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$100 Giveaway and Writing Great Hooks

$100 Giveaway and Writing Great Hooks

GIVE ME SOME SHOPPING MONEY GIVEAWAY! Round Two! If you missed it last week all this month I’m teaming up with some author friends of mine and we’re giving away signed books and $100 EVERY WEEK! Congrats to last week’s winner, who will be notified by email. If you missed last week and you’re an author, you also missed a craft post. It’s about writing heroes, so if you’re into that you can go check it out here. My next […]

Posted November 12, 2018 by Julie in GIVEAWAY, new releases, self-publishing, writing / 10 Comments
The Triangle Cover Is Here!

The Triangle Cover Is Here!

People have been asking me to write another 321 since the day 321 came out in January 2015. My response was always the same. There is no other 321. But there was a Taking Turns in 2017 and now there is The Triangle. Dark, twisted menage seems to be my most popular genre and I heard the fans when they screamed for more. So all year I’ve been planning this book. Figuring out the mystery, the suspense, the men, and […]

Posted August 30, 2018 by Julie in GIVEAWAY / 9 Comments
Huge Taking Turns Announcement!

Huge Taking Turns Announcement!

TWO BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS TODAY! First of all, the really big news is that Taking Turns was nominated for an Audie Award! If you’re into audiobooks (and I TOTALLY AM!) then you know that this is just about the biggest big deal in the world of spoken words! AND the really cool thing is that two of the narrators (Ava Erickson and Tad Branson – who is also Johnathan McClain, like you guys knew that, right?) are among the nominees with […]

$250 GIVEAWAY- Cover Reveal – Total Exposure – Jordan’s Game

$250 GIVEAWAY- Cover Reveal – Total Exposure – Jordan’s Game

SCROLL DOWN FOR THE GIVEAWAY  PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW RELEASING JANUARY 16, 2018 Amazon iTunes KOBO Amazon UK Amazon AU Amazon CA NOOK COMING SOON! Jordan Wells was a purposeful secondary character when I wrote Taking Turns a year ago. I HAVE ALWAYS HAD A PLAN FOR HIM! Since that book released his role got bigger, wider, and more suspicious as the series went on. Now it’s his turn (so to speak) because don’t all these guys get their turn eventually? But […]

His Turn Release Giveaway – The Series is Complete

His Turn Release Giveaway – The Series is Complete

SCROLL DOWN FOR THE $100 GIVEAWAY There is nothing quite like the feeling I get when I finish a series. Especially when those final words just complete the whole fucking process. When the Big Picture comes clearly into focus and I write The End feeling like I did this story and these characters justice. There will be more Smith, Chella, Quin, Rochelle, Bric, and Nadia in the next series (The Taking Series) that will be headed by Jordan Wells as […]

Writing Tip Wednesday – Exposition and Dialogue

Writing Tip Wednesday – Exposition and Dialogue

Welcome to Video Seven of The Perfect Story. In this video we’re going to talk about exposition and dialogue. I’ll share a secret or two and give you some helpful tips about how to position backstory and write more engaging dialogue. If you’re just coming in on this series and haven’t yet seen the previous videos they are linked below. Beginnings Middles and Scenes Hooks and Endings Pov/Characters Settings/Series Pacing/Suspense Exposition/Dialogue Sex Scenes Literary Devices Editing/Blurbs As always, if you […]

Posted June 14, 2017 by Julie in Writing Tip Wednesday / 6 Comments
Anarchy Chained – SuperAlpha Thomas

Anarchy Chained – SuperAlpha Thomas

SCROLL ALL THE WAY DOWN TO ENTER TO WIN A $25 GIFT CARD & SUPERVILLAIN SIGNED BOOK PACK! Watch Ambro draw the cover for Anarchy Chained! Yes. I feel so good about this series it’s not even funny. I started this project in 2015 because I really wanted to write something different. I sorta had the entire series in my head but of course, things went off the rails pretty quick as soon as I actually started writing. I took […]

Writing Tip Wednesday – Hooks and Endings

Writing Tip Wednesday – Hooks and Endings

Welcome to video three of The Perfect Story. This video is about hooking your reader and writing a great ending and concludes basic story structure.  From this point on I’ll talk mostly about craft, so if you still think you need some help in structure, check out those books below. Here are the links to the previous writing videos in case you missed them. (and excuse my typos/mistakes… I literally made this video last night at midnight) Beginnings Middles and […]

Posted April 19, 2017 by Julie in Writing Tip Wednesday / 11 Comments
$100 Giveaway Taking Turns Cover Reveal

$100 Giveaway Taking Turns Cover Reveal

Yup. ***** I heard the door open and close and said nothing. And the footsteps coming down the hallway towards the bedroom. I even heard him say, “Hey.” So softly. “You awake?” Like he didn’t want to wake me. I listened as he stepped into the closet. There was that slick sound a man makes when he pulls his tie through his shirt collar. I heard the unclasping of his watch. The jingle of his belt buckle and the shuffle […]

Marketing Tip Monday Seven Self-Publishing Mistakes I Made That You Might Want to Make Too

Marketing Tip Monday Seven Self-Publishing Mistakes I Made That You Might Want to Make Too

Well, yes. We all make mistakes. I make a lot of them, and usually I’m a cynic in the best of times, but honestly, my mistakes have made me what I am today. So I’m going to share them with you and see if you might want to make the same mistakes I did. There is no such thing as failure if you learn something new. And by the way… BRAND NEW web design! Check out the whole site if […]

Posted June 7, 2016 by Julie in Marketing Tip Monday / 3 Comments
How to Launch a Book – Marketing Tip Monday (on Tuesday)

How to Launch a Book – Marketing Tip Monday (on Tuesday)

How do I launch a book? I remember doing a Google search on this very sentence way, way, way back in 2012 when I was getting ready to publish for the first time. Guess what? I didn’t get an answer. I have read some pretty comprehensive posts about how “other” people launched a book and those have helped. But generally there is no one way to launch a book. And you can do everything some random successful author does and […]

Posted May 3, 2016 by Julie in Marketing Tip Monday / 0 Comments
Mr. Perfect Release Day! ENTER TO WIN Six Signed Books!

Mr. Perfect Release Day! ENTER TO WIN Six Signed Books!

I’m celebrating the release of Mr. Perfect today, a brand new standalone book about one hell of a quirky girl looking for her perfect Mr. Right and to kick things off, I’m giving away SIX SIGNED BOOKS. All you have to do is vote for your favorite cover! Read a sneak peek of Mr. Perfect and then vote for your favorite cover to enter to win! 🙂 EXCERPT “Are you OK, Miss Hatcher?” McAllister asks from the other end of […]

Posted April 27, 2016 by Julie in The Mister Series / 0 Comments
A BRAND NEW SERIES! The Mister Standalones

A BRAND NEW SERIES! The Mister Standalones

Woohoo! I’m writing a series. I have missed my Rook & Ronin people so much since I wrote the Happily Ever After epilogue book last fall so I thought it was time to start a new team! So today is the cover reveal for the first book in this STANDALONE SERIES called Mr. perfect. Each book will be about a different man on the new “team” and their potential soulmates. You can jump in at any point until you get […]

Posted April 22, 2016 by Julie in The Mister Series / 0 Comments
Two Years Ago We Met… THE REAL SPENCER SHRIKE

Two Years Ago We Met… THE REAL SPENCER SHRIKE

I was just cruising through my Shrike Bikes fan group on Facebook and Michelle New had made a post about the countdown my street team was doing as we waited for the release of GUNS, the book where everything changes and Spencer takes the driver’s seat in the Team car.  So I thought it would be fun to give you guys a little reminder about how fucking sexy Spencer actually was. It all started in Tragic, or course. We met […]

Posted March 25, 2016 by Julie in BOMB, GUNS, Rook & Ronin, SPENCER / 0 Comments