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

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Top ten writing bloopers-

I have Miss Nicole Zoltack here today talking about her top ten writing bloopers while writing her latest book, Black Hellbore, set to release October 21st.

10. They played a victorious game of tug-of-war
What I meant to write: They played a vicious game of tug-of-war
There can only be one victor in every vicious game of tug-of-war.

9. He closeted his eyes
What I meant to write: He closed his eyes
I don’t even know.

8. Circling his shoulders
What I meant to write: Squaring his shoulders
How did I pass kindergarten? I don’t know my shapes!

7. The shin sun
What I meant to write: The shining sun
Did you know the sun has legs?

6. None had lasted more than sex months.
What I meant to write: None had lasted more than six months.
Considering I write sweet romances, yeah, no sex.

5. No one dead.
What I meant to write: No one did.
Nope, Black Hellebore isn’t a zombie book.

4. His headbeat raced
What I meant to write: His heartbeat raced
When your headbeat starts racing, you better hurry up and catch it!

3. He had given the old woman his last sense.
What I meant to write: He had given the old woman his last cents.
Doesn’t make sense to give someone your lasts cents.

2. Nicholas grabbed his hand.
What I meant to write: Nicholas grabbed her hand.
I know Nicholas undergoes a lot of changes in the story, but a sex change is not one of them.

1. Shit his head.
What I meant to write: She hit his head.
Shit his head. A new phrase for when you just can’t stand someone.

Black Hellebore, first in a new superhero romance trilogy - Heroes of Falledge

Release in ebook format: October 21st 2013

Release in print: January 2014

Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing

ISBN 10: 1-61252-363-3

ISBN 13: 978-1-61252-363-7


Once a year for the past decade, Nicholas Adams returns to Falledge and leaves a black hellebore on his girlfriend's grave. While departing Falledge, he chases after a man sneaking into the laboratory and dies for his trouble. A witch brings him back to life, but Nicholas soon realizes he's not the same man. Turns out, magic combined with a black hellebore in his pocket changed him into a kind of a super man.

His girlfriend's twin, Julianna Paige, is Falledge's deputy, struggling to solve several murders. Nicholas, and his alter ego the Black Hellebore, helps her, even as she helps him move on and even start to love again.

Unfortunately, Nicholas wasn't the only one changed in the laboratory explosion, and now there's a supervillain bent on destroying Falledge, and killing the Black Hellebore. But falling in love might prove more dangerous than any supervillain.

Author Information:

Twitter @nicolezoltack: https://twitter.com/NicoleZoltack


Nicole Zoltack loves to write fantasy/paranormal, romances, horror, historical, for adults and young adults, novels, short stories, and flash pieces. She doesn't want to get boxed in by genre -- she might be claustrophobic! She's also an editor for MuseItUp Publishing and works as a freelance editor.

When she isn't writing about girls wanting to be knights, talking unicorns, and zombies, she spends time with her loving family. She loves to ride horses (pretending they're unicorns, of course!) and going to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, dressed in period garb. Her favorite current TV show is The Walking Dead.

To learn more about Nicole and her work, visit her website at www.NicoleZoltack.com or her blog at http://NicoleZoltack.blogspot.com.

Book Information:

Woman of Honor (Kingdom of Arnhem trilogy, book 1)
Available formats: ebook and paperback
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
ISBN-10: 1-936000-03-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-936000-03-6

Aislinn of Bairbhe dreams of becoming a lady knight to honor the death of her fallen brother. To her mother's horror, King Patrick grants Aislinn's wish and she begins her long years of training.

Despite the mockery of the other pages, and the disdain of Prince Caelan who also trains to be a knight, Aislinn commits herself to her dreams and embarks on a journey of self-discovery and bravery. Through the years, Aislinn and Caelan grow from sparring classmates to good friends. They both know that someday Caelan will marry for the sake of the kingdom, but even that cannot keep them from falling in love. 

The threat of war with the Speicans is a constant threat, and one that grows more frightening as she and Caelan train toward their eventual knighthood. Aislinn has committed herself to serving Arnhem, and has promised herself as King's Champion when Caelan claims the throne. She is willing to give up everything... her childhood, her life, even her heart for Arnhem. No matter the pain it brings.

Purchase links for Woman of Honor:

Knight of Glory (Kingdom of Arnhem trilogy, book 2)
Available formats: ebook and paperback
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
ISBN-10: 1-936000-49-0
ISBN 13: 978-1-936000-49-4

Ranulf, the Speican lord, is dead, and Arnhem is safe, or so the Arnhemians believe.

Sir Geoffrey and his companions have just completed a mission for Queen Aislinn when he receives word of the Speicans attacking Arnhem. Geoffrey and his party, which now includes exile Jenanna, split up and rush to different kingdoms to ask for aid. Even as he fights for his kingdom and his life, Geoffrey finds himself torn between his new friend Jenanna and the mysterious lady Celestia he left behind in Arnhem.

Enlisting help is infinitely more difficult than they anticipated and to make matters worse, rumors abound that the Speicans have enlisted a mage to work unspeakable, forbidden magic. The war between Speica and Arnhem has just begun. Will Geoffrey survive the battle to live another day and discover which woman he truly loves?

Purchase links for Knight of Glory:

Champion of Valor (Kingdom of Arnhem trilogy, book 3)
Available formats: ebook and paperback
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
ISBN-10: 1-61252-035-9
ISBN 13: 978-1-61252-035-3

The war between Specia and Arnhem now reaches the sea after the selkies discover the Mystical Conch Shell of the Sea has been stolen. Selliki the selkie sets out to find it, and Gabrael, the mage she loves. No union between a selkie and a human has ever had a happy ending, but neither can ignore their feelings. Each night, they experience terrible, real dreams that show how doomed their love is. Add the war, and their love is impossible. Only one kingdom will prevail; that is, if the world doesn't end.

Purchase links for Champion of Valor:



Nicole Zoltack said...

Thanks so much for hosting me, Summer!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

No sex for six months? No..!!!!
Funny mistakes, Nicole.

Kittie Howard said...

Loved those writing goodies! Nice to meet you, Nicole. Sounds like you've got a winner. Good luck!

Patricia Lynne said...

Those are some funny typos. I've had a few too, but none come to mind. Some were really out there. What were my fingers doing?!

Christine Rains said...

*LOL* Fantastic bloopers. It's so much fun to read the typos from earlier drafts. They would make a whole different story!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Hahaha, Alex!

Nice to meet you too, Kitties! Thanks!

I know, seriously, sometimes I just don't understand where they come from, Patricia!

Pk Hrezo said...

Oh man those pesky homonyms!! They get me all the time!! I dont even know if I spelled the word right either...lol!

Nicole Zoltack said...

A completely different story, Christine!

Nicole Zoltack said...

I tend to find several homonyms I have to correct when editing rough drafts, PK!

Teresa Cypher said...

Too funny! Thanks for the Sunday evening chuckles! The bloopers were funny, but Nicole's commentary on them was even funnier! :-)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Glad you enjoyed them, Teresa! :)

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