Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday Tales - Spring Break from the Mountains

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers and welcome to this weeks' Tuesday Tales. This week our group is writing to a beautiful picture prompt. It's only 300 words, no more no less. There's no telling where we will take you in such a short time. I'm taking you to Caleb. His best friend and business partner, Owen Guthrie, was in a terrible accident. Caleb is driving to the hospital with a barrage of baggage invading his mind. So, please absorb the following picture and prompt:

Caleb hit the road with thoughts running rampant in misguided directions. He never imagined a life without his best friend and had never wanted to. Being young, life was folding out in front of them. They had more fish to catch, camping to do, mountains to climb, and families to make. Owen never deserved the pain he suffered, and it seemed he was finally coming to terms with the responsible, pensive man his childhood molded him to be.
They talked about building a cabin in the mountains and extending their operation beyond Oklahoma. So many negative memories haunted Owen and as much as he loved his home, it was also an emotional prison. Caleb knew this, and he accepted it. Someday Owen would move away and break free. Owen was an excellent guide, tracker, and businessman. Caleb thought how much Owen did and immediately felt guilty.
I’ve left him to pick up my slack. I took advantage of his good nature. What kind of friend have I been? So many things came in to take me away from the business we built together.
What shape was he in? Owen would never exist- living included more than just taking breaths. Caleb fast forwarded to the recovery process. Could Owen walk, talk? Not knowing consumed Caleb and he had to set cruise control to keep from breaking speeding laws. Owen finally broke away and staying with Pearl and Mr. Richard gave Owen a new confidence that Morgan almost took away.
Maybe Morgan breaking up with Owen was what he really needed to move forward.
Morgan.
Should he call her? Of course she would want to know. They were lifelong friends, after all. But he probably should wait until he got to the hospital and give her an accurate update on Owen’s condition.

Now that you've read my 300 on this beautiful mountain scene, please visit our main Tuesday Tales page for more interpretations.Tuesday Tales MAIN PAGE


Winning! Winning! Winning! With Author/Publisher Jillian Dodd


Welcome to The Locker and a special feature for the next two weeks. This past Saturday, I had the awesome opportunity to attend and volunteer at the Houston Author Event, hosted by Emily Lalone, owner of Lalone Marketing. I met ten amazing authors and for the next ten business days, I will focus one author. You get the chance to read about the amazing author and also a chance to win BIG, by using the Rafflecopter entries.
Today, meet the author Jillian Dodd. I purchased the first two books in her series, The Keatyn Chronicles, while there in Houston. I'm excited to start reading them. :) When you get a chance, check out her books. I think you will love them!




  I was very impressed to learn that this lady is not only a best-selling author, but, she now has her own publishing company as well!

Bandit Publishing

Jillian on Goodreads

Jillian's website

Monday, April 14, 2014

Winning! Winning! Winning! Meet Author Amanda Bennett


Welcome to The Locker and a special feature for the next two weeks. This past Saturday, I had the awesome opportunity to attend and volunteer at the Houston Author Event, hosted by Emily Lalone, owner of Lalone Marketing. I met ten amazing authors and for the next ten business days, I will focus one author. You get the chance to read about the amazing author and also a chance to win BIG, by using the Rafflecopter entries.
Today, meet the author Amanda Bennett. I enjoyed talking with her and listening to her story of how she became a writer. It seemed everyone I talked to enjoyed writing for most of their lives. It just comes naturally.
I loved her book covers! They were some of the most beautiful I'd ever seen. 


Please see her BIO:

 

"I am as the old saying goes... "Never judge a book by it's cover".... unless of course that cover is awesome:) No, in all actuality I have been fortunate enough to be a million different people in my stories and books, and I am grateful everyday that I get to do the thing that I love the most. I am a hopeless romantic at heart and I do believe in happy endings. I also believe that it takes a bit of bad experiences and rough roads to get you there, but in the end I strongly believe it is worth it. I am "THAT" person who does believe that everything happens for a reason:)

Amanda currently lives in Utah with her many men (her husband, two little boys, and two dogs). She is an avid San Francisco 49ers and Dexter fan. In high school she developed a love for writing and story telling, and in the past couple years has made it her passion, as she just released her ninth book." 
You will also find her on Goodreads.
Amanda Bennett

Friday, April 11, 2014

Winning! Winning! Winning! with J. Sterling


Welcome to The Locker and a special feature for the next two weeks. This past Saturday, I had the awesome opportunity to attend and volunteer at the Houston Author Event, hosted by Emily Lalone, owner of Lalone Marketing. I met ten amazing authors and for the next ten business days, I will focus one author. You get the chance to read about the amazing author and also a chance to win BIG, by using the Rafflecopter entries.
Today, meet the author Jenn Sterling: In her words--
“Writing books that mean something to me is a million times better than working for my ass off for someone who doesn't really care about anything other than the bottom line.
My soul feels more satisfied.
My heart, more full.
So thank you for reading, loving and recommending the stories I write.
I appreciate it more than you know. :)”
After meeting her, I know it’s true. Her tenacity and never give up attitude inspired me. She even signed my writing book- “write- Don’t Quit” J So, That’s what I’m going to do. Please check out her sports inspired books in The Perfect Game series.




You will also find her on Goodreads.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Winning! Winning! Winning! It's the Talented SC Stephens

SC Stephens


Welcome to The Locker and a special feature for the next two weeks. This past Saturday, I had the awesome opportunity to attend and volunteer at the Houston Author Event, hosted by Emily Lalone, owner of Lalone Marketing. I met ten amazing authors and for the next ten business days, I will focus one author. You get the chance to read about the amazing author and also a chance to win BIG, by using the Rafflecopter entries.
Today, meet the author SC Stephens. Oh my goodness, the house was filled with T-Shirts proclaiming their undying devotion to Kellen Kyle. Even one of my besties wore her shirt!
S.C. Stephens is an independent author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.

Her first attempt at a full-length novel was Thoughtless. She wrote the angst-filled love triangle in early 2009 and published it that summer on FictionPress. Amazed and surprised by the response, more stories were quick to follow.

Conversion, the first novel in a three story vampire series, was released in the fall. Collision Course, a tragic, yet hopeful tale of love and loss was released in early 2010. The second Conversion novel came out next, along with It’s All Relative, a different take on a one night stand story.

In addition to writing, Stephens enjoys reading other people’s fabulous novels, loading up her iPod with writer’s block reducing music, heading out to the movie theaters, and spending quality time with her children.

You can contact Stephens at ThoughtlessRomantic@gmail.com


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Winning! Winning! Winning! With Jessica Sorensen


Welcome to The Locker and a special feature for the next two weeks. This past Saturday, I had the awesome opportunity to attend and volunteer at the Houston Author Event, hosted by Emily Lalone, owner of Lalone Marketing. I met ten amazing authors and for the next ten business days, I will focus one author. You get the chance to read about the amazing author and also a chance to win BIG, by using the Rafflecopter entries.
Today, meet the magical Jessica Sorensen a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of: The Secret of Ella and Micha, The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden, and Breaking Nova, which are New Adult Contemporary novels.  

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writes Paranormal series, including the Fallen Star Series, Shattered Promises, Darkness Falls, and the Death Collectors. She loves writing and reading and is an avid watcher of TV series The Vampire Diaries and Modern Family.  An immense music lover,  Jessica immerses herself in her music as she writes.  She has a broad taste in music, and a list of favorite songs that goes on for miles!  A few of her current favorite bands are Chevelle, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Brand New, Death Cab for Cutie, Flight 409, and Nirvana.  Some of Jessica’s favorite “watch it over, and over again” movies include Anywhere but Here, Juno, Pride and Prejudice, The Hangover, and Bad Teacher.
You will also find her on Goodreads

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday Tales is a Little Sour to go with Sweet

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to Tuesday Tales. I introduce you to a brand new spicy WIP I have going. My new series is entitled, The Fantasy Leagues.  Our prompt today is the word "lemon", and I will be adding some humor to the fruity word. Take a look:

“Seriously, I'll squirt lemon juice in your eye if you don't leave me alone.” I was not in the mood for tomfoolery. Tomfoolery? I like it, I must use it again soon, but out loud next time.
“Aww, don’t be like that, kitten.” Martin Matthew McDonald looked at me over the rim of his coffee mug. “Let me drink my coffee in peace and then I’ll leave, I promise.”
Why did you sleep over, again? Please refresh my memory.” I rubbed at my temples then added agave nectar to my tea.
“After the third go round with Hook, I was spent. You showed me mercy since I showed you such a good time.”
“Marty, it’s a little immature to refer to your penis by a nickname. But, yea, that’s right.”
“I’m not the only man out there giving a name to his magnificent member. By the way, sweet cheeks, there’s absolutely nothing emotional attached to my adult sleep over.”
“You can say that again, Marty.” I’ve always called him Marty. He was named after his father and it creeped me out to use his given name.
“Do I really have to?”
I gave him The Look. “Really, dude, it’s way too freaking early for humor. That’s strictly reserved for after regulation brunch times.”
“Look, kitten, I only see you once every couple of months, can’t you bench the bitchy? Or, at least pretend you like me being here until I leave.”
“How would you know I was pretending after you leave? Then, you might wonder if I was pretending the whole time, you know like faking it.”
“What makes you use a word like brunch anyway? Who has brunch these days?”
I ignored his question. People still have brunch, don’t they? “Well, here’s the deal, I’ve got to get to work soon. It’s draft day and you know how busy that gets.”
“I wouldn’t exactly know, I must take your word for it. You never let me help.” Marty took a longer sip of the now cooled coffee.
“Not mixing my personal friendships with business. It would never turn out well, and since I enjoy our bi-monthly sex summit, you will stay far away from my daily grind.”



 please check out our other talented authors' take on the citrusy delight- Lemon!