Editors Can Be Writers, Too

G’day folks,

As often as I post for my authors, for their releases, for their contracts, for their small and large victories in the publishing industry, I have yet to post for myself. It didn’t even occur to me really. But my editing self is still a part of my writing self. A bit. I still believe they are very different disciplines, but I also believe both personas complement each other. I have learned immensely from my own authors, yet keep the integrity of the writing of which I demand of them in my own. I hope so, at least.

So, without further ado, I’d love to tell you about my own recent release. IN TOUCH a New Adult rugby romance. This bad boy is still at 99cents until Sunday, October 11th so you might want to scoop it up now! Or FREE for Kindle Unlimited. AMAZON 

Rugby is the HOTTEST sport out there, beyond doubt. Many of you might not realize it now, but I aim to show you that it is. 😉

Sexy. Passionate. Fierce.

Irish rugby star, Padraig O’Neale, has fecked up his life and is one angry man. When caught using a banned substance for his back pain, Padraig is excused from both his provincial club and the Irish International team. Right before World Cup selection. Out of choices, his agent convinces Padraig to play for a small American club in Michigan. Just until things settle down. But when Coach asks the team physical therapist, Gillian Sommersby, to help the newest Blues player with his issues, Padraig finds himself trying every wacky treatment out there from stinky salves to music to yoga. Like her therapies, the therapist herself is a bit…odd. The cute college grad in Converse and glasses doesn’t seem all that impressed with Padraig’s celebrity status, nor gives a shite about his excuses. As it turns out, she might be exactly what he needs…

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Authored Ink

Hi folks, a good friend and colleague of mine has started a new business for indie authors. I’ve worked with her and can recommend her services. She’s talented and professional. Renee has also listed me on the site as an endorsed editor! If you use Authored Ink for any of your publishing services, I’ll give you a discount on the editing 😉

Two New Releases by T.S.Joyce

I’m a little behind but can’t keep up with her sometimes!

Another two great releases from T.S. Joyce. Lowlander Silverback and the Last Immortal Dragon. It has been such a pleasure working with Ms. Joyce on these books! A big congratulations to her again!

AMAZON – Lowlander Silverback

AMAZON – Last Immortal Dragon

Release – Gray Back Broken Bear by T.S. Joyce

Congrats to T.S. Joyce on the completion of another great series. The long awaited Gray Back Broken Bear is live!

Easton Novak is hiding something fearsome inside of him. An unconventional upbringing has turned his inner grizzly into a berserker—one who has all but destroyed his humanity. Being around people isn’t easy. Not when he doesn’t understand any of their reactions, or half of what they’re saying. And if he can convince his alpha he’s half sane, he just might let Easton live. But when the raven from Easton’s childhood shows up at his door again, he knows he’s slowly sinking into a madness he can’t come back from.
She’s not real.
She can’t be.

Raven shifter, Aviana King, is terrified of bears. They’re her people’s natural enemy, but she hasn’t been able to forget the bear cub she befriended all those years ago. Faced with a loveless courtship she doesn’t want, she visits Easton just to see if the sparking feelings she felt for him when they were kids are still there. The only problem is, he thought she was just a friendly raven all those years ago, and now he doesn’t recognize her human form at all. But as she searches for the courage to approach him and his terrifying Gray Back Crew, it becomes clear that the sweet silver bear cub from her childhood has grown into a powerful, dominant, barely-controlled monster grizzly.
Now, the greatest threat to Aviana’s life is the man she loves.
He isn’t Easton Novak anymore.
He’s Beaston.

Release – Surviving Terranue by Liza O’Connor

Congratulations to another author, Liza O’Connor for the release of the third book in her The Multiverses series Surviving Terranue!

Leading a colony of frightened people on a new world is rarely easy. The human colonists of Terranue have as their leader, Tamsarandem, the only Soul-bond of Three that has ever existed. Unfortunately, some perceive the innate kindness in the shaman’s choice of leaders as a weakness, thus, challenges begin. From the moment they arrive on the planet, self-survival instincts take hold among the people, putting everyone at risk. 
To survive, they must act for the good of the colony rather themselves, even when their natural instincts tell them to do the opposite. First, they must befriend the dominant intelligent life form on the planet, long-haired blue cattle, only slightly smaller than the blue bull Tamsarandem brought with them. Second, they must find a way to survive three of the planet’s five seasons. Otherwise, they’ll be baked, frozen, and pummeled to death. Third, they must protect themselves from the giant bears, saber-tooth lions, and T. rexes that roam their planet. But worst of all, deep within the planet, a seed of evil grows, waiting to devour every living creature on the surface. 
Every day in their new paradise is a challenge to survive. Despite all the advantages the Gods have provided, success is neither easy nor certain, and people are rarely as good as they need to be. 



Summertime Submissions Call

Currently, Lyrical Press, Lyrical Shine are looking to acquire innovative new fiction in all romance genres (especially suspense and stories with unique settings), compelling psychological fiction and thrillers, women’s fiction, YA, new adult, and cozy mysteries.

Lyrical Underground is looking for non-romance manuscripts or manuscripts with romantic elements but the main storyline in horror, psychological thriller, or suspense. 

This sub call is good for three months from today July 14, 2015. Email full manuscript and 2-3 page synopsis to me, Corinne, at cdemaagd@gmail.com and cc Martin Biro at mbiro@kensingtonbooks.com

Happy Writing!
Corinne

Release: Bear the Heat (Fire Bears Book 3)

Congrats to T.S. Joyce on her release BEAR THE HEAT! The final book in her Fire Bears series has already gone bestseller!

Cora Wright is walking a fine line between standing up for what’s right, and keeping her job secure. As a local news reporter, her need to defend the Breck Crew of newly outed bear shifters risks everything she loves about her life. But when she meets Boone Keller, tatted up bad boy bear shifter, her world tilts dangerously on its axis. And the more he lets her into his secret life, the harder she falls for a man she isn’t supposed to love. 

If Boone wants to keep the fiery news reporter he’s been secretly coveting safe, the friend-zone is where she’ll have to stay. He’s been doing a bang-up job of avoiding the woman who has been publicly rallying for his crew, but a chance meeting with Cora is killing his reserve. And when she shuts down his attempt to push her away, he’ll have to decide whether to draw her in close to protect her from his secrets, or cut her loose to save her life. 

Content Warning: explicit love scenes, naughty language, and piles of sexy shifter secrets. Adult only bear shifter romance. 

New Lyrical Imprints

KENSINGTON PUBLISHING ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF
TWO NEW SUB-IMPRINTS TO THE LYRICAL PRESS EBOOK LINE

May 14, 2015: Kensington Publishing Corp., America’s Independent Publisher, announces the addition of two new sub-imprints to its digital-first line, Lyrical Press. Lyrical Shine will focus on contemporary romance and Lyrical Underground will include thriller, mystery, and horror titles.
Alexandra Nicolajsen, Associate Director, Social Media & Digital Sales, said: “When Kensington brought Lyrical into our community of imprints, we were excited to work with a new group of authors and expand our footprint in the digital publishing community. In a little over a year, we have acquired many compelling projects, and built new bestselling authors. The new Lyrical Shine and Underground imprints represent our commitment to diversifying the Lyrical list. Most importantly they create a program that will distinguish our authors and bring the most original stories to our readers.”

The sub-imprint announcement will be made by Kensington at this year’s Romantic Times Book Convention in Dallas, TX.

Lyrical Press is Kensington’s digital-first imprint, and publisher of New York Times bestselling authors Rebecca Zanetti and Lynn Cahoon. Lyrical was developed as a place to launch edgy, new authors as well as to give Kensington’s more established and bestselling authors a platform to experiment with new stories, series, and genres. Lyrical Press is dedicated to growing author readership with lower pricing and great marketing and publicity exposure, while also building the most successful among them to a level that can also support traditional print formats.
Currently, Lyrical Press, Lyrical Shine and Lyrical Underground are looking to acquire innovative new fiction in all romance genres (especially suspense and stories with unique settings), compelling psychological fiction and thrillers, women’s fiction, YA, new adult, and cozy mysteries.

ABOUT KENSINGTON PUBLISHING:

Founded in 1974 by the late Walter Zacharius, Kensington Publishing Corp. is located in New York City and is known as “America’s Independent Publisher.” It remains a multi-generational family business, with Steven Zacharius succeeding his father as President and CEO, and Adam
Zacharius joining the company in 2007 as Director of Special Projects and Alternative Media. As the foremost independent commercial publishing house in the United States providing hardcover, trade paperback, mass market, and digital releases, Kensington publishes the books that America wants to read.

The house of New York Times bestselling authors, including Fern Michaels, Lisa Jackson, Joanne Fluke, William W. Johnstone, and many others, Kensington publishes over 500 fiction and non-fiction titles each year. Its diverse imprints include Zebra, Pinnacle, Dafina, and Lyrical Press which are well known for providing readers with a range of popular genres such as romance, women’s fiction, African American, young adult and nonfiction, as well as true-crime, western, and mystery titles. Visit kensingtonbooks.com.

Release: He’s The One by Kristi Rose

Congrats to Kristi Rose on her short released yesterday HE’S THE ONE. It’s free this weekend, so go grab a copy!

Having given up on the dream of a husband but refusing to give up the dream of a baby, Melinda Bane is putting her eggs into the sperm bank basket. When a fire puts her dreams on hold, she turns to her oldest friend Jared to help her through, like he always has. Jared doesn’t mind running to help his brother’s ex-wife, Melinda, whenever she needs him. But while helping her repair her sunroom and learning of her hopes for a family, Jared has an idea of how he can fix even more than her home. 


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