The #AmWriting Preorder Link is NOW LIVE!!!!!!!! A Collection of Letters to Benefit @TheWayneFDN

Good morning, bibliojunkies! Just a few months ago, this was just an idea tossed around between some friends, and today, we’re one step closer to seeing it in print.  🙂  #AmWriting’s preorder link is officially live!  I’m so excited about this project, and so are all the wonderful authors who contributed their words to make it happen.  Not only do the proceeds benefit The Wayne Foundation, our hope is that the book itself will encourage other artists.  Good juju all around!  🙂

I wont be around much today.  I have a long list of PR work to do for some new clients who came on board, and then I am working on formatting the print and ebook versions of #AmWriting.  That’s a new experience for me as well, but I started it a few nights ago, and I am soooooooooo happy with how it’s coming out.  Cant wait for you guys to see it!  🙂

I have a super-huge favor to ask of you guys.  The #AmWriting project has a HeadTalker campaign open for release day.  If you’re not familiar with how it works, HeadTalker is what’s called a crowd-sourcing platform.  You give a one-time authorization for your social media account to allow Headtalker to post our campaign message at the end of the campaign (the message for this campaign announces that #AmWriting is released). It’s an automated process, so that’s all you have to do. It’s a quick, painless way to help support authors and get the word out about this great project, and it doesn’t cost a dime.  🙂  If you’d like to support the campaign, you can do so by clicking this link.  On the campaign page, you can support it with your Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and/or LinkedIn.  🙂  That’s it.  Just the click of a button.  🙂

Okay, I’m off.  LOTS of work to do today.  🙂  Happy Hump Day, bitches!  😉

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AmWriting Ebook

Knowing what you know now of writing, publishing, and putting your art out into the world, if you could go back to the day you sat down to start typing in your very first manuscript, what words would you offer to yourself?  Words of encouragement?  Words of advice?  Caution against certain pitfalls?  Would you change anything about how you got to where you are today?

The publishing community is so much bigger than it was before the self-publishing boom and it continues to grow exponentially every day.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a handbook or support group.  #AmWriting is a collection of letters written by authors from all different corners of the publishing community.  The letters provide words of encouragement or advice to those just starting out or those who have become discouraged in their art.  At Pure Textuality PR, we believe in supporting each other as a community, and we felt this project would be a good way to bring writers together and maybe give some new artists just the right nudge to keep going.

100% of the net proceeds of #AmWriting will be donated to The Wayne Foundation, a charity dedicated to offering aid and services to young women victimized by illegal sexual exploitation and the sexual trafficking of minors.  For more information about The Wayne Foundation, you can visit them on the web at http://waynefdn.org.

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Who is involved???

#AmWriting has a great list of more than 70 authors, including NYT bestselling author Jeaniene Frost!

A.D. Ellis
Addison Kline
Amber Lynn Natusch
Amy Joy Lutchen
Andrew Jericho
Ashlynne Laynne
Becky Flade
Beth Dolgner
Brandy Dorsch
Brenda J. Pierson
C.L. Foster
C.L. Matthews
Cassia Brightmore
Cecilia London
Cherron Riser
Cithara Patra
Courtney Houston
Crystal Dawn
Dulaney-Glen
E.J. Stevens
Elizabeth Sharp
Ella Col
Emersyn Vallis
Emily Cyr
Emma
Emma Nichols
Erin Hayes
Erynn Crittenden
Felicia Starr
Gabbie S. Duran
Geri Glenn
Harlie Williams
J. Nichole Parkins
J.B. McGee
J.M. Gregoire
Jamie Summer
Jeaniene Frost
Jess Haines
Jessica Cage
Jody Pardo
K.c. Stewart
Karina Espinosa
Kasey Belle
Katie Kenyhercz
Katie Lewington
Kendall Grey
Kory M. Shrum
Kristina Borden
L.E. Chamberlin
L.U. Ann
Leanna Renee Hieber
Lexi Ostrow
Leyla Kader Dahm
Louisa Lo
M. Never
M.L. Steinbrunn
Mary Crawford
Michelle Mcloughney
Mike Gonzales
Misha Carver
Misha Elliott
Muriel Garcia
Nicole L. Daffurn
Nicole Zoltack
Nikki Rae
Pamela K. Kinney
R.A Mizer
Rachel Walter
Rebecca Sherwin
Renee Dyer
Sara Dobie Bauer
Scarlett Metal
Serena Kearney
Shakuita Johnson
Shannon Bell
Susan Schwartz
T.J. Michaels
T.L. Manning
Taylor Lavati
Tracie Podger

 

About The Wayne Foundation

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Board of Directors  |  Financials  |  Podcasts

Mission Statement

The Wayne Foundation is committed to spreading awareness of CSEC (Commercial Sex Exploitation of Children) DMST (Domestic Minor Sexual Trafficking) occurring within the United States.

Vision Statement

The Wayne Foundation’s vision is for a world without child slavery. We are dedicated to providing direct assistance to those victimized by exploitation.

Drop in Center

The Wayne Foundation operates the third drop in center in Florida recognized by the Department of Children and Family Services. It is located in Charlotte County Florida, and serves clients throughout Southwest Florida. Our target clientele are young women aged 13-25. Our DIC is equipped to provide daily services that include, but are not limited to: Food, New Clothing, Access to Shower, Media Center, Mental Health Assistance, SNAP/ Medicare Benefit sign-up/renewal, Family Counseling, Education Assistance, and Transportation To and From the Center.

Shelter Services

The Wayne Foundation continues to have the goal of providing shelter services to young women victimized by exploitation or trafficking. This is our primary long term objective.

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COVER REVEAL: #AmWriting, A Collection of Letters to Benefit #TheWayneFoundation (@TheWayneFDN)

Good morning, loves!  As I mentioned in my post last night, we’re kicking this Monday morning off with a cover reveal for a project I am super-proud of.  The project itself is for a good cause, I get to work with a lot of great writers while putting it together (INCLUDING JEANIENE FROST!!!), Pure Textuality PR is acting in the capacity of a publisher again, and I created the cover.

I cant wait for the day we hit publish on this book. The letters that are rolling in are beautiful, sweet, and funny. Some are sarcastic. Some make you get all teary. They’re all good and they show that no matter what you write, no matter who your audience is, we’re all going through the same things along our individual paths, even if we’re not talking about it.

Anyway, enough gushing. Go check out the cover and dont forget to pick up your copy on June 7th.  😉

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AmWriting Cover PlaceholderKnowing what you know now of writing, publishing, and putting your art out into the world, if you could go back to the day you sat down to start typing in your very first manuscript, what words would you offer to yourself? Words of encouragement? Words of advice? Caution against certain pitfalls? Would you change anything about how you got to where you are today?

The publishing community is so much bigger than it was before the self-publishing boom and it continues to grow exponentially every day. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a handbook or support group. The book is to provide words of encouragement or advice to those just starting out or those who have become discouraged in their art. At Pure Textuality PR, we believe in supporting each other as a community, and we felt this project would be a good way to bring writers together and maybe give some new artists just the right nudge to keep going.

100% of the net proceeds of #amwriting will go to benefit The Wayne Foundation, a charity dedicated to offering aid and services to young women victimized by illegal sexual exploitation and the sexual trafficking of minors.

KEEP READING TO SEE THE COVER!

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#amwriting, A Charity Publication to Benefit The Wayne Foundation

Good morning, you sexy bibliophiles!

TWO DAYS AND COUNTING UNTIL WE GO FULL TIME!!!!  Yesterday, I made a big announcement over on the Pure Textuality PR blog and today I’m sharing it here.

WRITER’S NEEDED!!!
WILL YOU CONTRIBUTE A LETTER FOR A WORTHY CAUSE???

On June 7, 2016, Pure Textuality PR will play publisher once again, this time as we release #amwriting, a charity publication to benefit The Wayne Foundation.

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And now, we need YOU.

 

#amwriting will be a collection of letters written by authors to their fledgling-writer selves:

Knowing what you know now of writing, publishing, and putting your art out into the world, if you could go back to the day you sat down to start typing in your very first manuscript, what words would you offer to yourself?  Words of encouragement?  Words of advice?  Caution against certain pitfalls?  Would you change anything about how you got to where you are today? 

The publishing community is so much bigger than it was before the self-publishing boom and it continues to grow exponentially every day.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a handbook or support group.  The book is to provide words of encouragement or advice to those just starting out or those who have become discouraged in their art.  At Pure Textuality PR, we believe in supporting each other as a community, and we felt this project would be a good way to bring writers together and maybe give some new artists just the right nudge to keep going.

100% of the net proceeds of #amwriting will go to benefit The Wayne Foundation, a charity dedicated to offering aid and services to young women victimized by illegal sexual exploitation and the sexual trafficking of minors.  The Wayne Foundation was co-founded by Kevin Smith, writer, director, podcastic guru, and (as I’m sure you’re all *very* sick of hearing by now) my artistic hero.

Would you like to contribute to #amwriting by writing yourself a letter???  All are welcome!!!!  The link to the commitment form is at the bottom of this post.  Please fill out that form to be added to the #amwriting mailing list (for deadline reminders only; see details below).

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Who is involved???

This list will be updated as authors commit.

J.M. Gregoire
Shakuita Johnson
Shannon Bell
Lexi Ostrow
Beth Dolgner
Sara Dobie Bauer
Brandy Dorsch
R.A. Mizer
M.L. Steinbrunn
Addison Kline
Cecilia London
Amy Joy Lutchen
Jess Haines
Leanna Renee Hieber
Jessica Cage
Crystal Dawn
A.D. Ellis
E.J. Stevens
C.L. Matthews
Cassia Brightmore
Kendall Grey
J. Nichole Parkins
C.L. Foster
T.L. Manning
Kasey Belle

(I’ll be updating the list in this post as more authors sign on.)

Details, Details, Details!

– All overhead costs such as cover art, formatting, proofing, and marketing will be paid for by Pure Textuality PR.

– All letters must be emailed to jena@puretextualitypr.com by May 16, 2016.

– A deadline reminder email will be sent out to all participating authors on 3/1, 4/1, 4/25, 5/9, and a final reminder on 5/16, the date they’re due.  Reminders will only go out to the authors who have NOT submitted their letter already.  Once you submit your letter, you’re removed from the reminder list.

– #amwriting will be available through all major ebook retailers and in print through Amazon and Createspace.

– 100% of all net proceeds will be donated to The Wayne Foundation.  Since Pure Textuality PR is paying for all overhead production costs, there will be nothing held out from the sales.

 

About The Wayne Foundation

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Board of Directors  |  Financials  |  Podcasts

Mission Statement

The Wayne Foundation is committed to spreading awareness of CSEC (Commercial Sex Exploitation of Children) DMST (Domestic Minor Sexual Trafficking) occurring within the United States.

Vision Statement

The Wayne Foundation’s vision is for a world without child slavery. We are dedicated to providing direct assistance to those victimized by exploitation.

Drop in Center

The Wayne Foundation operates the third drop in center in Florida recognized by the Department of Children and Family Services. It is located in Charlotte County Florida, and serves clients throughout Southwest Florida. Our target clientele are young women aged 13-25. Our DIC is equipped to provide daily services that include, but are not limited to: Food, New Clothing, Access to Shower, Media Center, Mental Health Assistance, SNAP/ Medicare Benefit sign-up/renewal, Family Counseling, Education Assistance, and Transportation To and From the Center.

Shelter Services

The Wayne Foundation continues to have the goal of providing shelter services to young women victimized by exploitation or trafficking. This is our primary long term objective.

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If you need me, I’ll be over here killin’ some peeps. #amwriting

Good morning, you sexy mofos!  I’m excited this morning.  I have nothing to do today except WRITE.  I’ve busted out the Dance With the Devil manuscript document and I plan to spend my entire day writing between calls at the day job.  Luckily, the benefit of working this close to Christmas is all the NORMAL people around the country assume we’re probably closed and leave us alone.  Makes for a quiet day on the job.  I’m hoping to have this bad bitch wrapped up by New Years (that would be AMAZING) so I can announce the release date.

Here’s a little snippet from Dance With the Devil.  Last week, I released a piece of it as a part of a teaser.  Instead of making a new teaser image, I figured I’d reveal just a little bit more of the conversation.  😉  Enjoy!

“You may be having trouble controlling your powers,” he said in a gruff whisper, his tone intimate, making her spine tingle, “but I know you, probably better than you know yourself.  What sets you apart from them is the very core of what makes you Deziree.  My Deziree.   I know every part of you.”  He leaned closer to her ear and she heard him inhale, slow and deep.  “I know your scent, I can smell the effect I have on you.  The energy I feel between us is the same vibration that’s been there since long before your powers ever manifested.”  He came around her side again, circling her like prey. 

“I’ve tasted you, Deziree.  No matter how hard you try, you will never be able to hide from me.  Try to play unshakable all you want, I know the truth.  You’re scared.”

Vegas, Dance With the Devil, Coming 2016

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Oh!  Also, I finally finished Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series (to date) and I didn’t hate it.  I still have a hard time with some of the concepts in the book (like the main character being backbone impaired), but overall, it was good.  The steam factor was WAY up there.  Hot hot HOT sex scenes.  Sylvia Day would be a truly gifted porn director.  lol  I will be (im)patiently waiting for the last book to come out in April.  For the record, I’ve still yet to read any erotic romance with BDSM that holds a candle to Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners series.  She set the bar in my mind and nothing else has been able to compete as of yet.

Alright, I’m off to write!  Talk to you all soon!!!!

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The Big, Fat Update on All My WIP’s… #amwriting

I know all of my faithful readers have been waiting patiently for the third installment in my Demon Legacy series, Dance With the Devil.  I just did a check in with my editor the other day to let her know that I will soon have four titles coming her way.

Yes, four.

Since I’ve brought her in the loop, I figured it would be a spectacular time to bring you all in on what I’ve been writing.

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In This Post:

  • Dance With the Devil, Demon Legacy #3
  • Bad Wolf, Executioner #1
  • NEWS  – Oblivion, Standalone Adult Contemporary Romance
  • NEWS – Enraptured, Standalone Adult Rockstar Romance
  • COMING SOON – The Author Toolbox

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*grumblegrumble* This @ThatKevinSmith post brought to you by my foul mood…

Yeah, I’m in a bitchy mood, I admit it.  My anxiety B.S. is cranked up to 11 and I can’t focus on anything very well at all.  I’ve got a lot going on at the moment, and although none of it is earth-shattering, it feels as though it is because that’s just the nature of having a fat load of anxiety issues.  Irrational fears and irritation over shit that just doesn’t warrant those feelings, and what’s worse is you’re fully aware of just how unnecessary it is that you’re feeling that way.  *shrug*  It’ll pass.  It always passes.  I just need to get through my work day and get my ass home where Tigmastaflex and my Batman pajamas are waiting for me.  Tonight’s grand plan is to spend the evening chillaxing in my basement den, curled up on the couch by my woodstove with laptop.  I’m going to get good and centered, then focus all my energy into getting this damn book FINISHED.

I promised you all a blog post today, and since I don’t have anything nice to say, I’m going to leave it up to Kevin Smith to bring the positive vibes.  As for me, I’m going to finish listening to this week’s episode of Hollywood Babble-On and hopefully get some writing done.  Wish me lots of luck, loves!

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Almost there!!! #amwriting #DanceWiththeDevil

I need someone to be excited with me and I don’t really have anyone right now.

What I need is a sounding board – a writer who has read my shit, likes my shit, and would be willing to allow me to bounce ideas off of them when I’m stuck on writing new shit.  I do that for a handful of other writers, some more than others, but I don’t have anyone like that for myself.  Eh, well.  Maybe someday.

In the meantime….

I just figured out the missing puzzle pieces to tie together Dance With the Devil!!!!!!!!!  Now I know how stitch together all the scenes I have written so far, and I have squared away how each puzzle piece is going to impact the others without causing plotholes.

I hate plotholes.

I’m beyond excited right now.  I have several Word docs going on this book now, and I just tallied them all together, and the book is about 60% written, not the 30% or so I was thinking.  Again, STUPID EXCITED!!!  This is really good news, and now that I know how everything will tie together, there is a very real possibility that the first draft of Dance will be done by next weekend.

Be excited with me!!!!

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Okay, that’s sufficient.

Back to writing!

#amwriting

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Jena Sig XXX

 

Not 5k words, but I’ll take it! #amwriting #wordcount

Okay, my loves!  I’m officially out of steam for the night.  I’m clocking in at a final word count of 2,817 on the WIP.  Combine that with the 1,543 from my earlier blog post, and that brings today’s writing total to 4,380 words.  It’s not the 5,000 I was hoping for, but I’ll take it.

It’s funny.  I’m not there yet, but the thing I’m working the hardest on is the ending.  Like, I’m writing the final chapter, but I still have to write the whole MIDDLE of the book.  lol  The ending is probably the longest chapter I’ve every written, but it’s a huge moment.  It’s pivotal.  This one chapter shapes the spinoff, the Executioners Guild series.  The more it comes together, the more excited I’m getting for this series to start.  I already have about 15,000 word written in Bad Wolf, the first installment of that series, and I cannot WAIT for you all to meet Jimi.  She’s soooooooo much fun to write.  She’s me, enough sarcasm and snark for a lifetime, but way more of a bad ass than I could ever be.  The ending of Bad Wolf is already all mapped out, and that shit is going to suckerpunch you right in the feels.  It’s a raw, messy ending, but it’s totally worth it.

That’s it for now, my loves!  I’m off to dream of Jason Momoa, sandy beaches, and tasty alcoholic beverages in coconuts with cute little umbrellas.  Good night and lots of hugs!  Talk to you all tomorrow!  *smoooooch*

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#becauseofyou

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Break time with Jason Momoa. #amwriting

Evening, peeps!  I’m on a writing binge tonight, and since I’m taking a brief break, I thought I’d check in and say hi. 

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Got myself a glass of wine, my house smells AMAZEBALLS thanks to dinner in the crock pot, and I’m in a spectacular mood.  The absolutely beautiful Mr. Momoa is here for inspirational purposes.   *wink wink* 

I’m going for 5,000 words before I go to bed tonight.  I’m at 1,346 so far.  I’ll let you guys know where I finish.  Wish me luck!

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Pssst! If anyone asks, I’m not here. This is just a drive-by blogging. #amwriting

I’m working on the Nick/Lexi project today between day job calls and this happened to me today. Had to go back and fix a chapter. Didn’t take long though.  Just a pain in the ass.  I’m still insanely happy with the progress.

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I promise to be back to regular blogging tomorrow.  Maybe I will post the Jena’s Top 50 Most Beautiful Men post tomorrow…….

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I promise I will be back…. #amwriting

….BUT TODAY IS NOT THAT DAY!

Another day of writing in the Nick and Lexi project between calls at the day job. Still got to find a frikkin title, but the story is moving right along. I’m glad because I had a few days where I really started to get discouraged. I lost 100% of my motivation to keep going with the story. However, I am officially out of said funk and back in the groove!

This has been shared before, but I still find it too funny to keep to myself. *wink wink*

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Do you hear the crickets???? Do you?!?!?!?!?!

So, this morning I was supposed to post Jena Top 50 Most Beautiful Men, a fun post I have been working on here and there for about a week.  I know some of you are patiently waiting for it and I thank you.  However, I am really focused on the super-secret project this morning.  Instead of spending a ton of time on here typing up words I should be pouring into my book, I am going to buckle down and bang out the book.

For my loves on this fine Friday morning:

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