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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cover Reveal : Danny by Margo Anne Rhea!

Hello to all you lovely readers! What a nice day it is outside, and I can openly admit that I found the courage to step outside of my little bubble in my room today. So let's celebrate this lovely day with a cover reveal from one author Margo Anne Rhea! Yes, it is an erotica novel (we don't discriminate) but I advise that only those eighteen and up visit this little number here! Without further ado...

Paige Warren is sure she’s come to terms with her impending divorce, until she wakes up in bed with her soon-to-be ex, Danny. Worse yet, the bed belongs to Stacey, the sexual surrogate Paige and Danny have been sleeping with for months -- and Stacey’s not there.
As much as Paige tries to deny it, she soon realizes she’s still in love with Danny. Now she’s torn between him and the woman who holds them together. Should she risk hurting Stacey to rekindle a monogamous relationship with the man she once thought she’d spend the rest of her life with, or should she learn from past experience?
Danny is a sensual, erotic novella following one woman's struggle between a love she thought was over and a relationship that's barely begun.

Here's a little bit about the author! 
Margo is a marketing specialist by day, and a writer of erotic romance by night. When she's not busy penning steamy fantasies, she can be found man-watching on the beach. She is a lover of shiny things and an avid collector of shoes, but her heart will always belong to books.

Now let me admit that this novel sounds pretty interesting. I'm tempted to pick it up myself! Now, if you're like me and you're interested in this book then check out goodreads and purchase a copy now! 

Phew! Look at that! What a great way to start off a lovely new beginning of a new month which happens to be tomorrow actually! So, I'll get back to y'all with more info. Also, check back soon for the cover reveal of one of  Sharon M. Johnson's novels! ;)

- Write on! 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Some things are better left forgotten.

Don't have a Mary Sue

If you don't know what a Mary Sue is, let me enlighten you.

A Mary Sue is a character that is perfect. Looks perfect, acts perfect and has a perfect life; they can do no wrong.

Now, I don'y know about you, but I am none of the above. I do not have perfect looks, there are several things about myself that I would change if I could and I'm sure most normal people are the same. My personality is all over the place, my life is a mess half the time and trust me, I can do plenty of wrong. Don't believe me? Just ask my parents.

The thing that makes a good character is someone that's relatable, that you can compare yourself to. Say that your MC is bad at math and is constantly getting bad grades in that class. I would be able to relate to that fictional being because I myself am horrible at math.

When a character is so perfect that they come to the point that they are almost god like, that's when the story gets boring. How can a plot move forward when the MC is perfect already and cannot develop? Isn't that one of the best parts of the book, getting to watch as your favorite character becomes a better person and learns more about themselves? And I know that watching their lives become crazy messes is pretty fun, seeing them unravel, because I can relate.

So maybe you have a character that everyone looks at and says, "Dang, that person is perfect!" but just be sure that you know that that person really isn't perfect and maybe everyone else will figure that out soon enough and be able to relate. Remember, always try and make your characters relatable.

- Kailyn
It takes a different kind of courage to be able to stand up to your friends.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

It's okay for the bad boy get the girl

Recently I was talking to a friend of mine and we both agreed that the bad boy doesn't end up with the girl hardly ever and it got me thinking, why is this. Is the writer just afraid to upset the reader? Or do they genuinely think that the bad boy cannot get the girl. There are probably more than just these two reasons, but I'm going to touch on these ones today.

If you don't want to bad boy to get the girl because you are concerned for the reader, remember that this if your story. You can do whatever the heck you want to and with your characters. They are your babies and if someone has a problem with how you treat them, then they can get over themselves. If you want that hot, blue eyed Mr. Bad to sweep your MC off her feet, do it. Don't let your readers define what you write, because you are the god of your world, not them.

If you genuinely think that the bad boy cannot get the girl, that's not true. It is possible for the bad boy to still be a bad boy and get the girl in the end. Maybe your MC is a good girl and that's why you don't think she should end up with this bad boy, but let me tell you, 9 times out of 10, the goodie two shoes girl is more prone to choose the tall, dark and handsome brooding boy that gets into trouble over the jock. I just made up these statistics, but I'm sure they must be true. Okay, I'm not sure, but I'll just say they are true for the sake of my argument.

Now I'm not saying that you have to rush out right now and change everything about your story for this to happen, I'm just saying consider it. Don't throw Mr. Bad Boy under the bus because someone told you they like the good guy better. It's all about what you want. You are the god of this story, not anyone else. Do whatever the heck you want.

- Kailyn