Romancing the Craft of Poetry and Fiction Contest

This second annual contest sponsored by the TL (Torrid Literature) Publishing Group and is open to all themes and genres. Submit three poems or one piece of short fiction, 3000 words or less. All submissions will be considered for publication in Torrid Literature Journal.

Prizes: First Place: $100 USD Visa Gift Card, Second Place: $50 USD Visa Gift Card, Third Place: $25 USD Visa Gift Card

Entry fees: FREE!

Deadline: June 30, 2013, so get moving!

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Sneak Peek: Apart From Love

Today we have a sneak peek from Apart From Love, the romantic suspense novel by author Uvi Poznansky.

Ben is a student, and Anita is a spunky, uneducated redhead, freshly married to Lenny, Ben’s father. Behind his back, Ben and Anita find themselves increasingly drawn to each other. They take turns using an old tape recorder to express their most intimate thoughts, not realizing at first that their voices are being captured by him. Meanwhile, Lenny keeps a secret from both of them. What emerges in these characters is a daring struggle to find a path out of conflicts, out of isolation, from guilt to forgiveness.

This book is available in eBook, print, and audiobook editions from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon UK.

Here is an excerpt from Apart from Love

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Featured Author: Donna J. Thompson

Lost Causes Silent Scream
by Donna J. Thompson
Available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

What is happening at Lakeview?
When beautiful Psychologist Casey West goes to Detective Karl Larkin with a wild story about the mental hospital where she works, he quickly dismisses it. He has worked in Springfield for twenty years and Lakeview has never had a complaint lodged against it. But when Casey’s friend, a nurse named Trudy Madison is brutally murdered and the management’s story doesn’t agree with the evidence, Detective Larkin begins to think Casey’s story doesn’t seem so far-fetched anymore. Having friends in high places, Jerry Connors, who runs Lakeview, uses his influence to stop the detective’s investigation. Then, Casey begs Larkin to become her eyes and ears inside of the place. Will she help him crack the case, or will she wind up dead like her friend?

Donna J. Thompson is a reader turned writer. She believes that everyone has a story and her observation of people helps her to write about complex characters, and make them come to life.

This is Donna J. Thompson’s second novel. Lost Causes isn’t a who done it like her first, but it will keep you wondering why they are doing it until the end.

Learn more about author Donna J. Thompson from her website.

Getting It Right: Spousal Abuse

This post was prompted by a few passages and books I have seen that deal with spousal abuse. In my opinion, the patterns of behaviours did not fit what I know, both first hand and from my studies, about this issue. For the record, I have worked in a women’s shelter where I went through an extensive training program.

I wish to state up front that I will use the feminine pronoun for this when I refer to the victim. Yes, I know that men are sometimes abused, too, but this is about a syndrome. Using “she/he” makes for awkward reading. Since nine out of ten victims of spousal abuse are female I think it fair to make that choice. This post is not about arguing gender. Continue reading “Getting It Right: Spousal Abuse”