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  • 20 free and bargain New Adult books!

    Cathryn Fox Blog
    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/
  • Blogger Moving and New Release

    Writer's Blog: Blog of romance author Jennifer Ashley
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:49 am
    I haven't blogged here much, because I am in process of changing my blog over to one on my new website. Access it here:http://www.jenniferashley.com/blog/I'm also pleased to announce a brand new release in a brand new series!!Riding Hard: Adam (Book 1) is out in the boxed set Cowboys Last All Night (only 99 cents!) It will be in the set exclusively until March 10, when it will release on its own. Book 2 will come out shortly after that.You can find Cowboys Last All Night worldwide at Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and All Romance Ebooks.Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/1AO7EjXBN…
  • 4 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm

    The Crayon Box
    4 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm
    I'm featured at TRS Blue!!
  • january...you start the year off fine

    Ally Blake Romance Author - Blog
    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…
  • 5 Things with Rose Lerner

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    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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    Writer's Blog: Blog of romance author Jennifer Ashley

  • Blogger Moving and New Release

    13 Jan 2015 | 9:49 am
    I haven't blogged here much, because I am in process of changing my blog over to one on my new website. Access it here:http://www.jenniferashley.com/blog/I'm also pleased to announce a brand new release in a brand new series!!Riding Hard: Adam (Book 1) is out in the boxed set Cowboys Last All Night (only 99 cents!) It will be in the set exclusively until March 10, when it will release on its own. Book 2 will come out shortly after that.You can find Cowboys Last All Night worldwide at Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, and All Romance Ebooks.Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/1AO7EjXBN…
  • Mackenzies Reading Order

    6 Oct 2014 | 12:52 pm
    I'm already getting questions about why the latest Mackenzies/McBride (Rules for a Proper Governess) is set before Daniel's book (this on is 1885; Danile is 1890). I posted an explanation on my website, and I'm copying it here:http://www.jenniferashley.com/jennifer-ashley-books/highland-pleasures/mackenzies-series-chronology-and-reading-order/The Mackenzies series jumps around a bit in chronology after the first four books. Two lists are below: the first, publication order; the second, order in which events take place.Publication OrderThe Madness of Lord Ian MackenzieLady Isabella’s…
  • New Website etc.

    25 Aug 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Apologies for taking forever to update this blog. I've been furiously busy finishing Mate Bond (Shifters Book 7), working on the next Captain Lacey novel, and getting my websites (Allyson James and Jennifer Ashley) completely overhauled.I now have a pretty new website that combines Allyson and Jennifer into one! You can access it at either:http://www.jenniferashley.com orhttp://www.allysonjames.com My old one (jennifersromances) is still up, but I'm in process of sending it over to the new one.I have all info in one place, plus pull-down menus for each author and each series. Plus each series…
  • Print edition of Lone Wolf and Feral Heat

    7 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    At last, my publisher has set up preorders for the book that will gather Lone Wolf (Shifters 4.5) and Feral Heat (5.5) into one print volume. It will be called Shifter Mates, paperback edition only, sold in stores (and online). Here's the pre-order info at Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Shifter-Shifters-Unbound-Jennifer-Ashley/dp/042526694X/It will be available in all stores--this is just where I saw it first.The cover they showed me is awesome--I will post it when it's "final."The pub date is in the spring--there are all kinds of complicated publisher reasons why they had to wait so long,…
  • New Allyson James--Shareem release today!

    9 Jun 2014 | 6:08 am
    Tales of the Shareem: Kieran officially releases today!!Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id887311454Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KV060VMAmazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00KV060VMAmazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00KV060VMAmazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00KV060VMKobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/kieranNOOK: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kieran-allyson-james/1119698824?ean=2940149186778All…
 
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    The Crayon Box

  • 4 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm

    4 Jan 2015 | 3:25 pm
    I'm featured at TRS Blue!!
  • A blog to read!

    5 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    I blogged at Kate Hill's blog today for her Halloween Contest! And check out the ways to enter to her contests!
  • Kate Hill's Halloween Contest!

    1 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    I'm a participating author! Here's my page. You can see my Halloween Snoopy!  I'm giving away a Halloween box in the contest so check it out. There are also updates daily here.Boooooooooooooo!Mechele
  • A little Winter in spring

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

    26 Mar 2014 | 7:53 am
    I blogged at TRS Blue! http://trsblue.blogspot.com/2014/03/you-cant-always-get-what-you-want.html
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    Ally Blake Romance Author - Blog

  • 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…
  • harlequin junkie

    26 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Head on over to the Harlequin Junkie where I'm chatting about SECOND CHANCE HONEYMOON!There's a giveaway, and a fab review of the book in which Sara so graciously said, "Second Chance Honeymoon is a fast paced, light hearted, great romantic escape read."Enter the comp and say "hi" for your chance to win a back list Ally Blake ebook!
 
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  • 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…
  • Five Things with Shana Galen

    Dana Starler
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Bestselling author Shana Galen is visiting the blog today. She writes fast-paced, adventurous Regency romances, the newest release being The Viscount of Vice. Welcome, Shana! 1) Did you have a nickname growing up? My real name is Shane, so my family often called me Shaney. In middle school, I wore pink all the time, and my friends called me Pinky. In high school, I turned Goth. That was the end of Pinky. 2) What’s your strongest/most productive writing habit? It’s definitely writing early and first thing in the morning. I can’t do this everyday because I have to get my daughter to…
  • One Step, One Page

    Elizabeth
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:05 am
    When I use the app MapMyWalk for my daily walk, I love it because it says I climbed stairs rather than walked my 2 miles. The reason being I live in a very steep neighborhood. And my daily haul is nearly all uphill. So, stair climbing it is. And I realized as I was huffing and puffing up the first hill, that my walk was a lot like writing a book. One step at a time, one page at a time. Some days the writing is level and I churn right along. Other days it is like trying to hike up what is affectionately known in our ‘hood, as “Goat Hill.” Because only a mountain goat would…
  • 5 Things with Samantha Grace

    Dana Starler
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Today we have bestselling Regency romance author Samantha Grace visiting. Her newest novel, One Rogue Too Many, first in a new series, just came out on January 7th. Welcome to the blog, Samantha! 1) Since romance authors always write about falling in love, when and how did you discover you were in love? I knew I was falling in love with my husband (boyfriend at the time) when he helped me find homes for a litter of kittens the stray I took in had. He made me laugh the whole time by joking and writing goofy signs to get everyone’s attention. Where we lived, the shelter didn’t take cats, so…
  • I Resolve to Write

    Elizabeth
    10 Jan 2015 | 4:22 am
    Every New Year each of us makes resolutions about our writing. “I’ll write 5 pages every day.” “I’ll sell my first book.” “I’ll snag that great agent.” And while each of these is admirable and there is nothing wrong with them, I think they miss the point of what it takes to be a published author and to continue to be a selling author. Here is the resolution I propose: I want to become a better writer. There isn’t a writer who would be unable to make this resolution. We all have areas in our writing that could stand some improvement. So if you were willing to make this…
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  • how do u like 2 read?

    Heidi
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Here’s a question for you: As a reader HOW DO YOU PREFER TEXT MESSAGES TO APPEAR when they show up in a book you’re reading? We all know that a lot of numbers & letters show up in text messages in place of longer words.  For example:  “Where r u?”…“C u 2nite”…“kthxbi”… But when you’re not reading an actual text & are instead reading a book, do you prefer to see that, because it’s more similar to modern texting habits, or would you rather see everything written out in proper English, letting your brain…
  • Hunk of the Month

    Heidi
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    We’re going for romantic(ish) this month so which of these Hunks do you think should hang in The Dungeon sidebar through February? (Cupid Sucks) (Waiting for You) (Heart-on for You) (Sweet Nothings) Who should be our Hunk of the Month for February? Cupid Sucks Waiting for You Heart-on Sweet Nothings Poll Maker
  • do you read romance?

    Heidi
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    When I ask someone if she reads romance & her reply is, “Well, I read Nicholas Sparks.”
  • what’s in a name?

    Heidi
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    According to the Hershey’s Chocolate Bar commercial, this is a “pip”: But every time I see that commercial, all I can think is, That’s not a pip! This is a Pip: My new little Pippa really is a pip, too! Being young & new to indoor living, she’s curious about everything.  There’s nowhere she won’t go & nothing she won’t investigate.  She’s been in the dryer, in the washer, in the attic…  It’s a miracle she hasn’t gotten lost or stuck yet. She also follows me like a shadow.  I’ve started shuffling around…
  • Happy Sunday

    Heidi
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Happy Sunday, all!  What are you up to this week? I’ve been up to the usual—working, cat wrangling, suffering these fakakta sinuses with a lot of mumbling & grumbling.  (No suffering in silence for me, thank you very much. ) So this week, I AM HAPPY with my new bedspread.  I’m not sure I needed a new bedspread (although the one I’d been using did have a tear in it & was losing some stuffing ), but I sort of stumbled across it, & it was so pretty, I couldn’t resist. The Kittehs seem to like it, too, though it’s slicker than the old one, so…
 
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    JEN BLACK

  • Depressing news for authors

    28 Jan 2015 | 8:11 am
    There’s a new survey out and it tells depressing news. Almost 50% of writers are not happy with their earnings. A third make less than $500 (£329) a year. It also shows that “the old way of doing things continues to reap the most financial rewards for writers.” Traditionally published authors make an average of $3,000–$4,999 (£1,976- £3,292) a year. Independent writers make $500–$999 (£329-£658). Those who use both ways – earned $7,500–$9,999 (£4,941- £6,587) a year. Almost 10% earned $100,000 (£65,874) or more, with 4.1% earning $250,000…
  • Books and Spikes

    26 Jan 2015 | 3:46 am
    If you want a detailed report on how UK publishers are doing, then check out "Review of 2014" by Philip Jones in the Bookseller 20 January, 2015.Here's a swift gloss -"e-book sales outpaced print sales during the year."Domestic e-book sales for Penguin Random House, Hachette, HarperCollins and Pan Macmillan totalled 49m units in 2014, a 15.3% rise on 2013. There was an 18% rise in 2012, and a huge 105% gain in 2012 (on 2011).There are and probably always will be, spikes. The e-book market rate of growth was exaggerated in 2012 by the Fifty Shades trilogy, Spikes like this can…
  • Real Books survive

    23 Jan 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Articles are starting to appear saying that readers are remaining loyal to real books. Bookshops in the UK, US and Australia are claiming rising sales figures. Waterstones in the UK claims a 5% rise in December against the previous year. Foyles reported an 8% rise. Barnes & Noble report a 5% rise in shares.Physical books sold in the US rose  2.4% in 2014. In the UK real book sales fell by 1.3% but that is better than the 6.5% fall in 2013.Deloitte are said to estimate 80% of book sales will be real books in 2015.Ebook sales have slowed and fewer e-readers were bought at…
  • Tennis again!

    21 Jan 2015 | 3:33 am
    Tennis time again! I can't concentrate on writing or editing because I'm glued to the online slamtracker following Rafa's match. Editing-wise I've re-read the first chapters of the work currently called Daisy because I haven't thought of a title. I found some places where I could cut a paragraph or two and tighten the whole thing up. The first five chapters are now printed out and soon I'll get back to work. Only one more set to go!  I got my timings in a muddle, so this should sort that out and then I can move on. In case anyone is wondering, Tim is running well and shows no signs of…
  • Tim's accident

    18 Jan 2015 | 2:41 am
    Nothing done these last three days because Tim fell on the  wooden floor of the bedroom. Usually he bounces back up as if nothing had happened, but this time he stood up on three legs, shivering and crying. Comfort and examination discovered no broken bones, nothing out of place, no painful places, no hot spots - in fact, nothing out of the ordinary. Yet for two days he was virtually immobile, and didn't want to be left alone.So we massaged his leg, stayed beside him  and kept him warm. It happened so early in the morning he hadn't even been out for a pee. By ten o'clock that first…
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    Joely Sue Burkhart

  • 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…
  • Edit Hacks

    Joely
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:40 pm
    Since I just completed a round of developmental edits on two different stories, I thought I’d talk about a few things I’ve learned over the years. Some edits are pretty easy.  Tweak this, make this scene a little deeper or more emotional.  Not too bad, right? Other edits are HARD.  Change (or clarify because you didn’t get it clear enough) a character’s emotional ARC through the whole story. Add a completely different component to a sex scene.  What makes these kind of edits hard (for me) is that the story vision is already complete in my head. I told exactly the…
  • Never Let You Down Giveaway

    Joely
    6 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    To celebrate Virginia’s book, I’m offering winner’s choice: Signed print copies of all four Connagher books to date, mailed anywhere on the planet. OR digital copies of all four books, any format, and a $35 gift certificate to any online book retailer. You have two opportunities to win!  Enter via Rafflecopter below, or join my newsletter for a second prize package (same details) to be drawn from the list of subscribers on Jan 16th. a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • Balance for 2015

    Joely
    9 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
    Balancing multiple projects at once has always been a problem for me.  I tend to become OCD with a project, especially once it’s over the hump and flowing in the Zone.  I don’t want to leave the Zone – I just want to finish.  Even if that means 5K, or even 8K, 10K days.  That means no sleep, stressed out, aching fingers and wrists, sore muscles in my back.  It’s stupid, really. Though I have to admit I love careening down those deadly curves at breakneck speed. I have multiple series and publishers to balance in 2015.  At least I do have contracts in hand to help…
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    Meljean Brook Blog

  • Releasing the Goats of War

    Meljean
    5 Jan 2015 | 2:23 pm
    What with one thing and another, a conversation on Twitter led up to this: @theeasyvirtue @mostlybree @smexys_sidekick @smexybooks My next hero says it when he unzips his pants. — Meljean Brook (@Meljean) January 5, 2015 But the Blacksmith does not conceal the Goats of War behind his zipper. He doesn’t even HAVE a zipper, because he lives in an alternate history and zippers haven’t been (and probably never will be) invented. I hated to make a liar of myself, however, and so — here is my next hero, Goliath Thunderpants. His book is called THE GOATS OF WAR and is part of the…
  • Wrecked is free (until December 11)

    Meljean
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    I forgot to say — WRECKED IS FREE! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GXE06JM?tag=melbroaut-20 (If you need an epub version, please contact me http://meljeanbrook.com/contact-meljean/) And I updated my “Covers I Made” page with a few new ones that are among my favorites. Whee! If I ever want to feel really unproductive, I head over to that page and see how many books my friends have published in the last few years (and these are JUST the self-pubbed ones.) Haha, god. The Charlotte Chronicles by Jen Frederick Once Upon Another Time Novella Collection The Waltz of the Sugar…
  • Barbarian short story & giveaway & a skull hat!

    Meljean
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    SKULL HAT, YEAH!!!(depositphotos.com|(c) prometeus) Some day, I might do all of this Milla Vane stuff over at her site. But not today! I’ve written a (kind of) holiday barbarian short story called “Silent Night”! It’s very short. It features a character mentioned in the NIGHT SHIFT story but there are no spoilers, so if you haven’t read that story yet, no worries! You can check it out (and enter to win a copy of NIGHT SHIFT!) over at That’s What I’m Talking About as part of their Mistletoe Madness celebration. The photo to the left looks nothing like…
  • Barbarian Giveaway! Jane the Virgin! and THE KRAKEN KING audiobook news!

    Meljean
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:42 pm
    Please note: This contest is over. Audiobook News Tantor Audio has purchased the rights to THE KRAKEN KING!! *confetti* I’m not sure when the release date is, but this means it will be coming. Hurray! Jane the Virgin Oh my gosh, this is the best new show I’ve been watching. If you haven’t seen an episode yet, I think it’s on Hulu (that’s where I’ve been watching it.) This is just a charming, self-aware, really fantastic show. Has anyone else been watching it? I’m also watching How To Get Away With Murder and torn between thinking it’s a really…
  • Audiobook update! (The Kraken King)

    Meljean
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    Between the serial and the compiled release, the audio rights were kind of lost in the shuffle! So we’re waiting to hear now whether Tantor is going to pick up the rights again — as soon as I hear anything, I’ll post another update.   The post Audiobook update! (The Kraken King) appeared first on Meljean Brook.
 
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    Life Write Now With Cindy Carroll

  • A new year and reflections of 2014

    Cindy Carroll
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Belated Happy New Year to everyone! I should have posted this earlier. So far so good this year during the first week and a half of 2015. I know this post is late and I have no excuses except my procrastination. And my tendency to make long lists of things to do that I will never be able to finish. I had intentions of doing a wrap up post on December 31. It’s been over a year since I’ve posted here but I have good (to me) reasons for neglecting my blog for so long. Then I intended to do another post New Year’s Day with my goals. As writers frequently do, I’m combining those two posts…
  • Goals for 2014 – Are yours SMART?

    Cindy Carroll
    1 Jan 2014 | 5:00 am
    I love the New Year. Like the new school season in September, January 1, to me, is a day to start over again. Wipe the slate clean and strive for a great year. I start every year with goals. I don’t like to call them resolutions. These are goals. Goals for writing, goals for finance, goals for every day life. At work we have to set goals when the fiscal year starts and it’s a good time for me to think about my own personal goals as well. For the day job the fiscal year starts in July. So I usually have six months to mull over what I’ll putting on my goals list for the New…
  • Looking back at 2013

    Cindy Carroll
    31 Dec 2013 | 5:00 am
    I’m a superstitious person. I knock on wood, if something bad happens I don’t wear the same outfit again, I throw salt over my shoulder. In the past five years I’ve noticed that odd years aren’t good for me. Bad things happen in odd years that I would rather forget. And 2013 was no exception. I got bronchitis, had stomach flu, found out my cat is very sick (heart problem and a blot clot), my grandmother passed away. But I realized that good things also happened in those years and that’s what I should be focusing on. I went on an amazing trip to England with my…
  • Christie and Sayers

    Cindy Carroll
    3 Dec 2013 | 6:54 pm
    Welcome back to my blog! Today I have Kate Parker talking about two great mystery writers. Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers. Here’s Kate! In the interests of honesty, I have to admit to reading Agatha Christie’s novels from the time I graduated from Dick and Jane. Dorothy Sayers’ works took me years longer to absorb, but now I can say I’ve read, and watched thanks to PBS, almost everything either woman wrote. I’ve even read Jill Paton Walsh’s work from unfinished stories by Sayers, Anne Hart’s biography of Miss Jane Marple, and Max Allan Collins…
  • Attack of the killer Vajayjays

    Cindy Carroll
    19 Nov 2013 | 6:49 pm
    Welcome to the blog! Today I have Nicole Chardenet talking about femme fatales. Here’s Nicole! The femme fatale. Why do men fear her so much? Yet like the vampire figure for women, men are mesmerized and inexorably drawn to the dangerous, possibly fatal woman. She’s been an irresistible attraction in literature and then the mass media for centuries, even millennia. Cleopatra as portrayed by Theda Bara in the 1917 movie Cleopatra, in a costume of dubious historical accuracy (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Cleopatra. Delilah. Theda Bara. The ‘black widow’. Margaret’s…
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    Dee Carney

  • 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…
  • Peanut Butter Cupcakes – Connie L. Smith

    Romance Cooks
    13 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    I recently ordered a recipe book called The Cupcake Bible, and there’s a recipe sticks out to me as a Try-Soon-Please-And-Thank-You type of thing. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if this makes it to some part of my Christmas baking fiasco that runs during December Here’s the general idea of what the book details: Peanut Butter Cupcakes Ingredients for Cupcakes: 1 cup of creamy peanut butter, divided ¼ cup (or ½ stick) of unsalted butter, softened 1 cup of packed light brown sugar 2 eggs 2 cups of all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons of baking powder ½ teaspoon of baking soda ½ teaspoon of…
  • Tortiere – Jessica E. Subject

    Romance Cooks
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of the foods my family has always enjoyed on Christmas Eve was tortière. It is a French-Canadian meat pie that my mother learned to make when she grew up in Northern Ontario. TORTIÈRE 2 lbs ground pork 1 lb ground beef 1 tbsp butter 1 large or two medium potatoes 1 large onion (diced into tiny pieces) 2 teaspoons allspice pepper to taste 1 tsp cinnamon (optional) 4 Deep Dish pie shells (I use pre-made) 1. Peel, cut up, and boil potato(s). Mash them well. Put aside. They will be used later in the recipe. 2. In a large skillet or pot, melt the butter. Add onions until they’ve turned…
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    Diane Craver            Award-Winning Author - Blog

  • A Decision of Faith will soon be available! 

    22 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    I finished writing A DECISION OF FAITH a couple of days ago, and then I did a read through of the whole manuscript before I sent it to my editor. Fortunately, she's able to work on it now. I checked with my formatter and he should be able to get to it next week. I'm hoping the editor can get my book done by the end of this week so I have time to make her suggested corrections before next week. I plan on having it for 99 cents the first few days so my fans can get book 4 at a reduced price. I appreciate my faithful readers - they are awesome! This will be the final book in my Dreams of…
  • New Price for A JOYFUL BREAK, Book 1 in Amish Series! 

    11 Jan 2015 | 3:01 pm
    A  JOYFUL BREAK, Dreams of Plain Daughters Amish Series, Book 1, is only $2.99. BLURB:After her mother’s untimely death, a twenty-year-old Amish woman has a difficult decision to make: Choose to break from the Plain community and her boyfriend to live in the English world permanently...or join the Amish church. Rachel Hershberger wants to get away from her Amish home in Fields Corner, Ohio. For a year she’s been trying to fill her mother’s shoes by taking care of her father and siblings. She had quit her job at the bakery so she would have more time to clean and…
  • Excerpt from PRECIOUS PRIORITIES!

    9 Jan 2015 | 8:39 am
    From Chapter Two Time was running out, but as rushed as she was, Kim had to take a last check through her house. Countless other trips hadn’t caused her this much anxiety. She couldn’t shake the uneasy feeling something was wrong. She ran up the stairs to check on her children. Because of the early hour, both Gaby and Jason were still sleeping, and it’d be a couple of hours before they got up for school. She quietly opened Gaby’s door and walked across the room to peek at her daughter. Enough light shone into the room from the hallway that she could see Gaby’s…
  • Whitney in Charge!

    7 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    I saw this latest review today on Amazon! 5.0 out of 5 stars Whitney in Charge, December 13, 2014By Denise L. Pearson  (REAL NAME)    Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Whitney in Charge (Kindle Edition)Great read...BLURB for WHITNEY IN CHARGETwo years ago, TV New York producer Whitney Benson returned to her roots in Ohio after her husband’s death in Iraq. Her older sisters, Shannon and Regan, think Whitney needs to move on with her life. They want her to be like them—happily married with children. Whitney is tired of her older sisters'…
  • MERRY CHRISTMAS! And a big thanks to my readers!

    23 Dec 2014 | 1:36 pm
    My husband decorated the outside of the house. I think it looks awesome. On our previous house, he also put icicle white lights all the way across at the top of the house in the front. With his severe arthritis, I'm thankful for him doing what he did here. Not many people even see our Christmas lights because we aren't on a main road. We live in a lovely small subdivision. I'm thankful for many things this Christmas. God has blessed us with six children - five daughters and one son. Our family includes a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law plus three adorable grandchildren with one on the way…
 
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    Mina Carter

  • 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, ...
  • Freebie Friday!

    Mina
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    It’s that time of week again…Freebie Friday!! As always, these prices (FREE) were correct at time of posting but PLEASE check before you click!!
  • Sharks on tour!

    Mina
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:36 am
    Today’s Sharks tour stops are: Corazones Literarios Carpe Diem  
  • Sweeter Than Honey – available now!

    Mina
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    The Revenants. One of the best mercenary teams in the business and an asset Tessa Honeywell can’t afford to lose. The fact that their leader, Jensen Haye, is possibly the hottest guy this side of the Keltairan expanse is something Tessa tries very hard not to let affect her plans. Very hard. Well, not that hard. But in her defense, ...
  • Sharks on Tour!

    Mina
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    Today’s Sharks tour stops are: Souls Readers Reviews by Crystal  
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    Author Daisy Dexter Dobbs - Love, Laughter, Romance, and a Touch of Magic

  • The Joys and Hazards of De-sexing a Manuscript

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Oh how I love being able to laugh while I work! And this last week’s writing has provided me with some downright belly laughter. I’m currently rewriting one of my bestselling books (previously titled Samantha and Her Genie, and now titled Perfume Bottle Genie), transforming this reader/reviewer favorite from an erotic paranormal romantic comedy into a mainstream paranormal romantic comedy. (Perfume Bottle Genie will be released this summer.) Let me tell you, this is NOT an easy task! I’ve rewritten mainstreams, turning them into erotic stories and I’ve done the opposite. I’ve come…
  • Hide! It’s the Diet Police!

    31 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    Over the decades I’ve received many wonderful reviews for my work but there’s one reviewer's comment in particular that I’ve found especially rewarding: “If Dave Barry, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron could somehow have a love child, it would be Daisy Dexter Dobbs.” I’ve heard variations of this from other reviewers and readers as well so I guess it’s safe to say that if you enjoy the works of those humorists, chances are you’ll enjoy mine too. In each volume of my “The Crazy Woman Inside Me” series of humorous essays, you’ll find ample humor drawn from everyday life…my…
  • A Celebration of Christmas Books

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Marching Home is book 1 of the Golden Times series. Since book 2, The Harold Angel, debuted on December 15, I wanted to celebrate its release by offering readers a special Amazon Kindle Countdown price on the first book of the series. So between December 15 and 22, you can purchase Marching Home at the special holiday price of just 99-cents (regularly $2.99)! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LXJVPE2/ Golden Times, book 1 (WWII romance/Christmas fantasy romance/women's fiction) Clara knows better than to get mixed up with a serviceman during wartime. But she loses all rational thought when she…
  • Three Christmas-themed Books from Daisy

    10 Dec 2014 | 12:19 pm
    I’ve got news to share about three of my Christmas-themed books—all Amazon Kindle exclusives! The first book, Ho Ho Uh-oh…, is volume 1 in my “The Crazy Woman Inside Me” series of humorous essays. This little book is available in Kindle edition for just 99-cents! Here’s more about it: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00QJFEXN0/ Ho Ho Uh-oh… is the first volume in a continuing series of warm, funny and fun-filled essays. It becomes clear in the introduction, “Daisy the Closet Writer,” why the author chose to title this series The Crazy Woman Inside Me. Life experience has taught…
  • The Harold Angel: Christmas Fantasy Novella

    30 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    The Harold Angel (link takes you to the book’s page on my website), my Christmas fantasy novella, will release on December 15, but the Kindle edition is available for pre-order from Amazon NOW (and it’s just $2.99)! Golden Times series - book 2 This story has been a favorite with my beta readers who’ve said, “If you like stories about miracles, you'll love this one!” The Details: Golden Times #2 (Christmas-themed/fantasy/women's fiction) Christmas, Present Day: About to turn eighteen, Jamie Crumrine is having a difficult time at home. The oldest of four kids in a single-parent home,…
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    Delilah Devlin » Blog

  • Jennifer Kacey: Kink A to Z… (Contest)

    Delilah
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:38 am
    Kink from A to Z… A – Amazing in Every way B – Beautiful C – Cum…see what I have to offer *snicker* D – Delightful E – Everything I thought it would be and more F – Fierce G – Gentle and rough and everything in between H – Happy. Kink simply makes me happy I – I…highly recommend it! J – Just what YOU want it to be K – Kicks that sweet romance stuff in the back door L – Love on steroids M – Magical N – Never boring O –“O” face inspiring P – Pussytastic (Please imagine jazz hands) Q – Quitting only happens on the color RED R – Risky…
  • Babette James: CONVINCING CAMI (Contest)

    Delilah
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:23 am
    The original spark of an idea for my His Girl Next Door series was inspired by many summers spent at the shore in Lavallette, New Jersey. My brother met his wife there, his own “girl next door.” I adore writing friends-to-lover stories and I thought it would be fun to write a romance series where my heroes discover love is just around the corner, literally. I set the stories in four New Jersey shore towns and four different seasons and I’ve had a wonderful time exploring some favorite and sentimental memories while writing these romances. Friendships have been an integral…
  • Short Can Be Sweet!

    Delilah
    27 Jan 2015 | 5:42 am
    Are you wondering what I’m doing? Well, I’ve been wondering how to leverage a program like Kindle Unlimited, where readers can gobble up as many books as they want for a single price every month. I haven’t used it before, because frankly, I don’t want to limit my stories to KU, and if an author puts their stories in KU, that’s the only place it can be published. But I have these short stories I’ve written, which might appeal to readers looking for a quick nibble… So my talented sister, Elle James, volunteered to create covers for those short stories.
  • Mona Risk: An Unusual Christmas

    Delilah
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:54 am
    Any reader would probably wonder why I set my book AN UNUSUAL CHRISTMAS in a little known country such as Belarus. During the mid-nineties, I often travelled to Russia and Belarus for business. I was quite impressed by the Russian culture and hospitality and decided to set my new book in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. With my heroine, Dr. Jillian Burton, you will discover a different civilization, visit interesting places, marvel at the Russian architecture, taste the exotic food, toast with vodka, wear the warm chapka, experience many of the local customs, and fall in love with a gallant…
  • Taige Crenshaw: Speaking

    Delilah
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:11 am
    The other day I was listening to a conversation and was taken by the speech used. It got me thinking how dialect is not only inherent to where a person is from but to each person . How each person was raised, who they interacted with, what their parents and other people they were around showed them. When a person speaks they don’t think if what they are saying matches anyone else thinks or thought patterns. It is instinctually and that is what makes each and every one of us unique. Words are powerful tools and using them makes each person who they are. People also use words based on…
 
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    Kate Davies Blogs!

  • ESS on Eye Candy - Really?

    26 Jan 2015 | 12:42 pm
    ***UPDATE: Verified! See below.*** Maybe you've heard the rumor that Eric Sheffer Stevens is supposed to be on Eye Candy, the new MTV thriller starring Victoria Justice. But two episodes in and there's no sign of him - and he's not even listed on the IMDB page yet. Regardless, the rumor is true. ESS should be in more than one of the first ten episodes of the show, because he filmed them. My
  • Just TWO MORE DAYS Until The Price Goes Up!

    30 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
    Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | Smashwords | Kobo   Have you picked up a copy of Hometown Heroes yet? If not, better do it soon - the price goes up Saturday, November 1!   It'll still be a great bargain, of course, with 16 full length novels included, and all proceeds going to Pets for Vets. But if you want to snag it for the crazy low price of $
  • Book BIN Monday - Welcome to Oberon by PG Forte

    13 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    There’s something magical about the California Coast town. Oberon’s idyllic setting makes it a perennial favorite with tourists, but danger lurks beneath the bright surface and things there are seldom what they seem. Visitors and residents alike find their lives forever changed by mystery, romance and intrigue. Contemporary romance meets magic realism in this engaging series by PG
  • Book BIN Tuesday - All Messed Up by Kelly Jamieson

    7 Oct 2014 | 7:49 am
    If he’s a mistake, she’s ready to make him her favorite mistake. Windy City Kink, Book 2 Mallory Hurst has tried to live a life that makes up for past mistakes. But now she faces a huge ethical dilemma. Her pharmaceutical company’s unapproved, off-label use of a medication puts lives at risk, and her protests have fallen on deaf ears. Hoping a trip home will clear her head, she
  • Hometown Heroes - Available Now!

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:18 am
    Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After Amazon | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | Smashwords | Kobo Today is official release day for Hometown Heroes, which includes my all new contemporary romance, Deceiving Dante! All the proceeds go to Pets for Vets, so pick up 16 great novels for one low price of $1.99, and support an amazing charity at the same time. Hope you enjoy the books!
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    Margaret Daley

  • Heroine Interview from A Question of Destiny by Anita Higman with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Elizabeth Goddard with Buried (US only) and Anita Higman with A Question of Destiny. 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. 1st) evening. Interview with the heroine from A Question of Destiny by Anita Higman: 1. Lucy O’Brien, tell me the most interesting thing about…
  • Hero Interview from Buried by Elizabeth Goddard with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    28 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Elizabeth Goddard with Buried (US only) and Anita Higman with A Question of Destiny. 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. 1st) evening. Interview with the hero from Buried by Elizabeth Goodard:   1. Cade Warren, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
  • This Week Elizabeth Goddard and Anita Higman with Giveaways

    Margaret Daley
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Congratulations to Connie for winning Heather Woohaven’s Calculated Risk and to Kristen for winning Vickie McDonough’s Gabriel’s Atonement. This week I’m hosting Elizabeth Goddard with Buried (US only) and Anita Higman with A Question of Destiny. 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…
  • Hero Interview from Gabriel’s Atonement by Vickie McDonough with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:11 am
    This week I’m hosting Heather Woodhaven with Calculated Risk (US only) and Vickie McDonough with Gabriel’s Atonement. 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 (Jan. 25th) evening. Interview with the hero from Gabriel’s Atonement by Vickie McDonough: 1. Gabriel Coulter, tell me the…
  • Hero Interview from Calculated Risk by Heather Woodhaven with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:04 am
    This week I’m hosting Heather Woodhaven with Calculated Risk (US only) and Vickie McDonough with Gabriel’s Atonement. 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 (Jan. 25th) evening. Interview with the hero from Calculated Risk by Heather Woodhaven: 1. Jeff Tucker, tell me the most…
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    Monique DeVere

  • 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…
  • Pull Up A Chair With Mon ~ Let's Talk About: Where’d That Idea Come From? #WriteTips #WritersAndReaders

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
     Where’d That Idea Come From?I have another treat for you! Yesterday I had the lovely Linda Carroll-Bradd visiting. Today I have the fabulous Nancy Fraser hanging out with me. She's another talented author that I love, and she's kindly agreed to pull up a chair with me to talk about where she gets her ideas. Monique: Welcome, Nancy! So thrilled you're here today.Nancy: Thanks, Monique, I'm happy to be here.Monique: One of the first questions authors are routinely asked is: "where do you get your ideas?" You have such a wide variety of books,…
  • Pull Up A Chair With Mon ~ Let's Talk About: Tips for Writing a Short Story #WriteTips #Romance

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:19 am
    Tips for Writing a Short StoryI'm thrilled to have Linda Carroll-Bradd here with me today. She's a talented author of over sixteen published books and novellas. She's kindly agreed to pull up a chair with me and share both her tips for writing short stories and an excerpt from her new release. I can't wait to read her stellar advice on a simple way to plot a short story. If you've been waiting for an easy to understand guide to the short story, you've come to the right place.Monique: Welcome, Linda! So thrilled to have you here.Linda: Thanks, Monique, I'm happy to be…
 
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    Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author

  • Crossfire 1-4 Boxed Set is Now in Print!

    Team Sylvia
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:35 pm
    Crossfire fans rejoice! You can now treat yourself to or gift the first four books of the Crossfire series as one boxed set in paperback. Previously available only as a digital set, you can now find this paperback set at … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Premiere premieres on February 9

    Team Sylvia
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:39 am
    Sylvia’s brand new novelette, Hard to Breathe, will begin downloading the Monday before Valentine’s Day as part of the upcoming not-to-be-missed anthology Premiere. Fans of Sylvia’s Renegade Angels Series and Marked Series will recognize Hard to Breathe‘s setting — it’s … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Book Spotlight: A Touch of Crimson

    Team Sylvia
    14 Jan 2015 | 1:42 pm
    SylviaDay.com is celebrating A Touch of Crimson, book 1 of the Renegade Angels series. Enjoy some new downloadable background art and a couple of never-before-published book facts straight from Sylvia’s desk. BONUS: for the first time, Chapters 1 and 2 in their entirety, the longest … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Crossfire Boxed Set

    Sylvia Day
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:44 pm
    You can now purchase (or gift!) the first four Crossfire novels together in one e-book edition and slide seamlessly from one book to the next with no interruptions! Look for the paperback boxed set to hit shelves in January or … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • #12DaysofGideon

    Team Sylvia
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Are you celebrating Crossfire this holiday season? We’re posting some of Gideon’s best quotes with #12DaysofGideon. Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
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    Cynthia Eden

  • 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…
  • .99 Sale!

    Cynthia Eden
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
    Are you in the mood for a sale? I definitely am! Harlequin has temporarily discounted UNDERCOVER CAPTOR and THE GIRL NEXT DOOR–each book (digital version) is now listed at .99!! So if you’ve been wanting to try my Harlequin Intrigues, this is the perfect opportunity! I’m not sure how long the sale will last, so I hope you can get in on the deal!! (And happy early new year!) Special .99 digital sale!     .99 Sale!
  • Merry Christmas!

    Cynthia Eden
    24 Dec 2014 | 5:15 am
    I wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday!!!  Have a fantastic celebration!!!!!
  • December Newsletter Winner

    Cynthia Eden
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Congrats to Rachel Robertson! Rachel, you are our December newsletter winner.  I’ve emailed you, but if you didn’t get my note, please contact me at info @ cynthiaeden.com to claim your prize.   Thank you!
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    Cathryn Fox Blog

  • 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 […]
  • Tons of amazing prizes to be won!!!

    cathryn
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
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    LIZ FIELDING

  • 28 Jan 2015 | 1:46 am

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:46 am
    I'm at The Chocolate Box today mourning the death of a computer...
  • 7 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am

    7 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    I'm at Tote Bags 'n' Blogs today, talking about the new series I'm creating. Do drop by if you have a moment!
  • 2015 is the year I write a book...

    1 Jan 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Did you put that at the top of your list of New Year resolutions? If you did, then this might be the moment to treat yourself to a copy of my Little Book of Writing Romance. It's a straightforward guide to the basics. How to start, how to find your characters, mine your own experience for emotion and will work for any kind of genre fiction. It's available as an ebook download for all
  • Happy New Year!

    31 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    WISHING YOU ALL HEALTH & HAPPINESS IN 2015 MAY ALL YOUR DREAM COME TRUE
  • Writing the list...

    29 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    The new year is always feels like a chance to roll a clean sheet of paper in the typewriter (for those of you who are old enough to remember what that is!) and start over. Forget all those resolutions that vanished sometime last January. This time it's going to be different. You will go dry in January, detox, lose weight so that when the first snowdrop appears you'll feel energised
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    Megan Frampton

  • 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
  • When Good Earls Go Bad Edits

    Megan Frampton
    12 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    I’m working on edits for my February 2015 novella, When Good Earls Go Bad. It’s one of my zanier books; the heroine is exceedingly literal, and the hero is quite pragmatic. They share a love of books, toast, and honesty. Here’s a bit from when Annabelle and Matthew are walking home, and she’s taken his arm: Goodness, he was strong. Maybe he did do his own housework; bringing in firewood, beating rugs, moving furniture around, and other tasks would certainly build up his muscles. Perhaps there were different requirements for Earls of the Scottish persuasion so it was…
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    Inside an author's mind....

  • 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…
  • Sunday Reads

    18 Jan 2015 | 11:46 am
    Think I'm going to start a new feature around here, called Sunday Reads. On Sundays, at least twice a month, I'm going to post about promotions and new releases that fellow authors have out right now, (I'll also be posting this on my Facebook Page as well.) So browse, see if anything tickles your fancy, and maybe find a few new books.New jaguar shifter romance Tempted by the Jaguar: Revelation by Cristina Rayne! $0.99/ FREE with KindleUnlimited -https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SDS2Z90New release! Full-length Victorian set historical romance Mistress of Melody…
  • Shortcomings Vs Goals

    16 Jan 2015 | 7:24 am
    One of my biggest goals this year as a writer is to start moving more units of books. Since I pulled over half of my list from publication a while back, I've been slowly working on publishing new, and redoing the old stuff so I can re-release the new books.Also, since I did this, I've lost a lot of my sales (and I would guess a fair amount of my readers) so I've practically been starting from scratch.As a result of all of this, I'm learning that all the old stuff I used to do to market are just not nearly as successful as they used to be.I'm also learning that I can't just put a book out and…
  • Throwing it Back Thursday

    15 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Me, age 12. With a tan. I find myself today thinking about my childhood. Probably because my cousin posted this picture of me on Facebook last week. She was scanning all her old photos and putting them on disks, hence the weird, cut off "HP" logo at the top I probably should have cropped out.Anyway, I'm about twelve there, maybe right around my thirteenth birthday (judging from the haircut and glasses). So this would have been the mid-late eighties.Now, let's talk about fashion, shall we?Those glasses are horrid. Seriously. But I remember being SO EXCITED to get them,…
  • Guys and Godmothers Book #1 on SALE!

    9 Jan 2015 | 10:25 am
    Yep, for a limited time, Under His Nose, the first in the Guys and Godmothers series is on SALE for $0.99!You really have no excuse to not run and pick up your copy!Samhain PublishingAll it takes is faith, trust, and fairy dust. A swift kick never hurts, either.Christy is due for retirement from her fairy godmother gig, but she agrees to take one last case. Helping Roark Turner find his perfect girl shouldn’t be much of a challenge—after all, she is a veteran fairy godmother.What makes this case interesting? She must use as little magic as possible to bring Roark his much-desired Happily…
 
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    LINDA GOODNIGHT

  • Easy Peasy Pie!

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:49 am
    Love pie? Don't love to bake? I'm feelin' ya. So try this on today, NATIONAL PIE DAY!Ice Box Pie 1 can Eagle Brand milk6 TBSP. lemon juice1 8 oz. can crushed pineapple1 cup chopped pecans1 big carton of Cool WhipOptionally, add 1/2 cup flaked coconut.Mix together first four ingredients. Fold in Cool Whip.  Put into a graham cracker crust or baked, cooled pie crust. Chill.
  • New Year's Good Luck Meal--Southern Black-eyed Peas with a Twist!

    31 Dec 2014 | 7:33 am
    Ever wondered where the southern tradition of eating black-eyed peas for good luck on New Year's Day began?  Well, here you go! According to lore, during the Civil War, the Yankees pillaged and plundered the south until there was little left for southerners to eat except for black-eyed peas and greens. The  south survived and thrived on these nutrient rich, common foods and today they are a staple we love to enjoy anytime.  Add some cornbread-another southern staple-and a fortunate New Year is almost guaranteed! Try this healthy black-eyed pea salsa/side dish we call…
  • Orange Slice Treats and an Old Fashioned Christmas

    20 Dec 2014 | 7:32 am
     So, I was at our little bitty, local IGA yesterday—love this store--and ran across the old fashioned candies I remember from childhood. Frankly, I never liked the taste but I LOVE the smell so I bought some. They smell like Christmas to me. As I was talking to the checker, she told me this recipe. I’ve yet to try it, but it’s simple and yummy looking and adds a festive attitude to the plain old forerunner to gummy bears. Let me know if you try…
  • Christmas Traditions

    11 Dec 2014 | 7:38 am
    We have a Christmas tradition at our  house that I dearly love. It started a few years ago, sort of spontaneously. We'd always baked a cake and sung happy birthday to Jesus but one year my older daughter, Sundy, came up with a twist on the idea. We generally have around 20 or 30 people at our house for Christmas dinner and frankly, by the time we eat, no one wants a big piece of cake. So my girls bake mini-cupcakes, spelling out "Happy Birthday, Jesus" with a letter on each tiny cake.  While everyone is still gathered in the living room, we put a candle in each cupcake and pass one…
  • COWBOY UNDER THE MISTLETOE - New Book News

    28 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
     Order Cowboy Under the MistletoeYippee! It's finally here. The first book in my new series from Love Inspired has hit the shelves to get you  warmed up for the Christmas season! Here's a bit about it:Second-Chance Christmas It's been nine years since Jake Hamilton broke Allison Buchanon's heart and left town. But she's never been able to forget the high school boy she secretly loved. Now Jake's come home to care for his ailing grandmother, and Allison's family will do anything to prevent a rekindled romance. Unfortunately, the connection between Allison and the green-eyed cowboy is…
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    Cynthia Harrison

  • Digging Into Revision

    Cynthia Harrison
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:42 am
    Back when I missed my deadline last October, I marked off the month of January as what one of my writer friends calls “writing cave” time. No distractions, appointments, or lunches. Just write. Every day. Except Saturday, which is my day with Al. So six days, flat out, all day, until dinner or until I hit my page target (ten pages a day), or until I burned out. So how’d that turn out? Well, I think I’m going to make it before my trip to Seattle. But there were a few bumps along the road. Some days I struggled to enter the cave at all. I got a cold. Sniff. That was two…
  • Ten Romantic Writing Ideas

    Cynthia Harrison
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Ten Romantic Writing Ideas.
  • Saving Grace

    Cynthia Harrison
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    I must be sick because I just wrote my post, added photos, and then lost it somehow. So this one will be …I don’t know, because I timed the writing of the previous post just after I took some DayQuil and yep it’s kicking in. Writing while on medication. Not my thing. So, sick. Yeah, I won’t die or anything, just messed up my special day with Al yesterday. We had plans! Instead of having fun together he got to be my nurse. He’s not great at care-taking, but he did go to the drugstore for me. And he left me alone in my misery. He even cooked his own breakfast. That…
  • Who Loves You?

    Cynthia Harrison
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:41 am
    How are those New Years’ resolutions going? Mine went out the window in less than 24 hours. Life has been different and exciting and I haven’t really thought about why I can never stick to resolutions. Except every morning when I stepped on the scale I thought about that holiday weight loss one. And then I fixed that. I stopped stepping on the scale. Problem solved! Those holiday pounds, despite my admittedly slapdash efforts, have stubbornly refused to move. I lost a few of them but they came back overnight. Then at the doctor’s office I weighed five pounds less than I did…
  • Sex and the Shadow

    Cynthia Harrison
    18 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Shadows are where danger lurks. Shame is in the shadow of every single life. And sex includes shame for so many of us. Makes sense, then, that one of my problems as a writer has always been with sex. Open the door or keep it closed? Those who throw the door wide and step right through would argue that sex is the primal urge in life and drives most of our actions most of our lives. Why not just admit it and stir sex into the mix? Those who would rather not say hey there are other basic human bodily functions we don’t feel the need to write about so why should sex be any different? I…
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    Stephanie Julian On a Moonlit Night

  • Why, yes, I have lost a few pounds...

    12 Jan 2015 | 6:18 am
    I've got several cons on my schedule this year, a few that are new to me and a few that I'll be attending for the first time. I'm looking forward to all of them. I love connecting with readers and talking books for hours on end. Nothing makes me happier.Except writing. I love to write. Can't imagine my life without it. But last year was a bad year. The neck pain I'd been experiencing off and on became a constant, nagging ache. Then it became a constant, aching pain. It moved from my neck, which became so stiff I had limited range of motion, to my shoulders and down my back. I couldn't turn my…
  • Where I'll be...and hope to see you!

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:41 am
    2014 is almost a goner and I'm looking forward to the new year with anticipation because I've got lots of places on my agenda to visit this year. Here's what I have so far. I hope to see many of you there.February 5-8, 2015I can't wait to spend some time in Florida with readers who love paranormal romance as much as I do.Coastal Magic Convention March 28, 2015This is a new event and I'm excited to be joining themCapital City Authors EventApril 17-18, 2015Another new event.Romancing the CapitalJuly 22-25, 2015In NYC!! Can't wait. There's a huge literacy signing with hundreds of your favorite…
  • SALE! AN INDECENT PROPOSITION

    12 Dec 2014 | 7:14 am
    Only 99 cents for a limited timeOne woman. Two men.Half a million dollars. One night... Book One in the Indecent seriesOne night. That's all Erik and Keegan want with Julianne. And they've come up with the perfect plan: Offer Julianne a half-million dollars.Julianne is in debt up to her eyeballs due to her mother's illness. Five-hundred-thousand dollars would pay off her bills and give her a start on a new life. All she needs to do is have sex with a man she's never met. An explosion left Erik with scars, physical and psychological. Work is his only refuge. Until he sees Julianne through a…
  • Philly Author Fest is this Saturday

    6 Nov 2014 | 5:23 am
    Philly Author FestJoin some of your favorite authors for an afternoon of books and fun on November 8th from 11am-4pm!Attending Authors:Megan Hart, Melissa Schroeder, Stephanie Julian, Dana Marton, Theresa Troutman, Judi Fennell, Caridad Pineiro, Sara Humphreys, Tracey Lyons, Jenna Galicki, Beth Rinyu, N.M.Silber, A.M Madden, CS Patra, Jamie Farrell, Jae Lynne Davies, Ella Jade, Ursula LeCouer, Kimberly Kincaid, Michelle Kemper Brownlow, Christi Barth, Gina Ardito, Elizabeth Hayley, Ashley Beale, Julie Johnson, Eliza Knight, Tilly Greene, Kym Grosso, Julia Kent, Jacki Kelly, Renee Wynn, KM…
  • Halloween Treats

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    They'll be no tricks today, only treats. Want a very early preview of the next (still untitled) Salon Games book? I'll have a short excerpt in my newsletter going out later today.Sign up here for my newsletter
 
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    Beth Kery

  • 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…
  • Great Early Reviews for ONLY FOR YOU!

    Beth Kery
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:41 am
    Very excited that there are two big early reviews for ONLY FOR YOU, out 12/2/14! ONLY FOR YOU… will blow readers’ socks off. Kery knows exactly what she’s doing when she pens these addicting tales and seems to connect to book lovers’ emotions with ease–RT Book Reviews Kery’s third One Night of Passion contemporary (after Exposed to You) combines sizzling heat with a cozy vibe. Those who relish domestic eroticism with a kinky yet tender trajectory will be satisfied–Publisher’s Weekly
  • Out today: THE AFFAIR WEEK 8 and ON THE JOB!

    Beth Kery
    4 Nov 2014 | 9:02 am
    I have two releases today, the final episode of THE AFFAIR and a steamy re-release of the novella from the Three to Tango anthology, ON THE JOB! I hope you enjoy both!
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    Kristina Knight - Romance Author

  • #WhatIWroteWednesday ~ Melinda Dozier!

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hi, everyone! Time for another edition of What I Wrote Wednesday, and this time I'm inviting awesome contemporary romance author Melinda Dozier to share. First up, we'll read a snippet from her work in progress and then keep going because Melinda is sharing an excerpt from her new release, Time Out, Valentine!Here we go! Melinda's WIP teaser from French Connection:“So, where are you taking me?” Haley stared out across the highway and at the city as it came into view.Beautiful Paris! How she’d longed to visit again. Suddenly, her tiredness evaporated and excitement reared its head. She…
  • #WhatIWroteWednesday: Kristina's New WIP

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hi, all! I'm back with another edition of What I Wrote Wednesday and this time I'm sharing a bit from my current WIP, which will hopefully become SuperRomance #2 shortly, and then I'm sharing a snippet from What a Texas Girl Needs (cover right over there on the left) at the bottom of the post. Here we go with the WIP:Jaime hit the speaker button on her phone and put it on the counter so she could finish getting ready while Maureen told her what an idiot she'd been to kiss Emmett. Not that she needed Maureen's input, she'd spent half the night reliving the kiss and the other half reminding…
  • #WhatIWroteWednesday - Gemma Brocato

    14 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Hiya, gang! I'm starting a new meme here on the blog for 2015 - it's called What I Wrote Wednesday. It's an on-going thing that a lot of writers take part in (you can follow the hashtags on Twitter and Facebook). Today I'm trading places with Gemma Brocato; you'll read here teaser here and you can check out mine on Gemma's site here.So, here we go! Gemma's teaser is from her WIP Running From Romeo (unedited):The Set-Up: Ana McLean runs a busy event and marketing firm, Corporate Images. When we first see her, she's at a launch event her firm has been hired for. Unfortunately, she's been forced…
  • #NewRelease: Sharon Cullen ~ His Saving Grace + Excerpt

    30 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Hiya, readers! A couple of weeks ago my buddy, Sharon Cullen, dropped by the blog to let us know about a fab sale on one of her historical books ... well, she's got a brand new book out this week and she's back to tell us all about it!His Saving Grace by Sharon CullenPerfect for fans of Mary Balogh, Sharon Cullen’s captivating novel tells the deeply emotional tale of two devoted lovers facing the ravages of war.For months now, Lady Grace Ashworth has mourned the death of her beloved husband—until the day a very-much-alive Michael arrives at her front door. It’s nothing less than a…
  • #TeaserTuesday: The Daughter He Wanted - Sneak Preview

    22 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Hi, everyone! I'm so excited - because it's almost time for The Daughter He Wanted to release to the world! The book will be in stores January 1, 2015. I'm incredibly excited about it for two reasons: 1) it's my first Harlequin SuperRomance and 2) because Alex and Paige just stole my heart as I was writing their story. So today I thought I'd share a sneak peek at the book ... and here we go!He didn't have to know.Alex Ryan sat outside the pretty white house on the quiet street in Bonne Terre, Missouri. It was an older home with a wide front porch and ivy growing up the two posts on either…
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    Ryshia Kennie

  • Isabel Roman: #NewRelease Legacy of Fear by Ryshia Kennie

    Ryshia Kennie
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:26 am
    Today I'm over at:  Isabel Roman: #NewRelease Legacy of Fear by Ryshia KennieStop by and visit me there.Ryshiahttp://ryshiakennie.com https://twitter.com/#!/ryshiakennie
  • A Release and a Giveaway!

    Ryshia Kennie
    2 Jan 2015 | 5:24 am
    My latest romantic suspense, Legacy of Fear is released, and to celebrate I'm giving away a set of oh-so-romantic, metal bookends to hold all your literary treasures.  "A forgotten women's language has Max and Andra in China, blinded by passion and dodging killers shadowing their trail."Enter now, if you want, enter every day between January 2, 2015 and January 9, 2015.  a Rafflecopter giveawayGood Luck!Ryshiahttp://ryshiakennie.com https://twitter.com/#!/ryshiakennie
  • The Vacation is Trickling Away - Now What?

    Ryshia Kennie
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Sometimes in life and in writing you just need a little vacation.  So a trip to Arizona had me thinking that I'd get plenty of writing done by the pool.  Note to self - the pool is not for writing, it's for relaxing, play and yes - even exercise.  It's not for work.  Besides, I heard that laptops and water don't mix.  No - that's just a theory, not a proven experiment.But speaking of motivation, the trip home is very motivating.  It has me longing for the warm little cocoon of my basement office where temperatures are steady.  And outside they are steady too…
  • Dishtowel Will Travel

    Ryshia Kennie
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:15 am
    It's hard to write on vacation or maybe that's just an excuse.  Maybe I've been plodding with my word count because all of a sudden writing hasn't been much fun.  Now don't get me wrong, I still want to write - need to write even.  But I expect the words will just miraculously, effortlessly plop out, pouring across the page in a vast first rough draft that only needs some sprucing, tuning and sprucing again.  But that's not quite how it's working.All of a sudden there's expectations. Up until now I wrote, submitted and wrote again.  I was master of my own game.
  • Remembrance Day - Lest we Forget

    Ryshia Kennie
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:20 am
    It's a rather sobering Remembrance Day.  Not that they all aren't a reminder of the sacrifice so many made and continue to make.  But today is the 100th Anniversary of World War I.  Combine that withthe shock of having two soldiers killed on Canadian soil within the last three weeks and it's drawn a large crowd to Parliament Hill and the national memorial service.(Sean Kilpatrick/Canadian Press)I wasn't able to watch the ceremony this year which I do every year on TV or at the local cenotaph.  But I'm not in the country and it's not on TV, at least not on my cable…
 
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    Susan Says

  • Another Warrior Rises

    28 Jan 2015 | 1:30 am
    Today the second book in my Warriors of Gaviron science fiction romance series is available on Amazon and all other major retailers. The Warrior and the Governor has been having pretty good pre-sales so I can't help but hope it takes off like the first book did.Gaviron Warrior Liam lost the love of his life when his planet fell to the alien monsters twelve years ago. All he wants in life is a chance to take the murdering raynid creatures with him in death. Governor Siva Handel will make any bargain to save what's left of her desperate colony even take in a suicidal warrior. Liam's warrior…
  • SIGN-UP DAY for A to Z

    26 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    2015 A to Z Challenge Announcement HTML Please read and follow the sign-up instructions outlined below so you sign onto the list correctly! The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for…
  • LV Barat: Tears of Gods and Dragons

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    I'm excited to have LV Barat here as my guest today. Her topic is so intriguing as she discusses the way myths have influenced not just her writing but also, you'll see how it worked its way into the work of many fantasy authors. I can imagine sitting in an hours long workshop and hearing more about this subject from this expert. You can learn more about her and her book at LV's Blog.Influence of Mythology and Ancient Spiritual Practices in the Trilogy: “Tears of Gods and Dragons”Creative TechniqueFor many years, I have practiced Kundalini Yoga and Celtic shamanism.  In addition, I…
  • National Readathon Day

    20 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    This Saturday, January 24th, is National Readathon Day. The idea is to read from noon to 4 PM in whatever time zone you live in and share your experience and love of reading on social media. So pick up a favorite book or any one off your TBR pile and find a comfy chair and just read. You can find more about the sponsors of NRD at Library Journal."The mind once enlightened cannot again become dark."Thomas PaineAs a writer, I'm always interested in what readers like best when they're making their book selections. Some recent stats I saw on romance readers and what tropes they like best didn't…
  • First Drafts

    18 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    I'm well into the first draft of the last book in my Warriors of Gaviron science fiction romance series. Like most first drafts I write, I think it's terrible. And this time I'm right.It seems every sentence needs fixed. Every scene needs rewritten or deleted. Half of them don't move the story forward or add any layers of depth to my characters. My heroine come across as shallow and  not as the tough, smart person I meant her to be. Yes, lots of work to be done on this one."Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right or better."John UpdikeBut even with that…
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    Cait London

  • 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…
  • Back From Novel Interrupts

    21 Jan 2015 | 8:33 am
    WILD DAWN (New cover):Kidnapped and freezing in a mountain cabin, high-born Lady Regina is terrified when the mountain man arrives with his baby son. MacGregor needs a woman to care for his son and he's offering marriage, or she can be left to die.A man scarred by his own past and devoted to his baby, MacGregor isn't willing to be tamed to her hand; she isn't the docile wife he'd planned. But this mountain man is in hot pursuit, determined to keep his wife and baby safe, and is surprisingly tender, more appealing by the minute. With another powerful man hunting her, wanting to possess…
  • Gift Givers and Tunisian Hooking

    9 Dec 2014 | 2:52 pm
    I hope you're enjoying the holiday season and my Christmas Snuggable(s): Miracles and Mistletoe, The Pendragon Virus,  The Loving Season. :) Books are always great gifts, but sometimes we writers do other stuff.Like Tunisian Hooking: I'm not a knitter or a crocheter. However, I got this huge bag of stuff at Goodwill, which included probably everything needed--and a big batch of cream yarn.My mother and sister crocheted everything, from the most delicate to afghans. (Which left me bored, of course.) But then, a few years later--lots of years later--this came along and…
  • Upcoming & Potstickers

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    The Ebook of this is out now, but the paperback cover is so gorgeous, I wanted you to see it now. Thank you, NajQamberDesigns.Amazon/NookThe Basket Maker's Wife: Safely hidden away from her horrifying past, single mother Nora loves her elderly friend, the inituitive owner of The Basket Shop. A young woman on-the-run arrives, and the three women's lives unite, changing Nora forever. Amid a cast of characters who love her, Nora fearfully faces the past, a new full life, and the terror of a shocking gift that has waited for her....  A Different Kind of Story from Cait London: The…
  • Book Land's Early Christmas

    16 Nov 2014 | 6:01 pm
    Is it too early to think about Christmas? IMHO it is too early, prior to Thanksgiving.But in BookLand, authors are busy getting Christmas books out there. And so am I. (Check out my updated Book List)But the Other Side of me, that homey side is busy gift-making.I have a whole line-up this year, and beaucoup thanks to a good friend, Carolin. She helped me get down one crochet stitch, which has served me well during lots of stress. After a full day's work, I crochet dishcloths. It's so much fun choosing the colors to suit the person I want to gift. They are great little gifts. So me and my one…
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    Jenyfer Matthews

  • 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…
  • Radio Silence

    Jenyfer
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:02 pm
    I only wish I had something interesting to talk about in a well thought out and coherent post. Instead I think I’ll probably just ramble. As it turns out, I can’t work on that step stool project at present. The stripper I tried to use on the spray paint that was applied to the chrome bits was inadequate to the job. The stuff I really need to use not only requires ventilation but also probably shouldn’t be sprayed near my (gas) water heater and (gas) furnace. So I will wait until summer when I can work outside in my driveway. I have lots of ideas for making awesome quilted…
  • New Year, New Projects

    Jenyfer
    2 Jan 2015 | 3:48 am
    When we first got our house and I saw that there was real hardwood floor in the foyer and formal living room (now our dining room) I had hope that I’d find more of the same under the white carpet in the living room. Alas, no hardwood there… But I’ve been looking at the transition from our upstairs hallway into the master bedroom for a while now and wondering why it was that it isn’t level… I’ve checked our bedroom and there isn’t wood there either… but suddenly it dawned on me that the stairs were wood under carpet so maybe the hallway was…
  • The World Needs More of This

    Jenyfer
    26 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    I saw this on Facebook and I just loved it… because I think we all need to remember that in spite of all of the bad, awful, truly heartbreaking news that we hear day after day there are still things like this that go on … and still good people out there … Post by iVillage Australia.
 
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    On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

  • 29 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:01 am
    Celta Thursday, ORIGINAL HeartMate. This was just-messing-around writing. I'd finished 3 books and none were selling. NO HOOK in this very first effort, as of May 16, 1997:As was his morning custom, Rand T'Ash set down his half-finished first cup of caff and drew a black suede pouch from the cubbyhole of his desk. He spread the drawstrings, and upended the bag. Instead of the ususal four divination dice, six spilled into his hand. A tingle of premonition shivered up his spine.He curved his fingers over the six-sided pieces of bloodstone and put away the pouch. He drank some of his hot caff to…
  • Celta Thursday, Cut from Heart Fire

    22 Jan 2015 | 10:29 pm
    Celta Thursday: Just squeaking in before midnight my time. Okay, I had originally had the climax/black moment of Heart Fire at the Temple and here is the Cut:The door flew open and T'Sandalwood strode in. "What is going on here? Your emotions are affecting everyone in the Temple. Including people we are counselling."He stopped and stared at the disheveled Tiana. She thrust up her chin, swallowed again, pulled a softleaf from her robe sleeve and mopped her face. "It appears that I had more unresolved issues than I believed."His brows winged up. "I...see."She swallowed. "Yes. Despite…
  • Celta Thursday: Heart Fire Original first chapter (change of setting for Tiana and the Priestess)

    15 Jan 2015 | 12:32 pm
    "I know you want my position, dear," the High Priestess of GreatCircle Temple, the main priestess on the planet, said to Tiana Mugwort.Tiana was lucky she'd only taken a sip of the hot floral tea and hadn't swallowed or she'd have spewed it out. Of course she shouldn't have expected her ambition -- no matter how masked behind a quiet manner -- to have been overlooked by the savvy woman."And despite the rumors, I am not ready to retire within the next few years." The older woman, Ulmaria Meadowsweet Sandalwood, smiled with good humor plumping her round cheeks, kindness showing in her sparkling…
  • Celta Thursday: Voyage of the starship Nuada's Sword

    8 Jan 2015 | 3:44 pm
    Celta Thursday. When I first started book 2, Heart Thief, I wanted to tell the story of the discovery of Celta along with Ruis' story in the starship Nuada's Sword's Captain's Logs excerpts at the beginning of each chapter. They way I write and my technique back then didn't allow this. But I still have the logs. Several versions of the logs. Some of these I used for the story Heart and Sword in the Hearts and Swords collections. Here's the first:NUADA'S SWORD CAPTAIN'S LOG, AWAKE INTERVAL DAY 1, HOUR 1, 0700I am awake. I do not know, yet, what dire circumstances have caused Nuada's Sword to…
  • Pic and HeartMate Excerpt

    6 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
    Once upon a time I went to a Cartier exhibit and saw all sorts of wonderful items. They impressed me and I've used them in the years since. AND now there is a Cartier Exhibit at the Denver Art Museum and I went, and saw old friends. Here's a pic and an excerpt from HeartMate (oh, and in the pic, as well as the pig, you can see a bit of the rabbit):Danith pressed her hands against the stabbing pain in her head. "Zanth. I hear you. I think." Beyond her new, fearsome headache, she didn't want to explore the consequences of this development.HARD TO TALK."Yes." She clamped her hands to her head…
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    Camy's Loft

  • Writing a knitting pattern

    Camy Tang
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    Writing a #knitting pattern for a 1940s style short sleeved raglan sweater/top bc I love #vintage styles. Will post on blog eventually.
  • 22 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am

    Camy Tang
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    My dog, telling me she wants a treat. And yes, I am sucker-mommy.
  • Camy made clothes!

    Camy Tang
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:12 am
    I posted today on Love Inspired Authors blog about my latest knitting project!
  • $1.99 ebook sale!

    Camy Tang
    14 Jan 2015 | 10:34 pm
    The first 3 Sushi series books and the first 2 Protection for Hire ebooks on sale for $1.99! Don't know for how long. Be sure to follow me on Amazon to get informed of my new releases!Sushi for One:KindleiTunesKoboNookbookChristianbook.comOnly Uni:KindleiTunesKoboNookbookChristianbook.comSingle Sashimi:KindleiTunesKoboNookbookChristianbook.comProtection for Hire:KindleiTunesKoboNookbookChristianbook.comBOOKSAMILLION.COMA Dangerous Stage:KindleiTunesKoboNookbookChristianbook.com
  • Prelude for a Lord - names part 6 Sir Hermes

    Camy Tang
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    This is continuing my series explaining how I came up with the weird (and not so weird) names of my characters in Prelude for a Lord.Bayard’s stepfather, Sir Hermes MorrishSir Hermes was one of the easiest characters to name. He’s a bit foolish, and very easy going. The Greek god Hermes is sometimes portrayed as the Fool, with abstract knowledge and child-like innocence.When I looked up the meaning of the word, “moron,” it mentioned the Latin word morus which means “foolish.” I tweaked “morus” into Morrish for Sir Hermes’ surname.Sir Hermes is very carefree, with a boundless…
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    Laurie J. Edwards ~ Author, Artist, Dreamer...

  • 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…
  • Easy Revisions for Your NaNo Novel

    lje1
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:27 am
    Have you finished your NaNo novel or did you get stuck partway through? If your story needs revision, but you have no idea of how to get started, here’s the perfect solution. Agent Jill Corcoran and “Plot Whisperer” Martha Alderson are offering a novel revision course packaged in video form, so you can watch each lesson at your convenience. I first met Jill and Martha in their online course on editing picture books. A small group of us met each week to get feedback on our manuscripts. By the time the class ended, I’d received a valuable gift: Jill had identified a…
  • A Trip to the Maine Coast

    lje1
    1 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    To celebrate the start of a new month, I’m welcoming another friend with a book release, Marcia Strykowski. Marcia’s second book, AMY’S CHOICE, debuts today, so I invited her to tell a bit about herself and give some tips to aspiring as well as experienced writers. So glad you could join us, Marcia. I have plenty of questions, so I hope you’ll settle back with a cup of tea and enjoy a long visit. Where are you from and how has that and/or where you have lived/visited influenced your work? I grew up in Massachusetts, but often traveled to Maine and New Hampshire. Most…
 
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    Astraea Press

  • AP Author Spotlight: Jannette Spann

    29 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
     Jannette Spann  Twitter ID: jannette spannGoodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7300239.Jannette_SpannFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/jannettespannauthor   Describe yourself in three words: wife, mother, writer  Tell us a little about your latest release: Right Time for Love (to be released March 2015)Blurb:  Indecision marked Gavin’s brow as they stared into each other’s eyes. If he walked off, the friendship would be over… shattered like a cheap piece of glass. They would still see each other at times, but the closeness…
  • RELEASE DAY: Ashley Stambaugh "Torn"

    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Blurb:Three months have passed and Melina thought she was safe. Safe from the effects of the angel powers and safe from the Noxin demons. But she thought too soon.Just as she’s starting to enjoy her new powers and her new relationship with Lee, the slight pain she still experiences after using the powers starts to grow worse. As the pain becomes more and more unbearable, she finds herself lashing out at innocent people with unex-plained anger and hatred. Then to make matters worse, she sees a Noxin demon again.No one, not even the elders, seems to know what’s happening to Melina, or how a…
  • AP Booktrailer: J.L. Salter "Overnighters Secret"

    24 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
       When Beth left suddenly, it broke two hearts ... but she’d had no choice. Shane, a rugged, ex-Airborne biker, handled it badly ... but so had she. Three years later and 2000 miles away, she desperately needs her ex-lover’s protection from a violent menace with bad history who’ll do anything to reclaim a mysterious suitcase Beth possesses. Long before Shane acquired that overnighter, a silent movie actress kept secrets there ... and now several lives are in jeopardy. An ambitious female state senate candidate hires a ruthless investigator to eliminate potential campaign…
  • AP Author Spotlight: Heather Manning

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    Heather Manning Website: http://heathermauthor.weebly.com/Blog: heathermauthor.blogspot.comTwitter ID: @HeatherM_AuthorGoodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2807352.Heather_ManningGoogle +: https://plus.google.com/u/1/105682533013766310133/postsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Heather-Manning-Author/140994172751360Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/HeatherMAuthor/ Describe yourself in three words:Creative, Funny, Motivated. Tell us a little about your latest release:Swept to Sea Lady Eden Trenton never wanted to leave her privileged existence in London—until her…
  • RELEASE DAY: Stephy Smith "Why Me, Cowboy?"

    20 Jan 2015 | 4:04 pm
      Blurb: From the first time Tansy Adam’s set eyes on Gulch her heart pounded at the sight of him. His charisma and magnetic personality drew her into his web. Then he changed into a deceitful, demonic cowboy who mystified her. Everyone kept telling her he was not who she thought he was. Who was he? The passionate gentleman whose kisses set her core on fire or the cold hearted cowboy boss that infuriated her? Gulch knew he had to do whatever it took to protect the beautiful Tansy even if it meant driving her away from his life forever. He hated the way he had to treat her,…
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    Fierce Romance

  • Some Days...

    Cameo Brown
    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Have you ever heard that old saying that some days you're the dog and other days you're the hydrant or the tree? Well, this week has been one of those days where that's been true. All week. But it's getting better.However, Monday (cliche, I know, but it really was a Monday when this happened) I was having a fairly non-terrible day, which at my current job is the best one can hope for these days, when I had an epiphany. It came to me when I sat down to tinkle...and sat in someone else's tinkle. Or maybe it was the water from the last flush that splashed up; I can't be sure. In any case, my…
  • Standing Stones - Ring of Brodgar

    Vonda Sinclair
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Ring of Brodgar on Isle of Orkney in Scotland is a wonderful standing stone circle. This area is called the "Heart of Neolithic Orkney" and has been designated a World Heritage Site. The sites surrounding the Ness of Brodgar contains a concentration of Stone Age ceremonial monuments. The main site we visited here was the Ring o' Brodgar, an impressive standing stone circle on a thin strip of land between Loch of Harray and Loch of Stenness. We walked around inside the stone circle while our specialist guide told us all about it.The Ring of Brodgar seen from a distance.Lichens grow on the…
  • Heading to the Keys!

    Natasha Moore
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:18 am
    As most of you know, Hubby and I have been in South Central Florida since the end of October to help out my parents after my dad had emergency surgery. My mom was overwhelmed with decisions and worry, and I'm glad we were able to come down and help. Bringing down our fifth-wheel RV, so we have our own space, made such a difference in helping my own stress levels. I'm thrilled to say that Dad is doing incredibly well (they call him a miracle at the rehab facility) and we are looking at getting him home soon.This week one of my sisters is coming down to give Hubby and me a little break and…
  • New Release: Phantom Fae!

    Terry Spear
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:54 am
    Human turned phantom fae Brett has to survive mage trials when he has only just learned he’s a mage. And dragon fae shifter Ena is warned that the dragon fae kingdom is in turmoil, something that she vows to help put to rights.When Brett is forced to fight alongside the phantom fae, which means take a stand against Ena and her kind, he’s not doing it. She will always have his loyalty, though when she learns he’s one of her enemy fae, and a mage on top of that, she might not feel the same about him. Still, Prince Grotto is their common enemy, and if it means fighting him, maybe they can…
  • Why A Writer Writes

    Leigh Court
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Writing is a lonely profession.Romance writers wrestle with a blank page to get the stories out of our head and down on paper. We eavesdrop on strangers’ daily conversations in an attempt to create more realistic characters.  We harvest names from the morning newspaper that might fit some future hero or heroine.Despite this very solitary career, the rewards of writing are great in terms of psychic income if not monetary income.  Like, for instance, when you unexpectedly get a review like this one, below, which was posted on amazon for my new book, Fear Of Flying:5.0 out of 5 stars…
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    Love

  • Sky Dance #Excerpt, Book 2 #sweeet #romance

    27 Jan 2015 | 5:17 pm
    Sky Dance, Book 2 of the 'SKY SERIES' is a sweet western romance and continues the saga of Rory and Dawson from Sky Tinted Water.Here's an excerpt from the book:(Rory receives a letter from the army telling her Dawson is missing in action and believed dead). Isabelle joined Rory on the porch and settled into a rocker beside her. What is it, lass? You're a million miles away these days.Call it a gut feeling. There's no other way to explain it.About Dawson?Rory nodded. Has the pain of separation ever threatened to steal your sanity?Yes, Isabelle said without pause. When we lost Jon Henry to…
  • Hot 4 Friday - Book Boyfriends Cafe Blog Hop!

    22 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    HOT FOR FRIDAYBLOG HOPBOOK BOYFRIENDS CAFE#bookboyfriendscafeHello and welcome to another Hot 4 Friday Blog Hop, sponsored every week by Book Boyfriends Cafe. Please join us if you're a writer, and don't forget to visit the other participants in the blog hop BOOK BOYFRIENDS CAFEThis week's theme is a scene from your book where the hero and heroine KISS!My snippet comes from my latest release CHASING THE DEAD, Book 1 in the Bannister Brothers Series (Western Romance).Excerpt:Their faces separated by mere inches, Deacon held her magnificent eyes, "Warnings? What warnings?"Madrid swallowed and…
  • Author Extraordinaire VICTORIA ADAMS is Here!

    17 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    A Guy and A GirlNA Contemporary RomanceVictoria AdamsTagline: Lies, deceits and secrets - not a good way to begin a relationship.BlurbAfter an ugly past forced Hunter Connolly to escape to Europe, the talented hockey player is back in North America and determined to land a position with a professional team. But he can’t hide from his past forever, especially when his beautiful classmate, Chelsea, forces him to reexamine his life. Soon, hockey is not his first priority anymore.Chelsea Henderson is a bright co-ed working towards her dream of being a professional dancer. She forms a unique…
  • Hot For Friday Blog Hop - Book Boyfriends Cafe

    16 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
     Which means HOT FOR FRIDAYBLOG HOP BOOK BOYFRIENDS CAFEBe sure to visit all the blogs and read the snippets HEREToday's theme: Post a scene where your heroine tempts your hero:My snippet is from  Moon of the Sleeping Bear, a Western Romance!Lauren meets Creed by the pond, and doesn't have to extend much effort to entice him.  Lauren dug her heels into Adobe and sped down the long dirt drive. The sun hung low on the western horizon as she rode through the field, down the narrow path, and then came to a halt near the pond. The faint aroma of tobacco drifted around her.
  • For GOTHIC #Romance Lovers - Sojourn With A Stranger

    12 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    Gothic Romance The basic plot of Gothic staples might include a threatening mystery and an ancestral curse, as well as countless trappings such as hidden passages and oft-fainting heroines.Wait...fainting heroines? I'm happy they said 'might'. In Sojourn With A Stranger the heroine, Raine Brinsley, is anything but a fainting heroine. Not even armed with the knowledge that someone murdered Lucinda, the late wife of the owner of Stafford House. Not even when Lucinda's ghost haunts the halls of the manor, and not even when Raine becomes aware that someone is planning her demise. If that isn't…
 
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    Falling In Love With Romance

  • Thursday Writing Quote ~ Robert McKee

    Suzie Quint
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Anxious, inexperienced writers obey rules. Rebellious, unschooled writers break rules. Artists master the form. ~ Robert McKee
  • Tuesday Teaser/Opening ~ Milan

    Suzie Quint
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:28 pm
    Courtney Milan is my one and only historical romance autobuy. Whenever she releases a new book, it goes on the top of my TBR pile. Okay, that's not true. It goes nowhere near the pile because I'm reading it NOW. I wasn't sure if that tradition would continue with Trade Me since this is her first contemporary romance, but I'm far enough in that I already know it doesn't matter what she writes. Milan Rules! Blurb: Tina Chen just wants a degree and a job, so her parents never have to worry about making rent again. She has no time for Blake Reynolds, the sexy billionaire who stands to inherit…
  • Nuggets for January

    Suzie Quint
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Got lots to share this month. Don't know where to start with promotion? Well, this will help. My friend Rachelle has compiled a list of sites that help you promote your book. It's fantastic having all this information in one place, but you still have the problem of where to start. http://www.rachelleayala.com/p/promo-sites.html More about promos. Specifically how giveaways can help. http://www.djgelner.com/2014/12/how-i-gave-away-over-2000-books-on-kindle.html Don't forget that promotion starts with a few basics like writing your blurb and picking out keywords…
  • Thursday Writing Quote ~ JK Rowling

    Suzie Quint
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    You have to resign yourself to the fact that you waste a lot of trees before you write anything you really like, and that’s just the way it is. It’s like learning an instrument, you’ve got to be prepared for hitting wrong notes occasionally, or quite a lot, cause I wrote an awful lot before I wrote anything I was really happy with. ~ JK Rowling
  • Tuesday Teaser/Opening ~ A Spark of Death

    Suzie Quint
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:47 pm
    This week, I'm reading a cozy historical mystery, A Spark of Death: A Professor Bradshaw Mystery. Blurb: Can death bring a man back to life? When UW Professor Benjamin Bradshaw discovers a despised colleague dead inside the Faraday Cage of the Electric Machine, his carefully controlled world shatters. The facts don't add up--the police shout murder--and Bradshaw is the lone suspect. To protect his young son and clear his name, he must find the killer. Seattle in 1901 is a bustling blend of frontier attitude and cosmopolitan swagger. The Snoqualmie Falls Power Plant lights the city, but to…
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    Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

  • Burned by Karen Marie Moning: We Love It, We Hate It. We’re All Over The Place. Sounds About Right.

    FV Sophia
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Ok so, after a what seems like forever, Burned by Karen Marie Moning has finally released. The team here at Fiction Vixen are fans of the series. Big. Fans. But, with all the release delays and weird teaser information, we became disgruntled during the past two years while we waited for Burned. But, it’s finally here and we did what we always do; we gobbled that book up with ketchup. I thought the Fever series had either concluded or was on hold and KMM was putting out a trilogy based in the fever world. Dani’s spin-off. But then Burned comes along labeled as Fever series number 7 and we…
  • Recommended Reads From Author Reylynn Purdue

    FV Sophia
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    We’re back with recommended reads from author Reylynn Purdue who has a new release out today. Be sure to check out Without You today!    Reylynn Purdue Recommended Reads I have read a lot of really amazing books. Way too many to list right now. Here is a list of my Top Three Must-Read Books. One: Don’t Die, My Love by Lurlene McDaniel. Sometimes you read a book and it actually has the ability to change the way you look at life. As a teenager this book did that for me. It will forever be my all-time favorite. Two: The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay. This is one of the most…
  • What-To-Read Wednesday: Saving the CEO by Jenny Holiday

    FV Angela
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Welcome to What-To-Read Wednesday. Each week our Fiction Vixen reviewers will tell you about a book they think you need to read ASAP. This week Angela recommends: Saving the CEO by Jenny Holiday In my twitter quest last weekend to get recs for non-dom billionaires this was another book that was recommended. So while reading the blurb I spied the following phrases: “Don’t sleep with your employees” followed by “She’s a hot bartender who just happens to be the math genius”. So of course I couldn’t resist. Jack Winter is our hero and he’s a billionaire…
  • Danielle Annett, Author Of Cursed By Fire Shares Her Favorite Reads

    FV Sophia
    28 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Fiction Vixen is pleased to welcome author Danielle Annett today. She is sharing some of her favorites reads with us! She also has a new release, out today, Cursed by Fire.    Danielle Annett’s Favorite Reads: Being an Urban Fantasy and PNR author I think it is a given that my favorite authors would also fall within those genres. Anyone who knows me knows I am a HUGE Ilona Andrews fan. Ilona and her husband Gordon are the authors of the Kate Daniels series, a must read for any UF fan. This dynamic duo writes character driven stories full of action, smart ass humor, and impeccable…
  • Review: Trade Me by Courtney Milan

    FV Angela
    27 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Last weekend I asked twitterverse for recs on billionaire books that had zero bdsm in them. Because seriously, I’m kind of over that trope. I just can’t deal with the alpha male gazillionaire with the private room full of spanking benches and ben-wa balls anymore. One of the recommendations I received (from several people) was for Courtney Milan’s new NA contemporary featuring the two students at Berkley. So I went and read the blurb and was couldn’t hit my request button fast enough. Blurb on Goodreads: Tina Chen just wants a degree and a job, so her parents never…
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    The Life & Times of a Book Addict

  • 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…
  • Cut Me Free by J.R. Johansson Blog Tour!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:42 pm
    Publication: January 27, 2015Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)Source: Publisher*Thank you for joining me on my part of the Cut Me Free by J.R. Johansson Blog Tour! This book releases next week, and if you are a fan of the author or YA Thrillers, then you will want to take a look it out. Click the banner at the top or check out the link at the bottom to follow along with the rest of the tour! *Seventeen-year-old Charlotte barely escaped from her abusive parents. Her little brother, Sam, wasn't as lucky. Now she's trying to begin the new life she always dreamed of for them, but never…
  • The Prince (The Florentine #0.5) by Sylvain Reynard

    Cristal | Book Addict
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:21 pm
    Publication: January 20, 2015Publisher: Penguin Group / InterMixSource: Publisher & Brought/OwnThe unveiling of a set of priceless illustrations of Dante’s Divine Comedy at the Uffizi Gallery exposes the unsuspecting Professor Gabriel Emerson and his beloved wife, Julianne, to a mysterious and dangerous enemy.Unbeknownst to the Professor, the illustrations he secretly acquired years ago were stolen a century earlier from the ruler of Florence’s underworld. Now one of the most dangerous beings in Italy is determined to reclaim his prized artwork and exact revenge on the Emersons, but…
  • Cover Reveal: Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras

    Cristal | Book Addict
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:36 am
    Take a look at the gorgeous cover for Claire Contreras’s upcoming book, Kaleidoscope Hearts. I love it! And I cannot wait to check this one out once it’s released. If you haven’t read any books by this author, you do not know what you are missing. She knows how to reel you in, then leave you hanging on the edge of your seat in anticipation. I wouldn't have it any other way. Expected Release Date: January 22, 2015He was my older brother's best friend. He was never supposed to be mine. I thought we would get it out of our system and move on. One of us did. One of us left. Now he’s…
  • Suspicion by Alexandra Monir

    Cristal | Book Addict
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Release Date: December 9, 2014Publisher: Delacorte PressSource: PublisherA modern-day twist on the classic thriller, Rebecca, with a dash of the supernatural, a powerful romance, and a deadly family mystery. “There’s something hidden in the maze.”Seventeen-year-old Imogen Rockford has never forgotten the last words her father said to her, before the blazing fire that consumed him, her mother, and the gardens of her family’s English country manor.For seven years, images of her parents’ death have haunted Imogen’s dreams. In an effort to escape the past, she leaves Rockford Manor…
 
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