New Cover Announcement For Brand UK Release

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I have a gorgeous new cover to celebrate the mass-market release of Brand in the UK! This is the second book in the Donovan Dynasty series, about the sexy Cade Donovan, a cowboy who will melt your heart and make you want to call him “Sir.” Cade was quite a departure for me as far as heroes go. He’s the bastard love-child of the wild and free Stormy and the very proper heir to the Donovan fortune. Following the death of his father, he isolates himself o...
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Look behind the series – Mastered

The Mastered series will always hold a special place in my heart. I’d know for a while that I wanted to write a series set in Colorado that featured heart-pounding Doms. The first hero who came to mind was Damien Lowell a very powerful man, someone committed to the lifestyle. And I knew that he would only associate with other men who were equally strong and powerful. Then I began to think about a place where all of these people could come together. It wasn’t until With This Collar began to u...
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Brand and Boss as Paperbacks?

Question: When will Brand and Boss (paperbacks) be available for purchase in the UK? Answer: The books are set to release every 6 months! Brand will be available in paperback in November 2016, and Boss will be available in paperback in May 2017! In the meantime, you can download the e-book versions of Brand and Boss if you just cannot wait!   
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Avoid Them Like the Plague!

By Sierra Cartwright You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? Clichés. Clichés sneak into my work like the insidious little bastards they are. In a first draft, when I’m trying to get a million of zinging ideas from my imagination to the computer, I don’t worry about them too much. (That’s my excuse for using them. Er, uhm, yeah. That was only a draft.) But in my revisions, I try to eradicate them. The trouble is, I sometimes don’t see them. Even my beta readers can miss them. I think we’re ...
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What do You read … and where?

Yes, you read that right. Send us a photo with any book by Sierra Cartwright, be it hard copy or digital device, and you will be entered into a gift card drawing! Send your photos to: sierrasfans@gmail.com Subject: Where I Read It   With sending your photo/s you grant us the permission to post it/them, as-it-is or downsized for optimized web appearance, on sierracartwright.com.
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What’s Your Point of View? And Why it Matters

By Sierra Cartwright Point of view is essentially the position of story’s narrator. (Or narrators.) Today’s fiction is most often told from either first-person or third-person point of view. The advantage of third person is that you can tell the story from many viewpoints. But beware, switching in the same scene can lead to distracting head-hopping. First person works in a number of genres, but it limits you to a single viewpoint for each story. Some authors write dual-first person POV, but...
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Handout for the RT Booklovers Convention 2016

The Sensational Seven Writing Tips by Sierra Cartwright PDF 2 MB - opens new window   A Party for book lovers! Book fair, workshops, mingle with over 800 authors including Sierra Cartwright, and enjoy lots of free books. RT Event Schedule - Times and places you can catch Sierra Thursday, 04/14 Sound Bites Panel (Tropical E) - 1:30-2:30 Club RT 2:45 & 3:15 Friday, 04/15 Cirque Du Punk (Pavilion 9)- 9:30pm - 12:00am Saturday, 04/16 Book Fair (Pavilion Ballroom) - 10:30 - 2pm Sunday, 04/1...
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Crafting a Compelling Story

By Sierra Cartwright   Do: Show, rather than tell Aim for potato chip endings Create interesting, flawed characters Choose your POV character carefully Consider who has the most at stake in a scene Master deep POV   Watch for: Adverbs Exclamation marks Overreliance on italics Improbable simultaneous reaction Wandering body parts Redundancy Filter words Misplaced modifiers Clichés   Common plot devices to avoid: Overheard conversations Beginning a book in motion—meaning in an aut...
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