IWSG Anthology: Parallels & Valentine Pets & Kisses

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

It's IWSG post day again and February already. Today, writers air their insecurities and encourage each other. Look to the left, you'll see a shiny new badge. Make sure you grab it!

The Insecure Writer's Support Group was started by Captain Alex and today, he will be ably assisted on his rounds by 
Allison Gammons, Tamara Narayan, Eva E. Solar, Rachel Pattison, and Ann V. Friend.

Be sure to visit a few bloggers who are new to you while making your rounds.

Here are my thoughts for today.

If you follow the opinions of others, you'll never make a move or get anything done. 
Everyone has an opinion, but it doesn't have to be the rule of law in your life or mine. 
Do your thing without apology. Chances are, the same people who decry what you're doing now will be the same ones coming around to clap you on the back at a whiff of success or they may choose to be silent. 
#‎StandStrong‬ ‪#‎DoYourThing‬ ‪#‎FollowYourDreamOnYourTerms‬

The IWSG Anthology has a cover and a blurb! 

Parallels: Felix Was Here, Anthology
Print ISBN 9781939844200
eBook ISBN 9781939844118
Science Fiction/Alternate History

Enter the realm of parallel universes!

What if the government tried to create the perfect utopia? Could a society linked to a supercomputer survive on its own? Do our reflections control secret lives on the other side of the mirror? Can one moment split a person’s world forever? 

Exploring the fantastic, ten authors offer incredible visions and captivating tales of diverse reality. Featuring the talents of L. G. Keltner, Crystal Collier, Hart Johnson, Cherie Reich, Sandra Cox, Yolanda Renee, Melanie Schulz, Sylvia Ney, Michael Abayomi, and Tamara Narayan.

Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will expand your imagination and twist the tropes of science fiction. Step through the portal and enter another dimension! 

Still on the IWSG. We need articles for the February newsletter and all members of IWSG can submit. The newsletter comes out on February 24, so get those articles to Chrys Fey and writing and publishing. Word count is 200 or less. Deadline is March 2nd. Send a DOC attachment to Chrys Fey at ChrysFey(at)yahoo(dot)com. Put “Member Article” in the Subject Line. 

Yesterday, the Valentine Pet & Kisses Boxed set made its way into the world. This boxed set is the work of a group of talented writers who have come up with fourteen all-new, sweet Valentine romances.

Candy and canines. Flowers and felines. Celebrate this Valentine's Day with your sweethearts of the human and fuzzy varieties! 

Nothing is more heart-warming than kisses from the pet who adores you and the man who loves you, so snuggle up with VALENTINE PETS & KISSES -- an anthology of fourteen sweet romances from USA Today bestselling and award-winning authors -- and strike the perfect mood for moonlit walks and candlelight dinners with your pet and sweetheart. Get your copy today while it's still $0.99.

Purchase links for Valentines Pets and Kisses:

Amazon US: http://bit.ly/VPKK 
Amazon UK: http://bit.ly/VPKUK 
Barnes & Noble Nook: http://bit.ly/VPKNok 
Apple iBooks: http://bit.ly/VPKiBk 
Google Play: http://bit.ly/VPKGp 
Kobo Books: http://bit.ly/VPKKobo

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  1. Hi,
    I like your thoughts. They are so true, but you have to go through some things to finally come to such conclusions.

  2. If you follow the opinions of others, you'll spend your whole day running in circles.

  3. Thanks for reminding people to visit new IWSGers. Can't wait to see our new newsletter. Very exciting times for all of us.

  4. Do what feels right for you--not what everyone else says. Looking forward to the newsletter.

  5. The ones who say we can't are the same ones who end up saying they always knew we could do it. Ironic, isn't it?

  6. Sometimes we get so stuck on other people's opinions but the only opinion that matters is our own.

  7. That is such good advice. We can't please everyone.

  8. All good thoughts, thanks for sharing.
    Got my copy of Pets & Kisses yesterday and I'm looking forward to the stories!

    1. I hope you enjoy, Julie. Thanks for your support.

  9. I love those quotes!! It's exactly what I needed to hear this month - I'm currently trying to branch out into something new, but I'm so scared of failing. But like you said, I should just do my own thing without any apology :).

    Rachel Pattinson
    February IWSG Co-host

    1. Here's to you starting something new without apology, Rachel!

  10. I have to say that the puppy in the cup is beyond adorable.

  11. Much too often I see people accept another person's opinion as fact. While we can certainly pay attention to other people's ideas, we should allow ourselves to form our own ideas as well.

  12. Lots of good news here Joy. Love the new badge, and the anthology cover looks great. Congrats on those books :)

  13. Wonderful quote. Grabbed a copy of cute pet valentine anthology.
    Happy Belated IWSG Day,
    Juneta Writer's Gambit

  14. I've seen the Valentine anthology all over cyberspace, Joy.
    Congrats to all the authors.


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