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  • YASH coming up soon!

    Ann Aguirre
    Ann Aguirre
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Hey, readers! So it isn’t long before the YA Scavenger Hunt begins. I hope you have plenty of time because there isn’t just one team or two or even three. This time we have 6, that’s right, 6 YASH teams which means more prizes, news, and fun! So let’s get started. TEAM RED INCLUDES:   TEAM GOLD INCLUDES:   TEAM GREEN INCLUDES:   TEAM ORANGE INCLUDES:   TEAM INDIE INCLUDES:   TEAM BLUE INCLUDES:   Hope you all are as excited as I am! The YA Scavenger Hunt begins at noon pacific time on Thursday, October 2nd and runs through Sunday, October…
  • 5 Things About: Elizabeth Boyle

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    Elizabeth
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    I used to do these Tuesday 5 Things interviews all the time, but got out of practice. My bad! But because so many of you have asked me to continue doing them, I’m gathering them in as I write this. In the past we found out 5 Things about some of my favorite friends and authors, including Katharine Ashe, Sarah MacLean, and Laura Lee Guhrke (who like so many authors, can’t count and answered way more than 5 questions! LOL), who all agreed to take a list of crazy questions from me and give up 5 of their secrets. In the coming weeks, I’ve got Lorraine Heath and Elizabeth Hoyt…
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    Heidi
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
  • Matho's progress

    JEN BLACK author
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    Final edit run through complete. One of the strange things I noted was my use of a certain phrase. I'm not going to say which phrase because then people will look for it and start counting when they read the book. Needless to say, I've removed some uses and changed others, so it should not be so noticeable now.I'm so nervous about this that I keep hesitating about trying to load it on Createspace. What if I've missed something horrendous? Maybe I should do just one more run through, to be sure? We all know how correcting one phrase can shake two more loose somewhere in the manuscript and odd…
  • Meal Plan Monday

    Jenna's Romantic Notions
    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:47 pm
    We've started grilling a bunch of chicken breasts every Sunday and then using them during the week. The picky teen loves all things plain, so on days we're having something 'ruined' by sauce, he'll heat up plain chicken breasts. I use them in casseroles, pasta and the like. It's really been a time saver for us. Monday (Band, Scouts)   Yakisoba & grilled chickenTuesday (Taekwondo, Soccer)   PizzaWednesday (PT, Soccer)   Meatloaf & cauliflowerThursday (Taekwondo)   Chicken tacosFriday   Pioneer Woman Chicken spaghetti (make one,…
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    Ann Aguirre

  • YASH coming up soon!

    Ann Aguirre
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Hey, readers! So it isn’t long before the YA Scavenger Hunt begins. I hope you have plenty of time because there isn’t just one team or two or even three. This time we have 6, that’s right, 6 YASH teams which means more prizes, news, and fun! So let’s get started. TEAM RED INCLUDES:   TEAM GOLD INCLUDES:   TEAM GREEN INCLUDES:   TEAM ORANGE INCLUDES:   TEAM INDIE INCLUDES:   TEAM BLUE INCLUDES:   Hope you all are as excited as I am! The YA Scavenger Hunt begins at noon pacific time on Thursday, October 2nd and runs through Sunday, October…
  • Big Mortal Danger Winners!

    Ann Aguirre
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    First off, congratulations! And thanks to everyone who participated. I hope it was fun.  Olivia Campbell –  trip or laptop  Mighta Zerie Nolasco –  manuscript critique Zairah Divino – flash drive Lea Krnjeta – branded compact Lina G – Skype chat Alyssa Susanna – signed Fierce Reads book prize package Arnie Arce – movie poster Chelle Pike – infinity symbol necklace You can contact me with your shipping information using the link on my contact page. If you don’t get in touch by August 26th, we will draw for a new winner. In the event a…
  • Let It Go Day

    Ann Aguirre
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:29 am
    I’m excited to tell you all about an event I’m putting together in conjunction with Harlequin, called Let It Go Day. #LetItGo In I WANT IT THAT WAY, Ty has to let go of old pain in order to embrace happiness and open his heart to love. We all have past baggage that makes it hard to move forward. So in honor of this, we’ll be celebrating his freedom on September 3rd.  I invite all my readers (and other authors) to participate by letting go of painful memories and reaffirming your freedom. I can’t wait for the excitement on September 3rd and I hope you’re up for…
  • The Big Mortal Danger Contest

    Ann Aguirre
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    It’s almost release time for MORTAL DANGER, the first book in my new YA trilogy about bullies, beauty, prep school, and revenge. In case you haven’t seen it yet, the cover is absolutely amazing. I love the infinity symbol. In honor of the release of MORTAL DANGER (coming 8/5/14), I’m doing an Infinity Symbol Scavenger Hunt for the entire month of July.  Your mission will be to find and capture (take a picture of) any infinity symbols you can find or create.  The more creative you get, the more points you will earn.  Here’s an example of one I found in Vancouver, Canada. I need…
  • 2B New Adult Cover Reveal

    Ann Aguirre
    16 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    We are over the moon about the cover reveal for my 2B Trilogy Series!!! Published by Harlequin HQN, the 2B Trilogy Series is a New Adult Contemporary Romance series made up of 3 titles. I WANT IT THAT WAY is the first full-length novel in the 2B Trilogy and is set to be released August 26th. Book 2, AS LONG AS YOU LOVE ME, is releasing on September 30th, and THE SHAPE OF MY HEART is scheduled to be released on November 25th. You DO NOT want to miss this series!   About I WANT IT THAT WAY: Nadia Conrad has big dreams, and she’s determined to make them come true. But between maintaining…
 
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  • 5 Things About: Elizabeth Boyle

    Elizabeth
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:12 am
    I used to do these Tuesday 5 Things interviews all the time, but got out of practice. My bad! But because so many of you have asked me to continue doing them, I’m gathering them in as I write this. In the past we found out 5 Things about some of my favorite friends and authors, including Katharine Ashe, Sarah MacLean, and Laura Lee Guhrke (who like so many authors, can’t count and answered way more than 5 questions! LOL), who all agreed to take a list of crazy questions from me and give up 5 of their secrets. In the coming weeks, I’ve got Lorraine Heath and Elizabeth Hoyt…
  • A New Look AND A Contest!

    Elizabeth
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:33 pm
    Welcome to the redesign of my website! Isn’t it lovely? I love all the elegant touches and fun things CrocoDesigns has added and tucked in around the pages. Make sure to take time to look around and follow the links–you’ll never know what you will find! Definitely don’t miss the newly posted excerpt from THE VISCOUNT WHO LIVED DOWN THE LANE, (coming to a bookstore or ereader near you on October 28th! Available for preorder now!) and don’t forget to enter the contest below! Loading… Good luck and thank you for looking around my new site!
  • A Week of Giveaways!

    Elizabeth
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    While I will be posting winners over on my Facebook page, I thought I would have an easy spot for people to check and see if they won right here. Winners: Monday Facebook Drawing: Winner: Rita Gerstheimer Prize: Print copies of my Brazen books, Brazen Angel, Brazen Heiress, Brazen Temptress. Tuesday Facebook Drawing: Winner: Prize: Box of books and goodies. Wednesday Facebook Drawing: Winner: Prize: Box of books and goodies. Thursday Facebook Drawing: Winner: Prize: An iPad mini! Thursday Newsletter Drawing: Winner: Prize: An iPad mini! Friday Facebook Drawing: Winner: Prize: Box of goodies…
  • 12 Days of Wishes Grand Sweepstakes

    Elizabeth
    23 Dec 2013 | 7:02 am
    Welcome to my 12 Days of Wishes Grand Sweepstakes! First I’d like to thank some of my wonderful author friends who have contributed to the Grand Prize box including Grace Burrowes (the iPad!), Jane Porter (the wonderful set of Montana Born books and goodies), Jessie at Avon Romance (books galore!), and then I am going to fill it out with all kinds of wonderful goodies from the contest closet. So get your entry in, make sure to take advantage of the Bonus Entries, share the news with your friends, and good luck! You need to enable javascript to enter this campaign !Powered by…
  • The 12 Days of Wishes

    Elizabeth
    23 Dec 2013 | 6:04 am
    So here it begins–The 12 Days of Wishes giveaways in celebration of my new Rhymes with Love book, If Wishes Were Earls. No matter if you are on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, prefer to read blogs, or just want to enter directly, everyone will have a chance to enter something between now and January 4, 2014. Make sure to bookmark this page so you can check back daily to see where you need to go to enter to win for the daily prizes, and don’t forget to enter the GRAND SWEEPSTAKES daily. 12 Days of Wishes Schedule:December 23rd Facebook Flash Contest – Enter to win a Harriet…
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    Heidi
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
  • new sidebar funnies

    Heidi
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Check it out—The Dungeon sidebar has been updated yet again! (With National Talk Like a Pirate Day behind us, really—what choice did I have? ) This time, it’s mostly decorated for Fall, with jokes & quotes & all the usual fun-time stuff. So scroll around, browse at your leisure, & let me know what you think!
  • Happy Sunday

    Heidi
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Happy Sunday, everyone!  How’s it going for My Darlings this week? I AM THANKFUL for a busy, but productive & just plain good week last week!  There was lots of running around & many appointments, but everything managed to work out beautifully.  I’ve even slowly been managing to catch up on last sleep. I AM THANKFUL—still & continually—for Harley’s clean bill of health & the fact that he did not need surgery, after all.   At the risk of jinxing it (knock on wood!), I AM THANKFUL, too, that I think the lump in his side is getting smaller &…
  • Sexy Fail Saturday

    Heidi
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
  • Friday Funnies

    Heidi
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
 
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    JEN BLACK author

  • Matho's progress

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:17 am
    Final edit run through complete. One of the strange things I noted was my use of a certain phrase. I'm not going to say which phrase because then people will look for it and start counting when they read the book. Needless to say, I've removed some uses and changed others, so it should not be so noticeable now.I'm so nervous about this that I keep hesitating about trying to load it on Createspace. What if I've missed something horrendous? Maybe I should do just one more run through, to be sure? We all know how correcting one phrase can shake two more loose somewhere in the manuscript and odd…
  • Amazon and the first 3 chapters

    25 Sep 2014 | 9:17 am
    There seems to be a lull in sales on Amazon. Initially I put it down to summer holidays, but now I'm beginning to wonder. We've had terrific weather, and reading tends to go by the board when everyone can get out and about and enjoy some much needed sunshine. And to be fair, here in the UK, we still have the sunshine and ridiculous temperatures for almost October. But I expected sales would have picked up by now, and they have not. If anything, they've declined still further.Now it could be that I have not been promoting. I'll be the first to admit I haven't promoted anything for weeks. A…
  • Work in progress

    19 Sep 2014 | 1:24 am
    Now I'm at the stage of looking at Createspace. First impressions? More complicated than I expected. But then as you get to know it, like everything else, it doesn't seem so bad. First of all I tried to slot an A4 file into a 6 x 9 format book, so of course, it didn't work. Once I altered my original file, it went straight in - with no errors. Now I know that's not true. For a start it wasn't justified, and when I justified it all the indents and *** scene breaks altered. So I'll be going through carefully to see what else I can spot.I think I may be stuck with the title I've put in -…
  • Books and the Internet

    17 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    Still hammering away on edits and struggling to find a title that hasn't been used before. The trouble is almost everything has been used already! Especially if you want to use the word Queen. Too many books flooding the market these days - that's something  Amazon has done. Not single-handedly, I admit, but it certainly helped. (Just as it helped me - Yes, I know! Pot calling kettle and all that)Viking Magic went free for two days just to see what the response was. I remember the first book I put up for free was Fair Border Bride and it rocketed up to something like 15,000 takers,…
  • Plot Points

    8 Sep 2014 | 2:38 am
    Editing makes a person consider plot points.Definition? A plot point is a turning point in the story for both protagonist and plot.Start with your protagonist at a moment of  change - and this had better be a significant, life-changing change, rather than a decision to wear heels rather than flatties. Feed in a few general details to give us a grasp of normal life because then we will appreciate the changing incident more. This first plot point marks a change in and for the protagonist, indicates the direction the story is about to take, and hopefully engages the reader. The most…
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  • Meal Plan Monday

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:47 pm
    We've started grilling a bunch of chicken breasts every Sunday and then using them during the week. The picky teen loves all things plain, so on days we're having something 'ruined' by sauce, he'll heat up plain chicken breasts. I use them in casseroles, pasta and the like. It's really been a time saver for us. Monday (Band, Scouts)   Yakisoba & grilled chickenTuesday (Taekwondo, Soccer)   PizzaWednesday (PT, Soccer)   Meatloaf & cauliflowerThursday (Taekwondo)   Chicken tacosFriday   Pioneer Woman Chicken spaghetti (make one,…
  • The Pink Heart Society: Time Out Thursday - Nail Art

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    The Pink Heart Society: Time Out Thursday - Nail Art: Our Pink Heart Society columnist Jenna Bayley-Burke dreams about taking a time-out. On the beach with a pina colada. Until she actually runs away from home, she's always on the lookout for ways to take a little time to herself, even if it's only by doing her nails.
  • Meal Plan Monday

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Happy gets his second round of braces this week. We'd really hoped that by getting him braces early, his teeth would turn as they dropped into place. But there is one tooth being a jerk, and so he'll have braces for the rest of the school year. He didn't mind having braces, unless we were having ribs or corn on the cob. Monday (Archery, Scouts - Braces)   Balsamic blue salad w/ grilled chickenTuesday (Taekwondo)   Chicken with 40 cloves & mashed potatoesWednesday (Soccer x 2)   PizzaThursday (Taekwondo)   FajitasFriday   Shanghai…
  • Meal Plan Monday

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Once the school year starts, I hate meal planning. It's fine to make a nice dinner when we'll all sit around the table and enjoy it. But cooking things that can be served immediately, and stored in the crock pot for the second shift...not so much fun. I wish more activities were after school instead of at meal time. Monday (Archery, Soccer, Scouts)   Greek salad w/ pitasTuesday (Taekwondo)   Spaghetti & meatballsWednesday (Soccer x 2)   Cashew chicken & riceThursday (Taekwondo)   FajitasFriday (Birthday party)   One Pot Salmon Coconut…
  • Romance Cooks

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    9 Aug 2014 | 9:36 pm
    I'm sharing Lauren's Red Potato and Bacon Salad (Cooking Up A Seduction) on Romance Cooks ::  http://nblo.gs/Z3OWW
 
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    Joely Sue Burkhart

  • Ding, Dong, the Book is Done

    Joely
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:11 pm
    Some books are a fast, headlong rush on a straight, level highway through the night with no distractions, fog, or turns to worry about.  Other books are a slow progress up a towering mountain.  The air is fine and thin.  Sometimes it’s hard to breathe.  But you keep pushing forward, even if you can’t tell that you moved at all. Billionaire #2 was the latter.  I’ve been slowly whittling away at it for months.  But I never had the huge glorious word counts until the last two weeks.  For whatever reason, the book was a slow one.  It made for a few crazy big days, but I…
  • Deadline Mode

    Joely
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Sorry for the long absence lately!  We’ve been crazy busy with back to school and Princess’s non-stop band practices.  Starting this weekend, she has something every single Sat. through the end of October, plus every home football game.  Several trips later in Oct will require an overnight stay in St. Louis.  Plus Middle is hoping to make the Jr. High basketball team, and Littlest just made honor choir. Which means our after-school pick up routines are CRAZY. But the real stressor going on right now is the upcoming deadline.  I’m deep into the next Billionaire book,…
  • Dreaming Story

    Joely
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:31 pm
    In the beginning, before I called myself a writer, I would set a story in my head before I fell asleep at night.  I’d lie awake, watching it play out as long as I could, until I fell asleep.  Sometimes, I’d continue to dream the story, and if I was especially lucky, I’d even remember it the next morning.  So then when I went to bed that night, I’d start the reel there and see where else the story would go. Some stories I dreamed for a long time (The Shanhasson series).  Some I’ve started to write down, but never really saw through to the end.  Sometimes I…
  • Harris-Cox Plantation: Part 2

    Joely
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:03 pm
    In this picture, the first floor to the left is where the original log cabin is.  Of course it’s covered over by the same gray clapboard as the rest, now.  In fact, the only place you can really tell it was a log cabin is where they built a hallway in between the old and new additions (I’ll share a picture of that shortly). The fireplace on the far left end is supposedly original to the 1830 cabin.  Unfortunately, someone who lived there awhile back thought it’d be a good idea to turn the oldest part of the plantation into a garage.  They installed two big garage doors…
  • Harris-Cox Plantation, Part 1

    Joely
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    A little background about the Harris-Cox Plantation. I never knew its real name until I started doing research for our story.  I always called it “the old plantation.”  It’s also called “slave manor” by the locals. Of course everyone says it’s haunted.  If you dare spend the night within its walls, you might hear the slaves rattling chains in the dungeon.  (There is no dungeon.)  The creepy graveyard you can see from the road is where the slaves are buried (nope, it’s family and friends of the family.  Sadly, lots of infant graves.) In all…
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  • Frozen is now available in ebook at…

    Meljean
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:02 am
    I’ll send out a newsletter when it’s available everywhere, but until then I’ll update this post as the links become live. Amazon Kindle B&N nook Kobo iTunes ARe It’s also available in print at Amazon (and soon through other bookstores), and I’ll be matching it to the ebook soon (so that if you buy the print version, you get the Kindle version free.) The high price is unfortunately beyond my control. Other places that I’m blanking on because I’m tired. I’ll update this post again later today. The post Frozen is now available in ebook…
  • THE BLOG POST OF SHAME (i.e., Where’s FROZEN?)

    Meljean
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Frozen is finished! I’ve removed the story from the blog, but don’t worry! It will soon be available at your favorite bookstore. LETTING IT GO Starting tomorrow at noon, it’s going to be on this blog … one chapter at a time. It’s not a serial. It’s a cattle prod up my ass. So here’s the deal with FROZEN: I’ve been trying to write it for almost two years now (not constantly, because there were other things like Guardian Demon and The Kraken King that I wrote in between, but I first conceived of this story two summers ago.) I actually really like…
  • Legends of Red Sonja’s collected edition is here! and Read-a-Romance Month

    Meljean
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    The Legends of Red Sonja collected edition is here! I know many of you were waiting for all five issues to be collected in trade paperback format … and that day is here! You can find it at your favorite local comic bookstore, or your favorite other bookstore. For more information about this collection, check out my Legends of Red Sonja page. Amazon | B & N | Book Depository | IndieBound | Powells Read a Romance guest post and Giveaway! I’ve written a guest post for the Read-a-Romance-Month event … and there’s a giveaway! Don’t forget to check it out, along…
  • FAQ: Pre-Order info for The Kraken King (the whole thing)

    Meljean
    17 Aug 2014 | 4:09 pm
    I’ve gotten a couple of questions about the compiled version of The Kraken King, because links have shown up at various bookstores. I haven’t seen any typeset pages or additional edits yet, but looking at the bookstore catalogs, it looks like: Info for the print/compiled version: Release Date: November 4, 2014 Length: 576 pages Print Cover Price: $17.00* Digital List Price: $9.99* *This is the publisher’s price — your bookstore might list it at a different price. Audiobook? I haven’t heard there won’t be one, so I’m assuming it will come out on the…
  • Live Chat at 6:30 Eastern/3:30 Pacific!

    Meljean
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    And it’s over! But if you missed it, just click the event link below — the chat is still there, along with all of the questions and answers! Thank you so much to Bec McMaster, Karina Cooper, Delilah Dawson, Kristen Callihan, Jen Frederick for hosting the chat, and Morgan Doremus (who organized everything!) Just a reminder that the live chat is today! Come chat with Steampunk Authors Meljean Brook and special guestsBec McMasterKarina Cooper, Delilah S. Dawson, and Kristen Callihanand get insights on steampunk, fantasy, alpha males, and sweet sweet giveaways. Here is the link to…
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    Dee Carney

  • Saturday Status- September 27, 2014

    Dee Carney
    27 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    What I’m doing now: I’m roughly 28K words into my 95K words sequel (which *gasp* has a title!). I’m still learning my heroine who is unsure of herself too, which doesn’t make the writing any easier. But I persevere. I’m also plotting a fairy tale retelling of Red Riding Hood, although that’s going SUPER slowly. I read Frozen by Meljean Brook recently (go read. seriously good and suspenseful) and elements of that keep trying to insert themselves into it. I spend my time unwinding them… The struggle is real. What I’m reading: Just finished reading…
  • Six Sentence Sunday

    Dee Carney
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
    Hunger XXX, book 3 in my Vampire Hunger series, is well under way. I’ve crossed the 20,000 words mark this morning. Hopefully, in a few months it’ll be complete. Today’s inspiration can be found on Pinterest. He’d probably make a good Victor, don’t you think? (Hell, YEAH, he would!) The slave whirled to face him. And for the first time, Victor paid attention to what she was wearing. Really paid attention. Hell, he’d already known she was beautiful, a flawless and priceless jewel. But the dress outlined her body in a very perfect way. Victor swallowed hard. I…
  • Saturday Status-September 6, 2014

    Dee Carney
    6 Sep 2014 | 9:14 am
    What I’m doing now: Look up at your tab, assuming your browser has tabs. Do you see the little icon up there? Now if you have twenty tabs open, you can tell which one is for my site! Unfortunately, I had to get help in getting it up there, but I like seeing it, so yay! What I’m writing now: I just submitted the proposal for HUNGER UNTAMED to my editor. (It will be book 3 in what I’ve called the Vampire Hunger series.) Keep your fingers crossed that Carina wants to publish it. While I wait on a response, I’m continuing to write the rest of the story. I’m…
  • Saturday Status-August 16, 2014

    Dee Carney
    16 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    I managed exactly two of these before stopping. Oops. But here we go again and I promise to try to do better! What I’m Writing Now I had written over 14K words on Vampire Hunger Book 3…before scrapping it all. I’d found the original chapter one I’d written and liked it so much better than the revision. So, I’m now back to the drawing board, using the original version. So as of right now, I’m 7000 words into a 75,000 word (estimated–I’ll probably go up to 90K) story. I’m simultaneously writing a sooper sekrit series for self-pub. The first…
  • Saturday Status-June 14, 2014

    Dee Carney
    14 Jun 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Works in Progress: The #sixsunday post didn’t work for some reason, but I’m still working on Vampire Hunger 3 and am 9200 words into it. I’m projecting it to be somewhere around 75,000 words when done, which probably means it’ll be at least 90,000 words. lol I’m also cowriting a tentacle-themed story with Ella Drake, although it’s a back-burner project. We’re only on chapter 2 of an unknown final length story.   Tweet of the week: I absolutely believe in the inherent goodness of people. This tweet/link is yet another example. Loved this story.
 
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    Diane Craver            Award-Winning Author - Blog

  • A Gift Forever - Free! 

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:06 pm
    A Gift Forever is free through this Thursday! I hope you get a chance to grab a copy. It's one of my favorite stories I've ever written. It's close to my heart because it's loosely based on my sweet parents and a special time in my life. I hate to say that it's historical fiction. When I mentioned to my daughter Emily that I couldn't believe it was considered historical Christian fiction, she said, "Mom, it couldn't be considered contemporary when it takes place in 1957! I hope you read it especially because it's appropriate for family enjoyment. LINK to get your free…
  • WHEN LOVE HAPPENS AGAIN is FREE for 4 days!

    14 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    If you haven't read WHEN LOVE HAPPENS AGAIN, it's free today thru Wed. on Amazon. I reissued it under a new title and gorgeous new cover (www.createally.com) It was previously published under the title NO GREATER LOSS with Samhain. It's an inspirational romance. Regular price is $4.99!  LINK for the FREEBIEBlurb:  After losing her young husband and baby son fifteen years ago, Dr. Jennifer Hunter is determined never to marry again. Losing loved ones is just too painful.  A friend introduces Jennifer to Alex Brunsman and suggests she hire him to renovate her old farmhouse.
  • For 24 hrs. only $1.99 for WLHA!

    5 Sep 2014 | 7:55 am
    My Christian romance, WHEN LOVE HAPPENS AGAIN, will be only $1.99 for 24 hours! The regular price is $4.99. It's only available on Amazon at this time. Click here to purchase! If you enjoy reading about Dr. Hunter and Alex Brunsman, I'd appreciate it if you could write a review for WHEN LOVE HAPPENS AGAIN! Thanks ahead. And have a super weekend. We are invited to a lasagna dinner on Saturday night so looking forward to it and seeing our little grandchildren.  My gorgeous cover was created by http://www.createally.com/ BLURB: After losing her young husband and baby son fifteen…
  • Labor Day weekend!

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    We had a nice time on Labor Day at daughter April's house. It was nice spending time with grandson Dean. He's three months old and is a charmer. I need to buy a new memory disk for my digital camera so didn't take any pictures yesterday. I'll share one of him that was taken in August. The grilled food was delicious, and Michael always does a perfect job grilling meat. Amanda went swimming in April's pool, but I was lazy and didn't go swimming. I seem to be lazy a lot recently. :)  Maybe it's because summer is ending soon. We never went on a vacation, but hard to with having two houses.
  • A Joyful Break - still ranked high on Amazon!

    23 Aug 2014 | 8:23 pm
    Thank you to everyone who has purchased my books this month, especially  A Joyful Break. You helped to keep it #1 in Amish Romance for several days. Right now it's # 23 in Amish Romance. I've started writing Book Four in my Dreams of Plain Daughters Series. The title is A Decision of Faith! I already have a cover for this book, and I love it because the young woman is perfect in appearance for the character, Violet Robinson. Busy weekend for the Cravers. We tore out carpet and padding in the upstairs of our previous house this morning because we are going to have new carpet installed in…
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    Mina Carter

  • Want sexy zombies? Not Dead Enough cover reveal…

    Mina
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:55 pm
    Now that I’m nearing the end of writing the book, I think it’s about time to reveal the cover for Not Dead Enough, the third book in the Project Rebellion world (Perfect Mate, Blood Mate) and the first book following the SARA’s (Self-Aware Re-Animates, or sexy zombies ;)) What do you think?   There is life after death, unfortunately for them, it’s the same one… Brett Perkins was a soldier, until the Project killed him. Now he’s finding that life after death isn’t so hot. With the Project base destroyed, he and his team have been tasked with…
  • Manday Hotties – Here be dragons!!

    Mina
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:04 am
    Good Morning! It’s monday so that means hotties! Because of the release of PPA vol 2 (That’s TWO hot dragon books for only 99c, in case you missed it) I’ve picked hotties that I think would make great dragons. Which is your favourite? Please note: These images are not mine, nor am I claiming copyright. I have, however, purchased a license for the use of the images from the appropriate stock site.
  • Teaser Tuesday: Dead Reaper Walking

    Mina
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
    I thought this week we’d try something new…a blog hop for teasers. Mine’s below, then check out the links below, or add your own and join the hop! Sitting back on a wobbly chair in the café/bar near the department, I ran a finger around the top of my coffee mug. Troy and his partner were lost in their own thoughts. From my conversations with Troy I’d learned the threats they’d faced so far had been lower level stuff. A couple of vamps and werewolves and they had been few and far between. Scary enough if you weren’t used to them, but in the general scheme of things…
  • Manday Hotties! Men in Hoodies!

    Mina
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Good Morning! Monday is here again and you know what that means…that’s right! Manday hotties! This week I’ve raided my stock archives to find some yummy specimens wearing hoodies! Enjoy! Please note: These images are not mine, nor am I claiming copyright. I have, however, purchased a license for the use of the images from the appropriate stock site.  
  • New release: Dead Reaper Walking!

    Mina
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    The second in the Liberty, Oakwood series is now available! Amazon | Amazon UK | B&N | Kobo | iTunes  
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    Daisy Dexter Dobbs - Author, Artist and Grand High Exalted Goddess of Make-Believe

  • Daisy’s New Book Covers

    22 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Since my book covers have recently been updated, and I just revealed two brand new covers today, I wanted to share the book covers here. To get all the book details and updates, follow my official author Facebook pageand visit my website. And don’t forget to pop over to my illustrated (all my own drawings) Super Earthling blog when you’re in need of a smile or a good laugh! The Book Covers: above: Greek Delights series - book 1 above: Greek Delights series - book 2 above: Greek Delights series - book 3 above: Golden Times series - book 1 above: Golden Times series - book 2 (Christmas 2014…
  • Indie Writing and an Alien Interruption

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Lots of stuff to tell you about! After getting my rights back for close to 30 books from my former publishers, I’ve taken a bold leap to become an indie writer. So far I’ve got four new books available (check my “Daisy’s Books” link at the top of this page for more info) with two more coming before the end of the year. Has it been tough? Oh hell yeah…especially with a couple of aliens determined to have me for dinner! Don’t miss this harrowing tale on my Super Earthling blog. My newest romance book, Marching Home, is (according to my editor and my beta readers) “a beautiful,…
  • Available Soon from DDD: Marching Home, a 20th Century Historical Romance

    22 Jun 2014 | 12:30 pm
    My next book is titled Marching Home. This 20th century historical (WWII) romance, a 34,000 word novella, will be available soon. About Marching Home: Clara knows better than to get mixed up with a serviceman during wartime. But she loses all rational thought when she meets Jimmy at the USO dance. The charming army private, in Chicago for a three-day leave, turns her world upside down. The few precious days they share before he ships out on Christmas Eve are infused with more love, laughter and romance than most couples experience in a lifetime. Blissfully enveloped in a seventy-two hour…
  • It’s Amazing What a Man Will Do for Love

    23 May 2014 | 11:17 am
    Darling Scarecrow - Greek Delights, Book 3 (contemporary romance/romantic comedy). Here’s what the story’s about: With her two best friends happily involved with the men they love, Lottie Dolan can’t help but wonder if she’ll ever find Mr. Right. Along with her new job comes a smoking hot boss, but the surly, sexy Greek is all brains and no heart. The man is so mired in sales statistics and market projections he'd probably be oblivious if she came to work naked. With the success or failure of the first American branch of his family's olive oil business at stake, Alexandros Kokoris is…
  • Inspiration, a Kindle Countdown Deal, True Love and Baklava

    15 May 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Inspiration: I’m not in the habit of posting photos of hotties but I’m making an exception today. When I spotted this photo online about a year ago I was gobsmacked. This gorgeous guy is exactly, I mean EXACTLY, the way I pictured Nick (Nikolas) and George (Yorgo) Kokoris while writing their stories. I don’t know who he is or who photographed him, all I know is he’s the epitome of my Greek Delights series heroes! The Kindle Countdown Deal: I’m so excited! Starting today, May 15, through May 22, Chocolate Gratitude (Greek Delights, book 2) is an Amazon Kindle Countdown Deal! So…
 
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    Delilah Devlin » Blog

  • Desiree Holt: Finding Julia

    Delilah
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    People say that writing is a solitary occupation and to a great extent it is. I mean, no one can do the writing for you, nor would you want them to. But it also takes a lot of research, especially for me. I am known as Miss Picky because I go to great lengths to get things right. When I was writing Finding Julia, there were some specific scenes in the story that I needed details on. For example, there’s a cabin in the woods in Massachusetts. I had to know if there was still open land outside Boston, where it was, how much open space, all that good stuff. I managed to find a real estate…
  • Tricia Schneider: The Witch’s Thief

    Delilah
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    October is right around the corner and with it comes my favorite holiday. Halloween! This is the time of year that brings to mind all the supernatural creatures that have haunted our collective memories since the dawn of time. Vampires, witches, werewolves, ghosts and demons. What interesting creatures to write about! I chose to write a romance series about a family of witches. Ever since I was a little girl, witches have fascinated me. The mysterious spells and incantations, the power to change, create or move things sparked my imagination. When I decided to write this series, I first…
  • SEAL Plotting Orgy (Contest)

    Delilah
    28 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    UPDATE: The contest will remain open until Tuesday evening! Thought the word orgy in the title might catch your attention.   I’m in the midst of trying to get three projects out the door. One of them I haven’t even started yet. Why? I don’t have a clue what to write. I’m stuck for an adventure for my next SEAL hero in my Uncharted SEALs series. Here was the premise of the first story: WATCH OVER ME When Deke Warrick accepts an unsanctioned detail to keep tabs on a congressman’s niece while she vacations in the Caribbean, he expects the only dangers he’ll face are…
  • Brent Archer – Sometimes the Characters Really DO Write Themselves

    Delilah
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Pssst! Brent’s my cousin! ~DD I just finished edits on the first book of a three-book series. I’m on top of the world about it. Strange thing is, the story was supposed to be a short story about a blind date. No more than four or five pages in an anthology. But that’s not what the characters wanted. As I started writing the story, ideas popped into my head about each character’s past. Who was the main character, Heath Firestone? What happened in his life to keep him single and uninterested in dating at thirty-five years old? Who really is this mysterious man, Anton Barrett, and…
  • Ashleigh Raine: Necrolectric

    Delilah
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    In late 2012, Ashleigh Raine kinda fell off the planet. Or at least it looked that way. For the past two years, we (we meaning Jen and Lisa, the authors who write together under the penname Ashleigh Raine), have been on an amazing, electric adventure—one we’ll soon be able to share with all of you. See, we’ve added new titles to our resumes. Not only are we writers, but we’re also the creators and producers of the upcoming romantic paranormal web series, Necrolectric. Necrolectric tells the story of a woman named Eve who is struggling with her mysterious need to constantly die and…
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    Dreaming in Daylight

  • Small towns in Texas (Texas for Writers #11)

    18 Sep 2014 | 2:11 pm
    I've just about decided that small towns in Texas must be different from small towns in other areas. But then, they're pretty similar to the small towns I've visited across the west, in New Mexico, Colorado, Idaho, Wyoming, Oklahoma, etc. When we made a trip across New England a couple of years ago, however, those small towns were definitely different from the ones I've known. They were a lot richer, and yes, I'm talking money. I couldn't say why this was so, just take my word for it--it definitely seemed this way I have lived in small Texas towns for the past thirty-plus (30+) years. I…
  • Struggles and brainlessness

    9 Sep 2014 | 4:43 pm
    So, okay. It's been almost a year since I last posted anything here. And basically, I have no excuses. We went on a trip to Vancouver and Seattle not long after that last post where I blew out my knee--not the knee I usually have trouble with, the other one. Which, I think, rendered me brainless. I didn't actually do any major damage to the thing, it just hurt a lot. I was on crutches for a couple of weeks, got shots in the knees, did physical therapy, and gradually got to where I could walk again. The process, by the end of it, took months.But the brainless thing didn't seem to improve. I…
  • Texas Government--At the Local Level (Texas for Writers #10)

    26 Sep 2013 | 11:54 am
    I was going to do another regional/geographic post--The Hill Country next, I think--but I decided I ought to go ahead and finish up talking about Texas Government and get it over with. Schools will go into another post all together, but I'll talk about county government here and the government that the average person will bump up against.Hill County Courthouse, Hillsboro, built 1890Texas is rightly famous for its courthouses. There are 254 counties in Texas. Most of them are about 1000 square miles, though some, like Rockwall and Somervell Counties, are extra small, and others, like Brewster…
  • Texas Government: How We Got This Way (Texas for Writers # 9)

    21 Sep 2013 | 9:29 am
    Most folks who observe Texas politics and government are pretty much in agreement with the late, great Molly Ivins. Texas government is a spectator sport.That being said, The Main Thing that a writer must remember is that at the local level most people write about--Everybody's elected. All the bosses are, anyway. And there is no such thing as a concentration of power. Or even a city school district. The schools--and sometimes the utilities, and other stuff I'm not remembering right now--are run by their own independently elected board of trustees. As are the junior colleges.The four-year…
  • South Texas Plains (Texas for Writers #8)

    11 Sep 2013 | 1:49 pm
    So. In this blogpost, I am going to write about the South Texas Plains.  You will see that the region is divided into the Central South Texas Plains, the Upper Rio Grande and the Lower Rio Grande. I will be honest with you. I've never lived in this part of Texas. My dad grew up in San Antonio, and the fella had an uncle who lived in Laredo a decade or so, but other than that, I've mostly just driven across it a couple of times, and that was a while ago. So I'm going to have to do a fair bit of research on this. Which is kind of the point. The information is there, if one will go out and…
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    HelenKay Dimon » blog

  • New Cover!

    HelenKay
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    My upcoming romantic suspense series Bad Boys Undercover is about a team – the Alliance – put together from the CIA and MI6. It will be available in late January in print and digital with the first single title called PLAYING DIRTY. But before that there is a novella that kicks off the whole series, and it will be out December 16th. In RUNNING HOT a female MI6 agent and a male CIA agent get in each other’s way on their respective assignments…and then the Alliance is born. Here’s the cover for the novella, RUNNING HOT. Maybe it’s just me but the hero on this…
  • Giveaway!

    HelenKay
    6 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    Good news! My publisher, Berkley, is giving away 20 copies of ONLY on Goodreads. Go HERE to enter to win. You have until September 19th.
  • News!

    HelenKay
    5 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    I have some great news to share. For those of you who read MERCY and are waiting on ONLY (I’m hoping that’s all of you), I’ve sold more books in this series! The first will be an eSpecial digital novella featuring Wade and Elijah (yes, it’s a male/male romance) and be out in April 2015. That book will also give a bit more insight into Gabe (who you’ll meet in ONLY), the hero for the next single title in the series. That book – tentatively titled MINE – features Gabe and Natalie and will be out in October 2015 from Berkley Heat. So, two more erotic…
  • Early Review

    HelenKay
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:14 am
    It’s never too early to talk about ONLY, my October release, is it? I don’t think so either. Here is a great early review from RT Book Reviews. The reviewer gave ONLY 4 1/2 stars – wahoo! “Dimon turns genre expectations upside down in this blisteringly hot erotic suspense sequel. Fans of her high-stakes, dangerously seductive world will find plenty of familiar faces and a wealth of new temptations and menace that quickly grow addictive…Dimon’s ability to weave together such strong, engaging plots is commendable, and her characters are surprising, complex and…
  • Behind The Scenes

    HelenKay
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    I thought I’d give a little peek at the behind the scenes writing of LONG WAY HOME. Here are some thing you might find interesting about the book: 1. This is the third in a series of four. The hero, Callen, is a a bit difficult. I think of him as emotionally broken yet solid. It’s a weird combination. He loves his family yet keeps getting hit by disappointments and the fallout from family secrets, but he’s not weak. And Grace, the heroine, totally gets him and is not scared off. I love that about her. 2. I originally wanted his book to be #4 in the series but I…
 
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    Kate Davies Blogs!

  • 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!
  • Countdown to Hometown (Heroes) - Meet Dante DiMarco

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hero's Name: Dante DiMarco Hero's Occupation: Police Officer What Makes Him a Hero: He's a great cop, but a better person. He'll listen when someone has a different viewpoint, even if he doesn't agree. And even in the face of tragedy, providing stability for his daughter is his top priority. Meet The Hero Paragraph: "This way," he murmured, placing his hand in the small of her back. It was
  • Countdown to Hometown (Heroes) - Meet Duncan Forbes

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hero's Name: Duncan Forbes Hero's Occupation: Art history lecturer by day, he hunts for stolen treasures by night What Makes Him a Hero: Duncan likes to right wrongs, whether it means returning a stolen painting to its rightful owners or making sure that bad guys get punished. He's gorgeous in a disheveled way, his work hunting down and returning stolen artwork has made him rich, and he's
  • Countdown to Hometown (Heroes) - Meet Mark Colby

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hero's Name: Mark Colby Hero's Occupation: Chief of Police of Coho, Washington (small, historic logging town on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State) What Makes Him a Hero:  He’s dedicated his life to public service and protecting others Meet The Hero Paragraph: Libby took another step closer and planted her hands on her hips. “You’ve spent more time trying to convince me I’m crazy
  • Countdown To Hometown (Heroes) - Meet Adam Ford

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hero's Name: Adam Ford Hero's Occupation: Ex Army soldier just returned from Afghanistan What Makes Him a Hero: American Soldier.  Saved lives of six soldiers from sniper fire, three died later Meet The Hero Paragraph: In the doorway stood the most stunning man she’d ever laid eyes on.  Never again would she roll her eyes at the mention of the word "breathtaking."  His penetrating blue gaze
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    Margaret Daley

  • This week Marlo Schalesky with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:17 am
    Congratulations to Anne for winning Escape the Life. This week I’m hosting Marlo Schalesky with Wrestling with Wonder (US only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Oct. 5th) evening. Bio for Marlo Schalesky: Marlo Schalesky is the award winning author of nine books, including Wrestling…
  • Interview with Marti Pieper with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:59 pm
    This week I’m hosting Marti Pieper with Escape the Lie (non-fiction US only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Sept. 28th) evening. Interview with Marti Pieper: 1. What made you start writing? I’ve loved to write since I was a little girl and was published in my elementary and junior…
  • This week Marti Pieper with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:05 am
    Congratulations to Dana for winning Louise Gouge’s Cowboy to the Rescue, to Mary and Amy for winning an ebook of Hearts Stolen and to Maryann for winning Katy Lee’s Sunken Treasure. This week I’m hosting Marti Pieper with Escape the Lie. 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 (Sept.
  • Excerpt from Hearts Stolen by Caryl McAdoo

    Margaret Daley
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:14 am
    This week I’m hosting Louise Gouge with Cowboy to the Rescue (US only), Katy Lee with Sunken Treasure, and Caryl McAdoo with Hearts Stolen (an ebook to any reader who like her author page on Facebook and comment on this blog). 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 (Sept. 21st) evening.
  • Hero Interview from Sunken Treasure by Katy Lee with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:09 am
    This week I’m hosting Louise Gouge with Cowboy to the Rescue (US only), Katy Lee with Sunken Treasure, and Caryl McAdoo with Hearts Stolen (an ebook to any reader who like her author page on Facebook and comment on this blog). 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 (Sept. 21st) evening.
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    Monique DeVere

  • #FreeKindleBooks SEXIEST EYE CANDY is #FREE for 3 days ~ Tuesday-Thursday. Grab ur #FreeRomance now!

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:50 am
    I'm thrilled to be going free for three day! Well not me...my contemporary romance Sexiest Eye Candy is free for the next few days--Tuesday 30th September-Thursday 2nd October. If you like your romance sweet (No foul language) and steamy, go grab a copy ASAP. Reviews for Sexiest Eye Candy:"LOVED this story The chemistry between Karis and Ethan rocks!" ✩✩✩✩✩"A fun, sexy, addictive read that's perfect for the beach." ✩✩✩✩✩"Monique has done it again! I love this womans stories. So good and leaves you itching for more." ✩✩✩✩"Sexiest Eye Candy" was cute,…
  • ZACH'S REBOUND GIRL Book Hook Hop #MFRWhooks

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:44 am
    Hi! And welcome to the August 27 Book Hooks Meme, hosted by Marketing for Romance Writers. As a member of MFRW I get to participate in this wonderful blog hop, along with some great authors who will be sharing snippets of one of our books today, and every Wednesday. My featured book is Zach's Rebound Girl, my full length Romantic Comedy, light Mystery/Suspense. Hope you enjoy the taster! Don't forget to hop on over to MFRW Authors Blog to read the other authors in today's Book Hook Hop! Zach's Rebound GirlGoodbye quiet geek ... hello hot TV personality.Television property renovator…
  • #MySexySaturday SEXIEST EYE CANDY snippet #Romance #Bloghop @MySexySaturday #Saturday7

    28 Jun 2014 | 1:26 am
    This week I'm taking part in the My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop. The hop require participating authors to post 7 paragraphs, 7 sentences or 7 words from a WIP (work in progress) or published work. My snippet comes from my latest release Sexiest Eye Candy, a spicy contemporary romance set here in the UK. My hero--Ethan Stone--is a celebrity weight loss coach and my heroine--Karis Van de Burke--is a cosmetic surgeon. From the moment these two meet, things heat up.BlurbHe’s so sexy he has the title to prove it!Super-hunky, weight-loss celebrity Ethan Stone brings out Dr. Karis Van de…
  • #NewRelease SEXIEST EYE CANDY #Romance #Kindle

    19 May 2014 | 3:20 am
    I have a New Release and it has a story. Sexiest Eye Candy was originally intended for the Mills & Boon Modern Romance (KISS) line, but half way through I changed my mind and pulled the partial from HMB slush pile. I mention this to give you and idea of the type of book Sexiest Eye Candy is. It's spicy--OK some readers have already told me HOT!--yet, simple, clean romance. There isn't a whole lot of external plot since the focus is on the internal issues and the romance. Looking for more plot? Why not try Zach's Rebound Girl?If you enjoy Harlequin type romances, I think…
  • Pull Up A Chair With Mon ~ Let's Talk About: Initial 'ING' verbs #writetip

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

  • When Dreams Go to Work

    30 Sep 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Usually when I talk about dreams here, they're weird and wacky and have no grounding in reality. I don't tell you about all the dreams I have about work (whether they're about the bar where we serve breakfast and booze—at a chiropractors office—or about how they've changed all the procedures and equipment on me and I can't figure anything out) or the ones that are about the iPod game I've played too obsessively or feature auto dealer websites flying in and out of my head. THOSE support the theory that dreams are our brain discharging and organizing and all that stuff. And they're…
  • For the Love of Cooking Cookbook

    27 Sep 2014 | 1:08 pm
    I was honored to be invited to participate in an author cookbook to benefit a lovely organization, and the cookbook is ready for preorder! If you buy now, you will receive a free e-book version as well as your printed copy.Here's the press release by Snap4kids:Today’s bestselling authors have shared their tastiest tried-and-true recipes with us and we have compiled them into a single book that will be treasured for generations to come. This mouth-watering cookbook contains over 110 recipes—everything you need from appetizers to desserts. Each recipe includes the contributor’s name, so…
  • Cynthia D'Alba's Texas Twist Book Tour, with Giveaway!

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Enter to WinTONS of TEXAS TWIST GoodiesGift Card, Mugs, T-Shirts, EtcReal bad boys can grow up to be realgood men.Hit hard by the death of her parents, Paige Ryan needs to figure out what to do with her life. She moves to Whispering Springs, Texas, to be near her step-brother. But just as she starts to get her life on track, the last man she ever wanted to see again sends it right back off the rails.Cash Montgomery was on the cusp of having it all. Three bull riding titles, fame, fortune and respect from his family. Until a bad bull leaves him injured,…
  • Adventures in Car Shopping

    7 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    I got my first car 22 years ago, a Honda Civic hatchback coupe. Seven years after that, my husband got a company car and we traded in my Civic and I started driving his Corolla.Fifteen years later, that Corolla is finally worn out enough that it makes more sense to buy a new car. Yay!I spent many hours doing research online and narrowing down my options based on budget, safety ratings, reliability, and appeal. My top option was a Scion xD, in part because it was different. I hate that every car looks the same, and they're all silver, white, gray, red, or black. My entire life, I have not…
  • Ice Bucket Awesomeness

    14 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    A lot of things go viral. Some of them are silly, like dogs stealing frankfurters or Sweet Brown spawning a new catchphrase. Some are awful, showing the darker side of life or human nature. But some are pure awesomeness.The Ice Bucket Challenge, a campaign to raise donations for and awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), has been around for a few months. But then friends and family of Pete Frates, a former Boston College baseball player, took up the challenge, and it moved like that virus on the new TV show The Last Ship.I saw football player Julian Edelman accept the challenge—in the…
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    Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author

  • A Captivating Reveal

    @wax
    15 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    The cover and NOVEMBER 18, 2014 publication date have been revealed for the fourth Crossfire novel: Captivated by You! You can finally mark your calendars, pre-order your copy, and indulge in an excerpt. Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Sylvia’s Fall Events

    @wax
    6 Sep 2014 | 10:54 am
    Sylvia will be attending the Vegas Valley Book Festival in Las Vegas from October 16 to October 18! Sylvia’s appearances continue into Fall with more events in Las Vegas, Nevada; Birmingham, Alabama; and Toronto! Get all the details of the … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Pride and Pleasure — New Again!

    @wax
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:44 am
    Pride and Pleasure re-released today with a beautiful new cover—order your very own copy here. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure, read the excerpt! Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • CAPTIVATED BY YOU – Treat #4

    Sylvia Day
    11 May 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Happy Mother’s Day! Want to know when this book releases? Sign up for the newsletter here » See the other Captivated by You treats here » Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Renegade Angels in Germany

    Sylvia Day
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    German rights to Sylvia Day’s A Dark Kiss of Rapture, again to Stefanie Broesigke at Heyne, by Sylvie Rosokoff at Trident Media Group, on behalf of Kimberly Whalen. — Publishers Marketplace (April 7, 2014) Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
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    Cynthia Eden

  • September Newsletter Winner

    Cynthia Eden
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    The winner of the September newsletter giveaway is…Rachel Keane! Congrats, Rachel! I sent you an email with prize claim instructions.  (If you didn’t get it, just email me at info@cynthiaeden.com).   Thank you!
  • MINE TO HAVE – Available now!

    Cynthia Eden
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Today is the release day for MINE TO HAVE!! Yay! To celebrate, I’ll be posting lots of giveaways over at my Facebook page, so be sure you stop by! Is he a hero…or the villain? When Elizabeth Ward sees Saxon Black rushing into the backroom of The Blade—a low end bar in Miami—she isn’t sure if he’s there to save the day…or just to raise some hell.  But she’s being held hostage, and he’s her best hope of survival.  Within minutes, she’s away from the jerks with the guns and riding fast and hard on the back of Saxon’s motorcycle. Death stalks them. Saxon has been…
  • MINE TO HAVE – Available for Pre-Order

    Cynthia Eden
    5 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    MINE TO HAVE will be available on 9/15/14! Yay! That is so close! The book is currently available for pre-order at Amazon, iBooks, and Kobo. Is he a hero…or the villain? When Elizabeth Ward sees Saxon Black rushing into the backroom of The Blade—a low end bar in Miami—she isn’t sure if he’s there to save the day…or just to raise some hell.  But she’s being held hostage, and he’s her best hope of survival.  Within minutes, she’s away from the jerks with the guns and riding fast and hard on the back of Saxon’s motorcycle. Death stalks them. Saxon has been working…
  • Newsletter Winner

    Cynthia Eden
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    Congrats to Connie Williamson! Connie is the winner of the $50 gift card from my August newsletter giveaway.   (Connie, I sent you an email with prize claim information. If you did not get it, please contact me at info @  cynthiaeden.com.)   If you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, please do! I only send out newsletters when I have a new release and I include a giveaway in each newsletter.   Have a great day!
  • PLAYING WITH FIRE – Available now!

    Cynthia Eden
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:56 am
      PLAYING WITH FIRE is out now! And, to celebrate, I’m giving away a Kindle HD on my Facebook page–so be sure to come over and enter for your chance to win! And here’s a teaser from the book for you: “I’ve dreamed about you,” he whispered. His hold was an unbreakable grip on her wrists. At his confession, her heartbeat picked up and hope blossomed inside of her. Finally, finally, he’d— “In my dreams”—a muscle flexed along his jaw—“you kill me, Cassie Armstrong.” Oh, hell. “I told you. I’m not here to hurt you.” “But you have killed me…
 
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    Cathryn Fox Blog

  • 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
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  • WIN Print copy of Crashing Down

    cathryn
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:41 am
    Goodreads Book Giveaway Crashing Down by Cathryn Fox Giveaway ends September 29, 2014. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter to win
  • 1 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am

    cathryn
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:49 am
    As many of you know, I’m part of AN amazing group of people called InkHeart Authors. We are a prolific group of self-published and hybrid authors dedicated to providing high quality romance fiction. Check out all the great deals we are offering this week! Price: $3.99 Buy from Amazon. ~ ~ ~ Now it’s FREE for […]
  • Ink Heart Authors July Releases!

    cathryn
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:22 am
    Can you believe that all the books pictured below released in just the last month? Have you loaded up your Kindle with these titles? Because this is the perfect summer beach reads list!
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    LIZ FIELDING

  • A Jewell Cove Christmas novella from Donna Alward

    28 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Here's Donna to tell you about it! On October 7, I have a digital-only release coming out from St. Martin’s Press. I’m really excited, because this book is part of my Jewell Cove series and Oh My Gosh writing about Jewell Cove during the holidays was SO MUCH FUN! When my editor asked if I’d be interested in writing it as an addition to our planned books, I had to come up with a couple to
  • Pre-order The Bride, the Baby & the Best Man

    13 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    The Bride, the Baby and the Best Man is now available for pre-order at a special pre-release price of 99c (77p if you're in the UK) at all outlets. For those of you in a hurry, here are the links -  ibooks  Smashwords Barnes and Noble Kobo Amazon Google Play For those with a little more time, here's the blurb - What do you when, three weeks from your wedding, a blackmailing aunt leaves
  • Cheese Scone Recipe

    13 Sep 2014 | 4:53 am
    This is the recipe for the cheese scones on my Facebook page. I've looked up the US cup equivalents but it's tricky since nothing is equivalent. Apparently 2 cups of flour are about 10oz so if you increase the other ingredients slightly it should work. Apart from not getting the dough too wet this is not a recipe that requires precision! Anyway, here goes - 225 gms (8 oz) of
  • Pretty shoes, gorgeous socks...

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:03 am
    I'm going to have a little ranty rant... It's about what happens to you if you're not a standard fit. Nothing major. Just having feet that, over the years, have spread a little and are now wider than standard. I used to buy shoes from a company famous for providing well made, comfortable shoes for the wide fitting. Pretty shoes. I'm fairly light wearing with shoes (that just means I don't walk
  • A bride, a baby and the wrong man...?

    22 Aug 2014 | 11:47 pm
    This is cover on iBooks marking the place where, for the first time, an ebook version of  The Bride, the Baby and the Best Man is available for pre-order. The rights were reverted to me earlier this year and I've "refreshed" it a little, it's been to a copy editor whose spotted the things that need a new eye to spot and I'm working with a designer on the new cover. Meanwhile you can pre-order
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    Marie Sullivan Force

  • New McCarthy Book Out Tomorrow!

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Take the ferry back to Gansett Island for yet another installment in the popular McCarthys of Gansett Island Series! Kisses After Dark features Shane McCarthy and Katie Lawry. Shane and Katie first came together in Gansett After Dark, when Shane saved her from a rip current and nearly drowned in the process. The sparks between them were evident from the very beginning and carry through in Kisses After Dark! Here's what you can expect in the new book:She's avoided men all her life...Growing up with an abusive father, Katie Lawry learned a thing or two about men and has made a conscious choice…
  • Available Today! I Want to Hold Your Hand, Green Mountain Book 2

    3 Jun 2014 | 7:17 am
    Happy Release Day, Hannah and Nolan!I haven't been this excited, nervous or filled with anticipation about a book release in a LONG time. I poured my heart and soul into Hannah and Nolan's story, I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND, out NOW. My fingers and toes are crossed that you all love it as much as I do! Not sure I will sleep tonight waiting to hear what you all think of it!Make sure you also check out the print version, in stores this week, with a special bonus story A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, featuring Hannah and Nolan. The Selfie Contest is Back!Submit your selfie with I Want To Hold Your Hand to…
  • FREE Beach Read Today!

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

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

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

  • Surprise, a new release coming soon!

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    This is the new boxed set, Taming The Alpha, coming in December of 2014 that I will be in. My story, His Velvet Touch (Cover coming soon) is about a landscaper who's about to lose his company, and the financial analyst who's trying to help him keep it.If they can quit fighting long enough to figure it out. And yeah, doesn't that look awesome?Here's the line-up of the awesome authors I'm privileged to be a part of: Sidney BristolJaycee ClarkScarlett DawnElla DrakeJaide FoxYasmine GalenornReagan HawkLauren HawkeyeInez KelleySherri L. KingTracey H. KittsMichelle M.
  • JUST HIS TASTE -- RELEASE DAY!! And WIN!

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:07 am
    I have a tween, so this is in honor of her... lol Yes, yes yes, it's release day!!!And today, to celebrate, I'm giving away a copy of JUST HIS TASTE (Or any of my backlist, if the winner already has it) to THREE LUCKY PEOPLE!Seriously, that's all you gotta do... Comment to win.Just His Taste, Guys and Godmothers, Book 3Avalynn Fay is not a typical Fairy Godmother. She wears leather body suits, rides motorcycles, and prefers bourbon to anything fru-fru. Probably why she is assigned new charge, Jason Gregorian—a PI who drinks bourbon and loves to cook barbecue.Jason’s a good guy.
  • The First And Last Time I Write Simultaneous Stories (Maybe)

    7 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    Just His Taste, G&G Book 3Many times, when I dive into a story idea, I wind up creating a concept that's far too big for a single book. My mind will splinter into multiple directions, and I'll create secondary characters as I write that all deserve their own story line.When I came up with the series Guys and Godmothers, I had an idea, based solely on a stuffed fairy godmother that a friend of mine made.In the conversations about them, I toldBefore His Eyes Bk 2her "that should be in a book, that's hilarious" when she told me the story of these dolls. She laughed, because it was a bit too…
  • Story Inspiration

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    If you follow my Facebook Page Candice Gilmer, Author you might have noticed I've been putting up pictures of Chris Pine lately.Especially pictures of Chris in glasses.I mentioned in my last post that I was involved in an anthology collection written by a ton of amazing authors.Well, long story short, the reason for the Chris Pine obsession? Because my hero for this upcoming short story has glasses and might resemble Chris a bit.I don't normally let an actor inspire a lead character in a book--at least not to this degree. Sure, I'll glance at pictures and say, hey, he looks kinda…
  • Work Work Work = More Books For You

    25 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Howdy everyone.Once again, I've been horribly neglecting my blog. But I have a really, really, really good excuse...Lots of stuff on my plate right now, but that's good for you all, because that means I'll be releasing more books soon!First off, I signed two new contracts with Samhain Publishing, so I'll be releasing Saving Her Destiny in June 2015 (a spin-off from Just His Taste, out Sept 2014) and Dark Within in October, 2015.Also, as a bonus, for you people who love print books, Under His Nose and Before His Eyes will be released in a single print volume July 2015, called Guys and…
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    Cynthia Harrison

  • Confronting My Heart

    Cynthia Harrison
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    Openness, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and neuroticism. Mix these five ingredients, psychology says, and you have the human personality. Add intersections of relationship and environment and the impact of each trait lessens or heightens. And none are all good or all bad, either, although the word “neurotic” has never been a favorite of mine. Much to my surprise, I recently learned that because I have, at times, suffered acute anxiety to the point of panic, that’s part of my personality. And the phobias that have been part of my life for so long are part…
  • Blog Birthday Gift

    Cynthia Harrison
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    My blog is 12 years old this month! And to celebrate I’m giving away Gypsy  for the last five days of September on Amazon. Here’s a very old picture with a shot of an earlier incarnation of the blog back in the day when I learned a little html so I could link and post photos. My son did the vast majority of coding, and it was only this year that I took over as “admin” as well as “owner” of http://www.cynthiaharrison.com. So for wallpaper, I wanted blue with darker blue stars and he wrote a program for that. I wanted “A Writer’s…
  • Rimbaud Eyes

    Cynthia Harrison
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:02 am
    Our eyes tell the story of our souls. Sometimes photos capture it, sometimes not. This photo does. Just look at them. He’s a poet; there is no doubt. Rimbaud was born in 1854. Over one hundred and fifty years later, the Dum Dum Girls wrote a song about his eyes. Love the song, have been deliberate about not reading what the lyrics mean to the band, I want my own thoughts here first. And his. “Once, if I remember well, my life was a feast/where all hearts opened and all wines flowed.” The first lines of his poem “A Season in Hell.” Even as a young poet, if…
  • Endings

    Cynthia Harrison
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    Wanted to write about Quiet today. The book & my need for some. Been feeling raw and unsettled and have not yet reached that place where I can claim my quiet, although I am working on it. Progress slow, but being made. I make things out of no-things all the time. Today I made ten pages of a book out of blank white paper. Turned them dark and inky. Sprinkled in a little bit of light. One of the phrases I loved the most, snatched from my notebook with glee, was useless. It was beautiful and I adored it, but it didn’t fit anywhere. Maybe it still will because I have not finished the…
  • Cake

    Cynthia Harrison
    14 Sep 2014 | 3:11 am
    Americans are busy people. One of the things I dislike saying is “I’m too busy” because I know my busy is relative to your busy. Sure, for me, I have more than usual going on right now. More tasks to complete on a daily basis. At first this worried me and upset me. I miss my friends on Twitter. I miss reading my favorite blogs. I miss WRITING my own blog. But I’ve had to cut corners, so I do what I need to do for now. Except. This morning I got up at three a.m. to work on my novel. Five days a week, for the last week or so, I have been faithfully writing a chapter or…
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    Kate Hardy

  • Glamorous author stuff…

    21 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Sorry about the gap last week – caused by some family stuff that needed sorting and by, um, being distracted by a new toy.I can control it by voice. (Well, the stereo, anyway. It’s JUST like the ad. And it’s lovely to drive. And the petrol consumption is a massive improvement…) The pic doesn't really do the colour justice - it's not black but a dark grey with turquoise and purple sparkly bits. (Um. That doesn't do it justice, either. It's classy rather than tacky!)I also have tickets to see Justin Currie at Epic in Norwich in November – small venue, so it will be fantastic.Last…
  • #63!

    8 Sep 2014 | 8:47 am
    I’ve had a spectacular week – lovely ed decided that she liked what I’d done with the revisions on the Capri Book, so M&B #63 is going to be out in April 2015 – ‘It Started With a Wedding…’ I really like the title! Finding the Pandora bead that said ‘wedding dress designer meets toffee magnate’ was a bit tricky, so in the end I opted for a flower-based bead to celebrate the sale. (Had a sneaky breakfast out with DH in the city on the day I bought the bead – eggs Florentine is one of my all-time favourites.) Current work: I’m writing M&B #64 (a medical romance),…
  • Hello - I'm back!

    1 Sep 2014 | 2:34 am
    First of all, massive apologies for neglecting the blog. Life just got in the way. I will try harder, but I’m cutting the blog back to once a week as I think that’s probably all that people really want to read from me (but if you do want to see things as they happen, I’m on Facebook most days).So… what’s been happening? Apart from the life-in-the-way stuff, it’s been the school summer holidays. We had a wonderful time in Prague (here I am next to the astronomical clock).And I had holes drilled in my eyes (aka a laser iridotomy to stop me getting narrow-angle glaucoma and losing my…
  • Choc Box Spring Blog Hop guest - Donna Alward 'Spring Memories'

    14 May 2014 | 3:32 am
    Spring Memories: Down on the Farm…Confession: Spring is not my favourite season.Late spring? Sure. In the late spring green things are sprouting, flowers are starting to bloom, days are longer, and there’s this feeling that summer is right around the corner.But that happens closer to the May side of things, and spring “officially” starts on March 20th or 21st. Why don’t I like it so much? Well, it’s a bit dirty, to be honest. The snow melts, but then the ground is muddy and it smells…not so nice. Dirt tracks into the house. Even the road, when it’s dry, is a pain because…
  • Choc box blog hop guest - Barbara Wallace 'Top Five Hero Inspirations'

    14 May 2014 | 3:27 am
    Well, it wouldn't be spring (or a Chocolate Box hop) without gorgeous men, right? So Barbara Wallace has some fabulous inspiration for us...I’m starting a new project this week, which means casting a new hero. “Casting” is perhaps my favorite part of the job (besides indulging in post-manuscript rice pudding) because it lets me spend hours upon end playing on the Internet in search of the perfect sexy actor or model to use for inspiration. Like many of my colleagues, I need to have a mental picture of my characters before I can write.Lately, despite my web surfing, I find myself turning…
 
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    Stephanie Julian On a Moonlit Night

  • 10 Hot Paranormal Romance Books for $0.99!

    14 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    Only 99 cents! Limited time offer!10 Thrilling Tales of Sexy Alpha Bad BoysCRESCENT MOON – From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lori HandelandFOREVER FREED by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Laura KayeSPELLBOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Opal Carew, writing as Amber CarewSINS OF THE FLESH by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Caridad PineiroSPELL BOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie JulianHAUNTING A COWBOY – A Brand New Story from USA Today Bestselling Author Randi AlexanderHUNTRESS FOR…
  • Preorder AN INDECENT AFFAIR PART IV

    12 Sep 2014 | 5:24 am
    Kat has uprooted her life and moved to Philadelphia. She's starting her own business and opening her heart. But caring for two men brings both rewards and pitfalls.Tristan and Adam are determined to keep Kat close and win her heart. But work dangers and family obligations conspire to tear them apart before their fragile relationship has a chance to grow into something stronger.  Amazon  B&N   Kobo   iTunes   All RomanceAnd don't miss the first three parts. Part I is now free!Amazon    B&N (B&N has not yet put this title free. I'm still…
  • A Great Bargain for Paranormal Lovers for only 99 cents

    3 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    10 Thrilling Tales of Sexy Alpha Bad Boys. A $42.99 value for only 99 cents.CRESCENT MOON - From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lori Handeland FOREVER FREED by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Laura Kaye SPELLBOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Opal Carew, writing as Amber Carew SINS OF THE FLESH by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro SPELL BOUND by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Julian HAUNTING A COWBOY - A Brand New Story from USA Today Bestselling Author Randi Alexander HUNTRESS FOR…
  • A little taste of AN INDECENT AFFAIR PART IV

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:32 pm
    The release date is in two weeks but here's a tiny excerpt for you...Excerpt: Kat’s mouth dropped open at Tristan’s bald statement.Naked and between them.Oh, god, yes. That sounded wonderful.She wanted that. And everything that went with it. All she needed was the courage to take what they offered.Go ahead. Do it. Say yes.Tristan watched her, his expression intent and a challenge in his eyes. From the very first, he’d been upfront about exactly what that he wanted. Which was her.Nothing in her life had prepared her for Tristan. No one had ever pursued her with such straightforward…
  • 20 Aug 2014 | 5:54 pm

    20 Aug 2014 | 5:54 pm
    NOW FREE! AN INDECENT AFFAIR PART I One night. One woman. Two men. Twice the desire. After years of trusting no one, Katrina wants to surrender completely, if only for one night. Tonight, Tristan and his best friend, Adam, will give her exactly what she wants… Amazon http://amzn.to/1yJNmUi iTunes http://bit.ly/VuvyiR Kobo http://bit.ly/1oZeG06
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    Beth Kery

  • THE AFFAIR, Week 1, is available now!

    Beth Kery
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    Emma and Montand’s sizzling, romantic affair begins today! The Affair Week One Innocent yet unconventional hospice nurse Emma Shore has secured a new position at The Breakers, the sprawling mansion of enigmatic and dangerously handsome racecar billionaire Michael Montand. Hired as caretaker for Montand’s stepmother, Emma expects few complications. But one night, lost in the mansion’s maze of corridors, she comes upon a woman and a man she can’t identify engaged in a raw, naked interlude of sexual subjugation. Silently, from the shadows, Emma watches–shocked,…
  • Only One Day to Go! THE AFFAIR

    Beth Kery
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
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  • Reader Feature: ABOUT LAST NIGHT

    Beth Kery
    13 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    Do you plan to read THE AFFAIR right when it comes out every Tuesday? If you’re that type of reader, I hope you’ll join me on Facebook every Wednesday (starting 9/17) to weigh in on Tuesday’s episode of THE AFFAIR and ask me questions. (I’ll answer if I can without giving away spoilers). Part of the fun of the serial is that we’re all reading it at the same time, and that leads to a good communal reading experience. So see you next Wednesday after Week 1 of THE AFFAIR release on September 16th!
  • ARC of ONLY FOR YOU

    Beth Kery
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    I’m giving away a signed Advanced Review Copy of ONLY FOR YOU (12/3/14) the 3rd novel in the ONE NIGHT OF PASSION series to one subscriber of my newsletter, which goes out September 15th! If you have not signed up for my newsletter yet, now is the time!
  • EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT: The Affair

    Beth Kery
    3 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    Check out this exclusive excerpt, from my upcoming THE AFFAIR (9/16) at Heroes and Heartbreakers!
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    Kristina Knight - Romance Author

  • #TastyTuesday - Brainstorming Recipes

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    Every fall my RWA chapter meets up for a brainstorming and writing retreat. From Thursday thru Sunday morning we are writing, laughing, eating and brainstorming fiends. The general rule at Brainstorming is this: what happens at brainstorming stays at brainstorming. Which is good because when you get 15 women together for an all girls weekend things can get...well, a little bit crazy.Friday morning we woke up to all these seagulls on our dock. We're not sure why they chose our dock because we didn't feed them but for nearly the entire morning they sat facing south(ish) in little lines.Saturday…
  • I'm On Tour!

    28 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Hi, everyone! I'm on tour with Light My Fire (book 1 of my Rockers trilogy) for the next few days.. I'd like to send a quick shout-out to Bippity Boppity Book Tours who helped me set everything up - I'll be sharing some excerpts and fun stuff in a lot of different places and if you'd like to follow along, here's where I'll be:September 29Deal Sharing Aunt  Promo Stitch Read Cook  Promo / Excerpt Sue's Cover Reveals and Book Promotion Promo / ExcerptJacqueline Paige  Promo / Excerpt The Jeep Diva  ReviewHarlie's…
  • #3onThursday: All About Bad Boys

    25 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    I'm back with another 3 on Thursday and this time its a bad boy edition - primarily because I've been reading a LOT of bad boys lately. I'm not talking about the guys who treat women badly, who don't call, who dump their baggage on other people and never take responsibility for their lives. I'm talking about the bad boys who are also good men.Bad boys are one of my favorite hero types to read (and write) here's why:First, the wicked. Bad boys know just how to look at a women to make the heart race and the muscles clench. Y'all know what I mean. I'm not sure if its the twinkle that is always…
  • #TastyTuesday - Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

    23 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Kristina's salsa chicken, pre-shreddingI'm on deadline for ... well, a while, and that's a good thing. Deadlines mean contracts and contracts mean new books and new books is what this is all about! So today's Tasty Tuesday recipe is also a deadline dish - I love it because A) Yummo and B) I make too much and then have leftovers the next day (which means I don't have to think about cooking!).Here we go: Kristina's Crock Pot Salsa Chicken.Ingredients:4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts - they can be frozen or thawed1 cup salsa1 can condensed cream of chicken soup - get Campbell's..in my…
  • #AuthorSpotlight: Sexy in the City Box Set!

    22 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Sexy in the City9 Glamorous, Globe-trotting Contemporary Romances only $0.99 for a limited time.AmazonBarnes & NobleCrimson RomanceBundle BlurbNew York to Paris, London to Los Angeles, these cosmopolitan tales of romance will challenge and inspire your most worldly fantasies:Singapore Fling by Alexia Adams: A CEO-in-training is tempted by her a handsome hotshot marketing director as they tour the company’s Asian offices. But will eight countries in three weeks lead to whirlwind romance or lasting love?A Place to Rest My Heart by Galen Rose: This poignant story of family, romance, and…
 
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    Susan Says

  • Sprints or Marathons?

    29 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    First things first. This Wednesday is IWSG posting for October. And it's the day to post your offering for IWSG Guide to Publishing and Beyond. In my duties as human spell checker and minor editing details, I've read some terrific posts that are going to make this book very special. It's a great way to get your name out there in the nonfiction market too. Thanks to Alex J. Cavanaugh for being the creative genius behind the idea and the leader in bringing it all together.I was very busy last week editing a book for my romance publisher, New Concepts Publishing. It was that final read through…
  • First Friday of the Fall

    26 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    The week flew by wit lots of work to be done. I had a book to be edited and I'm still working on it. I polished up my article for IWSG: Guide to Publishing and Beyond. Don't forget to get your post ready. Next Wednesday is our regular posting day and I know all members of the group have received instructions. We all know something, big or small that could be helpful to others.Here's some weekly wisdom from my Old Farmer's Almanac. If you sing before breakfast, you will have bad luck. No problem for me. I like a day where I don't have to say anything until afternoon.The sword wounds the body,…
  • Write It By Hand

    24 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A while ago I mentioned in a post how studies had shown that writing by hand helps keep your mind. Last Sunday, Parade Magazine published a short article in their Stay Healthy column about this very idea.Except it's not just an idea. A psychologist, Karin James, Ph.D., shared results of studies she and her colleagues had performed. They found that five year old children practicing writing letters by hand used regions of the brain involved in mastering reading skills. Children typing the letters they were learning didn't not fire up that section of the brain. College students who take notes by…
  • Underrated Treasures Blogfest

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh leads us in another creative idea blogfest. Today around 100 bloggers or more will post about a movie, band/artist, TV show or book that they feel hasn't received the love and attention it deserves. Have a look and you might find some treasures you want to experience for yourself.If you've followed my blog for any amount of time, you probably know my family is very much into sports both as participants and fans. We've watched our share of sports movies but there are a few we can watch over and over again. One that we love but that received some scorching…
  • The End of Summer

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Difficult to believe it's the last weekend of summer though the cool night temperatures is proving the calendar correct. The days are flying by. I felt like a I did a lot of work this week but then yesterday I decided my WIP was missing the mark somewhere. My characters need some work if I want readers to care about them. So I'm starting OVER. And I feel like I'm doing the right thing. Some scenes will remain mostly intact but most of them are hitting the trash.A fall fact from my trusty Old Farmer's Almanac planner. The average person eats about 19 pounds of apples each year. Seems like a…
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    Reading, Writing, and Life...Oh My!

  • I'm Alive!!!!

    22 Sep 2014 | 12:03 am
    Who knew? In all honesty there's been a LOT going on, most of which I can't talk about due to work & confidentiality agreements. I'll just say the last year + has been very stressful & leave it at that.It's currently 3 am & it's the morning of my 38th birthday. I'm officially two years away from 40. When did that happen?!? I don't feel like I'm almost 40. Maybe 15? LOL!Other than the crap I've been dealing with, I'm doing good. Typing this on my 'Droid, so if there are typos, that's why.At the beginning of this year I started a new obsession & it's not disappearing. In fact…
  • Life & Such & Things

    13 Apr 2013 | 7:52 am
    Thank the good Lord for e-file.  I got my tax return in a WEEK, y'all!  And what a desperately needed thing too.  February & March were TERRIBLE when it comes to funds, so to say I'm behind is an understatement.  But, payday & tax return helped me get current on everything.  Phew!I am...doing well.  Been crazy busy with work & life in general, so it feels good to have a day all to myself.  My apartment is clean...ish and all I need to do is pick up a few pieces of laundry & I'm good to go.  Yay!  lolThe best part about getting my…
  • I'm Alive!!!!!

    23 Feb 2013 | 8:21 am
    Yes, I know, it's a miracle that I'm actually posting.  All I can say is that I've been insanely busy & that's it.  No, the busy-ness isn't exciting (sadly), but I'm doing a lot right now.  It's seems like I can't keep my head on straight at the moment.  Always exciting...not!Things are...all right, I guess.  My dad had another health scare right around the new year.  Doctors are baffled & can't figure out what's wrong with him.  It's...scary, because he's my dad and I want him to be okay.Writing is going well, which is definitely good.  I'm…
  • Pseudonyms, Pseudonyms, Everywhere a Pseudonym

    8 Dec 2012 | 8:15 am
    I decided to write about pseudonyms today because they are near & dear to my heart.  You see, I am a pseudonym.  Bridget isn't my real name.When I decided to create an online presence, I decided to do so under a pseudonym.  I knew one day I'd be a writer and wanted my "brand" to be established before I ever got published.  Almost ten years later and here I am.It took me a long time to find a name that would work for me.  I wanted something that I would respond to.  Nothing worse than having someone call out your name and not turning around or acknowledging…
  • This

    7 Dec 2012 | 3:44 pm
    is why I love Ilona Andrews.  She has a way of discussing things that just resonates with me.  I recommend reading this, especially if you write.  She breaks things down in a way I never could.
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    Cait London

  • New Cover Look

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    LADY ON THE LINE/WOMAN LINEMANLady on the Line: Amazon or NookLady's Desire: Amazon or Nook Lady on the Line was my very first book and first of the Casey 2-books. I dedicated it to my mother, Stella (a name I used for a mother in Season of Truth(romantic suspense) A Lady’s Desire is the second Casey.This is a new cover look for my series books and I hope you like it. It’s basic, but does the deal, I hope. At the time, real models were photographed and painted per book, or that’s what I understood. Back in the Day, the distributor here gave a program on his take for covers. Lady on the…
  • Love on the Oregon Trail

    7 Aug 2014 | 9:54 am
    NIGHT FIRERT REVIEW: "Cait Logan [London] beautifully blends the heart-tugging atmosphere of an Americana Western with a humorous, poignant love story sizzling with sexual tension on the Oregon Trail. NIGHT FIRE is a marvelous read."I drove the Oregon Trail, researching along the way. There are parts that cannot be accessed, but what an experience!As you're standing on the windswept hills, viewing one of the many cemeteries, you can just feel the hardships and determination. We visited each of the landmarks, which the emigrants had to reach by a specific time--or get caught in…
  • That He-She Thing

    23 Jul 2014 | 9:40 am
    Now on Sale 2.99THE PENDRAGON VIRUS Romance and other Writers: Let's study that He-She Thing:In general romance, writers need to reach beyond and dig deeper than their own life experience. Here are some of my tips to consider:We’re as different as our birth signs. John Gray’s study of Venus and Mars books are excellent studies for the general romance man/woman basic relationships.Historical romance writers have an easier time of creating the male protagonist/hero—this because in historical times males had a designated role, just as females did. Yet he had to be appealing enough for the…
  • 15 Ways to Edit the Feel

    11 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    --> The Basket Maker's WifeYou’ve written the whole story and it’s time to edit. Last century, when I started writing, I began writing with a big checklist: Who, What, Why, When. Then there’s the 5 senses, etc. And making punctuation work.There’s the Plotter and the Plunger style of writing. Sometimes to just get into the story, to get into the pulse/heartbeat of it, I try to write whatever in the set-up, pushing it. I’m fine with Dreck, if it gets the story rolling.I’m editing now and toning, darkening/lightening, watching those paragraphs for dialogue/narrative positions. If…
  • Doll Clothes Patterns

    29 Jun 2014 | 6:40 am
     I'm currently working with the 2nd book in my Basket series, but today had to lay off due to eye strain.I've been labeled a Busy Bee as I am always doing something, and today seemed a good day to work on my 18" Doll Patterns. (I have granddaughters. :))!Before reading on, note that making doll clothes is a sideline, and I'm not doing designer work, rather for play.These patterns were purchased, then traced on grocery sacks. I only traced/cut the ones I would probably do the most and those will go into an easy-reach file. !!I'm using the material/notions I have on hand, because if you've…
 
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    Jenyfer Matthews

  • Bzzzzz

    Jenyfer
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:06 pm
    I noticed a bees nest in the bottom part of a rotted piece of trim on my outer garage door back in the early part of August when my hose was leaking onto it and it made the bees mad. I went out a couple of times early in the morning when it was cool out to spray them but the directions for the spray I bought suggested sticking the nozzle wand into the crevice to spray (an expanding foam) and I have to say the aggressive guard bee that was on duty was enough to put me off getting too close to the opening. I decided that they could just be there until it got colder and maybe I got braver. Just…
  • The Never-ending Project

    Jenyfer
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    Everytime I think I might be making progress, I have to stop and go back and do something over again on the stairs. First the water-based stain didn’t work well on the risers because it wasn’t being absorbed evenly. The gel stain fixed that issue, however it took way longer to dry than I anticipated in my planning. I finally got all the treads stained and sealed and moved on to the landing, which is parquet flooring. The gel stain did not work very well on the parquet flooring – not only did it go on too dark but it was impossible to get it to look good because of the…
  • Shiver!

    Jenyfer
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    I’m pretty sure it was summer on Monday of this week, but it is definitely fall-going-on-winter today. Overnight lows were in the 40s and it was only 65F in the house this morning! Brrr! I was doing a decent job of ignoring the maple leaves changing until the temperature dropped so much. I have also been pretending that I don’t need to can tomatoes this year. I didn’t plant as many plants this year as last year so there haven’t been as many tomatoes but we still aren’t keeping up with eating them fresh. I have made a couple of large pots of tomato sauce for the…
  • Driving My Life Away

    Jenyfer
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    People always make it sound like life gets so much easier when your children get older. Get a job when they go back to school, no problem. Yeah, right. Life is easier in a way – I don’t have to cut up their food and feed them, I don’t have to bathe them (though I do have to harass my son to bathe!), they can take themselves to the bathroom. However, both are very active and neither of them drive so here is where I am still very involved with them. My car is in the body shop today to have some rust repaired and though I don’t have my own car, ironically I will be…
  • I Give Up

    Jenyfer
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Much like summer, this week has disappeared on me. It’s been an odd week overall, for me anyway. It was a short week yet it felt incredibly long. There were long periods of waiting (and boredom) punctuated with intense moments of hurry-up-and-get-it-done. For a while I tried to keep on top of everything but it quickly became clear that it wasn’t going to work so I just let go. My capitulation hasn’t changed anything much that I can tell. It was the children’s first week of school. I can’t say I am particularly looking forward to the school year – yes, they…
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    On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

  • Celta Thursday to be Delayed

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:34 pm
    Well, I got on a jury, so I will be a regular 7-6er for the next three days and Celta Thursday will probably go up Friday. Take care!
  • Celta Thursday, Cut from Heart Quest, Mitchella Gets A Baby (Long)

    25 Sep 2014 | 7:19 am
    Mitchella sat straight up in her chair, eyes widening in horror, hand to her throat."What is it?" demanded Trif."The Turquoise House," pressing fingers to her temples. "Something's wrong. Something's bad. I need to get there now!"Trif braced herself, wet her lips. "I might be able to teleport us there." She'd helped Mitchella work on the house, restoring it, and watching the place gain in sentience.Her face white, Mitchella said, "Are you sure?"Jerking her head in a nod, Trif said. "We are linked and both know the house, so we can visualize it well. You'll lend me Flair and urgency." She set…
  • Celta Thursday (belated)

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The last weeks of conference and retreat put off my day-sense. Here is Celta Thursday in the raw, i.e. absolutely no edits from a dictated bit of Heart Fortune Nov 13 2012 DictationThunder rumbled outside his tent and he shivered as memory came. She'd been hurt when he'd withdrawn. He'd seen it in her eyes. She'd opened her mouth to push again, as always, but had stopped. For that he was grateful, but it dug in like a thorn in his skin, that she was pushy and he spiraled down into the worst thing he'd done in his life. He'd been barely seventeen when the fever of Second Passage snatched him.
  • Celta Thursday: Heart Quest

    11 Sep 2014 | 8:31 am
    Once again Ilex walked the places where the bodies had been left, starting with a park.He tested every meter of the perimeter for spells – and discovered muffling spells as well as illusion spells .... the spells were noble crafted, but one carried a sufficiently unique signature that sent hope shooting through his veins and spurred his hunting Flair.At least now he knew what sort of place the cult preferred, nothing round. Nothing within hearing.
  • Ghost Layer is OUT! And it's the days of Ghost Layer, so pics

    10 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    It's been a week, and thank you for all who have purchased it!This IS the time of Ghost Layer, so I'll do some pics for Day 1, etc.Day 1:At Clare's (new to her) historic house in Denver:Day 2:Clare going up to South Park and DL Ranch:Day 3 and 4: View from the ridge of DL Ranch AND Buckskin Joe/Fairplay CemeteryThank you. I appreciate each and every reader.
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    Camy's Loft

  • Regency Goodies giveaway winners

    Camy Tang
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Congratulations to the winners of my Regency Goodies giveaway baskets:Basket 1: Stephanie L.Basket 2: Caryl K.Basket 3: Jennifer F.Basket 4: Pam B.Basket 5: Jasmine A.I've emailed all winners. You must respond within 2 weeks to claim your prize. If you don't hear from me, please do contact me through my website, Facebook, or Twitter.As for the rest of you, I know you're crying in your Yorkshire Pudding. Cheer up! Buy my book and look forward to another giveaway in December!
  • Indie Christian Fiction Search

    Camy Tang
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m very pleased to have a friend, Connie Almony, guest blogging today about a new website for Christian readers! Connie is a proponent of indie Christian fiction and this website is absolutely wonderful for finding a great Christian novel.Here’s Connie:So, you’re a voracious reader whose tablet is begging to be fed. Because you read a lot, you want a greater breadth of material, rather than the same-ole-same-ole, at reasonable ebook prices.Boy, do I have the website for you!Indie Christian Fiction Search—"Ickfuss (ICFS)" to its friends—is THE site to find Christian fiction written…
  • Extended excerpt for TREACHEROUS INTENT

    Camy Tang
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you haven’t read it yet, here’s an extended excerpt of the first 2 chapters of TREACHEROUS INTENT, releasing in December. It’s also posted on my website.I hope you enjoy!CHAPTER ONELiam O’Neill frowned as he caught sight of the gray Mercedes sedan in his rearview mirror. Hadn’t he seen that car behind him several miles back, when he was driving through downtown Sonoma? He scrubbed his face with one hand as he guided his beat-up pickup truck down the country road. He was exhausted—the nightmares had been especially bad last night. His tiredness was probably making him paranoid.
  • Novella collections?

    Camy Tang
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m over at ChristiansRead asking questions about novella collections. Do you like reading them or do you prefer full length novels? What’s the last novella collection you bought? What’s the last novella collection you read?
  • Guest post and giveaway by Sally Bradley

    Camy Tang
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hey peeps, I’m thrilled to host Sally Bradley today! I first heard about her book, Kept, years ago when she first was writing it and thought the story premise was absolutely fascinating. It’s wonderful to see this book finally in print (and what a gorgeous cover, too!).Here’s the back cover blurb for her book:"Gutsy and fast-paced."—Laura Frantz, author of Love's Reckoning"One of the most surprising and best books I’ve read this year."—MaryLu Tyndall, best-selling author of Legacy of the King's Pirates seriesLife has taught Miska Tomlinson that there are no honorable men. Her…
 
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    Laurie J. Edwards ~ Author, Artist, Dreamer...

  • Too Much to Do?

    lje1
    5 Sep 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Here’s some great advice to fit the most important things into your days,   Some of the best advice ever for becoming successful.
  • Hot Author, Cool Deal

    lje1
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Judith Tewes Jumping for joy that one of my friends has a new book out under her pen name, Judith Tewes. And she’s doing a Rafflecopter giveaway (scroll down for details). To celebrate, I invited her to my blog. I was planning to serve a cool glass of sweet tea to cool us off in the summer heat, but as you’ll see, Judith prefers the frigid weather of the north, so hot chocolate may be her beverage of choice. In spite of her preference for cold, Judith’s writing remains HOT, HOT, HOT. If you pick up her latest release from Bloomsbury, you’ll see what I mean (details…
  • Chocolate Book Blog

    lje1
    12 Jul 2014 | 7:51 pm
    When I agreed to do this blog, I wondered how I could possibly combine books and chocolate. First of all, I LOVE way too many children’s books to choose favorites and second, I’m not a fan of chocolate. Now before you run in the opposite direction screaming at such sacrilege, perhaps I should explain. I used to be a total chocaholic in my early years. Then I got the ultimate job ever at age 16 – working in the Chocolate House at HersheyPark. After eating chocolate cake for breakfast, chocolate ice cream with chocolate syrup topped with chocolate whipped cream for lunch, and…
  • Courting the Muse

    lje1
    20 Jun 2014 | 8:11 am
    Many people long to be writers; few follow through. In every writers’ group, you’ll find that often it’s not the most talented writers who get published, but the most persistent. This persistence doesn’t only apply to submitting work, it also applies to showing up at the page. Recently I was pondering this as I signed books at BEA and met CPs and fellow SCBWI members who were also signing. How did we, out of the many writers we know, end up with published books while other more talented friends have yet to achieve publication? It obviously had little to do with talent.
  • Recapping BEA

    lje1
    14 Jun 2014 | 8:03 am
    As a librarian, I spent many years going to BEA, but 2014 was the first year that I went to sign books. A few years ago, I had the thrill of seeing one of my books in a publisher’s display. But this time my book was prominently displayed (Yes, that’s Grace and the Guiltless on the top shelf of the Switch Press display.) It was fun seeing the ARCS of Grace between all the other books coming out from Switch Press, Capstone‘s newest venture into fiction., and getting autographed copies from fellow authors. And my book was not only part of the publisher’s display, it was…
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    Astraea Press

  • New Release: The Lady's Blessing

    30 Sep 2014 | 7:45 pm
    THE LADY'S BLESSINGby Liz BottsTagline:  Always remember to count your blessings.Blurb: In May of 1812, American militiamen raid Felicity Hawthorne’s home in British Canada. Life as she knows it ends: her mother is killed, her brother is taken captive, and her father is injured. In a matter of weeks her father decides to send her to England to live with her mother’s parents. He sends her in the care of Lord Graham Blessington, who has been serving in the Royal Navy as he runs away from the pain of his life back home. After an eventful sea voyage, fate intervenes, allowing Graham…
  • My Town in Three Photos - Hudson Valley, New York

    27 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    by Mya O’Malley                The Hudson Valley is a cultural area that is rich in the theater and arts. It is known for its creativity and charming river towns. The Hudson Valley is famous for its eclectic shops, restaurants and pubs. Boasting spectacular river views, this area has many opportunities for outdoor hiking and recreation. The historic homes, entertainment and culture draw many visitors from near and far.   
  • AP Author Spotlight: Teresa Howard

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
     Teresa Howard Website: teresahoward.net  Describe yourself in three words:Passionate Romance Novelist Tell us a little about your latest release:My Aug 12 release is a historical romance titled FOR LOVE ALONE.  According to NY Times Bestselling author Haywood Smith a novel that from the first chapter to the last love and danger leap from the pages of this engaging read.  Haywood finishes by saying Don't miss it!  Actually, it is the story of the incredible path Duchess Summer Skye Clayton takes to reunite with her soul mate Lord Charles Zachery "Chaz"…
  • New Release: The Test of Time

    24 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    THE TEST OF TIMEby Nicole ZoltackAll that stands between Katia and finding the love of her life is the test of time.Katia jumps at the chance to go to England with her best friend after Rose ditches her deadbeat boyfriend. While walking through the market, she spies a large mansion and recognizes the guy out front as her high school friend Tony. Just as they start to reconnect, Katia passes through times and lands in the arms of Lord Landon, who looks like Tony but certainly doesn’t act like him.Soon, Katia learns that this 1815 is different from the one in history books. Trapped in a…
  • New Release: Rest Thy Head

    24 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    REST THY HEADby Elaine CantrellTwo sisters find love at a haunted inn.Running away from a fiancé who betrayed her, Peyton O’Malley finds employment at a beautiful mountain inn called Rest Thy Head.  She didn’t expect to live in the haunted room or to fall for the inn’s owner, a fire-scarred, war veteran who uses the inn to hide away from the world.  She didn’t expect her sister to show up at Rest Thy Head either, much less her formidable mother.Now, thanks to the aid of a friendly ghost, Peyton has a shot at true love, and so does her sister Ashley, provided the guys…
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    Fierce Romance

  • My Favorite Scottish Castles: Dunnottar Castle

    Gwyn Brodie
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Today, I'm posting a few of my own favorite photos of Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven, Scotland. This medieval ruin sits atop a rockhead and played an important role in Scotland's history. It is one of the most beautiful ruins in Scotland.Dunnottar CastleEntranceFollowing the Stone PathFlowers surrounding the wellChapelOutlined against an Afternoon SkyLots of great views!The Beautifully Restored Drawing RoomWellEntranceLong Walk to the CastleChapelI loved the view from this window!See the amazing stonework?Stone Container inside door of chapel I hope you enjoyed looking at the photos of…
  • Seduction: One Fortune At A Time

    Leigh Court
    25 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Here’s a nice way to kick off fall… I’m one of seven authors – including my fellow Fierce Romance blog-mate Carly Carson – featured in a new anthology called Seduction…One Fortune At A Time.All the stories revolve around a fortune teller’s prediction, but that’s where the similarities end. The anthology features contemporary, paranormal, historical stories and just about every genre in-between. A jam-packed 477 pages of romance, all for just .99 for a limited time!My tale is called Fear Of Flying. Here’s the blurb:“You’re never going to die in a plane crash…”A…
  • A Walk at Biltmore

    Vonda Sinclair
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Hi, everyone, yesterday was my birthday. A good friend and I went to Biltmore Estate for a few hours. Here are some scenes from our walk.Biltmore House First we drove to the garden parking area and walked through part of the gardens.A primitive bench among the azaleasReblooming azaleasJapanese Anemone There is a trail through the woods I'd never walked on. So it was neat to discover what was along this woodland trail.A bridge over a stream or swampy area.Some sort of brightly colored mushrooms.The trail.Looking from the trail toward the bass pond.Wild asters in front of the…
  • Great Reviews for The Cottage Next Door!!!

    Natasha Moore
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    It's been almost a week since The Cottage Next Door released from Samhain Publishing. I've been thrilled with the positive response! "The author did a great job drawing the reader into the heartache of Hunter and Sylvie. Once I started the book I couldn’t set it down.It’s a beautifully written love story that merged the past with the present. Leaving me, the reader, teary eyed throughout the book."~ 5 Stars!! and a "A True Gem" rating from Guilty Pleasures Book Review"THE COTTAGE NEXT DOOR is the second book I have read by Natasha Moore. She has a way of making the reader feel the sorrow…
  • Sold!!! And Huge Giveaways!!! 17 of My Shifter Books at Royal Reviews!!!

    Terry Spear
    20 Sep 2014 | 3:56 am
      Also, I'll be hosting a Christmas party on FB for some of us who are having new Christmas releases!It's an all day, all genre Christmas party of new Christmas book releases!https://www.facebook.com/events/852374908108006/ http://www.amazon.com/Highland-Wolf-Christmas-Terry-Spear/dp/1402293763I will be giving away A SEAL Wolf Christmas and a teddy bear! One of my Christmas Elf bears made of alpaca wool, with suede paws! They have tapestry vests and velvet hats with purple glitter. Just come to the party and comment on my post for a chance to win.  HOWLING!!! This just came in and I…
 
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    Love

  • Crossroads Anthology - 4 Best-selling #Gay Fiction Novellas

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    CROSSROADS ANTHOLOGY, Best-selling Gay Fiction Series "Diablo carefully orchestrates the scenes to include just the right amount of fear, stimulation and eroticism. I give this anthology FIVE Stars!" About Crossroads, Book 1 Private investigator and ex-cop Frank McGuire is on a quest to find his dead partner's missing son. Rand Brennan has an identity issue, exacerbated since the death of his father. Hoping to find himself, Rand drops out of college, takes to the streets, and doesn't realize he's embroiled in duplicity and murder with a serial killer.About Crossroads Revisited, Book 2PI…
  • TIMELESS Anthology - Seven Sweet Romances

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:29 am
    TIMELESS: Historical Romance Through the Ages Watch the Video: Snippets of Reviews:"I liked all the stories. Great characters. Excellent writing." - 5 Stars"These are wonderful, clean romances filled with excitement and intrigue.” - 5 Stars"A delightful collection of romances from talented authors! I believe that this collection is one of the best collections out there."$3.99Available Here:KINDLE NOOK KOBO APPLE 
  • New ANTHOLOGIS Released - #gay #fiction

    8 Sep 2014 | 6:34 pm
    New Male/Male Anthology Releases - Erotic Gay FictionCrossroads AnthologyIncludes Crossroads, Book 1, Crossroads Revisited, Book 2, Crossroads Showdown, Book 3 and Crossroads Shadowland, Book 4* Kindle best-seller* Suspense* Ghosts/Paranormal* Contemporary Private Eye seriesKINDLE: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L6NFOXS NOOK: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/crossroads-anthology-keta-diablo/1119886695?ean=2940149786190* * *Homoerotic Historical AnthologyDevil's Heel - an erotic Pirate novellaMagnolia Heat - a Coming of Age erotic novellaLong Hard Ride - an erotic Western novellaKINDLE:…
  • Sojourn With A Stranger NOW .99! (Save $3.00)

    4 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    SOJOURN WITH A STRANGERMYSTERYSUSPENSEROMANCEA ghost haunts the halls of Stafford House. When Raine Brinsley arrives and accepts a position as a house servant, the ghost is determined to let Raine know who murdered her.Derek offers a Raine a large sum of money to bear his child. Now she must choose between caring for her beloved grandfather and her honor. Derek and Lyman Stafford race against time to produce the first male heir in the family, thereby securing the title to Stafford House. The brothers will do anything to win…even murder.“A dark, Gothic novel with romance, mystery, suspense…
  • #99 CENTS ALERT! Sojourn With A Stranger - Gothic Paranormal

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:57 pm
    SOJOURN WITH A STRANGERMYSTERYSUSPENSEROMANCEA ghost haunts the halls of Stafford House. When Raine Brinsley arrives and accepts a position as a house servant, the ghost is determined to let Raine know who murdered her.Derek offers a Raine a large sum of money to bear his child. Now she must choose between caring for her beloved grandfather and her honor. Derek and Lyman Stafford race against time to produce the first male heir in the family, thereby securing the title to Stafford House. The brothers will do anything to win…even murder.“A dark, Gothic novel with romance, mystery, suspense…
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    Falling In Love With Romance

  • Tuesday Teaser/Opening ~ The Help

    Suzie Quint
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I figured I was way overdue to read The Help by Kathryn Stockett, so I got a copy from the library and dug in. It's easy to see why it was the book everyone was talking about a few years ago. The Blurb: Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer that leave her speechless. White socialite Skeeter just graduated college. She's full of ambition, but without a husband, she's considered a failure.
  • Nuggets for September

    Suzie Quint
    28 Sep 2014 | 12:32 am
    Show don't tell can be hard when you don't know the minutia of how things are done. It's so easy to get it wrong even when you try to play it safe. Lee Lofland's post is of course not comprehensive, but if you have a cop collecting evidence, there's some nice detail here. http://www.leelofland.com/wordpress/12-tips-to-help-your-detective-become-a-real-crime-solving-pro/ Got a story that includes the FBI? The FBI is willing to talk to you. http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2008/october/a-guide-for-writers-authors-and-producers-1 Every writer I know struggles with the best way to start their…
  • Thursday Writing Quote ~ George R R Martin

    Suzie Quint
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:18 am
    I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they’re going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there’s going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up. The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it. They kind of know what seed it is, they know if planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the…
  • Tuesday Teaser/Opening ~ Boy's Life

    Suzie Quint
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    A friend turned me onto Boy's Life by Robert R. McCammon, and I'm so glad she did. Part coming-of-age, part mystery, part nostalgia (set in 1964), part magical realism, I don't know any book to compare it to. There are so many oddities in Cory's hometown--the rich man's son who walks naked around town; the giant crocodile that lives in the river; Cory's bike, Rocket, that seems to have a golden eye in its headlight and a mind of its own; the ghost that drives a stretch of highway in his black hot rod with flames painted on the side named Midnight Mona--but McCammon makes them seem almost…
  • The Soundtrack - Three Dog Night

    Suzie Quint
    21 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    In Knight of Hearts, Mac is a fan of old-time rock and roll. (Odd, how my characters like the music I like.) One of the groups that shows up on the CD player in his truck is Three Dog Night. This video is actually pretty cheesy but it's the best I could find for their classic, Eli's Coming.
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  • Review: Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh

    FV Angela
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Rock Courtship is the newest release in the Rock Kiss series by Nalini Singh. The first book, Rock Addiction, kicked off the series with Fox and Molly, with David and Thea’s romance quietly playing out in the background, mostly off page. This novella is their love story, told from their POVs. Thea has a very strict no-fraternization policy for herself when it comes to clients and Schoolboy Choir is by far the most important one she represents. The first time David asks her out, she flat-out turns him down. He’s gorgeous and sweet and she would really love to take him up on…
  • New Romance and Urban Fantasy Releases: Week of September 29, 2014

    FV Sophia
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Yes, you are correct. That is the staples commercial. Nothing at all to do with romance release day but every week when I prepare this post, I get that little jingle stuck in my head for hours. So, being the generous type, I’m going to share the ear-worm with you today. Enjoy. New Romance and Urban Fantasy Releases: Week of September 29, 2014 Title Author AMZ BN Kobo Moonlight Raider Amanda Scott AMZ BN Kobo Flaming Hot Amber A. Bardan AMZ BN Kobo No More Mr. Nice Guy Amy Andrews AMZ BN Kobo Tempting the CEO Angela Claire AMZ BN Kobo Here In My Heart Anna DeStefano AMZ BN Kobo Incarnate…
  • Review: He’s So Fine by Jill Shalvis

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    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    “It’s Lucky Harbor, ” she said in simple acceptance of the fact that while you could keep your car unlocked in the small coastal town and not worry about theft, you couldn’t keep a damn secret to save your own life. Lucky Harbor, we meet again.  Eleven times I have read about the hunky heroes and quirky heroines of this town.  I believe I only have one more chance to read about this town as this is the last trilogy Ms. Shalvis will be writing.  I think that may be a good thing because while I enjoy these books they have the same formula, provide little guessing…
  • Weekend Feature: One Funeral by Kat Bastion with Stone Bastion

    FV Sophia
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    One Funeral by Kat Bastion with Stone Bastion The stakes climb higher in this second book in the No Weddings Series for Hannah Martin, a woman restrained by her past, and Cade Michaelson, the man who could help set her free. I’m drawn to Cade as he charms his way into more of my life and offers me something I truly haven’t ever had: a friend. Yet his humor, patience, and drop-dead sexiness take my breath away, and I know my heart is at risk. I want to move forward but am terrified I can’t. Cade seems to have it together from his own devastating heartache. His subtle actions, however,…
  • Weekend Feature: One Last Letter by Pema Donyo

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    27 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    One Last Letter by Pema Donyo A romantic hardened by reality… Evelyn Lancaster turned her back on her love for ranch hand Jesse Greenwood when she was sixteen to pursue a career and marry into wealth that could save her father’s struggling ranch. Now twenty-three, she works hard to keep the property afloat, but no suitor has stirred her heart the way Jesse did. After her father falls ill, she needs all the help she can get to keep the ranch running. A cowboy returning to what he left behind… After making his fortune, a newly wealthy Jesse has returned home to see his younger sister…
 
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  • Fall Down Under by S.M. Phillips Cover Reveal!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:03 pm
    "Fallen Down Under" by: S.M. Phillips Synopsis:"Fuck." I slam my fist into the desk before me and feel nothing but rage. I need to go after her. I need to explain. "But isn't this what you wanted?" The voice inside my head whispers. "Isn't this a nice easy way out?"Everything Max has done has always been at a cost to others around him. He wasn't about to make that mistake again. No longer will his selfish ways punish those close to him. Sometimes it's better to have had and lost than to never have had at all.Finally after what felt like forever, Jess was getting a glimpse of control over…
  • Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth Blog Tour

    Cristal | Book Addict
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Thank you for joining me on my stop of the The Bitter Greens Blog Tour! If fairy tales and historical fiction are your thing, then check out my review and then take a look at the book. Publication:September 23, 2014Publisher: Thomas Dunne BooksSource: The Publisher on behalf of this book tourFollow the TourThe amazing power and truth of the Rapunzel fairy tale comes alive for the first time in this breathtaking tale of desire, black magic and the redemptive power of loveFrench novelist Charlotte-Rose de la Force has been banished from the court of Versailles by the Sun King, Louis XIV, after…
  • Torture to Her Soul (Monster in His Eyes #2) by J.M. Darhower

    Cristal | Book Addict
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Publication:September 29, 2014Publisher: J.M. DarhowerSource: The Author / Bought Don't say it unless you mean it…It's a simple concept, one I've said time and again, but something people don't seem to comprehend. You should choose every syllable carefully, because you never know when somebody will hold you to your word.Somebody like me.I'm not a good man. I'm not. I know. I have enough darkness inside of me to rid the world of every stitch of light. But there's one I could never harm, one light I couldn't bring myself to snuff out.Karissa.She thinks I'm a monster, and maybe I am. I taunt…
  • The Best Medicine (A Bell Harbor Novel #2) by Tracy Brogan

    Cristal | Book Addict
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Publication: May 13, 2014Publisher: Montlake RomanceSource: PublisherEveryone in Bell Harbor thinks career-minded plastic surgeon Evelyn Rhoades needs a husband. Everyone, that is, except for Evelyn . . . sort of. Even if she did want a husband (which she doesn't . . . most of the time), she'd never let something as intangible as fate determine who she marries. No, if she's going to find someone to spend her life with, she'll do it scientifically: with a carefully crafted list of criteria and an Internet dating site. But when intoxicated, law-breaking Tyler Connelly crashes into her life by…
  • The Dare by Hannah Jayne

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    26 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    Publication: July 1, 2014Publisher: Sourcebooks FireSource: PublisherTwo jumped off the pier that night...but only one came back aliveBryn did everything with her best friend Erica. So when someone dared Erica to jump off the pier one night at Harding Beach, Bryn was right by her side. But when Bryn made it back to the surface, Erica was nowhere to be found. Bryn tries to make a fresh start by burying her memories of that awful night. But when a Twitter post from "EricaNShaw" pops up on her feed and a chilling voice mail appears on her phone, she realizes that someone isn't ready to let go of…
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  • Savage Journey 4.5 Star Read by Blogger Long and Short Reviews

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    10 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    “Aptly named, Savage Journey follows the life struggles of a small group set in the mid 1600s on the American continent. This drama is a serious novel of life; there’s romance there, of course, but also a certain grim hardiness, an admirable determination that runs not only through the novel, but through the best of the characters as well. Characters in this epic story are both good and bad, and those that sit somewhere in the middle. We find ourselves in the midst of the “Wolf Clan” of Lenni Lenape people. There are those of mixed races among them, and also, they welcome fur…
  • Seeking The Original American Way

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    19 Aug 2014 | 5:45 am
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    writerjessicaleigh
    19 Aug 2014 | 5:42 am
    Original Native American Philosophy is why this Country Worked for Eons I am a romance author and although I try to keep my tales both light-hearted and positive at the core, my research often puts me in a melancholy state of mind. It also makes me want to share what I have learned with others of a similar mindset (for example… readers of romance or fantasy, perusers of historical accounts, piners for days of yore, and dreamers of what might have been). Do any of these things describe you?   Once a Massive Original Society As I research the many illustrious historical…
  • Mouthwatering: An Eastern Native American Historical Recipe Guide

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    25 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    Today, I find myself…well, hungry. Researching historical fiction can be tiresome work, but as I was editing some text late last night, I discovered something of interest. My stomach was growling -literally – from the descriptions I presented in my storyline. I thought I would share some amazing recipes I have uncovered while writing about the Lenni Lenape people. I am preparing to try out a few of these things in my own kitchen as well! It is fairly well-known that the early Native American diet – eastern woodland to be more specific – was centered around the basic groups of…
  • Historical Fiction’s New Leading Man… Nicholas Belline, Coeur de Bois

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    30 Jun 2014 | 6:19 am
    The French-Canadian adventurer, explorer, and trapper makes his mark on a wide, frontier land… and it’s Native inhabitants. My latest hero is my favorite… hands down folks, no regrets, sorry to the others I have left behind, but..I simply cannot help it. Nicholas Belline is the whole historical package. (This is how I image him – the cleaned-up version soon after he receives a sexy shave from the woman he desires and a crisp, refreshing skinny-dip in the running waters of the Hudson River.) Nick is a Coeur de Bois – a French-Canadian…
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