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I know it’s been a while. Honestly, blogging is not my forte. I have finished the first draft of Phoenix Rising, the second book of my A Dangerous Liaison series. Now for editing and revising. Is it just me, or can you revise and edit a book twenty times and still find something wrong with it?

I like the idea of having a professional editor, but all us independent authors are not able to afford such extravagance. It takes a long time and a lot of work for any chance at success. When you don’t have the capital to put on things like editing, marketing, and publicity, it can get somewhat disheartening.

I read an article a while back about this kind of thing. It can take a minimum of three years of full time work and dedication to see any fruit to your labor.
As I begin the process of editing and revising this book, I may just go back and do the same to my last. After all, perfection takes time but it’s worth it. So, to everyone who is in the same boat as me, don’t give up. You can do it. 🙂

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A Billionaire Duke – by Gina Robinson

Billionaire Riggins Feldhem, Co-founder of Flashionista, is in for the shock of his life. On top of being the 2nd hottest bachelor, he has just inherited the title of Duke, and with it comes obligations and responsibilities he neither wants, nor needs. To his dismay, he must marry and produce an heir before time runs out, or suffer the loss of his business. Is there a way out, or is he doomed to this thorn in his side?

Haley Hamilton has admired him from afar, but why would he ever spare her a second glance? With much weight on her shoulders she goes on, trying to get by while supporting her ill adopted sister, Sid, who suffers from a rare disease of which only the marrow from a relative can save her. It comes as a surprise that – according to the issuant lawyer of the late Duke’s will – due to her lineage, she’s the only suitable woman to marry the now ‘his Grace’, Mr. Feldhem. To decline would deprive Sid of the chance to live a full and normal life. Can she marry and produce an heir with a man who doesn’t love her, or will she go along with his plan, his offer and efforts to find a loophole of escape, in exchange for enough money and resources to find the relative needed for Sid’s chance at a real life?

To complicate matters, another woman has come forth stating she’s also qualified to become the Duke’s wife. Haley needs to decide quickly. Does she dare try to have it all, or will she allow her perceived better to take away her chance with the man she’s always wanted?

This contemporary Cinderella story is a cliffhanger. I enjoyed it immensely and am eager to read the rest of the series.

 

 

I Give it 5 moons.  🙂

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Such Is Life

So many of us have goals, dreams, aspirations, but something happens to put those on hold.  The death of a family member, the loss of friends because they are battling a mental disorder you only found out about when they were deep in it, many things can interfere and it’s sad.  No matter what happens, try to always remember the best days, the best things about them, always wish them the best, and hope they find their peace, or peace-of-mind as the case may be.

While fulfilling your goals is important, sometimes it’s just as important to take a step back and reflect.  When you do get back to work, as a writer or artist, use it, your thoughts, feelings, share your heart in your art, it will make it that much more beautiful.  You never know, it could also help somebody.

As someone with anxiety and depression, I understand many of the struggles.  You might live with it, but it doesn’t have to define or control you.  I’m not done, I’m not stopping, I’m just reflecting.

If you’re a Canadian and want to help someone you know with PTSD, you can by visiting the links below.

https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-association/?gclid=CKzqo5KrxdMCFcpLDQodrvMB7w

https://vtncanada.org/?gclid=CJDEvb-rxdMCFdRXDQodQQYCyg

Have a great day everyone.

Book Promos – ILikeEBooks.com

In my pursuit of descent book promotion sites, I realized it’s very Amazon oriented.  It’s hard to find any promotion site that doesn’t expect you to offer your work up for free, or only accepts Kindle links, or cost a fortune.  I’m sure I’ll find more, but the first I’d like to share is http://ilikeebooks.com/.  For about $10 US you get a descent promo package.  I’m waiting to see just how good the site is, but for the price, it’s worth a little risk.  They seem to have a fair amount of books, a section for adults, and one for children.  If this does help, I’ll be sure to say so in a later blog.

Wish me luck, and hopefully this helps you too.

Update After Absence

I apologize for my absence of late.  Things have been hectic and I’ve been dealing with a loss.  I will be starting reviews as soon as possible, and hopefully catch up on what’s been slacking.  When able, I’ve worked hard writing the sequel (book 2 of 3) in the A Dangerous Liaison series (Phoenix Rising).  I hope to have it completed in the next 4 months.  For anyone who has read the first one, Descent Into Chaos, I’m trying to get it done as quickly as time will allow.

Thanks to everyone for the patience.  Have a great day!!!