Return to Glebe Point by Patricia Paris: Guest Blog & Release Party 7-13-15 Thru 7-18-15

Today we hand over our blog to BHC Author Patricia Paris—writer of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her fifth novel, Return to Glebe Point, releases Friday, July 17th. To celebrate, Patricia is hosting a fabulous week-long party leading up to release day, and she has some awesome prizes up for grabs. Promotion details are below.

For now, however, sit back…dip your toes in the sand…and listen to the gentle lapping waters of the Chesapeake Bay… Welcome to Glebe Point!

Enter the Romantic World of the Glebe Point Series—By Patricia Paris

I’m so excited to announce that Return to Glebe Point releases July 17th. This is the third book in the Glebe Point series of stand-alone, contemporary romances that focus on the close-knit Morrison family. This Time Forever and Letters to Gabriella, the first two books in the series, tell the story of twin brothers Blake and Justin Morrison as they traverse the wonderful but sometimes rocky road to love. Return to Glebe Point is the story of their cousin, Charlene, who has returned to Glebe Point after being away for five years, with the hope she can rebuild her shattered life.

I write long books. That explains in part why I only publish one or two a year. I admire authors who put out three, four, even five or more in that same time and often wish I could too, but it’s just not the way I write. Part of it may also be that I worry about sending my characters out into the world unprepared. I rewrite and rewrite, changing their words, their clothes, the way they duck their head or hike their chin, rethink their motives. I hover over them like a mother hen protecting her chicks, holding on until they’re basically begging me to trust in them and set them free.

I often get notes from fans telling me they loved the characters in one of my books, how real they felt, or how they didn’t want the story to end because it meant saying goodbye. I love when this happens. Touching someone with my stories, hearing I’ve entertained them for a few hours through my words, and knowing I delivered that happily ever after they were looking for is enormously gratifying. Hopefully it also means the wait was worth it.

So why do so many readers fall in love with Glebe Point and the characters in this series? I could give you my take, but instead, I’d like to introduce you to Mary O’Meara. She knows more about Glebe Point and its inhabitants than almost anyone; after all, she’s one of them. Mary owns the inn and the little cottage where Delaney, Justin, and Charlie each stay in their separate stories. She’s a matchmaker with a heart of gold and a plate of cookies always on hand in case someone happens to stop by. She also has a particular soft spot for the Morrison’s, but I can’t blame her, so do I.

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“WHAT makes Glebe Point so special, you ask? Oh dear, where are my manners! Come into the kitchen and sit with me. I just made some crunchy jumbles, and they’re still warm. That’s right, take a couple of them, and relax. I do enjoy having company.

“I guess that’s why I love our little town, everyone knows everyone, and someone’s always stopping by for a visit. You already know I have my favorites. Blake and Justin are like sons to me. I worried about them what with their recent struggles, but they each landed in a good place. Bless their hearts, and bless Delaney and Gabriella for putting up with their shenanigans. I helped bring them all together you know, but that’s another story.

“Now our Charlie’s come home. We’re all so happy she’s back, but worried too, because she’s not acting like the old Charlie. That’s why it’s good she’s here, we won’t let one of our own struggle through something alone, even if they say nothing’s wrong and they don’t need help, which is exactly what Charlie’s been telling everyone.

“If you ask me, and well, I guess you did, I think our girl needs someone in her life who will stand beside her and appreciate what a special woman she is. She told me last week she didn’t want or need a man in her life. Well that’s just poppycock! Everyone needs love. Everyone needs someone, and I’ve got the ideal person in mind. Cooper Barone. He and Charlie are perfect for one another…if only they weren’t both being so stubborn about seeing it.

“Oh, I just heard the reception bell ring. I have new guests arriving today and that’s probably them. Why don’t you take a trip around Glebe Point on your own? You can drop into Mosey’s Diner for lunch. You’re likely to run into some of the Morrison’s there. I think you’d enjoy spending a little time with them.”

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If you haven’t read This Time Forever or Letters to Gabriella, check out a sample on Amazon. Return to Glebe Point will release July 17th, and is available now for pre-order by clicking HERE.

Thank you for taking the time to read this post. If you’ve read my other books, thank you. I appreciate your support and hope my stories have brought some enjoyment into your life. If they have, I would love to hear from you. You can send me a note on my Facebook page, or email me at pparisusa@msn.com with the subject line: A Reader’s Feedback

 

About the Glebe Point Promotion

Dates Of Promotion: Monday 7/13 –  Friday 7/17

Prizes Available:

Monday 7/13: A $10.00 Amazon Gift Card (2 Winners)

Tuesday 7/14: A Handcrafted Bookmark (4 Winners)

Wednesday 7/15: A Handcrafted Bookmark (4 Winners)

Thursday 7/16: Signed Copies of This Time Forever & Letters To Gabriella (2 Winners)

Friday 7/17: Signed Copies Of All Three Glebe Point Series Books (1 Winner)

How To Enter & Win:

LIKE, COMMENT, or SHARE that day’s promotional ad (a new one for each day) on either my personal Facebook page or my author Facebook page to enter to win the prize for that day. You gain one entry for each activity. So if you like, comment, and share you earn three entries for that day’s prize. The winners from each day will be announced the following day through 7/18.

As a bonus: LIKE, COMMENT, or SHARE this blog to earn 3 bonus entries for each contest. That’s a total of 6 entries!

The Prizes:

Handcrafted Bookmarks for the Glebe Point series by BHC author Patricia Paris

Handcrafted Bookmarks

The Novels of the Glebe Point series by BHC author Patricia Paris

Autographed Print Copies of the Glebe Point Books

To Purchase any of these titles, click the below link:

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Celebrate #INDIEpendence—Meet All Of Our Winners!

We hope everyone enjoyed our month-long Celebrate #INDIEpendence event as much as we did! It was great to see new and old faces alike joining in. The author chats were a huge hit and allowed everyone to ask questions. Game days were a ton of fun and we had a lot of creativity put into them. Thank you to our BHC authors who helped out with so many tasks. We appreciated it!

We’ve announced most of the winners on our website, but we felt a special post was needed to announce our grand prize winner and to also recap the weekly genre winners throughout the month.

OUR GRAND PRIZE WINNER IS:  Kevin Hammond!

He wins:

  • A $50 Amazon Gift Card
  • An exclusive set of BHC Author Trading Cards
  • 18 autographed print books by our featured authors this month
  • an eBook of Oswald and I (available after September 2013)
  • an eBook of Minstrel (available November 2013)

Congratulations on winning, Kevin—we are all super excited for you!

Recap of winners for our weekly genre prize pack giveaways

Week #1:  Non-Fiction, Poetry & General Genre Prize Pack Winner:  Shelly Hammond

Prize Pack Prizes Won:

  • an eBook of Oswald and I (available after September 1st)
  • an autographed print copy of Get Outta My Head: My Journey Living With Brain Cancer by Collette Henry
  • an autographed print copy of Five Year Old Death by Bathsheba Dailey
  • an autographed print copy of Sequoia by Bathsheba Dailey
  • a $10 Starbucks gift card and a set of BHC author trading cards (courtesy of Blue Harvest Creative)
Week #2:  Horror & Sci-Fi Genre Prize Pack Winner:  Kimberly Mayberry
Prize Pack Prizes Won:
  • an autographed print copy of Hateful Burden by Natalie Gibson
  • an autographed print copy of The Dracula Chronicles: Bound By Blood, Volume I by Shane KP O’Neill
  • an autographed print copy of Jumper by Jeff LaFerney
  • a $10 Starbucks gift card and an exclusive set of BHC author trading cards (courtesy of Blue Harvest Creative)
Week #3:  Fantasy/YA/NA Genre Prize Pack Winner:  Ariel Lola
Prize Pack Prizes Won:
  • an autographed print copy of Embers at Galdrilene by A.D. Trosper
  • an autographed print copy of A Life, Redefined by Tracy Hewitt Meyer
  • an autographed print copy of Breath of Air by Katie Jennings
  • an autographed print copy of The Duke’s Trumpet by Claire E. Smith
  • an eBook of Minstrel by Marissa Ames (available late 2013)
  • a $10 Starbucks gift card and a set of BHC author trading cards (courtesy of Blue Harvest Creative)
Week #4:  Thriller, Suspense & Mystery Prize Pack Winner:  Tiffany Miles
Prize Pack Prizes Won:
  • an autographed print copy of Crossing The Line by Rebecka Vigus
  • an autographed print copy of Thorns of an Innocent Soul by Barbara Watkins
  • an autographed print copy of Eviscerating The Snake—The Complete Trilogy (three-books-in-one—receive Accountable to None, Zero Balance, and Adjusting Journal Entries) by Ashley Fontainne
  • an autographed print copy of CurbChek by Zach Fortier
  • an eBook of Number Seventy-Five by Ashley Fontainne
  • an eBook of Street Creds (new edition) by Zach Fortier
  • a $10 Starbucks gift card and a set of BHC author trading cards (courtesy of Blue Harvest Creative)
Week #5:  Romance & Drama Prize Pack Winner:  Shadow Kohler
Prize Pack Prizes Won:
  • an autographed print copy of The Selkie Sorceress by Sophie Moss
  • an eBook of The Selkie Spell by Sophie Moss
  • an eBook of The Selkie Enchantress by Sophie Moss
  • an autographed print copy of When Empires Fall by Katie Jennings
  • an eBook of Rise of the Notorious by Katie Jennings
  • a $10 Starbucks gift card and a set of BHC author trading cards (courtesy of Blue Harvest Creative)

Week #5: Erotica Genre Prize Pack Winner:  Shelly Hammond

Prize Pack Prizes Won:

  • an autographed print copy of Coming, Ready of Not! by Liv Honeywell
  • an eBook of The Journal by Liv Honeywell & Domitri Xavier
  • an autographed print copy of The British Billionaire Batchelor by Maggie Carpenter
  • an eBook of The Spanking Psychiatrist by Maggie Carpenter

Thank you to everyone who participated and joined in. Congratulations to all of our winners.

You can visit our website by clicking HERE to see a full list of ALL winners including all the winners of our weekly author chats and game/trivia days.

Visit our website for official rules and terms & conditions for entries, winning and prizes.

Celebrate #INDIEpendence: Week Five—Romance & Drama

Welcome to our Celebrate #INDIEpendence With Everyone At Blue Harvest Creative

Five weeks, 14 genres, 18 authors—one awesome event

​It’s the FINAL week of our event. Join us for fun games, trivia, author chats and win lots of cool prizes—including our awesome Romance/Drama genre prize pack and our Grand Prize giveaway. All the details are at the bottom of this post on how to enter.​

Week #5 celebrates the genres of Romance & Drama

Are you a hopeless romantic? Does your heart yearn for a happy ending? Perhaps you enjoy a good drama. We have that and a whole lot more this week as we celebrate the mysteries and wonders of romance and drama.Everything takes place at our Facebook Event so be sure to stop by and join us for some fun.

Here is this week’s schedule:

​Monday, July 29th
Do you love romantic books and movies? How well do you think you know them? Join Katie Jennings for Romance trivia and test your knowledge, and win some great prizes!
Time:  3 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST
Where: Our Facebook Event. Click HERE to go there now.
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Wednesday, July 31st

Every Wednesday is Blue Harvest Creative day. We’ll be on hand to highlight different services and answer questions.​

Time: 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. EST​

Where:  Our Facebook Event. Click HERE to go there now.​

This week’s topic: Book design, book trailers, and self-publishing—Part Two

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Thursday, August 1st

 
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Author Focus on Sophie Moss

​Do you enjoy romance? Do you love Irish fairy tales? Then get swept away with The Seal Island Trilogy by bestselling author Sophie Moss. We’ll be posting her books and sharing some of her blog posts.​

Time: Drop by our event any time on Thursday and leave a comment on the pinned post.​

Where: Our Facebook Event. Click HERE to go there now.

The Selkie Spell is currently a finalist in the 2013 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards for best romance–fantasy. Winners announced September 2013.

​Everyone who posts a comment will be entered to win an eBook of their choice from The Seal Island Trilogy. Three prizes will be awarded. Winners will be selected randomly.

Thursday, August 1st

Do you love romance? Then join Katie Jennings for some fun Romance trivia to test your knowledge and win some great prizes!

Time:  3 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST
Where: Our Facebook Event. Click HERE to go there now.
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Friday, July 2nd
Live Author Chat and Author Focus with Katie Jennings
Get to know international bestselling author Katie Jennings and learn about her books When Empires Fall and Rise of the Notorious from the Vasser Legacy series. Plus have a Q&A session with the author and enjoy fun trivia.
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST
Where: Our Facebook Event. Click HERE to go there now.
Everyone who joins the author chat will be entered to win an eBook of Rise of the Notorious a set of *BHC author trading cards. One prize will be awarded.
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Enter our Romance & Drama Genre Prize Pack—One Lucky Person Receives:
  • an autographed print copy of The Selkie Sorceress by Sophie Moss 
  • an eBook of The Selkie Spell by Sophie Moss 
  • an eBook of The Selkie Enchantress by Sophie Moss 
  • an autographed print copy of When Empires Fall by Katie Jennings
  • an eBook of Rise of the Notorious by Katie Jennings 
  • a $10 Starbucks gift card*
  • an exclusive set of BHC author trading cards* 

*Please note due to the amount of trading card prizes and Starbucks gift cards being given, they will all be mailed to the winners the week of August 5th.

To Enter our Romance & Drama Genre Prize Pack Click HERE
Last Week To Enter Our Grand Prize Drawing—One Lucky Person Receives:
  • A $50 Amazon Gift Card and an exclusive set of BHC Author Trading Cards (courtesy of Blue Harvest Creative)
  • 18 autographed print books by our featured authors this month
  • an eBook of Oswald and I (available after September 2013)
  • an eBook of Minstrel (available November 2013)

To Enter our Grand Prize Giveaway Click HERE

GENRE PRIZE PACK & GRAND PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 3rd

Who is Blue Harvest Creative?

We Are Your Book Design & Self-publishing Experts

Need a book designed or interested in self-publishing? Not sure where to begin? We have over twenty years experience in the book design, publishing, writing, marketing, and printing industries. Blue Harvest Creative was created to offer the best design and author services at affordable prices.

We’re proud to be named the official book designers for many of the indie authors we work with. Our goal is to be your partner for life. Contact us and find out why everything is better when you just add blue.

We’ve designed over 500 books! Everything we create is custom-designed and we do not use templates. Ask about our complete book design package that includes a print cover wrap, interior, and matching eBook.

Connect with Blue Harvest Creative:

Website

Blog

Facebook

Twitter

Our Services Include:

  • Cover Design
  • Interior Book Design
  • eBook Design
  • Book Trailers
  • Author Branding
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Websites
  • Web Ads
  • Facebook Banners
  • Twitter Backgrounds
  • Press Releases
  • Book Blurbs & Taglines
  • & Much More

Need something printed or promotional items? Our printing prices and quality can’t be beat! From bookmarks to posters to business cards and everything in-between, we have you covered.

Author Inspiration—We Are Our Own Worst Enemy by Katie Jennings

Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.Ray Bradbury

We all live with self-doubt. Some days it eats away at us until it feels like there’s nothing left of our confidence. Once in awhile, we get a little blip of hope or joy that lifts our spirits, but for some reason that never seems to last. On the other hand, feelings of failure and doubt linger for days on end, convincing us that the best option is to simply quit. Give up the dream, forsake all aspiration. It’s not worth pursuing.

But you see, it is worth pursuing. As long as we love what we do, it is always worth doing. So when we find ourselves at a low point, certain the only higher ground can be found by giving up and moving on, we need to stop for a moment and breathe. Never make hasty decisions while upset, as it will only lead to wrong decisions. Always step back and remember that everyone goes through the hard times. Everyone suffers under the weight of harsh criticism and the loss of hope. But the best ones rise above it. The ones who win, who succeed, lick their wounds and push forward, better for the battle scars they’ve received. They don’t forget the pain, but they don’t let it consume them, either.

Consider this. Most of the successful people you know in life have been miserable failures at one point or another. J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter was rejected by twelve publishers and she was virtually penniless for many years. Walt Disney went bankrupt, was fired as a news editor for “lacking imagination,” and was turned down over three hundred times on financing for Disney World. The Beatles were rejected by several record labels, and were told “the Beatles have no future in show business.” Abraham Lincoln was defeated in eight elections in his lifetime. Lucille Ball was dismissed from drama school because they said she was too shy.

Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team. He went on to say: “I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Thomas Edison is famous for stating: “If I find 10,000 ways something won’t work, I haven’t failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.”

Apply this to your own life, your own dreams. Do you find yourself constantly weighed down by the criticism of others? Of the failure to make that winning shot? Don’t worry. It isn’t the end of the world, and it certainly isn’t the end of you.

We are blessed to live in an age where the sky literally is the limit. If you have the fortitude to withstand the storms, then you can emerge victorious. Only those who give up, step down, and let go are the ones who find themselves filled with regret. At least if you keep trying, keep pushing, you won’t feel any regret.

The joy of life is found in the risks we take, not in the passes. Even if we don’t get it right the first time, the beauty of it is that we can always try again. We are not limited to one success in life. We can have many successes, just as we can have many failures. Keep trying harder, because in the end, all we have is what we reach out and take. Success is not given, but earned. It’s not easily obtained, but comes to those who do their best to make it happen. Sitting on the couch and dreaming isn’t enough, we have to go out and do.

As an author, I’ve known my fair share of ups and downs. My day can easily be shattered to pieces by a bad review left on Amazon. There have been several times when I’ve seriously considered giving up writing and receding out of the public spotlight because it’s “easier” than dealing with the harshness of the real world. But the feeling always passes, and my confidence comes roaring back. It comes back because I remind myself that I can always make the next book better. Next time, I’ll hit that home run. And the blessing of it is that I love writing, so it never gets boring. It never gets old. Every word I write is a new challenge, a new opportunity.

I look forward to following my dream and pursuing success for many years to come. And you should too!

You fail only if you stop writing. -Ray Bradbury

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300profilepic1International bestselling Author Katie Jennings is the author of six full length novels, including the popular fantasy series The Dryad Quartet as well as the bestselling family drama series The Vasser Legacy.

She lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and cat, who both think she’s the biggest nerd ever. She’s a firm believer in happy endings and loves nothing more than a great romance novel.

You can find out more about Katie on her official website, www.katieajennings.com.

Celebrate #INDIEpendence—Spotlight on Erotica

Welcome to WEEK FIVE and the final week of our Celebrate #INDIEpendence With Everyone At Blue Harvest Creative.

It’s hard to believe we are on our final week of this event!  For those that like their reading on the spicy side we focus our attention on the genre of Erotica. Join us for a fun day of games, trivia and a live author chat. You’ll also want to be sure to enter our Erotica prize pack giveaway.

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Everything takes place at our Facebook Event so be sure to stop by and join us for some fun. Here is today’s schedule:

Tuesday, July 30, 2013:

Live Author Chat and Author Focus with erotica author Liv Honeywell

Get to know author Liv Honeywell and learn about her books Coming, Ready or Not and The Journal.

Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST

Where:  Our Facebook Event. Click HERE to go there now.

​Everyone who joins the author chat will be entered to win their choice of an eBook by Liv Honeywell. One prize will be awarded.

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Available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback

Author Focus on erotica author Maggie Carpenter

Stop by and visit Maggie’s blog on “Victorian Erotica.” Everyone who leaves a blog comment will be entered for a chance to win their choice of her featured eBooks—The British Billionaire Bachelor or The Spanking Psychiatrist.
One prize will be awarded.
Visit the blog at:  http://wp.me/p1yULs-td
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Available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback

ENTER our Erotica Prize pack giveaway—now through midnight August 4th—by clicking HERE

One person will win all of these prizes in our Erotica genre prize pack giveaway:

  • an autographed print copy of Coming, Ready of Not! by Liv Honeywell
  • an eBook of The Journal by Liv Honeywell & Domitri Xavier
  • an autographed print copy of The British Billionaire Batchelor by Maggie Carpenter
  • an eBook of The Spanking Psychiatrist by Maggie Carpenter

ENTER OUR OTHER CONTESTS BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE AT: 

http://www.blueharvestcreative.com/Contests_Events.html

Who is Blue Harvest Creative?

We Are Your Book Design & Self-publishing Experts

Need a book designed or interested in self-publishing? Not sure where to begin? We have over twenty years experience in the book design, publishing, writing, marketing, and printing industries. Blue Harvest Creative was created to offer the best design and author services at affordable prices.

We’re proud to be named the official book designers for many of the indie authors we work with. Our goal is to be your partner for life. Contact us and find out why everything is better when you just add blue.

We’ve designed over 500 books! Everything we create is custom-designed and we do not use templates. Ask about our complete book design package that includes a print cover wrap, interior, and matching eBook.

Connect with Blue Harvest Creative:

Website

Blog

Facebook

Twitter

Our Services Include:

  • Cover Design
  • Interior Book Design
  • eBook Design
  • Book Trailers
  • Author Branding
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Websites
  • Web Ads
  • Facebook Banners
  • Twitter Backgrounds
  • Press Releases
  • Book Blurbs & Taglines
  • & Much More

Need something printed or promotional items? Our printing prices and quality can’t be beat! From bookmarks to posters to business cards and everything in-between, we have you covered.

Author Focus—Victorian Erotica by Maggie Carpenter

We are excited to welcome Maggie Carpenter to our blog today for week five of our celebrate #INDIEpendence event. Today we focus the spotlight on Erotica. Everyone who leaves a blog post comment on this blog will be entered to win their choice of eBook by Maggie Carpenter. Prizes are listed below. Don’t forget to visit our Facebook event, enter our erotica genre prize pack giveaway plus our grand prize drawing. Details for the event and the link to join are at the bottom of the post. 

There is much to be said about the erotic books that were published during the Victorian era of sexual restraint and exceptionally good manners.  There was an abundance of such literature celebrating all manner of sexual practices, though it wasn’t sold at booksellers, most of the trade taking place in Holywell Street, near The Strand in London.

Perhaps, like children reaching their rebellious adolescence, many rose silently against the curtailment of sexual freedom, resenting the repression, finding their insurgent solace in the pages of these extraordinary tomes, and at secret gatherings of like-minded men and women, hungry to escape the bondage of the crown.

(Interestingly, though, the emphasis on good manners and the British class distinction, was strictly adhered to, even in the most passionate of scenes).

Spanking and caning was covertly championed as an alluring enhancement to the sexual act, and even self-flagellation was prevalent in the lives of the underground populace.

It is also worth mentioning that corporal discipline was used unhesitatingly as a means of punishment in the schools, and this may have contributed to the practice.

While many of these books were churned out in back rooms by writers commonly referred to as ‘hacks’, there are those whose wordsmith skills are to be admired.  Not wishing their identities to be known, they penned their names simply as, Anonymous, and some of these novels became classics.  Birch and the Boudoir, My Secret Life, and Frank and I, to name just a few.

In the early days of my burgeoning love of these books, I did wonder how, with the laws and governance at the time, they survived through the decades.  Certainly scandalous sexual play is captivating, but the more I pondered this, the more I came to realize that it wasn’t just the erotica that was the cause of their survival.

The heart of any book, the core, the pulse, the ‘pick me up and read me, and read me again,’ is the story.

Whether a mysterious murder, a scary romp through a haunted house, or a love story incorporating the passionate ache that permeates the souls of the Dominant and submissive, it is the telling of the tale, and the charismatic characters bringing that tale to life, that allows a book to live and breathe and flourish.  In many, if not most of these Victorian erotica books, the story is the foundation upon which the naughtiness is built.  These writers may have been outlaws, but their books have lived through generations and continue to thrive, because in their hearts, they are story-tellers.

Isn’t that what we all strive to be?  Isn’t that, at the end of the day, our calling?  Becoming the best story-teller we can be?

Many of these authors capture the essence of that truth, and erotica or not, I admire and respect their talent, and strive to reach the standard they set more than a century ago.

Leave a blog comment below about which eBook you’d like to win and why and we’ll randomly select a winner. One prize will be awarded. Blog comments must be posted by Saturday, August 3rd by midnight EST to qualify.

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Connect With Maggie (for those 18 and over please):

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ENTER the Erotica Prize pack giveaway—now through midnight August 4th—by clicking HERE

One person will win all of these prizes in our Erotica genre prize pack giveaway:

  • an autographed print copy of Coming, Ready of Not! by Liv Honeywell
  • an eBook of The Journal by Liv Honeywell & Domitri Xavier
  • an autographed print copy of The British Billionaire Batchelor by Maggie Carpenter
  • an eBook of The Spanking Psychiatrist by Maggie Carpenter

Enter our GRAND PRIZE DRAWING that runs from midnight July 1st until midnight August 4th

One person will win all of these prizes:

  • A $50 Amazon Gift Card and an exclusive set of BHC Author Trading Cards (courtesy of Blue Harvest Creative)
  • 18 autographed print books by our featured authors this month
  • an eBook of Oswald and I (available after September 2013)
  • an eBook of Minstrel (available November 2013)

ENTER OUR GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE AT: 

http://www.blueharvestcreative.com/Contests_Events.html

Who is Blue Harvest Creative?

We Are Your Book Design & Self-publishing Experts

Need a book designed or interested in self-publishing? Not sure where to begin? We have over twenty years experience in the book design, publishing, writing, marketing, and printing industries. Blue Harvest Creative was created to offer the best design and author services at affordable prices.

We’re proud to be named the official book designers for many of the indie authors we work with. Our goal is to be your partner for life. Contact us and find out why everything is better when you just add blue.

We’ve designed over 500 books! Everything we create is custom-designed and we do not use templates. Ask about our complete book design package that includes a print cover wrap, interior, and matching eBook.

Connect with Blue Harvest Creative:

Website

Blog

Facebook

Twitter

Our Services Include:

  • Cover Design
  • Interior Book Design
  • eBook Design
  • Book Trailers
  • Author Branding
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Websites
  • Web Ads
  • Facebook Banners
  • Twitter Backgrounds
  • Press Releases
  • Book Blurbs & Taglines
  • & Much More

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Celebrate #INDIEpendence: Week Four—Thriller, Suspense & Mystery

Welcome to week four of our Celebrate #INDIEpendence With Everyone At Blue Harest Creative event.

5 weeks, 14 genres, 18 authors—one awesome event

All month-long we’ll be celebrating some of the best and the  brightest of the indie author world, offering awesome prizes as well as fascinating insights into why it rocks to be an indie author. It’s an exciting time to self-publish!

Join us for live author chats, weekly genre prize pack giveaways, games, trivia, and more—including lots of prizes to win all week long. Each week we’ll focus on specific genres and highlight some of the best authors who write it while giving back to our community of readers. We’ll also feature blogs from our authors and Blue Harvest Creative—from inspirational blogs to learning about our authors and their genres to tips and techniques from Blue Harvest Creative—you’re sure to find lots of interesting and informative stuff to read.

WEEK #4—THRILLER, SUSPENSE & MYSTERY

Do you live for the chills of a good thrill, the tingles that go up your spine from suspense, or plunging into a mystery and trying to figure out whodunnit? Then get ready for a week of spine tingling fun as we explore the genres of Thriller, Suspense, and Mystery.

Everything takes place at our Facebook Event so be sure to stop by and join us for some fun. Here is this week’s schedule:

Monday, July 22:

Live Author Chat and Author Focus with Rebecka Vigus

Get to know author Rebecka Vigus and learn about her book Crossing The Line plus have a Q&A session with the author.

Time:  4 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST

Where:  Our Facebook Event. Click HERE to go there now.

Everyone who joins the author chat will be entered to win an eBook of Crossing The Line and an exclusive set of *BHC author trading cards. One prize will be awarded.

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Available on Amazon

Tuesday, July 23:

Live Author Chat and Author Focus with Barbara Watkins

Get to know bestselling author Barbara Watkins and learn about her book Thorns of an Innocent Soul. Plus have a Q&A session with the author and enjoy fun trivia.

Time:  7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. EST

Where:  Our Facebook Event. Click HERE to go there now.

Everyone who joins the author chat will be entered to win an eBook of Thorns of an Innocent Soul and an exclusive set of *BHC author trading cards. One prize will be awarded.

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Available on Amazon

Wednesday, July 24

Every Wednesday is Blue Harvest Creative day. We’ll be on hand to highlight different services and answer questions.

Time:  1 p.m. until 2 p.m. EST

Where:  Our Facebook Event. Click HERE to go there now.

This week’s topic:  Book design, book trailers, and self-publishing—Part One

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Thursday, July 25:

Game Day:  Join Marissa Ames for a fun crime scene “whodunnit” game

Time:  Noon until 1 p.m. EST

Where:  Our Facebook Event. Click HERE to go there now.

Prizes:  Winners can pick any of the featured eBooks from this week’s featured authors. Choose your favorite format—we offer Kindle, ePub or PDF files

Saturday, July 27th

Live Author Chat and Author Focus with Zach Fortier

Get to know bestselling true crime author Zach Fortier as he discusses his books CurbChek and Street Creds.

CurbChek  is currently a finalist in the 2013 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards for best non-fiction/true crime. Winners announced September 2013.

Time:  Noon until to 2 p.m. EST

Where:  Our Facebook Event. Click HERE to go there now.

Everyone who joins the author chat will be entered to win an eBook of CurbChek and an exclusive set of *BHC author trading cards. One prize will be awarded.

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Available on Amazon

CurbChek is a finalist for best non-fiction/true crime in the Readers’ Favorite International 2013 Awards

Love Thriller, Suspense & Mystery? Then be sure to enter this week’s genre giveaway & win some awesome prizes!

Enter July 22nd through midnight July 27th

Winner will be announced at noon on Sunday, July 28th

One person will win all of these prizes in our Thriller, Suspense & Mystery genre prize pack giveaway:

  • an autographed print copy of Crossing The Line by Rebecka Vigus
  • an autographed print copy of Thorns of an Innocent Soul by Barbara Watkins
  • an autographed print copy of Eviscerating The Snake—The Complete Trilogy (three-books-in-one—receive Accountable to None, Zero Balance, and Adjusting Journal Entries) by Ashley Fontainne
  • an autographed print copy of CurbChek by Zach Fortier
  • an eBook of Number Seventy-Five by Ashley Fontainne
  • an eBook of Street Creds (new edition) by Zach Fortier
  • a $10 Starbucks gift card and a set of BHC author trading cards (courtesy of Blue Harvest Creative)

*Please note due to the amount of trading card and gift card prizes being given, they will all be mailed to the winners on August 5th.

ENTER this week’s genre giveaway by clicking HERE

Enter our GRAND PRIZE DRAWING that runs from midnight July 1st until midnight August 2nd

One person will win all of these prizes:

  • A $50 Amazon Gift Card and an exclusive set of BHC Author Trading Cards (courtesy of Blue Harvest Creative)
  • 18 autographed print books by our featured authors this month
  • an eBook of Oswald and I (available after September 2013)
  • an eBook of Minstrel (available November 2013)
  • an exclusive set of BHC author trading cards

ENTER OUR CONTESTS BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE AT: 

http://www.blueharvestcreative.com/Contests_Events.html

Who is Blue Harvest Creative?

We Are Your Book Design & Self-publishing Experts

Need a book designed or interested in self-publishing? Not sure where to begin? We have over twenty years experience in the book design, publishing, writing, marketing, and printing industries. Blue Harvest Creative was created to offer the best design and author services at affordable prices.

We’re proud to be named the official book designers for many of the indie authors we work with. Our goal is to be your partner for life. Contact us and find out why everything is better when you just add blue.

We’ve designed over 500 books! Everything we create is custom-designed and we do not use templates. Ask about our complete book design package that includes a print cover wrap, interior, and matching eBook.

Connect with Blue Harvest Creative:

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Our Services Include:

  • Cover Design
  • Interior Book Design
  • eBook Design
  • Book Trailers
  • Author Branding
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing Collateral
  • Websites
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  • Facebook Banners
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  • Press Releases
  • Book Blurbs & Taglines
  • & Much More

Need something printed or promotional items? Our printing prices and quality can’t be beat! From bookmarks to posters to business cards and everything in-between, we have you covered.