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THE KINDLING – Raffle Contest

August 5, 2013 - Author: Elle Sharp

Enter to win a free copy of THE KINDLING….use Rafflecopter and a winner will be chosen everyday for five days! Share with friends!! CLICK HERE…….>>>>>>>>>>> a Rafflecopter giveaway Share on Facebook

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Mary Waibel – Quest of the Hart

May 10, 2013 - Author: Elle Sharp

Hello peeps! Please welcome Mary Waibel to the blog. She is a fellow MuseItup Publishing author. I want to spotlight her here today featuring her new book “Quest of the Hart” I asked her some personal questions, check out these responses: 1. Why did you write this book? My husband’s best friend suggested I write […]

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What’s Going On?

April 18, 2013 - Author: Elle Sharp

Our world is in turmoil – our cities bombed – fires and floods, what is the deal? I am not speculating anything. I only try to keep my faith and move forward. I am praying for all those affected by the recent events and hope we all find some peace. As far as my books […]

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I’m not going to cry!

March 7, 2013 - Author: Elle Sharp

Devastated…… The RT Review a review of THE KINDLING. They gave it only two stars (out of five) *tear*. I’m determined not to let this get me down! Although this is the worst thing about being published. I knew there would be people that didn’t like the book. I knew there would be people that […]

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- Author: Elle Sharp

I am super excited to share this review of THE KINDLING…..   From meeting a gorgeous male angel moving stars, to seeing sparks, Author Brandi Schmidt has created another St. Louis’ heroine to star in ‘The Kindling‘. Tru Darling’s normal life is blasted into the paranormal by an explosion. Now she has to figure if […]

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How to Purchase/Download from MuseItUp Publishing

February 12, 2013 - Author: Elle Sharp

You can pre-order THE KINDLING and save 20%! Note: You can download four types of e-books 1. PDF version for your computer (if you don’t have an e-reader) 2. Prc (Kindle) 3. E-Pub (Sony/Nook)  4. HTML   Downloading Our Books (click here to be taken to MuseItUp Publishing website) HOW TO PURCHASE OUR BOOKS: Select […]

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Juggling…..somethings gotta fall

January 28, 2013 - Author: Elle Sharp

Here is an update on the life of me, Brandi (Wife, Mother, Author, Engineer, small business owner) First I am trying to review my final Galley for THE KINDLING – priority! I have a critique group tomorrow that I am not ready for. My full time job keeps me pretty busy. Not to mention we […]

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Blog Tour

January 17, 2013 - Author: Elle Sharp

Hi All! I have been super busy behind the scenes marketing for THE KINDLING. I will be touring the world wide web in February/March with an extensive blog tour and giveaways. From Feb 1 – March (release) and beyond you will be able to see me on the following sites.   Not to […]

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Almost there….

December 13, 2012 - Author: Elle Sharp

I have been so busy editing I haven’t had a lot of time to think about blogging. THE KINDLING is done with edits, meaning I am done with edits. Can’t change it now. It is off to formatting. I have the cover (LOVE) and I am in the process of making a book trailer and […]

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MuseIt Up Publishing!

October 30, 2012 - Author: Elle Sharp

I am listed in the “comming soon” section – check it out and sign up for updates! SO EXCITED!!!!!   Later Writers! Share on FacebookCurrent Mood: Esctatic

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Edits Round #2 – DING DING

October 16, 2012 - Author: Elle Sharp

Round 2 of edits has started, well it started a week ago. I have been busy! Actually this round is so much better than the first time. The book is so amazing and I am in love with it again…Sometimes you hate it and sometimes you love it. It’s very strange to write a entire world of […]

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Round 1 Complete

September 24, 2012 - Author: Elle Sharp

The past three weeks I have been editing THE KINDLING. It went well. The first half of the novel I was really able to cut and add and make it pretty! The second half was a bit more challenging. It’s hard to cut when you love all the scenes. I did finish and sent it […]

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I am Editing….that is all

September 5, 2012 - Author: Elle Sharp

My dear writing friends, editing is hard. I will update you more when I get done. IF I ever get done. *sigh*   Later Writers Share on Facebook

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Query Letter – final

August 27, 2012 - Author: Elle Sharp

I wanted to post my query letter I sent to MuseIt Up Publishing. This is the last one. The one that got me the contract! I’m not saying it’s the best, I am just sharing for all the other would-be authors out there. Querying is so hard. It’s the worst part for sure. I’d rather just write than […]

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My First Query Letter

August 7, 2012 - Author: Elle Sharp

I think one of the hardest things for a writer to do is a query letter. I wanted to share with you my very FIRST query letter. Disclaimer….I was so new and uneducated about the whole publishing process. It’s a terrible query…do not use it! LOL. Each time I queried the letter changed depending on […]

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Photo Shoot July 2012 – Photographer Dan Singer

July 29, 2012 - Author: Elle Sharp

Home » Photo Shoot July 2012 – Photographer Dan Singer » BrandiBrandiThis was my first photo shoot for my first novel coming out in March 2013. Photos by Dan Singer. http://www.dansingerphotography.comSlideshowView 11 photos  Share on Facebook

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Author Photos?

July 26, 2012 - Author: Elle Sharp

This Friday I am going to Washington University in St. Louis (my college) and getting some photos taken for promotions and my book. I am an “over – the – top” kind of girl so I have a very lovely sage gown to wear. Getting my hair professional done. Hired a professional photographer. New makeup, […]

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Wicked Whisper – WIP first chapter

April 30, 2012 - Author: Elle Sharp

Let me know what you think – this is an adult paranormal romance novel I am working on. Wicked Whisper Chapter 1 Sara didn’t dance for dollars, but the devils in the details. She reached Biggie’s Bar, her breathing labored and sweat clung to her neck and chest. She wasn’t scared; she was exhilarated from […]

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