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A passionate and bold new series about strong women by IronMan athlete Christine Mazurk #amreading #sports #athletes #womensfiction #romance

passions-race-1TODAY’S REVOLVING BOOKS are the women’s fiction-romances PASSION’S RACE and PASSION’S SPIRIT  by CHRISTINE MAZURK.

“A stunning debut!”

GET PASSION’S RACE:
http://goo.gl/iB5sjv Amazon
http://goo.gl/WRwPYP B&N
https://goo.gl/f6vbpy Kobo
https://goo.gl/qSWBIY ibooks.

GET PASSION’S SPIRIT
AMAZON: http://amzn.to/1U4HX9V
screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-11-25-03-amBARNES & NOBLE: http://goo.gl/7pi8n6
kobo: https://goo.gl/EQ1ZAN
iBooks: https://goo.gl/ig5Xgu

PASSION’S RACE – ABOUT:
The heart of change is the change of heart.Life is about never-ending choices. Yet some people never have the courage to choose change.CJ Fallon has struggled with a family that she’s never quite fit into and a negative body image poisoned by her toxic, emotionally-distant mother. CJ’s mom finds fault with every choice CJ has made in her 27 young years. From earning her degrees; to climbing the corporate ladder; to her love of competing in Ironman triathlons; it’s all been one mistake after another according to CJ’s mother.And now that CJ has won her ‘age group’ in an Ironman race as an amateur, she’s on the radar of the world’s athletic elite. Nick Madison, a former Tour-de-France star and coach of an up-and-coming Ironman team, wants her to join his outfit and become a professional. A real pro!CJ struggles with her decision but once she commits to something, there’s no turning back, even as she fights her attraction to her sexy and charismatic new coach.PASSION’S SPIRIT – ABOUT:

Life is about the risks we take and the courage we display. For Natalie Walsh, switching from orthopedics to sports medicine lands her a job with team Fear US and Fear US2 setting her on a journey toward her true destiny.

She’s a lone-wolf runner extraordinaire who’s running from her past and searching for her proper place in this world. The annual team trip to Guam allows her to put the most distance between herself and her troubles, but places her face-to-face with the one person who challenges her ability to trust.

Mike Dawson, owner of the resort where the team stays, is known as the island’s surfer-dude playboy. He’s happy to show the beautiful tourists a good time, because he’s all about the short-term. No risk. No commitment. He vows to help the buttoned-up doctor relax and learn what island life is all about.

Even with spiritual forces at work, she still believes running will keep her safe. Physically. Emotionally. And though Mike continues to fight the magnetic pull, he’s more drawn to her each day.

For these two, things are not always as they appear, but will they listen to the Universe and have the courage to change for a better tomorrow?

Screen Shot 2012-12-18 at 5.12.43 AM THE AUTHOR:

Christine Mazurk is a business woman and Ironman triathlete with a passion for writing stories about ‘heart’. Her business experiences and participation in endurance events have allowed her to live and travel the world with her husband, John, and their two black cats, Tango and Samba.

CONNECT WITH CHRISTINE ONLINE:
web site: http://www.christinemazurk.com/
blog: http://www.christinemazurk.com/blog/
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/christine.mazurk
twitter: https://twitter.com/christinemazurk
linked in: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/christine-mazurk/8/802/55a

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If she takes a risk, will he break her heart? PASSION’S SPIRIT #amreading #romance #womensfiction

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-11-25-03-amTODAY’S REVOLVING BOOK is the women’s fiction/romance PASSION’S SPIRIT by CHRISTINE MAZURK.

WHERE YOU CAN GET IT: AMAZON: http://amzn.to/1U4HX9V

BARNES & NOBLE: http://goo.gl/7pi8n6

kobo: https://goo.gl/EQ1ZAN

THE STORY:

Life is about the risks we take and the courage we display. For Natalie Walsh, switching from orthopedics to sports medicine lands her a job with team Fear US and Fear US2 setting her on a journey toward her true destiny.

She’s a lone-wolf runner extraordinaire who’s running from her past and searching for her proper place in this world. The annual team trip to Guam allows her to put the most distance between herself and her troubles, but places her face-to-face with the one person who challenges her ability to trust.

Mike Dawson, owner of the resort where the team stays, is known as the island’s surfer-dude playboy. He’s happy to show the beautiful tourists a good time, because he’s all about the short-term. No risk. No commitment. He vows to help the buttoned-up doctor relax and learn what island life is all about.

Even with spiritual forces at work, she still believes running will keep her safe. Physically. Emotionally. And though Mike continues to fight the magnetic pull, he’s more drawn to her each day.

For these two, things are not always as they appear, but will they listen to the Universe and have the courage to change for a better tomorrow?

Screen Shot 2012-12-18 at 5.12.43 AMTHE AUTHOR:

Christine Mazurk is a business woman and Ironman triathlete with a passion for writing stories about ‘heart’. Her business experiences and participation in endurance events have allowed her to live and travel the world with her husband, John, and their two black cats, Tango and Samba.

CONNECT WITH CHRISTINE ONLINE:
web site: http://www.christinemazurk.com/
blog: http://www.christinemazurk.com/blog/
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/christine.mazurk
twitter: https://twitter.com/christinemazurk
linked in: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/christine-mazurk/8/802/55a

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SHOOT FIRST and die later #amreading #PatriciaMcLinn #mystery #bestseller

cover-shoot-firstToday’s REVOLVING BOOK is SHOOT FIRST BOOK3 in PATRICIA McLINN’s bestselling CAUGHT DEAD IN WYOMING series.

WHERE YOU CAN GET IT:

SHOOT FIRST

Amazon: http://hyperurl.co/hz0hm5

BN: http://hyperurl.co/SFbn

Kobo: http://hyperurl.co/SFko

iBooks: http://hyperurl.co/SFit

GooglePlay: http://hyperurl.co/SFgo

READ AN EXCERPT: http://goo.gl/IuflOD

Journalists are not heartless about the subjects they interview or report about.

Let me rephrase: Most journalists are not entirely heartless about many subjects they interview or report about.

Book 3 of PATRICIA McLINN’s Caught Dead in Wyoming series.

Shoot first . . . and die later.

Elizabeth Danniher’s elderly neighbor has killed a man who was apparently trying to steal her priceless Western artifacts. As a former top national TV reporter, Elizabeth knows the claim of self-defense can satisfy the legal system, yet leave her neighbor in danger.

Doing what she does best – asking questions – Elizabeth sidesteps her boss and a nosy,  jealous anchorman to investigate an eccentric billionaire, ambitious curator, rival collectors, family feuds, and Cottonwood County crimes from a century ago.

As she digs deeper, Elizabeth is helped by friends. That’s canine as well as human friends, and includes two male humans who’d definitely like to be more than friends.

Before this is over, Elizabeth will need every one of them, as her questions push someone to put an permanent end to her questions.

STELLAR REVIEWS:

“This is one of those books that you want to stop everything to read while hoping it never ends.” 5* review, Mary Buckham, best-selling author and acclaimed writing teacher

“Sign Off is a brisk, enthralling page-turner” – P.B. Ryan, bestselling author

 “I loved this book. Colorful characters, intriguing, intelligent mystery, plus the state of Wyoming leaping off every page.” – Emilie Richards, USA Today bestselling author.

“She writes a little like Janet Evanovich only better.”

“While the mystery itself is twisty-turny and thoroughly engaging, it’s the smart and witty writing that I loved the best.” – Diane Chamberlain, bestselling author

“E.M.’s internal monologues are sharp, snappy and often hilarious.”

“McLinn has created in E.M. a female protagonist who is flawed but likable, never silly or cartoonish, and definitely not made of cardboard.”

ABOUT PATRICIA McLINN:

USA Today bestselling author Patricia McLinn’s novels — cited by reviewers for warmth, wit and vivid characterization – have won numerous regional and national awards and have been on national bestseller lists.

In addition to her romance and women’s fiction books, Patricia is the author of the Caught Dead in Wyoming mystery series, which adds a touch of humor and romance to figuring out whodunit.

Patricia received BA and MSJ degrees from Northwestern University. She was a sports writer (Rockford, Ill.), assistant sports editor (Charlotte, N.C.) and — for 20-plus years — an editor at The Washington Post. She has spoken about writing from Melbourne, Australia to Washington, D.C., including being a guest-speaker at the Smithsonian Institution.

She is now living in Northern Kentucky, and writing full-time. Patricia loves to hear from readers through her website, Facebook and Twitter.

CONNECT WITH PATRICIA McLINN ONLINE:

Website: http://www.patriciamclinn.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/patriciamclinn

Twitter: @PatriciaMcLinn

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/patriciamclinn/

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So You Want To Be A Bestselling Author? Part 15: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Fail, Fail Again

WEB PIX PURPLE BOOK copyWhen I was working on Who’s Afraid of Happy Endings?, my documentary about the world of romance novels, I interviewed many successful authors. and one thing I often heard was how long it took so many of them to get published. I was flabbergasted. For some authors it took many years, even 10 years or more. My question is how can you even think of becoming a bestselling author if it took you 10 years to get published in the first place? Easy. You’ve got what it takes for the long haul.

Not everyone is going to get published from their very first query, or start a bidding war between publishers, or land a top agent with just one pitch. Yes we hear and read about those authors who become a huge success with their first book. Do you ask yourself – what does she/he have that I don’t? Of course you do. We all do. The point is, don’t wallow in that way of thinking. Some people become successful right away. That is the minority of course. They may or may not be able to deliver on book 2 or 3. Or they may continue their star status for years to come. But that doesn’t matter. Because you are on your path.

CarrienovelIf you believe that failure is not a good teacher then you are wrong. History shows us all the remarkable people who failed in their careers before becoming who they were meant to be, including Albert Einstein, the most famous physicist in history, and one of the richest and most successful business people in the world, Bill Gates. Check out this article in the huffingtonpost about famous people who had tremendous failure in their lives before going on to become great successes, including Stephen King, whose first novel Carrie, was rejected 30 times before he finally got published. Apparently he threw the manuscript in the trash and his wife fished it out! Now that’s a success story! The idea is don’t give up. If you have the passion, the drive, and the commitment to write then you have what it takes to become a bestseller.

And when you do get there, just imagine the great story you’ll have to share about how you became a bestselling author! 🙂

100_4277Joanna D’Angelo is Editor in Chief at Lachesis Publishing Inc. She loves Cinnamon Dolce Lattes, great ideas, and a good story.

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So You Want To Be A Bestselling Author? – Part 4: Promoting your books in a creative way

Eloisa James - Three Weeks With Lady X

Eloisa James – Three Weeks With Lady X

Welcome to Part 4 of our ongoing series focusing on how to become a bestselling author. Today we feature an interview with Sharlene Martin Moore. Sharlene is a creator/designer of online postcards. Her cards are used by some of the most successful authors in the biz to promote their books on various social media networking sites as well as on on their own websites and blogs.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips - Heroes Are My Weakness

Susan Elizabeth Phillips – Heroes Are My Weakness

Her cards a.k.a. image memes, are an example of what creates a buzz online. When an author wants to promote his/her book they turn to  Sharlene to get the right tone and look that will convey the spirit of their book. Whatever you want to call them – graphic image cards, online postcards or graphic memes – they are attention grabbing and they have the ability to create a stir among readers and fans. Whether you want to announce a special sale, or a contest you are running, or to grab attention before an upcoming release – Sharlene will get it done. She is one of the dynamic people working behind the scenes, helping authors become bestsellers! 

Beatriz Williams - The Secret Life of Violet Grant

Beatriz Williams – The Secret Life of Violet Grant

What do you do for authors?

I create graphic image cards for authors to use on Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Twitter.

Who are some of the authors you’ve worked with and books you’ve done postcards for?

Eloisa James, Linda Francis Lee, Lauren Willig, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Beatriz Williams, Jennifer McQuiston, Katharine Ashe, Kate Noble, Sara Jane Stone, Cathy Maxwell, Terri Osburn, Emily Greenwood and Cat Devon. I just started working with Ella Quinn and Jill Shalvis which is exciting.

Cat Devon - Paranormal Romance Author

Cat Devon – Paranormal Romance Author

Do you have a lot of repeat clients?

Yes, I do have a lot of repeat clients which makes me very happy.

Tell us about your background – how did you get started as a postcard designer?

Eloisa James - sentiment card (to interact with readers and fans)

Eloisa James – sentiment card (to interact with readers and fans)

I am a former elementary school teacher with a great love for arts and crafts. I loved glitter as a child and making attractive bulletin boards for my classroom as a teacher. Eloisa James is responsible for my start. I shared a couple of cards I had made with her, she liked them and off I went. As she shared cards on her Facebook page, other authors asked her who was doing them and she sent them to me. I owe her so much and I am honored to work with her and her assistant Kim Castillo.

What do you charge for a post card and how often can an author post it and where? Can they post it forever or is there a time limit? Can other people (i.e. fans/readers) repost it online?

collage featuring postcards for various auuthors

collage featuring postcards for various authors

I charge $5 per card or you can get 6 cards for $25. The author can post the card as many times as they want on any online medium such as Facebook, Tumblr and Pinterest. Some authors share them on their blogs and use them on Twitter. There is no time limit on the cards. I love for others  to repost them and I know the authors love it too. 

How do you put a postcard together? What kinds of quotes and images do you look for?

It begins with a background, then either a quote or author blurb, possibly a review. I work to create an image that will convey artistically the message the author wants to share.

Lauren Willig - The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla

Lauren Willig – The Mark of the Midnight Manzanilla

Can an author provide you with the image and the quote?

Definitely, some pick the quotes they want on the card and some ask me to find quotes from their book. Also some want the book cover on each card.

In your experience, how popular and successful are online or social networking postcards and why?

I think graphic cards or memes are very popular. I feel they are successful because a graphic image catches your attention much like billboards do. Images are the most shared and talked about posts on Facebook.

Are you open to doing cards for authors who write horror, suspense, or mysteries?

I am open to other genres as long as the material is not offensive to me.

Eloisa James - Paris in Love

Eloisa James – Paris in Love

Why do authors keep coming back to you again and again?

I have priced my product to be affordable even by new authors on a limited budget. The cards allow them to share snippets from new books, announce a new cover, and share the word about a limited time sale and so much more. They are pretty and everyone likes pretty. Social media moves so quickly, especially on Facebook, my cards allow authors to share something that will get attention.

What do you love the most about creating these images?

I love being able to create something that someone I admire likes. It is very rewarding to see my cards on the Facebook pages of authors I have admired and read for years. 

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