Behind The Mask Guest Post

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Behind The Mask 
Jacqueline Paige

Genre: Paranormal Erotic Romance
Publisher: First Realm Publishing
Published: Oct. 02, 2013

Word Count: 26,000
ISBN: 978-1301832545

Her world is calm and predictable until one night, one costume party
and one sexy masked man happen.

Warm up for Halloween with…

Book Description:

In a fit of temper, Gracelyn’s only sister curses her so she’s forgotten the moment anyone turns away from her. Only one thing, at an exact moment, can break the curse.  After years of failed attempts, she is forced to accept living her life completely alone.  
Her world becomes calm and predictable —until one Halloween night… 
one costume party…  
and one masquerading man change everything.

Guest Post – Keeping It Short

Writing a shorter story Is harder than writing a 200 page one.  I didn’t think this was true until I was asked to write a novella.  My first thought was “this will be so easy”.   I was wrong. 
With a longer full length story you have all the time in the world to unravel the plot, get to know the characters…with the shorter ones it’s hard to put it all together so the reader gets the whole picture in a much shorter time frame.
Maybe I’m a bit backwards (maybe???) but trying to write Behind the Mask and keeping it “novella” length was a grueling process for me.  I wanted to explore the characters more and find all the little things about them that you didn’t see.  Gracelyn’s transition to becoming Arianna could have been an entire full length novel. I had to keep cutting it back until I was able to come up with the few snippets that brought the reader from the time she was cursed until the present.
Needless to say writing a novella takes me longer than writing a novel, it’s crazy. 


Jacqueline Paige lives in Ontario in a small town that’s part of the popular Georgian Triangle area.  No one has ever heard of Stayner, so she usually tells people she lives “near Collingwood” and no, she doesn’t ski at Blue Mountain or at all, in fact she’s not even fond of snow. 
She began her writing career in 2006 and since her first published works in 2009 she hasn’t stopped.  Jacqueline describes her writing as “all things paranormal”, which she has proven is her niche with stories of witches, ghosts, physics and shifters now on the shelves.
When Jacqueline isn’t working at her ‘reality job’ or lost in her writing she spends time with her five children, most of whom are finally able to look after her instead of the other way around.  Together they do random road trips, that usually end up with them lost, shopping trips where they push every button in the toy aisle, hiking when there’s enough time to escape and bizarre things like creating new daring recipes in the kitchen. She’s a grandmother to four (so far) and looks forward to corrupting many more in the years to come. 
Jacqueline loves to hear from her readers, you can find her at 

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