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  • Print edition of Lone Wolf and Feral Heat

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

    Melly's Spot
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    I started a new job this week and it's great! I'm working with my former coworker and friend Sunny and it's in an exciting area to work in. I chronicled my days on Facebook and I decided to cut and paste them over here so they are all in one place and can be read in order.Day One:Well, the first day is done! I am sooo freaking tired. I made the big mistake of wearing a new pair of flats today. By the end of the day my ankles were in so much pain I was limping off the Metro while biting back my whimpers. But other than that it was an awesome day! I got to shadow my friend and coworker (again)…
  • resisting the musician - blog tour

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

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    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 …
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    Heidi
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
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    Writer's Blog: Blog of romance author Jennifer Ashley

  • Print edition of Lone Wolf and Feral Heat

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

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

    20 May 2014 | 10:54 am
    I have two releases today--2 novellas previously released as a part of anthologies, now available on their own as ebooks for $1.99 each! (Note that these are still in print--see the final paragraph of this post).Here are the many places you can find them:Double Hexed (Wherein Janet, a Stormwalker, her dragon-shifter boyfriend Mick, and their friends are trapped in her hotel by a deadly curse.)Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Double-Hexed-Allyson-James-ebook/dp/B00INIXRVU/B and…
  • Perfect Mate--Shifters Unbound, coming in May!

    26 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    I love this gorgeous cover! This is for Perfect Mate, Nell and Cormac's story that was originally published in Unbound last March.Due to popular demand, the publisher has agreed to pull it out of the anthology and publish it as an e-book on its own for $1.99.Out May 20!!Pre-orders:Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Mate-Jennifer-Ashley-ebook/dp/B00INIXG66/B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/perfect-mate-jennifer-ashley/1118742014?ean=9780698182905Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/perfect-mate/id828749291?mt=11It will show up on Kobo and other booksellers…
  • Dark & Deadly--8 Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance--99 Cents!!

    14 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Dark and Deadly: 8 Bad Boys of Paranormal Romance is Live!Enjoy stories and novels, short and long, from Jennifer Ashley, Felicity Heaton, Erin Quinn, Laurie London, Erin Kellison, Bonnie Vanak, Caris Roane, and Alyssa Day! Most are brand new, never before published!Find…
 
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  • One Day at a Time...

    27 Jul 2014 | 7:43 am
    I started a new job this week and it's great! I'm working with my former coworker and friend Sunny and it's in an exciting area to work in. I chronicled my days on Facebook and I decided to cut and paste them over here so they are all in one place and can be read in order.Day One:Well, the first day is done! I am sooo freaking tired. I made the big mistake of wearing a new pair of flats today. By the end of the day my ankles were in so much pain I was limping off the Metro while biting back my whimpers. But other than that it was an awesome day! I got to shadow my friend and coworker (again)…
  • A Year Ago Today.

    30 Jun 2014 | 6:38 pm
    It's been a year since I was laid off. A year that was like a roller coaster, with many highs and lows. Some loops. A few moments when I wanted to puke. The whole package.I had two short-term jobs that each had their own pro's and con's. I miss them both, but I kind of knew they weren't "the one." I'm still grateful though. They helped get me back into the game and stopped me from growing cob webs. I still miss my old work family so much, even though I still see a lot of them. It's hard to believe we won't all be together again. There's a part of me that still feels this is a nightmare…
  • Throwback Matey's!

    26 Jun 2014 | 10:13 am
    I have an interview tomorrow. It's with the same company I was supposed to start working for this week, but for a different department. In honor of the interview, I decided to dig up an old work picture of me for Throwback Thursday (#tbt for those who speak in hashtags). The memo was *THIS* big!Here I am at my first full time job at PricewaterhouseCoopers or just Price Waterhouse back then. I believe this is also my first official desk that was all mine and boy am I proud of it! I shared an office with another girl whose job it was to do research in Lexus…
  • Swinging the Summer Away

    25 Jun 2014 | 8:04 pm
    I love summer. I love everything about it. I love the fireflies, the long days and the hot temps. I just love it. Another part of the summer I enjoy is seeing all the summer shows on television. Some of them are the same old comedies and crime dramas, but some of them are a little bit cheesy, a little more risky and just plain fun. I don't catch a lot of shows because I'm more of a reruns on DVD type of person, but there was one summer show I didn't miss.It was the summer of '08 and one I would gladly forget if I could. It was the summer we lost my father. Yet despite that, one…
  • Say Hello To My Little Friend

    19 Jun 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Today I went shopping at Target with my friend Katie and her three kids. While walking down an aisle with her daughter Elizabeth, I picked up a box of cat food.Elizabeth: "Melanie, do you have cats?"Me: "I do. I have six actually. Well, I don't really have six. They live outside. I just feed them." Notice I felt a need to defend having six cats to an eight year old. That's the shame I feel.We walked along in silence until, "Did you make that up?" She asked in an accusing voice. "You don't really have six cats!"It's nice that children think having six cats is something cool enough to make up.
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    Ally Blake Romance Author - Blog

  • resisting the musician - blog tour

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

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

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:56 pm
    My husband MP3 player is currently filled with Billy Joel.  I love me some Billy Joel - the man's a poet, honest to goodness.Only I gut stuck between the kitchen and the hall yesterday when Innocent Man came on.  It's a song I adore, the music beautiful, the lyrics poignant.But not having heard it for a good while it's the first time the lyrics meant something new to me.  When it hit me that this song is about every hero I write. About the kind of man who can see past a woman digging in her heels against love, knowing she's doing so because of past hurt, and is…
  • writing what you know

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    One of the best things about writing for a living is that everything is research; eavesdropping, navel-gazing, googling pictures of Justice Joslin… And travel. I’ve done a bit of travelling in my time.  Europe, North America, bits and pieces of my home country of Australia.  And every time I go anywhere new I do so with a notebook, a pen, and a wide open imagination, meaning many of the places I’ve been have ended up in books. Paris (Steamy Surrender)Tuscany (A Mother for His Daughter)Venice (The Secret Wedding Dress)Louisiana (When Honey Got Married…)My latest Harlequin…
  • "Second Chance Honeymoon" release day!

    25 Jun 2014 | 3:05 am
    I have a problem with secondary characters.  Don't get me wrong, it s a good problem.  Kind of.  the problem?  They have a way of trying their darndest to takeover my books! In fact the one time I tried to write that had only the hero and heroine and not another soul, my editor asked me nicely to put some in because she loved my secondary characters so much. Lesson learned.  Give them free reign.  As they can be mighty fine at giving insights into the main characters. SECOND CHANCE HONEYMOON (out June 23rd and 99c on Amazon for the first 2…
 
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    Elizabeth Boyle's Blog

  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • A Free Stocking Stuffer

    Elizabeth
    10 Dec 2013 | 8:51 am
    Just in time for the holiday and to celebrate the upcoming release of my new Rhymes with Love book, If Wishes Were Earls, I am making my short e-story, Cynders & Ashe FREE! This is my thank you to …
  • Save the Date: December 31st

    Elizabeth
    7 Dec 2013 | 9:44 am
    Here is the Save the Date card that tells the story of Harriet and Roxley’s wild romance: Feel free to lift them and Pin them or Share them on Facebook or Twitter! Spread the news!…
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    Heidi
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
  • Question of the Week

    Heidi
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    All right, My Darlings, I need your help…which is why I’m sharing this Question of the Week with you. I need to know how much reach my “Fans of Heidi Betts” Facebook Page is having.  So if you’re a “Fan”—& I hope you are…or if you’re not, that you soon will be —can you share your experiences with me by answering a few of these questions? #1 — How often do my posts show up in your feed? I’ve been posting to my “Fans” page at about 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm, & 7:00pm (EST) every day.  The 10:00am…
  • Hunk of the Month

    Heidi
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I can’t believe July is nearly over already, but you know what the end of the month means! Time to vote in a brand new Hunk of the Month for August! So which of these hotties do you want to see in our sidebar for the next 30 days? (Would you care to sit? (on me)) (Giddyup) (Smooth Operator) (Hike! (up your skirt))
  • for the reader in you

    Heidi
    28 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
  • which should I read next?

    Heidi
    27 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I’m nearly finished with the final novella in the At the Duke’s Wedding anthology.  (My favorite of the entire collection was Caroline Linden’s “When I Met My Duchess.”  I really wanted more of that story or a sequel or something. ) So it’s time to decide what to read next, & I’ve got three books on my immediate To Be Read pile to choose from.  The problem is, it’s too hard to choose! Option #1 — Making an encore appearance from the last time I couldn’t decide what to read next, Bared to You by Sylvia Day is still hovering…
 
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  • Setting

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:10 am
    When people talk of a book's setting, what do you think they mean? My immediate answer would be Scotland in 1543 for the book I'm currently working on. Is that enough? For a swift answer in a verbal exchange, I think it is. If they want to know more, they'll ask.If I had to write an article on setting, I would elaborate. Setting is important. I use everything I can to make the reader think "sixteenth century Scotland." After all, life in Stirling Castle has to be vastly different to living in a three bed detached today. Setting is many things. It's dialect, delicately done, what they wore,…
  • Summer days

    28 Jul 2014 | 2:03 am
    Should I believe Stat Counter visits, which are low, or should I believe View Count stats, which are pleasingly high, by Blogger? No idea. The sunshine seems to have gone to everyone's head and even Facebook is quiet. The school holidays have begun here in the UK but still the cul de sac is quiet. It is really quite strange. Perhaps everyone has gone on holiday.TV has gone beserk with the Commonwealth Games. Personally I think its a little too soon after the Olympics in 2012. I've had my fill of watching people run and jump, but more than one TV channel is devoted to nothing but sport. But…
  • Write for a living?

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    This blog - link below - is one I shall revisit very soon.Elle CaseyIt's all about what to do if you want to make a living writing books. She is a great advocate of having similar covers for similar types of books, so that readers can latch onto them quickly. I didn't do that with Viking Magic. I went  on a very different  path, and maybe that was a mistake. She also advocates having professional covers done. Quite the opposite to what I was thinking in my last post. (but very much what Catherine's blog was saying, now I come to think of it.) The thing is, am I going to bow down to…
  • Self published covers

    20 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Several things get in the way of producing a good cover for a self-published book, according to a blog I've just discovered. The main culprits are Laziness, Lack of skills and/or imagination, Delusion, and Distorted perspective.Catherine (http://catherineryanhoward.com/about-catherine/) writes wittily about the traps of self-delusion we can fall into, and she's right on many points. I don't want to be bothered hunting down cover designers and paying out shedloads of money for a cover I probably won't like. I say this because I cringe at many covers leering at me from the…
  • Writing? What's that?

    17 Jul 2014 | 12:53 am
    I have the strangest feeling. Just can't get interested in writing. Weird. It seems long holidays will do that to you. I don't have ideas for anything new, and I noticed over this last week that I'm thinking up things to do that do not include writing. Maybe I should just give it a rest for a while, and come back to it when I'm ready. Or at least, more ready than I am now.Of course there's loads to do after the holiday. The garden is a jungle. I've got caught up on the washing, ironing and mundane jobs like re-stocking the fridge etc. Tim thinks he can still run out when ever he wants and go…
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    Jenna's Romantic Notions

  • Caribbean Cowboy

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    12 Jul 2014 | 11:32 am
    I wish life had lined up so I could write faster about Nik Hansen. In the mean time...
  • What Google Really Thinks of Me

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    9 Jun 2014 | 11:46 am
    I was stalking The Bloggess and she did a post about Googlism, a site that gives you the straight poop on what Google thinks of you. Of course this made me curious, as most things do. I had check it out. Careful, it's not like you can unlearn these things about yourself.jenna is famousjenna is ecstaticjenna is even dumber than her fatherjenna is the answer to a mothers prayersjenna is appearing on live with regis on mondayjenna is described as "bubbly" and “a bluejenna is known along the stripjenna is certainly specialjenna is like that also in real lifejenna is winningjenna is really…
  • Greetings From the Review Trail

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    2 May 2014 | 12:30 am
    Cooking Up A Seduction has been getting some great reviews lately...I give Cooking Up Seduction 5 Fangs only because 6 isn’t allowed. Hot steamy romance mixed with yummy described food makes an awesome tale. -- Authors That RockA lovely, fun and smooth read that I can heartily recommend to even the most discerning of romance readers. -- Rage, Sex & Teddy BearsI will try to keep my gushing about this book small, but that will be difficult as this was such a fantastic read. This is one I know you won't regret reading. -- Sarah Says Read Romance
  • That Time I Got Stabbed At My Brother's Wedding

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    1 May 2014 | 12:00 pm
    We're just back from a trip to DC for my brother's wedding. The bride was gorgeous, the ceremony touching, the pictures full of personality & the reception was off the hook! Until I got stabbed.By a pencil thin stiletto heel, in my toe. I may have disinfected it with a shot of vodka. It wasn't nice vodka, I wouldn't be so wasteful. But it did end my dancing early, even before my one-year-old niece stole the spotlight with her rendition of the hokey pokey. I think my bridesmaid season is ending. My brothers are all married, as are many of my friends. Which is fine, because I am a dynamite…
  • Glam Squad

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    26 Apr 2014 | 2:31 pm
    My sister-in-law called in a glam squad for the wedding. I had no idea what to ask for - so I said I didn't want all my hair back & not too much make-up. And then all my hair went back and the make-up was caked on. At that point, though, eh, just roll with it. My mom liked it, so there was that. My daughter wanted to know what happened to my face. Nice, kiddo. I'm telling myself that make-up looks good in pictures, not in person. And learn to take a selfie. Sheesh, that pic is blurry.
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  • 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…
  • Our Writers’ Retreat

    Joely
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Wow, we had a terrific weekend! The first two days it was just me and the kids with Papa.  I wrote in brief 500-word stints and got about 5K in two days on Billionaire #2.  I helped cook meals and did clean up duty while the kids rode horses.  They rode about ten miles a day, believe it or not.  We also took a super nice buggy ride. That brown horse, Smoke, might look narrow and skinny, but that little fellow can PULL.  He hauled five of us and two dogs at times (there’s a huge Great Dane that gave us a little trouble, and KoKoKoNa hurt her pad–she’s not used to gravel…
  • The Evolution of a Short Story

    Joely
    13 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Well over a month ago, I saw a call for submissions.  Yes, yes, I know, I have terrible luck with anthology calls.  I get so wrapped up in creating something different and unique that I twist it beyond my original vision to something that’s just not suitable for that particular call. Not to say I haven’t ended up with cool stories as a result — they just weren’t appropriate for that particular antho.  (Survive My Fire was first written ages ago for a dragon anthology call and I’m still pretty darned happy with it even though it wasn’t accepted for the…
 
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  • Defining Steampunk at Bitten By Books, a Kraken King giveaway, and a recommendation for a web hosting service.

    Meljean
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:18 pm
    DEFINING STEAMPUNK Bitten by Books is having an awesome feature this month, in which they ask several authors and artists to offer their definitions of steampunk. Mine is up today, along with a couple of questions — come and join me! YOU CAN WIN A COPY OF THE KRAKEN KING — ALL EIGHT PARTS! I’m closing the comments here so that it’s clear you have to comment at the Bitten by Books post first, then return here to enter. Thanks! For some reason I thought that I’d also set up a giveaway with that guest post, but I guess not! If you post a comment there, though, come…
  • Authors Are Filthy Thieves! + the Iron Seas storyline (is there one?)

    Meljean
    11 Jun 2014 | 10:44 am
    From Wikipedia Commons/Public Domain There’s a guest post and giveaway up at Paranormal Haven! It’s all about how authors are dirty thieves (okay, so it’s really more of a where-do-you-get-your-ideas post) but there’s also a giveaway! You get a chance to win any one of the Iron Seas books, including The Kraken King! Stephanie also posted her review of Parts VII & VIII today. And yesterday, I posted this question on Facebook: Do you feel that the Iron Seas series is leading somewhere? Because I don’t have a series plot planned out at all; I just write whatever…
  • What I’m Reading: Monsters, Revenge, Steampunk, and Tentacles

    Meljean
    8 Jun 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, translated by J.R.R. Tolkien This is going to be a slow and long read. I love the legend of Beowulf, so that might have pulled me in, anyway — but Tolkien’s use of language is just so, so incredible. I won’t be reading this all in one go; I’ll be savoring it for a while, most likely. Losing Control by Jen Frederick For transparency’s sake — Jen is a friend of mine and I also made this cover.  I like putting books together, so this was my project today in InDesign — creating a print version of this novel, which…
  • Where to find updates about my work (Where’s Meljean?)

    Meljean
    6 Jun 2014 | 11:25 am
    One of the most important things I learned from the serial release is that I really don’t reach a lot of my readers — or perhaps they are following me on one social media site, but not another, so the updates they needed weren’t necessarily the updates they received. So here is a quick breakdown of all the places that I’m at on the web aside from my website, and what you’ll find there: #1 – E-Mail Newsletter I don’t send this out very often — typically only when I have a new release. This is the best place to find information about my work if…
  • The Kraken King, Part VIII roundup! and FAQs

    Meljean
    5 Jun 2014 | 10:28 am
    First, a few frequently asked questions: (Most of this is information that I included in my newsletter. If you missed that, here is a link! And here is my newsletter link if you want to sign up.) When will the compiled version of THE KRAKEN KING be released? I’m not sure yet! I expect that it will be fall/early winter. It all depends on my publisher’s schedule (and I turned in the very last part only a few weeks ago, so as far as print production is concerned,  it’s almost like I just turned the book in.) Will there be an audiobook? I think so! I never know until my…
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    Beth Ciotta

  • Cover Reveal --Enchanting Christmas

    15 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    So, so thrilled to share the cover of the second book in my upcoming series, IMPOSSIBLE DREAM! Read all about it!Coming this fall from Beth Ciotta (author of the Cupcake Lovers), a new contemporary series—Impossible Dream—celebrating hope, love, and the magic of the human spirit!Five long-time girlfriends—known as The Inseparables—find themselves in their thirties and battling disillusion. Tangled up in real-life troubles and stifled aspirations, they’re ready to ditch their deepest desires …until they stumble upon the peculiar matchmaking company, “Impossible Dream,” where…
  • Celebrating Release Day!

    1 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Thrilled to be celebrating the release of IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, the fourth novel in my Cupcake Lovers series. Celebration includes.... This short promo-vid. Enjoy and feel free to share the love!   Also.... check out these sites via my Tasty Book Tour. Some are posting reviews. All are featuring book bits and buy links as well as hosting a giveaway. Enter to win a signed copy of ANYTHING BUT LOVE (book 3) and a Cupcake Lover tote bag!   Participating HostsA Tasty Read Book ReviewsBrit Nanny Reads (rev)Book Reviews and More by KathyRomancing the ReadersTrina's…
  • Presenting Guest Author, Alexa Verde!

    30 May 2014 | 3:00 am
    I'm pleased to share a post, excerpt, and giveaway from debut author Alexa Verde. I've known Alexa for several years now and she's one of the most generous, kind-hearted people I know. And boy, can she spin a story. Please keep reading and help me celebrate the release of COLOR OF DANGER!Cheers,Beth* * *Former runaway Mari Del Lobo works hard to save her struggling restaurant and to trust people again. Dallas surgeon Dr. Luke Goodman turns her world upside down with terrifying news. A recent murder has her late brother's - aka the Smiling Killer - signature and MO.
  • Celebrating Wild West Romance!

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

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

  • Visit me at CTR blog for a chance to win Book 3 in my Amish Series! 

    13 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    I'm on the Coffee Time Romance Blog today. If you leave a comment, your name will be entered in my drawing for a copy of Book 3 in my Amish Series, FLEETING HOPE! Link:https://coffeetimeromance.com/CoffeeThoughts/why-i-write-amish-fiction/   Book 1 or Book 2 may be substituted if the winner so chooses! Have a super & blessed Sunday, everyone.
  • My Independence this holiday weekend! 

    6 Jul 2014 | 7:33 pm
    In March 2006, I received 3 contracts within the month from Samhain Publishing! Author Dianne Castell suggested that I should submit to Samhain Publishing, which I will always be grateful to her for this. I was so speechless and happy to receive my contracts, which were for seven years. The titles were NO GREATER LOSS, A FIERY SECRET, and NEVER THE SAME. I learned a lot by being published by Samhain. I had great editors, and I enjoyed working with the cover artists. I made friends with several Samhain authors, and we are still in touch. Here are a few of them: Karen Wiesner, Cerian Hebert,…
  • Happy 4th of July & Summer Book Sale!

    4 Jul 2014 | 6:04 pm
    We had beautiful weather here today in Ohio for the 4th! We went swimming at the old house today and had a picnic there. It was great fun sharing the day with children, grandchildren, and other relatives. Hope all of you have a safe and happy holiday weekend! I'm having a special summer sale on two of my back list books, MARRYING MALLORY and WHITNEY IN CHARGE. The regular price for each is $2.99 but for a limited time, you can purchase the books for 99 cents each! Both are available for sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Click here to buy Marrying Mallory on Amazon. Click here to buy it…
  • FLEETING HOPE, Book 3 - Available now in print! 

    29 Jun 2014 | 4:28 am
    Paperback or ebook can be purchased here from Amazon! Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone!
  • FLEETING HOPE (Dreams of Plain Daughters, Book 3) NEW RELEASE!

    16 Jun 2014 | 6:24 am
    Fleeting Hope is available in ebook on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Soon it will also be in print! Link here to buy for Amazon and here for B & N! BLURB: After her fiancé, Daniel Beachy, died in a buggy accident, schoolteacher Ruth Yoder decided to move out of her parents’ home and into the house he’d built for their married life together. Ruth  has lived alone for the past eleven years. When David Hershberger, a widower, starts spending time with her, Ruth is surprised. David’s children are amazed, too, that their father is interested in their longtime…
 
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    Daisy Dexter Dobbs - Author, Artist and Grand High Exalted Goddess of Make-Believe

  • 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…
  • It Has a Button to Click and Everything!

    2 May 2014 | 5:00 am
    Ooh, look! Isn’t this is just the coolest news ever? When I have contests or specials on my books, that’s where I’ll be posting about them so please come LIKE my Daisy Dexter Dobbs author page and help me reach my teeny, tiny goal. And by all means, feel free to SHARE! :D (You’ll note when you see my page that I only have a little ways to go before I hit that elusive 8 million LIKES.) Thanks! P.S. Have you seen my latest Super Earthling illustrated blog post? My posts there are about my writing, my books and my most awkward moments. Whenever you’re in need of a smile or a healthy…
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    Delilah Devlin » Blog

  • Keira Kohl: Wedding Brain (Contest)

    Delilah
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:22 am
    Confession time. I’m getting married next week so I have wedding brain. Lots of stuff goes in but nothing stays because I have a plethora of lists floating around in there. This is my first (and hopefully only) wedding. I didn’t realize just how much stuff there was to do during the week before the big day. How do brides do all this without a wedding planner? If I could do it all over again I would hire a wedding planner to do all the work and the stressing. Since it’s confession time I’ll make another one. I stopped writing romance years ago because I didn’t…
  • CC Mackenzie: Real Life Inspiration (Free Read & Contest)

    Delilah
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    One of the things authors are asked over and over again is, “Where  do you get your ideas?” And our response is always the same, “Everywhere.” Let me give you an example of everywhere. Four years ago I was sitting in the spring sunshine, outside a smart French café, chilling out and people watching with my daughters. I have two daughters of marriageable age. They’re beautiful (they’d kill me if they read that, but I’m their mother so I get to say it) independent, career-oriented, super-smart… and ruthlessly… single. And as a contemporary…
  • Road Trip — Authors After Dark in Charlotte, NC

    Delilah
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:19 am
    Anyone live in the Charlotte area? Next week, I’ll be there attending the Authors After Dark conference. For those of you planning to attend, I hope you’ll stop me if you see wandering the halls of the Westin hotel! And for those of you who are planning on being at the booksigning on Saturday from 1-4 PM, don’t be shy about saying hello! I won’t make you buy a book just to talk to me! Yeah, I could have flown. Might have been smarter, but my daughter is attending with me, and one of our biggest joys in life is a road trip. It’s not the destination that thrills…
  • Lisa Carlisle: Dark Velvet

    Delilah
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Summer is in full swing and I finally made it to the beach. I’m not much for lying on the beach, but gazing out to the ocean and listening to the sounds of the waves roll in and out is so soothing for the soul, don’t you think? Almost magical, your mind is free to wonder and create. It’s an experience I tried to capture in my latest release, Dark Velvet, which is the first part of a paranormal erotic romance series set on a remote New England island. The tormented sculptor Antoine bought a castle that was built during the tech boom in the 1990s in a medieval style. Antoine established…
  • A. Catherine Noon: Cahokia Mounds

    Delilah
    27 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Artists rendition of Cahokia Mounds in 1150 A.D., Cahokia Mounds Museum Society and Art Grossman My husband and I are going on our tenth anniversary vacation to Cahokia Mounds this week.  What fascinates me about this site is that it’s estimated between 20,000 to over 100,000 people made their homes here as recently as European contact.  It’s the most sophisticated settlement north of Mexico.  This is similar in size to South Bend, Indiana or Las Cruces, New Mexico. I find some of the practices of the original inhabitants to be frightening: specifically, the practice of human…
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    HelenKay Dimon » blog

  • Summer Giveaway!

    HelenKay
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:27 pm
    I am part of a huge summer giveaway. There are so many prizes you can win, including a copy of my Cosmo Red-Hot Read, EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW. Check it out HERE.
  • Playing Dirty

    HelenKay
    3 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    It looks like there’s some info about my upcoming romantic suspense series up on Amazon (and “buy” links are up on B&N). The introductory novella is called RUNNING HOT. That comes out in December. The first single title, PLAYING DIRTY, comes out in February, which really means late January on the publishing calendar. Here’s the back cover copy and cover (yay!) for PLAYING DIRTY: As an elite Alliance agent—the joint undercover operation of MI6, the British Secret Intelligence Service, and the CIA—Ford Decker lives for the adrenaline. But when he befriends sexy…
  • Writing Process

    HelenKay
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:41 pm
    People ask about my writing process all the time – how do i write a book, where do ideas come from, etc. I saw this video from Oscar winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black about his process. It’s pretty interesting, so I’m sharing! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vrvawtrRxsw
  • Contest!

    HelenKay
    20 Jun 2014 | 1:18 pm
    This weekend I’m running a contest on my FB page and giving away the first two books in the Hanover Brothers series. If you like romance and secrets and a bit of a family drama, this might be the series for you. Check it out on my FB Page. In case you want to take a look at the books in the series, here are some links for you: NO TURNING BACK A SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE LONG WAY HOME TOO FAR GONE
  • A Little Repacking

    HelenKay
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:55 pm
    I have a book due July 1st, so the next two weeks will be a race to the finish. I’ll be doing some giveaways on twitter and my FB Page. Until that starts I thought I’d show off the cover for ONE NIGHT IN VEGAS. This is a re-packaging of one of my early books, VIVIA LAS BAD BOYS!, an anthology of three related novellas. I got the rights back and I’ll be listing it for sale soon. The original price through Kensington Publishing was something like $14.00. Through the wonders of self-publishing I’ll be able to sell it for much less, more like $3.99. So, stay tuned.
 
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    Margaret Daley

  • Heroine Interview from All Sewn Up by Sunni Jeffers with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Diane Baker with I Don’t Chase the Garbage Truck Down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore! Organizing for the Maximum Life and Sunni Jeffers as Emily Thomas with All Sewn Up (US and Canada only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Aug. 4th) evening. Interview with…
  • Interview of Dianne Barker with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:57 am
    This week I’m hosting Diane Baker with I Don’t Chase the Garbage Truck Down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore! Organizing for the Maximum Life and Sunni Jeffers as Emily Thomas with All Sewn Up (US and Canada only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Aug. 4th) evening. Interview of…
  • This week Dianne Barker and Sunni Jeffers with Giveaways

    Margaret Daley
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:56 am
    Congratulations to Mary (meg2006) for winning Christina Rich’s The Warrior’s Vow and to Rose for winning Sandra Glahn’s Informed Consent. This week I’m hosting Diane Baker with I Don’t Chase the Garbage Truck Down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore! Organizing for the Maximum Life and Sunni Jeffers as Emily Thomas with All Sewn Up (US and Canada only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to…
  • Hero Interview from Informed Consent by Sandra Glahn with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:52 am
    This week I’m hosting  Christina Rich with The Warrior’s Vow and Sandra Glahn with Informed Consent (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 (July 27th) evening. Interview with the hero from Informed Consent by Sandra Glahn: 1. Dr. Jeremy Cramer, tell me the most interesting…
  • Hero Interview from The Warrior’s Vow by Christina Rich with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:48 am
    This week I’m hosting  Christina Rich with The Warrior’s Vow and Sandra Glahn with Informed Consent (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 (July 27th) evening. Interview with the hero from The Warrior’s Vow by Christina Rich: 1. Jesse, tell me the most interesting thing…
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    Indulge Yourself

  • Cover Reveal for Kat Latham's Tempting the Player!

    20 Jul 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Book three of the London LegendsBest friends make the best lovers.Libby Hart and Matt Ogden are perfect for each other—as friends. They’ve known each other for ages. They act as each other’s plus-ones. They even share custody of a dog. And if there’s always been a little spark between them, so what? It’s never been worth jeopardizing their friendship.Professional rugby player Matt is fighting for a starter position with the London Legends—and that’s not the only thing he’s fighting. A crippling fear of flying means he’s struggling to get his career off the ground. He has no…
  • Full Fusion

    28 Jun 2014 | 9:30 pm
    I'm a little appalled at myself.My latest book has been out for three weeks, and I haven't even mentioned it here! (Apologies who have seen all my announcements on social media and stuff. You can stop here. :) )Full Fusion is my first young adult paranormal adventure, published as NJ Damschroder.I've always wanted to write YA. I mean, I can attribute my entire career to all the books I devoured when I was a tween and teen and college student (though by then I was mostly reading adult romance). But when I started writing, there was a huge drought in YA fiction. That changed dramatically,…
  • Doing It with Passion

    28 Jun 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Because a lot of our family time is attending sporting events, I get to hear the National Anthem a lot. Many different versions, many different settings, and many different methods.Recently, I realized I've started categorizing each rendition I hear.The most disappointing are the "look at me!" types. The ones who drag it out to twice as long as it should be, showing off all the fancy stuff they can do with their throats. They really seem to be focused on themselves, on being impressive. And on trying to make everyone recognize how oh-so-special they are.There may be a venue where that's…
  • Orphan Black Has Made Me Afraid

    22 Jun 2014 | 1:09 pm
    I admit to holding on to a bit (or way more) of naivete and blind idealism when it comes to certain issues related to casting in Hollywood. When people roar about Supernatural killing off all the ethnic and female characters, I point out that they kill off EVERYONE. If someone ever survives (Hi, Sarah from "Provenance" in season 1!) and comes back, well, we know it's goodbye. When people were up in arms about having too few females in the first "cast photo," I thought it was unfair to JJ Abrams, who is well known for using strong female characters in his shows. And then we had additional…
  • My Chris Pine Mini Marathon

    20 Jun 2014 | 4:01 am
    Last week, I read a blog post about romantic comedies with geeky characters. And one of the suggested films was Blind Dating. So I got it out of the library. It was adorable. Chris Pine did a very good job pretending to be both blind AND geeky AND insecure, and he's also got a talent for displaying passion. (Not that kind, although sometimes that kind.)Someone else had mentioned watching Unstoppable on Facebook. That was one that had been on my Netflix list before we ditched Netflix, so I got that from the library too. I liked it! The people on FB thought the beginning was slow, but I…
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    Nell Dixon - Romance writer

  • Romantic Novelist Association conference

    9 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    This weekend is the RNA conference and on Saturday I'm giving a workshop with the fab Phillipa Ashley! We're talking about series and linked books. We've both written series and linked books. Mine are the New Bay Cornish set series, The Mayer family triliogy, The Ever After series - book 3 is coming befor Christmas! and Cue Me In and Lights, Camera, Poltergeist - my New Adult stories. Phillipa has The First time series as Pippa Croft and some steamier books under another name. We can't wait to talk about our experiences and share the pro's and con's involved.
  • Guest Blogger - Krysten Lindsay Hager

    17 Jun 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Please welcome Krysten Lindsay Hager. She is an author and book addict who has never met a bookstore she didn’t like. She’s worked as a journalist and also writes middle grade, YA, humor essays, and adult fiction. Her debut novel, TRUE COLORS, is out June 17th from Astraea Press. She is originally from Michigan and has lived in South Dakota, Portugal, and currently resides in Southern Ohio where you can find her reading and writing when she’s not catching up on her favorite shows. Here's the blurb for TRUE COLORS Every day I walked down the sidewalk to school and wished I were one of…
  • Today at 2pm

    20 May 2014 | 2:47 am
    Today at 2pm I'll be talking at Wednesbury Library in Sandwell with the lovely Phillipa Ashley and Elizabeth Hanbury. Call the library for a free ticket as spaces are almost gone :)
  • Sophie's Choice - out today!

    5 May 2014 | 11:38 pm
    OUT NOW! Sophie’s Choice. Just 99c 77p Why not try this one and Christmas Ever After? Amazon UK Amazon.com Here's a taster! "Do it then. Run away to Northumberland with me." She wasn't sure what had prompted her to make such a rash offer. Perhaps it was the desire to shock Henry, or merely her own need for a companion for the journey, even if he was a somewhat dull solicitor. "It's not that easy. I have a job, responsibilities." "Cluck, cluck, cluck." Sophie goaded. Henry glared at her. "I am not chicken." She raised her eyebrows. "Prove it." To her amusement, he appeared flustered by her…
  • Unexpected Treasure - Free!

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

    @wax
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Sylvia will be participating in the Nora Roberts Writing Institute in Hagerstown, Maryland, August 8-10! Sylvia’s August appearances continue with a tour in Brazil, and then many more events to look forward to in Fall! Get all the details of … Continue reading → 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
  • Crossfire in Croatia

    Sylvia Day
    29 Mar 2014 | 9:25 am
    Croatian rights to Sylvia Day’s 4th and 5th titles in the NYT bestselling Crossfire series, again to Znanje, by Blanka Daroczi of Andrew Nurnberg Associates Budapest, in association with Meredith Miller at Trident Media Group on behalf of Kimberly Whalen. … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
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    Cynthia Eden

  • July Newsletter Winner

    Cynthia Eden
    7 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Congrats to Kimberly Smith!!! Kimberly is the winner of the July newsletter contest. She won a $30 Amazon.com gift card and an early copy of PLAYING WITH FIRE.   I run newsletter contests each month, so please make sure that you’re subscribed to my newsletter so that you won’t miss the fun.
  • Free For the 4th of July – THE WOLF WITHIN

    Cynthia Eden
    3 Jul 2014 | 9:38 am
    I hope all of my US readers are gearing up for a great holiday weekend! Happy 4th of July!   Since it is such a special weekend, I wanted to offer a free book to readers. So if you haven’t checked out THE WOLF WITHIN yet, then grab a copy while the book is free! FBI Special Agent Duncan McGuire spends his days–and his nights–tracking real-life monsters. Most humans aren’t aware of the vampires and werewolves that walk among them. They don’t realize the danger that they face, but Duncan knows about the horror that waits in the darkness. He hunts the monsters, and he protects the…
  • I’LL BE SLAYING YOU – Available in Mass Market

    Cynthia Eden
    1 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Happy Tuesday!!!   In case you haven’t read my sexy vampire novel, I’LL BE SLAYING YOU, I wanted to come by and announce that Kensington Brava has re-released the book in mass market form–yay!!!! I’LL BE SLAYING YOU was originally released in 2010 (in trade paperback), so I am very excited that the book is on store shelves again.     Blurb: Cynthia Eden returns to the realm of the Other, where the supernatural bounty hunters of Night Watch work hard and play harder… Sandra “Dee” Daniels is a vampire’s worst nightmare. Sure, she couldn’t get up to…
  • Newletter Winner

    Cynthia Eden
    14 Jun 2014 | 3:05 pm
    Congrats to  Laurie Gommermann! Laurie, you are the winner of the Kindle Paperwhite (I sent you an email with prize details). Next month, I’ll have a brand-new prize for my newsletter subscribers. Thank you!
  • MARKED BY THE VAMPIRE is here!

    Cynthia Eden
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:13 am
      Vampires exist. So do werewolves. The creatures that you fear in the darkness? They’re all real. And the baddest of the paranormals…those who love to hurt humans…they’re sent to Purgatory, the only paranormal prison in the U.S. His job is to stop the monsters. Deadly forces are at work within Purgatory. The monsters are joining together–and their plans have to be stopped. FBI Agent Shane August, a very powerful vampire with a dark past, is sent into the prison on an undercover assignment. His job is to infiltrate the vampire clan, by any means necessary.
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    Cathryn Fox Blog

  • 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!
  • Win $100 Gift card and SUMMER LOVIN’ T-shirt

    cathryn
    10 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    For a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift card and a gorgeous Summer Lovin’ T-shirt check out the Summer Lovin’ Rafflecopter HERE!  
  • 24 Jun 2014 | 5:57 am

    cathryn
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:57 am
    There’s a hot summer reads box set releasing on July 1, but they are available for preorder now! So many books to fill your days, and all for less than a cup of coffee. Now that’s a deal! There are two sets, one called Steamy and Sizzling (my book is Web of Desire, a former […]
  • BREAKING FREE, Invitation to Eden is now available!

    cathryn
    17 Jun 2014 | 4:49 pm
    Yay, I’m so excited that the June Invitation to Eden books are now available. Breaking Free is available everywhere in ebook, and print at Amazon! Spring Break at college is supposed to be a time of fun and parties, but Alaska Rossi, AKA Janey Smith, is on lockdown thanks to her father’s mafia dealings. She […]
  • Books not to miss!!

    cathryn
    1 Jun 2014 | 2:51 pm
    I’m sharing some fantastic books that released this past month. Don’t want you to miss out on these great reads! It’s the perfect time to load up your ereader for some steamy summer reading.
 
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    LIZ FIELDING

  • Backlist Books Fest!

    26 Jul 2014 | 12:37 am
    Harlequin are continuing their re-release of my backlist with three new books in July and August. In the UK they've started using pretty new covers to give the books a fresh new look and I'm absolutely delighted with what they've done with The Three Year Itch and All She Wants for Christmas  Don't be fooled by the title, which marketing changed from Trouble in Paradise when a December slot
  • Read-a-Romance Month

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:36 pm
    August is Read-a-Romance month.  Every day three great romance authors will write an essay on what romance fiction means to them, recommend writers they love and give away copies of their books. We're talking writers like Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Susanna Kearsley, Jane Ann Krentz, Kristan Higgins, Susan Mallery and Nicola Cornick.  How great is that? Here's a link where you can see the
  • Stephanie London talking about writing her first book

    9 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    I'm absolutely delighted to welcome Stephanie London to my blog this week as she launches her debut book, Only the Brave Try Ballet. Check out that cover! Over to you, Stephanie!  Things I Learnt Writing My First Book Writing a book for the first time is a fantastic life experience. I learnt a lot about myself in the time it took to write, revise (and revise and revise and revise)
  • Digital Book Day

    5 Jul 2014 | 11:52 pm
  • Spring into Writing with the 3 Big Cs

    25 May 2014 | 11:24 pm
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    Megan Frampton

  • What Not to Bare is On Sale!

    Megan Frampton
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:18 pm
    My sexy historical, What Not to Bare, is discounted to .99 across all reader platforms. The link to find all those reader platforms is on Random House’s site. Meanwhile, I am deep into the next full-length book, and it seems as though we might have a title. AND I’ll be adding a link to sign up for my newsletter in a few days. Thanks for stopping by!
  • The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior Title and Blurb and Other Things of Vast Import

    Megan Frampton
    22 May 2014 | 7:03 pm
    So it has been a dog’s age (bow wow!) since I posted here, and all sorts of things have been happening. To whit, I have a new book contract with Avon for both print and digital, and the first book in my Dukes Behaving Badly series is titled The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior, and here is what it’s all about: All of London knows the Duke of Rutherford has position and wealth. They also whisper that he’s dissolute, devilish, and determinedly unwed. So why, everyone is asking, has he hired a governess? When Miss Lily Russell crosses the threshold of the Duke of…
  • What Not to Bare is Out!

    Megan Frampton
    15 Oct 2013 | 5:32 am
    My frothy historical romance, What Not to Bare, is now available! Here are some facts about it:   –It costs $2.99 and yes, is a full-length book. –It is set in the Regency period in England. –Its hero looks a lot like my obsession favorite model David Gandy –Its heroine is very, very curious and asks a LOT of questions. –Its heroine has a friend who I’ve got a story in mind for–we’ll see what happens with that. –It was a blast to write. Megan
  • What Not to Bare: Excerpt!

    Megan Frampton
    18 Sep 2013 | 4:37 pm
    What Not to Bare by Megan Frampton (Excerpt)
  • The Writing of the Books

    Megan Frampton
    17 Sep 2013 | 4:21 pm
    What Not to Bare comes out October 14, less than a month from now, and YAY! and WHEE! and other exclamatory noises. My agent has a few new proposals for both my Megan Frampton and Megan Caldwell personae. We’re figuring out what to do with them, and I hope there will be news soonish. Meanwhile, my son is a freshman in high school, is taller than me, and is already frequently embarrassed by me. Parenting, I am doing it right. My day job at Heroes and Heartbreakers is going well–I love my work, I am so lucky to have this job and work with the people I do. They are all awesome, and I…
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    Sonja Foust

  • CrossFit Proves James Cameron Wrong

    Sonja Foust
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:15 pm
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  • Online Class: Overcoming Creative Impasses

    Sonja Foust
    30 May 2014 | 8:10 am
    Guys! I’m teaching a class next month! Remember when I wrote that Just Do It post and then My Half Assed Kitchen made me this cool graphic to go with it? Image courtesy My Half Assed Kitchen Well, I’ve taken that content and spun it into a 2-week long online class on overcoming your creative impasses. It’s coming up quick, too! The class starts on June 16, so you don’t have much time to get your junk in gear and register! Here’s the low-down on the course: If you’re a blogger or a writer (or an anything, really), but you’re having trouble overcoming…
  • 33 Things You’ll Know By The Time You’re 33

    Sonja Foust
    4 May 2014 | 9:01 pm
    I’m 33 years old today, guys. I feel like I should do something to celebrate, but, um, I think I’m just going to, you know, go to work and stuff. But, here’s a special post for you on the theme of my birthday, because it’s my blog, dammit. 33 Things You’ll Know By The Time You’re 33 Sunscreen is infinitely less annoying than sunburns. No one else cares about the size of your thighs as much as you do. “Fake it ’til you make it” only gets you so far. Sometimes you have to stop, admit you don’t know what you’re doing, get…
  • Decrapifying: 40 Bags in 40 Days Stage 1

    Sonja Foust
    10 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’ve been a reader of this blog for any length of time, you know I’m kind of into the minimalist thing. Most recently, I did Project 333, although that was actually a couple of… ulp… years ago now, I think. So this time I’m embarking on the 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge. The idea? Toss the trash! Decrapify! Get rid of 40 bags of stuff that you do not need in your house. You can do this in a lot of different ways. My sister-in-law is doing the scrapbook version. And if you’re super hardcore, you can pare down until you have, like, 97 things and can fit…
  • 10 Ways You Can Tell You’re Talking to a Crossfitter

    Sonja Foust
    30 Dec 2013 | 7:52 am
    You’ve heard of Crossfit, right? It’s the new, weird fitness craze sweeping the nation. It involves “functional” fitness, so you’ll often see the athletes running with heavy things and jumping on wooden boxes. They also throw barbells around a lot, and they do it all for time—either completing as many rounds as possible in the allotted time, or completing all the rounds prescribed in the shortest amount of time possible. So how can you tell if you’re talking to a Crossfitter? Here are 10 ways that are probably going to give them away… 1. They talk about “kipping” all the…
 
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    Inside an author's mind....

  • Dad's Inspiration

    6 Jul 2014 | 11:04 am
     In UNDER HIS NOSE, one of my favorite parts is when Roark takes Stephanie out on a "real date." The two of them have been best friends for all their lives, but they've never crossed that "dating" line. Enter Roark's Fairy Godmother, Christy, to help get them over that hump, because they really do belong together.Anyway, one of my favorite parts is when Roark picks Stephanie up in his dad's classic Camaro.Dad's Camaro that inspired Roark's car. I even got to ride in it. Once. Part of the reason this is one of my favorite scenes is because the car is…
  • Yep, I'm neglecting my blog AGAIN.

    3 Jul 2014 | 7:29 am
    I haven't been blogging like I usually do the last couple of months. I should say, I've been super busy, and I sort of have, but also, I think the writing of a regular blog is a discipline that I have not yet mastered.Sure, I can make all the plans in the world about what "blog series" I'm going to write, and all these outlines of doing said series, but if it doesn't make it to the blog, it DOESN'T MAKE IT TO THE BLOG.Yet, I still find myself struggling on what to put on my blog, as well. One of the best series I ever did was the 12 days until the release of Mission of Christmas, where I…
  • This should explain it all..

    30 Jun 2014 | 7:11 pm
    Yes, boys. I'll get right to work.  
  • No Excuses Now

    23 May 2014 | 6:30 am
    If you follow me on Facebook, I've been talking a bit about the fact that I've been painting my house.From top to bottom.Well mostly.The house we bought had been a rental before we got it--and as such, the landlord had painted every wall in the house white.Not eggshell. Not cream. CONTRACTOR WHITE. Paper white. So friggin white I wanted to scream--white. While it was very clean and appealing when I looked at the house, the more I wandered around with my white walls, the less I felt like this was my house.I go on »
  • JUST HIS TASTE Up for Pre-Order!

    20 May 2014 | 8:57 am
    Found out today that JUST HIS TASTE, Guys and Godmothers #3 is up for pre-order!Find it on Amazonand Barnes and Noble Even Fairy Godmothers can make the wrong call.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. Generally decent. Even willing to pretend to be his ex-girlfriend Tessa’s date for a wedding, so she won’t be alone while her…
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    Kimberly Gardner

  • Excerpt from “Bound to Please” (Now at Loose Id)

    Willa Okati
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Jason swiped his key card and opened the door leading into the viewing loft. With a tilt of his head he indicated for the other Dom to precede him. After the briefest hesitation, Mario went ahead. Jason followed, alert for his friend’s first reaction, the unguarded one that would tell him what the other man really thought. The loft was not especially wide, but it ran the entire circumference of the club’s main play space. It was furnished with a variety of padded benches and a few armchairs where members could relax and watch the scenes playing out on the floor below. A waist-high wall of…
  • “Bound to Please” (Re-Release) Now at Loose Id!

    Willa Okati
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    Jason doesn’t do monogamy, and as a much sought-after Dom he doesn’t have to. But when he gets the chance to play with Benny, his sweet young assistant who wants only to please him, Jason holds back. Benny’s no sub, but for a chance to be with the sexy Dom he’s sure he can change. Except he’s only fooling himself, and deep down he knows it. Enter Rain, a sexy badboy who’s got a taste for the lash and pretty young things, like Benny. What’s a man to do when the two men he lusts after are determined that even a hook-up is not in the cards? Why,…
  • “Phoenix Rising” (Re-release) Now at Loose Id!

    Willa Okati
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:36 am
    Two dozen roses, one dozen balloons and a night with a sexy, young stripper. It’s the perfect birthday present for the man who has everything. Or is it? Because the gift Jimmy really wants can’t be bought at any price. Adam Hyland’s life is in the dumps. Living in his car and stripping for his supper, he doesn’t expect much when the birthday-boy invites him to stay for cake and champagne. but the come-hither in Jimmy’s eyes, and the fire in his kisses, dares Adam to hope for more. And for a while it seems he just might get it. Of course, it could never be that easy.
  • “Woman’s Weeds” is now at Amazon!

    Willa Okati
    13 Jun 2014 | 8:16 am
    “Give me thy hand, and let me see thee in thy woman’s weeds.” So says Duke Orsino to Viola in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. And so too says David, a young and gifted director to Kieran, the beautiful young man he’s cast as Viola. But when Kieran’s penchant for silk and lace proves to be more than an acting exercise, David must face the mystery of his own desire for this stunning man in a dress.   Woman’s Weeds at Amazon.com      
  • Another lovely review for His Fair Lady

    kimberly
    25 Apr 2014 | 3:49 am
    Today is my birthday and what a nice birthday present! I found another wonderful review for His Fair Lady. This one is from Joyfully Jay and says in part, “This story is engrossing. Gardner does a wonderful job of pulling readers in emotionally and keeping them on edge with a story that is sweet and angsty and intriguing. I loved this so much. I was compelled by Josie and her inner struggle as well as the fear she held. I was also intrigued by Mark and his attraction to Josie’s mystery regardless of her secrets. And then there’s the mean girls… ugh. It’s hard to have taboo…
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    LINDA GOODNIGHT

  • Easy Peach Cobbler-only four ingredients!

    25 Jul 2014 | 4:58 pm
    Last night, I wanted pie. While I resisted that urge, I succumbed to an easy version of peach cobbler. This recipe makes a light amount of crust with lots of peaches. Sorry we ate it so fast, I forgot to a take picture.  Easy Peach CobblerIngredients needed:Peaches, self-rising flour, sugar, butterFor crust, blend together the following until crumbly:1 cup self-rising flour½ cup sugar or a combination of sugar and Splenda½ stick butter or margarine, meltedSprinkle about ¼ of the crumbs on the bottom of a sprayed 8 x 8 pan.Spoon in 1 large can of peaches (about 29 oz), including juice.
  • First Kisses is on sale for 99 cents!! Whoopee!

    17 Mar 2014 | 9:02 am
    Six authors, six great books!http://inspykisses.blogspot.com/Too much fun! I loved doing this collection with these fabulous women. And I loved reading all the books. I think you will too. A wonderful mix of genres, so there is something for everyone.For a limited time, we are offering the new FIRST KISSES COLLECTION FOR ONLY 99 CENTS! Okay, I couldn't resist posting the hero from my book. Is he great or what!!!
  • Inspy Kisses Video

    26 Feb 2014 | 10:00 am
    First Kisses is so much fun! Remember yours?Enjoy this sneak peak at the exciting new collaboration between five of my author friends and me. Sweet, inspiring, and romantic!Let me know if you like it.
  • THE LAWMAN'S HONOR RELEASES TODAY

    18 Feb 2014 | 8:46 am
     4**** STARS from RT Magazine! Anyone else love a strong, tough officer of the law? How about a former DEA agent bent on upholding his father's legacy? And what if one rain-slicked, stormy night, a lovely widow sees him crash his car on curvy mountain roads! Find out what happens in my new novel from clean, wholesome, exciting Love Inspired Romance, THE LAWMAN'S HONOR.Order here or anywhere books are sold. On sale Feb. 18, 2014.   
  • Linda's New Website

    12 Feb 2014 | 8:55 am
    My brand new website is up and running!My web designer, the inimitable Deborah Coates and I have been hard at work creating an all new look for Linda Goodnight books. Please pop on over, look around and let me know what you think. If you find any issues, links not working or such, please let me know!And don't forget to sign up for my occasional newsletter while you're there. Or click the link to access the form.Enjoy. www.lindagoodnight.com XOXOLinda g
 
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    Cynthia Harrison

  • Beautiful Boy

    Cynthia Harrison
    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    My son Mike with his son Owen. Unplugging from the blog for ten days or so to fill the well and be with them. See you soon…   Tagged: family, filling the well, joy, unplugging
  • “Meet the Grandson” Vacation

    Cynthia Harrison
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    Jessica, due this week, must be looking forward to losing some weight:) Even though to me she looks absolutely beautiful, we all want to hold the baby and I will be there in Seattle this week waiting for his delivery. I don’t start fall term here in Detroit for almost a month, so I can be there until baby boy shows up:) This is not a normal vacation, so I’m hoping I don’t gain weight. In fact I have been planning ways just so that doesn’t happen. First of all, this vacation is all about the baby, so there’s not going to be a lot of going out to dinner and…
  • Good Things

    Cynthia Harrison
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    One of the perks about getting older for me has been the soundtrack in my head. There’s a lot of good music in there. Like a Paul Revere and the Raiders song from 1967 floating through my head for the last week or so. I have so much good in my life right now. A fews days ago all the lights dimmed, but if you cultivate gratitude, joy follows. Every day, even on bad days, I find so much to be grateful for–mostly the people in my life, the ones I love. I have a really nice house and many material things, but I’m just grateful for a roof. I’ve had nice houses before.
  • Worth It

    Cynthia Harrison
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    Brene Brown spent her life researching shame, never suspecting until one crystalline moment that under her need to excel was a perfectionism that kept her mired in guilt, judgment and blame. It took her awhile to assimilate her years of research with her newfound self-awareness and the result has been TED talks, new books, and television interviews about her discoveries. Here she is with Oprah! I have NEVER been a perfectionist. I have always known I am far from perfect. But this too has caused me endless shame, blame, and guilt. Because our culture likes perfect. That’s why we…
  • Help for Falling Faces

    Cynthia Harrison
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    One of the benefits of being pleasingly plump is having far fewer wrinkles than skinny girls our age. The saddest drawback to the fun of losing inches and gaining confidence is finding out that, wow, toes get wrinkled! I loved my plump little feet. Now I notice there are actual wrinkles at the tops of my toes. Really?? The indignity of it all! Lisa and I talked about this. She said for her the arms were the worst. Oh, yeah, arms. I don’t go out in public without them covered. I looked over my wardrobe recently and thought “just donate every top without at least an elbow length…
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    Captive Dreams of an Erotic Pen

  • The Care and Feeding of An Author

    26 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    This also applies to All Romance eBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, etc ...
  • Print Editions

    13 Jul 2014 | 4:09 pm
    One of the things I have wanted to do for a while is get some of my stories out in print - for those that aren't too keen on reading via an electronic devise, and for those that just want a print copy.  So far I have two collections up and running ... but I plan on releasing others, if these go over well. A SECOND CHANCE AT LOVE Available at Amazon DIGGIN’ UP BONES: Zach’s back - and
  • I've added ...

    13 Jul 2014 | 3:49 pm
    I've added a poll (it's off to the left side), and I would love for you to take a moment and let me know what you would like me to write next.  I tried to keep the answers to things I have on the back burner ... Options are: A sequel to Enslaving Heaven A new Parallel Lives story Animal Attraction - feline Animal Attraction - canine Animal Attraction - avian Animal Attraction - other A new In
  • Back in the saddle again ...

    13 Jul 2014 | 3:42 pm
    After months of not being able to get any writing done, I have finally reached a point where I can get back to things.  It is very slow going ... but progress is being made. In other news, I have finally finished the edits of TIME AFTER TIME and THE LIFE NOT LIVED and the re-releases are now live.  * ~ * TIME AFTER TIME Sands of Time: After being diagnosed with inoperable cancer, Nicole
  • A Brand New Story and a few re-releases

    30 Oct 2013 | 7:13 pm
    I am tickled to announce the release of a brand new story - CLAIMING THE OWL.  It is the sixth story in my Animal Attraction series of hot and sexy gay shifters and the men they fall in love with. UNLEASHING THE JAGUAR Michael found himself in the most awkward of situations.  Trapped in his jaguar form as the newest inhabitant at a zoo, he has to figure out how to get free, without
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    Sara Hantz » Blog

  • GCC Presents…… Judith Tewes!!!

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

    Sara Hantz
    2 Jun 2014 | 5:59 pm
    I’m very excited to tell you that for 7 days only THE SECOND VIRGINITY OF SUZY GREEN is for sale for 99 cents on Amazon.com and 99 pence on Amazon.co.uk!!!
  • WILL THE REAL ABI SAUNDERS PLEASE STAND UP – RELEASE DAY!!!!

    Sara Hantz
    6 May 2014 | 9:18 pm
    I’m so excited that today Abi Saunders goes out into the world. Here’s the blurb: Abi Saunders might be a kickboxing champion, but when it comes to being the center of attention, she’d rather take a roundhouse kick to the solar plexus any day. So when her trainer convinces her to audition to be the stunt double for hot teen starlet Tilly Watson, Abi is shocked—and a little freaked out—when she gets the job. Being a stunt double is overwhelming, but once the wig and makeup are on, Abi feels like a different person. Tilly Watson, to be exact. And when Tilly’s gorgeous…
  • GCC Presents….. Terra Elan McVoy!!!!!!!

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

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

  • Melissa Schroeder's 10th Anniversary Blog Hop

    18 Jul 2014 | 5:10 am
    Melissa is celebrating her 10th anniversary with a gifts!Join her for a chance to win an iPad Mini and be sure to check out her wonderful backlist, including the book that started the Harmless series. Is it love, or just a little harmless sex?Max has always been Anna‘s knight in shining armor. But Max has always seen her as a charming, and very sexy, little sister.Until Max’s cold fiance dumps him, Anna unloads another of her many conquests and she invites him over for margaritas and Mexican food. Too much tequila, too much flirting, and too many years of fighting the attraction —…
  • OVER EXPOSED...available now

    1 Jul 2014 | 6:57 am
    When the cameras are off, the real action begins. Greg Hicks is a Hollywood power player. For years he’s enjoyed the perks that come with being a top director and producer: the influence, the wealth…the women. But none of his many conquests have ever possessed the incredible sensuality of the young woman he once watched lose all inhibition in front of his camera. Sabrina Rodriquez’s life is far from a Hollywood dream. Refusing to make the same mistakes as her unlucky-in-love mother, she’s focused on her first real job and avoiding all distractions, especially those of the male…
  • The Salon Games continue...

    26 Jun 2014 | 8:21 am
    Amazon  BN   Kobo   All Romance   Books-a-Million   iTunes OVER EXPOSED  When the cameras are off, the real action begins. Greg Hicks is a Hollywood power player. For years he’s enjoyed the perks that come with being a top director and producer: the influence, the wealth…the women. But none of his many conquests have ever possessed the incredible sensuality of the young woman he once watched lose all inhibition in front of his camera. Sabrina Rodriquez’s life is far from a Hollywood dream. Refusing to make the same mistakes as her…
  • NO RESERVATIONS NOW ONLY 2.99

    24 Jun 2014 | 6:36 pm
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  • ONE NIGHT ONLY... Availabe on KOBO for pre-order

    7 May 2014 | 5:48 am
    ONE NIGHT ONLY... is now available for pre-order from KOBO. (Other sites coming very soon.)JUST ONE NIGHT by NY Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro.He has just one night to prove to her that anything is possible . . .Jason Hart, Jase to his friends, has just graduated college and earned his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. It's the night of the graduation party and she'll be there. His best friend's slightly older sister, Nickie. Nickie is the only woman he's really wanted for a long time. He has just one night to make it happen.She has just one night…
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    Beth Kery

  • THE AFFAIR: My take on it

    Beth Kery
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:35 am
    This fall, fall in love . . . Anyone who knows me is probably all too aware that I’m bursting with excitement about my upcoming serial novel, THE AFFAIR. This is a supersexy, angsty, sensually indulgent and extremely romantic love story between a brooding billionaire and a hospice nurse. Sound familiar? Well it’s not. As a trained clinical psychologist, I take characterization very seriously, and Montand and Emma are two of my favorite characters to date. Although at first blush, Montand may seem like the type of guy every man would want to be and every woman would want to have—sexy,…
  • THE AFFAIR covers!

    Beth Kery
    23 Jun 2014 | 8:58 am
    Some things are meant to be savored. THE AFFAIR is an angsty and super sexy love story that’s an eight week long reading experience, beginning with the first ‘episode’ on September 16th, 2014. After that, travel with unconventional hospice nurse Emma Shore in real time as she steps across the threshold into a world of luxury, sensual pleasure and forbidden passion. Knowing he’d break her heart if she lingered too long, Emma told Montand their affair would last 8 weeks, and then she’d walk away. But is 8 weeks too much time in which to lose her heart? Readers of…
  • Where You Can Find Me at the Romantic Times Book Convention

    Beth Kery
    8 May 2014 | 7:21 am
    The RT Convention in New Orleans is days away. If you are attending either the conference or the big book signing, I’d love to meet you! Here’s where you can find me–just come over and say hello! For more general information on the RT Convention Agenda, click here. Thursday May 15th, 11:15 to 12:15 Author Chat, Erotica, w/ fellow authors Lauren Dane, Megan Hart, Christina Lauren and Tiffany Reisz, 2nd fl., Studio 9 Thursday May 15th, 6:30 to 8:30, Pub Crawl on Bourbon Street Friday May 16th, 2:45 to 3:45: Workshop, Writing an Erotic E-serial, with fellow authors Megan Hart,…
  • More Awesome Reviews for SINCE I SAW YOU!

    Beth Kery
    5 May 2014 | 10:11 am
    The fourth book in the BECAUSE YOU ARE MINE series, SINCE I SAW YOU is out tomorrow–5/6/14! I’m so excited about it. Kam and Lin are two of my favorite characters, even though an author shouldn’t play favorites with her ‘children’ I know. :) There has been some amazing early reviews out for Since, and I’d like to share them here: “Beth Kery’s Since I Saw You is the whole package. The characters, the writing, the romance, the pacing, the emotion—I wish every book was like this.” Heroes and Heartbreakers…
  • Awesome Early Reviews for SINCE I SAW YOU from Kirkus Reviews and RT Book Reviews!

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

  • #AuthorSpotlight: Nancy Robards ~ Beauty and the Cowboy

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Hey readers! I'm excited to welcome author Nancy Robards Thompson to the blog today - Nancy is an award-winning author and she's going to give us a sneak peek into her new (cue the angels singing) cowboy romance. Here we go!All about Beauty and the Cowboy:It started with a ring that pinched and Charlotte Morgan didn’t like but her long-term boyfriend ignored her preference for another ring before he left on another business trip vaguely promising that they would look at other rings sometime.  So was she engaged or not?  And did she want to be? Charlotte feels uneasy, and her…
  • #giveaways and more!

    20 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Hey, everyone! Have you joined in the Summer Lovin' Party that Lisa and Leann from Twin Opinions are putting on? There will be battles of the book boyfriends, author interviews, giveaways and tons of fun!I'm taking part - you could win a copy of my backlist, and I'm also sharing excerpts and fun stuff from behind the scenes of my new Rockers series (which starts with Light My Fire, out now)!You can find Twin Opinions here ... And here's the Rafflecopter for the event:http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6d408af56/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • #AuthorSpotlight: Lillian Darcy ~ After the Rain

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Hiya, gang! I'm pleased to shine the spotlight on Lilian Darcy's new book ~ and not just because I've been a Lilian fan for a LONG TIME. I love her ability to draw characters and create deep, emotional reads...here's a peek inside her latest:All About After the Rain: How do you stop being angry at someone when they’re gone? Kira Shepherd Blair’s older sister Neve died eighteen years ago at River Bend Park, on the night of the 1996 Marietta High School senior prom, and Kira is still mired in feelings she can’t resolve. So much of her life has been shadowed by Neve, from the…
  • My Favorite Time...

    14 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    ...for research is when I'm stuck. Doesn't sound very smart, does it? What I mean is, I don't necessarily research the place I'm writing about, the profession, the weather, etc. before I start writing. The beginnings of stories, for me, are kind of like epiphanies. Some of my writer friends talk about 'seeing' a fully-drawn scene and writing it down. I'm like that, kind of. I see a character, maybe two, hear a bit of dialogue and I'm off. The more the character 'talks' the more I see - foliage, buildings, beaches. It kind of draws itself in my imagination. All because the character is talking…
  • #BookSpotlight: D'Ann Lindun ~ Lily's Summer Cowboy

    8 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Hey, there, readers! I'm so excited to welcome my good friend, D'Ann Lindun back to the blog today. D'Ann has a brand-spankin'-new cowboy to share with us...so let's get to it!All About Lily's Summer Cowboy: Afraid to love, Lily Halderman is determined to never feel despair like when she lost her husband to cancer. Left alone to continue their custom farming business, she struggles to stay afloat, both financially and emotionally. Until Will comes along to help with the farm, impressing her with his hard work ethics, and presenting a danger to her heart because he is just the kind of man she…
 
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    Ryshia Kennie

  • International Authors' Day Bloghop

    Ryshia Kennie
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    July 18 is the first official International Author's Day.  It was a day began by blogger, reviewer and fellow book addict, Debdatta at Bookish Indulgences.   International Author's Day will start out with a blog hop that runs through the week - July 14 through 18.  Check out the links at the bottom of this post and stop by the blogs participating, there'll be plenty of prizes as well as a crew of good books just waiting to be discovered as readers and writers prepare to enjoy the week.International Authors' Day - it's that word author that makes me pause.  It has a strange…
  • Fatal Obsession - One Novel, Two Novels, Three Novels - More

    Ryshia Kennie
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:47 pm
    Fatal ObsessionFive novels - one boxed set!Fatal Obsession is a boxed set of five romantic suspense novels just released this week.  These stories are dangerous and they're hot.   And that's not all that's good about them, they're on sale, the whole set for 99 cents at all online bookstores.  How hot is that?So, yeah I have an inside scoop on it all, a reason to be excited.  My novel, Fatal Intent is included as part of the set. So here's what's inside Fatal Obsession:Deadly Shadows by USA Today Bestseller Jaycee ClarkThe first book in the gripping and sexy world of the…
  • Author Blog Hop - Meet The Authors

    Ryshia Kennie
    8 Jun 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Lisa McManus Lange invited me to participate in a blog hop.  Today it's a different kind of blog hop.  Not a reader hop, nor a book hop, nor even a review hop.  Today it's an author hop.  How did this happen?  Or more aptly, what is this?Well it's a hop that passes the torch from one author to another.But first, a little more about how I got here.  As I said, Lisa McManus Lange invited me.  I met Lisa ages ago when I stumbled on her blog and was intrigued by a fellow Canadian author and by what she had to say.  So I'd leave a comment from time to time…
  • An Absent Mind

    Ryshia Kennie
    28 May 2014 | 5:58 pm
    An Absent Mind is a riveting new novel from Eric Rill, author of Pinnacle of Deceit and The Innocent Traitor, is about a race against time.    The ticking time bomb is Saul Reimer's sanity.  His Alheimer's is going to be the catalyst that will either bring his family together or tear it apart.My review of An Absent Mind:Alzheimer's is a difficult journey for any individual or family to take and there is no opt out.  In An Absent Mind, Eric Rill takes on a family's journey as their patriarch is diagnosed with Alzheimer's.  The story is told in a unique fashion,…
  • Cinco de Mayo

    Ryshia Kennie
    5 May 2014 | 6:28 am
    Today there's not only Cinco de Mayo but all kinds of things to celebrate.  One, I've crawled out of the writing cave and submitted two projects aka stories.  I kind of miss them now, no more mornings running from deranged killers or crawling through bat caves and no more Josh - sigh and Max - add a second sigh there.   So they're off into the world and I wait and worry that they made it safely.Meantime, last week I was blogging the alphabet with a great group of bloggers but things kind of fell apart near the end - for me, not for them.  So while I never got to x, y…
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    Susan Says

  • Rhyming Challenge and Wisdom

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    You know I like to share wisdom from my Old Farmer's Almanac planner. A few weeks ago I shared the definition of nephelococcygia which is the word for finding a shape in a cloud. As a joke, I issued a challenge to Pat Hatt at It's Rhyme Time. If you visit Pat on a regular basis, you know he throws words out there that are not in your every day vocabulary. Today Pat has picked up the glove. Hop over there and see what he came up with it. It will be good!Some interesting news I stumbled on this week. How about this cave in Wyoming? Apparently animals fell into this death trap over the…
  • One to Rule Them All

    30 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    This October will mark the 60th anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien. Not many would argue with the idea that Tolkien invented the epic fantasy genre. Not only did he inspire millions to read the genre, but a lot of writers got into to the game because of him. Tolkien wrote the kind of stories he liked to read, an important lesson for all of us.He did things with languages, like inventing them, that is beyond my dreams and capabilities. His day job was teaching languages. In his books he used a number of Old English Words such as Ent and Orc. Did you know he…
  • Let's Be Real

    28 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    As a writer of fantasy and science fiction I can use my imagination to create new unique things in every part of the worlds I create. My characters don't have to human. They don't have to need oxygen to breathe or food as we know it to live. But readers love stories where they can identify with or at least understand the hearts and minds of the protagonists. If the reader struggles to understand the world I've created because it's so different from the real world, they might put the book down and never pick up anything I've written again. There must be a balance.I've never written historical…
  • Do Your Thing

    25 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Just a short post to carry us into the weekend. There's lots of advice out there for writers and some of it is from very successful and famous authors. Buzzfeed shared this list of 30 Indispensable Writing Tips from Famous Authors. It makes interesting reading and covers a variety of areas. And those famous talented people don't always agree. I shared two of their quotes here but you can follow the link to read them all. They're short and enjoyable.After reading them all on top of all the other advice I've read and listened to over the years, I think I'll just say trust yourself in your…
  • MDQ of the STORY

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    I jotted the acronym, MDQ, down in my little tablet where I keep track of possible blog topics more than two months ago. I don't think I'd ever seen the acronym used though I did know what it meant.The Major Dramatic Question is what I've always thought of as the big plot question that the story seeks to answer. It's the goal of the protagonists, the driving force behind the action and drama leading the reader toward the end of the novel. Where the lovers end up together in the romance novel? Will the forces of good overcome evil in the fantasy novel? Will Earth's spacecraft stop…
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    Cait London

  • 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…
  • Who Owns the Story?

    16 Jun 2014 | 3:59 am
    ROMANTIC SUSPENSESLEEPLESS IN MONTANA In editing mode, (if not before) a fiction writer (especially in romance) must answer/finalize two primary questions:1.) Whose POV starts the story?2.) When to introduce other protagonists or antagonists?Hogan Kodiak in Sleepless in Montana has a problem, and he's perfect to demonstrate Who Controls the Story. Other family members revolve around him, and The Problem and sub-problem, but Hogan is central to the story.A story will twist and turn as it is being written/emerges and characters/individual characteristics are born, edited, reborn, changed. To be…
  • Character Conflict: Depth

    4 Jun 2014 | 3:30 am
    SEASON OF TRUTHROMANTIC SUSPENSEDivorced and down on her luck, Chloe Matthews, star of SEASON OF TRUTH, doesn't want to return to the small western town. But when forced to return, she must meet her past, a teenage love, and old deadly secrets begin to unravel. Her arrival touches off her 2 best friends, and ignites a killer, who must protect those deadly secrets.This story has depth, character backgrounds, motives, conflicts.In conversations with other writers/readers, this comment comes up frequently, regarding quality of writing and that is depth of character, i.e. “while the storyline…
 
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    Jenyfer Matthews

  • Minnesota Happy

    Jenyfer
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:28 am
    The kids and I drove to Minnesota on Friday – one long drive from mid-Michigan, but it didn’t seem so bad since I was so happy to be on my way and to get there. I’d like to say I’m knee-deep in the water but it’s been a cold wet year so the water is freaking cold. I have been out in my kayak however. That’s about as close to the water as I’m getting unless there is a serious change in the forecast between now and the end of the week – notice I am wearing shorts, a bathing suit, and a fleece jacket! The kids not only jumped into this inland lake…
  • Time for Fun!

    Jenyfer
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:10 pm
    I worked two days this week and now it’s time for vacation! It seems like yesterday I was putting this on the calendar at work and it was snowing outside – where does time go?! It isn’t a bad time to go either. Things are sort of in a lull-waiting-for-things-to-happen at work. And the raspberries are pretty much waning while the tomatoes are just gearing up. I trimmed some basil and made some pesto to put in the freezer. I’m only gone for a week so I’ll likely be back in time to jump back in with the garden. I’m trying hard to remind myself everyday that it…
  • Something’s Gotta Give

    Jenyfer
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    There is only so much time in a day and way too much do lately. My daughter arrived home from her week in Florida playing at a national tennis tournament late Friday evening and we got up bright and early on Saturday morning to go to another tournament about an hour away. I probably should have skipped this one for her but it seemed like a good idea and she said she wanted to do it when I asked her. So we went and though she was exhausted by the end, she managed to play very well and also finish pretty highly. I’m pleased she was doing well, however because she was doing well it meant…
  • Finders Keepers

    Jenyfer
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:42 am
    I was on the way to take my daughter shopping when I spotted these beauties on the curb in my neighborhood. I did a quick u-turn and went to get them – no way they would have been there when we got back. They have hanging hooks in them so someone had been using them as decoration – but based on the looks of the frame they were actually a window at one point. I don’t have a good place to hang them for decoration, and I also think I can probably come up with a better use for them. The idea of turning them into an interesting headboard occurred to me. I also though about making…
  • Recycling Project

    Jenyfer
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:39 am
    The office where I’m working had four boxes of appreciation awards leftover from a long ago project that never actually happened. Many, many of them were thrown away long before I started working there and many were re-used in other ways, sometimes as gag gifts. By the time I arrived on the scene there were three boxes left and the receptionist decided that two of them needed to be thrown out. That is where I came in. This is what the award looked like: The glass globe is so pretty, I could not just let them be thrown away. I thought there must be something that could be done with them…
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    On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

  • Bubonicon, Five books done in 1.5 years! And Celta Thursday

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    First, I will be at Bubonicon this weekend! A couple of panels and a writing seminar and 55 minutes with Robin... so I'll answer anything about writing and publishing that you want. I'll be taking ARCs of Ghost Layer.Second, as of yesterday...it's in. After a year and a half with 5 books over 85K words due, I've turned the last one in...late, but DONE. (Ghost Killer)And Celta Thursday: Last Section of Heart Fire Cast of Characters: Others, in order of appearance:GreatLord Muin (Vinni) T'Vine: friend of Antenn, the prophet of CeltaGraceLord Hymale Equisetum: enemy of the Mugworts, founder of…
  • Celta Thursday: upcoming Heart Fire Character List

    24 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Celta Thursday, Heart Fire Character List continued (coming Nov).Tiana Mugwort's Best Friends:Felonerb: her FamCat animal companionCamellia Darjeeling D'Hawthorn: GreatLady D'Hawthorn, businesswoman/cook, owner of teashops (heroine of Heart Search), FamCat MicaGlyssa Licorice Bayrum: FirstLevel Librarian (heroine of Heart Fortune), FamFox **Tiana Mugwort's Family:Artemisia Mugwort Primross: sister, Healer (heroine of Heart Secret), FamRacoon RandaQuina Mugwort: mother, devotee of the Intersection of Hope religion, HealerSinjin Mugwort: father, former judge, writer of legal articles Garrett…
  • Ghost Killer Done!

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Whew! 5 books (none under 80K words), in 1.5 years! Whew. Perhaps, someday I will get that awesome RUSH of feeling that I've finished again. I miss it. I'm tired but done.
  • Celta Thursday, the Turqouise House Floorplan

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Celta Thursday, and keeping head down. I'll be focused on work today and tomorrow, but here's Celta Thursday, the sketch I made of the Turquoise House's floorplan that I used for Heart Fire.And I don't know why it turned around. So it goes. Later, folks!
  • Celta Thursday, Upcoming Heart Fire cut

    10 Jul 2014 | 6:56 pm
    Celta Thursday -- UPCOMING HEART FIRE CUT, I'm all about easy until done with Ghost Killer. Hero is Antenn Moss (architect, adopted son of the Blackthorns)...heroine is Tiana Mugwork, priestess. Lord Equisetum is the antagonist in this novel:He took a waterfall, dried off, and sank into the comfort of his bedsponge, pulling linens over himself. Pinky settled on the far edge of the bed on his pillow, as plump as the cat himself, and dropped into snuffling sleep.As Antenn's mind whirled with images of the day – and he sure preferred Tiana Mugwort over GraceLord Equisetum – he let himself…
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    Jess Riley Writes

  • Morning Visitor

    Jess Riley
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:52 am
    Give me the treat already!The last 24 hours have been pretty exciting here at the Riley homestead. First, Daisy got her first-ever haircut! Isn’t she cute? It only took us twelve years to make her appointment…and the groomer walked away with all ten fingers and completely unbroken skin!It looks like the carpet is 6 inches tall and has swallowed her legs.Back fat roll!!! We never knew it existed...Maybe this is the place ... This morning I was doing my usual plant-watering routine when I saw a very elderly man park in front of my house. He was driving a beige four-door sedan. (What,…
  • Peeking from the Grant Weeds

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

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

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

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

  • Giveaway - Surprise Box of Christian books

    Camy Tang
    29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    To celebrate the 99 cents sale of our Sealed with a Kiss novella collection, I’ll be giving away THREE Surprise Boxes of Christian Books to three winners! The Surprise boxes will each include non-fiction and fiction, a mix of genres. There’ll be something in there for every taste!Sealed with a Kiss, 4 novellas by Janet Tronstad, Margaret Daley, Camy Tang, and Lacy Williams now only $0.99 for a limited time! Get yours today! Available on Kindle, Nookbook, Kobo, and iBooks.To enter the contest:You must join the Inspy Kisses email newsletter to be eligible for this contest (go to the Inspy…
  • Camy's Sonoma fictional family tree

    Camy Tang
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m over at the Love Inspired Authors blog talking about a new family I’ve introduced to my Sonoma series, the Whelans, and how they’re connected to the Grant sisters from my first 3 Sonoma books! Click here to read the blog post!
  • Necessary Proof ebook novella now FREE on Nook too!

    Camy Tang
    11 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    Free! My romantic suspense novella, Necessary Proof, is free on Kindle, iBooks, Smashwords and Kobo, and now Nook also!Originally published in First Kisses, a novella anthology with Linda Goodnight, Janet Tronstad, Debra Clopton, Margaret Daley, and Lacy Williams.After opening his heart to Jesus in prison, Alex Villa has left his criminal past behind him. However, his efforts to take down a gang producing meth in Sonoma have made him a target. Set up to look like he’s being bribed by the gang, the police blame him for the death of a cop. Only the evidence on an encrypted laptop can prove…
  • How can I pray for you?

    Camy Tang
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:00 am
    I’m so honored that so many of you entrusted your prayer requests to me! I am praying for you! Please be sure to fill out the form below with any updates!For those of you with prayer requests, I would love to pray for you! I asked God to make me a prayer warrior this year, so how can I pray for you?Prayer requests can sometimes be private things, so to keep your privacy, I’ve made a form you can fill out that will keep your requests just between you and me. :)Loading...Free! My romantic suspense novella, Necessary Proof, is free on Kindle, iBooks, Smashwords and Kobo!
  • Necessary Proof free ebook novella!

    Camy Tang
    29 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Free! My romantic suspense novella, Necessary Proof, is free on Kindle, iBooks, Smashwords and Kobo!Originally published in First Kisses, a novella anthology with Linda Goodnight, Janet Tronstad, Debra Clopton, Margaret Daley, and Lacy Williams.After opening his heart to Jesus in prison, Alex Villa has left his criminal past behind him. However, his efforts to take down a gang producing meth in Sonoma have made him a target. Set up to look like he’s being bribed by the gang, the police blame him for the death of a cop. Only the evidence on an encrypted laptop can prove he’s…
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    Laurie J. Edwards ~ Author, Artist, Dreamer...

  • 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…
  • 20 YA Novels for Thinking Adults: A Diverse List

    lje1
    14 Jun 2014 | 5:35 am
    lje1:In my opinion, only the best (and most confident) adults read (and write) YA… Originally posted on the open book: There has been a lot of controversy this week surrounding that now-infamous Slate article saying that adults should be embarrassed to read YA. Here at LEE & LOW, we couldn’t disagree more. We don’t think your enjoyment of a book should be limited by your age (or anything at all, really). YA novels are great. They can be entertaining, literary, thought-provoking, funny, sad, or all of the above at the same time. There have been several excellent lists of YA…
  • Prepare for an Epidemic…

    lje1
    22 May 2014 | 5:00 am
    Yvonne Ventresca I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Yvonne Ventresca and discovering that we both wrote nonfiction books on singers for Lucent Books. Mine was about Rihanna; hers was on Avril Lavigne. But that wasn’t the only similarity. We both had YA fiction titles debuting in May.  So what better way to celebrate our joint book birthdays than hosting her on my blog. Yvonne’s latest release, Pandemic, has been called “riveting and terrifyingly real” on Goodreads. Welcome, Yvonne! It’s great to have you here today. I’m so glad you were willing…
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    Astraea Press

  • AP Author Spotlight: Kelly Martin

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
     Kelly Martin Blog: www.kellymartinbooks.blogspot.comTwitter ID: @martiekayGoodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6552501.Kelly_MartinFacebook: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6552501.Kelly_MartinPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/KMbooks/ Describe yourself in three words:Indecisive. People Pleaser. Tell us a little about your latest release:Saving Sloan is the sequel to Saint Sloan and takes place about five months later.Sloan Bridges is doing her best to move on from a horrible attack that left her scarred, literally. Her attacker is in a wheelchair…
  • RELEASE DAY: Debra Holt "Under Texas Blue Skies"

    29 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Blurb:J.D. Sterling, the sexy star of country music, had come back home to McKenna Springs, Texas.  Years before, he had left to chase his dream and had succeeded.  His life was almost perfect.  Almost.  He was still missing the part of his heart he had left behind…Mandy Lawson.  Amanda Lawson had changed from the young, innocent Mandy…the teenager madly in love with the bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks.  Heartbreak and tragedy would do that to a person.  She was determined to keep her well-ordered, work-driven life on the successful path she…
  • RELEASE DAY: Laverne St. George "The Master's Plan"

    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Blurb:Bad Things Happen…Caralyn Masters lost both her faith and her sister in a tragic accident. The trauma leaves lingering effects--automobiles give her the literal shakes. She hoped that a grant from the reputable Doncaster Foundation would set her non-profit firmly on its feet. Now the grant funding has disappeared for no good reason. She’ll need a Plan B. Or a Plan C.Jason Montague knows from painful experience that his seizure disorder is enough to scare most women off.  Finding someone to share his life? Not so easy. Now he’s learned that there’s a problem with the…
  • RELEASE DAY: Shirley Raye Redmond "Prudence Pursued"

    29 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Blurb:At the advanced age of twenty-seven, vicar’s daughter Prudence Pentrye is on the shelf. Content to occupy her time by attending meetings of Mr. Wilberforce’s Abolition Society and helping her father administer vaccines in an effort to prevent a small pox epidemic, Prudence is resolved to see that her younger cousin Margaret does not share her own unmarried fate.But Margaret is plain and shy. She is repulsed when a swashbuckling baronet, Sir James Brownell, makes her an offer of marriage.  With his sunburned skin, eye patch, and indifference to fashion, Sir James is not…
  • RELEASE DAY: Linda Covella "Yakimali's Gift"

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Blurb:It’s 1775 in Mexico, New Spain, and 15-year-old Fernanda Marquina, half Spanish and half Pima Indian, can’t seem to live up to her mother’s expectations or fit into the limited female roles of her culture. A tragic accident sets her on a course for the adventure she longed for but at a greater cost than she could ever have imagined. With her family, Fernanda joins Juan Bautista de Anza’s historic colonization expedition to California. On the arduous four month journey, Fernanda will find not only romance, but she’ll discover truths that will change the way she sees her…
 
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    Fierce Romance

  • The Legend of Robert the Bruce and the Spider

    Gwyn Brodie
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Six times Robert the Bruce and his army had fought against the English, and six times they had lost. The army of Scotland was completely scattered, and Robert the Bruce was forced to go into hiding. According to the legend, Robert the Bruce lay inside a cave. He was tired, and ready to give up all hope. He noticed a spider overhead about to weave her web. He watched, as she worked with great care. Six times she tried to throw her thread from one edge of the cave wall to the other. Six times her thread fell short. "Poor thing," said Robert the Bruce. "You, too, know what it's like to fail six…
  • Dunnottar Castle, Scotland

    Vonda Sinclair
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    The day my friends and I visited Dunnottar castle started out foggy and rainy, typical Scottish weather. By the time we reached the castle, thankfully, the rain had stopped. But it was very windy, cold and cloudy when we got out of the car. Extra layers of clothing were necessary, but it was the perfect atmosphere to explore this amazing, unbelievable place. We walked down the 2600 feet long trail which includes extensive stairs. This access path is narrow and I can see how this would make the fortress easier to defend during times of conflict.Dunnottar is in a very dramatic location on a…
  • My First Romance

    Natasha Moore
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    With the publication of Love Is...(the charity anthology which includes my story Her Royal Rendezvous) on Aug 5th, and The Cottage Next Door on Sept 16th, I just realized I will have 25 novels/novellas/short stories published! 25! Back in 2006, after writing and submitting for more years than I care to count, I despaired of ever being published. But in September of 2006, I got the e-mail that changed my life. Samhain Publishing wanted to publish my contemporary romance, The Ride of Her Life!If there is a "book of the heart" this was the one for me. I learned so much going through the process…
  • The Highlanders Bundle!!! 1st Two Books for One Price of $3.99!!! Giveaway Blog Tour: Hero of a Highland Wolf

    Terry Spear
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    From USA Today Bestselling Author, Terry Spear, comes the long-awaited bundle of her popular two-book Highlander romance series—Winning the Highlander’s Heart and The Accidental Highland Here.WINNING THE HIGHLANDER’S HEARTLady Anice vows to flee the amorous advances of King Henry I and return to her home in the Highlands where she hopes to find a laird to wed. She soon discovers her staff has vanished. Premonitions of imminent danger warn her of foul play, and she is certain she is cursed when it comes to marriage.The king orders the Highlander Laird Malcolm MacNeill, who is seeking an…
  • New release: The Disciplinarian’s Daughter

    Leigh Court
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    I’m thrilled to announce that my erotic Victorian romance, The Disciplinarian’s Daughter, is part of the new Secrets Volume 31: Fantasies Fulfilled anthology released by Red Sage Publishing.Here’s the blurb:Only virgins need apply…In sexually-repressed Victorian England, Dr. Trevor Markham is determined to prove that the condition known as ‘female hysteria’ is simply a woman’s sexual frustration. But when innocent Amelia Ashworth responds to his ad for a scientific study of virgins, Trevor’s sexual experiments produce results neither of their hearts expect.A little background…
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  • MOONLIGHT #Western #Romance Boxed Set!

    30 Jul 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Released Today!Moonlight Western Romance Two-Novel Boxed SetMoon of the Sleeping Bear, Book 1Western/Erotic RomanceWhat happens when brothers fall in love with the same woman? One is the father of her child; the other her husband. One went off to war and left his brother to pick up the broken pieces. Civil War has crumbled a nation, and the Dakota Sioux are on the warpath in Minnesota. Twins separated at birth, Lauren and Sage McCain, are reunited twenty years later by fate and ensnared amid the flames of destiny and love.Dark Night of the Moon, Book 2Western Paranormal Romance, Sequel to…
  • #SatSpanks - Whisper of Dreams

    25 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Hello, and welcome to the Saturday Spankings Blog Hop. To visit all the authors participating in this week's hop, please click on this link. Saturday Spankings July 26thMy snippet today comes from my new release WHISPER OF DREAMS - a BDSM Erotic NovellaAbout Whisper of Dreams:Sarah must get her son out of New Bern, North Carolina before he succumbs to an epidemic of yellow fever. Yankees have taken over the town and there is only one man capable of smuggling them out—Captain Elijah Fortune. Even though she betrayed him once, she appeals to the champion of her childhood for help. He’s more…
  • #Bondage #Spanking and #Erotica - Cradle of Dreams/Whisper of Dreams

    16 Jul 2014 | 9:35 pm
    With visions of battle still fresh in his mind, Roane Bradfield returns home to find the woman he loves betrothed to another. He corners Kendrick Moreland at Dowager Huggins’ Grand Ball and whisks her into the secluded library. One way or the other, he will know the reason the duplicitous beauty cut him from her life when she promised to wait forever. Sarah must get her son out of New Bern, North Carolina before he succumbs to an epidemic of yellow fever. Yankees have taken over the town and there is only one man capable of smuggling them out—Captain Elijah Fortune. Even though she…
  • Whisper of Dreams is Here! (sequel to Cradle of Dreams)

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:58 pm
    WHISPER OF DREAMSBDSM Erotic Time Travel(Sequel to best-selling Cradle of Dreams)About Whisper of Dreams Sarah must get her son out of New Bern, North Carolina before he succumbs to an epidemic of yellow fever. Yankees have taken over the town and there is only one man capable of smuggling them out—Captain Elijah Fortune. Even though she betrayed him once, she appeals to the champion of her childhood for help. He’s more than happy to accommodate her, but the price of risking his life is steep. And the cost has nothing to do with money.    Short Snippet Sarah came to…
  • Cover Reveal - WHISPER OF DREAMS - *New Release*

    12 Jul 2014 | 9:23 pm
    WHISPER OF DREAMS will be released this week on Amazon, Nook and Kobo. This is the sequel to CRADLE OF DREAMS, one of my best-selling novellas!About WHISPER OF DREAMS Erotica/BDSM Time TravelSarah must get her son out of New Bern, North Carolina before he succumbs to an epidemic of yellow fever. Yankees have taken over the town and there is only one man capable of smuggling them out—Captain Elijah Fortune. Even though she betrayed him once, she appeals to the champion of her childhood for help. He’s more than happy to accommodate her, but the price of risking his life is steep. And the…
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  • Thursday Writing Quotes ~ Pearl S. Buck

    Suzie Quint
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Write a novel if you must, but think of money as an unlikely accident. Get your reward out of writing it, and try to be content with that. ~ Pearl S. Buck
  • Tuesday Teaser

    Suzie Quint
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: Grab your current readOpen to a random pageShare two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! Several years ago, I started reading about smokejumpers as research for a story and got hooked…
  • Nuggets for July

    Suzie Quint
    27 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    What happens when fear turns into a panic attack http://davidmorrell.net/2012/09/my-novels-dramatize-fear/ Kathryn Rusch has a series about discoverablity that's well worth reading.  http://kriswrites.com/business-rusch-publishing-articles/discoverability-series/ Another worthwhile series by Kathryn Rusch is her estate planning series. http://kriswrites.com/business-rusch-publishing-articles/estate-planning-series/ Jennifer Crusie has an interesting post about the romance contract writer's make with readers.
  • Thursday Writing Quote

    Suzie Quint
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    When we sit down each day and do our work, power concentrates around us. The Muse takes note of our dedication. She approves. We have earned favor in her sight. When we sit down and work, we become like a magnetized rod that attracts iron filings. Ideas come. Insights accrete. ~ Steven Pressfield, War of Art
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    Suzie Quint
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Success is a finished book, a stack of pages each of which is filled with words. If you reach that point, you have won a victory over yourself no less impressive than sailing single-handed around the world. ~ Tom Clancy
 
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  • Review: Black Rook by Kelly Meade

    FV Angela
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Black Rook is the first book in the new Cornerstone trilogy by Kelly Meade (aka Kelly Meding). This new series centers around a Loup Garou run and the three sons of the Alpha. The McQueen brothers are all vastly different and each story will focus on one brother and give them their own HEA, but will have a story arc that spans all three books. Black Rook is about the youngest son, Rook, and the woman that journeys to his small town after she has vision of him standing over the body of her murdered father. Brynn Atwood arrives in town unsure exactly how to proceed. She’s a…
  • Review: Crave the Night by Lara Adrian

    FV Angela
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    As a huge fan of this series I was very excited to hear that it would continue on with the children of the original breeds. The last book, Edge of Dawn, brought this world 20 years into the future and evolved from its original PNR roots, into more of a cross between paranormal and urban fantasy romance. This is book 12 in the Midnight Breed series and is Nathan’s story. Nathan is a first generation Breed, raised as a Hunter and trained to be an emotionless killer from birth. He was rescued by his mother and a Breed by the name of Hunter in what I like to refer as the “original…
  • What-To-Read Wednesday: Lumberjack In Love by Penny Watson

    FV Angela
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Welcome to What-To-Read Wednesday. Each week our Fiction Vixen reviewers will tell you about a book they think you need to read ASAP. This week Angela recommends: Lumberjack In Love by Penny Watson This book kept popping up in my GR and Twitter feeds a couple of weeks ago. And let’s be honest here, it’s about a bearded lumberjack so OF COURSE I was one-clicking. This novella is super sexy and very, very sweet, and also pretty well done for the short amount of page time (it’s about 100 pages). At first these two characters clash because she’s a total city slicker…
  • Review: Fast Track by Julie Garwood

    FV Jen
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Cordelia “Cordie” Kane is the third best friend in the Sophie, Regan and Cordie trilogy.  The three stories are actually part of the Buchanan-Renard series with Sophie’s book being Fire and Ice and Regan’s book being Murder List.  Aiden is Regan’s older brother and the man Cordie has had a crush on since she was a young girl.  We saw that in Sophie and Regan’s books but Aiden is a hotel magnate and is many years older than Cordie so he has never looked her way. Fast forward to the present time and Cordie is sitting at her father’s side as he passes away…
  • Review: Fit for the Job by Darien Cox

    FV Amy
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    “Stay with me.  Make me your home.” Fitness professional Jay Capello has recently accepted a summer position as personal trainer to teenager, Sassy Wright; daughter of movie stars Eben and Ingrid Wright.  Sassy is a fifteen year old terror to her parents and the household staff.  After threatening to release a home video revealing her parents personal secrets regarding their marriage and sexuality (in effort to destroy her dad’s career), Sassy has been confined to her room without a cell phone, computer or any outlet to the outside world.  Bodie is Sassy’s personal security guard…
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  • Witchstruck (The Tudor Trilogy #1) by Victoria Lamb

    Cristal | Book Addict
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Publication: September 24, 2013Publisher: Harlequin TeenSource:  PublisherIf she sink, she be no witch and shall be drownedIf she float, she be a witch and must be hanged.Meg Lytton has always known she is different&#151;that she bears a dark and powerful gift. But in 1554 England, in service at Woodstock Palace to the banished Tudor princess Elizabeth, it has never been more dangerous to practise witchcraft. Meg knows she must guard her secret carefully from the many suspicious eyes watching over the princess and her companions. One wrong move could mean her life, and the life of…
  • After the Rain by Renee Carlino Cover Reveal

    Cristal | Book Addict
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:06 pm
    Check out this gorgeous cover for Renee Carlino’s upcoming novel After the Rain. Don’t forget to mark the date on your calendar and feel free to pre-order it using the links below!AFTER THE RAIN by Renee CarlinoAtria Books Paperback | 320 pages | ISBN: 9781476763996 | $15.00 |November 11, 2014eBook | 320 pages | ISBN: 9781476764009 | $7.99 | November 11, 2014Learn more about the book at S&S.comPre-Order Links:Amazon Apple Barnes & Noble BlioBooks-a-Million IndieBound GoogleUK Links:AmazonWaterstones FoylesWHS Apple GoogleAUS Links:Bookworld Amazon Apple GoogleAbout AFTER THE…
  • All For This by Lexi Ryan Sneak Peek!!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    29 Jul 2014 | 11:42 pm
    If you were like me, you have been dying for some info regarding Lexie Ryan’s upcoming novel All For This. Well wait no more, because here is a sneak peek just for your enjoyment!  Releasing August 4, 2014New Adult Contemporary RomancePre-order NOW**ALL FOR THIS is book three in the Here and Now series. It is not a stand-alone and it’s intended to be read after LOST IN ME and FALL TO YOU.**What if you would never remember the day you made the most important decision of your life?That’s what they’re telling me about the day of my accident—the day I put on Max’s ring and chose…
  • Prototype (Archetype #2) by M.D. Waters

    Cristal | Book Addict
    29 Jul 2014 | 1:47 pm
    Publication: July 24, 2014Publisher: Dutton AdultSource: PublisherThe stunning debut that began with Archetype— and has readers buzzing—concludes in Prototype, when a woman’s dual pasts lock onto a collision course, threatening her present and future.Emma looks forward to the day when she can let go of her past—both of them. After more than a year on the run, with clues to her parents’ whereabouts within her grasp, she may finally find a place to settle down. Start a new life. Maybe even create new memories with a new family.But the past rises to haunt her and to make sure there’s…
  • Dirty Angels (Dirty Angels #1) by Karina Halle

    Cristal | Book Addict
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    Publication: June 15, 2014Publisher: Metal Blonde BooksSource:  BoughtFrom the USA Today Bestselling author of Love, in English and The Artists Trilogy, comes a dark romance about a good girl and a very, very bad man. It’s a deliciously twisted take on forbidden love, set among the drug cartels of hot, steamy Mexico and is not for the faint of heart. It contains explicit sex, violence, abuse, drug use, bad language and sexy Mexicans. You have been warned… For Luisa Chavez, a twenty-three year old former beauty queen, a better life has always been just out of her reach. Sure, she’s…
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  • Mouthwatering: An Eastern Native American Historical Recipe Guide

    writerjessicaleigh
    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

    writerjessicaleigh
    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…
  • Sidekicks, Accomplices, and Oddballs – An Author’s Guide to Creating Superb Supporting Characters

    writerjessicaleigh
    29 Apr 2014 | 10:14 am
    The birth of a unique side character is probably the most enjoyable aspect to creative storytelling, in Jessica Leigh’s opinion. Create Many new writers are caught up – and rightly so – in the intricate development of the hero and heroine, including their pasts, their storylines, and the process of their relationship reaching its fruition. Authors will spend countless hours pondering their main character’s traits, hopping in and out of their heads, and creating temperaments that are both compelling and attractive to the reader. What is the Purpose of a Side Character? Generally…
  • The Burning One – A Short Story by Author Jessica Leigh

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

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