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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Mysti and Starr by Kate Hill - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Kate Hill and her new book, “Mysti and Starr”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Kate and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Mysti and Starr
by Kate Hill


GENRE: Paranormal Romance



A blazing trail only he can see leads demon hunting biker Starr Johanson to his destined mate. A blessing placed on her family’s ancestral land summons Mysti Wild to the cabin where she’ll meet the man fated to share her life.

Each fears the other will be frightened by magic they don’t understand, but they quickly learn to trust each other, because no one can resist the person they were born to love.



Starr slipped and tumbled down a rocky, leaf-strewn decline. For several seconds he could only grunt and try to roll with the fall. He landed on his stomach, the wind momentarily knocked out of him. He tasted blood and spat a mouthful while pushing himself to his hands and knees. From what he could tell, he had cuts and bruises, but no breaks.

Blinded by rain and wind, he glanced around, dazed. He started climbing up the slippery incline, but fell again. Maybe it was an optical illusion, but he thought a path led off to his left. Starr tried to calm his mind and listen for guidance. Instinct told him to try the path, illusion or not, and he had long ago learned to listen to his instincts.

He took a step and his ankle nearly buckled.


He pushed forward as quickly and carefully as he could with a sprained ankle.
Something too warm for rain trickled down the back of his neck. He swiped it and looked at his bloodstained hand. Rain pelted it, diluting the blood. Dragging his hand along his denim-clad thigh, he limped on.

Squinting through the storm, he noticed a clearing in the distance, surrounding a lake or bay.


That wasn’t a spirit voice, but human.

“Hey, you! Dude!”

Starr turned and saw a woman approaching. She wore a yellow fisherman-style raincoat and hat that left half her face in shadow.

She approached and Starr hobbled toward her.

“Hi,” he said. When she tilted her amber gaze to his, Starr’s heart skipped a beat.

He smiled faintly.

So she’s why I’m here.



Five Ways to Deal with Rejection as a Writer

Rejection is Part of Life, but It doesn’t Have to be Negative

1.) The first thing I remember about rejection is that it’s part of everyone’s life. When you think about writers, rejection automatically comes to mind, but in just about every job, people experience rejection. It might be a sales person who gets dozens of refusals per day before someone buys a product. It might be a worker who applies for a higher position and is passed over. All kinds of people deal with rejection on a daily basis, so having a story rejected isn’t any different than that.

2.) The next step for me in dealing with rejection is to allow myself to feel angry or disappointed. I don’t always feel that way, or sometimes I experience stronger versions of those emotions than at other times. For me, I need to feel it and get over it. Usually it doesn’t last long at all. It’s particularly easy to get over when I’m leaning toward self-publishing a story. At times like that, rejection can even be a relief.

3.) Once you no longer have strong feelings about the rejection, see if you can pull something positive from it. Sometimes people are nice enough to take the time to tell you why they rejected a story. Most of the time you’ll notice that you get different reasons for the same story being rejected. That’s because it’s the editor’s or agent’s personal opinion. What works for one person might not work for another. Just because someone has an opinion about your story doesn’t mean it’s right. For example, there’s a novel I shopped around last year that got several rejections with feedback. One listed changes and gave me the option of resubmitting if I made the changes. One of those changes seemed reasonable, and I have since made some adjustments. The other changes made no sense at all to me and I had no intention of making them, so while it was nice to know I could resubmit, the company wouldn’t be a good fit for me. Whether you apply suggestions made in a rejection slip or not, it’s always nice to know that someone took the time out of their busy day to offer you advice.

4.) Realize you have other options. You can always submit your story to someone else, or if it’s one you feel strongly about, you can publish it yourself. Some stories I’m more willing to adjust or compromise with a publisher. Others I have a clear vision of how I want it to be and I’m not willing to change characters’ personalities or certain storylines to please someone else. Way back in the day when I first started submitting work, it was considered a bad thing to self-publish. Nowadays it’s not only common, but some indie authors can do as well as some traditionally published writers. I have always had unconventional taste and ideas, so my books and characters might appeal to a smaller readership, but that’s okay. I love that so many indie books are out there now. I don’t believe that limited ideas, themes, and character types are a good thing. Traditionally published books are great, but it’s just as important that indie books that are less profitable but more unusual are also available for people who want to read them.

5.) This is probably the most important step of all when dealing with rejection. KEEP WRITING!!! Sorry to shout, but you need to keep writing. Keep telling the stories you want to read and creating characters you love. No one can please everyone, but if you like something, there’s got to be someone else out there who likes it, too. Write for yourself and for those who are looking for a story like the one you’ve written. If you love to write, rejection won’t stop you!



Kate Hill is a vegetarian New Englander who started writing over twenty years ago for pleasure. Since 1996, she has sold over one hundred short stories, novellas, and novels.

She prefers to blend genres, and she loves horror and a happily ever after, so her books can be a bit unusual. If you're looking for romance with witches, aliens, vampires, angels, demons, shapeshifters and more, there's a good chance you'll find something to your taste in her backlist.

When she's not working on her books, Kate enjoys reading, working out, and watching horror movies. She also writes under the name Saloni Quinby.









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