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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Guest Post: Eri Nelson, author of The Call From Within

The Call From Within
Eri Nelson

Dearhart Clan are a series of fast paced adult books that dabble in the world of paranormal and remain in the erotic pulse of what can only be classified as a primal fantasy. If it’s a typical romance you’re looking for you won’t find it in this series.

Eri Nelson writes in a darker world where heat and need are the forefront for a slipping existence. There is not time for all the tenderness love deserves but if you’re imprinted to another you are far beyond those mortal requirements.

Our author is driven by swift action packed intrigues that often leave you wanting more. As she writes each new book into the series the number of pages might increase but the action never lets you feel the increasing distance to the final page.

*** Guest Post *** 

Hi I am Eri Nelson and for those who do not know who that is or what that is (lol), I am an Indie Author. But not just and Indie Author, a non-traditional author who strives to create venues to help support fellow authors. Below I will include my interpretations of what an Indie author is.

INDIE AUTHOR= A writer growing, learning, developing their trade-set based on skills they are acquiring along their journey. (They are not in training or less professional. They are simply working with their own allowances of income with financial support far from the more broader publisher's stature to try to produce the best quality of work for you the reader.)

Supporting authors is not mine alone to claim. Although it is one facet, in which I am passionate about. (Cue inspirational music…lol) As an Indie, I have realized that support is the key to many things. It is with this thought that I carry on with many authors in mind. Today with you, I will be quoting just a few and their views on supporting groups.
“As a member of a support group, not only do I surround myself with liked-minded, caring individuals, but I gain a deeper appreciation of different genres. No matter who we are, where we live, what we write, we all have the same thing in common -- we love books. “
Madeline Sloane

Supportive groups are not just for Indie authors. However, Indies are a collection of authors who are growing with knowledge. We are constantly looking for the right aspects to help us along on our journeys. As avenues open for authors, many take Indie to looser terms and cross over to more self-published definitions. Still responsible for their content these authors allow for outside sources to help with their internal projects. Extending a need for remote services does not slant any views on the authors work, just allows them resources that were probably not available to them before. It these type of resources that could possibly help authors within the groups they belong to.

“Being a part of a Supportive Authors Group has lent me the ability to work with Awesome and Eccentric Minds, some who have become dear friends, whom I would have otherwise never met. Allowing me to connect with writers of varied backgrounds and across the world. It has helped to show me that my methods, while somewhat unorthodox are not a singular anomaly, but rather a random mix of the varied lifestyles that we have all encountered by knowing and sharing ourselves and each other, to raise us to new heights.”
~ S.I. Hayes

Support groups are for the knowledgeable writer as well as the novice. They should be about showing the way and opening up new arenas in which to look on other’s work. There is no room for casting out or singling any particular author for their non-mainstream approaches.

“I'm new to the world of authors and love how the supportive author groups are teaching me. I'm not afraid to ask a question because I'm sure someone will answer or try to find the answer. The thing I love the most is true and honest support and that is what I have found.”
Solease M. Barner

“Supportive groups give me a chance to ask questions to veteran authors, offer advice to upcoming authors, and chat with other authors who understand what I'm going through. They are a wonderful way to keep up with the trends, meet new authors, and discover new books. I thoroughly enjoy the different writing support teams I belong too.”
Andrea Buginsky 

Writers may vary on their technique as well as aspects to writing. They may even carry chips on the internet’s unseen shoulder as to self-published or Indies in general. However, it is this mistake that cast shadows on great literature yet to be known. It is with this factor that we must create groups to not only support but also inform on what truly self-publishing and Indie means to the writing world.

“A supportive group for me, is sort of a secret garden of strength. And a diverse group keeps my prospective from closing in too tight. Not working in the secular industry you can lose your broader sensibilities quickly. Fortunately, I still have contact with former co-workers, so I'm not too cut-off. I worked previously in finance and pharmaceuticals.” 
Cora Blu

Strengthening our knowledge is the key factor to groups that are based on garnishing support to their authors. We are power in our numbers but we are withstanding when we collectively work together in a positive nature.

“Let’s face author's life is a lonely one - without support the effort would seem futile.”
Mitt Winstead

Failings for groups vary in many faces of outside distractions. Although some of these can be avoided or understood. Controversially, it might be said or seem that our solitary roads may pull us farther from the groups help and support.

“I find that when I try to answer some of the questions in the groups, I learn things myself. I also find many of the people supportive, cheering you on with every milestone you reach.”
Victoria Adams

The whole of authors in one standing is not just for the purpose of supporting a single individual. It is a mixture of pulling strengths to learn, grow, prosper, changing stigmas, balance, and build lasting friendships that will not just help you put a penny in your pocket but a place you will always know you’re welcome.

“Information. Support. Encouragement. and the coolest part, Friendship.”
OG Tomes

Thank you for this time with you, the reader. I hope this small posting has helped to shine a light on authors and the groups they may reside in for support.

“It is the home I never knew I required. A door that never closes or needs to be for it is always open and filled with knowledge for those who come seeking it.”
~Eri Nelson~

About the Author: 

Eri Nelson born Erica Walcott is a Indie Author and the youngest of three in a family of five. Erica became Eri (airy) from her mother who called her that for as long as she could remember. The short take on her name took on a more solid base with the love of her life and husband, Jeff Nelson. Together they have been for the past twenty years. Within that time they were able to raise one daughter and endless amount of pets.

Writing is a passion for her and an abundance of never ending joy. Only one thing tops that for Eri... and that is when a reader enjoys the read...... (More on Eri) Eri Nelson is a nontraditional indie author who manages all areas of her fiction, fantasy, paranormal, action, adventure and sometimes-erotic writing. Eri handles all the groundwork of her books, even the editing. Because of this Eri strives to improve her abilities along with trying to explain to readers her far from traditional sentence structures. However, she will openly admit that typos follow her.

Join Eri and her shadowy side of writing as she takes you along to explore new desire hunger filled worlds where your mind can share in the heat of the read.

~Every hair on Kristen’s arms raised as the eerie cries from their pursuers reached her ears. Seeing Owen tense told her he was gearing up to battle.

Gulping big clumps of fear down her throat, a coarse cry came from Kristen. “Is it Brinston?”

“If that’s the ex”—he spit out the ex part as if the whole knowledge that she could once bed a Shapeshifter revolted him—“then yes.”

Foot to pedal, Owen pushed the gas on the old ford to its max. There was no way the old rusted-out bucket was going to run much farther ahead of the herd of shifters hot on their tail.

Claws on the roof screeched forth like nails on a chalkboard. They were on them, and it was a matter of the time before the truck would be thrown to the side of the road.

A figure close to the look of a rhino came in so fast that it crashed into the driver’s side of the Ford, knocking the panels inward. Kristen screamed in horror with the sight of the blood running down Owen’s left side. Now she was pissed off; how dare they touch him? An instant reflection of possessiveness’s of him was clearing the way for her rage as she looked to the floor of the cab for a weapon. Her fingers felt their way to something metallic. When lifting her prize, she found herself quite proud to be gripping a grease-covered crowbar. However, just as her courage was lifted by the odd shaped metal weapon, the large plate-protected creature once again drove into their vehicle, lifting it up off it’s axles. With one heave of its mighty head, it sent them flying over the edge of the road. Rolling repeatedly, they went, stopping only when they collided with a long-standing grand pine.

Bloodied and crash-ridden, the two found they were looking at each other. Owen, gazing on at Kristen clutching a blackened crowbar, said, “I don’t suppose if I asked you to stay here you would listen?”

“Not like hell,” she replied. If he were going out there, then so was she. Losing him was not an option!

Thanks for stopping by everyone!  I hope you enjoyed the guest post and excerpt.  Be sure to check back next month when I have a review for The Call From Within by Eri Nelson!