Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Such a Clever Deception by Cortney Pearson {Spotlight/Tens List with Giveaway}



Doing the right thing means turning his back on everything he knows.

Talon Haraway was born to be a leader. Strong, confident, and skilled, at seventeen he commands the Arcaian army without thought, expecting results and getting them. When a new set of recruits arrives in Valadir, the last thing Talon expects is to have one of them redefine what he always thought he wanted. Now with pressure from his Arcaian leader and surrogate father, Tyrus Blinnsdale, Talon must decide who he wants to be and where his loyalty lies before it’s too late.

Don't miss this thrilling digital novella, set in the world of the Stolen Tears series!


https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rQqmqnHBh7g/Vh6019bWTcI/AAAAAAAAGl8/ATNGlo6mKok/s200/Cortney%2Bauthor%2Bpic%2Bday%2B12.jpgCortney is a book nerd who studied literature at BYU-Idaho, a music nerd who plays clarinet in her local community orchestra, and a writing nerd who creates stories for young adults. She lives with her husband and three sons in a small Idaho farm town.


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1. I don't write from start to finish, but out of order, scene by scene.

2. I don't type on a computer until after I've written it out by hand first.

3. I hear voices and conversations in my head.

4. Whenever I feel stumped, inspiration comes a lot of times while I'm in the shower or
falling asleep.

5. I pants a story until I can't figure out where to take it next; then comes the plotting.

6. I'm currently working on four different stories at once (and my head is spinning!).

7. I carry a notebook in my purse just in case I get ideas while on the go.

8. I plot using note cards.

9. I can't "deep" edit without printing out an actual copy of the manuscript that I can
write directly on.

10. I keep a notebook handy while cooking--ideas come at the craziest times!

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  1. I really wanted a "spa" tub, but I actually was more in love with the idea of relaxing in it--it takes too long to fill and the jets tangle my hair. So it sits empty.

    1. I love it!! I've wanted one of those two and haven't ever gotten one yet. :)

  2. I only read one book at a time. My head would be spinning if I tried 4 - let alone writing them.

    1. Writing four at a time would definitely be challenging!