Monday, November 16, 2015

Cover Reveal: INFLICT (Muse #2) by Cora Carmack

Yay! It's cover reveal time for Inflict by Cora Carmack. And not only is Inflict getting a cover reveal, but the first book in the Muse Series, Inspire, also is also getting a re-cover reveal.

About Inspire

Kalliope lives with one purpose.

To inspire.

As an immortal muse, she doesn’t have any other choice. It’s part of how she was made. Musicians, artists, actors—they use her to advance their art, and she uses them to survive. She moves from one artist to the next, never staying long enough to get attached. But all she wants is a different life— a normal one. She’s spent thousands of years living lie after lie, and now she’s ready for something real.

Sweet, sexy, and steady, Wilder Bell feels more real than anything else in her long existence. And most importantly… he’s not an artist. He doesn’t want her for her ability. But she can’t turn off the way she influences people, not even to save a man she might love. Because in small doses, she can help make something beautiful, but her ability has just as much capacity to destroy as it does to create. The longer she stays, the more obsessed Wilder will become. It’s happened before, and it never turns out well for the mortal.

Her presence may inspire genius.

But it breeds madness, too.

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About Inflict

Wilder Bell made a dangerous bargain...

For a chance at love, he gave up his life.

History knew Kalliope as an ancient Greek muse, but to Wilder, she was simply the woman he wanted to fall asleep with every night and wake up next to every morning. He made a deal with Hades, but the only thing the Lord of the Underworld deals in is death. Now Wilder is wasting away in a cold and wretched afterlife, waiting for Kalli to come for him. She will come. He has to believe that. Because the alternative is worse than death.

Kalliope lived her entire existence knowing that she was both a blessing and a curse to anyone she encountered. Wilder was no different. She loved him, and she got him killed. Now to get him back, she’ll have to face a scheming god, a perilous task, and death itself. But before it’s done, the Underworld will take more from her than she ever thought possible.

To be made whole, all must first be lost.

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About Cora Carmack

Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She's done a multitude of things in her life-- boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. Her first book, LOSING IT, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

NaNo 2015 - Week 1 Check-In

Originally I wanted to do regular writing craft related posts for November. After a tiny bit of though, I changed my mind. There was no way I was going to get away with writing 50K words and four blog posts. So, I decided to do weekly updates.

Week one started with a bang on the first. I wrote well over 2k, but didn't write down the number. I thought I could recall the exact word count by day on the NaNo website. I was wrong. Good thing I either posted my daily word counts to Facebook or on a sticky note.

Here's my week one breakdown by day.

Day 1: 2,670
Day 2: 3,778
Day 3: 2,581
Day 4: 1,134
Day 5: 2,331
Day 6: 2,461
Day 7: 3,959

Week 1 Total Words Written: 18,914

The words came fast and the story is taking shape. I'm getting to know the characters and their world. It's fun and exciting. Of course, once I'm finished and do a read through I'll probably be saying it's a total piece of junk. Until I set it aside for a little bit and then polish it. 

So I did really good for week one. Which I made a huge push on. Mainly because starting in week two, things get crazy around here and my writing time slashes drastically. In fact, day 8 didn't see a single word, but that's for next week's recap.

And hopefully, I will have some NaNo related links to add in to that post. I wanted to do that this week, but I got way behind and completely forgot to write this recap in time for an early Monday morning post. So it's a late Monday evening post, written on the fly.

If you're doing NaNo, how did you do on week one? (Don't compare to my week one, it's a fluke! I swear the daily word count is dropping.)