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Up to Bat New Cover Reveal!

#NewCover #99Pennies Up To Bat by ☛ Author Maggie Jane Schuler is #LIVE #OneClick today

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Cover Design ☛ Mr. @ Maggie Jane Schuler

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📚Synopsis📚

I’ve planned well, studied hard, and dreamed of my future. It keeps me alive, ignoring the things from my painful past. The thing about life is that it can throw a curveball into your path that you can’t anticipate, and plan accordingly.

But life’s cruel. It offers both good and bad, and no time for the right reaction.

My junior year of college should be one of the best but my chance run-in with a loner freshman that harbors deep secrets soon pulls me into her mysterious world. Unfortunately, her omissions of truth find me in a dangerous place.

Then, I meet Blake Angel. He is one of those curveballs of life…easy on the eyes, and every time we touch, sparks fly. But I can’t. I won’t. I have a game plan, a play-by-play for my future.

 

Before I realize it, everything has changed. The hidden secrets and lies only confuse me more. Worse, I may not be able to save myself, Samantha Sawyer, from those that now hunt me—and I have no idea why.

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Up to Bat New Cover Reveal Soon!

 

Maggie Jane Schuler is back with her second novel, Up to Bat.
This is an edge of your seat suspense romance.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “This storyline is filled with suspense, mystery, intrigue, secrets, twists, humour, and romance.” —Wendy Livingstone

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Ms. Schuler is the newest member on the list of authors trying to KILL ME, and will be hash tagged #EVILWHORE FOREVERMORE!” —Jennifer Peirson

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Schuler has a unique writing voice that caught my attention right away. —Lizzy L

 

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Amazon: myBook.to/AmazonUptoBat

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TBR: Goodreads

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Blurb:

I’ve planned well, studied hard, and dreamed of my future. It keeps me alive, ignoring the things from my painful past. The thing about life is that it can throw a curveball into your path that you can’t anticipate, and plan accordingly.

But life’s cruel. It offers both good and bad, and no time for the right reaction.

My junior year of college should be one of the best but my chance run-in with a loner freshman that harbors deep secrets soon pulls me into her mysterious world. Unfortunately, her omissions of truth find me in a dangerous place.

Then, I meet Blake Angel. He is one of those curveballs of life…easy on the eyes, and every time we touch, sparks fly. But I can’t. I won’t. I have a game plan, a play-by-play for my future.

Before I realize it, everything has changed. The hidden secrets and lies only confuse me more. Worse, I may not be able to save myself, Samantha Sawyer, from those that now hunt me—and I have no idea why.

 

Cover Design: Mr. @ Maggie Jane Schuler

Editing: Underline this Editing, Librium Artis Editorial, Spell Bound

Formatting: CP Smith

 

Secret Project Reveal!

 

I’ve been asked, along with 13 other fabulous authors, to write a short fiction piece that will be part of an anthology releasing in time for Halloween!

These will be a tasty morsel of tales born out of the treasures bred through the constraints of the 7 deadly sins and 7 divine virtues. Each sin and virtue is created and told through a variety of genres: romance, paranormal, horror and more.

The Nerdy Novelist’s luck of the draw was temperance…this little tale is not your regular spiel penned by the moderate Maggie Jane. Oh, my fingers have been busy and this work of art has been smoldering around my cauldron for many nights. It is a test of my craft, but I’m betting it will entice many of you to venture into the dark side of this virtue.

A Sorcerer’s Road to Temperance (WIP)

Her self-restraint is tested when a handsome newcomer opens a night club on the outskirts of her small-minded town. His establishments spellbind the patrons and create a magical intoxicating experience. She’s always maintained self-control but as he turns up the heat her inner strength is in peril. She has a choice, either tame the heathens or succumb to their wicked ways.

Excerpt:
“She took one long perusal of his athletic body and knew this was going to be a dangerous game. One she’d been looking forward to embarking upon.”

Resurrection – From NaNoWriMo Raw unedited Sneak Peek 2

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I’ve edited through my NaNoWriMo work today. I figured after a month of talking and posting writing goals, I may as well share another snippet of it!  Granted this is raw, unedited work, but none the less here you go:

Adrenaline pulsed hard through my veins. Each moment that past, my blood boiled even hotter. As Officer Asshat droned on lecturing me about how women should be treated; I kept my temper in check, for her. Nothing pissed me off more than the unjustifiable accusation of being a womanizing bastard. I might be a tried and true dickhead at times, but disrespect a woman or abuse her, never going to happen. My eyes stared down the overweight sheriff, never once providing him with any reasons for an arrest, but simply letting him know he did not hold the upper hand here. Especially when he made presumptions leading him down the wrong path. Occasionally my watchful eyes search over Asshats shoulder beyond the parked squad car in hopes of catching a glimpse of Jenna.

NaNoWriMo – Raw, Unedited, Sneak Peek!

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From Resurrection: 

 

Cocking my head from side to side, I began critiquing my new body. I dismissed the noises rattling around softly behind me. An uncomfortable feeling soon brought me back to the here and now. I immediately begin glancing around shifting my focus higher in the mirror. My eyes widening, as they meet with those of the afternoon shift janitor. He’s fumbling around, gathering his supplies nervously exiting the small shower stall with his small cart of cleaning goods. Swiftly pulling my towel back together, my face a fine shade of tomato red, the recollection of seeing the little yellow caution signs at the entrance to the locker room, it registers in my baby brain that he’s been here the whole time.

The locker room was empty because the signs say cleaning crew. This little oversight mortifies me. The young man watched me explore myself from top to bottom. He observed me as I guided my hands across my breasts and down my stomach. I trailed them over my hips and down my ass. I’m almost positive a nice little handy in his enclosure just happened. I’m embarrassed, feeling like I’m part of the walk of shame gang. Without a second thought, I immediately decide upon foregoing the shower today. I squeeze my towel tighter. My mind now madly flooded with irrational thoughts, I hustle back into the locker area for proper clothing and a clean escape from this new hell and humiliation.

Resurrection – Shh WIP Sneak Peek

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Resurrection is my WIP for NaNoWriMo. Jenna and Chase are shaping up nicely. I figured a little teaser pleaser for a Sunday morning might be nice.

***disclosure: This is pre-editor perusal, proceed with extreme caution.***

Synopsis

Her life was a true fairy tale. She’d always set her goals high: the hot man, the power career, the great kids. She had it all. When the defining moment and diagnosis came through, she felt her world swirl around the edges of the black hole of despair. Could she recover, and even more so, did she want to?

He married his happily-ever-after. She made him smile, laugh, and believe life really was a dream come true. He worked hard, played hard, and doted hard on his family. And when his world crumbled, he found it hard to carry on. Now he’s in recovery mode. Will he be able to push past the pain and misery, or is this the end?

Excerpt

 Somewhere within the stark reality of the moment, Doctor Trihn cursed that dirty word, and the raw truth of the diagnosis. My logical brain understood my job. My job as a wife. My duty. The responsibility clearly defined in our vows, spoke in our vows, expressed in front of God and everyone we loved. The declarations binding us together for eternity. I vowed to Marshall my undying support through sickness and health, until death do us part. Apparently my words appeared superficial at this moment, unheeded and meaningless. I stood still, paralyzed, the one held and supported by the man just handed his death sentence. Me, the weak link in our never-ending circle of commitment.

NaNoWriMo – WIP

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National Novel Writing Month, NaNoWriMo, is under way. Day five and I’m surprising myself daily by keeping up. I’m amazed since this is crunch time before finals. My students have essays coming due in about a week which will really impact my time frames for writing. However, “C’est la vie” and we’ll just roll with the punches!

I thought I’d give you a little synopsis of this new piece. I’m still working on Blake and Sam, however Jenna and Chase are shaping up nicely.

 

Welcome to Resurrection:

Her life was a true fairy tale. She’d always set her goals high: the hot man, the power career, the great kids. She had it all. When the defining moment and diagnosis came through, she felt her world swirl around the edges of the black hole of despair. Could she recover, and even more so, did she want to?

He married his happily-ever-after. She made him smile, laugh, and believe life really was a dream come true. He worked hard, played hard, and doted hard on his family. And when his world crumbled, he found it hard to carry on. Now he’s in recovery mode. Will he be able to push past the pain and misery, or is this the end?

 

The premise for Resurrection came from some real life situations. I’m blessed to have known my inspirations, and they continue to lift me up through their strength each and every day.

Sneak Peek – Shh Blake and Sam are shaping up!

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The more edits come through, the more excited I am about introducing Blake and Sam!

“Miss Sawyer, business propositions are only a small piece of what my game plan entails. My preferences include developing a mutual game layout, progressing around the bases, executing enough sweet spots to leave one begging for more, and stealing the heart of the one player I cannot seem to sign.”

 

A little double entendre at work here— I wrote this part over a year ago and it is interesting going back and reading something again. Funny it was during last years baseball playoffs, Hmmm!

Sneak Peek – Shh another little glimpse!

Another little tiny snippet from the WIP! #amediting

He scans the grounds as he walks. I pause, watching his graceful body move methodically along his determined path. His movements are swift, clean, and driven by powerful muscles. His clothes have salt stains from the sweat of his workout. He glances back at the double doors and catches me giving him the once over. A smile stretches from ear to ear when he realizes I’m rubbernecking. He approaches the door and, like a gentleman, opens it for me.