Psst…There’s a Contest Going on

 

I interrupt your usual posts for an important announcement: Author K.S. Thomas has released a new contemporary romance novel called, I Call Him Brady and to celebrate, she’s doing a giveaway.  Mrs. Thomas is no stranger to this blog and I’m glad to have her back to announce her latest novel.  So on to the details…

 

K.S. Thomas I Call Him Brady

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I Call Him Brady

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A New Contemporary Romance by K.S. Thomas

 

Born the only son to one of Hollywood’s most prominent power couples, Jack Cole’s life is damn near perfect. With women lining up to be with him, movie parts most seasoned actors would die for and the freedom to live above the rules, Jack’s life is going completely according to plan.

Until Embers…

Embers doesn’t have time to waste on any more dirt-bags. Too busy trying to take care of herself and her daughter to take any more chances on romance, she’s limiting her love life to daydreaming about one hot and sexy, Jack Cole.

Except her surefire way to keep her heart safe goes completely awry when her dream guy and her reality suddenly collide.
A master of recreating the human emotions he’s never allowed himself to feel, Jack must now deal with the consequences of offering his heart to someone who may be too scared to keep it.

Contemporary Romance Novel

Enter to win a signed paperback of I Call Him Brady HERE ~

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About the Author

K.S. Thomas

K.S. Thomas
Dog Lover who likes her pastries full of cream and sugar…oh…and I write some 😉

Aside from being an author, I am also a mom to a beautiful little girl. I tell everyone I named her after my great-grandmother (because that’s the mature answer), but really, I named her after my favorite princess – just so happens I got lucky and they had the same name…If I wasn’t a writer, I would work on a horse ranch – I’m an animal lover (in addition to dogs, horses are at the top of my list). I wear flip-flops pretty much everywhere I go. I would rather stay awake until 5 am than get up at 5 am (years of bar tending have left their mark), if I can, I’m going to the beach AND I will always be nice to people who bring me chocolate…or coffee…if you bring me both, I’ll probably love you forever.

A gypsy at heart, I write the way I live, following the story wherever it may lead, always ready to start the next one. This is clearly reflected in my body of work which to date includes everything from Children’s Lit to Thrillers.

I happily reside in sunny Florida (for now) and can be contacted via my blog, my website or the following social media sites ~

 

Facebook
Twitter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memoirs of a Virtual Assistant

Rachel RuebenToday it’s my turn on the Fantastic Blog Hop Tour and I’d like to take the time to talk about me.  Where do I begin?…  Gosh, no wonder Mark Twain never finished his autobiography, this stuff is hard!  Okay, I guess I should start by saying I knew I wanted to be a writer since I was 12, but was told by my writing instructors, you couldn’t make a living at it.  So I went to school and got a certification in IT crap.  It was my plan B, just in case the writing thing didn’t work out.

I went into freelance writing but hated it, I mean the hustle was ridiculous.  The constant querying and networking involved was a huge pain.  So I decided to go into the workforce and get a “real” job.  However, my plan B was officially ruined after the economy crashed.

Just as I was about to go back to school, I saw a posting on Facebook for Red River Writers looking for a virtual assistant for one of their podcasts.  Having no idea what a podcast was, I Googled it and was immediately stoked.

As I listened to authors talk about their books and how they couldn’t live without writing, something clicked and before long, I was writing fiction again.  In fact, one day when our host Dellani Oakes was having technical issues, I was called upon to read one of my children’s stories.  “What?”  I said aloud.  You see, I hadn’t been published yet so this was daunting.  I managed to stammer and stutter my way through my story all the while, sweating bullets.  No seriously, I was Schvitzing like a pig and in the middle of January no less!

After that I was no longer a rookie, and right before one of our shows, Dellani, asked me what I was working on.  Dumbfounded, I had no idea I was supposed to keep writing while I queried.  I figured I’d just wait by the mailbox and see what happened LOL!

Hag by Rachel RuebenIn 2011, I decided to write a YA novel after the highly publicized suicides of several young gay men.  I had no idea where these characters would take me, but by 2012, I had a completed manuscript.  Since I had so much trouble getting an agent with my children’s book and after noticing that my kind of work wasn’t being published by the mainstream I decided to self-publish.  In March of 2012, I released “Hag” to the world and it managed to make all the way to the #10 spot on Amazon’s bestseller’s list.  So I’m in this for the long haul, and with a little hard work, I’ll be able to do it again with my upcoming book, “Eternal Bond.”

Keep your fingers crossed!

~ Rachel

Today, I’m being interviewed by several fellow authors on The Fantastic Blog Hop.  Do me a favor and give them a little love by clicking like or commenting. ❤

Juli Page Morgan: www.julipagemorgan.com/blog
S. A. Hussey:   http://sahussey1.wordpress.com/
Ruth Davis Hays:  http://jorthusbooks.wordpress.com/
Dellani Oakes: http://writersanctuary.blogspot.com/
Karina Gioertz: www.friedgatortail.wordpress.com
Karen Vaughan:www.karenwritesmurder.com
Kristen Duvall: www.kristenduvall.com/blog

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Cell War Notebooks By Julie Forward DeMay

Cell War NotebooksWhen I came across this article, about the tragedy of an indie author who lost her fight with cancer, I was touched.  Immediately, I bought a copy from Amazon with every intention on reviewing it.

When it arrived, two days went by, then a week, and still I hadn’t opened the book.  Instead, I read countless articles, participated in a webinar, assisted in a podcast, wrote a few blog posts and even finished a short story, but I couldn’t pick up that book!

I began wondering why and realized that Julie DeMay went to school and studied creative writing (like me), she was thirty years old (like me), and had a dream of becoming an author (like me), right before it all came tumbling down.

So, why couldn’t I pick up this damn’ book?

It was evident I identified with Julie and if something like that could happen to someone who was just like me, then obviously it could happen to me.  Don’t get me wrong, I know one day I will die, but that doesn’t scare me, never did.  What scares me is dying after finally getting my life on the right path.  I am now armed with the information and the drive to reach my goal of becoming a full time author.  But what if it’s snatched away from me like Julie?  That’s why Julie’s book remains hidden in a drawer, still sealed in its Amazon mailing box.

I haven’t gotten any closer to convincing myself that I’m an individual and that our paths aren’t destined to end the same way, but I also haven’t opened that book yet.

Cell War Notebooks is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Ebay.  All proceeds from this book goes to her nine year old daughter Luca.  If you can’t afford to purchase the book, you can still support the cause by Tweeting this article with the hashtag #IndiesForward or #CellWarNotebooks.