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My Latest Book is Released!!!!

I am super lucky to be apart of this fun project. My friends gave me the start to my stories. Check out what I did with them here.

And as always… any reviews are Super Appreciated!

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I’m the feature!!!

Check it out!

https://inkslingersguild.wordpress.com/2017/05/29/featured-author-erika-lance/

 

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New Release!

Hello All,

I am super excited about the newest release of short stories Serenity Rising from the Ink Slingers Guild!

This is the 5th anniversary of the Ink Slinger’s Guild anthologies. I am so proud and happy to be part of this amazing group.

Here is the teaser for mine:

•Brynn has seen crazy. She is a nurse in the psych ward so crazy makes up most of her day. Then she meets Jacob, a patient who sees “monsters”. What happens when what she thought as only delusion prove to be real?

You can purchase this bit of epicness here!

Here is a taste of what is in store:

The collections of short stories by the Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) are based on a writing exercise done at every ISG meeting. The exercise must include the chosen words. The words that were chosen this year were: • Apothecary • Satin • Succulent

•Maggie Baker can’t think of anyone to ask to wear her corsage at this year’s First Days Celebration. After a visit from her fairy godmother, Maggie concocts her own Prince Charming, but when Charle arrives, things get more complicated than she bargained for.

•In a high stakes poker game, four players gamble with more than just money.

•After a childhood of coping with a drug addict parent and traveling with gypsies, Annika’s life has finally calmed down a little now that she’s operating her aunt’s fortune teller shop in absentia… when in walks Fenn, a tall dark and handsome piece of her past, to mess everything up and pour a little more magic onto the fire.

•Grayson Forsythe thought he had left his past behind, but unforeseen events force him to return home and assume the family title and responsibilities he never sought. Unexpectedly, reunited with a woman from his childhood, can she awaken his heart and help him claim a future he never knew he wanted?

•A monster loses a friend but finds love.

•An exciting adventure at sea turns dark when a storm veers Sarah and Molly off course without a sail or drinking water. Will they find aid on a lost island?

•Tasha is a celebrity. She has 11 potential mates when normally you only have 2-5. Christian has 10 and both have reality TV shows detailing every detail of their lives. Can they find “the one” before they are left with the Last Man on Earth?

•In the middle of the night Rachel Davenport is about to find out the things that you can see are not the things you should be afraid of.

•Brynn has seen crazy. She is a nurse in the psych ward so crazy makes up most of her day. Then she meets Jacob, a patient who sees “monsters”. What happens when what she thought as only delusion prove to be real?

Each story is an adventure, sit back and enjoy as the Ink Slingers Guild take you to the Serenity Rising.

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Writing – How to Get it Done!

As a writer one of the most difficult things you can encounter is you. More specifically, what the normal, non-writers out there call “Real Life” and all of the things come with it:

Job

Friends

Kids

Family

Bills

Ok… Ok… These are all important, very important, but these are all distractions from writing.

I think however the worst distraction most writers will tell you is: The Internet.

Unlike the old time typewriter, the computer, laptop or even touch-pad is connected (normally) to the world wide web.  What this means for most of us, is that we end up on social media or researching something on youtube and BAM! We are three hours later into our designated writing time and what are we doing? We are watching cat videos.

If you are a writer then the one thing you are required to do is: WRITE!

So, life will continue to throw hurtles, curve-balls and a million reasons your words can’t hit the page. So, consider the challenge to be that you need to find a way to set the “Real World” aside and let your world flow out so readers can enjoy it.

A very good friend of mine gave me some of the best advice I have ever heard. She treated writing like a job. She would leave her house every morning two hours early for work. She would go to the office and write for those two hours treating it like being an author was her first job. This way she, on a daily basis, dedicated the needed time to making sure she was able to do the job she loved.

However you have to make it happen. Make sure you do just that: Make it Happen!!!

🙂

Erika

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I’ve Been Tagged!

Austin Scott Collins tagged me in the “7-7-7” challenge — to post seven lines starting at the seventh row of the seventh page of your current work in progress.

The manuscript I’m in final edits on is a work under my other author name Dalia Lance called My Home On… Whore Island

This is a modern look at what happens when a woman decides to see what it is like to have Friends with Benefits, instead of a relationship.

So here is my 7-7-7:

“I could not fall asleep for the life of me. I was crashing on a pile of blankets and pillows on his bedroom floor, which was tile. Jacob and Brian were on the queen bed.

Jacob’s mother had insisted on the sleeping arrangements. I was 16 and there would be no sharing of beds with me and the boys. I think it was about 1am when I heard a noise which woke me. I felt him behind me then, his breath on my neck, and his arm move around me pulling me towards him.

I froze.

Jacob whispered in my ear “Shhh you’ll wake Brian”. I realized then I must have made a noise of some kind.”

My Home On… Whore Island will be released by the beginning of November this year.

With that I tag:
Lisa Barry, Nicole DragonBeck, and
JM Paquette

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