The Secret To Writing A Book In One Easy Step


As if ...


Exactly this ....


 My own (personal, messy, but 11 successful books later) process...



Moral of the story: the secret to writing a book in one easy step is to sit your butt in the computer chair and just do it! 

Happy writing!
Leigh
www.leighcourt.com



Another New Cover- Silken Canvas

If you've been following my posts here, you know that two of my publishers have closed their doors and I've received the right back to all my titles. I'm in the process of getting them ready to re-release and part of that process is getting new covers. And part of THAT process, was learning how to design covers myself.

If you like your romances on the steamy but still emotional side, and you didn't read it while it was available from Samhain, I'd like to recommend Silken Canvas.

Brendan Cole burst onto the art scene in a blaze, creating amazing works of art from beautiful women. Recently, though, reviews suggest that his brilliance is burning out. The tortured artist arranges a meeting with his ex-lover and muse, who’d walked out on him years before. He’s certain that they can once again create the breathtaking images that will silence the critics forever.

When Ashley Mancuso runs into Brendan at an art gallery, their attraction is as hot as ever. Though she swore to never again take second place to his art, she finds herself agreeing to an impromptu photo shoot. Once in front of his lens, five long years of suppressing her kinky side melts away—and shakes her resolve to keep it strictly business.

One spellbinding session after another makes it impossible to resist talking of fantasies and long-buried desires. But when pain and pleasure get all mixed up with reality, the fears and insecurities that drove them apart create a rift wide enough for danger to find its way in…

Here's the new cover:



And the new buy links :
Amazon   Other vendors

I have to admit this is one of my favorite titles (just don't tell my other books - they all think they're my favorite! lol)

Natasha
www.natashamoore.com



Cougar Undercover! Coming the end of June! Taming the Wild Cougar now in Audible!

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I'm nearly halfway there! Hopefully, the book will be published by the end of June!
This is Sheriff Dan Steinacker's story! He's signs on the dotted line until death do us part and it might be sooner than he thinks...

And Taming the Wild Cougar is now in audiobook!! https://www.amazon.com/Taming-Wild-Cougar-Heart-Book/dp/B071NWQ8Q4

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/taming-the-wild-cougar-terry-spear/1122410324?ean=2940151043960
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Taming-Wild-Cougar-Heart-Book-ebook/dp/B012PQGRUS
Amazon UK:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Taming-Wild-Cougar-Heart-Book-ebook/dp/B012PQGRUS
Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/Taming-Wild-Cougar-Heart-Book-ebook/dp/B012PQGRUS/
Amazon AU:http://www.amazon.com.au/Taming-Wild-Cougar-Heart-Book-ebook/dp/B012PQGRUS/
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/taming-the-wild-cougar
iBook https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/taming-the-wild-cougar/id1035143561
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_Taming_the_Wild_Cougar?id=9W0lDAAAQBAJ

Cougar shifter, Dr. Kate Parker, is planning her annual camping vacation alone this year. She runs into trouble before she even starts her trip in the form of one wounded, hot cougar undercover cop—or so he says. He’s not going along with just her tender loving care because he came into town as a cougar, and he needs her help to get him back to where he can take up the search to look for an arms dealer, who just happens to be a cougar too.

Leyton Hill slipped into the unlocked, darkened clinic, figuring his luck had just changed. Except he doesn’t plan for the good doctor to be napping in her office. Taking him on her vacation wasn’t in the plan, and taking her hostage, hadn’t been either, but now she’s stuck with him until he can get back to his mission and the chase at hand. It appears the roles have reversed and who’s holding whom hostage now?

Off to write! Have a great one!!!

Terry Spear
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears

Happy Mother's Day!!

To new and old and in between, and to expecting mothers whose worlds will be forever changed.

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Have a great one!

Terry Spear
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears

Rolling Stones to Tour Europe in Fall 2017

Exciting news!! On Tuesday the Rolling Stones announced a new tour of Europe...


Sep 09 Hamburg DE
Sep 12 München DE
Sep 16 Spielberg AT
Sep 20 Zürich CH
Sep 23 Lucca IT
Sep 27 Barcelona ES
Sep 30 Amsterdam NL
Oct 03 København DK
Oct 09 Düsseldorf  DE
Oct 12 Stockholm SE
Oct 15 Arnhem NL
Oct 19 Paris FR
Oct 22 Paris FR

I feel a possible trip coming on... maybe to Italy in September?  Wonder if I can drag Leigh Court along...

How about you? Is there one musical group you'd follow anywhere? The Stones was the first band I ever saw in concert (my parents took me to see them when I was twelve years old) and since then I've been obsessed, er, I mean infatuated with them, travelling to different cities and countries to see them play :) 

Hmm. Better check to make sure my passport is up-to-date... Ciao!

Until next month,
Jenna
www.jennaives.com 



Naked Chest Pop-Up Sale! Act Now

Show me the Muscle! This pop-up sale features only books that have a naked male chest on the cover. What's not to love about that? But hurry. The sale only lasts through May 12.

Most books are sale prices at 99 cents (but not all). Some are on Kindle Unlimited. Even if you don't do anything but ogle at the gorgeous chests, what have you got to lose?


This is my book that's on sale. Seduced by the Billionaire (which is known as Eclipse of the Heart on ibooks).
 
Blurb: Pretty woman in reverse? To save her sister, Amanda takes a high-paying job with a hot billionaire, but he thinks he's hired a new mistress.



Excerpt: 
"I’m not attracted to you!" Amanda's breath strangled in her throat as she fought a moan. She'd known it was a mistake to allow her new boss, Logan Winter, to book them into the same hotel room, even if it was a two-bedroom suite. 

"Are you sure about that?" Logan asked.

His tongue licked her lips and her mouth fell open, without any decision on her part. He swept in, and this time he kissed her hard. So hard she had to kiss him back. So hard that their tongues couldn't avoid tangling. So hard that it was only natural for his arms to sweep around her and crush her to him.

She tasted whiskey on his tongue, smelled heat on his skin, and heard murmurs of approval in his throat.

No, she wasn’t sure about anything. Except the fact that she couldn’t do this. She couldn’t be thinking about twining her legs around his waist, or falling back on the plush sofa and turning it into a bed.
 His mouth moved down her neck as he pressed kisses both hard and tender to her. He bit her where her neck met her shoulder, just as his roaming hands feathered over her breasts. Her purse fell to the floor, and the thump registered a wake-up call.

 "Logan," she said, struggling to repeat the words. Lie or not, she had to say them to stop this dangerous madness. "I’m not attracted to you."
 
 He released her just enough to look down at her. "So why are your nipples hard?"

"Because you’ve been manhandling them!"

His half smile showed, though his face looked a little strained. "Yeah, technically I suppose they have been handled by a man. With great pleasure."

"I've had a long day." If she didn't get out of this room, she might grab him. "I'd like to retire to my room. Will you need me tonight for work?"

He raised his brows. "Yes, I will need you," he said firmly. "Perhaps you’d like to change into something more comfortable?" He glanced at his watch. "Shall we say half-an-hour?"

"Fine." She suppressed a sigh. He had told her this would be her first night on the job. "Though I don’t need to change," she added. "What will you want me to do?"

His gaze, which had been lingering on her breasts, snapped to her face.

"Amanda, you’re a sharp woman. Right from the beginning I liked that about you."

She took a step back. "Your point is?"

"Look, unless you’re wearing a plaid skirt and knee socks, the ingénue approach isn’t my thing."

"The ingénue approach?" He’d reduced her to a parrot.
 
"The dumb, innocent act. Even in the right outfit, it wouldn’t be my first choice."

"I …" She opened and closed her mouth. Words failed her. Had she taken a job with a pervert? Damn! It had seemed so perfect! "What are you talking about?"

"Are you new at this?" he demanded, his eyes narrowing as he looked down at her. "Because I’ve told the agency I want only experienced women. And no games."

"You know exactly what my experience is. And if you don’t like to play games, then stop speaking in riddles. Just tell me plainly what you want."

"Fine." He jerked his hand toward her. "Get undressed."


Readers say:
"Wonderful read - fast paced, intense, funny, witty and filled with heart wrenching consequences that make Logan who he is. For a fun but heart tugging romp, give this novel a try!"

Show Me the Muscle Sale!!



 

Mother's Day Giveaway!!



I'm taking part in a great Mother's Day giveaway. It's easy to enter for a chance to win 8 signed print books. I'll be signing a copy of Choose Me to send to the lucky winner. There's a great selection of books in this giveaway! You may find some new favorites!

And as an update - with the release of Lucky Me, I've changed up the covers. The print books still have the old covers for the time being, but if you see the ebooks out and about, these are the new covers, They're the same books, just with a brighter, cleaner look. I hope you guys like them!







And don't forget to enter the contest!  Good luck!


Natasha

Having a Fantasy Filled Day

Lady of the Castle
A young woman in medieval dress and a white horse

The Magic of Inherian: Scepter of Salvation, Book 1

Ebook By Terry Spear
Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Princess Talamaya turned 18 in the human kingdom of Damar, just like her twin brother. Only when she comes of age, she must wed the king’s choice. When her brother comes of age, he’s allowed to sit on the council. But everything changes when a wizard pits beast and man against each other in Inherian–all because of the loss of the Scepter of Salvation and she must return it to their kingdom.
Princess Talamaya and her friends, Lady Kersta and Lady Mexia, must retrieve the Scepter of Salvation when her brother is poisoned.Visions plague Talamaya of a world beyond her own, of a destiny she has to fulfill.But the barbarian king is also after the scepter, and the black-hearted wizard who is trying to gain control will do anything to keep them from retrieving it.
She must free a knight from his madness.
Help a female dwarf escape from the dwarven mines.
Aid an Amazon fighting the Dark Elves.
Rescue even the barbarian king.
Save a crusty old dwarf from the wolves of Elan Pass.
And outwit the dark wizard once more.
Above all else, she must always take the path of righteousness.
 
Which is much easier said than done.
 
Kobo
 Audible
 
Guardian of the Secret Garden
She has to learn her magic skills to save their world, but if she can’t attend the school of magic, how will she ever be able to aid them?

The Magic of Inherian: The Mage of Monrovia, Book 2


An apprentice of the mage they had destroyed earlier, now threatens Inherian once again. But when Mexia arrives at Langdon to become school trained, she learns the school will not permit a woman to attend. But she must destroy the mage’s apprentice, and she cannot do so without the training. She must use the magic she has learned to discover a way to defeat the apprentice before it is too late.
Mexia has already done much more than most school- trained mages when she and her companions had gone in search of the scepter of salvation. But now one of the apprentices of the evil wizard they had destroyed, has stolen his spell book and plans to take up where he had left off, and she has to try and stop him.
Mexia believes the only way for her to defeat the mage is to become school trained like he was with the eventual goal of becoming a high wizard–the first of her kind in Inherian. But the current headmaster denies her entrance because she’s a woman. Though if she can get the former headmaster’s recommendation, she may attend.
And that’s the beginning of the trouble.
First, there’s the wizard.
Then, the immovable headmaster.
And then, the circle of misfortunes.
It all goes downhill from there…
 
 
Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Terry_Spear_The_Mage_of_Monrovia?id=GPwlAwAAQBAJ
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/mage-of-monrovia/id1155745068?mt=11
Audible
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When I saw this dwarf in the gardens, I thought of my fantasy trilogy. Which, I need to still finish. The story is: I wrote the first two, had the idea for the third, couldn't sell the first two, this was in the dinosaur time before ebooks and indie publishing, and so I put it on hold. THEN, I sold other books to publishers and was so busy writing them, and new books, and more new series, and more and more and more, and...well, you get the idea, don't you?



I have started on it, but I have edits on Flight to finish today, need to finish writing Bounty, and I've been thinking about Billionaire.

*sigh*



But right after this, it's time to reread Flight and make sure it's ready to turn in.

I did finally plant the flowers this morning, and dug up some of the grass. I need to keep working on that though. :)  And I saw a hummingbird flying around the birdseed feeders. The flowers I planted are all hummingbird flower plants and butterflies love them too.

Some days I want to just slip into a fantasy.

Enjoy your day!!! Hope that it is just as magical. :) 

Terry Spear
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears

Lords of the Highlands 7 book bundle release!

Welcome to the LORDS OF THE HIGHLANDS re-release collection – a melding of hearts and swords, of passion and power, and of great heroes and heroines born and bred in the highlands of Scotland. Lose yourself in the majesty and romance of this great historical romance collection brought to you by seven top historical romance authors.

FREE in Kindle Unlimited or only .99 cents to buy!

This limited edition bundle includes:

DEEP INTO DARKNESS by Kathryn Le Veque: Based on “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, this story involves a hunky highlander, his lovely wife, a dark and creepy castle on the Scotland coast, and chains rattling in the night….

TAKEN BY THE HIGHLANDER by Eliza Knight: A warrior on a mission falls for a lady who has sworn off love.

A LOVE THROUGH TIME By Terri Brisbin: An archway in time...A man in search of his future in the past...A woman who holds the key.

MY FIERCE HIGHLANDER by Vonda Sinclair: Gwyneth, a scandalous English lady banished to the Highlands of Scotland, and Alasdair, an injured enemy chief, join forces against her malicious and violent family. As the danger and conflict surrounding them escalate, the two discover an explosive passion neither of them expected.

TAMING THE WILD HIGHLANDER by Terry Spear: Edana is searching for her missing brothers and that leads Angus into a faux marriage with her, dungeons and more trouble than he ever thought possible. So why is the bewitching, fiery-haired lass making him think of marrying her for real?

KILTS AND KISSES by Victoria Roberts: Her only refuge is in the arms of her enemy.

HIGHLAND MOON by Gwyn Brodie: He held her life in his hands. She held his soul.

FREE in Kindle Unlimited or only .99 cents to buy!

Read a free chapter from my book!

Thanks!
Vonda
www.vondasinclair.com
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On Being a Grandparent...




Everyone said it would be the best thing in the world.

And it is!

Off to write. My weeks are taken up with cuddling with grandbaby, walking her when she's fussy, taking her on buggy walks with her mama, and taking pictures, while trying to get my word count in.

You see--this is the culmination of romance!

Have a great one!

Terry
“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
Connect with Terry Spear:
Website: http://www.terryspear.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear
Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears

England's Smallest Castle is for Sale. Interested?

I saw this ad recently, and had to share it with you:

Britain’s smallest castle is up for grabs, and it could be yours!

Molly’s Lodge, a Grade II listed castle, sits on a 0.61-acre plot of land near the village of Long Compton in Warwickshire. Originally a gatehouse for the Weston Park Estate on the northern edge of the Cotswolds, Molly’s Lodge was built by the famous British architect, Edward Blore, in the 1830s. The very same guy who was in charge of restoring Lambeth Palace and extending Buckingham Palace for Queen Victoria.

Inside, it’s a fully functioning home, with one bedroom, a bathroom, living room, decorative spiral staircase and dining room complete with mullion windows and cast iron Victorian fireplace.

For those seriously interested, it costs £550,000 ($680,515 in American dollars). Have you been saving your pennies? 
 
Molly's Lodge

Pond and grounds
Courtyard
Kitchen
Living room
Bedroom

For those dreaming of living the quaint English lifestyle (or for more information) go here: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-43398093.html

Until next month!
Leigh