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The Relevance of Sex in Literature – An update for author S. Burke (@pursoot)

In 2011, I wrote an article as part of a series hosted by author S. Burke (Soooz).

The Relevance of Sex in Literature in 2011 was a month-long series, which featured many guest authors.

It’s now five years later, and along with some of the original authors from that series, I was invited back to give an update on the subject. I can’t believe so much time has passed!

Hit the graphic below to hop over to Soooz’s blog and find out if I think anything has changed.

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Also, connect to Soooz at all her virtual homes. I’ll be featuring her newest book, Acts Beyond Redemption, on my blog next week.

soooz burkeWebsite | Twitter @pursoot | Facebook

 

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Guest blog by Christoph Fischer (@cffbooks) on PUNK ROCKER

I’m very happy to announce an upcoming release, which will include two stories from author and friend, Christoph Fischer.

PUNK ROCKER, a new book dropping May 15th is the brainchild of author, Brenda Perlin. You will recall I read and reviewed her first book, LA PUNK ROCKER last year. Keep your eyes on this space for an an interview with Brenda Perlin this Friday.

In the meantime, please welcome Christoph and learn about his involvement with punk rock. I was surprised by Christoph’s diverse background, and you may be too!

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I’ve recently contributed two short stories to Punk Rocker, the much anticipated sequel to L.A. Punk Rocker by top author Brenda Perlin’s best-selling punk anthology.

I’m so proud that my stories have been chosen for this. LA Punk Rocker was one of my favourite reading pleasures last year and brought back a lot of vivid memories of those exciting times.

Many people were surprised when I told them about my involvement in the new project. You – a punk? Never! You are always so ‘clean cut’…

Well, maybe now I am (I couldn’t possibly comment). Back then, I was young and rebellious.

Nena for example was part of a New Wave of German artists that changed the music landscape of my youth. Visage, The Clash, The Cure, P.I.L. – they were the air that we breathed.

Outrageous and provocative hair and fashion, uncompromising attitudes and a hunger to live… I’m glad I was able to witness it all, even if I wasn’t the full monty…

Punk Rocker is a collection of short stories from those who were there, in the early days of Punk and New Wave. Hard core musical anarchists who saw it all, heard it all, did it all – and survived to tell their stories.

Along with Brenda and the West Coast punks, Punk Rocker features rebels, writers, commentators and street kids from all over America – talking about the music, the fashion, the attitude, the passion, the lifestyle and, of course, the bands who made it all happen.

Meet people who discovered punk’s new dawn – and those who were there for its sunset, in the ramshackle mausoleum of the Chelsea Hotel.

Backstage, in the clubs, in the gigs, in hotel rooms with the band, on the streets –Brenda was there. She saw it all. And so did her friends.

If you want to know how I fit into the picture – I won’t tell you here. Read the book 😉

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punk rockerPUNK ROCKER is now available on Amazon! 

US | UK | Canada

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Christoph Fischer was born in Germany, near the Austrian border, as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. Not a full local in the eyes and ears of his peers he developed an ambiguous sense of belonging and home in Bavaria. He moved to Hamburg in pursuit of his studies and to lead a life of literary indulgence. After a few years he moved on to the UK where he now lives in a small town in West Wales. He and his partner have three Labradoodles to complete their family.

Christoph worked for the British Film Institute, in Libraries, Museums and for an airline. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ was published in November 2012; ‘Sebastian’ in May 2013 and ‘The Black Eagle Inn’ in October 2013 – which completes his ‘Three Nations Trilogy’. “Time to Let Go”, his first contemporary work was published in May 2014, and “Conditions”, another contemporary novel, in October 2014. His medical thriller “The Healer” was released in January 2015, his latest historical novel “In Search of a Revolution” in March 2015 and his latest thriller “The Gamblers” in June 2015.

He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

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Praise for the Novella ~ Guest blog for @ShelfPleasure

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I am thrilled to be featured on the site, Shelf Pleasure, home of the latest book news and trends. Many thanks to author Toby Neal for the referral!

My article Praise for the Novella is timely, considering all the new novellas releasing Oct. 31st for Toby’s Lei Crime series on Kindle Worlds

As you know, I wrote A Snake in Paradise and SEAL of a Monk for the series and intend to do more in the future.

I hope you enjoy the post and feel free to comment if you do!

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Read a guest blog by @CaseSheridan for #NationalFeralCatDay

I’m always happy to support good causes, especially if it’s near and dear to the heart of one of my favorite people. Author, Casey Sheridan and I have been friends since I started writing, and she is an animal lover.

I have great respect for those who care for animals. If you want to learn more about National Feral Cat Day, please read Casey’s blog, which includes pictures of some of her cats. Casey is an incredibly generous and supportive author as you will find out from her post.

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I asked Eden if I could guest post on her blog to help me get the word out about my month long celebration of National Feral Cat Day (I’m donating my book royalties for the month) – it’s officially on October 16th, and this year I thought it was high-time I put my money where my mouth is, or however that saying goes, since I love animals and have always wanted to do something for them.

One of the many things I’ve learned from having cats, or one specific cat anyway, has to do with a tablecloth. Hence, my post…

The Mysteriously Messy Tablecloth

A few years ago, I had an antique dining room table with eight chairs. It was big, heavy, and old. I loved it. It sat in someone’s barn for years before I got a hold of it and cleaned it up, and believe me, it needed it. I did what I could, but the cherry veneer top couldn’t be fixed. At least, not by me and my limited knowledge. It was a beautiful piece of furniture except for the top of the table.

Anyway, to hide the damage I put two tablecloths on it, a fancy lace one over a mauve-colored one. The effect reminded me of Thanksgiving dinner at my step-great grandmother’s house. It was quite elegant, especially with the vase of flowers I put in the center. My place was starting to feel like a home.

The next day when I came home from work, I found both tablecloths were hanging off one edge of the table, the vase of flowers teetering on the edge the only thing keeping the cloths from being completely on the floor.

How the hell did this happen?

I straightened everything out, went about the rest of my evening with no troubles, and eventually went to bed.

The next morning, both tablecloths were messed up. They were still on the table, but it looked as if someone had balled them up and left them sitting on the tabletop, the vase of flowers was broken on the floor, water and petals everywhere. WTH?

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Mommy Cat

I cleaned up the mess, straightened the cloths and took myself off to work, and, again, on my return home, the tablecloths were hanging off the edge. I looked under the table and found my little black cat, My Sweet Baby (Sweet Baby), curled up asleep in the section of cloth that hit the floor.

Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Duh, Casey! There’s your culprit. How obvious does it have to be? Not much of a mystery, is it?”

Um, no. You see, there were two other suspects in the house at that time – Pork Chop and Kitty Witty. Both of them had reputations for destruction, especially Kitty Witty. Besides, there was a reason Sweet Baby was named MY SWEET BABY – she was sweet and quiet and never did a bad thing. Ever. I raised her from a kitten, so I knew her well.

This tablecloth fiasco went on for a few more days. Everyday those tablecloths were bunched up, messed up, on the floor, you name it. I never caught Pork Chop or Kitty Witty in the act!

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Pixie

One would think I’d just leave the damn tablecloths off, but no! It was the principle of the thing! I was determined to catch one of them in the act of messing up my stuff.

My day off rolled around and I spent the morning cleaning and, of course, straightening the damn tablecloths (bloody ell). After that, I put a chair out of sight, so I could begin my stakeout.

I sat, watched, and waited. Fortunately, I didn’t have to wait for too long.

My Sweet Baby ran into the room, took a flying leap onto the table and proceeded to slide across it taking half the tablecloth with her. With her ears back and a crazy look in her eye, she flicked her tail twice and soared off the table and bolted down the hallway.

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Tiger, Dolly & Daisy

There was a bit of a ruckus in the back before Sweet Baby charged back into the room, ran around the table before she stopped. She stood on her hind legs and reached up with her front paws, digging her claws into the fabric to pull the table cloth the rest of the way down to the floor where she then proceeded to tackle it, and beat it up by kicking it with her hind legs.

I walked into the room and she gave me a wild-eyed look before dashing off to wreak havoc elsewhere.

Pork Chop and Kitty Witty, in the meantime, were curled up sleeping on the sofa during all the commotion.

You think you know someone and this happens.

So much for never doing a bad thing. Ever. =^. .^=

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Thank you for stopping by to read my post! I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

The Mysteriously Messy Tablecloth is part of my #NationalFeralCatDay celebration. I’d like to encourage you to learn about feral cats, outdoor cats, how to care for them, and all the many ways you can help by visiting Alley Cat Allies website http://www.alleycat.org

If you’d like to take part in the festivities of Nation Feral Cat Day in your community (U.S. and International) this October 16th, visit http://www.nationalferalcatday.org

Also, when you purchase any of my books during the month of October (1st through the 31st, 2015), I will donate all my royalties to Alley Cat Allies. Let’s help kitties live happy, healthy lives. You can find my books at http://bit.ly/AmznProfile

Thanks again, Eden, for the use of your blog. Sorry about all the cat hair.

xoxo,
Casey

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Like most authors, Casey Sheridan began writing when she was very young. It was later in life when she read her first piece of erotica and it was on a dare that she wrote her first erotic story.

Casey enjoys writing erotic, fun, and romantic fiction.

An introvert and lover of chocolate, Casey is happiest when writing. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and listening to music. She loves animals and volunteers to care for local feral/outdoor kitty pals.

To be kept up-to-date on Casey’s latest author news and releases, you can add your name to her mailing list: http://eepurl.com/bacS9D

Find her on the Web at:
Website: http://www.Casey-Sheridan.com
Blog: http://CaseSheridan.wordpress.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/CaseySheridanAuthor
Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaseSheridan
Amazon: http://bit.ly/AmznProfile
Smashwords: http://bit.ly/SmwrdsProfile

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Three Tips for Writing Memorable Characters ~ A guest blog for @BestsellingRead

I’ve written a guest blog for the site Bestselling Reads about creating memorable characters.

The site is a collective of bestselling authors, and I’m happy to be amongst them.

Please hop over and read: Three Tips for Writing Memorable Characters by hitting the graphic below.

Hope you find it helpful, and all comments are welcome, either here or on the Bestselling Reads site. 😉

~ eden

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