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On Fire Amethyst
On Fire

Ryan & Maddy's restaurants share a parking lot & little else & the danger surrounding their businesses is nothing compared to the risk of losing their hearts.
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Amethyst

Nothing about them fits and they shouldn’t be trying to make it work, but Deke & Taylor know after all life has thrown at them, they were meant to be.
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The Hotter They Come Double Vision
The Hotter They Come

When Piper’s job sends her undercover to spy on Jack, she is forced to decide if her job is more important than her happiness.
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Double Vision

When unthinkable lies are uncovered and lives are upturned, questions of love & loyalty put everything Colin and Lydia hold dear in question.
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Writer's World

Tips & Answers to Qs

Ah...the split infinitive

A split infinitive is created by placing an adverb
or adverbial phrase between the to and the verb.

For example: to breathily talk, to definitely start, to warily look.

While not uncommon in writing, sometimes it’s dead wrong.

Don’t move the adverb to the end of a phrase when it causes
confusion or changes the sentence’s meaning.

Better: He asked me to move up slowly to say goodbye.
Not: He asked me to slowly move up to say goodbye.
Worst: He asked me to slowly, carefully and quietly move up to say goodbye.

Infinitives can be split when the adverb either needs emphasis
or wouldn’t work anywhere else in the sentence.

Toyota plans to more than double employment at its facility in Tennessee.

Where would you put “more than” if you didn’t split the infinitive?

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From the Editor's Desk

The Brain Break

The Brain Break

As the unofficial end of summer nears, an interesting contrast has presented itself. Some authors who have young children elected to slow down their writing or take most of the summer off to tend to their families while some authors have gone whole hog during the summer months because they are teachers or professors and summer is the time of year they are least distracted by their day jobs.

Is there ever a good time to slow down or walk away from your writing?

Before you grumble, “Weren’t we told to pick a number of words a day and commit to writing them no matter what?” – the answer is yes, you should – but sometimes a brain break is just the thing.

Have you ever been forced to stop doing what you love? For instance being told, “No more skiing this winter.” after you broke your ankle. What is it you want to do most in the world when lying in bed with a heavy, hot pink cast on your foot watching new powder drift in mounds outside your window? Ski, of course.

The analogy holds true with writing, especially for those authors that produce four or more books a year. Sometimes it’s good to walk away from the laptop only so you can yearn for it again.

While you’re meandering in the park, or riding a horse through sun dappled woods, your mind will wander, and, as most writers’ brains do, you’ll wander right to a new story idea or two. As authors know, inspiration comes in many forms, and when you least expect it, a thread, a conversation, a scene will hit you like a thunderbolt.

If you give your brain a break – even a short one – you’ll be surprised where your mind will take you.