Muses and Broomsticks is Linzé Brandon's Publishing company.
Her author profile is https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/LinzeB
When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first story, a romance between a professional nature photographer and his research assistant, in 2001. It was never published, but it still has a soft spot in my heart.
What are you working on next?
I am working on my first literary novel entitled We, the One. How the story came about is a bit fuzzy, but it was one of those stories that 'just happened'. One day I had the idea, then about month later the first draft was done. There are a few things that I still need to research (to get my facts straight) but otherwise I am basically busy with my editing. After I am satisfied that I have sorted out all the plot gaps, and inconsistencies (I am very good with these aspects of writing) then the manuscript goes to a professional editor to fix all my language and grammar boo-boos (yeah, these are not my strong points). The cover is still a concept in my head, but as soon as the manuscript goes to the editor, I will focus my energy on getting the cover sorted out. I am fortunate that my husband is an absolute master at Photoshop, and an excellent photographer too. With his help I usually get a cover that is exactly what I envisage for a book. After he does the graphics, I add the title and my name using the fonts and styles that are in line with the rest of my brand. Since this is a standalone book, I can stretch my mind with something different than my previous books. Exciting stuff, that's for sure.
Celine has loved Gideon for eight years, but after he rejected her twice she decided that it was time to take charge of her own happiness. Will her plan backfire when she decides to visit a club for Doms and Subs to put her idea into action? Or could it turn out to be the perfect plan to win his heart once and for all?
Solange is in love with two male vampires, but their past is about to catch up to them. Instead of accepting the decree of the vampire king, she decides that her men were worth the risk to challenge the centuries old decision and even take on the king herself. Will they still have a future, or will the execution order be enforced by the monarch?
War destroyed everything they loved when the oldest race in the universe, had no answer for the machines that ravaged their new home planet, Xyridia.
The last words of their queen sent Galen and Richard on an impossible quest to find the Lost Gryphene to save their people. But destiny had different plans for the two men when they crossed paths with the people of Zo'en and Xa'an.
This is not a book about writing...it is a book about being a writer. A guide for the self-published writer who wants to be in control of every aspect of the process of creating and publishing fiction or non-fiction.
Whether you are published or not, this book gives you the guidelines you need to take the first steps towards a successful career as a self-published author.
Journaling is a growth experience. Yet many people are reluctant to start or are quick to give up the practice.
This book is both a personal reflection on the author's experience of more than thirty years of journaling, but it is also an exploration of new techniques that may be more suited to people who don't want to use only words for reflection.
Practical guidelines and references are provided.
Pixies are known for their mischief, and Accolade is no exception. But now it appears that things went too far.
Only this time the adventure turns very serious when she is captured and thrown into the dungeon of the dragon king of the planet Ix. The charge? War crimes.
Determined to prove her innocence Accolade does what pixies do best: make mischief. And causing trouble may just save her life.
Surina was convinced that her own life was no longer worth living, and it was an unwelcome interruption when Jar's presence distracted her from her purpose.
To Jar, however, Surina was not just another suicide victim-to-be. But could Jar take the risk that she could be a life partner, when transformation was no longer an option for this fe/male?
Life was perfect for young Erin. Her days were busy with teenager things. Her nights were filled with the romantic dreams of a young woman in love.
Until those dreams became so much more.
Who was she really? And where did Adrian fit into all of this?
Premonitions of war. Prophecies of the future.
In the middle of it all a young woman destined to warn human kind, yet too fragile to do it alone.
Michael went to investigate the serial murders allegedly committed by the Grandmaster of Kryane. His contact was a woman with even more secrets to hide. Andesine knew she was different and had a lot more to hide than her abilities. They soon learned that there was a plan in place that did not only endanger their lives, but the lives of every living being in the four dimensions.
Dr Ara Noble was on a mission: to reverse the devastation created by scientists that caused the birth of the third gender. This was not just a selfless act to help humanity; Ara had an ulterior motive: love.
Jackson has the perfect life and no woman to mess it up. Until Lillian moves her gorgeous behind into his line of sight. He can’t resist watching her, even as he promises himself to keep his distance. Lillian claims she has an itch to scratch, but after a heated encounter a summer fling may no longer be enough, no matter how hot it burned.
The human species is dying out, and the scientists are sitting with their hands in their hair. Nothing is working, not the old medicines, nor the latest surgical techniques.
Until one day a young scientist came up with the idea to manipulate the fundamental code of life: the DNA helix.
Would people keep fighting the plan for their future survival, even while they continued to die out?
Bryce Sinclair was about to cheat on his wife, while she was contemplating packing her bags. It would take a serious car accident, a thunderstorm and being house bound together for them to have a serious look at themselves and their marriage. There were no guarantees in marriage, but there was a question that they both needed to answer: do we want this marriage to work?
STORM is an anthology of short stories around a common theme - a storm. Volume II is a mix of four contemporary stories where people's lives are influenced by the occurrence of a storm: physical, moral or imaginary. Set in a modern day setting, four authors of the Pretoria Writers' Group brings stories from real life, in sometimes difficult circumstances, to this anthology.
Santa Claus needs a magical helping hand to distribute his gifts on Christmas Eve and his pixie was refusing to cooperate. Now he had to step in to change the mind of a naughty pixie, and he had to play a few dirty tricks of his own. Then again, coercion had never been this nice.
Jessica was a cop with two problems: the first was to evade the drug gang who wanted her dead and the second was to stay alive long enough to get to court to testify against them.
Jack was a bodyguard with a difference. When he received a request to find a cop and protect her, he didn't realise what a formidable partner she would be, AI enhancements notwithstanding.
Tilane was a submissive in a relationship that was about to change. Mark searched for a new business partner and when Paul arrived, his past with Tilane brought back all the pain that she worked hard to forget.
But the men were confusing her with their behaviour and in the end it might be up to her to get them both to man up to ensure her happiness in this multi-partner relationship.
Her life turned upside down in a matter of hours, Elizabeth L'Emery then found herself in protective custody.
Detective Randall Storm had missed his best friend from school, but now her life was in danger because she could be a dragon master.
A sword, magic battles and a dragon master ritual were only the beginning for a love that would demand the ultimate sacrifice to ensure their survival.
Dal had fallen in love with Andrew almost the moment they met, but he only seemed interested in being friends. Until the day he wanted to add benefits to that friendship and inadvertently caused Dal's transformation to start.
Was the mistake of his past repeating itself, or was there a chance that they could overcome the hurdle that Dal could become the wrong gender?
I didn't care for the fact that the genetic manipulation to save the human race, limited my options of a loving relationship.
You see, I am in love with someone fe/male like me, but there was no chance that such a relationship was possible. Or was there?
Fern Haven is a secret kept by the locals because they love its peace, seclusion and natural beauty. The men and women who live here prefer it that way, but that doesn't mean that there isn't serious heat being generated by the residents themselves.
The series is a mix of erotic romance and mystery where the bachelors will resist temptation only until the right women come along to permanently disturb their peace and quiet.
Hot sex and real action are what these men want, and what they want, they get.
The Perfect Stranger
on Dec. 19, 2013
A reflection of our modern times, where people should be more aware of who they let into their lives. The story draws you in, and while you expect something to happen, the ending is still a surprise. Well done, Ms Botman.