Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Writing News

February Network With Us
Here are some announcements from readers of our newsletter:

Linda Della Donna, author of http://www.griefcase.blogspot.com/, founder, director of http://www.griefcase.net/, is now host of her own weekly cable TV program. Della Donna, as you recall, discovered her writing niche after the death of her husband, Edward Sclier. A Platinum author, her free ezine articles, for widows only, and all individuals going through the grief process, can be found at http://www.ezinearticles.com/. Look for her upcoming cable TV show to debut in February. Della Donna will interview guests going through the grief process, highlight resources, and answer questions. Della Donna's message to widows of the world--We're not alone!

The Corner Cafe is a small critique group looking for new members. If you are a writer looking for readers and honest critiques of your work, willing critique other writers in return and can commit to regular participation, then contact the moderator for a copy of the group's guidelines. You do not need to be published. You do need to be able to make constructive comments on the material you critique. Contact cornercafe-owner@yahoogroups.com.
Book Promo 101 - Learn the Basics of Book Promotion

Print format to be available by March 2008 - to know when the books are available you can sign up for Nikki Leigh's mailing list - nikki_leigh22939@yahoo.com and put "Mailing List" in the subject line. An announcement will also be posted on her blog http://www.muzesmusings.blogspot.com/. You can also visit Muze's Musings and click on the link near the top left corner to subscribe to her blog.

If you can't wait - the e-book version of the book is currently available. For more details and for links to purchase, visit: www.nikkileigh.com/book_promo_101.htm

The print book is about 200 pages and the book is oversize - 8" x 10". This format was chosen because the book can be used as a promotional workbook.

Pastor Two Bears book Lessons from the Desert is now available. http://outskirtspress.com/webpage.php?isbn=1432715283

Eliz Joyner, author of Love Renewed: Looking Into the Heart and Soul of the One You Love has a book for true romantics and those wanting to increase intimacy and communication in their relationship. See

Missing my Body Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Taryn Simpson has written an inspirational story about Jason Walker's courageous battle with a severe form of Muscular Dystrophy. Jason is a Duchenne survivor with incredible faith, character and determination that far exceeds his years. He hopes to inspire others facing similar difficulties. Feel free to email Jason at jasonwalker8217@yahoo.com or visit http://www.cureduchenne.citymax.com/jasonwalker.html to see photos and learn more about Jason. After reading this story, you will come to know what it is truly like to live as a quadriplegic and to be missing your body.

Order the paperback book ($11.89) or download the eBook ($5.00) at http://www.lulu.com/content/684054

Promotional Opportunities and Author Virtual Book Tour Site

Nikki Leigh has launched a new book blog tour website (www.inspiredauthor.com/promotion) where there are opportunities to learn more about writing and promoting. There are also a variety of authors to learn more about each month. There are several ways for authors to promote their books. First register on the site to create your profile page. While you're on the site, check details about being a site sponsor and feature author opportunities. Any questions, contact author Nikki Leigh at nikki_leigh22939@yahoo.com.

For more information, visit:
All Readers (fiction and non fiction) - http://inspiredauthor.com/promotion/?q=Readers+Are+Welcome
Feature Authors - http://inspiredauthor.com/promotion/featured-author
Member Authors - http://inspiredauthor.com/promotion/be-registered-author
Site Sponsors - http://inspiredauthor.com/promotion/how-and-why-be-sponsor

Nikki wants to give you a free promotional page on her new book tour site. It’s very easy and you will have a full page to promote your book, your blog, your newsletter, your business or something else. For more details, visit

Congratulations to Loree Gold, who had a story ("In Touch With My Inner Elf") published in CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL, CHRISTMAS IN DECEMBER. The book is available in all bookstores, amazon.com, and other online bookstores.

On January 18, 2008 Usiku (pronounced oo-SEE-koo) was nominated for a 39th NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry. ELOQUENCE: RHYTHM & RENAISSANCE is the first title published by Usiku and Usiku.net. “ELOQUENCE is a rejuvenated journey of art, inspiration and life. Within its pages are possibilities and an immeasurable Spirit.”

The NAACP Image Awards honors projects and individuals that promote diversity in 44 categories, including the arts in television, recording, literature, and motion pictures. A special committee of 300 industry professionals and NAACP leaders selected the nominees. The 39th NAACP Image Awards will air live on Fox Thursday, February 14th, 8:00 PM ET. Usiku.net is an online provider of hardcover and electronic books. Read excerpts at http://www.usiku.net/.

February 8th - Nikki Leigh was interviewed by Yvonne Perry
The interviewed will be posted at http://yvonneperry.blogspot.com/ and available for listeners on February 8th.

The Jaguar Legacy
by Maureen Fisher
A Paranormal Romantic Suspense where ancient danger stalks the jungle on velvet paws …

Strong Enough for a Man … But Written for a Woman

Despite baffling panic attacks that devastated her career, journalist Charley Underhill barges in on a Mexican archaeological dig, bent on sniffing out a juicy exposé that will restore her reputation and earn enough money for her mother’s life-saving treatment. Haunted by past betrayals, Dr. Alistair Kincaid isn’t about to let a smart-mouthed reporter leak word of his latest discovery, an ancient Olmec city, to the press. A battle of wills and wits ensues. Strands from a past life intertwine with the present, drawing the couple into a vortex of chilling evil. Torn between redeeming her soul and betraying the man she loves, Charley faces impossible choices.


"THE JAGUAR LEGACY is a terrific paranormal romantic suspense thriller starring two likable lead protagonists...” — Harriet Klausner, Top Amazon Reviewer

"An intricately woven tale of mystery, romance and the supernatural. Maureen Fisher has redefined paranormal romance, breathing life into magnificent characters and scenarios that demand to be applauded. … Thoroughly researched, highly entertaining and well written, this one is DEFINITELY a keeper!" —Euro-Reviews

"Mysticism, a suspenseful plot, complex characters and a sizzling romance set apart this intriguing tale. Fisher's fully developed characters and steamy romance will keep you turning the pages..." — Romantic Times Book Review

"Outstanding and Powerful! The Jaguar Legacy by Maureen Fisher had me hooked from the first word to the last. Fisher has woven ancient mysteries, past lives, and pure evil, into a story that left me begging for more. These characters were so well-developed, the storyline so well-written, the setting so perfectly described, that I felt I knew these people and followed them along their journey into darkness. I eagerly await Maureen Fisher's next release...." —Cheryl Malandrinos, the Book Connection

"Hilarious banter, scorching sexual tension, gripping suspense, mysticism—The Jaguar Legacy has it all! Page-turning paranormal romance as hot and steamy as the jungle setting” —Sharon Page, author of Blood Red

"A skillful mix of intrigue and the paranormal, The Jaguar Legacy is a fast-paced, sexy thrill ride of a tale that combines danger, magic and romance for a highly entertaining read" — Kathryn Smith, USA Today Bestselling Author of Night of the Huntress

"The Jaguar Legacy has it all. A lush, exotic setting that feels so real you'll believe you're there, characters that come alive on the page, and a superbly intriguing story. You won't want to put this book down. I highly recommend Maureen Fisher's The Jaguar Legacy!" —Opan Carew, author of Swing and Twin Fantasies

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