world where humans are the enemy, and every ogre, goblin, and ghoul has a dark side that comes out with the full moon.
To survive, seventeen-year-old Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good at what she does. So good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young Goblin King, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her determination to escape.
But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. The full moon is mere days away, and an ancient evil knows she’s the key to opening the portal. If Greta fails, she and the lost boys of Mylena will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back…
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Chloe Jacobs is a native of nowhere and everywhere, having jumped around to practically every Province of Canada before finally settling in Ontario where she has now been living for a respectable number of years. Her husband and son are the two best people in the entire world, but they also make her wish she’d at least gotten a female cat. No such luck. And although the day job keeps her busy, she carves out as much time as possible to write. Bringing new characters to life and finding out what makes them tick and how badly she can make them suffer is one of her greatest pleasures, almost better than chocolate and fuzzy pink bunny slippers.
So, apparently, there’s a game going around among writers right now. It’s called the Lucky 7 Game, and it’s sort of like a tag. I usually don’t do these, but it’s fun, and an excuse to give you guys an excerpt.
If you’re tagged by another author, you have to:
1. Go to page 7 or 77 of your current manuscript.
2. Go down to the seventh line and copy the 7 sentences that follow that.
3. Then, after pasting those, tag 7 other authors.
Anyway, this is from my current YA paranormal romance project, Glimmer.
“The fact you’re alive is a pretty good indication I’m not trying to kill you.”
He pulled up the bottom of his shirt and wiped the black blood off his cheek. The curve of his hip was exposed and I forced myself to look away. I needed to focus, not drool over some guy who was obviously dangerous.
“What’s your name?” I asked.
“Are you part of the air court?”
And there you have it! Just a little taste of what I’m working on at the moment.
Now it’s time for TAG! So I choose . . .
2. Melissa West
4. Tara Fuller
5. Allison Pang
7. Kelley York