If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Saturday, November 30, 2013

I interrupt this program....

I have one word for what I'm about to do- elves. 

My very first book, Ribbon of Darkness, is coming out on December 13th.Under my pen name Decadent Kane

Scary- oh most definitely.

But also means I need to step away from this blog and concentrate on my Pen name. Marketing right now is important.
So those who are interested- you can find me over the next few weeks in the following places:




Wish me luck as I take a big step toward my adventure. I will be back soon.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday, November 15, 2013

Friday Freebies

Wow- Friday came fast this week! 

Here are free ebooks (at time of posting)
Happy reading!
Is your book going free next Friday? Send me an e-mail and let me know about it- I'll post it.

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Trolls eat Children

There are 13 Santa's in Iceland, born from two trolls who ate children, Gryla and Leppaludi.

 Today is the cover reveal of Ribbon of Darkness. There are little tidbits about elves or Christmas on each cover reveal post.

Short book blurb for Ribbon of Darkness:
An old family secret draws Ribbon into an Elven world while Draven is forced to find a way to drag her back home to save Christmas magic.

Book information:
Ribbon of Darkness (erotica) is set to release December 13th 2013

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Freebies

Free e-books: I wanted to have more for you but ran out of time to find them so here's what today brings- free at the time I set this up. 

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

-Why Short Stories- 13th Floor Book tour.

Guest post by Christine Rains


I get this question often. It seems many people think that writing stories equals publishing books. When I tell them I have several short stories published, only a few are impressed. The rest ask again about my novels. I actually used to be one of those folks who had no interest in short fiction until I started to write it.

When I began writing smaller works, I spent a lot of time learning how to create a different sort of tale. It was intimidating, and I stumbled several times along the way. I still want to write novels, but the lessons I learned have made me a better novelist.

Here are five fantastic reasons why writers should write short stories:

  1. To practice the craft. The hook, plot, characterization, conflict, pacing, and resolution. You don't have the room to maneuver as you do with novels. Every word counts. Stretch those creative muscles and learn to master each element.
  2. You can try different genres. I've published stories in several genres including science-fiction, erotica, and western. Discover new voices and try various styles. Challenge yourself and you'll become a better writer.
  3. Acceptance and exposure. It doesn't take long to get a short piece accepted, and sometimes they're published within a few months. Plus, the exposure is awesome. If readers like what you write, they'll buy your longer works.
  4. They're great for introducing your character(s) and/or world to readers. Consider the short tale a teaser. Hook them and they'll be calling for more.
  5. They help strengthen your fragile writer's ego. Getting one short story accepted is a huge boost to your self confidence. It feels good. Better than eating a whole bag of M&Ms.

Title: The 13th Floor Complete Collection
Author: Christine Rains
Genre: paranormal romance

Release date: October 13th, 2013

Six supernatural tenants
Living in a haunted apartment building
On a floor that doesn't exist.

Six novellas telling their tales.

A retired demon acquires a price on his head.
A werewolf is hunted by her pack.
A modern day dragonslayer misses his target.
A harpy challenges Zeus for the soul of the man she loves.
A vampire is obsessed with a young woman he can't find.
A banshee falls in love with someone who's death she has seen in a vision.
And a sweet ghost must battle a primal monster to save them all.

All the stories take place at the same time intertwining their lives together on the 13th Floor.

Includes “The Shadow,” a bonus short story.

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18460150-the-13th-floor-complete-collection

Author Bio:
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not writing or reading, she having adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. The 13th Floor series is her first self-published series. She has eight novellas and twenty-one short stories published.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorchristinerains
Twitter: https://twitter.com/@CRainsWriter
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4017568.Christine_Rains

Have you written any short stories? If so, what have you learned from them?


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