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  • Dark & Deadly--8 Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance--99 Cents!!

    Writer's Blog: Blog of romance author Jennifer Ashley
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Dark and Deadly: 8 Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance is Live!Enjoy stories and novels, short and long, from Jennifer Ashley, Felicity Heaton, Erin Quinn, Laurie London, Erin Kellison, Bonnie Vanak, Caris Roane, and Alyssa Day! Most are brand new, never before published!Find…
  • A little Winter in spring

    The Crayon Box
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    Just got plants in the ground and now there is a freeze warning tonight. Figures. Especially since Winter's Risk released overnight!I'm so excited to share Josie, Zach, and Quinn's story! Not to mention finish off Carl and Rose's saga.  Will Rose get her third relationship together to win the bet? And at what cost to her own relationship?Buy here! Blurb: Rose Winter has brought two relationships together. But now she has her greatest challenge yet. A threesome. But will she risk her own relationship to make this difficult match?Josie’s not a bad person. She’s just dating…
  • Happy Hunk Day

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    Heidi
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
  • Titles and squirrels

    JEN BLACK author
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
    Since Monday I've discovered there are at least two other books with the title Blood Feud, so maybe I'd better think of another title. I own one of them. It's non fiction by Richard Fletcher - murder and revenge in Anglo-Saxon England. He spells it as one word. The one I saw on Amazon yesterday is a crime thriller, Mafia style feuding. So. along with the hunt for a better cover, I'll hunt for a better title!Went out for an early morning twenty minutes on the field behind the house and discovered how warm it is in the sun now. The grass is lush and green, everything is growing like crazy and…
  • Caribbean Cowboy sneak

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    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:34 pm
    This hasn't been polished buy the lovely editor, but I felt like sharing... Janny slipped her arms into Nik's jacket and frowned. “I’m not exactly dressed for taking a turn as a biker chick.”“You’ll never touch the ground, so it won’t matter a bit. Climb on, princess.”She glanced down at the dress and heels and decided practicality played no part in fantasy. In for a penny. She stepped to him and placed her hand on his shoulder. His lean thighs gripped the bike so it held steady as she climbed on. She gathered her skirt between them and inched forward until the sensitive flesh…
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    Writer's Blog: Blog of romance author Jennifer Ashley

  • Dark & Deadly--8 Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance--99 Cents!!

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Dark and Deadly: 8 Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance is Live!Enjoy stories and novels, short and long, from Jennifer Ashley, Felicity Heaton, Erin Quinn, Laurie London, Erin Kellison, Bonnie Vanak, Caris Roane, and Alyssa Day! Most are brand new, never before published!Find…
  • Wild Wolf now in UK, AU, CA, NZ, etc

    8 Apr 2014 | 7:28 am
    Hey everyone. As you know there was a huge glitch at my publisher to get Wild Wolf out across the globe last week. Some of those glitches appear to be fixed. Here's where you can find Wild Wolf in:Australia:Rosemary's Romance Books (print):http://www.rosemarysromancebooks.com/epages/Rosemary.sf/en_AU/?ObjectPath=/Shops/Rosemary/Products/9780425266045Amazon AUhttp://www.amazon.com.au/Wild-Shifters-Unbound-Jennifer-Ashley-ebook/dp/B00COOFQOU/Canada:Chapters / Indigo:…
  • Wild Wolf is out--Woot!

    1 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Wild Wolf--Graham's story--is now out!!! In print everywhere books are sold, or in ebook at:Barnes and Noble Amazon Apple iBooksAll Romance EbooksAlso out on Kobo and in Audio! And in case you missed it, I quietly released another story in the Immortals series: Wolf HuntLogan's story--originally released in Immortals: The ReckoningNewly revised and re-edited, this is a standalone novella in the Immortals seriesEvents take place after Book 5: The RedeemingOrder the ebook fromKindleNookKoboAll Romance Ebooks I'm considering writing more in this series (particularly Septimus's story),…
  • Cover Reveal--Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance in one Package

    31 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    I'm getting together with some of my cool friends again to bring you another bundle of books for 99 cents!The set, Dark and Deadly: Eight Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance will be out APRIL 14! Mark your calendars. We knew you'd need a reading boost for tax time. :-)  Authors included: Alyssa Day Jennifer AshleyCaris RoaneLaurie LondonErin QuinnFelicity HeatonErin KellisonBonnie Vanak This set in includes some brand new, never-before-published works!On release week, we'll be doing some great giveaways on our individual Facebook pages and / or blogs, Twitter parties, and a big…
  • Wild Wolf--Excerpts

    27 Mar 2014 | 5:46 pm
    I've been remiss about putting up excerpts for Wild Wolf! Here you go, a nice long one. This book is out April 1 (and that ain't no April Fools).Chapter OneGraham McNeil slammed his massive fist into the jaw of the attacking wolf just as his cell phone rang. He got the wolf into a headlock and tried to reach for the phone, but the wolf fought and clawed, drawing blood, its breath like sour acid. Graham’s Collar sparked heavy pain into his throat, while the Collar on the wolf he fought was dormant. Was this where things were going with the stupid-ass idea that all Shifters should have their…
 
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    The Crayon Box

  • A little Winter in spring

    15 Apr 2014 | 4:31 am
    Just got plants in the ground and now there is a freeze warning tonight. Figures. Especially since Winter's Risk released overnight!I'm so excited to share Josie, Zach, and Quinn's story! Not to mention finish off Carl and Rose's saga.  Will Rose get her third relationship together to win the bet? And at what cost to her own relationship?Buy here! Blurb: Rose Winter has brought two relationships together. But now she has her greatest challenge yet. A threesome. But will she risk her own relationship to make this difficult match?Josie’s not a bad person. She’s just dating…
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    26 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    I blogged at TRS Blue! http://trsblue.blogspot.com/2014/03/you-cant-always-get-what-you-want.html
  • 25 Mar 2014 | 5:28 am

    25 Mar 2014 | 5:28 am
    Winter's Source is on sale until Sunday! http://www.loose-id.com/specials/daily-deals.html
  • Another excerpt from Dear Rose Winter's Source

    21 Mar 2014 | 5:29 am
    To read another excerpt: http://mechelea.livejournal.com/129038.html
  • Throwback Thursday

    20 Mar 2014 | 8:54 pm
    Tweet from Liquid Silver: A bored computer programmer. $1.99 #Kindle Deal - Code Monkey #LSbooks amazon.com/dp/B00CT5RCVY01:50 AM - 21 Mar 14
 
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    JEN BLACK author

  • Titles and squirrels

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
    Since Monday I've discovered there are at least two other books with the title Blood Feud, so maybe I'd better think of another title. I own one of them. It's non fiction by Richard Fletcher - murder and revenge in Anglo-Saxon England. He spells it as one word. The one I saw on Amazon yesterday is a crime thriller, Mafia style feuding. So. along with the hunt for a better cover, I'll hunt for a better title!Went out for an early morning twenty minutes on the field behind the house and discovered how warm it is in the sun now. The grass is lush and green, everything is growing like crazy and…
  • Blood Feud

    21 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    Happy to report that Blood Feud is well on in the editing stakes. Chapter Nine is currently getting the treatment! This is after it has been through a sharp-eyed critique group, and first read through by me, a rest of several weeks and then a second read through. Now I'm printing out a chapter at a time, reading it, making corrections....Maybe then I'll consider it OK to self-publish. OTOH, I'll need to check chapter headings are all the same, that the font doesn't vary, all those sort of technical little things that catch you out. Well, they catch me out, especially when I put something on…
  • Self-publisher alert

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:39 am
    The Guardian has joined forces with publisher Legend Times to award a prize every month to the best self-published novels in any genre. Alison Flood's article explains: new figures show selfies (my word for self-published!) accounted for 1 in 5 of the 80m ebooks bought in 2013. The mainstream publishing industry cannot ignore what people choose to read any longer.Hugh Howey, Barry Eisler, Steven Berkoff and David Mamet are among the successful ebook authors.The Guardian and Legend's new prize is open to self-published novels written in the English language – translations are also welcome…
  • Men and Reading

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:49 am
    Caroline Carpenter reports in  the Bookseller that 63% of men rarely read. I wanted to cheer when I saw the headline, because the man I live with finds reading a chore. He'll be delighted to hear he is not alone! The Reading Agency commissioned the survey of 2,000 UK men and women which discovered - if surveys can be believed, of course - that men prefer to watch film instead. The reasons (excuses!) given were - too busy, did not enjoy reading, preferred doing the internet. One in five men admitted to pretending to have read a specific title in order to appear more intelligent. It…
  • Indie wars and statistics

    13 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The BBC published a lengthy article last autumn on current publishing in the UK, with some comparison statistics showing US and UK differences. Figures vary - as statistics always do! - depending who is writing, what the angle is and which figures they decide to quote. But the general trend is always the same - e-books are expanding their market share. The graphics are clear.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-23682885There's also a wonderful argument going on at…
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    Jenna's Romantic Notions

  • Caribbean Cowboy sneak

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:34 pm
    This hasn't been polished buy the lovely editor, but I felt like sharing... Janny slipped her arms into Nik's jacket and frowned. “I’m not exactly dressed for taking a turn as a biker chick.”“You’ll never touch the ground, so it won’t matter a bit. Climb on, princess.”She glanced down at the dress and heels and decided practicality played no part in fantasy. In for a penny. She stepped to him and placed her hand on his shoulder. His lean thighs gripped the bike so it held steady as she climbed on. She gathered her skirt between them and inched forward until the sensitive flesh…
  • Reviews

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:31 am
    A lovely review from Farrah at Imagine A World ::Cooking Up a Seduction was a lovely romance. It was light, fun, and a truly enjoyable read. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out.
  • Cooking Up A Seduction Blurb & Review Blitz

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    April 14: Queentutt's World of EscapismApril 15: Romance Novel GiveawaysApril 16: Behind Closed DoorsApril 17: For the Love of BookendsApril 18: All I Want and More April 21: It's Raining BooksApril 22: Aly's Miscellany - ReviewApril 23: Wicked Readings By TawaniaApril 24: Rage, Sex and Teddy Bears - ReviewApril 24: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock - ReviewApril 25: Susana's Morning RoomApril 28: Sarah Says Read Romance - ReviewApril 29: Rachel Brimble RomanceApril 30: Reviews By MollyMay 1: i love lady pornMay 2: Booker Like a HookerMay 2: Zee Monodee - Author's Corner - ReviewMay 5:…
  • For Kicks - new review

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
     Thanks to Miranda Grissom Joyfully Reviewed for a lovely reviewJenna Bayley-Burke’s For Kicks is one outstanding romance. Breeze and Logan heat things up quickly. Breeze is such a determined woman she almost lets it get in her way. Logan is carefree but knows when to be serious. I love the way he romances Breeze. It is so sweet and dreamy. I mean, if a guy did some of the stuff he does for me I would be putty in his hands :) . This contemporary novel has it all: exceptional characters, wonderful plot and a heavenly romance. Don’t miss out on For Kicks this is a keeper romance.
  • Thursday Thirteen Interview :: Liz Everly

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    1. Latest release?  Like Honey, the third in my SAFFRON NIGHTS series is just out. It’s set in beautiful Scotland with a sexy spy-turned-beekeeper and a young lonely widow. Gray is sent to there to infiltrate her honey business because of illegal goings-on. They are very attracted to one another—but he’s her employee (at least that what she thinks) and she may be a criminal, so Gray can’t act on his impulses. The way they get to know one another better makes up a part of the story. The other part is the suspense element, which includes an international drug ring, along with local…
 
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    Joely Sue Burkhart

  • Camp NaNOTMo

    Joely
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:58 pm
    So Camp NaNo just hasn’t been going so well.  At all.  I’ve just got so much going on right now that I’ve not made any progress at all.  Between the house, my Evil Day Project (now in phase 3, sob, will we ever be done?), and all my RT scrambling, I’ve blown it. On the bright side, I’ve used up one whole box of 250 business cards making book thongs.  I’ve mailed off some and given several away to my hairdresser, and of course we had a few boo-boos (holes punched too close to edge), so I don’t have exactly 250 book thongs, but I’m happy with…
  • RT Promo

    Joely
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Proof positive that I’m insane: I’m making my promo for RT.   Yes, making.  As in by hand.  Each one is slightly different for the most part.  I bought a bunch of chunky beads and smaller glass beads at Jo-Anns, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby.  Cute mask charms from Etsy.  I printed some heavy, glossy business cards at VistaPrint. And watched some tutorials to figure out how to bead. Middle and I got busy today.  We worked off and on for probably 6-7 hours and I have a whopping… 65 made.  I ran out of my black chunky beads and used up one roll of cord.  I have…
  • Camp NaNo

    Joely
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:03 pm
    I’ve never joined a cabin before, but this year I’m going to Camp along with Raelyn, Nicole and Diana.  My #1 goal:  finish the PNR.  I don’t care how many words that is, whether 20K or 50K.  I just want this done so I can get it submitted. So I can work on the next billionaire book (which I finally got a hilarious title for – I hope they let me keep it!) and the plantation story and Mal’s book… Sigh.  I have so many things I want to do this year! So it’s time to get busy. Anyone else ready to make some s’mores and tell some ghost stories…
  • Guess Who’s Talking Now

    Joely
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:43 pm
    That was unexpected. I’ve been working on two things back and forth:  Charlie and the PNR.  I’ve had some important realizations on both, but I haven’t really been getting very many words.  I’d like to run the PNR by my editor soon to get a feel for whether she likes it or not, and while I really love some things… other things were a little too stiff and not quite right.  Those kind of changes are hard to make, but I’ve been chiseling away all month. Out of the blue today while I was working for the Evil Day Job, a new voice popped into my head.  Okay,…
  • Colors Are Hard

    Joely
    17 Mar 2014 | 9:19 pm
    I’m moody when it comes to color. In writing, I’m all black and red, mixed in with grays and white.  Every once in a while I get a craving for brilliant blue or emerald green, but in general, my colors are solid. However, in my non-writing life, I’m a little OCD with color.  I go through “cravings” where I like certain combinations and want to buy new kitchen towels or a new bedspread.  But after a year or so, I’m DONE with that color.  I’m glad for the item to wear out so I can replace it with the new craving! I’ve loved blue and yellow. …
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  • Part II is here! It’s time to meet the Abominable Worm!

    Meljean
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    THE STEAMPUNK ADVENTURE CONTINUES! The Kraken King, Part 2 of 8 The Kraken King and the Abominable Worm As they continue their expedition across Australia, Ariq is determined to stay close to Zenobia and figure out what kind of game she’s playing—even as his admiration for the enigmatic woman starts to override his suspicion. For Zenobia, revealing her identity to a man who once made his living outside of the law is out of the question—even though Ariq’s dashing looks and blunt manner are distractingly appealing. But before anyone’s secrets or desires can be exposed, an unexpected…
  • The Scribbling Spinster Round Up + Excerpt for Part II

    Meljean
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Whoosh! It’s already the weekend! In a few short days, Part II of THE KRAKEN KING will be hitting your e-readers. I don’t plan to post any long excerpts because they will be terrible spoilers, but… I guess there might be a little something at the end of this post that shouldn’t spoil the action too badly. A reminder about NetGalley ARCs and Part II: If you received a copy of Part I through NetGalley, you probably already have Part II. I’ve noticed that quite a few readers have been thrown when Part I ends around 43% and is followed by an excerpt from THE IRON…
  • Balloons and squid, oh my! I animated those covers!

    Meljean
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Sheri Moore, thanks to the power of random.org, you are the winner of the “What’s out the porthole?” poster giveaway! Please fill out your info here, and I’ll get that to you as soon as I can. The Kraken King and the Abominable WormIf you’d like to see what I came up with on those covers — and enter a contest for another poster! — check out my post at I Smell Sheep! (and don’t forget to check out the I Smell Sheep review for The Kraken King, Parts 1-3!)
  • RELEASE THE KRAKEN! + Do you want an open reader thread?

    Meljean
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:25 am
    I’ve been resisting that SO MUCH. But you know it had to come sometime. And what better day than today? This is going to be a two-month long journey from beginning to end. I know this is a new format for everyone, and it’s set in a different part of the Iron Seas world, with a lot of different stuff happening. So if you have any questions about the serial format, about the worldbuilding, about anything that won’t require a spoiler (I won’t give spoilers), please feel free to post anything in the comments below. I’m in my writing cave, but I’ll pop out now…
  • The serial as a feature, not a bug (The Kraken King FAQs)

    Meljean
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    By emails I’ve received and just general rumblings on the internet, I’ve picked up a sense that some readers feel they are being punished by the serial release in some way — that if they are buying the serial, the price and format is their punishment. If they buy the compiled print version, the wait is the punishment. I suspect that some of this comes from the impression that print version of THE KRAKEN KING is being delayed so that the serial can come out first, and the serial was designed to milk everyone’s money. So I feel that I need to clarify the timeline,…
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    Beth Ciotta

  • Celebrating Wild West Romance!

    6 Apr 2014 | 4:48 pm
    Greeting friends!This week (and next) I'm celebrating the reissue of my Wild West Trilogy! Available now in digital (ebook) format and ON SALE at Amazon (Kindle), Barnes and Noble (Nook), Apple (iTunes), and Kobo! Limited time only so take advantage and please spread the word!As an added bonus, I'll be giving away this fun and awesome necklace!Visit any one of the blogs listed below on my Tasty Book Tour to enter for a chance to win! April 7th- Storm Goddess Book Reviews(Stop 2) Books with Leti Del MarApril 8th- Bajgajka Loves Books and Giveaways(Stop 2) Booklover SueApril…
  • A New Series and a Cover Reveal!

    4 Mar 2014 | 7:34 am
    It's March and we just got 8 fresh inches of snow. And it's freezing! I think most everyone in the country is freezing. Hang tight, all. Spring is on the way. And so is a new series from moi! (How's that for a segue?)  Drum roll please!      Coming this fall from Beth Ciotta (author of the Cupcake Lovers), a new contemporary series—Impossible Dream—celebrating hope, love, and the magic of the human spirit! Five long-time girlfriends—known as The Inseparables—find themselves in their thirties and battling disillusion. Tangled up in real-life…
  • Share the Romance Giveaway!

    10 Feb 2014 | 8:15 am
    UPDATE!Via Rafflecopter, the winner of the Share the Love Giveaway is....  Bonnie Franks!Congratulations, Bonnie! ( I sent you an email) and thank you to everyone who joined in the fun. More giveaways coming soon. Stay tuned!**************************************************************************Hello friends!It's been a couple of months since I've posted here. I spend most of my social time on Facebook so if you haven't connected with me there, please do! This year will be a year of many changes for me. Exciting changes that are in the works. Stay tuned for updates.Meanwhile…
  • Happy Holidays!

    22 Dec 2013 | 12:27 pm
    Greetings friends!Look for a catch up post with all the latest and upcoming news around the new year! In the meantime, wishing you the happiest of holidays! 'Tis the season to feel and show the love!To you and yours from me and mine!Blessings, Beth
  • More Love and Magic and a Giveaway!

    1 Nov 2013 | 5:01 am
    I'm one lucky (and busy) gal. ANYTHING  BUT LOVE, the third Cupcake lovers novel, hit shelves October 1. Then, hot  on ABL's heels, came SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL, a Cupcake Lovers holiday novella!                               Now I'm over-the-moon, crazy excited to share another holiday release. Launching today...I'm thrilled and honored to be included in the magical holiday anthology along with mega-talented authors, Heather Graham, Deborah LeBlanc, and Kathleen Pickering. Available on-line or in stores…
 
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    Dawn Chartier's Blog ~ Lagniappe for Readers and Writers

  • My first Trip to San Francisco and Sonoma

    31 Mar 2014 | 12:27 pm
    On the 19th of March the hubby and I went to San Francisco and Sonoma. We both fell in love with both cities even though the start of our trip didn't start off too well.We never fly first class, but this was a special trip (our anniversary) so we splurged a little, and thank God we did. Our butts were stuck on the plane for 2 hours before it finally got the go ahead to leave. Something to do with computer problems. BUT, there were free drinks in first class. Well worth the extra money. :-)Here is a picture of me, no make-up and a little tipsy with the hubby while we waited for hours on the…
  • Having fun at the Endymion Ball...Mardi Gras 2014! (Grand Marshal: Ian Somerhalder! Woot!)

    3 Mar 2014 | 10:39 am
    As many of you know Mardi Gras is normally a few weeks long in New Orleans, and that's all cool and stuff, but normally when Mardi Gras time comes my family and I leave.  It's not that I don't like Mardi Gras, but once you've seen it 20x's or more it does get old...However, riding in Mardi Gras is something totally different. This year my hubby got to ride in Endymion (which is one of the best parade's to ride in), and he had a blast. I didn't get to see him until the end of the night once his float made into the superdome where the parade ends and the concert and ball begins...This year…
  • Entangled Publishing is Celebrating 3 years w/ .99 cents books! Woot!

    5 Feb 2014 | 11:24 am
    For the month of February, Entangled Publishing is selling books for .99 cents! I can do some serious damage with .99 cent books! Woot! Bye now!Entangled PublishingDawn Chartier Not An Angel, Out Now! Diamonds, Out Now! www.dawnchartier.com
  • Happy New Year's!

    2 Jan 2014 | 9:26 am
    Wait 2013, don't go! I haven't met all of my goals! Does that sound familiar to you too?So what happened? Well, I told myself I would have another contract and book published in 2013, and lets just say 1/2 of it happened. I got the contract. Woot! But the other 1/2 will have to wait until 2014. (That's when the What Happens in Vegas series comes out, and I can't wait!!!!)And you know what? I'm okay with that. Why? Because great things are worth waiting for. I know this will be great!(1st picture of the hubby and I for 2014...Yep. We had a few...the proof is in his hand.)So…
  • Thanksgiving has come and gone...Are you ready for Christmas?

    4 Dec 2013 | 12:29 pm
    I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I did for the most part. I enjoyed my turkey dinner with my In-Laws. And I got to visit my family in Folsom, LA that night as well. However, I'm still in that, "I miss my mom mode." Especially during holidays.Holidays are the hardest. I'm always thinking about her and how we would celebrate. She'd always cook certain dishes like oyster dressing, coconut-orange balls (don't ask), fruit salad, and even though my sister and/or brother would try to make those dishes, they never come out the same.My father has a…
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    Diane Craver            Award-Winning Author - Blog

  • Marrying Mallory - only 99 cents for short time! 

    22 Apr 2014 | 3:18 pm
    My inspirational romance, MARRYING MALLORY, is 99 cents for today and tomorrow, then it goes up to $1.99, and will be back to regular price of $2.99 in a few days! Click here if you would like to purchase it now! Thanks ahead for your support! BLURB: Is Mallory Harrington jinxed because her name means luckless? Things have gone wrong for Mallory since she was a small child. All she ever wanted was to have a complete family and live happily ever after. It appears she has it all when she marries Toby Harrington and they have a son. Unfortunately, their marriage ends when Toby has an affair with…
  • Book Giveaway at St.Louis School this SATURDAY!

    3 Apr 2014 | 6:56 pm
    My giveaway consists of the following: A $25 Gift Card to Family Christian Store,  from my Amish series, A Joyful Break (Dreams of Plain Daughters, Book One), Judith's Place (Dreams of Plain Daughters, Book Two) and Marrying Mallory (Inspirational Romance)Here is more information about this awesome fundraiser and evening of fun! Come for a wonderful evening Saturday, April 5th, to help raise money for St.Louis school (Owensville, OH) with Live and Silent Auctions; raffles for every whim & wallet from the Original Green Egg, a Wheelbarrow of Fun, Cash/tuition raffle and the Cincy Reds…
  • JUDITH's PLACE - FREE - LAST DAY!

    19 Mar 2014 | 4:51 am
    If you haven't read Book 2 in my Dreams of Plain Daughters Amish Series, then I hope you grab a copy. JUDITH'S PLACE is ranked # 1 in Amish Romance on the Free List. Thanks ahead for the support!As soon as I finish Book 3 (on Chapter 15), I plan on having a big blog contest here so check back here soon for more information about it!
  • Freebie for St. Patrick's Day!!!!

    15 Mar 2014 | 8:40 pm
    JUDITH'S PLACE is not only going to be FREE for St. Patty's Day, but also free Sunday thru Wednesday! You'll save $4.99 so grab a copy if you haven't read Book 2. A Sneak Peek of FLEETING HOPE, Book 3 is included in the back of Judith's Place. I'm writing Ch. 14 right now of Book 3. I want to finish it this month and get it off to my editors in April. Hopefully, FLEETING HOPE, will be published in April!My seasonal scoring project starts on April 1st and ends on May 14 so it's a long one - 6 weeks of scoring which I'm grateful for, but I wish the commute wasn't so LONG! HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S…
  • Need reviews for JUDITH'S PLACE!

    24 Feb 2014 | 5:50 am
    BLURB Judith Hershberger wonders what her life would have been like had she been born into an English family instead of an Amish one. Would she be  happier with the freedom to obtain more schooling as an English young woman instead of being limited to only an eighth grade Amish education? In Judith’s Place, the second book in the Dreams of Plain Daughters Series, schoolteacher Judith Hershberger yearns to learn more despite the educational restriction imposed on her because of her Amish upbringing. Wanting more than an eighth grade education, she puts off joining the Amish faith.
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    Megan Crane & Caitlin Crews

  • 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…
  • Life Lessons, or Things I Have Learned from Reading “Smutty,” “Trashy,” and “Dirty” Books

    16 Sep 2013 | 6:30 am
    1.     Stop thinking so much and so hard about yourself.  Think more about others and see what happens.2.     Pain can be good.  It can lead you exactly where you need to go.3.     The more you trust, the better it is.4.     Ask for what you want.  Everything’s better when you do.5.     “Perfect for you” isn’t the same thing as “perfect,” and vice versa.6.     People always reveal themselves if you let them, for good or…
  • TEMPT ME, COWBOY is out now!

    10 Sep 2013 | 3:42 pm
    I'm so excited that my first straight up contemporary romance is finally out! You can buy it wherever you buy your ebooks, and I hope you will!But here it is at Amazon (and there are already some great reviews!  Hooray!) for your buying pleasure, just in case.
  • My Birthday is Today--Are You One Of the Contest Winners?

    19 Jun 2013 | 7:47 am
    Hooray!  It's my birthday and that means YOU get books!I'm giving away ten copies of my next Harlequin Presents, A ROYAL WITHOUT RULES, which you can buy with the cover of your choice in the UK and in the US this August:The ten winners of the new book are:Lo-Ammi GaebGinette KnellerAmanda ShivrattanSharon BergerRebecca KramerConnie Kline FischerTerry L BradenCarol SchafferAGirlInSanDiegoMelanie JAnd the ten winners of a book I'll select randomly from my backlist are:(Anonymous) (173.62.197.50) Jun. 17th, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC)cover choiceI like the UK one. The two women holding…
 
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    Mina Carter

  • Easter Blog Hop!

    Mina
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:45 pm
     Easter is here, which means (among other things) it’s time for the Easter blog hop! Blog pug has his rabbit ears, so we’re all set! Today I’m going to leave you with a snippet from Midsummer Heat, which may or may not be about to make an appearance in a secret little project to be announced shortly… She was just coming out of the ladies room when her brother barreled through the swing door ahead of her. His gaze swept the length of the corridor that separated the bar from the restrooms, locking onto her instantly. Her wolf, normally silently, snapped to attention as…
  • Seriously Shifter Giveaway Hop!!

    Mina
    20 Mar 2014 | 4:05 pm
      Welcome to the Seriously Shifter blog hop! Today we’re celebrating shifter goodness! Anything from Werewolves to Hedgies… dragons and even werebunnies! There will be giveaways and shifter stuffs at every stop so be sure to keep on hopping! I <3 shifters. Like seriously love them. I like to both read and write all kinds of shifters, but my favourite were character just has to be Blake from Hedging his Bets.  Now when Celia and I started writing the story, it was intended to be tongue in cheek. We wanted a hero who was totally alpha, but was something different. Something…
  • Cover Reveal: Sin Circus

    Georgina DeBurca
    18 Mar 2014 | 3:36 am
    The Sin Circus Everyone remembers their first trip to the circus–the home of fantasy and dreams. Where the idea that anything is possible meets a creative reality of alluring tricks and amazing acts of defiance. The big top is known for inspiring lust, awe, and happy memories, and now you’ll see it like never before. Some of today’s hottest romance authors combine the decadent memories of the center ring with all the flavors in erotic fiction in The Sin Circus. Whether it’s with a dominating Ringmaster, a lion tamer’s bratty kittens, or a dark Harlequin King,…
  • Spring is in the air! Spring Fling Blog Hop

    Mina
    6 Mar 2014 | 3:16 pm
      Spring is in the air (as modelled by the lovely Blog Pug!) And there’s nothing better (for me) than a new story. Especially a paranormal one like my new release, The Reaper and the Cop.  It has all my favourite ingredients: A hot guy, snarky girl and some vicious fight scenes that were awesome to write! Better yet, it’s part of a series so I get to revisit the same world (which, as an author, is great!). So…just in case you wanted a little taste, let me show you a snippet… ~Excerpt~    Death is inevitable. For most, that means worrying about the how, and more…
  • New release: The Reaper and the Cop!

    Mina
    27 Feb 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Death’s big business. For Laney Larson, it’s a full time job. The latest in a long line of Reapers, Laney hits Liberty, Oakwood expecting the usual ‘reap and run’ type of job. However the small town holds far more secrets than she expects, including a sexy cop who blind-sides her reaper instincts big-time. Liberty. It used to be a nice town until the things that go bump in the night moved in. Detective Troy Regan moved to Liberty to claw back a little of his soul after working homicide in the big city. But the sleepy little down has problems of the paranormal kind and it’s police…
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    Daisy Dexter Dobbs - Author, Artist and Grand High Exalted Goddess of Make-Believe

  • You’ve Filled Me with Joyful Gratitude!

    18 Apr 2014 | 9:22 am
    My heartfelt thanks to everyone who made my release day for the first 3 books in my new Greek Delights series such a success! Thanks to those of you who took advantage of my free book giveaway for Exercising Her Options; to those who purchased books 2 and 3 (Chocolate Gratitude and Darling Scarecrow); and to all the kind, sweet people who offered your congratulations, who took the time to share my links with your friends, who tweeted on my behalf...and for just being you! I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate you all for your time and generosity. Sending you warm hugs and big…
  • Daisy’s All New Greek Delights Series: First 3 Books Available Now!

    15 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    I’ve got lots of good news to share today! At long last, the first 3 books in my brand new Greek Delights series are finally available from Amazon in Kindle format. Yay! On the “Books” page of my website you’ll learn all about the books and find full chapter excerpts. The very best news of all? For 3 days, from Tuesday April 15 through Thursday, April 17, Exercising Her Options, the first book of the series, will be available from Amazon FREE! After Thursday it will return to its regular $4.99 price. This is the first time in all the years I’ve been published that I have EVER…
  • Website Revamped and Updated!

    8 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    With three new books debuting at Amazon.com soon (April 15 release date), I knew it was high time I focused some attention on my website (http://daisydexterdobbs.com/). I hadn't done a full update since the release of my last 2 books in 2011, so it took me a small eternity to complete all the changes that were needed. The Illustrated FAQ is a brand new feature. I really enjoyed putting this whimsical, quirky page together and hope you’ll enjoy it as well. You’ll also find a new book page featuring my three upcoming contemporary romance novels, my upcoming titles, and my out of print…
  • Pardon My Dust!

    4 Feb 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Gack...cough...wheeze... Holy cow, look! Everything’s gone! And there’s a brand new blog header in place. That’s because everything Daisy is being revamped (I even colored my hair a different shade today!). :D New posts and information are coming soon! Stay tuned for updates. Thanks! --Daisy
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    Delilah Devlin » Blog

  • Teresa Noelle Roberts: The Dance of the Senses

    Delilah
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    syn·es·the·sia also syn·aes·the·sia (sĭn′ĭs-thē′zhə) 1. A condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of a sound produces the visualization of a color. 2. A sensation felt in one part of the body as a result of stimulus applied to another, as in referred pain. 3. The description of one kind of sense impression by using words that normally describe another. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. It probably sounds odd to say that an erotic romance…
  • SEALs, SEALs, Everywhere…

    Delilah
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    And aren’t you glad for it? The release of SEALs of Summer marks my third time participating in a military themed boxed set. And it’s the third and last story in my Adventure Girls series. Each of my hapless travel agents finds her own true love in the midst of danger. I have three more SEAL projects coming, and I’m struggling to find a way to link them. Any ideas? Seriously. Anyway, here’s my latest release. I hope you’ll give the set a try. How can you lose buying 10 stories for just $.99? And if you read the book, how about posting a review? You’d be…
  • Cynthia Sax: Staying Fresh As A Reader

    Delilah
    21 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Camille, the heroine of Breaking All The Rules, prides herself on not doing anything anyone expects her to do. She’s a green-haired, pierced, tattooed rebel, living by her own rules. I love her spontaneity. This do anything, try anything attitude isn’t merely fun. It’s healthy also. Scientific studies show that new experiences keep brains fresh, active, young. Gaming companies market programs designed to give us these new experiences. I prefer to get my new experiences between the virtual pages of a great story. I challenge myself to read a least three erotic romances a month from a…
  • Chandra Ryan: Subservience

    Delilah
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    You must have read my mind. It’s something I say to my husband all the time. We’ve been together for so long, that we just know each other that well. He can tell by the look on my face if I’m happy or upset. And when he asks me a question, he can usually get a feel for my answer just by how long I pause before speaking. This is the real world, though, so of course he can’t really read my mind. But what if he could? Sometimes I think it’d make things easier. Certain things are just easier thought than said. You know why you need something done a certain way but you just can’t quite…
  • Kimberley Troutte: SEALs Of Summer: Military Romance Superbundle – Navy SEAL Style

    Delilah
    19 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    SEALs Of Summer: Military Romance Superbundle – Navy SEAL Style Military Super-bundle of ten novellas and novels by New York Times, USA Today and award-winning bestselling authors: Delilah Devlin, Sharon Hamilton, Anne Marsh, Cora Seton, Zoe York, Roxie Riviera, S.M. Butler, Kimberley Troutte, Jennifer Lowery, Elle James. This is my first time to be involved with a boxed set of any kind.  To be included in this spectacular line-up of authors is better than a dream come true. Heck, I don’t think I could have dreamed this up if I tried. I am beyond excited for April 21st when the set goes…
 
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    HelenKay Dimon

  • New Release!

    HelenKay
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:31 am
    The second of three new Corcoran Team books in a row is out! Well, to be technically correct, it’s out in print everywhere and will be out in digital on May 1st. Tomorrow I’ll post a Behind The Scenes of Lawless… but for now: WHEN A CORPORATE RETREAT TURNS INTO CORPORATE SABOTAGE, THE CORCORAN TEAM SENDS IN THEIR BEST. Undercover agent Joel Kidd wasn’t picked just for his risk-assessment and kidnap-prevention skills. He had inside knowledge of the mission’s target: Hope Algier. Business had divided the former lovers, and now that same dirty business brought them…
  • Giveaway!

    HelenKay
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:19 pm
    My publisher, Berkley, is giving away 20 copies of my upcoming release, MERCY, on Goodreads. Sign up to enter. If you win you get a print copy sent to you. There’s no downside! ENTER HERE.
  • A New Series!

    HelenKay
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:17 am
    I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be writing a new series for Carina Press. Wahoo!! I didn’t draft this deal listing but I really like it: HelenKay Dimon’s first two books in her GREENWAY RANGE series, in which a group of hardened, ex-special ops soldiers go searching for a new profession and are instead caught totally off guard by the women they encounter in and around their shooting range, to Angela James at Carina Press, for publication in beginning Spring 2015 (World). The books will be contemporary and very sexy. Expect some dirty talking guys and the smart women who…
  • FAQs About Relentless

    HelenKay
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    When a book comes out you think about all things that happened while you were proposing it and then writing it. I thought I’d start sharing some of those, book by book. 1. RELENTLESS is actually the third book in a miniseries. Each book stands alone but there are characters in common from one book to the next. 2. The hero, Ben Tanner, was never supposed to exist. He appeared when I was writing the first book in this miniseries, FEARLESS. I knew who the bad guys were going to be and the general plot and then this NCIS agent stepped on the page. I actually wrote a scene with him in it…
  • New Release!

    HelenKay
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:58 pm
    I couldn’t get on my blog for a few days…but I’m back, which is good since I have a new book out. RELENTLESS is now available in both print and digital. The elite Corcoran Team has a new hero in HelenKay Dimon’s Relentless! Branded a traitor for exposing high-level corruption, former NCIS agent Ben Tanner needs to redeem himself. When the hot new operative saves nurse Jocelyn Raine from a brutal attacker, he embarks on his most challenging mission yet: discovering who’s after the strong, sexy woman–and trying his best not to fall for her. She has, he…
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    Monique DeVere

  • Pull Up A Chair With Mon ~ Let's Talk About: Initial 'ING' verbs #writetip

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    Initial –ING verbsIt's been a while since I last added to my Pull Up A Chair blog series. I thought I'd talk about starting sentences with an ING verbs. If you're a writer, and have critique partners, no doubt you'd be familiar with the policing that goes on when it comes to the way we write/construct our sentences. As such, you probably have the red pen pulled out to highlight every time a sentence begins with an ING verb.  Some readers find it annoying when authors begin a sentence with an ING verb. Me--I don't care, so long as it's used correctly and you're telling me a good…
  • #Rafflecopter #Giveaway YOU DON'T GET JOE! #RomanticComedy #Kindle #Novella #ValentinesDay #VDay

    12 Feb 2014 | 8:31 am
    Fancy a FREE copy of You Don't Get Joe!? Enter my Valentine's Day Giveaway to be in with a chance to win one of 3 digital copies of the novella. Click HERE to enter!
  • #SaturdaySnippet YOU DON'T GET JOE! #VDay #ebooks #Romance #ShortReads #KindleReaders

    8 Feb 2014 | 5:14 am
    As promised, here is an excerpt from my new Valentine's Day story. Hope you enjoy this snippet of You Don't Get Joe! which will be on sale February 11th 2014.ExcerptYou Don't Get Joe!Copyright © 2014 Monique DeVerePublished by Crystal Swan PublicationsUnited KingdomAll rights reserved.He carried her to her room, torn between wanting to hurry and get her soft body out of his arms yet yearning to hold her close for a while longer. With her honey-blonde hair, sassy smile, and wide chestnut eyes he had a tough time not falling for her all over again.He laid her on the bed atop the covers. What…
  • #New #VDay #Novella You Don't Get Joe! #CoverReveal & Blurb. #RomanticComedy #Reunion #RomanceReaders

    4 Feb 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Hello true and faithful reader--yep, I'm speaking to my one reader . As you probably noticed from the word count metre over there on the right, I've got another story ready for you. This one is a Valentine's novella entitled You Don't Get Joe! which is scheduled for release next week. I thought you might like to see the cover and blurb. In a couple of days, I'll post an excerpt. For now, please meet Robyn Dare and Joe Langford, my latest reunion story for Valentine's Day.BACK COVER COPYA lot can happen in six days!There’s no secret that New York columnist Robyn…
  • #Read Excerpt of ZACH'S REBOUND GIRL ~ On Sale Now! #BookBuzz #Smashwords #Kindle #Kobo #Romance @AmazonBookPromo

    30 Jan 2014 | 2:39 am
    Yay! Zach's Rebound Girl is on sale!You can purchase copies from Amazon. The paperback version is on the way. ExcerptZach's Rebound GirlCopyright © 2014 Monique DeVerePublished by Crystal Swan PublicationsUnited KingdomAll rights reserved.“I don’t believe you.”Her mouth fell open at the sheer audacity of the man. Okay she was lying, but he had no way of knowing that. She could’ve had thousands of affairs for all he knew. “You don’t even know me. I’ve changed.”Electric tension vibrated between them. He was staring at her mouth again, his jaw stiff, eyes doing that glitter…
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    Indulge Yourself

  • Grocery Store Fantasies (of the Non-Food Variety)

    22 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    I just made a quick run to the grocery store for pancake mix for Number Two's birthday breakfast tomorrow. (We HAD pancake mix, but it turns out it expired in January. :/ )So on my way out I watch a woman with a giant SUV parked 4 spots from the store using her free hand (she was on her cell phone, natch) to stick her grocery cart in between the cars. Rather than taking 30 seconds to run it up to the walkway.As I passed it, I deliberately-accidentally bumped into it, but it didn't go anywhere. That made me sad. So here's my fantasy, edited twice in my head on the drive home, because that's my…
  • Second Honeymoon Book Tour by Sara Walter Ellwood

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Gambling On A SecretBook 1 of The Colton GamblersBlurb:When Charli bets everything on a secret, will she find the deck stacked against her?Former runaway-turned heiress Charli Monroe is hiding her sordid past and planning a future in Colton, Texas. Attending the local college for a degree in social work, she intends to raise cattle on her newly purchased ranch, which she plans to open as a home for troubled teens. Only a few glitches—the Victorian mansion is crumbling, the barn needs a roof, and her oilman neighbor wants more than friendship. When she meets Dylan Quinn, Charli is willing to…
  • Filling You In, Catching You Up

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:56 am
    This is why I couldn't clean out my gutters.So today I thought I'd update you on some of the things I've posted about recently. (Of course, "recently" is a relative term. Heh.)There's a new thing to add to my "Happy" list. This Saturday is the City Islanders home opener. Local professional soccer. I have come to love attending these games so much, and I have occasional anxiety about it because Number Two is finishing her freshman year in high school so the countdown has begun to when I have an empty nest. Now, no kids in the house does not bother me. Them moving on to their own lives,…
  • There's Something to be Happy About Every Day

    7 Apr 2014 | 2:40 pm
    Hi, all! I know, you don't remember who the heck I am, since I post so infrequently! I have had little to say and no time to say it, but I've been thinking about this one for a while. So here's a quick hit, with hopefully some more rambling stuff to come soon. :)MondayOn Mondays I am happy because there is a new Football Today podcast to listen to.TuesdayOn Tuesdays I am happy because there is a new PFW in Progress podcast to listen to, plus Agents of SHIELD and Supernatural are on TV.WednesdayOn Wednesdays I am happy because my Entangled sales are updated. Even though I'm far enough past my…
  • This Is New

    8 Mar 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I got this in spam mail last week. It really speaks for itself, don't you think?From: yanglim177 at a yahoo e-mail addressSubject: SAD NEWS!!!Re: YOU NEED TO SAVE YOUR LIVEAttn:           I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOU, IS A PITY THAT THIS IS HOW YOUR LIFE IS GOING TO END. MY DUTY AS I AM MAILING YOU NOW IS JUST TO KILL YOU AND I HAVE TO DO IT AS I HAVE ALREADY BEEN PAID. SOMEONE YOU CALL A FRIEND WANTS YOU DEAD BY ALL MEANS, AND THE PERSON HAVE SPENT A LOT OF MONEY ON THIS PROJECT, THE PERSON ALSO CAME TO US AND TOLD ME THAT HE WANT YOU DEAD AND HE…
 
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    Nell Dixon - Romance writer

  • Unexpected Treasure - Free!

    14 Apr 2014 | 1:08 am
    Unexpected Treasure - short story which I released a while ago has finally gone free on Amazon UK. If you all report it then hopefully it'll go free for my US readers too. Here's the UK link
  • Vote for Christmas Ever After!

    1 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    Gulp, voting is open for the RONE awards in the novella category. Christmas Ever After is a nominee and I would be eternally grateful for any votes. I know I don't stand a chance as I don't have the street teams and huge cohorts of organised voting some authors have but I'd be thrilled to reach double figure :) Vote Here It only takes a minute and InD'Tale Mag are lovely and don't spam you. Hugs. If you haven't read it yet and want to read before you vote - voting is open for a week! Here are the buy links! Amazon.com Amazon UKLady Charlotte ‘Lottie’ Bellhavan is dubbed the runaway bride…
  • Sophie's Choice has a release date!

    25 Mar 2014 | 3:19 am
    I'm delighted to say that the prequel to Christmas Ever After, which tells the story of Rafe's sister, Sophie, is now scheduled for release on May 15th. Now I had better finish writing it as my editor will be waiting! It has a gorgeous cover which I'll share with you all as soon as I get the go ahead!
  • Christmas Ever After is a RONE award nominee!

    6 Mar 2014 | 8:03 am
    I'm thrilled to say Christmas Ever After has been nominated for a RONE award. Such lovely news on a grey, cold March day. You can get your copy HERE if in the US Or HERE if in the UK Also available in other countries and if you're old school you can get the paperback!
  • An Uncivil War - FREE!

    1 Feb 2014 | 1:30 am
    FREE for next few days! My Chick lit Timeslip Amazon UKAmazon.com Grab your copy and tell your friends!
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    Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author

  • Hello Wisconsin!

    @wax
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Sylvia will be in Milwaukee, WI for the Barbara Vey Reader Appreciation Luncheon this Friday and Saturday. The event is sold out, but the book signing on Saturday from 3:30 to 4:30pm is open to the public! Sylvia’s Spring Events … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Aftershock Debut

    Sylvia Day
    19 Mar 2014 | 2:25 pm
    Aftershock debuts at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list! The print anthology of Afterburn & Aftershock debuted at #1 on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list, and hit both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Jax & Gia are Back!

    @wax
    11 Mar 2014 | 9:44 am
    Aftershock — the second half of Jax and Gia’s story that began with Afterburn — released today as a digital novella. Read an excerpt, or add it to your collection today. For print readers, both Afterburn & Aftershock also released … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Crossfire in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic

    Sylvia Day
    7 Mar 2014 | 11:30 am
    Czech and Slovak rights to Sylvia Day’s 4th and 5th titles in the #1 NYT bestselling Crossfire series, again to Fortuna, by Marta Soukopova of Andrew Nurnberg Associates Prague in association with Meredith Miller at Trident Media Group on behalf … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Chat live with Sylvia!

    Sylvia Day
    6 Mar 2014 | 10:47 pm
    Mark your calendars to cyber-meet Sylvia at an online chat on March 13 at 6PM ET! RSVP now to join in. For immediate answers to questions, visit the extensive FAQ section right here on SylviaDay.com. Catch Sylvia’s February 12th Online … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
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    Cynthia Eden

  • Guest Author Khelsey Jackson!

    Cynthia Eden
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:48 am
    Hi, everyone!! I hope you are having a great Thursday!  Today, author Khelsey Jackson is taking over my blog–she’s got a hot new release, and she wanted to share an excerpt with us.  (Thanks for coming by, Khelsey!)     Excerpt from SKYLER TOWER: He went in the house and as soon as she couldn’t see him her phone went off. She glanced down at the screen and frowned. An unknown caller was calling her, normally she never answered unknown or blocked numbers but with everything that was going on she did. “Hello?” she answered and prayed her voiced…
  • WHEN HE WAS BAD – Mass Market Re-release

    Cynthia Eden
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:40 am
    Book news! Kensington Publishing has re-released WHEN HE WAS BAD–the book is now available in mass market form (and it has a shiny, new cover!). WHEN HE WAS BAD features a paranormal novella from me and a novella from the amazingly talented Shelly Laurenston (her stories always make me laugh!). WHEN HE WAS BAD was actually the very first anthology that I ever completed for Kensington (the book was originally released in 2008).   Kensington is planning to re-release more of my older titles–you can look for mass market versions of I’LL BE SLAYING YOU and ETERNAL FLAME…
  • Special Guest: Michelle Diener (with Giveaways!)

    Cynthia Eden
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:28 am
    Congrats to Barbara Elness & Brittany! You were are the winners from our recent giveaway! Michelle will be contacting you with prize information. Hi, everyone!! Today, I’m excited to have guest author Michelle Diener with us today–and Michelle is talking about one of my all-time favorite topics: strong heroines. Strength…it can come in so many wonderful forms. Michelle is also offering two copies of her great new release to commenters. Welcome to the blog, Michelle! Kick-butt heroines who don’t actually kick butt There are many ways to skin a cat, as the saying…
  • Sinful Seconds Twitter Party

    Cynthia Eden
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:10 am
    I hope you can make it to the party tonight! There are LOTS of prizes up for grabs. You can read all the details here. Have a great Wednesday!!
  • SINFUL SECONDS – Available now!

    Cynthia Eden
    17 Mar 2014 | 8:12 am
    It’s here!!! The SINFUL SECONDS anthology officially releases today!     From the six USA Today and New York Times bestselling authors who brought you WICKED FIRSTS, comes an all new contemporary set of six sexy, suspenseful and very SINFUL SECONDS. SINFUL SURRENDER by Elisabeth Naughton SINFUL RAPTURE by Alexandra Ivy SINFUL SECRETS by Cynthia Eden SINFUL IN SPURS by Laura Wright SINFUL SEDUCTION by Katie Reus SINFULLY SCANDALOUS by Joan Swan   SINFUL SURRENDER by Elisabeth Naughton He’s been watching her, and now he’s here, in the dimly lit bar of the swanky Vail…
 
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    Cathryn Fox Blog

  • Invitation to Eden

    cathryn
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    Escape From Reality by Adriana Hunter When curvy single and struggling romance author Leila Connors receives a mysterious invitation to spend an all-expense paid week on a tropical island, it simply seems too good to be true. Who is responsible for sending the invitation? Why does the envelope smell of dominant male possession? And most […]
  • We Invite you to EDEN where you can read a #free #ebook

    cathryn
    26 Mar 2014 | 6:50 am
    I have a special treat for you today. As many of you know, I’m part of an AWESOME continuity series called Invitation to Eden. Well, I just got the “all clear” to post the FREE PREQUEL here so you can read it and get to know a little more about the series! Aren’t you excited? […]
  • Cover Reveal and giveaway!!

    cathryn
    25 Mar 2014 | 4:08 pm
    We’re super excited to reveal the next books in our Whispering Cove Series. Feisty, Fiery and Flirty in Whispering Cove. To celebrate our upcoming releases were giving away a full set of whispering cove stories. Winner will win their choice of one digital anthology, either, Wild, Wet and Wicked in Whispering Cove, or Burned, Bold […]
  • INVITATION TO EDEN

    cathryn
    24 Mar 2014 | 6:01 am
    INVITATION TO EDEN GIVEAWAY! SIGN UP for your own INVITATION TO EDEN, a brand new series from 27 of the biggest names in Romance. Sign up for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card and a ton of awesome prizes from the authors in the series by joining our Eden Newsletter, Facebook Page, […]
  • COVER REVEAL, Beautiful and Broken

    cathryn
    5 Feb 2014 | 8:59 am
    BEAUTIFUL AND BROKEN, Sara Hubbard Molly’s a hot mess and her life is falling apart. Just when she thinks she’s about to get her happily ever after, her sister steps in to have an affair with her fiancé on her wedding day. Determined to bring Molly out of her funk, her friends take her out […]
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    LIZ FIELDING

  • Put More Spring in Your Step! Samantha Hunter

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:07 am
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  • New Project by Barbara Wallace

    20 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    I’m starting a new project this week, which means casting a new hero. “Casting” is perhaps my favorite part of the job (besides indulging in post-manuscript rice pudding) because it lets me spend hours upon end playing on the Internet in search of the perfect sexy actor or model to use for inspiration. Like many of my colleagues, I need to have a mental picture of my characters before I can
  • Happy Easter!

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    HAPPY EASTER!
  • Spring Memories Part 2: Easter - by Donna Alward

    18 Apr 2014 | 7:00 pm
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  • Easter – a food feast by Liz Fielding

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:53 pm
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    Marie Sullivan Force

  • FREE Beach Read Today!

    6 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    Get MAID FOR LOVE FREE TODAY!With 675 five-star reviews on Amazon Kindle, MAID FOR LOVE is a fan favorite, and the perfect antidote to endless winter! Ready to put some sand between your toes? Get MAID FOR LOVE and read about what happens when hometown hero Mac McCarthy returns to Gansett Island and accidentally knocks a down-on-her-luck single mom off her bike. If you love Mac and Maddie in book 1, follow their story throughout the entire McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, now at 10.5 books--and soon to be 11 books! Get MAID FOR LOVE here for FREE TODAY!In the…
  • Who Has Ten Kids? Well… Let Me Tell You!

    19 Mar 2014 | 6:10 pm
    From the very beginning of my thoughts about the Green Mountain Series, I pictured ten kids growing up in a red barn in Vermont. That image was very vivid in my mind right from the start. I’ve had a few dour people infer that I went with ten kids in the new series to ensure I could write ten books. Well, that is and isn’t true at the same time. It istrue in the sense that I’m hoping to write about ten siblings who interest me. It’s not true because check me out on Gansett Island. “Only” five McCarthy kids, and here we go into book 11 with no end in sight. I’m writing the eighth…
  • Romance Isn't Just for Women

    7 Mar 2014 | 10:55 am
    It’s Never Too Late to Fall in Love: Eshel Travis“I have fallen in love with you,” begins a letter 68-year-old Eshel Travis wrote to Marie. “Let me diagnose my condition.”Mr. Travis goes on to explain that he used to watch four or five movies a day. During his 46 years of marriage, including several years or retirement, his wife, Pam, has unsuccessfully attempted to encourage him to read a book. “Any book,” as he says. Prior to falling in love (with Marie), it had been more than 30 years since he read a book. When he did read, as a teen, however, he recalled he didn’t want to…
  • ***All New Selfie Contest!***

    20 Feb 2014 | 5:10 pm
    The publisher of ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE soooo loved the selfie contest, they asked us to do it again! Fun fun FUN! We have all new FABULOUS prizes up for grabs! Here’s how it’s going to work and please make sureyou read ALL the way to the end so you can see the many ways to WIN!Starting TODAY, get back out there and find ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE in your local bookstore or order your copy from an online retailer and take a picture of yourself holding the book. We want to see you WITH the print copy of ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (sorry, no ebook copies for this contest). When you’re out and about,…
  • Why the Beatles? And other things you need to know about the Abbotts of Vermont!

    2 Feb 2014 | 8:10 am
    I’m so excited that it’s finally February and the the release week for ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE! I thought it would be fun to help prepare for release week by telling you some more about my new family as well as what inspired the titles for the series. What I didn’t know when I picked Beatles song titles for my new Green Mountain Series is that the week the first book came out would also mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arriving in the U.S. for the first time. What a happy little coincidence! Long after I sold the first two books to Berkley Publishing, I struggled to come up…
 
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    Inside an author's mind....

  • Busy Month

    6 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    Sorry I've been neglecting the blog lately. March was a crazy-busy month for me, and it didn't leave a lot of time for blogging.Between re-editing my fairy tale book, Rescuing Rapunzel, and preparing it for submissions (it was pulled from it's original publisher earlier this year), editing the second book in that series, as well as doing my taxes, taking on extra hours at the hair salon, and having the kids home for Spring Break, the month of March flew by me so fast, I didn't know what to think.Let's not mention the new growing pains with our new house as well... Okay,…
  • Before His Eyes Excerpt

    4 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Sometimes even a fairy godmother needs to call for backup.Guys and Godmothers, Book 2When Fairy Godmother Lilly Bloom gets her latest assignment, the rules send her into a minor panic attack. She must bring two people together—using as little magic as possible.Photographer Bruce Matthews has finally found someone who really, really gets him. He and Greta like the same things, laugh at the same jokes. There’s just one thing—he’s never actually seen her face to face. Her social media profile bears no picture.Much as Greta Vandecall yearns to leave her small town and meet her online…
  • My Writing Process Blog Hop

    3 Mar 2014 | 8:17 am
    D. Renee Bagby started this, and Paige Prince tapped me to jump in, so here we go. 1) What are you working on?Currently, I'm in between two different projects--revising an older project, and creating a new, short little side story to the Guys and Godmothers series. 2) How do you think your work differs from others of its genre?My work is different, because I'm a big goober, and I think that comes across in my stories. Most of my characters live somehow on the "nerdy" side of life. My latest release, Before His Eyes, is about two people who come together through their love of all things…
  • My Fingernail Obsession

    2 Mar 2014 | 8:57 am
    Yep, those are mine. And I made the gloves, tooI've mentioned that we have gotten a new house. We're finally getting settled in, and you wanna know why I know we're finally settling in?I'm polishing my nails again.Let me go back and explain why this is important.Hi. My name is Candice Gilmer, and I'm a chronic nail biter. I have bitten my nails for as long as I can remember. I would bite them down to the "quick," occasionally making them bleed, but always, always, always, they were bitten down to at the very least, nubs.And when I would get my nails done they…
  • Just a Quicky...

    26 Feb 2014 | 8:42 am
    Just in case you're looking to kill time. And laugh. A lot... Bad Romance Covers
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    Kimberly Gardner

  • When Buying Books from Publisher Sites

    Willa Okati
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:22 am
    Did you know you can buy ebooks directly from publishers (e.g. Loose Id) that’ll work perfectly with your Kindle, Nook, or Kobo reader? It’s really pretty easy. Loose Id sells formats that work on Kindle, Nook, and Kobo. Here’s the breakdown: Kindle reads Mobi and PRC files. Once downloaded, they can be emailed to your Kindle email address. You can also download the “Send to Kindle” app available here (for Macs) and here (for PCs). Nooks read EPUB files. You can use Calibre to transfer books to your Nook. Kobo reads PDF and EPUB files. You can find more about how…
  • On Sale Now at Loose Id!

    Willa Okati
    10 Apr 2014 | 7:09 am
    “His Fair Lady” is available at 10%-off sale, now through Sunday at Loose Id! “Dressed to Thrill” is also on sale at Loose Id for $2.99!
  • His Fair Lady Releases Today!

    kimberly
    1 Apr 2014 | 5:29 am
    Today is the release day for my new novel, His Fair Lady. Yay! It’s my first publication in a couple years and I’m really excited about it. Here’s the blurb and link where you can read an excerpt. Mark Talleo is something of a dog with the ladies. Any girl, anytime, anywhere is his motto until he meets Josie Frazier. The long lean redhead not only shares his love of musical theatre, but her smoky sexy voice and infectious laugh drive Mark wild and haunt his every step. Equally fascinating is his sense that she has a secret, one he is determined to uncover on his way to…
  • Cleaning out the cobwebs

    kimberly
    16 Jan 2014 | 11:33 am
    Wow! It’s been a long time since I posted anything here. Excuse me while I dust and vacuumn and generally get the place in shape for visitors. *g*   As those of you who know me on FB will recall, I had some serious medical issues beginning in the summer of 2012 and continuing through most of 2013. During that time my writing was put on hold so I could get healthy again. I’m happy to report I have completed my treatment and gotten a clean bill of health from my doctors. I am also happy to report I am writing again and it feels great. In fact, I am anticipating the release of a…
  • A nice review for Too Soon For Love

    kimberly
    2 Jan 2012 | 6:21 am
    It’s always nice to be surprised by a good review. This morning I found a lovely review of TSFL in my inbox. The review is from Barbara at PNR and it says in part, ” Kimberly Gardner challenged my feelings over the question “How soon is too soon?” The answer, I suppose depends on the individuals involved. I found the two men’s battle with their feelings heart rending and ultimately, uplifting.”   Read the entire review. http://tinyurl.com/7kvhowl    
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    Cynthia Harrison

  • Sweet Melissa & More

    cindy
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    With two second-in-series novels ready to debut into the e-book and print world within a month or so of each other, I am focused on the third book in each series. Ideas pop, plotlines entice, characters beckon. “Come to California,” say David and Melissa from the third in my Traveling Girl series. Love this original cover art by beautiful & talented Bodicia. “We need you in Blue Lake,” say Fast Eddie and his first love, from coastal Michigan. What’s a writer to do? Well, if you’re like me, that’s easy. First, I go with inspiration. It…
  • Celebration Central

    cindy
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    Finally opened my rusty heart. Hadn’t known it was closed, although all evidence pointed that way. For several years, I eschewed invitations to family holiday parties hosted by  friends because they made me miss my own family and the days back when, every holiday, my house was Celebration Central. Why did I say yes this year when Donna invited Al & me for Easter dinner? I didn’t think about it, just did not shut down as per usual when the words “family” and “get-together” are mentioned in the same sentence.  As I filled an Easter basket…
  • #1 Fear Banished

    cindy
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:23 am
    Among my many phobias, I’ve conquered only one. But it’s a biggie. The #1 ranked fear shared by so many: fear of public speaking. I hated presenting in college and high school, suffered through speech classes, shuddered to even introduce myself in a group. That’s why I’m a writer. I work alone, communicate easily online, love my blog, am addicted to Twitter. The first time I walked into a classroom and realized that I had to actually talk to these people, I wanted to turn around and run back out. What was I thinking? I was thinking a degree or two in English would…
  • Coming Soon

    cindy
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:23 am
    Today I finished the final draft of Natalia.  Do you recognize her? That’s her mom, Gypsy, to the right. Natalia’s having a rest over the holiday weekend before one final read-through, copy-edit, and beta-read by Marla. Natalia is different: my first published novella. She will be indie, but I’m unsure how to market her. Natalia’s all grown up, well, 15 anyway, and coming into her Paradise Powers full-on and fast, saving 17-year-old Melissa from a Dark Initiate who may or may not be part of the local Rom community. So there is YA. There is NA. There is…
  • Jesse (1954-2014)

    cindy
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    An old friend from my past died a few weeks ago, and he’s been on my mind a lot since then. Jesse and I knew each other as teen and new adults. Friendships in those years meant more than family to me, and it was the same for my friends. We were family to each other, because our families of origin didn’t work. Many of our gang, dubbed the Pranksters by the slyly intelligent Doug Beeler years before I read Ken Kesey, had fathers who drank, parents who were divorced, mothers who hit us, and so on. Some of us had been forcefully evicted from the family home. Jesse, in this merry…
 
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    Heather Hiestand's Musings

  • Cover Reveal! Tempting Josie by Anh Leod

    Heather Hiestand
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:11 am
    Coming in May! Tempting Josie is a sexy contemporary romance by Amazon Bestselling Author Anh Leod (Heather Hiestand's alter ego). The cover artist is Delle Jacobs.Blurb:TEMPTING JOSIE  Webcomic artist Josie Manheim never expected to reunite with her sinfully gorgeous high school ex on a blind date. But one look at him has her remembering their sexy exploits and wanting more. He’s changed, though, darker and more mysterious than in the old days. Each encounter ratchets the intensity of their connection…and begs the question of who he’s become. Miguel Barrino, now an undercover FBI…
  • Cover Reveal! The Kidnapped Bride by Heather Hiestand

    Heather Hiestand
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:31 am
    Buy at BNBuy at AmazonBlurb:Pursuing this elusive heiress will be the ultimate temptation…Lady Elizabeth Shield is used to saving herself from trouble. And even if dashing private inquiry agent Dougal Alexander just rescued her from white slavers, she’s definitely not returning to her stifling aristocratic life and unsuitable suitors. Not when there are other women in danger—and a secret promise to keep in Edinburgh. But outwitting Dougal’s tactics to return her to London and her family will be easier than staying away from his intoxicating kisses…He’s a baron’s second son…
  • On #sale The Marquess of Cake, a Victorian romance

    Heather Hiestand
    12 Mar 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Extra, extra, read all about it! Seriously though, I had no idea The Marquess of Cake was going on sale for $1.99 at 4 etailers today. Sixty-seven percent off! Fabulous price for my full-length Victorian romance with cake! I have no idea how long this will last, so snap it up quick. Don't forget, The Marquess of Cake is also available in print. And, the sequel, One Taste of Scandal, is available too. His Wicked Smile will be out May 1st!Amazon linkBarnes and Noble linkiTunesSonyBlurb:Coffee. . .tea. . .or a pastry chef sweeter than any confection. . .Scotch trifle fit for Queen Victoria,…
  • Everybody loves cake! #amreading

    Heather Hiestand
    26 Feb 2014 | 10:40 am
    Heather Hiestand on AmazonIt seems like every other women's fiction or romance book advertisement I see these days is about cake. Cake decorating heroines, cake-business owning heroines, bakeries...yes, it's all about the cake! Most of what I see is contemporary romance, but, you know what? I write about cake-loving heroines in Victorian England. Yes, someone was making amazing cakes 125 years ago, setting the scene for today's delicious and beautiful cakes, and I've had fun doing the research to bring a London bakery to life from that era.If you are looking for more of the sweet fun that…
  • Adriana Kraft introduces The Unmasking #newrelease #amreading #romsusp

    Heather Hiestand
    22 Feb 2014 | 10:23 am
    Buy LinkIt’s All About the Research   Authors of erotic romance often get teased about what kind of research they might delve into for the sake of their books – it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it…**snicker, giggle, knowing wink.**   The research my husband and I engaged in for this spicy romantic suspense is a little different – some might say, it’s been our entire lives. We’ve both taught at universities (that’s where we met) and we know the academic life from the inside. The choices and struggles faced by our professorial hero, Anthropologist Matt…
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    Kate Hardy

  • Chocolate Box Blog Hop!

    19 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    I'm taking part in a blog hop during April and May with the rest of the Chocolate Box Blog team - and there's a load of prizes up for grabs, including t-shirts, books from fabulous writers such as Donna Alward, Shirley Jump, Susan Meier, Liz Fielding, Jackie Braun, Ami Weaver, Samantha Hunter, Barbara Wallace and Michelle Douglas and - obviously - chocolate! There should be a rafflecopter at the end of this post; the more things you click, the more chances to win. :)a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • Guest blogger: Nina Harrington - why writing in more than one genre is a must for any author

    23 Mar 2014 | 6:00 pm
    I'm thrilled to have a guest blogger here today - Nina Harrington, who also writes for Harlequin, has just released her first romantic suspense title and is here to toll us all about writing in more than one genre. Take it away, Nina!Thank you Kate for your warm welcome to your Blog. I am very happy to be here.When I am introduced to someone for the first time, and they find out that I am a fiction writer, often the first question they ask is: ‘What kind of books do you write?”I usually resist the temptation to say that my pen name is actually E.L. James and I am here in disguise, and…
  • A few days as a princess...

    20 Mar 2014 | 6:24 am
    It's not every day you get to be hugged by Darcey Bussell.So I hope you'll forgive me for, um, running on about it just a little bit more.The photo below is courtesy of the RNA - Darcey is giving me the trophy, and I've just given her a copy of my book Ballroom to Bride and Groom ;)And if you want to see my acceptance speech (a bit overwhelmed and incoherent, talking way too fast, and trying very hard not to cry) then lovely Fiona Harper filmed it, and you can see it on the Mills and Boon website right here.Yesterday, I had lunch with my local RNA chapter to celebrate, which was fabulous (not…
  • RNA Awards 2014

    18 Mar 2014 | 6:54 am
    Monday 17 March 2014 has to rate as one of my best Mondays ever.Forgive me for running on a bit (and posting a gazillion pics), but I'd like to share the whole day, warts and all.I'd been so looking forward to the RNA Awards do - I'd been thrilled to be shortlisted again for the RoNA Rose prize, and not just with one but TWO books! Better still, some of my best writer friends had been shortlisted with me, and I couldn't have been on a shortlist with nicer people. (It didn't matter who won. We were all going to cheer each other on. We'd all been shortlisted before and we were just going to…
  • Guest post - Donna Alward on the writing process

    17 Feb 2014 | 1:00 am
    Last week, I posted my blog on the writing process. As Donna Alward's website is currently undergoing a few changes, I offered to host her here - so, take it away, Donna!Big huge humongous thanks to my pal Kate (and RoNA finalist – wait double finalist!) for hosting me with my “My Writing Process” blog. Kate’s SUCH an inspiration to our “writing group” and I’ve known her for yonks. But since she joined the Romance line we’ve chatted even more. Sometimes even about writing. Mostly about food. And exercise. And kids. :) Okay – now on to my writing process!1) What am I working…
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    Sara Hantz » Blog

  • GCC Presents….. Terra Elan McVoy!!!!!!!

    Sara Hantz
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:07 pm
    Terra Elan McVoy’s Criminal, Out in Paperback! Nikki’s life is far from perfect, but at least she has Dee. Her friends tell her that Dee is no good, but Nikki can’t imagine herself without him. He’s hot, he’s dangerous, he has her initials tattooed over his heart, and she loves him more than anything. There’s nothing Nikki wouldn’t do for Dee. Absolutely nothing. So when Dee pulls Nikki into a crime—a crime that ends in murder—Nikki tells herself that it’s all for true love. Nothing can break them apart. Not the police. Not the arrest that lands Nikki in jail. Not even…
  • GCC Presents………… Jeri Smith-Ready

    Sara Hantz
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:27 pm
    Jeri Smith-Ready (author of the Shade trilogy) makes her contemporary debut in what Kirkus calls “a captivating story of family heartbreak.” THIS SIDE OF SALVATION Everyone mourns differently. When his older brother was killed, David got angry. As in, fist-meets-someone-else’s-face furious. But his parents? They got religious. David’s still figuring out his relationship with a higher power, but there’s one thing he does know for sure: The closer he gets to new-girl Bailey, the better, brighter, happier, more he feels. Then his parents start cutting all their…
  • GCC Presents……………… Eileen Cook

    Sara Hantz
    9 Mar 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Year of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook is now available! About the book: Friendship is a bond stronger than secrets in this novel from the author of The Almost Truth and Unraveling Isobel. As first graders, Avery and Nora bonded over a special trait they shared—they were both adopted. Years later, Avery is smart, popular, and on the cheerleading squad, while Nora spends her time on the fringes of school society, wearing black, reading esoteric poetry, and listening to obscure music. They never interact…until the night Nora approaches Avery at a party, saying it’s urgent. She…
  • Join My Street Team!!!!!

    Sara Hantz
    8 Mar 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Street Team!! Are you a people person? Do you love to talk books? If you’re enthusiastic about books, highly motivated, friendly and would like to receive and share author goodies, I’d love to have you on my Street Team! I’ve got new releases coming in the next several months and I’d love for you to be part of the fun. If you’d like to join, please email lee@authorsoundrelations.com for more details!
  • GCC Tour………………………… Denise Jaden!!!!

    Sara Hantz
    3 Mar 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Rather than doing a traditional interview-filled blog tour, Denise Jaden is celebrating the release of her new nonfiction writing book, FAST FICTION, by dropping tips about writing quickly at every stop of her blog tour, and offering some awesome prizes for commenting on any of these posts (including this one!) The more you drop by and comment, the more chances you have to win these great prizes: Denise’s Fast Fiction Tip: Try starting with relationships. My writing process has taken a lot of twists and turns over the years, but I’m finally settling into a method that works well for…
 
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    Amarinda Jones

  • &%$#!!!!

    Amarinda Jones
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:14 pm
     So, I'm picking up Rosie, a kelpie with a dash cattle dog in her, next Tuesday from the homeless shelter after I come back from a trip to the middle of nowhere. Yesterday I bought food and stuff so I had everything when she wanders in. Last night I put together what initially appeared to be a simple dog bed. Simple-my-arse. First of all the instructions were completely wrong for me. I think they were written for someone else...like a man. I did almost consider calling a very good male friend and requesting him to 'fix it please'. But I didn't. I girded my loins and with Allen key in…
  • Wow, a plot...

    Amarinda Jones
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:53 pm
    I was reading this book, part of a series, by a well known paperback writer and I was about four pages into it when I found out a character died.  Just like that. He's dead. I flicked back a couple of pages to make sure I hadn't missed anything and that pages weren't stuck together. I checked the series number of the book to make sure I hadn't skipped a book in between - but no, the character was dead. I avidly read on trying to work out what had happened, how the heroine was coping and wondering what she would do next now that this person had left her life. I liked that the heroine was…
  • Geoff the Stoic...

    Amarinda Jones
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:58 pm
     I was driving past one of the local schools. I was thinking how the school day seems to end a hell of a lot earlier than it used to when I was a kid. Or maybe in reality it doesn't. I always wanted the school day to finish approximately 30 minutes after I arrived and not at 3:30pm when it was scheduled to end. I didn't care much for high school. I still maintain that I would have been better going straight from primary school to working and travelling overseas. But there were these pesky rules and regulations that necessitated me turning up each day and attempting to pretend I…
  • Weird dude on book covers...

    Amarinda Jones
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:18 pm
    I was reminded by author Anny Cook about this weird dude that can be seen on multiple ebook covers. Which weird dude you ask out of the headless men picture above? And why headless men? I'm assuming to buy the pic with a head would cost the cover artist/publisher more money.  I don't know about you but I would like a hero with a head. I'd pay the extra for the head. I don't feel, as a reader, that's asking too much. I can see all three men have abs and a crotch but bring me his head - cranium that is, not dick. Anyway the weird dude we were discussing is the one at the back with his…
  • Boy oh boy, you're going to get us in trouble when your parents get home...

    Amarinda Jones
    23 Mar 2014 | 9:21 pm
    So, I went to drop off some eggs at a friend's place in between trying to mow the lawn and the showers that kept stopping me. I knew they wouldn't be home so I went around the back and dropped off the eggs and said hello to their dog Teddy. He loves everyone. The minute Teddy sees you, he loves you no matter who you are or what you look like, he will present you with a ball or a toy duck for you to play with him. So, I see him. He sees me and is excited. I'm not sure how he did it but in his rush to grab this mangy duck toy he turns himself in such a way that he smacks his face on some…
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    Stephanie Julian On a Moonlit Night

  • AN INDECENT AFFAIR PART I in ONE NIGHT ONLY...

    21 Apr 2014 | 8:13 am
    AN INDECENT AFFAIR PART I will be available in the ONE NIGHT ONLY... erotic romance anthology featuring four ultra sexy stories that will release May 12.Make sure you add it to your Goodreads listJoin us on Facebook for exclusive excerpts and other fun things.And make sure you sign up for my newsletter to keep-up-to-date. indicates requiredEmail Address First Name Last Name Email Format htmltext
  • Join Me at Authors After Dark

    10 Apr 2014 | 5:10 am
    Authors After Dark is coming QUICKLY and OMG this year is going to be INSANE!As always AAD is about the readers, and the amount of awesome we have put together for you this year, you would be INSANE not to attend…. First, our amazing Master of Ceremonies is none other than Alexandra Ivy! She will be doing a cool little event to celebrate your favorite gargoyle, Levet on Friday! Wanna know more? Check out the FB group where Alex will be talking about the awesome that she has going on!Torquere and authors BA Tortuga and Julia Talbot will be Sponsoring our Welcome event, the Midnight Rodeo……
  • 6 Apr 2014 | 5:22 am

    6 Apr 2014 | 5:22 am
    GODDESS IN THE MIDDLE is on sale for 2.99. B&N has picked it up for a special Nook Sale! And Amazon is price-matching. If you haven't read this hot menage, now's the time. "Stellar...Julian blends terrific sex with tender romance. Liberally laced with humor and filled with intriguing characters." —RT Book Reviews 4 ½ starsTOGETHER. THEY CREATE THE MOST POWERFUL MAGIC OF ALL ...Romulus and Remus are sexy werewolf cousins with an unbreakable bond. When they meet beautiful goddess Amity and save her from an encroaching demon, they discover that the three of them together are way more…
  • A little cosplay between friends... And an excerpt

    12 Sep 2013 | 6:21 am
    In NO RESERVATIONS, heroine Kate is working as a seamstress for a small town tailor but while she hems suits and repairs dresses during the day, at night, she's sewing up something entirely different.Kate's original goal was to be a costume designer on Broadway but that's a dream she never got to pursue. Her mom died shortly before her college graduation and Kate never strayed far from home.But Kate's creativity never faltered. From her custom-made wedding dresses and lingerie to her burlesque and cosplay costumes, she keeps busy.If you go to my Pinterest board Kate's Lingerie, you'll see a…
  • NO RESERVATIONS exclusive excerpt

    3 Sep 2013 | 9:46 am
     Here's a special release day excerpt showcasing one of Kate's talents. Her design skill, of course. But these designs aren't exactly for mixed company...or anyone under the age of 18.Amazon   B&N    KOBO   iTunes  NO RESERVATIONS“Do you like this one?” She posed with her feet together and her hands clasping the feather duster just below her breasts, looking at him from beneath her lashes. “I got the idea from a costume I made for a play in college.”As she breathed, the feathers brushed against her breasts, the sensation intensifying the lust pulsing…
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    Beth Kery

  • Awesome Early Reviews for SINCE I SAW YOU from Kirkus Reviews and RT Book Reviews!

    Beth Kery
    3 Apr 2014 | 5:46 am
    I was excited to see some great pre-release reviews for SINCE I SAW YOU, Book 4 in the Because You Are Mine series, out May 6! I like to describe this one as a super sexy, sophisticated and fun Beauty and the Beast setup between two very special people who may seem mismatched, but are actually perfectly suited to each other. Here is a tidbit from Kirkus Reviews, but check out the full review here! Kirkus Reviews “Best-selling erotic-romance author Kery pens a red-hot tale of the road to love complicated by scorching, graphically described sex, including light BDSM. With two enigmatic…
  • Cover Reveal: ONLY FOR YOU

    Beth Kery
    11 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    I’m excited to show you the cover for ONLY FOR YOU, Book 3 in the One Night of Passion series, available December 3. You all remember Seth Hightower, Joy’s big, intimidating, simmering uncle (they are close enough in age that they are more like brother and sister). As you may recall, Seth avoids self-centered actresses and warns Joy that actors are “another species”. This is his story–and how he ends up falling hard despite his personal rules with Hollywood’s sweetheart, Gia Harris. ONLY FOR YOU: Publication Date: December 2, 2014 Some passions are too hot…
  • An ARC of Since I Saw You!

    Beth Kery
    24 Feb 2014 | 7:10 pm
    I have an advanced review copy of SINCE I SAW YOU to give away on March 1! To enter, be a liker of my facebook page and leave a brief comment under the contest notification! www.facebook.com/beth.kery SINCE I SAW YOU, Because You Are Mine Bk. 4
  • Signings and Appearances, this Spring and Summer

    Beth Kery
    20 Feb 2014 | 4:31 pm
    I’ll be at quite a few conferences and booksignings coming up, plus doing several workshops. I hope I’ll meet you at one! April 26th to 27th: Spring Fling, RWA Chicago North conference. Chicago Mariott Northwest, Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Registration: I’ll be doing two workshops, plus the Book Signing, which is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, Saturday April 26th, 9:30 to 10:30 May 13th to 19th: Romantic Times convention, New Orleans Registration: https://www.rtconvention.com And Huge Book Fair, Saturday May 17, 11-2. RT Agenda July 4-6, Romance Author and Reader Event Edinburgh…
  • Never Before Seen Excerpt: Since I Saw You

    Beth Kery
    20 Jan 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Excerpt: SINCE I SAW YOU, Book 4 in the Because You Are Mine series, available May 6, 2014. When enigmatic billionaire Ian Noble sets Lin the task of ‘taming’ his brilliant, yet half-savage brother Kam Reardon, she eagerly accepts. She’s more than curious about the solitary genius and everything she’s heard about him. During their electric first meeting, her fascination increases a hundredfold. Kam practically oozes raw sex appeal. Lin is interested…very interested. But does her intense attraction and willingness to go places with him she’s never gone before in the bedroom really…
 
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    Kristina Knight - Romance Author

  • #GuestAuthor #Giveaway: Sara Walter Elwood!

    18 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Follow the Tour here: http://wp.me/p12UpN-yHHiya, readers! It's my pleasure to welcome contemporary romance author Sara Walter Elwood to my blog today. Sara is celebrating the release of three of her books through Lyrical Press, an imprint of Kensington Publishing. Take it away, Sara!Gambling On A SecretBook 1 of The Colton GamblersWhen Charli bets everything on a secret, will she find the deck stacked against her?Former runaway-turned heiress Charli Monroe is hiding her sordid past and planning a future in Colton, Texas. Attending the local college for a degree in social work, she…
  • #AuthorSpotlight: Louise Wise!

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Hi, lovely readers! It's my pleasure to welcome British author Louise Wise to the blog today, to tell us about her new book, Oh No, I've Fallen In Love, which sounds like a hoot! Take is away Louise!All About: Oh No, I've Fallen In Love! On the surface, Valerie Anthrope was happy with her life. She had her own brokerage with Sunny Oak Insurance and was financially solvent. But once asleep, she was plunged into a world of nightmares that reminded her she was cursed.And that meant she couldn’t fall in love. Ever.Lex Kendal was a multi-millionaire. Women flocked to him, preened and…
  • #CoverReveal: One Lucky Night!

    4 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Hiya, gang! I'm thrilled to be part of the cover reveal for One Lucky Night, an anthology from Constant Phillips, Aria Kane, Melinda Dozier, Grace Teague and Ana Blaze! Here we go!One night can change everything…The crew at Boston’s Brazen Head Pub hasn’t been very lucky in love. Can a mysterious visitor inspire them to look past old hurts and misconceptions and give romance a chance? One Lucky Night is a collection of five sexy interwoven novelettes by Aria Kane, Grace Teague, Ana Blaze, Constance Phillips, and Melinda Dozier.Lucky Break by Aria KaneFour years ago, chef Derek Chase…
  • #Giveaway Winners + All. The. Books.

    27 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    Hiya, gang! So, we have a winner! I participated in the Springtime in the Country blog hop over this past week - and we have winners! The Randomizer pulled 3 names from its hat, to win copies of my backlist books - yay! Those winners are Andrea I, Cathy Brockman and Janice H. Look for an email from me and let me know which book you'd like to claim, winners!There are more winners - all the blogs in the hop had prized plus the hosts are offering up a $100 gift card to head over to Cowboy Charm to see if you won anything else!And, on to the apologies I mentioned in the post title - my blog is…
  • A Day In My Life - March

    24 Mar 2014 | 4:00 am
    Hi, everyone! I'm back with another A Day In My Life Post..as you regular readers know, I joined a blog-circle in 2014 and have met some new friends along the way. The blog circle is a group of friends and moms who love photography. We set aside 1 day each month to photo-document what we do and then we all share our 'day' through a blog.This month, I decided to do something a little different. We have a new baby nephew and I was planning to make him a quilt...well, he came into the world a little earlier than expected, which meant I needed to work fast on that quilt.He's a superhero kind of…
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    Ryshia Kennie

  • Moving on the the letter S

    Ryshia Kennie
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:43 pm
    I could say S is for snoring.  For that is what Rourke is doing as he lays on his bed, to my right this time.  He lays to my left when he curls up on the rug.  Don't ask, it's a dog behavior that he has developed on his own and one he refuses to explain.S by contrast is also for silence or quiet that I blogged about only two days ago.  The silence that I often need when I write and somehow get by blocking the canine snoring.  To be fair, he doesn't always snore - but sometimes...  Maybe there lies my answer to how people work in coffee shops, they block out the…
  • What Are You Reading?

    Ryshia Kennie
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:14 pm
    I'm one day behind on blogging the alphabet.  Does being one day ahead in the earlier letters give me any banked credit?  I thought not.  I also see that my reading might be a little behind too.  Possibly it's having five books on the go that's the problem.  Possibly it's those two book I'm trying to do edits on.But all that aside here's some of what I'm reading.Luckbane by Tony BreedenIn a dystopian future, online gaming is the ultimate escape… until one corporation gives a few lucky players the chance to play their favorite sword and sorcery game live and in…
  • Q is for Quiet Spaces

    Ryshia Kennie
    19 Apr 2014 | 2:41 pm
    It interests me, the people who can write in coffee shops and train stations and airports and other such public places.  I can glean ideas from these places, jot down observations, take those kinds of notes that will eventually become a story but to be able to write fiction in such a place.  Never.  The most noise I want to hear while writing, is sometimes only the dog snoring, as he is this afternoon, to my left.  Sometimes I'm a little more open to distraction and I'll have music playing - classical with no voice to distract.  And sometimes I go for the gusto and…
  • P for Pushup - Don't Do It!

    Ryshia Kennie
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:39 pm
    And now I'm going to contradict my own title.  Pushups, you should do them.  And I do, except this morning when I did the darn things wrong.Okay, here's the thing.  I do my pushups as the coffee starts up but I do a bit of stretch first.  Bear in mind that this is the beginning of my morning, a few quick exercises in the time it takes the coffee to brew.I know, I know.  At least I know now.It's not enough time to stretch correctly.  And this morning, as it always is, the pushup was the last exercise and I did a few more than I normally do.  And that's when I…
  • O is for Obstinant

    Ryshia Kennie
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:41 pm
    If I hear one more blog, post or comment about luck I may scream.Alert people,  making a living at writing isn't the result of winning the lotttery.Sure, luck has a factor in some instances, right time, right place, right environment.  And yes, sometimes the writing is less than the hype but usually no.  Writing is a skill and a talent.  More importantly it is a skill  that needs time to be developed, a lot of time.  Writing isn't a home run stratosphere event.  It's like any other trade, a talent proceeds skill, followed by obstinance and then ureka, or at…
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    Susan Says

  • T: A to Z Blogging Challenge

    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Welcome to another day in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Find the entire list here. My theme this year is world-building. Mostly I’m asking questions that I believe need to be considered whether you creating a medieval fantasy world, a science fiction story or even a contemporary novel. The ideas I present aren’t in a particular order as I had to fit them into the alphabetical order needed. And don’t forget to visit the other blog I’m part of during the A to Z Challenge over at the IWSG. Now onto your world.Time goes by, but how is it tracked in your world? By minutes? Hours? Are…
  • S: A to Z Blogging Challenge

    22 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Welcome to another day in the A to Z BloggingChallenge. Find the entire list here. My theme this year is world-building. Mostly I’m asking questions that I believe need to be considered whether you creating a medieval fantasy world, a science fiction story or even a contemporary novel. The ideas I present aren’t in a particular order as I had to fit them into the alphabetical order needed. And don’t forget to visit the other blog I’m part of during the A to Z Challenge over at the IWSG. Now onto your world.Superstitions are part of life. You see them still in the contemporary world…
  • R: A to Z Blogging Challenge

    21 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Welcome to another day in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Find the entire list here. My theme this year is world-building. Mostly I’m asking questions that I believe need to be considered whether you creating a medieval fantasy world, a science fiction story or even a contemporary novel. The ideas I present aren’t in a particular order as I had to fit them into the alphabetical order needed. And don’t forget to visit the other blog I’m part of during the A to Z Challenge over at the IWSG. Now onto your world.Religion often plays a role in fantasy novels. Wars are fought over…
  • Q: A to Z Blogging Challenge

    18 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Welcome to another day in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Find the entire list here. My theme this year is world-building. Mostly I’m asking questions that I believe need to be considered whether you creating a medieval fantasy world, a science fiction story or even a contemporary novel. The ideas I present aren’t in a particular order as I had to fit them into the alphabetical order needed. And don’t forget to visit the other blog I’m part of during the A to Z Challenge over at the IWSG. Now onto your world.Many a great novel or movie starts with a quest. To destroy the ring, find a…
  • P: A to Z Blogging Challenge

    18 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Welcome to another day in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Find the entire list here. My theme this year is world-building. Mostly I’m asking questions that I believe need to be considered whether you creating a medieval fantasy world, a science fiction story or even a contemporary novel. The ideas I present aren’t in a particular order as I had to fit them into the alphabetical order needed. And don’t forget to visit the other blog I’m part of during the A to Z Challenge over at the IWSG. Now onto your world.Can any of us escape politics? Even small towns and villages have their share…
 
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    Cait London

  • My Aries Birthday Reviews

    14 Apr 2014 | 7:23 am
    April is my birthday month, and I usually give a lot of thought to the past and the future.I fall within the Aries sign, so you know what that means: We're going to go for the gusto. :)Right now, my schedule is full and is getting fuller. A graphic artist is finishing a cover for me, which is at the top of the list. Can't wait. Then, I'm doing the covers for 2 mystery short stories. !!Also, I'm gifting 5 each review copies for Be Mine and for Donovan's Second Chance. This is a first for me, future plans and all that.Specs on the review drawings: For Nook and for Kindle: 5 copies of Be Mine, a…
  • ROMANTIC SUSPENSE 4 U

    26 Mar 2014 | 7:28 am
    HIDDEN SECRETS now on Kindle.(soon on Nook)I love small town secrets and HIDDEN SECRETS is loaded with them.STORY: Romantic Suspense: While secrets drift around Godfrey, a small mountain town, Marlo has her own problems: She sees things--before they happen. She doesn't want to know, doesn't want to know... But Spence, her teenage love, isn't making things easy and people around them start dying.Marlo's senses are kicking up and someone is very angry with her for prodding the past, for digging into what the killer doesn't want exposed... HIDDEN SECRET REVIEWS: --> The killer makes…
  • She's Back...

    20 Mar 2014 | 4:33 pm
     SEASON OF TRUTH* Romantic Suspense(On Kindle Prime for a Limited Time) Down on her luck, Chloe returns to her hometown and childhood friends, Angelica and Josy. Her arrival stirs a dark haunting past and Michael Bearclaw, who wants to settle an old score with her. The town’s ruling Club isn’t happy as the three women and their new loves untangle old mysteries. *Season of Truth is a retitle of Three Kisses, one of my first romantic suspense. I'm loving this cover better than the original. Cover Design by Melody Simmons of eBookindiecovers.Season of Truth, (that truly is a better…
  • Sample Quinn Donovan?

    13 Mar 2014 | 11:55 am
    --> DONOVAN'S SECOND CHANCEAMAZONNOOK ~**~Just for St. Patrick's Day! And Donovan is part Irish. I thought you'd enjoy this first chapter, introducing the town of Blarney, Arkansas....~**~Chapter OneHow could the scent of baby powder make him feel so safe? Quinn Donovan wondered.The soft, limp drape of his sleeping daughter’s limbs against him held the midnight terror at bay. Freshly bathed and sprinkled with “fairy dust”— otherwise known as baby powder— four-year-old Keely sighed against his throat, her tousled curls catching the breeze from Ferguson Lake.Quinn cuddled her…
  • Yum: Donovan's Second Chance

    27 Feb 2014 | 11:09 am
    DONOVAN'S SECOND CHANCE is now available in Kindle and Nook.Contemporary Romance: Quinn is a single dad, who hasn't been with a woman in years. His only interest is in his 4-year old daughter's happiness, and that of his family in Blarney Flats, Arkansas. But when Taylor Hart arrives to sell her inherited property to developers, the town's magical safety and this "boyo" are stirred up. He's hot and bothered, and getting "Tay" to see things his way isn't easy....This is a Cait London classic, and I really enjoyed the story again. See that gristmill in the background? That's Quinn and his…
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    Jenyfer Matthews

  • Spring Flowers

    Jenyfer
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:05 am
    The weekend weather wasn’t bad on the whole. It was a good bit colder and windier than I’d have liked for standing out on the soccer fields watching three games in a row, but it could have been a lot worse – it could have been snowing! Instead it was cold enough that I needed a coat and sunny enough that we all came home with sunburn on our faces. Sunday’s weather was even nicer – sunny and warm. The forecast said it would be near 70F but our backyard thermometer read closer to 80F. I could believe it to – I worked up a sweat raking the front yard to…
  • Same Old Story

    Jenyfer
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:02 pm
    Every time I have a few days off in a row I think of all the things I’ll be able to get done. And even though I ought to know better from past experience, I always seem to be surprised when I might only accomplish perhaps a third of what I actually had in mind. Sometimes I add in some other things I hadn’t planned on so that might up my percentage of progress a few points, but mostly I am just left wondering where all the time went. The main project for which I was hired has yet to really get going at work so I got off a couple hours early yesterday – which was fine by me…
  • Quilting for Life

    Jenyfer
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:47 pm
    There was a time when I was nearly obsessive about quilting. If I wasn’t piecing one, I was working on the hand-quilting for one. Sometimes I was doing both. And they weren’t little quilts – they were typically queen-sized quilts, sometimes verging on king-sized. Depending on the complexity of the pattern I could complete a quilt in about six weeks start to finish. E even made several quilts to order for people. I was practically my own sweat shop. Believe it or not, I was most productive when my children were tiny. I know that is frequently a period of life when most moms…
  • Better Late Than Never

    Jenyfer
    11 Apr 2014 | 1:33 pm
    Remember that table that I started to cover with candy wrappers? Probably not – I almost forgot about it myself! I *think* I bought the table in the summer of 2012 and then it sat in my garage for a while before I had any idea of what to do with it. I didn’t really need a table when I got it, but we’d just moved into a big house and it was only $1 so how could I resist. I started working on it last January – of 2013 to be specific. It sat in my kitchen for a long time then I had some company over and put it in the basement and forgot about it. I got it back out in the…
  • Whatever Works

    Jenyfer
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:34 pm
    The last few days have been beautiful here – almost 60F and mostly clear. Pretty enough that all of the snow in my yard has gone and so have the mounds of ice in my driveway. Warm and inviting enough that my children have been out in the driveway with the basketball and riding their bicycles around the neighborhood. Pleasant enough that my son wanted to spend some time outside this afternoon. In a tree. With his Kindle. He’s about seven feet up here and I’m assuming the fleece blanket was more about glare on his Kindle screen than about being cold. His position doesn’t…
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    On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

  • Heart Search Cut First Scene, continued

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:25 pm
    All right, there's a reader's birthday on Facebook, so I posted the next bit in the cut scene I've been running from Heart Search on Celta Thursdays. So here it is, too:Heart Search Cut First Scene continued, Laev T'Hawthorn studied Primross. The detective had already exceeded Laev's expectations in recovering some of the family treasures. Laev’s pride had been too touchy to speak to another FirstFamily lord to track them. Discreet inquiries had led Laev to Primross.It didn't matter that Primross disliked the noble class and barely treated Laev with civility. It didn't matter that Laev's…
  • Celta Thursday Cut Scene: Continuation of cut Chapter 1, Heart Search

    17 Apr 2014 | 9:47 am
    Celta Thursday Cut Scene: Continuation of cut Chapter 1, Heart Search "We’ll talk, Primross, about what else I want, but not now and not over a scry," Laev said to the private investigator.The Residence sent the echo of a banging door and an exuberant breeze seemed to rush toward Laev. His journeywoman student, like the younger sister he'd always wanted, had arrived for her morning lesson in finance and estate building. It took real effort to slam the door in the Residence, but Jasmine Ash always managed.She'd stop at the kitchens for a treat and to stroke Black Pierre, the old FamCat who'd…
  • HeartMate is up on AUDIBLE!

    17 Apr 2014 | 7:42 am
    So thrilled! Here it is: http://www.audible.com/search?searchAuthor=Robin+D.+Owens
  • Celta Thursday: Cut opening from Heart Search

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Celta Thursday, Heart Search cut opening:Druida City, Celta, 422 Years After Colonization, Late Spring"We've located your heirloom amethyst and diamond cuff bracelets," the private investigator said. His craggy face was expressionless on the scry screen hanging on the dark paneled wall near Laev Hawthorn's desk.Laev Hawthorn, GreatLord T'Hawthorn, kept his own face as impassive as ever but let optimistic hope trickle through him. As far as he knew, those were the last of the Family treasures his late wife Nivea had sold before his HeartGift. "Thank you. How much will it cost to recover…
  • Celta Thursday: Hearts & Swords (story collection), Heart Story

    3 Apr 2014 | 11:42 am
    Celta Thursday: Hearts & Swords (story collection), Heart Story: I did about five openings for Heart Story before settling on the one in the book. This is one of them:Druida City, Planet Celta 406 Years After Earth Colonization, SpringHer mother was dead. Finally. Good riddance.Now Arbusca Willow – and the rest of her family – was out from under the woman's tyranny and they all could get on with their lives. Some of the women who'd lived in the Residence had already found lovers or husbands of HeartMates.Arbusca's son had convinced her that it was her turn. But being married was something…
 
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    The Blog of Stella and Audra Price

  • Cover Reveal: Make Damn Sure

    2 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s been 10 years since Nyx Deveraux had the night of her life with a guy that was elusive as smoke. 10 years since she was rocked, utterly. Every man since then has been lacking, and Nyx has been chasing the devastation she felt since. No one compares to the one night only man that haunts her dreams. And then she meets Rusty… Formally anyway. She already knows him in the biblical sense. Declan “Rusty” Rust made a mistake ten years ago, one he’s paid for every day since. Nyx was too much of a sexy obsession, and his pride demanded he take what was destined to be his, first, so that…
  • The Big HUGE AAD package raffle starts TODAY!

    16 Jun 2013 | 9:01 pm
    Starting Today You can get 6 offerings from 6 amazing authors for 99 cents!And whats better? Every book bought is an entry to the raffle to win one HELL of an Amazing prize!Whats the prize?An AUTHORS AFTER DARK PACKAGE! (including Registration and Room for 5 nights, parking if needed and some cool hotel goodies) and entry to a special “invitation only” party!So what are the books you need to buy to get the Max (30) entries for the books?Entwined By Fate by S. A. Price http://www.amazon.com/Entwined-Fate-S-A-Price/dp/1607670771The Blood and the Vow by Saranna DeWylde…
  • Wanna Win your way into AAD 2013?

    9 Jun 2013 | 11:30 pm
    So with AAD 2013 around the corner, and so many people excited about the event (especially us, the authors!) we thought we would do something awesome to get one lucky winner to the event, while spreading the word about our sexy little books!So the six of us, TJ, Amanda, Cara, Stella, Saranna and Eliza decided to do something awesome. Why not do a huge contest with a freaking awesome prize? We thought Paid registration and a room free of charge to the winner was a freaking awesome prize, so we said why not? Let’s pool our resources and make this happen.So from the 17-22nd of JUNE, readers…
  • Lots of things happening!

    31 May 2013 | 5:52 am
    So, as the title says, lots of things happening.AAD is in 2 months.Edits are just about done on our soon to be released EC book.We have a new release coming out in late June.People are reviewing and LOVING SOMETHING DARKER and GIVING UP THE GHOST.  these are all good things.Some other awesome things? I shall tell you.1. We are involved in an awesome contest for later this june. 5 days. 5 authors, 5 dollars. each author will have a normally 2.99 or higher book up for 99 cents to celebrate their involvement in Authors After Dark for ONE WEEK and in that time YOU could win your way into AAD…
  • New Release, New Review drive and prizes!

    15 May 2013 | 5:32 am
    So today, now, this second, THE SERENDIPITY OF KARMA is out in the wild... and its already getting amazing reviews!Its the perfect length for a lunchtime read, and a story that will stay with you through your afternoon, day dreaming about Rhys... TRUST ME!Pick it up here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Serendipity-Karma-Shades-ebook/dp/B00CSDEYGS/And did you know today starts the 15-15 Review drive? Bet you didnt! this is simple!So from May 15- June 15th we are going to do a review drive.in that month the more books of ours you read and review on amazon.com, the more awesome stuff you get!So…
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    Jess Riley Writes

  • Peeking from the Grant Weeds

    Jess Riley
    2 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    After one of the most unpredictable grant seasons ever, I am busier than ever at work--hence the silence on this trusty old blog. I am making serious hay while the sun shines. I do miss the novel I started last summer, but I've been adding to the tidbit folder. Ideas are percolating. Other developments:We're considering remodeling our kitchen and downstairs bathroom this summer, after which we will have fully renovated our entire house. A human being can only take so much toilet so close to the kitchen for so long. Developing story, stay tuned ...I've started my seedlings! Far too early, it…
  • Gifts for Writers. (Hint: They're Not Books This Year)

    Jess Riley
    1 Dec 2013 | 5:47 pm
    Posting with the Girlfriends today, on gifts for writers and cutting-edge technologies. (Note: this no longer includes the Neo Alphasmart. Sounds like a fun learning toy for intelligent kids, right?) Stop by and tell us what you write on, what you want for Christmas, what you're giving the writers on your list: Skin-thickening cream, a unique little personal crisis (for inspiration), Famous for a Day treatment (it's like a spa day but far more entertaining)."My name ... is Neo."Subscribe with Feedburner
  • Cat in a Cold Stone Cistern

    Jess Riley
    21 Nov 2013 | 11:28 am
    (Which is really the opposite of a Hot Tin Roof.)My parents live in an old farmhouse they bought at a real estate auction in the early eighties for a song. What song, I don't know--maybe it was that old favorite, "You Will Never Stop Remodeling This House (and one day your son's friends will Saran Wrap a dead possum to the porch)."Anyway, it's a farmstead, which means it came with a garage, outbuildings, and an actual barn with hay and Official Farm StinkTM in the actual barn At the time, a local farmer still housed his cows there and pastured them in adjacent fields; the fence that ran the…
  • Is Your Husband Trying to Tell You Something?

    Jess Riley
    5 Nov 2013 | 12:04 pm
    From time to time, J comes home from work with a box of “product.” It’s a perk of the job. These freebies have included cases of paper towels, toilet paper, dinner napkins, full-sized boxed tissues, travel-sized tissues, disposable hand towels, and pre-moistened “cleansing wipes” when you have a sticky poo. It’s a little like Christmas any time he comes home with a giant bag o’goodies. What will it be today? What’s in the box? Will it be anti-viral tissues in Hanukah-themed boxes? Paper towels that smell like cinnamon and pork? Now, I don’t mean to humble-brag, but last…
  • Pearls of Wit and Wisdom from Our Nation's Future

    Jess Riley
    8 Aug 2013 | 10:00 pm
    The other day I was digging through some old files and I stumbled across some old anonymous journal excerpts from my Dad's college students. They're freshmen, and one of their assignments is to maintain a journal about their first year in college. Some of the things they write are hilarious, insightful, sometimes heartbreaking, cringe-inducing, and utterly (and perhaps unfortunately) relatable. I picked a few gems to share below. Enjoy! ~~~~~"I went tanning today and burned the shit out of my skin. Gotta love it. Go skin cancer!""I think my roommate hates me. Almost everyone hates me. At…
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    Camy's Loft

  • Lacy Red Bolero knit pattern

    Camy Tang
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’ve been trying to get rid of yarn in my stash this year. I came across these two red yarns that look similar but are slightly different. I didn’t have enough of one yarn for a scarf, and while I had enough of the second yarn for a scarf, I have TONS of scarves.So I decided to use both yarns to make a lacy bolero that I can wear over tank tops to make them into T-shirts (it’s still a little chilly here in California, not quite tank top weather).I wrote down the pattern here. I based it off of the Anthropologie-Inspired Capelet pattern by Julia Allen.This is a good pattern to use if you…
  • Inspy Kisses giveaway - winners announced

    Camy Tang
    31 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    The winners of the three Surprise Boxes of Christian books are:W. BarefootS. NakasamaiT. CarneyAnd of those three, the winner of the Kindle Touch is:S. Nakasami!Congratulations to all the winners! (I've emailed you. Please contact me from my website or Facebook if you didn’t get the email message.)I know the rest of you are crying into your chicken noodle soup that you didn’t win. Cheer up! Order the book!First Kisses, 6 novellas by Linda Goodnight, Janet Tronstad, Debra Clopton, Margaret Daley, Camy Tang, and Lacy Williams now only $2.99 for a limited time! Get yours today! Available on…
  • How can I pray for you?

    Camy Tang
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m so honored that so many of you entrusted your prayer requests to me! I am praying for you! Please be sure to fill out the form below with any updates!For those of you with prayer requests, I would love to pray for you! I asked God to make me a prayer warrior this year, so how can I pray for you?Prayer requests can sometimes be private things, so to keep your privacy, I’ve made a form you can fill out that will keep your requests just between you and me. :)Loading...
  • Giveaway - Surprise Box of Christian Books

    Camy Tang
    18 Mar 2014 | 1:33 pm
    To celebrate the 99 cents sale of our First Kisses novella collection, I’ll be giving away THREE Surprise Boxes of Christian Books to three winners! The Surprise boxes will each include non-fiction and fiction, a mix of genres. There’ll be something in there for every taste!Also, each Surprise box will include an Audible audiobook of Heart of Gold by Lacy Williams.Finally, one lucky box winner will also receive a new Kindle Touch!First Kisses, 6 novellas by Linda Goodnight, Janet Tronstad, Debra Clopton, Margaret Daley, Camy Tang, and Lacy Williams now only $2.99 for a limited time! Get…
  • How can I pray for you?

    Camy Tang
    28 Feb 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m so honored that so many of you entrusted your prayer requests to me! I am praying for you! Please be sure to fill out the form below with any updates!For those of you with prayer requests, I would love to pray for you! I asked God to make me a prayer warrior this year, so how can I pray for you?Prayer requests can sometimes be private things, so to keep your privacy, I’ve made a form you can fill out that will keep your requests just between you and me. :)Loading...
 
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  • What comes first: Happiness or Success?

    lje1
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:03 am
    In one of my Facebook groups, we were asked what one thing  — if it happened — would make this a GOOD year for us. That was an interesting question, and it really made me think. What I realized, though, was that my year was already better than good. In fact, it was pretty awesome. And I have so many things I’m looking forward to this year. I’ve also had some fantastic things happen over the past year, things I’ve always wanted have become reality. But the truth is: Every year I’ve lived has been good — awesome, in fact. And each one has been better…
  • Are Your Goals a Piece of Cake?

    lje1
    12 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    As a former cake decorator, I love Dana Carey’s comparison of goals to CAKE! Who wouldn’t want to eat this delicious cake layer by layer? The Monthly Goalpost for April.
  • Writing Process Blog Tour

    lje1
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:25 am
    Texas writer and illustrator Mark Mitchell, known for his wonderful watercolors and many picture books, invited me to join this writing process blog tour. I’ve been lucky to be part of his online class Make your Splashes – Make your Marks. Mark wrote about his own process on his blog. I’m also fascinated by the history of this blog tour, which spans continents, so I traced my invitation back a few links. Akiko White, the winner of the 2014 Tomie dePaola award for her illustrations made out of cake (yes, they’re awesome and delicious), tagged Mark. And she had been…
  • A to Z Challenge: Day E

    lje1
    4 Apr 2014 | 9:37 pm
    US Version ~ August 1 ~ Capstone/Switch Press E is for Erin. Erin Johnson. One of my pen names. People often ask why I have so many pseudonyms, and I have to say it’s because I have so many different personalities. Writers can get away with having a multiple personality disorder by claiming they’re using pseudonyms. They can talk to people who don’t exist and say they’re developing their characters. Non-writers get help for these problems; writers welcome them. So as part of the A to Z Challenge, which is offering 30 prizes, I’m giving away a copy of the UK…
  • A to Z Challenge (30 free YA books)

    lje1
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:37 am
    Have you heard about the A to Z challenge? Here’s a link to 26 posts about 26 awesome books by 24 terrific YA authors, AND there will be prizes. Yep, most days there are book and/or swag (mostly books) giveaways. There are about 30 prizes to be won in April. Here’s the fantastic lineup: A is for Aimee Gilchrist Aimee Gilchrist 1-Apr B is for Breed of Innocence Lanie Jordan 2-Apr C is for Cry of the Sea Donna Driver 3-Apr D is for Don’t You Wish Roxanne St. Claire 4-Apr E is for Erin Johnson (Yes, that’s me**) Erin Johnson 5-Apr F is for A Flight of Thieves David…
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  • Interview with Cahri and Prince Josiah from Once Choice-- Wednesday with the Writers

    23 Apr 2014 | 4:55 am
    Today on Wednesday with the Writers, we are very excited to have Cahri and Prince Josiah from One Choice here today! Their story is told by Ginger Solomon... let's see if they are happy about how she portrayed it...~*~*~*~Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book?Cahri: Never. I’m a boring missionary kid who decided to stay in the country where my parents served and died. I went to work, and came home to Stormy, my cat. Nothing in my life was book worthy. Even when the Bridal March began, I stayed well away from the limelight. I’d rather watch than be watched;…
  • Easter Traditions with Our Authors

    20 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    Happy Easter from all of us at Astraea Press. We wanted to share with you some of our fondest Easter memories and traditions. Please share yours in the comments.       Since she was a little girl, Nicole Zoltack loves getting dressed in a colorful dress as soon as she wakes up on Easter morning.On Easter afternoon, Maria Green likes to search for eggs with her cousins... Still!Ashley Stambaughloves to see how excited both of her boys get when they find the Easter eggs that are hidden around the back yard!With a family big on getting together, Moira Keith looks…
  • New Releases: "Love", "Scents", and "Wishes"

    19 Apr 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Hi guys! We have three new releases for you guys  this week. One is a sweet romance between a teacher and a major (For the Love of Emily). One is a story of fairy tale creatures (Scents and Senses). And the third is about a girl who finds out she is a genie. (Three Wishes).Comment below which book strikes your fancy. If you read it, please leave a review on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, etc. Have a very Happy Easter!!Kelly... $2.99 For young teacher, Silver Burdette, conferences with parents are stressful enough, but when single dad, Major Thad Thibodeaux comes to talk about…
  • Wednesday with the Writers: Classic Inspiration for Scenes by Jennifer Rae Gravely

    16 Apr 2014 | 4:16 am
    Hi guys!It is Wednesday, so that means it's time with some of our writers. Jennifer Rae Gravely is here to talk about getting inspiration for your scenes from the classics. Not plaugerize of course... but get inspiration. We get inspiration from everything... why not the classics?What is your favorite ways to get inspiration for your stories?~Kelly~*~*~*~Here's Jennifer...I love the classic poets and find that I use their works as inspiration for scenes in my stories. In Knight of the Dead I favored the romantic poet William Wordsworth and in Set to Love used his friend and fellow author…
  • New Releases: "Pearl" and "Quilt"

    12 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    Hi guys! We have two new releases for you guys this week! They are both fabulous and I hope you pick them up especially if you love sweet romances. (I'm sort of fangirling over Trevor from Pearl Valley! Read it and you'll understand... SWOON!)Anyway, have a great weekend and check out the new books!~Kelly Anne Brown loves her job at The Stitching Post Quilt Shop in Grandville, Michigan, but she keeps a suitcase packed so she can leave at a moment's notice. Living under the radar, she longs for a normal life, but settles for listening to family stories told by the friendly ladies of the…
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  • Sci-Fi Lovers Will Adore This Week's Word

    20 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    AnsibleNoun [ænsɪb(ə)l] A hypothetical device that enables users to communicate instantaneously across great distances; that is, a faster than light communication device. The connection allows communication to be instantaneous throughout interstellar space (science fiction).Ansible hasn’t broken out of the specialist science fiction linguistic area in which it was created, though in that field it’s one of the better known terms. It was invented by Ursula K Le Guin. First used in 1966 in Rocannon's World and expanded on in 1974 in The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin; she states…
  • Check Out These FAB Promo Ads! Book & Trailer

    10 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    BTS now has 2 new styles and budget friendly features to choose from:Full-Page Sneak Peek – $50Includes a 1-page feature spread with book cover, blurb, excerpt, author bio, author photo and author website url. Also includes an embedded link to your website and purchase page for your book. See word count stipulations below:    Blurb – 125 words max.    Excerpt – 480 words max.    Author Bio – 50 words max.Full-Page Author Interview – $75Includes a 1-page feature with author photo, author bio, short interview, book cover, book blurb and…
  • Saddle Up Sunday Snippet - Stilettos At High Noon

    5 Apr 2014 | 9:19 pm
    Welcome to Saddle Up Sunday Snippetssponsored by STILETTOS AT HIGH NOON  Western Fiction/Western Romance BlogToday's featured Western is Dark Night of the Moon - Book 2 of Holding On To Heaven * Western Wolf-Shifter* Paranormal* Native American MythologySetup and Excerpt:Creed finds Lauren in the woods thrown from her horse and almost frozen to death.Creed dropped to a knee beside her and placed his fingers against her neck. Thank God, a faint pulse. A ribbon of crimson streaked her forehead and ran down her cheek. The blood, thickened by the cold, had ceased running long ago.
  • Book and Trailer Has Some Great Promo Deals!

    3 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Get maximum exposure for your books with a BTS cover and featured spread!ADVERTISING COVER SALESOur cover sales include: • Your book featured on our cover. In addition, we use your book cover as the inspiration for the entire cover! EXAMPLE HERE    • Full page exposure in our Table of Contents section EXAMPLE HERE    • 4 full pages including an interview, excerpt from one of your books, blurb, direct link to your purchase pages and up to six additional book cover (with links) to highlight your other work EXAMPLE HERE All this and more for just…
  • Join Us 4 Saddle Up Sunday Snippets -

    28 Mar 2014 | 1:06 am
    Two Sundays a month STILETTOS AT HIGH NOON hosts Saddle Up Sunday Snippets. We'd love to have all Western Fiction and Western Romance authors join us.Since opening the blog on March 1st, Stilettos at High Noon has had 3,000 unique page visits. Now, doesn't that make you want to get your book excerpts read by some of our followers/viewers?Deets about Saddle Up Sunday Snippets can be found here (don't forget to sign up). Our first excerpt day will be April 6th.We welcome all genres, all eras - as long as it's WESTERN themed.How about it? Want to show the world your books?HERE STILETTOS AT…
 
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    Falling In Love With Romance

  • Thursday Writing Quote

    Suzie Quint
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    I’ve always strived for two sometimes seemingly contradictory qualities in my novels: the inevitability of the conclusion so that the reader, upon reflection, can see the shadow of the end suggested in the beginning; and the illusion that the writer and the reader are discovering the same things about the story and characters at the same time. ~ Robert Campbell
  • A Snippet from A Dark & Stormy Knight

    Suzie Quint
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    New releases always come with sneak peaks. It's part of how authors try to entice readers. Don't hold it against us. It's a fine line to walk. I try to pick amusing moments, but at the same time, I don't want to put the best of the story out there either. I never want anyone to feel the way I sometimes do after I see a movie, as though I'd already seen all the best stuff in the previews. So with that in mind, this snippet comes from the middle of the story. Georgia has done a favor for Tommy, a guy she and Sol went to high school with. Tommy is in the process of getting a divorce, and Georgia…
  • Thursday Writing Quotes

    Suzie Quint
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don't mean utterly, but kill most of them ~ then the rest will be valuable. ~ Mark Twain
  • The Hero's Journey - the Hunger Games

    Suzie Quint
    6 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    An excellent, straightforward analysis of The Hunger Games structure.
  • Thursday Writing Quote

    Suzie Quint
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:21 am
    Dialog is "perishable" . . . but the character's need is sacrosanct. That cannot be changed because it holds the entire story in place. ~ Syd Field quoting Waldo Salt
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    Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

  • What-To-Read Wednesday: Games Boys Play by Zoe X. Rider

    FV Jen
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 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 Amy and Jen recommend: Games Boys Play by Zoe X. Rider Amy found this one and the blurb was very intriguing. Brian and Dylan have been best friends for years. They have no secrets between them, except for the ones they’re keeping from each other. When Dylan lets himself into Brian’s apartment to drop something off, it couldn’t be worse timing—for Brian. He’s tied himself up to play out a kidnapping fantasy. He’s mortified, but Dylan is…
  • Review: Beauty and the Earl by Jess Michaels

    FV Angela
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    The House of Windbury and the House of Rothcastle have engaged in a feud for generations. No one knows how it started or why, just that each family has been taught while growing up to despise the other. Then Liam, the Earl of Windbury, befriended Matilda, sister to the Duke of Rothcastle, then they fell in love and decided to run away from it all and get married. On the night they were making their getaway, Matilda’s brother Christian raced after them and tragedy struck. Each man was severely injured in the accident, but Matilda’s injuries were fatal. Now it’s years…
  • Review: Teach Me A Lesson by Jasmine Haynes

    FV Samantha
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    I’ve declared before my love for Jasmine Haynes and her sexy erotic books that allow me to escape for a few hours. But unfortunately I’ve finally come upon a book from her that was a bit of miss for me. In Teach Me A Lesson, we’re presented with school principal Lance and the school guidance counselor Charlotte. Charlotte is also a sex therapist. Not at school of course, in her own practice somewhere else. I should state up front that I found the sex in this book to sill be hot (when it wasn’t taking place at the school) and I loved that Lance was a bit older and…
  • New Romance and Urban Fantasy Releases: Week of April 21, 2014

    FV Sophia
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:45 am
      New Romance and Urban Fantasy Releases: Week of April 21, 2014 Title Author AMZ BN Kobo Otherwise Engaged Amanda Quick AMZ BN Kobo Rebel Marquess Amy Sandas AMZ BN Kobo Good Girls Don’t Date Rock Stars Codi Gary AMZ BN Kobo The Best Victim Colleen Thompson AMZ BN Kobo The Curse of the Brimstone Contract Corrina Lawson AMZ BN Kobo Paradise Point Dana Volney AMZ BN Kobo Surprisingly Debra Kayn AMZ BN Kobo Darkest Flame Part 3 Donna Grant AMZ BN Kobo The Last Time I Saw You Eleanor Moran AMZ BN Kobo On the Rocks Erin Duffy AMZ BN Kobo The Pleasures of Spring Evie Hunter AMZ BN Kobo…
  • Review: The Kraken King Part II: The Kraken King and the Abominable Worm by Meljean Brook

    FV Angela
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    At the end of Part 1 Zenobia made the decision not to take Ariq up on his offer of some getting to know you time in the bedroom after her bodyguard, Mara, misunderstands a conversation while eavesdropping. Instead she makes plans to get her friend, Helene,  to Red City as soon as possible. The only way to get out of Krakentown within the month is to make the journey across Australia with Ariq as he looks for the marauders who have been taking down Nipponese airships. Zenobia thinks Ariq’s only reason for seduction is to get to her secrets, while he is completely confused by her…
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    The Life & Times of a Book Addict

  • Down to You (A Bad Boys Novel #1) by M. Leighton

    Cristal | Book Addict
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
    Publication: February 12, 2013Publisher: Berkley One girl. Twin brothers. An uncommon triangle. When college student Olivia Townsend returned home to help her father run his business, she never imagined a complication like Cash and Nash Davenport—twin brothers different in so many ways but with one thing in common: an uncontrollable desire for Olivia.Cash is dangerous, sexy, and bad to the bone—a man whose kisses make Olivia forget she is playing with fire. Nash is successful, reliable and intensely passionate—and already taken. But all it takes is one soft stroke to make Olivia…
  • Waiting on Wednesday # 29

    Cristal | Book Addict
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. The goal is to spotlight upcoming books that I am super excited for.This week I am waiting on Love, Lucy by April Lindner.Expected Publication: January 15, 2015Publisher: Poppy While backpacking through Florence, Italy, during the summer before she heads off to college, 17-year-old Lucy Sommersworth finds herself falling in love with the culture, the architecture, the food...and Jesse Palladino, a handsome street musician. After a whirlwind romance, Lucy returns home, determined to move on from her "vacation flirtation." But…
  • FFBC Blog Tour/Giveaway: Prisoner of Night & Fog by Anne Blankman

    Cristal | Book Addict
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:30 am
    Thanks for joining me on my stop for The Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman Blog Tour! Hosted by The Fantastic Flying Book Club.Release Date:April 22, 2014Publisher:Balzer + Bray/HarperCollins In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her "uncle" Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf's, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet.Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler.And Gretchen follows…
  • Waiting on Wednesday # 28

    Cristal | Book Addict
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. The goal is to spotlight upcoming books that I am super excited for.This week I am waiting on On the Fence by Kasie West. Expected Publication:July 1, 2014Publisher: HarperTeen She's a tomboy. He's the boy next door… Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of…
  • Book Spotlight: What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

    Cristal | Book Addict
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Publication: April 15, 2014Publisher: Dial Books for Young Readers From the author of My Life Next Door comes a swoony summertime romance full of expectation and regret, humor and hard questions. Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her Nantucket-esque island this summer. He's a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island's summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she'll never escape her past—or…
 
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  • The Burning One – A Short Story by Author Jessica Leigh

    writerjessicaleigh
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:46 am
    In many cultures, visitation by a divine angel can occur in varying forms. Have you ever experienced an angelic event that touched your life? ~Jessica Leigh The Burning One Moonlight slid through the open window and kissed her awake. Eva opened her eyes, and followed the shimmering path of moonbeams as they arched across the ceiling. Although she was only twelve, Eva held no fear of night. She liked its dark rhythms and thick, musky scent. The night was her friend, both cool on bare skin, and soothing. It was the sun that she hated. Stark, harsh, and always ready to expose the horrors of the…
  • A Romance Writer’s Tip That You Would Never Think Of

    writerjessicaleigh
    26 Feb 2014 | 10:24 am
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We all know the importance of having someone else objectively beta-read and critique your work. Unfortunately, it is particularly hard for small Indie authors to accomplish without a fan club, or a bff literary wizard, or even a mom who was an English major. And reviewers are often unforgiving when it comes to errors. Here’s a thought: If you really want someone to sniff out a fundamental flaw, plot hole, or something that simply does not make sense any which way you word it – pick a dude. Huh? He’s really not your intended…
  • The Lady in Red – a Historical Short Story

    writerjessicaleigh
    29 Jan 2014 | 8:19 am
    This is a true story as told by my great-grandfather, Joseph F. Kepler. ~Written and recounted by Jessica Leigh I would never forget that morning. At the very least, until my dying day. Mayhap even longer should the Lord see fit to allow the keeping of my life’s memories. We’d had a soaker in the evening hours, well before dawn, and all was damp and the earth quenched. It was very still. Even the birds had ceased their mindless chatter, strangely so, for it being early June – mating season and the like. Mist hung in the air, great pockets of it, here and there, just draped between…
  • What’s The Cure for a Horrible Book Review?

    writerjessicaleigh
    14 Jan 2014 | 11:09 am
    How to let it roll “write” off It’s one of the most gut-wrenching, tooth gnashing experiences that any struggling Indie author has to endure.  And endure it, we must – this shit just happens.  There is really not much you can do about it either, unfortunately. Advice from those above us is to simply accept it, don’t respond (unless it’s vulgar and sometimes that doesn’t even work), be as professional as you possibly can, and just move on to the next page. Just move on?  Really? For instance, one of my latest and greatest:  “I’ve never read a book so poorly…
  • The Power of a Haunting Setting: Waiting for Eden and Savage Forest

    writerjessicaleigh
    3 Nov 2013 | 3:15 pm
    The Setting That Haunts Me I am in love with a place.  There is no other way to put it, really. Love produces a physical response: an increase in pulse rate, a swell of feeling within, a dreamy essence to your thoughts, and a desire to return again – at all cost. Do I feel this love?  Oh, yes. This kind of emotion will lend an individual a sense of an intimate connection with a location, as well as an underlying feeling of its sheer mystical power.  You research, you photograph, you even obsess a bit as if you were head over heels with a new lover.  It has power because…
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