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Archive for November, 2014

3 Writing Tips for NaNoWriMo

Are you off and dashing? NaNoWriMo–National Novel Writing Month–which challenges a writer to draft a book in a month–begins today and as you start furiously writing your story, I have three tips for staying on track and keeping your story moving forward.

1) Prewrite. I know that sounds crazy, but prewriting before you sit down at the keyboard, with a pencil/pen and paper will often give you the sort of creative jump start that can lead to more words on a whole, quicker and more easily. By drafting the ideas you have, or just playing around with your story for … Read more »

Have You Met: Avon Addict Jody, aka Joder

avonaddictJody hosts the popular blog, Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess where she shares her love of books, amongst other things (as well as keeping a great list of giveaways–so if you like contests…).

But before you dash off to visit her blog, let me introduce, Joder:

1) Favorite name for a hero or heroine. Fave name for a hero is Devyn.

2) Do you immediately start another book once you finished one? As a blogger/reviewer I’m constantly reading and even dream of reading!

3) Favorite place to read? In front of my office window in the morning with … Read more »

TBT: His Mistress by Morning

Since last week we looked at Tempted by the Night, it only seemed right to take a look back at the book that started that series, His Mistress by Morning.

Every book has a different inspiration, that moment when the idea bursts to life in my imagination and I know it won’t stop clamoring at me until I write the darn thing. The idea for His Mistress by Morning came along one night after watching the movie You Wish on the Disney Channel with my son, Nicholas. The story is about Alex, a teenaged boy with a pesky little … Read more »

5 Things About Mia Marlowe

Let’s give a big welcome to the lovely and talented, Mia Marlowe–who was willing to spill 5 Things your might not know about her.

MMReg1) Did you have a nickname growing up? When I was in middle school, my friends called me “Granny.” I hope it because of my glasses! But I think it may have been because I’m the sort who likes to take care of people and make sure they’re okay. I love my family, but also like the idea that friends are the family you choose for yourself.

2) How do you pick the names of your Read more »

Winner! #FallBackinTime

And the winner is: Diane Rains, who posted her #FallBackinTime entry on Facebook:
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Diane, please DM me on Facebook or use my Contact page to get a hold of me so I can mail your new iPad mini to you. Congratulations and thank you for entering.

And thanks to everyone who posted their pics and shared their love of historical romances–the pics and notes were so much fun to see and share!… Read more »

News: Elizabeth’s Blog Tour

Hi everyone! This is Dana, Elizabeth’s assistant.

We have some great news!

Elizabeth is going to do a comprehensive blog tour throughout the month of November, and there will be all sorts of contests, fun posts, and giveaways. So take a look below to find her tour schedule, and don’t forget to drop by and say hello… You never know what fun is in store for you!

 

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Fall Back in Time Giveaway

Have you heard about the #FallBackinTime Event that is happening NOW? To celebrate the clocks being turned back this weekend, historical romance authors and readers are sharing their love of “Falling Back in Time” with their favorite romance novels and showing their pride with selfies. You’ll find them right now on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

Since I know I have some wild and fun readers out there who LOVE historical romance, I am giving away an iPad mini to one lucky reader who posts their #FallBackinTime selfie with one of my books.

Quick Rules:
1) … Read more »

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