Sunday, November 27, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday ~ 11/27

It's time for Six Sentence Sunday! Continuing with my latest release, Adrienne's Ghost, I'd like to take a step back to where Rachael is contemplating her first close encounter with the ghost of murder victim Adrienne Garza, former FBI recruit and "friend" of investigating agent Jackson Yates...


The shrouded images flickered through Rachael's mind like a music video, its soundtrack a muted mix of cryptic phrases and laughing murmurs. She'd felt the sensations too, as if they were hers. The stroke of a hand along the woman's leg, a whisper of a caress. A lover's touch. Shivers had raced down Rachael's spine, to her scalp and the tips of her fingers and toes. Yet she had experienced it all through the eyes and ears, the skin of a dead woman.

As always, I hope you enjoyed these six! If you'd like to read more from Adrienne's Ghost, click here.
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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday ~ 11/20

Welcome to Six Sentence Sunday, a chance for writers (like me) to post a sampling of just six sentences from one of our projects. I'd like to offer another six from my current novella release, Adrienne's Ghost.

Last week's post highlighted the yearnings that Rachael and Jackson were starting to feel toward each other. This week's six take us a step closer...

He slid his hands, big hands, down her back, to the curve of her hips and below. His fingers ignited sparks along her nerve pathways wherever they touched, like their tips were implanted with firecrackers.

For a moment, Rachael wondered if even her brain was sizzling, and she struggled with the need to maintain her precious control, versus the need to let go and let this man have his way. While his lips trailed down her throat, nuzzled the soft flesh where her neck and shoulder met, she somehow found the will to whisper, “What are we doing?”

As a cascade of shivers ran from his lips all the way down to her feet, she heard him say, “Damned if I know. Just don't make me stop….”


(I sure hope I counted right!) 
Hope you enjoyed! If you'd like to read more from Adrienne's Ghost, click here.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Twitter Etiquette - Where's Miss Manners when I need her?

I'm relatively new to Twitter. (I joined within the past couple months.) So I've had to learn a whole new language, things like "tweet" and "retweet" and "DM" and hashtags and who knows what else. I'm more filled with questions than anything. I need rules! I need guidelines! I keep asking: Where are Miss Manners' rules for Twitter? Where are the "Tweeting for Dummies" books!? 

So I figured I'd post a list of my questions, and if anyone can answer, wonderful! Here I go...

1.  If someone "follows" me, what is the appropriate response? Do I thank him/her with a reply, with a DM? (That's "direct message"...right?)

2.  If someone follows me, is it proper etiquette to follow back? If I don't follow back, will the other person be insulted? (I don't want to insult!)

3. Is there a simple glossary somewhere?

4.  Likewise, is there a list somewhere of all the common (must follow) hashtags? For example, I just this morning discovered "amwriting." I think that means morning writing...right? As opposed to "(I) AM writing"? What other hashtags do I need to know about?

5. How important is it to participate in those daily exercises, you know, like Follow Friday? I mean, what's the purpose or goal?

6.  Does anyone really read all those tweets? I mean, they just download continually on the screen in front of me. It's hypnotizing!

7. Is it better to post links to interesting articles, or updates of your activities? Or maybe a mix? 

8. What do I do when I get a notice that someone completely unexpected is following me and I can't figure out why? Do I "DM" that person and respectfully ask if he/she made a mistake, give him/her a chance to "un"follow gracefully? 

9. Conversely, what do I do if I follow someone by mistake and decide to "un"follow? Do I send that person a note and explain why, or just click the stupid button and let the chips fall where they may?

As you can see, this whole Twitter thing has filled me with angst. For any out there who are Twitter champs, your advice is sorely needed. Maybe you should write a book for us Twitter illiterates! If you do, let me know!

Happy tweeting, all!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday

Welcome, everyone! Thanks for stopping by!Today is Six Sentence Sunday, a chance for writers to share bits of their stories, but just six sentences. Today my six are from my new paranormal romance novella, Adrienne's Ghost
FBI Agent Jackson Yates and paranormal psychologist Rachael Sullivan have joined together to find a killer but discover there might just be something else drawing them together....


“Maybe. Later.” 

Even as she ran her gaze over every inch of his face, subconsciously looking for proof of his goodness, or maybe sanity, she inched forward. Bewildered, wondering what had driven her to break every intelligent woman's rule and allow herself to be swept along to a strange man's home in a tide of curious passion, she reached for him in the same moment he reached for her. Like they'd been trapped in the same inescapable flow of hormones, infected by the same undeniable yearnings. 


Hope you enjoyed! To read more from Adrienne's Ghost, click here.

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