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My "Made It Moment" on Jenny Milchman's blog

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*This originally posted here, but I will put it below as well.

October 27, 2013Made It Moment: Marie Lavender Filed under: Made It Moments — jenny @ 7:08 pm 

One of the things I have always loved about the Made It Moments forum is that it welcomes such a wide variety of writers. We’ve had Edgar winners and nominees, we’ve had the greenest of debut newbies, we’ve had people trying out brand new micro presses, people who reached the top of bestseller lists–both on their own and with a publisher behind them–authors made into international hits and people who said “heck no” to the traditional publishing scene. Today’s Momenter has tried both, and has very strong feelings about where she wanted to wind up, at least for a while. I found her reasoning and her process interesting, and I think you will, too.



My made it moment commenced in August of 2012.  I received an email from the editor-in-chief of Solstice Publishing, telling me they were interested in my historical romance.  …

The Fantasy Principle

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This is something I ran into recently with a story by one of my favorite paranormal romance authors.  Maybe you've had this problem too.

Have you ever read a book or story by an author you are familiar with and you felt...well, less than satisfied?  Have you ever felt like the author didn't go into enough detail, or maybe the story/book felt too short?  And yet, the story was still compelling enough to read, wasn't it?  You may have stumbled across the "fantasy principle".


So, you may wonder, "What is this fantasy principle?"  In Creative Writing, part of it is referred to as "suspension of disbelief", or the ability to make a reader accept a story as it is.  Obviously this doesn't happen in every case.  Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, of course.  For the purposes of this argument, let's say you believe wholeheartedly in the author's tale.  The characters are compelling, the plot has been developed and all of the necessary…

Top 50 on Authors Database!

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*This was updated to reflect recent changes.November 2, 2013I made the Top 50 on Authors Database!  I only found out through a tweet!  Here is the link to my author profile page and the badge.

This is so exciting! 


Sunday, October 27, 2013I made the Top 100 on Authors Database!  I only found out through a tweet!  Here is the link to my author profile page and the badge.


This is so exciting! 



STRANGE HEAT Excerpt on Eat Sleep Write

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*This was originally posted here, but I will put it below as well.

posted October 25, 2013 by Adam Scull

Strange Heat - Excerpt by Erica Sutherhome

Short blurb:  Victoria Weston hits the club scene in order to prove that her best friend's lifestyle caused her to get attacked. She meets an attractive stranger there, but doesn't realize that the facade she puts up may actually cause more complications.

Excerpt:


A TOUCH OF DAWN Excerpt on Eat Sleep Write

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This originally posted here, but I will post below as well.


A Touch of Dawn Excerpt 2 - by Erica Sutherhome

posted October 23, 2013 by Adam Scull



UPON YOUR RETURN book promo on The Virtual Bookcase

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*This originally posted here, but I will post below as well.


Upon Your Return by Marie Lavender Posted by Glynis Smy in Booksand tagged with , , 20/10/2013
Fara Bellamont has been back in society for a year after leaving Cluny Abbey, where her uncle sent her long ago. When he chooses a suitor for her for marriage, she fears that she will be forced to marry a stranger and live a miserable life. But, Fara finds herself thrust into an adventure of a lifetime when unforeseen circumstances cause her to place her trust in a strange man for protection. His intervention not only saves her, but puts her in an even more compromising position.
Grant Hill, a trading captain, is enchanted by the young heiress not only because of her beauty, but because she is hardly conventional. Underneath her ladylike exterior lies a tigress. Grant cannot help but offer his protection as she is in need and he is far from immune from her charms.
Fara just never barg…

"I Love You"

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Just a few words, a little poem for the man I love...


"I Love You"