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Fun, sexy reads

Fun, sexy reads

Looking for fast-paced, sexy romantic suspense with military heroes? The novels are connected but can stand alone. Find fun facts and excerpts on each book's page.

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Scrivener Training for Everyone

Scrivener Training for Everyone

Need help with Scrivener? I provide Scrivener training to individuals and groups all over the world through online courses, in-person workshops, and private training sessions.

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Resources for Writers and Scrivener Users

Resources for Writers and Scrivener Users

A great reference for new and experienced Scrivener users, a guide to software and apps that help with productivity, and essays on every facet of writing from the Writer Unboxed contributors.

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Adding Images in Scrivener 3

Scrivener was conceived as drafting software—and that’s still where it truly excels—but along the way it’s become a one-stop shop for writing and publishing a book. That includes the ability to add images to your project.

Whether for scene breaks, chapter headings, illustrative figures within a section, book covers, or just a reference to a character or setting’s appearance, here’s a rundown of how to work with images in Scrivener 3.

Also—spoiler alert—my ultimate goal is to convert you to a user of image placeholder tags, but read on for all of your options.

Getting Images into a Project File

In most cases, it’ll be easier to work with an image if you import it to your project first. There are exceptions, which I’ll mention where appropriate.

You also might want to store an image file in your project even if you never plan to insert it into your manuscript. For example, character or location images. And an ebook cover image must be stored in the project in order to include it when you compile.

The supported file types are JPG/JPEG, PNG, and PDF.

NOTE: Importing an image makes a copy of it, so there is no link between the original and the one in your project. Later I’ll discuss how to use linked images.

Here are your options for importing an image:

Audio news and a Father’s Day sale

If you’re into audiobooks, the first two books in my Men of Steele series—BLIND FURY and BLIND AMBITION—are now available in audio, exclusively at Scribd!

You can see them both here—>https://www.scribd.com/series/633009102/Men-of-Steele

I’ve been waiting years to make this happen, and I’m hoping to get the rest of the series in audio at some point. Fingers crossed they do well and I have more good news soon. 🤞🏻

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Are you a Kobo fan? (If you’re not, go get the app, it’s great.) I’m honoring my awesome dad on Father’s Day by putting my only “dad book” BLIND JUSTICE on sale at Kobo for $2.99 through the 19th. Get your copy for the weekend!

blind justice cover

A sexy bodyguard. A high-maintenance city girl. Sometimes opposites attract…a killer.

Actually, the hero, Jeff, is more than just a bodyguard, he’s a former combat weatherman, part of the Air Force’s special operations. If you’re a sucker for a badass hot guy with brains who’s also a really good dad, pick up BLIND JUSTICE today!

Killer Deal on DepositPhotos is back!

Just in case you missed it elsewhere: The DepositPhotos $39 for 100 photos deal is back at AppSumo! I’ve been buying this one every single time it comes around for at least 7 years.

I have so many image credits it’s ridiculous. But also freeing. I never hesitate to download a photo for whatever I need, whether it’s for a book cover, social media post, newsletter, or my web page.

That $1 graphic on Canva seems like a good idea until you realize you could’ve had 2.56 images for the same price. #nerdlife

I’ve never seen DepositPhotos offer 100 images for less than $50, and they’re usually at least $100. But they periodically give them away extra cheap to AppSumo customers. The credits don’t expire, so if you think you might ever want access to quality high-resolution images for any part of your business, I wouldn’t sleep on this deal.

(If you’ve never heard of DepositPhotos, it’s similar to Shutterstock, and often has the same images.)

Get the offer here => https://appsumo.8odi.net/baOODP

(Yes, that’s an affiliate link. If you click it, I might make a few bucks, but you’ll get the same great price. I’m only sharing because I truly believe in the value of this product.)

Enjoy!

32 authors and an e-reader!

I have a fun surprise to share with you…

I’ve teamed up with 31 fantastic authors to give away a huge collection of Romantic Suspense books to 2 lucky winners!

AND the Grand Prize winner gets a BRAND NEW eReader! 🥳  

You can win my novel BLIND AMBITION (Men of Steele #2), plus books from other fantastic romantic suspense authors like SHARON HAMILTON and KIMBERLY KINCAID.

Enter the giveaway by clicking here 👉 https://www.booksweeps.com/giveaway/april-2023-win-a-bundle-of-romantic-suspense/

Good luck and enjoy!

LIE WITH ME is out & BLIND TRUST is on sale!

LIE WITH ME is finally here! Emma Gallagher is out to expose the killer her sexy ex, Jason Chin, was hired to protect. When her mission turns deadly, they must overcome past betrayals and risk it all to outwit the enemy and forge a future together.

“You can always count on Gwen to deliver the perfect balance of steam, action, and suspense!” 

USA Today Bestselling author Rachel Grant

“A fantastic start to a new series has everything that checks all my boxes…mystery, mayhem, action and plenty of twists and turns. Throw in some romance and a 2nd chance for Emma and Jason and I loved it!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️”

Nancy K, BookBub

If you want to read an excerpt or look at fun facts and pictures about the book and settings, visit the LIE WITH ME page.

Ready to start reading now? Grab your copy in ebook or paperback from your favorite retailer.

Amazon | Apple Books | Nook | Kobo/Walmart | Google Play

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And, to celebrate, the previous book BLIND TRUST (with crossover characters) is on sale through March 29th for only 99 cents/pence.

If you haven’t read BLIND TRUST, it’s the book where Todd and Lindsey meet when he rescues her on a Montana mountainside. They end up on the run from ruthless killers, and pretty soon they’re sharing more than a sleeping bag…

Amazon | Apple Books | Nook | Kobo/Walmart | Google Play

Happy reading! If you enjoy these—or any of my books—would you consider leaving a rating or review at your favorite retailer? Thank you!! 💕

Lie With Me Cover Reveal!

Guess what? LIE WITH ME releases March 21st—available now for preorder at your favorite retailer—and I can finally share the cover with you!

Lie With Me cover

This is the first romantic suspense novel in the new Night Herons series, a spinoff from the Men of Steele…

Old betrayals, new enemies, and a second chance at forever.

On a mission to expose the crimes of a powerful man, Emma Gallagher’s informant is killed before he can hand over the proof she needs. When the man who once broke her heart gets the files instead, she’ll use their fierce attraction, his guilty conscience…whatever it takes to recover the evidence to bring a murderer to justice.

Former special operator Jason Chin was hired to protect his wealthy client’s interests, but when an assassin attacks Emma, he’s forced to rethink everything he knows about the job, the choices of his past, and the woman he never stopped loving. On the run with her, he risks it all to outwit a deadly enemy and convince Emma to be his future.

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Preorder your copy of LIE WITH ME today, and it’ll show up on your e-reader automatically! ❤️

Amazon | Apple Books | Nook | Kobo/Walmart | Google Play | Goodreads

Enjoy the adventure!