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Secret Desires Released!

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, In : Books 
Secret Desires has been released, and Manic Readers has given it 5 of 5 stars! You can read the full review now.

I have been MIA for quite some time, and I am sorry for that. In short, began working more hours at my day job, going through nightmaric family drama, spending half my free time at home and half with my boyfriend, been experiencing terrible writer's block, and also ran out of ideas for a new blog series now that How to Write and Publish a Novel is completed.

However, a different kind...
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It's All Business, and Business Is Good

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, January 7, 2015, In : Books 
I have a lot of projects on my table right now, so I wanted to keep you abreast.

The Violin Case was just featured on The Indie Spotlight

Hidden Magic has been released by Red Sage and is available in many formats, all digital

Case of the Missing Millionaire has been released as a paperback for my fellow Ludditic bibliophiles

The Dryad has been pushed back, the free eBook short story will be released 1/08/15

And that's what;'s happening with my books. As for free writing, I had to pause for the ho...
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Book & Story Updates for Late 2014/Early 2015

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, In : Books 
It's time to take stock of my life, my writing life. I don't take much stock of my life in general, for in general i leave my livestock alone. However things are gearing up.

Quickly, I have a new story in literotica in the Halloween Contest now, a short erotic horror. Please check out Blood On The Moon and be sure to vote, thanks!

First, updates that are 100% guaranteed:

The Violin Case, the 2nd Marly Jackson Mystery on sale Nov 11th, 2014 for Amazon Kindle



Marly Jackson is back. Still reeling fr...

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Major News! "Darkness Calling" Update Too!

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, In : Books 
Sorry for the delay in posting. as my previous entries told you, life has been very busy. The house my apartment is in was sold, my roommates are gone, and I am living alone, at least that's relaxing. Looks like my move to CA will be in March, still not sure.

Also, in my night job, I've hired 3 new people and have been training them so my time is fairly limited.

As such, major changes to publishing. First, the bad news: The Violin Case has been delayed again. I'm not going to give a publishing ...

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Over And Over And Over And Over...

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, January 1, 2013, In : Books 
Well, after all the drama of the last month, it's ending on a low note: as a result of losing my day job when I informed my landlord I'd be late with January rent he responded by kicking me out, giving me 30 days notice. That's the downside to renting month-to-month, those assholes can do that.

Perfect. So now I make half what I used to and now need to magically come up with rent and a security deposit plus movers within 30 days. Real great. I'll land on my feet somehow. Don't ask me how, but ...

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Wolf Tales Volume I Delayed

Posted by Nora Quick on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, In : Books 
Well, well, well...Amazon.com *shakes head* They have delayed WTVI and I don't know when the hell it will come out.

It began when they sent me an email that said "It appears content from your book is available on multiple URLs. Please tell us each URL where your content is available for free and submit proof you are the copyright holder." You gotta love when someone basically says "we found errors, but you have to tell us where they are."

Now this sent me into a panic. Three earlier versions of...
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New Secret Desires Chapter Up & Wolf Tales Volume I Update

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, December 10, 2012, In : Books 
The latest chapter of Secret Desires is finally up here. Look for it on literotica soon.

 

If you feel this awesome you've either figured out how to master serial writing while publishing a book, or you figured out how to mix coke with E



  

I am super-jazzed tonight. Wolf Tales Volume I is uploaded and just waiting for deployment on Amazon, and the original short stories that are part of it on literotica.com are down. I had to send a private message to Laurel, the site owner/admin. She took the t...

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Wolf Tales Volume I

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, In : Books 
It's almost done! Fully edited, all that is left is to figure out the final story order of Wolf Tales Volume I and do some final formatting for eReaders. Almost there!

 



  

As such, if I can get this all done this week I will write the next chapter of Secret Desires to be up on here by 12/10 or the 11th at latest, only literotica just a few days later.

Oh, finishing a book is a little sad as always, but since this is a series I know my favorite characters will reappear in at a later date. Hell, I...

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Bark At The Moon

Posted by Nora Quick on Friday, November 30, 2012, In : Books 

It's begun. My posting will be spare the next week as I finish up work on Wolf Tales Volume I. It's rush-rush, but I'm doing my best to make sure it's smooth.

Sadly the delay came from one critique writer. I suddenly had two choices I wanted to work on for the final medium-length short story and asked them to vote. She was the tie-breaker, and got to me a week late. So I had to write both at the same time. Now I finally have the answer and am going full steam.

The new short stories show us the ...
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It's The Most Wounderful Tiiiiiiime of the Yeeeeeaaaaarrrrr!!!

Posted by Nora Quick on Thursday, October 25, 2012, In : Books 

Halloween is almost here. It's time for parties, costumes, candy, and scary movies. Is there any better time of year? No! Well, mayhaps you celebrate Christmas (I don't) and get lots of gifts, but then you have to spend all that money and time getting gifts to exchange. While you'll be doing that I'll relaxing.

For the next week the blog will be sparing because I have something planned for every day from tomorrow, Friday 10/26 through the following weekend. I do apologize the past 2 weeks have...

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New Book Coming This December! (Update on Marly Jackson 2 As Well)

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, In : Books 

Hello all. 2012 has been a..."dynamic" year. Not a very good one for me, I've had a lot of health issues and set backs. Through it all I've been trying my best, but to ensure that Marly Jackson's next re-worked novel The Violin Case if up to snuff, I am delaying publishing to March 5th, 2013.

However, a project I have been working on will be published at Amazon and Barnes & Noble for eReaders only December 17th, 2012.

It will be Wolf Tales Volume I. There will be a new never-before-published sh...
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Important Note about "Case of the Missing Millionaire"

Posted by Nora Quick on Sunday, May 27, 2012, In : Books 

 
The second edition of Case of the Missing Millionaire has been uploaded to Amazon and will be available by Sunday May 27th early evening.

As sometimes happens, I was re-reading my proof copy and noticed some typos I and my editors had skipped over time and time again, as does happen. I also touched up some formatting issues.

The content does not differ from the first edition, about 5 typos were fixed and 3 style issues were. However, if anyone bought the first edition and would like the second...

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2012 Releases Changing

Posted by Nora Quick on Thursday, April 5, 2012, In : Books 
I once wrote how announcing any project before it was completely written dooms it. Seems I'm right.

The next Marly Jackson novel The Violin Case will be coming out in September as planned. By the grace of the gods that hasn't changed, however there are some other changes. After a potential project came up with my copy writing job (telling you about it will doom it, I swear!) the erotic romance I was working on for a publisher has been shelved until 2013.

As such I have a spot of downtime and af...
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COMM New Paperback Edition Coming

Posted by Nora Quick on Saturday, January 7, 2012, In : Books 
It's been a busy day in publishing for me. After recovering from the holidays and a toothache, now battling a chest cold, I did get 2 bright spots in my day. My publishing contract for the erotic romance novel came today and my lawyer is reviewing it this weekend. It's a 2 book deal, though they do have the option to cancel the second book order if they desire (fairly standard).

I also finished finalizing my creatspace account and so a new BETTER print version of Case of the Missing Millionair...
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The Longest Midnight Has Begun!

Posted by Nora Quick on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, In : Books 
Work on the forthcoming urban fantasy novel "The Longest Midnight" has officially begun. Based off an idea I had some years ago it was plotted entirely by myself and Susan Droste. Due to conflicting schedules we've reached a good compromise to co-author and keep the tone even. I will write the 1st draft alone based off the plot & characters we created together, we will edit for content together, and Susan will do the final edit.

 It is the story of 4 people who come together at a time of trans...
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Working on "The Longest Midnight" & "The Violin Case"

Posted by Nora Quick on Monday, October 10, 2011, In : Books 
I'm hard at work on my next 2 novels. The first is The Violin Case, the follow up to my current Marly Jackson Mystery Case Of The Missing Millionaire out now. The Violin Case is due out September of 2012, and is being completely reworked from the alternate novella (found on literotica.com) already online.

I've also begun work on The Longest Midnight the first novel of the Something Wicked Series, an urban fantasy story line co-authored by my best friend and poet Susan Droste.

In The Longest Mid...
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