Posts by Coral

Character Relationships Revealed through Dialog

Posted by on Mar 2, 2012 | 2 comments

I don’t use this space to discuss writing often because mostly I find that stuff so boring. Not that it isn’t important, because it is, I just hate talking about it because I don’t feel like there’s much interesting to say. However, while I was watching The Abyss this week I was struck by how much well-handled dialog can help writers avoid the dreaded info dump. [Aside: If you haven’t ever seen the movie, I highly recommend it. I think it holds up very well, though it’s over twenty years old now.] There’s a scene early on in the movie where Bud is speaking to Lindsey over the radio. We don’t...

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Good News, Everyone!

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 | 2 comments

Two pieces of news have me pretty keyed up today. Awesome News, The First – I’m finally finished with the edits for Elements of Rebellion. Phew. That one was tough, much harder for me than Broods was. I’d finished writing it before Broods, and the writing was much less polished so it needed a lot of work. Seems like we’re still on track for a spring release. Awesome News, The Second – I’ve been working for a few weeks now on a top secret project. Five writers, myself and four others, have decided to each write a novel set in a collaborative world...

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With Love Valentine’s Day Blog Hop

Posted by on Feb 11, 2012 | 13 comments

I’m so happy to be taking part in the With Love Valentine’s Day Blog Hop. Check out the link for more than 250 giveaways in all shapes and sizes! This contest runs at all locations from today (2/11) through Tuesday (2/14). For my part, I’m giving away five of any of my eBooks, Winner’s Choice. Enter using the Rafflecopter below before midnight on Valentine’s Day EST. As a Valentine’s Day treat, go pick up Chance Encounter for free on Amazon on 2/14 only. a Rafflecopter giveaway You need javascript enabled to see this...

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Author Interview with Emily Ward

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 | 2 comments

Today I have something a little unusual for you. I don’t usually host much YA here, because I write Adult books, but I’ve made an exception for the author who I’m featuring today. Emily Ward is a friend I made over at Critique Circle who is a wonderful writer, and a great peer to trade chapters with. Her first novel, Promising Light, is an inventive fantasy story rife with magic and shapeshifters. Read the first chapter here. Here’s the blurb: Grace began a secret courtship with Dar for the thrill of doing something against her father, the king’s general. She hadn’t...

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Review of Come Unto These Yellow Sands

Posted by on Jan 24, 2012 | 0 comments

Come Unto These Yellow Sands by Josh Lanyon My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is the reason I don’t give out five stars often. Wonderful and amazing are the first two words that come to mind, but that just sounds like empty praise, so let me dial that back and tell you what this book is without all the hyperbole. It’s a contemporary murder mystery, but also so much more than that. The themes of love, loyalty and addiction that occur throughout are powerful. Swift is a beautiful character that will win your heart. He’s so lovely and complicated that once I started reading I...

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