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Votes are counted tomorow for my Wattpad #OnceUponNow entry.

Yay!  The time is almost upon us.  I would be very appreciative if you'd give my entry
The Prince, the Frog and the Waitress your consideration.  Become a Wattpad subscriber, then vote on all the parts of the story by clicking on the star in the upper right corner. 

Thank you!  Here's the link.  Top ten gain a publishing contract with the giant, Simon and Schuster.

https://www.wattpad.com/story/73048453-the-prince-the-frog-and-the-waitress-onceuponnow

Amazon Best Selling Author Siren Allen visits the Elite Blog.

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Look who stopped by to tell us of her new book, Her Alien Protector.  Siren Allen! 

We can't wait to dive into this one ! Her Alien Protector is a steamy Sci-Fi Romance featuring an alpha female and a dominant male? Who will end up on top?

~Her Alien Protector Blurb~ Falling in love with a prisoner was against the rules.
So why was Lark allowing herself to get close to Raynor? He was domineering, cocky and much too handsome for his own good. Though her mind found him unbearable, her body was ready to endure anything he could deliver. However, she wouldn’t allow herself to fall for him, to trust him. Inside of him lived a darkness unlike anything she’d ever witnessed. If the rumors were true, that darkness would consume any and everyone in its path. Lark was going to try her best to stay out of his way.
They called him The Destroyer.
Raynor Batiste was many things: a monster, a killer, one of the most feared creatures in the galaxy. He was a beast whose name sent shudders through …

Cover Reveal for Tainted Doves Trilogy!

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This is cool.  Your favorite western heroines in one book.  Tawdry and Temptation along with Whiskey's Women are joining together for a Trilogy with Solstice Publishing.  These stories will be revamped, revitalized and these women reinvented a little tougher, a little more untamed, and a whole lot more passionate.  The wild west and these wild women remain unbroken.

Girls, guns, grit and grace.   Release date TBA.


So when you claim to be an author...

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Congrats!  You have successfully installed "Author" to your hard life. You have either by publisher, or independently, wrote, edit, and then published your first book.  You deserve to celebrate the achievement many people dream about but for whatever reasons, never achieve.   Now here's what nobody ever talks about.

After Josey's Mountain published and made it so big, I couldn't wait for someone to ask me,
"So, what do you do for a living?"
I puffed up with pride, lifted my chin, smiled as if I rose above the fray of soul crushing mundane employment and said very dramatically;  "I'm an author."

Here are the usual responses and none of which I expected.

"Oh, you write romance?  So you write mommy porn.  Niiice."  (Mommy Porn is NOT romance novels.  Mommy Porn is a clean house, a babysitter and giant margarita on the beach, stupid.)

"Oh, you write romance?  When are you going to write a real piece of literature?" (Groa…