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Guest Blogger: B.J. McCall
Sunday, May 26th, 2013

Yesterday’s prize, that pretty little pair of lapis and silver earrings,
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Anyone Can Write a Book!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this: “Anyone can write a book.” The statement usually comes from a person who doesn’t write, but I believe the premise is true. Each and every one of us has a story. It may be about our lives or a tale of fiction, but how many of us will actually write it?

You need a beginning that grabs the reader’s interest, a middle that doesn’t sag and a satisfying ending that ties everything together. It takes time, effort and dedication.

But romance, especially erotic romance isn’t a real book! I’ve heard that too. But I can assure you that I want to write a good book. That’s what motivates me each time I turn on my laptop.

I’m not trying to change your life or lecture you on how to live it. Nor do I seek to change the world. I write to entertain. I write to fulfill a personal need. I love to create characters, build worlds and tell tales. Stories are always churning in my brain. Ideas come from myriad sources. If I can’t write, I miss it.

A new book excites me. Edits and revisions drive me crazy, but I know the end result is a better story. Seeing the final product with the cover art and title makes me happy.

The world of writing has changed. Social media, an abundance of publishers and indie publishing allows equal opportunity to anyone who wishes to share their imagination. If you have a story, tell it. Be happy.

BJM_NightSins_bryanForever 2: Night Sins Changeling Press

Night is made for sin and vampires rule the dark.

An officer for the Dead Souls Agency, Harper Croix’s job is vampire enforcement. One night her job takes a lethal turn and Harper has a showdown with an old one. He’s nothing like the rabid bloodsuckers she burns, arrests and destroys. He’s handsome, strong, disciplined and he wants revenge.

Egan wants Agent Croix to suffer for her sins against his kind. Revenge is a dish best served cold, but Croix is hot and tasty. One encounter leads to another. Enemies become lovers.

Harper has sworn to enforce the vampire laws, not break them. An affair with a vampire is reckless. Falling in love is crazy stupid. Egan is irresistible.

B.J. McCall is published in paranormal, sci-fi and contemporary erotic romance by eRed Sage, Cobblestone Press, Changeling Press and Ellora’s Cave. Her books are available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and ARe. B.J.’s latest release is Night Sins, the second book in her urban fantasy series, Forever, published by Changeling Press.

9 comments to “Guest Blogger: B.J. McCall”

  1. Becky Ward
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      · May 26th, 2013 at 8:11 am · Link

    Great post! I too, believe everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone will write about it. I’m thankful to all of the authors out there now, since they bring me great entertainment and places to visit without leaving my home.
    Night Sins sounds very good and I have added it to my list to get.



  2. ronnie cornett
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      · May 26th, 2013 at 10:57 am · Link

    I tam a big fan of romance of all kinds. I’ve written a couple of short stories, and am just finishing my first book….plus reading avidly :!: Thanks for the post!



  3. ronnie cornett
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      · May 26th, 2013 at 11:01 am · Link

    I meant I am…my computer is giving me problems today :!:



  4. Laurie P
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      · May 26th, 2013 at 11:07 am · Link

    Thanks BJ for the great post. And it’s that saying “until you walk a mile…”



  5. Angel Shaw
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      · May 26th, 2013 at 4:55 pm · Link

    Gonna check this out, love vampire books!!!



  6. Amber H
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      · May 26th, 2013 at 6:09 pm · Link

    I never liked people who would say that. I mean sure anyone could write something but would it actually be worth reading? I cant write anything past the english papers I used to have to write, so I have the upmost respect for authors. I know its alot of hard work to write.



  7. BJ McCall
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      · May 26th, 2013 at 7:08 pm · Link

    My sincere thanks to all of you who posted comments. I really enjoy reading them.

    To Delilah – thanks for giving me a guest spot.

    BJ



  8. sharon chalk
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      · May 26th, 2013 at 8:31 pm · Link

    I agree 100% with your comments,if it weren’t for the changes in publishing with indie writers and people making their own publishing companies,then there are so many books I could never have read.Its like I love vampire books,but until the changes made in publishing,you could only read books like Twilight while good is YA or Anne Rice,its like there was no in between.Now you can read about bad vamps,good vamps,erotic vamps,any kind you want and its great.Before I thought that erotic books were the same as porn,but with the variety out there now I realize that you can read a lot of erotic books that are actual romances and not trashy porn,I mean 20 years ago Fifty Shade of Gray probably could not have been printed but thank goodness the market has changed and its not deteremined by just the large publishing companies and I love the variety I can get now,its great!!!!



  9. ELF
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      · May 28th, 2013 at 2:25 am · Link

    I am glad that so many of you authors ignored the people who have such silly notions about what is a ‘real’ book, otherwise many of us would be sorely deprived of the stories we love. Thanks for the post.