Wednesday, February 6, 2013

IWSG: In Need of a Co-host

The Insecure Writer's Support Group is hosted by Alex. Cauvanaugh.

So it's been a strange month. This month I'm insecure, because I'm releasing a novella in April, the sequel to The Fate of a Marlowe Girl (formerly known as Kismet), The Other Marlowe Girl. Instead of doing a cover reveal, I'd like to do do a blog fest in early March. But I'd really like to have a co-host. I'm not going to require people to post the cover as part of the blogfest, but I'd love it if they chose to. So if you write sweet love stories, and you'd like to co-host a blogfest with me, I'm totally willing to promote whatever you'd like during the blogfest too. Or if you're  a reader not a writer, I'd really appreciate the help. I've put the cover and blurb at the end of this post in case anyone's interested in co-hosting.

Now for what I'm secure about, I got into my first choice MFA program. I was interested in the MFA at WCSU, because I can learn marketing at the same time. So when I found the program, I emailed the director to make sure I'd be allowed to write genre fiction. Not only do they allow genre fiction (something many MFA programs do not) students have been successful with it. I knew this was the program for me, so I'm happy they liked my writing sample. It was 50 pages of multiple genres and had to include a professional writing sample.

Blurb



When twenty-four-year-old dance school drop out Kammy Marlowe is evicted by her mother, she goes to her favorite hangout. She finds an unlikely friend in the blunt eye candy, Enrique. But Kammy knows there is no way she and Enrique have a shot because he's her brother-in-law’s brother and has been privy to her wild past. 

Enrique swears he’s only interested in the person she is today, but their relationship is tested when her ex-husband's drug dealer attacks her, looking for money. With no options and a money hungry drug dealer on her back, Kammy accepts a position as a dancer at a strip club. But when Enrique shows up at the club, their relationship is over. With no reason to stay in Texas anymore, Kammy auditions for the Bolshevik Ballet and gets the opportunity to go to Russia. Only Enrique is determined to stop her. 

Will she give up the chance of a lifetime to stay with the man she still loves?
What are you insecure about? Any good news? 


15 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the sequel. I don't write sweet love stories, but I'm sure there's someone out there who does and will come to your rescue.

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    1. Thanks Jenn. I'll be over to see your blog soon.

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  2. Congrats on your MFA acceptance. How great that they combine a marketing component. :)

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. I think marketing is really important for authors today. That's why I love your blog!

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  3. Good luck with your novella, Beth. As to insecurity . . . I can't list what makes me insecure. It would take a lot of time. :-)

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  4. Very cute novel premise, and book cover art! I've actually seen the Bolshoi Ballet perform in Moscow. They rock the sox! (Or the toe shoes).

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  5. Beth, you have Love All. I don't know if you consider that a sweet love story—and it's also YA, so I'm not sure about that either. Other than that, I have March 13 and 15 already booked on my blog. Not sure when you're actually looking for. So, having said all that, if you'd like me to pair up with you, we could promote both our novellas. You have my email.

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    1. Kelly, I'm reading Love All! That would be great. Emailing you.

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  6. Love your new covers, Beth. :D

    I can't talk about what I'm insecure about right now, but it's causing me sleepless nights.

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  7. Best of luck with your blog fest. Sounds like fun. Your new cover is lovely.

    I'm insecure about many things. Maybe I'll grow out of them some day. :)

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  8. Congratulations on the acceptance! That's awesome.

    Great cover and blurb!

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  9. Congratulations! Nice blurb and neat cover.

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