Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Powers, Spice, Not So Nice - 10 Kick-ass Heroine Adventures in one!

Cover Reveal and Purchase Links Coming Soon!

Girl Power Rules The Night In The POWERS, SPICE, AND NOT SO NICE Box Set

Welcome to a world of magic and mayhem where witches, shifters, angels, ghosts, and vampires walk (or lurk) among us. Where normal humans suddenly discover they aren’t so normal after all, and where it’s up to strong, courageous, and kick-ass women to save the day.

Every book in this powerful set features a strong female heroine who must confront and overcome her demons (sometimes literally) in order to save the day. The books in this set include paranormal romance, paranormal action, paranormal dystopia, paranormal time-travel, and several other paranormal genres. Each story promises adventure, high stakes, unforgettable characters, and something out of the ordinary.

The novels in this set include:

After The Ending – Lindsey Pogue/Lindsey Fairleigh
The Virus wiped out billions of people across the globe and endowed some of the few survivors with special abilities and left the rest crazy and dangerous. Now Dani and Zoe must learn to master their new Abilities and trust strangers if they are to survive in the harsh and deadly world of The Ending.

Falling – J Bennett
Maya was a normal college sophomore until a stranger with glowing hands kidnapped her and changed her. Now she can see the feelings and emotions of those around her as beautiful auras…tempting auras.

Few Are Angels – Inger Iverson
A horrific car accident leaves Ella Monroe an orphan and plagues her with strange visions. Kale, a handsome and mysterious stranger, reveals the meaning of these visions and the tremendous power she wields through them.

Kill It With Magic – J. A. Cipriano
Lillim Calina knew she shouldn’t have eaten the piece of candy sent by her demonic ex-boyfriend. One lick drags her into the middle of a turf war between a werewolf king and an ancient vampire. Time to get killing!

Ringmaster – Trudi Jaye
For every wish fulfilled, the magic of the Jolly Carnival grows stronger until it begins drying up. When Rilla’s father dies under suspicious circumstances, she must fight for the right to be the new Ringmaster while searching for a murderous saboteur.

Shadow’s Awakening – Molle McGregor
Hannah Green finds herself imprisoned by a strange group of men who believe she has special psychic powers…They may be right. When a handsome stranger comes to her rescue, Hannah finds herself irresistibly attracted to him. Can she trust Connor, the mysterious soldier? 

Shifty Magic – Judy Teel
Private investigator and bounty hunter Addison Kittner isn’t afraid of things that go bump in the night. When she finds herself pressured to investigate the murder of a vampire, things just get worse as her ex-lover, werewolf, and FBI Agent Cooper Daine gives her an offer she can’t refuse…a paycheck.

The Jersey Devil – Andrew Mayer
Small town cashier Betsey Weisz isn’t living up to her potential when she is suddenly transported to a strange and terrifying new dimension filled with soul-sucking monster and amnesiac saviors.

The Spookshow – Tim McGregor
When Billie Culpepper wakes up from a three-day coma, she realizes that she can see the dead…and the dead can see her. Now they won’t leave her alone.

Echo Prophecy – Lindsey Fairleigh
Archaeology grad student Alexandra Larson is thrilled to land the dig of a lifetime. She and alluring excavation director Marcus Bahur spark a romantic connection as they make amazing and time-bending discoveries.

Box Set Cover, links, and release information coming soon!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

If you're lost in your head, you're not paying attention to the page - Why you should hire an editor

If you want writing to be more than a passion, but a career, there's one HUGE necessity if you want readers to take you seriously....

GET A PROFESSIONAL EDITOR! Okay, so most authors will say this, and it's for good reason. I have a professional editor and there are still a few errors on the page when it goes to publish. When you read the same thing again and again, you lose sight of what it is your reading--the words and letters that make up the ideas your mind is glazing over. Don't you already misread things or skip over words? Imagine not having a professional review your work before you press "publish". The cost of that additional eye and input is worth all the potential readers you might lose if you don't. I'll put an eBook down if there are too many missing words or misspellings, etc. That just shows that the author doesn't respect their reader enough to offer them a finished, polished product.

It's taken me the last four years to learn these things, so the point of this is to show you what I've found to be important and necessary values to consider when embarking into the world of professional writing. I hope it's somewhat helpful! More to come!

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Website: LindseyPogue.com

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wit, Sex, and Strong Characters. What more can you ask for? A Beautiful Bastard Book Review

Witty Banter, Unique Characters and Dynamic, Sex...what more can a romance lover ask for?

I loved this story. I didn't really have any expectations, seeing how it was the only audiobook I had during a long drive that I hadn't listened to already. BUT I LOVED IT. There's something to be said for a fresh, new story with the alpha male boss who wants XYZ. That's something that there's a lot of, but not delivered in the way this book is. There's no dominating and billionaire privilege, at least not the in-your-face style that I find myself skimming through. No, this was dish it out and take it storytelling, no meek and meager wench who can't hold her own.

This book was different for me in a many ways. The Characters were perfect. I loved their dynamic, the way Chloe gave right back to Bennett, the way they both felt more "normal" and "real" than most characters that I've read in any contemporary romance stories. It was just a fun, witty, banter-laced read that made me want to get back in the car and keep driving so that I could finish their story.

Fun side note - The author is really "authors" and their names are Christina and Lauren. Love it! These ladies are filled with clever. Can't wait to read (or listen to) another. I give it 5/5 stars! 

Happy Reading, all!

P.S. They're making it into a movie :)

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Cannibalism: Why Grammar matters...

Another important thing I've learned about being an author is this...

There's a difference between being a writer and being an author. As a writer, I can put anything I want down on paper--thoughts and emotions, story ideas, experiences--but being an author comes with a certain level of responsibility that people don't always think about when diving in.

Grammar is one of those very things.

Grammar matters, whether I want it to or not. If I want readers and the writing community to take me seriously, I have to start paying attention to pesky things like this. To be honest, I still can't tell you with 100% confidence that I remember what a proposition is. Do I know what a superlative is? Yes, but only because I looked it up. I've never claimed to be great in English or do exceptionally well in class many, many moons ago, but that doesn't change my passion for writing; it only means I need to take it all more seriously now. After all, bad grammar could lead to cannibalism and other inappropriate things if I don't.

They say English is the most difficult language to learn. That must be true given how difficult grammar is for many people who have been speaking it all their lives to get right. For me, being a writer by nature means I have ideas I want to put on paper, but that doesn't mean doing so in a "correct" fashion runs in my blood. If anything, for me grammar is a pain in the ass. It's just one more thing to think about when trying to craft the stories reeling through my mind and getting them down onto paper.

Grammarly - a great site for checking grammar, editing, analyzing story structure and word usage and finding synonyms, and more. You have cut, copy, and paste a section from your writing, or submit an entire piece and it will tell you where your mistakes are, what type of mistakes they are, why they're wrong, if there's any inkling of plagiarism (even if it's unbeknownst to you), and so much more that can make your writing/author life so much easier. If you really want to stay on your game, you can sign up for their weekly blog/newsletter and take quizzes to see where you need to improve your grammar.

So, the next time you write something or decide you want

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Website: LindseyPogue.com

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Author Problem #342 - Writing vs. Working : Doing one when you want to be doing the other

It's a hard life - Author Problem # 342: I'm in the mood to write, but I'm at work, raising the dinero.

SOLUTION: Patience, my least favorite virtue. 

Tomorrow is Thursday, my only writing day this week. It's going to be magical (I sincerely hope).