Valentines? Pah!…What Is Love?

THE EDITOR'S JOURNAL

what is love?

Love means different things to different people.

It can be kind, life affirming and caring or it can be heart breaking, suffocating and used as a battering ram.

Folks say pets don’t love. Yet whatever that voo-doo that they-do, it is often sweeter, truer and more agender-free than the forced thing masquerading as love that blights so many relationships.

So many marriages where ‘love’ turns to bile-filled hate in court.
Surely real, true love never dies…or cheats? Or keeps the kids away from (a loving) dad?

Maybe we’ve all been had and it really is just a fairy tale construct invented to sell things the way diamonds and champagne were cleverly marketed.

Maybe love today is really just physical tingly bits mistaken for love, or it’s ‘you’ll do for now…until something better comes along.’

But I’m just a dumb editor.

SCHOOOOL ME!

Folks…(poignant stare at screen)… WHAT…

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Quick Update

Good morning and happy Saturday everyone! I have not forgotten you all! I underwent PRK (military version of LASIK Eye Surgery) on last Tuesday and as such I've been literally blind. As such I won't be posting anything new until next week when I can … Continue reading Quick Update

Repeat After Me via R.C. Murphy

Author R.C. Murphy

There’s no such thing as a throw-away idea.

Got it? Good.

What? You’re confused? Fine, I’ll explain. *dons smart-looking writer’s cap*

In the course of planning and writing (slowly) the final book in my vampire trilogy, I’ve discovered something I find hilarious. Some of the details I thought would never amount to anything in Be Ours Forever ended up being huge parts of the other books. For instance, I tossed in a line about Caius’ cabin in the woods in BOF. That cabin, mentioned only once in the first book, became a major setting in In Too Deep and will play a minor role in the third (yet unnamed) book. I never thought twice about the cabin while writing BOF. It was an easy way to drop a quick story that’d give readers a better sense of his personality since we never saw his point of view and it was…

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I Have a Problem

Nee has a problem…

Author R.C. Murphy

No, it isn’t my obsession with everything Guardians of the Galaxy. Or my over-zealous eyebrow tweezing.

It’s book sales. Or rather, the difficulty I’ve found trying to sell books which don’t really fit into any fad genre clogging the best-seller charts.

First thing, I’m not bitter over anyone’s success. I knew out the gate, especially with Enslaved, that pitching the idea to a publisher wouldn’t be an issue. It’s readers who I cannot, for the life of me, convince to give the book a chance . . . even after they read it.

Conversations generally go like this:

Me: “Guys, I wrote a thing! Please buy it.”

Reader: “Nah. I’m gonna buy this overpriced iced coffee. Decaf. Non-fat. No whip.”

Me (Thinking, “What’s the point in that?”): “I said, please. There’s hot guys.”

Reader: “I don’t know . . . .”

Me: “Hot guys who have a lot of sex–incubi!”

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One Last Chance – Virtual Signing Event

Author R.C. Murphy

In July, I announced a limited time offer to pre-purchase a signed copy of my first book, Be Ours Forever. A few people took advantage of the pre-sale. However, since then I’ve had quite a few more folks ask about signed copies.

From today, August 31st, through September 10th, I am giving y’all one last chance to purchase a personalized, signed paperback copy of Be Ours Forever via the internet. Don’t forget, there is an exclusive preview for my next novel, Enslaved, in the back of the book.

This really is the last chance. From here on out, you’ll have to find me at conventions and such to get your copies of BOF signed.

So what is Be Ours Forever about?

To die a slow, painful death, or become one of the blood-sucking undead?

For Brenda Verga, there’s no choice. She can’t fathom leaving her husband, Nico. Nor…

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