Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WooHoo for Chastity Bush

Another round of congrats go out to our newest author, Chastity Bush, for her paranormal book A Taste of Terror, coming out December 1, 2010.

Welcome to Krista D. Ball

MuseItUp Publishing is thrilled to welcome our newest author, Krista D. Ball.

Krista's paranormal fantasy, Harvest Moon, will be released December 1, 2010.


Air! My lungs have still not re-inflated since the air whooshed out of them the moment I opened my e-mail two days ago and found the contracts for my very first accepted manuscript. What an incredible high!

My story, the first in what is to be a series of Christmas Miracle themed stories is entitled Santa is a Lady and takes place in a magical town called Northeringale.

While writing , I imagined this delightfully small town where everyone creates a miniature Winter Wonderland devoted to all things Christmas, probably because I grew up in a small town that had many of the characteristics I gave to Northeringale.

I began writing back when I scraped through the process as a girl beneath the tented sheets of my bed late at night my flashlight aimed narrowly for illumination and a pen and paper my only implements for recording my convoluted world view. I have no idea what happened to those long ago scribblings. No doubt my dog, Heidi, a very wise, and adoring German Shepherd pup, turned them into doggie confetti that eventually became fodder for the local pig farmer, or ticker tape at the yearly fire company fair.

Today, I am a retired Special Education Teacher and the mother of two adult children, my daughter Kat Holmes, a beautiful and astoundingly talented published author in her own right, and a gorgeous son who will be the model for my hero in some of my upcoming stories, but here's a teaser...he is 6 ft 2 in tall, has jet black hair, dark brown eyes that are almost black, the longest eyelashes that are absolutely unfairly sinful on a man, a mouth that dimples delightfully when he smiles, and a body that has had me beating women away since he turned eleven.

I am also the bemused and thoroughly enchanted pet of two beguiling mutt cats who love me unconditionally while keeping me on my toes.

Back to my WOW...I am on the threshold of a dream and the stars before me seem huge. I cannot imagine what is in store for me, but I am eager to ride this comet wherever it takes me.

Thank You MuseItUpPublishing, Lea and Carrie

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Santa is a Lady by L.J. Holmes

We'd like to welcome and congratulate our newest author to MuseItUp Publishing, L.J. Holmes, for Santa is a Lady.

This sweet and delightful Christmas tale will be released December 1, 2010.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Ghost of Grover's Ridge - Urban Fantasy

We're thrilled to announce we just contracted James Hartley's urban fantasy, The Ghost of Grover's Ridge, scheduled for release December 1, 2010.

For more information please check James' author's page.

Our submissions are now open to Canadian and American authors. Please check our guidelines found on this blog.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

MuseItHOT! has its own blog!

For all of our erotica romance writers please check out MuseItHOT! blog.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Do you write for the Young Adult?

I'm a big Harry Potter/Twilight/Vampire Diaries fan, books and movies. Is that what I'm seeking as a publisher?


Do you have a twist that's totally different from these books?

Are your characters memorable?

Is there a point besides the blood-sucking vampires to your story?

Are there demons, angels, trolls, goblins, witches, magic, romance, dragons, etc? Do these elements matter to me? Again, depends...

how you package your work and flesh the whole story.

But there's more to young adult than magic, and vampires. But what is it? Do you have that 'what is it?' factor?

If so, consider submitting your story to us. We'll have an answer to you within 3-6 weeks.

Publishing touches all media

The above YouTube presentation is truly an eye-opener. The publishing world is changing and now the author has a wider platform to have his or her work published and presented to the world.

Hope you enjoy.

New Contracts

We're proud to welcome our two new authors:

D.K. Dunlap and Mary Andrews.

D.K. Dunlap's book is the first in the series Magic in the Americas: Fallon O'Reilly and the Ice Queen's Lair, a Young Adult fantasy adventure.

Mary Andrews' book is the second in her sci-fi series The Fireborn Chronicles.

Congratulations and welcome to MuseItUp Publishing, ladies.

Friday, March 26, 2010

About the new kid on the block

So we're the new kid on the block. Everyone has to start somewhere. But this new kid, MuseItUp Publishing has a twist...

we openly acknowledge some of our fellow publishers who have supported us in various ways:

Kim Richards, publisher of Damnation Books and Eternal Press...

Renee Rocco, publisher of Lyrical Press...

Vivian Zabel, publisher of 4RV Publishing...

Mary Keith, publisher of Keith Publishing...

these ladies were genuinely thrilled and supportive when I mentioned I was opening up my own e-publishing house. And for that I cannot thank them enough. This has been my final goal in my writing career and have to say I am excited that it's finally arrived. There's an amazing team of editors and cover artist as my right hands that I'm very proud of. Knowledge of the various genres we accept will come in handy when it's time to introduce author and editor during the editing stage. As for me, my email is always open to authors for any questions they may have.

Our doors are open, and invite Canadian and American authors to send us their manuscripts. Check our submission guidelines within this blog.

Young Adult

We're thrilled to have DKD's young adult novel:

Magic in the New World: Fallon O'Reilly and the Ice Queen's Lair.

Stay tuned for updates, excerpts, author bio, and more.

Seeking Mystery and Suspense


Do you write mystery edged with powerful characters, a compelling storyline, and several twist and turns? Then consider sending us your submission. Read our Guidelines.

Romance & Sub-genres

Romance & Sub-Genres

Coming Soon!

*Romantic Comedy

*Contemporary Romance

*Fantasy Romance

*Historical Romance

*Paranormal Romance

*Romantic Suspense

*Western Romance

Do you write romance? If so, consider checking out our guidelines.

For our erotica writers, our guidelines are the same except that all erotica books will be hosted on our upcoming website: MuseItHOT! Submissions are now open for erotica along with mainstream romance noted above.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

AHTABAT: Man's Extinction by Tina Schizas

AHTABAT: Man's Extinction
by Tina Schizas

What if you were told you had to abandon your home, your friends, your loved ones, your career, your money, your dreams, and most importantly, your life? And not only temporarily but indefinitely? An impossible scenario that no scientist can properly explain happens in the year 2015ad. A phenomenon. A scientific theory never thought possible could ever come to pass. Humankind undergoes a procedure that no man, woman or child can ever prepare for.

A story of science, history and fantasy will bring two worlds together to help keep balance, freedom and survival from falling apart. One world where science fails them and one world where epidemics surface when rules are broken.

In a state of pure desperation, the never ending black sky is life’s last search for survival…


Stay tuned for details as we near the date in April to unveil MuseItUp Publishing, your Canadian e-publisher: where your Muse entertains readers!