Friday, June 24, 2016

New Release - Infallible

Title: Infallible
Author: Bailey Quinn
Genre: Detective/Mystery crime
Release Date: 24th June 2016
Pulbisher: Fire Quill Publishing
ISBN: 9780996974882


From the moment Detective Scarlet Anne Martins steps into that prison, her heart begins to take over her head. Unable to deny her feelings for Alaric any longer, her desperation to save him will ultimately be what will kill them both. For a super cop, her judgement in men has truly failed her. And if matters of the heart weren’t distracting enough, she has to survive the next twenty-four hours without killing someone. Finding herself a fugitive in a foreign country, she has to rely on her charming personality, which she has long since learned to turn on when needed. But with her distinctive South African accent, and stunning good looks, she is at risk of being turned in to the authorities at any moment. With nowhere to run, she has no alternative but to face the peril head on, and ensnare the evil that is chasing her down. But with so few resources, the only way to do that is to give them exactly what they want – herself.


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Bailey Quinn is a pen name Carlyle Labuschagne writes her crime fiction under, she is an South African award wining author, with a flair for mixing genres and adding loads of drama to every story she creates. For now she is happy to take over the world and convert non Sci-fi believers. Her goal as an author is to touch people's lives, and help others love their differences and one another by delivering strong messages of faith, love and hope within each world she writes about. "I love to swim, fight for the trees, and am a food lover who is driven by my passion for life. I dream that one day my stories will change the lives of countless teenagers and have them obsess over the world literacy can offer them instead of worrying about fitting in. Never sacrifice who you are, its in the dark times that the light comes to life." Carlyle used writing as a healing tool and that is why she started her very own writers support event - SAIR - "To be a helping hand for those who strive to become full times writers, editors, bloggers, readers and cover artists - its a crazy world out there you dont have to go it alone!"


About Fire Quill Publishing .

Fire Quill Publishing is located in sunny South Africa. We strive to only publish and distribute pre-eminent novels to our audience, and work to offer superb marketing services to our authors. Each division is run by a team of experts in their respective fields in order to make your experience in the publishing industry as fun and exciting as possible, whilst still offering the highest quality and professionalism. Fire Quill Publishing operates internationally, and supports international authors. Take a look at our titles and new titles coming soon, and for those that like to read before novels are released, you can grab some of our titles before publication on Netgalley Our aspiration is to market popular genres such as fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction, in South Africa. However, we are most certainly open to other genres as well. Please visit our Submission Guidelines for detailed instructions on how to submit your manuscript to Fire Quill Publishing.


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Friday, June 17, 2016

Organizing Life

Happy Friday, good people of the blogosphere! Today, I'm just talking. It's probably a topic you're all too familiar with, so I do hope you'll read along. Ready? Let's get going!

So, as you all probably know, I reorganize my everything once a year in January. I look back over the previous year and measure what's working, what isn't, and add new things to my schedule I'd like to try.

This year killed me! I just tried to do too much. I'm not afraid to admit failure. After all, I'm only one person; I can't do everything all the time.

So, what to do about it (because I refuse to take it lying down)?

Drop back and re-group. That's all I can do. I have to nail down a schedule and stick to it like superglue.

Things I want to look at:
  • My blog--Formulating a plan and a posting schedule
  • My book publication schedule--I want to amp this up
  • Takeovers in events--I'm looking to pair this down to one a month (they take a lot of my time and $$)
  • My radio show--Figuring out content that doesn't require me to rely on other people--that KILLED me
  • IBGW--Finding new avenues to promote my amazeballs team
  • My downtime--Scheduling in time for me outside work
  • Time, period--finding out where all mine is going, and why I can't seem to get a grip on managing it right now
  • Reviews--I have a ton of books on my list to read still--gotta carve out time for those
So, there's my to-do for the week after Utopia this year. I like to set goals. *grin* Like you didn't already know that about me. haha!

Thank goodness I have a planning app! Deadlines are things I need, and clear direction is something I thrive on.

Do any of you have suggestions on how I can tackle all that (like desired content for a bookish radio show)? What about your schedule? Tell me in the comments!

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

New Release - On Dry Land

Release Blitz

On Dry Land


Rebecca Barber


Tyler Andrews, Olympic swimming superstar, has always gotten his way—until he falls in love.
Living in the spotlight was just part of Tyler’s life. Magazines, paparazzi, and being the topic of every sports radio show in Australia…it was either adjust or be driven insane. He’d gotten used to his fame. Hell, he even enjoyed it. But there is one thing he can’t get used to—his girlfriend, Ava Jacobs, hates being the center of the public’s attention.
Ava has lived her life in the shadows—and that’s exactly how she likes it.
But after fulfilling her lifelong dream to have her debut novel published, her world is turned on its head by Tyler’s fame. She writes novels for a reason—it’s a quiet, peaceful profession. The last thing she wants is to be thrown into the spotlight.
Love and life don’t always fit as well as fame and fortune.
Frustrated by Ava’s continuous reluctance to publicly embrace their relationship, Tyler takes every opportunity to make his own declarations—social media posts, visiting her at work, and even crashing her first television promotional appearance, which she grudgingly accepted as part of her publishing deal.
So when something changes and Tyler abruptly pulls away, Ava knows something is terribly wrong.
With Olympic selection looming, Ava’s publisher eagerly awaiting a sequel to her hit novel, and day-to-day life taking a toll, Tyler starts to see that life is much easier in the pool than…
Other Books in the Swimming Upstream Series
Perfection Is Just An Illusion

Nobody’s Obligation

About The Author

Rebecca, one of four kids to her parents who are both primary school teachers, was born in Wollongong on the south coast of Australia before moving to the country with her family. After a few years of embracing all that country life had to offer, the family relocated to Port Macquarie with its white sand beaches. After a brief period enjoying the sun and the surf they finally settled in Canberra where Rebecca still lives today. But all through her childhood a notepad and a book where never far away. These days Rebecca is an avid reader, and when she isn’t buried in a book or cheering on her beloved football team she’s spending time with her husband Robert and their overly spoilt dog Levi.

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Monday, June 13, 2016


Happy Monday, everyone! Today, I'm gonna talk a little about integrity. It's something I'm finding a lot of author service providers (and authors, sadly) don't take seriously enough. Ready? Let's get going!


1. the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
2. the state of being whole and undivided.

Having integrity as an author service provider means you work with a contract, don't ignore your clients when they try to contact you, and that you're 100% honest when something is going on and you feel you either can't or won't finish a job you said you'd do. It means working with transparency, being open about what's going on in your life that may impact your performance, and not letting folks find things out via third parties.

Having integrity as an author means you show up when you say you will with no one needing to be on your butt about where that "somewhere" is, or what time you said you'd appear, making sure you're aware. Don't cancel on people at the last moment unless it TRULY can't be helped. If you're unsure of a time or place, double check with the event coordinator. People plan around you; don't make them regret it.

Having integrity as an event coordinator means you don't cancel things at the last minute and/or run off with people's money. This is such bad form. Not only will it ruin your career, it'll ruin your life. Having to hide on social media outlets (or, for some here lately, in their hometowns) isn't any way to be. Open honesty is the only way you get through any of these things.

Because of recent things happening in the author world, we're losing trust in people in our community. This needs to stop. Your name is your everything. Hold it to the highest possible standard.

If someone has a bad experience with you, they're gonna tell everyone they meet. Do everything you can to be sure that doesn't happen. You only want the rumor mill filled with positive things.

It's out of control. Let's work together to get it back on track.

Was there ever a time when you had an issue from any of these things? How do you handle your author integrity? Please, no calling anyone out. Be civil. Have integrity here.

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!


Friday, June 10, 2016

Audiobook Announcement

Happy Friday, everyone! I know you've probably all been wondering where the heck I've been, but I had some life to deal with, and it's been pretty rough on my time. Funny, but no one ever expects life to walk out of the shadows and slap the ever-loving crap out of you.

I bow to the Fates. You've put me in check, ladies!

Anywho, speaking of Fates...

I have some super exciting news!

Cherry Hill Publishing (links to their Facebook page) - Publishers who produce great audiobooks - has picked up the rights to two books I'm involved in. I can't even begin to tell you how amazing this is, but I sure can show you!

Up first, 7: The Seven Deadly Sins

There's no audio sample for that one yet, but it should be hitting us any day now.

Second, Emancipation (Pen Pals and Serial Killers - Story One)

Click HERE to listen to chapter one on the Cherry Hill website (you just click the audio cover on the page). 18+ ONLY.


How freaking exciting is that?

So, yeah, bookmark the site, give Cherry Hill Publishing's Facebook page a like, and get ready to get crazy with some audio!

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Win Dinner with Authors Alessandra Torre, Alex Flinn, and Geneva Lee!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I can't EVEN with this post! Oh my goodness! Can you even believe your luck?

Let me tell you, the dinner you'll get if you win this giveaway is delicious. I got to have dinner with Lauren Miller, Kim Holden, and Denise Grover Swank last year. There are no words to describe how amazing that was. But I DO happen to have pictures (well, of everything but the salad--it was also delicious, and I may have eaten it before I thought to take a photo--sorry)!

Feast your eyes on THESE!


However, hearing these amazing women speak was something I'll never forget, and I'm looking forward to sitting in while Alessandra and Alex give their keynotes this year! I've never been disappointed with a Utopia keynote speaker. They all rocked the house.

If you'd like to go beyond dinner and really get to know Alessandra Torre, Alex Flinn, and Geneva Lee, you'll need to be at the conference.

Get tickets HERE. It's not too late!

Anyway! I bet you're dying to get your chance, right? First, I have to give you the one and only rule for winning:

You MUST be in Nashville, TN on June 23, 2016 at around 5PM. Easy peasy!

Ready? Click here to enter!

Good luck to you all! Winners, I'll see you there. *grin*

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!


Friday, June 3, 2016

Release Day - Donuts in an Empty Field

Happy National Donut Day!

Weren't expecting that, were you? *grins*

I bet you're all super excited to see what I have in store for you today, huh? Isn't that an interesting title? Rachel provided some cool stuff for me to use, so there's a lot of fun happening in this post! Don't forget to check out the end and answer the quick question! Let's get to it.

**✿❀NEW RELEASE!❀✿**
Donuts in an Empty Field
by Rachel Barnard
Young Adult Contemporary
Get it now on Amazon Kindle for $0.00

Letting go of anger is life's greatest challenge.

Vanessa Smith hasn't been the same since her father's death. A hero until the end, he died saving a restaurant owner's wife and son from a burning building. Nessa has always blamed the boy, Ben, for her loss, and her thoughts are consumed with ways to make him as miserable as she is.

Nichole Adams knows Nessa can never heal until she learns to let go of her hatred, but bringing back her best friend is proving more difficult than she could've imagined. In a last ditch effort to break Nessa's obsession, Nichole hopes signing up for the local food challenge is just the thing to bust her out of her shell.

A single choice defines the road ahead for Nessa. Doing the right thing isn't easy, but living with the consequences of doing nothing might be worse.

  • Favorite activity (other than writing): Dancing
  • Pet peeves: People who don't use their turn signal when switching lanes, drying off in a humid bathroom, and not being able to reach the fan cord
  • If you could have picked your own name, what would it be: Vanessa
  • Can you fake any accents: Yes, to some degree a British, Indian, Southern, and New York accent
✧・゚: *✧・゚:*10 RANDOM FACTS*:・゚✧*:・゚✧

  1. I have driven an Excavator (heavy duty construction equipment).
  2. I used to have a cat named Teddy.
  3. My resume is in book form.
  4. I've done a comedy routine (which you can find on youtube if you look hard enough).
  5. I adore costumes.
  6. I know the entire Thriller dance.
  7. I've donated at least my height in hair.
  8. I have a geocache in Sarasota that has more finds than I've personally found as a geocacher.
  9. I love hot tubbing at night.
  10. When I read out loud I read in voices.

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*AUTHOR BIO*:・゚✧*:・゚✧

✧・゚: *✧・゚:*STALK LINKS*:・゚✧*:・゚✧

Now, for the question of the day! What's your favorite kind of donut? Tell me in the comments!
Mine is Raspberry filled! YUM!

Well, that's all for today folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!