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New Release in the Bestselling Keller Family Series by Bernadette Marie @WritesRomance

The Keller Family Series Bernadette Marie And today ... Bernadette Marie adds book seven to her bestselling run in the series! Bernadette Marie is known for building families readers want to be part of. Her series The Keller Family has graced bestseller charts since its release in 2011. The married mother of five sons  promises  Happily Ever After always ... and says she can write it, because she  lives  it. Today she releases book seven in the Keller Family Series, which can be read in any order. But if you want to start at the beginning, the first book is FREE! Book One ~  The Executive's Decision  ~ FREE! Book Two ~  A Second Chance Book  Three ~  Opposite Attraction Book Four ~  Center Stage   Book Five ~  Lost and Found Book Six ~  Love Songs Book Seven ~  Home Run Thanks  for  stopping by my place, please visit my  bio  for more information about what I write and  what  I like to read and share.  Until  next  time, happy

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at the typewriter and bleed." Ernest Hemingway

Although I believe that quote by the famous Florida author is accurate, I don’t know that it’s one hundred percent complete. If you really want to bleed, submit your work to an agent or publisher. Although we need constructive criticism, and I appreciate every agent who took the time to comment on my work, it still hurt. Actually, it was downright painful. As an author—and I know I have many authors who read this blog—I know you’ve been there. As much as you hate the standard rejection letter that rambles on the same, tired script, “Sorry for this impersonal letter, but your project just isn’t the right fit for us. But, opinions are subjective, so we wish you the best…”, it still hurts when you get that honest letter. The agent who is not afraid of your backlash of how you will someday be a superstar—because your mom says so—and is willing to offer you beneficial feedback. I welcomed these letters. With every one of them, my writing improved. And when my editor ac

She inhaled a deep breath, closed her eyes, and jumped. CREATUS

CREATUS SERIES The Reason we Believe in Fairy Tales--and Monsters As the sun’s  rays  peeked above the horizon, lighting the abyss below her, she inhaled a deep  breath , closed her eyes, and jumped. She didn’t scream; she didn’t look down. As much as she hated her life, she hoped it wouldn’t end this way. She’d really  like  to see him one more time. Her life didn’t  flash  before her eyes as she’d always heard. Just an image of her mother  covered  in blood and her Dark Angel  telling  her he was sorry. The Creatus Series is not your normal paranormal story ... it's a  realistic  twist of the myths you've heard your entire life. Prepare to believe... The Prequel ~  Creatus  (They Exist) Book One ~  Creatus   Book Two ~  Creatus Rogue Creatus Eidolon  is Coming  Soon! Kindle Unlimited Members, read the entire series FREE!

New Release in the Creatus Series

The Creatus Series Ancient myths, superheroes, vampires... Forget everything you've heard.   For four thousand years, creatus have concealed themselves from the humans who almost hunted them to extinction. Now one rogue wants the world to know they exist. The Creatus Series is not your normal paranormal story... It's a  realistic  twist of the myths you've heard your entire life. Prepare to believe... Start the Creatus Series FREE! iBooks ,  Nook ,  Kobo ,  Smashwords Or. . save by downloading them all... The first three books in the series are only $5.99! Creatus  Boxed Set Amazon ,  iBooks ,  Nook ,  Kobo But wait ... there's more... When the next book  in the series releases , I'll update the  book , so you can upload  the newest  version... ... which  means you'll get four books for less than a fast-food meal! Just make sure you add your email at the top right of the page

If "Publishing a book is like being pregnant...", I'm in postpartum depression. #AmWriting

I posted a blog not long ago...   "Publishing a book is like being pregnant. By the end, you're just ready to get that baby out!"     But now I'm wondering... If that's true, which I truly think it is--after all, I've delivered two babies and ten books, so I know the pain of both--I swear I'm in postpartum depression. Really, and it's not because I have a lack of books to write. In fact, it's just the opposite.  I have a half-written prequel. I've started book three in the Creatus Series. I have a chapter and tons of notes on book six in the Southern Suspense Series. And ... I have a new adult romance written, only awaiting editing.  I wrote it three years ago, but have been so busy publishing and writing follow-up novels my wonderful avid-reading friends have requested that I haven't had the time. So, as I sat around last night, wallowing in my depressed mood--which is actually rare for me, I'm not usu

Sometimes you have to get into the "Bad Guy’s" head.

    We authors are an eclectic bunch ; we have to be. How else could we design the multitude of characters needed to create a work of fiction? In every story there must be a protagonist, most know this. But without an archenemy, be it a person, a character flaw, or a psychosis, where would the conflict stem? If we as writers cannot imagine —get into the heads of—different emotional aspects of characters , how could ALL the characters be believable? It's easy to design a protagonist after yourself or even someone you know. But how do you create a character whose mind you never really want to be a part of in the first place? Research is one way, tons of it . But you also have to possess the ability to identify with the psyche of someone you'd rather not understand. You have to put yourself in their shoes, recognize they are people. They may be the "bad guys," but they typically have families , go to work, and play just like the rest of us.

After 600 reviews averaging 4+ stars, readers have a common comment: Jordan! Possessive or Caring, you decide...

Excerpt: Jordan had his arm latched around her waist. “It sort of reminds me of our first anniversary, the cruise to San Juan, only safer. I never felt comfortable there.” She laughed. “Exactly where do you feel comfortable?” She leaned back against his chest as they marveled at the street performers who painted and danced for money. He tightened his grip around her and nuzzled her neck, laughing too. “That’s true. When I have such a precious commodity that I’m in charge of protecting, how can I relax?” “You’re so silly, Jordan. I don’t think anyone is going to try to run off with me.” He kissed the top of her head. “They’ll be sorry if they try.” She sighed. She never had to worry when he was with her. Jordan would always protect her. She’d never fretted wherever they went, even Puerto Rico. She knew nobody would take him on. After reading the 600-plus reviews--just on Amazon; there are two hundred more on iTunes and B&N--there seems to be a common c