Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Blog Tour: Wrong Place, Right Time by Brooke Williams

   
Wrong Place, Right Time
by Brooke Williams
A Novella

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Release Date: December 9 , 2014
Published by: The Writers Coffee Shop
Genre: Fiction: Romance/General
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-289-1
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH
~~SUMMARY~~
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Wrong Place, Right Time is a humorous, light romance about TV traffic reporter, Kate Covington.  After admitting she is in love with her best friend, Brian, Kate barges into a Las Vegas wedding chapel to stop him from getting married.  When the bride storms out, Kate sees that she interrupted the wrong wedding.  The groom, Chad Leida, who needs to marry before turning 30 in order to inherit his family fortune, has an intriguing offer for Kate.  Marry him and spend a year as his wife for a million dollars. 
Kate, who is greatly in debt and believes her friend has already married, considers the offer.
Once Kate makes her spontaneous decision, her life is on the fast track and the real adventure begins.  Caught between two men, she begins to realize that though she turned up in the Wrong Place, she might have arrived just at the Right Time.



              

~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~

Brooke Williams is an award-winning author and freelance writer. She has written hundreds of articles as well as several novels, including Someone Always Loved You and Beyond the Bars. Brooke has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morningside College, with a double major in Mass Communications and Religious Studies. She has twelve years of experience in radio broadcasting, both behind the scenes and on-air. She was also a television traffic reporter for a brief time. Brooke and her husband Sean married in 2002 and have two daughters, Kaelyn and Sadie.   



~~CONNECT WITH THE AUTHOR~~
Praise for Wrong Place, Right Time
"Really really fantastic book! I had a very hard time putting my kindle down when my work breaks were over. Loved everything..the plot, the characters, the romance. Definitely recommend. This won't be the only Brooke Williams book I read." - Carrie Goodreads Review
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From the Author: 
You are an author of a couple of novels is this your first novella? If so what are the differences in writing and editing a novel vs. novella. What have you learned as an author through this process?

This is actually not my first novella! My very first novella is entitled “Taxi Delivery.” It’s about a young pregnant girl who delivers her baby unexpectedly in the back of a cab. It’s about half as long as “Wrong Place, Right Time.” I also wrote two others called “Mending Fences” and “Mending Hearts” which are no longer available. “Wrong Place, Right Time” was meant to be a novel, though a rather short one. However, in the editing process, the length got cut back enough to turn it into more of a novella. It serves the story well so that’s what needed to happen!

As for writing and editing, I have found that when the novel is full length, you have more time to expand on the story line. You can dive deeper into issues and show more of a character’s background and depth. Shorter pieces like a novella need to clip along at a faster pace so you can get it all into the amount of words you have available! I enjoy writing both types. I think it just depends on what the story needs. I don't want to short change a story, but I don’t want to go on and on if the story doesn’t dictate the need.

Editing is more complicated the more words you have involved. Longer novels simply take longer because there is more to them! They can be more complicated as well as far as details are concerned. You have to remember what you said way at the beginning all the way through to the end and make sure it all lines up. That’s not to say that editing a novella is easy…it’s not! I’m NOT an editor. There’s a reason I write and don’t edit for a living! I am grateful to those with a keen eye who can point out the weird things I stick into stories and help me to make them all they can be.

Writing “Wrong Place, Right Time” taught me plenty, but the biggest lesson I learned as an author was that the story needs to be what it is and not what I want it to be. That might sound strange. I desperately wanted this novella to be a full length novel. But the story didn’t need that. I had to go with what the story needed and not what I wanted. It’s hard to fight against your own creation like that, but I think the novella came out better in the end because I gave in! 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Help me name a character

I am deep in the throes of writing the sequel to my new novel Naliyah and have hit a stumbling block on character naming. A new, female villain is about to enter the scene, and I am not quite sure what to call her.

Normally picking a character name is the easiest part of writing for me, but this new lady has me stumped so I thought I might troll for ideas.

Here's a bit about her...

She is the same kind of creature as Lenora, my main character, which means not quite human and not quite vampire. She is mortal, but has an extending lifespan. Thus, she is around 250 years old. She is of northern European decent, and has the ash blond hair and icy blue eyes to prove it.

And this woman absolutely is a villain. I don't want to throw in any spoilers that will impact reading the first novel, but know that she is hell bent on world domination. However, instead of the deeply personal motivation of some of her companions, she is out for the destruction of humanity because of her cold pragmatism. There is a streak of cruelty within her, but most of her motivation is solely fed by her own sense of what is right and what is due her as a superior being.

So what should I call her? I am taking suggestions from now through Sunday. If I get the name from one of you, you will win a hard copy of Naliyah (or another of my books if you already have that one).

And Naliyah is getting great reviews... you can always snag your copy on Amazon and learn the answer the question "what if a vampire isn't really a vampire at all."

Monday, October 20, 2014

I'm an Interviewee...

Today, the Naliyah blog tour marches forward! I am over at the Bibliophilic Book Blog talking about my weird quirks and what gets me writing.

Go check it out!

Friday, October 17, 2014

It's LAUNCH Day!

I am so excited to be celebrating the launch of my third novel today...

Naliyah
The Vetala Chronicles, Book One

Lenora Scheid can tell you much of human nature. After more than a century of traveling from warzone to warzone, she has experienced more than she can handle of mankind’s thirst for blood and power…she cannot, however, tell you what she is.

Not exactly human, but not precisely vampire either, Lenora’s whole life has been spent under the watchful eye of her father. With only her dreams of a mysterious blue‐eyed man as company, she has little choice but to follow her father across the world despite his refusal to help her understand her true nature.

As Lenora reaches the end of her tolerance with their life of travel and death, she comes face to face with her blue‐eyed man and everything changes. Can this man save her from a life of brutality? 
Or will the secrets kept from her for so long destroy them both?

Early reviewers say:
  •        "the world-building in this is absolutely unparalleled". – Kelly Hager
  •          "a refreshing take on vampires in a post-Twilight literary world" – K Whirls
  •          “this book will suck you in and won't let go until you reach the last page” – Warrior Poet 
     Win A Copy TODAY only! Simply comment on this blog to let us know you stopped by (and why not follow?) or like author page to enter using this Rafflecopter giveaway link.

Ready to buy your copy?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Naliyah Blog Tour is Underway

The week a book launches is always a bit frenetic... and AWESOME!

My third novel, entitles Naliyah, launched today. This one is pretty different from my first two books, and really is centered around the question "what if a vampire isn't really a vampire?"

Want to win a copy? Then visit one of the fabulous blogs that are running contests:

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Thursday, October 16


And be sure to check out the review from amazing writer Tia Bach at Mom In Love With Fiction.

And this is just the beginning! There are more interviews, giveaways, and excerpts coming. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

GUESS THE TRUE STATEMENT & WIN JESSICA BELL’S THRILLER, WHITE LADY! (Statement #41)


To celebrate the release of Jessica Bell’s latest novel, WHITE LADY, she is giving away an e-copy (mobi, ePub, or PDF) to the first person to correctly guess the one true statement in the three statements below. To clarify, two statements are lies, and one is true:

In White Lady, Mick, Sonia’s son ...
a. witnessed a killing in his back yard when he was ten.
b. is the worst kind of bully you can imagine.
c. has built a mini torture chamber inside his wardrobe.

What do you think? Which one is true? Write your guess in the comments, along with your email address. Comments will close in 48 hours. If no-one guesses correctly within in 48 hours, comments will stay open until someone does.

Want more chances to win? You have until October 31 to visit all the blogs where Jessica will share a different set of true and false statements on each one. Remember, each blog is open to comments for 48 hours only from the time of posting.

If you win, you will be notified by email with instructions on how to download the book.

Click HERE to see the list of blogs.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
*This novel contains coarse language, violence, and sexual themes.

​Sonia yearns for sharp objects and blood. But now that she’s rehabilitating herself as a “normal” mother and mathematics teacher, it’s time to stop dreaming about slicing people’s throats.

While being the wife of Melbourne’s leading drug lord and simultaneously dating his best mate is not ideal, she’s determined to make it work.

It does work. Until Mia, her lover’s daughter, starts exchanging saliva with her son, Mick. They plan to commit a crime behind Sonia’s back. It isn’t long before she finds out and gets involved to protect them.

But is protecting the kids really Sonia’s motive?

Click HERE to view the book trailer.
Click HERE for purchase links.


Jessica Bell, a thirty-something Australian-native contemporary fiction author, poet and singer/songwriter/guitarist, is the Publishing Editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal and the director of the Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop on the Greek island of Ithaca. She makes a living as a writer/editor for English Language Teaching Publishers worldwide, such as Pearson Education, HarperCollins, MacMillan Education, Education First and Cengage Learning.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cover reveal... Naliyah

I've been keeping too tight a lid on news of what is coming with my next book and I think it is time to share the news!

Coming in October...

Naliyah, The Vetala Chronicles Book 1 

Lenora Scheid can tell you much of human nature. After more than a century of traveling from warzone to warzone, she has experienced more than she can handle of mankind’s thirst for blood and power…she cannot, however, tell you what she is.

Not exactly human, but not precisely vampire either, Lenora’s whole life has been spent under the watchful eye of her father. With only her dreams of a mysterious blue‐eyed man as company, she has little choice but to follow her father across the world despite his refusal to help her understand her true nature.

As Lenora reaches the end of her tolerance with their life of travel and death, she comes face to face with her blue‐eyed man and everything changes. Can this man save her from a life of brutality? Or will the secrets kept from her for so long destroy them both?



... And I would love for you to read and/or review it. Thus, I am sponsoring a giveaway for two pre-release copies of the book!

How do you win? Use this a Rafflecopter giveaway link to enter by leaving a comment or liking my author page on Facebook!