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Lauren Schmelz

Happy Release: Unexpected Circumstances (Book One: The Handmaid) by Shay Savage
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Happy Release: Unexpected Circumstances (Book One: The Handmaid) by Shay Savage

Author: Shay Savage Pages: 128 Publisher: Indie Promotions: Lit Slave Goodreads: HERE Amazon: HERE Summary: In a bold political move, Sir Branford claims a handmaid as his bride instead of the expected princess in an attempt to spark a war. Poor Alexandra knows little of how to behave as the wife of a future king and knows nothing of the man who is suddenly her husband. Alexandra...

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01 Jun 2016
Write Divas Character Sheets Are Here!
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Write Divas Character Sheets Are Here!

I wrote about making your own character sheets last year right around this time. You can find that article HERE.  In honor of the one year anniversary of my article, I thought it would be a great time to have pre-made character sheets available to our readers! YAY! Simply, download the Character Sheets PDF and you’re golden. There is no arguing that using these types...

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19 Feb 2016
Review: Promise Me Forever (Promise Me #4) by Paige Weaver
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Review: Promise Me Forever (Promise Me #4) by Paige Weaver

From the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author, Paige Weaver, comes the epic conclusion of her fourth book, Promise Me Once… In the weak, there is strength. In despair, there is hope. My world was dark. Survival was tough. But the end of the world saved me. It taught me to love. To go on living. In its darkness, I found myself....

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25 Jan 2016
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New Release: Homewrecker Incorporated by S. Simone Chavous

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE TODAY!!!  TITLE: Homewrecker Incorporated Author: S. Simone Chavous Publisher: Indie Pages: 326 Genre: Romance Without love, marriage is just business. At least that’s what Claudia Mason tells the women who seek her firm’s unique services. With wealthy husbands who see their wedding rings as meaningless pieces of jewelry, they trust Claudia to do whatever is necessary to gather the hard evidence needed...

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05 Jan 2016
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New Release: SNACK by Emme Burton

AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE TODAY!!!  TITLE: SNACK Author: Emme Burton Publisher: Indie Pages: 172 Genre: Romance   Marcus “Snack” Snackenberg is a born lady-killer. When Minnie Cooper moves back to her dad’s hometown as a child with her two brothers and Star Wars action figures in tow, they become immediate friends. By junior high, Minnie, although unaware, is in love with him. Snack is completely in touch with...

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05 Jan 2016
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Divas Rec: Cut These Seven Words

Before we get into overused words and phrases in writing: HAPPY NEW YEAR!! *Throws confetti* It’s 2016 and time for some new resolutions. I resolve to write for myself at least an hour a day. We’ll see how that works out for me. Ha! Anyhoo… Way back in 2013 one of my articles about overused words and phrases got a small amount of attention when it...

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04 Jan 2016
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Divas Rec: 33 Ways to Write Stronger Characters

“33 Ways to Write Stronger Characters” is a must, in my opinion. Let me tell you: This is a list every author needs to print out and keep close when they write.  Covet it. Laminate it. Frame it. Knit it a cozy. I don’t care, just keep it forever. It’s a great resource while you’re developing your characters. When I’ve helped an author or two...

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14 Dec 2015
Review: Brittainy C. Cherry
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Review: Brittainy C. Cherry

Hey, all! You may have noticed that I’ve been doing a lot of book reviews instead of writing articles lately. The main reason is that because I’m been so busy with edits and I’ve been reading some fabulous authors lately. Author Brittainy C. Cherry is my latest obsession. I just devoured her newest release The Air He Breathes (Elements #1). I was intrigued by her book, as you...

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23 Nov 2015
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Spotlight: Shay Savage’s Newest Release Commodity.

I’m a big fan of dystopian books. Well, to put it more bluntly: I like dystopian romances. If you all haven’t figured it all by now, I’m a romance junkie. Not gonna lie. I’m dang proud of it. Anyhoo… Shay Savage’s wonderful mind came up with a spontaneous book (according to her author’s notes, this book wasn’t on her writing schedule this year) called Commodity....

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02 Nov 2015
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Spotlight: Author Jay Crownover

What was the last book series you fell in love with and felt gutted when it ended? Mine was the Marked Men series by Jay Crownover. I haven’t found a book series so well-written that delivered such real, gritty, and heartfelt romances in a long time. After reading Rule, the first book in the series, I knew I was in for the long haul. In the Marked...

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12 Oct 2015
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