Thursday, January 2, 2014

Ravaged, Vol 2

Guess what? I have another shifter story out today :D

Well, I and a few other authors. Ravaged, Vol 2 is happily out today (the 3rd in case this goes out a little early)! I along with my fellow writers wrote about things that shift...into what, well, you'll have to read to find them all out. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as the editor enjoyed torturing pushing us.

I had this fancy schmancy blog post planned, but forgot what I wanted to say. So, here it is. Plain as toast. But I do have something fancy, a cover!



Witchy Wolf, is my contribution. Did you know that Stonehenge isn't the only circle of stones to be made in Briton? I did this research a while back. Right now, I have Maya on the mind right now. HOURS of research, for a less than 10k word story. And do you know how much I used? *This* much. But you know what, it's there in the back of my mind as I write.

Writing is like that. With few exceptions, writers who are published have done their research. Hell, most of the time, editors do research as well. Although, I will admit to saying (when I'm the editor) to said authors, I have no knowledge of this (like, I don't know, Italian!), so please triple check your facts (or like, the syntax, verb agreement, spelling, accents :P). Otherwise, you would not believe the research that happens. The internet has been a godsend in more than one way!

Now, put on some mood music, fire up the candles, turn down the lights, perhaps slip into something comfortable, and get ready for a hot read that will set you ablaze.

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13 comments:

  1. Research is super important. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your new release

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    1. Thank you! And did you see that squirrelly uninvited html that crept in? I took care of that! ha! got it with my timey wimey zapper!

      Have you noticed how your research can sometimes change/set the tone of your story? Hmmm me thinks that could be a good blog post...

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  2. Congrats on the release :). I can't wait to read them all.

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  3. Research gives a story the gem of truth, I think; that extra detail of authenticity, even in a story filled with witches, werewolves, magic and myth.

    Witchy Wolf is a fun and sexy little romp! I know fans of shifters will love it!

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    1. That's what it is. That sense of authenticity, even as you're making up every word ;D Thank you so much for the awesome review! Go here for people who'd like to read it :) http://brantwijn.blogspot.com/2014/01/ravaged-blog-tour-day-1-review-of.html?zx=fbe9eab19d29c3fa

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  4. Just wanted to stop by and give out release day hugs! *release day hugs* Don't ask me how they differ from the regular kind because I have no idea! :D

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    1. yay!! *group hugs!* fun fun fun :D Congrats to us all!

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  5. Can't wait to read it. Gotta grab some scented candles for a bath now. Congrats on your release.

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  6. Congratulations!
    Yes, I'm amazed at how much time I can spend researching the smallest thing!

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