CJane’s Corner: Still Time for a Plot Twist…

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It’s September already. Has this year been everything you expected? Or nothing of the sort? I saw something on Twitter today that I liked:

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Since there are only four months until 2018 ends, I hope you find your plot twist. I hope you become a Dean’s lister, or get that job you’re eyeing, or finally come out, or forgive and be forgiven, or meet unexpected people. It’s a short time, but possibilities are infinite.

Four months left to 2018. What were my New Year’s resolutions anyway? *Pause while I retrieve the piece of paper* Aha! I was going to learn Italian? And how to make chicken potpie? Hmm. I guess there’s still time for the potpie but I think I’ll put the Italian on hold until next year.

Of my writing ambitions, I’ve managed to accomplish two of the five goals I put down. The novel I was working on at the time never gelled and I finally put it away. I didn’t submit a piece to a particular anthology or write a States of Love story. But I am having a novella published in November and I’ve just finished the next novella in what’s now become the Campus Connections series. The wild thing is neither of these stories or this series were on my radar for 2018.

So keep going. You never know what plot twist is waiting for you right around the corner.

#AMWRITING

I’m excited to finally be able to share with you the cover to The Kinsey Scale, which is now available for pre-order at Dreamspinner. This gorgeous cover was designed by Adrian Nicholas who got exactly what I wanted to convey about this funny, sexy college tale.

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Go here to read the blurb and pre-order.
https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-kinsey-scale-by-cjane-elliott-9963-b

The second Campus Connections story, The Player’s Protégé, is complete and submitted to Dreamspinner.

On to the third story, which I’m envisioning as a second chance romance.

#AMREADING

Everyday History by Alice Archer:
https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/everyday-history-by-alice-archer-7199-b

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Wow. What an absorbing novel, beautifully written. It has an age difference that makes for a great character arc for the younger man, Ruben, who has to grow up in order to be who he needs to be for Henry, the guy he loves. And what a character Henry is. He’s experienced trauma that has shaped his life and actions. Falling in love with Ruben sets him on his own journey toward wholeness. Archer keeps the characters apart for a good part of the novel but in a fascinating way so I didn’t feel robbed of the romance.

That’s it for this month. Take care and enjoy the plot twists of your life, whatever they may be.

CJane

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After years of hearing characters chatting away in her head, CJane Elliott finally decided to put them on paper and hasn’t looked back since. A psychotherapist by training, CJane enjoys writing sexy, passionate stories that also explore the human psyche. CJane has traveled all over North America for work and her characters are travelers, too, traveling down into their own depths to find what they need to get to the happy ending.

CJane is an ardent supporter of LGBTQ equality and is particularly fond of coming out stories. In her spare time, CJane can be found dancing, listening to music, or watching old movies. Her family supports her writing habit by staying out of the way when they see her hunched over, staring intensely at her laptop.

CJane is the author of the award-winning Serpentine Series, New Adult contemporary novels set at the University of Virginia. Serpentine Walls was a 2014 Rainbow Awards finalist, Aidan’s Journey was a 2015 EPIC Awards finalist, and Sex, Love, and Videogames won first place in the New Adult category in the 2016 Swirl Awards and first place in Contemporary Fiction in the 2017 EPIC eBook Awards.

E-mail: cjaneelliott@gmail.com
Website: http://www.cjaneelliott.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CJaneElliott
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cjane.elliott
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/CJane-Elliott/e/B00LPIJDM2/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
Dreamspinner: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/authors/cjane-elliott-124

 

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