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August 2016

August Galley Picks

The titles listed below grabbed my attention due to either their descriptions, the authors, or buzz in the publishing world.  All are currently available as ARCs for professional readers through either NetGalley and/or Edelweiss.  Links direct to the Goodreads page for that particular title.

 

 

Clay Girl by Heather Tucker

 

The Lesser Bohemians by Eimear McBride

Bishop Street by Rene Schultz

Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys

Pull Me Close by Sidney Halston

This is Our Story by Ashley Elston

Creative Fiction

I’ve always been a pretty conventional writer: third person point of view, limited, male, past tense.  For whatever reason, lately I’ve found myself venturing into unfamiliar territory.  I’ve written in first person.  I’ve switched to a female protagonist view for a couple of stories.  I have even started a story that contains alternating points of view which I hardly ever read much less attempt to write!  My interest in genre writing has changed as well. While I am still an organized crime girl at heart, I’ve dipped my toes into erotica, epistolary and now paranormal romance.

Perhaps it’s like an actor who gets pigeonholed into one type of character…except, as writers, we really do it to ourselves.  We stick to what’s comfortable and familiar rather than venturing into new territories.  I think allowing myself to be less confined by the writing norms has also allowed me to push myself and get more creative with my writing.  It feels freeing somehow, to just be able to write and stop worrying about the constraints or expectations.  So, be brave! Explore new writing worlds!  You never know where it may lead you.

Instagram Faves

I love Instagram.  If I had enough free time, I’d spend it dreamily scrolling through book and travel photos.  It’s like a mini-vacation for your eyes.  I have a collection of favorite accounts and I’m highlighting one in each post with a sample of their page so you can see if you might be interested in giving them a follow as well.  Enjoy!

Lannister’s Book Instagram Feed

Pre-Orders & ARCS

Guess what? Ties that Bind is now available for pre-order on Amazon!

pre-order now

 

I also have a limited number of ARC versions available (mobi format only) for reviewing purposes.  If you are interested in obtaining a copy, click the contact button on my site and send me a note telling me your favorite real or fictional mafioso.  It’s that simple!  I’ll give them away until they are gone.  Happy Pre-Order Day everyone!

A very kind reader recently sent me some photos of 28 Seconds taken beachside in Alicante, Spain.  Since I’m pretty landlocked where I live, it was like letting me take a mini-vacation.  So happy to see the novella being enjoyed out in the big wide world (and what a spectacular setting for the photos!)  Thanks so much for sharing them with me!

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