Monday, April 29, 2013

A Dirty Mind Never Quits

Maybe it's just me but I hear innuendos everywhere lately. Yes, being an erotic romance writer probably has tinged my perspective, but it can't just be me. I recently saw an article titled something like, "How to come to a satisfying end".
Okay really, am I not to snicker at that?
I know the writer was referring to something else, but the title is too naughty. I suppose it's my curse to have a dirty mind…not that I'm complaining. After all, it makes life a hell of a lot more fun, especially when listening to boring people talk, if you can hear an innuendo or two in their phrasing.
Ever listen to a man talk about eating a big burger: how they couldn't open their mouth wide enough to get it in. *snicker* Yeah, it's amazing what people say that they don't realize.
Of course, a dirty mind will on occasion get in the way of normal life. When you start cracking up laughing, for no apparent reason, in a group…it may make others think you're insane. Thankfully, most know that I write salacious books, so my friends bear with my strangeness.
What can I tell you…I have fun in life!
Life is one big, dirty joke if you have the kind of mind that I do. If not, learn to cultivate an ear for innuendos, and you'll smirk through boring meetings and long lines at the grocery store. 
Oh, a small disclaimer. Unless you trust those you're with, never admit to thinking dirty thoughts. It might get you in trouble. Anyway, it's more fun to appear mentally mysterious.

Mary Corrales is a multi-published erotic romance author who writes in the paranormal, contemporary suspense and futuristic genres.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Flitting about the blogs; Publisher News and Books to Read

What's everyone up to this week? I'm busy, busy and it I don't expect to see a slow down until May. Ha! As if I have hope that life will be any calmer in May. Oh well. Check out what's the buzz for this week.
Today, April 23rd, I'm at Tabby's Nocturnal Nights. It's all about why I write in the paranormal genre. Is it my niche market? Perhaps, but there is something more that draws me to paranormal romance. Find out what here
I will be guest blogging at DD Symms on Friday, April 26th. I'll be talking about the wicked things one does with co-workers. Haha. Here's the link to his site, come on over and join the fun. DD Symms

Ah, before I forget. There is some great Publisher News from Breathless Press. Here is the press release for this coming weekend, April 27-28th.
Breathless Press is pleased to announce it's second annual critique session. Spring Clean those manuscripts and get it looked at by one of our professional editors. This is free, open to the public, published or unpublished! The session will be held from Saturday, April 27th - Sunday
April 28th. We will accept the first five pages of a manuscript, 12 pt Times New Roman or Courier New font. It must be sent as a .doc or .rtf

And here is the big news: any manuscripts that particularly catch our eye will be asked to submit a full and potentially offered a contract! We will announce the e-mail address to send your pieces to on Friday, April 26th! https://www. facebook. com/BreathlessPr essPage?fref= ts
Oh, and in New Release news, Debra Kayn's new book Breathing His Air has been released. Deb's a friend but more than that I love her biker romance books, so that's why I'm mentioning this. Here is the link to her post
So, there you have it! Exciting stuff that I wanted to share with you this week.  What's going on out there for everyone else?
Until new week,
Mary Corrales is a multi-published erotic romance author in the genres of paranormal, contemporary suspense, and futuristic. She loves to hear from readers so drop her a note.  

Monday, April 8, 2013

Fiction Writing Classes in College

I took fiction writing classes in college many years ago. As fate would have it, I recently ran into my writing instructor and it brought back the memory of those, all important, formal classes. Let me explain why I say this.
I've always loved writing, but until this particular teacher, I never knew the correct way to lay out a scene. Books on how to write are great, but nothing beats a instructor showing you step by step what a scene, description, or dialogue should really look like.
In this class we all wrote different types of stories but writing by themes helped us all to understand what elements of writing really make up a good story. It brought to life characterization, setting and really sparked our imaginations. It helped us to learn to think more creatively and how to harness those thoughts on paper.
Has anyone else taken creative writing classes in the past? Did you find them useful?
I have to also say that the encouragement I received in those classes went a long way to helping me to achieve becoming a published author. It gave me confidence, and an understanding of technique that I wouldn't have had otherwise.
Those college classes made a real difference in my life. You don't have to pursue a degree to take classes; you just have to want to learn. A good teacher will foster your talent and really help you focus on those dreams of success.
Oh, and FYI they were community college classes. Yep, Universities are great but there are awesome teachers at every level of education.
I plan on keeping in touch with this teacher, and she was thrill to hear that I was a published author now. It's funny, you never know how much someone will influence your life. I'd like to think that my being published made her happy to realize all her hard work with her students really does pay off. Until next time...
Happy reading,

Mary Corrales is a multi-published author of erotic romance. She writes in several genres including paranormal, fantasy, futuristic, and contemporary suspense.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Book Tour Dates from Author Kari Thomas

I love sharing book news and this is a great one if you enjoy paranormal romances the way that I do. Kari Thomas is doing a book tour this first week of April! I don't know what books she's featuring but I do know the where.

I've wrangled the dates out of her and included the links so that everyone can visit and check out excerpts, blogs and other great stuff. I'm excited, and you know I'll be popping in on her hop to see what she's got cooking.

Kari Thomas Book Tour                                                                                             April 2013

April 6 
Booked & Loaded  --Guest Post/Author Interview

April 8 
Offbeat Vagabond –Review
Stop by each of these sites for some fantastic fun. Kari is always interesting and if you've never read one of her shifter romances, you're missing out on an incredible experience. She put humor and love in just the right combination to create an incredible romance.