Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Is K.N. Lee a Plotter or a Pantser?

Is K.N. Lee a Plotter or a Pantser?

Today we examine the psyche of a plotter and a pantser. Which one are you? 

More on Outlining here!

More on K.N. Lee

Monday, May 25, 2015

The Fictionistas - Sami-Jo's a pantser

The Fictionistas - Sami-Jo's a Pantser

Sami-Jo talks about how she plots - or non-plots. PANTSERS UNITE!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Beautiful Stranger **Review Tour**

Beautiful Stranger 

**Review Tour**

Beautiful Stranger 

Twenty-four year old Claudia has always been the sensible one. From her boring call centre job right down to her practical wardrobe, flash and extravagant are not part of her normal vocabulary. She may live in Ascot, the home of British horseracing, but the presence of all the moneyed revellers blocking her route home from work are more of a nuisance than a thrill. Until one of them catches her eye... 

Peter’s life couldn’t be more different. All his life he’s worked hard to make it in the banking industry, to give his wife all she’s ever wanted. After a day of sipping champagne and watching the races, an indiscretion of hers with Peter’s colleague changes this picture-perfect vision of middle class life forever. He decides to cut and run, only, he hasn’t a clue where he’s going. 

A chance meeting by the side of the road brings them together, making them forget their opposing backgrounds. Is passion alone enough to overcome their differences?

Beautiful Stranger is book 2 in the Chance Encounters series.

Chance Encounters is a series of stand-alone novellas set in jolly old England, following a set of loosely connected people as they find love in unexpected places. Can love conquer all, from class differences to age gaps? Read on and find out.

Buy Links: Amazon


Beautiful Stranger is quick read that delivers on heat, romance, and an overall fantastic story. 

We begin with Claudia, a young woman bored with her job and her life, and tired of the worthless men she's used to dating. On a chance encounter she meets Peter. He's drunk in his car, and seems utterly hopeless...except he's incredibly good-looking and somehow urges an uncharacteristic response from Claudia.

She offers to drive him to her house to sober up.


Once at her home it doesn't take long for his charm to spark something new in her. She learns of his wife's betrayal and immediately empathizes with him. How could anyone cheat on a man so attractive, wealthy, and genuinely kind?

Passions ignite, and the two heat up the pages as they explore and please each other's bodies. The sex scenes deliver, and are well written...but what pleases me is that it doesn't end there. There is so much more to this story that you must explore. Beautifully written, with characters that feel real almost immediately, this book is one that I would recommend.


Hedonist (or simply "H.") is a Romance writer based in rainy England. Addicted to caffeine, chocolate and impure thoughts, she likes to write short stories and serial novels dealing with those aspects of the human condition that we all think about, yet dare not discuss openly. No-one is perfect, neither are her characters, which makes them all the more relatable and well-liked by her fans.

Quick Facts about Hedonist Six

·         She's an independent author, who started her career in 2012.
·         Her work can best be described as "Uncensored Romance". The connection between the main characters takes centre-stage, but not much happens behind closed doors.
·         Some of her favourite words contain only four letters, yet another thing left "uncensored" in her work.
·         Unlike every other writer out there, she does not drink coffee. But take away her chocolate and tea, and all hell will break loose.
·         She lives in London with her husband and seemingly ever-expanding collection of motorised two- and four-wheeled companions.
·         When she's not writing, she's off living her secret life as a boring office worker.
·         When they first meet her, most people can't quite figure out the origins of her accent.
·         Her catalogue consists of two serialised novels and three novellas, all of them contemporary (steamy) romance featuring characters so realistic you feel you might bump into them at your local supermarket.
·         Find her publications here: Amazon Author Central

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Fictionistas Daphne On the Road

The Darkest Corners (The Club) by Katherine Rhodes

★✩★ ‪#‎NEWRELEASE ★✩★The Darkest Corners (The Club) by Katherine Rhodes

Only $1.99. FREE to KU subscribers.

The darkest corners hold the most sinful delights.

Tally Fremanis lives in the dark corners, seeking those sinful delights. It's been her whole life since college. A founding owner of The Club, she is a demanding mistress both in and out of the bedroom.

Discretion in all matters is her modus operandi, and to this end The Club needs new security system. But when she hires Liam Dunfrees, she finds herself wondering if there might be more to him.

The sparks that fly in the bedroom burn both Tally and Liam. With other scars beneath the surface, neither of them are sure they have the strength to fight for this potential new love.

At the club, there are three rules--
1. Keep your mouth shut.
2. Keep your mouth shut
3. Keep your mouth shut.

But sometimes, someone has to speak up...

***CONTENT WARNING: This book is intended for audiences 18+ and contain adult themes, including bondage, spanking and sexual situations.***

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Not a Romance Novel- Kim Alexander

Not a Romance Novel- 

Kim Alexander

In which I do some matchmaking with fictional characters in 

other people's books, and figure out my own novel might be 

a  touch more murdery and a little less romantic than I 


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Vlogger's Choice with K.N. Lee- Author Platform

Vlogger's Choice with K.N. Lee

- Author Platform

This week I share with you how to create or strengthen an author platform, I hope my tips help. If you have any other ideas or comments, please comment below!

Monday, May 11, 2015

The Fictionistas - Sami-Jo's Call Out To Readers

The Para-Portage of Emily- Top 28 Favorite Authors!

The Para-Portage of Emily

Book Blitz

Top Twenty-Eight Favorite Authors

Top Ten (28) Favorite Authors ~ Muffy Wilson
Virginia Wolfe
 Pat Conroy
C.S. Lewis
Kahlil Gibran
Stephen King
Erica Jong
Robert Service
Rod McKeun
Jack London
Tom Clancy
James Patterson
Nora Ephron
J.D. Salinger
W. Somerset Maugham
Sylvia Plath
George Eliot
Kurt Vonnegut
Jack Kerouac
Richard Price
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Charles Bukowski
Oscar Wilde
Dorothy Parker
Dylan Thomas
Margaret Mitchell

Stieg Larsson
The Para-Portage of Emily
The Shadow Seduction Series
Muffy Wilson

Emily Macque, a young, beautiful junior partner in her father’s law firm, is but a heartbeat away from love or destiny. Duty brings Emily to a frozen Island estate two hundred and fifty miles north of Chicago. Devotion requires she delve into the property history to settle an estate probate. Death lures her into the arms of the shadows seduction created by the flickering light and dark shadows.

What flames the timeless passions spanning the decades? Love, desire or obsession?

Colin Jorgenson, once a Great Lakes mariner, is a strong man haunted by love and loss. How long will he return each night, gripped by desire, hoping to find the woman he has loved for a century?

Beneath the pristine Island beauty, passions hungered, lingered in the ardent darkness. His passions, fueled by decades of loneliness and longing, could no longer be denied. Will they face eternity together or love in secret as dark things are to be loved between the shadows and the soul?
I just finished The Para-Portage of Emily. Quite the page-turner!! 
I was gifted a free copy by the author and found it to be a cleverly woven plot with descriptive characters you won’t soon forget. I’m not one to give out spoilers, 
but if you like paranormal intrigue, hot romance, and mystery, you will love it. Looking forward to more works by Muffy Wilson as I’m sure they will be just as brilliant. 

It looked like a magical castle rising from the mist in an enchanted forest. Oh, it was enchanted, all right, Emily thought to herself. And so very beautiful. It must have felt wonderful to be loved by such a man who honored his love, his wife, with such magnificence.
“To be adored like that is how dreams may come true, if one truly believes.” Emily said aloud, to no one but Barkley who looked at his love adoringly. “Yes, your love is constant, but the love of a man like that, took a woman like Amalya. Those days have passed with the centuries. Men and women are not like that anymore, Barkley. Love is a fleeting convenience, now, between professional people needing healthy sex. Ah, Barkley…but we can dream, can’t we?”
They mounted the steps to the massive carved oak front door. Emily leaned against the hand twisted and tooled wrought iron railing, just to catch her breath. The door was etched and carved with such majesty. She ran her glove-covered hand over the heavy wood, dipping her fingertips into the plumed design. And what dreams would you tell if you could talk, of the love and lovers that lived behind your protection? Emily thought as she scolded herself for waxing acting so nostalgic when she had a great deal to do.
She opened the door, only to see what she took as a shadow move into the library. Barkley stood starkly still when his usual pursuit was the kitchen to eat. His low quiet growl alarmed Emily—her eyes had not deceived her. No one had come down the drive, nor had she seen anyone but the man from the jetty walking the grounds. Barkley had not alerted to anything unusual so it could only be someone else who had come in the back of the house while she walked the mile and back to South Point. She was shaken at the prospect someone was in the library, but cast off the thought as nonsensical. Who would want to hurt her? It all passed through her head quickly, in but a second of reasoning.
“Hey, there, who are you? What are you doing here?” And with that, Emily’s brazen personality surfaced. She subordinated any marker of fear, and took control by walking boldly into the library. When she strutted into the library, there was no one there, just she and Barkley, who was standing decidedly well behind the protection of her feet. Barkley jumped upon the couch and claimed a higher vista around the room. But, in the same amount of time, Emily determined she was alone—starkly alone. But, this could not be. She was quite certain she had seen someone or something, a form or a shadow of a man moving within the foyer to the library. She was intent on finding what it was, but found nothing. There were no footprints, no melted snow droplets, nothing askew. It was perplexing.
There was no doubt about it and it gave way to her questioning herself and her confidence. And then she realized something…she still had her sunglasses on. Of course, coming in from outside created a margin of fog on her lens, creating the suggestion of a shadow.
Silly woman, she thought to herself as she saw Barkley curl into a completely unthreatened curl of fur on the library sofa. She was certainly taken by her clever imagination. There had certainly been a lot of fodder to stoke her creative imagination and it certainly had fueled it, indeed. She straddled the armrest and petted her little friend in an effort to regain her composure.
Yes, of course, that was it.

This is a story to savor. Ms. Wilson's descriptions are poetic and enthralling, 
placing the reader in the midst of the story, and the relaxed pace of the story does not lessen the power of suspense. Shrouded in mystery, romance, and eroticism, "The Para-Portage of Emily" is a treat for the senses, 
a haunting indulgence. Despite hints throughout, the ending still surprised me, and though satisfied, 
I regretted the literary journey's end. Highly recommended. I look forward to more from this promising series. ~ By Jordan Stringfellow

Muffy, author of erotic, romantic stories about love, sex, hope and passion, was born in San Antonio, Texas, to traditional parents. With two older brothers, she was the youngest, the family "princess," indulged and pampered. She adored her older brothers, following them everywhere and was surrounded by love, stimulation, and pets. Her father was a career Colonel and pilot in the U.S. Air Force which required the family to travel extensively. The family lived in most points between Alaska and France. Muffy spent her formative years in Europe and came of age in France.

Returning from France with her family, Muffy finished high school in Northern California and attended the University of California, Davis, and majored in Business Management. 

Muffy entered the work force, independent with a fierce work ethic, and retired at 39 from IBM as a Mid-West Regional Director in the Real Estate and Construction Division. She and her husband moved to a small Island in northern Wisconsin where they owned a historic tavern, restaurant and resort business which they since have sold. They now live a charmed life by the water in SW Florida. Muffy pretends to be a serious real estate business person but, in real life, indulges her private interest in writing sexy novels and sensual romantic literotica ~ Live, Laugh, Love with Passion.

                  I really enjoyed the Para-Portage of Emily
I really enjoyed the Para-Portage of Emily... a skillfully and imaginatively told tale of love, lost and found. Mysterious twists kept me turning the pages until the end. 
Love conquers all, AND it was hot! 

Previously Published:
Secret Cravings, Oysters & Chocolate, Decadent Publishing, Ravenous Romance, Yellow Silk Dreams

Coming Soon:
Moonbeams of Unintended Consequences ~ TBA Spring 2015
Cheerleaders in Heat ~ TBA Summer 2015

Other Novels and Contributions:

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Should John Grisham and EL James have a secret love child, she would no doubt pen legal thrillers with a luscious layer of the erotic. They would name their child Muffy Wilson and send her to Stephen King for some pointers in the paranormal.
Wilson, in the obliquely titled "The Para-Portage of Emily", interweaves these three diverse genres into a compelling, magic carpet of a novel that takes Emily Macque from Chicago to a bitter island estate two hundred miles north in the frozen sea. Emily is the striking junior partner in her father’s law firm, her mission, to settle the probate on an estate, her destiny to fall into the arms of Colin Jorgenson, a seaman haunted by a past love that torments his life.
Intelligent, well-written, with fully fleshed out characters and a story with more twists than a spiral staircase, "The Para-Portage of Emily" had me gripped until the very last page. 
~ By Chloe

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Fictionistas - Daphne's Musical Inspirations

Fictionistas - Daphne's Musical Inspirations

Daphne takes you through the musical wonderland that walks hand in hand with her writing. The work of cinematic masters? Check. Funny hats? Well, okay...

Blind Influence Blog Tour **Introducing Author, Linda Riesenberg Fisler**

Blind Influence Blog Tour 

**Introducing Author, Linda Riesenberg Fisler**


When Linda Riesenberg Fisler isn’t working on her next book she is painting in her studio or riding her Trek bicycle along the many bike trails of Ohio. The former Fortune 500 consumer products manager explores art through her worldwide Internet radio show, “Art Chats with Linda Fisler”. Linda has been creative since childhood, writing stories and scripts of movies and TV shows to entertain friends. She discovered oil painting in the 1990s and began trying to express words visually.
Writing Blind Influence helped Linda realize she had been blind to letting others run her life, so she began to transition to the more artistic life she has today. In addition to The Blind series of books, Linda has created a fantasy book based on her exploration of spirituality. She hopes readers will learn how to open their own eyes instead of blindly following the expectations of those around them.

Check out Linda's Top Ten Favorite Foods!

10.   Milky Way bars
9      Snickers bars
8      Babe Ruth bars
7      Rollos   (are you seeing a pattern  yet?)
6      M&Ms
5     Hershey's Dark Chocolate
4      Dove Milk or Dark Chocolate
3      Graeter's Double Chocolate Chip Ice Cream  (OMG—if you have never had this, shame on you!  HUGE chocolate chips and the creamiest ice cream ever made!  And I count it as calcium for my bones!)
2       Esther Price Chocolate Covered Cherries  (Fruit is good!)
1.      Esther Price Fudge Creams 

Chocolate is a food group, right?- Linda Riesenberg Fisler

Blind Influence

Successful, sexy attorney Nicole Charbonneau feels content with her life and career as a star at a powerful law firm in Washington, DC. She is blind, however, to the circumstances that will put her at the center of a web of deceit, murder, power plays and conspiracies. Across the ocean, British MI-6 Agent Sean Adkins is tracking a cold-blooded assassin known as the Serpent, who’s been hired to kill President Andrews. The Serpent cares only for the millions he’ll get, not why the powerful group of men wants Andrews killed.
The Serpent, a master of disguise, completes his job, but will it be his last? Sean will stop at nothing to get revenge, which includes setting a trap. Nicole, through her work and her connection with Robert Jenkins, a powerful young senator who happens to head the Intelligence Committee, pieces together who hired the assassin. Will the senator reveal to the public all he knows, or will revealing the identities of the powerful businessmen, politicians and government officials be too much for a country already in a fragile state?
Blind Influence, set in 1979 when the United States was on the brink of its second oil crisis, takes readers on a wild ride of political intrigue and personal discovery.

Are you ready for an exclusive teaser from Blind Influence? Check it out, and tell us what you think in the comments!
Then it started. The siren was the first thing to warn him something was wrong. The golden light turned dark. The bittersweet taste of adrenaline began in his mouth, and he swallowed, trying to quell it. A red flashing light accosted his eyes, and he could see himself running to his home—their home. He ran into the house, unable to catch his breath. He tried to wake himself from the nightmare. He didn’t want to live this again.

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