Now Accepting Entries – Cursed Love Writing Contest

Happy Halloween! The Cursed Love Writing Contest is officially open. Submit your best 690 words on damned lovers for a chance to win $100 and publicity on my blog and social media profiles.

Be sure to check the rules before writing and entering your submission … and good luck!

Contest rules:

  1. Contest is open to all amateur and professional writers.
  2. Piece can me now more than a year old.
  3. Piece can not have won any other contests.
  4. Entrants must be 18 years or older.
  5. All genres are welcome excluding erotica and those with extremely graphic scenes, fetish themes, and/or overly-explicit language. Such entries will be disqualified at the discretion of the judges.
  6. Contest begins 10/30/2017. Entries will close on 2/14/2018.
  7. Winner will be announced 3/14/2018.
  8. Top five entries will be published on Shonda Brock’s websites and social media profiles.
  9. Winner will receive a VISA gift card in the amount of $100. If winner is outside North America, they will be given the equivalent in an Amazon eGift card.

 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR STORY!

 

 

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In the #HotSeat Meryt from Eternal Traces by Shonda Brock #ColorofLoveHop @shondabrock #PNR #Giveaway

 

Karissa,

Meryt says thank you for the interview. She’s been threatening me lately to finish her 3rd book. You know how head strong characters are, they always want their stories told. I want to thank you and your friends for hosting Color of Love Hop 2017. I’m often asked about writing/publishing and blogging. How difficult is it in this modern age with so much technology? I liken this business to a tree falling in the woods. If a tree falls in the woods and no one hears it fall, did it make a noise?
You ladies are creating a platform for writers and readers to hear that tree fall. You have a very special group of writers telling their special stories. How outstanding is that!!!!

Thank you again and always….
Stay Inspired,
Shonda

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Hello readers. Today we’re excited to have Meryt  from Eternal Traces by Shonda Brock in the Hot Seat for #ColorofLove2017 celebration.

You’re welcome to our blog, Meryt. Thank you for hanging out with us today. We look forward to delving into your mind and finding out more about you. So let’s get started.

Meryt Brownstone is her birth name. When her mother named her she thought it would be a perfect compliment to her daughter’s beautiful brown skin. She had high dreams for the curly headed, sweet girl child, but unfortunately life already had a plan for Meryt. Sweet could only be used if you are into a hot-tempered, poor communicator, extremely driven woman who is only open to showing emotions when death is near and even then she prefers the company of a bottle.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

A restful night of sleep, and a…

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Color of Love Hop 2017 Is Here

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Color of Love Blog Hop 2017 – @EmpiBaryeh @KiruTaye @NanaPrah #CoLHop2017 #coloroflovehop

 

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the COLOR OF LOVE Blog Hop co-hosted by Empi Baryeh (me), Kiru TayeNana Prah, and Love Bites and Silk. This year’s hop is on from today 23 November to December, 2017.

We’re celebrating People of Color in romance and offering you a chance to discover new books and new authors, as well as giving you a chance to win prizes. We have 30 blogs participating this year, each featuring an interracial or multicultural romance book!

This year, we’re doing things a little differently. We’ve separated the cash and book prizes so more people can win: Here’s what’s up for grabs:

BOOK PRIZES We’re introducing daily book prizes. Be sure to comment on blog posts and join the conversation on our FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE for a chance to win one of our 24 book prizes.  CASH PRIZES

Enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win:

Shonda Brock Blogger/Author

@shondabrock

 

Writing contest and the subject is “Cursed Love”

Who doesn’t have a good story or two to tell?

Cursed Love Contest

https://shondabrock.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/now-accepting-entries-cursed-love-writing-contest/

FEATURED BOOK

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“The coming to consciousness is not a discovery of some new thing; it is a long and painful return to that which has always been.”

                                   By Helen Luke

Eternal Traces

Dr. Meryt Brownstone is a talented cardiologist living a quite low-key life at a local hospital where she spends her extra hours experimenting with transfusion patients and synthetic blood looking for a remedy or at least a solution to extend their lives.

As single woman living in upstate New York, her lifestyle doesn’t allow for the luxury of getting involved with people because when she’s not plunking around in the lab she’s involved with a man; first name Uncle, last name Sam.

As an ex-military officer who still works as an undercover mercenary for the government, this means personal drama is something she can do without and living under the radar is expected.

But her solitude is broken when Dr. Fritz Daniels mysteriously appears, seemingly drawn by her blood research, and joins her in the laboratory with different ideas. To add more complications, Fritz’s blue-eyed devilish brother, mesmerizes Meryt in a way she can’t ignore.

Love may be within Meryt’s reach, but she is perplexed by his odd behavior. Meryt isn’t the only one with secrets and hidden agendas.

When she is called to duty on a secret mission in Sudan the adventure begins and old secrets, as well as, lost secrets come to light. Soon Meryt is catapulted down a mysterious path—a bloody path she may have traveled before.

Thousands of years ago in ancient Africa, Nitocris fights for her nation and for a man she loved. Parallel events shape both of their lives.

Meryt is in a race against time and unknown enemies. If she can’t figure out her true mission soon, she will be forced to relive her gruesome past in which she lost everyone and everything she has ever loved

COLOR OF LOVE 2017 FEATURED BOOKS

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Now hop on to the next blog

1. Author Kiru Taye (INT) 11. Georgia Lyn Hunter 21. Tasha L. Harrison
2. Author Nana Prah (INT) 12. Sharon C. Cooper 22. Kay Blake
3. Author Empi Baryeh (INT) 13. Reana Malori 23. J.L. Campbell
4. LBAS Book Blogs (INT) 14. Elle Wright 24. Sheena Binkley
5. RWOWA (INT) 15. Candace Shaw 25. Bex n Books (INT)
6. Sexy Romance Novels (INT) 16. Author/Blogger Shonda Brock 26. Natalina Reis
7. Felicia Denise, Author 17. L. Loren (INT) 27. Dahlia Donovan (Int)
8. Sharita Lira, Author 18. Koko Brown 28. Debra Elise
9. Freddy MacKay 19. Siren Allen 29. Kim Golden
10. Platypire Reviews 20. Amaka Azie 30. Kai Tyler (INT)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#1MinFiction: “Crazy Was On The Menu And I Was His Main Course” #fiction — Simply Marquessa

This piece was written for Nortina’s #1MinFiction Challenge at Lovely Curses This Week’s Prompt: “Thanks but no thanks…” Crazy was on the menu and I was his main course tonight. I kept my body still and my breathing under control. Under the pillow, my hand firmly grasped the hammer that my handyman had accidentally left […]

via #1MinFiction: “Crazy Was On The Menu And I Was His Main Course” #fiction — Simply Marquessa

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What is the Color for the Season?

Isn’t it always love…………………..

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Cursed Love

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I hope this motivates you to think about your Cursed Love Story. I’ve got my first entries in and I’m waiting on yours.

https://shondabrock.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/now-accepting-entries-cursed-love-writing-contest/

 

 

 

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Ghost Story by Andrew Wrangell

Take a moment to enjoy. Happy Halloween……

Andrew Wrangell Music

Let me tell you a tale. A spine-chilling, hair-raising, bloodcurdling kind. This, my friends, is my Ghost Story.
Support me on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/composer1992

Update on 31 October 2017: Thank you so much to WordPress for featuring this post! I’m thrilled to have my work featured and I hope that new readers enjoy my content! Many thanks for stopping by!

I absolutely love horror movies, I’ve watched so many of them so I guess I unconsciously pulled a bunch of tropes together for the story! The music has a very Danny Elfman vibe, but I’ve also pulled on influences from Nightwish, Two Steps From Hell, the Medievil Resurrection soundtrack, John Williams and the Death Note anime soundtrack. Hopefully ghosts aren’t too scary for you~

I wanted to put out something for Halloween, and my patrons voted for this over a piano cover of something from the Two Steps From Hell Halloween…

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