A Dear Indies Special Edition!

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Hi Indies!

This is a special edition blog post, because I have been extremely fortunate to have a guest article published over on Nick Stephenson’s Blog: Your First 10,000 Readers and I really wanted to share it with you:

Publishing Tales From Both Sides of the Fence

I know I’ve given you resource posts that mentioned a few small differences between self-publishing and having a contract, but this article breaks down all of the differences from beginning to end and has a cost comparison chart, as well.

I hope you can add it to your list of references and/or resources for your own writing journey and feel free to comment or share!

A.C.

 

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#SongLyricSunday ♫ “Dance With the Devil” – Breaking Benjamin

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Not BB’s current band members, but they were the ones for this song.

I knew about this theme for a week and still almost missed it! Time just got away from me, I have no other excuse. Better late than never right?

This week’s themes is: Devil/Demon

Click on the link above to hop on over to Helen’s blog, This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and check out all of the other great choices!

I almost went with Slipknot’s “Devil in I,” but the video is pretty gruesome and surely filled to the brim with traumatizing triggers, so Breaking Benjamin it is! 😀 There’s no official video for this song, so I’m using a fan-made montage of scenes from the movie, Legion. And if you’ve never seen Legion… wow…just wow. *SMH*

Enjoy!

Here I stand, helpless and left for dead…

Close your eyes, so many days go by
Easy to find what’s wrong
Harder to find what’s right

I believe in you, I can show you that
I can see right through all your empty lies
I won’t stay long, in this world so wrong

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight
Don’t you dare look at him in the eye
As we dance with the devil tonight

Trembling, crawling across my skin
Feeling your cold dead eyes
Stealing the life of mine

I believe in you, I can show you that
I can see right through all your empty lies
I won’t last long, in this world so wrong

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight
Don’t you dare look at him in the eye
As we dance with the devil tonight
Hold on, hold on

Say goodbye, as we dance with the devil tonight
Don’t you dare look at him in the eye
As we dance with the devil tonight
Hold on, hold on

Goodbye

♪♫♪♫

Songwriters: Benjamin Burnley / Mark James Klepaski
Lyrics found on Google
Legal: Dance with the Devil lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

I do not own any rights to this song, lyrics or video. All right remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.

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#NewRelease ♥ Scavenger!

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It’s day two of the exclusive getaway on Dark Day Isle, and Felix’s smoldering lust isn’t the only thing to greet Tessa come morning. A list of challenges awaits her; finding the courage to confront her Master, devious tests of kink designed to push her limits and an unpleasant punishment that effects more than just their temporary dynamic.

Afternoon events provide insight on the getaway’s purpose and leads them deeper into the resort’s naughty, fetish-catering amenities. Tessa and Felix’s individual struggles are interspersed with visiting friends, unexpected triggers and a meeting of competitive spirits during the evening’s activity.

When Tessa’s true feelings about the cage are revealed, so is one of Felix’s well-guarded secrets that leaves her stunned. Now, Master expects to learn something from her in return and Tessa dreads what he might deem an even exchange for a truth he never wanted her to know.

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A.C. Melody is a hybrid author of Erotic Romance and all its savory sub-genres. Confessed javaholic, introverted geeky girl with a twisted sense of humor and a wretched muse. She has a weakness for hard ass Alphas and the strong women who capture their hearts, without damaging their rough edges.

A lifetime lover of fairytales, myths, legends and ancient pantheons, A.C. spends more time researching than writing. Her biggest goal is to provide new, captivating angles on old, favorite tales with enticing twists and characters that redefine preset expectations.

She’s 100% guilty of placing all her money on the underdogs,anti-heroes and shameless whores. When A.C. isn’t writing, being mom or doing the day-job gig, you can catch her gaming, binge-watching Netflix or anxiously awaiting the new superhero movie (specifically, Deadpool 2). A.C. loves to hear from her readers and can be found at any of the following sites:

 

 

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Afternoon events provide insight on the getaway’s purpose and leads them deeper into the resort’s naughty, fetish-catering amenities. Tessa and Felix’s individual struggles are interspersed with visiting friends, unexpected triggers and a meeting of competitive spirits during the evening’s activity.

When Tessa’s true feelings about the cage are revealed, so is one of Felix’s well-guarded secrets that leaves her stunned. Now, Master expects to learn something from her in return and Tessa dreads what he might deem an even exchange for a truth he never wanted her to know.

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ATTN: Indies! Important Info!

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Hi Indies!

I was just over on Goodreads and saw this topic in my notifications and wanted to share it with you right away! There have been whispers about this coming, but no one was sure when and now it looks like there’s going to be a definite merger between CreateSpace and Amazon Kindle Beta this fall. So for anyone getting ready to go to print, it looks like you might as well take CS off your list of options as a POD and just upload your book directly to Kindle or IngramSpark…

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#SongLyricSunday ♪ “Say You’ll Haunt Me” – Stone Sour

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It’s time for another SLS post, hosted by Helen over at This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. 

This week’s theme is: Stay

I’m sharing 2 videos this week. The first one is my official SLS pick. No matter if he’s singing vocals for Slipknot or Stone Sour, you can never go wrong with a Corey Taylor song.

The second video is actually the first song that came to mind. It’s an unofficial/fan made mash-up of “Stay” by Rihanna and the 30 Seconds to Mars cover. Reason it’s second is because I already chose this video/song for my #MusicMonday post awhile back and I’m not usually that big on repeats, but the seamless editing skills put into this video is well worth sharing again. Wish it was a real mash up, anyone got Jared Leto’s number? Ya-ya, I know, any excuse to stalk call Mr. J!

Not so sure about this Stone Sour video, honestly, but still love the song (and the car – it’s a 1972 Plymouth “Cuda” (Barracuda). Yes, I looked it up for you. You’re welcome). Enjoy!

Little supernovas in my head
Little soft pulses in my dead
Little souvenirs and secrets shared
Little off guard and unprepared

I was never good enough to find
I was never bad enough to mind
In the middle I will do my best
Take me in your arms and leave the rest

I will give you anything to

Say you want to stay, you want me too
Say you’ll never die, you’ll always haunt me
I want to know I belong to you
Say you’ll haunt me

Together, together we’ll be together, together forever

Little variations on my page
Little doors open on my cage
Little time has come and gone so far
Little by little who you are

I can see the patterns on your face
I can see the miracles I trace
Symmetry in shadows I can’t hide
I just want to be right by your side

I will give you everything to

Say you want to stay you want me too
Say you’ll never die, you’ll always haunt me
I want to know I belong to you
Say you’ll haunt me

Say you want to stay you want me too
Say you’ll never die, you’ll always haunt me
I want to know I belong to you
Say you’ll haunt me

Together, together we’ll be together, together forever
I belong to you
Together, together we’ll be together, together forever
I belong to you

Little supernovas in my head
Little soft pulses in my dead
Little souvenirs and secrets shared
Little off guard and unprepared

I will give you anything to
I will give you everything to

Say you want to stay you want me too
Say you’ll never die you’ll always haunt me
I want to know I belong to you
Say you’ll haunt me

Say you want to stay you want me too
Say you’ll never die you’ll always haunt me
I want to know I belong to you
Say you’ll haunt me

Together, together we’ll be together, together forever
I belong to you
Together, together we’ll be together, together forever
I belong to you

♫♪♫♪

Songwriters: Corey Taylor / James Root / Josh Rand / Roy Mayorga / Shawn Economaki
Lyrics found on Google
Legal: Say You’ll Haunt Me lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

All along it was a fever
A cold sweat hot-headed believer
I threw my hands in the air, said, “Show me something”
She said, “If you dare, come a little closer”

Round and around and around and around we go
Oh now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

It’s not much of a life you’re living
It’s not just something you take it’s given

Round and around and around and around we go
Oh now, tell me now, tell me now, tell me now you know

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way
I want you to stay

Ooh, ooh, ooh, the reason I hold on

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ’cause I need this hole gone

Funny you’re the broken one but I’m the only one who needed saving

‘Cause when you never see the light it’s hard to know which one of us is caving

Not really sure how to feel about it
Something in the way you move
Makes me feel like I can’t live without you
It takes me all the way

I want you to stay, stay
I want you to stay, hooh

♪♫♪♫

Songwriters: John Stephen Sudduth / Justin Parker / Mikky Ekko
Lyrics found on Google (adjusted by me just for the mash-up video, these are not the official lyrics)
Legal: Stay lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

I do not own any rights to these songs, lyrics or videos. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents. No copyright infringement intended.