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Posted Feb 9 2016 in , , ,

Cac2-wYW0AA7grVThanks to KAK for posting on Sunday, while I was off at Daytona Beach watching ripped young men from the Embry Riddle Air Force ROTC do crunches. Oh, and being on panels, etc., at the Coastal Magic Convention. Damn, I love my job!

Thus, I’m over at Word Whores on a rare Tuesday talking about our topic this week of our favorite writing apps. What do you *really* need to be a writer? Find out from us!

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Forbidden Romance and Fictional Bar Names!

Posted Feb 2 2016 in , , , ,

12573673_1031344770255657_394058623659722734_nFirst off, big congrats today to bestie and all-around lovely person and Zen influence on my life, Anne Calhoun, on the release of THE SEAL’S SECRET LOVER today! This novella kicks off a super sexy romantic suspense series of three novellas and three novels. I’ve been in on the brainstorming and these are unique storylines with Anne’s trademark high-stakes emotional angst. Here’s the blurb for this one: 

Logistics director Rose Powell agreed to chaperone her grandmother on a guided tour of Roman ruins on one condition: her brother Jack would come with her. But when Jack backs out, his best friend and fellow SEAL Keenan Parker takes his place. Without a working cell phone, Rose’s orderly world drifts into dreamy days and hot, secret nights in Keenan’s bed. Keenan left the Navy but never made it any farther than Istanbul, much less to a viable future. Until he does, he’ll show Rose things she didn’t know about herself. Can he give his heart and his future to the woman he promised his best friend he’d never touch?

See what I mean? Go snag it now!

A woman's torso, naked but for a wrap of crimson velvetIn other news, last week I finished drafting my story for the upcoming DEVIL’S DOORBELL anthology. In the course of writing, I discovered I needed to name the bar that the heroine frequents. So, I posted this to Facebook:

Okay folks, I need to name a bar. Contemporary U.S. Something in the name should evoke heaven, hell, angels, demons, the devil. Anything along those lines. And… go!

I got over 150 suggestions, counting duplicates!

Of course, I couldn’t use all the names and there were so many great ones, I thought I’d share them here. Feel free to use! In fact, please DO, because it took me *way* too long to sort these…

A Dimensional portal

Ace of Spades

Afterlife

Angel’s Roost

Apocalypse.

Armageddon

Asylum

Baal’s Asylum

Bedlam

Beyond Good and Evil

Bitchbox,

Black Star

Bob’s Road Kill Grill – “You kill ’em, we grill ’em!”

Brimstone’s.

Broken Halo

Carrie Nation’s Delight

Cemetery Gates

Chains

Cherubz.

Church

Club Beyond, . 

Communion

Constantine’s Smoke

Crooked Halo

Dam Site Inn

Dante

Dante’s

Dante’s Circle

Dante’s Fire

Dastardly Spirits

Devil’s Backbone

Devil’s Dew

DewDropInn

Diluted Atheist

Duality

Elohim’s Den

Elysia

Elysian Fields

Elysium

End of days

Exodus

Fallen Saints

Firewater Shack

Flaming Wings

Forbidden Fruit

Gargoyle.

Genesis

Gethsemane

Hades

Hades by Nigh

Handbasket,

Heaven & Hell

Helen Back

Hell Raisers.

Hell with the Lid Off

Hell’s Half Acre

Hell’s Kitchen,

Hellvard

Hemingway’s Delight

Holy Spirit

Horn & Clove

Horns ‘n Halos

I Like It Like That

Inferno

Judgement Day,

Last supper steakhouse

Limbo

Lividicus

Lost Soul Watering Hole,

Lost Souls

Lucifer

Lucifer’s Pub

Lucifer’s Taphouse

Mephistopheles Mezzanine

Nailed Spirits

Nexus

Old Scratch’s

Pagan Spirits

Paradise Lost

Pearly’s gate

Pentagrams

Perdition

Preach,

Purgatory

Rahab’s Roadhouse

Reality Rehab

Revelations

River Styx

Sacrificial Blood

Saints & Sinners

Sam’s Fight Tavern

Satanic Bites.

Satan’s Tavern,

Seraphic

Sinnerville,

Soul and Sacrifice

Soul-stealers bar and grille.

Spirits.

Stone Club Baby Head

Streetcleaner

Styx and Stones

Tavern in the Circle

The Abyss

The Altar

The Chamber,

The Crossroads

The Crypt

The Devil’s Fork

The Devil’s living room.

The Devil’s Waterhole

The Emerald Cross

The Fallen

The Hourglass

The Inferno

The Last Judgement

The Morningstar

The Nailed Redeemer

The Ninth Circle

The Office

the Redeemed Soul

The Rogue Angel

The Serpent’s Tavern

The Seventh Circle

The Stygian Crypt

The Tarnished Halo

The Third Ring

The Trilogy,

The Y’all Come Back Saloon

Tomb

Underworld.

Unknown Redemption

Unrepentant Spirits

Vodun’s Delight

Wings

Wish

 

 

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Writing to the Market – Is It *Always* Anathema?

Posted Jan 31 2016 in , , ,

lookout quail This is like one of those “Can you spot the X?” photos. Can you spot the quail in this pic? While the others in the covey are scratching around and eating, one will get in a high spot and be the lookout for predators. At first I thought I hadn’t gotten a good photo – several were out of focus – and then I zoomed in and wow!

Love how he’s looking right at me, too. lookout quail crop

I’m over at Word Whores today, talking about when you *should* write to the market

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