Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pre-Order ....

Guess what?

You can pre-order the first book in The Club series ... The Club-Bound from my publishers.  They have a special offer of 10% of until May 8th.  The book is due for release on May 1st.

AVAILABLE: Thursday, May 1st
This title is offered at a 10% discount. Offer ends midnight CST, May 8th.

This link takes you to my 'page' on my publisher's website - Siren Publishing - and you can read excerpts, read a bio and a little Q&A.

On my website, Suzy Shearer, there is more information - you can read a little something about the members of the Club and see pictures of what my characters look like.

You can also join my subscription list - I intend to offer sneak peeks, exclusive excerpts and chances to win copies of my books.

There are also links to other authors who you might enjoy and an Author Spotlight.ARNING


Erotic audience only.   Extreme sex scenes; hard core; many instances of unconventional sex; no holds barred in sexual language; not for the faint-hearted; definitely will offend most readers.

These books contain very explicit sexual content and very explicit language that is only suitable for adults.

These books are intended for mature adult audiences only.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Final Edit ....

Just approved the final edit on my manuscript so it is full speed ahead for May 1st publication date!

I must admit I learnt some new things about writing with the editing process.

The main peeve is 'head hopping' - apparently 90% of writer's head hop (HH) and it is a no-no.  I spent some time researching all about it.

I was very happy to learn I had not HH'd a great deal so there was only a few little sections to repair.  
So just what exactly is head-hopping?
Head-hopping is a mistake that writers usually fall in to because they want to be able to show what each character within a scene is thinking. The Omniscient narrator can indeed do that.
To be head hopping, a passage needs to meet two criteria:
(1)   The viewpoint shifts between characters without a proper transition (e.g. a scene break).
(2)   The thoughts/feelings of the characters are given in their voices rather than in the author’s voice.

Now that you know the definition of head hopping, you’ll be able to run everything through its filter to decide if a passage is head hopping or genuinely omniscient POV.
Omniscient POV will be written in the author’s voice. The characters’ feelings and thoughts will be filtered through the author narrator.
Head hopping will be in the characters’ voices, and you’ll go back and forth without a proper transition. 
So I re-read the manuscript (and the other's I have written) to find I did HH but thankfully not much at all.  
Now that I know what to look for, I have managed to avoid doing it with the remaining books that I have written but not submitted yet.
Apart from that I got very good feedback from the Editor on the content, flow and characterisation.  So all in all I am a very happy little author!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Thanks to my Beta Readers

Slowly coming down to earth after the past few weeks of excitement. The thought that I will soon have three books available for sale is still making me giggle at odd occasions.

I have written a couple of teasers on my Author website, if you like risque novels that are explicit and designed to tittilate and tempt why not drop over and have a read?

I have been working hard on the series and have now completed 6 books in total. The first three have been accepted, the fourth one has just been submitted and the remaining two are with my guinea pig readers.

They are fabulous people, they read all my books and give me the thumbs up or down and point out any errors.

So a big thank you to my guinea pig readers - you know who you are ;)

I have Book One of the Hunter series with two different publisher's but have not heard anything back from them. They both state that they take around three months with submissions so I am not concerned. One has only just gone in and the other has been in four weeks.
My inspiration for the hero in the first book was this guy. I just doctored the pic to give him green eyes and longer hair.

I have started Book Two of that series. It will be a long novel like book one so will take me a while. It is a break from working on the Club ones too. They run between 25,000 and 30,000 words whereas the Hunter series run from 75,000 to 95,000.

Searching through the Internet I found this guy. He has become my inspiration for the Hero in the Hunter book two. Once again I doctored the pic to give him green eyes and long hair. The two men are brothers in the two books ..... immortal vampire Hunters.

I find it easier to write when I can visualise my heros .... on the wall in front of my computer I have all my heroes hanging - so they all look down at me when I write .... lol.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Welcome ....

Welcome to my Book Blog.

I hope you enjoyed or will enjoy reading some of my books.

The Club series is set in a BDSM club and each book introduces new characters as well as welcoming back old friends.

The first book in the series The Club: Bound is now available and I would love you to read it.

The Club owner, Richard Grant and his wife Fleur will make you welcome. So sit back, grab a coffee, put your feet up and welcome to the world of The Club.

If you would like to learn more about the characters that are at The Club why not take a look at my website: photos of each member and details about them are given.