Security Agent Quinton

He’s a darling. Well most of the time.  He gets caught up in the most amusing scenarios. Imagining Anastasia in the bath only to receive the backlash treatment of Ana examining his body from toe to head (yes he was dressed) while her co-workers laughed and he flushed.  It takes one to know one…sometimes.  Never take on Ana, the results can be hilarious.

Quinton’s choice is….well lets see if you can hear the tune from the teaser…

Security Agent Quinton

First person to give me the right movie to his ringtone will receive an eBook copy to read.  All I ask is for a REVIEW afterwards.  

On your marks – set – GO!!

Meet Sweet, Sexy Mirage

Special Agent Mirage

My latest teaser for Hidden Secrets

Come and meet sweet, sexy Mirage with her long purple hair, lush curves and killer heels not forgetting her phoenix tattoo.

Malachy’s Journey

Malachy Garrett was first introduced to you all in 2014.  Not many knew about him due to me still learning the trade as an author and later as a publisher. In fact I’m still learning – it is what life is all about.

MalI thought Malachy might like to tell you a bit about his history and how his story came about. I can tell you he was named by a genealogist friend in Ireland.  Annie gave me a list of several good Irish names and Malachy leapt out at me.  His surname, however, was a different matter.  This appeared for the first time part way through the book.

“Good day to you Malachy.”

“Great to be back, it’s nice to know you’ve updated my story in Hidden Secrets, though I do wish you’d push my romance with Anastasia a bit more. It’s been over two years now.”

“Stop grumbling Mal. The muse will do what she wishes, so you’ll have to wait a bit long. Meanwhile tell us how have you been?”

He ran his fingers through his gorgeous bronze hair, his eyes twinkling, lifting his right leg and placing it over his left and shrugged.

“What can I say? The investigations keep coming in, my employees break cases and we occasionally lose an agent or security guard. We are still praying Tallon will recover. You don’t happen to know do you?”

“No sorry. You know the muse has been missing in action or book 6 would be out by now.”

“Yeah. Why the hell are they dragging their feet. Eilish is miffed as hell.”

“She’ll get over it.”

“You don’t have to live with her.”

“You know damn well she keeps charging into my office at least once a week,” I muttered. “This is meant to be an interview about you, not Eilish or the others. They can wait their turn.”

“Yes, Ma’am,” he chuckled.

“Are you still the boss?”

“Technically I will always be the boss, though Ana and Duggan still try to take control at times. Mind they are excellent at their jobs.”

“What is Ana doing at present?”

“In Europe trying to find her favourite security guard…You already know this so why are you asking me.”

“Mal, I’m trying to catch up to date for all your readers…Some have already read your last interview from two years ago. It’s time to update them.”

“I can’t say much has changed, Claire. Other than knowing who we are and where we are going. Life has calmed down a little…his phone buzzed…”damn” he muttered pulling it from his pocket and swiping the screen. “I’ve got to go, somethings come up. We’ll have to finish this another time.”

Sighing he stood, and left me staring at his delicious…well never mind…  Chuckling I wondered where my muse would take him next.  

New Author Page on Facebook

What’s this…I hear you say… “She’s finally made an Author Page on Facebook.  About damn time too. I wonder if she’ll do a Street Team page as well.”

Yes I admit it. I’ve finally decided to put all my twenty-six plus books under one page.  All the books are in the banner below.  Many were written as I was learning the writing trade and need updating.  However. One step at a time.  The page is now live and I will be posting and sharing items on a daily basis, be them videos, book trailers, about the books I write or an interview with another indie author.

Book 1I will be starting with Garrett Investigation Bureau Series, the first book is called Hidden Secrets and you can get your own copy HERE.

Malachy Garrett never wanted to be the boss. He’d always prefered to work as a Field Agent. Now with his father’s death his time spent behind a desk he detested was beginning to irritate him, especially with the delectable Anastasia Belaruski around.

Anastasia Belaruski is the top agent for Garrett Investigations. With many hidden talents and skills she always got what was needed. Until now! Suddenly things were going wrong and life was about to change.

Feeling for each other will tantalise the reader. Will they or won’t they get involved. Why were they under attack? Who was the traitor? What were those Hidden Secrets.

Grab your copy today and find out the truth in this fast paced story.

We are all going to have a blast while I start to build my author brand and get some promotions out to the world.  I do hope you will visit my page.  You can find me HERE.

Why I won’t be in a hurry to ask bloggers to review my book in the future

Hugs. I have no words about the reviewers other than ugh. People can give low reviews and still be nice about it. Stay strong. Keep giving. I also support charities with a book series.

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All writers know that they mustn’t respond to negative reviews on Amazon, in public forums, or on other sites, we must just bite our tongues and move on. But then I read an article by another author who found himself in my same position, and allowed himself the freedom of his own blog to write his feelings about the situation. And I thought, what a great idea! My blog, my space, my chance to answer. So here goes:

When I released my debut novel, Walls of Silence, I read that one of the best ways to get publicity was to ask bloggers to read and review it. After asking several, I found a blogging team willing to help out. I sent off my copies to two reviewers, happy that my book was finally going to get some exposure.

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Indie Publishing News Issue 13 with Linked Contents Page

Latest Edition OUT NOW..with Contents Page Links

Plaisted Publishing

Hi Everyone.  I hope you like this new version of yoru FREE Marketing Magazine which now has a linked content page.

Source: http://online.fliphtml5.com/ohxp/pggq/

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PRONOUN – eBook Distributors

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https://books.pronoun.com/claireplaisted/

Thanks to 20Booksto50K Facebook Group and its many member with some amazing posts –  I have found another book distributer.  Similar to Draft to Digital in its simplicity to use.  They show you formats you can use.  I few things not to do and simple explanations.  I enjoyed putting my book out there today.

They also distribute to Google Books which for me is a huge plus.  I do have an account there, though I tend to forget. This will help enormously and give me more time to write.

Dont’ forget to check out my books and PRONOUN…You’ll love it

New Release from Lady Roxy

NEW RELEASE
Jackal, book one of the new hot and thrilling series Blazing Devils MC

A novel that mixes thriller and romance into a nail biting conclusion.
https://www.amazon.com/Roxanne-Greening/e/B01LE1KTWM

 Jackle

A novel that mixes thriller and romance into a nail biting conclusion.
https://www.amazon.com/Roxanne-Greening/e/B01LE1KTWM

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MC urban romance

Sons of the Apocalypse MC series

AXEL – $0.99 and FREE on KU
JACE – $0.99 and FREE on KU
BRANDON – $2.99
JESSE – $2.99 FREE on KU

The Sons of the Apocalypse MC always seem to fall for women who have far too much baggage.

But these guys are tough and will take on anything or anyone who tries to stand in their way.

Take a look on Amazon

Each book goes through the biker’s life and the woman he falls for, hunts, and then wins as his lady.

But nothing in life is that easy.

Roxanne Greening takes the reader into the world of OUTLAW MOTORCYCLE CLUBS and the romances that drive them.

Suitable for readers of 18+ due to violence and sexual situations.

Listen to a reading of Jesse
https://youtu.be/LxdBNGFPuX4?list=PLjOMQORvQpEyZoGnUccO7URzlJ0AlKA_5

Listen to a reading from Brandon

https://youtu.be/7RGZoraYfSw?list=PLjOMQORvQpEzwQJKnq9Bhvbs0wevRN_Oo

Bio

Roxanne Greening is a mother of two young children and lives in the beautiful rural area in West Virginia, USA.  It was because of her love for reading romances, that Roxanne decided to write her own.  However, it is the MC romances that she enjoys writing the most. “Being able to become a rebel, an outlaw (in fiction) is a powerful thing.” And so Axel, the first book of the SONS OF THE APOCALYPSE, was published in August 2016.

Roxanne also enjoys to quilt, and secretly want to be a ninja.

Where to find Lady Roxy

https://m.facebook.com/AuthorRoxanneGreening

Twitter.com/@RoxanneGreening

http://Authorroxannegreening.wordpress.com

https://www.amazon.com/Roxanne-Greening/e/B01LE1KTWM

https://plus.google.com/collection/stDpmB

 

Do you know how to conduct an interview?

Character Interview fun…

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Writers need to understand their characters. twitter-click to tweet

And what better way to understand a character than asking questions?

A while back I was inspired by Dan Alatorre to play around with character interviews. It was a lot of fun.

One of my readers loved the idea so much he took it a step further and did not one, but four interviews of the characters in his upcoming book. What a fun read!

Here is the link to the first interview. The other three are just as entertaining. I loved them all! Great job Budgie. You can definitely use these as marketing tools.

Blood Drive Interview 1: Christian MAY 16, 2017

I think it’s great when an author like Dan, shares an idea and the idea takes on a life of its own.

If you missed Dan’s post here is the link: 

Character Interview: Samantha (Sam) From Poggibonsi April 30, 2017

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Game Changing Writing Advice: Sentence Starters

I thought this might interest those who have just started out writing and those who need a reminder…like me.

Blissful Scribbles

A while ago I wrote a post asking you lovely bloggers for advice on how to stop using He, She, Character Name as sentence starters. I am so overwhelmed by the level of guidance and support I received from that post. To check out all the incredibly helpful comments click here

As promised, I’ve collated the information and have put together a brief list of the advice I received. These tips are game changers.

Use Deep POV – Anna Kaling Author

One sure way to avoid using too many pronouns is to write from a deep point of view. Rather than acting as a distant narrator, write as if you are feeling and seeing through the eyes and body of your character. Here is the brilliant example of this used by Anna Kaling in my comments section –

Shallow POV:

Jane listened to Andrew drone on about his day…

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