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13 Oct 2008

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On My Bookshelf…

By Vivian Arend

Into the Mist By Maya Banks

Samhain Publishing Feb 2008

One woman’s mission to bring down a sexy elemental shifter turns into a battle of wills…and hearts.

Falcon Mercenary Group, Book 1

Hostage recovery specialist Eli Chance has a secret. He was born a shifter. A freak of nature.

While on a mission, Eli’s men and their mercenary guide are exposed to a powerful chemical agent, and suddenly his secret has become easier to hide. Now he’s not the only one with the gift. But for his men, this “gift” is becoming more and more of a curse.

Tyana Berezovsky’s brother Damiano was the guide for Eli’s team and was the worst affected by the chemical. As he grows increasingly unstable, Tyana fears she’s going to lose him to the beast he is becoming.

Tyana will do whatever it takes to help him, even if it means using her body to go after the one man she thinks holds all the blame—and possibly the cure. Eli Chance.

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I will admit it. I’m a geek. I love stories that make me think and I love romance. There is something about Maya’s writing that sucks me in every time and makes not only my body heat but my mind race.

Into the Mist has it all. Suspense. Shifters. Sweaty bodies… in all the right ways. I read through this story growing more and more intrigued by the characters and the whole of the world that Maya has built. While the story stands alone I was so fascinated that when it was done I still wanted more.

I think that’s the sign of a really good book!

Eli and Tyana have a wonderful chemistry, going from flirty conversation, rough and tumble fighting to hot sex to in a believable and enjoyable manner. Tyana is no wilting flower that needs rescuing and Eli has secrets within secrets that drive you to the very end needing to know more.

I’m so pleased to see that tomorrow marks the arrival of the second book in this series, Into the Lair. I will be there, first in line, to get more of this fascinating world and sexy read.

Available from My Bookstore and More:
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Each Monday I write about a book I own and enjoy, e-book or otherwise. Just one way to share the wonderful worlds friends have created!

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force men to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile disfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile disfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any medication may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medicine.

9 Oct 2008

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Thursday Things

By Vivian Arend

I’m still planning for Nano that starts in a few weeks. It’s interesting that I’m in the middle of first edits on ‘Wolf Signs’ and while I’m learning a ton there’s not a lot that I’ll do different when I write my next story.

Three Things:

1. They say to -kill the inner editor- when you write for Nano. I never really got the whole ‘whoa is me, this is so hard’ that people were complaining about. Just write the damn thing. I would go back and change a few lines here and there without a single worry.

Trust me, do NOT try to edit while you write. It’s not worth it. If you are talking about things like avoiding word repeats. Or using garbage words like ‘so’ and ‘really’ and ‘just’. If I was spending time thinking ‘I can’t use that word’ it would slow me down enormously.

Word changes can happen in edits very quickly. That’s what the ‘find’ button is for.

2. POV Some people get really hung up on the point of view issue. I’ve heard you should write an entire scene only from one POV. Then I go read a multi selling author and get to watch them head hop twenty times on a page.

Ahhhh… but it’s Good head hopping!

Get over it. Write. When you edit you may have to throw out a few lines when you mistakingly tell me that the POV characters face turned white. Of course, she can’t see it. Delete and deal with it later. Agonzing over it while you’re writing can make you freeze.

3. As you’re writing so joyfully and quickly, you suddenly notice the extremely high number of crazily descriptive adverbs that have unknowingly snuck in.

For me, trying to deal with the ‘ly’ words while I write is like pulling teeth. If I’m into a writing groove and it means the ‘ly’s are flying hard and fast, so be it.

I’ll do some carefully considered extractions later.

Off to check some more POV errors, and remove a few more lightly tossed adverbs. I’ve already finished filling the trash with my garbage words.

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force men to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile disfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile disfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile disfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any medication may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

7 Oct 2008

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Tuesday Tidbid

By Vivian Arend

Tidbit from Future Shock

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A gentle tap on the door interrupted her clearing of the final file for the day.

“Hey, got a minute?”

Susan looked up to see Kyle’s smiling face.

“I guess. I take it you’re one of Jay’s buddies? I didn’t know any of you worked here.” She sat back and rubbed her temples, trying to ease the ache that remained. The fire alarms had shut down quickly but she could still hear ringing in her ears.

“I’m in the packaging sector, loading final inventory into trucks and shipping it out. It’s not glamorous, but it’s a steady pay cheque.” Kyle moved the spare chair in front of her desk so that he was facing the open door. He spoke quietly. “How are you doing?”

Susan stared for a minute before replying. “You’re not asking like a normal person would ask ‘How are you doing?’ This is like a ‘How are you dealing with the weird shit that is going down in your life?’ kind of question. Right?”

Kyle broke into a big smile. “I can see you’re talented with words as well as other areas. Yup, I was asking how weird your day has been. Inquiring minds want to know. And if you’re worried that it’s too strange to share I should let you know that when I first started to develop my skills I ended up unintentionally locking myself in the school bathroom for three hours. The girl’s bathroom.” Susan lifted her eyebrows. “Yeah, it was tough to explain. Damn levitation was so erratic I was floating on the ceiling for a while and every time they got a key to unlock the door it melted.”

“Melted?”

“The key. I didn’t realize it at the time but one of the side effects of learning new skills is heat generation. Whatever science there is behind how our brains are wired, every time we use our talents we produce energy. When we’re learning we tend to expend the heat randomly, into keyholes, into fishing ponds…” Kyle met Susan’s gaze. “Into kitchens of the cafeteria where we work.”

Susan pushed back her chair. “Hang on, are you accusing me of starting the fire today?”

“There was no external cause, Susan. The cook had just placed the clean and empty pot on the stove to start some soup and ‘poof’ it was filled with flames. Besides, I felt the heat leave you and head elsewhere. You didn’t hurt anyone, be thankful for that.”

“Kyle, this is insane.”

“Welcome to our world, baby.”

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force people to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile dysfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile disfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile malfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any medication may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

6 Oct 2008

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On My Bookshelf…

By Vivian Arend

Male Call by Denise Agnew
Published by Samhain Publishing May 2007

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Her sexy letters are his only lifeline in his dangerous world…

Successful computer software engineer Eve Carmichael melts under yet another hotter than hot letter written by Reserve army soldier Sean O’Callahan. Yet Eve can’t take the thought of his life in danger overseas, and she resolves to get a sex life—and a life period. That means forgetting Sean before anything bad can happen to him. To celebrate her thirty-fifth birthday, Eve plans a trip to Male Call, a male review club. Still, she worries about Sean. She hasn’t received a letter from him in too many weeks. And oh, how she longs for those flirtatious, hot letters.

Sean finds Eve’s letters to be the only lifeline in his increasingly chaotic world. As their feelings grow hot and heavy, he can’t wait to return home and kindle that pure firepower.

When Eve receives a letter from Sean saying he’s been wounded, her fears are realized. But fate and a little mischievous planning by her friends will serve up the greatest surprise of all.

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Denise has written four different books about military men and I love them all. There was something very special out this story because it reminded me of the 6 month period that my husband and I worked apart from each other. Miles apart as I went to coach in Holland and he stayed in Canada. We had no email and wrote to each often.

Eve and Sean’s letters are a tad hotter than what we wrote, but it was so interesting to see their relationship growing over the months as they talked on paper. It’s not a literary device, it’s a real possibility and Denise did a very nice job of making the fantasy of the passion meld into the reality of life.

One of the few contemporary novels I own and I’d recommend all four of the titles.
Male Call
Unconditional surrender
Private Maneuvers
Close Quarters

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Each Monday I write about a book I own and enjoy, e-book or otherwise. Just one way to share the wonderful worlds friends have created!

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force folk to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile malfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile dysfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any therapy may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medicine.

2 Oct 2008

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Thursday Things

By Vivian Arend

I’ve been thinking about what I’ve learned since I did Nanowrimo, the month long writing challenge to complete 50K words in one month, and it seems time to haul out the notes and start planning for this year a little.

Not that I’m really a planner but…

So today’s ‘Things’ are about writing a novel. How do you get from the first line ‘It was a dark and stormy night’ to ‘The End?’ With your mind intact?

There are as many ways as there are writers. For example:

A. The ‘fly by the seat of the pants’ writers who may have the characters and the world and then sit down each day and write, mildly surprised by what the hero does and, what were you thinking, heroine, jumping the hero now?

…to…

Z. The ‘ploters’ who not only know where in the world their characters are going, these writers know what the hero ate for breakfast and how many pages into the story the cat is going to have kittens.

In between those extremes fall all the different levels of planning and not planning, making character lists and not making character lists.
There is no right way and no wrong way but…

BUT

If you are starting out and have no idea what to do and you want to have a novel with some kind of logic the QUCIKest and least planning method I’ve heard of yet that seems to work is…

Plan your disasters.

Without crisis you have no story.

So in a 50K novella if you plan three major crisis you have enough trauma to make your characters have to work for their happily ever after. And when I say plan your crisis I (of the little or no planning type ‘A’) mean simply-

Crisis A:
Heroine gets kidnapped

Crisis B:
Heroine overhears conversation and gets wrong idea about hero

Crisis C:
House catches on fire

Actually, that’s more detail than I’ve had before. Once the crisis I listed was ‘Use the something to trigger something.’ In the end, it worked out.

But it’s just an idea. Take it as you need it.

Nowadays there is lot of unforeseen circumstance which force humanity to take remedies. You can order medicines directly your office. In these latter days the stock you can find in online pharmacy is actually high. Some medications are as a rule used to treat many types of bacteria, such as tonsillitis and infections of the throat. Other ones are used to treat diabetes. Cialis is a remedy used to treat divers afflictions. What do you have to know about cialis order online? Presently many families search for the exact keyword ordering cialis online on the Internet. Perhaps you already read something about it. Having erectile dysfunction can beyond doubt complicate romance. What can cause erectile disfunction? A row of psychological issues can produce erectile dysfunction. What should you discuss with a physician before taking Cialis? Any therapy may cause dangerous side effects. Sometimes side effects can be actually dangerous. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your drug.

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