How Pinteresting!



We've all heard the saying, "A picture's worth a thousand words," and sometimes they're worth thousands more. Authors are now realizing the advantage of the lovely photos shared on Pinterest. Using Pinterest as an inspiration board proves useful

  • if you are stuck in your writing. Sometimes a photo is all that's needed to inspire a new chapter or pivotal event/character.
  • if you'd like to share something with your readers, friends, or family while you're writing. A Pinterest board can give your viewers an idea of the feel of your novel long before they're able to read it. 
  • if you'd like to add a visual aide to your novel. Once your book is finished and available, readers may enjoy the ability to see how you see the novel through the photos you've chosen.
Below is a list of my own project boards on Pinterest.
  • Once Upon a Midnight
    • YA/Fairy Tale In Mezzanine, Rowena finds that the stories she grew up hearing may not be fictional after all. 
  • Emporium
    • YA/Southern Gothic/ Fantasy Sixteen-year-old Ophelia has no idea where she belongs after being shuffled from one foster home to another, but when vivid dreams feel like lost memories, she realizes that something about her new home is seriously amiss.
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    • MG/Modern Fairy Tale Collection When twelve extraordinary kids living in an ultra-modern society seek to remedy their boredom, they find that unplugging from their world and stepping into the past may be the key to unlocking a life of adventure.

Blog Tour: WHITE HELLEBORE by Nicole Zoltack



Cooking with Julianna's Mom

Hi, everyone, I'm so glad to be here! I'm Nicole Zoltack, author of  HELLEBORE, the second book in a NA superhero romance trilogy.

Julianna is one part of the love triangle in White Hellebore. She's too busy being the sheriff of Falledge and trying to keep her town safe to make elaborate meals for herself. She usually eats pizza on the run. Her mom, on the other hand, loves to cook amazing meals and decadent desserts. Here's Julianna's mom's raspberry pie recipe.

Ingredients

2 9-inch pie crusts (Julianna's mom would of course make homemade but she doesn't share her crust recipe. Kinda stingy about that)
4 cups raspberries
1 cup sugar
2 ½ tablespoons tapioca
1 tablespoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons butter
1 tablespoon half and half cream

Directions

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix together the raspberries, sugar, tapioca, lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt. Place one of the pie crusts in the pie dish and add the raspberry mixtures. Dot with butter. Add the top crust and crimp edge. Make slits into the top crust and brush with the cream. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes to set the crust. Reduce heat to 375 and bake until the crust is golden brown and the filling is bubbly. Usually 25 minutes. Cool the pie completely before serving. Enjoy!

BLURB:

After destroying Skull Krusher, Nicholas Adams thinks Falledge is safe and becomes a security guard at the museum, watching a valuable statue. Unfortunately, the Egyptian statue houses the soul of a scorned witch, biding her time to have her revenge on the descendants of her cheating lover.

Kiya the witch isn't the only new foe in town as the drug that created Skull Krusher has now transformed a scientist into yet another monster, forcing Nicholas to don his Black Hellebore mask again and save Falledge.

Nicholas has no help this time as Kiya gains possession of his love Julianna's body and brings the soul of Justina, Nicholas's high school sweetheart and Julianna's twin, with her. Despite himself, Nicholas is torn between the sisters. If he can't stop the fiends from taking over the world and destroying humankind, he'd never be able to find lasting, true love.


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Nicole Zoltack loves to write in many genres, especially romance, whether fantasy, paranormal, or regency. When she’s not writing about knights, superheroes, or zombies, she loves to spend time with her loving husband and three energetic young boys. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire, dressed in garb. She’ll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV show is The Walking Dead. To learn more about Nicole and her writing, visit http://NicoleZoltack.blogspot.com

Cover Reveal: BELLA'S POINT by Elizabeth Seckman


I'm pleased to share with you the newest of Elizabeth Seckman's novels Bella's Point. What a beautiful cover, and the blurb has me hooked!

Did you know? After the Civil War, bartering often replaced cash for the exchange of goods. That might have been cheaper than paying the doubled and sometimes tripled of prices for common items like flour and corn meal. 


Isabella Troy Stanley is a divorced, slave freeing pariah surviving in the shattered post Civil War south the only way a fallen debutante knows how. 
She heads to a Yankee prison and buys herself a husband. 

Jack Byron is the former Troy plantation stable boy and object of young Bella's affection. He rejected her then, and he's still not sold on the idea of marrying her now.  

 It’s complicated.

 Though to Bella, it’s simple: make Jack love her, marry her, and live happily ever after. The plan seems to work...at least until her secret is revealed.



Elizabeth is a wife, a mom, and a writer. She has four wonderful boys, one dusty house, and three published books to her credit. Feel free to check them out and buy them HERE! Erm, the books, not the kids or the house...though all things in life are negotiable ;)

You can find her here - Blog // Facebook // Twitter

Cover art by Sprinkles on Top Studios.