New Review for Hatchlings Curse

Help me celebrate a new review for Hatchlings Curse. It was a great surprise after a bad week (under a full moon, no less.)

HH-DD-HCurse-bk2-300x450“Any fantasy lover would enjoy this epic tale!” Four Stars. 

Read the full review from InD’tale at #MFRWauthor #fantasy

Click on the cover in the top banner for a blurb and free read of the first chapter. 

I’m off flying with the dragshi.

~Till next time. Helen


Some essential tips for self-publishing on Amazon

Insightful post on one writer’s journey of re-issuance with good tips. Especially the importance of keywords in the description.

Helena Fairfax

This week’s been an exciting week for me. I recently received back the rights to two of my novels – The Antique Love and The Silk Romance – and just yesterday I released both books on Amazon.

But getting to the stage of self-publishing on Amazon wasn’t just as easy as pressing a button. (I wish!) Before I pressed that button, here are all the essential lessons I learned, and the many steps I went through:

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  • A thorough and professional edit is a MUST. Even though my books had already been through an edit with my original publishers, I re-read and re-edited both books. I came across a few things that could be improved. Also, my books were originally released in Canada. Although I’d kept the British spelling in the Canadian versions, a few north Americanisms had been introduced that I decided to change back –…

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Weekend Edition – Place and Writing Plus Good Reads and Writing Tips

My first thought was minds thinking alike. I just sat down to put together a blog on how sites have influenced me and this one appeared in my stream. Now to rewrite mine for later use.

Live to Write - Write to Live

How does where you live influence your writing?

Site of Thoreau's cabin on Walden Pond, circa 1908 (Library of Congress) Site of Thoreau’s cabin on Walden Pond, circa 1908 (Library of Congress)

When I sat down to write this morning, I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to write about. As I mentioned last week, life has suddenly gotten a bit crazier than usual. I’ve been jostled out of my usual groove and am flailing a bit in terms of time, energy, and attention. I read through my collection of post ideas hoping something would gel, but nothing came together. Instead, my mind just gnashed anxiously at unsolved problems.

So, in the spirit of letting difficult times inspire and fuel my writing, I decided to look one piece of my dilemma square in the face, and see how I could put it to a better use than simply keeping me up at night.

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Tuesday’s Title – My Hunted Highlander

Bound to the mast of a pirate ship, the Highlander plans to use its female captain to gain his freedom. When she helps him escape, the surprise is on him. 

My Hunted Highlander

Book #3, Kilted Athletes Through Time Series

Genre: Scottish Time Travel
Publisher:  Nancy Lee Badger
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Plucked naked from the North Sea, bruised and nearly drowned, Niall Sinclair wakes bound to the mast of the pirate ship, The Black Thistle. Hiding his identity, and brutalized by the first mate and other seamen, their captain comes to his aid. Her identity, and gender, are a surprise, and his physical reaction to her makes him nearly forget his need to escape, and return to his clan.

When kidnapped from her shipbuilding business in modern day Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the last place Blair MacIan figured to end up, was at the helm of a pirate ship in 1603 Scotland. With her abusive husband dead, and the ship, the crew, and their people under her care, the last thing she needed was to fish a naked man from the sea. His ravaged face and ragged sandy hair could not detract from his magnificence, and she sensed in him, a means for her own escape.

About Nancy Lee Badger:

Award-winning author, Nancy Lee Badger, loves chocolate-chip shortbread, wool plaids wrapped around the trim waist of a Scottish Highlander, the clang of broadswords, and the sound of bagpipes in the air. After growing up in Huntington, New York, and raising two handsome sons in New Hampshire, she moved to North Carolina where she writes full-time. A former EMT, volunteer firefighter, and 911 Dispatcher, Nancy writes about kilted Highlanders, heart-broken dragons, and romantic thrillers and is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic & Paranormal Romance Writers, Triangle Area Freelancers, and the Celtic Heart Romance Writers.  

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