Don’t Mean a Thing by Renee Conoulty – Excerpt

Book Information Title: Don’t Mean a Thing Author: Renee Conoulty Series: Got That Swing #1 Release Date: November 2, 2016 Genres: Chick Lit, Romantic Comedy, Women’s Fiction Publisher: Kindred Ink Press Summary What if you finally took the lead, but life refused to follow? Thirty-year-old introvert, Macie Harman, has finally found a career she is passionate about, and after months of training, she’s begun her new job in the Royal Australian Air Force. Leaving behind…
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Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop December 5-16, 2016

Make the holiday season even merrier by discovering new reads from some of today’s best chick lit and romantic comedy authors during the Holly Jolly Chick Lit Hop on Facebook. Here’s how it works: every day from Monday, December 5 through Friday, December 16, readers are invited to hop around to more than 60 authors’ Facebook pages (with about five stops each day) to receive gifts and enter to win prizes. Here is the schedule,…
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The Final Stretch of #NaNoWriMo – 5 Tips to Get You Through

Well, as of today, there are only seven days left until your 50,000 words need to be verified to call NaNoWriMo 2016 a victory! How are you feeling? Are you powering through? Losing steam? Are you dumping coffee on your head in an effort to stay awake? I have confidence in your ability to complete this! First, I want to tell you that no matter what, you’ve won this thing. Any words on the page…
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2017 Writing Goals


It’s that time of year to start setting goals. I think I do this every year. I honestly never go back and check to see if I accomplished them. If I remember correctly, I wanted to publish three books in 2016, and I did. Sparing the Heart – March Dating For Decades – June Lipstick & Lattes – November I also released a short story, Candy Christmas, as part of an anthology. I am sure I didn’t gather…
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NaNoWriMo Update: Almost Halfway Done


I didn’t post initially I was beginning National Novel Writing Month on November 1st. I usually do a few posts prior to the start, but this year was a little crazy. Now, on November 15th, I’ll be halfway through, and if I keep going as I am, I will be at the 25K I need to be on November 15. I’m working on a new project, as always, and it’s more than likely going to…
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The Facebook Dilemma: Election 2016


Hey everyone! Do you remember me? I haven’t blogged in quite a long time. A lot of things that happened that put the blog on the back burner. First, my dog passed away, then we got a puppy, then my stepfather-in-law passed away, Then I release a book, then I released a short story in an anthology, and now I am trying to write 50,000 words for National Novel Writing Month. It’s been a little…
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  Book Details Title: A Drakenfall Christmas Author: Geralyn Corcillo Genre: Romantic Comedy Publisher: Blackbird Press Release Date: October 19, 2016 Summary Mark and Maisy, ahem, that is, Lord and Lady Shiley, get ready to celebrate their first Christmas together at Drakenfall, their renowned estate-turned-resort in the heart of the Cotswolds. The energetic and very un-aristocratic couple find themselves conspiring in guest shenanigans and getting tangled up in staff kerfuffles as they try to make the holidays warm…
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When You’re In a Reading Slump


I’m always reading something. Always. My purse is empty without my Kindle and I often leave a paperback in the car. Lately, I haven’t been reading as much as I’d like since I am hard at work on Lipstick & Latte edits, but I need to be reading something. But the problem is everything I pick up, I can just as easily put down. I’m in a reading slump. I hate it. Seriously. I would…
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Creating a New Normal


This morning I woke up and went downstairs and she wasn’t there. My Sophie, my bulldog who had been at my side almost thirteen years, wasn’t there. Her crate was gone, replaced by photos in her and her sister’s memory. She went so fast. We received the cancer diagnosis on a Monday and by Friday at 9:15 AM she was gone. I almost hyperventilated in the car before we left the vet’s office, the tears…
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Book Clubs

Today I’m excited about Julie Valerie’s Fiction Writers Blog Hop again. She chose “Book Clubs” as the topic. Do you belong to a book club? I joined one and then they never met and disbanded. I hope it wasn’t me! Since then I have joined a few online book clubs. I’ll admit I’m not the best book club member. My list of books I want to read is exploding (as I’m sure yours is, too)…
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