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Writer Wednesday: No Time to Write?

One of the main problems I hear from aspiring authors is they don’t have the time to write. Their lives are too busy, it’s difficult to schedule it around the kids or around a full-time job, or both. It’s taken me a long time to figure out how to schedule it in my own life, and how to keep at it. Here are a few tips I’ve gathered from others or tried on my own over the years. 1. #5AMWritersClub This isn’t just a Twitter hashtag. These are people who find the motivation to wake up just an hour or two before they need to go to work and get the words in. Writing right after you wake up is a really good idea too. It’s easier to get your creativity out then, and to tap into that sleepy dream-stat

Cover Reveal! The Ganga Shift is a whole new look on shifters...

THE GANGA SHIFT by Mary Bernsen promises to be the most epic shifter / government conspiracy novel of 2018!!! With danger, redemption, and sacrifice...this novel is sure to thrill on ever page, right? THE GANGA SHIFT is a little bit paranormal and a little bit sci-fi.... And this cover...is...heart-stopping! Bookstagrammers are lighting up the interwebs with their #coverlove! 🤩 Today we have the official cover reveal.... Drumroll please... The mood over in our office is, 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯 Who is that girl? Why is her back all scratched? WHAT is the deal, Mary Bernsen?!?!?!?! The neon! Isabelle featured front and center!!! And what's with that tagline???? Hmmmm... THE GANGA SHIFT by #1 bestselling

Acquisition Announcements: Peter Pan & Alice In Wonderland Retellings Coming Soon!

The Parliament House team is no stranger to a fantastic retelling (or two!) Ask our senior editor, Chantal Gadoury who penned the not-so-well-known Grimm fairy tale retelling, Allerleirauh...or even our most recent release, A Wild & Unremarkable Thing, which has some parallels to the story of Mulan! Today, we are super excited to introduce not one, but TWO new authors and their fantastic retellings. Both titles coming very soon... Nicole Knapp's PETER PAN retelling (tentatively-titled Second Star To The Right) will launch you back into Neverland with familiar characters like Tinker Bell and Captain Hook! But seventeen-year-old Elena Hart wonders if she has lost her mind when a girl appears i

#FandomFriday: Reasons To Read Wildwood

In case you needed a little more coercing to get started on this epic trilogy, here are four solid reasons to take the plunge with Tanzy and the gang! 1. You enjoy solving a mystery in time with the Protagonist. This story is written in first person present, through the eyes of Tanzy Hightower. She watches her father die in a riding accident set into motion by supernatural forces, and must visit her past life to learn why he was targeted. Little bread crumbs are dropped along the way, which some readers won’t see for what they are until the final twist is revealed. Can you figure it out before she does? 2. You think science is kinda neat but it also kinda freaks you out. I learned that human

Calling All Booktubers!!! Audition Call: Do You Have What It Takes?

Attention peeps with a lot of energy, a love for books, some nice lighting, and a cool bookshelf they can use as a backdrop: Are you ready for your close-up? The Parliament House is looking for our official YouTube channel Booktuber to be featured once or twice a week! This person will generally become the "face" of The Parliament House. Your responsibility will be to review and react to our newest titles, create fun and enticing content for your viewer, and be bookish and just plain fabulous! If you're interested, please submit a 90-second audition tape to publisher@parliamenthousepress.com by March 12th, 2018! Confused about what we're looking for? Here are some examples: #booktube #booktu

Cover Reveal! Between the Sea & Stars...and soon the other books on your shelf...

BETWEEN THE SEA AND STARS promises to be the most enchanting mermaid tale of 2018, with romance and betrayal and magic...everything a solid mermaid story should have, right? But that's not even the best part. BETWEEN THE SEA AND STARS is the first part of an under-the-seatacular trilogy by Chantal Gadoury! And this cover...is...stunning! Bookstagrammers are already jazzed: Today we have an official cover reveal for the first installment of the series! Drumroll please... The mood over in our offices is, 🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️🧜‍♀️ We haven't felt this excited since Ariel and Eric was on VHS when we were like...seven years old! The jellyfish! At first, we were like...really? Jellyfish?! But

New Release: A Wild & Unremarkable Thing

Holy new book, batman!! A WILD AND UNREMARKABLE THING by Jen Castleberry is here, and it's beautiful! 😍😍😍 Readers are already taking to social media and GoodReads, calling AWAYT "stunning", "poetic", and "laugh-out-loud" funny! Cayda has spent her entire life training to slay a Fire Scale. Now the time has come to leave her dragon-ravaged village behind, march into the Summer Alps, and reap the rewards of a Champion. But the road between poverty and prosperity is rife with beasts, betrayals, and baser temptations. Sensible Cayda soon discovers she’s not the only Champion with her eye on the prize, or the only one wearing a disguise. A Wild and Unremarkable Thing pits girl against dragon

Book Trailer Alert: THE LEAK OF MADNESS

Watch the stunning book trailer for the upcoming beginning to the Soul Seekers Series, THE LEAK OF MADNESS by Alice J. Black! The prequel for an eleven-part novella series, the Soul Seekers begins with Peyton, a girl on the verge of total self-destruction, using alcohol as a means to drown out the voices she hears in her head...the spirit voices. But when she meats a handsome barkeep, she also finds the first person she's been able to trust...ever...with her secret! Watch the trailer below! Video produced by Shayne Leighton Designs. We are totally in love with this creepy book trailer. It perfectly invokes the Gothic elements of the ghost stories we all know and love but hints at something m

Writer Wednesday: The Origin of Stories with Author Danielle Roux

The Parliament House Press is full of amazing, creative writers, and we thought it would be fun (and important) to share their tips, tricks and secrets in how to be a writer! You don't have to be 'published' to be considered a successful writer. It all begins with the typing (or writing) of a single word. Danielle Roux, author of the upcoming novel "Not Dead Yet," shares her tips on "The Origin of Stories." Take a look! ------------- When I first get an idea to write something, I let it live inside my head. A few weeks, a few months, sometimes a year or more. I used to worry that if I wrote anything down of the idea, I would lose it. Now I worry that if I don’t write fast enough, someone els

#TEASERTUESDAY: A Wild & Unremarkable Thing

At last!!! We are only ONE WEEK away from Jen Castleberry's release of A WILD AND UNREMARKABLE THING!!! Don't forget to pre-order your copy! (AWAUT will also be available in gorgeous paperback and hardcover!!) 😍😍😍😍😍😍 To celebrate, we thought we'd share a sneak-peak of the Prologue and Chapter One here: PROLOGUE The Fire Scale flies low over Ithil. Its body is the breadth of a circus tent. Its breast is striped by veins as broad as the boughs of a mighty oak. Its roar is like the howl of an angry wind. It gleams in the starlight. Its scales are ruby-red. No wonder just one of them is worth its weight in gold, and there must be thousands. They sparkle, catching the glow of lamps a

#FANDOMFRIDAY: We're Playing This & That! If You Like This, Then You'll Like That...

We hope everyone's having a FABULOUS start to 2018 and staying warm amidst this crazy Wintergeddon! If you're staying inside this season and bing-reading like we are, we'd love to know what some of your favorites are! (Comment below.) What's your book goal this year? Perhaps you're finishing up with your TBR pile from 2017 and are looking for your next favorite paranormal romance or dark fantasy to sink your teeth into... So for #FandomFriday today, we're playing This & That, comparing some of our titles to some of your favorite mainstream titles: Let us know what you're reading in the comments below...and don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter. #tips #fandom #highfantasy #dragons #writ

Acquisition Announcement: She's Powerful Trouble by Taylor Hartley

Parliament House acquisitions is pleased to announce the procuration of She's Powerful Trouble, the beginning of a new Paranormal series by Taylor Hartley When Mariah Stark bit Shelley Stalling’s arm in eighth grade, the town of Wicker Creek noticed. Born under ominous circumstances, Mariah creates suspicion wherever she goes. The Mothers of her own Coven insist she possesses an evil power. And since her attempts to pull flowers out of the Earth or heal injuries instead kill fields of crops and produce third-degree burns, she believes them. Now, as Mariah navigates her senior year, Shelley seeks to finally reveal her for the witch she is. Such exposure could ruin the magical world—if Mariah

Writer Wednesdays: "Where Do I Start?"

The Parliament House Press is full of amazing, creative writers, and we thought it would be fun (and important) to share their tips, tricks and secrets in how to be a writer! You don't have to be 'published' to be considered a successful writer. It all begins with the typing (or writing) of a single word. Amber Duell, author of the upcoming novel "Dream Keeper," shares her tips on "How to write a book." Take a look! ------------- So many people have asked, “I’d love to write a book but where do I start?” I wish there was a simple answer. The truth is every person starts differently, just like everyone writes their following books differently. It’s about finding what works for you, but I can

Acquisition Announcement: The Bone Roses by Kathryn Lee Martin

Parliament House acquisitions is pleased to announce the procuration of The Bone Roses, a new fantasy novel in the forthcoming "Snow Spark Saga," by Kathryn Lee Martin. Sixteen-year-old Rags is the most feared child in the world—and with good reason. When she’s not raiding the post-Yellowstone Kingdom’s established settlements for supplies to keep her frontier settlement, Rondo, alive another day, she’s fending off villagers who want her rare blue eyes in an unmarked grave. Faded scars from the iron shackles of her past mark her as an outcast in a town run by a sheriff hungry for a witch hunt, but dodging a burning pyre is the least of her problems. When the Kingdom sends 2nd in Command, He

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