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Thursday, July 30, 2015

*NEW* Blog Party!

Are you an author who also blogs? Today's meme invites readers to our blogs and websites to see what else we've been writing. 

In comments, share your blog topics for the week and website/blog link, then scroll through the participants and do some visiting yourself.  Have fun!

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Blog Party on Exquisite Quills!   #Thursdaytreat


Peggy Jaeger said...

RWA15. I came, I saw, I networked, I conquered! Read all about on my blog:

Barbara White Daille said...

Thanks for the chance to share our websites and blogs.

This week's blog posts include:

Monday Mix - The Conference Edition

Teaser Tuesday - Ice Cream, Conflict, and a Caution

Wednesday - contest/giveaway and guest post announcement (contest closes Aug 1)

and upcoming for the rest of the week:

Today - guest post in the UK! TBA

Friday - Character Spotlight (Rochelle Weber's heroine visits the blog)

Saturday - Weekly Wrap-up - potluck about the week and any additional news to share.

Sunday - Snippet Sunday


If I'm not travelling the Internet on Wednesday, I usually do a Wednesday Wisdom post. Here's a recent example:

Wednesday Wisdom

Would love to have you drop in for a visit!

Jacqueline Seewald said...


I blogged on the topic: What Writers Can Learn from Donald Trump. I'll give you a hint. It has to do with promotion and publicity:

Susana Ellis said...

Susana's Morning Room (for romance):

Susana's Parlour (for historical romance):

Monthly giveaways

P.J. MacLayne said...

I'm part of a blog hop this week where the contributing authors are talking about what they do for fun. You can catch my post at

Erin OQuinn said...

On today's post (The Man in Romance), I let readers peek at the opening of an all new WiP, BURNS TOO DEEP.

Joanne Guidoccio said...

Today, I'm celebrating National Cheesecake Day with a short history and a recipe.

Happy National Cheesecake Day!

Daryl Devore said...

July 31 – Friday Snippets #FridaySnippets
Aug 1 – My Sexy Saturday #MySexySaturday
2 – Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday
3 – Author Spotlight – J Jayne, L Bronsen, C Jarrod, DC Stone - Girl Code
4 – Author Spotlight – Charity Parkerson - Collide (Hard Hit #1)
5 – WIP It Up Wednesday #Wipitup
6 – Author Spotlight – Amanda Young
Erotic Notions

Trevann Rogers said...

We had a challenging trip to #RWA, but as always, Lil Monkey ruled the city.
Monkey in the City

Reggi Allder said...

I'm blogging with Jackie Biggar talking about writing and personal likes and ways to spend the day when not writing. And a blurb of my new contemporary romance, Her Country Heart- When opposites attract sparks fly.

Anne Stenhouse said...

Hi, I blog at Novels Now. I called it that because I used to write plays and having swapped it's now novels.
This week I have a guest. Drop by and find out Five Fascinating Facts about Jude Knight
Anne Stenhouse at Novels Now
Anne's Amazon author page:

Savanna Kougar said...


Saturday, July 25, 2015
by Solara

Gill looked out over the back of the house, looking for any subtle difference. Anything he could notice. There wasn’t once speck that caught his eye. Not even Vernon’s or Miss Ellie’s. Even the local hawk shifter from two blocks over could locate the one thing Woody said would be there. Damn, the work ranked up there with extraordinary and out of this world. Well, given that supernatural powers and human created it, that last part rang true.

“Woody,” Gill began moving to his left, closer to the dragon shifter who had taken up residence with his band in the in-suite apartment in the subbasement of the mansion. “You’re right. It can’t be seen.”


Monday, July 27, 2015
Chariots of the Dogs
by Pat Cunningham

The idea well ran dry today, so I went rummaging through the archives and unearthed this bit from one of last year's newsletters. Now everybody gets to read it. Enjoy!

# # #

Sophie leaned on her back porch railing and gazed longingly up at the sky. Too much light leaked over the landscape to really see the stars, but a few determined celestial orbs blazed defiantly overhead anyway.

“I wish I may, I wish I might,” Sophie murmured. “I wish there were more cute boys in this neighborhood.”

The words had scarcely left her lips when one of the stars began to grow. An airplane, she figured, or maybe a satellite. If so, it was falling. Toward her.


July 28, 2015
Miss Cardinal's Bomb Squad

Almost Full Moon howls and yowls, shapeshifter lovers.

Yes, it's been a busy day, so once again: *Continued from last week, a short flash scene 'cause that's all I can manage.* ... To Quote: "Our Talbot's Peak saga continues. The bad guys have made pests of themselves, and are harassing our beloved mayor, Gil. Well, they just might be real sorry after Operation Crunch."

Okay, how sorry will the bad-guy bureaucrats be having to drive a wolf and saber-tooth mangled car that has also been especially decorated by Miss Cardinal and her bird-shifter friends?

Note: Pat Cunningham introduced Miss Cardinal in one of her previous flash scenes.


Miss Cardinal's Bomb Squad

Madder than a wet hen, even though she was a cardinal, Carlotta streaked through the sky. Another job interview had gone sour, south, whatever... because gosh, gee whiz, what the bird crap... the potential employers were always looking for 'crap' on the chair she'd occupied. The birdbrain idjits couldn't even grasp the fact that when in human form, her body actually acted human.

Soaring over the highway out of town, Carlotta seethed, so hot with anger she wondered if she was about to internally combust...


July 29, 2015
New story idea for the blog
by Rebecca Gillan

So I had a new story idea for the blog, a good thing since I just hadn't had any writing inspiration in weeks. I hope you like it.



Samantha parked her 1989 Toyota whoopty car in the last open spot at the strip mall just off the highway and sighed. She had a degree in business, more than a decade worth of experience in corporate accounting. And she was delivering pizza in the middle of Nowhere, Montana because this was where her car, dubbed the Crappy Corolla by her boss, had broke down six months ago. It wasn't even a real town. There was a real town down the road a few miles, called Talbot's Peak, but this was where the only motel was, so here is where she'd stayed.

That fateful day, back in February, she'd had high hopes for a job interview in Kennewick, Washington, which she hadn't made it to.



Savanna Kougar ~ Run On the Wild Side of Romance

Helen Henderson said...

It's been a busy blogging week of July 26th. Visit for the full stories.

New Review Four Stars and A Great Comment for Hatchlings Curse.

Fire and Ice, Free Read of the novella at the Hither(fantasy) contest at InkIt, Votes wanted

Cover Design Contest, Pick the cover for Hearth and Sand, stories and poems from the front lines and the homefront. Win a copy.

And coming next week - Tuesday's Title is Dark Moon Rising, a new release by Jacquie Seewald

Helen Henderson

Stories of romance and adventure in worlds of imagination
Come Soar with Dragons in Hatchlings Curse

Alicia Coleman said...

Thanks for this opportunity. This week I blogged about living the dream and remaining positive at Alicia Coleman|Romance Author. And I post a book spotlight on Wednesdays at Alicia Coleman's blog

Jude Knight said...

Dress forms, cats, and naughty local mayors. Oh my. :-)