Saturday, December 28, 2013

First Draft = Step One

Late last night I finished the first draft of my latest novel. While it may be retitled later on I'm calling it Fox Hunt at the moment. When that last sentence was finally typed and I realized I had finally gotten the entire story down I felt a sense of joy and relief. Getting a story down on paper or in a word processor takes the longest for me. For the most part that first draft is the real trail. It's the telling of the story and everything that comes after is just refining the story so that readers can understand.

When I joyfully gave my husband a kiss and told him the story was wrote, he smiled and said, "Cool. So you're almost there." I understood what he was saying completely. After six years of watching my creative process he knows what's next. The horrors of revision and edits. The long nights of "does this sound right" are about to start. Once I do a first pass over the first draft to clean it a little my husband will get a copy. It's at that point that I really get to relax and await his response to the story. I'm always ready to hear what he has to say, and trust me he questions any and everything he doesn't understand.

So last night as I bask in the glory of finishing that first draft I couldn't help but dread the next step. The rewriting, the revisions and the polishing. I love taking that first step towards story telling, but there are many steps left to take. Thankfully, like with many things in life, it's step one that always takes the most time to prepare and finish.

Happy reading everyone and I'll see you again in the new year!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Second Life Book Store

Witch Hunt has made it to the shelves. While the paranormal romance has long been distributed through Amazon, Barns&Noble, All Romance EBooks and Cobblestone, now it is on a real shelf. Well, sorta. It is currently resting on a shelf in this virtual book store located in Second Life.

This store is run by author Sharon Clare and the sign above the door reads "Welcome to Temptation." I love the idea of having a book store set up in a game. While I thought just having an ebook was a little techish, this takes me into a cyber trip. Sharon places books on her shelves along with a buy link and a blurb. It also rotates through on the store window, as you can see in the picture. 

Here's the fun part. I'm hosting my first contest. The first person to locate the bookstore and post a screen shot of Witch Hunt on the shelf wins a free copy of Witch Hunt for their Kindle bookshelf!

Here's the rules: You must be over 18 and the screen shot should clearly show Witch Hunt. The first screen shot posted on my Facebook page, Hunter or Hunted, wins. This contest will run until someone claims the free copy.

Happy hunting all!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Writers' Block: Cure #13

There are a number of reasons why an author could suffer from writers' block. In fact, there may be more reasons than there are cures. Maybe. Over the many years I've found that there are many ways to get the creative juices flowing.

One of the many reasons writers deal with writers' block is stress. Stress can cause a lot of problems. A person's health, personality and performance in life can all be affected by stress. Writers have a lot of things in their career that can cause stress; deadlines, tour schedules, marketing, editing and even technical difficulties. These are just the stressful things that our jobs can cause. Stress can also be brought on from outside influences. No matter where the stress comes from it can cause a creative blockage that every writer must surpass to continue their story.

My answer? Destress. It sounds simple but it isn't always as easy as taking a day off. Relieving stress should be a regular thing to ensure your health and writing stay in good shape. People deal with stress in different ways. I make sure to take at least ten  minutes a day devoted to me. This does not count my writing or housework. This is ten minutes a day of me time. Whether I spend it meditating or pampering myself with a nice cup of tea and a great view I take this time each day to not worry about everything else.

A healthy diet can also play a big part in relieving stress. A well balanced diet gives the body more energy and reduces the aches and pains that come with poor diets. A diet of fast food or frozen diners can lead to heartburn, upset stomachs and a range of other problems. These problems add to the already heavy load of stress we deal with every day. I'm not saying never eat junk food again. That's just crazy, but by balancing out your diet you can relieve some of that stress in the long run.

This cure for writers' block isn't a quick one you should try if you're facing a deadline. This is a long term cure that can work wonders. So for a happier writing life filled with that creative spark remember to take some you time and leave the stress behind.

Peace and love!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pinterest Discovered

So while I've been raking my brain to power through the first draft of Fox Hunt, I've found myself thankfully avoiding Facebook and my other weaknesses of online surfing, but this morning something found me. I have discovered Pinterest! Boy, now I've done it.

I've looked at Pinterest before. In fact I had an account that I never really used a lot, but early this morning I found myself scrolling through a paranormal romance search. This is almost as a good as walking through a book store reading summaries and that middle of the book chapter. I found reviews and excerpts, and much like in a library or book store the first thing that attracted me was the cover. This just adds to my idea that a great cover is one of the best things an author can have. Along with a well written story, of course.

You can search any key phrase you want on Pinterest. If you're interested in a particular author you can search their name and find out if any of their book reviews or new releases have made it to the board. If you don't find your favorite on there then create an account and share them with everyone.

I have a few boards on there now. One I find of the most use to me is my "Wanna Read List." I have a hard time remembering book titles and authors that I find at random, but this way I have a list all set up when I want to grab a new book to read.

Peace and love
Happy reading everyone!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Full Moon Spot Light: Hidden Honor Review

I've taken a break from the more paranormal romance and returned to my roots; Historical Romance. That's right, the first romance story I read was historical and it imprinted a love for these types of novels. While I know a review coming from me isn't the best achievement to be had I had to pass on a really nice romance I stumbled across.

Hidden Honor by Anne Stuart

1162268 Let's start with the story itself. The blurb of the book covers it best.

"Independent and headstrong, Elizabeth of Bredon wants only to become a nun, but her journey to the convent of St. Anne's threatens her choice. It's not the escort of holy friars who tempt her, but the man they are taking to do penance for his many sins. Elizabeth has heard whispers about Prince William's treatment of women --- the king's only son is a man well schooled in deception, cruelty and murder --- yet she cannot entirely resist his charms.

But when the journey takes a treacherous turn, masks of deception fall and there is no safe place but in the wicked prince's arms. With treachery drawing near, they are soon racing against time, murderous revenge ... and their own sinful desires."

That is exactly who Elizabeth, the heroine, is: headstrong and independent. Of course she is also very naive in the world outside of her life long home. She doesn't even realize that not all men are beasts who want to beat her into submission. That's kind of a nice touch for me. I love a character that learns that s/he is wrong on a larger scale. The downside for me was the low self-esteem that Elizabeth has. She stupidly believes that because there were no men before to find her attractive that she will never be a true target for, shall we say uninvited male advances.

The hero of the book is a little harder to understand. I'll admit I got confused once or twice trying to keep Prince William figured out. I don't want to ruined the plot for any readers, but Prince William is not who or what he seems to be. The confusion over Prince William is combined with a second love interest, Brother Matthew.

Prince William is known to be a very bad guy when it comes to women. In fact he is sent with the group accompanying Elizabeth to the convent because he killed a woman and must repent. His father, the King of England, arranged all of this, but the monks who are also in the group threw in a twist to help protect the rather vile prince from harm. Don't worry this twist is reveled early on.

I have to admit for a chick determined to become a nun, Elizabeth sure does find men attractive. While this is not an overly hot and heavy story, it drops enough tasteful steam to make it worthy of romance.

There are two side characters in this story that have a little love story of their own. Dama Joanna and Sir Adrian are wonderful. Dama Joanna has made her way through a less than happy life on her back. She also has a very bad impression of men and becomes friends with Elizabeth. Sir Adrian is mixed up with the confusion of Prince William and while he at first appears to be a monk, Joanna is happy to learn that he is in fact no such thing.

Final thoughts of this book: It's worth putting on the shelf for a second or even third read through. I really enjoyed it even with the few confusing points and slight dislikes of the main heroine. 

Happy reading all!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Peek a Boo

I've been working on a novel. Well, I've been working on a lot of stories, but for the last half a year one novel has kept my attention more than the others. Another werewolf novel. It is centered around a character from my first novel, Witch Hunt. In this novel I've moved away from the mountains of Montana towards my home turf, the Appalachians. Yeap, I love the mountains and I think most of the stories that come to me for the shifters and witches are most likely to take place in them.

Onward to the story at hand. A romance centered around two werewolves. One is the leader of his bloodline and the other is the daughter in a traveling family. Traveling werewolf families live the way that werewolves lived for years. They travel from area to area, migrating if you will. This would keep them safe and relatively unnoticed by most people. After the Witch Hunters, aka burners, began to hunt down true witches and werewolves most of these families had to change their way of life, but as I learned in this story not all families felt it was the right move.

I won't lie, when I was writing Witch Hunt the character I'm working with now just screamed that he needed his own story. Even then I was developing him into more than a side character. The picture above, I also posted it in Hunter or Hunted Facebook page, was a strong inspiration for his peek a boo appearance in the life of our heroine. Other than mischievous wolf/man, I'm not sure why this picture caught my attention, but it sure did and now I'm riding a run away train towards ... well I guess I'll find out when I get there!

Now, back to the craziness of the day.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Caught My Attention

I don't normally watch TV. I would much rather be reading or writing, but this year two TV shows have caught my attention; Ravenswood and The Witching Hour. While there have been many other shows that show the same type of commercials and theatrics I was at once drawn to these two. While I was wondering why that was my husband explained it to me while laughing. "They're both paranormal and remind you of stuff you love to read." That was one of the most simple answers I've ever heard, but it's pretty close to the truth.

Ravenswood airs Oct 22 on ABC and has me biting at the bit. In the town of Ravenswood five people are drawn together in an attempt to break a curse, or so I gather. It caught my eye through the trailer. All those people finding the black feather and running off towards a cemetery. It screams either sweet paranormal thriller or one of those solve the murder thrillers. Also, I've always had a soft spot for ravens, blackbirds and crows.

The second TV show that caught my eye, The Witching Hour. I don't know much about this one at all. Only that there are four women who are apparently witches and there is some sh*t about to go down. Along with two rather good looking guys, this show reminds me a lot of the romance novels I love to read so much. Of course there is a slight reminder of the Hollywood movie, The Craft, that I am trying to repress. While The Craft had its place, I was not a fan and am really hoping that The Witching Hour does not turn into a The Craft series


I am honestly excited that these two shows are coming out. Along with Sleepy Hollow I plan on watching just a little more TV this year. Never fear though, I'll still be writing in my wonderful make believe worlds. 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Life is a Little Crazy

Crazy, like leaving me standing alone with an armful of colorful stuff. Crazy, like falling back onto a mountain of blankets and pillows laughing for no reason. Life is a little crazy, but that's why we love it so much. I've been a bit blocked lately and so I started thinking about all the other projects I've got sitting on the sidelines, waiting for me to get to them. I have to admit, those poor stories have been neglected lately. So I've come to the conclusion that I'm going to set some time aside just for those wacky fun little short stories.

Here's a touch of what I've got going on in the short story department:

West Lakes: Stories of Chaos
This set of short stories combine to make up the story of West Lakes and it's Earth Angel. Each short deals with something that has happen to either the Earth Angel or someone who affects the way things are run in West Lakes' supernatural society. Most of the residents are normal humans, but a few handfuls of people are supernatural; whether they are demigods, servants of gods or just pure supernatural beings like elves. This is a project I have been working on for years, but have very little honestly written out.

Sci Fi
I have several sci fi shorts that I want to get onto paper. Each story is a story about side characters in a novel I have on the back burner. The goal for these was to inspire a little more work on the main story itself and to gain interest from readers. In these stories we have clones, bio androids, one sleep deprived ship captain and one great fire fight that I'm hoping rivals the OK Coral.

Well, those are the two project shorts I plan on devoting a little more time to. With my main novel on the table right now it can be hard to find time for these and my more traditional writing work, but what makes life more crazy than a little challenge?

Peace and love my faithful readers.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Witch Hunt: Excerpt

I felt it was about time I placed an excerpt of Witch Hunt on here. Hope you enjoy!

Witch Hunt by JR White

High above the ground of man, the moonless night sky was calm. Bright stars dotted the darkness, and peace had settled. Suddenly a scream shattered the silence, and startled birds flew from the trees. The scream had rung out from a young woman far below, standing by a large flickering fire. As quickly as the scream had burst to life, a swift hand struck the woman across the face.

Rei fell to the ground, her voice silenced. The coppery taste of blood filled her mouth, and her world blurred over. As her eyes began to focus, Rei saw her brother only a few feet away. Blood rushed from his throat, and Rei, with her hands bound behind her back, could do nothing but watch. She could barely even make out the voices chanting around them.

The dark-clothed man who had hit her put his hands high in the air, mirroring a woman who held a bloody knife above her head. Rei ignored their ritual and struggled to her brother’s side. Leaning her forehead to the top of his, Rei whispered, “Richard, I’m sorry.” Tears streamed down her face as she felt her brother’s life force racing from his body.

Surrounding them, a dozen people called to the natural power in Richard’s blood. They pulled it from every drop, and the High Priestess who held the knife was funneling most of it into herself. Rei looked up at them and then back to her brother. Richard’s dark blue eyes found hers, and suddenly an image of a feather fluttered through her mind. In that instant Rei knew what she had to do. She felt the magic forming in the circle growing and knew that once they were finished with Richard they would turn to her. For Rei, death was one thing, but being killed to increase the power of a blood cult was beyond reasonable.
Rei needed no words to steal her brother’s magic back from the air, but her heart ached at the sin. Closing off the guilt, she began to reach out her magic. The blood that had swelled at her busted lip was enough. Blood called to blood, and Rei simply called out to the power of her brother. For an instant a battle between the will of the coven and Rei raged, but the love of her brother and the guilt of his death won. Rei’s head snapped back, and she stared blindly at the star-speckled sky. Behind her the High Priestess dropped her arms, breaking off the war of magic and dashed toward Rei, ready to drive the knife into her.

Time slowed as Rei began to stand. Her knees began to unbend and change. She felt the texture of her legs begin to roughen, and in the flicker of the fire, feathers began to ripple over her skin and clothing. As her arms shrank and formed hollowed-bone wings, the rope around her wrists fell to the ground. When time returned to normal, Rei was a small bird flying upward into the sky. Below her, the knife the High Priestess wielded stabbed into a small pile of cast off rope.

Rei heard a rage-filled scream from below her and then the stern command from the High Priestess, “Spread out! She can’t stay in that form long!”

High above the coven, the feathered Rei skimmed across the once again silent and still night. She felt fear gripping at her throat, threatening to weaken the power her brother had given her. Rei swallowed back her grief and flew onward.

Below her she knew the coven was scattering through the forest in their search. Rei was happy that the coven had not stolen the ability to change their shape. Shape changing was a rare gift for a witch. It may have been the only advantage she held over them, but holding a different form was hard. Speeding her way over the trees, Rei tried to focus on the image of the bird she had formed. She forced her will into the shape and prayed she could hold it long enough to put many miles between herself and the blood witches.

Thoughts of her beloved brother filled her mind, and it was only the determination of his power that had forced the image of the small bird into her mind. Quickly the face of her brother was morphing into the bird to help her hold the form long enough to escape. Richard, I’m so sorry, Rei whispered in her mind.


Monday, August 19, 2013

Fall into Romance Hop

This September The Romance Reviews (TRR) will be doing a promotion, The Fall into Romance Hop. The Hop starts September 13th and runs until the 21st. This is a great way for authors to get a little more exposure for their romance novel and for readers to find a some new great reads. The Fall into Romance Hop also gives romance bloggers a great opportunity to get new readers to their blog. Blog tours have become very popular methods of book promotion, and readers seem to really love the chance to check out new books that they may never hear about otherwise.
To join the blog hop a blogger should visit TRR site, and read over the details for the Fall into Romance Hop. It is required that bloggers have at least 50 followers and has been blogging about romance for 6 months or more. Authors can get in on this promotion too. The purchase of ad space is required for this, but that just means authors get the ad space at TRR and promotion through the hop.
Hope to see you at the Hop next month. Good dreams and happy hopping!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Writers' Block: Cure #03

Over the last few months I've had a lot on my plate. The move is finally over and the failed attempt at CampNaNoWriMo has brought a lot into prospective for me. Writing has been a large part of my life for nearly my entire life and I don't know what I would do without it. Of course with the good comes the bad. Some days (and months) you just can't get that creative spark to flare into an idea and your stuck staring at a blank piece of paper or computer screen.

I'm going to explain Cure #03 for writers' block. It is a simple cure that doesn't always work, but it is a lot of fun if you have the time and interest. Here goes:

Wine BottleFirst, grab a group of friends. That's right, you're not going to need that notebook either.

Next you will need to introduce an alcoholic drink of your choice. I personally like margaritas, but this can and has been done with whine, beer and other drinks. If you don't drink but you're friends do this could still work. If you nor your friends drink then you might want to try something a little different.

Once you and/or your friends are just a little tipsy and in that good have a laugh feeling start the conversation. Start talking asking what if questions. What if you were stuck on an island? What if the sky was green and the sky was blue?

Before too long these what if questions can turn into a lot of interesting ideas that you can use for inspiring you writing muse. Remember, if you're drinking try not to get too drunk. If you get too sloshed you might not remember the great ideas you came up with.

Also play it safe. Try this at your home or at a friend's home, and friends don't let friends drive drunk. So if your friend needs a place to sleep it off then offer up that couch. After all they may have just given you an idea for the next best seller.

Good dreams and happy writing!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Full Moon Spot Light

For my first full moon spot light I'm going to list a few of the great giveaways romance readers can find at two of the better known book lovers sites, GoodReads and LibraryThing. These giveaways are set up not just to offer you a great read, but also to promote the novels. So after giving the book a read make sure to leave an honest review for other readers.

LibraryThing Giveaways:

The first giveaway that caught my eyes was Secret Alpha Wolf: Raze by Alexis Krieg. For you chance to get a copy you must request it before July 28th.

Secret Alpha Wolf: Raze  blurb

"Ember Bridger hates being a werewolf. She killed her foster parents when she was thirteen, during her first true change. Nine years later, she works at the Riverside Modeling Agency in Colorado, intent on becoming an agent herself and capturing the beauty of the human form. But there is one truth Ember cannot seem to escape, no matter how deeply she buries herself in her work: She is not human. And she is reminded of that every full moon.

When she happens upon Raze, a male werewolf wounded in a vicious attack from his own pack, Ember is pitched headlong back into her identity crisis. She takes Raze in and nurses him back to health. He discovers her dilemma and sets out to convince her to embrace her inner wolf. Raze quickly becomes dear to her heart. But is she dear enough to him to be her human model in the career changing challenge established by her boss?"

The second book that caught my eye was A Tale of Two Djinn by Mina Khan. Request your copy before Aug 10th. This great read won the 2013 Reader's Crown for Best Paranormal Romance.

A Tale of Two Djinn blurb

"Akshay, warrior prince of the earth djinns, earns the title of Crown Prince at a high cost when he loses his best friend in a battle against ancient enemies, the water djinns. Heartsick, he escapes to Earth to mourn.

Nothing gets the biological clock ticking (and elders lecturing) like almost dying in battle, so Maya, princess of the water djinns, travels to Earth for some no-strings-attached sex to fulfill her duty and produce an heir. But the beautiful and tough warrior gets more than she bargained for when she meets Shay.

Their not-so-simple one-night stand is interrupted by assassins and the world, as they know it, is changed forever. As Maya and Shay pull together to survive, both are determined to have their happily-ever-after and bring peace to their worlds — warring families, shadow assassins, and nosy busybodies be damned."

GoodReads Giveaways:

First on our GoodReads giveaway list is Angel Fever by L.A. Weatherly. This giveaway is open from Jul 22nd until Aug 22nd.

Angel Fever blurb

Angel Fever (Angel, #3)"In the devastated remains of the world, millions of people live in "refugee" camps provided by the angels who have all but enslaved humanity. As this angelic stranglehold tightens, Willow and Alex are recruiting and training new Angel Killers while struggling to hold ground on the celestial battlefield. But Willow continues to have feelings for Seb, and her love and resolve are tested as a shattering revelation sends Alex on a separate journey. Now that the final battle versus the angels is about to begin-and the fate of the world hangs in the balance-each of them must face the consequences of their own choices. Will love endure? Will the human race survive?"

Another great giveaway is The Daemon Whisperer by Candice Bundy. This giveaway is open from July 16th until Aug 15th.

The Daemon Whisperer blur

The Daemon Whisperer"Meriwether Storm discovered the grisly remains of her parents when she was only fourteen—the result of a failed daemon summoning. Meri immediately swore vengeance on the daemon who'd killed her parents, but there was only one problem: she had no idea which one had committed the atrocity. Before their untimely deaths, her parents trained her intensively in the arts, which Meri used to follow in their footsteps, ever seeking the daemon's name. Now, despite her years of searching, she's no closer to the truth and her time is running out.

When a mysterious daemon named Azimuth offers Meri a deadly summoning in exchange for information about her parents’ murderer, she takes it immediately and without intimidation. What does worry her is her attraction to Azimuth: when he touches Meri, her pulse races and she breathlessly awaits the feel of his lips upon her skin. Meri knows she should keep him at arm's length, but her traitorous thoughts obsess over him night and day."

Friendly Reminder: These are romance novels and material in these books may not be suitable for those under 18. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Settling In

Country Drive

 A few months ago my family moved into a new house. I love the drive to the house. Even though we moved into town we have a house set back that still has that country feel. Its great! Trash pickup with privacy.

The move came on suddenly and in the middle of it all I was busy editing and releasing my novel, Witch Hunt. I also had to put off a personal project, West Lakes, to get everything in order. Moving is tough, as I'm sure everyone knows. my real problem is getting back into the swing of things.

I still have a few boxes that are packed up and stuffed away in closets or the corner of my mini library. (aka a tall book shelf next to my bed) I doubt those are going to be unpacked anytime soon. My daughter's room is finally all put together though. She even has her own book shelf now! The rest of the set up and settling in is finished too.

Getting back into the swing of writing is a little hard though. I am even pretty far behind in my CampNaNoWriMo word count. Normally I pour myself into the challenge, but this time I find myself stuck with serious writers block. I've poured over old ideas. Tried taking a few days away from it. I even tried just writing something completely new. It's not working too well. I've also found that West Lakes is suffering. My July release hasn't been coming along at all. I just don't feel the spark yet.

A new house is wonderful. Settling in is fun, but it will disrupt your routine. Because of the move I was unable to plant a garden this year, but I think I may take up a few landscaping projects until the creative flow returns.

Peace and love my few readers and good dreams.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hump Day Fall Back

Hump Day, the day which falls in the middle of the week, Wednesday. It's a day I dread during the morning, but come evening time I'm content to say the week is half way through. It is also the day during the week that I use to do a mass clearing. The notebooks are pulled out and random word programs are open on my computer. The chaos is rather enjoyable.

I'm a messy writer and the only way I can keep story lines, characters and all the stray scenes together is to write them down. What happens when I write them down? Those papers are stacked in random spots of my work area (aka any clear spot in the house). So every Wednesday I go through my home and collect all of the fiction I can find.

Neat little stacks soon start to appear on the kitchen table. Seeing as how I work on more than a few stories at the same time there are several thick stacks and lots of short stacks. In the end I grab up the stack that involves the story I'm working on at the time and get back to writing.

What happens to the other stacks? True to my chaos loving nature they are redistributed throughout the house as I move them around, reading over the ideas I had. I know next Wednesday I'll pull them back out along with any new thoughts I'd wrote down. 

And now to get the sorting started!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Ready... Steady... Write!

Today is the start of the July CampNaNoWriMo. I've started today in the hopes of finishing up Raven's Tale in the first few days and then I'm planning on focusing on a new romance novel the rest of the month. 

I wrote Witch Hunt in the first NaNoWriMo I participated in, and I'm hoping that this year I can get a large chuck of another finished. I try to take part in either the November challenge or one of the camps every year, and while I don't always make even half my goal, I do find it is a great way to get the ideas flowing. 

To all the writers who are joining me this year: Good luck!
And to all the readers ready for some new great stories: Wish us luck!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Witch Hunt : The Publishing Process

So I thought I would add the cover of Witch Hunt. I personally really like this cover. I was a little worried because I only filled out a form for this and didn't get to preview it before publishing, but I had nothing to worry about. It came out great! At least I think so. 

As Witch Hunt was my first professional published novel, I didn't know much about the entire process. Like many authors I feared the editing process. We've all heard the horror stories, but editing was a real dream for me. Waiting on the release turned out to be the hardest part.

Now to focus on promotion and spreading the word. By the by, if you're interested you can find Witch Hunt for sale @ Cobblestone Press. You can also read an except from the beginning of the story.

Good dreams.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

J.R. White’s New Book “Witch Hunt” Released June 15th

On June 15th, the world of the witch and the wolf merged into one with the release of the new book by J.R. White. Witch Hunt is the latest hit book to be released by Cobblestone Press and will debut their newest addition, author J.R. White. Many have been anticipating this release since word began to spread months ago in several social media and online forums. 

Here is what one eager person had to say, “I can't wait. This book really seems like a true hit! Come on June 15th! This even sounds better than Twilight.”

About Witch Hunt
After the bloody murder of her brother, Rei finds herself on the run from the coven that killed him. A powerful Earth witch, Rei searches for a natural well of magic to avenge her brother’s death, even if it costs her life. However, standing between her and her goal is an alluring wolf. 

Aidan never took the time or interest to look for his mate, but when the young witch shows up on pack hunting grounds his solitary life is turned upside down. Now, he must find a way to protect his pack and the woman that fate has handed him.

Witch Hunt is available in eBook format and will be available at: Check in to get a copy of this much-anticipated Paranormal Romance novel.

Upcoming Event: Camp NaNoWriMo

Every October authors all over the world start to gear up and rush to get ahead. Why? Simple. November is Nation Novel Writing Month and many of those authors plan on taking the challenge to write 50K words in just 30 days.

Of course not every writer can make the commitment. Things happen in this world of ours, whether its bad timing on a big project or a sudden problem with an internet connect, things happen that block us from that worth while challenge. That's why for several years now NaNoWriMo has also had a summer camp. Typically two months are picked out, around April or July, and the challenge is set forth. Next month, July 2013, is the second installment of Camp NaNoWriMo this year.

Camp NaNoWriMo has most of the same features as NaNoWriMo. Fewer writers take part, but there are still a great deal of other authors to chat with. You can also find yourself set up with some writing buddies in the cabins.
I plan on taking the challenge next month. While I have yet to write a full 50K words in such a short time I find that the challenge itself can really help generate some great ideas and motivation to get a story started and well on its way to being finished.

So the question now is: Can you write 50K words in just one month?