Whew, made it!

Last week was a challenge. I’ll not bore you with the details. Let’s just say I’m glad it’s over. Now, hopefully, I can get back on track. Part of that is figuring out why the conversion for Nocturnal Rebellion borked. Even though I’m putting it up for pre-order, it bothers me when the conversion isn’t what it should be. For that reason, I didn’t take the pre-order live. I’m looking at the file […]

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Another Title Discount

Good morning, all. Let’s get started with another sale announcement. I’ve lowered the price of Hunted to $0.99. When Meg Finley’s parents died, the authorities classified it as a double suicide. Alone, hurting and suddenly the object of the clan’s alpha’s desire, her life was a nightmare. He didn’t care that she was grieving any more than he cared that she was only fifteen. So she’d run and she’d been running ever […]

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When a book becomes a series – Hunter’s Moon

(I will be back later today or, more likely, this evening, with a few thoughts about what’s happening in Iowa today. I’m not doing it right now because there are still too many unanswered questions. Not that the Iowa caucus will answer them. If anything, I expect there will be even more questions after the results are posted and verified. So, that will come later. Please check back.) Those of you who […]

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(This is a repost of today’s Twisted Writers entry.) I remember when I was younger, there was a locally owned bookstore that I loved to frequent. The owners were always there. The employees knew the stock and could carry on an intelligent conversation about books. They knew the different genres and could make informed recommendations about what to read. After your first visit or two, when you returned, you would be greeted […]

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Weekend Promotion

I haven’t done a promotion for awhile, so I thought this weekend I would. The first books of each of my three series are available at discounted prices. If you like paranormal romance/suspense, urban fantasy/police procedural or military science fiction, there is something for you. Hunted (Hunter’s Moon Book 1) (Written under the pen name Ellie Ferguson) Free through Sunday When Meg Finley’s parents died, the authorities classified it as a double […]

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An update, a few thoughts and more

Life is slowly getting back to normal, or at least as normal as my life ever is. This past year has been rife with emergencies of various sorts, changes and challenges. In other words, it’s been life. But things are settling down now and it looks like I will finally be able to get the backlog of editing for NRP finished in the next week, one project by the end of the […]

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No, I’m not getting into the debate about whether or not an author can create a believable character simply because the author isn’t female or gay or non-white or whatever. No, this is about making sure your characters and their motivations are believable in the world you create in your novel or short story. It started when I was reading a series of reviews on Goodreads about 50 Shades of Grey and […]

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Since the secret’s out

Over at Mad Genius Club this morning, I talk about pen names. The reason for the discussion is that I’ve been writing under one for some time now. No, not Amanda S. Green. That’s who I really am. But, back when NRP was first getting started and before indie publishing and small press publishing really took off, if you ever wanted to be published by a traditional publisher, you simply didn’t strike […]

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A freebie and more

This week has been full of edits, work for Naked Reader Press and writing. Now I’m busy writing the third full length novel, and fourth title, in the Nocturnal Lives Series. To celebrate being able to get back to some of my favorite characters, Nocturnal Origins, the first book in the series, is currently free on Amazon. If you like urban fantasy or police procedurals, please go check it out. *     *     […]

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Sunday Reading Suggestions

It’s been a busy week between writing — or trying to write — my duties with Naked Reader Press and real life continuing to try to interfere. Still, things got done but even more need to be done. So this is going to be a short post, especially since it has taken me an hour to figure out what WordPress did in its last update that took away the formatting toolbar — […]

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