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Her Haunted Heart Falling for Miami
Her Haunted Heart

When an aspiring artist inherits a haunted house it will take the help of the cute nerd next door, the crazy recluse down the street & a cat named DeLorean to drive out the evil.
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Falling for Miami

Breaking News: two sisters – both reporters – want to permanently co-anchor with the same guy.
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See Me All I Want for Christmas
See Me

Mia's Mr. Right has to cherish her & be in it for the long haul, but Ethan's special & she gives him her heart when she should known better.  
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All I Want for Christmas

While delivering Christmas cookies, Kate collides with a man in a Santa suit who changes her destiny.
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Writer's World

Tips & Answers to Qs

A NOD TO THE MASTERS OF THEIR CRAFT ON WRITING

Stephen King

If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.
There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware of, no shortcut.

Wherever you write is supposed to be a little bit of a refuge, a place where you can get away from the world.
The more closed in you are, the more you’re forced back on your own imagination.

You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.

The writer must have a good imagination to begin with, but the imagination has to be muscular, which means it
must be exercised in a disciplined way, day in and day out, by writing, failing, succeeding and revising.

When you write a story, you’re telling yourself the story… When you rewrite, your main job is
taking out all the things that are not the story.

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From the Editor's Desk

Editor's Desk

Scars

Lots of books have a hot guy with a cool scar. Sometimes it bisects his eyebrow, other times it zigzags across his cheek. The scar always has a story, frequently one that takes the hero back to a bad childhood, or a traumatic accident, or the scar evidences a dangerous line of work. More now than ever in fiction, women too have scars that factor, again speaking to a difficult past and those scars can be painful reminders every time she looks in the mirror.

Scars are great devices and triggers, and the scars that aren’t visible create the best emotional tension. One of the ways to mine those feelings is to turn inward and look at your scars. Everyone has them. For many people their hearts and souls carry deep wounds that are often raw, or there’s a visible prompt tied to a bitter memory. Some “war wounds” are badges of honor, while others have funny stories attached to them. Regardless of how you use the scar(s), as long as the emotion connected to it is real, the reader will relate.

Write what you know has more to do with experiences than vocation. An author with a nursing background doesn’t have to write a story set in a hospital. Any story from which the experiences gained by treating patients and dealing with patients’ loved ones translates onto the page if the author is honest and digs deep to imbue characters with the feelings the nurse has dealt with and/or witnessed. Fantasy and paranormal authors create new worlds with new rules, yet their characters’ emotions, reactions, and behaviors are familiar. That familiarity comes from experiences with which the reader can identify, all of which lie within the author.

When it comes to writing an emotionally satisfying story, go ahead, pick at a scab. It’ll be worth it.