WRITING PROGRESS

HE CAME FOR ME

BOOK ONE IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

http://www.amazon.com/He-Came-Book-One-Protector/dp/1447875591/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1422879701&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=he+came+for+me+book+one+in+the+protector+serieshttps://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82996
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/he-came-for-me-book-one-in-the-protector-series-c.-m.-brown/1113030642?ean=2940011475573

HE CAME FOR MINE

 BOOK TWO IN THE PROTECTOR SERIES

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82996         http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/he-came-for-mine?keyword=he+came+for+mine&store=ebook




Saturday, 30 June 2012

ARE YOU WRITING NOW?

HOSTED BY Patricia Lynne AT

 


1. Patricia Lynne  9. C.M. Brown  
2. Marie Landry  10. M.J. Fifield  
3. Lor Rose  11. Mark Koopmans  
4. Gwen Tolios  12. Sydney Aaliyah  
5. Hywelalyn  13. Tammy J Rizzo  
6. Traci Kenworth  14. L.M. Murphy  
7. Travis Cottreau  15. Erica Cresswell  
8. Kathy Coleman  16. Jessica Dragon Cheramie  




MY GOALS FOR JUNE WERE:   

  1. Complete my WIP  
          Well, I did an awful lot of writing and although I am almost finished, I did not complete
          my WIP during June. 
     
    2.  Complete editing of first draft
          I haven't finished writing so I haven't finished the editing, but I have been editing as I 
          have been writing. 
    3.  Contact the rest of my Blog followers, who I did not get to visit in May.         
          I did try to contact some of my earlier followers but I got a bit put off when the           
          links they left didn't lead anywhere. I suppose it is my bad for not contacting them       
          earlier.  
    4.   Participate in the Indie Blog Hop running 13th to 19th June   
          Wow, this was a big positive! I found new followers and I won around 10 ebooks in  
          the process. I also found new sites to follow and found contacts details for 
          Review Sites.  
       
    5.   Write to blogs to request reviews of first book

          I neglected this task as well, but as I said above, I found quite a few new websites 
          details by participating in the Indie Blog Hop.
  

Goals for July!
          
  1. I know I will finish writing in the next week, while I am on a break from my day job!
  2. Continue editing.
  3. Take on and follow the advice of Ali Cross (I was lucky enough to win branding advice from her in a competition she held on her blog last month)
  4. I have also committed to a few different blog hops during next month, so I will try to get through the lists of bloggers involved in those.
  5.  Hopefully, reveal the cover art for my second book in the Protector Series (negotiating with my illustrator at present - she is heavily committed with Uni projects, but has been working on the cover! It looks really good so far!










































Wednesday, 27 June 2012


Cherie Reich has just released an ebook titled:
 Women of Foxwick

 A Fantasy Short Story Collection

Follow five women from Foxwick in this five-story fantasy collection.

A bard will lose her head, if she doesn't find the correct notes. A dragon seer must decide whether to betray her dragons or her fair kingdom. An assassin will journey to the Shadowlands to destroy Death. Twins are selected for the Mage Game, and a princess will journey to Valdale in search of the sorceress who can save Foxwick.


Goodreads



Don't forget that Women of Foxwick is only $0.99 for a limited time! 
To purchase: Amazon US / UK / DE / FR / ES / IT  Smashwords  Nook


Tuesday, 26 June 2012

TEASER TUESDAY



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/
of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!


You don't want to ruin the book for others!

 
This week I have chosen

Rapture (Fallen #4)
by Lauren Kate



Rapture (Fallen, #4)The sky is dark with wings . . . .

Like sand in an hourglass, time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn’t know if he can do this—live only to lose Luce again and again.

Yet together they will face an epic battle that will end with lifeless bodies . . . and angel dust. Great sacrifices are made. Hearts are destroyed. And suddenly Luce knows what must happen.

For she was meant to be with someone other than Daniel. The curse they’ve borne has always and only been about her—and the love she cast aside. The choice she makes now will be the only one that truly matters.

In the fight for Luce, who will win?

The astonishing conclusion to the FALLEN series. Heaven can’t wait any longer.









 And here is my 
Teaser from Rapture:

Luce felt his hands on the backs of her 

shoulders, gathering her hair and lifting it 

off her neck. He kissed her along the neckline 

of her sweater as he wrapped his arms 

around her waist.  Luce closed her eyes.  She 

knew what was coming next.  The most 

beautiful sound there was - that elegant 

whoosh of the love of her life letting out his driven snow-white wings.



 

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

TEASER TUESDAY



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/
of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!


You don't want to ruin the book for others!

 
 AS I HAVEN'T FINISHED READING THIS HUGE BOOK AS YET, I THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE ANOTHER TEASER FROM THE NINE LIVES OF CHLOE KING 

The Nine Lives of Chloe King (Nine Lives of Chloe King, #1-3)The Nine Lives of Chloe King 

  (Nine Lives of Chloe King #1-3)

by
Chloe King is a normal girl. She goes to class (most of the time), fights with her mom, and crushes on a boy...or two. But around her sixteenth birthday, Chloe finds that perhaps she isn't so normal after all. There's the heightened night vision, the super fast reflexes - oh, and the claws.
As she discovers who she is - and where she comes from - it is clear she is not alone. And someone is trying to get her.

Chloe has nine lives. But will nine be enough?


 MY TEASER:

She paused for a moment to smell the air again and continued: they were catching up. Even though they were two-legged, they were running down a deer. A cat's growl sounded behind her. Chloe didn't answer.  She went where her senses told her: to a clearing up ahead, a long field in the open. Chloe could feel the closeness of the brambles begin to give way to something that was open to the stars.

Monday, 18 June 2012

BREAKTHROUGH - BY STEPHEN TREMP

 HERE'S TO A BLOGGER FRIEND OF MINE 
STEPHEN TREMP! 
HE HAS JUST RELEASED HIS NEW BOOK - 
BREAKTHROUGH
and as part of the release celebration
he is generously giving Breakthrough, 
 away for free for the next 2 days!
 at
June 18th - June 19th 
 -
Breakthrough
BLURB:
The Information Age is moving at breakneck speed. Breakthroughs in areas of science that were once fodder for science fiction are now becoming part of our everyday life.

A group of graduate students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology has stolen a breakthrough in opening and stabilizing Einstein-Rosen Bridges, commonly known as wormholes, that allows them to instantly transport people from one location to another. Their goal is to assassinate any powerful politician and executive controlling the world’s banking system that would use this technology for their own greedy gain rather than the advancement of mankind.

In south Orange County, California, young Chase Manhattan, part of a new breed of modern-day discovery seekers, seeks to leave behind his life of danger and adventure and settle down as an associate professor of physics at University of California-Irvine. He also desires to build a lasting relationship with a beautiful woman he has not seen since high school.

His idyllic plan is postponed when he soon uncovers the diabolical scheme on the other side of the country. He realizes he is the one person who can prevent more murders from happening and either control or destroy the technology. Once the M.I.T. group understands Chase and his friends have the ability and motivation to not only take the technology from them, but also thwart more killings, Chase finds himself in their crosshairs, the top-of-the-list target on their assassination agenda.

As the death toll mounts, Chase and his friends must battle this group of misled zealots from M.I.T. on both coasts and in cyberspace in a thrilling, desperate race to determine the outcome of this monumental, once in a millennium discovery that will drastically change life as we know it—for better or worse.

Breakthrough, the first book in the Adventures of Chase Manhattan series, begins with a big bang and offers the audience exciting, unique, and diverse heroes and villains. The result is a fresh suspense thriller series integrating elements of greed, betrayal, passion, lust, unconditional love, coming of age, and hope. The action is swift. There are numerous red herrings, twists and turns, that will keep the reader turning the pages and wanting more.

Please visit me at www.stephentremp.com for more information on the Breakthrough trilogy.

BREAKTHROUGH: “THE ADVENTURES OF CHASE MANHATTAN" 
BY Stephen Tremp
Breakthrough will be free for (2) days on 
Amazon June 18th - June 19th 
Be sure to download your copy! 
You can visit Stephen’s Website http://breakthroughblogs.blogspot.com


 Now for my busy life update:
You are probably wondering what I have been up to for the past couple of weeks - well I have been busy writing, words are just pouring out, but I think the end is near!
I have also been busy helping my son prepare for his end of semester trig exam.  

I went to the 'Boy and Bear' concert held at a local entertainment center!  Most of you probably haven't heard any of their music.  They are an Australian Indie Folk band who are touring Australia, and played a local gig here on the Sunshine Coast!
I thought you might like to experience their music!










HOPE YOU ENJOYED THESE!!


I have also been taking part in the Indie Author Blog Hop, where I have 5 ebook copies of my first book up for grabs, which has kept me quite busy as well, so sorry if I have not caught up with you for a while, I promise I will soon!

Carolyn



Tuesday, 12 June 2012

INDIE AUTHOR GIVEAWAY HOP


Indie Author Giveaway Hop
June 13th-19th

This hop is to celebrate all of the great indie authors out there!

To participate in this hop you must give away a self published book or a book published by a small press.

Anyone who has a family friendly site may participate whether author, publisher or blogger.

1 mandatory entry and up to 4 optional entries.

As with all hops hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer, both the blog hosting the giveaway and the book being given away must be "family friendly."

To Sign Up add your blog or website to the linky at Kathy's  or the Krazy Book Lady's blog, with your shipping info in parenthesis following your site name.
I Am A Reader, Not a Writer
As part of this Blog Hop, 
 I will be giving away 
eBook copies of my novel,


He Came For Me, 
Book One in 
‘The Protector Series'

to five lucky followers


Good Luck!!!!

Blurb:

Jazz, lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia. She leads a normal teenage life busy with friends, TAFE College, a part time job as a waitress, surfing and searching for a boyfriend!

Until one day driving on her way to TAFE she is passed by a red Mazda Rx7. The driver holds her attention and as they both wait at a set of traffic lights to change to green, a sexual tension passes between them.

In the days that follow she finds that this guy moves into her life as she befriends him, his friends and family! But are Seb and his friends what they seem to be? 

Attacks by groups of boys targeting girls Jazz's age are becoming noticed by the media. Eyewitnesses to the attacks state that these youths seem to possess abilities no normal human would be capable of. Is it drugs or is it something else? 

Jazz finds that Seb, seems to be stalking her. What is his purpose? Is he really a friend or is he actually a foe?

A fantasy novel revolving around a love story between two young people, who should not by rights, come together. Crossing the dimensions of two worlds, this story embarks on a journey of love, duty and togetherness as the two young lovers fight to be together and keep each other safe. Overcoming many obstacles while fighting to protect one another this story will leave the reader intrigued and wondering what will happen next!


And remember:
  • He Came For Mine, Book Two in ‘The Protector Series' will be released in October this year on Smashwords!

  • The cover art for He Came For Mine, Book Two in ‘The Protector Series' will hopefully, be previewed in July on this blog site 


Carolyn
He Came For Me, Book One in ‘The Protector Series'



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TEASER TUESDAYS



Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by

http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/
of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along!
Just do the following
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE ANY SPOILERS!
Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away!


You don't want to ruin the book for others!

The Nine Lives of Chloe King (Nine Lives of Chloe King, #1-3)The Nine Lives of Chloe King 

  (Nine Lives of Chloe King #1-3)

by
Chloe King is a normal girl. She goes to class (most of the time), fights with her mom, and crushes on a boy...or two. But around her sixteenth birthday, Chloe finds that perhaps she isn't so normal after all. There's the heightened night vision, the super fast reflexes - oh, and the claws.
As she discovers who she is - and where she comes from - it is clear she is not alone. And someone is trying to get her.
Chloe has nine lives. But will nine be enough?



 MY TEASER:

Two glasses of champagne later, Chloe began to enjoy herself. even though she suspected that the party was some sort of psychological ploy on her mother's behalf to make her daughter feel loved, wanted, and appreciated, she had done an excellent job, and Chloe felt all three. She wondered when her punishment for skipping school and leaving the hospital was going to kick in or if that, too, had been cancelled in some sort of amnesty.


Friday, 8 June 2012

THANKS MELISSA!

Melissa Bradley, over at Melissa's Imaginarium has awarded me this awesome  7 x 7 Award!

 I am so happy that Melissa thought to present this award to me and I sincerely thank her for doing so! She is awesome!

  
This has taken quite a bit of thought and time to put together to post and also to receive this award I am to abide by the rules below. So here goes:


RULE #1:
Tell everyone something that no one else knows about you


I hate to cook, but lucky for me I married a chef, so I don't go hungry!


RULE #2:
Link to one of the posts that I personally think best fits the following categories

Most Beautiful 

A Christmas Thought For All!
The Christmas poem featured in this post was sent, handwritten, on a Christmas Card to my Dad, from one of my Great Aunts. We are not certain whether she found the poem somewhere or whether she wrote it herself. She has an interest in writing poetry so the later could be a possibility! Anyway, I chose this as the most beautiful post, because the meaning in the poem is simply - beautiful!

Most Helpful

MY EXPERIENCE AS AN INDIE WRITER

This  post definitely had some very good points about publishing indie style!
Most Popular


I do not know why, but this post has had 639 hits, so I would say, from the figures that it was my most popular. The only thing I can think of which made it this popular was that Alex gave me a shout out on his blog! Thanks Alex!

Most Controversial

INDIE AUTHORS BE CAREFUL!

This has been the most controversial post I have written. It was when Amazon pushed for control of the eBook market!

Most Surprisingly Successful 
Tips for Publishing eBooks with Smashwords! 

This was one of my early posts, when I first started blogging and just after I had published my first novel with Smashwords. It has had  424 hits! I also won a coffee mug for being in the first top 30 entries from Smashwords!

Most Underrated

Challenge Issued: Paper Canvas Tapestries Collaborat​ions

As this challenge was to give author's and writer's a challenge to piece together work to benefit a charity, this has been the most disappointing post of all! Yikici  has only had three participants entering work to date, which I think is very sad.

Most Pride Worthy
  
I have two posts in this category, both important times involving the publishing of my book!

The Gratifying Feeling of Holding my First Book in Paperback

RULE #3:
Pass this award on to 7 bloggers

Gwen Gardner


Elise Fallson

Lynn Proctor

Christine Rains









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C.M. Brown's books on Goodreads
He Came For Me He Came For Me (The Protector, #1)
reviews: 19
ratings: 20 (avg rating 3.30)

He Came for Mine He Came for Mine (The Protector, #2)
reviews: 2
ratings: 3 (avg rating 3.67)