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  • Camp Time!

    Melly's Spot
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    In a little over a week, I'm going to participate in the Camp NANOWRIMO. I'm very excited and working on my story idea. But in the meantime, I still have the book I wrote in the NANOWRIMO November session. I also have another book I wrote a couple years ago. Right before I got laid off.I write books. I just never know what to do with them. Both of them need work. I paid someone to edit the first of these two books and it's completely marked up. The critiques are mostly about my passive voice and my pronouns. I almost need a complete rewrite of this one. But the good news is that I can…
  • 5 pounds lighter

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    Heidi
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Possibly falling into the TMI category, I had my first bikini wax yesterday—& none too soon, wouldn’t you say?  This is what the poor girl had to trim even before she could break out the wax! And now…   Ohmigosh, I’m sorry—I just couldn’t resist. Trust me, even if this were the result of a very personal trimming, I would never take a pic & share it online. So does anybody want to guess what the big pile of “pubes” really is? Answer:  It’s a bunch of stuffing that fell out of one of The Kittehs‘ cat beds the last time…
  • Google and energy

    JEN BLACK
    31 Mar 2015 | 3:35 am
    "The energy it takes to conduct ten searches on Google could power a 60-Watt light bulb for nearly three minutes. At any one time the energy used by the search engine could power 200,000 homes. Think of that the next time you go searching for sneezing pandas and performing hamsters." (NY Times, 2011)I haven't actually searched for sneezing hamsters, but I do watch some of these animal videos and I have wondered about the energy used for all these electronic gadgets in use today. I pass people with a phone glued to their ear or busily fingering away on it while walking their dog. The dog…
  • Throwback Thursday

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    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Whenever a box of my books arrives, I try to get my kids to pose for a pic I can send to friends. This used to be easy for me and exciting for them. They'd get into it and give me super smile faces and they were tiny and cute and I just loved it.Now, the big one is so far over it I'm not sure he'll even agree to be in the next one. The middle one is more interested in making faces than taking good photos. And the small one? She has never sat still long enough to take a photo that isn't blurred.It's really too bad for them. I don't plan on giving up the tradition. Even if they give me sullen…
  • Re-Release: The Fire Within

    Joely Sue Burkhart
    Joely
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Over the years, I’ve had a few people email me to ask about the Keldari Fire novella, The Fire Within. It was originally published by Drollerie Press, along with the Shanhasson trilogy and Survive My Fire, but that publisher folded years ago.  I was on a roll in 2012 and got most of these lost titles re-released with new covers, but I ran out of steam. Sadly, I had this cover made… I just kept putting off the actual formatting.  Then I decided I ought to make an edit pass, because that was several years ago and my writing style has changed quite a bit. Finally this month, I sat…
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    Melly's Spot

  • Camp Time!

    23 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    In a little over a week, I'm going to participate in the Camp NANOWRIMO. I'm very excited and working on my story idea. But in the meantime, I still have the book I wrote in the NANOWRIMO November session. I also have another book I wrote a couple years ago. Right before I got laid off.I write books. I just never know what to do with them. Both of them need work. I paid someone to edit the first of these two books and it's completely marked up. The critiques are mostly about my passive voice and my pronouns. I almost need a complete rewrite of this one. But the good news is that I can…
  • Throwback Thursday: My First Kiss

    19 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    My first kiss happened my freshmen year of high school. For some reason I thought I was oldest person ever to not be kissed. Never mind that I was probably all of 14 or 15 at the time. I needed to be kissed and NOW. I started my high school year determined to be kissed, whatever it took.My first kiss wasn't a DJ Tanner moment where I waited for the right guy and the right timing. I can't even remember how I met the guy we kissed. I just know he qualified for the job by having long hair (in the day of hair metal bands, this was all it took) and lips. Really, that's all I was looking for.I…
  • Just Add Salt

    7 Aug 2014 | 4:38 am
    Last night my husband and I had a discussion about letting our dog Scooter out in the morning. Now that I leave for work at five, he usually goes out around 4 to 4:15. It's dark at that time! And we live in the country.Me: When I let Scooter out and feed the cats, I leave the front door open in case of emergency.Him: Wait. You are saying that while I'm in the house sleeping you leave the front door wide open? So one morning I'm going to wake up with a bear hovering over me??Me: No, the cats are there, so it can't be dangerous. I'm pretty sure they smell bear.Him: So one morning I'm going to…
  • One Day at a Time...

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

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

    Heidi
    31 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Possibly falling into the TMI category, I had my first bikini wax yesterday—& none too soon, wouldn’t you say?  This is what the poor girl had to trim even before she could break out the wax! And now…   Ohmigosh, I’m sorry—I just couldn’t resist. Trust me, even if this were the result of a very personal trimming, I would never take a pic & share it online. So does anybody want to guess what the big pile of “pubes” really is? Answer:  It’s a bunch of stuffing that fell out of one of The Kittehs‘ cat beds the last time…
  • tattoo me

    Heidi
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Who wants to help me decide on some of Caitlin’s (heroine of Top Secret Project #3) tattoos? As I’ve mentioned before, Caitlin is a rock-&-roll chick, with lots of piercings & tattoos.  (But sexy, not trashy. ) She loves rats & has two of her own as pets, so I’ve already got in mind that she’ll have a rat tattoo—likely over her shoulder & around her neck, as though a real rat is resting there.  (I haven’t been able to find a decent example of one yet, but I can see it very clearly in my head.) She’s also a Scorpio, so I envision her…
  • Easter fashionista

    Heidi
    29 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Easter is right around the corner, if you can even believe it!   And I am desperately in need of a new Easter dress.  Will you help me decide which of these I should wear? (Short & Peep) (Pastel Pink Peep-a-boo) (French Canary Peep) (Purple Peeple Eater) (Snow White & Her Seven (Hundred) Peeps) (Princess Peep-a) Can you even believe these?  I think they’re fabulous! And believe me, if I thought even one of them would fit without straining the tensile strength of the marshmallows themselves, I would totally wear it…& take a picture to share with the world.
  • Happy Sunday

    Heidi
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
  • and the winner is…

    Heidi
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    All right.  Even though our poll widget went wonky y’all did a great job of casting your Hunk of the Month votes in the comment section. And Mistress Heidi & I did a great job of tallying those votes without too much drooling or getting sidetracked by all that half-naked hotitude. It was a close one, let me tell you.  But now it’s time to announce our Hunk of the Month for April. And the winner is… Mr. Gettin’ Wet Congratulations, Mr. Wet! And congratulations, my Darlings!  This Hunk will not be hard to look at in The Dungeon sidebar beginning April 1st.  Oh,…
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    JEN BLACK

  • Google and energy

    31 Mar 2015 | 3:35 am
    "The energy it takes to conduct ten searches on Google could power a 60-Watt light bulb for nearly three minutes. At any one time the energy used by the search engine could power 200,000 homes. Think of that the next time you go searching for sneezing pandas and performing hamsters." (NY Times, 2011)I haven't actually searched for sneezing hamsters, but I do watch some of these animal videos and I have wondered about the energy used for all these electronic gadgets in use today. I pass people with a phone glued to their ear or busily fingering away on it while walking their dog. The dog…
  • Cutting losses

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:47 am
    After much thinking I've decided to cut my losses on Viking Magic. It received one one-star review and once the review went up, sales dried up and never recovered. Amazon won't remove the review, so I am removing the book. It isn't easy to "unpublish" something, but we'll see how it goes. Onward and upward, as every writer learns to say.Thankfully my latest wip is going well and should be ready soon. It is nothing to do with Vikings, but set in late Victorian Northumberland and London where manners count and ladies didn't dare attempt a career if they wished to marry and raise a family.All I…
  • Riveting reads

    18 Mar 2015 | 3:31 am
    Currently reading JoJo Moyes. Enjoyed Me Before You a couple of years ago, and  bought a couple of her titles at the supermarket last week expecting a good read. Sheltering Rain and Ship of Brides. Galloped through SR and enjoyed it but for feeling that the Kate character was a bit wet - but then, aren't we all from time to time? Loved the leaky old house, the old woman and her horse, and Sabine, the rebellious teenager.But SofB is a different story. (Sorry, pun unintended) I cannot find an interest in any of the characters. It may be a true story, or a fictionalised version of a true…
  • Historical romance v Historical novel

    14 Mar 2015 | 8:19 am
    Nicola Cornick has recently written an interesting blog piece about historical romance versus historical novels.(http://nicolacornick.co.uk/blog/2015/03/when-is-historical-romance-not-historical-romance/)Her lovely blog stimulated me to sort out my views on the subject.I think both extreme ends of the range of books set in a historical period are easily recognised and acknowledged by all, but it is the section in the middle where controversy rages.On the far left we have category romance, where the romance is the only thing the author and the reader, presumably, is interested in. Category…
  • Remarkable Poldark

    10 Mar 2015 | 3:07 am
    The new version of Poldark aired on Sunday night. Facebook is full of people's reactions, mostly in favour of the new version, but with a minority who insist the older version was better. I have to admit I can barely remember the original version, though I know I admired Robin Ellis. I spent a lot of holidays in Cornwall and the scenery was a draw. The costumes were romantic, too. I was never certain about Rees as Demelza. Entertaining she undoubtedly was but she never looked like a heroine to me. Too small, always dwarfed by that silly floppy cap she used to wear. In the new version,…
 
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  • Throwback Thursday

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Whenever a box of my books arrives, I try to get my kids to pose for a pic I can send to friends. This used to be easy for me and exciting for them. They'd get into it and give me super smile faces and they were tiny and cute and I just loved it.Now, the big one is so far over it I'm not sure he'll even agree to be in the next one. The middle one is more interested in making faces than taking good photos. And the small one? She has never sat still long enough to take a photo that isn't blurred.It's really too bad for them. I don't plan on giving up the tradition. Even if they give me sullen…
  • Cover Reveal :: Anything For A Cowboy

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:31 am
    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. As little white lies go, this one barely qualifies. Besides, her brothers have chased off every guy within a hundred miles, and the expiration date on her virginity is way past due. Ray Mitchell is not inclined to waste his time on something as unnecessary as dating, but it’s much easier to take a woman to coffee than to explain to his mother why he’s in no hurry to get married again. Despite NotMy1stRodeo.com’s…
  • RT Convention

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:36 am
    I'm giving the RT Convention another try this year. It's in Dallas, so I couldn't resist being part of a Hold 'em Like We Do In Texas party. If you're there, check us out - we'll have gift bags with a free set of playing cards featuring our book covers.
  • Missing My Best Friend

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    My computer is being held hostage! The wi-fi went wonky and the track pad stopped working, so I sent my constant companion for a warranty fix. Only to learn that all the screws are stripped - um, no. This is a pampered machine. No one has touched it, bumped it, or anything else. Under fear of my wrath. Just ask my husband. He's never set his fingers on the keys.So I had to fight with the repair depot, and eventually just paid the ransom. I need my girl back! And they sent her home...broken. She's at a better facility now, and hopefully will return to me as good as new. Because writing on the…
  • Nuts & Bolts: Writing men from the inside out

    Jenna Bayley-Burke
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:41 am
    Happy Valentine's Day! How do romance writers celebrate? Why, by coming to my workshop of course. Nuts and Bolts: Writing Today’s Romance Heroes from the Inside OutSteamy to cozy. Macho to charmer. Straight to gay. Cowboy, soldier, chef, billionaire…romance heroes are a squirrely lot. Come hear four authors debate about everything that’s wrong with men and why that makes them such good fodder for the romance hero.Or is it everything that’s right with romance heroes that we wish were real men? Come ready to listen, question, and laugh as a panel of Roses tackle the topic.Presenters:ML…
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    Joely Sue Burkhart

  • Re-Release: The Fire Within

    Joely
    17 Mar 2015 | 8:33 pm
    Over the years, I’ve had a few people email me to ask about the Keldari Fire novella, The Fire Within. It was originally published by Drollerie Press, along with the Shanhasson trilogy and Survive My Fire, but that publisher folded years ago.  I was on a roll in 2012 and got most of these lost titles re-released with new covers, but I ran out of steam. Sadly, I had this cover made… I just kept putting off the actual formatting.  Then I decided I ought to make an edit pass, because that was several years ago and my writing style has changed quite a bit. Finally this month, I sat…
  • Wordless

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

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

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

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

  • DABWAHA Giveaways! (Ongoing)

    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…
  • Releasing the Goats of War

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

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

    Maria Connor
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:28 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!!      
  • Can she resist a Wolf in wolf’s clothing?

    Mina
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    Smut-Shorties: A great on-the-go short to satisfy your craving for smut! *Please be aware that this is an Erotica SHORT* Captain of the city guard, Isla Meyers, has no need for a man, nor is she tempted by the jumped-up youngsters at court who think she’ll be bowled over by their inept attempts at seduction. Content in her job protecting ...
  • Will they finally claim their Lady and free themselves from the curse?

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

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

    Mina
    6 Feb 2015 | 5:01 am
    Hi Everyone!! It’s lovely to meet you all today, and I’m so grateful that Mina has given me this opportunity to blog with you.  That’s actually the topic of this post: how wonderfully helpful and supportive so many in the indie publishing world are of each other. I first noticed this before I even got started writing fiction.  For many ...
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  • Sm{B}itten is here!

    Delilah
    31 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    Here’s hoping you’ve gotten your copy and are happily reading it! If you have time, I hope you’ll post a review somewhere. Help another reader decide whether it’s worth their time and money! And if you haven’t bought your copy—the time’s now! It’s only $0.99, but that price won’t last long. True love bites! Emmy Harris knows she’s not perfect. She has a little extra padding and isn’t the brightest bulb, but you’d think she was a sexy rock star the way everyone at a certain night club treats her from the moment she walks through the…
  • Brent Archer: A Thousand Words…At least!

    Delilah
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    When most of us glance at a picture, we see the main subject we’re looking at: a person we know, ourselves, the new house our friend just bought, the bride and groom at our cousin’s wedding. Most of the time we don’t really examine the full photo. All those details in the background hidden in plain sight. As I’ve embarked on my writing career, I’ve come to see pictures as worlds of their own, crammed full of inspiration. Each piece of the photo can be a story in itself. My short story, Aboard the Aquitania, is set on the HMS Aquitania in the Roaring Twenties as part of a steamy…
  • What are your passions?

    Delilah
    29 Mar 2015 | 7:45 am
    You already know I have a new sexy shorty out (The Long Road Home) and a new Vampire book coming tomorrow (Sm{B}itten), so I won’t belabor the point that you should be reading or anticipating reading—besides, I’ll be sending out a newsletter tomorrow, talking both of them up!! Instead, I’d love for you to share your passions. You can talk about them or send me a picture to post here. I’ll check throughout the day for new entries! My new passion (besides jewelry making and altered art dominoes) is painting. I’m not very good at it. But I don’t care. I…
  • Why Sm{B}itten? Isn’t it like naming a boy Sue?

    Delilah
    28 Mar 2015 | 5:04 am
    Reminder: Yesterday’s contest is still ongoing. A winner will be chosen tomorrow! I get that you think the title of Monday’s upcoming release is unpronounceable. I do. And it wasn’t that I couldn’t make up my mind between Smitten and Bitten, even though, in my story, Emmy Harris is both. I didn’t want to choose. I wanted both. Et voilà! Sm{B}itten! Next, you ask, why didn’t I use parentheses around the B? Simple, the squiggly enclosure is prettier! And there you were thinking there might be something deep or magical about why I entitled my book…
  • A New Shorty, Contest, and a Question… (Contest)

    Delilah
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:02 am
    Thanks for your help earlier this week with deciding which cover we should use for the Viking book. The authors had too many opinions, and I thought, why not ask readers? You tend to make more instinctual choices than we do, because we way overthink. So it’s Friday….! Yup. New shorty. This one was in Penthouse magazine! If you look at the Penthouse cover below, it’s the “Raunchy Road Trip.” Such a proud moment. And the story has some naughty, light S&M. Remember, it’s free to KU readers and just $0.99 for everyone else. I hope you’ll pick it up.
 
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  • New Release!

    HelenKay
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s release day!!! CHAIN OF COMMAND is out!!! A dirty-talking retired marine spec ops hero, plus a no-nonsense, down-to-earth heroine, then add in a fight over a broken promise and sexy times. How can you resist that? Well, if you think you can let me try to lure you with this: as of the time I’m writing this Amazon has the book on sale for $2.99, so that’s about 80,000 words for under $3 – deal! It’s $3.99 everywhere else, which is still a really good price. “Chain of Command is a winner…” – USA Today, Happy Ever After blog Retired…
  • A Chit Chat

    HelenKay
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:29 am
    I got together with good friend Jill Shalvis and had a little chat about alpha heroes over at USA Today’s Happily Ever After blog. You can check it out HERE.
  • Release Day!!

    HelenKay
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    It’s release day! PLAYING DIRTY is out. If you like romantic suspense or action movies…or guys with gun…this is a book for you. The hero is former CIA and now an agent with a group called The Alliance. The heroine is the girl next door – literally. We have a missing scientist, a toxin going up for international sale, romance and, as I said earlier, dudes with guns. How can you say no??? Maybe the cover will tempt you: “Few people write romantic suspense like Dimon, as this pulse-pounding, complex opening to Bad Boys Undercover proves.” -RT Book Reviews You…
  • The End of 2014

    HelenKay
    31 Dec 2014 | 8:57 am
    This says it all… I hope everyone has a safe and happy celebration. See you in 2015!
  • Holidays!!

    HelenKay
    25 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    For all those who celebrate…MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! I hope all of you out there have a safe and happy holiday season.
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  • Video of the Week - Nathan Fillion in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog

    1 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    The hammer scene. Because I love it so. :)
  • Book BIN Tuesday - Love After All

    31 Mar 2015 | 12:34 pm
    In the latest novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Burns, a woman discovers that the man she least expects is exactly what she needs… High school math teacher Chelsea Gardner has the perfect plan. She’s tired of dating all the wrong men, and after years of frustration, she’s developed a foolproof list of requirements for finding “The One”. Bar owner Sebastian “Bash” Palmer
  • Man Crush Monday - Nathan Fillion

    30 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    From Firefly to Dr. Horrible to Castle, Nathan Fillion has always been a fave. He adds a touch of whimsy to each role, bringing humanity to each character in a way that sticks with you. Plus, he's easy on the eyes. What's not to like? Catch him on Castle on Monday nights.
  • Throwback Thursday - Challenging Carter

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    The featured book this week is Challenging Carter, the final book in my Strip trilogy! When the stakes are high, she's ready to shed more than her inhibitions-but will the man of her dreams rise to the challenge? Dani's been in love with Carter forever. But she's nothing like the women he dates-glamorous, exciting, spotlight-ready. Instead, she's stuck in the 'best friend' role and can't seem
  • Video(s) of the Week - Christopher Sean Times Two!

    25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Monday's Crush, Christopher Sean, is currently on two shows - Hawaii Five-0 and Days of our Lives. Just to give you an idea of his range, here's some work from both of them: Days of our Lives - CS plays Paul, a former pro pitcher currently breaking up Salem's only gay marriage. :) Hawaii Five-0 - CS plays Gabriel Waincroft, Chin's brother in law and all around bad guy. (Warning: pretty
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    Margaret Daley

  • Heroine Interview from Small-Town Bachelor by Jill Kemerer with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    1 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Jill Kemerer with Small-Town Bachelor (US and Canada only) and DiAnn Mills with Double Cross (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 (Apr. 5th) evening.   Interview with the heroine from Small-Town Bachelor by Jill Kemerer: 1.  Claire Sheffield, tell me the…
  • This Week Jill Kemerer and DiAnn Mills with Giveaways

    Margaret Daley
    30 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Congratulations to Maryann for winning Elizabeth Goddard‘s Untraceable This week I’m hosting Jill Kemerer with Small-Town Bachelor (US and Canada only) and DiAnn Mills with Double Cross (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 (Apr. 5th) evening.   Bio of Jill Kemerer: Jill…
  • Hero Interview from Untraceable by Elizabeth Goddard with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Elizabeth Goddard with Untraceable (World). If you want to enter the drawing for this book, 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 drawing ends Sunday (Mar. 29th) evening.   Interview with the hero from Untraceable by Elizabeth Goddard: 1. Isaiah Callahan, tell me the most interesting thing about you. Let’s see, I’m a volunteer for…
  • This Week Elizabeth Goddard with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Congratulations to Merry for winning Marta Perry’s Where Secrets Sleep and to Anne for winning Joseph Bentz’s Dreams of Caladria This week I’m hosting Elizabeth Goddard with Untraceable (World). If you want to enter the drawing for this book, 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 drawing ends Sunday (Mar. 29th) evening.   Bio of Elizabeth…
  • Hero Interview from Dreams of Caladria by Joseph Bentz with a Giveaway

    Margaret Daley
    19 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    This week I’m hosting Marta Perry with Where Secrets Sleep (US and Canada only) and Joseph Bentz with Dreams of Caladria (US only). If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on your post with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (Mar. 22nd) evening.   Interview with the hero from Dreams of Caladria by Joseph Bentz: 1. Jeremy, tell me the most…
 
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    Love with a Shot of Adrenaline

  • Unretouched Last Man Monkeys Male Draw New Releases and FREE Books

    15 Mar 2015 | 1:10 pm
    I couldn't come up with a good title that hinted at the content of this post so I just kind of mashed it together. So here's a preview:1. Unretouched Photos2. Last Man on Earth3. 12 Monkeys4. Why I Follow More Male Celebrities on Social Media5. New Releases and Two Free BooksUnretouched PhotosI was just reading a short piece in Entertainment Weekly that analyzed all the unsavory reasons "we" clicked on unretouched celebrity photographs and used that for brief commentary on the (mostly) awful state of our society.Why can't we just click because we're curious?I didn't actually click on…
  • FREE Tiny Treats, Renegade, and Computer Shopping

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:27 am
    So what's everyone been up to?I've been freaking cold, man. It's been in the teens, which broke records for our area. Typically, we play football on Thanksgiving in sweatshirts. Not that it can't be cold now, but usually low 40s, high 30s. Not 17! I'm a little worried about our oil budget this winter.I've also had a lot more Christmas spirit this year. Not sure why. I usually compartmentalize my holidays. It gets me into trouble when we hit December 15 and I realize I don't have time to ship presents the inexpensive way. So maybe that's why I've been planning sooner. I have a couple of…
  • "Why the hell would you DO that?"

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    Today I have a post at Everybody Needs a Little Romance about my writing retreat last weekend. (That photo to the left is the room service cart I held hostage so I could write on the side of the room that had the view of the ocean.)Because of my trip, I am SO far behind on TV! My husband is a little overwhelmed by our stuffed DVR. LOL So we're only doing a bit at a time, and I'm two episodes behind on a lot of stuff. Behind on a lot of my favorites and dying to catch up!But some of what I've seen lately has been absolutely delighting me.Let's talk about Haven first. I caught up last…
  • SO Excited that Fall TV Is Here!

    9 Oct 2014 | 5:02 pm
    Before I launch into a rambling and disorganized report on what I'm liking and not liking so far, I have an announcement!October 11, 2014, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.Full Fusion (as NJ Damschroder)Cupboard Maker Books157 N. Enola RoadEnola, PA 17025717-732-7288I’ll be signing alongside fellow YA author Em Garner, with her book Contaminated. Then we’ll be participating in the YA book club discussion afterwards. Can’t wait to talk about my first YA novel with actual readers! (I hope they like it!)WARNING. SPOILERS AHEAD.Okay, let's start with Sunday and work our way…
  • When Dreams Go to Work

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

  • It’s book release day!!!

    Cynthia Eden
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    I’m very excited to say that BROKEN, the first book in my new “Lost” romantic suspense series with Avon Romance, is now available at your favorite ebook retailer or bookstore!     The first novel in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden’s sizzling LOST series introduces the Last Option Search Team, an elite unit that must protect the only surviving victim of a serial killer. Ex-SEAL and LOST founder Gabe Spencer is accustomed to the unusual in his job. But when knockout Eve Gray steps into his office, he’s rattled. For the mysterious woman is a dead…
  • BROKEN – Available 3/31/15

    Cynthia Eden
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:37 pm
      It is almost time for the release of BROKEN, the first book in my new “LOST” romantic suspense series! To celebrate the release, I’m posting daily giveaways over at my FB page–so be sure to come by for your chance to win!  I’ve got lots of fun goodies up for grabs.   Here’s the blurb for BROKEN: The first novel in New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden’s sizzling LOST series introduces the Last Option Search Team, an elite unit that must protect the only surviving victim of a serial killer. Ex-SEAL and LOST founder Gabe Spencer is…
  • Newsletter Winner – February

    Cynthia Eden
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:13 am
    Our newsletter winner is…Debbie Skinner! Congratulations, Debbie! Please email me at info @ cynthiaeden.com to claim your prize (and I sent you a note!!).
  • NEED ME – Available now!

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

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

  • A chance to win an iPad mini!!

    cathryn
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
    a Rafflecopter giveaway
  • Hot for the Holiday Sale!

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

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

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

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

  • When an immovable object meets a girl on a mission...

    29 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    This is just such a lovely surprise! I had no idea that A Wedding at Leopard Tree Lodge was going to be republished in Australia in April. I was looking for a link to the  March ebook release of His Personal Agenda and saw this gorgeous cover. Wow... just wow. Thank you Mills and Boon Australia! This is the follow up to the best-selling The Bride's Baby. Josie was Sylvie's assistant and had
  • Talking with Liz Fenwick

    9 Mar 2015 | 6:38 am
  • World Book Day

    4 Mar 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Celebrate World Book Day by sharing a book that touched you heart - that you think everyone should read. Leave a comment on my Facebook page today -  I'll be drawing a winner for a $10 Amazon voucher!
  • Cover reveal...

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    A Stranger's Kiss has a pretty new over and this week, over at Smashwords, it's Read an E-Book Week, when  all my books are half price. Go, fill your boots! Here's the link
  • Dydd Gwŷl Dewi Sant hapus!

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Happy St David's Day!
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    Megan Frampton

  • 31 Mar 2015 | 6:27 pm

    Megan Frampton
    31 Mar 2015 | 6:27 pm
    Lots of news! 1. I finished the first draft of One-Eyed Dukes are Wild, out sometime in 2016. Yay! 2. I’ll be at the East Brunswick Barnes & Noble on April 8–details in the image here. 3. I’ll be speaking at the New England RWA Conference; the title of my talk is New Rules: How Has the Romance Novel Covenant Changed? and it takes place on Friday, April 24, at 5:30. 4. I’ll be signing copies of The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior the following day at the NECRWA Conference also. 5. And will be at the Romantic Times Conference?doing a variety of things. The RT…
  • Working on One-Eyed Dukes Are Wild

    Megan Frampton
    15 Mar 2015 | 7:19 am
    Hey everyone! I’ve had a bunch of new people joining the Very Sporadic Newsletter, so thank you! I will be sending a new newsletter out in a bit, depending on if I can find news that isn’t a) I’m tired, b) I’m cold, c) I’m craving salt, because that is not news. It is just life. I’m closing in on the final chapters of One-Eyed Dukes are Wild, which will be out sometime in 2016 (I forget when, I’ll update when I remember!). And after that, it’s off to writing a Christmas-themed novella, which will be out in October of this year, I believe.
  • When Good Earls Go Bad Out Now in Digital, March 3 in Print

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

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

    Megan Frampton
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The lovely Avon marketers asked me to write up a quiz on just how noble you are. So I did, and here it is; let me know what rank you ended up with.  
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    Inside an author's mind....

  • His Velvet Touch Now Available

    17 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Today His Velvet Touch is being released on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iTunes I am super excited about this -- I really do love this story, Harper and Chris are great. I was thrilled when they were so well received in the Taming the Alpha box set, and going back to their relationship was a complete joy. The original story didn't allow me to have all the details I wanted in the story, because of the constraints of the box set, so I've been tinkering with it to weave those things back into it before I released it.It's also the beginning of a new series of contemporary romances…
  • Saving Her Destiny Cover Reveal

    11 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    This one is so pretty! I think it's one of my all time book cover favorites.This is one I pretty much told the cover artist to "have fun." She went in a very different direction from my other books, but oh my goodness, she did an amazing job. Saving Her Destiny is coming in ebook and Print in June of 2015Pre order is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble Sometimes the future comes knocking. Sometimes it knocks you into next week.The Mythicals, Book 1Fairy-In-Distress team member Duncan Molar’s mission is as simple as it is desperate. Find his missing best friend,…
  • Guys and Godmothers Anthology Cover Revealed

    9 Mar 2015 | 7:52 pm
    So this is the print cover for the Guys and Godmothers Anthology, containing Under His Nose and Before His Eyes in one print volume. Available in July of 2015 Just His Taste will be available in print as well, this fall... I love it, isn't it awesome? And more covers coming soon! 
  • Everything He Does

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

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

  • BLOG TOUR DATES, The Memory House

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
     THE MEMORY HOUSE releases Tuesday, March 31. Please join me the celebration.Click on a link to join the conversation. I'll be giving away some books along the way so join me on the journey! March 30 - Article at Publishing Crawl.March 31st - Seekerville - article on editing and a chance to win a book!April 1st - Novel Escapes - InterviewApril 3rd - Book Reviews and More by Kathy -Recipe  and featureApril 4th - Wicked Little Pixie -Review and recipeApril  5th - Be Nice or Leave - reviewApril 6th - Night Owl Reviews  - Excerpt and recipe card April 7th - Craftie Ladies…
  • Miss Julia's Peach Tea

    24 Mar 2015 | 1:33 pm
    In honor of the release of THE MEMORY HOUSE, I'm sharing the recipe for the delicious peach tea my heroine, Julia, makes for guests in her bed and breakfast inn, The Peach Orchard Inn. My  daughter and I can't get enough of it. It's refreshing, fruity, and sweet.Miss Julia's Peach TeaMakes about 1 quart2  one qt. size teabags2 cups waterBoil bags in water.Pour boiled tea into a quart jar or pitcher and add 1/2 cup sugar. Stir. Puree 2  fresh peaches for about a half cup of puree. Strain.Juice of one lemonIce for glassesMix all together. Fill quart container the rest of the…
  • Easy Peasy Pie!

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

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

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

  • Bones & Whispers

    Cynthia Harrison
    1 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    A new review is up on A Woman’s Wisdom. This one’s a psychologist thriller, one of my favorite genres. If you like Tana French and Gillian Flynn, you’ll like Catherine Gault. Tagged: A Woman's Wisdom, indie review, psychological thriller
  • Rock on Ancient Queen

    Cynthia Harrison
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    Stevie Nicks says she never had a family because she knew from a very early age that music would be her life. She’s in her 60s now, and music still defines her. I recently turned 60 and everything that had previously defined me went away. Not overnight, but slowly, over the last six months or so, the things that once made me who I am, or thought I was, disappeared. I’ve suddenly got a clean slate. For most of my adult life I have been held aloft by four pillars: family, friends, teaching, and writing. One by one, I have seen these things that used to hold me up recede. They still…
  • Cindy’s Weekly Review

    Cynthia Harrison
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:29 am
    My thoughts are up on a new book! Drop by and have a look at A Woman’s Wisdom Tagged: A Woman's Wisdom
  • Continuing Adventures

    Cynthia Harrison
    21 Mar 2015 | 7:43 pm
    This is the cute B & B I found less than a mile from the studio where I will participate in a weekend workshop that is for the first time in my life NOT about writing. My friend Laura Zera facilitates these Desire Map workshops with deep inner attention to core desires. Like what will you regret NOT doing on your deathbed? And how can you get off your duff and do it already? It’s amazing how much of the day I spend NOT doing what I want to do, but instead mindlessly drift from here to there in cyberspace, in my car, in the supermarket, or this week, from doctor to doctor. Giant pain…
  • The NIFI by Linda Fagioli-Katsiotas

    Cynthia Harrison
    18 Mar 2015 | 5:33 am
    Cynthia Harrison:My first review for Ali:) Originally posted on A Woman's Wisdom: Amazon UK Amazon US Book Blurb This is a story of love and triumph—a story that stretches from Greece to New York and back again. The Nifi opens in 1983 in a remote Greek village where the narrator, a young American woman, finds herself after having eloped with a Greek immigrant from a local diner in a New York suburb. She speaks no Greek and the villagers speak no English, but her new mother-in-law, Chevi, welcomes her and through her son, is able to convey the heartache and betrayals of her life, slowly…
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    Beth Kery

  • GLOW Blog Cover Reveal

    Beth Kery
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:53 pm
    I’m so pleased to be able to reveal the cover for the upcoming sequel to my May release, GLIMMER. Glimmer itself stands on its own, but Dylan’s and Alice’s story is a complicated one with a deep history. GLOW amplifies the suspense and Alice’s journey of self-discovery. I think of this story as a sexy contemporary, but one with elements of suspense and mystery, and even a coming-into-one’s own theme. Look for these two novels, GLIMMER and its sequel GLOW, to come out in May and December of this year. GLIMMER, May 2 GLOW, December
  • First Peek: Excerpt of GLIMMER

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

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

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

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

  • #TeaserTuesday ~ Sebastian's Lady Spy by Sharon Cullen

    31 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hi, everyone! I'm really excited to welcome my friend, Sharon Cullen, to the blog today ~ because it's Sharon's book release day! Her new historical, Sebastian's Lady Spy, is available today and Sharon's here to give us a peek inside this oh-so-lovely cover. Here we go!About the Book: Seduction abounds in Sharon Cullen’s steamy historical romance! For the Crown’s top agents, love is a hazard best avoided—until an unforgettable affair exposes their undercover hearts.Sebastian Addison has a powerful secret. To society he is the Earl of Claybrook, the patriarch who raised his siblings…
  • #3OnThursday ~ All About Spring

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    The calendar flipped over the spring last week (yay!), but it doesn't really look like spring here...yet. It's still barely above freezing most days, the lake is still frozen over in places and the wind is...brisk. But the sun is coming up earlier and earlier and there are moments in each afternoon when it is so bright and that I spring is coming. And then summer.I took this picture last spring, on a walk with some good friends at a nature preserve near our house. We saw daffodils and a lot of tulips and whatever kind of tree is in this picture.Today none of the flowers are blooming, but…
  • #WriterWednesday: Olivia Logan

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hiya, everyone! I'm excited to welcome Olivia Logan to my blog today! Olivia's my latest victim friend to take on the challenge of What I Wrote Wednesday...in which she shares a quick snippet from her current WIP and then shares an excerpt from her current release (which has a verra dreamy tycoon on the cover...go ahead, scroll and drool, we'll wait.) Oh, welcome back! So, let's get going!Excerpt from Olivia's current WIP:  The Sheikh’s MatchThe dry desert heat of his ancestors’ lands stung his nostrils and he nodded at the silent figures on the other side of the car’s open…
  • #TastyTuesday ~ Garlic Bread Shrimp

    24 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Hi, everyone! It's Tuesday and that means it's time for another Tasty Tuesday recipe ... today I'm sharing my recipe for Garlic Bread Shrimp (which is not only uber-yummy, but super simple so it's a great option when I'm on deadline). Let's get to it!Ingredients:¼ cup butter2 garlic cloves, minced12 ounces cooked shrimp1 cup parmesan cheese1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese8 ounces sour cream1 loaf Italian or French bread½ cup shredded cheddar cheeseDirections:Melt the butter in a large pan and sautee garlic until it’s soft. Remove from heat. Add shrimp, mozzarella, parmesan and sour cream.
  • #TastyTuesday ~ Kristina's Simple Spaghetti Bolognese

    17 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    It's been a while since I've shared a recipe here on the blog, but I made this just last week and thought - I really need to share. Because simple + delish = winning at dinner...don't you think? So, here we go:Kristina's Simple Spaghetti Bolognese:Ingredients:1 15-ounce can tomato sauce2 6-ounce cans tomato paste1/2 cup water1 clove garlic, minced1 pound lean ground beef2-3 tablespoons cream cheese3-4 cups Angel Hair pasta, cookedDirections: In a large skillet, brown the ground beef. Drain and then return it to the pan and set it aside. In a medium sauce pan combine tomato sauce and…
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    Ryshia Kennie

  • Harlequin Intrigue and The Call!

    Ryshia Kennie
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:27 am
    It's been a rather wild March not a surprising fact, for winter doesn't follow a calendar and these last few weeks it's still chucking a curveball or two.  But this March it's been more than that.  Some great things have been happening and I've been quiet here on the blog as truly, it didn't seem real until now.  So today I have news and I want to tell everyone.  And that's when I discovered that my website has a major issue so before I could do a blog post I had to spend the morning on a frantic run to get the website fixed.Why frantic you ask?  Or maybe you didn't.
  • The Morning After...

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

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

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

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

  • A: Art of War & IWSG

    1 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    My theme for the A to Z Blogging Challenge this year is a mishmash of books, movies, writers and TV shows that have in one way or another taught me something about writing and helped me be a better writer. Some inspired my own stories and a few taught me what not to do. Each post is a one minute lesson on writing. I'm also co-host on the IWSG where we're participating in A to Z also. It will be an inspiring stop."He will win who knows when to fight and when not to fight." Sun TzuSun Tzu wrote The Art of War sometime around 512 BC. Since then, the work has been translated and studied. You find…
  • On Your Mark

    30 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Wednesday is a big day in the blogging world. It's IWSG day, the first Wednesday of the month. And being April 1st, it's also the kick off day for the A to Z Blogging Challenge. You can still sign up for both. It's going to be one exciting, crazy day on Wednesday.I have my posts mostly ready but I will probably edit many as the month of April goes on. News to share or add. We'll see how it goes.In what I have finished, the first draft of The Warrior and the Professor is finally finished. Only took me a month longer than expected. Lots of work to do on it yet before it ever is read by my…
  • Countdown

    25 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Monday was the huge theme reveal for April's A to Z Blogging Challenge. I already scoped out so many blogs that have great themes that I wish I would have time to visit every day. But I won't. There are too many others to explore. Check out the themes and Alex J. Cavanaugh's ideas on making friends. He has lots of them so take his advice to heart.The first year I did the Challenge, I thought I would remember which blogs I wanted to continue to visit but I didn't. Now I keep a cool little lined tablet by my side and jot down the names of bloggers I hope keep up their wonderful content after…
  • A to Z Theme Reveal

    23 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    It's time to let everyone know what your theme is for the 2015 A to Z Blogging Challenge. You can find the list for all those participating in the Theme reveal on this list.Not everyone uses a theme but many people like me find it's a great way to come up with content for your posts. It can be challenging to make your subject fit into every letter but we're all creative in some way as bloggers. I changed my theme near the end of February and had to scramble in March to get everything done. I hope most or even all my posts will be ready today.All my theme have been tied to being a writer and…
  • Friday Blues

    20 Mar 2015 | 1:30 am
    Are you kidding me, Winter? Just as we're ready to bid you good bye officially, you dump another round of snow on us? We're supposed to get up to six inches. Hopefully, that won't happen. I have my first crocus bloom yesterday. Stay away snow! Once again, Winter has won just like it did last year. We has our highest electric bill ever for February.I'll be spending the weekend preparing the last of my A to Z posts. Don't forget, Monday is the theme reveal day. I'm excited to see what clever and interesting topics people have come up with. You can put your name on the list here.The A to Z…
 
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    Cait London

  • Editing a WIP

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:58 am
    THE BASKET MAKER'S WIFE   Today I am editing my WIP (work in progress). I’m at the roundoff point: This manuscript needs a serious “Relook” before ending. Cruising into homebase, the final rough draft, this is very important. This WIP was not lucky enough to have a straight shot through. It had many interruptions. Because it is the second in series, it has to be balanced with the first book. That means the timelines have to be right, the places and characters matching the previous book.One of the most important things that is sometimes skipped in how-to write sessions is the…
  • Spring into Repurposing

    23 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    Since I'm writing about small farm/small town/homey stuff today in the second book of my Basket Series, (THE BASKET MAKER'S WIFE is the first) I writing about repurposing, spring plantings, etc.Here's a review from an Amazon buyer of THE BASKET MAKER'S WIFE: "Fantastic. I loved the characters and the special relationships. The humor with how the hero deals with the heroine was just hilarious. I can't wait for the next book and will be checking frequently to see who will be next in line with their courting basket."Currently, I'm researching chickens, and that is a tip about one of the 2nd…
  • A Writer's Bridge

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:34 pm
    THE BASKET MAKER'S WIFE(That's one of my actual white-oak baskets on the cover. It will be on the back of the paper version, too. Thank you, Naj Qamber Designs.)~~ When you're stumped by what happens next in your story, and you know what happens after that, some writers recommend typing the word Bridge.That is one idea. The intention is to come back and fill in the "bridge" scene when you are ready.However, this has previously not worked for me. I am usually a fast shot writer, which serves me best to write straight on through, and then edit. I'm a cross between a "Plotter" and a "Plunger". I…
  • A Writer's Whimsy

    17 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    RETURN TO FAIRY COVERomantic Suspense (What Memories Remain)ST. PATRICK'S DAY SPECIAL 2.99With the Irish dancing around us today, I'd like a visit to Fairy Cove, Michigan where they still speak of goblins and kissing the Blarney Stone.Which is why I feel like indulging in whimsy that I hope writers AND readers will understand:A book is a story, and a story is living magic. It has a pulse, quickening and slowing, drawing the reader deeper into the story.There are writers who create what my editor called "cookie cutter" stories. These lack spark, the same-old, same-old. But guess what?
  • Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

    10 Mar 2015 | 4:28 pm
    TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK'S DAYFOR A LIMITED TIME: .99DONOVAN'S SECOND CHANCE --> Quinn Donovan wants one thing: To raise his little daughter amid his loving family in the quiet safety of picturesque Blarney Flats, AR. But when Taylor Hart, female business shark, arrives to sell her property to developers, Quinn’s senses ignite. Enchanted by the town, Taylor has her hands full of the hunky handyman, who’s set to woo her and the race is on….~~ RETURN TO FAIRY COVE, a romantic suspense filled with Irish lore in Michigan is also on sale for a limited time.To celebrate St. Patrick's…
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    Jenyfer Matthews

  • Sweet Inspiration

    Jenyfer
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:44 am
    Sometimes when my mind is wandering, inspiration will suddenly strike. It would be the solution to a problem or just a random idea for how to deal with a project I’m working on – like the perfect color for a piece of furniture I’m restoring. Sometimes it is a twist on a recipe. For instance, it suddenly occurred to me that I could make a basic white sauce and then add some of my homemade pesto to it to make a pesto cream sauce. That may seem obvious to many of you but it was nearly a revelation to me. I’m planning to make it soon and add some shrimp to it for a special…
  • Paraffin Voodoo

    Jenyfer
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:18 am
    I was in the Cincinnati area this weekend for a tennis tournament – the bonus aspect of which is that I also get to visit with a friend of mine at the same time. Before my daughter and I hit the road on Sunday, my friend and I made a trip to a fabulous nearby grocery store, Jungle Jims. To call it a grocery store is a serious understatement. The place is nothing short of awesome – so much so that I find it hard to describe it adequately. You really kind of have to see it in person. The closest I can come to describing it is to say it is similar to Trader Joe’s – on…
  • Hell in the Kitchen

    Jenyfer
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:55 am
    My children have always been big eaters… at least I thought so until they hit the teen years. Their daily eating requirements before were nothing compared to lately. You hear those stories about people who get lost in the wilderness in a snow storm and survive for 15 days on a pack of M&Ms and eating snow. I don’t think my children would survive for half an hour without eating. They are very much like infants still – needing to eat every couple of hours. Last week my son asked me to teach him to make scrambled eggs. Scrambled eggs are a good basic thing to know how to…
  • Amish Life is Looking Better and Better

    Jenyfer
    5 Mar 2015 | 9:37 am
    I’m still fighting with my laptop. In the end it needed a new hard-drive. Not great, but better than buying a new computer entirely. I brought the computer home and it seemed fine, but the resolution was wonky… the screen seemed all stretched out. I even had to scroll right to see an entire webpage which isn’t normal. I tried playing around with the resolution but could not get it quite right. I got it looking better but still not happy with it. Grrrr… Then I reloaded Firefox, but almost immediately some other program snuck in and started hijacking my homepage setting…
  • Snow, Snow, Go Away

    Jenyfer
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:26 am
    Where did February go?? I guess I shouldn’t complain about the speed with which the last two months have zoomed by since that means spring will arrive all that much sooner. It is snow / sleeting as I type this post. I lamented the lack of seasons when we lived in the Middle East. Relentless warmth and sun sounds pretty nice until that is all you ever get. There were times when I would look out of the window and blank on not only the date but the month. I remember getting excited when it would get cloudy in the United Arab Emirates. If it rained I was ecstatic (it rained perhaps once a…
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    On Writing & Publishing by Robin D. Owens

  • Zanth and the Treasure

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Zanth and the Treasure is up as a free short, short, short story today:http://btsemag.com/editorials/zanth-and-the-treasure/
  • What a crash! And cleanup...

    26 Mar 2015 | 4:40 pm
  • Celta Thursday, Complete Scene Uncut from Heart Journey

    26 Mar 2015 | 12:20 am
    Celta Thursday: Here's the COMPLETE scene of after-party glider break-in from Heart Journey. As you can see I had an idea of a subplot for a lover for Johns, but figured it would be too much: It had turned out to be one of the best parties of Raz's life. True, Del had left after a few dances and a couple of coversations, but when she was with him his blood pumped faster. He hadn't managed to seduce a kiss from her, her eyes were too knowing. She had left without any promises to meet, though he was sure that she felt the same sweet zings of passion that he did.A very unusual woman, she had…
  • Celta Thursday, Cut from Heart Thief

    19 Mar 2015 | 12:59 pm
    Celta Thursday: Cut from Heart Thief: It was better they had no contact. Ailim was glad Ruis stayed far from Druida City and the law that would claim his life if he ventured inside. But no matter how fleeting the time she'd spent with Ruis Elder, the Null, it was time enough that it left a hole inside her. He was a thief. She was a judge. There was no way they could become friends. Her position with the FirstFamilies Council was precarious enough without endangering her career by harboring an outcast. Ailim grimaced at the very thought. That was all they'd need to jerk the estate away from…
  • Celta Thursday, Residences, T'Blackthorn's, Cliveden

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    Celta Thursday, The first Residence I visualized well (I had it in mind and had to find a Family for it, T'Blackthorn), which is Cliveden. I liked the looks of it and used it in an unpublished Regency Historical romance as a house called Lilrennin. Eventually Mom and I visited it as I was writing Heart Choice.
 
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    Camy's Loft

  • Entertaining myself - ch 12 of PROTECTION FOR HIRE

    Camy Tang
    30 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    I was re-reading Protection for Hire the other day because I’m planning to start work on book #3 in the series soon. Then I read the Fat Burger scene, and just could NOT stop laughing. I couldn’t believe I wrote that! Captain Caffeine looked at me rather strangely when I was sitting there giggling to myself but I couldn’t even stop laughing to explain to him what I was laughing at. And then when I finally could explain it to him, it just sounded dumb. Go figure.Anyway, here’s the scene, which was from chapter twelve (I think … correct me if I’m wrong since I don’t have a copy…
  • Favorite Jane Austen quotes

    Camy Tang
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    I was over at the Love Inspired Authors blog on Thursday talking about how I picked out my favorite passages from Jane Austen's books to put on my website, including my favorite one from Persuasion on my About page. Here it is:“I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets…
  • Cover for GONE MISSING

    Camy Tang
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:02 pm
    My next romantic suspense, Gone Missing releases in May, but I just got my author copies in the mail! That means book club members will be getting it soon!In this book, part of it is set in Arizona (hence the cactus) and part in Sonoma, California. The hero, Clay, is in Phoenix searching for his missing sister, Fiona. He runs into Joslyn, who’s also looking for Fiona, her good friend. Their meeting is a bit “explosive.” Heehee.Readers met Joslyn in the previous book in my Sonoma series, Treacherous Intent. However, you do not need to read the books in the series to enjoy this one, each…
  • Writing a knitting pattern

    Camy Tang
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:05 am
    Writing a #knitting pattern for a 1940s style short sleeved raglan sweater/top bc I love #vintage styles. Will post on blog eventually.
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    Camy Tang
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    My dog, telling me she wants a treat. And yes, I am sucker-mommy.
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    Laurie J. Edwards ~ Author, Artist, Dreamer...

  • Inspiration and Genius…

    lje1
    30 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eye off the goal.”  ~ Henry Ford  
  • Original Earth Day and Giveaway

    lje1
    21 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    Did you know that today was the original Earth Day? Here’s a link to a great post by middle-grade author Bonnie J. Doerr about the history of Earth Day along with a wonderful booklist of environmental titles that are perfect for celebrating today and for April’s Earth Month activities.  
  • Need Some Inspiration?

    lje1
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    “Begin doing what you want now….We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand — and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late.” ~Marie Beynon Ray
  • Realities of the Writing LIfe

    lje1
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:11 am
    Most writers rack up rejection slips as they dream of the day that they’ll sign with an agent. Once they get the call and sign with their dream agent, most authors discover they’ll need additional edits on the manuscript they’ve already worked to death. And except for a lucky few, a long wait follows while the book goes out on sub. Then there’s the wait for the book to make it past the acquisitions committee. Finally comes that glorious day of signing a book contract–one of the pinnacles of an author’s life. But wait… You can’t tell anyone your…
  • Overcoming Fears

    lje1
    6 Mar 2015 | 2:07 pm
    “If you hear a voice within you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.” ~Van Gogh http://www.full-confidence.com http://full-confidence.blogspot.com/
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    Fierce Romance

  • Chasing a Highland Moon: Book 3 of The Highland Moon Series

    Gwyn Brodie
    29 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Scotland's history, foods, customs, dress, etc, are woven throughout my Highland Moon Series, and I hope I've succeeded in showing my readers a wee bit of Scotland's past. My new release, "Chasing a Highland Moon" book 3, is the story of  the handsome Laird of Dunvegan Castle, Cinead MacLeod, or "Cin" for short,  and Lady Claire Cameron. Claire is posing as a servant called Jenny, at Dunvegan and the attraction between the two is undeniable. Here is an excerpt from "Chasing a Highland Moon":The following morning, balancing a stack of platters from the morning meal, Claire left…
  • Need vs Want

    Terry Spear
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:48 am
    Have you ever been pulled and tugged and pushed to fill a want when you know you have other needs you need to fulfill first? Like…obligations? I am behind on word count. It’s a need. I need to get 5700 words done today on She-Wolf. I need to work on a bear and get it finished this weekend so I can ship it on Monday. Those are deadline needs. But I also needed to vacuum and mop the floors. And dust. I did the floors, and some of the dusting. I also washed all the puppies’ bedding, towels I used on them, etc. I have too many needs. Tanner the HunterThen there are the darn wants. I’m…
  • Exercise Your Mind

    Leigh Court
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Everyone knows that exercise is important in keeping you healthy. But how do you work out several times a week without exercise getting boring?You try something completely different.Like exercising your body AND your mind with the centuries-old Chinese martial art of Tai Chi.  I’ll bet you don’t think of Tai Chi as a martial art, do you? With its slow, flowing, graceful rhythms, it’s hard to imagine fending off an attack with a mere wave of your hand. But… remember The Karate Kid?  Wax on, wax off?  Daniel was actually learning karate from Mr. Miyagi while cleaning the…
  • Books No Matter How

    Cameo Brown
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Let's talk about books for just a minute. I love them, and it doesn't matter what format they come in. I'm addicted helplessly to the written word, both reading and writing it, and I'm very happy with this predicament.I mention this because two of my friends were arguing about audio books. One drives several miles for work and depends on them. The other can't bring herself to read an e-book or listen to an audio book because she loves to cuddle up with "the real thing."What is the real thing? That's what I asked, because I'll pretty much read anything in any form that I can get my hands on.
  • Signs of Spring

    Vonda Sinclair
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:41 am
    Viola Many parts of the country have had a long and rough winter. Ours was worse than normal too. It's nice to see these spring flowers finally blooming!Anemone (windflower)Pulmonaria (lungwort)DaffodilsEven the goldfish in the pond think it's spring and want to eat.CrocusDaffodilsDutch irisCrocusDutch irisHope you've enjoyed this little glimpse of spring.VondaMy websiteBe my friend on FacebookLike my Facebook PageFollow me on TwitterJoin my NewsletterMy Wild Highlander has received several great reviews! Here is a snippet of one from Eileen:I absolutely adored Lady Angelique with her…
 
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    Love

  • Hot 4 Friday Blog Hop! #BBfriendscafe

    13 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Welcome to the weekly HOT 4 FRIDAY Blog Hop, sponsored by Book Boyfriends Cafe. We'd love to have you join in on the Friday fun by signing up for the blog hop BOOK BOYFRIENDS CAFE HERE. Don't forget to visit all the fabulous writers participating in this week's hop. Just click on the link above and read their snippets from a 'sexual tension' scene.My excerpt is from Decadent Deceptions, a RWA Molly Contest Finalist!Setup: There's a serial killer on the loose in this erotic historical novel, and he has his sights on our heroine Olivia. Morgan, our alpha hero, and the man who's loved…
  • Hot 4 Friday Blog Hop! Book Boyfriends Cafe

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

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

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

    3 Feb 2015 | 2:58 pm
    Pick up your FREE Sampler Books today. ROMANCE SAMPLER KINDLENOOK KOBO APPLE Gay Fiction Sampler KINDLENOOK KOBO APPLE  ~*~Hope you enjoy both Sampler Books! 
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    Falling In Love With Romance

  • Tuesday Teaser/Opening ~ Equinox

    Suzie Quint
    30 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Falconry is one of those topics that I started researching because I wanted to incorporate it into a story I was writing and then kept on reading about it because I found it fascinating. So this week, I'm rereading Equinox: Life, Love, and Birds of Prey by Dan O'Brien which is my favorite book on the topic. Blurb: The South Dakota winter gives a man time to think.  The subzero morning, as Dan O'Brien approaches his fiftieth year, the autumnal equinox of his life, he takes stock. Feeling a waning sense of purpose, he decides to devote himself entirely, for the first time in his life, to…
  • Nuggets for March

    Suzie Quint
    29 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    This is a great post about the cost of self publishing, but what I find really interesting is the pricing philosophy at the end http://www.chancefortunato.com/zompoc-survivor-blog/the-other-cost-of-self-publishing-or-how-to-do-it-all-wrong-and-still-get-it-right I sometimes need permission to do things in ways other than what's recommended by "best practices." This post has things to say about content editors that I already suspected, so if you're wondering if you really need a content editor, this is a post you need to read. http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2015/01/17/in-defense-of-editing/ This…
  • Thursday Writing Quotes ~ Mickey Spillane

    Suzie Quint
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle. They read it to get to the end. If it’s a letdown, they won’t buy anymore. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book. ~ Mickey Spillane
  • Tuesday Teaser/Opener ~ The Untold Story

    Suzie Quint
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The Untold Story: My 20 Years Running the National Enquirer by Iain Calder isn't something I would normally read, but I'm writing a rom-com where the heroine goes to work for a tabloid, so this is research. (One of my favorite things about being a writer is that I get to research so many things.) I've actually read this once already, but I'm about to start rewrites, so I'm reading it again. I did learn all sorts of things about the Enquirer that I didn't know that gave me more respect for them (something they were seriously lacking before I read this.) The Blurb: The flashing bulbs of the…
  • Hero's Journey Archetypes

    Suzie Quint
    22 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
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    Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

  • Review: Deep by Kylie Scott

    FV Angela
    1 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    I think everyone knows by now how much I adore this series. Actually, all the ladies at FV do. The first book in the series, Lick, was good, but then came Mal. OMG Mal, how I love thee, let me count the ways. We did a WTRW for wonderful Mal. Then came Jimmy’s book, Lead. I wasn’t too sure about Jimmy, because you know… druggie, asshole. But I’m pretty sure I loved Jimmy and Lena even more than Mal and Anne. Actually, I loved Jimmy because of Lena. Lena was the shit. So now we’ve come to the end of the series and Ms. Scott finally gives Ben his love story. If you…
  • Animal Magnetism Appreciation Tour + Giveaway

    FV Sophia
    1 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
      The ladies at Fiction Vixen are fans of Jill Shalvis’s Animal Magnetism series but no one is a bigger fan than Jen. Here is what she has to say about why she loves the series:      One of the things reasons I first picked up Jill Shalvis’ Animal Magnetism series is well….because of the animals! A series centered around a small town vet practice, the local kennel and search and rescue dogs has something to appeal to everyone. Not to mention some pretty great romances. Take a look at some of the examples! Animal Magnetism (book 1) – Kennel owner Lilah, the…
  • Quick Shop Bargains by Juliana Stone and More!

    FV Sophia
    31 Mar 2015 | 11:40 am
    The Traveling Man by Jane Harvey-Berrick 0.99 AMZ B&N KOBO More books by Jane Harvey-Berrick A Quick Bite by Lynsay Sands 1.99 AMZ B&N KOBO More books by Lynsay Sands Unwreck Me by Kate Dawes 0.99 AMZ B&N KOBO More books by Kate Dawes Wrong Side of Hell by Juliana Stone 0.99 AMZ B&N KOBO More books by Juliana Stone Quick Shop Bargains by Juliana Stone and More! was first published on Fiction Vixen
  • Joint Review: Crash and Burn by Abigail Roux

    FV Angela
    31 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    SPOILERS AHEAD.  WE WILL NOT SPOIL THE BAD GUY BUT OTHER MINOR SPOILERS WILL BE TALKED ABOUT  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED Crash & Burn, as we now know the title, is book nine in the Cut & Run series.  It is also the final book in Ty and Zane’s love story.  Just typing that line out makes me want to cry.  (Jen here) These boys were my first foray into m/m romance so they are incredibly beloved to me.  I understand their story cannot be dragged on but it hurts to think of them not getting a book each year. I’ve loved this couple from the first page of the first book. (Angela…
  • New Romance and Urban Fantasy Releases – Week of March 30, 2015

    FV Sophia
    31 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
     New Romance and Urban Fantasy Releases – Week of March 30, 2015 Title Author     AMZ     B&N     KOBO Darkness Eternal Alexandra Ivy AMZ B&N KOBO Devil’s Moon Amanda Scott AMZ B&N KOBO This Hear of Mine Benda Novak AMZ B&N KOBO The Bohemian and the Banker Bonnie Dee and Summer Devon AMZ B&N KOBO The Slayer Brenda Huber AMZ B&N KOBO This Heart of Mine Brenda Novak AMZ B&N KOBO Scandalously Yours Cara Elliot AMZ B&N KOBO Savage Chains Caris Roane AMZ B&N KOBO Harbor Island Carla Neggers AMZ B&N KOBO Hard as a Rock Christine Warren AMZ…
 
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    Cristal | Book Addict
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. The goal is to spotlight upcoming books that I am super excited for.This week I am waiting on Arrow’s Hell (Wind Dragons #2) by Chantal Fernando.Publication: June 16, 2015Publisher: Gallery BooksBeing the younger sister of a Wind Dragons MC member isn’t as great as you’d think it would be.I can’t escape the details of my brother’s exploits.No one tells me anything. Men who know who I am tend to stay away from me.And worst of all:The members of the MC are off-limits.When Arrow catches my eye, I make it my mission to…
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

    Cristal | Book Addict
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Publication: January 13, 2015Publisher: Riverhead BooksSource: The PublisherA debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.And then she sees…
  • Waiting on Wednesday #44

    Cristal | Book Addict
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine. The goal is to spotlight upcoming books that I am super excited for.This week I am waiting on Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman.Publication: September 1, 2015Publisher: HMH Books for Young ReadersWhen Kate Thompson’s father is killed by the notorious Rose Riders for a mysterious journal that reveals the secret location of a gold mine, the eighteen-year-old disguises herself as a boy and takes to the gritty plains looking for answers and justice. What she finds are devious strangers, dust storms, and a pair of brothers who…
  • Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas

    Cristal | Book Addict
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    Publication: September 2, 2014Publisher: Bloomsbury USA ChildrensSource: The Publisher / Own a CopyLost and broken, Celaena Sardothien’s only thought is to avenge the savage death of her dearest friend: as the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, she is bound to serve this tyrant, but he will pay for what he did. Any hope Celaena has of destroying the king lies in answers to be found in Wendlyn. Sacrificing his future, Chaol, the Captain of the King’s Guard, has sent Celaena there to protect her, but her darkest demons lay in that same place. If she can overcome them, she will be Adarlan’s…
  • Confess by Colleen Hoover Blog Tour & Giveaway!

    Cristal | Book Addict
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Thanks for checking out my stop on the Confess by Colleen Hoover Blog Tour. Take a look at my review and don’t forget to enter the giveaway by clicking the link listed at the end of the review below!Publication: March 10, 2015Publisher: Atria BooksSource: The PublisherFrom #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies. Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a…
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