RRBC’S BETHANY TURNER “PAY IT FORWARD” WEEK – Beth Hale

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Today I’m delighted to present an awesome author – Beth Hale. She is my third PIF assignment and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

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On Feb 3rd 2015, I hosted one stop at her 4Wills Publishing Blog Tour when she promoted Magnolia Secrets. I decided to repeat her text from that day because it tackles an important albeit delicate issue – domestic violence – and I favor any and all attempts on raising people’s awareness about this topic.

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 An Ugly Truth

by Beth Hale 

Did you know? One in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. An estimated 1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year. 85% of domestic violence victims are women. Historically, females have been most often victimized by someone they knew. Females who are 20-24 years of age are at the greatest risk of nonfatal intimate partner…

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RRBC’S BETHANY TURNER “PAY IT FORWARD” WEEK – Maggie Thom

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Please welcome fellow author Maggie Thom on the second day of PIF Week.

When I visited her website to gather information for this post, I came across a LOT of great books and interesting information but this sentence caught my eye and fired my imagination:

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It got me thinking because I do that as a reader but I certainly do that as a writer as well. You didn’t think my erotic stories were autobiographical, did you?  😀

Seeing as Maggie writes suspense and thrillers, I guess it’s fair to assume she writes about adventures she’d never do in real life, am I right? LoL

Her website also offers useful links to authors and suggestions for readers. In a nutshell – YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS IT! Visit now – click here.

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 Award-winning author Maggie Thom, writes suspense/thrillers. Her works include: Captured Lies, Deceitful Truths and Tainted Waters. Her novels…

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RRBC’S BETHANY TURNER “PAY IT FORWARD” WEEK – Rebecca Reilly

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Today I’m delighted to present Rebecca Reilly as my first PIF assignment. On March 8th 2015, I hosted one stop at her 4Wills Publishing Blog Tour and I figured I should re-post her blog at the time because it’s an excellent opportunity to know her a bit better.

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A Conversation with Rebecca Reilly

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Tell us about your writing process.  Do you map out all the details of your stories in advance, or do your stories evolve organically?

I do not map out my stories. I love the creative freedom of organic writing.  A conversation, a jog through the forest, or stumbling upon a new location triggers an idea.  I dream through it, usually while I hike or jog.  I spend time getting to know my key characters before I begin.  Once I start writing, my characters drive the story.  I am often surprised where they take…

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‘AS LIFE GOES’ Blog Tour

Enjoying another excerpt from Jason Zandri on his book, “As Life Goes: Elementary”

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One of the prior topics on the blog tour was the discussion regarding offering up segments of your books online as free excerpts as a way to get readers engaged with your writing, your style of writing, and the theme of the given story you’re sharing with them.

I then offered three existing links that are also offered below in the “About As Life Goes: Elementary” section, with the promise of a fourth, never released excerpt for your enjoyment.

With that, here is the never before released, As Life Goes: Elementary – Excerpt IV

The school bus pulled up to Ward Street, and only Melissa and Matthew got out at the corner. They crossed the street in front of the bus, and then it continued northbound past Boylan’s corner store on South Cherry Street.

“So, I saw Liz finally got around to saying hello to you,” Melissa said, with her…

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