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Wednesday Briefs: November 18, 2015

Here is a list of all the authors flashing this week, along with a brief snippet from their latest free work. Click the link after the snippet to be taken to the complete story on the author’s home page.

The Stormlords: Part 15 by Ravon Silvius

Rowen had his new room set up quickly, despite the fact that Elise came in partway through and watched as he unpacked. She stayed quiet up until he pushed the last drawer of his new dresser shut. 

             “Are you all done?” Elise finally piped up, taking one step further into the room. He nodded, but she didn’t seem to notice. “I like it. You didn’t leave anything out of anything. It’s really neat.” 

             He shrugged and watched as she circled the room once. “Can I show Volkes and Sharon the room when they get back?”

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Wednesday Briefs: November 4, 2015

Here is a list of all the authors flashing this week, along with a brief snippet from their latest free work. Click the link after the snippet to be taken to the complete story on the author’s home page.

Double Trouble: Chapter 51 by Jon Keys
 
Josh and Mitch took turns with Darren and Trent to keep an eye on the twins. Ever since Mitch had pointed out that they might not be as innocent as they’d thought, he and Trent had become two over protective dads. 
 
Josh stood next to the punch bowl and glared the the boy Samantha had brought each time they came close. He was pretty certain the boy was getting to be a nervous wreck, which suited him just fine. But he decided he should dial it down a little, Samantha shot him a glance that didn’t bode well for when the party was over. He spotted Mitch in a darkened corner and joined him.

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Wednesday Briefs: September 2, 2015

Here is a list of all the authors flashing this week, along with a brief snippet from their latest free work. Click the link after the snippet to be taken to the complete story on the author’s home page.

Fortitude: Part Forty-five by Cia Nordwell 

Wildman darted between me and the guard.

 “Stop!” My yell was strangled. I had to lower the gun; I’d almost pulled the trigger when he moved. My heart raced and sweat dripped down my back.

“Get me out of this thing,” Teddy said. He was straining at the bars of the cage.

 Wildman had the guard on the floor, savagely beating him. He wasn’t moving, except with the blows that rained down with a strength that seemed to defy Wildman’s size and had everything to do with his fury.

“Just wait.” I holstered my weapon and rushed over. I didn’t

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Wednesday Briefs: July 1, 2015

Here is a list of all the authors flashing this week, along with a brief snippet from their latest free work. Click the link after the snippet to be taken to the complete story on the author’s home page.

Fortitude: Part Thirty-six by Cia Nordwell 

“You seriously want us to wait for them to force us into the king’s palace?” Teddy asked. “That sounds dangerous. We’d be under guard.”

“Not necessarily. It is unlikely they would transport you as prisoners, so the king will likely manufacture some sort of need for you to come to him, to allay suspicions. Once you’re there, then you sneak off—”

“Just like that? We lose whoever our guide is, all the guards that are always there, and traipse around looking for a way down to what must be a hidden area under the palace?” I shook my head.

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New Release: Heart Knot Mine; by Lily Velden w/ giveaway

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Greetings all!

It’s Sunday morning and I’m propped up in bed with my ever-faithful laptop, coffee in hand, with even a glass of juice poured as well!

Life has been beyond hectic of late and I can’t say how many times I’ve wished for more hours in the day, or that my poor old bod wouldn’t scream at me, demanding sleep. It’s not convinced that there’ll be time enough for sleep when I’m pushing up daisies… Continue reading

New Release: Sacrifices; by Chris T. Kat

Sacrifices (A Jeff Woods Mystery)—An Unlikeable
Character?
Hi!
This is Chris T. Kat again, talking about my current release
Sacrifices
(A Jeff Woods Mystery).
Sacrifices
is the sequel to
Attachment Strings.
The first book received some strong reactions, especially regarding
the main character, Jeff Woods.

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Wednesday Briefs: May 7, 2014

Here is a list of all the authors flashing this week, along with a brief snippet from their latest free work. Click the link after the snippet to be taken to the complete story on the author’s home page.

Jordan’s Second Chance 2.3; by T.C. Collins:

Wynter found himself wandering through the park where he’d first met Jordan and Lucas. Walking over to the large oak tree that had always soothed him, Wynter sat with his back to the tree and his legs drawn up. He wrapped his arms around his legs and rested his head on his arms. Wynter closed his eyes and inhaled, his breathing ragged. He’d wanted the truth of who he was his entire life—but not like this. To learn he was responsible for the deaths of his parents, what type of person did that make him?

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Toss Up Tuesday: Sweet Giordan, Please Remember by Raine O’Tierney

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In my day-to-day life, I am a library lady and as such library things interest me. In a meeting with our programming department, we jokingly asked if we could get Neil Gaiman as the author for our NaNoWriMo after-hours party this November. Mr. Gaiman’s appearance fee is a well-earned $30,000—so, no go. But have you heard the man speak? He is SO motivating.

I am no Neil Gaiman.

But in my 20+ years of writing, I have developed a small set of advice that I keep close to my heart. For the low, low price of NO DOLLARS, I want to share it with you now.

Be brave in all things.

Writing is scary. Writing can be downright terrifying even. If you aren’t scared of writing, there is always sharing your stories, editing, soliciting for publication, blurb writing, release day, promo, reviews, self-doubt, and the NEXT story. There’s always something to be nervous about. That’s why you must be brave to pursue your dreams.

Write boldly.

The bolder the better. Don’t let anyone set limitation on your story. Write with the graceful wordcraft of an adult and the imagination of a child.

Write for yourself.

Money is awesome. Writing and getting paid to write? Awesomely awesome. But writing FOR money? It’s taxing. It’s draining. I don’t care if you are following trends or not as long as, at the heart of it, you are saying something meaningful for yourself. Speak with your voice, not the voice they want you to have.

You have a lifetime of stories, they don’t have to all be written today.

This is not my advice—it is my friend Lisa’s. She drilled it into my head. When you craft, craft with precision and care. The goal is not to write 100 mediocre stories when a little more effort and a little more time would produce five AMAZING stories.

You are a creative being.

Prove it! Write, draw, sing, knit, garden, dance, bake, design, sew, anything. Get your fingers moving and your brain flowing. Be creative in all things!

We’ve all been told at one point or another that dreams are for babies and dreaming is pointless. SCREW. THAT. Dream big! Dream bold! Dream in defiance! DREAM. And then do something about those dreams.

I believe in you,
Raine O’Tierney 

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Sweet Giordan, Please Remember by Raine O’Tierney

Giordan Stone is lucky, all things considered. Sure, he spent five years in a coma only to wake with a right leg that’s practically useless and no memories other than his name. But now he’s under the care of sassy southern surrogate mother, Chloe Devereaux, spending his days painting and healing. Giordan wants for nothing at all… until he looks out the window one morning and sees Chloe’s gorgeous son, Shane, standing there. Something very familiar stirs in Giordan.

When he sketches, Giordan is able to go into an “art trance” where pieces of disjointed memory come back to him without time or place. More and more of these flashes are of Shane Devereaux and the intense, intimate experiences they shared together. Even though Shane keeps his distance now, Giordan is convinced his flashes are real. But he doesn’t have the whole story. Giordan is determined to fill in his memory blanks and convince Shane his feelings are genuine.

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Self-consciously, he glanced up, but Chloe was walking away from the truck, giving him privacy to do what he loved. With no eyes on him or his paper, Giordan laid the sketchbook down and carefully took an eraser to the light age lines on Shane’s face. He softened the look in his eyes, trimmed and then erased entirely his beard, and made him smile—just a little. The effect was so utterly charming that Giordan sank lower into the bed of the truck, more a boy with his first crush than a grown man.

Another clean page. He drew Shane’s face again. This time with more detail, taking special care to get the shape of his ears, his nose, his mouth—a wicked grin on his face—just right. He looked like Chloe in some ways—same green eyes but lighter skin—a blending of Chloe’s coffee and Mr. Devereaux’s cream. Shane’s jaw and brow were his father’s, but his well-defined cheekbones, full beautiful lips, and deep dimple came from some unknown ancestor. To say he was merely attractive was to do him a disservice.

“It’s going to rain.” A voice purred in Giordan’s brain, a deep, seductive, slightly familiar voice.

“We should go back in,” Giordan whispered down at the paper. He sketched Shane’s nostrils, his eyelashes, the intricate lines of his ears, all those hidden, beautiful things.

“Not a chance. I finally get you out here. You think I’m going to let a little rain stop me?”

“We’re going to get caught,” Giordan insisted. He was speaking out loud as if reading a script, and he could barely see the paper anymore. Was he making this all up? He could hear the voice so clearly in his head. “Your parents are—”

“In France. Be with me.”

“Okay.”

It started with silliness. They were supposed to have a picnic. Sandwiches and wine in the shade of the new green leaves. But then Shane hoisted him up into his arms and carried Giordan to the grove, a wicked grin on his face.

“I’m not a princess,” Giordan, much younger then, reminded him with a fake look of disapproval. He kicked two good legs. “I don’t need to be carried!”

Shane had put out a blanket and laid Giordan down on it. “Maybe I just want to carry you. Whether you need it or not.”

Wind rustled the leaves of the trees, and a sweet smell filled the air. It was definitely going to rain.

“I can’t believe I agreed to this,” he murmured.

“I don’t know why. We’ve done it a hundred times before.”

“Not outside we haven’t!” Giordan protested.

“No one’s going to see,” Shane promised.

“Someone might.”

“Well, then maybe I don’t care whether or not anyone sees.”

Buy links

DSP: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/index.php?cPath=55_1024

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Giordan-Please-Remember-OTierney-ebook/dp/B00J3JJTFQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395358570&sr=8-1&keywords=Sweet+Giordan

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-sweetgiordanpleaseremember-1453078-149.html

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sweet-giordan-please-remember-raine-otierney/1118935103?ean=2940149452255

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Raine O’Tierney is an always-writing, boundlessly enthusiastic, exclamation point addict! (!!!) She is known for declaring every day “the best day EVER!” and every thing her “all-time FAVORITE!” Despite this (obnoxious?) exuberance, she still somehow manages to have a wonderfully encouraging husband and writing partner, Siôn, and an amazing group of friends and colleagues who continue to support (read: put up with) her. Raine spends her days working as a library lady, fighting the good fight for intellectual freedom.

 

 

Website and social media links

Website: http://raineotierney.com/
E-mail: Raineotierney@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RaineOTierneyAuthor
The Hat Party (LGBT Author Interviews) http://raineotierneyhatparty.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @RaineOTierney
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/RaineOTierney

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Blog Tour and Prizes!

Sweet Giordan, Please Remember Blog Tour
March 17th–March 29th

Prizes:

*** Set of Sweet Giordan, Please Remember and Under the Table and Into His Heart ebooks
*** I Believe in the Sweetness Notebook
*** I Believe in the Sweetness Tote
*** 2x I Believe in the Sweetness Bumper Stickers
*** 2x Sweetness! Bumper Stickers

Please visit Home of the Sweetness to enter:
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Meet The Author Monday – Chris T. Kat

The Wolf and His Diva—birthed as a Wednesday Briefs flash fiction story

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Hello, I’m Chris T. Kat and I’m here to talk about my new release, The Wolf and His Diva, a m/m shape-shifter romance which will be published by Dreamspinner Press on March 12th.

The Wolf and His Diva started its life as a free story early in 2013. At that point I joined a group of flash fiction writers (you can find us at http://wedbriefsfic.com/) and the story was called “To Love a Fox”. I had to stop writing the story because of several books in the production line as well as an increased workload in real life. Continue reading

Whatever Weekends: Elyzabeth M. Layley

Fairy tales… fantasy, magic, and sometimes a lesson or two to be learned. They were
always such great fun to read as children, so why not continue the tradition as
adults?

 Blind Beauty is a Naughty Fairy Tale. You know what that means, right? *wiggles
eyebrows* It has magic, a lesson or two, lots of love and some hot scenes. There
is also adventure, of course. James Macintosh, our handsome, (though he doesn’t
think so), hero finds certain things in his path that lead him into Richard’s
arms. He makes some appropriate (or maybe not?) decisions. Take the quiz and
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