Thursday, October 30, 2014

Are You A Writer, or A Storyteller?

This past weekend I was in Austin, Texas for the Texas Book Festival. It was a great time and I was able to reconnect with some people I'd met in the past and meet some great new individuals as well. So much of what authors do in this day and age is behind a computer screen. It's only at events like this that we get to have face to face contact with both readers and other authors.

Saturday night I was chatting with an editor. During this conversation she mentioned that she'd had a problem with a  few authors she'd worked with where they would want her to prove some grammatical rule before they would agree to make the change she was recommending. They're writers, after all. This is their craft. They know how to write sentences.

My response was that she wouldn't have to worry about that with me. I'm not a writer. I'm a storyteller.

This might seem like semantics, but I promise that it's not. As a storyteller, I am focused on telling the story to the best of my ability. This means I am less concerned with spelling and grammar. That is what I have editors for. I don't profess to know what dangling participles are, or whether or not I'm using subjunctive tense. They have nothing to do with the story itself. Again, there is a reason I have editors.

While not all 'writers' fall into this category, many of them do. I've met quite a few in the four years I've been published. Some have graduated from college with an English or Creative Writing degree. Others simply feel they have a solid grasp on the English language and refuse to be told that something they thought was right is in fact wrong.

So which one are you? Leave a comment below and tell us if you consider yourself a writer or a storyteller.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Welcome to Serpent's Kiss Coming Dec 4th #BDSM #Erotic

After losing her husband unexpectedly, Katrina Mayer decided to open Serpent’s Kiss. She wanted it to be a place where she and her fellow kinksters could play and socialize. 

Five years after the doors opened, the club is everything she’d hoped it would be. On Friday and Saturday nights, Serpent’s Kiss is filled with men and women who share a similar desire to explore the pleasures BDSM has to offer. The club has continued to grow, and over the years, many of its members have become friends.

The one thing Katrina didn’t expect when she’d decided to open a club was the human drama that came with it. Learning to balance her life as the club mistress has taken some getting used to, but she wouldn’t change a thing.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Scavenger Hunt: Enter For A Chance To Win...

We've come to the last stop in the game. Think you know the answer? Enter it in the comments below. All entries must be in before noon ET on Sunday. The winner will be announced Monday on my Facebook page.

Hint: Book Title

For any who might have missed a stop along the way, here are the links to where you can find the daily clues.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sneak Peek Sunday: Lessons Learned by Sydney Logan

On October 17, Amazon best selling author Sydney Logan is relaunching her debut novel with a brand new cover! She's celebrating by offering a giveaway filled with signed paperbacks and Lessons Learned swag!
English teacher Sarah Bray never thought she’d return to Sycamore Falls, but a traumatic event at her inner-city school leaves her desperate for the sanctuary of home. By returning to her roots, an older and wiser Sarah hopes to deal with the demons of her present and confront the ghosts of her past. 

She discovers a kindred spirit in Lucas Miller, a teacher from New York with demons of his own. As the newest faculty members at Sycamore High School, they quickly become friends – bonding through Lucas’s culture shock and their mutual desire to build new lives. When they open their wounded hearts to each other, their friendship effortlessly evolves into romance. 

Their love is put to the test when Matt, the quarterback of the football team, shares his deepest secret with Sarah. When the conservative community finds out, Sarah and Lucas – along with the town of Sycamore Falls – are schooled in the lessons of acceptance, tolerance, and love.

Amazon best selling author Sydney Logan holds a Master's degree in Elementary Education. She is the author of three novels - Lessons Learned, Mountain Charm, and Soldier On. Sydney has also penned four short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul
A native of East Tennessee, Sydney enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her porch with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat. Visit her website at

TWCS Publishing House's 4th Birthday Party

From their very first book, Blind Faith by Michael Schneider, to their most recent release, Twelve by T.M. Franklin, The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House has been dedicated to giving their readers the best stories they can. Their books have hit The New York Times Best Sellers List, Amazon Best Sellers List, and Amazon Hot 100. After four years of success, The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House wants to celebrate and you all are invited.

Join TWCS from October 12th to the 17th on their Facebook event page for daily giveaways. Answer the question of the day to enter for a chance to win print books, eBooks, and Amazon gift cards. Join the party on Facebook!

You could win books like

Blind FaithMore (MORE, #1)The Six (The Gateway Chronicles #1)Immortal (Immortal, #1)Redemption (Redemption, #1)Wellesley WivesLegacy of a Dreamer (Dreamer, #1)A Thin, Dark LineSupernova (Supernova Saga, #1)Slave (Finding Anna, #1)Roadkill (Allie Lindell, #1)Old Wounds e-book CompilationCode RedLast Call The Last Keeper (The Keepers' Chronicles #1)Blood Flows Deep in the Empire (The Szolites, #1)Exotic Music of the Belly DancerThe Enemy Inside (The Enemy Inside, #1)Out for BloodFeather LightPearls of Asia: A Love StorySpotlightThe Wrong WomanThe Righteous and the WickedObvious ChildJust Sing (Seven Oaks #1)The Silver CrescentInnocence (A Forbidden Love, Book 1)Synchronized BreathingFire on the Water: A Companion to Mary Shelley's FrankensteinGuilty Pleasures (The Food and Fornication Fables)Ready to Love AgainRuthless People (Ruthless People, #1)ZombifiedGhostwriterRed Zone (Daniels Brothers, #2)√Čire's Captive Moon (√Čire's Viking, #1)How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love with YouBehind the Scandal (Reluctance, #2)Mountain Charm (Appalachian Heart Collection, #2)

And there are many more to come!