Writing

What’s in a Name? #Writing

I have a nom de plume, as you well know. Also, I just really like saying nom de plume. I didn’t really set out to have a pen name. It just sort of…happened. I ended up with this name when I married my ex and then we divorced and I remarried and I changed my legal name and, well, you can imagine how well my current pen name is received by my current husband. Ahem. So, I’ve been thinking… (my husband is always unnerved when I say these words to him) maybe I should get a new pen name? This is not as easy as, say, getting a new shirt. I can’t exactly go down to the Pen Name Store and pick out a new one and everyone will be like, “WOW. I love your new pen name. It’s so pretty on you. And really brings out the color of your eyes.” No, I can’t do that. I know exactly the name I want to use. I don’t want to share it here because I haven’t fully committed to using that name and I’m a suspicious sort and I don’t want someone to steal my Really Awesome New Pen Name. It’s not really awesome but it is really me. I guess you’re wondering why I want to change my name. I want to be clear here. I am not ashamed of the work I have under the Miles name. Not at all. I’m proud of each and every book I’ve…

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Been a while!

Wow. It’s been a while since I’ve posted on my poor neglected blog. Life has thrown me some crazy curve balls lately but that’s okay! I’m still here and kicking. I’ll get through it all. I’ve also been doing a lot of reading on self-publishing. I’m learning a lot. One of the things I’ve learned is to not spread yourself too thin when it comes to social media posts. And so I’ve decided to put the blog on official hiatus and focus all my social interaction on Facebook and Instagram. I’m also in the process of building my newsletter list and respond to all emails from readers. If you want to interact with me directly, signing up for my newsletter is the absolute best way. Of course, I’ll continue to post updates here of upcoming releases and other book news. But you’ll see it first if you’re a subscriber to my VIP Reader’s list. 😉

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Inkwell Guest: Karilyn Bentley and Demon Cursed

Hey gang! Today I have my friend and fellow Plotting Princess, Karilyn Bentley, on the blog today. She’s here to promote her newest release, DEMON CURSED, the third book in her DEMON HUNTRESS series. If you haven’t started the series, you can check out book 1, DEMON LORE, on Amazon here! Blurb: Gin Crawford, the world’s newest demon huntress, just wants to enjoy a football game, but finds herself hunting a serial killer minion instead. When his victims turn out to be the local football star’s female fans, she must determine if the player has joined forces with the minion, but her efforts lead her deeper into danger. When her mentor, Aidan Smythe, is attacked, Gin resolves to go to any lengths to save him, even if it exposes her most tightly held secret. Minions and demons, however, aren’t the only terrors she faces. Will she realize the greatest danger lies within—before it’s too late? Excerpt: I shake my head at him before straightening my shoulders. And slapping a hand over my mouth and nose. Yuck. Hours-old death in humid Texas weather makes for a smelly situation. At least I’m not the only one with their hand, or handkerchief, over their mouths. “What happened?” Smythe meets the gaze of each guard and the hyperventilating janitorial women who clearly found the body. One of the women points to where the body lies in front of the Dumpster, flat on her back, hands resting in classic death pose on her bloody stabbed chest,…

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Steamy Contemporary Romance books from 21 authors #Instafreebie

Hey all! I’m part of this great promo in conjunction with InstaFreebie! Get free steamy contemporary romance books from 21 authors (including me) now through Saturday, April 1 (no foolin’!) 🙂 Click here!

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Booksweeps: Win a Kindle Fire!

I’ve teamed up with more than 50 fantastic Epic Fantasy authors to give away a huge collection of novels to 2 lucky winners, PLUS a Kindle Fire to the Grand Prize winner! You can win my novel IN THE TOWER OF THE WIZARD KING, plus books from authors like Rebecca Lochlann and Patricia Burroughs.. Enter the giveaway by clicking here! Good luck!

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