Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Coffeegate, or big mistake?


How do we know that the coffee cup left in that GOT's scene was an accident? 
Let's look at this with a jaundiced eye. That scene took millions to make and had loads of people to check and recheck the sets. The video is edited very carefully. It would have been easy to digitally remove the cup.
Yet it remained, sitting in plain view of hundreds of set designers, actors, directors, etc.
They say it was a mistake.
While everyone makes a mistake now and again, how could ALL those people make the same one? 
And...what was your first thought when you read that the crew admitted it was a mistake?
The same as mine. You thought, 'what other mistakes did they make?

BUT...let's look at this from a marketing point of view. Hitchcock put himself in a minor role of every one of his movies. Why? Because people would then go searching for him.
And when the GOT has been binged to death and people are on to the next great thing, what will the next generation do with this series?
They'll watch it for mistakes. For quirks. For that 'Hitchcock' moment. Afterall, we all think we're smarter than our parents' generation.
That one (perhaps tongue-in-cheek) 'mistake' will live on and keep people talking. But more importantly, it will keep them watching.
I say it wasn't a mistake that a cup was left there.
It was brilliant.

Monday, February 11, 2019

I shouldn't have left her alone!

That crazy Georgina has done it again!  I left her alone for a few minutes, and now another one of her books is free!


Get it here!


Shop owner Selena Davids has received a giant cookie just before Valentine's Day. It's not for her, though. It's for her handsome competitor, Thomas Waite. When she delivers it, she offers to help him find out who sent it. That sets them on a fun little romp that is sure to satisfy your sweet and romance cravings without adding a single calorie! 


5100 words.
15 minute read


It's a fun little read, and perfect for prepping you for Valentine's Day! You may as well download it now because I will soon ban her from Amazon!

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Only a few more hours!

It's only fair to warn you that there are mere hours left in my good friend Georgina Lee's Valentine giveaway. 

Red Velvet Valentine is a fun and sweet short story that's a perfect warm up for Valentine's Day!

Red Velvet Valentine          
And the best news is it's still free! Yes, FREE!


Be sure to check out The Chocolate Chip Valentine, also!

 
The Chocolate Chip Valentine




and (coming soon) A Vintage Valentine




Each short story is the perfect warmup to February 14th and sweet without the calories! What better way to spend a lunchtime, or ride home? It could even help you get into that little black dress!



Friday, January 25, 2019

Sweet and Calorie free!

My good friend Georgina Lee has a short story out. Now, that wicked woman doesn't always deserve a shout out, because she's always getting me into trouble, but I love this story! What can I say? 

The Chocolate Chip Valentine


The Chocolate Chip Valentine is sweet, fun and best of all, calorie-free. These are the mini chocolate bars of the reading world!

Short storyShop owner Selena Davids has received a giant cookie just before Valentine's Day. It's not for her, though. It's for her handsome competitor, Thomas Waite. When she delivers it, she offers to help him find out who sent it. That sets them on a fun little romp that is sure to satisfy your sweet and romance cravings without adding a single calorie! 5100 words.15 minute read
 
If you haven't already figured this out, it's a Valentine's Day story. And if you have Kindle Unlimited, it's a free read for you!

Here's hoping your weekend is as sweet as The Chocolate Chip Valentine is!
 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

But I really like this cover!

As a self-published author, I am responsible for my own covers. I have to be aware that covers sell the books. Yet at the same time, I am one to buck the rules. I was a soldier a long time ago, and I must confess, I bucked them back then, too, even though it was drilled into me to shut up and obey. Perhaps that's why I don't want to follow trends. 
So this tension has taken me to this point. I made my own covers or my Bay of Fundy Romantic Suspense series, and I love them. I took the photographs myself, enjoyed the travel to those mysterious places, but frankly, nice sunny shots of famous locales don't really scream suspense.
Here is the cover for Cape of Secrets.

Cape of Secrets

Do you see what I mean? It's a great cover. Nice, interesting shot, good, sunny colours and a balanced layout, but would you get mystery/suspense from that? 
I don't think so.
What are your thoughts?  Is it time to redo the cover? Let me know.


Coffeegate, or big mistake?

How do we know that the coffee cup left in that GOT's scene was an accident?  Let's look at this with a jaundiced eye. That sc...