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break 20465466_sHello and thank you for reading. Many of you have been loyal readers over time, and for that I’m grateful. Thank you! To those of you who are new, or visiting for the first time, welcome.

Over the last five years of writing fiction full time (I was a part-timer before that, as I also worked as a technical writer for about fifteen years), I’ve learned a great deal about the writing and publishing world. I’m hoping to impart some of that knowledge to other authors, whether newbies or those with more experience, by turning my attention to a new site with a new mission: Book Market Maven. Over there, the mission is to bring new resources to light, offer solutions to nagging writing problems, and help authors and interested readers keep abreast on what’s going on in the publishing world.

While I take a sabbatical from writing fiction, I hope you’ll join me over there. Whether you’re a writer or a reader, you’ll find something to interest you. In the meantime, if fiction is your interest, please check the menus above for all kinds of romance fiction, from sweet to hardcore BDSM, from historical to contemporary to science fiction, from domestic discipline to detective stories. There are many free short stories to introduce you to my style and interests. Please take advantage of these offerings.

This blog at Patricia Green Books will be somewhat dormant for the next few months as I have no new releases, however, the site will remain open in perpetuity so that you have access to free short stories and information about my more than thirty published books. When I return from sabbatical, I’ll have more new offerings here.

And now, I’m moving over to Book Market Maven. Look for a preview announcement for the new site on Monday, Feb. 1.

Thank you so much for joining me.

Trish

Hi, everyone.

I’m going to be teaching a writing class through Savvy Authors’ mentoring program, January 25 through April 10, 2016. The scope of the “lessons” is basically soup to nuts, and includes the following modules:

mentor 24985940_sLesson 1 – Setting Goals
Lesson 2 – Learning the Tropes
Lesson 3 – Character Profiles
Lesson 4 – Point of View
Lesson 5 – Plotting
Lesson 6 – Great Openings
Lesson 7 – Writing the First Draft: Tips & Tricks
Lesson 8 – Word Choice and Sentence Construction
Lesson 9 – The First Round of Editing
Week 10 – 2nd/Final Round of Self-Editing
Lesson 11 – The Synopsis & The Pitch
Week 12 – Media Kits

With additional discussions on:

Writing “To the Market” vs. Literary Fiction
Parsing Amazon-speak
Series
Finding a New Publisher or Agent

We can talk about anything you need to know and don’t have to stick to this lesson plan exclusively. The idea is to give you personalized attention to solve your writing problems.

If you’re a reader who wants to become a writer, this is a good place to start. If you’re a reader who knows a writer who’s struggling, send her/him my way. Or if you’re a writer who needs a little TLC, come on over and tell me your woes.

This is not a free class. It has a significant price tag, but how many twelve-week writing classes do you know of with personalized attention, a comprehensive syllabus, and only three students? This isn’t like a “boot camp” either. The lessons are fluid and the process is more laid back. There’s homework, but it’s not onerous at all; no one is going to ask you to draft a whole book during the course, but if you want to, nothing will impede you.

Here’s where you sign up: Savvy Authors – Patricia Green Mentoring.

There are only three spots available, and the class starts on Monday, so sign up soon or miss your opportunity. I don’t teach this class every quarter, and I don’t have a plan for another one in the near-term.

I hope to help you or your friends soon.

Trish

Katherine Deane is a fairly new author, but she’s always busy writing, so her collection of books is growing by leaps and bounds. She puts a lot of heart into her work and it shows. Her new novella, Dancing with a Dom, is part of a box set with 13 other terrific spanking romance and BDSM romance authors. It’s naughty, but romantic. Perfect for a Valentine’s Day treat.

bound spanked and loved set graphic

Kate has a few words to share with you today. Take it away Katherine.

Thanks so much for having me over today, Patricia. I am so excited to be a part of the most amazing box set! There are so many amazing authors in this set.

I’m sharing a bit from my story, Dancing With a Dom.  It’s a 15K novella about a BBW [Big Beautiful Woman] divorced woman, who tries out for a televised dancing competition to get past the pain of her ex-husband’s hurtful comments and cheating.

This one is a little different than my usual stories. I still included the romance and a slightly cheesy ending, but I veered a bit from there, going a little sexier than I usual do. 😉

And I wrote my female main character’s voice in first person. Like I said, I tried something new. And I really enjoyed it.

In the following scene, Macy is having a little bit of trouble keeping dance partners. Dane takes charge quickly.

The head dude in charge loomed above me, for a few minutes. Waiting for me to make up my mind, I guess. Since I couldn’t go invisible, I had to face him. I straightened and acknowledged him with an embarrassed grimace.

“I’m sorry. I don’t know what got into me. I’m not usually like this.” Why I pleaded my case before this stern-faced man I don’t know. But I did. Maybe I didn’t want him to think I was a bully. I certainly felt like one.

“When’s the last time you ate?”

Of all the questions he could have asked me—where are you from, why are you so angry, are you married, why did you make my dancer cry—this one caught me off guard.

“I…”

“Have you taken a break since you started this morning?”

“No, sir.” Where did that come from? Great, I was falling for the big, stern daddy type. All right, spank my bottom like the naughty girl I am. Just please don’t send me to bed hungry.

The corner of his mouth quirked up.

Oh God, did I say that out loud? I waited for the universe to swallow me whole, as my whole body overheated with embarrassment.

“Here’s what’s going to happen.” He took my hand, and propelled me toward the door. “We’re going to head over to the deli and get something in your stomach. Then we’re going to talk about what’s going on in your head. And then I’m going to turn you over my knee and spank you for being so mean to my favorite employee.”

Okay, we had a plan. A course of action for the day. A full list with everything laid out— “Wait, what did you say?”

Leaning in with a toothy grin, he pulled me closer to him. “You heard me the first time. I’m going to spank your ass, naughty girl.”

Well, that made my panties wet.

Blurb for Dancing with a Dom:

What do ballroom dancing, hard spankings, and mind-blowing orgasms have in common? I guess it depends who your dance partner is. The man smiling down at me, with his hand on my waist… he’s a Dom. And he wants to be mine this Valentine’s Day.

Full Blurb for Bound, Spanked & Loved (the 785 page, 14 book box set):

Bound, Spanked and Loved: Fourteen Kinky Valentine’s Day Stories is the HOTTEST box set of the season, brought to you by fourteen New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling authors of BDSM and spanking romance. Lose yourself in a whole lotta naughty with this sexy collection of ALL-NEW, standalone novellas sure to set your e-reader ablaze and leave you breathlessly panting for more.

Featured authors:

Annabel Joseph

Cari Silverwood

Sierra Cartwright

Natasha Knight

Emily Tilton

Sue Lyndon

Trent Evans

Cara Bristol

Katherine Deane

Renee Rose

Ashe Barker

Korey Mae Johnson

Alta Hensley

Kallista Dane

Publisher’s Note: The stories included in this smoking hot collection are MF, MFM, and MMMF pairings. Some contain taboo subjects and no-holds barred BDSM and spanking scenes. All will make you blush hard. ***over 700 pages of brand new stories***

Pre-order for 99 cents now. The book will be delivered on February 9.

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