Guest Blog: Nancy Corrigan, A Writer’s Journey

Hello Dear Readers,
Author Nancy Corrigan visits the blog today to share her journey to publication and her new paranormal erotic romance release, Unexpected Find. Be sure to enter her Rafflecopter giveaway for an Amazon Gift Card or an e-copy of her book. Details below.

The Writer’s Path
by Nancy Corrigan

Every writer’s path to publication is different, but each one is laced with ups and downs. It’s simply another aspect of our lives. We can’t have the good without the bad. It’s how you deal with the roadblocks and negative aspects that count. My journey has had me in tears and jumping for joy but the one thing I have never regretted was opening my first word file and typing.

I started writing in fall of 2011 but stopped for several months after a contest judge told me my story was so bad she couldn’t even finish my entry. Then, she kindly suggested I give some serious thought to whether I wanted to write and to not waste people’s time on trash. I was devastated. So, I did. I thought and I studied…and I realized the judge who’d ripped my work to shreds was right. When I sat back down to write, I had a better handle on the craft and a better outlook on life.

The day I got an email from the next contest I entered made all the tears and hard work worth it. I finaled in the paranormal category! A week later, I learned I won another that ended up with a contract offer. Soon after that, I got the ‘call’ from Ellora’s Cave. I didn’t stop dancing for days.

So, Mrs. Mean Judge…thank you.

Unexpected Find book cover

Unexpected Find
by Nancy Corrigan
Royal Pride, Book 1

Since the murder of her best friend, Jazz is stuck in a safe but lonely way of life. She’s willing to sacrifice everything to keep her family safe from the shifter world. The sexy stranger who struts into her friend’s bar changes everything. From the first glance Jazz knows she’s sunk—their chemistry sizzles from across the room, it’ll be undeniable up close.

Rafe wants Jazz from the second he sets eyes on her. The depth of the need that swamps him every time he’s near her surprises him. It takes every last ounce of his self-control not to pounce on Jazz and make her his. Only her distrust of his shifter nature holds him back. He counts it as a win every time his beloved human gives in to their passion and takes him to her bed. But Rafe’s patience isn’t infinite and he’ll do whatever it takes, face any danger—past or present—to ensure that Jazz becomes his. Forever.

A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Read an Excerpt –> *(MUST BE 18+ TO READ)*

Buy Links
Amazon | B&N | Kobo | Ellora’s Cave

Royal Pride Series

As multi-feline shifters, Royals—the privileged descendants of the gods—live with the wants and demands of the animal spirits sharing their bodies. Everything is more intense for a Royal—their primal drives, possessiveness and lusts. Exotically beautiful and strong, these immortals never lack companionship but once their mating instincts are triggered, nothing sways their devotion or dims their desire.

Their dominant natures demand they claim their female’s body and soul, ensuring their chosen one knows exactly to whom they belong. Once marked as a Royal’s beloved, their women realize how wickedly satisfying life can be with a mate focused on meeting their every need.

UNEXPECTED FIND RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY

Visit the Rafflecopter Web site to enter Nancy’s Book tour giveaway: a $25 Amazon Gift Card and one e-book copy of her book.

About the Author
author pic I’ve always been an avid reader and encourage everyone to escape the hectic daily grind with a few minutes a day in your favorite book.

I’m lucky enough to share my cat’s home with my three wonderful children, husband, dog and snake. When not writing, I work as a chemist in a pharmaceutical lab.

My passions beyond reading and family include music, classic cars, tattoos and animals (all of which have found their way into my writing in one form or another).

So that’s a little bit about me…
Nancy

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10 thoughts on “Guest Blog: Nancy Corrigan, A Writer’s Journey

  1. well Nancy,Im glad you decided to give it another try because there is a lot of tripe on Amazon on the erotica section, so when I find someone good, that’s a wonderful way to follow and watch them grow. That’s how I started reading Jasinda Wilder’s books and look at her now. I have my fingers, toes, eyes and every other thing I can think of to cross so that I have a good chance to win. I want to read both your books above. however Ellora’s Cave charges $7.99 a book and rarely has them on sale — a lot of them are print only and cost $15 and as my budget is only $200 a month for books, buying 2 of your books would be like buying 6 to 10 books on sale on Amazon. so I want to win so I can use the gift certificate to get both books!!!! Sooner or later I’ll crumble and end up buying them but of course by then you will probably have 2 more written, LOL. So I’m hoping for good Karma. I wanted the extra entries for twittering, however, by the time I get to twitter the post is already 4 or 5 days old and that doesn’t help and I didn’t want to lie, but I’ll be checking, maybe they will have a surprise sale and I get you on both facebook and gmail. I figure I’ll see it, LOL

  2. hey, Nancy wonderful post. I can so relate to what happened, and you’re right, it only spurs you on to become better.
    Love, love your stories 🙂 BTW a snake? I’m terrified of them, even a worm 🙂

    • Our snake is very tame. It’s just important to handle them a lot when they’re little. He’s been to preschools and isn’t “twitchy”. He hangs out in my dining room so he’s my writing buddy at night.
      I honestly never thought we’d have one but…we do. 🙂

  3. Nancy, I am so happy for you! I completely understand the ups and downs of contests. 🙂

    Just wanted to give a shout out to Celia…a fellow #TeamCovet member…such a small world. 🙂

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