Book excerpt: Deal Takers, by Laura Lee

I don’t know about you, but occasionally I want to sit down and read something that’s both funny and a little, well, we’ll say “dirty.” I generally have to be in the right mood for it, but when that mood hits, it’s really all I want to read.

If you ever feel that same mood, you’ll probably want to take a look at Deal Takers, by Laura Lee. Because if today’s excerpt is any indication, it’s exactly the sort of thing to satisfy that craving. Plus, it’s billed as a romance, so you know there’s going to be some sweet spots in there, too.

I should let you know, though, that there’s definitely some explicit language in this excerpt–and in the summary itself. So fair warning on that, if you’re not a fan of it.

Before you get to the excerpt, though, take a moment to visit Laura’s rafflecopter, where she’s giving away a $25 Amazon gift card.

Alright, are you ready?

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Natural beauty

A small group of pelicans swimming on a lake

Well, guys, this is the last of my cabin-related photo posts. You’ll be getting something a little different next week.

To be honest, while I like these three pictures, they’re my least favourite of the batch. I think that’s why I saved them for today–a part of me was putting them off.

That said, I do like looking at the pelicans swimming on the lake, and I think I did alright in photographing them. It was one of those moments when I was really glad I had a lens that could capture views from so far away. I don’t use that one much, but it really comes in handy now and then.

As for the flower photo, well, it’s not as great as some of my others, but it was one of the only I got on our weekend away. There weren’t a whole lot of flowers (or other plants I felt would make great pictures) growing near our little cabin–mostly just trees and bushes.

Regardless, I am decently happy with these. Hopefully you enjoy looking at the pelicans as much as I do.

A close-up of a light-purple flower

A line of birds swimming on a lake

Cover reveal: The Witch’s Tower, by Tamara Grantham

I’ve said it before, and I’ll probably say it again: I love a good twist on a classic.

When it comes to today’s featured book, that twist is on a classic tale most of us know and love. With a new take on Rapunzel, Tamara Grantham’s The Witch’s Tower sounds like it’s going to be a wonderful read. I can’t wait to check it out.

In the meantime, we’ll all have to make do with taking a look at its new cover, instead. And I have to say, it looks almost as intriguing as the book’s premise does.

Before you check it out, though, head on over to Tamara’s Rafflecopter, where she and her publisher are giving away a $25 Amazon gift card.

Now, are you ready to take a look?

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Fishing for luck

A man fishing off of a dock in the late afternoon

To be honest, I don’t fish. I did a bit when I was younger–just off of the dock occasionally when my family would go camping. I didn’t even have my own rod or anything; I would just borrow someone else’s, usually my dad’s.

My brother, on the other hand, loves fishing. He and my sister-in-law took their gear out to the cabin with them when we went a couple of weeks ago, and he spent plenty of time down on the dock, fishing off of the edge. He would have been out on a boat, if we’d had one with us.

While I may not have fished with him, I did take the opportunity to snap a couple of pictures. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

A fishing rod on the edge of a dock

A Canadian fishing lure alongside others

Wednesday links: Common self-editing mistakes and organizing your writing space

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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