I learned more than three things from Melissa Brayden at #gcls2015 – now to put them to work! Plus, here’s the current opening of Captain of Industry I read at the Con.
Stepping Stone reviewed at Dear Author. They seemed to like it.
Today’s the day! Stepping Stone is releasing from Bella Books and is on its way to readers everywhere. I know some of you are on pins and needles, so here’s the first sixteen pages or so, opening with an online entry from BUZZTASTIC … a secondary “character” readers will know very well before it’s all over.
Try as I might, I never could sing like Julie Andrews and I didn’t waste any time trying. My mother sewed me a costume though. I still have the carpetbag and the tea set.
The lyrics of Stepping Stone were written by the team of Booker, Stephen Andrew, Duffy and Aimee Ann. Combined with Duffy’s haunting performance, it’s the perfect example of when one kind of art inspires another.
I’ve been so busy writing for the past while that I simply didn’t have time to do the blog I’d planned as a follow-up to questions I posed at the Bella Forum and on Facebook. I’ll return to the topic of who believes readers select romance just for the hot sex scenes at some future point. So in lieu of a pensive blog posting I thought I’d offer up a sample of what I’ve been working on. Hopefully, even though it’s unedited, it will speak for itself. This excerpt is from what is currently Chapter Two. At the bottom of the last hill Selena’s stomach growled right on time. Her favorite diner was brisk with customers, but a shallow booth tucked just around the corner from the counter was still empty. It was her preferred place to sit, her back to most of the diner, and the waitress usually served her as quickly as counter service. There was no sign of the owner—Betty? Maybe she was on vacation. The new waitress from the other night was there, as well as a wiry Latina at the counter she knew by sight. The newbie got to her first, scribbled the order of …
by Karin Kallmaker
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