A Visit from Iyana Jenna: Let’s Talk POV. What works for you? #writing #GuestPost

Bex Book Nook

TodayI have a special treat for you all. I have fenagled a visit and guest post from fellow Evernight author, Iyana Jenna. She’s going to talk a bit about Point of View in a story, as well as give you a peak at her latest release, RELEASE ME.

Without further ado, here’s Iyana 🙂

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Hi everyone! First off, I would like to thank Rebecca for the chance to do a guest post on her blog. Today I want to talk a bit about he and I.

No, no. It’s not a mistake that should have read him and me. 🙂 What I want to talk about is point in views in stories, third person (he) or first person (I).

So far I like third person better, whether to read or write. Reading a story in the first person sometimes makes me difficult to…

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Jocelyn Adams

As you’ve all no doubt heard me squeeing about recently, I managed to snag one of the 35 spots for the Muskoka Novel Marathon coming up in July.


Thirty fivecrazy peopleauthors will congregate at Club 55 in Huntsville, Ontario in July toact like lunatics and write our butts offraise money for adult literacy programs offered by the YMCA.  There will be 72 hours of continuous writing, where we will endeavor to write a novel.  Yes.  A novel in 3 days.  See where the crazy comes in now?

I’ve decided to step up my fundraising this year.  To support this great cause, anyone who buys one of my paperback books (directly from me, not from Amazon or Chapters), I will donate all profit to the YMCA in the buyer’s name.

So, not only will you receive a few hours of escape from reality, but you’ll also get…

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Bex Book Nook

Now that the ink is dry on the contract, I can shout my good news from the rooftops without fear of jinxing myself.

*happy wiggling*

A LEAP OF FAITH, the sequel to FAITH’S GIFT (Vanilla-Free Christmas) and the beginning of my “Roses and Thorns” series has been contracted by Evernight Publishing for tentative release in May 2013.

I’m over the moon excited to be working with Evernight on my first solo release with their fantastic and growing publishing house.

To celebrate the great news, I thought I would offer you a little tidbit from each of the stories, and hopefully get you all as excited as I am about the new release.

From FAITH’S GIFT (Vanilla-Free Christmas):

He led her back down the hall off of the living room, but instead of entering his bedroom as Faith had anticipated, Richard stopped at the door to the storage room…

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The Machenwood Chronicles and Other Tales

So, I noticed earlier today I had 1,293 Twitter follower, so I decided to give away a signed print copy of my novel when I made it to 1,300.

Well, folks. I made it, thanks to many of you, and I am a girl of my word. So, if you follow me on Twitter, just hope over to my website, http://www.rebeccahartwriting.com/ and register yourself for the Rafflecopter giveaway. It’s that simple.

Entry is open until midnight tomorrow, so time is limited. Since this is a reward for followers on twitter, you need to be a twitter follower to be eligible to win.

Thanks to all of you who follow here, and on Twitter. A writer is no good unless someone is reading their work. I appreciate each and every one of you who puts up with me. 🙂

Love you guys!!

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Good info for writers.

Stephanie Lawton

When my debut novel was released just over two weeks ago, book piracy was the last thing on my mind. In those two weeks, links to illegal downloads of Want spread like wildfire.

As fate would have it, I have a friend who is well-versed in book piracy, and I attended a writing workshop yesterday where one of the topics was dealing with the same thing. Serendipity? I think so.

Below are some of the things I learned, much of the info coming from author Candace Sams, who has been a victim of book piracy thousands of times over.


First: Do a Google search of the following:

[author name, book title, epub]

My search looked like this: “Stephanie Lawton Want epub”

UPDATE: Thanks to author Lisa Burstein, who pointed out that searching for your name, title and “PDF shared” will often return additional results, ex: “Stephanie Lawton…

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Pens Sisters Rock!

Julie Antonovich Reece


Wait … breathe …

You all have been so wonderfully supportive, I have to share this with you!!!

Okay, so I get home from work, open my laptop and read an email sent from my editor at J Taylor Publishing.

‘We want to let you know that Crux was selected as our book to submit to the Independent Book Publisher (IPPY) Award for 2013. It’s heading out into the mail now, to represent our company and you and the book itself as a whole for the national award.’

I’m pretty sure my chin dropped in one of those unattractive, slack jawed moves where you’re thankful no one was watching. Yeah.

Then the smiling started.

Now you may be asking yourself, what the heck is an IPPY? It’s okay, I asked that, too. I have no pride about being a newbe. We’ll learn together.

The “IPPY” Awards were conceived as a broad-based…

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Jabelfield's Blog

Today is the OFFICIAL launch day for the MAKE BELIEVE anthology.

Can I get a huzzzaaaaaaaaaaah!?

Yep, very excited about this one. Seems like eons ago that I wrote my short for this antho, Escort to Insanity. LOVE this story. It was heaps of fun to enjoy. And now I FINALLY get to share it with you guys!


So, if you fancy a diverse array of tales, from fantasy to paranormal romance, all wrapped up in a beautiful wintry bundle, why not grab yourselves a copy.

You can do so here: Amazon  | Barnes & Noble | Amazon UK | All Romance  |  Diesel eBooks |  Books on Board

Aaaaand you can add it to your Goodreads by clicking on the pic ==>>

But that’s not all. Nope, because Blue Moon ALSO launched today. That blog post went live a little while ago, and you…

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