Release Blitz: The Novel Handbook by Lauren Clarke

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: The Novel Handbook
Author: Lauren Clarke
Genre: Non-Fiction
Release Date: September 20, 2017

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Do you want to make writing your novels easier?

The Novel Handbook is a complete 168-page guide to help you plan your novel, for experienced and beginner writers alike. Keep all your notes on character, plot, setting and more in one handy place, allowing you to access everything you need to know about your work-in-progress with ease.

Features include:

  • Character biographies: Pages for minor and major characters, complete with prompts so you can keep track of their features and personality traits (no more wondering what colour your hero’s mother’s eyes are, searching your Word document for the word “blue”—simply look to the relevant page in the book, and off you go!).
  • Timeline assistance: Avoid one of the most common author mistakes and create a sound timeline with the calendars in this book, designed to ensure you know where your characters are at all times.
  • World building: A place for you to make notes on the place where your novel is set, including prompts on featured rooms, settings and more.
  • Research: Notes you must collaborate before starting your project.
  • Loose ends: Avoid losing the flow of your writing by making notes here on things you need to fix in your manuscript once the first draft is complete.
  • Goal setting: Project trackers and booking forms for your manuscript’s dream team, including a pre-edit checklist—essential for any writer.
And much, much more. The Novel Handbook is particularly useful for series writing, so you can keep all your reference notes in one place.

Whether you’re an experienced writer or a beginner, someone who loves plotting or a writer of the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants variety, this is the handbook for you.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36264205-the-novel-handbook

PURCHASE LINKS

US: http://1click.bz/NovelHandbookUS
UK: http://1click.bz/NovelHandbookUK
CA: http://1click.bz/NovelHandbookCA
AU: http://1click.bz/NovelHandbookAU
Lauren Clarke Editing: http://bit.ly/2ykwwTL

AUTHOR BIO

Lauren Clarke is an editor of fact and fiction, specialising in the romance genre. With more than fifteen years experience in the publishing industry, she is passionate about helping writers to create their perfect story.

Lauren works in development, line and copy editing, helping you to finesse your story arc by eliminating plot holes, strengthening your characters and ensuring your pacing keeps readers turning the page.

AUTHOR LINKS

Website: http://www.laurenclarkeediting.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laurenclarkeediting

GIVEAWAY

Click here to enter to win a  $25 Amazon gift card

I personally own TWO of these books and Lauren’s Author Diary for 2018 thanks to the recent Fictionally Yours Melbourne event, and all I can say is, anyone who is a writer looking for a fantastic resource, look no futher than The Novel Handbook. It has everything you need, kept in one place.

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It’s Wednesday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading

Previously hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey; Now Hosted by Book Date

I’m back from my whirl wind long weekend for Fictionally Yours Melbourne. I’m still utterly exhausted, but so totally inspired to read some amazing authors and their incredible books and I’ve got some writing ideas of my own to sort out.

Obviously today is not Monday, but this is the first chance I’ve had to even look at the blog and contemplate reading right now. So it is what it is, It’s Wednesday and what are you reading this week?

 

Currently Reading:

Listening To:

“You think you know me. You think you want to know me. But trust me, Miss Lang. Pursuing me will be the worst mistake you ever make. I’m broken beyond repair…

…and I take great pleasure in breaking everyone else around me.”

Ophelia Lang needs money, and she needs it bad. Her parent’s restaurant is going under, and ever since she lost her job teaching third grade elementary, scraping enough cash together to pay the bills has proven almost impossible. Her parents are on the brink of losing their home. The vultures are circling overhead. So when Ophelia is offered an interview for a well-paid private tutoring gig in New York, how can she possibly say no?

Ronan Fletcher is far from the overweight, balding businessman Ophelia expected him to be. He’s young, handsome, and wealthy beyond all reason. He’s also perhaps the coldest, rudest person she’s ever met, and has a mean streak in him a mile and a half wide. A hundred grand is a lot of money, however, and if tolerating his frosty temperament, his erratic mood swings and whatever else he throws at her means she’ll get paid, then that is what Ophelia will do.

Her new boss is keeping secrets, though. Awful, terrible secrets.

The ghosts of Ronan Fletcher’s past are about to turn Ophelia’s future upside down, and she can’t even see it coming.

Note: Between Here and The Horizon is a brand new standalone contemporary romance novel from USA Today bestselling author, Callie Hart. Between Here and the Horizon does contain some scenes of violence and sexual content, and so is directed at audience 18+.

 

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Will I See You At FYM This Weekend?

 

Fictionally Yours Melbourne, also known as FYM, is on this weekend coming in Melbourne, Australia. I can not tell you how excited I am to see some of my favourite book besties from all over the country and to meet the sublime talent that is flying in from all over the world just to attend FYM.

While I am ecstatic to simply be in the same room as these authors, I’m afraid this weekend will see me fan girl like the best when it comes time to meet the likes of Kristen Ashley (Update: Due to family reasons, KA has pulled out in order to look over a sick one), Harper Sloan and Jessie L. Star. Plus many more authors, but these three I have never before met in person!

Particularly in the case of Jessie L Starr (who is hanging out in the chill out room) who I have been reading since she published on FictionPress back in the day. I absolutely adore this author’s stuff and to see how far she’s come is inspiring.

Are you coming to FYM? Who are you most looking forward to meeting?

 

COVER REVEAL: Drowning by Margaret McHeyzer

 

COVER REVEAL
Title: Drowning
Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Genre: Young Adult
Cover Design: Book Cover by Design
Release Date: February 2018

 

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I’m a cutter.
I cut because I find solace in it.
I cut because it helps calm my frantic mind.
I cut because the voices inside my head tell me to.
I cut because this is the only way I know how to handle life.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35829007-drowning

AUTHOR BIO

 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER OF UGLY AND MISTRUST
**Write something worth reading**

I’m Margaret and I’m a self-published author.
Recently I was fortunate in obtaining New York Times best selling status on my YA/NA book – Ugly, and my YA book – Mistrust.

My last five books have been YA and I’m completely in love with the genre. I love being able to communicate with people through my words and stories.

My writing genres all differ, but the one thing I keep consistent is my heroines. All my female lead characters are strong, gutsy and not the ‘perfect’ woman. While my books all have romantic elements in them, they aren’t just about the romance. They’re about finding strength, acceptance and making life long connections.

I hope you enjoy my stories as much as I have while writing them.

 

AUTHOR LINKS

Website | Author Facebook Page | Facebook Profile | Facebook Group | Twitter
 

GIVEAWAY

Click here to win a $10 Amazon gift card

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

It's Monday! What Are You Reading

Previously hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey; Now Hosted by Book Date

At the end of this week, I’m off to Melbourne for the Frictionally Yours Melbourne (FYM) signing and I seriously cannot wait. I’m flying down with some of my favourite bookish crew and meeting many more in Melbourne as we explore the city (and take in a musical), talk non-stop books and just generally have a ball. I’m super excited to be meeting some new authors and saying hi again to some of my favourite authors once again. It’s going to be an epic weekend. Will I see you there?

I’m sorry for how quiet it’s been lately on the blog. I was struck down with the flu more recently and It’s taken a while (truth be told, I’m still trying too) to shake it off. I’ve also been extremely busy with work and an editing deadline. But things should pick up again this week or next week and then we will be back in full swing.

 

Currently Reading:

Mirror, mirror … who’s the fairest of them all?

I still cringe when I hear that line. A fairy tale that had girls pretending they were the fairest, the most beautiful, and the most entitled. A fairy tale most couldn’t grow out of turned my haunted childhood memories into a living nightmare. Girls who grew up believing that pile of garbage became the meanest of all ‘mean girls.’

And those mean girls were right – it was a line meant for all the beautiful people in the world – and I knew the answer would never be me.

The women with long legs, flat stomachs, and perfect chests.

The type of women Kane Masters gravitated toward.

Well, that’s definitely not Willow Tate.

No. That will never be me.

Because I’m completely imperfect.

And … I hate myself.

I have no idea what Kane could possibly see in someone like me when he could have them

 

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Sunday Shelve It!

Brought to you (and me) by Magan & Estelle @  Rather Be Reading

 

 

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Inspired by the childhood of real-life astronaut Chris Hadfield.
Chris loves rockets and planets and pretending he’s a brave astronaut, exploring the universe. Only one problem–at night, Chris doesn’t feel so brave. He’s afraid of the dark.
But when he watches the groundbreaking moon landing on TV, he realizes that space is the darkest dark there is–and the dark is beautiful and exciting, especially when you have big dreams to keep you company
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The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

Purchased (Ebook)

Sunday Shelve It!

Brought to you (and me) by Magan & Estelle @  Rather Be Reading

 

 

FOR REVIEW (Ebook)

 

 

 

FOR REVIEW (PRINT)

 

1808 Agnes Banks, NSW

Rose Winton wants nothing more than to work with her father, eminent naturalist Charles Winton, on his groundbreaking study of the platypus. Not only does she love him with all her heart, but the discoveries they have made could turn the scientific world on its head. When Charles is unable to make the long sea journey to present his findings to the prestigious Royal Society in England, Rosie must venture forth in his stead. What she discovers there will change the lives of future generations.
 
1908 Sydney, NSW

Tamsin Alleyn has been given a mission: travel to the Hunter Valley and retrieve an old sketchbook of debatable value, gifted to the Public Library by a recluse. But when she gets there, she finds there is more to the book than meets the eye, and more than one interested party. Shaw Everdene, a young antiquarian bookseller and lawyer seems to have his own agenda when it comes to the book – and Tamsin. In an attempt to discover the book’s true provenance Tamsin decides to work with him.

The deeper they delve, the more intricate the mystery becomes. As the lives of two women a century apart converge, discoveries rise up from the past and reach into the future, with irrevocable consequences…

 

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