RHR Series and other things.

I’ve decided to add a short story to the Rolling Hills Books, this one is going to be Ma and Pops story. I think told in a series of flashbacks through Pop’s eyes. I’m not very far into it yet. I’ve been also working on another book that I’ve rewritten at least 10 times. I also have at least one for full length book for the Rolling Hills stories. This one is to cover Joe’s story. I need to make myself focus on those two before I continue with others. I would love to have a complete series for sale at AAD in Aug. of 2014 though honestly that doesn’t give me much time.

I’m starting school soon so I’m sure homework will take up any extra time I have, which isn’t much. I have so much respect for moms that are stay at home moms. I’ve been doing it just a month and still haven’t gotten a good grove going. We are working on it though.

I do have a new book that I’m submitting to a publishing company that hopefully will like it. My beta readers seemed to enjoy it, the ones that have gotten back to me so far anyway. Well time to get everything in line to submit it to the publishing company.

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Weekend Writing Warriors

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8 lines from my second book in my Rolling Hills Ranch series Loving Allison 

“Do you know this girl?” Sam asked quieter like she knew the secret already.

John looked down at her. Sam didn’t really miss much. “You are not allowed to say anything do you understand me?” He asked trying to give her the evil eye. It didn’t last long when she started grinning. “Please Sam? I didn’t say anything to Luke. Let me do this my way.”

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On sale now on Amazon for 2.99 Kindle or 12.00 for paperback.

Just click the picture to be taken to Amazon.

Second book in the Rolling Hills Ranch series. This book follows John and Allison. The two stayed in touch after meeting a year ago. When they are face to face again they know right away their love is true and will be together forever. When Allison’s stubborn and protective nature get her in trouble more than once John wonders how long their forever will be.

Beta Readers Wanted

It’s been far too long. Life has thrown my family and I a few curve balls but I’m hoping to get back on track with my writing. I have a book finished and have asked my friends to read it however their lives are pretty crazy busy as well so I’m looking for beta readers. 

A beta reader for those that are not sure is someone who gets to read the book first. You get to tell the author (me) what you thought of the book all for free. I’m not looking for someone to comb through it and edit it. I have an editor that does wonderfully (though if you’d like to do some feel free). Mostly I would love to have someone (or a few someones) to read over the book and tell me what you truly thought of it. 

The hard part about this is that I need people that will be honest with me. I have thick skin and I take (constructive) criticism very well. I want to make sure I’m putting something good out there. If you want to be a beta reader please make sure that you are willing to tell me what you really thought of the book the good, the bad and the ‘that was a piece of shit’ (just in nicer words please lol) 

Because this is before I have even had my editor go over it you have to be able to look past grammar issues. I am horrible about that. Also I use spell check but sometimes the word is spelled right but not the proper word so you’ll have to be able to look past that as well. I understand that for some that is VERY hard.

The book (Kat and the Cursed)  is a YA or NA (not sure which market I want yet) and a romance with just a splash of paranormal. It is completely written (so you will not have to wait for the ending)  I would like to get it out to some publishing companies as soon as possible but I would like to make sure that it all fits well first. This is my first attempt at using beta readers (besides my friends) and welcome any newcomers that want to try to be a beta reader. You would get the book for free and in return for the book you tell me what you think. 

I will be posting for more beta readers each time I have a book to read because not all my books are going to be romance. (Though I do seem stuck in that area right now lol) 

I may use some of your comments (the good ones of course) as quotes for the book when sending to a publishing company or (if I publish it myself) on the book’s cover or inside. Please contact me through the contact me link or you can email me at groomsbooks@yahoo

Thanks so much for taking the time to read everything and if you have any questions/comments feel free to ask!

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Been a while

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I know you’ve all been worried cause it’s been so long… 😉 No my head hasn’t exploded because I was trying to figure out a scene for my next book and couldn’t (though it could have the ending of my latest was brutal). I’m not sitting in a corner rocking back and forth mumbling nonsense cause I’ve lost my mind (though I have been known to mumble to myself) I am also not in a coma after staying up too late trying to finish my latest book (I have an ending I just think it’s crap lol)

I have been working very hard on my new website Author-Reader Mixer (see above). It’s where I will have spotlight books, interviews and *hopefully* helpful information for authors (YAY!) I haven’t really written at all for a while. I knocked out the ending to my New Adult but I don’t think I like it and I’m not sure what to do to change it so I’ve kind of been at a stand still.

Author-Reader Mixer is really kicking off on Monday. It’d be great to have everyone pop over and take a look that day, it’s my first Book Spotlight and the next day is the author interview with the writer of the book so you get to learn more about the book and the author herself. I  have got something scheduled for the next four weeks after that I’ll need more material. I’ve been asking some editors, cover artists and publishes if they would like to guest post on my page about their work and maybe give some helpful tips. Hopefully they will respond.

I have a lot of author followers and would like to post things not only for readers looking for new books but also to help authors. It is hard to find a place that can connect you and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to make my site do that. If work in the publishing/book writing/editing/cover artist field (or any other that I’m not thinking of that goes with writing) PLEASE contact me if your willing to guest blog.

I am taking all kinds right now. I’m in the works to have my sisters work with me on reviewing books as well. As soon as I know if they can I will put a page on just for information about reviewing. We like different kinds so we most likely will be able to do a large array of books. We all have full time jobs and run around after kiddo’s so I figured if we all do it together we should be able to do a steady stream of reviews rather than me by myself which would be quite a while between reviews because of my own writing and work and kiddo.

Well if you are an author and would like to have a place for some free advertising or if you work in the field and would like the same or if you’d just like to guest post about something important to you (book related please) contact me! I’ll get you scheduled. I try to make it fun and painless to be on my site. There is a page that lets you know what kind of service you get when working with me. So head on over and check it out! For Authors

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Giveaway Results!

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Now the moment you’ve all been waiting for… The giveaway results. Thank you to everyone that participated in my giveaway, and thank you to everyone that has purchased Loving Allison so far.

The giveaway was one paperback copy of Finding Samantha (sighed if the winner so choses it). There were many ways to get your name in for the drawing and some took advantage of them all putting their name in quite a few times. I used an excel spreadsheet and formula (that my husband put together) to chose the name. I had to type everyone’s name in manually. I think next time I’m going to find one on a site like raffle copter instead (much easier on me lol)

Well here it is the winner of the paperback book Finding Samantha is Debra (Debbie) C. I will email you for your information to send the book to. Thanks again to everyone that participated!

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Attention Fellow Authors

My previous website on blogger.com was not getting much use since I started this so I’ve decided what I want to do with it. I am going to start hosting cover reveal parties, book launches, author interviews, and guest posts.

As I have gone through trying to publish my own work I have found that it is extremely hard to find bloggers that are willing to post your cover reveals or any of the other things I’ve tried to do on my own so I am offering my website for that. If you are an author and would like to be a part my new endeavor just send me a message. As well as being on that blog I will have a page here that I will keep updated with the info from that page I will also share it on twitter and my FB page. Though I don’t have many ‘followers’ of that blog at the moment I will be getting more so please count me in on your next release.

Hop on over and check out the page:

Reader-Author Mixer – Where readers can find new authors to love and authors can get love from readers.

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A writers work is never done.

So I’ve got Loving Allison all out and published, waiting for the wonderful readers to buy and review. I told myself I would read a book get some enjoyment for myself before starting my next project… Yeah right that’s laughable. No way am I ever going to take a brake. I started working on the ending to my New Adult book that was 75% done but I was stuck. So I wrote the ending to it. Now I just need to go through and edit it and add in some connecting piece to the end.

I’ve given it to a great friend to read and see what she thinks of it as it is now. I can’t wait to hear what she has to say about it. I’m thinking about calling it Kat and the Cursed, though I’m not too sure on the name. It sounds like she’s dealing with more than one person that is cursed with a name like that right? And I don’t want to be Kat and the Curse cause then it sounds like she’s the one cursed. Oh well I’ll wait and see what my friend thinks. She may be able to come up with a better name for me. I hate naming books. I hate trying to name people in my books too but that’s a different rant 🙂

Well I am off to spend some time with my honey before crawling into bed so that I can get up and work tomorrow. Hope you all have a great night!

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