Tuesday, December 3, 2013

IWSG, Soul Cutter, Cheersfest 2013, Futurescape, And Other Fun Stuff!

Insecure Writers Support Group: Last month for ISWG I mentioned our dog and family member of fifteen years Beau had numerous physical ailments. We finally had to put him to sleep. It was a very difficult decision, but one that needed to be made.
 
But where one door closes, another opens. We came across someone who had to get find a new home for their six-month old puppy, a Maltese Poodle mix. So here is our newest family member Dakota.
 
Soul Cutter: The Soul Cutter is hunting again. Seventeen-year-old Élan spends her free time videoing psychic scams and outing them online. Skepticism makes life safe—all the ghosts Élan encounters are fakes. When her estranged mother disappears from a film shoot in Egypt, Élan puts her medium-busting activities on hold and joins the search.
 
In Egypt, the superstitious film crew sucks at finding her mom. When a hotel guest is killed, whispers start—the locals think their legendary Soul Cutter has come back from the dead. Élan's only ally is Ramsey, a film-crew intern, but he’s arrogant, stubborn—and hiding dangerous secrets.
 
When Élan discovers the Soul Cutter is no scam, she finds herself locked in a deadly battle against a supernatural killer with more than her mother’s life at stake. Élan is fighting for her very soul. Author
 
Bio: Lexa Cain lives in Egypt, a stone’s throw from the Red Sea (if you throw the stone really hard). Soul Cutter is her debut novel, but she’s writing other novels and a sequel in the hopes of keeping readers up until the wee hours.
 
Soul Cutter By Lexa Cain
From MuseItUp Publishing
Dec 6, 2013
 
Cheersfest 2013 2.0: Remember, On December 9th is Cheersfgest 2013, hosted by Alex Cavanaugh, Mark Koopmans, Morgan Shamy, David Powers King. We will roast and honor Arlee Bird, who is a constant presence, is positive, possesses integrity, involved in the online community (participating and hosting); supportive of others, and is a major force in the blogging community. This event will be held December 13th, 2013.
 
A To Z Blog: Take a moment to check out Roland Yeoman’s Post Keys To Writing Success on the A to Z blog. You’ll be glad you did!
 
How To Publish And Promote Your Book Now! I had some spare time (what’s that???) this weekend and re-read though L. Diane Wolfe’s book How To Write And Promote Your Book Now. A must own for any writer, regardless of how experienced they are in the art of writing and promoting. I highly recommend this book.
 
If you haven’t downloaded a copy, do yourself a favor and click the book’s image at the top right of my side bar.
 
What to Watch: Futurscape hosted by James Woods on the Science Channel. What will the future look like? It's a question that writers, philosophers and scientists have been pondering for millennia. But the future that once existed solely in the human imagination…has arrived.. What happens tomorrow, starts today. This is worth checking out.
 
Escalation: It’s clear I will not release Escalation for the holidays as was my original plan. But it’s also evident this is for the better. I think it would get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season as well as all the other books coming out.
 
I’ve had time to sit down and plan amazing promos for the release that I can’t wait to share. I mean some really, really, really cool stuff.  But I’ll wait until after the holidays are over. I also have some awesome changes for my blog that I think you'll appreciate very much. Something else to look forward to.
 
Once the dust settles from the holidays, I'll announce the release date for Escalation. And come early 2014 if you feel inspired to help me in any way, I thank you in advance!