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Client Pride! A 3rd Place Win for Ella J. Phoenix!

VAMPIRE LEGACY by Ella J Phoenix 3rd place win

I am so proud of my client, Ella J. Phoenix for her 3rd Place WIN in the Paranormal Romance Guild 2015 Reviewer’s Choice Awards for VAMPIRE LEGACY, book four in the Dragon Heat series.

This is such a great series and I was so proud to be able to assist her on this installment after loving all of the previous ones so much. This series is fabulous and award winning already so to have helped her maintain her standard and achieve higher makes my work worthwhile.

So just imagine how well it might have done had she taken all of my suggestions regarding passive voice. *wink* Congratulations Ella…keep writing and keep striving for the best you can create. XOX

Remember, helping you succeed is what I do, and I want to help you find your success too.

Happy Writing Everyone!

Fabulous Pitch Party Coming!

Pitch Party

AWESOME NEWS FOR ASPIRING AUTHORS!

Your chance to pitch to a team of authors, agents, and editors who are going to do their best to match you up with just the person who might want your manuscript is coming in February. Are you ready? I’m going to be making my pitch, so here’s your chance too!

If your manuscript is polished till it shines. If you’re ready to query agents or are currently querying them, and if you can say yes to both then you might be interested in a new Twitter pitching opportunity, a Pitch Party on February 11, 2016 called Pitmatch#pitmatch

If you’ve not tried a Twitter pitch party yet, you should. It works like this…you have to come up with a 140-character pitch about your novel in hopes of hooking an agent who will request your manuscript. It’s not as easy as you think but you’ve got time to make it scream, PICK ME!

Here’s how this one will work. On February 11th on Twitter, you can post ONE pitch between 1 PM and 4 PM EST. Not all pitch parties have the same rules but do make sure you stick to the ONE PITCH PER MANUSCRIPT RULE. So if you have more than one completed manuscripts, you can submit ONE pitch for each, but only one so make it good.

For more information about Pitmatch, the genres accepted, and their hashtags, please visit Brenda Drake‘s blog for the rules and more. This is huge, exciting, and your big chance.

If you’re not close to being ready, that’s okay because there will be more chances coming. Be sure to think about using my services to get it ready for the next big chance to find success.

Happy Writing…and Pitching Everyone!

 

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Happy Release Day Tina Mrazik!

Best ALL ACCESS The Search for Paradise by Tina Mrazik

Happy Release Day to my talented client, TINA MRAZIK for 

ALL ACCESS: The Search for Paradise

available now from eXtasy Books, and available at most book vendors

Paradise is not an easy thing to find…

If you’re like most fans of rock and roll, then you imagine the life of a rock star is all about easy fame and fortune, big money, all-night partying, and doing what you love most. The same goes for writers and film stars, right?

Well, the money is good, the parties are happening, and we are doing what we love more than anything in the world, but getting there isn’t as easy as you think. My name is Tina Marz, and while I’m searching for my paradise, life throws me a lot of curves and hard lessons in my search for my success. It is all about hard work, long hours, and just when I think paradise is within reach…maybe it’s not. Come join me on my journey to the top, and I’ll give you an all access look at the truth about life in the spotlight…my life.

 

About the Author:

Tina Mrazik was born in North Miami, Florida in 1963. Her father was a professional big-band drummer. Her mother was an executive housekeeper for a well-established hotel chain. Being an only child, she had the undivided attention of her parents and was exposed to music at an early age. Both her parents collected records. A combination of gospel, jazz, and modern pop gave Tina a love for all genres of music, though rock was definitely her favorite. She began playing guitar at the age of seven. In 1973 Tina began writing her own music. At the encouragement of her mother, and her love of words, Tina began writing poetry a year later. Within a span of ten years, Tina had assembled ten volumes of collected poetry works. Though they were of a dark nature, she developed her talent and own unique style for the ironic and melancholy. By her early twenties, her life took on numerous twists and turns, though she continued to write. Finding peace and solace in her words and the music she listened to, her writing flourished, becoming more contemporary and complex.

By the year 1995, Tina had written her first horror novel entitled C.H.R.I.S.T.  She continued with her novel writing and expanding her portfolio to the world of music magazines. Tina became a “features” writer for the music publications InTune, Vibrations, and The One Source. In 1997, she expanded her audience to the Internet by becoming a writer for selected websites, primarily in the arts & entertainment field with short stints into the religion and philosophy realm. Her work can be read currently on Google, Tumblr, and her Writer’s Page on Facebook.  Her latest work is the trilogy titled ALL ACCESS.  Its genre is Contemporary Fiction and is as she puts it, “A fictional autobiography.” She is currently expanding the ALL ACCESS brand by writing Part Four.

Happy Writing Everyone…by the way, her entire trilogy sold to eXtasy in a flash. Let’s find you that same kind of success too.

 

Cover Reveal for RYDER, a Men of Clifton Montana novel by Susan Fisher-Davis with #excerpt

Best RYDER by Susan Fisher-DavisRYDER

A Men of Clifton, Montana novel #5

by Susan Fisher-Davis

Ryder Wolfe is a solitary man. Happy, living alone with his horses and the mountains as company until the man, who rescued him from the streets as a lost teen, sends him a beautiful woman in need of protection. He takes her in even as it goes against his very character. Now he’s fighting his desire to have her for his own with all he has. But his job is to protect her, not seduce her.

Kelsey Sullivan hasn’t had the best luck with men but then one of them decides to stalk her, and make her life miserable. A family friend sends her to Clifton, Montana. To the one man trusted to protect her. But what if the man protecting her is the man she wants more than any other, only he insists on protecting her, even from himself?

Can Ryder accept her love and trust in the man she believes he is?

Excerpt: 

She was preparing a pot of coffee in the kitchen when the back door opened. She turned to see Ryder enter with the dogs following behind. She could feel and smell the cold coming off them. The dogs greeted her with pants and wagging tails. Without a word, they sat down in front of her. She smiled and reached down to pet them. They put their paws up for her to shake. She laughed and looked at Ryder, who busied himself taking his hat and coat off. He hung his hat on a peg by the door, then walked into the laundry room and hung up his coat.

She watched as he walked back into the kitchen, rolling up the sleeves on his blue and black checkered flannel shirt. She could see he had a T-shirt on under it. His forearms were large and tanned. Dark hair covered his arms. She’d always thought that was sexy but when she took notice of his mussed hair as well, it only added to the sexiness that was Ryder Wolfe.

“I’m making coffee. Would you like some?” she asked watching him.

Ryder nodded his head as he washed his hands at the sink. As he reached for a paper towel, she noticed a small crescent shaped scar by his right eye. His eyes were even greener than she’d first thought. His lashes were long and thick. His hair so black that the ceiling lights made it appear to have a blue sheen. His eyebrows were thick and black. The man was, without a doubt, drop dead gorgeous, and sexier than sin.

Kelsey turned away from him and wanted to fan herself. Suddenly, the room seemed as if it was on fire. It was so hot! She was so into her own thoughts, she didn’t realize he’d spoken until she saw him staring at her. She blushed and glanced away from him.

“Are you all right?” Ryder asked her.

She nodded. “I’ve just got a lot on my mind. I’m sorry. What did you ask me?”

“I didn’t ask you anything. I said I didn’t know if you even liked coffee when I made the pot, so I didn’t make any extra. I will tomorrow morning.”

“What are the dogs’ names?” She blushed. What a lame question! Oh well, she was curious.

“Badger and Buttons,” he said while pointing to each dog. “I didn’t name them. They had those names when I adopted them from the shelter.”

Wonderful! A gorgeous man who also saves animals. Did he have any flaws? Dipping her eyes down to the fly of his jeans again, she had her answer. Nope. No flaws.

****

Ryder pulled a chair out from the table and sat down. He watched her fuss over the coffee and saw her nod again. Was she nervous? Was she afraid of him? He mentally shook his head. No, she wasn’t afraid, nervous perhaps, but she knew and trusted Frank. If Frank trusted him enough to watch over her and protect her, then she wouldn’t be here if she didn’t trust him. He moved his gaze over her as she poured a second cup of coffee. The night before, the bar had been dark and although he had appreciated her beauty, he hadn’t wanted anything to do with her. Then she told him Frank sent her. He clenched his jaw at remembering. Damn it! He didn’t need any of this. Frank knew that he didn’t have time for this shit.

He sneaked a look back at Kelsey and allowed his eyes to peruse the view of her backside. He almost groaned. Jesus, those jeans hugged her ass like a second skin.

His dick twitched in appreciation so he leaned back in the chair, crossed his arms, and looked everywhere but at her. When she walked into his line of sight and set his coffee down in front of him, he caught a whiff of her perfume again. Just like last night, subtle, but not too strong. Still, enough to make him want to hold her close and breathe it in. He tried not to watch her as she sat down in the chair across from him. She spooned sugar into her cup but kept her eyes down as if she was determined not to look at him.

Ryder lifted his cup and took a sip of coffee thankfully, it was not scalding hot anymore, or he would have burned his mouth since he couldn’t keep his gaze from going back to her. Her skin was flawless and his notice of freckles across her nose told him she wore no makeup. He liked that. Most women would put makeup on regardless of the situation, and especially around a man, they didn’t know. For what reason that was, he had no idea. He preferred a natural looking woman.

He took a deep breath. He knew he had to let her stay. He’d do it for Frank because he’d do just about anything Frank asked him to do. He let his breath out slowly and stood up, moving to the sink without glancing at her. After rinsing his cup, he set it aside, walked to the laundry room where he’d left his coat. Returning, he didn’t look in her direction but put on his hat, gave an abrupt nod, and headed out the door.

About the Author:

From Susan Fisher-DavisSusan Fisher-Davis

I’ve been writing for years but I never thought my stories were good enough to get published. I had actually given up writing for a year when I decided to give it another try. Through Facebook, I met Amy Valentini, an editor. (Thanks for the plug, Sue!) We became friends and once I completed my book, I sent it to her for editing. I believe that without her, I wouldn’t have gotten a contract. I submitted my manuscript to five publishing houses and three wanted it. After a few days, I decided to go with Secret Cravings Publishing. Now I am publishing on my own and loving it. I hope you’ll continue reading my series…The Men of Clifton, Montana and The Bad Boys of Dry River. Cowboys and bad boys…what more could a woman want? I hope you enjoy my books. I’m so pleased with the reviews that all my books are getting. If you read any of my books, please leave a review on the site where you purchased the book. Have a wonderful day!

If you’d like to learn more about Susan and her fab books, please visit her website, and feel free to follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

A note from Amy:
I am so excited to tell you that not only am I Susan’s primary editor/blurb writer now, but I also created this amazing cover for RYDER as well. It was my first attempt at cover design but I’d love to know what you all think of it. I am considering adding cover design to my services here at Romancing Editorially.

Do you think I should?

RYDER by Susan Fisher-Davis will be available soon!

Happy Reading and Writing Everyone!

Best RYDER Print Cover by Susan Fisher-Davis

Happy Release Day to my fab client, Susan Fisher-Davis!

I’m so excited to announce one of my clients has gone independent publishing and has released her first indie pub book today. It is the third book in an already established series, but it’s her first without a publisher. Huzzah to Susan Fisher-Davis and may COOPER do great with the readers. I have no doubt. :-)

COOPER by Susan Fisher-Davis

 COOPER

book 3 in the Bad Boys of Dry River, Wyoming

by Susan Fisher-Davis

Cooper Lang has all he needs in life—his ranch, his motorcycle shop and female companionship whenever he wants it. So when Kendra Mattingly reappears one hot summer day and knees him in the groin for kissing her, he knows he should stay clear but being one of the Bad Boys of Dry River also means accepting dangerous challenges and this obstinate beauty is definitely too much to resist. 

Kendra has been in love with Cooper since her teens but after he rejected her, she settled for a loveless marriage, which she eventually escaped. Now her chance with Cooper has finally arrived yet she can’t help but feel he doesn’t desire the same things in life. 

Upfront about his feelings regarding marriage and kids, Kendra ends things because she’s always wanted marriage and a family. When her past threatens her safety, Cooper wonders if he’s made a huge mistake. 

I hope you’ll check out this amazing story…since I was the editor, I can pat myself on the back and brag a little about this one. It’s good! Feel free to contact me about helping you succeed in making your story the best it can be too. COOPER is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.

***And yes, in case you’re wondering, I wrote the blurb for this. Just so you know. I can do the same for you.

Happy Writing Everyone!

Celebrating My Two Year Anniversary & International Literacy Day

I'm CelebratingToday is ROMANCING EDITORIALLY’s 2 year Anniversary!

I’ve had a great first two years. I’ve been fortunate enough to see a few of my clients benefit from my talents and gain themselves publishing contracts. I’ve seen 5 star reviews and readers become faithful followers of my clients’ books. It’s been good and I want to be good for you too. I want to continue to be here to assist you too. <3

In celebration, I would like to remind everyone that if you’re a new client thinking about hiring me to do a full Polishing of your manuscript – be sure to read what that entails HERE – you’re entitled to a FREE sample edit of the first 2000 words of your manuscript, whether you hire me or not. But to celebrate my Anniversary, I’m doing something special!
***In addition, for the rest of the month of September, any new client, whether you’re looking for a full Polish or just a copy edit, is welcome to a FREE sample edit of the first 2000 words of their manuscript. So try me out…you might just love what I can do to make your work even better than you thought. If you’ve got any questions, feel free to ask away. You can leave me a comment, use any of the contact forms located throughout this site, or send me an email at romancingeditorially @ aol dot com.

***Offer good only through 11:59 PM EDT on September 30, 2015 – sample must be in my mailbox prior to that cut-off time or it will only be free if you’re considering a full Polish. Thank you.

September 8th marks INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY and all this week, Grammarly is helping to spread the word and aid the cause. I hope you’ll spread the word so more people around the world can delight in the benefits of reading. Happy Reading and Writing Everyone. <3

Literacy Day

Infographic attributed to https://www.grammarly.com/plagiarism-checker.

Exciting News!

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I am so pleased and excited to say that yet another of my fabulous clients has signed a contract for a book that she and I worked together.

This is why I am an editor, I love seeing my clients succeed. I love seeing their work accepted because it’s shining bright and compelling others to read it. This is worth every late hour, all the missed sleep, meeting deadlines, and doing all those corrections. It’s as exciting for me to have a client tell me that he or she got a contract as if I were signing one myself. Of course if, and when that happens for me, it might be a tad bit more exciting, but somehow I think it will be an equally happy moment.

Congratulations to Tina Mrazik for selling ALL ACCESS!

Happy Writing Everyone and feel free to ask me what I can do to help you succeed too!

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