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Thursday in Savannah Wins the Swirl Award!

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Jesse Orison knew he was on borrowed time, but he had a plan. Savannah was set to marry another guy in a year. Experience had taught him that a man could make a lot of things happen in 12 months. 

His first priority starting next week, was to make her fall in love with him. 

He would begin his methodical plan by paying her a visit on Thursday. 

Savannah Niden had everything a girl could want, a nice condo, a great job and a fiancé. The only problem was the maintenance man, Jesse. 

Jesse started coming over on Thursdays and he liked to stay all night. 

Savannah’s primary problem, she was learning to love Thursdays and Jesse a whole lot.

I was blown away when I found out that Thursdays in Savannah won the Swirl Award for Best Erotic Contemporary Novel.

This is one of my favorite books and it was so much fun to write, because Jesse is my kind of guy.

Read it for yourself and enjoy the sensuous story of Jesse and Savannah falling in love. Also available in paperback.

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Wait…Who Writes This Sh*t?

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Just when I thought it was all over and I had finally stopped laughing at being ravished by a t-rex who was a billionaire with a boner, I run across this literary gem. It is so bad, I only need to post the pic of the book cover.51+gbQs38sL._SX299_BO1,204,203,200_ Yes, you read it correctly. 

Kidnapped By Somali Pirates: White Wife Black Sex Interracial Cuckold Hotwife Fertile Pregnancy Taboo Romance. All of that is in the title on Amazon as well.  Ms. Bush, the author, would like you to pay $2.99 for this story.

I copied this synopsis for you about Sydney, a married woman who is captured by Somali Pirates and she has to go along with submitting to the men in order to live.

“In the process, she receives the most amazing pleasure that she didn’t realize was even possible. But she uses condoms with her husband for birth control and now she’s being taken bare by a powerful, sexy black man with huge equipment. Will she get pregnant? Would Jayden be supportive of his wife and raise the black baby as his own?”

I don’t know, Jayden. He had huge equipment.  After that, man it may be like giving a whale a Tic-Tac.

  Is this also a new thing?

I tell you, by the time I looked a couple of these, I could not stop myself from falling over. I am not judging.  Somewhere out there, there is a reader for this because she keeps fricking writing more. Evidently, she went black at the Christmas Party and on vacation.  Please make it stop.

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Dinosaur Erotica…Yeah…It’s a Thing

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51f+cNHRVOL__SX355_BO1,204,203,200_Someone, who is evil and shall not be named sent me a book to read, review and I assume it was to make me sit in utter confusion at the words.  Fifteen pages of a woman hunter who was ravished by a T-Rex.  No, you didn’t read it incorrectly, the book is Taken by the T-Rex.  I read a portion of it out of curiosity, to understand what the author was thinking.  Evidently, a lot of authors are into dinosaur erotica.  That is a new thing, being taken forcibly by mystical creatures if not extinct ones.

If you were like me, I could not get past the simple idea of how? 

A T-Rex has those little bitty arms. 

A T-Rex is a big lizard, don’t they lay eggs?

Then the worst idea imaginable came to mind, does a tyrannosaurus have a ding dong?

I am hating myself for even allowing it to go on this long.  Yes, it is as bad as you think it is, graphic, overtly sexual, and a woman is having sex with a T-Rex.

But, wait!  There’s more.  Here is a trailer of the insanity that I pulled off YouTube, just for your reading pleasure.

Enjoy. Vomit. Whatever….

If you think I am kidding, she has a whole series of women getting taken by prehistoric and mythical creatures. Hell, that Triceratops one isn’t even possible!

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Do your readers allow you to grow?

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I never write the same story twice.  I feel it is a cheat that authors use when they have an idea or plot that sells, they keep writing the same story just interchanging the character’s names.  I can’t.  I have too many wonderful people in my head with their own individual tales. But there is a backlash.  If a reader “discovers” one of your books, they often expect every book to be that way, This is why many authors use Psuedos. My pseudo is my pseudo.

Here is this week’s author question.

Do your readers allow you to grow? Recently, I received a harsh review because my new book was nothing like my last.  The reviewer said she was “disappointed.”  

How do you grow as a writer without becoming formulaic?

2.0 out of 5 stars I was very disappointed in this book I pre ordered this book with …,October 13, 2014

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This review is from: Loving Words (The Davonshire Series Book 2) (Kindle Edition)
I was very disappointed in this book I pre ordered this book with great anticipation but was sorely sorry ….the love scene came very late in the book after reading Thursdays in Savannah Miss Gaines cannot seem to measure up.
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Indie and I Love It

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It is every author’s dream to get THAT lucrative book deal and an agent who never sleeps. Along with that book deal comes the media blitz, the tours, and resources you cannot imagine—all working for you. When you hit that point, you know you have arrived.

Thursdays_in_Savanna_Cover_for_KindleI am cool with a grandiose arrival, but damn, the journey that I am taking right now, I wouldn’t trade for the world.

Oh, don’t get me wrong. I want all of those things I mentioned before, but I want those things when I no longer need the money. You see, with those things, you have to split every dime you make. Yes, that agent who never sleeps wants her share. The publisher wants their share. The media consultant wants their share, and selling a million books becomes necessary to pay all of those people. You no longer care if what you have written is formulaic or if it is even good. You just want to stay on top.

I am an indie author and I started from the bottom.

I am still kind of there, but it’s cool, and let me tell you why.

I have made a name for myself by the sheer sweat of my brow. I tell the stories I want to tell and I tell them the way my heart says they should flow. I have hired editors who understand my voice and my storytelling style. I hired a cover designer to evoke a certain feel on the covers that tell the reader, when your turn the page, you will understand those people on the jacket.

Each and every word in the story is carefully selected.

Each funny line is taken from my soul.

Each chapter moves your forward in the characters journey, taking you along with them until the last word.

When the reader is done, it is a story that has touched them. Some may feel adamantly opposed to the heroine and believe her to be stupid. But a woman who has been in her shoes, understands. Others may view the hero as a man on a mission. A man they want to come into their lives. Yet in the end, the story has stayed with them.

Every copy that I sell moves me one step closer.

Each review I earn touched one more reader.

I am not there yet, but I am proud of my journey.

In 54 Days, I sat at #2 on the Amazon top 100. A week later I fell to #3 seated behind a New York Times bestselling author contracted to Harlequin. I am still sitting in the top 100 with the same number of reviews.

For an indie author, that is pretty darn good. One hundred reviews in 54 days? I am okay with that. I am an indie author and I am proud.

I am working my dream job. Come with me on the journey and read my words.

Thursday in Savannah, available on Amazon.com and online retailers.

What I am Reading

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This should be a really fun read.

I was waiting in the library and picked it up, I was nearly through Chapter 3 just standing in the stacks.

I got online and ordered my copy. Looking forward to reading this one.

June book club

 

Finally, a Reason to Love Thursdays

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Now Available for Pre-Order on Amazon
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Jesse Orison knew he was on borrowed time, but he had a plan. Savannah was set to marry another guy in year. Experience had taught him that a man could make a lot of things happen in 12 months.

His first priority starting next week, was to make her fall in love with him.

He would begin his methodical plan by paying her a visit on Thursday.

Savannah Niden had everything a girl could want, a nice condo, a great job and a fiancé. The only problem was the maintenance man, Jesse.

Jesse started coming over on Thursdays and he liked to stay all night.

Savannah’s primary problem, she was learning to love Thursdays and Jesse a whole lot.

Paperback is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

Coming May 23, 2014