New Release: AMANDA’S PAYBACK

AMANDA’S PAYBACK

My crime/suspense novelette AMANDA’S PAYBACK is now available to readers from 29th October, 2017.

It can be found on the following websites:

Add it to your reading list from its GOODREADS Entry

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BARNES AND NOBLE

I-TUNES

and the AMAZON websites below

US

UK

CANADA

AUSTRALIA

GERMANY

NETHERLANDS

ITALY

FRANCE

SPAIN

JAPAN

INDIA

BRAZIL

MEXICO

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All my paid ebooks are now one price – 0.99c each

All of my paid eBooks are now 0.99c for readers based upon US price; any book, and of any length. Choose from my full-length novel THE GREAT HIGH SCHOOL LOVE GAME:

THE GREAT HIGH SCHOOL LOVE GAME

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MARIEL’S MARRIAGE MAYHEM

HARVEY HANDSOME

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PATRICIA’S HOLIDAY AFFAIR

MAXWELL SLADE HAS VANISHED

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MAN ON A MOTORBIKE

THE KIDNAPPER

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Cover Reveal: BEAUTIFUL BEAU MONTAGUE

And now for my final cover reveal for 2017…

BEAUTIFUL BEAU MONTAGUE

He was tall, handsome, with an alluring charm but one day, he disappeared from the spotlight, puzzling his many admirers in the process…Marisa Parlance idolizes actor Beau Montague, and has been disappointed since he left show business. She searches on the internet for him, and always comes up with nothing. Marisa’s friend Payton encourages her in her quest to find out more about Beau, but Marisa finds nothing but dead ends, inferring that Beau is deceased, or worse. Marisa takes the plunge to see if she can find Beau Montague where he was last spotted, but will her investigative work actually arrive at the truth, or not lead to anything at all?

BEAUTIFUL BEAU MONTAGUE will be available from late November, 2017 on your favourite online bookstore.

Guest Post: author Jan Romes discusses where she gets ideas for her books

Today I warmly welcome author Jan Romes again to Marcia’s Book Talk for a guest post. Jan will be discussing how she arrives at ideas for her books, which is a fascinating process indeed, and something all writers have a different take on, making this an endlessly fruitful topic. For more about this, I will now let Jan elaborate upon the details in her great essay below…

Jan Romes, formal author photograph

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Where Do You Get Your Ideas?

by Jan Romes

Recently, a relative tried to pin me down with this particular question. I grinned and said, “Ideas just pop in.” That answer wasn’t sufficient. She wanted more. ‘No, really. Where do you get them?’ As we rode around the campground on the golf cart, I explained more in-depth. (Her inquiry prompted this post.)

So here goes…

A hundred people can stare at an abstract painting and try to decide what the artist was trying to convey. Each person looking at it will most likely offer a different suggestion. Writers are kind of like that. We can look at a painting and form an opinion, which can morph into an idea for a story. The same thing can happen when we read a poem or newspaper article. All of us get a visual from something we see or hear, but writers take it one step further and add words to the mental picture.

My relative still couldn’t wrap her head around the notion stories come to me so easily. As we sipped on drinks and took in the sights and sounds of the campground, I told her a story was coming together at that very moment, which involved witness protection. She swiveled her body to look me in the eye. ‘You mean to tell me that riding around on the golf cart prompted a story about witness protection?’

TEXAS BOYS FALLING FAST series by Jan Romes

And so it goes. I’m currently writing that story.

Another question she needed an answer to was, ‘How can you write about a fashion designer or an OB/GYN, when you have little knowledge of those careers?’ My response, “Ideas are easy; research not so much. Character and plot development are more difficult as well.”

In our conversation, I gave other examples of where stories can be spawned from: unusual architecture, a new place I’ve visited, revisiting a place from the past, a dream that won’t let me alone, a person I’ve seen in the park, a person I’ve seen while shopping, the atmosphere in a restaurant – the list is endless and the opportunities to write about them are great.

At the end of our talk, she shook her head with a smile. ‘I still don’t understand, but I’ll take your word for it.’

I’m passionate about writing and I love to talk about the process. I might befuddle you with my answers, but I’ll always try to explain things the best I can.

I’ll leave you with this quote by Anais Nin, ‘We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.’

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Jan Romes links

Jan’s website

Jan’s Blog

Jan Romes on Twitter

Jan Romes on Facebook

Jan’s Amazon Author Page

Cover Reveal: AMANDA’S PAYBACK

Hi everyone,

Here is the cover reveal for AMANDA’S PAYBACK, adult psychological drama novelette due for release in late October, 2017. For more about my book, please read on…

Amanda Parkinson loves to shop at Johannsson’s, her favorite department store, but the staff there, specifically Magda, an older service assistant, have taken a dislike to her. Magda enlists the help of her lover, security guard Bellamy, to shame Amanda into not shopping there anymore. Matters take an unexpected turn when Amanda kidnaps Bellamy, aided by her brother Thomas, for a night of revenge, and humiliation, Bellamy will never forget…

AMANDA’S PAYBACK

My #FREE ebooks for readers

Five of my books are now #FREE on your favorite Amazon websites for your reading pleasure. Choose from a selection of romance, paranormal, comedy, inspirational, and flash fiction stories to add to your reading library. Click on each title to be taken to the book’s entry on Amazon US:

ADAM, MY GUARDIAN ANGEL

THE GRANDMOTHER’S MESSAGE

LOOKING BACK

SABRINA’S SURPRISE VISITOR

MANDY’S DREAM BEAU

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Cover Reveal: CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE

And now for a cover!

CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE by Marcia Carrington

CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE by Marcia Carrington

Here is the cover reveal for my upcoming comedy-romance novelette which will be available from August 2017, CHAMPAGNE CHARLIE. For more about my book, read on…

Margaret ‘Molly’ Hastings is a fan of TV personality Charlie Castle, following his life religiously, to the amusement of roommate Gina. A competition is held where the winner wins an evening with Charlie which Molly refuses to participate in, but she does a dummy recording with Gina. Molly believes Charlie would never give her the light of day, but Gina has other ideas. When Gina sends the recording into the competition, Molly is furious with her, and things become even more heated when Molly turns out to be one of the two finalists. When Molly sees the other contender her heart sinks, as the girl is tall, blond and beautiful, unlike herself, being short and ordinary looking. The other girl’s insults become too much for Molly, and she runs away from the contest, to Charlie’s disillusionment. Will Charlie follow her, or choose the other contestant instead of Molly, her dream shattered forever?

Marcia