Rejection: It happens to everyone!
The sad part about rejection letters is they can add up to authors feeling dejected from a thing they love most – creating stories and making readers feel. The thing is, everyone gets rejected and no author is alone. Long ago, I stopped letting rejection letters bother me and even let them fuel me to keep on writing. Rejection letters with constructive critique came valuable tools to move me along my writing journey. Slush pile form letters hit my own slush pile. But none of it stopped me from putting pen to paper.
As a therapist, I know that words matter. An author without a lot of confidence can quickly come to believe they don’t have the talent it takes to ever publish a book. That’s simply not true. Rejection letters come for many reasons. Maybe the genre or troupe was wrong. Maybe the submissions person was in a bad mood. Maybe the blurb wasn’t a good fit. It could be a number of things and isn’t always a reflection of an author’s work.
When I built Crazy Ink Publishing, LLC, it was important to me to try to take the stigma out of the word ‘crazy’ and to rebrand it as fun and creative chaos verses a word people should be afraid of. The same thing goes with rejection. Instead of seeing rejection and rejection letters as a bad thing, we can look at this word as one that unites us in this crazy (see what I did there?) journey called creating!
I want to see YOUR rejection letters. Post them, share them, and even wave them with pride. Because if you are being rejected, it means you are still trying! My plan is to create a wall of rejection letters so deep that no author can ever again feel they are the only one or even that being rejected is all that bad. Show me what you’ve got in this new group or email me your stories and letters at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, just use the group as a place to remind yourself you are not alone. But whatever you do, don’t give up! #happywritingall #rejectedwestand
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Crazy for Christmas
USA Today Bestselling Author Erin Lee
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The Christmas Academy. Frankly, it sounded absurd. But with a name like Noelle and her quirky family’s reputation for leaving candy cane lights up year-round, who was she to complain? Between semesters, she could certainly use the distraction. It was the least she could do for a struggling little town that had lost its spirit since the mill closed. A Santa gig. Really? Still, it was the best he could do for now. Looking up at the twinkling sign dotted in mistletoe, Kristopher reminded himself it was only temporary. It wasn’t like he had any other place to be but had always found holiday festivities silly. What happens when a cheery professor and a burly, bitter con are tasked with bringing the holiday spirit back to a struggling town? It all begins with the mistletoe.
◦ ◦ SNOW QUEEN COVER REVEAL ◦ ◦
Snow Queen by Mary Ting
Photographer: Regina Wamba
Illustrator: James Vallesteros
RELEASE DATE: September 24th, 2020
A curse turned her heart to ice, but only true love can melt it.
Cyrus, the possessor demon lord is dead, but his final battle left Hawaii in turmoil. Hundreds of people are wounded, and the aftermath of a volcanic eruption has kept the survivors busy with cleanup. Schools are closed and stores are being rebuilt. Life is almost back to normal, except for Ikelia, Eli’s mother.
Eligor, Eli’s father, is still trapped inside the Keeper crystal. Ikelia is unable to free him, so she asks Davin, the head of the Chosen Knights, to travel to her past. He takes her to the moment she first became the Snow Queen in search of the clue she needs. They learn they must go to Kaneana Cave, home to a legend about a Shark Man who lures human through a smaller opening in the cave and eats them. So Davin rounds up the team. But what they find there might mean the end for Ikelia and the Chosen Knights.
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Title: Magic Fire
Author: Sedona Venez
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
If you love Magic, Mayhem, and Happily Ever Afters, this Complete Magic Fire Saga boxset is for you!
This boxset contains the Complete Magic Fire Series: All 3 books.
The road to survival is marked with betrayal and deceit, some by the people I love the most.
If I want to survive, I must put my life in the hands of a cursed shifter—that is, if I make it through the night.
Rogue gargoyle attacks aren’t exactly something I deal with every day, but it’s nothing I can’t handle. So why is this stranger insisting that I need to come with him to stay alive?
Who does this guy think he is?
I’m a skilled fae with an arsenal of magic at my disposal. I sure as hell don’t need some cocky, arrogant dragon shifter protecting me, even if he is drop-dead gorgeous.
But what if I’m wrong?
This Complete three-book MAGIC FIRE Saga features a fierce heroine, powerful alpha dragon shifter, and tons of colorful, otherworldly characters.
USA TODAY Bestselling Author Sedona Venez lives in New York City with her hot ex-military hubby--hooah--and their fur babies. She loves writing sizzling, sexy intricate stories about strong but broken characters who push limits, overcome their fears, and risk it all for love.
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I was super excited to order this horror fandoms specialty box from #UNPLUGGEDBOOKBOX. This #UNPLUGGEDUNBOXING is for the XL horror fandom box! It includes items from blankets and candles to bookends, a headband, IT perfume, pins, soaps, a mug and specialty pillowcase for horror lovers! You guys will love this one! While this box is sold out, Unplugged does have some of the items in this box still for sale in their shop! Thanks for watching at www.youtube.com/erinlee and #StayCrazy
Title: Of Fire and Water
Author: Cameo Renae
Genre: YA Dark Fantasy
Cover Designer: Jay Villalobos - Covers by Juan
Publication Date: November 14th, 2020
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Calla escaped Morbeth only to find herself fighting for her life once more. Incendia seemed the perfect sanctuary of escape. The stories told of the mystical island claim all inhabitants were annihilated. Those tragic tales . . . were lies.
Desperate to keep their truth hidden, the islanders take Calla and her friends prisoner. Despite her dire situation, something about that beautiful—yet deadly—paradise speaks to Calla’s soul, whispering the powerful secrets pulsing through her veins. As Roehl hunts for her, eager to claim his murderous vengeance, Calla searches for answers she believes only Incendia can offer.
Can Calla harness the power surging within her in time to protect herself, and those she loves, from Roehl? Or, no matter where she runs, will the twisted royal continue to chase her to the farthest reaches of any realm?
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Cameo Renae, was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and now resides with her husband and children in Las Vegas.
She's a daydreamer, caffeine and peppermint addict, who loves to laugh, and loves to read to escape reality.
One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy worlds filled with adventure and romance and sharing it with others. It is the love of her family and amazing support of her fans that keeps her going.
One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then...she'll keep writing!
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JT Corwin has it all. The name, the wealth, the privilege of being one of the most eligible bachelors in New England. He has everything except what he craves most…love. Between his missing father, abrasive mother, and a slew of meaningless relationships, JT is tired of being an empty shell. So when he meets a stranger who seems to know exactly what he needs, JT has a hard time getting her out of his mind despite the trouble she promises to bring.
Estes MacAnndra knew this might be the last year she could run her scam. Her partner in crime has plans for expansion while Estes just wants to move on to an honest and simple life. Running around from state to state, avoiding the law, and hiding her truth has taken its toll. Salem was just one stop. A place to tap into the history and give the people what they craved during the haunted season. But this Salem has a certain handsome shifter who is drowning in loneliness and yearning for peace. A man who has given her something no one else could…hope.
Estes has a dangerous secret. JT is in charge of a dangerous town. With a dark history of prosecuting those who are different, JT suddenly finds himself on the wrong side of the law with no one to turn to. Estes may use her ancestry to make a living, but now she needs to tap into a power she’s always had to hide in order to help JT. It may expose her to those of her kind who want to remain unknown, but for the first time in her life she can do something good with her talents. However, in Salem, no good deed goes unpunished. And when JT loses control of his town, he discovers he may not be able to save himself and the woman who has claimed his broken heart.
This is a stand-alone novel but is part of a greater series. The suggested reading order is: The Vampire Huntress, Obeying the Bear, Releasing the Bear, Catching the Bear, Lured by the Bear, Tempted by the Tiger, Caught by the Cougar, Desired by the Bear, Wanted by the Wolf, Charmed by the Cougar, Donovan, Maximus, Rhys, The Demon Mistress, Wicked Wolf, Haunted Wolf, Shattered Wolf, and Cursed.
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Ashlee Sinn fancies all creatures of the paranormal persuasion, especially those who like to bite. Her steamy romances tend to feature swoon-worthy heroes and kick-ass heroines. Whether it’s vampires, shifters, or demons, the women who keep them in line have a special place in her heart. And in her chaotic head.
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I'm so excited to be a part of Kisses Under the Mistletoe!
Read 10 stories from 10 of your favorite authors in this awesome holiday collection. Follow their amazing characters as they find their true love under the Mistletoe. Some tales are steamy hot, others naughty sweet, but oh…they are all so good!
Pre-order your copies on 09/01/20. Each book is a standalone with a release date of November 1, 2020 and FEATURES THE FOLLOWING AUTHORS:
Tara L. Ames
C. A. King
In this clean contemporary, Crazy for Christmas, things aren’t what they may seem…
The Christmas Academy. Frankly, it sounded absurd. But with a name like Noelle and her quirky family’s reputation for leaving candy cane lights up year-round, who was she to complain? Between semesters, she could certainly use the distraction. It was the least she could do for a struggling little town that had lost its spirit since the mill closed.
A Santa gig. Really? Still, it was the best he could do for now. Looking up at the twinkling sign dotted in mistletoe, Kristopher reminded himself it was only temporary. It wasn’t like he had any other place to be but had always found holiday festivities silly.
What happens when a cheery professor and a burly, bitter con are tasked with bringing the holiday spirit back to a struggling town?
It all begins with the mistletoe.
Tomorrow, Ellie Masters reveals her cover!!
For more information on Kisses Under The Mistletoe
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