Inkwell Guest: Lynda Scott
Hi, everyone. Today I have paranormal author Lynda Scott here to talk about celebrating. Don’t forget to leave a comment – she’s giving away a book! If it doesn’t appear right away, it’s held in moderation and I’ll release it as soon as I can.
Celebrating a Writing Job Well Done
Good morning! Thanks for having me visit today.
My co-author, Linda Wisdom, and I have just finished a second round of edits on our interactive adult paranormal story for Coliloquy – Great Escapes: Summer Solstice. So in celebration I just treated myself to a Dove Dark Chocolate mini. You can’t go wrong with chocolate, right?
That’s what I always tell my hubby…even though he says he can think of several things better than chocolate. He usually tells me this while he’s waggling his eyebrows up and down in one of the world’s most comical leers. I keep him around for that kind of comic relief…and for reaching things on the top shelf since he’s a good bit taller than I am but that’s another story.
That comic relief helps keep me from yanking my hair out when I’m writing and the words aren’t coming or the scene isn’t working or my brain just isn’t functioning. A lot of people think writing is easy. “Hard work? Really? I mean…you just sit in front of a computer and type, right?”
Well, yes, but it has to make sense logically and emotionally. It has to form images that touch the reader, that make her heart race with fear, passion or happiness. It has to create an aura of dread or a sense of victory. It has to leave a reader with a feeling of satisfaction when she’s finished reading.
That kind of writing can leave an author wrung out because those emotions have to come from somewhere. They can’t come out of a vacuum so they can only come from the author herself. When she’s finished, she needs that comical wag of eyebrow and with its accompanying leer from her significant other because it reminds her there is life after writing.
Because of that and the fact that he vacuums when I ask him to, I might just share my dark chocolate candy with him. And I’ll waggle my eyebrows up and down too.
Oh, I’d like to offer one copy of Great Escapes – Valentine’s Day to one lucky commenter. All you need to do is leave a comment WITH your email addy by July 28. I’ll have my furry muse/writing partner, Wookie, pick the winner. She loves doing that, lol.
Thanks again for letting me visit.
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Heartstone by Lynda Scott
Science Fantasy Romance
Available in print and ebook format
Eric d’Ebrur is out of time. He must find the legendary Heartstone and fulfill the ancient Gar’Ja bond he shares with the Stonebearer. But when he finds her, he discovers that love can be more dangerous than the Gawan threat. Eric can defeat the mind-controlling Gawan but will it cost him the woman he loves?
After terrifying episodes of hypersensitivity, Keriam Norton thinks she’s losing her mind. When handsome shapeshifter Eric d’Ebrur saves her from the monstrous Gawan, she’s sure of it. But insane or not, she’ll find the Heartstone and, if she’s lucky, a love to last a lifetime.
Altered Destiny by Lynda Scott
Science Fantasy Romance
Available in ebook formats
Stranded on an alternate Earth, architect and Jill-of-all-trades, Liane Gautier-MacGregor must find her way back to her homeworld before she’s enslaved…or falls in love with a man who is the exact duplicate of her ex-husband.
Devyn MacGregor’s alter ego as the Reiver Lord is the only way he can fight the Qui’arel and their nefarious Bride Bounty, a tax paid with human females…until he meets the oddly familiar woman who claims he is her husband. And who sets in motion the rebellion that will either free his countrymen or destroy them.
Great Escapes – Valentine’s Day (First in Series) By Lynda K. Scott and Linda Wisdom
Interactive Adult Paranormal Fiction
The heartbroken and lovelorn come to Great Escapes B&B in search of a relaxing getaway, only to embark on a weekend of sexual self-discovery, courtesy of the inn’s resident ghosts, who bring to life each guest’s deepest desires.
Just as the ghosts transform to meet the needs of each guest, Great Escapes leverages the Kindle platform to deliver what each reader wants. Do you like your erotica steamy or romantic? Your hero to have blue or brown eyes? Anonymously fill out your preferences, and we’ll deliver the best version of hundreds of combinations prepared by the authors.
In Great Escapes: Valentine’s Day, Rose’s best friend gives her a weekend stay, where an invisible lover helps her to rediscover her sexuality. But will she open her eyes enough to see who is right next door?
Uncorrected EXCERPT from Great Escapes – Summer Solstice
She woke, body still vibrating from tiny aftershocks of an orgasm that had practically turned her inside out. At least she thought she was awake. Could someone really dream an orgasm that powerful?
The moon sent long fingers of silvery light shimmering across her bed, tracing her dream seducer in a ghostly, otherworld glow.
I knew you would be that responsive.
Her breath seized. Before she could even think, she leapt out of bed and raced to the door. She ripped it open, a scream bubbling up her throat.
The man walking out of his room next door stared at her, his gray eyes wide in startlement as she dashed through the door. A small shopping bag dropped to the floor; he caught her in his arms. His gaze flicked toward the dark room, then returned to her. “Uh.”
It was much worse than just getting caught stark naked. She was stark naked in a stranger’s arms.
A stranger whose effort not to look at her pale flesh was valiant but failing.
She backed up, covered herself with her hands and looked over her shoulder at her room. “There’s someone in there. I was asleep. He was… but then… I saw him. Through him. But I could feel him. And—”
She suddenly realized how she sounded. Even worse if she said anything about what happened with the sexy male ghost. Any minute now, someone would show up with a straightjacket and she’d happily go with them.