Monday, May 25, 2015

Rosecliff Manor Haunting is HERE!

Rosecliff Manor Haunting (Addison Lockhart Series #2) 

A Ghost Story from New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Cheryl Bradshaw ...

Psychic medium Addison Lockhart jolts awake, her brow sweaty, head throbbing. The dream had seemed so real. The twins, eleven-year-old Vivian and Grace, were so full of life she wanted to reach out, touch them. But she couldn't. The girls had been dead for forty years.

Why then had they appeared to her, summoning her help? Were their untimely deaths really an accident, or was something far more sinister to blame? 

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Featured Author: Allan Leverone

Allan Leverone is a good friend and a talented thriller/horror author. His horror novel, Mr. Midnight, was named one of the best books of 2013 by Suspense Magazine.

Allan has been penning thrillers since he was a boy, and publishing novels for the last several years. His newest, The Omega Connection, has received praise from some of the best authors in the business.

I asked Allan what advice he would give to new authors, and this is what he had to say: 

When I was starting out, people who seemed to have a handle on these things told me, “Write what you know.”

Can I be honest? That advice never made sense to me. Most of what I know is mundane and boring, day-to-day stuff like paying bills and going to work. Grilling burgers and washing the car. Who the hell wants to read about that stuff?

Although, in fairness, I do grill a mean burger.

But I wanted to write about spies and assassins, about ordinary people doing extraordinary things under difficult circumstances.

So that’s what I did. I’ve never been a spy or an assassin (as far as you know), and I’ve rarely been forced to do anything extraordinary. But who cares? Research and imagination can take you a long way if you let it.

So that’s my advice: don’t write what you know, write what you love.

My other advice is to read what Jeffery Deaver, JohnLescroart and all the other amazing writers Cheryl has gathered above and below have to say, and do that, too.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Featured Author: Karen Kingsbury

Superb author Karen Kingsbury is a New York Times best selling author and she just announced that two of her books are being made into Hallmark movies. Her newest novel, Chasing Sunsets, released last month to rave reviews. 

In 2011 I asked Karen what advice she would give to new authors, and her mother sent this along: 

"Thanks for asking about writing tips. Karen has put together a list of "Writing Tips" on her web site. We have heard from many writers that these were helpful to them. Click HERE for her tips.

Additionally, if you search the Internet under "Christian writing tips" loads of information comes up from many well known authors. There are also online writer's associations such as the Christian Writer's Guild - which will lead you through a course that helps you write your book. If you're interested in this, that's something Karen recommends. It is run by a good friend of hers - author Jerry Jenkins.

Here's another author's blog with writing tips: by Randy Ingemanson

Here's a website that has very good information on how to submit a manuscript to an agent:
Then click on "Submission Guidelines".

Karen didn't struggle to get published like most authors do. A New York agent discovered her because she was a news reporter for the LA Times and was covering a trial. The agent asked her if she could make the story into a book and she did and received a four book contract from a big publisher. The rest is history as they say!

When you get time please stop by Karen's Facebook page. Karen posts there almost every day! There's a link on her website.

"Unlocked" which is Karen's new "stand alone" book released on October 12th. You can also watch her new talk show on her website. Karen interviews those who have inspired this story. She also introduces "Cody Coleman" who is a character in her "Above The Line Series"!

Thanks so much again for your letter, and for taking time to share your thoughts."


Anne Kingsbury
Karen's Mother and Assistant 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Murder in Mind Sale - .99 This Week Only!

This weekend only get Murder in Mind for .99 on eBook. 

From a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author ... 

If you were given a second chance to catch your sister's killer--would a lifetime behind bars be justice enough, or would you make him pay, with his life? 


Private Investigator Sloane Monroe has solved every case that's come across her desk with the exception of one--the brutal murder of her sister Gabrielle. 


Enter the mind of Sam Reids, a serial killer who slashes his trademark letter S into the wrist of his female victims before he discards their body in the same place he found them. Who is he, and why does he prey on innocent women?


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Friday, May 1, 2015

Spring Into Romance Facebook Hop!


$20 Gift Card: Priscilla Thacker

Book Winners: Rachel Wallace, Carolyn Johnson, Sara Preston, Holly Hawkins, Kelly Watson


Welcome to my stop on the Spring Into Romance Facebook Hop! 


Enter to win over 80 prizes HERE!

Now then! Let's get to my prizes and then get you on your way... 


To enter my contest, you need to do two simple things: 

1. Sign up for my newsletter HERE

2. Follow me on Facebook HERE.

Once you've finished, email me HERE and put Enter to Win in the subject line. That's it! We will email all the winners tomorrow, and we'll post the names of the winners here at the top of this post.


I'm giving away six prizes! 

Five copies of my Till Death do us Part boxed set (see photo above)

One Amazon gift card for $20.00 


Once you're ready to move on to the next blog, click HERE

Monday, April 27, 2015

Featured Author: Marta Perry

Marta Perry realized she wanted to be a writer at the age of eight. With over fifty romantic fiction books under her belt, her talent shines through in every book she publishes. Her books have won numerous awards, including an Rita Award in 2012. Marta is now penning a new series, the first titled The Forgiven: Keepers of the Promise

I wrote to Marta in 2011 and asked what advice she would give to upcoming authors. Here's what she had to say: 

"When I was getting started in writing, the internet didn't exist, I hadn't heard about organizations like RWA, and I'd never even met another oddball person like me! Aspiring writers today have so many wonderful opportunities to network with other writers and to learn from the best, and I would urge them to take full advantage of that. Seek out groups, either in your community or online, who have the same aspirations you do, and who have the same level of commitment. (Beware the group which turns into a coffeeklatch, talking about writing instead of actually doing it!) I think it's also helpful if the other folks in the group are at your skill and experience level or a little farther along. Remember, you need honest critiquing and encouragement, not criticism.

Above all, aspiring writers must read, read, read, especially in the genre in which you want to write. Know what the classics are; know what the bestsellers are; know what's selling now, not what sold last year.

And write, write, write. It's my personal belief that all of us have a certain amount of dreck that we have to write before we can get down to the real stuff--the things that only we can write, the stories only we can tell."

Wishing each of you all the best in your own writing journeys,

Marta Perry

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Join My Street Team/Fan Club!


Thank you for your interest in joining Team Bradshaw, my street team/fan club for avid fans of my books. We are now open for new members, but will only take the FIRST 10-15 who sign up! In other better sign up posthaste!


Cheryl's Street Team is an exclusive club for her most dedicated fans. Fans receive perks and swag throughout the year in exchange for doing what they already do best ... reading her books and spreading the word. Sound like fun? Great! Now let's get to those perks...


Just for joining Team Bradshaw, you'll receive a welcome kit in the mail. By mail, we mean the snail kind, the one that involves the postman stopping by your house. The kit includes bookmarks for you to pass around to anyone you like. You will also receive some really fun author swag for YOU to keep to show my appreciation for becoming part of her team.

And that's not all...!

Exclusive for street team members only, you'll be invited to join a private Facebook team page (for team members ONLY). On the Team Bradshaw Facebook Page you can interact with Cheryl personally, ask questions, take part in drawings and giveaways only for street team members, and be the first to find out about upcoming projects.

And that's not all...!

When new books are released, Team Bradshaw street team members will get the chance to read them FIRST, and most will be gifted to you FREE.

And that's not all...!

As a member of Team Bradshaw you'll want to check your snail mail throughout the year because you never know when you'll receive a little something extra just for being a member of the team. Over the last year team members received books, swag, mugs, calendars, tote bags, notebooks, etc. Cheryl loves giving back and interacting with her team!


For this round of sign-ups, Cheryl's accepting the first 10-15 fans who complete the three following tasks:  

  • Leave at least two review for any of Cheryl's novels that you have read. Links to all her novels can be found HERE(Already read and reviewed Cheryl's books? Just let us know when you sign up which books you reviewed and where).
  • Follow Cheryl on Facebook by clicking HERE.
  • Sign up for Cheryl's author newsletter HERE
If you are planning on signing up, FIRST we need you to comment on the Facebook Page Post so we know the order of sign-ups.

Once you've completed the three tasks above, email us HERE.

In the subject line write: JOIN TEAM BRADSHAW

In the body of your email, let Lily (Cheryl's assistant), know what you have done to complete the tasks. Also include your full name and home address for our mailing list and your email address you use for Facebook so we can invite you to join our secret team Facebook page.

Once we have filled the slots, we'll mention we are closed for new members at the top of this post and on Cheryl's Facebook author page, so if you don't see that yet, go ahead and sign up. And if you didn't make it into the street team this month, we'll have sign-ups again in about six months.

Once we've received your email, you'll receive a reply so you know we received it.