Prize Draw and Celebration at NYUS this week!

The Not Your Usual Suspects blog is proud – excited? stunned? – to see we’ve had 250,000 hits since we started up! We’re so pleased our readers enjoy visiting our blog posts. We like to share writing craft, news, comment and pride in both our own books and our beloved Romantic Suspense genre.

WHAT’S IN STORE THIS WEEK?

This week we’ll be featuring a selection of delicious and delightful excerpts from our books.

Enjoy the reads and hopefully you’ll discover new and exciting authors for your To Read list.

Also, a lucky commenter at the end of the week will win a set of books from ALL the authors in e-format.

Just leave your email in the RAFFLECOPTER draw on each day, You can also earn extra entries by leaving a comment on the blog post.

SO JOIN US AND OUR FELLOW ROMANTIC SUSPENSE AUTHORS FOR A WEEK OF FICTION, FUN AND FREE EBOOKS! 

 

Teaser… or Spoiler? What’s YOUR preference?

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Please drop in at Prism Book Alliance: Outside the Margins this week for my monthly post.

This month, I’m considering the relationship and overlap between a Teaser and a Spoiler in our book blurbs. Pop on over and let me know what – and how much *g* – you prefer.

 

 

Follow my other posts – and those from many other great guest authors – from HERE.

Dear Alex featured at Sinfully…’s Quick Bites

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☆ Monday’s M/M Quick Bites and Giveaway ☆

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! We have four great Quick Bites to brighten up the start of your week from Jane Davitt and Alexa Snow, Clare London, Kim Dare and Josh Lanyon. Don’t forget you can can also enter the giveaway below for your chance to win a Kindle eBook of your choice from this weeks Quick Bites.

LINK TO BLOG -> http://bit.ly/1iKwbRF

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Show me the Money! my monthly post at Outside the Margins

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Please drop in at Prism Book Alliance: Outside the Margins this week for my monthly post. This month, I’m bandying about facts and figures about an author’s income – and concluding that most of us most definitely DON’T write for the money 🙂

Follow my other posts – and those from many other great guest authors – from HERE.

SPEED KILLS…OR DOES IT? How to Write Fast(er) without Going Bonkers by Ruth Harris

This article is really worth sharing, and it raises many points that resonate with me. I know I *am* a perfectionist, and I don’t like to scramble through my writing when I *know* some of it will either be messy / inconsistent / out of order, or – horrors! – using poor word choices :).

But some of the best, and most effective, times I’ve had in writing have been when I’ve forced my way through that mental barrier and just concentrated on getting things down. I let myself sink into dialogue, I ignore all punctuation (it can be added in later!) and I often don’t even finish sentences – just enough to remind me where that character’s thought and/or action was going.

At least then I have the satisfaction of seeing the end of a project in sight – and before I run out of steam!

http://annerallen.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/speed-killsor-does-it-how-to-write.html

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