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Unseen Voices by Christine Pope

Title: Unseen Voices
Author: Christine Pope
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Covers by Christian
Editor: Katherine Tomlinson, Story Authority
Publication Date: October 16th, 2019
Blurb:
Project Demon Hunters is canceled…but apparently no one told the demons.
Knowing how the horrifying events that took place while filming Project Demon Hunters shook his friend Michael Covenant to the core, Will Gordon readily says yes to Michael’s request to be ready — as a friend and as an Episcopal priest — in case psychic Rosemary McGuire calls for help.
Rosemary doesn’t know exactly why the show was canceled…other than a demon murdered the show’s producer, and the network buried every scrap of harrowing footage under a ton of hacker-proof security.
When an independent filmmaker shows up at Rosemary’s metaphysical bookshop with tantalizing clues that a backup copy of the missing footage exists, she promises Michael she’ll call some crusty old priest “in a pinch,” and begins following a trail of impossibly tiny bread crumbs.
But that trail doesn’t just lead her somewhere. It leads something to Rosemary, alarming enough that she calls Michael’s priest friend…who turns out to be way younger and heroically handsome than she could have ever anticipated. But the heat between them may be no match for the demonic fire that grows hotter and more dangerous the closer they get to the truth.

Review:

This is a great read. I couldn’t put it down. The characters and story are great. It has some great twists and turns to it. Readers will be drawn into the story from the first page. Readers who love paranormal romance will want to read this one. I look forward to reading more of Christine’s books.

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USA Today bestseller Christine Pope is the author of the paranormal romance Witches of Cleopatra Hill series and the Djinn Wars series, among many other books (sixty and counting!). Researching UFOs brought her to magical Sedona, Arizona, where she now makes her home. Find out more about her books at christinepope.com.
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Posted by on 10/19/2019 in Book Blitz

 

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#IWSG: Writing, NaNoWriMo, and Other Updates

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Thanks to Alex for hosting this each month. Here is the complete list of participants.

It’s already October. This year seems to be going by faster than I would like. I’m working on the edits/revisions for Raven’s Fate and getting an outline together for book 2 of the series as well. I plan to participate in NaNoWriMo next month and use it to start writing book 2. I can’t wait to start writing the new book.

I plan to do a weekly fun, spooky style post throughout the month starting this week. The posts will be about halloween, ghosts, and other spooky things.

That’s it for now. Look forward to reading your comments. 🙂

 

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The Crane Diaries by Apryl Baker

Title: The Crane Diaries Box Set
Author: Apryl Baker
Genre: NA Horror/Paranormal
Cover Designer: Deranged Doctor Design
Publication Date:  September 10th 2019
Blurb:
From USA Bestselling Author of the Ghost Files series, Apryl Baker brings you a new kind of chill in The Crane Diaries…
I Am Death.
I Am Darkness.
I Am Creation.
These are the simple truths Emma Rose Crane, AKA Mattie Hathaway, has run from for the last two years.  
Emma thought she could start over by escaping her past, trying to live a semi-normal life. But her ability to see ghosts seems to attract paranormal mysteries and keeps landing her and her friends in life-threatening situations.
Long-kept family secrets come to light, and Emma realizes she’s unable to run from her past anymore.
Haunted houses, cursed beasts, and a supernatural hit lists are all part of the dangers Emma needs to face. In the end, will her past save her future…or will it take everything she cherishes from her?
This box set includes book 1 -3 of The Crane Diaries series.
Universal Buy Link: https://books2read.com/u/mgG7Dz
So who am I?
Well, I’m the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tell me to stop watching them, but who doesn’t love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.
Now, I live in a small town in West Virginia where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. The cats start yelling something fierce…lol.
I love books, I love writing books, and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.
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Posted by on 09/10/2019 in blog hops

 

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#IWSG: Edits, Revisions, and Writing

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It’s been interesting going through the edits and revisions for Raven’s Fate. I seem to get new ideas for twists to the story every time I pick it up to work on it. I also got several covers over the weekend. One of which is going to be the cover for Raven’s Fate. I received a new logo as well over the last couple of days. Thank you to Saruuh at LSKDesigns for my new logo.

IWSG Question:

If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?

That’s a hard question to answer. There are a few locations I can think of that I would love to visit and write my next book. One of those locations is New Zealand. As a fan of The Lord of the Rings I fell in love with the place when I saw the behind the scenes footage after watching the movies. Also, to be able to tour the movie set(s) and locations would be great to do. Another place would be Scotland or Ireland. Once again because of the landscapes and histories of those two countries.

In the United States, it would be New Orleans or Savannah. Both cities have a supernatural history that I would love to explore and learn more about.

That’s it for now. Look forward to your comments. 🙂

 

 

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#IWSG: Vacation and Writing

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Hi everyone,

I almost forgot about posting today. I just got back from a well earned vacation. I didn’t get a lot of writing done while on vacation other than to start a list of things I want to change about Raven’s Fate. Other than I just relaxed, read, and spent time with my family. I’m done with school. Just waiting for them to confer everything. Raven’s Fate is in the 2nd round of edits/revisions. I’ve also ordered a print copy to use for editing/revision purposes. My goal is to begin putting a call out for beta readers by the 1st of September. So, be on the lookout for a post about that.

Also, revising outlines, timelines, and other pre-writing things for my four other planned series as well as the one Raven’s Fate will belong to. I’m re-reading some of the older stories like the vampire and shape shifters series I started a few years ago and deciding if I want to revamp them and continue their stories. I most likely will but we will see.

 

That’s it for now. Look forward to your comments. 🙂

 

 

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#IWSG: Camp NaNo and Other Updates

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Raven’s Fate is the new title for the story and it is moving along nicely. I love the changes I’m making to it. I’m participating in Camp NaNo and using it to finish the edits/revisions to the story so I can get my thesis turned in before the deadline.

I’m auditing a class on Tolkien this summer which has been so much fun and attended virtually a conference at the end of June called Mythmoot which is held every year and brings together people who love Tolkien and fantasy to hear panels on topics like dragons and even gaming.

I start an online class in August that is about video game writing. I’ve always wanted to write for video games so this is going to be a fun class for me.

That’s it for now. Look forward to your comments. 🙂

 

 

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#IWSG: Summer Plans for Writing

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I can’t believe it’s June already. It’s been a great start to the month so far. I’m working on the edits/revisions for my thesis project. I like the new direction the story has taken and the changes I’ve made. I’ve also began to create outlines for the second and third book of the series. Have been jotting down notes on the other stories and new ideas as well.

I’m excited as well. This is my last term of the MFA program. I’m slated to graduate in August. This summer is going to be crazy busy with the assignments I have to do and finishing up the thesis project.

As you have noticed I’ve been changing and adding to the site over the last few weeks or so. I plan to set up a schedule for posting new content and updating the pages each month. I hope you like the changes. That’s it for now.

Look forward to your comments. 🙂

 

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10 Questions Answered About Raven Thornwick

This is an introduction to Raven. She is the main character in the story I’m working on right now which is Town Curse but the title will be changing as the story has changed and evolved into something new. I wanted to do this so you could learn a little about her as I share snippets and other details about the story in the coming months. Enjoy.

What is your name?

Raven Thornwick

Where do you call home?

Forest Grove, a small town in the South. I would rather not say what state at this time to protect its location.

How close are you to your family?

I like to think we are as close as any family could be. We might be a lot closer to each other than most because we are a family of witches and warlocks. My aunt would be the exception because no one in the family wants to have anything to do with her because of something she did when I was younger.

Do you have any siblings? If so, what are they like?

No siblings. Not that my parents didn’t want more but it just didn’t work out.

Do you have any scars? How did you get them?

Only one scar. It’s on my right leg. I got it fighting with another kid when I was about 10 or 11 years old.

Where do you go when you’re angry or depressed?

I like to go to the woods near my house and walk the paths there for hours to cool off and to think.

What annoys you more than anything else?

People who lie and I can tell when someone is lying to me.

Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities?

At home with my parents as my teachers. They have taught me how to use the skills and abilities I have.

Tell the story of how you became what you are or first learned of your own abilities.

I have always been aware of my abilities and skills. I was born into a family of witches and warlocks. I will let you in on a little secret about me. I’m more powerful than even my parents and my aunt who is a dark witch. I can control all 4 elements and have some other abilities like telekinesis among others that I won’t go into here because the list would be very long. My parents worry about me and my aunt wants to control me.

Do you have any magical items? Where did you get them?

I have a family spell book that is very old. It was handed down to me by my mother. There are other items as well, but I can’t reveal everything can I. What fun would that be if you learned everything now.

I hope you enjoyed getting to know Raven. There will be more in the upcoming months about her and the other characters of the story.

Look forward to your comments.

 

 

 

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#IWSG: Writing and Changes

 

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Edits and revisions are back on track. Had to get away from the story for a little while. As you may have noticed there have been some changes happening on here in the last few weeks as well. I’ve decided to just stick to my real name for writing both freelance and creative. I’ll be closing the Jordyn Elliot site today. Although I will keep the name on the list for the future if I decide to use a pen name.

It was  a decision that was made after talking with a few friends in the industry and voicing my concerns about keeping up with both while trying to build their audiences. So, with that said be ready for new and fun things to be posted on a more regular basis.

That’s it for now. Look forward to your comments. 🙂

 

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Top Ten Tips for Writing Paranormal Novels

Writing paranormal novels can be fun. When I first started writing stories with paranormal elements, I thought I had to stick to the rules. I began to read other paranormal novels and they included various elements like romance and supernatural ones. Today, I’m sharing some tips that have helped me along the way when writing paranormal novels.

  • Characters-Creating characters is exciting when you start a new novel. I found the Writer’s Guide to Character Traits by Dr. Linda Edelstein to be helpful when it came to character traits during character creation. I always create a character sketch for every character I create whether they stay in the final story or not. This will help you when you start writing. Also, it will come in handy if you are writing a series and can’t remember something about your character.
  • Plot-One thing to consider that is important is if your plot is a stand-alone or a series. I usually have decided this while I’m creating my outline. Sometimes it doesn’t happen at this stage. It might hit you when you are nearing the end of the novel that you can tell the stories of some of the other characters because they are linked to your main character’s story.
  • Research-This is something that needs to be done no matter what genre you write. Not doing research can lead to readers pointing out things that are not right in your story unless you mean to go against the norm of the paranormal elements you are writing about.
  • Genre-Within genres like the paranormal genre there are rules for writers. I believe in bending those rules just a little bit to make my stories different from others. I don’t see anything wrong with paranormal stories having a bit of fantasy or romance in them if they are right for the story and make sense.
  • World-building-This can be done when using a real location as well as when creating a fictional location. You can create a world within the world of the real location. Creating a fictional world to me is a bit more fun than using a real location sometimes. With the real location, you need to get things right when it comes where landmarks, streets, and other places are within the city. Building a fictional world takes a bit more time but is fun because you are in control of how you want things set up.
  • Timeline-Creating a timeline is helpful in so many ways. Having one keeps you on track for depicting major events within your story. I create timelines not only for the fictional worlds I create but also the ones where I use a real city or town like New Orleans or Savannah.
  • Be unique-This is important as well. You want to create a story that sticks to the rules of whatever genre you are writing in but add an element that gives it a new twist. For example, in the Twilight series, the new twist or element added by the author was that the vampires glittered or shimmered like diamonds in the sunlight. Don’t be afraid to be different or unique when telling your story.
  • Series-If you decide to write a series make sure your story arc (main plot) can carry over a certain number of books. Also, set up the books in the series as individual stories with their own plot but tied to the story arc (main plot).
  • Setting-Do your research when it comes to setting (location). This is important, especially when using a real town like New Orleans as your setting. With a fictional town, you have a little more room to be creative.
  • Don’t just stick to paranormal story elements-When writing your story don’t be afraid to add other story elements like supernatural ones. Also, you don’t have to include romance if it doesn’t fit the story you are wanting to write. A book that I found useful when adding other elements like supernatural ones to my stories was Writing the Paranormal Novel: Techniques and Exercises for Weaving Supernatural Elements into Your Story by Steve Harper.

Hope you enjoyed reading these tips and they help you in some way when writing your story. I enjoyed putting together the tips to share with you. I look forward to your comments.

 
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