Friday, June 14, 2013

A Few Lines From. . . A.M. Westerling

A Few Lines From "A Knight For Love" by A.M.Westerling


“I am Warin de Taillur,” he said simply. He gestured with his chin to the fresh mound and crudely fashioned cross. “Your traveling companion is now in a better place.” 

Alyna nodded, mute in her misery, the words slowly penetrating her mind. Traveling companion. David. She blinked hard, once, twice, against the tears, forcing them back. She had no time to cry anymore.

She sucked in a huge, ragged breath. How rude the man must find her. 

First she had hailed him, now sorrow over David’s death held her tongue. In truth, she hadn’t expected the knight to stop but he had. She opened her mouth to thank him and lifted her gaze enough to finally look him full in the face. 

And froze, mouth yet gaping. 

He radiated power. It emanated from his every pore, permeating the area around him with a tangible force she could almost reach out and touch. 

http://www.amazon.com/A-Knight-for-Love-ebook/dp/B00C8HC146/

Do stop by on June 21 for A Few Lines from Sheila Claydon! :)

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Author Resources

By Michelle Lee
BWL Art Director

Came across a couple of good posts (in my opinion anyways) that might be helpful for authors out there.

I have already shared these with the BWL authors, but I wanted to make sure BWL readers (who are also authors) get the info too.

First up are two about the dreaded book description. : )

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2010/11/16/how-to-write-back-blurb-for-your-book/

http://catherineryanhoward.com/2012/10/05/the-11-ingredients-of-a-sizzling-book-\description/

If you are looking to do a print run of your elf-published releases, or of a release with a strictly electronic publisher, then this post about CreateSpace might be helpful to you.

Or not ... ; )

Mileage can and does vary. LOL

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2013/03/12/tips-self-publishing-createspace/

A while back, I posted on the Inside Books We Love blog my Top 5 website suggestions.  If you haven’t read it, you can check it out here:  http://bwlauthors.blogspot.com/2012/03/website-suggestion-top-5.html

One of the posts I found is a really good bit of information about Author Websites, and whether an author's website is hurting their sales.

http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2012/01/06/is-your-website-hurting-your-writing/

Might be interesting reading. And for those of you who are reading it and
thinking, I can't do anything fancy, it isn't saying that. Just that it fits
your writings, and that it is, well, professional looking.

For example, Jamie Hill has a simple website (http://www.jamiehill.biz/) but it FITS her writings.

Victoria Chatham is another BWL author who has a simple, yet elegant website.   http://victoriachathamauthor.com/

So it isn't anything that requires a lot of money and time.

BWL author Janet Lane Walters shared this link on her blog, and I thought some others might also find it interesting. I know I did.

Evidently there is something called a LOGLINE that we should also have for books. I've only ever been using a TAGLINE.

http://rwasd.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/loglines-and-taglines-are-different-and-yo\u-need-both-for-your-novel-by-r-ann-siracusa/

Hope you find it informative.

Another post I did was on some Bio suggestions.  I hope I have provided some tricks and tips that you will find useful.

http://bwlauthors.blogspot.com/2013/05/whats-in-biography.html

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