Monday, June 6, 2016
Once Upon A Word: Irish Merfolk Tribe @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery #me...: In my tale, HEART OF THE SEA, which is featured in the Be My Everything, 2016 Valentine Collection, my research consi...
Saturday, May 28, 2016
On the first Decoration Day, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery. There were over five thousand participants who decorated the graves of 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried there.
In 1873, New York was the first state to officially recognize the holiday, but by 1890 all the northern states honored this day. The South, however, refused and chose another day to honor their dead, and this continued until after World War I when the holiday changed from honoring just those who died in the Civil War to honoring all who served and gave their lives for our country.
Many thanks to all those who have served.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Once Upon A Word: Mother's Day--Past and Present, By Linda Swift @Re...: Mother's Day in the US is only ten days away as if we need to be reminded again. In the stores and online we are accosted with cards, ...
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Once Upon A Word: Opening Hooks by Celia Yeary @RebeccaJVickery @ce...: "It was a dark and stormy night…" No, no, never begin a story with the weather. The reader will skip ahead and look for a...
Monday, April 18, 2016
Once Upon A Word: Writing Process by Vicki Crum @RebeccaJVickery #au...: Every author has his or her own distinctive writing process. For me, writing is very much like reading in that it is a journey of adventure ...
Sunday, April 10, 2016
At Once Upon A Word:
THE COURAGE TO RESEARCH by Sarah J. McNeal
Learning new stuff is exhilarating, but it can also prove frightening...
Weekend Writing Warriors- Enjoy a snippet from Teresa Cypher's WIP. In her words...Setup: Earth has been invaded by aliens. Our MC, Lily fled on foot. Her and her dog, Jobe, were just captured by the aliens. I've skipped ahead a couple of paragraphs. Lily is on the ground with her wrists and ankles secured. The aliens are falling asleep, and she's having a moment of reflection of what brought her to this moment. Jobe is right next to her. http://dreamersloversandstarvoyagers.blogspot.com/2016/04/weekend-writing-warriors-april-10-2016.html
Author of Jack and the Christmas Journey, which is featured in Have Yourself A Merry Little Romance anthology.
Snippet Sunday at Karen Michelle Nutt's Blog: Update from last week's snippet of Flowers and Fangs: Tim tried to kill Derek, but he fought the vampire off and wounded him. Tim escaped, leaving Derek to face the hysterical Sloane who is chanting Omigod over and over again. Derek is not sure if she's been bitten or has already turned and her hysterics is only a ploy. http://www.kmnbooks.com/flowers-and-fangs-chapter-4-3/
Here's your chance to win a Kindle eBook copy of my paranormal tale, Flowers and Fangs. https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/4d9f55c40f8ee030
This month, Stephanie Burkhart will be taking snippets from my sweet vintage romance, Journey of the Heart. http://sgcardin.blogspot.com/2016/04/snippet-sunday-99-cent-vintage-romance.html
News From Cecilia Corona: I’m already starting on new ideas for a second installation of Scotlynn’s story. So keep your eyes peeled for another story in the Afterlife collection!
Also, I am finishing up a story at the moment about a werewolf and a nymph. One’s a little bit country and the other lets just say he is a mix of Neo from the Matrix and Arthur Bishop from the movie Mechanic. He can totally kick butt when he needs to but he is super smooth and stealthy and you would never know what hit ya till it hits ya. ha! Enjoy a snippet form AFTERLIFE featured in the Be My Everything anthology: http://www.ceciliacorona.com/snippet-sunday-afterlife-2016-be-my-everything-valentines-day-collectioin-snippetsunday/
Congrats to Vicki Crum. Despite the rain and wind, she ventured out to meet her fans for a Book Signing at the LA Times Book Fair! If you haven't checked out her book, here's a sneak peek. http://vickicrum.wix.com/author#!books/cnec
Have you read the book adapted to the feature film, Clarissa's War? Enjoy a snippet of Linda Swift's, This Time Forever.: http://tinyurl.com/z3btlxb
Join Celia Yeary at Sweethearts of the West...
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VICTORY TALES PRESS is always looking for well-written, engaging tales from all genres.
We release four anthologies per year. Be My Everything, Valentine Collection was our first anthology published for 2016.
Tales wanted for our next anthologies…
Summer themed stories (Those Summer Nights, 2016 Summer Romance Collection): The deadline for submissions is May 20th.
Halloween/Fall stories (Title to be announced): The deadline for submissions is Aug. 20th.
Christmas/New Years stories (Title to be announced): The deadline for submissions is Oct. 20th.
The short stories may be any genre as long as there is a romance. The romance doesn't have to be the main focus. The stories may have a western, fantasy, history, time travel or even adventure theme to them. They can be eerie tales and capers, too.
What are we looking for?
1. A themed romance that fits one of the anthologies listed above.
2. The romance must be male/female, sweet to sensual romance. Please, no erotica or anything explicit in nature.
3. Word count between 5000-20,000 words.
When do we need the stories? Now until the deadline listed above for the anthology you wish to participate in. The sooner you can email your submission the better.
***Please note that we will do some light editing only.
Please send submissions to kmnbooks @ yahoo . com (no spaces).
In the subject line place: 2016 (and the theme name of the anthology you wish for your story to be featured in.)
I can't wait to read your tales! Any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.
VTP Anthology Coordinator
Karen Michelle Nutt
Amazon Author Page
Monday, April 4, 2016
Once Upon A Word: Mind, Body, Soul by Karen Michelle Nutt @KMNbooks @RebeccaJVickery #yoga #romance