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The Food of Love

Certainty Clear Intent
Certainty

Marley doesn’t compromise, which is how she became a teenage mogul, but keeping Talon a secret may cost her the love of her life - she has her reasons & prays he’ll wait just a little longer.
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Clear Intent

Time can’t heal all wounds, and Dory is living proof, but Jack is convinced if she’d give herself a chance, she could have everything she’s ever wished for, and he’s the man to give it to her.
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Death by C*ck Finn
Death by C*ck

Things are getting dicey in Fetish Alley, so much so, the police have asked Tate & Clay to work a murder for them since the denizens of the Alley don’t want outsiders to learn their secrets.
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Finn

Finn knew the life he’d found at The Gates was a dream his past would ruin, so when everyone he cares about is threatened, he returns to the streets to keep them safe, especially the man he loves.
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Writer's World

Tips & Answers to Qs

The Metaphor

When used correctly is a wonder, but when overused,
or used badly, can ruin a scene, or your book.

GREAT METAPHORS:

“Exhaustion is a thin blanket tattered with bullet holes.” ~If Then, Matthew De Abaitua

“Delia was an overbearing cake with condescending frosting, and frankly, I was on a diet.” ~Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception, Maggie Stiefvater

“If wits were pins, the man would be a veritable hedgehog.” ~Fly by Night, Frances Hardinge

“The parents looked upon Matilda in particular as nothing more than a scab.
A scab is something you have to put up with until the time comes when you can
pick it off and flick it away.” ~Matilda, Roald Dahl

“If you can look into the seeds of time, and say which grain will grow and which will not,
speak then to me.” ~Macbeth, William Shakespeare

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From the Editor's Desk

Editor's Desk

Music & Writing

No mistake that the first syllable in music is muse. Check the dedications and acknowledgments of many books and you’ll find testament to the power of music in the thousands of thank yous to bands and solo artists, not to mention the lengthy playlists at the back of so many books, including those in our own catalogue.

From some authors it’s the notes, the melody, the harmony, the heavy metal, or the minuet that moves them or creates the perfect environment for writing. For many it’s the lyrics. Great lyrics like great writing, is a thing of beauty.

Most songs—let’s leave Led Zeppelin, Queen, and Pink Floyd out of this for a mo—run about four minutes. Radio play, which equals money, still dictates those terms. Imagine getting your whole story down to a four-minute read? Impossible, right? That’s the magic of a great song. It tells a story, evokes emotion, and has a hook that stays with you in the time it takes to microwave a Lean Cuisine.

Instructive in the economy of the words of an amazing song is that tight writing can elicit as much emotion from your readers as “Jar of Hearts”—run time 4:07 (album version), 3:34 (radio edit), over 352 million YouTube views.

So while you’re absorbing the energy and inspiration music provides when you’re writing your current MS, remember to keep your narrative tight and meaningful, your dialogue snappy and pithy, and the emotional tension between your MCs as taut as violin strings.