Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Cover This

Hello fellow romance readers,

That's a fun video, isn't it?

Now a days, most covers are fashioned by taking fabulous photos from shoots already done and having a cover designer fix it to fit a specific book. One of the funnest things about being an indie romance author is browsing through tons of luscious photos and choosing out the one that's the best match for my book. Yes, part of my job is looking through photos of hunks and hotties until I say, “Okay, I’ll take that one.” And then I buy him…I mean...I buy the cover photo. It's a hard job but someone has to do it.

I use to put women by themselves on some of my covers but now I go for a man alone or a couple.
As romance readers seem to like seeing a brawn, ripped man much better…whether alone or with the heroine. I like that better too. And it also communicates to the reader that as part of a great story there are some sizzling love scenes as well. 

Book blurbs and book covers are considered in the publishing industry as a whole to be some of the most important selling points of a book. 

Humans meets Her meets a 1960's Screwball Romance For a headless, bodiless, 

everything but mindless, woman, 

Betty gets around. She’s just an artificial intelligence system looking for a little fun 

by dating a hundred hot-blooded men online. 

The most eligible bachelor is Chet, a real live cowboy. 

He doesn’t know Betty is an artificial intelligence system. 

However, Chet has a secret of his own. Will his deep, dark secret save their relationship or doom it?

Murdina a vampiric fey is hunting for a man, but this time she wants love not blood. 

She spots Cameron just as a strong wind lifts his kilt, she takes a good look 

and decides he’s the one. 

From the land of the Picts, 

spring two tales of ancient tattooed warriors, wielding longswords 

in the fight for freedom and love. 

The fate of Caledonia rests in the hands of the Warrior and the Druidess. 

But Brude is not about to marry a druidess, 

never mind that his blood boils for her and he can’t stop thinking of her. 

Can Brude and Tanwen put their differences aside and fulfill their destiny? 

Friday, December 11, 2015

Star War Fans Awaken for Love of the Force

Star War Fans were a force of thousands 

in Manchester, England, at the Star Wars Convention. 

On the December 4, 5 and 6 For the Love of the Force took place in Manchester. The event featured  a full-scale animatronic Jabba the Hutt, a Jedi Training School,  and Ewok Village and more. 

More at Buzzfeed

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Star War Fans are a Force Awawkening

linked to the Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3351637/Star-Wars-fans-begin-lining-Hollywood-Chinese-theater-12-DAYS-advance.html
Star War Fans are a force. 

Lining up two weeks in advance of the premiere. Star War Fans have been waiting in line since December 5th, twelves days before the premiere. 
It’s first come first serve for the best seats in the house. But it’s based on loging in time on  liningup.net. 
Star War fans using liningup.net are raising money for Starlight Children’s Foundation. Once a fan logs 24 hours in the line they can buy one of 576 tickets for the screening of The Force Awakens.  

Follow it on twitter at @LineUP4StarWars and @ChineseTheatres

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Here be fey! Dunino Den

Dunion Den 

Here be fey!  

Dunino Den..is a place of mystic beauty.  

Looming behind Dunino church is an ancient site of worships in Scotland.  There’s an altar stone an even an ancient footprint carved into the rock overlooking a the pristine stream. Stairs carved into the cliff lead into the den where Celtic crosses and symbols are carved into the cliff face. Offerings and trinkets of all types hang from the trees and are tucked into crevices

On the video above bI tried to find one that was not negative about paganism and couldn't so please forgive the remarks. 

Monday, November 30, 2015

St. Andrew's Day

Today November 30th is St. Andrew's Day

Bonnie Knee Contest

St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland. And St. Andrew's Day is a Scottish Holiday. 

Last night at midnight as the day changed from the 29th to the 30th of November, young single woman might have peeled an apple so the peel stayed in one piece and threw it over their shoulder it would have formed in the shape of the first letter of the name of their future husband. Or if they dropped molten lead or candle wax in a pail of water it would form in a shape that would reveal the occupation of their husband to be. 

Have a Scottish desert today to celebrate—a cranachan

And a great read for St. Andrew's Day is the box set Warrior Hearts.

it's 99 cents in ebook and you can get it in print for Christmas gift giving

From the land of the Picts, spring two tales of ancient tattooed warriors, wielding longswords in the fight for freedom and love. 

The fate of Caledonia rests in the hands of the Warrior and the Druidess. But Brude is not about to marry a druidess, never mind that his blood boils for her and he can’t stop thinking of her. Can Brude and Tanwen put their differences aside and fulfill their destiny? 

Bethoc aims her bow at King, Kenneth Mac Alpin, but she misses her mark. To save her life, she is forced to wed the king's cousin, Malcolm. Just as the Scot Warrior and the Pict Princess begin to forge a bond, Malcolm must reveal his incredible secret and choose between two worlds: one with Bethoc or one without.


Friday, November 20, 2015

Name your PC Day

Today is name your PC day

Photo From A Year of Holidays
November 20th, Friday, is Name Your PC Day.
Now some my ask, why should I name my computer. Well,  just think for a moment how your computer feels. I mean you most like spend more time with your PC than you do your family. Isn't about time you took  your relationship with your PC to the next level and I least gave it a name?

I recognize that this is an extremly important task—naming your PC. You don't won't to give it some name that will make it mad. Then agin what type of names do computers like. Do you know that there is surprisingly limited information on the internet as to the most popular Christian names for PC's.

Never fear,  Cornelia's hear. I have compiled a list of what I feel are names that any PC no matter how picky they are should be happy with. The first two need no explanation.

Hewitt - it means little smart one
Ovid - means worker
Codey - like code and it also means helpful
Savvy - means smart
Adalbert - it means intelligent or noble
Higgens - intelligent
Quin - means inttelligent as a Bob Dylan fan, I would go with - The Mighty Quin
Rambert - like rams and it means mighty or intelligent
Ubert - means intelligent

You may even want to have a naming ceremony

So show your faithful PC some love and give it a name.

I named mine Morrigan, after the Celtic goddess. Sometimes she's helpful sometimes she's anything but. And together we go to war with word counts and deadlines.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Rocky and Bullwinkle Day

Today, November 19

Is the big 50 birthday of Rocky and Bullwinkle

The Ariel Ace, Rocky the Flying squirrel, zoomed about like a rocket 
And Bullwinkle a gawky, bungling moose 

who entertained baby boomer children for years have now hit the big 50 themselves

Rocky doesn't care about not being over-the-hill as he will simply fly over it.And moose, or Bullwinkle, will just lumber around it in his loveable way.

Here's more information on this lovable duo