Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Ignite: Something Just for You! It's a HUGE Party!!


You've arrived at the "IGNITE" BLAST Hop & Tour...

Something just for you

I'm excited to be part of the launch celebration of Ignite, a book of tastefully erotic short stories written especially with moms in mind! By the way, my treasure hunt word is "READING."


Ignite compiled by Lori Verni-Fogarsi
Series: Light Your Fire #1
Paperback, 91 pages
Published November 26th 2013 by Brickstone Publishing
You will not believe all the fun & prizes that are going on!
Whether you're a woman who has put passion on the back burner, or you're a hot mama who has been keeping things aflame, these stories are sure to light your fire!
They're short. They're hot. They're a little something just for you!
My thoughts about Ignite ~~

Whoooeee! This is one hot book full of wonderful stories by some amazing authors! I rationed the stories out and read just one a day, rather than reading them straight through, in order to think about each one and to savor their yumminess.

Ignite is a book of short stories by 10 different authors. Some of them are intense and really put the heat on. Other stories were sweet and romantic. And then, some of them had both, heat and romance. It was a wonderful mix of wonderful stories.

I loved that this anthology introduced me to authors that I have not read before. These are definitely authors I am going to be watching to see what they produce next.

And..... this is book #1 in a series! 
Okay, I'm ready for book #2! 

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Also, today here at The Book Bag, I have the pleasure of hosting Julianna Darling. She penned the fabulous story, What Come Naturally, one of the 10 wonderful stories in Ignite. It was one of my favorites! Oh heck, they are all good!

So, today Julianna is answering my 'voices' question.
Welcome to The Book Bag, Julianna ~ I have heard other authors say that they 'hear voices in their head' and that is how they write their books: the characters are telling their stories. Not being a writer myself, that concept has always intrigued me.

When some people hear voices, we get them medical attention, others end up becoming writers. Does this happen to you? How do you come up with your stories?
First of all, thanks so much for hosting me! This is such a genius question, really. I’m not sure how it works for other writers, but I don’t “hear them” at first. I’m an emotionally intelligent person, so I people-watch and observe a lot. Ideas come to mind all the time but they’re not all keepers. When an idea is divine, you just know you have to write that story; it resonates with your soul in a different way. 

Once the idea sparks, I usually sit down and start typing. All writers have heard of the dreaded “crappy first draft.” It’s called that because it usually is. The effort is not, but your first draft will never be your last. The key is to keep writing, even when you’re not inspired. When you write long enough, you’ll authentically start “hearing” your characters’ voices and motivations inside your head, but not in a schizophrenic-hearing-voices-all-the-time kind of way. You might be doing something mundane and an idea or new piece of dialogue pops into your mind (as if the character is a demanding child knocking on your head from the inside saying, “Yoo-hoo, listen to me now! Will ya?”). Then, most good writers either go write, or grab a piece of paper, a napkin, their T-shirt, whatever they can, and write it down!

I never understood this concept myself until I started to write a YA novel under another name (since the audience is very different from the romance genre). I started the story in one girl’s narrative, when another character quickly pushed her aside and said, “Nope, not happening! This is my story!” And so it became. But that truth— that niggling little voice inside your soul that cosmically aligns what is right in your world—that’s the “inner voice” you hear. 
Thank you so much, Julianna! I especially love the visual of the child knocking on your head from the inside. And when the one character pushed the other one aside. That's great stuff! Thank you for sharing! 

Check out the event site for more professional reviews, author interviews, guest articles, and a TREASURE HUNT! Whoo heee! Let's get this party started!! 

So here's what you do ~~ 
  1. Grab a pen & paper
  2. Visit each of the blogs in the linky below to see their reviews, interviews, & articles
  4. Scroll down to the prize entry form below and get tons of extra entries for inputting the treasure hunt words!
The BIG giveaway! Over 40 prizes! Yes, seriously!

Use the entry form below to enter to win any of the 40+ prizes! 

Don't forget to collect the treasure hunt words from the blogs below to get TONS of extra entries!

 Good luck! 

Don't forget to visit the rest of the celebration!

And....... there's a Kindle Fire Giveaway 
AND a Trip to Vegas Giveaway! 

Click here to go to those giveaways!

You really are gonna want to do that!

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  1. Susan - Thank you so much for having me on your blog today. Your support of writing and authors is truly impressive and inspiring, and I appreciate all you've done to help us launch Ignite! I love your voice and humor and enthusiasm and it's been so much fun to read and look through your blog! I'm a fan! =) Thanks for the great interview & keep up the awesome work on the blog. I now have several books I want to read from your lists! xo

  2. Hi: Love the post... especially because it contains your fabulous review of "Ignite!" LOL! No but seriously, so glad you enjoyed it, and I love your "voices in your head" question and Julianna's response! Thank you for hosting and I hope your readers enjoy the treasure hunt and huge giveaway too!


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