Win-a-Book Wednesday: Invisible

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By DelSheree Gladden

Invisible

Win two free e-books

DelSherree Gladden will give away e-book copies to the first person who correctly answers the following question in the Comments section, below:

What kind of car does Olivia drive?”

About the book

Book One of the Aerling series

Olivia’s best friend is not imaginary. He’s not a ghost, either. And she’s pretty sure he’s not a hallucination. He’s just Mason. 

He is, however, invisible. 

When Olivia spotted the crying little boy on her front porch at five years old, she had no idea she was the only one who could see him. Twelve years later when new-girl Robin bumps into the both of them and introduces herself to Mason, they are both stunned. 

Mason couldn’t be more pleased that someone else can see him. Olivia, on the other hand, isn’t jumping at the chance to welcome Robin into their circle. Jealousy may have something to do with 

that, but honest fear that Robin’s presence will put Mason in danger is soon validated when a strange black car shows up outside Olivia’s house. 

The race to find out what Robin knows in time to protect Mason from whatever threats are coming becomes Olivia’s only focus.

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About the author

DelShereeGladden4DelSheree Gladden lives in New Mexico with her husband and two children. The Southwest is a big influence in her writing because of its culture, beauty, and mythology. Local folk lore is strongly rooted in her writing, particularly ideas of prophecy, destiny, and talents born from natural abilities. When she is not writing, DelSheree is usually reading, painting, sewing, or working as a dental hygienist.

Her works include Escaping Fate, Twin amazonSouls Saga, The Destroyer Trilogy, and Invisible. Look for Wicked Power, the next book in the SomeOne Wicked This Way Comes Series, Intangible, book two in the Aerling Series, and Soul Stone, book two in the Escaping Fate Series, coming 2014.

 

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Monday Musings: Between Literary and Chicky

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By Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar

484px-Reading_woman_2The ideas for my books often begin with a central question. One that rolls around and around on deck, waiting for her turn at the keyboard. How a modern person with traditional values finds love is at the center of my first paperback Love Comes Later. The answer is the story.

In The Dohmestics, I explore how well we know ourselves and those closest to us. The ensemble cast in the novel is a composite of people I’ve known while living in the Middle East country of Qatar. Their tangled lives represent the ways in which expats and their domestic help support and infuriate each other.

Perhaps because my books ponder issues rather than focus on a sequence of events, they resist categorization in a particular genre which tends to group stories based on the presence of common devices or types.

I am trying to get a handle on myself as a writer and channel ideas instead of letting them lead me. Not as easy as it sounds.

Crime is what I hope to get into. Not myself in real life, as it were, but for my writing. If you can get a believable, likeable, emphatic main character detective type, you are golden. The books seem to write themselves. Crime, clue, and solution: Until next time dear reader. Checks pour in: writer is happy. Book spines to line on a shelf (or download on the eReader), readers are happy.

I haven’t ever controlled the Muse. Not in that specific way to generate ideas. Sure, I sit down several times a week for a few hours. I even go away once a year, for a week, or longer if I can find a place to stash the kids, to write, mingle with other writer types, and figure out how I can get better at storytelling.

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Focus Friday: a preview of Broken Places

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Monday Musings: Blurring Lines

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Win a Book Wednesday: The Dohmestics, by Mohanalakshmi Rajakumar

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Monday Musings: Does music fill your writing soul?

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