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Music that inspires writing

Hello everyone. It's been a long time since I've posted I know. There has been too much going on. It was a long summer (one I'm glad to see end) where I was dealing with a few personal issues, but here I am again. I even managed to publish a new poetry book titled Shadowed Tears. Shadowed Tears is my first book to feature only poems. Most of my other titles like J and K Christmas included poems, and short stories but Shadowed Tears is all poetry. It's a 5x8 book that's easy to carry, and easy to read. It's available on paperback, and it's available on Amazon kindle.

One of the few questions I have been asked as I continue to write my child series (I have published Love Child and its sequel Child No More, but I am currently working on book 3 Child Scorned)  is how many books will I put out on Tommy Hulette. Someone even suggested that too many books in a series can get boring and can cause fans to lose interest.

There is some truth to this. Whether it's books or movies there is such thing as too much of a good thing. Lethal Weapon, and Scream are two examples of this. In my opinion Scream never needed a sequel and Lethal Weapon could have ended after the second one.  I can name many examples, but the point I'm trying to make is that some stories end in a way where no sequel is needed. The writer should be able to see this, but it doesn't always happen that way. Sometimes the writer may see and feel something different and will persist in carrying the story further not realizing that they can ruin the integrity of the first story when t…
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Jessica Freely can't resist a wounded hero. As a reader and a writer, her favorite stories are of soul mates finding redemption in each other's arms. Married to the love of her life in a beautiful relationship based on mutual goofiness, Jessica also warps minds as an instructor in Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction MFA program. Her dog, Ruthie, doesn't seem to care that Jessica's an award-winning and best-selling author in multiple genres. She just wants to play tug of war with Jessica's pages.
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Love Child Revised

Love Child is my first published novel and it was first published in 2011. Recently, I went through it again and found some mistakes I had made when I first wrote it. It's a long book and mistakes were inevitable no doubt. Readers enjoyed the book and found themselves hooked on the story even so. The mistakes did not interfere with the story's flow, but after doing some soul searching I decided to revise it and release it again though CreateSpace the publisher I'd been working with lately. The mistakes are not the only reason that I made this decision. There are different things I had to consider and did. Anyway, I am pleased with this revised edition and hope readers are as well.

Love Child is a fiction book in the suspense genre. It deals with so many emotional issues. Tommy Hulette the main character has to survive so many things. I consider him a survivor who endured so many similar things that I did only he does seem to be tougher in some ways. Well maybe. But writin…
Don't give up your dreams whether it's to write, act, or play sports. Don't give up even if all you're searching for is a job and career. Trying to promote can be frustrating especially when money is short, but there are always ways to go around that. It will just take extra work and a lot of patience. Feel free to share any ideas you may have.
My Christmas Book J and K Christmas received this review from Readers Favorite (Book Reviews and Award Contest)

Book Review Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

J and K Christmas 2013 by A.M. Torres is a compilation of Christmas related poems and short stories which capture the magic, essence, and joy of Christmas. There are some beautiful pictures of the season that is magical and enchanting to readers, especially for those who live in countries where Christmas is not such a huge celebration. The holiday season, shopping, snow, Christmas presents, Christmas trees, holly, mistletoe, Father Christmas etc. are all there in this beautiful and thematic collection.

Christmas is a season of joy and giving. 'Share the Love on Christmas' is one such poem which speaks about sharing. In 'Christmas Through the Years,' the poet reminisces about his Christmases with his parents. He also speaks about the magic of Christmas Eve in the 'L…
Young girl trapped inside, It's time to let it go
Forced to learn some things that young girls shouldn't know,
Sour gall and tears, and facing so much fear,
Young girl turns around and longs for someone dear.
Young girl trapped inside, with no way to speak up
Unsure of herself she cries with no such luck,
Young girl trapped inside, let go of the past
Where memories that hurt linger on and last.

Young girl trapped inside, with fear of everything,
Remembering past hurts, that still cling and cling,
Wishing she could run, so she won't blame herself
Silence kept her numb, so she just couldn't tell.

Young girl trapped inside, Learn to live and fight
This way he can't come and chase you out of sight,
Young girl please come out, and kiss the past goodbye
Just come out and tell, and don't live in a lie.
I am writing a new book for the J and K holiday series of books. This one will be called J and K Valentine my first holiday book that is not Christmas. Christmas is still my favorite season of course, but this book will be a experimental try, and a chance to branch out to a new holiday theme. The book will contain poems of love, and longing, and missing someone. The book will also have the short story sequel "For The Love Of Annie" the sequel to "Miracle of a Black Cat." I will share the link for Miracle of a Black Cat right here. It will be a small book, but I am excited for it. It will be a great addition for anyone who loves poems and short stories. I hope to have it ready very soon, and just in time for Valentine's Day.

A.M Torres Reflections of 2013. Fresh start for 2014.

I cannot believe I've had this blog for so long, and did not know what to write on it. Then again it wasn't so much that. At least not all of it. Truth to tell there were times, I was simply overwhelmed. In fact since publishing my first novel Love Child back in 2011, I've been somewhat overwhelmed on where to take promotion, and just not knowing where to start with it. Being a currently unemployed mom I have to say that money too is a factor. Then there is shyness. And if that is not enough then there is the time I tried devoting to my other projects like Child No More, the sequel to Love Child. And as I posted earlier there were my Christmas books I worked on as well so it was rough to write and promote. Now these are things I factored in along with being a mother of two one 16 year old teenager and one precious three year old little boy.

I talk of being overwhelmed as a writer, an author. I want to succeed. But I admit I just don't know how to do that. Well I know, …

J and K Christmas 2013

Hello. I am A.M Torres. I am the author of my novels Love Child, Child No More, and two Christmas books. I finished my last book J and K Christmas 2013 right in time for Christmas 2013. The holidays may be over, but J and K Christmas 2013 can still be a wonderful addition to your reading library especially if you enjoy the holidays and Christmas poetry. This is my second book in this compilation, and some of the poems were personal like "My Father's Christmas Tree." I hope you give it a chance. For me there was some emotion putting this together, but with my love of Christmas it was well worth it. Merry Christmas (belated maybe Ha Ha)