GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY: Kimberly Bernard, Author of Lost Prophecy: Awakening (@fictitiousfemme)

Today we welcome Kimberly Bernard to the blog!  Kimberly is the author of LOST PROPHECY: AWAKENING.

 

Guest Post

by Kimberly Bernard

I remember playing the telephone game in my high school drama class. You know, the game that starts with one person whispering a five-sentence story into someone’s ear? The story gets whispered through numerous students until the last student shares what they heard and everyone realizes the original story has become completely misrepresented.

There are many mysteries, enigmas, and myths that circulate from the past, to the present, and onto the future. Each generation adding, subtracting, or changing their version and passing it onto the next. Sometimes it is for the simple sake of entertainment, other times to instill fear, courage, comfort, hope, or a barrage of other emotions. No matter the reason, the stories continue. But are they really just stories? What if, just like the telephone game, stories were derived from actual facts, convoluted over time?

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GUEST POST: #CheatingNotCheating and I’m #SorryNotSorry by Linda Grimes, Author of All Fixed Up (@linda_grimes)

Today we welcome Linda Grimes to the blog!  Linda is the author of ALL FIXED UP, the latest release in the Ciel Halligan series.  And stay tuned tomorrow for Jena’s review of the book!

 

#CheatingNotCheating and I’m #SorryNotSorry

by Linda Grimes

It may shock you to learn that a respectable middle-aged married woman such as myself cheats on her husband all the time. It’s true. I do. All. The. Time. And I get away with it!

Don’t look at me like that. You do it, too. You know you do. Every time you open a book with an attractive guy (or gal–let’s not go making assumptions) in it, your mind can’t help but wander into what-if territory. It’s normal. It’s natural. That vicarious thrill is likely a huge part of why we read. And don’t try to tell me you only read to ennoble your spirit, or my eyes might glaze over. Ennobling spirits is a worthy goal, but please. Ever hear of multitasking? One can be ennobled and thrilled at the same time. The two things aren’t mutually exclusive.

Oh, and here’s little secret you might not have considered: Your significant other cheats on you, too. If not with a character from a book (let’s face it, not everyone is a reader), then with some smokin’ hot celebrity they happened to see on TV or in a movie. It’s just the way human brains are hardwired. If it makes you feel better, you can pretend that while your SO is #CheatingNotCheating on you, he or she is pretending the character is (essentially) you. I’m *ahem* certain that must be the case.

All Fixed Up

 

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GUEST POST: Danny’s Girlfriend II by Andrew Joyce, Author of Resolution (@huckfinn76)

My name is Andrew Joyce and I write books for a living. Jena has been kind enough to allow me a little space on her blog to promote my new novel RESOLUTION: Huck Finn’s Greatest Adventure.

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I think it’s a good book, but what do I know? Anyway, I’m kinda shy about tooting my own horn. So I think I’ll turn things over to my dog, Danny the Dog. He always has a bad attitude and usually does not speak highly of me. But please understand that we co-exist as the old Soviet Union and the United States co-existed. We tolerate each other. So without further ado, here’s Danny.

 

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GUEST POST: A Writer’s Life by J. Frank James, Author of Dead Money Run (@jfj_books)

A Writer’s Life

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So you have decided to finally write that book and you have discovered that it is not as bad as going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. That is not meant to be funny. I suspect that there are a lot of unwritten words out there because of that simple fear that you will be discovered as a person who has lost your mind. Well, just so you won’t feel alone, I have been accused of that more than once and I took it as a complement. That is why writing is a lonely life for some. But I have a secret that I want to share with you. Writing can be an escape. It can also be hell on earth. It all depends on how you look at it.

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GUEST POST: My Writing Journey by Leyla Kader Dahm, Author of Annabeth Neverending (@annabeth_egypt)

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I’m often asked how I became a writer. The funny thing is, that may have been an underlying dream, but it was never the plan. Instead, I earned a master’s in communication, hoping to do something somewhat practical with my life. Upon completing my degree, I moved to New York City for a PR internship at Comedy Central, where I spent my days responding to viewer letters and helping promote The Daily Show. The assistant to the head of the network happened to sit nearby, and she recommended a temp agency to contact when my internship was over.

She had a feeling they’d hook me up with an amazing next gig.

 

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