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Release Day: DEAREST LOVE

Beau and Lily’s story is now available in all eBook stores worldwide! If you’re following the Rebel Court series, this is part two of the seven-novella series based on Snow White’s seven allies. These are definitely romances, and definitely with a LOT of steamy content. You also get bits and pieces of Snow White’s story through these novellas, which may or may not lead to Snow’s own story in her own book at the conclusion of this series. 😉

If you already know what this one is all about, here are the links to buy the novella at your favorite store:

Smashwords | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Kobo | Other

If you’re unsure, or want to know more, read the first chapter below!

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On Get Rich Quick Schemes

Guess it’s a good time to officially introduce my business-side website. It’s a pet project I’ve been planning for a very long time to separate my writing from the author tips/advice/q&a side of it. It’s mainly for new and aspiring writers just getting their feet wet in the industry; something of an overview of how things work, and (because I get ranty sometimes, too) an opinion blog portion where I will share thoughts on current industry events, among other things. 🙂

This is the most recent blog post. I already shared my thoughts on this on Facebook, but wanted to expand on it a little, so I wrote a blog. Enjoy!

Ask Alianne

I was scrolling Facebook yesterday and came across an ad promoting a workshop that will tell you how to write a book in 40 hours (not a typo) and double, quadruple, even decuple (multiply by ten) your income (also not a typo). For privacy reasons, I won’t share the actual post, but if you’re in any way involved in the writing world and active on social media, you’ve likely seen any number of these ads already.

Is what they’re promoting physically possible? Well, typing non-stop for 40 hours at the average typing speed of 40 words per minute, you would get about 96,000 words. This does not include typos, editing, backspacing, breaks, or any kind of thought or planning process. It is literally just typing words non-stop.

A couple things you can accomplish this way:

  • manually copy an existing manuscript
  • write absolute nonsense in 96,000 words

Given the parameters, I…

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Function {LIVE;}

I have a fellow author to thank for this one, so thank you, Randy Brown, for inspiring this story. Function {LIVE;} (note the correct coding syntax) was supposed to be a short story I’d planned on publishing on my blog. It turned into a 9,600 story with a really freaking awesome cover page, which I just couldn’t allow to go to waste. So I figured, why not make it widely available?

And so, about 5 minutes ago, that was exactly what I did. The short story (novelette?) is now available at Smashwords for FREE, and I expect it to migrate to most other outlets as well very soon. You’ll find the links on the book’s page when they become available. Unfortunately, it is unlikely I will be making this one available on Amazon, since they frown upon Indie freebies, and I already have one on there toeing the ToS line, so for now at least, if you read on Kindle, and you want to have this story on your Kindle, you may need to download the MOBI version of the file from Smashwords.

BlurbSoftware updates are a standard operational routine for XR-47, aka James. As an Artificial Household Assistant, James receives periodic updates both from his manufacturer and his software engineer owner. Nothing special. Until one batch file changes everything. Where do we draw the line between artificial intelligence and autonomous evolution? Can robots truly live, or even comprehend the complexity of what it involves? James is about to find out.

Enjoy!