Friday, July 10, 2020

#NewRelease #SALE #99cents #GIVEAWAY #yalit #Mystery #ebooks #novel #romance

🌟 Happy Release Day to Me 🌟

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Marly In Pieces ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Marly refuses to believe her friend, Rae, committed suicide. Even though her wrists were slit, Marly knows her beautiful, vibrant bestie would never do that.

Even though the two had drifted apart, Marly and Rae made a blood promise long ago. Even in death, Marly intends to honor that vow.

Determined to find Rae’s killer, Marly faces a long list of potential suspects. It seems everyone has secrets or lies that they are covering up... including the boy she loves. Can Marly uncover the murderer’s identity before she becomes the next victim?




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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

@TheIWSG #writingcommunity #writersupportgroup #writerslife #writer







Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all 

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!












Don’t forget the
 IWSG Anthology Contest is open!

Guidelines and rules:
Word count: 4500-6000
Genre: Science Fiction
Theme: Dark Matter
Submissions accepted: May 6 - September 2, 2020
How to enter: Send your polished, formatted (double-spaced, no footers or headers), previously unpublished story to admin @ insecurewriterssupportgroup.com before the deadline passes. Please include your full contact details, your social links, and if you are part of the Blogging, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter IWSG group.
Judging: The IWSG admins will create a shortlist of the best stories. The shortlist will then be sent to our official judges.
Our judges: Dan Koboldt, Lynda R. Young, Colleen Oefelein, Damien Larkin, Ion Newcombe, Julie Gwinn, and David Powers King



The pent up anxiety of releasing a new book has lessened somewhat for me with book #9. But, I feel the anxiety is beginning to creep up with the day getting closer and closer. 

Marly In Pieces has been in the works for well over a year. I was grateful to have Chrys Fey to work with me. She diligently edited this manuscript, tightening and polishing many scenes. We reduced the telling aspects into showing, which is so important. 

If anyone who like a ARC/PDF to read and review, just comment below or email me: cathrinaconstantine@gmail.com
 
July 1st question: There have been many industry changes in the last decade, so what are some changes you would like to see happen in the next decade?

I would like brick and mortar stores, such as Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart...etc...to accept indie published books to be stacked in their book isles. 

I tried to get one of my books into B&N, years ago, by filling out their required paperwork and sent them my book. But they rejected it. 

I have heard some authors were able to get their books distributed. I'd like to learn how that happened. 

It seems most of them only accept traditional published books.

I am happy to see writer's that worked so hard on their books, and had been rejected by agents, can now self-publish. That's a big plus!  





Monday, June 8, 2020

#NewRelease #ComingSoon #ARC #yalit #mystery #ebook #novel


New Release 

Coming July 10, 2020

YA/Murder Mystery

Published by: CHBB





Marly refuses to believe her friend, Rae, committed suicide. Even though her wrists were slit, Marly knows her beautiful, vibrant bestie would never do that. 

Even though the two had drifted apart, Marly and Rae made a blood promise long ago. Even in death, Marly intends to honor that vow. 

Determined to find Rae’s killer, Marly faces a long list of potential suspects. It seems everyone has secrets or lies that they are covering up... including the boy she loves. Can Marly uncover the murderer’s identity before she becomes the next victim?

If any of my fellow bloggers are interested in an ARC to Read and Review, and to post on Amazon please comment below or message me at cathrinaconstantine@gmail.com


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

#WritingCommunity #Writer @TheIWSG #SupportingWriters






Join Alex J. Cavanaugh and a multitude of writer's in this monthly hop to help support one another!

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all 

Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!

Alex's awesome co-hosts are Pat Garcia, J.Q. Rose, and Natalie Aguirre!


June 3 question: Writer's have secrets! What are one or two of yours, something readers would never know from your work?

What readers would never know from my work: 


My book, Incense and Peppermints, is a work of fiction. However, incorporated into the story are factual events. Things that happened to me and to the world. It takes place in 1969. It was a wild age when the United States had begun pulling out of of the Viet Nam War. Endless protests, hippies, Woodstock, drinking and drugs, which I'd remembered quite well, even though I was not yet a teen myself at that time. Also, there was a music revolution, and the songs mentioned are tunes that I remember well, and love to this day. 






What writer's secrets are you holding onto?





Tuesday, May 12, 2020

#NewRelease #Vampires #Werewolves #Zombies #Fantasy #Novella #Anthology @pattyauthor07

New Book Release 
by 
Patricia Josephine
Patricia Lynne

Vampires.
Werewolves.
Zombies.

These monsters tickle our imagination.

Sink your teeth into a collection of tales about paranormal creatures that go bump in the night. Each story is told in exactly 200 words and designed to give you a quick bite no matter how busy your day is.

Are you hungry?


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About the Author
Patricia Josephine is a writer of Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi Romance books. She actually never set out to become a writer, and in fact, she was more interested in art and band in high school and college. Her dreams were of becoming an artist like Picasso. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head for fun. That was the start of her writing journey, and she hasn't regretted a moment. When she's not writing, she's watching Doctor Who or reading about serial killers. She's an avid knitter. One can never have too much yarn. She writes Young Adult Paranormal, Science Fiction, and Fantasy under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, and has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow.


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Three Real Life Vampires (or so they say.)
Tales of vampires have fascinated humanity for centuries. Sometimes they are monsters, and other times, they are sexy, sparkling heroes. While most stories are complete fiction, here are three cases of so-called real vampires.

Mercy Brown.
Mercy Brown was a young woman who lived in New England around the 1900s. Disease spread to her family and the locals got the idea that that meant she was a vampire. After she died, her body was dug up to make sure she wasn’t a vampire. Her body hadn’t decomposed, and they found fresh blood in her system, leading them to the conclusion that she was a vampire. They cut out her heart and burned, putting the ashes in a drink which was fed to her brother. They believed it would save him since he was sick. Sadly, it didn’t work.

Fritz Haarmann, The Vampire of Hanover
Fritz Haarmann was a German serial killer in the early 1900s. His method of killing was to bite the neck of his victims so they bled to death. That led to rumors of a real vampire prowling for victims. Of course, alleged cases of real vampires weren’t uncommon then, but they were usually baselss. Fritz Haarmann was eventually captures and executed.


Arnold Paole
Arnold Paole was a Serbian man who feel to his death in the early 18th century. A sad tragedy, but the story became remarkable because afterwards, local villagers stated he had become a vampire. Their proof: 16 villagers had died recently. His body was due up to be examined. They found no decomposition and claimed to have seen fresh blood on his lips. So they staked the body.


Are You Ready For A Quick Bite