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New items for the #Heroesonthewater #auction! From Authors like….

Just a few of the auction items I have already from authors like: Lexi Blake, Caitlyn O’Leary, Amy J Hawthorn, and so many more!

 

Be sure you’ve RSVP’d to the event page so you can find all the auction items Nov 6-11th!

 

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/474568459591965/


Caitlyn OLeary Auction item

 

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Amy J Hawthorn

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#SixSentenceSunday Fantasy Surrender by Lori King

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Sometimes I feel like I’m no longer Rachel Brooks. I feel like I’ve turned into Juliet and John’s mom. A background character in a play they star in. Does that sound ridiculous?”

Sawyer shook his head, “No, I get that. I mean, for the first half of your life, the only person you had to worry about was you. Not in a selfish way, but just logically as a teenager, there’s no one more important than yourself. When you get married and start a family, all of that changes.”

 

Fantasy Surrender

Surrender Series 5

 

Rachel Morgan lives every woman’s fantasy with her four cowboy husbands. Each man exemplifies something she’s always wanted in a man, and they treat her like a queen. As they approach their five year wedding anniversary, the guys have asked her what she’d like to do to celebrate, but she’s nervous about telling them the truth. It’s insane to want to be seduced as if they were starting over, right?

 

Join the four Brooks brothers as they remind their wife how lucky she is…

 

 

Buy Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07523M45W

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/fantasy-surrender/id1273818455

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1126998906

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/fantasy-surrender

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/743704

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36110232-fantasy-surrender

 

A note from the Editor – No Really, she’s my editor! #editing #professionalism #authortips

This week social media came alive with the discussion of how long should edits take, and how much should authors be paying for them. While this is somewhat subjective, one of my own editors, Ekatarina Sayanova from Red Quill Editing, posted a very useful set of guidelines. She’s agreed to let me share it on my blog because she loves me so much. 😉

 

You’ve probably seen the threads on Facebook and Twitter, about an incident with an editor taking nearly 7 months to edit a 95K manuscript. Aside from the fact that it shouldn’t take that long to do a blended content and line edit, here’s some advice for when you’re getting ready for professional edits. This is long, but if you take the time to read it, it could save you a lot of grief later.
1. Set up a phone conference BEFORE you hire the editor. And I mean a telephone call, and plan for that call to take at least an hour possibly longer. This is so you can get a feel for each other.

2. Ask questions and don’t be shy about the subject matter of those questions. That editor is going to be assessing and fixing YOUR hard work.

3. Get into each other’s heads. You’ll be glad you did.

4. ASK FOR REFERENCES. Now, if you’ve read books that this editor has worked on, great. You’ve seen the quality of their work. If you have any niggling thoughts in the back of your mind, contact the author(s) and ask what it was like to work with that editor.

5. Understand that good editing takes time. We have to read every single word, take copious notes, get into the characters’ heads AND yours. Bottom line: It ain’t just about the grammar and punctuation.

6. A word about CONTRACTS. A ‘formal’ contract isn’t always necessary. Every email and text can serve as a contract. Electronic communications are now accepted in court as legal documents when it concerns what the law views as a contractual relationship. Nevertheless, a detailed, emailed agreement offers protection for both parties. Subsequent communications can serve as amendments. Ask any lawyer, and they’ll tell you essentially the same thing. Keep in mind, though, that you do want to check with your particular state. And remember: Unless stated differently IN WRITING, the state in which the work was done has jurisdiction.

7. A WORD ABOUT MONEY – and this is crucial. NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER pay full price up front. I want to say that again: NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER PAY FULL PRICE UP FRONT. The thing is, a contract does not exist, regardless of what documents were exchanged, until money changes hands, and it has to be more than just a dollar. The smart move is to pay 1/3 to 1/2 up front, but understand that once the work starts, the editor is not obligated to refund you ALL of your down payment UNLESS (as in the case above) the editor cannot PROVE work was done on the project. Track changes and file properties are excellent proof that cannot be modified.
7a. Once trust is established between an editor and author, the ‘rules’ become a little looser – and this is fine. Even so, COMMUNICATION is imperative. Life gets in the way for all of us. Authors are late with submissions and editors are late in returning edits. This is a fact of life. The same is true about money. Editors, talk to your authors. Authors, talk to your editors. COMMUNICATION WILL SOLVE 99% OF YOUR IMMEDIATE PROBLEMS AND AVOID 100% OF FUTURE PROBLEMS.

8. If everything goes to shit – and you can take this to the bank (see what I did there) – if you’ve been doing this long enough, it will go to shit at least once (editors not doing edits, authors not paying editors). In the unlikely event that it does (and COMMUNICATION will be your insurance that it probably won’t) small claims court is your venue if you have to pursue legal solutions. SCC does not require attorneys, but there are filing fees, and the paperwork is a nuisance. If you are able to produce your communications and files, you stand an excellent chance of obtaining a judgment in your favor. That judgment is a powerful piece of paper. It becomes public record and can ruin a defendant’s credit rating. Prior to SCC, you will want to explore options with your credit card company, bank, or PayPal. These avenues are simpler and require less paperwork. But if these are not an option, SCC is your best bet for redress.

BOTTOM LINE: Writing is a business NOT a hobby. Editing is a business and NOT a hobby. Treat both as such. It will save you both a lot of grief in the end if you do so.
If you take nothing else away from this little essay, remember this: Email and texts are great TOOLS, but that is all they are – TOOLS. Voice communication is imperative in the author-editor relationship. You may not want to talk to your MIL, DH, NDN, or your dog or cat, but ALWAYS take your editor’s phone calls. I’ll send my husband to voicemail before I will EVER send a client to VM.

I hope this information helps you in your writing journey. You do what you do for the love of the written word. Your editor does what she/he does for EXACTLY the same reason.
Caveat: While I proofed this, it is never a good idea to proof one’s own work, so please forgive any errors. And yes, if you’re so inclined, feel free to share.
Happy writing! And to my colleagues – happy editing!

 

You can find out more about Red Quill on their Website or Facebook.

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Are you a Writer or an Author?

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Are you a writer or an author?

Recently I was visiting with a group of lovely ladies who have read my first book, and requested that I have coffee with them to discuss it. One of the questions that came up was: are you a writer or an author? There seemed to be some confusion as to what to call me, and I thought that I would bring the discussion back to my blog.

Here is my take on it. Call me Lori first of all. That’s my title, and that’s how I hope my readers see me. I’m a writer who happens to be an author. I’ve been a writer since I was able to grip a pencil and form words on a page. I still have a grade card from elementary school that has a note from the teacher:

“Lori possesses an unlimited store of creativity, and never…

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#SixSentenceSunday Fantasy Surrender by Lori King

Fantasy SurrenderFantasy Surrender by Lori King

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When the sun was about halfway up, Tevin determined that they were ready to move to the next location. Hudson helped Rachel back to the golf cart, and she quickly changed out of the luscious teddy into her regular clothes for the ride.

“I’ll have to put that one back on later for you.” She murmured as she tucked it delicately into the bag, and took her seat next to him. “I’d like to see how that unique feature at the bottom works.”

Hudson’s cock throbbed, and he pulled her into his side, fondling her breast and nipping her ear. “Just wait, the outfits get better. Mine was the tamest.”

She laughed loudly, “I believe that. I can only imagine what Sawyer and Parker picked.”

Tevin glanced back at them as he drove, “So what’s it like having four husbands?”

She looked at Hudson as she replied, “Bliss.” 

 

 

Fantasy Surrender

Surrender Series 5

 

Rachel Morgan lives every woman’s fantasy with her four cowboy husbands. Each man exemplifies something she’s always wanted in a man, and they treat her like a queen. As they approach their five year wedding anniversary, the guys have asked her what she’d like to do to celebrate, but she’s nervous about telling them the truth. It’s insane to want to be seduced as if they were starting over, right?

 

Join the four Brooks brothers as they remind their wife how lucky she is…

 

 

Buy Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07523M45W

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/fantasy-surrender/id1273818455

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1126998906

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/fantasy-surrender

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/743704

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36110232-fantasy-surrender

 

Frost-Bitten-Cover Reveal

Frost-Bitten-Cover Reveal

*Originally part of the Snowy Knights Anthology Dec 2016*

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Dr. Quinn Jameson has secured his future by immersing himself in his career, but no amount of money in the world can ease his loneliness. Polar bear shifters aren’t pack creatures, but his soul craves more out of life. When a feisty, female tiger shifter begs him for help, he’s unable to resist and finds himself embroiled in a dangerous situation.
Aubrey Celine is in a bad spot. Pregnant and on the run, she’s out of options until she wakes up in the hospital under the care of a delicious-looking Doctor. Can she trust another man after what her ex has put her through? Or has her heart frozen solid?
In the midst of an epic blizzard, these two strangers must rely on each other to stay alive, but every time they’re alone, the heat between them could melt the ice caps. How far will they go to avoid getting frost bite?

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 Fantasy Surrender

Fantasy Surrender

Rachel Morgan lives every woman’s fantasy with her four cowboy husbands. Each man exemplifies something she’s always wanted in a man, and they treat her like a queen. As they approach their five year wedding anniversary, the guys have asked her what she’d like to do to celebrate, but she’s nervous about telling them the truth. It’s insane to want to be seduced as if they were starting over, right?

Join the four Brooks brothers as they remind their wife how lucky she is…

 

 

 

 

 

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About Lori

Lori King PicBest-selling author, Lori King, is also a full-time wife and mother of three boys. Although she rarely has time to just enjoy feminine pursuits; at heart she is a hopeless romantic. She spends her days dreaming up Alpha men, and her nights telling their stories. An admitted TV and book junkie, she can be found relaxing with a steamy story, or binging in an entire season of some show online. She gives her parents all the credit for her unique sense of humor and acceptance of all forms of love. There are no two loves alike, but you can love more than one with your whole heart.

With the motto: Live, Laugh, and Love like today is your only chance, she will continue to write as long as you continue to read. Thank you for taking the time to indulge in a good Happily Ever After with her.

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#SixSentenceSunday Fantasy Surrender by Lori King

Fantasy SurrenderFantasy Surrender by Lori King

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“The other day you said you missed the chase,” he began to explain, easing a step away from her to let her think clearly. “So I’ve set up a safe zone for us to play in tonight. The goal is for me to catch you so I can do wicked things to your delicious body for the rest of the night.”

“Um, that’s not much of an incentive for me to get away from you. In fact, I might just stay put and let you get started,” she said, her laughter tinkling through the air.

“Ah, but there’s a prize if you can stay out of my grasp until dawn.”

 

Fantasy Surrender

Surrender Series 5

 

Rachel Morgan lives every woman’s fantasy with her four cowboy husbands. Each man exemplifies something she’s always wanted in a man, and they treat her like a queen. As they approach their five year wedding anniversary, the guys have asked her what she’d like to do to celebrate, but she’s nervous about telling them the truth. It’s insane to want to be seduced as if they were starting over, right?

 

Join the four Brooks brothers as they remind their wife how lucky she is…

 

 

Buy Links

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07523M45W

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/fantasy-surrender/id1273818455

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1126998906

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/fantasy-surrender

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/743704

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36110232-fantasy-surrender

 

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