Aug 28, 2016

#MFRWauthor Mia Francis @maszyd Shares her Writing Day

MFRW Mia Frances talks about her writing day. 
Mia writes across several genres under this pseudonym and others. Her published Science Fiction/Fantasy works include novels: The Ark, The Colony, The Land, and Source of Evil, and a novella, The Hand of My Enemy. In addition to her erotic romance murder mystery thriller series In His Keeping: Taken, Banished, and Claimed, she's also the author of Worship the Night, a tale of horror and the occult, mainstream novel Silent Song, and four children's books.

Her short stories, articles, children’s stories, essays, and poems have appeared in anthologies, books, magazines, newspapers, and on the web.

I’m an insomniac which is very helpful when you’re a writer. Once I get an idea in my head, I work out the plot and dialogue at night when it’s quiet. I don’t use an outline, but I do write down specific dialogue or scenes that I want to use in the book. I come up with a very definite idea of what I want each major character in the book to look like, then I go through magazines till I find a model, actor, actress, etc. that looks like them. I pin those pictures up on the wall labeled with my characters names in front of my laptop. I also do short character sketches of each character’s appearance, education, employment, habits, family, behavior traits, etc.


Every day I that I work on a particular chapter, I start my day by going back to the beginning of that chapter and reading and rewriting it where necessary, for clarity, to tighten dialogue, to add needed description, etc. When I finish the chapter, I go back and reread and rewrite it yet again. Then I give it to my husband to read and edit. After he’s done I read it again incorporating his corrections and suggestions and put it aside until the entire book is done. Then we both reread the whole book again for continuity and to make sure that the story isn’t bogging down in places. You need another pair or eyes, another person to read your work and catch your mistakes: formatting mistakes, typos, misspellings, redundancies, inconsistencies in the plot, characters, descriptions, obvious factual mistakes in your stories, etc.

MFRW author Mia Frances released IN HIS KEEPING: BANISHED, an Erotic Romantic Suspense.
Sylvie Jenkins' life is upended when boss and lover, billionaire Connor Hudson, becomes the prime suspect in a string of grisly murders. Those who love him...die! He sends her away; exiling her to his Park Ave. penthouse. They meet in secret, but he's changed. He has a dark cruel side that frightens her. What she discovers in a hidden closet, leaves her wondering...could he be capable of murder?

An erotic romance murder mystery thriller series!
REVIEWS
5.0 out of 5 starsAmazing, 5+ stars
By Paola on January 4, 2016
Amazing, I am 100% In love with these books, I can't wait for the third . I am counting the days for the third book.

5.0 out of 5 starsGreat page turner!
By Carrie on December 15, 2015
Really thrilled with pace of this trilogy. I left book 1 (Taken) dying to know what would happen next. Banished (book 2 in the series) does not disappoint! The book picks up in NYC where Connor sent Sylvie to protect her from the killer. Mia Frances introduces a number of slimy characters who could all easily be the killer. I am dying to know who the killer is and if my suspicions are correct. The relationship between Sylvie and Connor continues to intrigue me -- Sylvie seems to struggle with her position in Connor's bedroom and Connor is starting to struggle with putting her in that position. Cant wait to see where Book 3 ends up!

Aug 25, 2016

The Vicar's Deadly Sin revealed on #Thursday13 by #MFRWauthor Miguelina Perez

 #MFRWauthor  Miguelina Perez is a writer and jewelry artist. She has a B.A. in English from the University of the District of Columbia. She won the University of the District of Columbia's English Department's Critical Writing Award for an essay she wrote discussing the gender roles of Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and Louisa May Alcott's Little Women.

It was during high school at the school's library that she first encountered her first romance writers - Ms. Victoria Holt and then Ms. Phyllis J. Whitney. Her love of romance novels stems from those discoveries, especially the Romance mystery genre.

Several of her poems have been published in anthologies, and she was named "Poet of Year in 1995" by the National Library of Poetry. She finished her first book, The Vicar's Deadly Sin, a Regency romance mystery, the first of a seven-part serial based on the Seven Deadly Sins. Currently, she is finishing the edits on VDS and adding to its sequel, "Angel's Lust".

Ms. Perez is a member of the Romance Writers of America and two of its chapters: Washington Romance Writers and Maryland Romance Writers . As newsletter editor for WRW, she contributes articles about writing and author interviews.

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, she now resides in Gaithersburg, Maryland and can be reached at: miguelinaperezauthor@gmail.com




                                        The Vicar's Deadly Sin


 Genre Young Adult, Suspense, New Adult

  Blurb
A Touch of Romance…A Touch of Regency…A Touch of Murder… Lady Jane Bartholomew and Miss Margaret Renard have been friends since the age of twelve. Together they share their dreams, hopes and a love for reading. However, it is their wild imagination and a penchant for solving mysteries that will test their abilities when the Vicar of Dover is found murdered. The young ladies are joined by two gentlemen, also eager to find the murderer in order to prove to the ladies that detecting is a man's job, though the gentlemen find their beauty, wit, and pride more troublesome than solving a murder. The Vicar's Deadly Sin is a delightful and witty Regency romance mystery about two friends and their love for solving crimes, while keeping society and its rules at bay.


 Buy link: Amazon.com
A visual teaser of the story:






13 favorite book characters

1. Eleanor Dashwood
2. Marianne Dashwood
3. Col. Brandon
4. Elizabeth Bennet
5. Mr. Darcy
6. Jane Bennet
7. Mr. Bingley
8. Nanny McPhee
9. Jane Ertswhile - Austenland
10. Mr. Nobley - Austenland

11.Mr. Scrooge
12.Mrs. de Winters - Rebecca
13.Mr. de Winters - Rebecca


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Aug 18, 2016

Dragon Knight's Ring on #Thursday13 with @Mary Morgan

Scottish paranormal romance#MFRWauthor Mary Morgan,  resides in Northern California, with her own knight in shining armor. However, during her travels to Scotland, England, and Ireland, she left a part of her soul in one of these countries and vows to return.
Mary's passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. She spent far too much time daydreaming and was told quite often to remove her head from the clouds. It wasn't until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling--writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.

 



                Dragon Knight's Ring, 
        Order of the Dragon Knights,  Book 5




 Genre  Paranormal, Erotica
 Publisher The Wild Rose Press
  

Crusader, Adam MacFhearguis is on one last quest to the standing stones in Scotland where he seeks to bury the past. However, a silent prayer sends him to an unknown future and to his beloved Meggie. When he uncovers a shocking revelation, Adam questions everything about the woman he thought he knew and loved. He may have traveled the veil of ages, but time is now his enemy.

Margaret MacKay lives a life in the future without the memories of her past—her death. When Adam arrives at her door confessing he knows her, she is confused and wary. With each passing day, she yearns to learn more from this stranger. Yet, when a truth is revealed, can she trust the man to unlock the chains from her mind and heart?

Will love free the bonds to unite the two lovers who were doomed centuries ago? Or will evil finally claim victory over the Dragon Knights?
 


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Mary Morgan’s 13 most favorite movies

1. Braveheart – Will never forget his speech, or the epic music played throughout.

2. Pride & Prejudice—I love both versions: 1995 and 2005. Loved the music in both!

3. Knight’s Tale—I enjoyed the humor and again, the music. (Do you see a pattern in my favorites?)

4. Pillow Talk—Comedy and music. Adorable!

5. Robin Hood—all versions!
 

6. Sense & Sensibility—1995 version with Emma Thompson and Hugh Grant.

7. The Master of Ballantrae —Errol Flynn in Scotland…oh my!

8. The Sound of Music —My first indoor movie. It’s a must see around any holiday.

9. The Ugly Dachshund —Since I owned a dachshund, this 1966 comedy was a family favorite.

10. Ever After —A twist on the Cinderella story.

11. Ben-Hur —Charlton Heston…need I say anything more?

12. Titanic —Beautiful, tragic, and I loved the music.

13. Rob Roy —I’ve always been fascinated with the hero and the actor, Liam Neeson.
                             Trailer for the whole
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Aug 14, 2016

#MFRWorg Gets Quick and Quirky with #MFRWauthor @KateHillRomance

Kate Hill answers a dozen quick questions.
Always a fan of romance and the paranormal, Kate Hill started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Her first story, an erotic vampire tale, was accepted for publication in 1996. Since then she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas and novels. When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out and watching horror movies.

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Day or Night? I'm definitely a night person. I do my best work after dark.

Pen and paper or Computer? Most of the time I prefer the computer because by typing I keep up with my flow of ideas better.

Fruit or Chocolate? I love fruit and eat it every day. Though I love chocolate as well, I'd give it up before fruit.

Coffee or Tea? Tea. I can't even stand the smell of coffee.

Roller Coasters or Merry-Go-Rounds? Merry-Go-Rounds, although I don't like rides in general.

Bath or Shower? Shower. I prefer flowing water to sitting in a tub.

City life or Country life? Country life. I enjoy open spaces and love going for runs and walks on country roads. I'm lucky enough to live on one.

Soft or Hard? Hard.

Ebook or Paperback? Do I have to make a decision? Truly, I love both. Ebooks are great because I can carry around so many books on my reader, but every now and then it's nice to hold a paper book.

Cats or Dogs? Again, I can't decide. I have two of each and I love them all.

Fast or Slow? I tend to go with fast more often than slow.

What is your secret guilty pleasure? The SAW movies.

Kate Hill's newest book is Captain's Mercy, a Historical Suspense, with Siren Publishing.

Mercy Brown's life changes when she accepts a position as companion to the disabled sister of wealthy shipyard owner Jonah Barnes. She is instantly attracted to the rugged former sea captain, even if his brusque manner offends her. Mercy soon finds herself entangled in the quirky family's secrets.

From the first, Mercy is troubled by prowlers, disturbances from the attic, and unearthly howls on the property. After meeting several unusual household members, including a groundskeeper who works by night and the mischievous Maxwell Barnes, Mercy realizes she should flee while she can.

Pages from Mercy's first novel go missing and Jonah's domineering personality causes tension in the house. Only Mercy's fondness for her young companion, Faith Barnes, as well as her fascination with Jonah prevent her from leaving, but will her desire for him endanger her life? " Mercy Brown's life changes when she accepts a position as companion to the disabled sister of wealthy shipyard owner Jonah Barnes. She is instantly attracted to the rugged former sea captain, even if his brusque manner offends her. Mercy soon finds herself entangled in the family's secrets. Will her desire for Jonah endanger her life?
EXCERPT
"You don't have much use for polite society, do you?""
""As long as rich men keep buying my ships, I like it well enough.""
""Is that why you partnered with Max?""
""Partly. Max is intelligent and good at business. He knows how to mingle with those kinds of people and put them at ease so they'll make the best deal.""
""I see. The business world is all about using people.""
""Precisely.""
""It sounds very cutthroat and lonely to me.""
""Maybe, but playing the game is better than being poor, isn't it? I know. I've been on that side of it too. Faith and Max don't remember like I do. They were young when we could barely make ends meet.""
They had reached the library and he gestured for her to sit on the couch. He joined her, but kept a respectable distance.
""So you went to sea to take care of them. Do you ever regret it?""
""Not for an instant. There's nothing I wouldn't do for them. My only regret is what happened to Robert."" Pain glistened in his dark eyes, taking her aback. He always seemed so strong, even cold at times. He rarely displayed any vulnerability.
Strangely, she wished to comfort him.
""I'm sure what happened to him was quite beyond your control.""
""That's not the only thing, it seems."" He stared deeply into her eyes and edged closer--so near that they almost touched.
""Mr. Barnes, please."" She had intended the words to sound like a warning. Instead they came out like a plea.
At the next clap of thunder, she instinctively jumped and flung her arms around him. He held her snugly and while she knew she should pull away, she didn't want to. She felt safe and secure in his embrace, but it was more than that. The feel of his body, his heart beating against her cheek and his divinely masculine scent aroused her in a way she couldn't deny.
""Mercy,"" he murmured. When he covered her mouth in a possessive kiss, she didn't even try to stop him, but surrendered, just like Macie to Captain Bristle.

Aug 11, 2016

Witness the New Beginnings on #Thursday13 with @Iris Blobel #MFRWAuthor


  #MFRWauthor Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London as well as Canada where she met her husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only emerged recently, but now her laptop is a constant companion.

Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her two beautiful daughters.

Next to her job at a private school, she also presents a German Program at the local Community Radio.


                   
                           New Beginnings
      

Blurb

Twenty-two-year-old Sophie Levesque has been guardian to her eight-year-old sister Mia since their mother’s death a few years ago, and it hasn’t been easy. Luck comes their way when they inherit a small house in Hobart. Problem is though, they don’t know and have never heard of Clara Bellinger, the testator. Settling into their new life, Sophie is still afraid it’s all a mistake.

Mark O’Connor, attorney in Hobart and the bearer of the good news for Sophie and Mia, curses himself for the lack of information about the testator. However, researching the questions gives him an opportunity to see Sophie again, and the more time he spends with the two, the more he realizes that his life is missing something. And it’s not his casual lover Linda.

But then there’s Zach, Sophie’s sexy neighbor from across the road… and a very good friend of Clara’s.

Will unraveling the mystery unravel Sophie and Mark’s promise of a future?





Buy link: Amazon



Thirteen Movies Iris likes:

1 Skyfall
2 Beaches
3 Frozen
4 Shawshenk Redemption
5  Love Actually
6 Indiana Jones with Sean Connery
7 Jurassic Park
8 The Rock
9 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
10 Vertical Limit
11 Ghost
12 Avatar
13 San Andreas


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