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#Win The Queen's New Year Secret by Maisey Yates (US) #NewYearNewReads

USA Today Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit.


In 2009, at the age of twenty-three Maisey sold her first book. Since then it's been a whirlwind of sexy alpha males and happily ever afters, and she wouldn't have it any other way. Maisey divides her writing time between dark, passionate category romances set just about everywhere on earth and light sexy contemporary romances set practically in her back yard.


THE WRITING PROCESS; A GUEST POST BY MAISEY YATES

You see the words ‘trust the process’ a lot in writing advice posts, and it’s something I agree with – to an extent.

Everyone has a different process. Some people are plotters, some are pansters, and some fall in all places on the plotting/pantsing spectrum. Some write a lot of drafts, some write one. Some write fast. Some write slow.

I’m a big believer in the idea that there is no one right way. BUT…if you aren’t finishing your manuscripts, then you can’t trust your process anymore. You need to figure out what’s stopping you, and you need to change it.

If not finishing is habitual, and not simply an issue of a flawed book you might need to go back and learn some craft. You might need to start plotting. You might need to stop editing as you go. You might need to STOP plotting.

The process cannot be placed on a higher pedestal than the ultimate goal – which is a finished book. That sounds funny, but I’ve watched people deify their process, and make themselves slaves to it.

The good news is, you can change your process. You can learn a new way. You’re a writer. You’re a writer before you’re a plotter, or a pantser. My process tends to shift from book to book. Some books work best if I punch my way in blind, others require that I sit down and make outlines and lists of scenes. As long as I reach the end, it doesn’t matter how I got there.

Much like running a race, it’s about the finishing. You don’t lose points for sweating…or crying. It can be ugly, and it can be imperfect, but that’s okay as long as you finish.


Praise for Maisey Yates

“I absolutely adore Maisey's writing style. She creates complex characters, who are believable and real, and who people can connect with.”Jael’s Reviews

“Yates writes a story with emotional depth, intense heartache and love that is hard fought for and eventually won.”
–RT Book Reviews

“Maisey Yates is one of my all-time favorite romance authors. Her ability to tell a deep, enriching love story combined with her extraordinary talent for in-depth characterization has made her an auto-buy author for me for years”
Okie Dreams Book Reviews

 “Maisey has a real gift for writing dialogue, both internal and between her characters.” Smut Book Junkie

“It’s a happy, happy day when I get to read a book by Maisey Yates. She has a very strong voice which is funny, emotional, and not just a little bit sarcastic.” –Buried by Books

Kidnapped by her king!

As the clock strikes twelve on New Year’s Eve, the fairy tale is over for all of Petras when Queen Tabitha—refusing to live in a loveless marriage—asks her husband for a divorce. But anger erupts into passion, and when Tabitha flees the palace she’s carrying King Kairos’s heir!

Discovering her secret, Kairos kidnaps his wife. Against the backdrop of his secluded island paradise, he proves there’s no escaping his royal reach. He will use the desire that’s gone unsated between them for too long to ensure his wife returns to his side.

The Queen’s New Year Secret
by Maisey Yates

Harlequin;
December 15, 2015
$4.99 U.S
ISBN-
9780373133994

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  1. My New Years resolution is to get fit , Ihave 4 little one who are depending on me ;)

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  2. Cool guest post and it was nice to learn more about Misay and her creative process.
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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  3. Committing to healthier eating and being mindful about how much we eat.

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