Catching Up, Yet Again

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it’s been awhile and I’m hoping that doesn’t happen again, but life gets in the way. We authors get so caught up with things like work, relationships, WRITING. Yes, even that has kept me from updating this site.

To catch up on a few things:

– Hearts on Fire Editing is temporarily closed. I won’t be doing until I feel like I can fit it into my schedule and be able to get it back to the author in a timely manner. I’ve already had a few people ask me to continue going, but I can’t at the risk of it not being done soon enough.

– The Dead Speak is FINALLY finished and is available for preorder! Are you excited for this book? I know I am excited to see Ophelia take her first steps in the real world and see how far she goes.

– The Sinned Drown is under way already! Kind of, I mean, I’m only on chapter one, but the prologue is done too, so that’s a start, right?

– Authors Against Bullying is coming along, slowly, but still coming along. It does take time to put these things together and we’ve had to move the release date a few times, but it’s set for the 6th! I’ll have a collection of short stories coming out with Rock & Roll Saved My Soul shortly after AAB V2 and I have yet to choose a charity for them as it’s a difficult decision for me. I will announce it as soon as I know more about it though!

– I feel like there was something else that I was going to put here, but now I can’t remember. Hmm… Okay then.

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And in case you missed it, here’s the cover for The Dead Speak!

T D Speak FRONT

T D Speak copy

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Lost Time

So, again, in the past few days, I’ve been not publishing on this blog here, but I AM TONIGHT!

In this lost time, I’ve added a symbol to Ophelia, but I’m not releasing information about it yet :3 I guess you’ll have to wait a little while, but here’s that symbol!

Sign

It’s ore than that though: I will be adding a new character to Ophelia soon! I will be publishing a character list that will also be in the back of the book! I will post some things about the characters as things progress!

For more information on Ophelia and myself, follow my author page: Author Bree Vanderland!

Sandy Ashley

My new promotional post for today is for author Sandy Ashley ! She’s an amazing author, so be sure to check out her page and give her words of encouragement as she writes her first novel! Also, she does bracelets over at Sandy’s Colorful Bracelets , so be sure to check that out too!

Jeanne Owens

Jeanne Owens is a Fantasy and YA author, though she has dabbled in other genres.  She has been writing since high school, but only started thinking about publishing in the last few years. She has one self-published book at the moment, the light fantasy novel Kismet and Tell. She has a collection of short stories that is a “prequel” to it that she is in the process of publishing. Along with that, she has a WIP fantasy novel she hopes to have done soon and has plans for some other books. She is also an animal lover, an avid reader, and a proud geek.

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Skye Hegyes

Dragons, wolves, and sharp objects are commonplace in Skye Hegyes’s home in North Carolina. She spends most of her time between writing and working. When not doing either of these things, you may find her making crafts or adventuring with her family, which consists of her husband, two daughters, two birds, and three cats… and a partridge in a pear tree…

My first novel, Puck’s Choice, is the first in a series I’m working on and came out late last year (2014). I’m currently editing book two, Jenna’s Story, for release late this year. Before it’s release, I self-published a short story called “Chiller” and a short story collection called “Short Story Smash”. The short story collection was based of a writing challenge I made for myself back in 2010 where I wrote a short story a week to end up with fifty-one short stories and one poem/song.

I love writing romance tales with hints of fantasy and paranormal. Recently, I’ve also picked up ghost-writing, which has been fun and challenging all at once.

While I love chatting with people, I’m horrible at starting conversations. I just don’t know anything interesting to talk about although once a conversation is started, I have no problems continuing it. That said, check out any of my links and feel free to contact me.

 

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B.E. McLaughlin

Languish, by B.E. McLaughlin is a mystery, thriller novel that has LGBT themes within it. The novel follows two mothers in search of their kidnapped daughter, and tests the strength of their love, as well as the mental and physical strain one can take within a given amount of time.

Languish was released on the 1st of January this year, and I am very excited about its progress, much more excited for my following novels and the path that this career will lead me.

When asked about her current WIP, this was her response –
My current WIP is the first of a trilogy that started from a question of “What will humans do for the possibility of money, cold hard cash in their hands?” You’re Next: the Descent, is a horror, thriller, dystopian piece that questions society and how well it is truly run.

But I love to read all types of books, when my University schedule allows for me to. 18 books this semester doesn’t seem like a lot until it is all piled up on top of you. Haha.

I am hoping to have my next novel out by mid summer, or late spring if I am lucky.

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Debbie Manber Kupfer

Debbie is the author of a YA fantasy series, P.A.W.S. – books 1 and 2, P.A.W.S. and Argentum are out and she is currently writing book 3.

Also when she’s not writing fiction she writes puzzles for magazines and is about to release her first book of logic puzzles, Paws4Logic. Paws4Logic has been a long time in coming and is a collaboration between her and her son, Joey.

Debbie has stories in a variety of anthologies and is the editor of a historical horror anthology, Sins of the Past ,and will be reading her story, Griddlebone, on the radio this Saturday night (Jan 31).

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New Author Friends

So, lately, I’ve been trying out some new promotional methods, trying to find one that suits me. I’m not one for shoving my book down their throat telling them that it’s the best thing since sliced bread and all that and well, posting in all different Facebook groups like some people do is also annoying to the point where it clogs up some peoples notifications and I just really don’t know much in the promotion area.

What I do know is that there is a small group that has been set up for a few authors to join to promote each other and well, I have to give a shout out to them. They are all amazing. Click their names below to be taken to their author pages! They seriously are amazing people and amazing authors 🙂

Annelle Willard
A.W. Willard
Ashley Gustavson
Brooke Warra
Heather Kirchhoff
H.R. Lutz
Kate Marie Robbins
Konstanz Silverbow
Lainy Bradshaw
Madison Sevier
Rebecca Jaycox
S.L. Dearing
Sara Nelson
Yvonne Anderson

They are all seriously amazing and I hope you like them too! On top of all of them, please don’t forget to like my own author pages!

Bree Vanderland
Brianna Vanderland

SALE!

So, a lot of authors offer their books for FREE or for $0.99! Let’s give you some examples! Maybe you would be interested in buying an ecopy to help support an indie author – DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A REVIEW!!! Click the author’s name to be directed to their Facebook page and the book titles to be directed to that book on Amazon.com (synopsis is included)

Books by D. Love

Today Only
*There is no time to fall in love; only to be loved….*
Rye Silcox desperately tries to hide her anxiety and suffering from her tight knit family, especially her young daughter, Emily. Coping with the heartbreaking diagnosis of an inoperable brain tumor, while trying to appear stoic, is often an overwhelming task.
*Sometimes the miracle you are granted isn’t the one you want, but the one you need.*
Rye is reunited with high school classmate, Jett Connor. Even though the attraction is mutual, her grim prognosis reminds her that their time together will be limited. She’s determined to push him away, but Jett will have none of it. His place is by her side, and he’s unwavering with his pursuit. She finally concedes, and they adopt a new philosophy—one that celebrates seconds instead of days, moments instead memories. With one simple childhood prayer, peace comes to one, while heartache consumes another. Unfortunately, when one soul travels on, another soul must stay behind.
*The past is in their hearts, the future is not promised—they live for today only.*

Ready for You
Author Penny Lane decides to team up with fellow author Kain Brooks because she believes the collaboration will bring something refreshing and new to her humdrum life. It is at first, but what she doesn’t count on is developing feelings for a man that’s hundreds of miles away while continuing to struggle with the death of her fiancé, Zack.
The newly divorced Kain is excited about the partnership and happily realizes that it may lead to much more than just a book.
However, there is a threat! A stalker’s evil intentions are far more serious than either of them can ever imagine– so serious that they may not make it long enough to discover if their feelings are genuine or just a long-distanced crush.

– Learning The Lies (The Bailey Trilogy Book 1)
Fourteen hundred miles has separated Bailey Jones, from a tragic heartache. After her first love ends their relationship, Bailey continues forward with her decision to move with her Aunt in Maine. Adjusting to a new home, job, and friends was supposed to be simple but love interests have come knocking on her door.
The question is can either of them be trusted? Each of them is harboring secrets but once exposed, will it send Bailey running or will it be her salvation? Amongst the chaos of her love life, a unexpected appearance comes back into her life and could possibly change everything.
Bailey is ‘Learning the Lies’ but which will she accept?

– A Breath of Death (Life and Death Saga Book 1)
What if one day you awake to realize you can only remember two of the twenty two years of your life? Kate Miller is damaged, and her only possessions are a bird, a shady past she can only remember through nightmares, and a very uncertain future. These constant nightmares introduce her to a life she never knew existed. Running away from a certain evil, she discovers she has a gift that can change the course of life…
In one night everything will change. After being taken by a stranger who claims he’s there to protect her, odd things start happening. Will Kate have time to learn the truth about her past? Will she learn how to use her powers in time before she dies?
After all, death is just a breath away!

 

Books by Sara Nelson

Falling to Pieces (Finding Yourself Series, Book 1)
18+
Lily Stevens had it all. The white picket fence, amazing kids, and the perfect husband? Till one day it crumbles around her when she discovers her husband is mixed up in a real bad situation and that her mother has been holding the truth from her.
When she meets Oliver she thinks her life is getting better but oh how she was wrong. Can she survive the madness she has uncovered?

 

Books by Madison Sevier

Wicked by Nature 
What’s a witch supposed to do when she learns that she isn’t just a witch? Will Selena use her powers for good? Or will she embrace the part of herself that truly is wicked by nature?
Until now, life for Selena Barnes has been fairly easy. Aside from the constant stares and gossip of a few busy-bodies in town, her upcoming wedding to a mortal was all she cared about. When she finds out that no one, not even herself, is who they claim to be, she embraces the powers that she’d buried deep inside, unleashing a catalyst of dire consequences.
When secret after secret is revealed, Selena finds herself racing against time to save her friends, her soul mate, her town and to keep her powers from falling into the wrong hands. Hands that belong to someone she’s never met. Someone with whom she shares more than she could have ever imagined. Someone who has been waiting twenty-five years for these events to unfold.

Anything You Want: River Jewel Resort Series Book 1 18+
Welcome to the River Jewel Resort—where fantasy becomes reality!
Sydney Blake had the ideal life. A handsome, charming husband who took care of her and a fabulous home. When her world is shattered by Roger’s infidelity, Sydney checks into the River Jewel Resort for some relaxation and soul searching. Possibly even a one night stand through a special service provided by the all-inclusive hotel.
When she arrives, Sydney is more than shocked to find that the staff members know more about her than she knows about herself. Her every need, want and desire is taken care of before her very eyes and complete strangers are telling her that she is where she was always meant to be. But after being a fool for so long, can she trust what her own heart or what anyone else says?
Hotel manager, Mark Willburn has been searching his entire life for the perfect woman. When she walks through the door of his office throwing a fit and demanding to leave, he knows he’s finally found her. But will she see it that way?
Can the River Jewel help Sydney heal and find love again? Or are some wounds too big to be healed even with a magical resort on destiny’s side?

– Banged In The Bayou (Monster Erotica Book 1) 18+
Banged In The Bayou: Louisiana Swamp Monster
A humorous, supernatural, sex tale featuring a bombshell reporter and a paranormal creature.
Monster Erotica:
Should not be read by anyone without a sense of humor. This is a dark fantasy, and any similarity to anyone who has indeed had sex with a swamp monster is purely coincidental. No swamp monsters, crocodiles, raccoons, plants, snakes or spiders were harmed in the making of this book. The contents herein are FICTION and suitable for adults ONLY. Preferably adults who have wild imaginations.
Small town investigative journalist, Rosie Peaks needed a vacation. Getting stranded in Cajun country on her way to the Gulf of Mexico definitely wasn’t something she anticipated. Hot, dehydrated and alone, she had no choice but to wander deeper into the swamps in search of help. What awaited her there would change her life forever.
You know what they say. “Once you go monster…”

– Hunter’s Fortune (River Jewel Resort Series Book 2) 18+
Welcome to the River Jewel Resort—where fantasy becomes reality!
After Hunter Golde’s father died, she became President of his company; one she never truly wanted. Having such big shoes to fill has put Hunter in an impossible situation. With stockholders who’ve never believed in her and who were just waiting for Hunter to mess up, she’s had to be tough on everyone, including herself.
She soon learns that someone has embezzled a sizeable chunk of her assets. Hunter must find a way to bring the thief to justice before she ends up losing it all and has a company-wide mutiny on her hands.
With her life in shambles and no one to comfort her, Hunter leaves town, in the hopes that her lawyer can get the financial mess sorted out. When her plans to hide out at her family’s cabin fall apart, she finds herself at the mystical River Jewel Resort where she’s reminded that money isn’t the only important thing in life.
When she’s confronted with her past and reminded of her present troubles, Hunter realizes she’s been missing more than several million dollars. Lee Michaels, with his rugged good looks, and seemingly perfect life, make Hunter crave the two things having money could never provide; the two things she’s never truly had.
Can the River Jewel Resort show her that it’s never too late to change the future? Or will Hunter Golde remain true to the fortune that life has already given her?

– Smoky Mountain Escapes Book 1: Natural Lust 18+
Meet Kallie Masters. She has spent the past seven years becoming a renowned book reviewer. In that time, Kallie has forgone any romantic entanglements for the sake of her job. Good or bad opinions, she is highly respected by her readers and peers. However, when an arrogant author sends death threats in response to Kallie’s scathing review of his latest novel, her boss sends her to the Great Smoky Mountains on a weekend getaway to keep everyone, especially Kallie, safe.
Kallie’s mountaintop respite is shattered when she runs into Hank Fogle with his drop-dead gorgeous eyes and frat-boy attitude. Denying the unmistakable chemistry between them, Kallie steels herself against the attraction, determined to remain aloof and free of the mess this man and a romantic adventure would surely bring into her life.
Can the magic of the Great Smoky Mountains allow Kallie Masters to let things flow naturally between Hank Fogle and herself? Will a second chance be enough? Or will she fall into a lustful trap that will only break her heart in the end?
Will Kallie Masters ever get the “happily ever after” she’s spent her entire life searching for? Or will she find out they only exist in the romantic books she’s been reading?

The Librarian  18+
*Prequel to Long Overdue*
Olivia Milan is twenty-nine years old and single. That’s how she likes it. The only thing she loves more than her library and books is sex. A lot of sex. Having her pick of all three, the best of the best, makes her a very lucky woman.
Her past relationships have always held too many complications and now she prefers the no-strings approach with the men she chooses. Younger or older than her, it doesn’t matter. As long as they are of consensual age, she’s more than willing to help them with one-on-one personal attention.
Beautiful, intelligent, sensual, promiscuous, self-assured and maybe a bit conceited, Ms. Milan is the librarian you’ll wish you’d had in college.

– Long Overdue (River Jewel Resort Series Book 3) 18+
Welcome to the River Jewel Resort—where fantasy becomes reality!
After a decade of serving in the campus library, a small-town scandal involving one of its college students leaves Olivia Milan unemployed and able to spend a lot of time with her best friend of ten years. She’s always been attracted to Matt Osgood, but she believes he’ll never feel the same about her. When Matt heads out of town for the weekend, Olivia takes the opportunity to head to the River Jewel Resort in search of a new job. However, what she finds when she arrives proves life can be stranger than fiction.
Romance author, Matt Osgood, has been in love with the same woman for a very long time, but he thinks she’ll never return his feelings. Years of going to the River Jewel Resort have allowed him to live out his every fantasy. Still, he aches for a real emotional connection to the woman he loves.
Can the River Jewel Resort make fantasy become a reality for these two best friends? Or will they both run in opposite directions when confronted with the truth?

– Smoky Mountain Escapes Book 2: You’ll Never Be Lonely 18+
The second installment in this romantic adventure brings our favorite couple back.
Kallie Masters and Hank Fogle return to the Great Smoky Mountains, picking up where they left off and they’re heating things up!
Kallie is still adjusting to being in a relationship and Hank finds himself torn between work and play. When Hank leaves to take care of some business, Kallie finds herself in a precarious position.
Will Hank be able to handle the guilt he feels for leaving Kallie alone when they’re supposed to be on vacation?
Will Kallie ever be able to forgive him for choosing money over her?
Can these two polar opposites, a book reviewer and an author, ever make it work? Will they finally get their “happily ever after”? Or is a second chance too much to ask for?

 Make Mine A Monster (Monster Erotica Book 2) 18+
Kentucky: Alien Menage
A humorous, supernatural sex tale of a bombshell reporter on a nationwide hunt for her next, great monster-sex encounter.
After having a very erotic adventure with a monster on her way to the Gulf of Mexico, Rosie Peaks realized her life would never be the same. As a reporter, it was her duty to search out other monsters that were rumored to be lurking in the shadows of the United States. As a woman, now touched in unbelievable ways by a monster, it became essential to be touched by another…ANY other monster.
Were they all simply misunderstood creatures who only craved human companionship? Rosie would never rest until she found out.
Her next adventure begins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Will the little green men theory prove to be true? Will Rosie find more than she ever thought possible to be true of otherworldly creatures? And can any of them satisfy her as Nessiana did in the bayou?

Making Him Mine 18+
No other man had ever been so kind to her. Don’s eyes were the color of the finest chocolate and she felt herself fall into them whenever he looked at her. His voice was as smooth as silk, caressing her body with each word. He was her destiny.
J.B. would stop at nothing to get the man of her dreams. She’d change her entire life to be the woman he would want and she’d love him until her last breath. But would he ever return her love? Or would J.B. end up alone?

 

Creating an Author Page/Blog

When I first started in the indie author community, I had no idea what I was doing. I was lost other than writing – something I knew that I loved. Well, there’s a question that haunts many people that are just starting out.

“I’m not published, but should I create an author page/blog?”

In my opinion – YES!

I made mine long before I was published and it helped me a lot. It helped people find out who I was and what I wrote about before I was published and it helped get people interested. It was also a place that I could use to ask fans questions and get more involved in the community. Even now, I use it to stay in touch with people and to help fellow authors with promotions that they need help with.

Not everyone will agree with this, I know. There are many who believe you should only make one once you publish something, but that’s not what the indie community is about – it’s about supporting each other whether someone is working on writing a book or promoting a published one.