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It’s Autumn and one of my favorite times of year – largely because it’s not hot!  After melting for most of the summer, it’s exciting to wake to crisp mornings and sunny afternoons.  The kids are all back in school, decorations are popping up for Halloween and in the not too far distant future it’ll be NaNoWriMo, Thanksgiving and then Christmas here in the U.S.  So lots to do and so much more.

Today’s Daily Dose is chock full of information, changes, suggestions and ideas, so be sure to check it all out!

Expanding the Daily Dose

After almost 17 months (can it really be that long?) since I started the Daily Dose, regular updates have become a challenge for me.  You may have noticed that the Daily Dose isn’t always daily lately.  That’s going to change. We’re getting back into our daily updates, news, interviews, book reviews and yes, more Vampire Diaries (my love affair with this show is in full swing), but we’re going to be adding a few more changes along the way.

Currently I am looking for a few good people to fill the following positions:

Full Time Daily Dose Writer – You must love fantasy, romance and pop culture.  You do not have to be an author, but you must love books, stories and storytelling,  If you’re interested in writing for the Daily Dose on a full time basis (at least ten blogs a month), drop me a note with Daily Dose Writer in the subject line and tell me about you, your love of books and what you’d like to write about here.

On a more part time basis I am looking for a guest blogger or a part time blogger who is willing to cover

  • Young Adult
  • Category Romance
  • Single Titles

This would be more than just book reviews, but actually talking about what is out there, what is coming and why you love it.   If you’re interested, just drop me a note and we’ll chat about you, what you love to read and why you want to write about it.

Bloody Pen Sisterhood

The Bloody Pen Sisterhood will continue to blog at the Daily Dose on Mondays, sharing their insights, ideas and craft tips as well as funny stories and more.  So be sure to check those out. These are some great ladies and I enjoy what each and every one brings to the table.


November 1st is just around the corner and that means National Novel Writing Month time. I was enormously satisfied with last year’s NaNoWriMo, but I want to make this year’s even better.  I’ll be posting craft tips daily and hosting guest bloggers throughout November for authors, authors-in-writing and more.  So be sure to check for those. You’ll see I’ve added the NaNoWriMo tab back to the menu, so you’ll be able to find the latest updates as soon as they are up.  If there is enough interest, I’m also going to kick off a Yahoo Loop designed specifically to keep you motivated throughout November.  So stay tuned for information on that sign up.   You’ll receive daily motivators, goal tests and more with the loop.

Daily Dose Holiday Giveaway

With the holidays right around the corner, we’re going to revisit our Daily Dose Holiday Giveaway. I’ve already talked to several of our great authors and more who will be providing signed books, gift cards and more for you to give to someone else this holiday season.  The holiday giveaway features a new guest author each day – some will be interviews, some will be guest blogs and others will just be features – but each guest blog will offer a gift or gift package that you can nominate someone else to win.  That’s right, you’re going to be providing the gift to someone you think will love it and who deserves it.  I’ll post more about the rules on this later, but look for the Holiday Giveaway to kick off on Black Friday (that’s the day after the U.S. Thanksgiving!)

Seismic Evil has a Tenative Release Date

In other author news, Seismic Evil, the second Chance Monroe Adventures novel will be tenatively released on December 13!  What a great Christmas gift idea for you and yours. In honor of this, I’ll be giving away one copy of Prime Evil a week for November and December to fans of my new Facebook page, on the new loop or for commentators here at the Daily Dose (so lots of chances to win!)

Hedge Witch Chance Monroe is sure that she’s allergic to risk. She has three problems: Because she is a hedge witch and bound to the land, Chance doesn’t lead a safe existence, her abilities to literally shake the earth have inherent risks, and her ex-lover is determined to be a complication she doesn’t need.   Earthquakes throughout the region damage bridges and roads, leave masses injured, and create havoc for Chance’s mental stability as well as her powers. When the earth shudders, Chance trembles. When the earth bucks from pressure, Chance bruises. When the earth cracks, Chance bleeds. And when Ava, a witch with her sights on driving Chance insane, manipulates the earthquakes to break Chance’s magical and spiritual bond to the earth, Chance faces her greatest fight. A fight for her life and the land that nourishes her power. Chance has the support of powerful friends and the passion of a determined ex-lover backing her, but if Ava succeeds, thousands could die.

Even in success, Chance could die.

Seven Souls a Leaping

Also due for release in December is an anthology with fellow authors Lisa Pietsch and Kellyann Zuzulo titled Seven Souls a Leaping.

At New England New Age (NENA) Investigations, no case is too weird. The paranormal detective agency relies on the familial talents of siblings Duncan and Samantha and their cousin Tara. While Duncan and Samantha tend to the fieldwork, Tara mans the office tapping sources in both the physical and spirit worlds.  Fate takes a hand when a killer named Jeffrey Wiles begins a death-dealing spree that puts the lives and loves of these investigators on the line.  


  1. RKCharron says:

    Hi Heather!
    Looks like Daily Dose is going to be the Blog to be at!
    All I could do was "Like" your Facebook page. Is that how Facebook works now?
    All the best,

  2. Heather Long says:

    Hey RK – I can only hope. Love hanging out here and want to see it grow! Thanks for stopping by.

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