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Happy Release Day: A Matter of Trust by Q.T Ruby

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Diva Promotions | 0 comments

Happy Release Day: A Matter of Trust by Q.T Ruby

    She’s stuck in a rut, stuck in life and stuck in an elevator with Hollywood’s hottest actor. And of course she’s just come from the gym. Claire Parelli just can’t seem to catch a break, well, except for heartbreak, that is. After a lifetime of following the rules, she winds up heartbroken, unfulfilled, and hiding from life. But she can’t hide for long. After getting stuck aboard a broken elevator with Hollywood It-Boy, Daniel Chase, they begin a secret romance that pries Claire out of her element, out of her shell, and out of her sweatpants. But when their romance accidentally goes public, Claire’s life implodes, leaving her to choose to hunker down in the safety of her sweatpants, or risk her fragile heart on a chance at life, love, and the pursuit of better clothing.   The doors unlock as I approach the car, and I scramble into the passenger seat and lock my door. Moments later, Dan slips into the car as the paparazzi swarm, flashing their cameras through the windows. I duck my head to my knees and cover my face. Finally, we pull away from the curb—and away from the paparazzi. “Are you all right?” Dan asks, his focus shifting from me to the road. “Yeah, I’m okay.” My voice is shaky, and I breathe deeply. “Does that really happen on a regular basis?” He shakes his head. “It’s ridiculous sometimes. Believe it or not, that wasn’t all that bad.” I blink, trying to erase the spots. “Are those going to be bad for business?” “What?” He glances at me. “You know—Daniel Chase is out with a female!” I wave my hands a little. He snickers and shrugs playfully. “I’ll just say I was out with my granny.” I swat his shoulder with my purse. “Very nice. I’ll report that the babysitting went well.” Dan laughs. He glances in the rearview mirror then the side mirrors. “Looks like we’re clear. Where do you want to go?” I shake my head. “Well, I’m not up for that again.” He nods. We drive aimlessly without speaking for a few minutes. Then . . . “Hear me out, all right?” He glances at me nervously. “All right.” “There aren’t many private places to go. The same thing might happen at any other pub we go to, so that leaves us with two places—my hotel or your flat.”       Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Nook | Kobo Daydream believer and homecoming queen, Q.T. Ruby, can now add writer to her resume, which includes thinking in song lyrics. She began her writing career as a child, channeling her ideas into songs she wrote and performed for a bedroom full of Barbies and stuffed animals. She now serenades her children with her songs, like “Just Eat What’s On Your Plate” and “You Are the Cutest, but Pick Up Your Stuff.” Q.T. Ruby loves her mom’s homemade rice pudding, pizza and movie night at home with her family, and is lucky enough to teach middle school in Connecticut where she was born and raised.   Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads...

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Writing Prompt: Biker at Dawn

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Writing Prompts | 0 comments

Writing Prompt: Biker at Dawn

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! Getting that first draft down on paper is a solo effort, and sometimes you need to hop on your bike or in your car and take a ride to clear your head. I wonder what this biker was thinking about, coming around that curve at dawn with the rising sun behind him. What do you think? Is he rushing to something or rushing away? Out for a ride to clear his head or simply enjoying the beautiful morning? Take a few minutes and write what this picture says to you. Biker at Dawn We hope you enjoy this feature. Feel free to share the results of your hard work in the comments; we’d love to read them! ~ The...

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Writing Exercise: Writing Time!

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Writing Exercises | 0 comments

Writing Exercise: Writing Time!

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! Making time to write is difficult. We all have heavy demands on our time. Not to mention that just because we want to write doesn’t always mean it’s easy to write. The greatest authors have all said that if you want to improve as a writer, you have to write every day. It doesn’t matter if you don’t feel like writing or if your muse has deserted you. In fact, many writers agree that there is no muse. Practicing your art of writing has little to do with some mysterious muse and more to do with sheer will and simply training yourself to just get it done. So, with that in mind and the limitations most of us have with time, the Divas have come up with a writing exercise even the busiest person can’t say no to. You have five minutes on the clock. Write the longest scene you can in that amount of time. We hope you enjoy this exercise and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~ The...

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Writing Prompts: Lust

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Writing Prompts | 0 comments

Writing Prompts: Lust

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Prompts & Exercises! Lust is one of the seven deadly sins. Others include sloth, gluttony, greed, wrath, envy, and pride. Arguably, lust is probably the most widely sensationalized sin. Lust doesn’t just entail sexual desire but desire in general. It can be desire for fame, wealth, power, etc. Your objective today is to write a scene based on lust, whether it be sexual desire or desire for another goal. Lust Let us know what you wrote; we can’t wait to see what you come up with. ~ The...

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Writing Exercise: Loss

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Writing Exercises | 0 comments

Writing Exercise: Loss

Welcome to the Write Divas Featured Writing Exercises & Prompts! This week’s writing exercise centers on loss and challenges you to dig deep with your ability to show emotion without using some of the keywords we rely on, such as feel, love, hate, ache, etc. How will you spin the scene? Will your protagonist be angry, or lost, or devoid of feeling? How will you show the depth of loss or anger without using the everyday emotion words? Will your scene focus on narrative or dialogue?  Loss: Write the moment when someone realizes they’ve lost the best thing that ever happened to them, but without using any emotion words such as feel, love, hate, ache, etc. We hope you enjoy this feature and feel free to share the results of your hard work. ~ The...

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