I blog for Paranormal Romantics one day a month on the 20th. This month I used my microphone to give a plug for the Paranormal Romance Guild.
MY DAY TO BLOG ON PARANORMAL ROMANTICS.
NOMINATED FOR THREE 2013 Reviewers’ Choice awards.
Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author?
Yes. Stay the hell away from “creative writing’ classes because nothing will kill your own embryonic art or creativity faster. (See the scene on writing a poem in the movie, “Dead Poets Society” with Robin Williams.) It can’t be taught any more than someone can teach you to carry a tune. Either you can or you can’t. If you can, do it. If you can’t, move on to something else. It’s a big world. I’m not saying this to be mean. I’m never going to play guitar like Carlos Santana. The last time I tried to play Black Magic Woman my left hand seized up in muscle cramps for weeks. If that’s what happens to your brain when you try to write, keep looking until you find the thing you were born to do.
Do you have any advice for unpublished authors?
If you’re sure you have a book that’s as good or better than anything else out there, go Indie, and publish yourself. If you aren’t sure, come to my workshop in October at the first ever Indie Rom Con before you decide whether you want to go Indie or follow the traditional path to New York publishers.
If you ever have a question(s) you would like to get answered, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org – Sarah
Now that my fabulous assistants are in place to help, we’re in a posiiton to expand the Street Team.
I’ve got to tell you that, at the moment, it’s good to be me and these two are a dream come true. They’re taking over some of the tasks that go along with PROUD-TO-BE-AN-INDIE! so that I can devote more of that time to telling stories.
Sarah Nicole Howard
I love to read, love my Poms, grew up near Saint Louis, MO. I collect antique books, oldest one so far is 1842. I’m a gamer. Facinated by language, moreso English but learning Japanese. I am getting married next month to a guy who sits still while I read Black Swan books to him.
She is managing the blog, the street team, the Goodreads Group, my advertising schedule, and monitoring Facebook. You can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FFXPrincess. You can email her at blackswanjunkie(at)gmail.com.
If you want an invitation to join the street team or have suggestions for the Goodreads Group, please contact Sarah.
Like Sarah, I enjoy “long walks on the beach” (referring to a joke about dating site info), good wine, good friends, laughing until it hurts, reading a great book. I’m a mom of 5, wife to 1 (whom I am still madly in love with, well – when I’m not mad at him, anyways…LOL) I have three pets I adore – 2 British Shorthair cats, and 1 Bichon Frise dog – all of whom are neutered males…a fact which makes my husband and sons decidedly nervous!
She is blogger liaison, keeper of the calendar, managing the street team, the Goodreads Group, and monitoring Facebook. You can find her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/judy.irwinfox. You can email her at judyf1118(at)gmail.com.
If you are a blogger and want to discuss an interview, guest post, giveaway, or review – please contact Judy.
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The Witch Hunter
Book One in the Witch Hunter Saga
Nicole R. Taylor
Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
Number of pages: 300
Word Count: 72,000
TOUR WIDE GIVEAWAY 10 ebook copies of The Witch Hunter- winner’s Choice of Smashwords coupons or Amazon
I was born into the world covered in blood, and that’s exactly the way I left it. Ever since, I have been damned to walk the boundary between life and death alone. Unwillingly turned and left to my nightmare, I have seen men commit countless horrors and committed many of my own. My origins shall remain unknown, my true self hidden. I have been called by many names, but in this life I am known as the Witch Hunter. I have been asleep these past 150 years, until I was awoken by a haunting call.
Zachary Degaud was twenty three when he died. The problem was, he didn’t stay that way.
Present day, he’s just another vampire with another unremarkable story. That is, until he manages to provoke a two thousand year old witch named Katrin, who wants to make him pay in the most horrible way imagined. Along with his brother Sam, newly made vampire Liz and their only witch ally, Gabby, his only chance for survival is to summon the ancient and unpredictable vampire known as the Witch Hunter.
Zac is just looking for a way out of his psychopathic witch problems, but instead will find himself falling head first into a blood feud that has stretched thousands of years.
Aya has been asleep for the past 150 years, until she was awoken by a haunting call. The witch she has been hunting for thousands of years, Katrin, has resurfaced and marked a young, annoyingly arrogant vampire by the name of Zachary Degaud. Unless she does something, he will die a slow and painful death. He has given her an opportunity to end the witch, but does she want to help him or leave him to his fate?
Zac will get under her skin like no one else has and she just might find herself making the ultimate sacrifice before he is gone forever. They will both have to choose sides and look deep within themselves before the end. But, what Zac learns about himself, will surprise him most of all.
About the Author
Nicole R. Taylor is an Australian born paranormal, fantasy and contemporary fiction author. She is a graduate of the University of Ballarat Professional Writing and Editing programme and is a former music memorabilia sales person and grocery merchandiser.
She currently lives in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia with a two year old rescue cat named, Burger. She enjoys reading, writing (of course!), traveling and a little too much chocolate. One day she hopes to sky dive, but has to work up the courage first.
The first in her new paranormal fantasy series, The Witch Hunter Saga is currently available in e-edition and print.
Learn more about her writing at: http://www.nicolertaylorwrites.com