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Guest Blogger: Myla Jackson (Contest!)
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

They’re Doing It Everywhere!

by Myla Jackson

Okay, so other authors, even my sister Delilah Devlin, are doing it. They’re doing it on their blogs, in their newsletters, on Smashwords, in the closet, under the bed… Oops, I digress. My mind hits the gutter way too easily when I’m anywhere near Delilah. Ah the joy of the older sister rubbing off on me.

And what, might you ask, are they doing?

Free Reads!

Good grief. Who wants free reads? Don’t we all want to read books we paid for—spent our hard-earned dollars on to seek a few minutes of escapism? Spew…choke…snort!

Free Reads? Who wants ’em?

We do! We do!

I see your hands up, and finally I’m convinced. So where do I start? What makes a good free read? What does the audience want from a Myla Jackson story? I have to say, I’m stumped and in need of a little help.

Should I write a western with sexy cowboys and strong women, willing to hog-tie their men if that’s what it takes? Or should I craft a contemporary comedy sure to tickle a funny bone here and there. Or maybe a dark paranormal story with shady shifters, vicious vampires or ravenous beasts of all shapes and sizes?

The selections are endless, the time is limited and I’m still on the fence about what to write. It’s not for lack of an idea, it’s drinking from the fire hose of ideas. Sigh…

Such is the nature of the writer’s life. So many stories, so little time. So help me please… Help me by choosing a premise that pleases you, a genre that gets you going, characters that you can’t let go. Step on over to my web of intrigue (my website and my blog ) and let me know your choice of suggestions and you’ll be entered in a drawing for a $20 gift card from Amazon.com. Then join my newsletter to read the installments of the free read you’re going to help me build…

And check out my newest western ménage in the Bound and Tied Series: Duty Bound. Also check out the other contests I have going for a chance to win more gift cards and free books!

7 comments to “Guest Blogger: Myla Jackson (Contest!)”

  1. Viking Princess
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      · January 12th, 2011 at 9:25 am · Link

    Hello Myla. I don’t know where you want the comment, on this site or yours, but when I read romance the hero has to be all alpha :wink: . But I don’t mean a mean alpha male. I like what I call a ‘teddy bear alpha’ in that they are complete marshmallows when it comes to the heroine but tough as nails when they have to be with anyone else.



  2. Myla Jackson
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      · January 12th, 2011 at 11:53 am · Link

    Hi Viking Princess,
    I’m a little late getting my contest up on my blog. It’s there now! http://mylajack.blogspot.com/
    I love an alpha male as well. Makes me hot all over and I love to watch an alpha male get tender with his female.



  3. Estella
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      · January 12th, 2011 at 3:29 pm · Link

    I am for cowboys all the way!



  4. Brandy W
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      · January 12th, 2011 at 3:37 pm · Link

    How about hot cops with a sense of humor? I guess that would fall under the contemporary comedy.



  5. Minna
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      · January 12th, 2011 at 3:42 pm · Link

    I like paranormal.



  6. Myla Jackson
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      · January 12th, 2011 at 3:52 pm · Link

    You guys aren’t making this easy…LOL



  7. Diane Sadler
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      · January 12th, 2011 at 8:20 pm · Link

    Cowboys! We love them.



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