It's spring, and it's the season for new beginnings and new growth. I have been dreaming of starting a literary journal for years, and what better time than now? Belle Reve Literary Journal was founded to showcase southern writers and/or southern writing. Submissions have already started, and shockingly, only a few days after its birth, the journal already has works published. I'm so excited to see where this project may lead us.
If you have something you'd like to submit, please don't hesitate. The editors and I want to read your work! See the submission guidelines for details. We'd also love for you to follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
As always, I am in awe of all the support and encouragement I receive from my online friends. I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart.
Hopefully this prompt will get your creative juices flowing for the day. If you decide to accept the challenge, let me know how it turned out.
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6.) If you could meet any author, living or dead, who would it be? Why?
Get to know a new kind of Vampire for our kind of world…
“Baron Ford, he says and pauses to pick apart my expression, attempting to read how familiar I am with that name. I nod stiffly to give no indication I know exactly, who that is. I’m shocked to hear it in this setting, at this stage of my life, the one far away from Cambridge, Massachusetts over five years later.”
Advertising Exec, Clarity Parker thought she would never see Baron Ford again. Five years ago, she fell in love with him on their magical first date and then poof–he literally vanished into thin air. That’s why she’s past stunned to hear his name again. After all, five years have passed since that night. And to add intrigue to what Clarity considers an embarrassing and unforgivable insult, he’s asked that she be exclusively assigned to his multi-million dollar account.
Clarity tries her hardest to avoid Baron but he finally catches up to her and when he does, he issues a warning–things are not safe for her, especially since the fog has rolled in.
Before the day is over her entire world will come crashing down on her. Everything about her life that she thought was true is a lie, and she doesn’t know whether to jump for joy or rage against everyone who’s deceived her. However, she has no time to choose between reactions. Baron was right. Her life is in danger–so is his, and they need each other to fight the forces of evil that threaten them both, and possibly the entire world!
One thing’s for sure, from this point on, their lives will never be the same.
About Blog Tour: Heroines With Heart is a massive blog tour that runs throughout 2013, that features books with strong female protagonists. We have authors from several different genres, including young adult, mystery/thriller/suspense, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, and Christian fiction. We are also giving away fun digital prizes and sharing new and noteworthy books throughout the year
About Jordyn: Once living under the guise of a passive, quiet, school librarian, books and kids were the passions which kept her mind fresh. But now it is when the night muses visit Jordyn, her spirit rises up to wrap around the stories that float in her head. Land locked in the mid-west she dreams of days on a white sandy beach with a laptop to write all her tales. Crossing many genres she spins chronicles of romance, paranormal and fantasy, for they are stories worth telling, even at the risk of revealing true feelings.
This is Jordyn on her own. I co-authored three books in “The Stilettos Series”. The responses I received were so overwhelmingly positive; I decide it was time to step off into my own exciting venture. The three new books are solely my novellas stories. Also, visit her at http://www.jordynmeryl.com/.
About The Space Between: When the human spirit is so bruised it rages against the laws of nature, the Universe steps up and issues Justice. The beautiful Katrina guided by the three Goddesses, Mariah, Tess and Jo find righteousness is possible with the right gifts and a pure heart. But Karina did not expect Mitch, a human with a good soul and integrity. Awaking a missed chance at love, she weights the purpose of her mission. The quest to seek revenge against the evil Tomas pits her in the peril of good versus bad.
Excerpt: Her right hand gripped the large kitchen knife as her left hand reached for her cell phone. Hitting “1” on her speed dial, she sent the call as she backed away from the man.
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About Heroines With Heart Blog Tour: Heroines With Heart is a massive blog tour that runs throughout 2013, that features books with strong female protagonists. We have authors from several different genres, including young adult, mystery/thriller/suspense, romance, sci-fi/fantasy, and Christian fiction. We are also giving away fun digital prizes and sharing new and noteworthy books throughout the year.
Last year was an awesome ride. So many life changing events happened for me.
-We moved into our tiny slice of heaven on Lake Eufaula.
-I started a new novel!
-I got a poem and an article published in addition to my collections 'Psalms of Me' and 'Collecting Light'.
-I had many amazing authors provide interviews right here on my humble blog. (Thanks guys!) :)
-I got a new puppy- Georgia.
-I became an aunt to baby Brysun.
-My husband and I had our 5 year anniversary.
-And I graduated with my English degree.
Wow. 2012 was pretty amazing, and I sincerely believe that 2013 is going to be just as great and maybe better. I'm taking a bit of a sabbatical for a few months this year. I'm planning on finishing two of the novels that I've been working on, and I'm going to spend some time being still. I've been going so hard for the past few years trying to obtain my education that I've not taken time to smell the roses, embrace my talents, and enjoy this beautiful life that I've been blessed with. That's all going to change this year. I had this idea of what and where I wanted to be by the age that I am now, and while some things have worked out, I've fallen short on others. And you know what? That's okay. I'm happy despite the odds. lol My only dream for these next twelve months is to laugh more and enjoy the ride. Life is beautiful, and it's short. Why not grab a cup of joe and enjoy?
Thank you, readers, for making this the best blogging year ever! Your encouragement, support, and wonderful comments have given me loads of joy. I'm looking forward to another year of contests, interviews, and and writing adventures.
I pray that this next chapter sprinkles lots of moments that remind us all how great life truly is.