See You Never started as a fun side project to help distract me from the frightening things that were happening in the world. We were less than a month into the lockdown; schools were closing, concerts and sports were being cancelled. It was the unknown of what was to come that left me feeling uneasy. I was lucky enough to keep my job throughout the Pandemic, working as a Public Health Nutritionist and falling under the umbrella term healthcare worker, deemed me as an essential employee. My days were filled with panicked phone calls, press releases, updates on new cases in the county, and it was all overwhelming. I couldn’t turn to television for a distraction because commercials and news outlets were a constant reminder of what was happening in the world around us. 

I began reading an excessive number of books as it was the only way to truly escape. Then I got the crazy idea that it might be fun to write my own book. What started as a personal project was quickly picked up by my close friends. They requested I send them the chapters as they were written, and soon demanded more and more. It was all the encouragement I needed to continue writing my story of Ember, Ace, and Sawyer. 

I’m an avid romance reader, and I knew the genre in which I would be writing had to fall under romance. I’m a sucker for a good love story, so I wrote what felt right, the words coming to me as I typed. I didn’t know how the story would end once I started writing, but eventually, a romantic suspense novel was born.

My experience writing See You Never was a fun one. I wrote the entire first manuscript over the span of about three months. After that, I set the book aside and didn’t pay it any attention for at least another two. In that time, I wrote another book, having already fallen in love with the writing process.

When I finally picked up See You Never again, I began the vigorous editing process, finding ways to expand on the original ideas I had. Once my manuscript was sent to a real editing team, things took off from there. I have this small army supporting me, helping to make this newfound dream of mine come to life, and I couldn’t be more thankful. 

On February 1st, my novel See You Never was finally realeased as an eBook through Amazon/Kindle. This is only the beginning for me. See You Never has plans to be available in the future at all major retailers in paperback and hardcover. I’m excited to continue this writing journey with my additional novels Rocky Loveand Give Her the World

You can follow my progress on Instagram (@laneyylynn) or join the book club I started in 2019 via Instagram (@ladybookers). If See You Never happens to fall into your hands, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Book Summary:

Ember Johnson is finally living the life she’s always wanted. She has a great job, a new house, a loyal best friend, a loving mother, and the only thing missing is someone special to share it all with. Sawyer Christensen was Ember’s high school sweetheart, and quite frankly, she hasn’t loved anyone since. He was her first love, but with big love, comes big heartbreak.

Ace Cooper is a successful business owner, running many of the restaurants and bars in town. He is an attractive man who has never had a problem getting a woman’s attention. He hardly thinks about settling down, at least not until he lays eyes on the beautiful woman passed out in his bar.

Ace can’t be more mesmerized by Ember. Everything about her fascinates him. But Ember believes she is only average, having experienced very little attention from men in the past to build up her confidence. Their mutual attraction is hard to ignore. Ace could be the one thing missing from Ember’s life. She may be the one thing Ace didn’t know he needed. They could be happy together, if only Sawyer will let them.

About the Author

Delaney Lynn is a Public Health Nutritionist and avid romance reader. She currently resides in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband,  four cats, and dog. She started the Lady Bookers Book Club via Instagram in 2019, frequently sharing her favorite authors and novels. You can connect with Delaney via her Instagram @laneyylynn and keep up with her book club @ladybookers.

Using Body Language in Your Writing

I have always been intrigued by the interpretation of facial expressions and body language. The TV series “Lie to Me” increased the popularity of learning more about this interesting subject.

One of the key things to remember when writing or reading a person’s body language is that it is not what they reveal in their baseline behaviour, but the change from that behaviour to something quite different. 

Armed with a diploma in body language, people tend to ask me “what is my body language saying to you now?”

They might cross their arms, or do something fairly common like that, then want me to basically give them a run-down on what that body language is revealing.

However, it doesn’t work like that. A lot of people think that by crossing their arms they are being defensive or closed off, and yes, that might be true.

That doesn’t really tell me much. Instead, it’s watching people that change from one behaviour to another that exposes what is actually going on.

Now, some people may ask, “well, if it’s that clear cut, then why doesn’t law enforcement immediately know if someone is guilty?”

Unfortunately, body language isn’t an exact science. Although, much can be revealed, people may still not know why that change occurred. But it can give an inkling that they need to dig further into that line of questioning.

People tend to look for exaggerated displays of body language, but often, it is the subtle displays that are truly revealing.

No matter how insignificant it may seem, never underestimate the small changes, words are only a very minor part of the overall picture.

Just by looking in one direction it can reveal someone is telling the truth, while another direction they are thinking up a story. Every little bit contributes to the overall picture.

These aspects are important to consider when including body language in your writing. The more you understand how it works, the easier it will be to write a realistic portrayal of a witness, victim, cop or perpetrator.

And what may surprise many people, is that body language experts believe that the legs and feet are considered more accurate  communicators than the face.

Think about it. What is your body language saying about you?

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Author Bio

Sharlene Almond is the author of the genre-bending Annabella Cordovaseries, and a New Zealand travel book Journey in little Paradise. She has written a range of health, writing and body language articles; contributing as a guest writer on other blogs.

Over the last ten years, Sharlene has attained qualifications in Body LanguageCriminologyJournalismEditing and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

While setting up an online nutritional business, she is studying to specialize in Medicinal Cannabis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

Sharlene is also currently editing her second Annabella Cordova novel, with two others in the works.

To support her online business, Sharlene sends out a trimonthly newsletter covering health, body language, writing, and even articles centered on health topics for your pet.



“Top 10 interesting facts about my new book, BACULUM” 

By Christina Bauer

As part of the launch for my latest book, BACULUM, the lovely folks at 411 ON BOOKS, AUTHORS, AND PUBLISHING NEWS have asked me to share a Top 10 List. Love doing these! In this case, I’m thrilled to share my top 10 list of interesting facts about my new book, BACULUM.

10. I originally had the antagonists be evil clowns. My husband talked me off that ledge. I know, I totally owe him for this one.

9.  I sometimes write books out of order. BACULUM takes place in the past right after Myla finds out she is pregnant.

8. I don’t know why I write out of order. It actually bothers the hell out of me.

7. If I try to force myself to write in order, I get writer’s block.

6. Personally, I only read series in order.

5. Therefore, Reader Me thinks Writer Me is a bitch.

4. Also, Business Me wants to take Writer Me out and kick my own ass.

3. I love myths and had a blast having my hero, Lincoln, fight various Norse monsters in what ended up being called the Viking Games. Fun!

2. I brought back a reader favorite character for this book: Walker the ghoul. If you knew him, I think he might be your favorite, too.

1. I enjoyed having my heroine, Myla, encounter pregnancy symptoms. She’s already unhinged so this was a blast!

Baculum
Christina Bauer
(Angelbound Lincoln #4)
Published by: Monster House Books
Publication date: January 26th 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

Watch Lincoln battle Norse monsters in the Viking Games!

As King of the Thrax, Lincoln leads the most powerful demon fighting force in the after-realms… yet he cherishes nothing more than his Angelbound love, Myla. Which is why the king loses his freaking mind when the sinister Ringmaster Kell targets his pregnant wife.

So. Not. Happening.

Ringmaster Kell runs the infamous Viking Games, a series of battles where participants take on the identity of a Norse monster and fight to the death. Sounds good to Lincoln. The king sets aside his crown and enters the arena with one goal only: destroy Ringmaster Kell.

Sometimes, a warrior just needs to ignite his baculum sword and kick a ton of evil ass. But is Lincoln protecting Myla or walking into a trap?

Perfect for readers who love Vikings, Norse mythology, hot princes and cool heroines.

ANGELBOUND LINCOLN
Stories from the perspective of Mister The Prince
1. Duty Bound
2. Lincoln
3. Trickster
4. Baculum
5. Angelfire
6. Rixa

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Author Bio:

Christina Bauer thinks that fantasy books are like bacon: they just make life better. All of which is why she writes romance novels that feature demons, dragons, wizards, witches, elves, elementals, and a bunch of random stuff that she brainstorms while riding the Boston T. Oh, and she includes lots of humor and kick-ass chicks, too. Christina lives in Newton, MA with her husband, son, and semi-insane golden retriever, Ruby. She loves to connect with her fans at BauersBooks.com.

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