Published Authors Map Out “The Road to Publication” at Nyack Center

Nyack, NY: Thursday, February 9th at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., Nyack Indoor Farmers Market at The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack NY.

Published authors from the Romance Writers of America, Hudson Valley Chapter (HVRWA), in conjunction with the Nyack Chamber of Commerce, will discuss the journey to getting a book in print at a free workshop titled “The Road to Publication.” Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A.

Tough questions about today’s book will be answered in “Publication Opportunities in the 21st Century,” “Self-Publishing–How to Do It Right,” “The Art of Writing Enticing Blurbs,” and finally, “Is the Contract You’re Offered the One You Really Want?”

Authors will also be on hand to answer questions about membership in HVRWA, and to sign books. Romance genres available will include paranormal, historical, erotic, medical romance, suspense and woman’s fiction. Remember, there is no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by giving the gift of romance to a special someone.

Book Promo: Be My Everything

Love All Year Round

Be My Everything
(2016 Valentine Collection)

featuring stories by:
 Barbara Miller, Lindsay Downs, Rebecca J. Vickery,
Cecilia Corona, Denise Stout,  &  Karen Michelle Nutt

Six complete sweet to sensual stories from six multi-talented authors. Hearts as One by Barbara Miller Candy Lane has just catered her best friend’s intimate wedding and is feeling a little teary because she is once again a bridesmaid. While she is putting away leftovers, a handsome stranger drives up to The Haven, her friend’s B&B, and asks for a room. His hypnotic eyes almost compel her to rent him a suite. What is such a hunk doing alone on Valentine’s weekend? Bryson Williams has been scouting for a location for his next horror film, and after reading about the town called The Hallows and specifically The Haven B&B, he thinks he has found it. A Valentine Wedding by Lindsay Downs When Guy, Earl of Tining Abbey receives an intriguing plea for his assistance, he decides to return to the scene of his greatest defeat. London. Once there, he learns, Lady Julia, author of the letter, has taken up residence with his mother. As the events unfold, he places the lady under his protection. Escorting her about town and to balls, Guy’s reception remains the same within the ton. What he finds interesting, Lady Julia doesn’t shun him as the others do. As preparations continue for the annual Tining Abbey Valentine Eve ball, Julia goes missing. Immediately, Guy knows who took her and where they were going. Will he be able to rescue the fair lady so they may marry, or will she be lost to him forever? Clint’s Choice by Rebecca J. Vickery Clint Sanders, rancher and horseman, loses the woman he loves to bright lights and a modeling career. Skyelar Harrison discovers all is not glitz and glamour in the big city. Used and abused, she has no one to turn to but Clint. But will Clint choose to put the past behind him and help her? Afterlife by Cecilia Corona Scotlynn Marjun, a psychic medium, is finally turning her life around when she opens up her shop called Afterlife where she helps clients – both living and dead – find peace, but then a past love shows up to shake things up. Marshall Kingston is rich, handsome, and a real charmer, but when his stepmother plans his murder, he seeks his ex-girlfriend’s special talents to bring justice to his family. Murder. Mayhem. Ghosts. Valentine’s Day promises to be an adventure of a lifetime. A Latte Love by Denise Stout Lorna Rosetti, a do-it-all paralegal, hasn’t found Mr. Right. Notoriously late and a sometimes klutz, she stumbles into the arms of a stranger at the local coffee shop. Joe Thornton, a pharmacist new to town, has hopes for a bright future, and when Lorna falls into his arms, it sparks an attraction he can’t ignore. With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is in the air, but Lorna and Joe receive a little push from Miss Maybelle – Joe’s aunt and designated town cupid – to make their budding romance everlasting. Heart of the Sea by Karen Michelle Nutt Sirena Seafair of Grimm Nitch is half human and half Merrow, one of the merfolk. At fourteen, she saved a teenage boy who’d drowned, but magic always comes with a price. She forfeited the red cap – the very essence of the Merrow and her ability to shift into a mermaid – the moment she breathed life into the teen. Ten years later, Sirena has made a living for herself in the human world, but she has never felt like she’s truly belonged until Jack O’Casey. Jack’s made Grimm Nitch his home and has opened a restaurant overlooking the cove. This Valentine’s Day, he’s bound and determined to make Sirena his sweetheart, but she’s just as unwavering to keep him at bay. They’re from different worlds, but Sirena is about to find out Jack may have a little magic of his own.

Special Notice

Two Worlds Collided by Karen Michelle Nutt has been accepted by Kindle Scout! But to have the book promoted by Amazon, they want the readers to vote on their favorites. Michelle needs your vote at https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/2XQWX0MVOP0KD

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This is a time travel tale where an obsessed fan has a chance to save her beloved rock star from ending his life. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll are a cocktail that is neither glamorous nor pretty for rock star, Bellamy Lovel, but in the dark of night when the shadows threaten to consume him, he finds the one shining light that may guide him home.

February is for Lovers

According to Cupid.com’s relationship expert and author Wendy Newman, two days this month ignite relationship dynamics: February 14th and 29th. Valentine’s Day on the 14th can be a fun, yet tension filled and stressful time. Often the day is used to evaluate the status of a relationship, and expectations can be exceedingly high. This holiday can set people up for failure, so beware. But later in the month, February 29th is a rare opportunity for an unconventional expression of love. February 29 marks Leap Year, traditionally a day where women take the lead in proposing marriage. To keep an even keel during these upcoming days, Newman suggests not to take anything too seriously, and to follow these suggestions:

On Valentine’s Day/Feb. 14:

  • Do Something Special For Yourself.
  • Be generous — Send a secret admirer card to a friend (or to all your friends).
  • Make a list of 5 things you’re grateful for in your life.
  • Write a letter to someone you love, but never told. Hold onto it.
  • Watch your favorite funny movie. Romantic comedies can be dangerous territory, watch at your own risk.

Wendy Newman is the author of “121 First Dates: How to Succeed at Online Dating, Fall in Love, and Live Happily Ever After (Really!) published by Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster.

On Leap Day/Feb. 29:

This February also features the return of Leap Year on February 29th. Every four years, in order to keep calendars accurate, an extra “leap day” is added. In 1288 the Irish enacted a law that allowed women to propose marriage to men once every four years. The day has special significance and Newman gives women the following advice on proposing marriage to your man.

  • Plan out a special day and time for the big proposal.
  • Be confident he’ll say “YES.”
  • Go back to the place of your first date or some other location that is significant to both of you.
  • Share from your heart how you feel for him, and how you’d like to share your life with him.
  • Buy rings for the both of you, or a piece of jewelry both of you can share.

About NSI Holdings, Ltd.
The owner of Cupid.com, NSI Holdings, an expert in online dating, offers a complete suite of B2C services. “Our rich, extensive capabilities, across multiple platforms including web, mobile and app allow users to quickly and easily discover, meet and date people who share their interests and lifestyle. Cupid.com itself becomes a choice of the heart for millions of singles who are looking for love. This is the online spot where people can find romantic connections and turn them into lasting and meaningful relationships.

Everything we do is inspired by our customers. We are working hard to better understand social and dating interests of our members. This allows us to focus on specific users’ needs and provide them with advanced online dating technologies based on industry best practices.

About Wendy Newman:

Wendy Newman is an author, and a dating, sex and relationship expert who’s led hundreds of workshops to thousands of people internationally.

She’s the author of 121 First Dates: How to Succeed at Online Dating, Fall in Love and Live Happily Ever After (Really!) Part juicy tell-all, part dating guide.

Happy Valentine’s Weekend!

Finding A Magical Match Online
This Valentine’s Day

Couple Says ‘Mirror Effect’ Can Help You
Discover Your Soul Mate

The approach of Valentine’s Day can nudge some single people into once again launching their search for true romance.

The question is how to go about it. Many may try online dating, but most still fail to find the love of their life.

They endure date after date with potential partners who prove a poor match. The experience leaves them feeling frustrated and hopeless, and makes them reluctant to continue to put their trust in the Internet to find a lasting relationship.

But it could be the dating methodology that’s the problem.

So how can online dating succeed when relationships fail 50 percent of the time, asks Troy Pummill, an entrepreneur from Silicon Valley whose courtship with his wife, Judy Day, led the couple to create a different kind of dating and relationship site, www.MagicalMatches.com

“There is a fatal flaw that keeps people failing,” Pummill says. “Dating and relationships is one single, inseparable, continuous progression. Online dating addresses a small portion of the progression—just the introduction. Online dating drops daters at the front door of the restaurant. The daters are on their own from there.”

People get more training on how to drive a car than how to find the right partner, say Pummill and Day, who co-authored the book “The Mirror Effect: More Than Soul Mates (6 Steps to Finding Your Magical Match Using Online Dating).”

“People fail over and over at the part after the introduction, which leaves them feeling like they’ll never find love,” Day says.

The couple says the “mirror effect” addresses the complete process, from dating all the way through relationship by supplying the first new blueprint for relationships in 50 years.

So how does the Mirror Effect and the 6 Steps draw a new relationships blueprint? It demolishes the 50-year-old traditional relationship paradigm and builds a distinctly different approach to dating and relationships, Pummill and Day say.

•  Provides a relationship target. Today, relationships are a mix of work and love.  But the 50 percent divorce rate tells us that “work and love” are not enough. The Mirror Effect changes that equation by producing astoundingly deep loving relationships that are not work. Mirror Law No. 1 says that if you’re working at your relationship, it’s the wrong relationship.

•  Uses 6 Steps.  In order to succeed at the entire dating and relationship progression, the 6 Steps to Finding Your Magical Match links introduction, dating, relationship, and selection into a single, successful progression in which each step builds on the previous and leads to the next.

•  Provides tangible measurements. One of the major failures in online dating is that there are no tangible measurements. Having a relationship target and a set of steps allows each step to be measured to ensure that the dater is on the path to an amazing, profound relationship that will change their life.

•  Restores the dater’s hope and faith. Using a designed, results-oriented dating and relationship plan equals more successes and far fewer failures. Daters not only begin to feel that finding deep love is possible, but that it is inevitable.  It restores hope that they will succeed and restores faith in love itself.

About Troy Pummill and Judy Day

Troy Pummill is an inventor, consultant and entrepreneur with 25 years experience in Silicon Valley, where he worked with start-up network equipment manufacturers specializing in network protocols. After a 20-year marriage, Pummill discovered the “mirror effect” during his pursuit of true love, leading him and Judy Day, his wife, to create MagicalMatches.com (www.MagicalMatches.com) and co-author “The Mirror Effect: More Than Soul Mates (6 Steps to Finding Your Magical Match Using Online Dating).” Day is a CEO, patent holder and entrepreneur. She ran a high-altitude hospital at the base of Mount Everest while working as an intensive care unit registered nurse. She never considered marriage until encountering the “mirror effect.”

Meet VHP Author Charmaine Gordon this Saturday, February 7

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come to the Palisades Mall this Saturday the 7th from 1-4 p.m.
Romance at Barnes & Noble in preparation for Valentine’s Day

Vanilla Heart Publishing Author Charmaine Gordon writes books  about women who Survive and Thrive. Her motto is take one step and then another to leave your past behind and begin again. Six novels and many novellas and short stories later, she’s always at work on the next story.

Hudson Valley Romance Writers of America

Author Signing
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, get a personally signed romance book for that special someone. Featured authors include, New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst, Elf Ahearn, Heather Thurmeier, Ruth A. Casie, Deserie and Charmaine Gordon.
Saturday February 07, 2015 1:00 PM

Barnes & Noble
The Palisades Center