Saturday, September 28, 2013

Do It Yourself? 10 Tips for Beginners from Top Self-publishing Sites

I know from personal experience self-publishing is very rewarding. It's not an easy task, but the ultimate control you have over your work (and your life!) and the financial gain you can enjoy after creating a successful work are both reasons to simply go for it.

I've pasted an excerpt from an editorial that can give you some self-publishing tips.

Do It Yourself? 10 Tips for Beginners from Top Self-publishing Sites

"So, you’re thinking about self-publishing your stories ... Every day there’s an article giving reasons why writers should take or at least consider the self-publishing route ..."  see Do it yourself? 10 tips for beginners from top self-publishing sites, at http://www.darlawrites.com/self-publishing-tips-writers for full article.

Good luck with your writing project, and have a great weekend! (Now for mi' errands.)

Cassandra Black

http://www.cassandrablack.com



**Latest ROMANCE Release** For Richer For Poorer 



INTRODUCTION:

Hamilton Steele, a sexy real estate developer, was looking for love in Harper's Grove, a sleepy town on the outskirts of Atlanta. A downward spiral of the housing market, and a twist of fate, landed him back in the handyman occupation he thought he'd seen the last of -- and onto the steps of Miranda Colbert. 

Miranda's heart was closed to anything resembling love, especially after her last fiasco of a relationship. The only thing on her mind was getting Colbert and Company back on its feet and getting the little bungalow falling down around her up to par -- until she opened the door to her new handyman. 

EXCERPT:

"Hi, ma'am," he said in a sexy voice with a slight southern twang. "I'm Hamilton. Hamilton Steele." She was a beautiful woman. A perfume he couldn't quite place teased his senses. Hamilton reached out to shake her hand. Dainty, soft. He knew if he squeezed too hard he would hurt her. His eyes lingered on the small, delicate features of her caramel-colored face. The fullness of her lips were irresistible, and the slender, silver chain around her neck traveled down to a pert bosom that was void of a brassiere. Something about her, almost like a magnet, made him want to pull her into his arms and ravish her with his lips. 

Miranda's heart raced as she surveyed the creature in front of her. Jeans, white t-shirt, and construction boots were made for men like the one standing on her porch. Sexiness oozed from him as he stood there, devouring her with his eyes.

Cassandra  Black: http://www.cassandrablack.com
Non-Fiction Latest Release:  http://tinyurl.com/housing-authority-contracts  
Twitter  Biz: @stonecottagebks (http://www.twitter.com/stonecottagebks
Twitter  Personal: @WriterCassandra

Romance Release: http://tinyurl.com/PART-2-LOVING-A-TEXAN  (PART 2)



Romance Release: http://tinyurl.com/loving-a-texan  (PART 1)



Trying to Resist Buying a TV for Negril

Trying to Resist Buying a TV for Negril

Off to do some errands as I prepare for Caribbean travel next week. I'm REALLY trying to resist the urge to buy a television for my lil place in Negril ... crazy, right? But "if" I don't have a  television, I will read and write more -- and I HAVE to write like a fiend so I can continue to feed myself while I'm down there for next few months... but I dunno because I looooovvvvve a good movie in the evenings ... and I will miss AC 360!  Haven't decided yet. I'll just peek at a few tiny, used ones in pawn shop -- sizes I can get into my carry-on -- and see if I can resist the urge. 

Good luck with your current writing projects, and enjoy your day! 


Cassandra Black

http://www.cassandrablack.com



**Latest ROMANCE Release** For Richer For Poorer 



INTRODUCTION:

Hamilton Steele, a sexy real estate developer, was looking for love in Harper's Grove, a sleepy town on the outskirts of Atlanta. A downward spiral of the housing market, and a twist of fate, landed him back in the handyman occupation he thought he'd seen the last of -- and onto the steps of Miranda Colbert. 

Miranda's heart was closed to anything resembling love, especially after her last fiasco of a relationship. The only thing on her mind was getting Colbert and Company back on its feet and getting the little bungalow falling down around her up to par -- until she opened the door to her new handyman. 

EXCERPT:

"Hi, ma'am," he said in a sexy voice with a slight southern twang. "I'm Hamilton. Hamilton Steele." She was a beautiful woman. A perfume he couldn't quite place teased his senses. Hamilton reached out to shake her hand. Dainty, soft. He knew if he squeezed too hard he would hurt her. His eyes lingered on the small, delicate features of her caramel-colored face. The fullness of her lips were irresistible, and the slender, silver chain around her neck traveled down to a pert bosom that was void of a brassiere. Something about her, almost like a magnet, made him want to pull her into his arms and ravish her with his lips. 

Miranda's heart raced as she surveyed the creature in front of her. Jeans, white t-shirt, and construction boots were made for men like the one standing on her porch. Sexiness oozed from him as he stood there, devouring her with his eyes.

Cassandra  Black: http://www.cassandrablack.com
Non-Fiction Latest Release:  http://tinyurl.com/housing-authority-contracts  
Twitter  Biz: @stonecottagebks (http://www.twitter.com/stonecottagebks
Twitter  Personal: @WriterCassandra

Romance Release: http://tinyurl.com/PART-2-LOVING-A-TEXAN  (PART 2)



Romance Release: http://tinyurl.com/loving-a-texan  (PART 1)



Wednesday, September 25, 2013

The Best and Worst Cities for Online Dating

Finding Romance Online 

Hope your week is going well. I found an interesting piece entitled The Best (and Worst) Cities for Online Dating from Men's Health Magazine. Hotlanta leads the "Best" list for finding online romance. 

"The city is very spread out," says Janet Page, Ph.D., a relationship therapist in Atlanta. "It can be hard to break into the social scene." This may be why Hotlanta is a hotbed of online dating. 

Check out the full article at the following link to see which cities are full of sizzling opportunities for those looking for love via the internet:  http://www.menshealth.com/sex-women/best-dating-cities ...  Enjoy! 


Cassandra Black

http://www.cassandrablack.com



**Latest ROMANCE Release** For Richer For Poorer 



INTRODUCTION:

Hamilton Steele, a sexy real estate developer, was looking for love in Harper's Grove, a sleepy town on the outskirts of Atlanta. A downward spiral of the housing market, and a twist of fate, landed him back in the handyman occupation he thought he'd seen the last of -- and onto the steps of Miranda Colbert. 

Miranda's heart was closed to anything resembling love, especially after her last fiasco of a relationship. The only thing on her mind was getting Colbert and Company back on its feet and getting the little bungalow falling down around her up to par -- until she opened the door to her new handyman. 

EXCERPT:

"Hi, ma'am," he said in a sexy voice with a slight southern twang. "I'm Hamilton. Hamilton Steele." She was a beautiful woman. A perfume he couldn't quite place teased his senses. Hamilton reached out to shake her hand. Dainty, soft. He knew if he squeezed too hard he would hurt her. His eyes lingered on the small, delicate features of her caramel-colored face. The fullness of her lips were irresistible, and the slender, silver chain around her neck traveled down to a pert bosom that was void of a brassiere. Something about her, almost like a magnet, made him want to pull her into his arms and ravish her with his lips. 

Miranda's heart raced as she surveyed the creature in front of her. Jeans, white t-shirt, and construction boots were made for men like the one standing on her porch. Sexiness oozed from him as he stood there, devouring her with his eyes.

Cassandra  Black: http://www.cassandrablack.com
Non-Fiction Latest Release:  http://tinyurl.com/housing-authority-contracts  
Twitter  Biz: @stonecottagebks (http://www.twitter.com/stonecottagebks
Twitter  Personal: @WriterCassandra

Romance Release: http://tinyurl.com/PART-2-LOVING-A-TEXAN  (PART 2)



Romance Release: http://tinyurl.com/loving-a-texan  (PART 1)




Saturday, September 21, 2013

10 Ways to Say "I Love You" Without Words

10 Ways to Say “I Love You” Without Words

I love this editorial -- 10 Ways to Say “I Love You” Without Words. Excerpt:
"... telling someone you love them is a big deal. So what if you’re not quite ready to say it, but you want to show it? Or what if you've already said it, and you want something more than just words? ..." Here are 10 ways to say I love you without actually saying it.

See full article at this Reader's Digest link: http://www.rd.com/advice/relationships/10-ways-to-say-i-love-you-without-words/#ixzz2fWeiCEPN.

Enjoy your day!

Cassandra Black

http://www.cassandrablack.com



**Latest ROMANCE Release** For Richer For Poorer 



INTRODUCTION:

Hamilton Steele, a sexy real estate developer, was looking for love in Harper's Grove, a sleepy town on the outskirts of Atlanta. A downward spiral of the housing market, and a twist of fate, landed him back in the handyman occupation he thought he'd seen the last of -- and onto the steps of Miranda Colbert. 

Miranda's heart was closed to anything resembling love, especially after her last fiasco of a relationship. The only thing on her mind was getting Colbert and Company back on its feet and getting the little bungalow falling down around her up to par -- until she opened the door to her new handyman. 

EXCERPT:

"Hi, ma'am," he said in a sexy voice with a slight southern twang. "I'm Hamilton. Hamilton Steele." She was a beautiful woman. A perfume he couldn't quite place teased his senses. Hamilton reached out to shake her hand. Dainty, soft. He knew if he squeezed too hard he would hurt her. His eyes lingered on the small, delicate features of her caramel-colored face. The fullness of her lips were irresistible, and the slender, silver chain around her neck traveled down to a pert bosom that was void of a brassiere. Something about her, almost like a magnet, made him want to pull her into his arms and ravish her with his lips. 

Miranda's heart raced as she surveyed the creature in front of her. Jeans, white t-shirt, and construction boots were made for men like the one standing on her porch. Sexiness oozed from him as he stood there, devouring her with his eyes.

Cassandra  Black: http://www.cassandrablack.com
Non-Fiction Latest Release:  http://tinyurl.com/housing-authority-contracts  
Twitter  Biz: @stonecottagebks (http://www.twitter.com/stonecottagebks
Twitter  Personal: @WriterCassandra

Romance Release: http://tinyurl.com/PART-2-LOVING-A-TEXAN  (PART 2)



Romance Release: http://tinyurl.com/loving-a-texan  (PART 1)



Friday, September 20, 2013

Self-Published Book Success Stories

Self-Published Book Success Stories

How Writers Used Free Tools to Get Their Books Noticed

Are you a self-publisher? Me, too! Here are some success stories via a Wall Street Journal piece (authored by Heidi Mitchell) that will give you a "warm fuzzy" -- and keep you motivated!

See Self-Published Book Success Stories: How Writers Used Free Tools to Get Their Books Noticed -- http://tinyurl.com/self-pub-success

Enjoy your Friday -- and have a a super weekend!

Cassandra Black

http://www.cassandrablack.com




**Latest ROMANCE Release** For Richer For Poorer 



INTRODUCTION:

Hamilton Steele, a sexy real estate developer, was looking for love in Harper's Grove, a sleepy town on the outskirts of Atlanta. A downward spiral of the housing market, and a twist of fate, landed him back in the handyman occupation he thought he'd seen the last of -- and onto the steps of Miranda Colbert. 

Miranda's heart was closed to anything resembling love, especially after her last fiasco of a relationship. The only thing on her mind was getting Colbert and Company back on its feet and getting the little bungalow falling down around her up to par -- until she opened the door to her new handyman. 

EXCERPT:

"Hi, ma'am," he said in a sexy voice with a slight southern twang. "I'm Hamilton. Hamilton Steele." She was a beautiful woman. A perfume he couldn't quite place teased his senses. Hamilton reached out to shake her hand. Dainty, soft. He knew if he squeezed too hard he would hurt her. His eyes lingered on the small, delicate features of her caramel-colored face. The fullness of her lips were irresistible, and the slender, silver chain around her neck traveled down to a pert bosom that was void of a brassiere. Something about her, almost like a magnet, made him want to pull her into his arms and ravish her with his lips. 

Miranda's heart raced as she surveyed the creature in front of her. Jeans, white t-shirt, and construction boots were made for men like the one standing on her porch. Sexiness oozed from him as he stood there, devouring her with his eyes.

Cassandra  Black: http://www.cassandrablack.com
Non-Fiction Latest Release:  http://tinyurl.com/housing-authority-contracts  
Twitter  Biz: @stonecottagebks (http://www.twitter.com/stonecottagebks
Twitter  Personal: @WriterCassandra

Romance Release: http://tinyurl.com/PART-2-LOVING-A-TEXAN  (PART 2)



Romance Release: http://tinyurl.com/loving-a-texan  (PART 1)


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Fitting Your Author Life Into Your Real Life

Hi everyone. I hope you're having a great week. As a writer, it can be challenging to continue producing when "life calls."  I found this article by Arielle Ford helpful and wanted to share it with you in case you're a writer, too. (Btw, Arielle Ford has launched the careers of many NY Times bestselling authors.)

See Fitting Your Author Life Into Your Real Life at the Huffington Post link  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arielle-ford/fitting-your-author-life-_b_1199107.html.

Okay, let me get my nose back to the romance writing grindstone -- after a second cuppa Joe! Enjoy the rest of your day.


Cassandra Black

http://www.cassandrablack.com


**Latest ROMANCE Release** For Richer For Poorer 



INTRODUCTION:

Hamilton Steele, a sexy real estate developer, was looking for love in Harper's Grove, a sleepy town on the outskirts of Atlanta. A downward spiral of the housing market, and a twist of fate, landed him back in the handyman occupation he thought he'd seen the last of -- and onto the steps of Miranda Colbert. 

Miranda's heart was closed to anything resembling love, especially after her last fiasco of a relationship. The only thing on her mind was getting Colbert and Company back on its feet and getting the little bungalow falling down around her up to par -- until she opened the door to her new handyman. 

EXCERPT:

"Hi, ma'am," he said in a sexy voice with a slight southern twang. "I'm Hamilton. Hamilton Steele." She was a beautiful woman. A perfume he couldn't quite place teased his senses. Hamilton reached out to shake her hand. Dainty, soft. He knew if he squeezed too hard he would hurt her. His eyes lingered on the small, delicate features of her caramel-colored face. The fullness of her lips were irresistible, and the slender, silver chain around her neck traveled down to a pert bosom that was void of a brassiere. Something about her, almost like a magnet, made him want to pull her into his arms and ravish her with his lips. 

Miranda's heart raced as she surveyed the creature in front of her. Jeans, white t-shirt, and construction boots were made for men like the one standing on her porch. Sexiness oozed from him as he stood there, devouring her with his eyes.

Cassandra  Black: http://www.cassandrablack.com
Non-Fiction Latest Release:  http://tinyurl.com/housing-authority-contracts  
Twitter  Biz: @stonecottagebks (http://www.twitter.com/stonecottagebks
Twitter  Personal: @WriterCassandra

Romance Release: http://tinyurl.com/PART-2-LOVING-A-TEXAN  (PART 2)



Romance Release: http://tinyurl.com/loving-a-texan  (PART 1)