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  • August Contest

    Ann Aguirre
    Ann Aguirre
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    You love that title, don’t you? It’s relevant in two ways because 1) this is August and 2) August also means “inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic.” Wow, suddenly this contest has a lot to live up to. But more importantly, WORD PLAY. There is also a third feature; August is the month I was born, so I’m about to level up again, life-wise. In… 10 days. Which is coincidentally when I plan to wrap up this contest. Okay, it’s not a coincidence at all.  So basically, here’s the deal. I have a bunch of books on…
  • RIP Wayne & Wes

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    Heidi
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In case you hadn’t heard, it’s been kind of a bad week of losing exceptionally influential people. Dr. Wayne Dyer passed away August 29th, quite unexpectedly in his sleep. I don’t know about you, but I loved this guy.  He was so brilliant & inspirational.  I have several of his books…have even read a few & am eager to read more.  And I love to watch his presentations/speeches.  PBS plays them once in a while & I always try to tune in.  I’ve learned a lot from him, & am sad I won’t get the chance to learn more from his future endeavors.
  • MAGICIAN'S BRIDE

    JEN BLACK
    29 Aug 2015 | 4:22 am
    Here's a link to an article about a very important sequel - not mine!jojo-moyes-interview-310196.Plus a picture of me taken when outdoors in the winter time which I think is fast approaching. Leaves are falling  and starting to turn already, and its not September yet.My good news is that I have just published THE MAGICIAN'S BRIDE on Amazon Kindle. I've been working on it since I went to France in May right up until last night when I published the last few updates. (One person had already bought it from Amazon US within hours of it going live, so I can only apologise to that person…
  • Let's Celebrate National Dog Day

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    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:03 am
    It's National Dog Day! Even though I wrote my first dozen books with Rogue the wunderdawg at my feet, I don't usually write in dogs. Or babies. They distract me with cuteness. But way back when I wrote Par For The Course, I couldn't help but include Ben's collection of rescue dogs. “Do you like dogs?” Ben’s hand wrapped completely around her upper arm, warming her more than the excitement of a summer storm. Jillian nodded at the strange question, and tried as best she could to keep up with his long legs as he sprinted off the green and through the trees. Fear excited her further when…
  • Soooooo Busy

    Joely Sue Burkhart
    Joely
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:54 pm
    The next 6 weeks are going to be balls to the wall all the way. With school back in session, I’m only getting 5-6 hours of sleep a night. I have to get up by 5:45 to start the to-school routine, so D&E would be 4 ish and I just don’t think I can do it right now. I’ve been staying up late and hitting bed more around midnight. We’ll see how long I can keep that up. The Evil Day Job is not full-on stress right now at least. I’m busy, but it’s not OMG we’re so far behind!  Whew, so good timing there. Since my last update, I’ve done two rounds…
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    Ann Aguirre

  • August Contest

    Ann Aguirre
    17 Aug 2015 | 8:33 am
    You love that title, don’t you? It’s relevant in two ways because 1) this is August and 2) August also means “inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic.” Wow, suddenly this contest has a lot to live up to. But more importantly, WORD PLAY. There is also a third feature; August is the month I was born, so I’m about to level up again, life-wise. In… 10 days. Which is coincidentally when I plan to wrap up this contest. Okay, it’s not a coincidence at all.  So basically, here’s the deal. I have a bunch of books on…
  • Pre-Order Public Enemies and Get a Bonus Short Story

    Melissa Jolly
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    Public Enemies, Book 2 in the Immortal Game Trilogy, will be out on 8/4/15. I hope you’re excited to see what’s next for Edie and Kian. As an author, I really appreciate when readers pre-order my books. So, I’ve decided to offer a special thank you to anyone that pre-orders Public Enemies in the form of an early look at Bad Omen Birds, a Harbinger short story.       Here’s all you have to do: Pre-Order Public Enemies Fill Out this (very short) Form GET THE HARBINGER SHORT STORY!! Pre-Order Here: Amazon | B&N | BAM | Indiebound | Vroman’s | Book…
  • YA book announcement

    Ann Aguirre
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:43 pm
    In case you don’t follow social media, I wanted to talk about my new book deal. If you scroll down in that article, you’ll see that I’ve sold a novel set in the Razorland series. This isn’t a sequel in the traditional sense; rather I would call it a companion novel, like the novella I wrote about Thimble and Stone.  This story will center around Tegan of the Staff aka Doctor Tegan, and the warrior-poet who loves her, James Morrow. Gavin will probably also join their adventures and possibly Millie, the girl who saved the world and didn’t even know it. Szarok may…
  • YA Scavenger Hunt: Go Team Teal!

    Melissa Jolly
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Updated 4/6/15 – This hunt is over. Today kicks off the Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt, and there are tons of great prizes to be won. You decide how much effort to put into it, but the rewards will definitely be commensurate with the time you spend visiting various sites and gathering clues. There are eight teams: RED, BLUE,GOLD,GREEN, ORANGE,TEAL,PURPLE,& PINK. I’m on the TEAL team this time around. If at any point, you get stuck, check out the How to Hunt page for help. At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for…
  • YA Scavenger Hunt: Red Team Go!

    Ann Aguirre
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    UPDATE 10/6/14 – THIS HUNT IS OVER Today kicks off a Fall YA Scavenger Hunt, and there are tons of great prizes to be won. You decide how much effort to put into it, but the rewards will definitely be commensurate with the time you spend visiting various sites and gathering clues. There are six teams: RED, GOLD, GREEN, ORANGE, INDIE and BLUE. I’m on the RED team, myself. If at any point, you get stuck, check out the How to Hunt page for help. At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you…
 
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  • RIP Wayne & Wes

    Heidi
    2 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    In case you hadn’t heard, it’s been kind of a bad week of losing exceptionally influential people. Dr. Wayne Dyer passed away August 29th, quite unexpectedly in his sleep. I don’t know about you, but I loved this guy.  He was so brilliant & inspirational.  I have several of his books…have even read a few & am eager to read more.  And I love to watch his presentations/speeches.  PBS plays them once in a while & I always try to tune in.  I’ve learned a lot from him, & am sad I won’t get the chance to learn more from his future endeavors.
  • Happy Hunk Day

    Heidi
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
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  • Drink of the Month

    Heidi
    31 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Can you even believe it’s September already?  Eep! But since it is, how about this for an uber-appropriate Dungeon cocktail? Kentucky Corpse Reviver 3/4 ounce Elijah Craig Bourbon 3/4 ounce Pierre Ferrand Curaçao 3/4 ounce fresh juice from 1 lemon 3/4 ounce Lillet Blanc mint sprig (optional) Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add bourbon, curacao, lemon juice, and Lillet Blanc. Shake until well chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a chilled coupe and garnish with mint sprig. Enjoy! The post Drink of the Month appeared first on heidibetts.com.
  • are we done yet?

    Heidi
    30 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
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  • Happy Sunday

    Heidi
    29 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Happy Sunday, everyone!  How has the week been treating you? I’ve had a pretty good week, I’m delighted to say.  Much to be thankful for, even without wracking my brain too hard. What first?  Well, I AM HAPPY that we’ve got new emoticons to play with.  I thought it would be fun to exchange Summer smilies for Fall ones, since Autumn is just around the corner. But get your fill of them now, because they probably won’t be around for long…Halloween is closer than you think, & I’ll be swapping them out before then, too. I AM HAPPY that we got some big…
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    JEN BLACK

  • MAGICIAN'S BRIDE

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:22 am
    Here's a link to an article about a very important sequel - not mine!jojo-moyes-interview-310196.Plus a picture of me taken when outdoors in the winter time which I think is fast approaching. Leaves are falling  and starting to turn already, and its not September yet.My good news is that I have just published THE MAGICIAN'S BRIDE on Amazon Kindle. I've been working on it since I went to France in May right up until last night when I published the last few updates. (One person had already bought it from Amazon US within hours of it going live, so I can only apologise to that person…
  • Kippers, anyone?

    26 Aug 2015 | 3:13 am
    I'm pretty close to releasing another book and wondering how many checks I'm willing to do on the text to make sure it is perfect! Once the plunge has been taken, I'm going to concentrate on PR and Marketing my list because I have ignored the need for it for so long. Most of this year, in fact. I am writing a second draft of a sequel to Abduction of the Scots Queen, but that will take some time and I don't envisage publication until next year at the earliest.I'm also investigating the possibility of a week's holiday in a cottage on the Northumbrian coast in the autumn. It seems such a long…
  • First person POV

    22 Aug 2015 | 3:11 am
    For me, this pic captures all the colours of high summer - blue sky, dense foliage and long dry grasses blowing in the breeze. Lovely. If only people wouldn't throw empty water and juice bottles around in such pretty places. Not to mention the crisp packets, sweetie packets, cigarette packets....have these people no appreciation for their surroundings, or are they just mindless?Had a busy fortnight, but it has come to an end, as all things do. The back lawn, wrecked by dog pee, has been replaced by artificial grass and looks terrific - so no more mowing the lawn! It took a while to do the…
  • Payouts

    16 Aug 2015 | 1:50 am
    There are bunnies who are not happy about the new payout system from Amazon Kindle.  I must be honest and say my payout is on the plus side when compared to what I've been earning over the last few months. Now the big question is if this will be sustained over the rest of the year.There are authors complaining bitterly that their books are not earning anything via the pages read system, which means, basically, that no one is reading their pages. or put another way, the book has been downloaded but not read. One of my titles has been downloaded but not a single page read. Who knows why…
  • Eight times more responses

    14 Aug 2015 | 1:41 am
    Alison Flood in the Guardian has written a piece about author Catherine Nichols finding that submitting her manuscript under a male pseudonym brought her more than eight times the number of responses she had received under her own name. “In an essay for Jezebel, Nichols reveals how after she sent out her novel to 50 agents, she received just two manuscript requests. But when she set up a new email address under a male name, and submitted the same covering letter and pages to 50 agents, it was requested 17 times.”Responses from agents to Catherine Nichols included comments such as…
 
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  • Let's Celebrate National Dog Day

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    26 Aug 2015 | 8:03 am
    It's National Dog Day! Even though I wrote my first dozen books with Rogue the wunderdawg at my feet, I don't usually write in dogs. Or babies. They distract me with cuteness. But way back when I wrote Par For The Course, I couldn't help but include Ben's collection of rescue dogs. “Do you like dogs?” Ben’s hand wrapped completely around her upper arm, warming her more than the excitement of a summer storm. Jillian nodded at the strange question, and tried as best she could to keep up with his long legs as he sprinted off the green and through the trees. Fear excited her further when…
  • Happy Chocolate Day!

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    7 Jul 2015 | 11:11 am
    It's Chocolate Day -- a celebration of all things chocolate, even my favorite scenes involving truffles. In Just One Spark, Hannah & Mason's first date is heated up by a special chili spiced chocolate :: Mason took the silver bag and plucked out a tiny silver box. He opened it and two chocolate truffles shone in the light from the streetlamps. “Try it. This one first.” He pointed to the chocolate dome in front decorated with shimmering gold flecks.Hannah balanced the candy between her fingers and took a bite. She offered the other half to Mason. The candy fell into his…
  • Things I've Said To My Children

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    So I'm sitting behind four buses at day camp pick up with the windows rolled up and the AC on because it is HOT, and I'm laughing so hard I have tears. The other mom's are giving me side eye. Jealous.Every parent should have Things I've Said to My Children close at hand. Kids are wild little beasties and they do mind blowing things adults can't even begin to imagine. The clever graphics Nathan Ripperger created to illustrate things he's said to his own wildlings bring a smile of camaraderie. Parents no longer have to feel alone when asking... Why is there a toilet seat on my table? Load it…
  • Anything For A Cowboy - Release & Reviews

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:26 am
    It's opening day for Not My 1st Rodeo! The stories released today - individually and as the anthology. I love that readers have the option to grab them all or pick and choose. We have a fun Facebook party tonight & the reviews are coming in. Amazon    Barnes & Noble    Samhain     Kobo    Her plan was for them to fall in bed, not in love.When veterinarian Jacy Weston changes her location on her western dating website profile, she thinks it’s no big deal. Opal Creek…Myrtle Creek…what’s the difference? As little white lies…
  • The Pink Heart Society: Tuesday Talk Time :: Not My 1st Rodeo

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:18 pm
    The Pink Heart Society: Tuesday Talk Time :: Not My 1st Rodeo: Once upon a time, at the RWA conference in San Antonio,  Jenna Bayley-Burke got Donna Alward to laugh. And then Sarah M. Anderson laughed...
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    Joely Sue Burkhart

  • Soooooo Busy

    Joely
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:54 pm
    The next 6 weeks are going to be balls to the wall all the way. With school back in session, I’m only getting 5-6 hours of sleep a night. I have to get up by 5:45 to start the to-school routine, so D&E would be 4 ish and I just don’t think I can do it right now. I’ve been staying up late and hitting bed more around midnight. We’ll see how long I can keep that up. The Evil Day Job is not full-on stress right now at least. I’m busy, but it’s not OMG we’re so far behind!  Whew, so good timing there. Since my last update, I’ve done two rounds…
  • Headed to the Farm

    Joely
    16 Jul 2015 | 9:09 pm
    It’s been a rough few months and I’m sooooo ready for a nice break!  I’m packing up the monsters and heading to Papa’s farm tomorrow for several days. They’ll ride horses (as long as the heat and humidity isn’t too horrible) and I’m hoping to get a boatload of words done. I have so much to do.  Getting away will hopefully let me focus and concentrate.  I need a change of scenery and I can’t wait to sit on the back deck and look out over the fields and pond while I write.  The only sad thing is that my beloved sis won’t be able to come…
  • Billionaire #3 Update

    Joely
    1 Jun 2015 | 8:08 pm
    I made my deadline! Actually had enough room to spare to do several good edits passes, added a new scene to tie up a loose end, and then wrote the synopsis and blurb. I think I read it through 5 times, and there are parts that still get me a little teary. This is a holiday novel, and so I wanted to include lots of sentimental, special elements. Kelsey had a HARD life, poor thing, and Harvey is so damaged that she despairs of ever pulling him out of the darkness. But she drags him kicking and screaming into the (Christmas) lights. There are a few bombshells and a sweet moment for Donovan and…
  • My Tooth – One Week Later

    Joely
    23 May 2015 | 8:36 pm
    Checking back with an update on how my tooth is doing. It’s a little hard to tell if the nerve pain is completely gone because of the weather and my allergies. The pollen counts have been very high in the area, and so I’ve had a lot of sinus pressure and headache that makes my face hurt. However, it’s both sides, not just my right, so I don’t think it has anything to do with the tooth itself. I quit drinking the eggshells in my smoothie a few days ago too. There’s a bit of an odor (boiled egg smell) and it makes it hard to drink it day after day. I’ve also…
  • My Crazy Tooth Saga

    Joely
    19 May 2015 | 7:29 pm
    My family thinks I’m a quack. Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor or dentist and this is only my personal experience. I haven’t had many good experiences with doctors or dentists. Generally, I’m of the opinion that they’re going to make recommendations based on the all mighty dollar–theirs, of course–and not what would be best for me. Especially if it means I can control my own health through nutrition or natural means and save a bundle. I’ve had some experience healing a few minor ailments naturally, like a bladder infection. I believe in the healing…
 
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    Dee Carney

  • Saturday Status – August 8, 2015

    Dee Carney
    8 Aug 2015 | 8:36 am
    I can finally let the cat out of the bag! I’ve been invited to join Eliza Gayle’s Southern Shifters Kindle World. Along with Lissa Matthews, Celia Kyle, Mina Carter, TJ Michaels, Selena Blake, Yvette Hines, Brandy Walker, Michelle Fox, Vella Day, Heather Long, Ellis Leigh, Erika Masten, and Ruby Shae, we’ll be using Eliza’s world to create our own stories. All will be available at Amazon only. Most, if not all, stories will release on August 11. If you want to join in on the release fun, join the Facebook group! (I know there will be a few contests and give aways!)…
  • Blue Apron First Look

    Dee Carney
    24 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    Because I hate to shop, I decided to try #blueapron. For those who don’t know, the service delivers all the ingredients you need to make reasonably healthy meals each week, for about $10/serving. (Sadly, the company is in the very lazy 2015 method of explaining itself via videos instead of, yanno, words. If you want to learn more, visit the site.) I received my first delivery last week. You’re advised to start with the seafood dishes, so I started with Rice Flake-Crusted Hake. I’ve never had hake before, but I really enjoyed the taste of this meal. That being said, I felt…
  • Saturday Status: April 25, 2015

    Dee Carney
    25 Apr 2015 | 8:49 am
    What I’m Doing: I turned in the final manuscript of my werewolf series to my editor this past week. The first book has a name, TAMING HER WOLF, and the series is called FIRE CREEK SHIFTERS. I also have a cover! Can’t wait to show it to you. I sent my editor a revised synopsis a few days later and in rewriting it, boy howdy did I see how much the book changed from what I’d pitched to what I’d actually written. I should have turned around and immediately started working on the third in the VAMPIRE HUNGER series, but I’m pooped! I worked hard on Taming Her Wolf and…
  • New Release: Fairy Tale Retelling Boxed Set

    Dee Carney
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Once Upon A Fairy Tale includes 11 authors with 11 fantastic fairy tale retellings. Only $0.99 for a limited time. I don’t know how long the set will be available, so snag your copy now. My story, a slight spin on Cinderella, involves a fashionista who meets a young man who disappears at midnight. Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-Fairy-Danielle-Monsch-ebook/dp/B00TDMW3B0 Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1121188612?ean=2940150272323 Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id965941401…
  • Six Sentence Sunday

    Dee Carney
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:32 am
    Working on Fire Creek Wolves, Book 1 (Untitled) and I’m behind schedule! Ack! Deadline for this one is going to be tight as I’m still learning my hero and heroine. But at least I have a good idea of what Chris “Brick” Preston looks like. Although he doesn’t have a beard, like the guy in this link, this is a damned good representation. Click here for Brick on Pinterest. He lowered his face toward hers again, capturing anything else she might have said. The magic rushed back in, inciting his passion and hunger. His teeth gently nipped at the plump fullness of her…
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  • Help spread the news about our LOVE EVER AFTER Boxed Set 99¢ Pre-Order Sale and enter to win!

    17 Aug 2015 | 10:03 am
    Want to help the InkHeart Authors (and me!) spread the word about our upcoming box set, Love Ever After? It will enter you to win the $100 Amazon gift card!  there are many ways to help out, if you're so inclined, and the more you shout out the more it will increase your chances!How to enter:One thing you can do when promoting our boxed set is to use the hashtags #LoveEverAfter and #Ink_Heart. This allows us to see your "shout-outs", which in turn, allows us to retweet, repost, like it etc. as well as connect with other potential readers. Without those hashtags, your…
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    5 Jun 2015 | 9:35 am
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  • Project Joy: The Triathlon Version

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    Just about six months ago, I decided I wanted to do a triathlon.  I wasn't particularly fit.  I'd spent the previous nine or so months doing a lot of hiking but that was about it.  But my friend had done one and the way she talked about it was inspiring. It clicked. I'd never found working out for medicinal purposes (because I knew I ought to) much fun, but I thought training for something seemed like the kind of focus I needed. I'd been a lifeguard in a previous life, so I could swim.  I already knew how to ride a bike.  And I've had periods of…
  • 2013

    31 Dec 2013 | 6:37 pm
    This was such a magical, extraordinary year, coming as it did on the heels of two years' worth of grief, loss, change, and a very grim sort of hope for something better. We found it in 2013, I'm happy to say. I started the year off on a truly life-altering trip to Ireland in the company of some wonderful (and so very inspiring!) writers, then visited old friends in London. In May Jeff and I visited what we hope will be our future home in Montana, where I went on to plot out a brand new series and the start of a new publishing venture with another set of writers who are both friends…
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    Mina Carter

  • Freebie Friday!!

    Mina
    28 Aug 2015 | 3:14 am
    It’s that time of week again…Freebie Friday!! As always, these prices (FREE) were correct at time of posting but PLEASE check before you click!! Amazon US – http://amzn.to/1WWhESM Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/1UajGzI Amazon US – http://amzn.to/1i6IIP3 Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/1InPntb Amazon US – http://amzn.to/1i6IXtA Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/1UakhSa Amazon US – http://amzn.to/1UgXO0k Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/1PCehe1 Amazon US – http://amzn.to/1WWipLC Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/1UakMvj Amazon US…
  • Mated to the Billionaire Werewolf – out now!

    Mina
    3 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
      Eva has two problems; Her wolf and her lover are both avoiding her. New werewolf Eva has two problems. One, her wolf seems reluctant to make an appearance and two, Alex, her lover and alpha of the Kingwood pack, is avoiding her. Has she failed at being a wolf before she’d even begun? He bit her to save her ...
  • New release! Mercer’s Siren, available now!

    Mina
    24 Jul 2015 | 1:45 am
    Just out of retirement, she didn’t expect to find a man who could heal her broken heart and soul…  Called out of retirement to join a friend’s team, combat surgeon Sedj is ready for life on the front line again. As handy with a rifle as she is with a lazer scalpel, she’s looking to put the past behind her ...
  • Freebie Friday!

    Mina
    3 Jul 2015 | 6:31 am
    It’s that time of week again…Freebie Friday!! As always, these prices (FREE) were correct at time of posting but PLEASE check before you click!!  
  • Freebie friday!

    Mina
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:46 am
    It’s that time of week again…Freebie Friday!! As always, these prices (FREE) were correct at time of posting but PLEASE check before you click!!
 
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  • Sabrina York: It Ain’t Easy Writing Hot Highlanders

    Delilah
    2 Sep 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’ve spent the last year living in a Highland romance, writing the Untamed Highlander series for St. Martin’s Press, creating my wounded Waterloo warrior in Tarnished Honor and entertaining myself with the Dundragon Time Travel Trilogy. I fell in love with the characters, the settings and the mood of the work. But I’ll be honest. It ain’t easy writing scorching Highland romances with big, brawny, savage heroes. Here are some of the challenges I faced in the past year. But no worries, my darling reader. I am more than happy to take the bullet and suffer these trials. Just remember, I…
  • A Question…

    Delilah
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:40 am
    Yesterday, I mentioned how busy September will be for me. I do try to have a normal life in between all the work. I swim. I spend time with my dd and her girls. I putter at my hobbies. Speaking of hobbies… I’m finishing these up. I think they are therapy because they take so long to make. I swear I could write a short novella in the time it takes to finish one of these—paint, dry, paint, dry, gloss one edge times six and let dry in between, then glue on a bail. These are almost ready. I’ll need a ton before October, plus I need a few to post on my Etsy site. My…
  • Where did August go? And a look at September!

    Delilah
    31 Aug 2015 | 8:34 am
    August was crazy busy! Tons of new releases as you can see below! Besides writing up a storm, which is always a given, I started working as an editor for hire. I barely hung out my shingle when jobs started coming in. Thanks to the authors who had belief in me! I wrote most of the next Lone Star Lovers book, Family Values, and completed revisions of Knight in Transition (which is coming out in the next few days!). Doesn’t sound like much, for me, but there were so many distractions—all family related. If anyone’s been following our saga, the 6-year-old who had the cancerous…
  • Qwillia Rain: Hazards of Being A Character-Driven Writer

    Delilah
    30 Aug 2015 | 4:00 am
    Hazards of Being A Character-Driven Writer (with a dash of perfectionism) First, I want to thank Delilah Devlin for letting me hang out here today. I have a day job, so I’ll try to check in as much as possible throughout the day. There are so many things I love about writing. The characters, the setting, research, talking to readers, talking to writers, the 24-36 hour writing binges that leave me wrung out and exhausted, but oh so satisfied. There are also the things I don’t necessarily hate, yet wish I didn’t have to deal with, although I have no intentions of ever giving them up. (I…
  • Reminder! Rose’s Plotting Bootcamp — September 7 through October 2

    Delilah
    29 Aug 2015 | 8:19 am
    Click to reserve your spot! FOR AUTHORS! Just pimpin’ the Rose’s Plotting Bootcamp. It starts September 7th, and there are still slots available. Reserving your place is a good idea for a couple of reasons: 1) Ever wanted to know how to write a logline? How to construct a premise statement? What character roles you need to “people” your story with and what function they serve? Why is that important? Ever heard of GMC? And hey, most of you have heard of the Hero’s Journey, but do you know about the Novem plot structure (my favorite and more intuitive, IMHO). And…
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  • Sale!!

    HelenKay
    1 Sep 2015 | 11:07 am
    The first book in my Holton Woods erotic romance series – MERCY – is on sale!! This is a huge deal since the print copy is $15 and the digital is usual somewhere between $7.99 and $9.99. For this sale, the digital version is $1.99. Yes, $1.99!! After she infiltrated his business and betrayed his trust, a disavowed CIA agent must seek sanctuary in the bedroom of a man who will either help her, kill her, or bring her to her knees… Becca Ford is on her own. Eight months after she headed up a sting operation to take down millionaire club owner Jarrett Holt, the other agents in her…
  • Charity Novella

    HelenKay
    21 Aug 2015 | 12:14 pm
    As you might know, I sometimes write male/male romance. This November I have a book coming out called STRANDED. It will be released as a solo novella and in an anthology with Marie Sexton​ and Christine d’Abo​. I’m very happy to report that a portion of the proceeds of this book will be donated to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Help Center**. My cover is pretty awesome. Take a look, and in case you’re interested here’s the blurb: Cabe got out of the gun-for-hire business the hard way—by nearly dying. Except then his former boss calls…
  • Literacy Tea

    HelenKay
    14 Aug 2015 | 1:06 pm
    Reminder! I’ll be one of the authors at the Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy in October. I think there are a few spaces left at my table. I’ll have goodies for my table mates. I’ll also be at the signing and would love to meet you all. So, please sign up to attend this great event and hear keynote speaker Tessa Dare, then stop by and say hello!
  • TAMED In The Wild

    HelenKay
    11 Aug 2015 | 6:14 am
    My friend Charissa found TAMED at the B&N in Rancho Mirage. Wahoo! Go, Shane. Go!!
  • Monday Morning Musings

    HelenKay
    10 Aug 2015 | 2:13 pm
    I can’t look at this mug without breaking into song. “I like big butts and I cannot lie…” I’ve been humming it all morning. Curse you, coffee mug!!
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    Monique DeVere

  • Monthly MFRW Column: Making Your Reader Like Your Characters #amwriting

    26 Aug 2015 | 3:14 am
    I'm over at MFRW talking about how to make your reader like your characters. Do drop by and say "Hi".
  • Looking For A Light Read? Try MORE THAN FRIENDS For #FREE

    9 Jul 2015 | 1:56 am
    Just wanted to let you know that MORE THAN FRIENDS is FREE! And right now you can also grab ZACH'S REBOUND GIRL for FREE when you subscribe to my newsletter. This offer is for a limited time. Want a free copy of Zach's Rebound Girl? Pop on over to moniquedevere.com and sign up to my newsletter.MORE THAN FRIENDSA Romantic Comedy NOVELLAShe just broke the Best Friends’ Code of Honour!What do you do when your best friend’s fella dumps her?You get drunk, catch a cab to his place, offer to bop him on the nose, then... sleep with him?Lily Harper should have taken her secret attraction…
  • MFRW Monthly Column: Monique DeVere's Secret to a Polished Manuscript #authortips

    26 Jun 2015 | 1:03 am
    MFRW - Marketing for Romance Writers: Monique DeVere's Secret to a Polished Manuscript #...: Last month I shared my secret to writing great dialogue. This month, I'm going to share my secret to a polished manuscript.Do pop over to MFRW and say "Hi".Photo used with thanks to freedigitalphotos.net.
  • Spicy Romance Without The Strong Language. ETHAN'S TEMPORARY FLING on Special #99c #BeachRead

    14 Jun 2015 | 3:18 am
    Looking for a sweet and spicy feel-good romance with clean language? Why not try ETHAN'S TEMPORARY FLING? For a limited time, you can grab a copy for 99c .BlurbSuper-hunky, weight-loss celebrity Ethan Stone brings out Dr. Karis Van de Burke’s inner bad-girl. To prove it, when Ethan accepts the challenge to persuade the sassy, love-rejected cosmetic surgeon to appear as a guest on his show, she ends up inviting him into her bed for one night of guilty pleasure instead.Used to women throwing themselves at him boobs first, Ethan knows his way around every female erogenous zone, but the…
  • Meet Smoking-Hot New Hero: Casey Lowe from Party For Two #amwriting #Romance

    1 Jun 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Meet Casey Lowe, my hero in the works. He hails from my latest story entitled "Party For Two", a super-spicy romance I'm targeting at Harlequin Blaze. Casey Lowe is a 34-year-old attorney in California with an eye on making partner. He wants Danielle Hampton, but only for a fling, because he doesn’t do relationships. And definitely not with his boss’s daughter. He’d made that mistake once and he doesn’t plan on doing it again, but he needs Dani’s help to land a client. This takes them to Palm Springs and some pretty steamy moments. Dani has a way of…
 
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    Love with a Shot of Adrenaline

  • Hearts Under SIEGE is only 99 cents!

    18 Aug 2015 | 11:01 am
    That's right, for just a limited time, Hearts Under SIEGE is only 99 cents!Hearts Under SIEGE is about Molly and Brady, who have been friends since they were little.It's about Brady and Jessica, the woman who struck him with love-at-first-sight but turned out to be his brother's fiancée. The woman he just couldn't get over.It's about Brady and Christopher, his brother, and what Brady is willing to do to find out what happened to him when he's reported killed in an "accident."Because they work for SIEGE, a private spy agency, and things are rarely taken at face value. When Brady and…
  • Welcome Guest Blogger Jody Wallace and Her Latest Release, Traitor

    3 Aug 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Natalie: Welcome, please, creative genius writer and amigurumist Jody Wallace to the blog today. This is such an honor!Jody: Thank you for having me! Would you like me to tell you about the amigurumi I'm working on right now or the book I just published?Natalie: Oh, Jody, whatever you utter is a pearl of wisdom. Basically, talk about whatever you like and I swear I'll publish it JUST THE WAY YOU SENT IT TO ME.Jody: Can I get that in writing? Natalie: Duh, I just wrote it. In my question. That I totally wrote. That's completely in my personal writing voice.Jody: Ok, that works. I guess I'd…
  • Our Squirrel Does Wicked

    5 Jul 2015 | 1:32 pm
    My husband put up a bird feeder outside our dining room window recently. We've had the usual sparrows and finches, and this week we got a pair of tufted titmice and a chickadee. (I love the less common birds, no surprise. :) )My office window looks out at ground level right below the feeder. So I've a bunch of companions every day. A squirrel, a cardinal (sometimes his mate, too), a chipmunk or two, and three mourning doves. They forage around and under the rose bush. Oh, and I usually have at least one of the cats, too.So yesterday morning I hear Number Two let out some kind of cry. I called…
  • It's No Fun When They Don't Play Along

    28 May 2015 | 9:58 am
    Ref. last post, about needing something fun to watch? I have Part 1 of Dragon Riders of Berk that my friend Gail sent me! I keep forgetting to ask Number One if she wants to watch it with me. I think I'll just do it, starting tonight. If I'm not working until midnight again.My husband has a lot of fun with telemarketers and wrong numbers and stuff like that. Our number is only 1 digit different from the local Domino's number, and people used to always call and ask if we were Pizza Hut, or would immediately launch into their order or request for delivery, even though we hadn't answered…
  • Drowning in Darkness

    22 May 2015 | 2:30 pm
    I have never (or at least for a decade or two) gone for darkness in my entertainment. I tend to prefer light paranormal and romantic adventure over dark paranormal romances or urban fantasy or suspense. My husband can't drag me unconscious to a horror movie. And when I tried watching Daredevil on Netflix recently, I couldn't watch past the episode where the bad guy decapitated someone by bashing a car door against his head. For, like, 5 minutes.Lately, though, I've gotten myself into some pretty dark stuff. Like iZombie. It didn't start out dark. I mean, as far as zombie fiction goes, it…
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    Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author

  • Interview at Facebook NY

    Team Sylvia
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:31 pm
    Sylvia sat down with Monica Murphy and Sabrina Jeffries during the RWA Conference in New York, answering fan questions, talking about romance, history, the power of social networking, Premiere, the anthology Sylvia edited and they all contributed to, and more. … Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Exclusively Yours!

    Sylvia Day
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Sylvia has posted a special excerpt from the upcoming, highly-anticipated One with You. Unannounced anywhere else, this excerpt is exclusively for SylviaDay.com visitors. Enjoy! Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Behind-the-Scenes on Tour

    Sylvia Day
    15 Apr 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Missed the chance to see Sylvia down under? You can catch some of the highlights of her recent tour to Australia on her YouTube channel. Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Crossfire on Sale!

    Sylvia Day
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:36 pm
    Looking to start the Crossfire series or add Bared to You to your e-book collection? There’s no time like now! For a limited time, you can download the first novel in Gideon & Eva’s story for just $2.99 on iBooks … Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • 1 Million Views!

    Sylvia Day
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    Thank you, readers! The Captivated by You commercial from Penguin Random House has over one million views on YouTube! Did you miss the special Valentine’s Day excerpt of the upcoming One with You? You can still read it here » Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
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    Bonnie Ferguson Writer

  • Summer, I Hardly Knew Ye

    Bonnie
    31 Aug 2015 | 10:38 am
    It’s the end of August already. How did that happen? It feels as though summer just zoomed by, which is okay with me since it’s my least favourite season. There are two reasons for that: heat and bugs. That being said, I can’t really complain about it this year as it was pretty decent . . . knock on wood.
  • Shark Week

    Bonnie
    5 Jul 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Yesterday was the beginning of Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. Every year I make it appointment television. The first night of programming was pretty awesome and the rest of the week promises to be equally great. While endlessly fascinating, I’m more than happy to watch the goings on from the comfort of my living room, hee hee. {:p
  • Every Journey Begins With A Single Keystroke

    Bonnie
    20 Jun 2015 | 10:58 pm
    The work in progress is going well so far, knock on wood. It feels great when I finish my word count for the day, which is always a welcome experience. The story is unfolding and I’m intrigued to see where it takes me and my characters, leaving any assessment of it until it’s time to begin revisions. It’s a journey I’m looking forward to.
  • Rainy Days & Sunny Smiles

    Bonnie
    14 Jun 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Had a good rainstorm the other day, which was much needed. There was no thunder or lightning, but at times it seemed like a torrential downpour. I loved the sound of it as the drops hit the deck, not to mention the atmospheric look of it too. Though it makes my bones ache from time to time, a rainy day still makes me smile. I also love movies that I enjoy watching no matter how many times I’ve seen them. An old standby is National Treasure, which never ceases to amuse me. Newer favourites are Draft Day and Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • The Triple Crown

    Bonnie
    7 Jun 2015 | 4:01 pm
    I watched the Belmont Stakes yesterday and ended up shouting for joy and clapping up a storm, much like millions of others I suspect. After American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, I hoped he’d win the Preakness so that he’d have a shot at the triple crown. Even so, I tried to keep my enthusiasm in check, since there have been a few horses in the last thirty-seven years with the chance to take it if they won the Belmont. It was an exhilarating race. He led from start to finish and the jubilance of the crowd translated even on the TV screen. The announcer said he had the second…
 
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    Cathryn Fox Blog

  • 11 New Book Boyfriends!

    cathryn
    15 Aug 2015 | 6:53 am
    You can never have too many book boyfirends, and we have 11 BRAND NEW hot ones for you. PLUST a chanc eto win $100 Amazon gift card! For more information check it out here.
  • A chance to win an iPad mini!!

    cathryn
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
    a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • Hot for the Holiday Sale!

    cathryn
    8 Feb 2015 | 10:25 am
    February 9-13!! *Some titles sale dates vary. Some are Amazon US only. Be sure to check the vendor pricing before you buy. Vendor price is final. Some titles are part of Kindle Unlimited! So many deals to be had! Be sure you scroll through them all! Super Hot Deals and Steals!  Check it out here! 
  • 20 free and bargain New Adult books!

    cathryn
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:19 am
    20 free and bargain New Adult books!! Bet ya can’t download just one! #ink_Heart Click here to find the links! http://www.laurenhawkeye.com/home/home/
  • HOT FOR THE HOLIDAY SALE!!!

    cathryn
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    Dec 1 -5 OVER 50 Romance Titles from Today’s Top Selling Authors on MEGA SALE–Some Are Even FREE! Super Hot Deals and Steals! Visit the Hot for the Holidays Deals Page
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    Megan Frampton

  • No Groom at the Inn Has a Cover!

    Megan Frampton
    23 Aug 2015 | 8:25 am
    I am delighted to show the cover for my holiday novella, No Groom at the Inn, which will be out November 10. I’ve just turned the edits into my editor, and I am continuing work on Why Do Dukes Fall in Love, which will be out sometime in 2016. Hope everyone is having a great summer!?
  • Mid-Summer Madness!

    Megan Frampton
    6 Aug 2015 | 6:44 pm
    Okay, I’m not really mad. In any sense of the word. Things in Frampton-land are busy, as usual–I turned No Groom at the Inn, my holiday novella, in to my editor. That comes out November 10, I think. I did the revisions for One-Eyed Dukes are Wild, and now am midway through writing the next book, which should come out in mid-2016, I think. I also got laid off my from day job, which means I am looking for something else to do, but also writing a lot more than I usually am able to. The next book I’m writing is the first Alpha Hero I’ve written, I think, since Hero of My…
  • A Starred Review for Put Up Your Duke!

    Megan Frampton
    26 May 2015 | 5:19 pm
    Publishers Weekly just gave Put Up Your Duke a starred review (that’s a good thing!), saying the book is “pure delight.” SQUEE! So that happened. Meanwhile, I am finishing No Groom at the Inn, my holiday novella, and then will be tackling revisions for One-Eyed Dukes are Wild. And then onto the next full-length book, due November. It’s busy, but it’s a good romance writing kind of busy. I hope everyone is doing well! Thanks for stopping by.
  • Put Up Your Duke Out June 30!

    Megan Frampton
    19 May 2015 | 4:55 pm
    Yay! Put Up Your Duke, the second full-length book in the Dukes Behaving Badly series, comes out next month, on June 30th, to be precise. The hero is Smithfield, Marcus’s best friend from The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior. Here’s the blurb: He was once happily bedding and boxing, but in the newest Duke’s Behaving Badly novel, Nicholas Smithfield has inherited a title and a bride . . . To keep his estate afloat, the new Duke of Gage must honor an agreement to marry Lady Isabella Sawford. Stunningly beautiful, utterly tempting, she’s also a bag of wedding night…
  • Frampton Update

    Megan Frampton
    3 May 2015 | 6:39 am
    Man, that title is lame, huh? Hopefully I’m saving all my wit and cleverness for my writing. Speaking of that, I have written the first 5,000 words of the holiday novella that will be out in November–so far it’s not terrible. Put Up Your Duke comes out next month (!), and I am very excited for people to get to read that one–it is a marriage of convenience book, which I never thought I’d be able to write myself, even though I love reading them. Hopefully I succeeded, and hopefully readers will love Nicholas and Isabella like I do. Life continues to be very busy,…
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    Inside an author's mind....

  • My Motorcycle Riding Fairy Is

    2 Sep 2015 | 7:25 am
     Now Available in PRINT!At Amazon At Barnes and Noble (Though I don't know why the cover art isn't shown... I got nothing. But that's the right link.)That's right.Guys and Godmothers #3, JUST HIS TASTE, is finally available in PRINT. :) Avalynn Fay is not a typical Fairy Godmother. She wears leather body suits, rides motorcycles, and prefers bourbon to anything fru-fru. Probably why she is assigned new charge, Jason Gregorian—a PI who drinks bourbon and loves to cook barbecue.Jason’s a good guy. Generally decent. Even willing to pretend to be his ex-girlfriend…
  • Is Heartbreak Necessary in a Good Romance?

    1 Sep 2015 | 6:06 am
    FunkoPop Captain America and Agent Carter Why yes, yes it is.Jane Austen started the true "romance trope" with her wonderful books.Some say that romance novels haven't changed much since then.Maybe, maybe not.Depends on how you look at it.But the biggest thing is that there's one particular standard that Ms. Austen established that is (or really, should be true) in any real romance novel.Boy meets Girl.Boy loses Girl.Boy gets Girl back.Now, how those things happen, or if they're reversed (Girl meets Boy. Girl loses Boy. Girl gets Boy back) it's still the same thing.Romances are stories…
  • Time to Load Your E-Reader

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Well, the weekend is upon us, and I figured it was time to load up your ebook reader for some good weekend relaxing. ;)I'll start, of course, with my book, BRIGHTEST SHADOW, up for Pre-Order right now, coming Sept 15th.AmazonBarnes and NobleKoboiBooks And there's this one, SUMMER BURNS, available now, as well for a little Military romance. Amazon Barnes and Noble Kobo iBooksNow, here's some books from some friends of mine, all sorts of great romances to fill your ereader with as well. They're either freebies or they're on sale.  Hunted Holiday: A Vampire Romance…
  • Taming the Monster coming in October

    27 Aug 2015 | 8:21 pm
    Yep, I'm going to be part of a new anthology coming this October-- Taming the Monster. This is an amazing collection with an incredible set of paranormal writers.This anthology came out of a silly conversation, and when the goddesses Mandy Roth (Immortal Ops Series) and Michelle Pillow (Dragon Lords series) thought this could be something really fun for the fall, and I had to jump on it.I mean, after all, monsters need love too!And I have this whole island of Avalon, where all the mythicals live.Besides, I always did think that Fairy-In-Distress Unit member Reese Appleton (first featured…
  • I Love Book Reviews

    17 Aug 2015 | 9:24 am
    Okay, so I just wanna put this out there.I love book reviews. EVERY SINGLE ONE. Whether you loved my books or hated them, you took the time to leave a review. THANK YOU. 
 
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    Cynthia Harrison

  • Do You Believe?

    Cynthia Harrison
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:03 am
    No secret, I have a cluster of phobic behaviors I’ve tried very hard to overcome by just about every means out there. Some of my self-help methods will be familiar to anyone who has ever been in any kind of pain, physical or mental: As a young girl: my journal and Jesus In my teens: cigarettes and marajuana In my 20s and 30s: cigarettes and wine (except when pregnant) also church In my 40s and 50s: prescription medications and self-help I’m 60 now and realize that although I’ve done a lot of work, drinking wine has probably had the most calming effect, although it is…
  • Here Comes Trouble

    Cynthia Harrison
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:05 pm
    A couple weeks ago, I had the first professional photographs taken of myself, all by myself, since my college graduation photo Which I do not have a copy of. Not sure what got into me. Wanted to do it before I couldn’t wear heels any more? Needed a good head shot for my obituary? Hard to say. It could have something to do with my “Three Books in Three Months” campaign. I’ve got a lot of promo to do and where better to start than with a bunch of pampering like profession hair and make up and mani-pedi? Also a new outfit! Except the shoes, those are about four years old…
  • Coming Soon!

    Cynthia Harrison
    28 Aug 2015 | 10:21 am
    Tagged: cover art
  • Blessings and Curses

    Cynthia Harrison
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    This time last year my life seemed both blessed and cursed. On the blessed side, I welcomed a new grandson and, then, several months later, another. Two grandsons in less than a year. Who could be more blessed? Well, and here’s where the cursed part starts, they lived all the way on the other side of the country, more than 2,000 miles from my home in Detroit. And there were no plans or even any interest in “coming home.” They were already home on the West Coast. So I traveled a lot to see everyone, even more than I had previously. What used to be once a year became three…
  • The Universe Always Trades Up

    Cynthia Harrison
    20 Aug 2015 | 5:41 am
    I have an dear old friend who I mostly connect with these days on Facebook. I posted a quote from Danielle LaPorte yesterday that said “The universe always trades up.” And my friend’s comment was “What does this even mean?” I told her it was a Buddhist koan. That was a joke. It’s a pretty straightforward affirmation: You want something. You don’t get it. Six months later you know why you didn’t get it, you’re happy you didn’t get, because something better came along. The universe always trades up. Which brings me to my best friend,…
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    Sara Hantz » Blog

  • Falling for the Wrong Guy!!

    Sara Hantz
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:28 pm
    I’m very excited because my latest book is up for pre-order. Here’s what it’s about: She had no right to want him. And no way to resist… Ruby Davis has a crush on her brother’s best friend. At least, he was his bestie until the big betrayal. Now Drew is off limits to everyone, especially Ruby. She can’t stand the way people treat him, or the way he feels about himself. It isn’t right. And those deep green eyes are calling to her. Drew is scarred and damaged, and he has no business even looking at Ruby. But he can’t help himself. She’s…
  • Falling for Alice………….. YA Anthology!!

    Sara Hantz
    29 Apr 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Out Now: Falling For Alice YA Anthology, Celebrating 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland Denise Jaden, along with four other authors, are celebrating their unbirthday of their new Alice-in-Wonderland themed anthology with you! To celebrate these five new YA stories, she’s giving away an entire BOX of great YA fiction to one lucky winner on her blog! She’s honored to have her story among some amazing other authors, including Dawn Dalton, Shari Green, Kitty Keswick, and Cady Vance. You will love all of their stories! Here’s a little bit about the anthology… New Alice. New…
  • Presenting the fabulous Eileen Cook!!!!!

    Sara Hantz
    22 Feb 2015 | 2:33 pm
    Eileen is thrilled to announce that her book REMEMBER hits shelves February 24, 2015. About the Book: A thrilling tale about what a girl will do to get back a memory she lost…or remove what she wants to forget. Harper is used to her family being hounded by protestors. Her father runs the company that trademarked the “Memtex” procedure to wipe away sad memories, and plenty of people think it shouldn’t be legal. Then a new demonstrator crosses her path, Neil, who’s as persistent as he is hot. Not that Harper’s noticing, since she already has a boyfriend. When Harper suffers a loss,…
  • Heartbreakers Tour 2015!!!!

    Sara Hantz
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:40 pm
    Once again a group of New Adult and Young Adult authors are on their Heartbreakers Tour, checkout the participating bloggers to read all about your favourite authors and for a chance to win the grand prize. Grand Prize GIVEAWAY: one lucky winner will receive an ebook edition from each of our participating authors, as well as a $20 Amazon gift card. That’s 14 heartbreaking reads and moolah to buy more. 😉 Who can resist a heartbreaker? 2015 TOUR ROSTER Participating Authors: Eileen Cook: Remember (Simon Pulse, 2015) D.G. Driver: Passing Notes (Fire and Ice, 2015) Laurie J. Edwards:…
  • GCC Presents………………….. Denise Jaden!!!!!

    Sara Hantz
    12 Oct 2014 | 4:04 pm
    FOREIGN EXCHANGE is out TODAY! Denise Jaden’s new young adult novel, FOREIGN EXCHANGE, is officially available to the world today! It is an Editor’s Pick and for a limited time, it is available on the Evernight Teen website for only $4.49! Here’s a little more about the book:   Jamie Monroe has always played it safe. That is, until her live-for-the-moment best friend, Tristan, jets off to Italy on a student exchange program. Left alone with her part-time mother and her disabled brother, Jamie discovers that she is quite capable of taking her own risks, starting with her…
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    Stephanie Julian On a Moonlit Night

  • An Indecent Arrangement Part I Excerpt

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:39 am
    AN INDECENT ARRANGEMENT PART I is now avaible on all vendors.I love my two hardened heroes, Max and Jesse, and I hope you will, too. They're tough, gorgeous and willing to do anything at all for their woman, except give her up.Here's a little excerpt for those who haven't read the story yet. Just a little taste to whet your appetiteAN INDECENT ARRANGEMENT PART II will release in September. Stay tuned for excerpts coming soon. AMAZON  B&N  KOBO  IBOOKSExcerpt:"You never have to be worried about me hurting you.” Now she watched his lips move. “But you damn well should be…
  • 23 Aug 2015 | 5:25 pm

    23 Aug 2015 | 5:25 pm
    Looking for a new paranormal wold to love? Discover the Lovers on the Fringe series. Humorous erotic romance unlike anything you've ever read.Bigfoot, Yeti and Fairies...Oh my!~SIZE MATTERS~Amazon  B&N  Kobo   iBooks ~THE BIGGER THEY ARE…~Amazon  B&N  Kobo   iBooks
  • Special Sale on AN INDECENT PROPOSITION & AN INDECENT AFFAIR

    9 Aug 2015 | 7:03 am
    As a thank you to my readers and to celebrate the upcoming release of AN INDECENT ARRANGEMENT PART I, I'm putting AN INDECENT PROPOSITION and AN INDECENT AFFAIR on sale for 99 cents. But only until Thursday, Aug. 13. If you haven't started the Indecent series (or haven't finished), now's a good time to start.AN INDECENT PROPOSITIONAMAZON  BARNES&NOBLE   KOBO   iBOOKS   ALLROMANCE  GOOGLE AN INDECENT AFFAIRAMAZON  BARNES&NOBLE   KOBO   ALLROMANCE  GOOGLEAnd don't forget to preorder AN INDECENT ARRANGEMENT PART…
  • AN INDECENT ARRANGEMENT PART I Amazon Preorder

    6 Aug 2015 | 6:45 pm
    ~99 cents for a limited time~Preorder AN INDECENT PROPOSITION PART IOne woman. Two men. So many ways to lie...Max and Jesse share a business, a painful past and a criminal history they’re trying to leave behind. They also share a burning desire for the same woman. But an affair now, while they’re trying to go straight, could be dangerous, not only to their friendship but to their lives. And to hers.Mary Alice’s secret craving for Max and Jesse is fast becoming an obsession but these two former made men don’t fit into her safe little world of family, friends and work. That doesn’t…
  • Meet Talia and Dane in DO NOT DISTURB

    4 Jul 2015 | 5:03 pm
    DO NOT DISTURB has been out for about two weeks now. If you haven't checked it out yet, let me give you some incentive.Here's an excerpt from the first chapter. A little bit of Dane's POV and Talia's first sight of him. If I was Talia, I'd be salivating over him, too.Get your copy at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iTunesExcerpt: “Are you going somewhere, Dane?”Shit.Annabelle walked out of the bedroom, buttoning a cream silk blouse tight enough to showcase her full breasts. She’d tucked the shirt into a slim plaid skirt that delineated every beautiful curve of her ass and hips.Her auburn hair…
 
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    Beth Kery

  • THE AFFAIR is Coming!

    Beth Kery
    18 Aug 2015 | 9:31 am
    THE AFFAIR, the complete novel, is coming in 2 weeks! Look for it in print at either your bookstore or for your ebook!
  • DISCOUNTED BOOKS!

    Beth Kery
    27 May 2015 | 9:07 am
    For a limited time, my publisher Berkley has lowered the price on two of my novels, DARING TIME, an erotic time travel with suspense elements, and my super sexy contemporary that takes place in Hawaii, PARADISE RULES! Currently, both are marked down to 3.99 on ebook. This is a great time to nab these summertime reads! Purchase Paradise Rules Amazon (Currently 3.79!) Kobo iBooks Nook Purchase Daring Time Nook Kobo Amazon iBooks
  • Come Say Hello at RT in Dallas!

    Beth Kery
    12 May 2015 | 5:19 am
    a shot of downtown dallas texas at night. The Romantic Times Booklovers’ Convention is in Dallas this week! Here’s where you can find me. Come say hello! Wednesday from 5-6: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Beta, Alpha and Alpha-hole Heroes, w/ Amanda Bonilla, Julie Ann Walker, Julie James and Kate Meader Friday from 11:15 to 12:15: Celebrate Contemporary Romance: Booze, Books & More! w/ Melody Anne Kathleen Brooks Catherine Bybee Ruth Cardello Alice Clayton Laura Kaye J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) Megan Mulry Jennifer Probst Kristen Proby Rachel Van Dyken Saturday from…
  • GLIMMER is out today!

    Beth Kery
    5 May 2015 | 6:33 pm
    I’m so excited for readers to dig in to this sexy, suspenseful and romantic read. It may sound like a story you’ve read before, but it’s not! It’ll throw you a few surprises. From the New York Times bestselling author of Because You Are Mine, a scorching new novel about forbidden desire… After graduating from her M.B.A. program, Alice Reed is surprised when she’s recruited for the management training experience at legendary Camp Durand, owned by Durand Inc.’s young, billionaire CEO, Dylan Fall. The company usually recruits from Ivy League schools, not…
  • Glimmer Giveaway: The Entire Because You Are Mine Series

    Beth Kery
    28 Apr 2015 | 8:52 am
    Yep, it’s the 1 week countdown until this releases, so I’ve got giveaways galore going on this week. I’m giving away this today right here. Pop over and put your name in to win! Beth
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    Kristina Knight - Romance Author

  • #TeaserTuesday: Release Day!

    18 Aug 2015 | 4:39 am
    Hi, everyone! I've been a bad blogger this summer, but I have reasons! Namely, that I've writing more books for you! But, I've revamped and re-covered my rock star series...and guess what? It's release day!! The whole series is available right now for just 99 cents; Light My Fire releases today, Start Me Up on September 15 and Call Me on October 5...it's going to be a FUN couple of months!! We're having a big Facebook party to celebrate and I'd love it if you could stop by tonight...we'll party in our PJs!Since it's Teaser Tuesday, I thought I'd share a little snippet with you.Here we…
  • #NewRelease: Christine Warner A Friendly Engagement

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hiya, readers! I'm excited to be part of a new release book party with Christine Warner! Christine writes smart, sexy books and this one is sooo good! I was able to read an ARC and absolutely loved it - plus it's the first of a series, and I lurrve series.Here's what you can look forward to in A Friendly Engagement: What’s a little engagement between friends?Omar Esterly is married to his job. But when Omar sets his sights on a potential, family-oriented client, his confirmed bachelorhood becomes a problem. Fortunately, his friend and employee, Devi Boss, has the perfect plan…Okay,…
  • New Release - Shades of Desire Bundle

    8 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    It's book release day!!! I'm so excited about this you guys ~ the Shades of Desire bundle, featuring Mr. Right Now by moi, is OUT!!! Here are all the details:NEW RELEASE: Shades of Desire Box Set (10 Sweet & Spicy Romances)Shades of Desire Authors: J.A. Coffey, Wendy Ely, Dorothy Callahan, Diane Escalera, Lena Hart, Chanta Rand, Emma Leigh Reed, Cindy Stark, Valerie Twombly, Kristina KnightBLURB:Now available! Ten titillating tales from USA Today, bestselling and award-winning authors. Step into the world of some of the freshest voices in romance. From spicy secrets to sweet second…
  • #TeaserTuesday - Heather Thurmeier's The Hookup Hoax

    2 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hiya, lovely readers! I'm excited to welcome my friend, Heather Thurmeier to the blog today! Heather just released a faboo new contemporary romance that I canNOT wait to read. It's called The Hookup Hoax, and she is sharing an excerpt with us for Teaser Tuesday...okay, Heather, take it away!Excerpt:Her tongue darted out to give her lips a quick lick and he was overcome with the desire to kiss her, right there, right then. Not because someone was watching and they were performing, but because he wanted to.“I hope you’re not acting like that on my account.” Aidan took his seat across the…
  • #ChickLitMay ~ What's On Page 45 ~ #TeaserTuesday

    12 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hi, gang! I'm taking part in a fun week-long event with some author friends. It's called ChicLitMay, and for the next week we'll be talking about our books, sharing teasers and sales and behind-the-book information. Fun, fun, fun!!Today's topic is What's on Page 45 ... so I'm going to dig into my next Harlequin Superromance, releasing in the fall, to find some juicy information. Emmett (our hero) and Jaime (our heroine) have a...messy past and now they have to figure out how to get along in the present. Here we go, from page 45 of First Love, Again:Emmett grabbed the keys to his truck and…
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    Ryshia Kennie

  • Suspect Witness - It's Been a Journey

    Ryshia Kennie
    18 Aug 2015 | 6:20 pm
    Since I learned earlier this year that Suspect Witness was accepted for publication with Harlequin Intrigue there's been the proverbial "learning curve."  While setting up an author profile I learned that after making DH take numerous pictures before I was finally satisfied - the picture may and would be rejected.   My photo rejected?  Yes, for lack of acceptable resolution.   I've rejected many photos of moi in my day but for very different reasons!  But seriously, there's much to learn and yes - another photo to be taken.Suspect Witness left my hands, for the last…
  • The Must Reads of Summer

    Ryshia Kennie
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:33 pm
    I'm not sure why in the middle of a gorgeous summer day with the temperature sitting at a beautiful 26 Celsius that I'm sitting in the house.  Maybe it's because yesterday I attended the "family" barbecue, which means I got my quota of outdoors.  It was a day of being outside and catching up with an interesting mix of people that included my brother's in-laws as well as his side of the family, which was how I ended up outside enjoying the sun at a party at his house.  It's only once a year that we get to do this but it's always a fun time.Saskatchewan prairieNow, with the…
  • A Bio? - Even the Dog is Stressed

    Ryshia Kennie
    1 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    Okay, so the dog wasn't too stressed except that his lunch was delayed.  Me on the other hand, there was just a little sweat.  It's not that this was the first bio I've ever written, or even the second.   But there I was poised with the publish button on my new website that had been out of commission for over a week, before I even hit the publish button, but that's another story. All the drama was exhausting.I hesitated. Stopped.Couldn't do it.Why?I made the mistake of reading the bio.  No good, I told self.  Why?  It's all true.  It's me, it really…
  • Stories of Prairie People

    Ryshia Kennie
    22 May 2015 | 7:14 am
    I am fortunate to still have some of my family elders around with stories of past days on the prairie.  So when I heard a local publisher was putting together an anthology of stories from the depression on cream money and it's importance to local farmers - I had just the story to include.It's hard to imagine what life would be like in a tiny town in the middle of the prairies circa nineteen-forty.  It's definitely another world and I'm so lucky to have someone whose been there entertain me with how it was.  Barefoot, windblown kids running free, racing trains and doing their…
  • Jim's Weight Training & Bodybuilding Workout Plan

    Ryshia Kennie
    28 Apr 2015 | 5:51 pm
    It's been busy lately and I've slowed down on the books I occasionally review but some books you can't say no to.   Besides with a love of books and a passion for writing, I'm spending too much time in a chair.  Not only that but I discovered that the treadmill desk might not be for me - seems I get motion sick!Moving on...Jim Atkinson is a bodybuilder and fitness trainer who has written more than his share of workout and "get fit" books and each one that I've read has been fantastic and motivational.  Don't let the bodybuilding put you off - Jim's latest book will get you off…
 
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    Susan Says

  • IWSG: Special Announcement!

    2 Sep 2015 | 2:30 am
    First Wednesday of the month means IWSG the fantastic group started by Alex J. Cavanaugh to share, complain and celebrate together as writers in this difficult business. Last year the members of IWSG joined together to write the non-fiction book The Insecure Writer's Support Group Guide to Publishing and Beyond. This year, IWSG brings you another fantastic project. Read the details below and visit the IWSG site to learn more and join in this contest. It's been months in the planning and we're very excited about it.The IWSG Short Story Contest 2015After the success of last year’s IWSG Guide…
  • Game Time

    31 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Today I'm posting at the A to Z Challenge Blog and talking about keeping your blogging momentum on track. Also, don't forget that this Wednesday is the IWSG day to share our woes and triumphs. There will also be a very special announcement for the group on that day. Don't miss it!We're a football loving family. Both my oldest sons played, the elder in college and now he coaches, and my youngest son played until his heart condition took him out of that sport and made him a runner. I don't watch sports on TV often but the men in the family do. My husband and I will go to most of the games my…
  • What Do You Really Want?

    24 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    I'm indulging in reading for the past seven days. I've been writing but not as much as I should. During A to Z last year I highlighted books that have taught me something about writing. One of the writers I used as an example was Anthony Ryan and his Raven's Shadow series. Over the past week I've reread the first two novels and now I'm reading Queen of Fire, the third and last book in the series. Though I've fallen in love with the characters, I always like it when a writer keeps a series to 3 or 4 books. One of the things that has struck me as I read these books is how Ryan makes every…
  • Wednesday Roundup

    19 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    Only two weeks left until a really, really BIG announcement from IWSG. This is a really exciting venture and you might want to be part of it. But you have to wait until the first Wednesday in September to find out what it is. If you aren't a member, hop over to the sign up page and become one.Do you ever write something and wonder if it should be capitalized? When I write my resume, should I capitalize Master in Health Education or not? Not. Check out this quick lesson on capitalization by Annie Tucker and see if you're doing it right on She Writes.It's never to early to think about Christmas…
  • Ideas From Where?

    17 Aug 2015 | 2:00 am
    Posting here twice per week and taking my turns at the A to Z Challenge Blog and on the IWSG blog, means I need to come up with ideas.  Like most writers, I don't have a ready answer for where the ideas for my novels come from. But when I comes to my blog, I don't mind sharing a little bit.Sometimes I find interesting stats to share. Quite often they come from one of the writers' groups I belong to or from their publications. For instance, RWA recently share the stat that though Kindle is the most common platform for ebooks, iBooks is gaining ground at 37%. Readers under thirty are the…
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    Jenyfer Matthews

  • Everything Old Will Be Shiny Again

    Jenyfer
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm
    I was gifted a vintage step-stool by a friend who was moving – she herself told me it was a curbside rescue for her. It was in rough shape, but there was no way I wasn’t going to take it. My grandmother had one like it in her kitchen, though I can’t remember now what color hers was. Someone along the way spray painted it white – which might not have been such a bad idea except that they also painted the chrome legs and the black rubber foot pads. This is how a step-stool like this should look (I got this one at an estate sale and it sits near my projects table): I…
  • End of Summer Garden Report

    Jenyfer
    24 Aug 2015 | 9:46 am
    I will admit upfront that I didn’t have the time or inclination to put much effort into my garden this year – I decided to simplify things and just concentrate on a few things instead of being overly ambitious. The tomatoes are a success abundance-wise, though I have way more cherry tomatoes than I expected. I usually try to plant a variety of different types of tomatoes but obvious was leaning toward cherry tomatoes when I bought my plants. I suppose you could can a cherry tomato if you wanted to but so far we’ve been keeping up with them just fine. Yesterday I finally had…
  • Back in the Saddle

    Jenyfer
    16 Aug 2015 | 11:51 am
    And holding on for dear life. My vacation week was great – although too short to see everyone I’d have liked to have seen or to do all that I wanted to do. I only got to take my kayak out ONCE. At the same time when I came back I felt like I’d been gone a lot longer than a week so that has to be a good thing, right? When we go to northern Minnesota from mid-Michigan, we go via the upper peninsula. So it only made sense to stop there on the way back through and enjoy it. The weather forecast was not great for either day we were there but it was actually quite nice when we…
  • Buried Alive

    Jenyfer
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:59 pm
    In things to do… When it rains it pours. It seems like I’m either cruising the internet at work all day reading the headlines and my horoscope or I’m working 12 hours a day. Lately it is the later. I’ve had 60+ hours the last couple weeks too. And I am not even keeping up… But that doesn’t even count my home life There are always things to do at home. Sitting inside at a computer all the time gets old… so old that going out to the raspberry patch and pulling out the old, dead / dying canes begins to look like a good idea. Bonus – I don’t…
  • Garden Makeover

    Jenyfer
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:28 am
    When the tree people came to look at the giant tree prior to cutting it down, they suggested that I might want to move some plants out of the flower bed under the tree “just in case”. That is a huge flower bed so taking out all of the plants wasn’t exactly practical, but I did dig up a rose bush and a hydrangea to be on the safe side. While I had the crew there with their equipment, I decided to have them grind out a couple of old stumps as well – one of which was in a flowerbed closer to my house. I have wanted to have that particular stump removed practically since…
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    On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

  • News

    2 Sep 2015 | 3:49 pm
    News. The Random House/Penguin merger took a while to impact my career but it has. I will be doing one more Heart book, FOR NOW. We will renegotiate in 2017. Yes, 2017. Due to the delay in contract negotiations, my next book will be out in 2017. It WILL be Vinni's and Avellana's book. After that, I don't know.HOWEVER! I AM COMMITTED TO PUTTING OUT TWO HEART NOVELLAS NEXT YEAR! ONE WILL BE LOST HEART FEATURING BARTON CLOVER AND ENATA LICORICE ALONG WITH A SURPRISING NEW CHARACTER!THE SECOND WILL BE THE ACTOR JOHNS (ST. JOHNSWORTH) FROM HEART LEGACY. HE WILL HAVE A HEALER HEARTMATE.So, what I'd…
  • Of Ghost Seer matters

    1 Sep 2015 | 2:46 pm
    Ghost Talker, #4, was due at the end of August (yesterday). I've been running behind for some time, so instead of posting the doings everyday in Ghost Seer, etc. I concentrated on finishing the book. It remains rough, but will, of course, be revised. I am hopeful to start up the daily excerpts tomorrow and WILL continue teasers from Ghost Talker. :)Thank you.
  • Ghost Seer, Except, Day 6

    28 Aug 2015 | 1:45 pm
    The remembrance of the lonely melancholy of the Native American pulled at her, along with Enzo’s big dog eyes and huge expectations. So she nerved herself and returned to the ghost.His passing took a very short time and was unnerving. He’d spoken oddly in her head with more images than language; she’d had to assure him that no one of his tribe remained for him to protect, that his horse was gone, too. Then he’d walked down the rise, sending a cold wind her way, and vanished.Enzo had congratulated her, but with less enthusiasm than when she’d helped the little…
  • Celta Thursday, pic of T'Ash

    27 Aug 2015 | 4:47 pm
    At a writing retreat in mtns.iffy wifi, new crew taking care of cats, as well as neighbors looking in. Nearly forgot it's Thursday. Offered City of Heroes pics of heroes/heroines on FB and readers wanted T'Ash. Here he is, but not from City of Heroes.
  • Ghost Layer Snippet: Day 5

    27 Aug 2015 | 7:07 am
    The sparring with the tall skinny white guy with a mustache waxed into points and fuzzy sideburns didn’t go as well as Zach would have liked. He couldn’t take the man down and that was solely because the dude was awesome with a damn cane. At least he didn’t go down himself and was sweating less in his shirt sleeves—ungartered—than the instructor.Pretty much a draw.Mr. Laverstock pulled a large white handkerchief from his trousers pocket and wiped his face. “We can work one-on-one as we have now, or I have a schedule of classes.” He walked into the open doorway on the far end of…
 
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    Camy's Loft

  • The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 14b

    Camy Tang
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m blogging the revised version of my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas, so you all get a chance to read it. After I post it all, I’ll take it down from my blog, so be sure to read it while it’s being posted. It is the first book in my Lady Wynwood series.A Regency romantic mysteryMiranda Belmoore has never felt attuned to the rest of society. Her family has never understood her blunt speech and unwillingness to bow to conventional strictures, and so they have always made her feel that there is something wrong with her. Now as a poor relation in her cousin’s house, she makes…
  • The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 14a

    Camy Tang
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m blogging the revised version of my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas, so you all get a chance to read it. After I post it all, I’ll take it down from my blog, so be sure to read it while it’s being posted. It is the first book in my Lady Wynwood series.A Regency romantic mysteryMiranda Belmoore has never felt attuned to the rest of society. Her family has never understood her blunt speech and unwillingness to bow to conventional strictures, and so they have always made her feel that there is something wrong with her. Now as a poor relation in her cousin’s house, she makes…
  • The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 13b

    Camy Tang
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m blogging the revised version of my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas, so you all get a chance to read it. After I post it all, I’ll take it down from my blog, so be sure to read it while it’s being posted. It is the first book in my Lady Wynwood series.A Regency romantic mysteryMiranda Belmoore has never felt attuned to the rest of society. Her family has never understood her blunt speech and unwillingness to bow to conventional strictures, and so they have always made her feel that there is something wrong with her. Now as a poor relation in her cousin’s house, she makes…
  • The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 13a

    Camy Tang
    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m blogging the revised version of my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas, so you all get a chance to read it. After I post it all, I’ll take it down from my blog, so be sure to read it while it’s being posted. It is the first book in my Lady Wynwood series.A Regency romantic mysteryMiranda Belmoore has never felt attuned to the rest of society. Her family has never understood her blunt speech and unwillingness to bow to conventional strictures, and so they have always made her feel that there is something wrong with her. Now as a poor relation in her cousin’s house, she makes…
  • The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 12d

    Camy Tang
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m blogging the revised version of my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas, so you all get a chance to read it. After I post it all, I’ll take it down from my blog, so be sure to read it while it’s being posted. It is the first book in my Lady Wynwood series.A Regency romantic mysteryMiranda Belmoore has never felt attuned to the rest of society. Her family has never understood her blunt speech and unwillingness to bow to conventional strictures, and so they have always made her feel that there is something wrong with her. Now as a poor relation in her cousin’s house, she makes…
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    Laurie J. Edwards ~ Author, Artist, Dreamer...

  • Aliens, Bears, and Tara Lazar, Oh, My!

    lje1
    31 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    I’m excited to have Tara Lazar with us today to celebrate one of her books that came out this month. Welcome, Tara! So glad to have you here. First of all, congratulations on your latest release, I Thought This Was a Bear Book. I see you have other books coming out around the same time. We’d love to hear a bit about those other books too.   Thanks, Laurie! Up next is LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD, which is another fairytale mash-up. (I didn’t plan the releases that way, they just happened!) I bring multiple fairytales and nursery rhymes into the fray. Everyone from The Three Blind…
  • Writing Humorous Picture Books

    lje1
    27 Aug 2015 | 3:01 am
    Today I have the great pleasure of hosting my friend Rebecca Colby, an awesome picture book writer, whose book, It’s Raining Bats & Frogs, released this month. She’s agreed to give share some secrets for writing funny picture books. And as a special bonus, if you read through the post, you’ll find a clue for her Scavenger Hunt. Be sure to collect all of the clues to be eligible for a prize. And here’s Rebecca…     Show Them the Funny: Writing Humorous Picture Books Everywhere I look on editor and agent submission wish lists these days, I read the…
  • Saddle Up for Adventure

    lje1
    2 Aug 2015 | 9:38 am
    Book 2 of the WANTED series has released. Grace Milton is back in HER COLD REVENGE, ready to do more bounty hunting and search for her family’s killers. Many dangers await, and she’s sidetracked by a chance meeting with Joe. But she’s determined not to let anything derail her plans, but can a sixteen-year-old girl capture outlaws plotting a train robbery? Lasso your copy to find out. Available at your local bookstore, Indie Bound, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository, or Switch Press. Read more about author Erin Johnson at The Bucket List: “Her Cold Revenge was…
  • Inspiration and Genius…

    lje1
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eye off the goal.”  ~ Henry Ford  
  • Original Earth Day and Giveaway

    lje1
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Did you know that today was the original Earth Day? Here’s a link to a great post by middle-grade author Bonnie J. Doerr about the history of Earth Day along with a wonderful booklist of environmental titles that are perfect for celebrating today and for April’s Earth Month activities.  
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    Fierce Romance

  • Visit Lake Bled, Slovenia

    Carly Carson
    1 Sep 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Who knows anything at all about Slovenia? I didn't, but it was our first stop on a recent vacation in Europe. The town of Bled is known as one of the most scenic small towns in Europe and I can tell you that it absolutely is.There's a small castle overlooking the town and the views are awesome in every direction. This view of the castle is from our hotel window. As you can see, the castle is well-placed strategically to protect the inhabitants from invaders.The castle was first mentioned in a deed in 1011 (although it has been renovated since), making it the oldest castle in Slovenia. This is…
  • Writing Cool in the Heat and the Hawk Returneth

    Terry Spear
    28 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
     I've been writing Christmas stories, have jaguar Christmas to write next, in the heat of summer. 100's for the rest of August and for several days in Sept, at the very least. So it's hard writing about winter when it's so hot, but it's refreshing too. Alpha’s Unwrapped December 1, 2015 Anthology of Paranormal Authors Will include: Covert Cougar Christmas by Terry Spear Billionaire in Wolf’s Clothing date has moved up from August release next year, to July! Cover coming soon!Hawk Facing UsHawk looking to the side, but still watching usHawk’s head swiveled around looking for…
  • 2015 Romance Writers of America conference

    Leigh Court
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:00 pm
    I spent the end of July at the Romance Writers of America conference in New York City, which took place right in the heart of the theater district at the Marriott Marquis hotel.  For someone afraid of heights, a hotel room on the 44th floor was a challenge for me...A long way down!But it did afford some spectacular views out my window...Cruise ship on the Hudson riverSunset over New JerseyI also had trouble with the hotel's glass-enclosed elevators, which felt like we were in freefall going down to the lobby. GULP!It was all worth it, though, to be able to be one of 480 authors…
  • Grandma vs Zombie Sex

    Cameo Brown
    26 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    I've been a grandma for a while now and like to think that I'm fairly decent at it. However, lately, I'm beginning to wonder. I'm beginning to wonder because things keep cropping up that I find myself at a loss to explain. I feel like, and grandmas everywhere will relate to this...a mom.Yes, that's right. I feel like a mom again in that insane "What the hell do I do/say now?" kind of way. I had this illusion that grandparents were somehow exempt from that, as we can just say, "Go ask your mom or dad" when the hard questions crop up. And this worked for me because even when mom and dad weren't…
  • Kitten Promo!

    Vonda Sinclair
    25 Aug 2015 | 8:50 am
    I'm glad to say I received my copies of the French edition of My Brave Highlander. Kaylee's kittens are five months old now, almost grown, so I've given them work to do, helping me promote my books. LOLBluebelle and Pixie check out the books. "These smell good, like box.""Look! It haz Highlander on cover!"Bluebelle and Jax"Hey! Buy these books!" PixiePixie"Don't touch my mousie!"BluebelleBluebelle loves the toy mouse.Kaylee (mama) in front and Jax (her son) behind.BluebelleJax is looking Egyptian here.KayleeJax has one white whisker. :) Bluebelle is posing.Pixie and Jax.Thanks for checking…
 
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    Love

  • Welcome to Hot For Friday - Book Boyfriends Cafe

    21 Aug 2015 | 7:00 am
    Thank you for stopping by to see what's HOT for Hot For Friday Blog Hop, sponsored every Friday by BOOK BOYFRIENDS CAFEIf you're a writer, we'd love to have you join us every week. Click on link above and sign up for next week's hop.My Hot for Friday excerpt is from my latest contemporary romance SEASON, UNFORGETTABLE. I'm thrilled to announce that Season, Unforgettable recently finaled in the romance category at the Independent Authors Network Book Awards Contest for 2015!About Season, UnforgettableSeason Scrimshaw isn't selling the land her parents left her when they died, not even to the…
  • Welcome Susan Horsnell and a True Story - LIBERATED

    10 Aug 2015 | 6:02 am
    BLURB:This book is a biography of a woman I have loved and admired for the whole of my life. In December 1944 a German family of seven were captured and convicted of war crimes for harbouring Jews. I have known this story for most of my life.In the twilight of her years, this lady has decided that it is time for her story to be told so it will be recorded for future generations. The woman and her sister were interned in Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp until Liberation on 13 April 1945. This is a true account of her experience.EXCERPT: Hanover, Lower Saxony GERMANY 1939The house looked…
  • Season, Unforgettable -*Finalist* in Independent Authors Book Awards

    8 Aug 2015 | 10:13 pm
    The Independent Authors Association has announced their FINALISTS for the 2015 Book Awards. I'm pleased to announce that my latest contemporary romance Season, Unforgettable made the cut!Stay tuned for more news next week when category winners are announced. About Season, Unforgettable Season Scrimshaw isn't selling the land her parents left her when they died, not even to the gorgeous Rann Brogan who saved her life in the forest. Especially not after she finds out he was in the woods to survey her property. The company Rann works for, his mother's company, wants the land for a luxury…
  • JESSE'S GHOST *Free* Ebook!

    2 Aug 2015 | 10:21 am
    JESSE'S GHOSTJesse's Ghost, Part I is *FREE*About Jesse's Ghost (A three-part serial novel)After her parents die in a fire, Sophia Whitfield struggles to save Arbor Rose, her beloved childhood home. The Civil War has devastated the South, and another blue coat has come to steal her meager possessions. Before the hated enemy inflicts his destruction, she shoots him. And soon discovers the soldier is Gavin, the champion of her youth.Gavin carries a horrific secret. When Sophia learns the truth, she's torn between a burning hunger for the man she truly loves and loyalty to Jesse, the man she was…
  • Meko's Woman is * FREE * on Kindle

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Meko's Woman, Part I, is FREE on Kindle.  Download HEREAbout Meko's WomanA Rebellious BeautyTaken captive by a decadent-looking savage, Francesca DuVall spends every waking moment planning an escape for her and her brother, Marsh. She never dreamed she'd be forced to marry her brutal captor, much less fall in love with him.A Dangerous WarriorEthan Gray is a curator at a famous museum . . . most of the time. In another life, he's Meko, a savage warrior hurled into the past to help his beloved people, the Cheyenne. Though their worlds are decades apart, Meko, can't resist the dark-haired,…
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    Falling In Love With Romance

  • Thursday Writing Quotes ~ King

    Suzie Quint
    3 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    When your story is ready for rewrite, cut it to the bone. Get rid of every ounce of excess fat. This is going to hurt; revising a story down to the bare essentials is always a little like murdering children, but it must be done. ~ Stephen King
  • Nuggets for August

    Suzie Quint
    30 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Some good information about Wordpress themes http://janefriedman.com/2015/06/23/choose-the-right-wordpress-theme-for-you/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JaneFriedman+%28Jane+Friedman%29 I don't think we talk about the story's stakes enough. This is a great post on the subject. http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/story-stakes/ An insightful post about character arc. http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/hardest-part-character-arcs/#comment-1293748 Pricing is always an issue for indie authors. Here's some interesting food for thought on the issue.
  • Thursday Writing Quotes ~ Smith

    Suzie Quint
    27 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    In composing, as a general rule, run a pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style. ~ Sydney Smith
  • Top Ten Tuesday ~ Autobuy Authors

    Suzie Quint
    17 Aug 2015 | 11:28 pm
    A lot of authors have come and gone from my autobuy list. I suspect that's true for a lot of people. If Barbara Hambly writes a fantasy novel, it's an autobuy. Her other books I'm not as urgent about. Jennifer Crusie used to be auto buy, but that ended when she started co-authoring books. It's also been so long since she put out a book that, well . . . we'll see. Also, some authors have written series that I was avid about, but I haven't caught fire over their other books. I also have to confess that this isn't actually an autobuy list because if the book is priced too high, I'll wait for a…
  • Writing Tip from Amanda Hocking

    Suzie Quint
    16 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Fun tips from author Amanda Hocking
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  • Quick Shop Bargains by Robyn Carr, Sarah Morgan and More!

    FV Sophia
    2 Sep 2015 | 12:18 pm
    One Wish (Thunder Point series)  by Robyn Carr 1.99 AMZ B&N KOBO More books by Robyn Carr In Your Dreams (The Blue Heron Series Book 4)  by Kristan Higgins 1.99 AMZ B&N KOBO More books by Kristan Higgins The Fall Of Sky  by Alexia Purdy 0.99 AMZ B&N KOBO More books by Alexia Purdy When We Met (Fool’s Gold series Book 13)  by Susan Mallery 1.99 AMZ B&N KOBO More books by Susan Mallery First Time in Forever (Puffin Island)  by Sarah Morgan 1.99 AMZ B&N KOBO More books by Sarah Morgan Quick Shop Bargains by Robyn Carr, Sarah Morgan and More! was first published on…
  • Angela’s August Recs

    FV Angela
    2 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    Angela’s Recommendations August was good to me. Not only did my kiddos go back to school, but almost every book I picked up was amazing.   Skip Trace by Jenn Burke and Kelly Jensen AMZ BN K Another action packed, emotional installment in a series that just gets better with age. Zed is finally able to go home and his family is overjoyed at having the son they haven’t seen since the war back where they think he belongs. Felix isn’t so thrilled and is worried that he might lose his lover yet again. This is very much his story as he falls into a deep depression wondering if…
  • What-To-Read Wednesday: Crossroads by Riley Hart

    FV Angela
    2 Sep 2015 | 8:30 am
    Welcome to What-To-Read Wednesday. Each week our Fiction Vixen reviewers will tell you about a book they think you need to read ASAP. This week Angela recommends: Crossroads by Riley Hart I know Jen and Amy have recommended this author on FV before, and I have several books off her backlist sitting on my Kindle all ready to go, but it wasn’t until I saw that her newest release was a double gay for you romance that I decided to finally sit my butt down and give her a try. I mean gay for you x 2, how does one resist that? Let me introduce you to the guys first. Nick is a newly divorced…
  • Review: Crucible Zero by Devon Monk

    FV Jen
    2 Sep 2015 | 5:00 am
    So this was the outcome of our crazy, untested plan to try to change the results of the Wings of Mercury experiment.  We’d done it.  We’d changed time.  And we’d messed it up too.  Figures. SPOILERS FROM THE PREVIOUS BOOK AHEAD In the previous book, we saw Matilda Case and company figure out a way to stop the explosion of time.  Matilda was the one to go back and tell Foster the correct calculations thus saving the galvanized and many other people, in the future, from certain death.  Infinity Bell ended with Matilda returning to her own time and everything being…
  • Review: Begging for It by Lilah Pace

    FV Jen
    1 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    AMZ * BN * KOBO Warning for Asking for It also applies to Begging for It *****Reader Advisory: Asking for It deals explicitly with fantasies of non-consensual sex. Readers sensitive to portrayals of non-consensual sex should be advised. **** We knew only one that about each other- but it was the most intimate thing anyone could know.  We had looked into each other’s souls.  Finally we saw too much.  Saw the truth.  Jonah pulled back.  Now he’s lost to me-for now, and maybe forever.  But not if I can help it. Begging for It starts up almost right where the previous book left…
 
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  • Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress #1) by Jeaniene Frost

    Cristal | Book Addict
    2 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    Publication: October 30, 2007Publisher: AvonSource: Purchased/OwnFlirting with the Grave...Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father - the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership.In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner - are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon…
  • Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas Release Day Blitz!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    1 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    I am so excited that QUEEN OF SHADOWS by Sarah J. Maas releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an awesome giveaway!If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful series by Sarah J. Maas, be sure to check out all the details below. This blitz also includes a giveaway for a set of the first 3 books in the series (in paperback format). US only. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.About The book:Title: QUEEN OF SHADOWSAuthor: Sarah J. MaasPub. Date: September 1, 2015Publisher: Bloomsbury USA ChildrensPages: 656Find…
  • Uprooted by Naomi Novik

    Cristal | Book Addict
    31 Aug 2015 | 5:30 am
    Publication: May 19, 2015Publisher: Del Rey /  Random House Source: Purchased/Own“Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”Agnieszka loves…
  • 3rd Blog Anniversary Giveaway!!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    24 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    This post is coming to you guys a week late. But better late than never in this case. Last week marked my 3rd year running this blog! And tomorrow just happens to be my birthday, so I decided what the hey...why not do a giveaway? I just wrapped up a quick one on Twitter...Now I am doing one here for a book I am anxiously awaiting for……...QUEEN OF SHADOWS! Queen of Shadows releases on September 1, 2015. The contest will run until August 31, 2015 11:59pm. So what are you waiting for? Enter below!  RULES:I’m trying to keep everything simple. Leaving a comment is mandatory. After…
  • A Sapphire Season by Lynn Morris Blog Tour!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    23 Aug 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Thank you for stopping by my stop on A Sapphire Season Blog Tour! To follow the rest of the blog tour click here.Publication: August 11, 2015Publisher: FaithWordsSource: PublisherLynn Morris, bestselling author of The Baron's Honourable Daughter, once again sweeps readers into the Regency era with striking period detail. Lady Mirabella Tirel, the beautiful daughter of the Marquess of Camarden, takes a practical approach to love since a dashing captain broke her heart at age 17. Now at almost 22 years old, she has decided to endure one last London season to secure a suitable engagement and…
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