Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Sunset Point Island Hop - Breaking Point & Giveaway!



When the five of us started getting serious about attempting to write a series together, I had some reservations. Not about the people I’d be working with or the amount of work we were undertaking, but about the subject matter.  We were discussing writing contemporary stories. Contemporary, as in no werewolves, vampires, ghosts, selkies or things that go bump in the night. I’d never written anything but paranormal at the time; so the idea of writing something where no one sported fangs or had a blood addiction was going just a little outside my comfort zone.

How the hell was I going to make it through an entire story where everyone was a plain old human?
The next challenge was coming up with a plot summary so that we could make sure all our stories would mesh without being too similar. I am not a plotting sort of writer. I am a true pantser, writing by the seat of my pants with the vaguest of outlines and a plan that invariably changes as the story unfolds. Only this time, it couldn’t. I had to include certain scenes and stick to the story I had told the others I was writing.

No paranormal twists and a binding plot line… my muse went into paralytic shock and then vanished with a petulant wail.  It took me three days and a dozen cupcakes to get her to speak to me again, and then we got to work.

Breaking Point is a first for me in many ways.  It was my first contemporary romance, my first successful collaborative project, and it marks the first time I met four women just as crazy as I was. We took a moment of “wouldn’t it be fun if…” and turned it into a series of books while managing to keep what was left of our marbles.

I hope you enjoy Breaking Point and the rest of the series as much as we did creating them.

Susan


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In keeping with the theme of this blog post, I’m giving away three e-books to one lucky winner. A copy of my first contemporary ménage: Breaking Point, a copy of my first paranormal ménage: Riptide, and a copy of my first sci-fi ménage, Blind Bet.

 Just leave me a comment at the bottom of this blog telling me which is your favourite genre of romance, and if you’re feeling verbose, tell me why. Don't forget to leave me an email address so I can notify the winners. 

Contest closes Sept 29th at midnight, and I'll be randomly selecting the winner the next day.

Speaking of Giveaways, don't forget to enter the Inner Goddess sponsored Rafflecopter contest below.

The codeword for my release day is: blog hop #3 - Moonlight. 









6 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this series :)
    My favourite genre has got to be more on the contemporary side,manage included,but I will read anything,the important thing for me is that I like a happy ending regardless of the struggles throughout the story(I'm a sucker for a proper love story)

    Vicky.strevens@icloud.com

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  2. Can't wait to read these books. They all sound so good. I will read almost anything. If the back of the book/Excerpt sounds good then I will try it.

    renee.entress@gmail.com

    Thanks
    Renee

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  3. Happy Release Day, Susan! I think my favorite genres are romantic suspense and sci-fi...of course fantasy is starting to grow on me now too! ;)

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  4. I love romantic suspense. Danger mixed with Love. Exciting.

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  5. It looks so good. Cannot wait to read.

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  6. Thank you everyone for your comments! The winner is.. Vicky Strephens!

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