A new setting for The Storytellers will be revealed every Wednesday in May
Every Wordless Wednesday in May will reveal a setting from my new release, THE STORYTELLERS, due out July 2. THE STORYTELLERS is an adult paranormal thriller/romance about four writer friends whose stories all come true for each other.
Witch Hearts is an adult paranormal thriller meant for those who liked to be a little creeped out and also enjoy a murder mystery. Touted as a “Criminal Minds” meets “Charmed” story, Witch Hearts contains three of Liz’s favorite things: Magic, Murder, and Mystery.
Below you’ll find the cover and blurb, as well as a bit about Liz Long plus a special excerpt not available anywhere else. Continue reading
Welcome to the Indielicious Teaser Hop! I can’t wait to read all the awesome teasers from these fabulous indie authors!
Here’s my teaser from my adult thriller WIP, out this fall:
What’s inspired you this week? Was there anything that gave you an ah-hah moment? That click of insight?
Here’s a few things that intrigued me this week and I wanted to share them with you.
The Lost Generation
I was reading a newsletter from the Central Coast Writers Club that I belong to and in there was an article on Ezra Pound that referred to the Lost Generation. I read that the term described the generation that came of age during WWI. But it was the way the term came into use that I found inspiring and kind of funny too. Here’s the story excerpted from Gertrude Stein The Exile & The Lost Generation:
This term was invented by Gertrude Stein. One summer in Belley, Stein’s garage owner said to a young mechanic repairing Stein’s Ford “You are all a generation Perdue”. When she told it to her friend Ernest Hemingway, she decided to employ the expression in order to qualify the group who rejected American post World War I values. That’s how Hemingway became the most emblematic figure of the current and he also popularized it. Then, a lot of authors joined the movement, like Scott Fitzgerald – who was later considered as the leader of the Lost Generation – T.S. Eliot, Waldo Pierce, Alan Seeger, Erich Maria Remarque, Ezra Pound, John Dos Passos, E. Cummings, Archibald MacLeish, Hart Crane, John Steinbeck, Sherwood Anderson, Sylvia Beach, etc… -read more here.
Learning from the greats
I read 7 Writing Habits of Amazing Writers by Leo Babauta and wanted to share it with you. Click here to read his article.
I like the idea of writing first thing in the morning, in that sort of sleepy dream state. When do you like to write/read?
Three months after Sage Hannigan time warps a hundred years into the past and saves President Theodore Roosevelt and the future as we know it, she is still trying to come to grips with all the has gained…and all that she has lost. All of her searching hasn’t turned up Cerberus Society or any creatures of the night and she’s beginning to wonder if she’s gone crazy after all. The only things keeping her grounded are her sparring sessions with Matt and her weekly ritual of scouring the city for low lives to kick the crap out of, and even that can’t keep her dreams free of the heartache and bitter sweet memories she has come to loath and…to cherish. When blasts from the past; good, bad, and evil, come knocking on her door, will she be able to do what she has to, even if it means having her barely-healing heart ripped to shreds?
Here is a brief excerpt:
“You’ve been through much in your few years, lass. I’m sorry for that.” She spoke softly and her voice cracked. “I wish I could wipe away all the tears you must have shed alone at night and make you forget all the things you have had to endure by yourself, the good Lord knows I do.” She sniffled and then continued. “But, I can see your strength, your beauty, and your powers shining through all of your sorrows. They have made you who you are and believe me, lass, you are meant to do something great, don’t ever doubt that.” –Relativity 2-23-13
Peggy S. Martinez <http://psmartinez.blogspot.com/>
YA Author & Homeschooling Mom of 5
This week the YA Indie Club members are spotlighting one of our own, Bryna Butler. I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying Bryna’s novels and find that she is a dedicated writer with a gift for suspense and intrigue. Once you read a little bit about her, I know you’ll agree. Be sure to check out the fabulous EXCLUSIVE excerpt from Shadows Rising! EEEEEP! I’m all in I’m giving away one of her novels, YOUR CHOICE. Read to the end of the post to find out how to enter to win. Enjoy & Good luck!
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Thanks for running away to the YA Indie Carnival with us this week! Click here to join us every Friday. Next Friday’s topic? Nook/Barnes & Noble.
Thanks so much to everyone who commented with their stories about fitting in in high school. Thanks so much for sharing. It’s great to know how you found a way to find/keep the kinds of friends that’s so important to have in life. I loved chatting about friendship. So, here’s the winner of the Shadow Slayer signed paperback:
Woot! I hope you enjoy Roxie’s story, Ashley. I’m working on book 3 now, its called Moon Killers and I’m really enjoying writing this book. Need to get caught up on the Shadow Series? For a limited time only 13 on Halloween, (Shadow Series #1) is available at Audible for only $1.99 click here to check out a sample and buy the audiobook, and free for your kindle.
And here’s the super exciting news I have this Monday. (I have to say that the past three Mondays have been the worst Monday’s I can remember.) So, this Monday I’m very happy to announce the Get Your Spook On Blog Hop I’ve been asked to be a part of. I’m thrilled to be included in the hop with these fantastic authors!
Hop through all ten blogs to read the spooky questions our authors have answered. Answer the questions yourself to be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Amazon and one of four chapter critiques offered by a few of our amazing authors. Each question you answer will be worth one entry, so you can earn a total of ten chances by answering every question. More details to come…It’s going to get spooky around here. I hope you can join us on Oct 29th.