All Blog Posts Tagged 'novel' (39)

Interview with Jane Tesh, Author of ‘Butterfly Waltz’

Jane Tesh is a retired media specialist and pianist for the Andy Griffith Playhouse in Mt. Airy, NC, the real Mayberry. She is the author of the Madeline Maclin Series, A Case of ImaginationA Hard Bargain, A Little Learning, and A Bad Reputation, featuring former beauty queen,…


Added by Mayra Calvani on September 23, 2015 at 8:45am — No Comments

Whistle While You Work...Or Run...Or Play Foosball

My workspace is pretty standard, very practical, but kind of boring if I'm being honest. Lots of desk space, tons of papers covering said space, cabinets, laptops, ever-present mug of coffee. I try to keep it organized but it's not easy when ideas are constantly flowing out of my head and onto Post-Its. My name is Kristen and I'm a Post-It addict. Whenever I get a thought, I jot it down and stick it...well, wherever I can find space, which is a commodity.…


Added by Kristen Luciani on September 18, 2015 at 9:38am — No Comments

Nothing Ventured Is Live! It's Giveaway Time!

It's LAUNCH day!!!!!! Let's CELEBRATE!!!! How about a giveaway, in honor of our delicious hero, Chris Camden?????

Glasses of champagne and sparklers on bright background with sparklers

Here's to Chris, the Adonis and certifiable charmer with more lines than a supermarket before a snowstorm. With a panty-melting smile, ridiculous body that oozes pheromones, and a hot car, he'll have your knees weak within minutes. I promise. <3…


Added by Kristen Luciani on September 15, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

It's Almost RELEASE DAY!!!

It's almost here! Release day for "Nothing Ventured!" I'm excited beyond words (which is kind of odd for an author) and thrilled for the launch day events to kick off!

We'll be running giveaways with awesome prizes, so be sure to check them out! I'll post all the details here! 

Nothing Ventured, Book Two in The Venture Series

After suffering a devastating loss that forever changed her life, eluding love is Mia Bradshaw’s primary objective…. until…


Added by Kristen Luciani on September 11, 2015 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Spotlight/Chapter Reveal: Waiting for the Cool Kind of Crazy, by M.D. Moore (family drama)

Title: Waiting for the Cool Kind of Crazy

Genre: Fiction/Family Drama

Author: M.D. Moore

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Purchase on …


Added by Mayra Calvani on August 2, 2015 at 11:24am — No Comments

What Would You Do To Win A $50 Amazon Gift Card???

Maybe you'd sign up for my super-awesome exclusive reader list???

If you're reading this and have already signed up, FANTASTIC! Thank you!!! But for all of you who are still not convinced, give me a chance to make you a fan!!! I think I'm a lot of fun! And you may find we have a lot in common!!

You'd get a monthly email with great giveaways, the inside scoop on book updates, new releases, my favorite beauty and fashion finds, contests, and cool posts from my entrepreneur blog,…


Added by Kristen Luciani on July 31, 2015 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Take Control Of Your Future And Reap The Rewards

Self-published authors have a pretty steep learning curve if they want to joint the ranks of the bestsellers. And I'm not talking about the Amazon bestsellers, I'm talking about the New York Times and USA Today bestsellers. Not an easy feat. It also doesn't happen for everyone. Authors can bust their tails for years and years, writing book after book and never make…


Added by Kristen Luciani on July 29, 2015 at 8:36pm — No Comments

Cover Reveal & Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!!

Okay... I've been waiting for this for soooooo long and I just had to do a giveaway to celebrate the great news!!!

Click Here To Enter The Rafflecopter Giveaway!!!

Drum roll, please...

I give you... the cover for "Nothing Ventured!" Book Two of The Venture Series will be available in early Fall! For more news and fun giveaways leading up to the launch, join my Facebook fan club, …


Added by Kristen Luciani on July 22, 2015 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Indie Author Swag Extravaganza Giveaway!!!

Author Navigation is sponsoring an indie author swag extravaganza this week! In honor of the July 4th holiday and the launch of new entrepreneurial ventures (I ALWAYS CELEBRATE THIS!), Ryan Ringbloom and I have collected a fabulous assortment of swag, autographs and signed BOOKS from our fellow indie authors and we're hosting a giveaway to find one lucky winner for this awesome prize pack!!!…


Added by Kristen Luciani on June 29, 2015 at 1:11pm — No Comments

OMG I'm The Female Version Of Steve Jobs!!

Hubby is a crazy fast reader. He can blow through one of my 250-page manuscripts in an hour...less than the amount of time it takes me to drive to the nail salon, get a mani and drive home. 

He recently read Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli...in about two hours. 435 pages, by the way. What the WHAT?????…


Added by Kristen Luciani on April 24, 2015 at 2:12pm — No Comments

Interview with Joel Fox, author of ‘The Mark on Eve’

Joel Fox has spent over 30 years in California politics, serving on numerous state commissions, working on many ballot issue campaigns, and advising candidates. An adjunct professor at the School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University, Fox has authored hundreds of opinion pieces for numerous publications including the Wall Street Journal,Washington Post, USA…


Added by Mayra Calvani on April 24, 2015 at 8:50am — No Comments

Meet Graciela Limon, Author of ‘The Intriguing Life of Ximena Godoy’

Graciela Limón is a Latina Writer, Educator and Activist. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish Literature from Marymount College Los Angeles, a Master of Arts Degree in the same field from the University of the Americas Mexico City, followed by a PhD in Latin American Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).  Prior…


Added by Mayra Calvani on April 9, 2015 at 8:04am — No Comments

Spreading The Seed

I love spinning tales of romance in the Silicon Valley setting. I'm told I seriously over-glamorize the lifestyles of my heroes and heroines but whatever. I write FICTION so isn't that kind of a requirement? I mean, I have to keep things interesting. right? <wink, wink="">

As an entrepreneur, I am fascinated with goings-on in the Valley. There's such an aura over Sand Hill Road; it's just bubbling over with innovation, creativity and energy. Being part of that atmosphere,…


Added by Kristen Luciani on March 27, 2015 at 9:57am — No Comments

Giveaway Time! $50 Amazon Gift Card & Swag!!!

It's giveaway time!!!! How would you like a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card and your choice of one of my fab SWAG items????


Soooo easy to enter...just like my Facebook fan page, follow the Twitter accounts listed, and/or tweet a message about Unlikely Venture!

It's already pre-populated so you don't even have to make one up!!!!  =)…


Added by Kristen Luciani on February 19, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

Obsessing About Mr. Wonderful

I'm giggling because I'm mildly obsessed with Mr. Wonderful these days. Anyone who's read my blog recently can attest to that. 

Could it be because he kinda reminds me of Paul Emerson, ruthless and calculating CEO of Blue Coat Capital? 

Check out my novel Unlikely Venture if you're…


Added by Kristen Luciani on February 17, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Finding Hope: My First Novel!

She wanted independence.

Then life took an unexpected turn.

Can Olivia find hope in the midst of her darkest hour?

When Olivia Martinelli, a naive nineteen-year-old,…


Added by Elizabeth Diaz on February 13, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

Lego Alert! Fifty Shades of...Brick?

You've all seen the movie trailer but have you caught...the Lego version????

I eat, sleep, breathe and step all over Legos on a DAILY!! I need to wear slippers to protect my feet from those tiny plastic pieces which have drawn blood more than a couple of times.

Then I came upon this trailer and thought it'd be apropos to share with you all, you know, since I'm a romance author as well as a mom to a bunch of little Lego master builders. =)

Happy Friday!!…


Added by Kristen Luciani on February 6, 2015 at 12:10pm — No Comments

I AM...The Idea Mama

You know the moment when inspiration strikes. The whole EUREKA experience...it's incredible, isn't it?

And do you know what's even better?…


Added by Kristen Luciani on December 1, 2014 at 9:28pm — No Comments

I'm So Thankful For...

All of YOU!!!!! <3 <3 <3

So in honor of Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to do a GIVEAWAY!!!!!

And who wouldn't want to win a $25 Amazon gift card, especially this week when the cyber deals are a plenty? Plus, you can also win an e-copy of my newly launched contemporary romance, UNLIKELY VENTURE!!!

So many ways to win!!!  You can add UNLIKELY VENTURE to Goodreads, follow me on Twitter, "like" my Facebook author page or subscribe to my mailing…


Added by Kristen Luciani on November 25, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

IT'S LAUNCH DAY!!!!!!!!!

It is finally LAUNCH DAY!!!!  You can find "Unlikely Venture" pretty much everywhere online at a special launch price of $0.99 - AmazonBarnes & Noble, …


Added by Kristen Luciani on November 10, 2014 at 7:44am — No Comments

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