Category: Author Guest Post

Paige Tyler’s Top 5 Favorite Places To Write

Paige Tyler’s Top 5 Favorite Places To Write

Posted December 1, 2015 by Jennifer in Author Guest Post, Blog Tour | 3 Comments

Top 5 Favorite Places To Write My go-to location to write is on the couch in our living room with QVC on TV (volume down), while listening to my iPad either playing music or the Jim Rome Show (on iHeart Radio). My fur baby is typically sitting on the back of the couch right beside me looking over my shoulder and beta reading as I write. That’s where I get the lion’s share of my book writing done, but sometimes you can’t always write where you want to. Deadlines are deadlines no matter where you are, so I’ve gotten used to taking my laptop everywhere I go. Even if I’m not necessarily “writing” on my stories, I’m always thinking about them. In fact, sometimes when […]


A Preternatural Thanksgiving with DJ Jaco

A Preternatural Thanksgiving with DJ Jaco

Posted November 25, 2015 by Jennifer in Author Guest Post | 23 Comments

A Preternatural Thanksgiving with DJ Jaco I’m a wizard, not a cook. I heat up potions in my microwave and stir together charms on my stovetop. Thanks to a couple of grenades set off by an undead serial killer, my house burned down and I’m living in the half-finished shell of my late father’s gutted house in one of New Orleans’ Katrina zones. Which I don’t say to make you feel sorry for me, but simply to explain that I can’t cook worth a damn. So my half-finished kitchen seemed a good excuse to invite some friends over for a potluck Thanksgiving. I envisioned a traditional New Orleans feast: fried turkey pumped up with Cajun spices and dripping with savory juices; rich, savory oyster stuffing; […]


Jennifer Estep Enlightens Us on How a Book is Edited

Jennifer Estep Enlightens Us on How a Book is Edited

Posted October 21, 2015 by Jennifer in Author Guest Post | 11 Comments

Greetings! First of all, I want to say thanks to Jennifer for hosting me on her blog again. Thanks so much!   So today Jennifer asked me to talk a little bit about the book production process and what some of the various publishing terms mean. Revisions, line edits, copy edits, page proofs … it can get confusing when you hear an author talk about all these things. So here’s a rundown of what these terms mean and the general process that an author and her book goes through before you see the finished book on the shelves. I’ve included some examples of things that I’ve been asked on my various books, including Dark Heart of Magic, the second book in my Black Blade young […]


Cover Reveal: Wrapped in Lace by Prescott Lane

Cover Reveal: Wrapped in Lace by Prescott Lane

Posted October 8, 2015 by Jonetta in Author Guest Post | 0 Comments

      “I sat back and studied the canvas.  I’d finally gotten it right — the way his lips turn up in that smile that makes both my heart and panties melt.  It had taken me over a dozen tries to get it just perfect, but I finally had.  Unfortunately, I didn’t feel any better.  I thought if I could capture Drew’s smile on my canvas, my pain would somehow lessen.  Because I’d always have his image, that his leaving me wouldn’t hurt so bad.  It hadn’t worked.  The pain in my heart was just as sharp, just as overwhelming as it was yesterday and the day before.  I knew I’d never get over him.  I knew it like I knew the deep blue […]


Release Day! Gone to Die by Stacy Green

Release Day! Gone to Die by Stacy Green

Posted June 23, 2015 by Jonetta in Author Guest Post | 3 Comments

AVAILABLE TODAY: The third book in Stacy Green‘s darkly thrilling, intensely psychological series about child-advocate-turned-killer-vigilante Lucy Kendall. Fans of Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl), Lisa Gardner (Detective D. D. Warren and FBI Profiler series), and Karin Slaughter (Blindsighted) will find themselves ruthlessly sucked into the tortured mind of serial avenger Lucy Kendall as she goes after those who hurt the most defenseless members of society. Lucy Kendall can no longer run from her own dark truth. Locked inside the torment of her mind, she’s struggling to find a reason to stay alive. Until Chris Hale vanishes after a confrontation with his mother–serial killer Mary Weston. With only a puddle of blood in the snow and a few cryptic email messages left as a trail, Lucy must […]


Answers for Julie by Cate Beauman Launch & Giveaway

Answers for Julie by Cate Beauman Launch & Giveaway

Posted June 18, 2015 by Jonetta in Author Guest Post | 6 Comments

The Inspiration Behind Answers For Julie I often get my story ideas from watching crime documentaries, but the plot for Answers For Julie came together after I read some sobering FBI statistics in a magazine about the odds of a missing child coming home. Unfortunately, many children are lost forever. The wheels began spinning quickly after that, and a few weeks later, the story was well on its way. I hope you enjoy Julie and Chase as much as I enjoyed writing them! ~ Cate    Excerpt “Good night.” She turned on her side as Becky left and snuggled into her covers, listening to the music from downstairs while she stared at the white lights twinkling on the baby Christmas tree she and mommy had decorated […]


Katie Reus Shares Her Top 4 Narrators

Katie Reus Shares Her Top 4 Narrators

Posted June 3, 2015 by Jennifer in Author Guest Post, JIAM | 15 Comments

  Thanks so much to Jennifer for inviting me here today to chat about one of my favorite mediums for books! Years ago I used to listen to audiobooks only when on a road trip. I’d get a CD set from Cracker Barrel at the start of any trip (I listened to some great Linda Howard books that way!) and be good to go. About 6 years ago I got an iPod shuffle and discovered a much better way to listen to audiobooks. I also discovered some new authors and series’ that I’m still addicted to including Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series and Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series (though after listening to the first one I devoured the rest in print because I was too […]


What dead would Darynda Jones like to have dinner with?

What dead would Darynda Jones like to have dinner with?

Posted May 19, 2015 by Jennifer in Author Guest Post | 18 Comments

DINNER WITH THE DEAD   Of course, my top picks for a dinner party with those who have preceded us into the afterlife would consist exclusively of writers. While this list is nowhere near exhaustive, this dinner would be a dream come true.   AYN RAND The first book I read by Ms. Rand was a dystopian called Anthem, and it just blew me away. I’d never read anything like it. Been rather obsessed by her ever since.  Besides being a novelist, Ayn was a philosopher, a playwright, and a screenwriter, and she developed her own philosophical vision and movement called Objectivism. I’d invite her to dinner to ask her about her extraordinary life, her migration from Russia to the US in the 1920s, and […]