In the Moment

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From the author of A Heart of Little Faith, Miriam’s Surrender, and Addicted to Love, Jennifer Wilck has  a new mesmerizing romance In The Moment.

Blurb:
Cassie Edwards, a former foster child, purchases an 1870s Victorian
mansion, the one home from her childhood where she felt like part of a
family. She’s spending her summer lovingly restoring it, with dreams of
one day raising a family of her own here. Rayne Tucket, a
photojournalist, is haunted by the death of his best friend in Afghanistan,
a death he thinks is his fault. He survives day to day. Forever is not in
his vocabulary. Swearing off photography, he answers an ad for a
handyman—mindless, no emotion involved. As the two of them
renovate her house, can Cassie show Rayne that love is strong enough
to heal all wounds.
About the author
Jennifer started telling herself stories as a little girl when she couldn’t sleep. Her
favorite stories are those with smart, sassy, independent heroines and handsome, strong, slightly vulnerable heroes.
Links
 Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/MomentJenniferWilckebook/dp/B073XYRMG7/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1503063949&sr=8
2&keywords=jennifer+wilck
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/inthe-momentjennifer
wilck/1126972509?ean=2940158847929

Materials for Teachers

Teachers,

If you haven’t heard of http://www.teacherspayteachers.com , this is a good resource for you as a professional. I allows teachers to share and make a little extra cash with the activities and materials they have developed themselves.

I was an English teacher for over 25 years primarily high school but also two years in middle school before I started publishing fiction and non-fiction of my own.  Some of the activities used in my creative writing class are available at the website. Tired of coming up with journal topics? Check out Jivin’ Journal at www,bit.ly/TpTJournal for new ideas. Add script writing and satire to your curriculum with Getting in the Act at http://www.bit.ly/TpTDrama. And in October introduce students to eerie tales and ghost stories with The Twilight Tone at http://www.bit.ly/TpTtwilight

Set up your own store and share your ideas with other teachers too!

 

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The Link – it’s elementary!

I continue to learn how to market books by talking to other authors and attending conferences. Readers need a quick way to click on a short link and access your book. The solution is a site like Bitly.

How does it work?  Go to Amazon, Nook Books, your publisher’s site or any other place on the internet that sells your book. Find the exact page where your book is listed. Then copy the long URL at the top of that page. Paste it in Bitly and enter the long link where the website will give you a short link. Use it in tweets, on Facebook, or any other social media where you market your books. You can even customize your short links so they are easy to remember.

How does this help sell books?  All the customer who reads your tweets, etc. has to do is click on the link to immediately be transported to the purchase place. Quick and easy for everyone.

 

 

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Adding Animals as Characters

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Animals make engaging characters in novels like Bailey, the black lab who helps the protagonist, Jeremy McKetcheon, a lighthouse keeper. Well-known for their swimming skills labs have helped drowning humans. This is what Bailey does in Abbey’s Tale (bit.ly/AbbeysTale) when he helps pull Abbey to the boat.

In the suspense, thriller Hiding (bit.ly/Daphnewin), an adorable Bermese Mountain Dog, Jolle, lives in the Alps and hikes with Serge and Teresa as they explore the summits. His name means “play” in French, and his antics are amusing.

In Suspicion, the coming sequel to Hiding, the official little pug Winnie (named after Churchill not Pooh) helps run the British book shop in London  where is clicking feet patter up and down the rows of novels.

Just like animals add pleasure to our lives in reality, they add pleasure in fiction!

 

Additional Writers Groups for Authors

As a new author at great way to get your books out to the public is to join various facebook groups for authors and post in them. For e-books go to:

  1. Kindlemojo
  2. My Kindle is Starving

For Christian Inspirational Fiction try:

  1. Christian Fiction and Non-Fiction
  2. Christian Book Reviews
  3. Review Seekers

For children’s books look at:

  1. Books Go Social Children’s Books
  2. Children’s Book Reviews and Promos

For mysteries try:

  1. Mystery We Write Authors and Readers
  2. For the Love of Books
  3. Bookaholic Cafe

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How Can You Write about Places You’ve Never Visited?

Take a cyber vacation. While I had been to Paris before I wrote Hiding, I had never been to Monte Carlos or Breil sur Roya. How could I make these locations authentic in my book? The answer is research, fun research. I used travel brochures, tour websites, lots of photographs to read, visualize and learn about the places that my characters would be traveling.

In the process, I got to “visit” exotic places. I learned, for example, that Jacques Cousteau’s Marine Museum and Center are in Monte Carlos. I learned how Grace Kelly was killed on the winding treacherous road to the city. I learned that one of the popular gambling casinos was build to resemble the Paris Opera House. It was a mini-vacation for me and for the my readers when it was worked into the book. So authors, take your mini-vacation via cyber space and recreate it for your fans.imagesKEDBDGY0

Tania de la Cantera

51u1pTEOR1L__AC_US160_When her mother is abandoned by her father, a small girl lives with her grandmother on meager earnings. As the grandmother ages, she can no longer raise the child whose mother has undertaken a dangerous journey to reach the United States. This moving story based on the true lives of women and children in Honduras is written by a missionary who has lived there for more than 25 years. The book helps us understand the desperation of immigrants from Central America and sympathize with their plight. Although the title is Spanish, the book is written in English and the cover was designed by one of the children at the LAMB Mission. It is available at http://www.amazon.com Highly recommended reading.

 

Christine B. Clark, Canadian Author

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CB Clark is the author of three romantic suspense novels published by The Wild Rose Press. My Brother’s Sins and Cherished Secrets were published in 2016, and Bitter Legacy in June, 2017. CB has always loved reading, especially romance, but it wasn’t until she lost her voice for a year the she considered writing her own romantic suspense stories. She grew up in Canada’s Northwest Territories and Yukon. Graduating with a degree in Anthropology and Archaeology, she has worked as a n archaeologist and an educator. She enjoys hiking, canoeing and snowshoeing with her husband and dog near her home in the wilderness of central British Columbia.

Interview

When did you first know you wanted to be a writer? I’ve always loved reading and writing. Ten years ago, I lost my voice for a year due to a botched operation. With time on my hands and a serious case of boredom setting in., I decided to combine my two loves and attempt to write a romantic suspense. That first book took me a full year, but the feeling of euphoria when I finished was so great, I’ve never stopped writing.

How do you get ideas for your fictional characters? My hero and heroine in my       stories  are a composite of traits culled from books, movies, and real people I meet. Once I have a the general idea of a main character’s physical appearance and internal conflict, I flesh her or him out by developing their backstory, and figuring out what makes them tick.

Do you outline you plots ahead of time or fly by the seat of your pants? I’m definitely a panster. That’s part of the fun. I start with the germ of an idea and a first sentence and go from there. Some days writing is a wild, rollercoaster ride with ideas coming hot and heavy; other days, it’s like waking in mud. I love not knowing what’s going to happen next and letting my character writer their own stories. Of course, that means a lot of revising when I’m finished.

Christine’s books can be found at http://www.thewildrosepress.com

 

A New Book by C.B. Clark

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On June 7, just two days away, a riveting read by Christine Clark debuts at The Wild Rose Press as both a paperback and e-book. Bitter Legacy combines spellbinding suspense with romance, a perfect summer read.

Sharla-Jean Bromley returns to her hometown after a seventeen-year absence with vengeance in her heart. From the very beginning, her plans go awry when she meets devastatingly handsome Josh Morgan, the man to whom her father left half of his multi-million dollar lumber mill.

Blurb:

Josh, suspicious of Sharla-Jean’s reasons for returning to town after such a long absence, vows to keep control of the company he feels is rightfully his. She is equally determined to prove she can run her father’s mill, even though it means working side-by-side with Josh, a man whose very presence evokes an attraction that is increasingly difficult for her to ignore. In the process, they must overcome a villain who’s determined to destroy both the lumber mill and their lives.

Will Sharla-Jean succeed and heal the anguish that has long filled her soul? Will she and Josh find the passion of a lifetime?

Excerpt

Fire!

Even as the dreaded word reared like a monster inside her head, a thin trickle of smoke crept out of the dark storage room. Terrifying images of flame, smoke and searing heat threatened to overwhelm her. For a nightmare second, she was back in the midst of scorching heat and roaring flames.

Using all her strength of will, she tore free of the chilling memories. Instead of fleeing, she placed one wobbly step in front of the other and shuffled toward the storage room. Her nostrils flared at the acrid tang of gasoline and smoke. With a shaking hand, she gripped the door handle and opened the door.

A figure burst out of the darkness, crashing into her, knocking her back.

She yelped at the pain of the blow and the shock of falling. A jolt of agony and blinding light as her head hit something hard.

Heavy boots pounded across the tile floor. Cold air washed over her. And then darkness.

Social Media Links for CB Clark:

Facebook: cbclarkauthor@facebook.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cbclarkauthor

Blog: https://cbclarkauthor.wordpress.com

Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15029617.C_B_Clark

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01BK61TQG

Buy Links: 

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZZVR5LJ/ref=sr_1_17?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1492377409&sr=1-17&keywords=Bitter+Legacy

The Wild Rose Press:

http://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5061-bitter-legacy.html?search_query=Bitter+Legacy&results=1

Nook:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bitter-legacy-c-b-clark/1126254341?ean=2940157509132

Kobi:

https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/search?Query=Bitter%20Legacy%20(C.%20B.%20Clark)&ac=1&acp=Bitter%20Legacy&ac.title=Bitter%20Legacy&ac.author=C.%20B.%20Clark

iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bitter-legacy/id1231855938?mt=11

 

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In a Pirate’s Debt by Elva Martin Cobb

 

Travay Allston is fleeing Jamaica and an arranged marriage to a man she does not love, Sir Roger Poole. She is so desperate that she urges her horse over a cliff and into the ocean where she is saved from drowning by a pirate ship, the Blue Heron. Captain Lucas Bloodstone is a formidable man whose parents have been abducted by his enemies. The pirate captain having come face to face with his own sins, has experienced a conversion and has asked God to help him rescue his loved ones. From Travay’s first leap into the ocean, the plot twists and turns and keeps the reader reading pages to find out what will happen next. The book is the prequel to Mrs. Cobb’s first romance novel Summer of Deception.

As a Christian author, there is nothing graphic. Indeed, there is a good message as well as a riveting story.