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    Ally Blake Romance Author - Blog
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:08 pm
    One of my books is getting a makeover and my fabulous publishers are giving you guys the chance to help choose the new cover!Originally entitled Second Chance Honeymoon, it's a fun, romantic romp about a young woman who is accidentally booked on an over-sixties love-bird cruise.So, which cover do you like best?Head over to the Holiday Books Facebook page and vote!More about the book here:  http://bit.ly/sch-amazon
  • Five Things with Julie Johnstone

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    Dana Starler
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    USA Today Bestselling Regency Romance author Julie Johnstone is here today, with a “Five Questions” post! Her next book, My Seductive Innocent, goes on pre-order this Thursday. Welcome to the blog, Julie… 1) Did you have a nickname growing up? Gosh yes! They called me string bean, and I hated it! I was 5’9” by the time I was in fifth grade and so self-conscious! I was an expert at slouching to appear shorter! I’ll tell you a little secret. In my novel, My Fair Duchess, many of my heroine’s insecurities came from my childhood! 2) Where is the most beautiful/romantic…
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    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
  • Those titles....

    JEN BLACK
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:45 am
    Courtesy Titles can be fun or sheer hell, depending on your Point of View.Here's a real life example: The 8th Duke of Devonshire died without issue. His heir was the eldest son of his brother, Lord Edward Cavendish, who had predeceased him. As long as the 8th duke lived his heir presumptive (Victor Cavendish) had no title, nor of course had his two brothers. But when Mr Victor Cavendish succeeded to the dukedom, his brothers became Lord Richard and Lord John Cavendish. His mother, however, remained Lady Edward Cavendish.It is interesting that even though Victor would have inherited had his…
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    Joely
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:15 pm
    I’m trying to think of something to post so you know I haven’t died or fallen ill.  I’ve opened up the new post window at least twice tonight, stare at it, and shut it down.  There aren’t any words. That’s my problem so far in 2015. I’ve been battling several different situations at home this year so far.  Princess is struggling with her first job and the stress of making enough money to go on her band trip to Hawaii.  We bumped up her therapy appointments to every other week because she’s been having anxiety issues.  I’ve been depressed…
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    Ally Blake Romance Author - Blog

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    27 Feb 2015 | 7:08 pm
    One of my books is getting a makeover and my fabulous publishers are giving you guys the chance to help choose the new cover!Originally entitled Second Chance Honeymoon, it's a fun, romantic romp about a young woman who is accidentally booked on an over-sixties love-bird cruise.So, which cover do you like best?Head over to the Holiday Books Facebook page and vote!More about the book here:  http://bit.ly/sch-amazon
  • january...you start the year off fine

    7 Jan 2015 | 3:54 am
    A bunch of my earliest books have now come out as #ebooks and as such I'll be highlighting a new one every month.  First up...my debut book THE WEDDING WISH.Here's a passage I recently stumbled upon which I'd deleted from the final round of copy edits.  Just for you :).As Holly drove through the light pre-rush hour traffic, the city buildings were bathed in the golden light of a soon to be setting sun.  Her mind wandered and she imagined what Jacob’s apartment would look like.Would his place be like the unit Ben lived in before he met Beth; all football posters and beanbags…
  • holiday escape giveaway!

    7 Dec 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Hey gang!I can't believe it's December already. That's summer down here, which means sweltering days, short shorts, hours spent in the backyard pool, frog song on the air. And of course Christmas bearing down upon us quicker than we can handle.With three kids seven and under this is a particularly wondrous time of year. Santa's letters have been posted, the tree goes up the day after my son's birthday, and gifts are secreted away in any number of hidey holes lest inquiring minds go looking :).As for you, my fabulous readers, I have a pre-Xmas gift up for grabs. Enter my "Holiday Escape"…
  • allyoop!

    22 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
     I'm so excited that the website for my new graphics business - ALLYOOP DESIGNS - has finally gone live! From the very beginning of my writing career I've designed my own website - wanting, needing, to know how that kind of thing worked.  (And gosh that first one was terrible!)  Since then I've built dozens of other people's websites on request, taught myself html, and Photoshop, figuring things out as I needed to know them. And today I can add...  And a slew of other design strings to my bow. I love the work, love that it uses a different part of…
  • resisting the musician - blog tour

    29 Jul 2014 | 2:15 am
    The Resisting the Musician blog tour is up and away!  (Dates and links below)Giveaways include books, a signed post card, and custom made guitar picks with the name of the book's signature song - "I Pick You" stamped upon them.I hope you win :).AllyxXx7/28 ~ Manga Maniac Cafe ~ Guest Blog7/28 ~ Inner Goddess ~ Promo , Review7/29 ~ desiremeonly ~ Guest Blog7/29 ~ Book Nook Nuts ~ Promo 7/30 ~ Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance ~ Promo 7/30 ~ My Reading Room ~ Review7/30 ~ deal sharing aunt ~ Promo 7/31 ~ First Page to the Last ~ Review7/31 ~ A Passion for Romance…
 
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    Elizabeth Boyle » Blog

  • Five Things with Julie Johnstone

    Dana Starler
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    USA Today Bestselling Regency Romance author Julie Johnstone is here today, with a “Five Questions” post! Her next book, My Seductive Innocent, goes on pre-order this Thursday. Welcome to the blog, Julie… 1) Did you have a nickname growing up? Gosh yes! They called me string bean, and I hated it! I was 5’9” by the time I was in fifth grade and so self-conscious! I was an expert at slouching to appear shorter! I’ll tell you a little secret. In my novel, My Fair Duchess, many of my heroine’s insecurities came from my childhood! 2) Where is the most beautiful/romantic…
  • 5 Things with Nicola Davidson

    Dana Starler
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today Nicola Davidson, author of both Regency and Tudor era romances, is visiting us all the way from New Zealand! Welcome to the blog, Nicola, and thanks for sharing some fun facts with us… 1) Did you have a nickname growing up? My father always called me Shorty, because I was a pip squeak growing up – front row of every school photo. He still does, although I’m now 5ft 9″ tall and nearly look him in the eye… 2) Where do you go for inspiration when the creativity well is running a little dry? Anyplace with water. I’ve solved plot issues, untangled dialogue…
  • Five Things with Olivia Kelly

    Dana Starler
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:59 am
    Today bestselling Regency romance author Olivia Kelly has come to visit us, and let us in on five things we probably don’t know about her. Welcome, Olivia! 1) What is the very first romance novel that you read? Nora Robert’s Montana Sky. Well, that was the first “genre” romance I read. I’d read plenty of romance in the science fiction and fantasy novels I devoured as a teen. It just wasn’t very interesting to me if it didn’t at least have one romance subplot! But my first historical romance was Sabrina Jeffries. I think it was her Royal Brotherhood…
  • 5 Things with Leanne Shirtliffe

    Dana Starler
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Today we’re welcoming my dear friend, and fabulous author, Leanne Shirtliffe to the blog! Her author bio tells you everything you need to know about her hilarious new book Mommyfesto. “Leanne is a humor writer whose motto is “If you can’t laugh at yourself, laugh at your kids.”” She’s a blast, and I’m thrilled to have her with us for a Five Things post today… 1) What’s your strongest/most productive writing habit? My most productive writing habit is that I’m deadline driven. When I set (or am given) a deadline, I meet it. Of course,…
  • 5 Things with Rose Lerner

    Dana Starler
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today Rose Lerner has dropped by to share some interesting tidbits about herself with us. Rose is the author of several Regency romances. Her latest is True Pretenses, just out on the 13th, in which a philanthropist heiress agrees to marry a Jewish con artist to get her hands on her dowry. Fantastic! 1) Where is the most beautiful/romantic place you’ve ever been? When I traveled around Europe the summer after my study abroad, I went to St. Petersburg during the White Nights (when the sun never quite sets all night because it’s so far north). I saw the drawbridges across the Neva going up…
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  • Sexy Fail Saturday

    Heidi
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
  • a Friday Funny

    Heidi
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Field trip! Mistress Heidi & I are sending you out of The Dungeon for this week’s Friday Funny! So click here… 32 Paintings Paired with Quotes from Mean Girls …to be taken to a BuzzFeed post that will totally crack you up—whether or not you’re a fan of the movie Mean Girls. So enjoy!  Then feel free to come back & let us know what you think.  
  • is it a romance?

    Heidi
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Is it a Romance?  What makes it a Romance? Those are questions that seem to come up again & again in the writing industry.  And yes, even in the romance industry, given the ever-growing list of sub-genres that want to fall under the Romance umbrella. Without a doubt, this is the best answer to “What is Romance?” that I’ve ever seen!  And so—unabashedly & unapologetically—I am stealing it from Cora Buhlert‘s blog:   And I not only invite, but encourage you to visit the page…
  • Hunk of the Month

    Heidi
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Time to vote in a sexy new Hunk of the Month for The Dungeon sidebar! So which of these Dungeon Hotties would you like to see hanging around our hallowed halls through March? (Dirty, Dirty Boy) (Sexy is That Way) (Storm Warning) (Think Sexy) Who should be our Hunk of the Month for March? Dirty Boy That Way Storm Warning Think Sexy Poll Maker
  • new sidebar & emoticons

    Heidi
    22 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Whoo-hoo—The Dungeon has been updated yet again! Yes, even though it seems as though we just celebrated Valentine’s Day (which we kind of did), it’s time to change things up & get Mistress Heidi‘s lair ready for the St. Patrick’s holiday! So meander to your dander…  (Bonus points  if you recognize that line from a recent sitcom. ) Take your time checking out every new emoticon, every new quote & joke & picture in the sidebar… And let us know what your favorite new additions are. Also, if you happen to be the First or Last Darling of The…
 
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    JEN BLACK

  • Those titles....

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:45 am
    Courtesy Titles can be fun or sheer hell, depending on your Point of View.Here's a real life example: The 8th Duke of Devonshire died without issue. His heir was the eldest son of his brother, Lord Edward Cavendish, who had predeceased him. As long as the 8th duke lived his heir presumptive (Victor Cavendish) had no title, nor of course had his two brothers. But when Mr Victor Cavendish succeeded to the dukedom, his brothers became Lord Richard and Lord John Cavendish. His mother, however, remained Lady Edward Cavendish.It is interesting that even though Victor would have inherited had his…
  • Those tricky titles

    24 Feb 2015 | 11:38 am
    Titles and Forms of Address, 20th edition, is a mine of information for a historical author. It becomes obvious on delving into it that the strange ways of the addressing nobility have a purpose, if not a secret code . Though I shall never be introduced to the Queen, I know that if she speaks to me, I should answer using her title Your Majesty for the first response and subsequently can get away with Ma'am. Should Prince Philip speak to me, I answer with his title Your Royal Highness and subsequently Sir.If I meet the children of the Queen, the same rule applies - initial response Your Royal…
  • PR and voting

    22 Feb 2015 | 8:41 am
    Been out with dog, inhaled lots of fresh air, tramped about 5,000 steps while he ran maybe three or four times that number, and came home before the rain started. Neat, as they say in slang speak. Also turned the thermostat up while dh wasn't looking. Rain and cold is so depressing, and we don't have a bottle of wine tonight as we're trying to cut down.Done my PR for the day. I'm about to begin a read through of the Daisy story via print out. I fear there will be lots of little glitches, like heroes ageing two years in one day and heroines forgetting they have brown eyes. Probably lots more…
  • Poldark for US

    19 Feb 2015 | 3:42 am
    If anyone in the US is an Aidan Turner fan or an avid Winston Graham reader, then here is a link you should follow: http://www.poldarked.com/2015/01/poldark-to-air-in-us-in-june-2015.htmlEvidently Turner is contracted to the BBC for five years in order to do the complete series. Sounds like good news to me. No doubt the usual arguments will flare about the tv production following or not following the story line, if certain actors were right for the part - and if the actors are audible and intelligible after the dreadful muddle of Jamaica Inn.I missed the penultimate part of Wolf Hall…
  • 50 Shades v Outlander

    15 Feb 2015 | 5:20 am
    Interesting to compare the reception of  two different shows that share a major component. The first is 50 Shades of Grey, and the second is Outlander. The major component, if you haven't guessed, is sex. The first few episodes of Outlander aired recently, and the next few are scheduled to begin soon. 50 Shades went on general release yesterday.I think I'm right in claiming that the E L James has sold 100 million copies in the 50 Shades trilogy and Gabaldon 20 million over seven or eight books. Even if the figures are slightly different, it is easy to see which is the most popular. Why…
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    Joely Sue Burkhart

  • Wordless

    Joely
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:15 pm
    I’m trying to think of something to post so you know I haven’t died or fallen ill.  I’ve opened up the new post window at least twice tonight, stare at it, and shut it down.  There aren’t any words. That’s my problem so far in 2015. I’ve been battling several different situations at home this year so far.  Princess is struggling with her first job and the stress of making enough money to go on her band trip to Hawaii.  We bumped up her therapy appointments to every other week because she’s been having anxiety issues.  I’ve been depressed…
  • Smutketeers BDSM-A-Palooza

    Joely
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:35 pm
    If you love BDSM, stop by Smutketeers this week for tons of great prizes, interviews, and notes from some of the biggest BDSM authors around, including Joey Hill, Eden Bradly, and many more!  I’m incredibly honored to be included.
  • 20 Questions

    Joely
    8 Feb 2015 | 5:54 pm
    La Crimson Femme tagged me for twenty questions: 1. How tall are you? 5’4″ 2. Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what? My hidden talent is making a mess in the kitchen.  I get flour all over me and the floor no matter what I’m making.  One time I tried to make sushi and ended up with rice in my hair. 3. What is your biggest blog-related pet peeve? Blogs that only post “buy my books” over and over. 4. What is your biggest non-blog-related pet peeve? When people complain about something that I’ve done for them. 5. What is your favorite song? La Crimson…
  • Getting Unstuck – With Tarot

    Joely
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:47 am
    I blogged earlier that I was stuck on Billionaire #3 and started brainstorming the premise to figure out where I went wrong.  The final step for me to come up with a solution was flipping to my favorite tarot deck, The Steampunk Tarot. That deck works fantastically for Lady Wyre’s universe, so I wasn’t sure if I’d get anything helpful on a contemporary idea or not. But it was worth a try. Some background on this story idea:  When I first started working on this idea, for some reason I decided the heroine needed to change.  I built an entirely different backstory for her…
  • Getting Unstuck

    Joely
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:45 pm
    I’ve been stuck on Billionaire #3.  There.  It’s in black and white now. I thought it was the holidays, birthdays (two of the monsters have birthdays immediately in January), basketball schedule, getting sick, Evil Day Job stress, other edits… But in the end, I knew the truth.  I was struggling with an aspect of the premise.  I just couldn’t get my mind wrapped around it.  And if my subconscious isn’t buying it, then the readers surely won’t buy it! Of course we ARE so busy right now that finding paper and pencil time has been difficult.  Either…
 
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    Dee Carney

  • New Release: Fairy Tale Retelling Boxed Set

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

    Dee Carney
    1 Feb 2015 | 5:32 am
    Working on Fire Creek Wolves, Book 1 (Untitled) and I’m behind schedule! Ack! Deadline for this one is going to be tight as I’m still learning my hero and heroine. But at least I have a good idea of what Chris “Brick” Preston looks like. Although he doesn’t have a beard, like the guy in this link, this is a damned good representation. Click here for Brick on Pinterest. He lowered his face toward hers again, capturing anything else she might have said. The magic rushed back in, inciting his passion and hunger. His teeth gently nipped at the plump fullness of her…
  • Saturday Status: January 17, 2015

    Dee Carney
    17 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    What I’m doing: I just turned in a fairy tale retelling for a boxed set a couple days ago. The high level concept for it would be, “Cinderella meets The Devil Wears Prada.” The set will release early next month. More news as it becomes available. (On that note, make sure to sign up for my new release newsletter when you want to know about my releases: http://eepurl.com/VxJwT ) I’m currently writing Fire Creek Wolves, Book 1 (still no title on it–but that’s nothing new to my process. lol) 16K words into it and the heroine finally reveals her backstory. :/…
  • English Toffee – Terri Meeker

    Romance Cooks
    20 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    This recipe has been handed down for generations. It’s appropriate because it’s a Christmas must around my house and it’s English (which goes right along with my time-travel Victorian novel). And I saved the best for last. It is ridiculously easy. English Toffee 2 cups chopped pecans 1 stick of butter 1 stick of margarine 1 cup sugar 6 tablespoons light corn syrup 2 tablespoons water 12 oz. of chocolate chips (milk chocolate or semi-sweet. Choose your own adventure here.) Spread chopped pecans on the bottom of a cookie sheet Combine margarine, butter, sugar, corn syrup and…
  • Shortcake Trifle – Rebecca Grace Allen

    Romance Cooks
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    In The Duality Principle, Connor and Gabriella share a piece of strawberry shortcake on their first date. I am a terrible baker, but my husband loves strawberry shortcake, so my shortcake trifle recipe has turned out to be a good compromise in our house! Shortcake Trifle Ingredients: 1-2 loaves store bought shortcake (or make your own, if you’re brave!) 2 cups strawberries, halved (recipe as pictured includes blueberries, too) 1 can Reddi Whip Cookie cutter in desired shape Clear trifle dish Slice cake into 1½ inch thick layers. Use cookie cutter to create desired shapes. Layer remaining…
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    Diane Craver            Award-Winning Author - Blog

  • Reissued - Never The Same!

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:57 pm
    BLURB:A plane crash. Two women, strangers to each other, on the edge of dire decisions.  And the changes survival makes in their lives—this is the heart of NEVER THE SAME.  Kim, a wife and mother, refuses to settle any more when it comes to love and marriage. Surviving the plane crash has cleared the fog in her head and the frustration in her life. Tori has garnered a coveted soccer scholarship but her dreams are turning to dust—she’s discovered she’s pregnant.  Before the crash her choice seemed obvious, but now, caught between her dad’s wishes…
  • New Review for Book 3, FLEETING HOPE! 

    17 Feb 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Review by Christian writer, Eryn Grace!  I read the book, 'Fleeting Hope' by Diane Craver and loved it!  This is the third book in the Dreams of Plain Daughters series of Amish books If you like Amish romances, you'll love this one!  It's the third book of the series 'Dreams of Plain Daughters' about Ruth and David. Ruth is an older, unmarried school marm.  She had her one chance at marriage to Daniel, but he died right before they were married.  Thus, she's alone. Her neighbor, David, is a widower.  Some of his children are grown, and two of them are in Ruth's…
  • Happy Valentine's Day!

    14 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    I baked two carrot cakes and decorated them with M & M's! Recipe for Carrot Cake  Ingredients 4 eggs, lightly beaten2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon2 teaspoons baking soda3 cups finely shredded carrot* (lightly packed)1 1/4 cup cooking oil2 teaspoons of vanilla Directions 1. Grease or spray 9 x 13 pan. 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda; set aside. 3. In another bowl combine eggs, carrots, vanilla, and oil. Add egg mixture to flour…
  • Judith's Place, Book 2 is 99 cents until 2/11!

    7 Feb 2015 | 4:43 pm
    99 cents for 4 days - be sure to grab a copy before price goes back up! Buy here for Amazon! Buy here for Barnes & Noble! Buy here for Apple! 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…
  • New Release - A Decision of Faith - Book 4 - 99 cents for limited time!

    4 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    I'm happy to announce the final book in Dreams of Plain Daughters Series is now available! Grab a copy while it is only 99 cents before the price goes to $4.99. Print will be available in two weeks.  My new Amish series will be The Bishop's Daughters. Buy here for Amazon.  Buy here for Barnes & Noble. Two worlds… Violet Robinson grew up straddling the world of her father, a U.S. Senator, and her mother, who was raised Amish. Then Violet gets the chance to live in an Amish house without modern amenities. Violet's father hopes this will make her realize how hard…
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    Mina Carter

  • Will they finally claim their Lady and free themselves from the curse?

    Mina
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    Claiming their Lady – is LIVE!! Bound by a curse centuries ago, the Langdon wolves are stone by day and men by night. To free them, they need one special woman. A female ready to love them both, body and soul. Now, after long years, they’ve found her. Nat is the woman they need, and after a hot night together, ...
  • Brit Babe, Victoria Blisse, talks billionaires!

    Mina
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:35 pm
    Hello I’m Victoria Blisse and I’m one of the Brit Babes, a group of 8 critically-acclaimed British-based authors who write super-sexy stories to both entertain and tease our readers’ imagination. And today is release day for our latest anthology, Sexy Just Got Rich. Yes, yes, The Brit Babes are doing Billionaires. Everyone else has, so we thought we’d give it a ...
  • Mistral Dawn talks indie-publishing!

    Mina
    6 Feb 2015 | 5:01 am
    Hi Everyone!! It’s lovely to meet you all today, and I’m so grateful that Mina has given me this opportunity to blog with you.  That’s actually the topic of this post: how wonderfully helpful and supportive so many in the indie publishing world are of each other. I first noticed this before I even got started writing fiction.  For many ...
  • It’s Live!! Make Love, Not War…now available!!

    Mina
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:17 am
    Straight off the battlefield, mercenary for hire Rodaan Black, Daani to her friends (those still alive anyway), is looking for two things: to get drunk and get laid. Walking into the best bar in town, she lucks out on both the alcohol and tall, blond and handsome in the corner. Perhaps she can persuade him that the night is perfect ...
  • The Mistress of the City – available now!

    Mina
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:05 am
    A new city, a new choosing… The Midwinter Ball…a time when the lycan packs of the city are required to send an offering to please the Mistress of the City; a male wolf…young, virile and eager to please the Mistress in her bed. Archer isn’t a wolf, but his younger brother, Seth, is. The only unmated male in their pack, ...
 
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    Delilah Devlin » Blog

  • Where did February go? (Contest)

    Delilah
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:45 am
    Psst! If you haven’t subscribed to my newsletter, now’s the time! A new one’s coming today! Signup This never happens. Me, here at the end of the month. But it does give me a great opportunity to recap. What’s my February been like? Snow, snow and more snow. Oh, and ice. And babysitting kids who should have been in school. Good news there is that menopausal women who babysit little ones have less chance of developing dementia. The problem is, if I spend any more time with them, I’ll want dementia! But February’s been productive. Lots of stories spinning in…
  • Heather Long: Rogue Wolf

    Delilah
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    Wolves of Willow Bend Rogue Wolf Releasing February 27, 2015 The Italian Alpha, Salvatore Esposito, crossed an ocean and dared to venture into unfriendly territory to hunt for his missing sister in Willow Bend. He’ll do anything to get her back, even if it means he must resist chasing the fierce enforcer who wakens his primal beast…anything. As an enforcer, Margo Montgomery monitors the lone wolves. She is in the middle of investigating missing wolves from multiple territories when the order comes in to escort the Salvatore to Willow Bend. There’s bad blood between her and the current…
  • Sabrina York: Elite Metal – Book One in the Elite Warriors Series (Contest)

    Delilah
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:16 am
    Elite Metal is here—a novel approach to collections, where all the stories intertwine! Our heroes are ex-military secretive operatives, who all belong to a kickass motorcycle club. Sound yummy? I know! Follow  us on Facebook for release updates! https://www.facebook.com/elitemetalbooks Elite Metal – Book One in the Elite Warriors Series For decades the US Marines funded a top-secret unit known as Elite Recon. A deadly group of men and women sent to infiltrate dozens of countries completely undetected. Mission objectives so extreme casualties were not only probable, but expected. The…
  • Lindsay McKenna: Taking Fire

    Delilah
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:31 am
    This is a story of US Navy SEAL, Mike Tarik, who is an American citizen, but 1/2 Saudi and 1/2 American, through his mother.  His father is a world renown cardiac surgeon.  Dr. Bedir Tarik met his wife, Annie, over in Saudi Arabia where she was an American school teacher.  Bedir, who is Sufi, believes firmly that love is the only way to peace and harmony in the world.  He falls in love with Annie, and they marry in Riyadh.  Later, she gets pregnant with Mike and he is born in San Diego, California. Bedir takes his young son over to Saudi Arabia for three weeks every year.  He has a…
  • Lauren Hawkeye and Tawny Stokes: The Other Brother (Contest)

    Delilah
    24 Feb 2015 | 4:53 am
    Hey, dearest readers! I was going to post something pithy today, but friends of mine have a brand new book, and they asked me if I could help get the word out. They have this awesome contest accompanying the release. They are giving away an iPad Mini and it will be loaded with books. So if you want a chance to win—look at the picture below! And get the book—The Other Brother! ~DD The Other Brother: Forbidden, part 1 From two New York Times bestselling authors comes a stunning tale of betrayal and blood… Simple. The consummate good girl, this is the word I used to describe…
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    Margaret Daley

  • Interview with Georgia Shaffer, author of 12 Smart Choices for Finding the Right Guy with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Kimberly Rose Johnson with A Valentine for Kayla (US only), Alison Stone with Plain Peril, and Georgia Shaffer with her non-fiction title, 12 Smart Choices for Finding the Right Guy (US only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Mar. 1st) evening. Interview with Georgia…
  • Heroine Interview from Plain Peril by Alison Stone with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Kimberly Rose Johnson with A Valentine for Kayla (US only), Alison Stone with Plain Peril, and Georgia Shaffer with her non-fiction title, 12 Smart Choices for Finding the Right Guy (US only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Mar. 1st) evening. Interview with the…
  • Hero Interview from A Valentine for Kayla by Kimberly Rose Johnson with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    24 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Kimberly Rose Johnson with A Valentine for Kayla (US only), Alison Stone with Plain Peril, and Georgia Shaffer with her non-fiction title, 12 Smart Choices for Finding the Right Guy (US only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Mar. 1st) evening. Interview with the…
  • This Week Kimberly Rose Johnson, Alison Stone, and Georgia Shaffer with Giveaways

    Margaret Daley
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Congratulations to Connie for winning Janet Lee Barton’s A Daughter’s Return, to Merry for winning Harry Wegley’s Triple Threat, and to Melanie for winning Susan Anne Mason’s Healing the Widower’s Heart This week I’m hosting Kimberly Rose Johnson with A Valentine for Kayla (US only), Alison Stone with Plain Peril, and Georgia Shaffer with her non-fiction title, 12 Smart Choices for Finding the Right Guy (US only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email…
  • Heroine Interview from Healing the Widower’s Heart by Susan Anne Mason with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Janet Lee Barton with A Daughter’s Return (US and Canada only), Harry Wegley with Triple Threat (print US only, ebook outside US), and Susan Anne Mason with Healing the Widower’s Heart (US and Canada only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Feb. 22nd) evening.
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    Monique DeVere

  • Read 3 of Monique DeVere's books for FREE with Amazon Prime & Amazon Unlimited #Romance #Readers

    27 Feb 2015 | 12:48 am
    Read for FREE with Amazon Unlimited in Europe and Amazon Prime in the USA.ZACH'S REBOUND GIRL        ETHAN'S TEMPORARY FLING &YOU DON'T GET JOE! FREE with Amazon Unlimited in Europe and Amazon Prime in the USAVisit Amazon.com HEREAnd Amazon.co.uk HEREImage used thanks to FreeDigitalPhotos.net &iosphere
  • Monique DeVere is over @ #MFRWorg speaking about On-The-Nose Dialogue & how to avoid it #WriteTip #Writers

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:43 am
    Today I'm over at MFRW talking about On The Nose dialogue and how fiction writers can avoid this writing trap.If you're interested in finding out more about on-the-nose dialogue, please pop over to MFRW and say hello! Click HERE to go to my On-The-Nose post.
  • Monique DeVere Has Joined The Team at #MFRW.org To Produce a Monthly Column of Writing Tips

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:10 am
    A few weeks ago I mentioned on Facebook that I'd been head-hunted to write a monthly blog column. I am now excited to say my first column is up!  Hook Me, Baby! You Have A Great Opening Hook, but Then What? I am truly honoured to join the team at MFRW. My column is in the area of writing tips to advance your writing, which goes out on the 26th of each month. The column is called Level-Up With Monique DeVere (tips to take your writing to the next level). I hope you'll take a moment to pop over and check it out. Please leave a comment so I know you stopped by:…
  • Happy New Year

    3 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    After a year of just...man... I can't even begin to tell you about my year! Needless to say, I'm thrilled 2014 is over, and I'm totally looking forward to getting into 2015. I expect it wasn't surprising that by the end of 2014, my body had finally decided to step in and give me a break. I got sick around mid-November and ended up battling one bug after the other. In the end, I caught flu--I've never had flu in my life! But I caught it just before Christmas and it floored me. I'm still not 100% yet, but I'm feeling far more ready to take on the world.I had high hopes for getting out…
  • #MySexySaturday LET'S PRETEND #MSSAuthor #Romance @MySexySaturday #Saturday7

    25 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    I'm sharing another snippet for My Sexy Saturday blog hop. This week my seven sentences is from Let's Pretend, a second chance rom com about the love of family and that little spark that never goes away when you're with the one you're meant to be with. I know this week is suppose to be a bit Halloween. I don't do Halloween, but I do love sexy romance. Let's PretendBack Cover CopyTrue love needs no pretenceWhen A&E trauma surgeon, Dr. Isobel Murphy, married sexy Irish firefighter, Lucas Delaney, she knew it was going to be forever. Unfortunately, she didn’t realise forever…
 
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    Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author

  • Great Sale and More!

    Sylvia Day
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:36 pm
    If you haven’t yet had a chance to grab your copy of Afterburn/Aftershock, there’s no time like now! From Feb. 24th – 27th, you can download Jax & Gia’s story for just $1.99 in the US and CAN. Sylvia has … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • 1 Million Views!

    Sylvia Day
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    Thank you, readers! The Captivated by You commercial from Penguin Random House has over one million views on YouTube! Sylvia will be chatting live via video with readers in Brazil on February 23rd. Check here for more details. Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Valentine’s Day Excerpt

    Sylvia Day
    14 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy an excerpt of the upcoming One with You here » Don’t miss the quickie 15-second Q & A with Sylvia! Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Links of the Week

    Team Sylvia
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:37 pm
    If you’re still looking for the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, take a cue from Gideon and Eva with this Buzzfeed listicle of truly luxurious gifts. You’ll never guess who’s Captivated in this week’s #FanFriday. There are eighteen romances in the Premiere anthology. … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Premiere Released Today!

    Team Sylvia
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:48 am
    Sylvia’s brand new novelette, Hard to Breathe—set in the Dominion of the Renegade Angels Series and Marked Series—began downloading today as part of the not-to-be-missed anthology Premiere. The entire anthology was edited by Sylvia herself, and features romantic stories from … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
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    Cynthia Eden

  • NEED ME – Available now!

    Cynthia Eden
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    My latest “Dark Obsession” tale is available now–NEED ME is up at all digital retailers.   The cops think that Julianna Smith is a murderer. No one will listen when Julianna claims she’s innocent, and as the suspicions mount against her, only Julianna knows the truth…a killer is hunting her. Somewhere in the darkness, a stalker is closing in and preparing to deliver a final justice that she can’t escape. He’s her only option. Devlin Shade isn’t a man who trusts easily, and when Julianna Smith walks into VJS Protection, he’s well aware of her reputation—the…
  • New Harlequin Intrigue – Secrets (Print Version)

    Cynthia Eden
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    For my Harlequin Intrigue fans…SECRETS is available today (in print). SECRETS is book 2 in the “Battling McGuire Boys” series… In a world of lies, he’s the only man she can trust Navy SEAL Brodie McGuire’s orders were clear: Get the hostage out alive. After spiriting Jennifer Wesley to safety, their terror and need ignited into passion. Mission over, haunted by memories of their night together, Brodie didn’t expect to see the Louisiana society girl again. Then she showed up at McGuire Securities. Six years ago, Brodie saved Jennifer’s life. Now she needs his…
  • Newsletter Winner

    Cynthia Eden
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:34 am
    The January newsletter winner is… Hazel Barnes!   Congrats, Hazel! Please email me at info@cynthiaeden.com to claim your prize.    
  • WANT ME – Available early!

    Cynthia Eden
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:46 am
    I’m excited to say that WANT ME is now available at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, and All Romance Ebooks!! (The book is still processing at iBooks and Google Play, but it will be live there soon, too!)     Here’s the blurb for WANT ME: She doesn’t play it safe… Sophie Sarantos has a weakness for dangerous men. She doesn’t like safe lovers—she likes men with a wild, rough edge.  But Sophie may have attracted a lover who is too dangerous, even for her.  Someone is stalking Sophie, slipping into her home, watching her day and night. The stranger seems to know all of…
  • CONFESSIONS–Print Version Out Now

    Cynthia Eden
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    My latest Harlequin Intrigue, CONFESSIONS, is now available in stores! (And the digital version will be released by Harlequin on 2/1/15). CONFESSIONS is the first book in the “Battling McGuire Brothers” series (there will be 6 books in this series). Desperate to prove she’s being framed for murder, Scarlett Stone entrusts her reputation—and her life—to the man who once broke her heart. Grant McGuire, a sexy former army ranger turned detective, has never been the same since military action. But behind his cold demeanor, he still burns for Scarlett. Taking her case is an easy…
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    Bonnie Ferguson Writer

  • Happy Valentine’s Day!

    Bonnie
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:15 am
    I finally tasted Godiva Chocolate last night. It was sinfully delicious. I have to say I’m partial to the Crème Brûlée Desert Truffle. Yum. Wishing everyone a day brimming with laughter & love.
  • Happy New Year!!!

    Bonnie
    1 Jan 2015 | 10:15 am
    I hope everyone has a wonderful 2015.
  • Season’s Greetings

    Bonnie
    20 Dec 2014 | 11:35 pm
    Happy Holidays to one and all. Here’s to 2014. May the rest of it be filled with peace, joy, love, and merriment.
  • Twinkle Twinkle

    Bonnie
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:03 pm
    Got a star for the Christmas tree the other day and it’s sparkly and silver. I can’t wait to put the tree up to see what it looks like. Snow has been on the ground for a few weeks now, so a Christmas vibe is already in the air. Ah yes, tis the season for some holiday reads. {:p
  • Boo!

    Bonnie
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Have a great Halloween, everyone!
 
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    Cathryn Fox Blog

  • Hot for the Holiday Sale!

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

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

    cathryn
    1 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    Dec 1 -5 OVER 50 Romance Titles from Today’s Top Selling Authors on MEGA SALE–Some Are Even FREE! Super Hot Deals and Steals! Visit the Hot for the Holidays Deals Page
  • FREE, HIS STRINGS TO PULL (In the Line of Duty)

    cathryn
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:07 am
    As a way of saying thank you to all my readers, HIS STRINGS TO PULL, a brand new book in my Line of Duty Series is FREE. A whirlwind affair…or a headlong plunge into the deep end of forever? AMAZON  BN  KOBO  ITUNES An In the Line of Duty Short Story As lifeguard Jenny Anderson […]
  • CAPTURED! 9 Alpha Bad Boys who will Capture your Heart!

    cathryn
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:05 am
    9 Alpha Bad-Boys Who Will Capture Your Heart CAPTURED is a steamy collection from today’s hottest authors featuring 9 sexy bad boys trying to capture your heart, every way they know how. Nine tales of sensual seduction featuring alpha male heroes determined to have their way, and willing to do anything to get it, even […]
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    LIZ FIELDING

  • Dydd Gwŷl Dewi Sant hapus!

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Happy St David's Day!
  • Affaire de Coeur - It's His Kiss

    23 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    Do you remember Geli, from Tempted By Trouble and Anything But Vanilla? Well she's in Italy and she's in trouble. Vettori's Damsel in Distress - that's Vettori over there! - out later this year, has reached the semi-final of the Affaire de Coeur "It's His Kiss" competition! There's just one week left to vote! This is my entry -  ‘Like this?’ She caught her breath as he raised her
  • It's His Kiss...

    16 Feb 2015 | 5:24 am
    Two lovely bits of news this weekend! My new Mills and Boon Cherish/Harlequin Romance, Vettori's Damsel in Distress - out later this year, has reached the semi-final of the Affaire de Coeur "It's His Kiss" competition! If you'd like to read my entry and maybe vote, you can click here The  voting panel is at the bottom of the page - it's just one click and then another to submit your entry.
  • Last chance!

    14 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Last two days to grab the Beaumont Brides Collection at the very special price of 99c. That's three full length (100,000 word) novels. That's everywhere - Amazon US : Amazon UK   iBooks : Nook : Kobo : Googleplay : Smashwords The Beaumont Brides trilogy charts the loves of three women – Felicity Beaumont, Claudia Beaumont and Melanie Devlin. WILD JUSTICE Betrayed by a lover, her
  • Happy Valentine's Day!

    13 Feb 2015 | 7:30 am
    Whether you're in a relationship or having a singleton love-yourself day, I hope it's really special.
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    Megan Frampton

  • When Good Earls Go Bad Out Now in Digital, March 3 in Print

    Megan Frampton
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Hey everyone! When Good Earls Go Bad, a novella set in the Dukes Behaving Badly series, is out now–thanks to everyone who picked it up in digital. It will be out in print on March 3, and includes a peek at my next full-length novel, Put Up Your Duke. Here’s the blurb for When Good Earls Go Bad: Megan Frampton’s Dukes Behaving Badly series is back, though this time it’s an earl who’s meeting his match in a delightfully fun and sexy novella! What’s a lovely young woman doing asleep in his bed? Matthew, Earl of Selkirk, is shocked to discover it’s his…
  • In Florida on January 31!

    Megan Frampton
    11 Jan 2015 | 12:56 pm
    I’ll be at KissCon, an author meet-and-greet special event held in Sarasota, FL, on January 31. The participating authors also include Katharine Ashe, Maya Banks, Lena Diaz, Jeaniene Frost, Laura Lee Guhrke, C.J. Kyle, Julia Quinn, Kerrelyn Sparks and C.L. Wilson. The event costs $25–more details can be found here. I’m so excited to be in company with these awesome authors! Plus there’s Florida–given how cold it is in Brooklyn right now, that will be a treat. Yay! Also, my novella When Good Earls Go Bad will be released just a few days after that on February…
  • Fun Quiz! How Noble Are You?

    Megan Frampton
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The lovely Avon marketers asked me to write up a quiz on just how noble you are. So I did, and here it is; let me know what rank you ended up with.  
  • All Sorts of Newsy News!

    Megan Frampton
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    Sorry for being absent here–I tried to log in a bit ago, only something was off, and then I wandered away and forgot. Because ME. Let’s see. The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior is out, it is doing well, and got chosen by awesome author Sarah MacLean to be included in her list of Best New Romance Novels for December in the Washington Post (my Boston Globe editor father might’ve groused, but I’m pretty darn pleased!). Put Up Your Duke, the second book in the Dukes Behaving Badly series, has a cover* and a blurb! It’ll be out June 30, 2015. He was once…
  • The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior is Out in FOUR Days!

    Megan Frampton
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    So my Avon debut comes out in four days, and Avon has an excerpt from the first chapter, while you can read the second chapter over at Heroes and Heartbreakers. Meanwhile, you can sign up for my newsletter, which will be sporadic (because I know myself!), and will just share release news and other important Frampton thingies. I am starting work on a new project, one that has a character from Put Up Your Duke, my second Dukes Behaving Badly book (PUYD comes out in June of 2015). And that’s it! Thanks for stopping by, thanks for signing up for the newsletter, thanks for reading. Megan
 
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    Inside an author's mind....

  • Everything He Does

    12 Feb 2015 | 9:33 am
    I just read this great post from fellow author Leah Braemel and found myself appreciating what she spoke about--her super-supportive husband who's been with her throughout her writing journey.While I read it, I thought how nice it was to have a supportive husband like that.It's not easy to get support like that from your partner when you write. Writing is a very solitary job. It's still important for you, as a writer, to be able to go into the office, the closet, where ever and work for a while, without issues. I am lucky enough that I have a husband who's just as super-supportive.
  • To Break Tradition or Not

    6 Feb 2015 | 2:13 pm
    Somewhere, back in the early days of my writing--I think this came from the fan fiction days, to be quite honest--I developed this "tradition" or maybe in my case, more of a superstition about my writing, that I still follow to this day.I don't talk about anything I write publicly until I've finished it, and I have a release plan for it.It started way back in the day when I would write fan fiction, or rather, when I would start a project, and send little bits and pieces of it to my fellow fan fic writers, we'd all coo over it, talk about how awesome it would be when I finished it, and they…
  • New Book Cover Coming Soon!

    3 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
    Coming this summer, a new print book! And I have a feeling you all will love it! (This is only the first of several I have coming out this year, so get ready for plenty of pretties this year!) 
  • Sunday Reads

    1 Feb 2015 | 11:14 am
    Today I'm going to list, instead of a couple of books, some really great sales sites for reader.I only recently became aware of these sites, and let me tell you what, they're great. When I'm in a reading mood, I will tear through books in a day. I have been known to ignore my entire family for a weekend just to read a new book series.So when I read, I read a lot, and I read fast. As a result, I tend to buy a lot in bursts, like pick up one book in a series, love it, and buy the rest of the series.These newsletters are really helpful, because many times, the books listed are book one in a…
  • Getting Back into the Groove

    29 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Well, my last two weeks have been very interesting. In that whole, I was working a ton last week, and now, this week, I'm sick, and have no voice.Okay, so it's not that interesting. It's actually quite depressing. I've been reworking a book that I was within 1500 words of finishing, because I realized that the side plots I'd created for the story were too big for the word count requirements of the story. (In other words, I was too complicated -- surprise, surprise).And then I wind up putting in a lot more hours at the salon--a coworker got the flu, so I covered her hours--and then, because…
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    Cynthia Harrison

  • Down With Love

    Cynthia Harrison
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:24 am
    Not really. It’s just…I’ve spent my writing career trying to hone my romance skills. I’ve had a lot of help from editors along the way. I know how to do it, It’s just…I don’t want to do it. Or, when I’m using the part of my mind that makes stories, it’s using me, and it’s taking me off course into unchartered water. My mind likes to play. It likes to explore. It likes to try new things. It likes a mess of character named Lily. I’ve started my third book with Lily as a character and this time she gets top billing. In fact, I…
  • Rules of Travel

    Cynthia Harrison
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:19 am
    First, there must be music. Roseanne Cash on the iPod! That’s her in the photo above and also today’s title is hers. I read an article on plagiarism in Vanity Fair this month that scared the crap out of me so I am giving credit for every damn thing I say these days. There’s another rule for you: always give attribution. Even if you’re only using three words and a photo. Even if it’s a chord progression or a melody, respect, and sometimes royalties, must be paid. Just ask Tom Petty! Also on iPod. Travel companions optional, but if you bring someone along, make…
  • Airplanes & Midnight Trains

    Cynthia Harrison
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:10 am
    My first airplane flight happened due to an emergency. I was hitchhiking for what was supposed to be a short visit home to Detroit from Key West and a drunk guy picked up me and my friend. We didn’t know he was drunk. We were 19, it was raining, we were cold and tired and she’d made me leave most of our money with our roommate for rent, so we were also almost broke. Guy slammed into a slope on the freeway, crashed and rolled the truck, at night. We flew and tumbled maybe three times, over the side of the incline. There were no seat belts in those days so I landed outside the…
  • Six Signs Your Manuscript is Complete

    Cynthia Harrison
    15 Feb 2015 | 11:44 am
    There comes a time in every writers’ life when she has to decide to let go of the book she’ s been writing. It can be ten years or two months, depending on the writer, but for me the entire process of concept to submission takes a year or two. Sign #1 You’ve been steadily working on the book for a year or more. The book I currently want with every fiber of my being to let go started in the summer of 2013. Eighteen months ago. It’s a novella, less than 45K, and it should not have taken that long, but life intervened. And sometimes life gets more real than others. More…
  • For Love

    Cynthia Harrison
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    As the big day for romance approaches I am filled with love. It has been said that we are only able to fully love when we acknowledge that the world is a terrible place. It is. And yet…we have chemistry on our side. Oxytocin, the so-called cuddle chemical (L. Phillips) fills me as I write this from my firelit room in freezing Michigan, far away from the sunny little one who caused this physical reaction. This is Owen. No matter the distance, my love for him persists. I’m a fortunate person. All my life I have had one goal: to be a good wife and mother. And while I have not always…
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    Sara Hantz » Blog

  • Presenting the fabulous Eileen Cook!!!!!

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

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

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

    Sara Hantz
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:08 pm
    My Soon-To-Be Sex Life by Judith Tewes! About the Book: Charlie is down to her absolute. Total. Last. Resort. Despite a thoroughly comprehensive list of potential cherry poppers, er…suitors, and careful plotting, Charlie is three weeks into her devirginzation campaign, still untouched, and getting desperate. In the movie of her life, this aspiring screenwriter is giving herself a PG, for please, get some. Her project goes into freeze frame when her mom checks herself into rehab and packs Charlie off to live with her estranged, or just plain strange, grandfather, Monty. How is she supposed…
  • 99 cents only until 8th June….. The Second Virginity of Suzy Green

    Sara Hantz
    2 Jun 2014 | 5:59 pm
    I’m very excited to tell you that for 7 days only THE SECOND VIRGINITY OF SUZY GREEN is for sale for 99 cents on Amazon.com and 99 pence on Amazon.co.uk!!!
 
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    Beth Kery

  • First Peek: Excerpt of GLIMMER

    Beth Kery
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:37 am
    From the New York Times bestselling author of Because You Are Mine, a scorching new novel about forbidden desire… After graduating from her M.B.A. program, Alice Reed is surprised when she’s recruited for the management training experience at legendary Camp Durand, owned by Durand Inc.’s young, billionaire CEO, Dylan Fall. The company usually recruits from Ivy League schools, not insignificant colleges like Alice’s. Alice enthusiastically accepts, but she still wonders why Dylan would choose a girl from the wrong side of the tracks for the prestigious program. But after a passionate…
  • 5 ARC’s of GLIMMER, next Monday!

    Beth Kery
    13 Feb 2015 | 10:12 am
    I’m giving away 5 advanced review copies of GLIMMER on Monday, the 16th. If you haven’t yet thrown your hat in the ring, here is the link!
  • 5 ARC’s of GLIMMER!

    Beth Kery
    29 Jan 2015 | 11:05 am
    I was very excited to open up a box the day before yesterday and see some early advanced review copies of GLIMMER!! This is a super sexy, suspenseful coming-into-your-own contemporary romance that’s coming out in May, with a second book in the series coming out in November called GLOW. For me, the heroine of GLIMMER and GLOW, Alice Reed, leapt straight out of some alternate reality to my brain to the page. She’s fresh, different . . . and she’s a mystery without knowing it. To enter a drawing for 5 ARC’s of GLIMMER, go to my facebook page here. Good luck!
  • Cover Reveal: GLIMMER

    Beth Kery
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:32 am
    I’m very pleased to reveal the cover for my next contemporary erotic romance. GLIMMER has it all–suspense, surprises and a scorching love story! Look for it on May 2, 2015. Preorder now! From the New York Times bestselling author of Because You Are Mine, a scorching new novel about forbidden desire… After graduating from her M.B.A. program, Alice Reed is surprised when she’s recruited for the management training experience at legendary Camp Durand, owned by Durand Inc.’s young, billionaire CEO, Dylan Fall. The company usually recruits from Ivy League schools, not…
  • ONLY FOR YOU Is Raking in Some Fab Reviews!

    Beth Kery
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:25 am
    ONLY FOR YOU, the third novel in the critically acclaimed One Night of Passion series, is raking in some amazing reviews of its own! Check them out! Fiction Vixen “Another winner in the series, fans will be pleased.” Heroes and Heartbreakers – “The writing here is so strong it’s nothing less than thrilling.” Debbie’s Book Bag – “Hot and steamy. Kerry’s powers of description are impeccable.” The Reading Café – “Beth Kery is a master of erotic fiction.” Night Owl Reviews –A Reviewer Top Pick, “A lovely story and a…
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    Kristina Knight - Romance Author

  • #WhatIWroteWednesday ~ Nicole Flockton!

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Time for another edition of What I Wrote Wednesday ~ And this time we're hearing from Nicole Flockton...let's get started with Nicole's teaser from her upcoming romance “Love’s Tangled Vines”Jordan Hastings washed the shampoo out of her hair while listing all the things she needed to do that day. Nothing more invigorating than getting up as the sun rose out of the sky.She needed to check the grapes to make sure the new shoots were growing the way she wanted. Also she needed to make sure vines were showing no signs of mildew. Afteryears of neglect…
  • #NewRelease ~ Texas Wishes Box Set!

    23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    EEEK! Hey, everyone! It's release week here on the blog and you know how much I love a release week. I'm especially excited for this because this will be my first solo box set. My publisher has put all three of my Texas books into a single box set ~ and you can pick it up for just 99 cents (and only 77 cents on Amazon)! Seriously, y'all, that is a great deal. If you haven't read my Texas books, its a great chance to read some fun, sexy, cowboy-filled contemporary romances.Here's a little bit more about the books:Blurb: Kristina Knight turns up the heat under the Texas sun with three…
  • #WhatIWroteWednesday ~ Karen Sue Burns!

    11 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hi, All! I'm back with another edition of What I Wrote Wednesday. I am having so much fun with this project, especially because some author friends are stopping in to share what they've been working on. Today my friend, Karen Sue Burns, is stopping in with a sneak-peek at her work in progress and she's also giving us a peek inside her latest novel. Here we go!Karen's work in progress: Death by Merlot – Book 1 - Coyote Cove Mystery SeriesIt’s a universally known fact that a woman who hesitates is avoiding the inevitable. The click of Ava Flowers high heels slowed on the brick walkway as…
  • Wrapping It Up

    10 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    At the end of each summer RadioMan, bebe, my MIL and I head to Cedar Point to get in the last full day of shows. There is the ice show and Snoopy Sing-a-longs, the All Wheels Extreme (which is amazeballs) and Rockin' The Point (singing and dancing by kids who have rhythm and aren't tone deaf) saying their goodbyes for the summer.At this time of year - before schools are back in session - The Point is packed. A picture we took that day popped up on my screen saver this morning and it was like I was right back there: If you've never been to Cedar Point this frame of reference will do nothing…
  • #WhatIWroteWednesday ~ Synithia Williams!

    4 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hiya readers! I'm back with another What I Wrote Wednesday, and this time I've invited my friend Synithia Williams to play along. Synithia is going to share a snippet from her work in progress and then give us a teaser into her latest release, . Here we go!From Synithia's WIP, Making It Real, Book 3 in her Henderson Family series :One glance through the peephole and buzzing started in her midsection. Kareem stood on the other side. Encased in shadows and resembling a dangerous temptation the throbbing sensation between her legs didn’t want to resist.“Um … just a second,…
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    Ryshia Kennie

  • The Morning After...

    Ryshia Kennie
    15 Feb 2015 | 1:27 pm
    The weather report said snow showers. That was yesterday.  I admit, I had to google that.  What the heck is a snow shower?  I mean I knew what was going on out there, it looked like a small scale blizzard, biting winds that got stronger through the day and a steady pelt of snow that smeared the windows and made it look like there was a white haze between indoors and outdoors.  And on days like this, as all you winter babies know, nothing, not even modern heating systems, completely ward off the chill. Even the snow kite race event was cancelled.  I figured that as the…
  • Michelle Moran and Rebel Queen

    Ryshia Kennie
    10 Feb 2015 | 5:30 pm
    From the internationally bestselling author of Nefertiti and Cleopatra's Daughter comes REBEL QUEEN, the breathtaking story of Queen Lakshmi - India's Joan of Arc - who against all odds defied the mighty British invasion to defend her beloved kingdom.  Enter to win a signed copy at the end of this post!I'm excited to welcome Michelle Moran and her latest book Rebel Queen which is set in India.  As usual, Michelle has done extensive research in the country and has come back with some interesting stories.  I'll let her take it away from here.With every book I write, I discover…
  • Bad Sex - It's Really About the Edits

    Ryshia Kennie
    8 Feb 2015 | 2:19 pm
    It happens to the best of us.  You read the story too many times and you miss something.  Sometimes you've read that scene so many times that your brain rewrites it to what it wants you to see.  Or maybe that deadline had you rush, you sped read your way through.  Who knows how it happens but we hope that others will catch it, maybe our beta reader or the final catcher, the editor but alas, sometimes they too, are merely human.  As a reader I'm pretty forgiving, I imagine most of us are.  Usually I'll just skim read over the occasional blip.   But in a…
  • Going Against Type

    Ryshia Kennie
    4 Feb 2015 | 4:11 pm
    Welcome Sharon Black with her latest releaseA romantic comedy published by Tirearr Publishing,  Going Against TypeSharon will be giving away an e-copy of Going Against Type. Check out the rafflecopter draw below:Going against Type is set against the backdrop of the Dublin newspapers.  It's the story of two rival newspaper columnists, who write anonymously, meet and fall in love.  They each have an important reason to guard their alter egos from each other.  So, their relationship develops, as they continue to attack each other, week after week, through their…
  • Legacy of Fear and Musings and Ramblings

    Ryshia Kennie
    30 Jan 2015 | 5:59 am
    Today I'm over at:  Musings and Ramblings: @GoddessFish Blitz: Legacy of Fear by Ryshia Kennie  on the last leg of the tour for Legacy of Fear.  Come on over - last chance to win a great prize and check out my latest book!Ryshiahttp://ryshiakennie.com https://twitter.com/#!/ryshiakennie
 
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    Susan Says

  • Another Writing Week

    27 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    Much thanks to Patricia Stoltey for letting me share my reason for not taking the indie route with my books. I think the discussion will be going on for a long time. For at least as long as traditional publishers are around but that's a discussion for another day.On Monday, I'm going to introduce my Dragon Soldiers who will be helping me during the April A to Z Blogging Challenge. I'll have a post on the A to Z site and something here also. You can also volunteer to be one of those lucky soldiers. Let me know in the comments and I'll get back to you quicker than even Smaug can fly."The…
  • Book Signing Fun

    25 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    I spend February 14th at a book signing with many author friends from central Pennsylvania. It was the 2nd year for the event at a local greenhouse and nursery. Due to ominous weather conditions, the customer turnout left something to be desired and no one sold a lot of books. I wasn't overly disappointed and think I sold more than my share. But the best part was spending time with my fellow writers. We had lots of time to talk and just visit.Megan HartWhen I went to my very first writing conference, I met a young writer in the elevator and we struck up a conversation. We were both starting…
  • Shaking Off the Blahs

    23 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    I hope you'll join me today at LV Barat's blog where I'll be talking about drinking in the medieval world where so many high fantasy novels take place. You'll also find a link to one of my favorite reference books when you get there.Didn't think it possible for twenty degrees to feel like a heat wave but that's where we're at this February. But March is only days away and soon we'll see those spring bulbs pushing their way toward the sun. Cold weather and get a person down, depressing the creative urges and even the urge to exercise and eat right. Just in time to get us thinking about our…
  • 20 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am

    20 Feb 2015 | 1:30 am
    Today, I'm turning my blog over to C. Lee Mckenzie. Read about her release and join her contest. You can find me at Michelle Howard's blog as she helps me celebrate the reissue of Keepers of Sulbreth from Musa Publishing. Also, if you didn't check in on my post yesterday at Dianna Gunn's blog, The Dabbler, I would love to hear your thoughts as I share who and what helped my career in the early days. AMAZONThere's nothing’s more dangerous than a wizard-in-training. And Pete Riley, has just proven it. He's worked a bad time spell--a very bad time spell.No YouTube, no smoothies, no Manga. Not…
  • Cold But Busy

    18 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    The A to Z Blogging Challenge is only six weeks away. Still lots of time to sign up and if you have already signed up and picked a theme, you'll enjoy The Theme Reveal Blog Hop scheduled for March 23rd. Sign ups are open.Also if you've signed up and would like to expand your A to Z experience, I could still use a few Dragon Soldiers. Check out the cool badge you can display on your blog sidebar. You know you want one. Let me know in the comments and I'll get back to you sooner than a dragon can start a fire.Tomorrow, to fire up the enthusiasm for April, we'll have our first Twitter Chats from…
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    Cait London

  • Valentines Day .99 Sale

    8 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    ALL .99 FOR A LIMITED TIME... (That's US. Not a clue the cost in other currencies)SHEER ROMANCE: The Pendragon Virus: Kindle/ Nook/ iBooks/ KoboMiracles and Mistletoe: Kindle/ Nook/ iBooks/ Kobo* *Gotta love Psychics who love.The Loving Season (MacLeans No. 1): Kindle/ Nook / iBooks/ KoboNOVELLAS:Lady Desperado: A Western Novella*: Kindle/ Nook *I think you'll enjoy the sly humor on this one. The lady is a gunsmith. Death by Coupon: Novelette (Sue Kowalski Mystery No. 1) Kindle/ Nook/ iBooks/ KoboDeath by Salsa Dancing: Novelette (Sue Kowalski Mystery No. 2): Kindle/ Nook/ iBooks/ Kobo(I…
  • Speaking Out: Storytelling

    7 Feb 2015 | 6:38 am
    VALENTINE'S DAY .99 SALE: ~Meet Sue Kowalski, a Kansas City suburb homicide detective. Recently divorced, Sue holds her own in the all-male force. As the smallest, most agile, Sue has been been hefted up, lowered down, and scrunched into places no woman should enter. She craves good bear-claw pastry, coffee, and Jose Morales, a co-worker. Her chances for the first two are good.  ~Death by Coupon: Novelette (1): Nook: iBooks: Kobo: Kindle: ~Death by Salsa Dancing: Novelette (2):  Nook: iBooks: Kobo: Kindle: Writers don't talk much about storytelling these days, so I may as well.
  • Mondays Aren't 4 Everyone

    2 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    THE BASKET MAKER'S WIFENOTE: I'm writing the 2nd book of this series and all of my books incorporate some of my experiences, like learning how to crochet, etc. Here's what happened today...*** It's a true Monday. We should exchange that word for Murphy's Law Day...1. My coffeemaker died at 4a this morning. I dug out this old stovetop dude, but I don't like to use it. I try to use automatic stuff, like slow cookers, because I get into writing and the first thing... Well, you know--stuff boils over and there is a mess. I do not like this stovetop thing because you have to know how long to perk…
  • Precious Links

    31 Jan 2015 | 12:46 pm
    THE BRIDE SAYS NO (At Kindle now, others later; Perfect for Valentine's Day!)I'm updating... We learn from our first attempts, don't we? Currently, I'm redoing some covers and adding more links at the end of my Indy books (alias "back matter"). From those who know, Book Links are essential for good sales. Here's a sample, first done using Word and then ye olde Copy/Paste:***(Starts From the Last Chapter) The End~**~From Cait London: I hope you enjoyed Miracles and Mistletoe and will review it. For more information/more books, please visit my website. It is stuffed with material about how I…
  • Notes of the Day

    26 Jan 2015 | 6:35 am
    NOTES OF THE DAY:It’s a Monday, so I’m outlining my day and week. And wondering where I spend my time. Mondays are my usual taking care of business day.  I have The Bride Says No book and cover to lift up to Indy publishing. It's a perfect Valentine's Day book. (Watch for it?) I used my neighbor’s fence and a rose shot. There’s e-mail to send. There’s Twitter and Facebook stuff, Life stuff—like getting the recycling down to the center. On top of that, I have to worry about this doll. (See below. Ad work comes first, you know.)People wonder where I get my ideas from, and this…
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    Jenyfer Matthews

  • Technological Issues

    Jenyfer
    18 Feb 2015 | 12:26 pm
    It’s tough to write a blog post when your computer suddenly decides that it doesn’t have a wifi connection … in the middle of surfing the internet. I did what I could do to diagnose the issue myself but was unsuccessful. The wifi button was clearly showing as “on” but the computer still insisted it was off. So I took it in to a local computer place to have it looked at. The prognosis isn’t sounding great. Just what I wanted to do – buy a new computer. Technology is that way – it becomes obsolete very quickly. However, I am pretty sure that this…
  • My Grumpy Valentine

    Jenyfer
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:02 am
    In spite of how very fitting this Valentine is for me this year, it still made me laugh when I saw it at the store while shopping for some treats for my children. Most of you who visit this blog probably have never read one of my books. I tend to like stories in which my heroine’s life is at a crisis point where she is forced to reinvent herself / rebuild from the ground up. After approximately three years of constant upheaval and trauma – my mother’s death, my family’s sudden evacuation from Egypt and nearly year long period of uncertainty while we waited to see how /…
  • Faking It

    Jenyfer
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:17 am
    I had a little time the other day so I took my car in for an overdue oil change at a local express place I’ve been to before. Part of their process is to give your car a “safety check” and then recommend more services to you. As it happens I had a bulb out in my headlights and I did decide to have that replaced while I was there (I will do the tail lights myself but headlights are a pain in the butt). They asked me about my wiper blades too. I had been thinking about getting my wiper blades replaced because I do really hate it when my wipers do not work well so I asked how…
  • Kicking (My) Butt

    Jenyfer
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:57 am
    Just before the new year, one of my co-workers was saying that she really wanted to get back into working out. I flippantly suggested that she should try kick-boxing. She did a quick search and found a class at a gym in town and said she’d do it – if I did it too. The first two classes were free so I thought what the heck, it might be fun. There are a lot of ways to describe the class, but “fun” is perhaps not the word that would spring to mind first. Looking back, I realize I had very little idea of what a kick-boxing class would actually entail. I knew it would…
  • Running Away from Home

    Jenyfer
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:02 am
    Once again I find myself apologizing for not writing more. It has been very quiet at work – so quiet I bring my kindle to work and read much of the day (discreetly) – so it isn’t as if I don’t have the time to write. My mind is just a bit of a blank at present. Things are about to get busy however. The second semester of school is about to begin. I am happy to say that my daughter and I got through her first semester of (home)high school with pretty good results. She never got too terribly behind on work (though there were some long days on the weekends) and her grades…
 
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    On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

  • Celta Thursday: Heart Choice cut bits, Drina, Straif's FamCat, on bloodline:

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:10 am
    Drina stopped licking her paw and looked at him. *I fail to understand why this blood thing is so important.* She lifted her pink nose. Straif frowned down at her. "It's a difference between humans and cats."She sniffed. *Maybe. Maybe just some humans. Cats are more sensible. Having offspring who die is bad. Worse than having same bloodline.*Straif clenched his teeth. "You wouldn't understand."*Who does? No one agrees with you.******I am your Fam, connected to you. I do not run away, *she replied haughtily. *We are Family, yes?*"Yes."*Then you will get good mate and children, and I will have…
  • Fresh Fiction Review of Ghost Killer

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:44 pm
    Wow! Wonderful review, here! http://freshfiction.com/review.php?id=50927
  • Nailing Voice

    20 Feb 2015 | 11:12 am
    For those of you who like to read my monthly contribution to the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers blog, today I talk about Nailing Voice here: RMFW Blog.
  • Celta Thursday - cut from Heart Thief

    19 Feb 2015 | 6:26 pm
    This was the original first scene introducing our heroine, Ailim D'SilverFir, and is now in the backstory of the book."The Family is deeply in debt. We must sell this Residence and Estate." Ailim D'SilverFir kept her tone steady though she blinked back tears. She glanced around the gleaming u-shaped reddwood tables in the D'SilverFir GreatHall, studying her relatives. Then she looked at the huge space of faintly rippling air that showed those attending by viz. Meeting blue gazes ranging from light sky-crystal blue to indigo, or her own shade of blue-gray, she watched shock ripple through…
  • Celta Thursday: Cut bits and notes on a scene from Heart Thief

    12 Feb 2015 | 6:52 am
    Celta Thursday: Cut bits and notes on a scene from Heart Thief:Her appointment as Supreme Judge of Druida had been 'ported to her personal scry cache at dawn that morning, along with a request that she start immediately in Druida's Judgment Grove. She'd blinked sleepily at the official parchment, then read the cover letter. Her appointment* had been based on her record as a circuit judge and on her Flair testing after her Third Passage, the emotional storm that had freed her psi power completely. At the time she had tested highest in telepathy, empathy and judgment. XX years had passed and…
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    Laurie J. Edwards ~ Author, Artist, Dreamer...

  • Late to the Party

    lje1
    18 Feb 2015 | 2:42 pm
    Life has been moving quickly since the beginning of 2015. Lots of great news to share, including finishing final revisions on the picture book app, THE TEENY TINY WOMAN (pic on left), I’m illustrating for ustyme, coming out in March 2015, and completing the last of the three YA nonfiction books, ANCIENT EGYPT, due out later this year. It will be part of the UXL World Eras series, along with the other two, IMPERIAL CHINA and WEST AFRICAN KINGDOMS, which are in the edits/copy edit stage. I’m also excited to announce that I signed with agent Mary Sue Seymour of the Seymour Agency for my…
  • Dreaming of a special romance?

    lje1
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:34 pm
    Here’s THE PERFECT ONE. From February 9 to 14, fourteen writers will embark on a heart-stopping blog tour that will hook readers up with great romantic reads and cool SWAG. Grand Prize GIVEAWAY: one lucky winner will receive a free Kindle, as well as a $20 Amazon gift card. That’s a ton of heartbreaking reads… Who can resist a heartbreaker? 2015 TOUR ROSTER Participating Authors: Eileen Cook: Remember (Simon Pulse, 2015) D.G. Driver: Passing Notes (Fire and Ice, 2015) Laurie J. Edwards: writing as Erin Johnson. WANTED series: Grace and the Guiltless (Switch Press, 2014);…
  • Climbing toward a Dream

    lje1
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:41 pm
    I always loved this picture of a ladder reaching to the sky. When I first decided I wanted to write, I drew a symbol like this as my logo. I pictured myself climbing that ladder to success, rung by rung, each rung representing a new skill, a new publication, a new height. And slowly, I started learning and climbing. Some of the most important steps along the way were joining SCBWI, participating in critique groups, reading craft books, and taking classes. I even added an MFA to my goals. But the most important step was doing the writing itself. I’d read somewhere that to become an…
  • Inspiring Words

    lje1
    5 Jan 2015 | 8:37 am
    With everyone choosing a theme word for 2015, I’d love to hear what words inspire you. Words have such power to create our moods and to give us motivation that I’m thrilled that so many people are selecting a special word. Please add your words to this post to give others a much needed boost of inspiration as we begin this New Year. And speaking of words, I’m a bit late posting this, but Mixed-Up Files blog did a nice holiday video about what words are special to each of us about the holidays. I’m on there, along with a bevy of wonderful middle-grade authors. Some…
  • Increasing Your Creativity

    lje1
    20 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    I’ve often heard the Albert Einstein quote, “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” But just this week I received an email from Jean Houston, who actually met Einstein in person and was encouraged to read more fairy tales. I’m posting that story and her own inspiring comments (in red italics) here: When I was eight years old, I attended a school in Manhattan where they felt it would be good for students to meet some of the great elders of the time. One of those elders was…
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    Astraea Press

  • AP Author Spotlight: Clay Cormany

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
      Clay Cormany  Twitter ID: @Speechwriter2Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23509776-fast-pitch-loveFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fast-Pitch-Love/249475425209772   Describe yourself in three words: Writer, Parent, Husband Tell us a little about your latest release: There is no longer anything special about the corner of Fifth Avenue and Olentangy River Road in Columbus, Ohio. In my younger days, however, it was the home of a trucking company that my dad owned and operated with my uncle. Most days for some 30 years, he would go…
  • AP Booktrailer: Iris Blobel "Innocent Tears"

    21 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
     Becoming a parent can be daunting at the best of times, but for Flynn, a business lawyer in Melbourne, it almost pulls the feet from right underneath him. He’s become a father to six-year-old Nadine literally overnight! He had no idea about her existence, and the news throws him into chaos, even more so when he is asked to take over custody. With the help of Emma, an employee at the hotel where Nadine and her grandparents are staying, and his parents, Flynn tries to do the right thing. Yet, the right thing in his eyes differs from his parents’, and Emma is voicing her opinion as…
  • AP Author Spotlight: Kay Harborne

    19 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Kay Harborne  Website: http://www.karenking.netBlog: http://www.karenking.net/blogTwitter ID: @karen_kingGoodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/dashboardFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnmn&__adt=7&__att=iframe#!/KarenKingAuthorPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/kryski/ Describe yourself in three words: Bubbly, dippy, chocoholic. Tell us a little about your latest release: Never Say ForeverBlurbDo you follow your dream or follow your heart?That’s the decision Kendall McKenzie has to make when she meets hunky businessman Jake Newman. It’s obvious…
  • AP Booktrailer: Leah Sanders "Sacred Ring"

    14 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
      Nothing in Kynan Murphy's life is going right. His grades are horrible, he's always in trouble, and the girl he likes doesn't know he exists. But things go from bad to worse when his parents tell him they have decided to split up. Angry and confused, he wants nothing more than to lash out against the world. The closest thing he can find, however, is the Saint Valentine shrine during a school field trip. Armed with some fireworks and encouraged by his best friend, Michael Connell, he's all set to vent his frustration with life. His best laid plans fail when a mysterious priest…
  • AP Author Spotlight: Brenda Maxfield

    12 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
     Brenda Maxfield  Website: www.brendamaxfield.comBlog: www.brendamaxfield.wordpress.comTwitter ID: @BrendaMaxfieldGoodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6570620.Brenda_MaxfieldFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorBrendaMaxfieldPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/brendamaxfield/  Describe yourself in three words: Enthusiastic, Energetic, Persistent Tell us a little about your latest release:  Lizbet's Lie.  Assaulted and pregnant, sixteen-year-old Lizbet Morgan is shipped off to give birth in secrecy and hand her baby over to strangers. When…
 
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    Fierce Romance

  • She-Wolf–Next….

    Terry Spear
    28 Feb 2015 | 5:38 am
    Okay, so I sell on a plot synopsis. A short synopsis.  A couple of paragraph synopsis. And since I’m nearly finished with A SEAL Wolf Diving for Trouble–one of my beta readers suggested moving a couple of things around, to which I said I had NO TIME. Because I’m due at my daughter’s house soon and then won’t have time to write. I’m afraid I might be keeping dogs from fighting the whole time I’m there, *sigh*, but hope they’ll get along. BUT, I made the time because I want the best book out there, and so she and I were going back and forth on how to fix the issues last…
  • 50 Shades of Controversy

    Leigh Court
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
                So… have you seen the movie version of 50 Shades of Grey yet?  A whopping $90 million dollar opening weekend means that many, many people have, and probably a lot of them are the 100 million people who bought the book.              I saw the movie on its opening weekend. The theater was full, with a much bigger percentage of boyfriends/husbands than I would have expected (altho not mine, LOL). I had the misfortune of sitting next to one very uncomfortable man who squirmed and…
  • Flowers at Biltmore House

    Gwyn Brodie
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Are you ready for Spring? I certainly am! Here are a few photos I took inside Biltmore House's conservatory a few months ago. I hope they brighten your day!I hope you enjoyed the flowers!Gwyn
  • I Miss Writing!

    Natasha Moore
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:08 am
    As many of you know, for the past four months, my hubby and I have been living in our fifth-wheel in an RV park in south central Florida to help my mom and dad. Living in Florida this winter has not been a hardship. Normally we would have been in the middle of all those frigid temperatures and piles of snow. I admit to enjoying the sunshine and warmth weather, being able to walk outside instead of hibernating. But while we've been able to get away for a day or two here and there, I'm here for my parents and basically on call. My dad was discharged from the nursing home last Thursday (yay!)…
  • Rats in the Attic! And the Muse and Me are in Time Conflict!

    Terry Spear
    21 Feb 2015 | 5:04 am
    Okay, so the termite inspector came out to do his annual check and yes! No termites! Also, and this was so great, so exciting, the puppies didn’t even bark at him! They greeted him and were still shy, but they didn’t bark and misbehave! They even held it so that I could take them out to potty when he left. That’s a BIG deal. Tanner tuckered out.The bad news is–hey, without bad news, all the good news is just boring, right? Who wants to hear about all the great news? That everything is going along fine? We want conflict, right? We want to see that someone else has problems so we feel…
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    Love

  • Hot 4 Friday Blog Hop! Book Boyfriends Cafe

    26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Welcome to HOT 4 FRIDAY Blog Hop, sponsored by Book Boyfriends Cafe. This week's theme: First Kiss.Visit all participants and read their excerpts HERE - BOOK BOYFRIENDS CAFEMy FIRST KISS is from Where the Rain Is Made, a time-travel, western romance novel. Heat emanated from Meko's body. Cesca didn't know much about wanton desire, but her breasts hardened beneath the doeskin shirt and a slick of wetness formed between her thighs. She could think of nothing but him removing her pants and satisfying this painful throbbing between her legs.This man of solid muscle and power with his dark,…
  • HOT 4 FRIDAY BLOG HOP - Book Boyfriends Cafe

    19 Feb 2015 | 11:30 pm
    Hello and thanks for dropping in!It's time for HOT 4 FRIDAY Blog Hop sponsored by Book Boyfriends Cafe. This weeks theme: Post a scene between your hero and heroine (or hero and hero) of a HOT encounter. I think we all have at least one in our arsenal, right?Don't forget to visit all the authors participating today. They have some great snippets from their latest releases. CLICK HERE TO VISIT My scene is from CHASING THE DEAD, a paranormal western romance. It's also my latest release. Maddie and Deacon have a troubled past, especially since he left her standing at the altar a year ago.
  • Get Hot and Bothered with Book Boyfriend Cafe - THIS IS A BLOG HOP!

    13 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    HOT FOR FRIDAY BLOG HOP ....Sponsored by Book Boyfriend Cafe. BLOG HOP SIGN UP  If you'd like to participate next week or any week, we'd love to have you!This week's theme is HOT AND BOTHERED. Post a scene to your blog that leaves the reader/visitor wanting more. It's all about sexual tension, baby.My scene is from Where the Rain Is Made. This western/paranormal was nominated for a Bookie Award and Best Romance of the Year! Here's the blurb:A decadent savage has captured Francesca DuVall and her brother Marsh. Now she spends every waking moment planning an escape from the camp of the…
  • #FREE Chapter Ebooks - Romance & Gay Fiction

    3 Feb 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Pick up your FREE Sampler Books today. ROMANCE SAMPLER KINDLENOOK KOBO APPLE Gay Fiction Sampler KINDLENOOK KOBO APPLE  ~*~Hope you enjoy both Sampler Books! 
  • "Hot For Friday" Blog Hop - Book Boyfriends Cafe

    30 Jan 2015 | 4:30 am
    Our linky list is growing! If you'd like to participate in our HOT FOR FRIDAY Blog Hop every week, please bookmark this page and sign up when the linky goes live every week BOOK BOYFRIENDS CAFEAt The BOOK BOYFRIEND CAFEThis week's post is themed around a "Hot" morning between your characters after a night of passion. Well...I have the perfect excerpt for this from SOJOURN WITH A STRANGER, a Gothic Romance.Derek Stafford thought he'd do anything to secure the title to Stafford House and all its holdings. So intent on winning the race against his brother, Lyman, to produce the first male heir…
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  • Thusday Writing Quote ~ Megan Mayhew-Bergman

    Suzie Quint
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    I’m not a reader who needs to “like” a protagonist—what I’m more drawn to as an adult reader is complexity, awareness, and emotional honesty, energy on the page. ~ Megan Mayhew-Bergman
  • Tuesday Teaser/Opening ~ Mind Games

    Suzie Quint
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Urban fantasy is one of my favorite genres, especially when the idea behind it has a spark of originality. Picture a group of superheroes whose superpowers are based on their neurosis and you've got a glimpse of the world Carolyn Crane creates in Mind Games. Blurb: JUSTINE KNOWS SHE’S GOING TO DIE. ANY SECOND NOW. Justine Jones has a secret. A hardcore hypochondriac, she’s convinced a blood vessel is about to burst in her brain. Then, out of the blue, a startlingly handsome man named Packard peers into Justine’s soul and invites her to join his private crime-fighting team. It’s a…
  • Nuggets for February

    Suzie Quint
    22 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Time for the link round-up again. Need proper language for a police character? http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress/a-crime-writers-mini-dictionary-a-through-d/ http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress/a-crime-writers-mini-dictionary-e-through-f/ http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress/crime-writers-dictionary-from-gabaloo-to-hydrant-humper/ http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress/crime-writers-dictionary-from-ice-to-justifiable-homicide/ http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress/crime-writers-dictionary-from-ka-to-mugshot/  Here's an interesting post on Impact Characters:…
  • In Honor of the Academy Awards

    Suzie Quint
    21 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Ready for the Academy Awards? What? You haven't seen all the movies nominated for best picture? Well, this will solve that problem. Okay. Now you're ready.
  • Thursday Writing Quote ~ Robert Towne

    Suzie Quint
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    A movie, I think, is really only four or five moments between two people; the rest of it exists to give those moments their impact and resonance. The script exists for that. Everything does. - Robert Towne
 
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  • Amy’s Friday Five: Romance Freebies – 02/27/2015

    FV Amy
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:11 am
    Spring anyone?!  I know I’m ready after four snowstorms in two weeks down south!  While we wait for spring here are my weekly freebie picks for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! Make It A Double by Sawyer Bennett 0.00 AMZ B&N The One You Want (Pre-order) by Gena Showalter 0.00 AMZ B&N Cover Me by L. A. Witt 0.00 AMZ B&N Trust Me by L. A. Witt 0.00 AMZ B&N Wanted By You by Steph Nuss 0.00 AMZ B&N   These bargains were found at AMZ (US) and prices were valid at the time of posting. Please verify before you purchase. We’ve included search links for BN however all…
  • Friday Giveaway! Disillusioned by J.S. Cooper

    FV Sophia
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Disillusioned by J.S. Cooper GoodReads || Amazon || Barnes & Noble || Kobo Following on the heels of Illusion, indie sensation and New York Timesbestselling author J.S. Cooper brings us the second novel in the Swept Away series, a trilogy of dark and sexy romances about a woman marooned on a desert island with a sexy stranger—but is he friend or foe? When Bianca and Jakob awake on a sandy shore in the middle of nowhere, their first thoughts are of survival. But as they explore their surroundings and try to discover who stranded them on the island, they can’t deny the electricity…
  • Review: Infinity Bell by Devon Monk

    FV Jen
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    My brother was also convinced that the Wings of Mercury experiment had broken time more than three hundred years ago.  And that when time mended- by his calculation, in just a few days – all the galvanized would die. I’d die. The Wings of Mercury experiment was created by Matilda and Quinten’s great-great and so on, grandfather and was supposed to allow people to travel through time but instead something went wrong and it destroyed everything within a 50 mile radius with the exception of 13 people.  Those 13 people were known as the galvanized.  They are immortal, super…
  • Review: Dark Debt by Chloe Neill

    FV Jen
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    The question of how to keep a long standing series fresh is something authors seem to struggle with. There is no perfect way to end a series and recently we have seen some last too long thus causing the reading to quit reading and we have seen fan favorites end before what we think is their time. Dark Debt is book 11 in Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires series and at book 11 the reader can start to wonder what will be done to keep their interest. One of the best skills Ms. Neill has is the ability to continue an overreaching plot arc all the while sprinkling in minor conflicts that…
  • Review: Once and Always by Julia Harper

    FV Jen
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m a big fan of Elizabeth Hoyt’s historical romances so when I saw this contemporary written under a different name I thought I would give it a try.  Maisa Bradley, May as Sam calls her, has been stopped for speeding.  Again.  Coot Lake cop, Sam West has been pulling her over for the better part of two years.  Other than one intense night it has been an exercise in futility for him. May gave in to her desires one night and now she can’t get Sam out of her head.  It was a spectacular night but they live on opposite sides of the law.  Not that May does anything illegal…
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  • Maybe In Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid Cover Reveal!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    From the author who brought you Forever, Interrupted and After I Do, comes another story about life, love, and the choices we make. A perfect addition to your summer reading list. Even though July is still several months away, you can feast your eyes on the lovely cover for the new book, Maybe in Another Life and find more information below.Publication: July 07, 2015Publisher: Atria Books / Washington Square PressAt the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since…
  • Hero by Samantha Young

    Cristal | Book Addict
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Publication: February 03, 2015Publisher: NAL / Penguin GroupSource: Publisher /  OwnThe emotional and unforgettable new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series.Alexa Holland’s father was her hero—until her shocking discovery that she and her mother weren't his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets. But when she meets a man who’s as damaged by her father’s mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with…
  • The Madness Underneath (Shades of London #2) by Maureen Johnson

    Cristal | Book Addict
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Publication: February 26, 2013Publisher: Speak / Penguin GroupSource: Bought/OwnAfter her near-fatal run-in with the Jack the Ripper copycat, Rory Deveaux has been living in Bristol under the close watch of her parents. So when her therapist suddenly suggests she return to Wexford, Rory jumps at the chance to get back to her friends. But Rory's brush with the Ripper touched her more than she thought possible: she's become a human terminus, with the power to eliminate ghosts on contact. She soon finds out that the Shades--the city's secret ghost-fighting police--are responsible for her return.
  • The Price of Blood (Emma of Normandy Trilogy #2) by Patricia Bracewell

    Cristal | Book Addict
    9 Feb 2015 | 6:30 am
    Release Date: February 5, 2015Publisher: Viking AdultSource: PublisherMenaced by Vikings and enemies at court, Queen Emma defends her children and her crown in a riveting medieval adventureReaders first met Emma of Normandy in Patricia Bracewell’s gripping debut novel, Shadow on the Crown. Unwillingly thrust into marriage to England’s King Æthelred, Emma has given the king a son and heir, but theirs has never been a happy marriage. In The Price of Blood, Bracewell returns to 1006 when a beleaguered Æthelred, still haunted by his brother’s ghost, governs with an iron fist and a royal…
  • A Cold Legacy by Megan Shepherd Release Day Blitz!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    I am so excited that A COLD LEGACY by Megan Shepherd releases today and that I get to share the news, along with an excerpt from the book!If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Megan Shepherd, be sure to check out all the details below.This blast also includes a giveaway for a signed copy of the book and swag courtesy of Megan and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post. There will also be a giveaway during Megan's Twitter party tomorrow, so check below for more information on that as well!Title: A…
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