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Bargain eBooks #619:

How to Write Fan Fiction by Daphne Dangerlove
Type: Nonfiction book
Genre: Nonfiction, Writing Skills
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)  
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This is absolute proof that Fan Fiction is the best place to start your writing career.
Writing fiction isn’t simply about being the best, it’s about creating characters and stories that connect with readers. Fan Fiction teaches you precisely how to do this. Being a writer is like being a lion tamer–it requires practice and skill to get your wild ideas on the page in an artful manner. The best way to learn to write is to write, write, and then write some more. How to Write Fan Fiction will give you a quick and easy course on the basics of writing engaging stories that people want to read, and then you get to take over the reins and start practicing with stories of your own.

This Writing Guide Will Teach You:

  • the common pitfalls of writing Fanfiction stories & how to avoid them
  • why you get writer’s block & how to kick it to the curb permanently
  • how to write realistic dialogue that sounds like your characters
  • the how-to on writing adult (lemon) fanfic scenes
  • how to find and work successfully with a beta reader
  • a complete glossary of Fanfiction lingo
  • and a resources section filled with all of the links referenced in the book, plus additional tools for writing

What they’re saying about it:

“Lots of good info in this book–I’ve been writing fanfic for a while, but this kicked me up to the next level. It changed my thinking about how I approach my writing–I’m more organized now and I feel like I know what I am doing.

This little guide has some handy information in it, covering all the things I didn’t know I needed to know without having to slog through a lot of boring information. There are several helpful step by step sections that helped me sort out my plotting. Also, if you are having trouble finishing a story, you need this book. I printed out a few of the worksheets from the workbook and having been using them as well. All in all, a quick, helpful book.”

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Bargain eBooks #584:

Standing In Death’s Shadow: More True Stories from a Homicide Detective by Ken Lang
Genre: True Crime, Nonfiction
Price: $2.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)        Barnes and Noble

 

 
When Stacey arrived at Bill Bateman’s for her 5-year class reunion, she had no idea how a memory from her past would alter her future. In one innocent moment, a simple cordial act leads one on a path of jealous rage and another fighting for their life. Tempers flare, threats are exchanged, blood is shed, and the services of the homicide detectives are soon requested.In his second release of his homicide series, former homicide detective and award winning author, Ken Lang, unveils the inner workings of a chaotic homicide unit. Standing In Death’s Shadows: More True Stories from a Homicide Detective is a fascinating and revealing read that throws you right into the conflict between the victims, their killers, and the detectives who are tasked to solve their murders.

Ride along as the detectives are dispatched to the electric company retiree’s house for a suspicious death. Found draped over the edge of his bathtub, you’ll experience how the investigators struggle to determine the cause of death and put the pieces of the puzzle together. As you follow along with some astonishing revelations discovered during the autopsy, you’re sent on an excursion for evidence that will reveal untold truths and cost another life.

Become the detectives’ shadow as they are summoned to the scene of a bewildering apartment fire where a grizzly discovery is made. With the charred remains found in a most peculiar way, the family of the lone tenant prays that the authorities can make sense of their unexplainable loss. But when the detectives scour the ruined apartment and yield little for evidence, they find themselves left with one slim chance to solve the case—and that chance requires them to race across country to beat the odds.

A rare insider account of the exhilarating pace of a homicide detective’s life, Standing In Death’s Shadows: More True Stories from a Homicide Detective is a true crime adventure that thrusts you into the middle of the action and leaves you wanting more.

What they’re saying about it:

 
“I bought Ken’s first book as a Christmas present for my daughter and when I saw this one come out wanted to read it. I have to say I was not disappointed. As a homicide detective, Ken Lang takes us right into the heart of the story with descriptions that allow readers to visualize what is happening right down to the status of the body to the type of murder weapon. Definitely looking forward to the last book in the series”–Amazon Reviewer

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Bargain eBooks #566:

Writer’s Retreat New York City-Best Cafes for Writers, Bloggers & Students by Juliet C Obodo
Type: Travel Guide
Price: $3.99
Where to Get It:
Amazon (Kindle)      Barnes and Noble *

When living in a busy city or traveling to one it’s often difficult to find a place where you’re able to tap into your right brain’s creativity. The Writer’s Retreat Inspirational Travel Guide series lists the best independent eateries in your area or vacation destination. It has a selection of the best cafes, restaurants and coffee shops for writers, bloggers and students.
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The locations are loiterer friendly with great food, coffee and staff. The New York City edition has over 100 cafes listed according to the neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. A collection of Inspirational Itineraries that take you to landmarks not often found in other guide books are also included to aid in ridding you of that pesky writer’s block.
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What they’re saying about it:

“Juliet C. Obodo’s handy guide allows the reader to quickly find the locations of the trendiest (and sometimes little known) cafes. Every cafe and coffee shop in this book has a reputation for excellent service and quality. It serves as a reliable guide that one can use promptly when trying to find a great spot to study, read or meet on a first date. Juliet’s detailed and accurate descriptions of decor, staff and atmosphere can really help the reader find that special cafe that will set the right impression, for them, or for that someone special.”–Goodreads Review

Written in the Sky-Rise of the Wadjet Witch by Juliet C Obodo
Genre:Urban Fantasy
Price: $3.99
Where to Get It:
Smashwords        Amazon (Kindle) 
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All, future astronomer, Memphis Holland wanted was to quit smoking. The pressure to complete her dissertation on Ophiuchus the lost astrological sign and receive her PhD in Astrophysics has been high. She visits a hypnotherapist to rid her of her cravings and instead is given the ability to see the future and to teleport. To anyone else this would be a wonderful trade, but she doesn’t see it that way. These strange new powers and the fact that there is a serial killer piercing women in their Third Eye chakras and leaving their bodies all over New York City has her highly stressed. Yoga doesn’t help and neither does her new position at Sign of The Times, a New Age newspaper run by her best friend Jill. Her mysterious coworker Lawrence, the reporter covering the murders, puts her even more on edge. He is nothing but kind yet there is just something about him; he has this uncanny ability to know exactly what she’s thinking. Her astrological predictions for the newspaper are well received. But the eerily accurate personal horoscopes that are sent to her by an anonymous astrogirl88 are not. As the secrets and predictions from astrogirl88 unfold Memphis is led down a dangerous path to find out who she really is and the unsettling truth that her destiny may have already been written for her.
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What they’re saying about it:
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“I just saw there was a giveaway for this book! But it’s fine it was only 4 bucks to download. It was a great read. I’ve always loved witches, but this was a different take. Egyptian mystical witches! And Isis is her grandmother. They go into astronomy, astronomy and alchemy. A lot of A’s. But I like it. It’s an adult read but not a romance novel more wordy. I’m in love with her love interest Luri he sounds adorable and can read minds. Over blood suckers. Kind of ended with a cliff hanger, I hope the second book comes out soon!”

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