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  • YA book announcement

    Ann Aguirre
    Ann Aguirre
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:43 pm
    In case you don’t follow social media, I wanted to talk about my new book deal. If you scroll down in that article, you’ll see that I’ve sold a novel set in the Razorland series. This isn’t a sequel in the traditional sense; rather I would call it a companion novel, like the novella I wrote about Thimble and Stone.  This story will center around Tegan of the Staff aka Doctor Tegan, and the warrior-poet who loves her, James Morrow. Gavin will probably also join their adventures and possibly Millie, the girl who saved the world and didn’t even know it. Szarok may…
  • FREE Kindle Download - Writing Active Setting Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail by Mary Buckham

    Romance Writer Woes...
    12 Jun 2015 | 1:32 pm
     Writing Active Setting Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail by Mary Buckham Kindle edition is FREE to download today! Check out the other books in the series as well. You won't be disappointed. These are great little craft books! Happy Writing! Writing Active Setting Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail by Mary Buckham Kindle Download   USA Today Bestselling Author Mary Buckham    
  • Mad About The Major Newsletter Winners

    Elizabeth Boyle » Blog
    Elizabeth
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:59 am
    Good reason to subscribe to my newsletter: these awesome people get access to exclusive contests for just being, well, awesome. And the winners to my latest newsletter contest are: Mary C. of Seattle, WA Molly L. of Rogersville, MO Heather H. of Myrtle Beach, SC Each of them will receive of box stuffed with books and goodies. Thank you to everyone who entered and to everyone who isn’t subscribed to my newsletter: What are you waiting for? (Pssst. Scroll to the top of the page and the box is right there waiting for you.)
  • a Dungeon PSA

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    Heidi
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed some recent funkiness with The Dungeon emoticons. First they disappeared…then they came back but were too teeny-tiny to see…& now they’re back again, but work a bit differently than they did before.   Just so you know, this has to do with the WordPress plug-in that runs the smilies, which is a bit out of date. Luckily, we have an awesome web gal (she knows who she is ) behind the scenes, who has been working on the issue.  She found a new plug-in to get our emoticons back up & running…  But as I…
  • Catch-up

    JEN BLACK
    28 Jun 2015 | 12:54 am
    Friday 19th June saw my first test of the pool, and Saturday my first swim. Both days were hot and sunny, forecast to be 25 and 26 degrees respectively. The hay bales have been collected and two of the asparagus rows have been dug over and what we think are fertilizer pellets seeded in the soil. All done by tractor! The clover patch is now over eighteen inches high and the sweet corn closer to two feet. When we first arrived, they were tiny green sprouts in large rows across the curve of a hill or meadow. The hay meadow itself now has bright green grass over a foot high. We watched from the…
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    Ann Aguirre

  • YA book announcement

    Ann Aguirre
    17 Jun 2015 | 2:43 pm
    In case you don’t follow social media, I wanted to talk about my new book deal. If you scroll down in that article, you’ll see that I’ve sold a novel set in the Razorland series. This isn’t a sequel in the traditional sense; rather I would call it a companion novel, like the novella I wrote about Thimble and Stone.  This story will center around Tegan of the Staff aka Doctor Tegan, and the warrior-poet who loves her, James Morrow. Gavin will probably also join their adventures and possibly Millie, the girl who saved the world and didn’t even know it. Szarok may…
  • YA Scavenger Hunt: Go Team Teal!

    Melissa Jolly
    2 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Updated 4/6/15 – This hunt is over. Today kicks off the Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt, and there are tons of great prizes to be won. You decide how much effort to put into it, but the rewards will definitely be commensurate with the time you spend visiting various sites and gathering clues. There are eight teams: RED, BLUE,GOLD,GREEN, ORANGE,TEAL,PURPLE,& PINK. I’m on the TEAL team this time around. If at any point, you get stuck, check out the How to Hunt page for help. At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for…
  • YA Scavenger Hunt: Red Team Go!

    Ann Aguirre
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    UPDATE 10/6/14 – THIS HUNT IS OVER Today kicks off a Fall YA Scavenger Hunt, and there are tons of great prizes to be won. You decide how much effort to put into it, but the rewards will definitely be commensurate with the time you spend visiting various sites and gathering clues. There are six teams: RED, GOLD, GREEN, ORANGE, INDIE and BLUE. I’m on the RED team, myself. If at any point, you get stuck, check out the How to Hunt page for help. At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you…
  • YASH coming up soon!

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

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

  • FREE Kindle Download - Writing Active Setting Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail by Mary Buckham

    12 Jun 2015 | 1:32 pm
     Writing Active Setting Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail by Mary Buckham Kindle edition is FREE to download today! Check out the other books in the series as well. You won't be disappointed. These are great little craft books! Happy Writing! Writing Active Setting Book 1: Characterization and Sensory Detail by Mary Buckham Kindle Download   USA Today Bestselling Author Mary Buckham    
  • FREE Kindle Download - Emotion Amplifiers by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi

    21 Dec 2014 | 7:35 pm
    I know it's been a while since I posted here on RWW's, and I'm a little rusty, but this resource is just too good NOT to post about (also, I want to try and become a little more active here, and this is a start :) ). I'm sure you've heard of THE BOOKSHELF MUSE blog, which has moved and been newly renamed WRITERS HELPING WRITERS, and the gals who run/own the site, Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi. They're authors of the awesome and popular writers guides series The Bookshelf Muse Descriptive Thesaurus Collection, which include: The Emotion…
  • Do You Write Western Romance? Prairie Rose Publications Seeking Submissions

    19 Mar 2014 | 10:48 am
      Love hunky Cowboys and sexy Outlaws? Do you write westerns or historical western romance? If so, you might want to check out this fairly new publisher, Prairie Rose Publications. From the website: PRAIRIE ROSE PUBLICATIONS (PRP), is a publishing company devoted to publishing westerns and western romances written by women PRP is accepting submissions for a couple new anthologies. I've posted some of the info from the website/blog below. Happy Writing!   PRAIRIE ROSE PUBLICATIONS was opened in August, 2013, by LIVIA J. WASHBURN and CHERYL PIERSON, two authors who saw a…
  • Happy St. Patricks Day!

    17 Mar 2014 | 2:19 am
  • This N' That

    16 Mar 2014 | 4:20 pm
    NHere's a few interesting links. Hope you find something you like! ~Carol Yoga For The Desk Bound Writer Check this out! Designed with writers in mind, here's a nine minute yoga video you can do right at your desk and in your chair! Sounds like my kind of yoga! :) Yoga for the Desk Bound Writer www.patamsden.com How To Write A Category Romance... I don't write category romance, but for those of you who do, author Susan Meier posted a writing lesson in her ezine and on her blog: Lesson 1 from HOW TO WRITE A CATEGORY ROMANCE... Check out this lesson and…
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  • Mad About The Major Newsletter Winners

    Elizabeth
    11 Jun 2015 | 8:59 am
    Good reason to subscribe to my newsletter: these awesome people get access to exclusive contests for just being, well, awesome. And the winners to my latest newsletter contest are: Mary C. of Seattle, WA Molly L. of Rogersville, MO Heather H. of Myrtle Beach, SC Each of them will receive of box stuffed with books and goodies. Thank you to everyone who entered and to everyone who isn’t subscribed to my newsletter: What are you waiting for? (Pssst. Scroll to the top of the page and the box is right there waiting for you.)
  • #TBT: Mad About the Duke

    Elizabeth
    28 May 2015 | 7:42 am
    This book, Mad About the Duke, is the story inspired my upcoming Bachelor Chronicles spin-off, Mad about the Major. Here is where the Duke of Parkerton finally meets his match. But the wait for Parkerton’s story took some time. He first appeared at the end of This Rake of Mine, chastising his younger brother, Mad Jack Tremont, to get out of jail and go marry Miranda. I sort of fell in love with him the moment he stepped on the page. He is so stuffy and ducal and proper. He just needed his life turned upside down. Does anyone else sense a theme here? I just love taking a perfectly happy…
  • Blog Winners

    Elizabeth
    25 May 2015 | 4:47 pm
    I totally missed posting a winner last week for the Black Gown v. Red Dress post. I blame being on double-death deadline for letting this slip past me. My sincere apologies. But I am here to set this to rights. The winner for that week’s post is: Stephanie M:   And for last week’s #TBT post on nicknames in How I Met My Countess, the winner is: Rosalie Otto: Each of them will receive an autographed book. And watch for this Thursday’s Throwback into the Bachelor Chronicles when I take a look at Mad about the Duke, the book that inspired my June 2nd short novel, Mad About…
  • #TBT: How I Met My Countess

    Elizabeth
    21 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    Moving along to the next installment of my #TBT look the Bachelor Chronicles series (in advance of the June 2nd release of Mad About the Major), this week we are going to look at How I Met My Countess. Opening up what I think of as the last third of the Bachelor Chronicles is a trio of books about the Widows Standon. The idea for the book came from Love Letters of a Duke, where the hero laments having these warring dowagers from the previous heirs driving him crazy. I wondered about these three and then came up with the idea that all three had married very young and not really all that…
  • RT Kindle Winner

    Elizabeth
    18 May 2015 | 8:25 am
    If you were at RT and entered the
 
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  • a Dungeon PSA

    Heidi
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    If you’ve been paying attention, you may have noticed some recent funkiness with The Dungeon emoticons. First they disappeared…then they came back but were too teeny-tiny to see…& now they’re back again, but work a bit differently than they did before.   Just so you know, this has to do with the WordPress plug-in that runs the smilies, which is a bit out of date. Luckily, we have an awesome web gal (she knows who she is ) behind the scenes, who has been working on the issue.  She found a new plug-in to get our emoticons back up & running…  But as I…
  • Happy Sunday

    Heidi
    27 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Happy Sunday, my Darlings! How are you?  How has the week treated you?  Are you ready to share your good news & gratitudes with us today?  This week, I AM HAPPY that I’ve got ideas & am making progress on a situation (totally non-writing related, fyi) that’s been hanging over my head for a while now.  Just one of those things you have to take step by step, even if some of the steps are loose & cracked & threaten to trip you.   But it’s coming together (knock on wood!) & I’m beginning to be more excited than apprehensive over it now. I AM…
  • Sexy Fail Saturday

    Heidi
    26 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    You’ve heard of “People of Walmart,” right? So please tell me what this is… People of Walmart Bags???  The post Sexy Fail Saturday appeared first on heidibetts.com.
  • a Friday Funny

    Heidi
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Okay, this one just makes me chuckle. “Madam, I need you to remain calm and trust me—I’m a professional. But beneath this pillow lies the key to my release.” Of course, she misinterpreted my intention entirely. (Sherlock Holmes) The post a Friday Funny appeared first on heidibetts.com.
  • Thank You! – part 2

    Heidi
    24 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Thank You #2 in the Blog of Shame Tour—& possibly the biggest mea culpa of all —goes out to sometimes Darling of The Dungeon Jessica Lemmon, who sent me a signed copy of her latest release quite some time ago, & I’m sure has been wondering if A.) it got lost in the mail or B.) I fell down a well. I am so, so, so late in voicing my appreciation for this & so, so, so sorry for my tardiness. To make my lateness in saying thank you even more horrifying, Jessica even mentioned me in the Acknowledgements.  Isn’t that sweet?! :img32 But while this might have…
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    JEN BLACK

  • Catch-up

    28 Jun 2015 | 12:54 am
    Friday 19th June saw my first test of the pool, and Saturday my first swim. Both days were hot and sunny, forecast to be 25 and 26 degrees respectively. The hay bales have been collected and two of the asparagus rows have been dug over and what we think are fertilizer pellets seeded in the soil. All done by tractor! The clover patch is now over eighteen inches high and the sweet corn closer to two feet. When we first arrived, they were tiny green sprouts in large rows across the curve of a hill or meadow. The hay meadow itself now has bright green grass over a foot high. We watched from the…
  • Relaxing on holiday

    18 Jun 2015 | 1:12 am
    The good weather crept back in over the last few days and yesterday was a scorcher. Today looks like being the same, so I've been out with Tim and done a bit of cutting by the stream so he can get into the river without all those horrid ticks (tiques en Francais) latching on to him. I've also hoovered the whole top floor of the mill, shaken the bedroom rugs and am sitting here feeling very pleased with myself. The curtains are shutting out the sunshine but the windows are open and the warm air is flowing freely. Oh yes, and the washer is doing sterling service with the sheets which will be…
  • We have a Pool!

    14 Jun 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Ironically, now the good weather has gone, the pool is open and almost ready for bathing. We've had a couple of days of thunder storms and plodding about in wellies and waterproofs but the forecast is for scorching days again starting on Wednesday. Two small frogs had to be rescued from floating gently round and round the pool on the first morning. DH's tally of mice captured and killed is now standing at six and we have not heard the patter of tiny feet nor the clang of a mouse-trap for several days, maybe over a week. At least it seems to do the job instantaneously as I haven't heard a…
  • A Change in the Weather

    12 Jun 2015 | 12:18 am
    The good weather broke yesterday with thunder, lightning and heavy rain storms. From pic a to pc b in 5 minutes flat, and then the rain came sweeping in. This morning it is still raining, so we’re in for a wet couple of days. Makes a change from the blistering heat of the last fortnight. Hopefully it will take all the pollen out of the air because even Tim started sneezing yesterday. We had to bring him indoors before he stopped. Only DH is immune – not a single sneeze from him. Partly because of the heat, which was excessive and had us cowering indoors some days, and partly because of…
  • Hot weather

    7 Jun 2015 | 12:43 am
    The hot weather goes on. Yesterday there was a breeze, which made it much more pleasant to be out and about. The storms that were forecast for today have now moved back to the coming Thursday. All the hay has been cut, dried, turned and baled so now we have 17 bales taller than me in the field, and we can walk around the perimeter without fearing that we are doing damage. Tim loves it - all those new smells to investigate. I love it for that reason and also because my hay fever has vanished as if it had never been.Rafa couldn't do it, Andy couldn't do it, so it's all down to Stan Wawrinka…
 
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    Jenna's Romantic Notions

  • Things I've Said To My Children

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:00 pm
    So I'm sitting behind four buses at day camp pick up with the windows rolled up and the AC on because it is HOT, and I'm laughing so hard I have tears. The other mom's are giving me side eye. Jealous.Every parent should have Things I've Said to My Children close at hand. Kids are wild little beasties and they do mind blowing things adults can't even begin to imagine. The clever graphics Nathan Ripperger created to illustrate things he's said to his own wildlings bring a smile of camaraderie. Parents no longer have to feel alone when asking... Why is there a toilet seat on my table? Load it…
  • Anything For A Cowboy - Release & Reviews

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    23 Jun 2015 | 10:26 am
    It's opening day for Not My 1st Rodeo! The stories released today - individually and as the anthology. I love that readers have the option to grab them all or pick and choose. We have a fun Facebook party tonight & the reviews are coming in. Amazon    Barnes & Noble    Samhain     Kobo    Her plan was for them to fall in bed, not in love.When veterinarian Jacy Weston changes her location on her western dating website profile, she thinks it’s no big deal. Opal Creek…Myrtle Creek…what’s the difference? As little white lies…
  • The Pink Heart Society: Tuesday Talk Time :: Not My 1st Rodeo

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    22 Jun 2015 | 8:18 pm
    The Pink Heart Society: Tuesday Talk Time :: Not My 1st Rodeo: Once upon a time, at the RWA conference in San Antonio,  Jenna Bayley-Burke got Donna Alward to laugh. And then Sarah M. Anderson laughed...
  • Compromising Positions – Only 99c!

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    2 Jun 2015 | 7:56 pm
      I'm so excited about this sale for Compromising Positions. This book is so special to me because it resonates with readers so much I've never had a book signing or appearance where it hasn't been mentioned. It instantly creates a connection, and has sparked some of my best friendships within the industry. I'm hoping this sale means new readers open their hearts to David & Sophie, and to me as well. Kindle: Nook: Kobo: Samhain: iBooks Promo push...6.1  Pixel of Ink6.1  Fiction Vixen6.1  Unputdownable Reads6.1  Freebook Feed6.2  eReader News…
  • Anything For A Cowboy excerpt

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    29 May 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Who's ready for a peek at Ray & Jacy's second date? Ray knew his smile was probably a bit too wide, but it matched Jacy’s. He pulled off his gloves and stuck them in the back pocket of his jeans as he crossed the gravel yard to meet her beside her mammoth truck. Just like earlier, he felt that instant tug of desire, the urgent longing of man for woman. Every stray thought since he’d left her had been about her naked. And standing here with her flaming-red hair, worn jeans and a white tank top, she slid into every fantasy he’d ever had.“You found me,” he said, instead of asking…
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    Meljean Brook Blog

  • On mega-disasters and death tolls (and the Rock)

    Meljean
    8 Jun 2015 | 2:46 pm
    If I could say one thing to every movie maker telling a story about a mega-disaster, it would be this: don’t put all of your emotional eggs in one small basket. I love disaster flicks, I love the Rock, so of course I went to see San Andreas. I still love disaster flicks, I still love the Rock. I didn’t love San Andreas, and here’s the reason why: too many people died and there weren’t enough people (with names) who got into danger and lived. For those of you who haven’t seen this movie [SPOILERS] the basic premise is that, a few years before the movie starts, Ray…
  • Scheduling Update #2 (Spoilers: Not an Awesome Update.)

    Meljean
    26 May 2015 | 10:51 pm
    A.B. Stormalong battles a giant octopus. This sucks, but I’m tabling the Blacksmith for a little while. I’ve been fighting with the book for months — I like all of the little parts but the little parts aren’t coming together. So that means I’m just going to put it aside until I figure out what’s going wrong, instead of smashing my head into a wall day after day. I’m not canceling it. I want to tell this story. I just don’t want to end up putting out something crappy and forced. It’s probably going to be the last Iron Seas novel, so I want…
  • DABWAHA Giveaways! (All Contests Closed)

    Meljean
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:55 pm
    One of the best things about DABWAHA (voting is here!) is discovering new authors and books. There are often some awesome romances featured that I’ve heard very little about (or that I forgot about by the time I went to the bookstore.) I also often discover that the authors themselves are pretty freaking awesome and fun, too. So throughout the contest I’m going to give away books that The Kraken King goes up against. With each round TKK goes through, I’ll give away five copies of its opponent. (That means come back during each round and enter a new contest! I’ll keep…
  • A free story, DABWAHA, and thank you!

    Meljean
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:35 am
    THE KRAKEN, UNRELEASED original photo (c) konradbak – depositphotos.com So I’d intended to be all RAWR and RELEASE THE KRAKEN! and make a really great gif for today’s battle (WHICH IS RIGHT HERE) but I ran out of time. If The Kraken King makes it through to the next round, I’ll release the kraken from behind this towel, but until then, you’ll just have to make to with my thanks and a free story. And I have a lot of thanks to give. The Kraken King didn’t originally make it onto the DABWAHA slate, but reader nominations put it there. My books have been up for…
  • Updates (or not) to the release schedule

    Meljean
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    I’ve gotten a bunch  of emails this week about my 2015 release schedule, and my “Upcoming” page was sadly stuck in 2014, so I (kind of) updated that page, finally. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot to tell you yet. Anyway, you don’t have to click over to that page — here is what I wrote. Scheduled for 2015 Nothing yet! I’m working on the Blacksmith’s book and probably won’t have a release date until I’ve finished it. After the Blacksmith, I’ll begin working on Into the Light. Chances are that I’ll end up releasing…
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    Megan Crane & Caitlin Crews

  • FAQ

    5 Jun 2015 | 9:35 am
    Did you have a question about me or my books?I bet I answered it. Come see.
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    15 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    My monthly newsletter will be going out later today! Are you signed up? You don't want to miss it!
  • Project Joy: The Triathlon Version

    16 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
    Just about six months ago, I decided I wanted to do a triathlon.  I wasn't particularly fit.  I'd spent the previous nine or so months doing a lot of hiking but that was about it.  But my friend had done one and the way she talked about it was inspiring. It clicked. I'd never found working out for medicinal purposes (because I knew I ought to) much fun, but I thought training for something seemed like the kind of focus I needed. I'd been a lifeguard in a previous life, so I could swim.  I already knew how to ride a bike.  And I've had periods of…
  • 2013

    31 Dec 2013 | 6:37 pm
    This was such a magical, extraordinary year, coming as it did on the heels of two years' worth of grief, loss, change, and a very grim sort of hope for something better. We found it in 2013, I'm happy to say. I started the year off on a truly life-altering trip to Ireland in the company of some wonderful (and so very inspiring!) writers, then visited old friends in London. In May Jeff and I visited what we hope will be our future home in Montana, where I went on to plot out a brand new series and the start of a new publishing venture with another set of writers who are both friends…
  • Life Lessons, or Things I Have Learned from Reading “Smutty,” “Trashy,” and “Dirty” Books

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

  • Freebie friday!

    Mina
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:46 am
    It’s that time of week again…Freebie Friday!! As always, these prices (FREE) were correct at time of posting but PLEASE check before you click!!
  • Freebie Friday!

    Mina
    19 Jun 2015 | 1:34 am
    It’s that time of week again…Freebie Friday!! As always, these prices (FREE) were correct at time of posting but PLEASE check before you click!!
  • Freebie Friday

    Maria Connor
    12 Jun 2015 | 10:47 am
    It’s that time of week again…Freebie Friday!! As always, these prices (FREE) were correct at time of posting but PLEASE check before you click!!
  • Turned by the Billionaire Werewolf

    Mina
    11 Jun 2015 | 2:05 am
    She’s bartered her body to the big, bad wolf…now she’s in danger of losing her heart as well. In return for dealing with her brother’s vampire problem, Eva belongs to the Alpha of the Kingwood pack, and billionaire werewolf, Alex. The sex is scorching, and Alex as powerful and charismatic as she’d remembered him. An overbearing asshole she can deal ...
  • Freebie Friday

    Maria Connor
    5 Jun 2015 | 12:26 pm
    It’s that time of week again…Freebie Friday!! As always, these prices (FREE) were correct at time of posting but PLEASE check before you click!!  
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    Author Daisy Dexter Dobbs - Love, Laughter, Romance, and a Touch of Magic

  • Early Morning Spider Slaying Triumph

    8 Jun 2015 | 8:27 am
    This post is filed under the category of Astonishingly Brave Things a Woman Will Do to Protect Her Domain. Five minutes after I awoke this morning I was forced to battle an evil spider lord trying to dominate my kitchen. Since my husband was in his porcelain library, I had no choice but to go to war myself. If it had been any other room in the house, I would have hid, cowering, but the kitchen is MY domain and I will NOT allow any invaders! I was victorious! So now I sit, shaken but triumphant, with my first cup of coffee, knowing that completing the chapter I’m working on will be a breeze…
  • The Joys and Hazards of De-sexing a Manuscript

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

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

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

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

  • A. Catherine Noon: Living the Dream, Deferred

    Delilah
    29 Jun 2015 | 3:59 am
    Living the life of a full time writer is a dream for many of us. There are other dreams, too – perhaps, in retirement or upon winning the lottery, we’ll travel the world; visit the grandkids regularly; go to each national park in the system; or take up underwater basket weaving. But what shall we do until we can do what we want to do full time? We could say, well, that’s not for me and go about living our lives without incorporating parts of our dreams into our daily round. But that sort of existence lacks fire and passion. It’s far better to include pieces of our dream in the now, so…
  • Peggy Jaeger: Living the Dream

    Delilah
    28 Jun 2015 | 5:14 am
    I recently retired from a job I’ve had for almost 20 years. You’ll notice I said a job. Yes, that’s right. It wasn’t a career, or my life’s work, or even my life’s passion. It was, simply stated, a job. One I went to everyday and got paid for.  And I’ll admit – did well. But it wasn’t what I really wanted to do with my life, how I wanted to spend my days here on earth. No, that job didn’t fulfill me. So I retired from it. You might ask, how are you going to support yourself now that you have no income accruing every week? Good question, but irrelevant to this…
  • Afton Locke: Rebel’s Claw – First Timers

    Delilah
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:26 am
    First Timers I don’t write too many virginal characters. Back in the day, I read plenty of historicals where every heroine was an innocent. The love scenes always managed to be perfect, including mind-blowing orgasms. Huh? In Rebel’s Claw, my latest Black Hills Wolves novel, Carrie is a sheltered recluse. She’s also the fated mate of Roark. It made sense to make her a virgin. Although their first love scene was a one-night stand and Roark is a hell-raising rebel, it was fun to show his tender side. To be realistic, I did not give her a big O. But when she got them in the next love…
  • Heather Long: Romancing the Wolf

    Delilah
    26 Jun 2015 | 6:13 am
    Anthology Romancing the Wolf Releasing June 30, 2015 Sexy and we know it! They’re on the hunt after your heart. Discover 10 brand new passionate tales of friendship, desire, wolves, survival, and redemption. Escape to another world, another place, and another romance. On January 30th, discover love, romance, heat, and passion Romancing the Wolf with Melissa Schroeder, Heather Long, Saranna DeWylde, Rebecca Royce, Cara Carnes, Virginia Nelson, Jennifer Kacey, Brandy Walker, Desiree Holt and Gayle Donnelly. Warning: Contains wild heroes and heroines, tempestuous passion, old secrets, new…
  • Gia Dawn: Roar of Thunder (Contest)

    Delilah
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:00 am
    First of all, a huge thank you to the lovely Delilah Devlin for hosting me here today. It is a privilege to guest blog on a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author’s site!! The opportunity is very much appreciated. So my topic today is…If you could go anywhere, where would you go? In his song, Rocky Mountain High, John Denver sings about coming home to a place he’d never been before.  I recently felt that way while doing research for my Red Masks series now available through Ellora’s Cave.  The series is set in Charleston South Carolina, and after doing a ton research into…
 
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    Dreaming in Daylight

  • Alzheimer's and zombies

    11 Jun 2015 | 7:58 pm
    Daddy, Christmas 2012My dad wasn't a rocket scientist, but he came close. He was a nuclear physicist with a near photographic memory. When the Alzheimer's disease kicked in, it made him furious.The son of a career master sergeant in the Army Air Corps/Air Force, Bob Young got his bachelor's degree and a master's at Baylor University, another master's and a PhD at Rice University and in between, spent two years in the Air Force to fulfill his ROTC commitment. He and Mama got married between Baylor and the Air Force, and over the next several decades they raised four children. I am the oldest.
  • Small towns in Texas (Texas for Writers #11)

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

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

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

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

  • Some TV Viewing…

    HelenKay
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:07 pm
    After a near non-stop writing binge for the last, oh, 25 months, I’ve been trying to work on a more reasonable schedule for a few weeks. This means I’m cleaning out the DVR by doing some serious television watching each morning. The timing is perfect because some new shows started and a few came back for a new season. My most recent views: KILLJOYS: The is a new series on the Syfy network. Killjoys are futuristic bounty hunters (reclamation agents). The top agent and leader of the team is a kickass woman. The two guys on the team are estranged brothers, one of whom is played by…
  • Happy Father’s Day!

    HelenKay
    21 Jun 2015 | 11:51 am
    This mug seemed to fit today – Happy Father’s Day to my dad and all the other dads out there!!
  • A New Intrigue!

    HelenKay
    16 Jun 2015 | 6:20 am
    Today is release day for the print version of SHELTERED, one of my Corcoran Team: Bulletproof Bachelors books. Wahoo!!!!! CORNERED, SHELTERED and August’s TAMED are the last three books in the Corcoran Team series. I am really sad to see the series end because I loved writing these guys. Each story stands alone, but they are connected by characters. The men are all part of the same team and alpha and tough but melt a bit inside when they meet the right women. She’d always preferred handling things on her own. Until a sexy undercover agent stepped in to protect her. Strong and silent…
  • An Excerpt!

    HelenKay
    28 May 2015 | 12:10 pm
    I thought today might be a good day for a little snippet from FALLING HARD: It would help their communication if West didn’t take her so literally sometimes. “What was with the covert craziness getting here? I told you no one knows about this place.” His eyebrow lifted. “You’re alive, aren’t you?” Talk about dramatic. “Was there a possibility I wouldn’t be?” With a hand on her elbow, he dragged her off the hard-to-see path and closer to the side of the house. “Why the hell did you bring us here?” “I just told you.” She was not a fan of the manhandling. Or the way…
  • Release Day!!

    HelenKay
    26 May 2015 | 6:11 am
    Today the second book in my Bad Boys Undercover series – FALLING HARD – comes out. Wahoo!! I’m so excited because I love this book. The hero is one of my favorites. He’s the quiet type. A retired marine now working undercover, he’s the guy the Alliance sends in because he always gets the job done. In this case, the job is retrieving intel from a doctor working at a clinic near the base of K2, the second highest mountain in the world. But when West gets there he finds the doctor’s daughter, Lexi Palmer. She’s hot, chatty and determined. Poor West…
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    Kate Davies Blogs!

  • Book BIN Thursday - Getting Over It

    24 Jun 2015 | 7:22 pm
    Sapphire Falls Book 6Hailey Conner has been driving Ty Bennett crazy for years. And vice versa. It’s kind of their thing. But Ty is ready to make their thing into something more. And he’s moved in next door to make it happen.But is he really ready?Ty loves the confident, sassy, sexy mayor’s Ice Queen act...because he loves making her melt. But he soon finds there’s more underneath all that
  • Book BIN Tuesday - Limited Time Offer

    16 Jun 2015 | 8:33 am
    Sex may sell, but their deal doesn't include love... Account Director Sloane Granderson has been given her orders by the CEO--tone down the antics of the “Brew Crew”, the guys at Huxworth Packard Advertising who work on their biggest account. Sure, they're all puffed up, strutting egos, but they're also the best and brightest creatives in Chicago. Including the newest recruit, disturbingly
  • Video of the Week - The Martian

    9 Jun 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Because Chiwetel is in it. Also, it looks interesting! http://youtu.be/Ue4PCI0NamI
  • Man Crush Monday - Chiwetel Ejiofor

    8 Jun 2015 | 8:14 am
    Because dapper. *swoon*
  • Book BIN Wednesday - Finding Mr. Right Now

    2 Jun 2015 | 6:22 pm
    Meg Benjamin has a new book out, y'all! Reality can be hotter than fiction. The Salt Box Trilogy, Book 1Monica McKellar, associate producer of Finding Mr. Right, is desperate. One of the show’s bachelors has bailed one week before shooting starts. She not only needs a replacement ASAP, he has to get the temperamental bachelorette’s stamp of approval.Fortunately there’s a hot guy right under her
 
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    Margaret Daley

  • This Week Arlene James and Beth K. Vogt with Giveaways

    Margaret Daley
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Congratulations to Connie for winning Gay N. Lewis’ Sarah and a Midnight Cruise to Catalina Island and to Kristin for winning Katy Lee’s Permanent Vacancy This week I’m hosting Arlene James with The Doctor’s Perfect Match (world wide) and Beth K. Vogt with Crazy Little Thing Called Love (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…
  • Hero Interview from Permanent Vacancy by Katy Lee with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Gay N. Lewis with Sarah and a Midnight Cruise to Catalina Island (Amazon card to buy her book, US only) and Katy Lee with Permanent Vacancy (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 (June 28th) evening.   Interview with the hero from Permanent Vacancy by Katy…
  • Heroine Interview from Sarah and a Midnight Cruise to Catalina Island by Gay N. Lewis with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    24 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Gay N. Lewis with Sarah and a Midnight Cruise to Catalina Island (Amazon card to buy her book, US only) and Katy Lee with Permanent Vacancy (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 (June 28th) evening.   Interview with the heroine from Sarah and a Midnight…
  • This Week Gay N. Lewis and Katy Lee with Giveaways

    Margaret Daley
    22 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Congratulations to Connie for winning Keli Gwyn’s Family of Her Dreams, to Andrea for winning Denise Hunter’s Married ’til Monday, and to Melanie for winning Elizabeth Goddard’s Backfire This week I’m hosting Gay N. Lewis with Sarah and a Midnight Cruise to Catalina Island (Amazon card to buy her book, US only) and Katy Lee with Permanent Vacancy (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…
  • Heroine Interview from Backfire by Elizabeth Goddard with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    19 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Keli Gwyn with Family of Her Dreams (US only), Denise Hunter with Married ’til Monday (US only), and Elizabeth Goddard with Backfire (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 (June 21st) evening.   Interview with the heroine from Backfire by Elizabeth…
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    Monique DeVere

  • MFRW Monthly Column: Monique DeVere's Secret to a Polished Manuscript #authortips

    26 Jun 2015 | 1:03 am
    MFRW - Marketing for Romance Writers: Monique DeVere's Secret to a Polished Manuscript #...: Last month I shared my secret to writing great dialogue. This month, I'm going to share my secret to a polished manuscript.Do pop over to MFRW and say "Hi".Photo used with thanks to freedigitalphotos.net.
  • Spicy Romance Without The Strong Language. ETHAN'S TEMPORARY FLING on Special #99c #BeachRead

    14 Jun 2015 | 3:18 am
    Looking for a sweet and spicy feel-good romance with clean language? Why not try ETHAN'S TEMPORARY FLING? For a limited time, you can grab a copy for 99c .BlurbSuper-hunky, weight-loss celebrity Ethan Stone brings out Dr. Karis Van de Burke’s inner bad-girl. To prove it, when Ethan accepts the challenge to persuade the sassy, love-rejected cosmetic surgeon to appear as a guest on his show, she ends up inviting him into her bed for one night of guilty pleasure instead.Used to women throwing themselves at him boobs first, Ethan knows his way around every female erogenous zone, but the…
  • Meet Smoking-Hot New Hero: Casey Lowe from Party For Two #amwriting #Romance

    1 Jun 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Meet Casey Lowe, my hero in the works. He hails from my latest story entitled "Party For Two", a super-spicy romance I'm targeting at Harlequin Blaze. Casey Lowe is a 34-year-old attorney in California with an eye on making partner. He wants Danielle Hampton, but only for a fling, because he doesn’t do relationships. And definitely not with his boss’s daughter. He’d made that mistake once and he doesn’t plan on doing it again, but he needs Dani’s help to land a client. This takes them to Palm Springs and some pretty steamy moments. Dani has a way of…
  • Want To Know Monique DeVere's Secret To Great Dialogue? #WriteTips #Blog

    26 May 2015 | 2:07 am
    This month my column for MFRW is about my secret to great dialogue. If you'd like to pop over and spend a little time with me, I'd love to have you.You can find the post HERE.
  • Focusing On Category #Romance #Blog

    19 May 2015 | 5:46 am
    For a while, I've wanted to target Harlequin's Blaze line. I don't know what stopped me. Perhaps the time wasn't right, or maybe it was the friend who told me Blaze was looking for dark stories a while back. Whatever prevented me from trying seemed to have passed when I heard about the #BlazeBlitz submission call just a few days before the closing date in March this year. I knew it was time to finally focus my attention on this line. Blaze seems to have changed once again. Where they were looking for dark stories, they now seem to have left such tales behind and are publishing lighter stuff.
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    Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author

  • ONE WITH YOU Excerpt 2

    Sylvia Day
    15 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Some books come so easily, they feel as if they write themselves. Some are difficult, fighting with me all the way through. One with You refused to be simply written. It wanted to be rewritten, and rewritten again. And while … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • ONE WITH YOU Valentine’s Treat

    Sylvia Day
    14 Feb 2015 | 1:00 pm
    A small treat for Valentine’s Day. Disclaimer: May be edited or deleted prior to publication. When five o’clock rolled around, I took the elevator up to the heart of Cross Industries. As the car made the swift climb, my pulse … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • A Captivating Bestseller

    Sylvia Day
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Captivated by You debuts at #1 on the New York Times trade, e-book, and combined print & e-book bestsellers lists, as well as #1 on USA Today, Publishers Weekly, the Wall Street Journal, the Sunday Times in the United Kingdom … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • Amazon’s Best Books of 2014

    Sylvia Day
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:38 pm
    The Stranger I Married is named one of Amazon.com’s Best Books of 2014! Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
  • November Events

    Team Sylvia
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    Sylvia will be attending the INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on November 13-16th. Sylvia’s appearances next Month continue with events in Connecticut and New York! Get all the details of the wheres and whens on Sylvia’s … Continue reading → Sylvia Day - Official Website of the #1 Bestselling Author
 
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    Cynthia Eden

  • BEWARE OF ME – Coming 7/28/15

    Cynthia Eden
    25 Jun 2015 | 6:20 am
    For those of you who have been asking if Ethan Barclay (from my “Dark Obsession” series) will get a story…BEWARE OF ME will be released on 7/28/15. Criminal. Killer. Monster. Ethan Barclay has been called many things in life, and he usually doesn’t care what people say about him. He’s tough, hard, and brutal when he needs to be. But even the most dangerous of men can have a weakness. Ethan’s weakness has—and always will be—Carly Shay. Their pasts are tied together—twisted and melded by blood and death. Walking away from Carly was the hardest thing that Ethan ever…
  • June Newsletter Winner

    Cynthia Eden
    15 Jun 2015 | 11:10 am
    Congrats to…Glenda Martillotti! Glenda, you are the winner of the $50 gift card for the month of June. Please email me at info @ cynthiaeden.com to claim your prize.  Thank you!!!
  • DEAL WITH THE DEVIL – Available Now!

    Cynthia Eden
    9 Jun 2015 | 6:38 am
    DEAL WITH THE DEVIL is out now!! It is available in digital form at all major ebook retailers (Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Google Play, All Romance, and iBooks). For my print readers, a paperback version will soon be available, too!  Blurb: Eric Pate is used to making his own rules—as the director of the PARA Unit, he is the boss.  Everyone rushes to obey his commands, and no one knows his secrets. No one ever gets too close to him. But then he meetsher. Ella Lancaster is tired of being a prisoner.  She escaped one hell just to find herself in another, though Eric doesn’t consider her…
  • Birthday Week – Sale and Giveaways!!

    Cynthia Eden
    4 Jun 2015 | 8:59 am
    It’s my birthday week…so I thought I would celebrate with a special book sale.  For a limited time, CHARMING THE BEAST is on sale for just .99! (So if you haven’t read this book yet, now is the time!) And…I’ll also be posting lots of giveaways on my FB page. If you get the chance, come by and join the fun!
  • May Newsletter Winner

    Cynthia Eden
    1 Jun 2015 | 6:54 am
    Congrats to Judy Stone!! Judy is the May newsletter winner!! Judy, please contact me at info @ cynthiaeden.com to claim your prize.  
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    Bonnie Ferguson Writer

  • Every Journey Begins With A Single Keystroke

    Bonnie
    20 Jun 2015 | 10:58 pm
    The work in progress is going well so far, knock on wood. It feels great when I finish my word count for the day, which is always a welcome experience. The story is unfolding and I’m intrigued to see where it takes me and my characters, leaving any assessment of it until it’s time to begin revisions. It’s a journey I’m looking forward to.
  • Rainy Days & Sunny Smiles

    Bonnie
    14 Jun 2015 | 11:29 pm
    Had a good rainstorm the other day, which was much needed. There was no thunder or lightning, but at times it seemed like a torrential downpour. I loved the sound of it as the drops hit the deck, not to mention the atmospheric look of it too. Though it makes my bones ache from time to time, a rainy day still makes me smile. I also love movies that I enjoy watching no matter how many times I’ve seen them. An old standby is National Treasure, which never ceases to amuse me. Newer favourites are Draft Day and Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • The Triple Crown

    Bonnie
    7 Jun 2015 | 4:01 pm
    I watched the Belmont Stakes yesterday and ended up shouting for joy and clapping up a storm, much like millions of others I suspect. After American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, I hoped he’d win the Preakness so that he’d have a shot at the triple crown. Even so, I tried to keep my enthusiasm in check, since there have been a few horses in the last thirty-seven years with the chance to take it if they won the Belmont. It was an exhilarating race. He led from start to finish and the jubilance of the crowd translated even on the TV screen. The announcer said he had the second…
  • The Sword & the Pen

    Bonnie
    4 Jun 2015 | 6:57 pm
    The Hardhome episode of Game of Thrones that aired last Sunday was fantastic. I actually burst into applause during the battle between Jon Snow and the White Walker. In between covering my mouth and hoping certain characters survived the fight and gasping at what happened to various Wildlings and men of the Night’s Watch, not to mention a certain giant, I was completely absorbed. I’m working on a new project that’s also consumed my attention in the best possible way. I adore the idea and am excited to see how it develops. It’s a nice feeling.
  • Happy Valentine’s Day!

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

  • A Double With Donna

    11 Jun 2015 | 12:06 am
    This month sees the eBook release of A Deal at the Altar in the UK. My SOS: Convenient Husband Required is paired with the debut book of one of my best writing buddies, Donna Alward, Hired By the Cowboy, in this 2-in-1. Donna has gone on to write the fabulous Jewel Cove series of books and is now a New York Times bestselling author. Here are the blurbs - This convenient arrangement could
  • Coming soon!

    8 Jun 2015 | 8:26 am
    Coming soon! Amazon iBooks Barnes and Noble Kobo Harlequin Mills and Boon  Mills and Boon, Australia
  • Rosie Tote Bag

    4 Jun 2015 | 2:55 am
    Have you signed up for my newsletter? Next month one of my lovely subscribers will win this fabulous "Rosie" tote bag. It's a really good one, printed on both sides with straps long enough to carry it on your shoulder. Perfect for trips to the library, roomy enough for a visit to the beach. Or just a little shopping. There's a sign up link on the sidebar. And have you
  • A walk around Lacock

    28 May 2015 | 3:50 am
    The village of Lacock has been used in countless television dramas - including Downton Abbey.  Our local romance writers group meet there every couple of months for lunch. When I went there last week I took some photographs and spotted this interesting topiary!  The bakery... A very old house...  The post office... And this is The George, where we had lunch.
  • Nina Harrington on her writing process...

    26 May 2015 | 12:32 am
    My Writing Process Firstly, a big thank you to the lovely and talented Liz Fielding who was kind enough to invite me to chat about my writing process. So How Does My Writing Process Work? Um. Now that IS a good question. Every author is different but I suspect that I am not so different from other romance authors in that it takes time for the best ideas to rattle around inside my brain
 
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    Inside an author's mind....

  • His Velvet Touch -- the Sale is Almost Gone!

    22 Jun 2015 | 11:28 am
    The sale won't be much longer!Snag your copy of His Velvet Touch while still at the super cheap price of $0.99at Amazon Barnes and Noble Kobo, and iTunesAnd get a sneak preview of SUMMER BURNS!That's right, I have an exclusive excerpt of Summer Burns, Celestial Springs Salon Book 1, in the back of His Velvet Touch. So grab your copy today :) 
  • Website Change Up

    17 Jun 2015 | 9:24 am
    So right now, I'm in the middle of moving my website's server.There won't be a big change in the actual design, just behind the scenes stuff.So for about a day, my site will be down. Hopefully not that long, but we shall see.I will be obsessively checking to get it taken care of for the next day.So if you're looking for my site, it will be back soon, I promise. For now, check out the pages, listed on the upper right, where I have excerpts and buy links for my current titles.
  • SAVING HER DESTINY is now available!

    2 Jun 2015 | 10:30 am
    Saving Her Destiny is here.And yep, my fingernails are gone. Already. And it's just now noon...It'll be coming out in digital and print here:Amazon Kindle  or PrintBarnes and Noble Nook or PrintSamhain Publishing ebook or PrintKobo (ebook onlyiTunes (ebook only) 
  • The Mythicals Series.... More coming soon!

    26 May 2015 | 4:46 pm
    Saving Her Destiny is releasing next week.So far I haven't bit off my fingernails, waiting in anticipation, but I'm getting there. (I always lose my mind a bit as reviews start coming in, and promo starts happening. So far, though, I'm not going too crazy)It'll be coming out in digital and print here:Amazon Kindle  or PrintBarnes and Noble Nook or PrintSamhain Publishing ebook or PrintKobo (ebook only)iTunes (ebook only) So far, Saving Her Destiny is getting good reviews on Goodreads too, which always makes me smile. (I know, I shouldn't go anywhere near Goodreads as an author,…
  • May the 4th Be With You and other Various Fandoms

    4 May 2015 | 8:36 am
    May the 4th be with you, and live long and prosper.Okay, so that was mixing fandoms, and yes, I did it on purpose.I can't help it, I love my fandoms.Star Wars has been with me forever--since I was a kid, and saw this princess who could shoot at the bad guys and yell at the good guys when they were being dumb, and save the day if she had to.Completely changed my views on princesses, that's for sure.Then there's Star Trek, which I also love, but for completely different reasons, and 90% of those reasons are because of my dad, who loved his Star Trek. I watched Star Trek and Star Trek The Next…
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    Cynthia Harrison

  • Happiness & Gratitude

    Cynthia Harrison
    27 Jun 2015 | 4:25 am
    If you’re looking to boost your personal happiness by 40 percent, this series of posts, taken from tips researched at UC Berkeley, just might do the trick. I’m only on #4, gratitude, but have already noticed a general uptick in my mood. Gratitude is a habit that can only help. Begin every day with a big thank you list, maybe even before you open your eyes. I’ve been taking note of gratitude for many years, and one thing I’ve figured out is that the less happy you feel on any particular day, the more you need to find something to be grateful for. What we are grateful…
  • Been Reading

    Cynthia Harrison
    25 Jun 2015 | 4:15 am
    Summertime and the reading is easy. I have a TBR pile a mile high, some from favorite authors, some new but interesting looking stories, one from a writer pal, and, once a week, I read an indie title sent to me from book blogger Ali who owns A Woman’s Wisdom. This week I discuss a fun summer read with serious consequences for the entitled and glamorous heroine. Tagged: e-books, Gossip & Inspiration, reviews
  • Happiness & Grudges

    Cynthia Harrison
    22 Jun 2015 | 4:55 am
    Despite the dubious math involved, I’m on a quest to kick my happiness factor up a few points using a list from Mindful magazine. Really have been noticing the little joys that surround me but will refrain from mentioning all of them because that would just be bragging. So, DITCHING GRUDGES was an interesting exercise. I made a list of all the people I held grudges against. They are usually front and center somewhere, so I didn’t have to think long or hard about it. 14 people, some of whom I have held grudges against for several decades. Nobody holds a grudge like I do. I know…
  • Homemade Happiness

    Cynthia Harrison
    19 Jun 2015 | 7:01 am
    When it comes to happiness, we are in charge. 40% of our happiness comes from things we can do to keep it alive. I’m usually pretty cheerful but it has been a dire year. With some beautiful highlights, but no way 40%. Yet, according to Barbara Graham, our culture promotes the idea that happiness is a given, and that most people believe there’s no reason why folks can’t be happy all the time–unless there’s something wrong with them. I never believed that. When I was young and cynical I was taken with the idea that “most men lead lives of quiet…
  • Dreams of You

    Cynthia Harrison
    14 Jun 2015 | 2:14 pm
    I don’t know what your cover looks like yet. I don’t know in which month of this summer or possibly fall you will appear. I’m not sure of your reception in the wider world. I don’t even know what I’m going to do to help you make your way in an overpopulated book market. All I know is I’ll do my best and muddle through. Yes! I signed the contract for my third Blue Lake novel and I’m in that happy La La Land before edits arrive but after the deal is done. I’d rather think about the book I wrote than the one I’m writing, and that’s the…
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    Kate Hardy

  • wet fish

    29 Jun 2015 | 6:43 am
    Good 121 today - cardio torched 425 cals (5m peak, 25m cardio, 14m fat burn). I know I'm putting in the same effort (because we're counting reps and they're staying the same or improving) but I notice that my heart rate/calorie burn is lower. Which is I guess proof that it's working and my fitness is improving :) Popped over to see my stepmum - and now it's back to the hated revisions. Someone smack me with a wet fish and tell me to stop stalling...
  • Afterburn

    26 Jun 2015 | 2:36 am
    Great 121 today - 474 cals torched, 10m peak, 23m cardio and 12m fat burn. Am getting better at medicine ball woodchops - today was 17 in 30 seconds, and I can remember struggling to do 10 smile emoticon Also interesting to note that yesterday I burned 1000 fewer calories than I did the day before - so I can see how the afterburn effect of a gym session works. Next time I feel like having a rest day, I'll remember that smile emoticon Skiving off for lunch out, so I need to crack on with revisions. (I hate doing revisions so I always drag my feet. I need something to…
  • Mallory Knox

    25 Jun 2015 | 2:22 am
    Rest day today smile emoticon (Plus I wanted to sort out our Mallory Knox tickets - really looking forward to seeing them at the UEA in October.) Righty. Revisions are calling. (I've been thinking more than writing, these last couple of days, and it's sorted in my head - so wish me no phone calls or other annoying interruptions. Have a nice day! smile emoticon
  • new class

    24 Jun 2015 | 2:37 am
    Not being as good as I hoped I'd be re posting, but I am trying...Good session today (is my favourite workout - the weights-cardio combo). 547 cals torched, 1m peak, 35m cardio and 26m fat burn. But best of all was the poster in the gym this morning - they have a new class. Fit steps. Cross between - wait for it, wait for it - ballroom dance and cardio. Right up my street. I am so going to the first class! Righty. Revisions (and hopefully not a day full of interruptions, as yesterday was). Have a nice day :)
  • Somme

    19 Jun 2015 | 2:32 am
    Good cardio 121 today - 441 cals, 5m peak, 26m cardio, 15m fat burn. Youngest is at the Somme today, DH is at the motorbike racing, and I'm home alone with Elderly Dog (who tells me he plans to spend the day snoozing). Have a nice day :)
 
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    Stephanie Julian On a Moonlit Night

  • Where I'll be

    23 Jun 2015 | 6:32 am
    I've got a few events this summer that I'm really looking forward to. I hope to see lots of readers, as well. Will you be at any of these? Let me know.Kiss & TellBook Obsessed Chicks Beach BBQ BashAuthors After Dark
  • DO NOT DISTURB Release Day!

    16 Jun 2015 | 6:26 am
    It's here! DO NOT DISTURB is the fourth book in the Salon Games series and possibly the sexiest.You might've already fallen in love with Dane in BY PRIVATE INVITATION but it's his turn to find the woman of his dreams. And Talia is just perfect for him. But first he has to convince her.Blurb:To the outside world, Dane Connelly is the playboy heir of a media mogul, his life a series of one-night stands with no commitments. Only in the Salon does he satisfy his darker urges with willing partners. Life was perfect…until his best friend fell in love. Now Dane knows exactly what he’s been…
  • Check into Haven Hotel...where erotic fantasies come true

    4 Jun 2015 | 7:09 am
    Check into Haven Hotel, where all your erotic fantasies become reality. BY PRIVATE INVITATION Amazon http://amzn.to/1FVXC1L B&N http://bit.ly/1wbH0iH iBooks http://bit.ly/1064c4Z Kobo http://bit.ly/1JaLgGQ NO RESERVATIONS Amazon http://amzn.to/1nAhLQt B&N http://bit.ly/1lOCC5x iBooks http://bit.ly/1064jh9 Kobo http://bit.ly/1SJ7YsK OVER EXPOSED Amazon http://amzn.to/UAoP7t B&N http://bit.ly/1qEztqX iBooks http://bit.ly/1q3AaWx Kobo http://bit.ly/1G8SOrn DO NOT DISTURB Amazon http://amzn.to/1Kn3mpn B&N http://bit.ly/1FAwre0 iBooks http://apple.co/1IkNNhK Kobo…
  • The Magical Seduction series

    16 May 2015 | 10:19 am
    These men will make you believe in magic…The Magical Seduction series. Erotic romance has never been this enchanting.Previously published by Ellora's Cave, the Magical Seduction series has been re-edited and re-covered. If you've read the series, thank you! If you haven't what are you waiting for?  To get you started, the first book, SEDUCED BY MAGIC is free! Amazon  B&N  Kobo  Seduced in ShadowAmazon  B&N  Kobo Seduced and EnsnaredAmazon  B&N  Kobo Seduced and EnchantedAmazon  B&N  Kobo Seduced by ChaosAmazon …
  • Why, yes, I have lost a few pounds...

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

  • #NewRelease: Christine Warner A Friendly Engagement

    23 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hiya, readers! I'm excited to be part of a new release book party with Christine Warner! Christine writes smart, sexy books and this one is sooo good! I was able to read an ARC and absolutely loved it - plus it's the first of a series, and I lurrve series.Here's what you can look forward to in A Friendly Engagement: What’s a little engagement between friends?Omar Esterly is married to his job. But when Omar sets his sights on a potential, family-oriented client, his confirmed bachelorhood becomes a problem. Fortunately, his friend and employee, Devi Boss, has the perfect plan…Okay,…
  • New Release - Shades of Desire Bundle

    8 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    It's book release day!!! I'm so excited about this you guys ~ the Shades of Desire bundle, featuring Mr. Right Now by moi, is OUT!!! Here are all the details:NEW RELEASE: Shades of Desire Box Set (10 Sweet & Spicy Romances)Shades of Desire Authors: J.A. Coffey, Wendy Ely, Dorothy Callahan, Diane Escalera, Lena Hart, Chanta Rand, Emma Leigh Reed, Cindy Stark, Valerie Twombly, Kristina KnightBLURB:Now available! Ten titillating tales from USA Today, bestselling and award-winning authors. Step into the world of some of the freshest voices in romance. From spicy secrets to sweet second…
  • #TeaserTuesday - Heather Thurmeier's The Hookup Hoax

    2 Jun 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hiya, lovely readers! I'm excited to welcome my friend, Heather Thurmeier to the blog today! Heather just released a faboo new contemporary romance that I canNOT wait to read. It's called The Hookup Hoax, and she is sharing an excerpt with us for Teaser Tuesday...okay, Heather, take it away!Excerpt:Her tongue darted out to give her lips a quick lick and he was overcome with the desire to kiss her, right there, right then. Not because someone was watching and they were performing, but because he wanted to.“I hope you’re not acting like that on my account.” Aidan took his seat across the…
  • #ChickLitMay ~ What's On Page 45 ~ #TeaserTuesday

    12 May 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hi, gang! I'm taking part in a fun week-long event with some author friends. It's called ChicLitMay, and for the next week we'll be talking about our books, sharing teasers and sales and behind-the-book information. Fun, fun, fun!!Today's topic is What's on Page 45 ... so I'm going to dig into my next Harlequin Superromance, releasing in the fall, to find some juicy information. Emmett (our hero) and Jaime (our heroine) have a...messy past and now they have to figure out how to get along in the present. Here we go, from page 45 of First Love, Again:Emmett grabbed the keys to his truck and…
  • #TeaserTuesday: Mr. Right Now & A Giveaway

    28 Apr 2015 | 6:27 am
    Hiya, gang! My box-set buddies and I are getting ready for release day! Shades of Desire releases to the wild in June, and you can pre-order now...as part of our celebration, we're giving away a Kindle Fire HD  ~ all the details are here.I thought I'd share a little teaser from my bundled book, Mr. Right Now:His chest was tanned and strong, giving her the impression that he worked outside, shirtless. A lot. Construction, maybe? God have mercy on the women in his neighborhood. A light layer of hair trailed in a V from his pecs to disappear in a point below the waistband of his jeans.
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    Susan Says

  • Piles and Lists

    29 Jun 2015 | 12:30 am
    Today I'm posting at the IWSG site and telling everyone the secret to getting published. And don't forget that Wednesday is the monthly blog post for IWSG. There is still time for you to join in by signing onto the list.Due to the recent plumbing issues, the ceiling in my office needs painted. The damage was slight but my husband will not stand for one small water spot on any of our ceilings. Since I had to move my desk for him to take care of it, I decided it would be a great time to shampoo the carpet. But back to moving my desk.There were piles and piles of loose papers that I've kept…
  • Friday Finally

    26 Jun 2015 | 12:30 am
    Still waiting for that plumber. Everything cleaned up but one bathroom out of use until he gets here. It's not a job I would want, but plumbers are really in demand and make good money. Probably because we become so desperate for their help, we're willing to pay anything. He promises to be here Saturday, nine days after our first call.Last week, Spacerguy honored me with the Creative Blogger Award. Thanks Spacerguy. It means a lot when someone with such a cool blog recognizes me this way. Spacerguy blogs about Star Trek and other things sci-fi related. His posts are always interesting.The…
  • Keep on Swimming

    24 Jun 2015 | 12:30 am
    I've been busy this week in many ways. If you haven't had a chance yet, stop by the IWSG site for a great craft article by Jessica Page Morrell on Crutch Words. Also today I wrote a quick post at the A to Z Challenge blog about making sure people know who you are.Here in the Northeastern States, we've been getting rained on every day for nearly two weeks. I love summer but the weeds are starting to think we're living in a rain forest. Everything is dripping wet all the time and part of my yard looks like a swamp. I even found a lost crayfish in my pool one day. He was alive when I rescued him…
  • CassaSeries and On IWSG

    22 Jun 2015 | 12:30 am
    Three wonderful things are happening today. Over at the IWSG site, Jessica Page Morrell is our guest. If you haven't heard of her and you're a writer, you probably should have. She's sharing some expertise today on words we overuse. I hope you'll stop by.Today is also the day you can purchase your very own IWSG tee-shirt. Designed for our members by the incredibly talented Retro Jeremy Hawkins, this is a must-have for all insecure writers. I already ordered mine and might have to get another one. Isn't it lovely.Today is also the exciting release of CassaSeries, all three space adventures by…
  • Sharon Ledwith Re-release

    18 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Children are the keys to our future. And now, children are the only hope for our past.Book Information:Title: The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of AtlantisSeries:  The Last Timekeepers, Book #1Author Name:  Sharon LedwithGenre(s): Young Adult, Time Travel, Middle GradeTags: #‎YAlit‬ ‪#‎timetravel‬‬‬‬ Length: Approx. 180 pagesRe-Release Date: June 17, 2015Publisher:  Mirror World PublishingAbout The Last Timekeepers and the Arch of Atlantis:When 13-year-old Amanda Sault and her annoying classmates are caught in a food fight at school, they're given a choice:…
 
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    Jenyfer Matthews

  • Time Marches On

    Jenyfer
    26 Jun 2015 | 8:21 am
    Time passes, but where does it go? I tried to use a coupon at the grocery store the other day and the cashier told me it was expired. I was preparing to argue and then realized she was correct – it was expired. By an entire month. I remember being a child and getting out of school just past mid-May and having off until the end of August. It felt like a vast stretch of time – and endless supply. I don’t think I’ve felt that way since. The only difference I can come up with was that back then I didn’t have event after event planned. I decided what to do with my day…
  • Going Old-School

    Jenyfer
    11 Jun 2015 | 9:02 am
    Sorry I have been missing in action lately. I can’t claim not to have had the time to write because I waste a tremendous amount of time playing stupid games on Facebook. I just haven’t had the mental energy or any interesting ideas. Some of it might be still down to the retrograde but most of it is probably to do with some big, life-changing events that are in process at the moment: I am getting a divorce and have two court dates next week. It is a positive thing and I’m looking forward to moving forward from here, but it is also stressful and mentally enervating. I was…
  • Retrograde-d

    Jenyfer
    22 May 2015 | 8:18 am
    A Mercury retrograde began on Monday – astrologically speaking this causes obstructions to progress, technological issues, slow-downs, traffic problems, etc. I have always been interested in astrology but have only more recently been aware of things like retrogrades. Frankly, it explains a lot! And even if I hadn’t know that the retrograde had started, I’d still have been suffering the effects. Monday evening I was out taking a walk and dropped my phone on the sidewalk, cracking the screen. Tuesday afternoon was spent having that fixed (and picking out a better, more…
  • Music Education

    Jenyfer
    17 May 2015 | 12:36 pm
    I love music. I love taking road trips on my own when I can listen to music LOUD and sing along (with no audience). I have the radio on in my kitchen most of the time when I am home. The only time I don’t really care to listen to music is if I am working or trying to write. If music is playing I am singing along. If I am trying to write, I need to listen to my thoughts! When I was a child, I listened to whatever music my mother played. She had a turntable with a really long stick and she would load half a dozen (vinyl) albums up on the stick and let them play on the weekends as she went…
  • Stumped

    Jenyfer
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:40 pm
    There is a vaguely kidney bean shaped flower bed in my front yard, and a large stump of what the neighbors tell me was a pine tree in the narrow end closer to the house. I have been wanting to have the stump removed since we moved in but it has been pretty low on the priority list overall. However, that end of the flower bed tends to get pretty ratty looking in the summer. There is ground cover in that end of the bed that disguises the stump for the most part, however the grass from the yard has migrated into bed as well and is so thoroughly integrated with the ground cover it isn’t…
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    On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

  • Heart Legacy Cast of Characters

    25 Jun 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Coming November:Heart Legacy Cast of Characters:Draeg Betony-Blackthorn's Family:Note: Draeg is undercover as Draeg Hedgenettle.Corax, his new raven Fam.Straif T'Blackthorn: adopted father, FirstFamily GrandLord, tracker (hero of Heart Choice)Tinne Holly: cousin to Straif T'Blackthorn, Draeg's adopted father. Concerned about the old Yew threats against his Family (hero of Heart Fate).Ilex Winterberry: cousin by marriage to Draeg through Mitchella Clover D'Blackthorn, Chief of all the Druida City guards (police) and formally in charge of the investigation, (hero of Heart Quest).Mentioned:…
  • Celta Thursday, Cut from Heart Dance

    18 Jun 2015 | 4:45 pm
    Dufleur closed her eyes and stood still. Just stood still for once in her life and let things be. She was not pushing, pushing, pushing to get onto the next task. As she calmed, she felt her Flair settle around her like a rich, heavy cloak, seeming to gently filter through her skin and body, then back out, enveloping her.She breathed.This was good.On an inhalation, she opened her eyes. Nearly lost the sweet serenity as she saw a glowing open door before her. A one person sized passage way.To the past.Never had she been able to move more than five seconds in the past. Now the door glittered…
  • List

    11 Jun 2015 | 3:06 pm
    FIRST FAMILIES:GreatLords/Ladies:November: Birch/BeithDecember: Rowan/LuisJanuary: Alder/FearnFebruary: Willow/SailleMarch: Ash/Nuin,April: Hawthorn/HuatheMay: Oak/DuirJune: Holly/TinneJuly: Hazel/CollAugust: Vine/MuinSeptember:: Ivy/GortOctober: Reed/NgEtal13th month Elder/Ruis GrandLords/LadiesThursday: Apple/QuertBlackthorn/StraifSilver Fir/AilimFurze/OhnHeather/UrWhite Poplar/EadhaSunday: Yew/IohoFriday: Grove/KoadSpindle/OirHoneysuckle/UilleandBeech/PhagosMonday: Mor;Sea
  • Celta Thursday: Cut from Heart Fire, After Snack with Antenn at Darjeeling's HouseHeart

    4 Jun 2015 | 6:38 pm
    Tiana stepped inside D'Licorice Residence and it greeted her, then asked in a female voice, "Do you have a migraine?""Not yet. And if I'm lucky–" But she didn't need to finish her sentence, the Residence released herbs that reminded her to unclench her teeth and loosen the muscles in her neck. If she'd been dressed as normal she'd have done a stretching pattern.She heard a click and turned her head and saw in that in the mainspace to her left, a no-time food storage unit had protruded a tray."An energy drink," D'Licorice Residence said.She must look very weary if this Residence noticed. She…
  • Celta Thursday: Heart Story from Hearts and Swords

    28 May 2015 | 4:42 pm
    I often write several first scenes or first chapters, this was one that didn't make it, for obvious reasons like the first line...Druida City, Planet Celta 406 Years After Earth Colonization, SpringHer mother was dead. Finally. Good riddance.Now Arbusca Willow – and the rest of her family – was out from under the woman's tyranny and they all could get on with their lives. Some of the women who'd lived in the Residence had already found lovers or husbands of HeartMates.Arbusca's son had convinced her that it was her turn. But being married was something she'd forgotten how to do long ago,…
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    Camy's Loft

  • The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 2b

    Camy Tang
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m blogging the revised version of my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas, so you all get a chance to read it. After I post it all, I’ll take it down from my blog, so be sure to read it while it’s being posted. It is the first book in my Lady Wynwood series.A Regency romantic mysteryMiranda Belmoore has never felt attuned to the rest of society. Her family has never understood her blunt speech and unwillingness to bow to conventional strictures, and so they have always made her feel that there is something wrong with her. Now as a poor relation in her cousin’s house, she makes…
  • The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 2a

    Camy Tang
    26 Jun 2015 | 3:06 pm
    I’m blogging the revised version of my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas, so you all get a chance to read it. After I post it all, I’ll take it down from my blog, so be sure to read it while it’s being posted. It is the first book in my Lady Wynwood series.A Regency romantic mysteryMiranda Belmoore has never felt attuned to the rest of society. Her family has never understood her blunt speech and unwillingness to bow to conventional strictures, and so they have always made her feel that there is something wrong with her. Now as a poor relation in her cousin’s house, she makes…
  • The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 1c

    Camy Tang
    24 Jun 2015 | 3:02 pm
    I’m blogging the revised version of my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas, so you all get a chance to read it. After I post it all, I’ll take it down from my blog, so be sure to read it while it’s being posted. It is the first book in my Lady Wynwood series.A Regency romantic mysteryMiranda Belmoore has never felt attuned to the rest of society. Her family has never understood her blunt speech and unwillingness to bow to conventional strictures, and so they have always made her feel that there is something wrong with her. Now as a poor relation in her cousin’s house, she makes…
  • The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 1b

    Camy Tang
    22 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m blogging the revised version of my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas, so you all get a chance to read it. After I post it all, I’ll take it down from my blog, so be sure to read it while it’s being posted. It is the first book in my Lady Wynwood series.A Regency romantic mysteryMiranda Belmoore has never felt attuned to the rest of society. Her family has never understood her blunt speech and unwillingness to bow to conventional strictures, and so they have always made her feel that there is something wrong with her. Now as a poor relation in her cousin’s house, she makes…
  • The Spinster's Christmas - Chapter 1a

    Camy Tang
    19 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’m blogging the revised version of my Regency romance, The Spinster's Christmas, so you all get a chance to read it. After I post it all, I’ll take it down from my blog, so be sure to read it while it’s being posted. It is the first book in my Lady Wynwood series.A Regency romantic mysteryMiranda Belmoore has never felt attuned to the rest of society. Her family has never understood her blunt speech and unwillingness to bow to conventional strictures, and so they have always made her feel that there is something wrong with her. Now as a poor relation in her cousin’s house, she makes…
 
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    Fierce Romance

  • Guest: Nancy Lee Badger

    Vonda Sinclair
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Award-winning author, Nancy Lee Badger,loves chocolate-chip shortbread, wool plaids wrapped around the trim waist of a Scottish Highlander, the clang of broadswords, and the sound of bagpipes in the air. After growing up in Huntington, New York, and raising two handsome sons in New Hampshire, she moved to North Carolina where she writes full-time. A former EMT, volunteer firefighter, and 911 Dispatcher, Nancy writes about kilted Highlanders, heart-broken dragons, and romantic thrillers and is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic &…
  • Hot Air Balloon Festival

    Carly Carson
    28 Jun 2015 | 9:15 pm
    Last weekend was the hot air balloon festival in Quechee, Vermont which is always held on Father's Day weekend. I love this picture which my friend's husband took.A balloon festival is highly dependent on the weather. Even though Friday and Saturday were beautiful summer days, it was too windy in the evenings so the balloons were only able to take off on Saturday morning. The downside to that is that they take off starting at 6 a.m. So I missed it.But my husband went down to the field where they take off, which is a short walk from our house. Fortunately he took his car because they had a…
  • White Tiger Beauty

    Terry Spear
    27 Jun 2015 | 3:46 am
    White Tiger PortraitGo Away!I just want to sleep. Undisturbed.Do you ever feel like this? Like you need your beauty rest and no one is letting you get it? Love the big cats! What is your favorite animal at the zoo? Terry “Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.” Connect with Terry Spear: Website: http://www.terryspear.com Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/421434.Terry_Spear Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TerrySpearParanormalRomantics Twitter: https://twitter.com/TerrySpear Wilde & Woolly Bears http://www.celticbears.com
  • Inspiration For Writers

    Leigh Court
    25 Jun 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Writers are a different breed. We hear voices in our head. We play God with people’s lives on paper. We don’t look at things as they are, rather, we look at things and say, ‘What if…?’ But sometimes, even awesome writers like us get bitten by the self-doubt bug. It’s nasty. And dark. And one of its insidious symptoms is usually writer’s block.Having just recovered from a recent severe bout of this awful affliction, I offer up some words of wisdom for writers, courtesy of these coffee mugs my long-suffering husband bought to cheer me up.For really bad days:Turns out I'm a genius!
  • Dream Vacation

    Cameo Brown
    25 Jun 2015 | 7:55 am
    Summer is usually a great time to get away and have some fun, or at least get some rest. I've been lucky enough to have had some great vacations in the past. I've gotten to visit family and friends. I've enjoyed the big city and sandy beaches. I've gotten to see amazing landscapes and meet lovely people.This year we plan to visit family in the northeast, which will be nice because we don't go there often. However, as I'm planning the trip, I find myself wishing for a different kind of vacation...a writing vacation.My job, although better than it was before, still requires more time than I'm…
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    Falling In Love With Romance

  • Tuesday Teaser/Opening ~ Pricing Beauty

    Suzie Quint
    29 Jun 2015 | 11:00 pm
    I suspect Pricing Beauty: The Making of a Fashion Model by Ashley Mears started as the author's master's thesis. I haven't (knowingly) read many master's thesis, but if they were all as interesting as I'd seek them out. And just so you know, this book, like so much of the non-fiction I read, is research for a story I want to write. I love my job. Blurb: Sociologist Ashley Mears takes us behind the brightly lit runways and glossy advertisements of the fashion industry in this insider’s study of the world of modeling. Mears, who worked as a model in New York and London, draws on observations…
  • Nuggets for June

    Suzie Quint
    28 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Need help getting readers to click the buy button? This might help. http://noorosha.com/why-readers-dont-buy/?utm_content=buffereb9af&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer You've heard of Rafflecopter, haven't you? Here's the skinny. http://www.sfwa.org/2013/11/tools-writers-rafflecopter/ Some things to consider when setting up your estate http://www.sfwa.org/2012/06/guest-post-writers-and-their-literary-estates-story-reprints/ Neil Gaman also talks about the importance of setting up an estate and has a sample simple will PDF…
  • Thursday Writing Quotes ~ King

    Suzie Quint
    25 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    Good description is a learned skill, one of the prime reasons why you cannot succeed unless you read a lot and write a lot. It’s not just a question of how-to, you see; it’s also a question of how much to. Reading will help you answer how much, and only reams of writing will help you with the how. You can learn only by doing. ~ Stephen King
  • Tuesday Teaser ~ The Fire Inside

    Suzie Quint
    22 Jun 2015 | 11:34 pm
    This week, I'm reading The Fire Inside: Firefighters Talk About Their Lives by Steve Delsohn which is feeding my disaster-survival fetish. Much of the book is in the words of the firefighters themselves, so this is a bit of a different perspective than most of what I've read. Blurb: There is more to being a firefighter than most people know--the professional or volunteer firefighter must find different kinds of courage as he or she copes with injuries, earthquakes, hazardous waste, wildfire, and arson. And what drives each firefighter is complex, too. Some are bound to the profession by…
  • In Honor of Fathers Everywhere

    Suzie Quint
    21 Jun 2015 | 12:00 am
    When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. ~ Mark Twain Bringing Up Father
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  • Quick Shop Bargains From Jay Crownover, Mari Carr and More!

    FV Sophia
    29 Jun 2015 | 1:59 pm
    Quick Shop Bargains From Jay Crownover, Mari Carr and More! was first published on Fiction Vixen
  • Review: Strange Bedfellows by Cardeno C.

    FV Angela
    29 Jun 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Strange Bedfellows captured my interest as soon as I read the blurb. Blurb from Goodreads: Can the billionaire son of a Democratic president build a family with the congressman son of a Republican senator? Forget politics, love makes strange bedfellows. As the sole offspring of the Democratic United States president and his political operative wife, Trevor Moga was raised in an environment driven by the election cycle. During childhood, he fantasized about living in a made-for-television family, and as an adult, he rejected all things politics and built a highly successful career as far from…
  • New Immortals After Dark Covers!

    FV Sophia
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    The next two covers for the repackaging of Kresley Cole’s super-hot Immortals After Dark series are verra nice. Check them out: GoodReads || Amazon || Barnes & Noble || Kobo GoodReads || Amazon || Barnes & Noble || Kobo   Each title will be available in eBook format at  $1.99 from June 29th – August 2nd.  Pleasure of a Dark Prince is a personal favorite. I mean, who doesn’t love a brutal Highland warrior? Am I right? “You’ve maddened me for you…have changed everything. So, I’m going to f*ck you long and hard, beauty, because if I’m to be…
  • Weekend Feature: Stolen Petals by Katherine McIntyre

    FV Sophia
    28 Jun 2015 | 7:00 am
    Stolen Petals by Katherine McIntyre One man has swiped bounties from Viola, the Brass Violet, for years. Longstanding rivals, they’ve only had brief encounters, and if she had a choice, she’d avoid him entirely. When he saunters into her bar with an offer to work together on a job, the proper response would be to shoot him down and send him back to Shantytown. However, curiosity’s a wicked beast, and Viola needs to know why, after so many years of stealing her marks, he’d approach her now. The man is insufferable, annoyingly cavalier, and tends to stir up memories she’d rather…
  • Saturday Giveaway! Infinite Possibilities by Lisa Renee Jones

    FV Sophia
    27 Jun 2015 | 5:00 am
    GoodReads || Amazon || Barnes & Noble || Kobo Secrets and lies. They are everywhere: haunting her, tormenting her. In the midst of it all, he’d been her escape, her passion. The only person she’d trusted in six years. And then he’d made her doubt that trust, cutting her deeply. But as she’d once told him, she was damaged, not broken. She is ready to fight and not just for survival. She is fighting for the truth and she won’t stop until she has it, not even for…him. a Rafflecopter giveaway Saturday Giveaway! Infinite Possibilities by Lisa Renee Jones was first published on…
 
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  • The Shadow Cabinet (Shades of London #3) by Maureen Johnson

    Cristal | Book Addict
    29 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    Publication: February 10, 2015Publisher: Putnam JuvenileSource: Bought/OwnThe thrilling third installment to the Edgar-nominated, bestselling series.Rory and her friends are reeling from a series of sudden and tragic events. While racked with grief, Rory tries to determine if she acted in time to save a member of the squad. If she did, how do you find a ghost? Also, Rory’s classmate Charlotte has been kidnapped by Jane and her nefarious organization. Evidence is uncovered of a forty-year-old cult, ten missing teenagers, and a likely mass murder. Everything indicates that Charlotte’s in…
  • Cam Girl by Leah Raeder Cover Reveal!!!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    25 Jun 2015 | 8:29 am
    Leah Raeder, the author who wrote the much talked about Unteachable and  Black Iris is at it again. Her third novel, Cam Girl won’t be released until November 3, 2015, but you guys get the chance to take a look at the insanely beautiful cover right now!! More info and pre-order links for the book is shown below. Vada Bergen is broke, the black sheep of her family, and moving a thousand miles away from home for grad school, but she’s got the two things she loves most: her art, and her best friend and soulmate, Ellis Carraway. Elle and Vada have a friendship so consuming it’s hard to…
  • Until We Meet Again by Renee Collins Cover Reveal & Giveaway!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    16 Jun 2015 | 8:10 pm
    Author Renee Collins has a new YA novel releasing this fall that is perfect for fans of period time traveling romances. Today I get the pleasure of helping to reveal the cover for her upcoming novel! Feast your eyes on the gorgeous cover below and check out more info on the book as well. They exist in two different centuries, but their love defies timeCassandra craves drama and adventure, so the last thing she wants is to spend her summer marooned with her mother and stepfather in a snooty Massachusetts shore town. But when a dreamy stranger shows up on their private beach claiming it's his…
  • Keep Dancing by Leslie Wells Blog Tour!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    1 Jun 2015 | 5:30 am
    Thank you so much for joining me on my stop for Leslie Wells’s Keep Dancing Blog Tour! If you like rock star romances, then you will want to check this series out. There is also a big giveaway going on below! And for my readers, if you leave a comment below, I will pick 5 people who will win e-books of Come Dancing and Keep DancingPublication Date: February 5, 2015 Percambio Press Formats: Print & ebook 256 pagesSeries: Come Dancing, Book Two Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult/Chick LitJulia is a young book editor on the rise. Jack is a British rock star at the…
  • Flick by Abigail Tarttelin Book Release!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    19 May 2015 | 7:41 pm
    Publication: May 19, 2015Publisher: Atria BooksHappy Book Birthday to Abigail Tarttelin and her novel Flick! Flick is the unique coming of age story of 15 year old William Flick. Check out information about the book below, and if it strikes a chord with you, the purchase links are at the bottom! Happy Reading :) FLICKis funny, raw and sexy with a side of that Romeo & Juliet-like romance sure to remind readers of the excitement and angst of those gloriously messy years of young adulthood life.After blowing critics away in 2013 with Golden Boy -an unconventional novel about the turbulent…
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