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Interview with Margaret Millmore

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Thank you for joining us today, I’m so excited to have you hear and know my readers will enjoy it as well. About you:
Can you tell us a little about you? I’m a native Californian and have lived in San Francisco for the last twenty years. I’m married to a wonderful man (19 years now) and enjoy reading and writing fiction.
What quality do you most value in yourself? The world is a brutal place and at every turn in life, there is something or even someone that wants to knock you down, but I won’t let it happen, my glass is eternally full and I thrive on optimism. In addition to writing, what else are you passionate about? Reading, creating art via painting (canvas and furniture and anything else that will stand still long enough to be painted) and my family and friends, they are my lifeblood.
What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life? My marriage and my relationships with my family, and of course completing and publishing my first book.
Why do you write? Fictional …

Hearts of Fire Romance: YA Romance, Charlotte Blackwell's Embrace Series!

Hearts of Fire Romance: YA Romance, Charlotte Blackwell's Embrace Series!: Forbidden Embrace by Charlotte Blackwell My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book picks up where the first one, Immortal Embrace, left off. I...

Bad Reviews - How to deal

If you are in the entertainment industry in any way, shape, or form, you know about bad reviews. We all get them, writers, musicians, film makers. The thing is no matter how many great, good or even okay reviews you get, it's the bad ones that stick with you. Sometimes it's just someone who didn't like your work. That we can handle, because not everyone is going to love or even like what we put out. We pour heart and souls into our work and when someone doesn't "get it", or love it like we do, well lets face it, it hurts! 
Now comes the question, how do we respond to bad reviews? Easy answer is we don't, we call our friends and complain to them, or even better just let it roll off our back. It's not always that easy though, because some are really mean and nasty and will do evyerything to make you fail. The good news is, sometime bad reviews are the best kind. Why you may ask. Again a simple answer is, because any publicity is good publicity. Take Step…

Full Moon Bites: Spotlight Tuesday: Immortal Embrace (Embrace #1) b...

Full Moon Bites: Spotlight Tuesday: Immortal Embrace (Embrace #1) b...: Immortal Embrace Series: Embrace Author: Charlotte Blackwell Ebook Pages: 267 Book Description from Goodreads "Sophia Pi...

Full Moon Bites: 1 Year Blogoversary Giveaway!!

Full Moon Bites: 1 Year Blogoversary Giveaway!!: Hello, my Zombies! As you may have noticed today is my 1 year blogoversary! :) And I have all of you to thank for making this one year a ve...

Guest Post with Author Debbie Kump

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I would Love to welcome the fabulous Debbie Kump to my blog today. She is one of the many authors I have the pleasure of teaming up with at World Castle Publishing. So let's see what Debbie has to tell us about.

First Time on the Ice By Debbie Kump
Four years ago, I stepped out onto the ice for the first time…not as a Hockey Mom attending an open skate with my son’s Mites team, but as a Coach. Back then, I decided to volunteer as a coach after noticing not a single female coached in our hockey association’s co-ed developmental Mites program, despite that fact that girl athlete enrollment had reached an all-time high. Granted, I was a little nervous about my decision; I was no hockey expert by any means. I’d never played hockey before and didn’t follow the sport professionally. To top it off, we’d moved from Maui, Hawaii (where the only ice rink in the entire state is located on a different island) to Minnesota (where people live and breathe hockey for six months straight). Before my …

Midnight Reads: Winter Warmers Event: Mary Ting picks Charlotte Bl...

Midnight Reads: Winter Warmers Event: Mary Ting picks Charlotte Bl...:   Today Author Mary Ting tells us why debut author Charlotte Blackwell is her pick of 2011. Mary's review:~ Embrace yourself in ...

Vampires In Fiction - Where did it all begin?

Vampire novel are hot, let's face it Twilight helped knock them into the stratosphere. As a vampire novelist I know the criticism that other authors face regarding the similarities to Twilight. This is also similar for books about magic and Harry Potter. I thought it would be a great post to put some of these misunderstandings to rest. Although Twilight and even Vampire Diaries are great books as are the film/TV adaptations, they are not the first nor will they be the last vampires around. Now it is also common that vampires from various stories can use other things to decrease craving, some even use tomato juice. Here are a few facts and some similarities between various books, movies, TV, and myths.


Vampires that drink animal, synthetic or donated blood: 
The Littlest Vampire (2003) Film - cows bloodUnderworld (2003) Film - artificial blood Blade (1998) Film - BladeTwilight saga(2008) Film, (2005) Literature - The Cullan'sInterview With A Vampire (1994) Film,  (1976) Literatur…