Five Rose Review – Hatchling’s Curse

Although the daffodils are up in the yards, it’s not quite time for roses. except for Hatchling’s Curse which has five. 

Here‘s a snippit from the review.

a five-rose thriller/fantasy/romance.

Read the full review at Roses & Thorns.

~Till next time. Helen

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Tuesday’s Title – Creating a Joyful Life

Although I don’t usually showcase non-fiction books, at least ones not related to historical research or writing, the reviews (and title) of Creating a Joyful Life by Jennifer Williams-Fields pulled me in.

Powerful words, a great motivator for getting on track spiritually, mentally and physically
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Behind the Scene:

As a single mom of six kids, with an alcoholic ex-husband, everyone always asks me “how do you do it, how do you manage it all and not fall apart?” This book is my attempt to answer that question. Most days  I do it one day at a time, one breath at a time. In the book I lay out the practical ways women can take care of themselves, take back control of their life, and do it all with a sense of joy and happiness.

Read the rest of the post on the blog, Journey to the Stars and Worlds of Imagination.

To learn more about Jennifer, visit her online at jenniferwilliamsfields.com

Tuesday Title – The Killing Land

The rugged West, a greedy villain, violence, and true love

Date of Release: Feb. 1, 2016
Genre:  Historic Western Romance
Publisher: Five Star/CengageKillingLandFront (3)

Buy Links:  Amazon   Barnes&Noble

Blurb:

This novel is set principally in the Arizona Territory of the early l880’s where a courageous settler from the East and an aristocratic cattle baron become involved in a love/hate relationship. The two, although attracted to each other, are initially distrustful and antagonistic toward one another. The dangers they face draw them together.

Mary suspects that Cal is responsible for trying to drive the homesteaders and sheepherders off the land cattlemen consider rightfully theirs. When her uncle is murdered, Mary intends to discover who is responsible and why. In so doing, she becomes a person of interest to a vicious outlaw.

Behind the Scene:

As an undergrad I was an English major and a social studies minor. I loved American history in particular. My husband and I are Easterners but we’ve made nine trips out West. We would move there if our family wasn’t located in the East. I enjoy writing diverse types of fiction but always knew I would want to write a Western that was historically well-researched and realistic yet also had romantic elements. I think The Killing Land fits the bill and is a novel that both men and women will enjoy reading.

About Seewald:  Multiple award-winning author, Jacqueline Seewald, has taught creative, expository and technical writing at Rutgers University as well as high school English. She also worked as both an academic librarian and an educational media specialist. Sixteen of her books of fiction have been published to critical praise including books for adults, teens and children.

Her short stories, poems, essays, reviews and articles have appeared in hundreds of diverse publications and numerous anthologies such as: THE WRITER, L.A. TIMES, READER’S DIGEST, PEDESTAL, SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY MAGAZINE, OVER MY DEAD BODY!, GUMSHOE REVIEW, THE MYSTERY MEGAPACK, LIBRARY JOURNAL, and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY. She’s also an amateur landscape artist and loves blue grass music.

Her writer’s blog can be found at: http://jacquelineseewald.blogspot.com

 

4 Major Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Blog Posts

4 Major Mistakes to Avoid When Writing Blog Posts

By Karen Cioffi

Writing is a craft, a craft that needs to be learned. With that being said, there are many successful bloggers who had no writing training.

You might consider writing as being doubled sided. There are research papers, resumes, articles for medical and scientific use, business and health content, and even short stories, children’s books, and novels.

To write for these genres, you need to learn the craft of writing. Depending on the genre you write, you need to know how to write dialogue, how to reference quotes in a nonfiction article, and how to write POV (point of view). You should know the difference between a comma and a semi-colon, and how to use each. You get the idea.

On the flip side, there is web writing: blog posts and writing copy. In these niches there aren’t many rules, aside from grabbing the reader and making your content engaging and shareable.

While there aren’t many rules for blogging, there are four mistakes you should avoid:

To read the rest of the article go to: http://helenhenderson-author.blogspot.com/2016/02/4-major-mistakes-to-avoid-when-writing.html

Originally published at http://www.writersonthemove.com/2014/06/4-major-mistakes-to-avoid-when-writing.html

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Tuesday Title – Hatchling’s Mate

http://helenhenderson-author.blogspot.com/p/hatchlings-mate.htmlToday I’m celebrating a special Tuesday Title–one of mine as Hatchling’s Mate wings into view.

From their birth it was expected that Talann’s and Lexii’s destiny would be entwined. However fate had other intentions. Lexii and Talann could not stand to be together.Hatchling’s Mate
(Book 3 of the Dragshi Chronicles)

Publisher: High Eyrie Publications

Buy Links:  Coming March 1st

Blurb: 

Talann’s future was far from assured. Although the son of two dragon lords, none of the old ones sang a welcome at his birth. And now years later there was still no sign of the awakening of a twinned dragon soul. From his birth, it was expected he would marry the only other child born to the dragon shifters, the Lady Lexii Beylnea. However, fate had other intentions. Talann and Lexii could not stand to be together.

Haldric hated all shifters but one—Lady Lexii, whom he meant to
possess at any cost. His one tool to achieve both his goals meant risking all. Although his uncle, known to his followers as the Parant, possessed the ability to turn men and women into his willing slaves, the older man was as apt to turn on friend as foe.

Pledged to protect Lexii until the dragon lord’s intended mate appears, Glyn must fight to keep hidden the secret no one could never learn.

Destinies collide as fate decrees secrets be revealed and plans of men and dragon lord alike twist in the web of time.

Freedom of the skies comes with a price.

Click here for an excerpt.