Under Her Skin – Book Review

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under her skin

Under Her Skin by Adriana Anders
Series: Blank Canvas #1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: February 7th, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Reading Challenges: COYER Blackout, 2017 New Release, Netgalley and Edelweiss

Her Body is His Canvas

A darkly possessive relationship has left Uma alone and on the run. Beneath her drab clothing, she hides a terrible secret—proof of her abuse, tattooed onto her skin in a lurid reminder of everything she’s survived.

Caught between a brutal past and an uncertain future, Uma’s reluctant to bare herself to anyone…much less a rough ex-con whose rage drives him in ways she will never understand. But beneath his frightening exterior, Ivan is gentle. Warm. Compassionate. And just as determined to heal Uma’s broken heart as he is to destroy the monster who left his mark scrawled across the delicate tapestry of her skin.

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The Value of Forgetting (For Writers)

 

by Richard Risemberg

A good memory is both blessing and curse to a novelist. As with all two-edged weapons, you have to wield it with caution, lest you damage your own self…or in the authorial case, your story.

When you’re battling through that first draft, it is indeed a blessing: it helps you keep the plot tight and the characters consistent. A good memory gives you a world you can step into and live in along with your characters, and watch them build the story as you record it. You are a participant observer in a fully realized world that lives, in fact, only in your memory, after all.

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How to Write Children’s Picture Books: Buy, Borrow, But Don’t Steal! (Part 3)

 

by Yvonne Blackwood

 

Now that you have a fabulous idea for your children’s book—the tale of Ronnie Rabbit—and you have researched both the subject and the market, you are ready to write.

Wait! Not so fast! Assuming that this writing project is not just a one-time exercise, you should prepare a bit more.

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A Steel Heart – Book Review

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steel heart

This book is a standalone, but be on the lookout for interconnected characters.

Five seconds.

A deafening blast. Pain. Silence.

That was all it took for an IED to end my life as I knew it. The man I was shattered in a hard wave of sound and debris that rained down on me like death itself.

And six months later, after waking up to an inescapable hell, I found myself wishing that death had found me.

Until her.

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12 Surprises I Found Marketing My Debut Novel

 

by Jacqui Murray

Marketing To Hunt a Sub, my debut novel, is a whole lot different from my non-fiction pieces. In those, I could rely on my background, my expertise in the subject, and my network of professional friends to spread the word and sell my books. Fiction–not so much. For one thing, I don’t have prior fiction novels to buttress my reputation. So I did what I have always done when preparing for the unknown: I researched. I read everything I could find on how to market a novel, collected ideas, made my plan, and jumped in without a backward glance (see two of the books I devoured here).

Well, now that much of the marketing is done, there are a few pieces I wish I’d done differently:

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