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I love to share writer love whenever and wherever I can. I also love to help promote fellow authors, so check out this Guest Post & Giveaway. Love Dies Hard by C.C. Cartwright   (Billionaire Romance, #1) - Includes Bonus of Love Dies Hard 2 Publication date: May 17th 2015 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Love Dies Hard TEASER: My name is Marcus Hunter. I own Hunter Investments, a billion dollar hedge fund. I admit it, I’m a total womanizer.  A player, a serial-seducer, call me what you like. I enjoy a variety of women and I don’t do love. I work hard, and I play even harder. I rarely dip into the office pool.  That was until I became intrigued with Sophie Shawn. She is a high-flying money manager like myself and we’ve had to work closely together. Sophie’s my equal, she’s smart, sharp-witted and of course she has to be sexy-as-hell. The way she shakes her little ass in her tight, short skirts has me wanting to bur

BOOK DEAL: Final Countdown for AND THEN HE $2.99

It's the Final Countdown for AND THEN HE! Writer friends, time is running out on AND THEN HE's Book Promotion Sale. I won't be able to offer a sale again for a while--Amazon rules, not mine, so grab it today! AND THEN HE for $2.99 Final Sale Link Still not convinced? Here's the latest reviews: All I can say is WOW By  Helen M Porter   on December 6, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition I have never read anything by this Author and I was stunned by how good this book is.  It is very dark a woman's worstnightmare brought to life. I very seldom rate a book 5 star.  It must really touch me emotionally.  I received this book free in exchange for an honest review. 5.0 out of 5 stars What a great read. Could NOT put it down By Amazon Customer on December 7, 2015 Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase Just finished this book. I'm exhausted. What a great read. Could NOT put it down.  Loved it from beginning  to end.  Can't wait to rea

Kim Briggs SLASHED Ebook price on AND THEN HE, her New Adult Dark Thriller!!

For the next two days, Wed., Dec. 2 to Thurs., Dec. 3, Kindle Version of AND THEN HE will be only $.99. (WHAT?!?!?)   AND THEN..., Fri., Dec. 4 to sometime Saturday, Dec. 5, the price will be only $1.99. (OH YES?!?! I am not joking.)   AND THEN..., Sunday, Dec. 6 until sometime Monday, Dec. 7th, it will be $2.99.  AND THEN..., like all things too good to be true, the price will return to $3.99 (STILL A GREAT PRICE, BUT NOT $.99!)  Best to get your copy, sooner rather than later! Here’s the Amazon link:  AND THEN HE, the EBOOK DEAL OF THE AWESOMENESS Not sure if you should splurge? Here’s the pitch: An innocent night of flirting with a handsome strangers turns into a nightmare Tiffani can’t escape. AND THEN HE combines sex and evil in all the right ways. Pick up your copy NOW!!  AND THEN HE Ebook Deal in case you MISSED, and REALLY don't WANT TOO!! Happy Shopping! AND..., can I BEG and GROVEL at your feet for a RATING & REVIEW? I Coming of Age and Book Release info for AND THEN HE by Kim Briggs

So, there's a new site for all those Coming of Agers and Wanna be Coming of Agers (Young Adult to New Adult to Adult), it's called: shares relevant articles, book releases, agent, editor, even publisher information on their site. It's super helpful and a tremendous resource to both the Writing Community and anyone interested in reading books, so that means ALL OF YOU!  Last week AND THEN HE was featured in the New Release Section. I've made it REALLY easy for all of you to follow First click on the link below, AND THEN read the great article, "5 Coming of Age Moments: Hunger Games Edition" by EJ Wesley, an awesome writerly dude, AND THEN check out all the FABuLOUS Books Coming out including AND THEN HE.  READY, SET, GO!    Click here for AND THEN HE Book Release Details plus other cool stuff WRITE ON, KIM


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Hope your day was filled with stuffing and love! I am ECSTATIC to share with you a Guest Post of mine from LITERARY RAMBLES. If you don't follow their blog YOU MUST DO IT NOW! Their site is a MUST for all writers! Enjoy the post and let me know what you think! Literary Rambles: KIM BRIGGS GUEST POST & AND THEN HE GIVEAWAY : Happy Monday Everyone! Hope you're having a great start of the week and a fun holiday weekend planned. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Fir...


A Super Helpful Blog Post from Author Ryan Dalton about Building Sci-Fi and Fantasy Worlds that Captivate Readers AND a shout out for MY GUEST BLOG POST on NOV 23 Literary Rambles: RYAN DALTON GUEST POST AND THE YEAR OF LIGHTENING ... : Happy Monday Everyone! Today I'm excited to have debut author Ryan Dalton here to share about his YA fantasy THE YEAR OF LIGHTENING that...


The Merciless author, Danielle Vega looks innocent enough. Don't be deceived. This Young Adult Author knows how to scare with a capital S! Don't let the pretty in pink book cover fool you either. GENRE: Young Adult horror When there’s a warning on the first page of a book for Mature Audiences only—you know, NO, you expect to be scared out of your mind.  The Merciless does not disappoint. The pitch: Mean Girl s meets Carrie ... I know, right?!?! Why even bother with back copy, just tear the book open. Danielle Vega brings the horrifying aspects of human nature to  The Merciless .  The Merciless begins like many young adults novels. New student in new town hoping to fit it. New student meets new group of Barbie/Martha girls who decide the social ranking of every student in the school, and new student becomes the 'it' accessory of the month, and of course, there's a cute boy who has potential.


                                     GENRE: Young Adult Contemporary Science Fiction Thriller (I think I just made that up but it works.) N.K. Traver is awesome. First, she took her knowledge as a computer programmer and combined it with her talent as a writer and voila’ Duplicity was born. Second, because she mentee’d Alison Green Myers, my kick ass Ink Sister in #PitchWars. Alison sings her praises and I do pretty much whatever Alison tells me to do;) Traver nails the Male Protagonist Point of View (POV) in Duplicity —and I don’t admit that often. I scrutinize dialogue, body language, and inner monologue when a female/male writes the opposite genders POV. Most times when an author tries a different gender he or she uses stereotypical characterizations that make me cringe, but when the author gets it right? Well, that’s time for a Happy Dance.     I heard murmurings of a hacker/cyber purgatory prior to Duplicity. I was intrigued by this m


YOUR PAST, YOUR PRESENT, YOUR FUTURE **For the sake of brevity, I’m not going to give a Grammar lesson on all the sub-categories of tenses, but I will discuss each tense and provide a few examples of when it’s used well, as well as, useful tips to take your writing to the next level. PAST TENSE Most books, both fiction and nonfiction, tend to be written in the PAST TENSE. It began thousands of year ago with when hunters returned home with their kill slung over their shoulders. Following the feast, villagers sat around the bonfire and listened to stories about the hunt, and so began our oral tradition of retelling a past event. Eventually, inspiration struck, and someone decided to record these stories. First through pictures, then through words. If you pick up a book, whether it’s from the bookshelf at home, at the library, at the story, from your neighbor’s coffee table, it’s probably written in the PAST TENSE. It’s a writer’s GO TO POV. Rainbow Rowell weaves past

AND THEN HE Book Launch Happy Hour with Author KIM BRIGGS

I've been shamelessly promoting my new adult dark thriller, AND THEN HE, and I appreciate all of YOU dealing with me, so I want to invite you to my AND THEN HE Book Launch Happy Hour. Anyone can attend--it's online. All you have to do is LIKE my KIM BRIGGS, AUTHOR Facebook page and then post a picture of your favorite cocktail--and it can be a mocktail. I don't discriminate. If you jump through these easy hoops, you might just win an autographed copy of AND THEN HE and a sexy swag bag filled with all sorts of goodies. (I'm sure I've mentioned my love of chocolate...)   I promise I won't overload you with a zillion posts a day--the page just gives me another way to reach out to all of you and share the Writerlove! To attend AND THEN HE Book Launch Happy Hour Press Me Looking forward to seeing you! Write on, Kim


My new adult thriller, AND THEN HE, went up for sale on Amazon on Thursday.  PRESS ME To Buy AND THEN HE It's exciting to watch my sales rise as more people buy my book. It'll be even better when they rate AND THEN HE and leave a comment. (OR worse, but let's be optimistic, shall we?) I'm also hosting AND THEN HE Book Launch Happy Hour, and by the way, YOU, yep YOU, are invited and so are all your friends.  PRESS ME FOR PARTY INFO  , I'm ready to move on to the next project--I'm always thinking about the next project and the project after that, and so on, and so forth. My creative process resembles something like this:        And  1. INSPIRATION An idea, a dream, a vision, or an image pops into my head. I might be talking to a friend, I might be at one of my kids events, I might be sleeping (that happens often), or I might be working on one or two other projects, when suddenly my eyes glaze over and I shift

AND THEN HE by Kim Briggs is LIVE!!!!!!

GUESS WHAT?!?! AND THEN HE, my New Adult Dark Thriller is live. Live BABY! You have the choice to purchase the ebook or the paperback version. To Buy AND THEN HE press me!! Oh please, please, please my dedicated readers and friends, please rate AND THEN HE and leave a comment. It means so much to me! Write on, Kim


My New Adult Thriller, AND THEN HE cover reveal… Excited? Turned on? Interest peaked? Good. The Book should go live soon. Just waiting for Final Go Ahead from Amazon. Get Ready. Write on, Kim Briggs


Times are a changing. Big things are happening in my writing life. My New Adult Thriller, And Then He, debuts Thursday on Amazon. Don’t worry—you’ll hear ALL about it. I will be shamelessly plugging myself on every social media outlet I’m a part of.  Don’t miss the cover reveal tomorrow. It’s sure to warm you up on a brisk fall day. Hell, you might even overheat. But there’s also more to my writing career then New Adult and Young Adult fiction writing. My writing and reading interests run the gamut of categories and genres—that’s why I’ve decided to change the name of my blog to ALL THINGS WRITING. I’m excited about the change. REALLY excited. ALL THINGS WRITING will allow me to interview and cheerlead for all my writing and illustrator buddies, and I’ve got A LOT of them. It’ll also gives me the opportunity to talk about different issues that don’t fit the old blog. So, get ready because big things are coming your way! Write on, Kim Briggs


I love me a good mystery. Thrill me and I’m yours ’til the end of the book, AND if my bookshelf is loaded with them, I’m yours 'til you stop writing. But how do we, as writers, create these thrillers and mysteries? Last week, I spent some time dispatching Katherine Tegen Books Senior Editor, Ben Rosenthal’s words of wisdom,  and now I bring you some writing exercises he suggested. WRITING EXERCISES from Ben Rosenthal, Senior Editor at Katherine Tegen Books Read the first line of your novel. Do you want to hear the next line? Write several first lines until you have one that screams, “YES!” to the question. Create multi-dimentional heroes and villains. Write down their defining qualities. Then, write down the opposite of that. Now, create a scenario in which your protagonist and antagonist demonstrate the opposite qualities you have identified. Write down a list of characters in your novel. Pick a character that is either an ally or enemy of your hero. Fi