Deal Alert: Get The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare for only $1.99!

mgbuehrlen:

Great news: The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare is today’s Kindle Daily Deal. That means if you haven’t read it yet, now’s the time to grab it at only $1.99

Also, don’t forget I have a Reviewer Appreciation Giveaway going on, so after you read the book, leave a review online and enter to win an Alex Wayfare prize pack. 

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Battling Clichés & Tired, Old Tropes: Hate-at-First-Sight Love Stories

I love a good cliche in the books I read, as long as it’s executed well, with a fresh twist. :)

lettersandlight:

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It’s an age-old writers’ question: What do I do about clichés and well-worn tropes? This month, we’ve asked authors about the clichés and tropes they find themselves falling back on, and how they fix, invert, or embrace them. Today, Susan Dennard, author of the Something Strange and Deadly series, asks you to keep three things in mind when writing this type of romance:

CLICHÉ: Hate-at-first-sight-then-fall-in-love romances

Confession: I’m a huge fan of the hate-at-first-sight-then-fall-in-love romances, so it always saddens me to hear people calling them a trope or a cliché. I mean, as the saying goes: “There are no new stories, only new ways of telling them.”

And therein lies the problem—the reason why I think hate-at-first-sight romances can so easily annoy rather than excite: we aren’t finding new ways of telling that tried-and-true story. We’re falling back on an old formula without actually studying what’s underneath.

In fact, I would even go so far as to say that we aren’t telling real hate-at-first-sight love stories at all. Let me explain.

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booksdirect:

"Let yourself get lost."

booksdirect:

"Let yourself get lost."

teamomgen:

"It is the most critical, most important, more powerful button on the entire sound board… MUTE."
Imogen // Damsel Distressed
[05] of [1 - My 10 favorite moments of SASS from the book]
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teamomgen:

"It is the most critical, most important, more powerful button on the entire sound board… MUTE."

Imogen // Damsel Distressed

[05] of [1 - My 10 favorite moments of SASS from the book]

add on goodreads | pre-order | about #OMGen10x10

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ARC Giveaway!

kelsnotchels:

Goodreads ARC Giveaway

Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke

Damsel Distressed

by Kelsey Macke

Giveaway ends July 24, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win

I battle fear on a daily basis, in so many ways. My absolute biggest fear, as a brain tumor survivor, is that I might not live to see my kids grow up and have children of their own. But instead of letting that fear control me (as it so easily could), I try to spend time each day making the most of the moments I do have with my family. I have a policy that I will always put aside my work when the kids need one-on-one time with mom (even if I’m on deadline), I make sure to pose for silly pictures with them, so they’ll have fun memories to look back on just in case I’m not there one day, and I tell them several times a day that I love them. I can’t do anything about the uncertainty of life, but I can make sure I’m here for the people I love now. <3

rachelmwilson:

Hi, friends! Don’t Touch is exactly eight weeks from release.

And in honor of this, I’m celebrating with a Don’t Touch Fear Annotated ARC Giveaway!

What is an annotated ARC, you ask? Why, it’s one with little notes all over it from me letting you in on inspirations, some of the changes…
recycleknitsnmore:

This one-of-a-kind purse is hand-knitted from recycled t-shirts with a button closure. I used four different t-shirts of varying shades, to give a beautiful transition of colors from dark to light from a deep turquoise blue to a very light grey.Purse measures 9 1/2 inches wide by 6 inches deep (handle is approximately 8 inches tall) - Perfect for carrying the essentials (wallet, e-reader, etc), without weighing yourself down with a bulky bag! And because it’s made entirely from recycled materials, this item is an environmentally-friendly way to show your unique style.
(Available for sale in my etsy shop: $18.95)

recycleknitsnmore:

This one-of-a-kind purse is hand-knitted from recycled t-shirts with a button closure. I used four different t-shirts of varying shades, to give a beautiful transition of colors from dark to light from a deep turquoise blue to a very light grey.

Purse measures 9 1/2 inches wide by 6 inches deep (handle is approximately 8 inches tall) - Perfect for carrying the essentials (wallet, e-reader, etc), without weighing yourself down with a bulky bag! And because it’s made entirely from recycled materials, this item is an environmentally-friendly way to show your unique style.

(Available for sale in my etsy shop: $18.95)

kelsnotchels:

Look what’s faced out over at #recycledbooks in Denton! It’s #HEXED by @michellekrysbooks!!!!
😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

kelsnotchels:

Look what’s faced out over at #recycledbooks in Denton! It’s #HEXED by @michellekrysbooks!!!!

😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

gayleforman:

In case all the #IfIStay news wasn’t enough, I’ve got something else for you to get excited about!
USA Today has the exclusive reveal of the I WAS HERE cover, my forthcoming book! They also have an excerpt here.

gayleforman:

In case all the #IfIStay news wasn’t enough, I’ve got something else for you to get excited about!

USA Today has the exclusive reveal of the I WAS HERE cover, my forthcoming book! They also have an excerpt here.

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epicreads:

Happy 4th of July! Read your way across the USA with our map of YA books set in every state! Get the full list here.

epicreads:

Happy 4th of July! Read your way across the USA with our map of YA books set in every state! Get the full list here.

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