Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Bed Wife: A Novella reached #7 in Fantasy Romance on Amazon

Yesterday I decided to put "The Bed Wife: A Novella" free on Amazon just for a day.

Being the weekend before everyone is going to head out for their Fourth of July festivities, I thought they might want something short (but sweet) to read while laying in the hammock in the back yard, waiting for the burgers and hotdogs to cook on the grill.

Within 24 hours it climbed to number 7 under Fantasy Romance and number 392 in all of the Kindle Free books.

Not too shabby for a debut author!

 "The Bed Wife: A Novella" is now back to regular price, but you can grab it today for only 99 pennies!

Saying goodbye...

I know I haven't posted in a while, but I certainly have good reason.

Two and a half weeks ago, my father-in-law passed away unexpectedly.  I say unexpectedly because at first he was just supposed to have had a mild heart attack, then they decided he probably needed surgery. Yet, within days he went from something mild to something serious and they said "He's going to die."

It's still so very surreal to me.  A man, who was much more father than in-law to me, who I had seen as practically immortal, is not here anymore.

The day he died, I had to come home and tell my three children that Papa had died and gone to Heaven.  I knew it would be hardest on my son (in the picture with his papa when he was not yet 3... he's seven now).  When I told him the pain hit him all at once and he just wailed out in sorrow for nearly an hour.  As much pain as I was already in at loosing a man who I gladly called my father, I would have taken my son's pain too if I could have.

Yet, as pained as his passing has made me, I feel that I haven't yet come to terms with his death.  There is so much I didn't say, didn't do, to show him how much I loved him.

Death is not new to me.  When I was young the cycle of death started with my baby sister.  After that I lost aunts, uncles, grandparents and friends.  And though all those deaths rocked me hard as a young person, I think now, as a grown woman, death is even harder.  Perhaps it's because we realize our own mortality much more as adults than we do as children.

So why have I shared all this with you?  I guess you could consider this post more of a journal entry than an informative post. It's raw, it's unedited, it's just my feelings written out. However, it does give you a brief glimpse into my heart.

I will close by saying, love those you love while you still have them. Say the words you would want them to know, now, while they are still here.  Love and be loved.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Creatuers of Grasmere

This week I'm being featured on SupaGurl Books Blog!  Each day they will post a new bit of information about me as an author, as well as my debut book, The Bed Wife: A Novella.

Yesterday, they featured The Creatures of Grasmere.

I won't tell you all the juicy details, because I would rather you check out SupaGurl Books Blog for yourself!  Plus, with this blog post there is a giveaway!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Suzanna Lynn author interview with SupaGurl Books Blog

This week I'm being featured on SupaGurl Books Blog!  Each day they will post a new bit of information about me as an author, as well as my debut book, The Bed Wife: A Novella.

Yesterday, they featured 'Interview with the author.'

SupaGurl Books
Author Suzanna Lynn

What are you most looking forward to for UtopYA?
Meeting new people and getting together with friends is going to be great. I also really look forward to the informative workshops.  I am a true nerd, I absolutely love learning new things. So all the vast amounts of knowledge the speakers will have is very exciting to me.
Your book is AMAZING! What got you started writing it? 
Well actually chapter 4 was a dream I had!  I know, I'm naughty!  It was a very vivid dream and when I woke up I started writing it down.  Three days later I had most of the book completely written!
Do you have a "day" job? if so what?
Yes, actually I do.  Five years ago I started my own company called Serendipity Bridal.  I still run it to this day and have plans to open up an actual physical boutique within the next few months! That is so cool!! 
Who is Your favorite author? 
Jane Austen by far. She knew how to create a book boyfriend!  Sure, you don't get the super sexy scenes you have now days, but let's face it, she had the butterflies going when Mr. Darcy taking Elizabeth Bennett's hand. Mine of ALL time is the same :) Oh how I love Mr. Darcy! 
What is the genre you love to read?
I am a big fan of fantasy as well as romance (obliviously since my book is a fantasy romance).  Though I can be open to most any book as long as it grabs my interest. I don't like horror though, or anything super scary.
If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would it be.... and why? *pictures please*
I have a huge bucket list when it comes to wanting to go places.  I want to go to London, Italy, Australia.  I want culture and new things to see.  I live in the middle of the US with nothing really extraordinary to speak of. Though an absolute must for me is to visit a specific location in Australia where you get to cage dive with Great White Sharks. I'm completely obsessed with sharks. If it wasn't for my fear of all things in Australia killing you LOL this would be awesomeness!
Have you ever met anyone you FanGirled over? 
Well, it's actually kind of funny because it is book related a bit.  If you watch Days of our Lives, there are two characters on their named Doug and Julie. They are an older couple and they are actually married in real life!  They were in a town close to me and I ran into them.  I totally went fan girl because I have been watching Days since I was about 12 years old.  I have a picture for you to see. I totally knew who you were talking about without the pic! I've been a watcher my whole life bc my mom and babysitter were AVID fans.
Ok, So everyone knows *because I keep telling them* that I LOVE cheesecake... what's your favorite dessert? 
Anything with sugar?  Honestly, it's hard to pick a favorite because I do just love all kinds of things.  I'm a big chocoholic but I also love things like cobbler and pie.  This is so hard!  I guess I will just throw out there that I like chocolate cake, but then again I love blackberry cobbler... and coconut cream pie... I told you this would be hard!

Can you show us what your writing space looks like? if not tell us please....
I actually don't have a designated writing space.  I'm a pen and paper kind of girl, so I carry it around with me all the time.  I write in the middle of the night, or while in the car at the park. I do write during my daughter's gymnastics training (she's on the USA Gymnastics team).  Pretty much when an opportunity presents itself, I take advantage of it. Dude! How cool is that!!

I know these are seriously random questions... but I like to keep ya on your toes.... Who is your Famous Person crush? *Oh, we all have one at least LOL*
This is going to be very funny but I'm simply in love with British actor Richard Armitage.  I know he's ten years older then me (by the day... we share a birthday!), but he's just so handsome to me!  His role in the Hobbit actually inspired Baylin's look in the book. The long black hair, blue eyes.  But obviously Baylin is half his age! Umm... YUMMM... just sayin!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Author Suzanna Lynn takeover at SupaGurl Books Blog

This week I'm being featured on SupaGurl Books Blog!  Each day they will post a new bit of information about me as an author, as well as my debut book, The Bed Wife: A Novella.

Yesterday, they featured 'A walk through Grasmere.'

Before I got deep into the Kingdom of Grasmere, I knew I was going to have to get my ducks in a row.  I sat down and sketched out the layout of the land, along with the roads and villages.  I made each village have a purpose, something they supply for everyone else in the Kingdom.  So Openshaw takes care of the livestock while Hillford handles the production of grain and veggies.  Doing this before diving deeply into writing the book helped to make sure I never messed up while writing. It also was just a lot of fun to bring my Kingdom to life! ~ Suzanna

And now for the cheesy tourist video of Grasmere! lol

Monday, June 2, 2014

My Writing Process Blog Tour #mywritingprocess

This week I’m participating in the #mywritingprocess blog tour.
I’d like to thank author, Marja McGraw, for inviting me on this blog hop. You can visit her blog here.

Here are the 4 questions every author must answer on this blog tour. I hope you enjoy reading mine:


1.) What am I working on?

~ After just publishing my very first work, The Bed Wife: A Novella, which is a fantasy romance, first on my list is to finish up book two in the series. I am currently halfway done with it.  However, I am also in the middle of two other novels that I plan to get out during 2014.  One is a zombie/vampire drama, the other is a modern romance set in Hollywood!

2) How does my work differ from others in its genre?

I guess I will do this from the point of view of my "The Bed Wife Chronicles" series.  I would say my work differs because, even though it is fantasy and there are a lot of fantasy aspects going on (trolls anyone?), the bare bones of the story is that there is a romance struggling to break free between our two lead characters.  They don't fall in love at first sight and they don't give into their urges as soon as they have them. They build ad hold back.  This can be frustrating to some people, but it is how love is supposed to develop.

Additionally, for some reason, I am really good at writing characters you love to hate.  Many stories have a villain or bad guy that you don't like, but having one that you truly loath makes the story all the more better.  I have been told by many that my villains are the icing on the cake of my stories.

3) Why do I write what I do?

I write romantic stories because life needs more love and happily ever after in it.  We live in a truly frightening world where bad things happen to good people every day.  There is no caped crusader that will sweep in and save us from the evil that lurks out there.  Books are a way of escaping the reality that is screaming from the news on television and radio.  I want to give my readers a place they can escape and know that, even though there will be trails and tribulations, a happily ever after is sure to follow.

4) How does my writing process work?

I have a designated notebook for every story I work on (don't want to accidently cross notes!).  I fill out a short bio for each of my characters and include things like eye and hair color, build, age - those kinds of things. That way I can refer back to something without having to read through the story to find it.  I write out the bare bones of the story, scene I know I want to happen. Then I go back and add as the story progresses.  Once I'm reasonably satisfied, I send it to my Beta Reader and she tells me where the story needs to expand or be explained more.  I edit again and again, send it to her again.  Once I feel I'm done with the story aspect, it heads to my editor to get cleaned up.  This is done twice.  Writing the story is the easy part, editing is the part that makes you want to tear your hair out. But it's all worth it once you see that book in print!

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 Be sure to visit these authors on their blogs next Monday, June 9, 2014. I think you’ll be glad you did. I can see my 'To Be Read stack' growing already!

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Julie Morgan

Originally from Burleson, Texas Julie always had a love of books, especially paranormal stories. Julie finally took the leap and began writing with encouragement from her family.

Having worked in IT her entire career, Julie now spends her free time writing. Living in Central Florida with her husband and daughter, her favorite pastime is reading children's stories to her daughter, especially those around animals.

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Jen Cousineau

Jen is a chap stick and coffee addict that lives in the Badger State with her husband James, and their twin daughters Kaylynn and Lilly. She loves to bow hunt, kickbox, and is a food junkie. She’s an obsessive reader with a secret passion for writing. Jens always been a strong believer that dreamers live happier lives and decided to show her girls that hard work and dedication can make your dreams come true no matter where you are in your life.


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Nancy Straight

Nancy Straight is an author of impossible love stories, but doesn't every great love story sound impossible until you experience it?

Nancy grew up in Iowa. She spent ten years traveling the world with the US Marine Corps, and settled in rural South Carolina with her family. She has a undergraduate degree in education and an advanced degree in management, but her true passion lies in surprising readers with her unpredictable plot twists.

Contemporary romance becomes Paranormal Romance when her characters become intertwined with fables based in Greek Mythology in her Touched Series. Readers learn that not even a pesky shape-shifting demon can come between the true love of soul mates in her Destiny Series.

Nancy loves hearing from readers! You can find her on twitter, Facebook, or email her on her website. She responds to every message she receives.