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Oscar Wilde said he took out a comma in the morning and put it back in the afternoon.
Long before I devoted endless hours going back over and over what I’d written, I laughed at that quote.
I’d recently completed another chapter in my wip and begun another, but something nagged at me.
So for you, and also to share my excitement, The House on Serpent Lake finished at #5, and all the top ten winners earn nice icons/banners to proudly post on their websites. It wasn’t exactly a horror novel, nor a romance; instead, it was a combination of the two with heavy tones of reincarnation.
Now that this contest is over, I need to get back to my novel and actually work on it. Now that we’ve begun the new year, it’s time to do something constructive instead of thinking and planning. Time to get it done.
I’m still holding workshops in the Redlands, CA area. On the third Thursday of each month, I discuss publishing – commercial, online, and self-publishing, and offer pros & cons of each. For the first Thursdays, I’m starting a critique group. And I’ll be presenting two workshops at the Ovitt Family Library in Ontario this April. So I’m still busy, always busy, but I love it, love being around writers, love the air of excitement we seem to garner when we discuss our hopes and dreams. As one good writer friend says, “Writing is a fantastic journey,” and I couldn’t agree more.
Harlequin WorldWide Mysteries will be sending their paperback version of With Full Malice to their mystery subscribers at any time, but for those of you who are not on their list and would like to read it, it’s currently on a bargain price of only $.99 for a few more days. SO if you’ve ever wanted to read it, how’s the time.
Thanks, y’all. Until next time,
I’ve listened to the narrator and think she did a fantastic job. What do you think? Under the cover, click on Listen to the Sample:
The House on Serpent Lake ~ a decaying childhood home with ghostly secrets, coming 7/5/13!
I’m thrilled and want to share:
I was very excited when I learned about Brenda Hill’s new book, The House on Serpent Lake. I knew I was going to be in for a treat for two reasons; the first being that I love a good ghost story, and the second, that this one was written by one of my favorite authors. After having read it, all I can say is that The House on Serpent Lake lived up to my high expectations. And then some!
The story opens as Eric Peterson and his new bride, Lindsay, leave their California condo and head to rural Minnesota to inspect the family estate, which Eric has inherited from his aunt. From the opening pages the reader gets the sense that all is not as it should be in the grand, if neglected, old mansion on Serpent Lake. At first it’s small things; flickering lights, running water, the hint of Bay Rum aftershave. But as the story progresses, the evidence becomes too much to dispute. Eric and Lindsay Peterson’s new home is haunted, and the ghost wants more than just to rattle a few chains. Indeed, as the weeks pass, he will shake Lindsay’s life to its very foundation.
The writing is superb. The delightful descriptions of the house, the lake, and the small town of Crosby are spot-on and the cast of characters are well-drawn and felt real enough to be my own neighbors and friends. The story flowed seamlessly from one scene to the next, pulling me along in its wake until I was lost in a world that, though incredible, seemed as real as my own. That’s the magic of Brenda Hill!
I could not put the story down until I had devoured every last, eerily delicious page. I’d be remiss if I didn’t confess that some of the scenes were a bit sexy for my Victorian palette, but even so, I highly recommend The House on Serpent Lake to anyone who enjoys a good paranormal romance.
M. Jean Pike,
Award-winning author of Waiting for the Rain
“At first it’s small things; flickering lights, running water, the hint of Bay Rum aftershave…”
The House on Serpent Lake Kindle edition 7/5/13