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Sunshine, Fancy & Love

Sanctuary Soul of Discretion
Sanctuary

When Evie James decides to become the rock princess everyone on campus wants her to be, she falls off a cliff, & only Nick can catch her before it's too late.
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Soul of Discretion

Simon Bridgeworth, loves to play, & to perfect the game he delights in most, he's funded a hook-up app where he meets Nick Cooper, who turns out to be so much more than a one-night stand.
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Dead Giveaway
Dead Giveaway

You’ve witnessed your best friend’s murder, taken her son on the run & the police want to "talk" to you - where do you go? - to the man who’s always hated you, of course.
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Watch Me Fall Twist
Watch Me Fall

After pulling himself out of poverty & shame, Elijah Tucker finds he's yanked back to the South Side of Chicago by a man he never saw coming.
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Twist

150 years in the future, Abbey Shore is about to learn her life's twist--she'll save not just but all of mankind.
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Stranded with the Earl The Seduction of Cameron MacKay
Stranded with the Earl

At a house party years after Thomas, Lord Trent, was betrayed by Lady Vivienne Denton, Trent learns his lost love was truly…lost.
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The Seduction of Cameron MacKay

Pulled by a deep yearning, Cameron MacKay must find the strength to do the right thing & reject Elissa Lockwood's love.
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Writer's World

Tips & Answers to Qs

A Few Punctuation Tips

F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “An exclamation mark is like laughing at your own joke.”
In other words, use them sparingly.

Hyphens should be used to connect related modifiers (“short-legged man”)

The em dash should be used to indicate a break in a sentence,
for example, when dialogue is interrupted.
R.L. Stine said, "When a moment of true horror arises in a novel,
there's no better punctuation than a —."

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From the Editor's Desk

Time Management

Time Management

Over the past few weeks the phrases “poor organizational skills,” “life got in the way,” and, “there aren’t enough hours in the day,” have been central to a number of conversations with people from all walks of life. The dilemma of finding the time to do what you want, what you love, your calling, and how it winds up being wedged between everything else feels unsolvable. And, if you’re an author, the overlay of guilt is ever-present.

So what’s a writer to do?

Let’s talk about the carve-out. When a friend’s four children were between the ages of 3 – 9, she began waking up at four in the morning to have at least an hour for herself. Another friend waited until after everyone had gone to sleep for her couple of hours of “me” time. Some people don’t have the luxury of stealing those hours, others have the time but don’t know how to use it. There are probably ten thousand websites full of advice on how to manage your time. Some of what they have to say may be applicable to authors, but for a breed that finds the most inventive ways to engage in avoidance behavior, taking a time-honored approach is the best solution.

Pick a word count and then write that amount every day.

Be realistic. If 500 words a day is all you can manage, that’s okay, but do it. No excuses. If it means your lunch hour will be spent eating in the car in the parking lot behind your office building while typing on your laptop, so be it. If you commute on a train or bus, that’s your writing time. If you can manage the carve-out, by all means, get up before the chickens, or surround yourself with the silence of a sleeping house. Some people like ambient noise and write best in coffee houses or restaurants. Find that friendly local spot, tuck yourself into a corner and get busy. Really, it doesn’t matter where or when you write, it’s the commitment to doing it that matters.

The question is and always should be: If you don’t write, will your soul wither?