Drake’s Desire is a FREE READ on iTunes

Good News for i-Pod & i-Pad owners.

For the next three months Apple (iTunes) is running a 1st in series free promotion in their romance section and Liquid Silver Books was invited to submit our 1st in series titles for this event. 

My 1st in (Dealing with Dead) series book,Drake’s Desire, will be featured as one of the titles from 9-2 to 9-17 on the iTunes Store>Books>Free Books.

If you haven’t had a chance to read Drake’s Desire, feel free to pick up your free copy at iTunes.  You can read an excerpt from Drake’s Desire by clicking on the book over here.~>

Tina Holland

www.tinaholland.com

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Saturday Story Excerpt -Truitt’s Fix by Rex Evans Wood

Here’s an excerpt featuring the villain, Cavat. Many readers have spoken highly of Cavat as a character, which I suppose is good, since every story needs a fine villain. We begin in the point of view of a minor character, McGiff, a smuggler with a noose around his neck, forced to transport Cavat into enemy territory. It comes from Chapter 27.

McGiff began to tremble. The Fahrian had no reason for letting him live, and every reason to kill him. “I’m willing to help, ya know. Ya might be needin’ the boat again.” McGiff fought to keep his voice steady. “You’ll be needin’ me, too. She’s tricky ta keep runnin’.” Sweat rolled down his face; his shirt stuck to his skin. He took a deep breath and cursed his fear.
The approaching fishing boat suddenly held his attention. She was half again the size of the Leaky Bottle. He glanced at Cavat, then back to the boat. He squeezed the wheel. Yer a cold one, Mr. Orphan Guard, but I’ll not let ya kill me on the quiet.
As the boat came alongside, McGiff cranked the wheel hard to port. “Help!” He shouted.
The Leaky Bottle heeled, veering toward the passing fishing boat. Cavat almost lost his footing.
“Help!” McGiff cried again.
A shout of alarm came from the other boat. Its whistle sounded.
Cavat ran at McGiff, who kicked at him, but Cavat’s punch found its mark and McGiff sagged unconscious, hanging by the cord, his knees dangling above the deck.
Timbers cracked and splintered as the bow of the Leaky Bottle smashed the fishing boat’s side. The collision threw Cavat down the companionway.
More shouts came from the fishing boat. Her whistle held a constant blare. Cavat reached from the shadows of the companionway to spin the wheel to the right. McGiff’s limp arm, still tied to the wheel, helped hold the turn. The two boats fought past each other, boards snapping. With a final groan of wood on wood, the boats separated.
Cavat reached to the wheel, staying low. He halted the starboard turn and judged a course by the treetops. Water gurgled below. No matter, not much farther.
The other boat’s whistle continued to sound alarm, but it soon fell well astern. Cavat came out from the companionway, but remained hidden, the smuggler’s body draped against his back, the blue face staring over his shoulder, tongue protruding, eyelids half closed. Cavat pulled his knife and cut McGiff’s hand free of the wheel.
The blaring whistle would alert the whole riverside, but Cavat felt confident no one on the fishing boat had gotten a good look at him. When a bend in the river put the other boat safely out of sight, Cavat cut the line above McGiff. The body slid to the deck.

For more information about Truitt’s Fix and author Rex Evans Wood go here:

bit.ly/rexwood

AuThursday-Robin Danner

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Please join me in welcoming fellow Liquid Silver Books Author, Robin Danner.  Welcome Robin!  So happy you could join us.  So Robin, what do you feel is the most important aspect for all new authors to remember when writing or creating their own stories?

As a new author, it’s important to remember what your goals are regarding writing. When I first started, I answered almost every submission call I saw. This meant I was all over the place genre-wise. I finally decided I would stick with historical and/or paranormals as Robin Danner. I found my “voice” and stuck with it whether I’m writing a Regency or a vamp.

Q:  Who has had the most influence on your writing?

Definitely Julia Quinn! I love the mix of humor and emotion in her Regencies. And I love the fact she doesn’t overload you with dates and facts of actual historical events. For me, the romance should carry the story. If I wanted a history lesson, I would break out a textbook!

Q: Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?

I hardly ever have writer’s block anymore. I used to though. Now if I write myself into a corner, all I do is end the scene as quickly as possible and move on to the next. After I finish the story, I came back and flesh out the scene where I got stuck. It’s worked wonders for me!

Q: To date which of your books was the hardest to write and why?

Hmm…that’s a hard one! Probably Petting the Cat, which was in the Witch in Time anthology. It’s no longer available, but in that story I took on witches. I’m afraid I wasn’t too familiar with the occult, so I pretty much sucked at that one! I learned my lesson though and now only write stories I feel passionate about. This hearkens back to my comment on answering all the submission calls I saw.

Q: Which one of your covers is your favorite and why?

Oh my gosh, that’s a hard question! All of my covers have been so pretty! The cover I had the most emotional reaction to was The Princes Bound. April Martinez knocked it out of the park with that one! I opened the email and literally gasped. It was perfect! Color-wise though I’m quite fond of my Stroke of Midnight cover.

Q:  You are currently writing a series at LSB called The Princes.  How did you come up with the idea for this series?

 Originally it was meant to be a two book collection. I knew I wanted two princes, who were brothers. The titles came to me first as I wanted a play on the words Bound and Determined. As I wrote the second story, I’d created a character and conflict that practically begged me to write a third book. So Knighted came along, which of course opened up the potential for more stories. I’ve just contracted a fourth book. I have plans for a fifth, and final, book coming soon.

 Q:  How much research do you conduct for your historical books  and what was the most interesting thing you did while conducting your research?

 Is it wrong of me to say most of my research comes from reading other historical romances? Yes? Well, in that case, I spend hours and hours researching the time period I’m writing.  ; )

 Seriously though, my recent series is loosely termed historical, but it’s actually fantasy as it occurs in a made-up world. I wanted the ability to create a political and military history for my kingdoms. It’s vaguely similar to 16th century England and France. Creating my own history for my characters is actually harder than sticking to solid facts. I have to keep everything straight in my head…the geography, the politics, and such. I had no easy reference to Google and make sure I was right.

 Q:  What books can we expect to see in the near future?

 The Princes Wanted, book 4 in my series, is coming in May from Liquid Silver Books. The fifth book hopefully will be soon after. Once I wrap up this series, I’m kinda curious to see where I will go next!

 Q:  Where can readers find you on the World Wide Web?

Readers can visit me at http://robindanner.webs.com/ or join me at http://facebook.com/robindannerauthor and http://www.twitter.com/robindanner. I’m also at http://www.goodreads.com/robindanner

http://www.amazon.com/author/robindanner

Join me tommorow when I preview  Robin’s Trailer for “The Prince Knighted”

Until then be Naughty,

Tina

 

2012 in review – Thanks to all visitors The Clog Blog

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get that many views.

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