Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Hi! We’re Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock, the authors of The Two Gentlemen of Altona. We’re touring the web taking about our influences, our processes, anything we can think about actually, and even giving you guys a sneak peak or two! And what would a blog tour be without a contest? Check out the details at the bottom of the post to see what you can win!
Monday, December 29, 2014
Hi! I'm Abigail Roux, the author of ACCORDING TO HOYLE. Thanks for having me. And don't forget the giveaway! Check out the details at the bottom of the post to see what you can win!
Friday, December 26, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Welcome to the Riptide Publishing/AleksandrVoinov/L. A. Witt blog tour for the latest installment in the Bluewater Bay series, Lone Wolf!
Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a choice of one eBook off each of our backlists (excluding Lone Wolf) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 28th, and winners will be announced on December 29th. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.
Merry Christmas from CoP Central! I'm sure Evaine will have her own message later in the day, but I hope you all have a great day planned with friends and family. And if you're feeling stressed, I got you a little something for you!
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a choice of two eBooks off the author's backlist (as L.A. Witt or Lauren Gallagher; excludes Razor Wire) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 28th, and winners will be announced on December 29th. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Monday, December 15, 2014
Hi, and welcome to the Blog Tour for The Bells of Times Square! This book is close to my heart-- if you read the extra front and back matter in the story, you will see that I drew inspiration from my grandparents and their roles in WWII. There was a lot of research involved here and also an unusual romance. I hope you enjoy this stop on the tour, and don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter below for the giveaway of
two ebooks from my backlist a $10 Riptide store credit and a signed copy of The Bells of Times Square! Feel
free to comment, or to contact me at any of my links below--I'd love to hear
Friday, December 12, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
I have a hard time remembering dreams I love. I tend to wake up from a great one and think “Wow! That was so cool!”, then forget it immediately. Unfortunately, not so with nightmares. I had a horrible dream when I was little. The local McDonald’s decorated their store with circus themed paper. Overly jovial clowns, bearded ladies, oddly proportioned people… super strange things you’d never encounter in a McDs today (unless they were real people, that is J. And now, I think it was kind of cool. Minus the clowns.). I didn’t think anything of it but that same night, I dreamed about a creepy clown pulling my pigtails hard. Naturally, I woke up screaming. I think that one stupid dream skewed my vision of clowns from that day forward. It was so scary to me!
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
So last Tuesday, Z. A. Maxfield, aka ZAM, stopped by on her Hell on Wheels tour to answer some questions and have a giveaway at the same time. The drawing has been done by her assistant, William and he tells me that the lucky winner is...
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Monday, December 08, 2014
Hi, and welcome to the Player vs. Player blog tour! Today I’m going to be sharing another scene from PvP, which does, aside from the whodunit mystery and relevant social commentary, have a romantic sub-plot.
Mostly, though, I just like it because of the backstory about Niles’s name. One of my beta readers said Niles and Jordan’s parents should be horsewhipped for giving them those names. :D
Friday, December 05, 2014
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
It's Evaine's birthday today! I wasn't sure what to get you. They say food's a good choice when you're not sure. I got a couple different options. Hope you enjoy!
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Monday, December 01, 2014
This morning we're turning the spotlight on the last but not least of the trio of novels in Riptide's holiday collection, Three the Hard Way by Sydney Croft. (Don't miss the giveaway info!)
Each year, Riptide Publishing releases a holiday collection in support of an LGBTQ charity. Twenty percent of all proceeds from the Share the Love collection will be donated to the It Gets Better Project.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
A little over two years ago, I went shopping for a publisher. I had my first book finished, beta-read, and (somewhat) edited. I’ve always been good at research and I put those same skills to use for this. I dug through lists, Google searches, and the Writer’s Market books. I made a spreadsheet, comparing publishers, listing requirements and timing.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
I was inspired by a post I saw about local sayings and how they mean very little to those outside the area; it made me think about the things we say chez Cochrane, and whether they’re unique to us. Some of them must be – I can’t imagine any other family says “Go for it, Marjorie!” when one of them wants to attempt something ambitious. That comes from way back in prehistory, my in-laws playing golf with friends and the aforesaid Marjorie being urged by her hubby to attempt an impossible shot. Now it’s part of Cochrane folklore as is the (also golf based) exhortation to “Keep walking!” It’s often used in its full form, “In the words of your uncle, eep walking!”, when we need to get away from the scene of the crime, either ours or someone else’s. Refers to a wayward golf shot at a seaside links course which flew over a fence and bounced along a row of parked cars.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Where does “historical” end and “contemporary” begin?
Sunday, November 23, 2014
This week, our good friend, Heidi Cullinan came by for a visit on her Sleigh Ride blog tour and on Friday, she offered up a copy of Sleigh Ride for our random Friday Free-For-All drawing. Drawing is done and the lucky commenter is...
Friday, November 21, 2014
On Wednesday, Heidi came by to talk about her holiday release, Sleigh Ride and a little bit of her own family history. Today she's back with a digital copy of Sleigh Ride for one lucky reader. To be entered in the random drawing, just leave your name and email coords in a comment, as always!
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Spoiled young aristocrat Colin Harwood has always enjoyed flirting with danger, but he’s always been able to retreat to safety—until bad decisions and a chance encounter plunge him into a world far more savage than his own. Gabriel is an urban legend, famous in the underworld for his unpredictability and violence. He’s also a believer fairy tales, and quick to decide to the handsome stranger who came to his aid must be good luck. With few other options remaining, Colin will need to keep his wits about him to learn to survive in Gabriel’s City.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Ballad of the Reluctant Reader
I can’t remember not being able to read, nor have I ever not loved reading. During my graduate course for teaching I wrote an essay called “Put Down That Book!” because I read so much I got in trouble for it. At the table, while I tried to do dishes, as I walked down stairs. I married a man who was much the same. Every time we’ve moved we’ve hauled crates and crates of books, and they litter every room of our house—even now that we almost exclusively buy electronic books. E-readers have been a godsend for us, not only for space but because now we can take thousands of books everywhere, and so long as we have cellular signal or WiFi, we can get more anytime we want them.