April Newsletter

My latest news, a rafflecopter contest and a free book …

You can read my April newsletter here.

Cheers.

Spring Writer’s Retreat 2018

After a harrowing drive over “the hump” and zigzagging around Cameron Lake I arrived at our retreat in Riverside Lodge, in Port Alberni. It’s absolutely beautiful. Here are some pictures:

 

A Stellar Review in InD’Tale Magazine

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Midnight Magic (A Ghost & Abby Mystery Book 1)

4 Stars and 5 Steampots

Abby Jenkins is a janitor in a haunted house, not only that, she has taken on a side job as a paranormal private investigator since she is able to see things others can’t. Speaking of things most others can’t see…her ghost of a boyfriend, Eric the Viking. Eric has taken on the task of trying to find a way to become alive again so that he can be with Abby. Meanwhile, Abby is hired to find some missing diamonds in a run-down mansion called Graystone Manor. How hard could it be? Turns out to be a lot more difficult than she imagined, but she will have Eric by her side to help her, and hopefully together they can find the diamonds, and Abby will get paid for her first PI job.

What a unique take on the paranormal, not to mention, a very cute story. Abby is lovable and charming. Eric is the typical hot alpha male, even though he’s a ghost. Speaking of which, it’s a bit unbelievable that a living woman would fall in love with a ghost when they can have no physical contact (for the most part). There are also a few things that are left untied as this is the first book in the series. Readers will need to

read the next books to find their conclusions, making the ending of “Midnight Magic” somewhat disappointing. If one doesn’t mind waiting to find answers, this is a wonderful, fun paranormal read!

Lynne Bryant

3 Paranormal Awards!

I’m thrilled to announce that I won three awards in the 2017 Paranormal Romance Guild Reviewers Choice Contest, thanks to everyone who read, reviewed and voted for me.

First Place

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54 – 5 star reviews on Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Place

Gambling Ghost stories (you can read them separately or as in an anthology called CheatingDeath_FullCVR_MEDCheating Death) in Paranormal Romance / Holiday Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Place

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Midnight Magic, in a long category ending in ghosts and psychics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the winners and heartfelt thanks to the ladies at Paranormal Romance Guild for their support.

Here’s the link if you would like to see the titles.


Feeling lucky? My rafflecopter for a $10.00 Amazon card is still up:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

New Year, New Ideas, New Story Inspiration Pages to Share

I’m really enjoying Jacqui Nelsons “Inspire” theme on her blog. Check it out.

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NewYearNewIdeas-PurpleOh…my…has it really been an entire month since I posted on my blog? And that last blog was about routines and resistance?

Well, it’s a new year and time to make a renewed effort to get back into my routines and overcome resistance in all areas including writing.

A NEW YEAR BRINGS NEW IDEAS

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been using Vellum (an ebook and print book formatting package that I bought on January 1st). It’s only available for Macs, so I’m very lucky I chose to buy a MacBook in September to replace my old (and extremely slow and noisy) PC laptop that I’ll soon be retiring completely (along with my PC copy of Scrivener that I previously used to format my eBooks).

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Yes! Vellum is making my life easier now that I’ve invested time in learning the program (which was quite easy) and time transferring and re-jigging…

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No Smoke Without Fire*

I love this blog. Margot has an amazing understanding of the mystery genre . I thought I would share this post. Enjoy.

Confessions of a Mystery Novelist...

I’m sure you’ve heard the old saying, ‘There’s no smoke without fire.’ That belief – that a story doesn’t generally start unless there’s a kernel of truth to it – is part of the reason so many people believe gossip. It’s also why, if someone is a ‘person of interest’ in a criminal investigation, it can be so hard to get rid of that stigma, even after someone else is shown to be guilty.

It may not be the most appealing quality we humans have, but that old saying can make for a very interesting layer of character development, tension, and even plot points in crime fiction. There are many examples in the genre, of course. Here are just a few; I know you’ll think of lots more.

Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone begins at the Palace of Seringaptam in 1799. During the storming of the palace, Colonel John Herncastle takes…

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Midnight Magic

A new review I have to share.

Midnight Magic

Author: Jo-Ann Carson

Genre: Paranormal, Romance

Goodreads Summary:

Midnight Magic: A Ghost & Abby Mystery

Ghostly Charms, Magic Spells and Secrets.

As the janitor in a haunted house, single mom Abby Jenkins has many contacts with the living and the dead in the small Pacific Northwest town of Sunset Cove, which puts her in a perfect position to solve local mysteries. Or so she thinks. Hired to find diamonds hidden in a haunted manor she gets help from a Viking ghost with existential issues. Will she survive? This book contains bad-boy ghosts, mischievous magic, and a woman who knows what she wants in a Viking hayloft.

Spoiler free Summary:

I am always looking for new romance paranormal book. This being because this past year I really discovered my liking to them. I stumbled across Midnight Magic and thought the plot sounded like nothing I have ever read before…

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