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About breathlessbook1

Deborah Riley-Magnus is an author and an Author Success Coach. She has a twenty-seven year professional background in marketing, advertising and public relations as a writer for print, television and radio. She writes fiction and non-fiction. Since 2010, she had two novels released. In 2013 her nonfiction, Finding Author Success, Second Edition and Cross Marketing Magic for Authors were released. Two more novels are scheduled for release in 2013. Deborah produces several pieces monthly for various websites and online publications. She writes an author industry blog and teaches online and live workshops as The Author Success Coach. She belongs to several writing and professional organizations. Deborah is the Dean of the Assent Academy – marketing training for Assent Publishing contracted authors – and Managing Imprint Editor for the Breathless Books romance and the Phantasm Books fantasy imprints. She’s lived on both the east and west coast of the United States and has traveled the country widely. She is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and recently returned after living in Los Angeles, California for several years.

The Assent Difference…

Assent Publishing welcomes our guest blogger today, 2013 Great Romance Contest Finalist Winning Author, Kim Carmichael! For more info, check out http://www.assentpublishing.com/BreathlessSubmissions.aspx Choosing a publisher is a lot like choosing a spouse. You have two parties who come together, need … Continue reading

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BELIEVE IN YOUR WORLD AND THE WORLD BELIEVES WITH YOU!

By spring 2013 I was at the end of several ropes. I’d been writing and writing, but the only thing I’d collected was advice (often useful) and rejections (useful, but difficult to swallow). Then a good friend made me listen … Continue reading

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THE WINNERS OF THE 2013 ASSENT PUBLISHING GREAT ROMANCE CONTEST!

Assent Publishing’s  Breathless Books Imprint is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2013 GREAT ROMANCE Contest. This was the most fun we’ve ever had looking at submissions. Between January and May, we saw romance from every possible subgenre, and … Continue reading

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FOUR WAYS TO ROMANCE THE PUBLISHER!

So many cool things happen when an author sends me a submission. First, I get excited (and even more excited when that author followed the submission guidelines). As I read a well-edited and well-written submission the flutters inside start to … Continue reading

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2013 Assent Publishing “GREAT ROMANCE” Contest

What are your 2013 resolutions? I’ve talked with hundreds of writers and their answers ranged from writing more, writing better, writing more creatively and writing with passion. But above all these noble New Year resolutions was one particular wish … … Continue reading

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Romance Subgenres? I call them Romance SUPERgenres!

Romance is the biggest selling genre in the world. The WHOLE world. But as acquisitions editor here at Breathless Books, Assent Publishing’s Romance Imprint, I love all the subgenres of Romance. In fact, I call them Romance SUPERgenres because they … Continue reading

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ROMANCE ME!

Welcome to Breathless Books, our Romance Imprint at Assent Publishing. Seriously, who doesn’t love romance? Whether it’s twisted into a mystery, tested within a paranormal or futuristic world, sweet, funny or serious, everyone loves a romance. Some may say they … Continue reading

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