Month: July 2017

  • News, Reading Spaces, & Weekly Writing Prompts

    BSB News Last week’s freebie was a fun little collection of four “office terror” flash stories – No Hazard Pay by Alex Westhaven. Did you get your copy? Want a creepy taste? We’ve added an excerpt to the book page! There’s another free book waiting for you in the Available Books section! Can you find it? Last…

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  • Weekly Prose Prompt: Meeting a Dragon

    Prose Writing Prompt of the Week:  Someone who’s never seen a dragon before is just seeing one for the first time. What do they see? Feel? Hear? What happens to them after (do they run, stay, escape, get eaten)? An Unconventional Arrangement by Carol R. Ward Princess Noreen was putting away her clean laundry when she…

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  • Poetry Prompt: Jewelry Legends

    Poetry Prompt of the Week: Pick a piece of jewelry (watch, earrings, necklace, cuff links, whatever) and make up a legend about it. Write the legend as a poem. We have two similar legends this week…necklaces/pendents really do lend themselves well to legends, don’t you think?  The Witch’s Daughters by Carol R. Ward   The legend:…

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  • News, Series Reading, & Weekly Writing Prompts

    BSB News   Did you find the sweet-tart freebie for last week? Lemon Cream by Trinity Marlow is an erotic tale that explores the consequences of daring to explore an out-of-the-norm lifestyle. We’ve added an excerpt to the book page – do you dare to go check it out? Our next freebie is daring too…in…

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  • Poetry Prompt: Just Desserts

    Poetry Prompt of the Week: Write a poem about your favorite summer dessert. We’re trying something new this week. Poetry from the poetry prompt writings will be posted on Saturdays (the best five poems will be posted), and stories for the prose prompt will be posted on Sundays. Check back tomorrow for this week’s story! In…

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  • News, Bookstores, & Weekly Writing Prompts

    BSB News Cup of tea, anyone? Last week’s free download was English Breakfast – one of the short romantic suspense stories in the BeauTEAful Summer series. We’ve added an excerpt to the book page, so go check it out – we’ll wait! The next freebie is waiting in the Available Books section…a little sweet, a little tart……

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  • Of Grasshoppers & Spats in the Park

    Poetry Prompt of the Week: Write a poem about a grasshopper/grasshoppers. Prose Writing Prompt of the Week:  A fight breaks out at a picnic in the park. Passing by when it happens are a woman jogging with a stroller, a man with ear buds connected to his cell having a loud discussion with someone, and a teen…

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  • News, Writing Software, & Weekly Writing Prompts

    BSB News Did you find last week’s mashup freebie? The Holiday Pact is a great introduction to three of our BSB authors (okay, one author, two alter-egos), and follows three friends through a year’s worth of holiday dating, with very different results for each. A third romantic suspense, a third psycho-thriller, and a third erotica,…

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  • “Fireworks”, “Boom, Fizzle, Pop”, & “The Decision”

    Poetry Prompt of the Week: Write a poem about fireworks or firecrackers. Prose Writing Prompt of the Week:  ‘Tis the season for fireworks! A couple is sitting outside on a blanket, watching fireworks go off. They’re making a major decision – what is it? Boom, Fizzle, Pop  by Jamie DeBree Hiss, crackle, fizzle & pop, all so…

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  • News (Sale!) & Weekly Writing Prompts

    BSB News The quarterly newsletter should be in your inbox sometime this morning, so be sure to look for it if you’re a subscriber! If you’re not, why not? Go sign up! Last week’s freebie download is When She Cries – a rather creepy story that will put you in just the right mood for…

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