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Writing Process Blog Hop

 

Before I talk about my writing process, I want to say this week has been so exciting! Come Tuesday April 22nd, I’ll release my Debut novel titled, Spirit Released.

For a chance to win this beautiful locket, created by myself with the help of Origami Owl, gift cards, eBooks, and more, join the event by following this clicking here. Check Going.

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Enter the pre-party rafflecopter for a chance to win an Amazon gift card by following this clicking here.

Until Tuesday, I’ll be posting excerpts, hosting daily giveaways, and introducing you to our wonderful lineup of guest authors. Those include: Virna De Paul, Susan Hatler, Karin Tabke, Tawny Weber, Kristina Mathews, Kristin Miller, Sharon Hamilton, Grace Callaway, and Dale Mayer!

See you at the party!

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The Writing Process Blog Hop:

Asked by author Diana Mccollum to participate in a blog hop, well, I hopped right on. So thank you Diana for including me.  To find out what Diana has to say about her writing process, click here.

Questions/Answers:

What am I working on?

Right now I’m working on book 2 in the Whisper Cove Series. This is Thomas the sexy detective’s story. We’ll first meet him in Spirit Released, book 1, that releases on Tuesday, April 22!

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

This series strays away from dark and gory paranormal of vamps and weres and swings toward the more sweet but still sexy and dangerous side of the spirit world. The mystery behind the town’s curse is embedded in Native American folklore of the Ohlone people that inhabit the California coastline and the Christian settlers that founded the town. Research of the Monterey area and northward suggests spirits do exist… Along with historical conflicts between the Ohlone and Mission Settlers.

Why do I write what I do?

As a California Native who finds peace at the edge of the sea, I wanted others to experience the magic and mystery of seeing the world through both Christian and Native American lenses. Nature and natural balance has played a dynamic role in my life and has left me with questions… What if there is more than what we are told exists, what we can see?  I pity those that gazed at the horizon at the edge of the sea and believed that the world was flat, so that in sailing to the edge they’d fall to their deaths. I want to challenge such notions. And of course experience love unfolding as two souls destined for each other come together…

How does the writing process work?

Mentally, I’ve always been a daydreamer. I carry a notepad and smart phone. Should an idea pop up I’ll jot it down with the long list of others.

Over time, one of those log lines will rise to the surface of my mind. The characters will wake me in the middle of night and beg for their stories to be told. While I’m driving, entire scenes will unfold in cinematic format. Faith and Jake’s story shook me awake two years ago and never let go!

See you at the release party!

Also, if you’d like to participate in the Writing Process Blog Hop, send me a request and I’ll append to this post to keep the chain going.

Happy Easter!  Cyndi

 

 

 

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Cover Reveal – Spirit Released

It’s cover reveal time and I’m super excited to share with you!

I’ve been working so hard to bring you a full length paranormal. Book one in the Whisper Cove series, titled Spirit Released, will be available on April 22nd!

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In the seaside town of Whisper Cove, a centuries’ old curse tests true love…

On her wedding day, Faith Cabrillo prepares to confess a desperate secret to her fiancé, Jake Mitchell—she’s cursed with both the ability of speaking to the dead…and never fulfilling the promise of true love. Before the truth is revealed, Jake’s life is endangered and Faith sacrifices herself to save him.

Grief-stricken, Jake refuses to accept Faith’s comatose state. His innovative research keeps Faith alive, yet he’s faced with his biggest challenge when Faith’s spirit appears with a warning that his life is still in danger. Because Jake’s a man of medicine, he denies his Faith truly exists on two planes. Until he talks to her. And holds her. And begins to hope that he’s wrong.

Will Jake’s devotion and Faith’s body and soul be forged by love’s healing power in time to stop a killer before the curse again claims Faith …this time forever?

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During the next two weeks, I’ll be either hosting or participating in blog hops, contests, and Facebook parties. As my supporters and readers, I’ll give you an opportunity via a pre-release rafflecopter to spread the word about my release on April 22nd, for a chance to win an eBook copy and more. Then on April 22, it’s FB party time!

This weeks upcoming events:

  • Monday, April 14th (8:00 am – 7:00 pm CST) via Dale Mayer’s new release celebration, there will be an awesome lineup of authors, including myself along with Cynthia Eden, Donnell Ann Bell, Virna Depaul, Marilyn Brant, Edie Ramer, Misty Evans, Robin Bielman, Jamie Lee Scott, and Michelle Diener. Join us at  http://dalemayer.com/category/blog/ (There is an event page on Facebook, if you’d like to follow along there https://www.facebook.com/events/1409988985938875/?ref_notif_type=like&source=1)
  • Rafflecopter TBA
  • Friday, April 18th I’ve been asked by author Diana McCollum to participate in a blog hop to discuss my newest work and the writing process. Find out what Diana McCollum has to say about her process at http://romancingthegenres.blogspot.com/2014/04/writing-process-blog-hop.html

Happy reading! Cyndi