Writing: A Career Or Your Hobby?


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Writing: A Career Or Your Hobby?

 

            I write full-time, as anyone reading this blog will know. I have been for the last two years, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. I can think of no better job than being my own boss, creating something from scratch each day and then having to do most (if not all) of the work to make money doing it.

            For years I wrote between work schedules, kids, marriages and divorces and a hundred other things. I wrote sporadically and I wrote random stories and have a ton of unfinished and/or vague ideas on hard drives, thumb drives, floppy discs and a dead Brother word processor. I wrote when I could and I just sat down and wrote something with no real goal in mind and no real focus.

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            Until two years ago, when it was sink or swim. I…

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IndieWritersReview Welcomes The Long Ride Home by Danielle Lee Zwissler (VIDEO Guest Post and GIVEAWAY!) (Maverick Promotions)


Okay guys I am so excited that IndieWritersReview is hosting The Long Ride Home by Danielle Lee Zwissler (Who is a hoot I have to tell you and so much fun! Check out last night’s Radio Interview here!:O)

Also check out Danielle’s #VIDEO Q&A below as today’s stop for her #MaverickPromotions Virtual Tour! And make sure to click and enter The Long Ride Home Rafflecopter Giveaway for a chance to win a Signed paperback copy OR poster of the book!

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AUTHOR DANIELLE LEE ZWISSLER

 Website

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. Danielle Lee Zwissler was born in Dover, Ohio. A small town in Northeast Ohio. Her love of romance and cowboys have helped enrich her life and love of reading.She is also big fan of William Shatner, Harry Potter, and all things Harlequin.

Her first novel,”Her Last Chance”, debuted in 2010 with Firefly & Wisp Books. And then shortly after the sequel, “The Art of Seduction”. In 2011, an up and coming publisher, “Books to go Now!” published a trio of short-stories called, “Trio of Sin”.Since then, Danielle has been featured in several anthologies, and 5 erotica books under her pen name, Heather Lane.Currently, Danielle is working on several fantasy as well as a few western romances.

Her latest set of books are all part of a series called, “Cowboys & Cowgirls”. This series features five books, all of the western nature, with sexy lead characters and several subplots. The first in the series is “The Cowboy’s Bride” which is now available on paperback as well as ebook. Then the rest of the series will go as followed: Served, Cowgirl Up!, Cowboy Up!, Dakota Falls, and then Tiegen’s Bride.

Author Links

Social Media Links:

Website: http://www.danielleleezwissler.com
Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/danielleleezwissler
Blog: http://www.danielleleezwissler.blogspot.com

Pinterest: www.Pinterest.com/Danielleleezwissler

Purchase Links

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Danielle-Lee-Zwissler/e/B005HI56MW/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1383099849&sr=8-2-ent

http://www.amazon.com/Long-Ride-Home-Cowboys-Cowgirls-ebook/dp/B00HMXEXNS/ref=la_B005HI56MW_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1393421711&sr=1-2

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/393734

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-long-ride-home-danielle-lee-zwissler/1118021006?ean=9781494924553

ABOUT THE BOOK

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“The Long Ride Home” is the fifth book in the Cowboys & Cowgirls Series. It is available on Kindle, Nook, Smashwords and on paperback.!

Blurb: Holton Dade was eight years old when Elena Rose was born, and he has watched out for her ever since. The girl with the wild, curly red hair has been on his mind on and off for years, but he has a few hang-ups–age being one of them, and death being the other. With the help of friends, Holton and Elena survive through many breakups and insecurities, but in the end there is only one place to go–home, and it is one hell of a long ride to get there.

 

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MAVERICK GIVEAWAY

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Enter for your chance to win:

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Cool The Long Ride Home Poster!!

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Q&A W/ AUTHOR DANIELLE LEE ZWISSLER

 

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Promotion April  21st-25th

Mon.. April 21st- 30 minute  Radio Interview w/ Michelle Cornwell-Jordan- IndieReview Behind The Scenes Internet Radio

Tues.  April 22nd- Video Guest Post promo at IndieWritersReview.

Wed.  April 23rd- Featured Video Ronda’s Book Reviews and  Written Guest Post at Write Indie: Musings of a Writer Geek.

Thurs.April 24th– Featured Video The Avid Reader and Video Chat aired at IndieReview Behind The Scenes TV (Web Video Content Host).

Fr. April 25th – Written Guest Post  Culture Shock and Ten Minute Twitter View chat w/ Host Michelle Cornwell-Jordan. Pls follow hashtag #MPTour

 

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IndieWritersReview Spotlights Blue Moon (Blue Crystal Trilogy) by Pat Spence


Hey Guys! I just wanted to throw a spotlight on Blue Moon (Blue Crystal Trilogy) by Author Pat Spence!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Contact: Face Book

Pat Spence is a freelance writer and ex-magazine editor. She has worked as a copywriter in advertising agencies, a freelance trainer teaching personal development and a massage therapist/aromatherapist. She is married with a daughter, and has a degree in English Literature.

‘Blue Moon’ is her fictional debut, a supernatural love story about a strange family, with an ancient secret, who arrives in an English village to renovate an old manor house. When local girl, 17-year old Emily Morgan, falls for the glamorous and mysterious Theo, she is forced to change every perception she has ever had about life, love, aging and death.

This is the first book in the ‘Blue Crystal’ trilogy, which takes its inspiration from the Victorian classic ‘She’ by Rider Haggard, a story about eternal youth. In our current youth-obsessed society, the theme seems more appropriate than ever… ‘True Blue’ and ‘Into the Blue’ are to follow.

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Blurb: “Forget vampires,” he laughed dismissively.

“Who wants to drink blood for eternity? What we have discovered is far more seductive and a great deal more dangerous…”

When 17-year old Emily Morgan meets beautiful but strange Theo de Lucis, there is an immediate attraction between them. But what is his secret? What ancient link ties him to Emily? And what is the significance of the Blue Moon Ball?

As Emily is drawn irrevocably into the glamorous and mysterious world of the de Lucis family, so she is forced to change every perception she has ever had about life, love, aging and death. The truth is terrifying and the consequences unthinkable…

A supernatural horror story, based on society’s obsession with aging and the desire for eternal youth, Blue Moon is the first book in the ‘Blue Crystal’ trilogy…

“For all ‘Twilight’ fans who want a change from vampires, this is the book for you.”

Blue Moon by Pat Spence

Author page 

https://www.facebook.com/bluecrystaltrilogy?ref=hl

Buy lInks

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Moon-Book-Crystal-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00J7UBHMO/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1396211921&sr=1-6&keywords=Blue+moon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Moon-Book-Crystal-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00J7UBHMO/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1396217111&sr=1-1&keywords=Blue+Moon+%28Book+One%29+%28The+Blue+Crystal+Trilogy%29

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/422251

Have you liked The Blue Crystal Trilogy Page Yet? It’s a YA fantasy novel, suitable for 12 – 101 year olds.

Blue moon is receiving 5 star reviews.

Here’s a quote – “Forget vampires,” he laughed dismissively.

“Who wants to drink blood for eternity? What we have discovered is far more seductive and a great deal more dangerous…”

https://www.facebook.com/bluecrystaltrilogy?ref=hl

Now available in Paperback too!

Buy Links

http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Moon-Book-Crystal-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00J7UBHMO/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1396286119&sr=1-1-fkmr0&keywords=Ñew+moon+pat+spence

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Moon-Book-Crystal-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00J7UBHMO/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1396286156&sr=1-1&keywords=Blue+Moon+%28Book+One%29+%28The+Blue+Crystal+Trilogy%29

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/422251

https://www.facebook.com/events/485561168238682/?ref=22

IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday! Spotlight: Russian Winter Records “The Feel Bad Hit Of The Winter!”


Hello Everyone:) It’s Monday so that means music and today is IndieWritersReview’s Music Mailbox!

So if you are an Independently produced artist or group; and you would like to be featured here in the Music Monday Feature. Then please submit your bio, links, cover-art and all details with music(video) sample to indiereviewradio@gmail.com

Submission deets: All information must be appropriate for all ages! CLEAN AND RADIO EDITED 

(ex. Cover Art and Music Video).

Music Videos submitted via You Tube and must be edited for appropriate content and language:)

***In other words guys keep it family friendly Guys:O)*** 

Thanks to all participants!

Just In From Music MailBox

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Contact: Face Book

Here’s what Floorshime Zipper Boots said “The Feel Bad Hit Of The Winter!”

“The tracks are marked by a penchant for compelling guitar sounds,
masterful bass lines and dynamic drums. The songs are poignant post-punk
tales featuring lonesome vocals and intimate themes. The trio have crafted
an EP brimming with organic noise, lo-fi cred and tight, well blended, yet
individually distinct musicianship.”

Released 01 April 2014 
The Feel Bad Hit Of The Winter is: 
Ryan Leip – Guitar and Vox 
Richard Stone – Bass 
Freddy Aguirre – Drums 

Words and Music by The Feel Bad Hit Of The Winter 
Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Ric Gordon 
Album Cover Photo by: Samantha Johnson 

Label: Russian Winter Records 
russianwinterrecords.com 

Press: Russian Winter Media 
feelbadpress@russianwinterrecords.com

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Take a Listen Here at BandCamp

Download a Free MP3′s at the group’s Face Book

IndieWritersReview Cover Reveal! Fissure(Chronicles of the Interred #2) by Marilyn Almodovar! (ATOMR Tours)


COVER REVEAL

FISSURE

(Chronicles of the Interred #2)

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By Marilyn Almodovar

YA Paranormal Romance

Releasing May 20, 2014

Published by Iambe Books, LLC

Cover designed by Nimbi Design

 

Baxter Jacobs just survived the worst Sweet Sixteen in history: buried in a coffin, hunted down by assassins, and losing almost everything that mattered to her. She’s ready for some normalcy, but “normal” won’t play any part of this Time Bender’s future.

Now that the immediate threat is over, Baxter learns just how much the English Council expects of the newest Interred. The pressure has her seriously considering her uncle’s offer to take her to New York, especially since she thinks it will keep her Healer, Jack, from overusing his abilities. Knowing the New York Council’s ranks are filled with beings using dark powers, however, makes her hesitate.

Before she can choose, the decision is wrenched from her. Fissures in Time result in a new battle with an old enemy. Someone she thought she’d lost reenters her life, and she’ll discover a web of lies woven into the fabric of Time…lies only she can unravel. Baxter will have to use her growing abilities to try and reveal the truth, even if it forever changes the reality she knows.
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Marilyn Almodóvar is the author of a series of YA paranormal novels. Born in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, Lyn is a lover of words whose reading tastes range from Victorian novels to the books of Stephen King. Her favorite past-times have always been reading and writing, two activities that let her escape to other worlds.

Lyn could happily exist breathing the clean air of Narnia, trapped in a cupboard under the stairs with Harry, fighting alongside Captain Jack Sparrow, doing an internship in Torchwood, or traveling around time and space with the Doctor…as long as she can have Mr. Spock, Captain Kirk and Captain Mal as companions.

She currently lives in Central Florida with her French husband, English-born eldest son, and French-born youngest son.

Amazon Author Page | Facebook | Twitter | Website

 

 

 

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 (1) signed copy of Interred, (1) Interred magnet and wristband, and (1) Fissure bookmark

 

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IndieWritersReview Welcomes Wages of Sin: A Novel by Yolonda Tonette Sanders (#Video Interview)(Maverick Promotions)


Hello Everyone! I am very excited that today IndieWritersReview will participate as host for Wages of Sin: A Novel  by Author Yolonda Tonette Sanders as part of her #MaverickPromotions virtual tour! So please check out an awesome #Video Q&A with this talented Author!

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On Tour April 15th-19th

AUTHOR Yolonda Tonette Sanders

Website

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Ohio native Yolonda Tonette Sanders is the author of four published novels, including her latest release, Wages of Sin (Strebor Books/Simon & Schuster; April 2014). She is also the founder and CEO of Yo Productions, LLC, a Christian based literary services and theatrical entertainment company, which Yolonda used to launch a successful theatrical production of her debut novel, Soul Matters (Hachette Book Group; 2005). As a writer, Yolonda continues to develop new projects and is even working on a young adult series. As a speaker, she has been invited to address audiences across the country.

Social Links

Website: www.yoproductions.net

Facebook: www.facebook.com/yoproductions

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ytsanders

Purchase Links

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wages-Sin-Yolonda-Tonette-Sanders/dp/1593094736/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1392148743&sr=8-1

ABOUT THE BOOK

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In the first novel in a juicy and thrilling mystery series, homicide detective Troy Evans desperately hunts down a serial killer.

Troy Evans believes in God, but he’s seen enough evil on his job to shake his faith. Nonetheless, his loyalty to his family never wavers, and he would do anything to protect them—one of the reasons he is a workaholic.

Natalie loves her family, but she’s becoming increasingly frustrated with Troy’s job. His schedule is often hectic and unpredictable, and she’s also helping her best friend deal with some serious issues— and struggling to come clean about a secret she’s hiding from Troy.

While Natalie deals with her issues, Troy spends the majority of his time searching for a serial killer who abducted and murdered several women without rhyme or reason. Desperate to stop the murderer before more women die, he works diligently, but the killer always seems to be one step ahead of him. Then Troy comes to the awful realization that he and the killer have something in common—something that instantly sets him on a mission to end the terror…or die trying.

 

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Maverick Chat

w/ Author Yolanda Tonette Sanders

 

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Promotion April 15th-19th

Tues. April 15th- 30 minute Book Chat w/ Michelle Cornwell-Jordan-  IndieReview Behind The Scenes Internet Radio

Wed.  April 16th- Video Guest Post promo at IndieWritersReview

Thurs.  April 17th- Spotlight at Write Indie: Musings of a Writer Geek

Fri.  April 18th– Ten Minute Twitter View chat w/ Host Michelle Cornwell-Jordan

Sat.  April 19th – Video Chat aired at IndieReview Behind The Scenes TV (Web Video Content Host)

 

Maverick Promotion ” Artists Not Afraid To Think Outside The Box” ©Michelle Cornwell-Jordan
 




IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday! Spotlight: IndieRock Artist MR KITO!


Hello Everyone:) It’s Monday so that means music and today is IndieWritersReview’s Music Mailbox!

So if you are an Independently produced artist or group; and you would like to be featured here in the Music Monday Feature. Then please submit your bio, links, cover-art and all details with music(video) sample to indiereviewradio@gmail.com

Submission deets: All information must be appropriate for all ages! CLEAN AND RADIO EDITED 

(ex. Cover Art and Music Video).

Music Videos submitted via You Tube and must be edited for appropriate content and language:)

***In other words guys keep it family friendly Guys:O)*** 

Thanks to all participants!

Just In From Music MailBox

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Mr. Kito Website

MR KITO is the musical solo project of Eric Michot, a French multi-instrumentalist and producer living in Cape Town since 1998.

Having played extensively in the local indie music scene, Eric began writing and recording his own songs during 2012.

By featuring on several online platforms at once and focusing on simply getting the music out there rather than sales, MR KITO was able to get to the enviable response from music fans worldwide.

Now Playlisting on 4 Japanese FM radios, 5 French FM radios, Sweden’s alternative station, Radio Andra, Network Radio and Assembly Radio in South Africa, and NETRADIO Radio from France and Russia. Featured in online magazines such as “MRU TV” (Ireland), “Trike’s Trax of Fame” (Canada), “Songs that should be mainstream” and “Metal heads & college threads” (Australia), “Music Island” (Japan) “Scope Magazine”, “Muzic Notez Magazine” , “Jam Sphere Magazine”and “Floorshime Zipper Boots” blog (USA)

MR KITO has now launched his 7th Album “Where Are The Lizards?” with “Presence Records” label.

Find it on most relevant Music Download Sites alongside “The Middle of Everything”, “My Tattooed Self” and “The Weatherman” from the same artist.

 

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“Where Are The Lizards?” is playlisting on Radio Andra, Network

Radio and Assembly Radio in South Africa, and NETRADIO Radio from France
and Russia. The EP has also been featured in online magazines such as MRU
TV (Ireland) Trike’s Trax of Fame (Canada), Songs That Should Be
Mainstream (Australia), Music Island (Japan) Scope Magazine (USA) and
Floorshime Zipper Boots (USA).

Here is a link to stream the “Where Are The Lizards?” EP on Bandcamp:

Listen to Mr. Kito Music Here

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