Character Reading: Brystion the Incubus

A Brush of Darkness by Allison Pang

Today’s character reading is for a most unusual individual. He’s not your average hero. Bystion, a Leo, is an incubus. I think you will enjoy his reading. I know you will enjoy Allison Pang’s A Brush of Darkness. I got an ARC (advanced reader copy) because I whined–a lot. It’s a great start to what I expect will be one of those series you just have to read. Learn more about Allison Pang. She’s definitely an author to watch out for.

Now for our rather reticent incubus, Brystion. Perhaps Continue reading “Character Reading: Brystion the Incubus”

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Character Reading: Mozelle “Mouse” Vincent

Today’s reading is for Libran, Mozelle “Mouse” Vincent. She’s the heroine of Francesca Hawley’s hot new BDSM romance from Ellora’s Cave. Part of the 1-800-DOMhelp series,Controlling Interest takes Mouse on a very sexy journey. I had the opportunity to do a reading for Mouse. Enjoy!

And visit Francesca’s website to see some of her other stories. Continue reading “Character Reading: Mozelle “Mouse” Vincent”

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Character Reading: William of Ravenglas

This reading today is for Keena Kincaid’s hero, William of Ravenglas. William is a medieval hero. His story, ENTHRALLED, has some light paranormal elements. Keena writes for The Wild Rose Press.

From Keena’s bio:

When not working or writing romance, Keena regales her niece and nephews with stories of quick-thinking ladies, mathematically challenged knights, and ill-mannered dragons that chew with their mouths open.

Now come see what William has to say about his reading. I think he gave good, strong answers as well. Continue reading “Character Reading: William of Ravenglas”

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Character Reading: Mick Burns

Today I want to celebrate the release of a new book in a promising new Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy series by Allyson James. I’ve read a lot of her books. One of my favorites is Howlin’ . Because of that and other books by her like the fabulous Dragon Series, she’s become one of my automatic buys. But don’t tell her that! Grin!

A bit about Allyson from her own bio:

Allyson writes paranormal romance, urban fantasy, and erotic romance for Berkeley and Ellora’s Cave. She published her first book as Jennifer Ashley in 2002, and since then has published about thirty novels and a dozen novellas under several pseudonyms. Her Jennifer Ashley novels have hit the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Allyson lives with her soul mate, an avid reader himself, in the beautiful Southwest in a houseful of books.

Do visit Allyson’s web site.

Now come meet Mick Burns. He’s got a bit of a problem that maybe you can help him out with? And don’t miss Continue reading “Character Reading: Mick Burns”

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NaNoWriMo Workshop Special Pricing

Tomorrow is the very last day to sign up for the Tarot for Writers: Hero’s Journey and still make the early bird special pricing. If you are doing the NaNoWriMo writing challenge, I’ve scheduled this to start on 11/1 so you can use the workshop to help you hit your 50,000 word goal.

Here’s part of the first lesson to help you on your journey even if you can’t take the workshop now.

The Hero’s Journey is a monomyth. This is a description of a basic pattern found in many narratives from around the world. To learn more about how and why Joseph Campbell came up with this, you should Continue reading “NaNoWriMo Workshop Special Pricing”

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Character Reading: Elise Sutton

Being a magical healer is a gift that I don’t take lightly. As an empath, it’s hard not to feel compassion for the damaged souls around me, and it was a hard lesson to learn that I can’t fix everything for everyone.

Author Cindy Spencer Pape is celebrating her upcoming release Motor City Witch from Carina Press. Her heroine, Elise Mei-Xing Sutton wanted a reading. I was happy to oblige. In return, Cindy Spencer Pape has offered a free download of one of her books to one of you. Check the contest details at the end of this reading.

From Cindy’s bio, we learn

Cindy has been, among other things, a banker, a teacher, an elected politician, but mostly an environmental educator.

You can visit her on the web to see what other offerings she has for you as well. Now let’s see what is going on with Elise. Continue reading “Character Reading: Elise Sutton”

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WORKSHOP: Hero’s Journey for NaNoWriMo

Fool (World Spirit Tarot)
Fool (World Spirit Tarot)

It’s Baaaaaack!

NaNoWriMo starts in about a month. Are you signed up? Are you thinking about it? If you are, I have some tools for you to help you get started layering 3-D characters, creating believable worlds, structuring compelling plots and more.

Don’t know what NaNoWriMo is? From the NaNoWriMo site:

National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

If you want to take part in this crazy, intensive month where you can find support for your insanity, Continue reading “WORKSHOP: Hero’s Journey for NaNoWriMo”

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CHARACTER READING: Richard

Art Of The Lie, by Delphine DrydenToday, I do a reading for Delphine Dryden‘s contemporary hero, Richard. Richard and Lindy are her characters from her Truth And Lies series. These contemporary erotic romances will tickle your fancy. Make sure you look for The Art Of The Lie available now from Ellora’s Cave.

From her bio:

After earning two graduate degrees, practicing law awhile, and then working for the public school system for over ten years, Delphine finally got a clue. She tossed all that aside and started doing what she should have been doing all along, writing novels! In hindsight she could see the decision was a no-brainer. Because which sounds like more fun? Being a lawyer/special educator/reading specialist/educational diagnostician…or Continue reading “CHARACTER READING: Richard”

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Kings, Queens & Card Sharps (online class)

This three week online workshop will show you how to create characters who leap off the page. By exploring their back story, you can find amazing insight into quirks and what makes them tick. How did their early relationships with their families shape who they are today? You will discover ways to use the Tarot to interview your hero and heroine and even your villain. Let them talk to you through the versatile, inspirational Tarot.

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Kings, Queens and Card Sharps: 78 Real Characters

  • Have you been told that your characters are flat?
  • Do people not want to meet your characters for lunch?
  • Are your characters 2-dimensional talking heads?
  • Do you sometimes want to murder them all?

Predestination or happenstance? Don’t Continue reading “Kings, Queens & Card Sharps (online class)”

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Character Reading: Gavin Fitzjohn

This is a reading for Blythe Gifford’s newest hero. Gavin Fitzjohn gave me a bit of push-back in the reading. I think maybe I hit a bit too close to home here and there for our fella. He gave his birthday as early January 1334 which makes him a Capricorn.

If you enjoy historicals, I think you will really love Gifford’s writing. She is the author of five medieval romances from Harlequin Historical. She specializes in characters born on the wrong side of the royal blanket.

Royal Rogue: He is the bastard son of an English prince and a Scotswoman. A rebel without a country, he has darkness in his soul.
Innocent Lady: Daughter of a Scottish border lord, she can recite the laws of chivalry, and knows this man has broken every one. But she’s gripped by desire for him—could he be the one to unleash the dangerous urges she’s hidden until now?

Blythe loves to have visitors at www.blythegifford.com or www.facebook.com/BlytheGifford. Now let’s see about that reading, shall we? Once you have stopped drooling over that gorgeous cover for this book. Ready yet? Continue reading “Character Reading: Gavin Fitzjohn”

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