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Where Magic Begins: Elle James (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Elle James (Contest)

I have an office in my home and a new computer with two screens. I insisted I needed one. And I do. But…this is where I write. On my couch with the lounge chair option up!  That way my puppies get to sleep on the couch beside me, and I can keep an eye on them. Ideas come from all over. News reports, articles in magazines,  television shows, and brainstorming with my sister or other writing friends. I might take…

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Where Magic Begins: Reina Torres (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Reina Torres (Contest)

Every year at Nanowrimo (National Novel Writing Month) meetings, someone always asks me about my process. I don’t mind the question, I love talking “shop.” I don’t always have big blocks of time to write…especially when I started publishing. At that time, I was helping to take care of my grandparents, and there was always something to do. So, I found little bits of time to grab for my own. Up until the “shelter at home” shut down, I would…

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Where Magic Begins: Margay Leah Justice (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Margay Leah Justice (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…ButtonsMom! *~*~* Welcome to my crazy world of creativity! I know we are supposed to be talking about “Where Magic Begins,” but one look at this picture and it might look like madness to some. There is so much going on there! You might call it chaotic. I just call it “organized” chaos. As you can see, I’ve got all the essentials I need to tap into my well of creativity here. I’ve got the computer for…

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Where Magic Begins: Payton Harlie (Contest)

Where Magic Begins: Payton Harlie (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Mary Preston! *~*~* It’s all about the paper and pens. Most of my story ideas start out as a handwritten note—sometimes in notebooks, but just as often on the back of a grocery store receipt because that was all I had handy at the time. Eventually, I sit down and type all the scribbles into a more readable form in their appropriate Scrivener file. The typing happens at the desk in the above photo. It’s an old…

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IN ONE PICTURE: ELLE JAMES’S “SHELTERING CHARLOTTE” (CONTEST)

IN ONE PICTURE: ELLE JAMES’S “SHELTERING CHARLOTTE” (CONTEST)

UPDATE: The winner is…Pat Elliott! *~*~* Sheltering Charlotte by Elle James Passions ignite between a cop and a city girl trapped in a cellar while a storm ravages Hellfire, Texas Excerpt from “Sheltering Charlotte”… A heavy roaring sound, accompanied by sideways rain, made him glance toward the end of Main Street. That’s when he saw it. A wide funnel cloud, pounding the earth, spinning everything up in its path, headed straight for Hellfire. Sheets of mangled tin roofing, boards, huge tree…

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IN ONE PICTURE: MARGAY LEAH JUSTICE’S “HANDCUFFS AND G-STRINGS” (CONTEST)

IN ONE PICTURE: MARGAY LEAH JUSTICE’S “HANDCUFFS AND G-STRINGS” (CONTEST)

UPDATE: The winner is…Eniko! *~*~* Handcuffs and G-Strings by Margay Leah Justice At a benefit for fallen heroes, sparks fly between a socially awkward woman and the cop she mistakes for a stripper From “Handcuffs and G-Strings”… I don’t know how long I stand here re-assessing my life decisions, when I’m startled out of my thoughts by the gorgeous “cop” dancer. Oh, Lord, he’s even more stunning up close with his full mouth and sapphire eyes and the uniform shirt he…

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IN ONE PICTURE: PAYTON HARLIE’S “FIRE IN THE STORM” (CONTEST)

IN ONE PICTURE: PAYTON HARLIE’S “FIRE IN THE STORM” (CONTEST)

The winner is…Pat Elliott! *~*~* Fire in the Storm by Payton Harlie An unexpected hurricane can’t put out the fire between a female ex-Marine and a handsome firefighter when they’re stranded on an isolated island Snippet from “Fire in the Storm”… Another glance at the Gulf tells me it’s probably too late to make the boat trip back to my truck. Surely someone would’ve already come out to warn me if it’s a hurricane. Right? Just $0.99!! Order your e-copy here:…

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IN ONE PICTURE: N.J. WALTERS’ “OVER THE EDGE” (CONTEST)

IN ONE PICTURE: N.J. WALTERS’ “OVER THE EDGE” (CONTEST)

UPDATE: The winner is…Venetia Marshall! *~*~* Over the Edge by N.J. Walters After a bear leaves a corporate lawyer stranded on a cliff ledge, rescue comes from her estranged husband Snippet from “Over the Edge”… She could’ve been sipping a margarita on a beach somewhere. But no. She was face-to-face with a bear. Maybe a grizzly. She should have watched more nature shows. Then she’d know whether she should run like hell or back away slowly. This was all her ex’s…

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IN ONE PICTURE: JANUARY GEORGE’S “Blackout” (CONTEST)

IN ONE PICTURE: JANUARY GEORGE’S “Blackout” (CONTEST)

UPDATE: The winner is…Pat Elliott! *~*~* Blackout by January George When a summer heatwave blackout strands a fireman in an elevator with the girl who got away, the temperature isn’t the only thing rising… Excerpt from “Blackout”… “Oh, I’m sorry it’s so unbearable to be stuck in this elevator with me.” Liam rolled his eyes, the implication painfully clear. “You know what? It is unbearable.” But not for the reasons he thought. The situation was untenable because she still wanted him, and…

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In One Picture: Reina Torres’s “Far from Over” (Contest)

In One Picture: Reina Torres’s “Far from Over” (Contest)

UPDATE: The winner is…Eniko! *~*~* “Far from Over” by Reina Torres They missed their chance at the academy, but after she rescues him from a pile of rubble, a fireman decides it’s time to make her burn for him From “Far from Over”… Smokin’ Joe’s Bar wasn’t his normal haunt. Center City was a few hundred feet smaller than Chicago, not that Chi-town let them forget the difference. Still, Center City was big enough to house a handful of bars…

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