- Quantity produces quality.
- Begin and inspiration will follow.
- Write, write, write more, even more, everyday, even when you don’t want to, when you are sick, when you are blue…just write.
- Don’t listen to criticism but do pay heed to suggestions.
- Write crap. Edit later.
- Don’t get bogged down by the nasty, the competitors or the ever-present self-doubt.
- Get into the scene but don’t forget the story.
- Shades in characters do make them richer…even if they’re not ‘Grey’.
- Listen to music, read, watch, walk, cook, clean, work…do whatever it takes to get your next page out.
- Aspire but remember…work before glory.
Okay, ladies, Francesco Cura is here to fire up your Friday! Presenting the cover of WEAR YOU DOWN – Book Two of the First Things series!…You like?
WEAR YOU DOWN will be out on February 28, 2013 on Amazon, B&N, Nook and Kobo. But you can pre-order your copy from Apple right now! (This link will work if you have iTunes on your device. To pre-order just search for ‘Wear You Down‘ in iBookstore on your iPad/ iPhone and you’ll strike gold. )
WEAR YOU DOWN
Emma Paes has had a very Dickensesque start to her life. The born in a dumpster, rescued by a missionary and caged in a convent kind.
Over the years, fueled by her love for sitcoms and classics, Emma dreams of visiting the land of Gilmore Girls, becoming a governess and maybe even finding her very own Mr. Rochester.
When she bumps into Harry Colt while backpacking in Paris, she starts wondering if she’s finally found him. But Harry doesn’t fit into any of Emma’s fictional cut-outs. He is neither a beautiful bastard nor a walking disaster. Dammit, he doesn’t even have fangs popping out during sexy times!
Driven by circumstances, they share a hotel room and spend two loquacious nights together in Paris. But then Harry does something which breaks Emma’s heart and she runs away without saying goodbye.
It takes a whole year for them to meet again. But things are different this time. Emma is no longer the naive girl Harry met in Paris. She’s become the reigning Samba queen of Rio and doesn’t need the crutches of fictional or real heroes to lead her life. And not all the sexy v’s and smoldering eyes in the world can make her change her mind.
Undaunted and undeterred, Harry summons all his courage and charm to pursue Emma and convince her that he is worthy of winning her heart back. But will she let him?
Contemporary Romance. HEA ending. 17+
CAN BE READ AS A STAND-ALONE
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AND HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AHEAD!
Hey, dear readers, today I present to you the man who’s blazing up the cover of WEAR YOU DOWN – Book Two in the First Things series.
And it’s not just good looks people. Mr Cura studied art history and design at the prestigious Institute of Arts P. Toschi in Parma, Italy and graduated with honors. He then moved to Milan and began work as a male fashion model. He also began classical training as an Opera singer and discovered he had a four-octave vocal range. In 1998, Francesco moved to New York and studied theater at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Following his move, he began to appear in numerous stage productions and after moving to Los Angeles, delved into film and television roles. Francesco was born in Bedonia, Italy.
Oh, para os seus olhos azuis…
Jesus, those eyes! *sigh* \_(ツ)_/
So are you ready for Friday?!!! Francesco is coming to rock your boat!!
EMMA — Convent-schooled, cute Brazilian badass, out to conquer the world one samba beat at a time. A woman worth facing all the demons in the world.
Coming in February 2014 to a Kindle/iPad closest to you!! :))
Folks who’ve read ALL MY LIFE will get this…
(In ALL MY LIFE the protagonist, Kari, deals with a similar issue. Only in Kari’s case, it’s not just revenge posting…it’s also blackmail.)
Victims Push Laws to End Online Revenge Posts
He was a muscular guy with “kind of a nerdy kind of charm,” Marianna Taschinger recalled, a combination that proved irresistible to an 18-year-old girl in a small Texas town.
They dated, broke up, dated again. He asked her to pick out a wedding ring. He also made another request — that she take nude pictures of herself and send them to him.
“He said if I didn’t want to send them to him, that meant that I didn’t trust him, which meant that I didn’t love him,” Ms. Taschinger said.
The photos would never be shared with anyone else, she remembers him promising. And she believed him — until last December, more than a year after the couple broke up, when a dozen nude images of her popped up on a Web site focusing on what has become known as revenge porn. She is suing the site and her ex-boyfriend.
Revenge porn sites feature explicit photos posted by ex-boyfriends, ex-husbands and ex-lovers, often accompanied by disparaging descriptions and identifying details, like where the women live and work, as well as links to their Facebook pages. The sites, which are proliferating, are largely immune to criminal pursuit. But that may be changing. California lawmakers this month passed the first law aimed at revenge porn sites.
With cellphone cameras ubiquitous and many Americans giving in to the urge to document even the most intimate aspects of their lives, revenge porn has opened up new ways to wreak vengeance.
The effects can be devastating. Victims say they have lost jobs, been approached in stores by strangers who recognized their photographs, and watched close friendships and family relationships dissolve. Some have changed their names or altered their appearance………………
…….“It’s just an easy way to make people unemployable, undatable and potentially at physical risk,” said Danielle Citron, a law professor at the University of Maryland, who is writing a book on online harassment…….
……….Professor Franks said that opposition to legislation often stems from a blame-the-victim attitude that holds women responsible for allowing photographs to be taken in the first place, an attitude similar in her view to blaming rape victims for what they wear or where they walk.
“The moment the story is that she voluntarily gave this to her boyfriend, all the sympathy disappears,” she said…….
READ THE FULL STORY HERE : NEW YORK TIMES