Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fall Into Romance Hop

So, as usual, I'm totally late to the party and have absolutely no idea what to do for this...

But, if you know me at all, this is absolutely nothing new, right?


So, I thought I'd do something new and original instead of just talking about books or myself or my writing or whatever. I thought this time around I'd do something fun and funny and something I haven't done in awhile.

Ten word Reviews!!!!

*gasp, shock, horror...* I know, I know.

I should tell you, as an Author, it is so hard for me to read another's work, it really is. And I'll briefly tell you why. And please, don't take offense to this, this is totally me and not anyone else.

I've said it before. I've been writing since I was 13. That's 31 years that I've spent honing a passion for the written word. Now, granted I spent a lot of those early years reading anything I could get my hands on. And not just because I wanted to write either but because I truly enjoyed reading the stories others crafted and gave to the world. I appreciated the talents of Kate Hill and Julie Garwood and Catherine Coulter and too many others to name back when all we had was books.

eBooks weren't even a gleam in someone's eye...and no one had even contemplated Amazon! Ok, well they had but in the tall, statuesque lady Warrior from deep in the jungles of South America type of way!

But now that we have this fantastic thing out there where you can get a story and sink deep into it's pages in one-click, and you'd think it would be normal for me to be even more of a voracious reader than I was in my youth.

But, sadly, I'm not. And not because I don't want to be, it's simply because like most Authors, I just don't have the time. Between work, school and my own writing and marketing (I'm glaring at you over there Facebook!) it's very rare that I can find the time to read another's work.

I try my hardest, especially for my Author friends and family, but still it's hard. I love them all and want to read their work, but most of the time when I start a book it just spurs me back to wanting to write on my own. I know, I know that's greedy and selfish and well, it is what it is. It is me.

But, occasionally, I get sucked in to a story or a world or an Author and I just can not stop reading! I've suffered plenty of book hangovers just this year alone from all the great, wonderful, stupendous Authors out there - both Indie and Traditional - and I'd love to spotlight them all during this hop.

But, I can't. So, I thought I'd do something different and give you my take on a few different books I've read this ten words or less.

*gasp, shock, horror!* Margaret Taylor Reviews in ten words or less? Can it be done?

I'm certainly gonna try, dang it!!!!!

So, first up:

The Devil Drinks Coffee By Destiny Ford

Be Scared of Mom, Revolving Doors and The Pig!
And then there's one of my favorites!!!!!

Don't make Rylee mad and Don't drink Ogre Beer!
And just today I discovered:
Justice isn't always Blind and neither is the Heart!
And then finally, last but definitely not least by a long shot:


Demons and Angels and Love, Oh My!
So, in closing, if you haven't had a chance to check any of these lovely, wonderful ladies out, please do so.
And because I'm stupendously cool like that, either leave a comment below telling me which one of these you'd like to read, or enter using the Rafflecopter and I'll pick the winners at the end of the hop, Sept 22nd!!!!
So, thanks, as always for stopping by.

Until next time, don't forget to click on the button below to be sent to the next blog along the way when you're done entering!!!

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The Romance Reviews Hop

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Sunday Shenanigans

So, it's that time of the week ladies and gents...

It's another episode of Sunday Shenanigans!!!! Yes, that's right, it's the time of the week that I catch you up on stuffs and have some fun while we're at it.

Let's get started then, shall we?

First off, here's a fun little tidbit of info...

A First Love Never Dies got itself nominated in the 2013 Novel Grounds Literary Awards for the Best Romance! Can you believe it?


Yeah, neither could I. I'm up against some stiff competition though so I have no expectations of winning, but still, it's fun to be nominated, so thank you! From the bottom of my heart! No, really, I mean that!!!

Now, head on over and cast your vote in all the categories. They've got some good ones too and some fabulous Authors in them. We work so hard to put ourselves out there, so show some love and click!

Next up, today, I released my latest, Love's Prophecy

Here's the blurb, cause I know your dying to find out more, right?
An Ancient Prophecy could change the World…

Marla Cortside has been a Witch all her life. As the Leader of Coven Seven, she’s fought evil at every turn and saved humanity too many times to count. And until she starts dreaming of a man being tortured, the job has never touched her personally. She’s always managed to keep evil and it’s minions at arm’s length. But the day she meets Austin Tygris and discovers his role in a world-altering Prophecy, all of that changes.

From the beginning, Atlanta Police Detective Austin Tygris would never have believed a Witch could help him find his missing twin, Max. He’s grounded in reality and knows the only way to save his brother is through good, old-fashioned hard work. But that’s failed him for the last seven months and with nothing left to lose, he turns to Marla and her Coven for help…

An Ancient Prophecy speaks of a set of Twins with enough power to alter the balance between good and evil and the Witch who will have to choose between them. Can Marla decide the Fate of the world or will her love allow Evil to gain the foothold it’s always wanted?

Find out for yourself in Love’s Prophecy…

And then finally the long awaited Book 2 of the Spi-Corp Series should be live sometime Tuesday, Sept 3rd! Yes, that's right, you heard it hear first folks! You'll finally get to find out what happened...*wicked grin*

So, stay tuned for more details!!!!

Oh, and let's do something fun this week!
For your chance to win a copy of Love's Prophecy, leave me a comment and answer me this:
Name your favorite witch or warlock, good or bad doesn't matter and if you had the ability to cast a spell, what would you cast and why! I'll two lucky winners on Tuesday for your very own copy of my latest release!
Good luck and happy casting...*winks*
Until next time.
Thanks as always for stopping by.

Margaret Taylor