It’s All About The Animals

- by Patricia Rosemoor

AnimalInstincts500 FINAL ANIMAL INSTINCTS, my new urban fantasy romantic suspense novel, is all about the animals. Attending a couple of Humane Society meetings about passing laws to help stop dog fighting, I wanted to raise awareness by using murders related to dog fighting as my crime. It was quickly pointed out to me that readers would think of their pets, and so I took a left turn and made them shifter fights.

My hero, Luc Lazare, is half-human, half-Kindred, and he’s a man who has been pulled between his two worlds all of his life. His retired social worker mother is all human and has instilled the idea of caring and justice in him. The Kindred part is reference to his father’s line–descendents of the Nephilim (progeny of fallen angels and earthly women) who are shapeshifters. bigstock-Black-Leopard--Years--4788401Luc’s family is black panther, but other Kindred are other predators–wolves, hawks, African wild dogs, pythons and more. In their human form, their goal is to gain power by corrupting the rest of humanity.

My heroine, Skye Cross, is an animal advocate. She arrives with Animal Control at a dog fight, her purpose to see to the welfare of the dogs. To her surprise, the only dog she sees is an African Wild Dog. Read more…

Collaborating a Novel Collection

- by Patricia Rosemoor

DA coverNincers Patricia Rosemoor, Rebecca York, Dana Marton and Sharon Hamilton have banded together with six other successful romantic suspense authors to publish DANGEROUS ATTRACTION, a collection of their works–this includes Patricia’s SEE ME IN YOUR DREAMS, Rebecca’s CHRISTMAS CAPTIVE, Dana’s DEATHSCAPE, and Sharon’s FALLEN SEAL LEGACY. The nature of the partnership is somewhat unusual, inthat a few of the authors are indie only, some are indie and digitally published, while others are hybrid–both indie and traditionally print-published. The collaboration comes not in the writing, but in the business of supporting and promoting each others’ work.

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Have You Ever Seen a Liger?

- by Kelly McClymer

What Do a Liger and the NINC 2013 Conference “The Author’s World” Have in Common?

Answer: They are both in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

VcAoQ.AuHi.78According to the Myrtle Beach Online, Hercules the liger is happy in Myrtle Beach — and we expect conference-goers attending “The Author’s World” NINC 2013 conference to be the same.

Even better, interested conference-goers can visit this liger at the Myrtle Beach Safari. The T.I.G.E.R.S. (The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species) experience allows you to get up close and personal with these animals.

ninc2013conf_logo_finalAuthors in the Myrtle Beach area are welcome to register to join us on Thursday for our open-to-the public event, “First Word: Putting the Writer First.” For the last few years, NINC has focused on all the new publishing and marketing opportunities authors have to reach their readers. But all that opportunity came with a price — less time to write because the business end eats up time and attention.

This year, we’re talking about going back to first base…reminding ourselves why we do what we do with an advanced writing session with Lisa Cron, Wired for Story.  We’ll also be taking a look at how to get help with the business side, so the writing doesn’t get buried under a marketing to do list.

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WRITTEN IN THE STARS: Digital Book Launch Party!

- by Patricia Rosemoor

You’re invited!

Whether or not you’ll be in the Chicago area tomorrow, September 10, you can be part of the launch party for WRITTEN IN THE STARS by Patricia Rosemoor & Sherrill Bodine.

WITS invite

Come to McNamara’s if you can. If not, join the party on your laptop, tablet or Smartphone. We’ll be streamed live. Go here tomorrow between 6 and 9 pm Central Daylight Savings Time to join us:

You’re invited, so take part in the fun!