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Monday, May 11th, 2015
I’m off to the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention this week, and I wanted to make sure anyone who is attending will be able to track me down. So here is my schedule:
A Military Tribute
While this is a private event, it is actually open to anyone–especially those with ties to the military. I am truly honored to be included. You can get a free ticket at the link above.
A Texas Homecoming Craft-Along with Avon Books
I’ll be heading up a crafting table and helping my crew create all kinds of fun. Join me and … Read more »
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Tagged: avon romance ♦ Awards ♦ booksigning ♦ Elizabeth Boyle ♦ events ♦ Romance novels ♦ Romantic Times Convention ♦ The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane
Thursday, April 30th, 2015
Keeping up with my #TBT retrospective of The Bachelor Chronicles in preparation for the release of Mad About the Major, I’ve always found it interesting how divided readers can be about their deep and abiding affection for either This Rake of Mine or Love Letters from a Duke, the 2nd and 3rd installments in the Bachelor Chronicles series.
I call it Rake v. Love Letters.
Personally I think it really divides this way:
Team Mad Jack v. Team Felicity
Now what isn’t to love about Mad Jack Tremont
? He’s a rake
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, (hence … Read more »
Posted in Elizabeth's Books ♦ Elizabeth's Favorites ♦ Giveaways, Freebies, & Contests ♦ The Bachelor Chronicles ♦ TV, Movies, & Good Reads
Tagged: adventure and romance ♦ Avon books ♦ avon romance ♦ Elizabeth Boyle ♦ historical romance ♦ Mad about the Major ♦ Regency Romance ♦ romance novel ♦ The Bachelor Chronicles
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
With Mad About the Major only a few weeks away from arriving on an ereader near you, I thought I would look back at the Bachelor Chronicles–starting with the first book, Something About Emmaline.
If you’ve never read this one, I have to say: what are you waiting for? Emmaline is one of my most favorite heroines–I adore how they first meet–Alex arriving at his London town house to find it in the throes of being redecorated and a woman in his bed. A woman who claims to be his wife:
“Yes, thank you,” she replied. “When my
… Read more »
Posted in Elizabeth's Books ♦ Elizabeth's Favorites ♦ Giveaways, Freebies, & Contests ♦ The Bachelor Chronicles
Tagged: avon romance ♦ contest ♦ Elizabeth Boyle ♦ historical romance ♦ Regency ♦ Regency Romance ♦ romance novel ♦ Something About Emmaline ♦ The Bachelor Chronicles
Saturday, January 10th, 2015
Every New Year each of us makes resolutions about our writing. “I’ll write 5 pages every day.” “I’ll sell my first book.” “I’ll snag that great agent.” And while each of these is admirable and there is nothing wrong with them, I think they miss the point of what it takes to be a published author and to continue to be a selling author. Here is the resolution I propose: I want to become a better writer.
There isn’t a writer who would be unable to make this resolution. We all have areas in our writing that could stand some … Read more »
Posted in Elizabeth's Favorites ♦ Writing
Tagged: Romance novels ♦ writing ♦ Writing Advice ♦ writing fiction ♦ Writing Habits ♦ writing novels
Saturday, January 3rd, 2015
Time spent organizing a project before you sit down to write is always time well spent. Here are some ideas to incorporate into your writing routine:
1) Organize the chapters of your novel into individual sections in a notebook and keep it on your desktop, so it is always within easy reach. Add chapter relevant research and notes to the notebook as you are writing your first draft. This also works very easily if you use the writing software, Scrivener. I find Scrivener’s Project Notes so handy for this type of story miscellaneous.
2) Chart your chapters
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Tagged: creating characters ♦ writing ♦ Writing Advice ♦ writing fiction ♦ Writing Habits ♦ writing novels ♦ writing wr
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
People always say this is one of their favorites–with Felicity Langley being one of my most beloved heroines. Yet her story would not have been told without some help. So on this Throwback Thursday, let me introduce you to some of the books that helped me write Love Letters from a Duke:
The London Encyclopedia
, ed. by Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert. This is one of my favorite books to have within reach while I am writing a book set in London.
Names through the Ages, by Teresa Norman. I love the way this book divides names … Read more »
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Thursday, November 13th, 2014
This book, No Marriage of Convenience, was originally slated as the follow-up to Brazen Angel, and was to be the story of Emma’s illegitimate daughter, Riley. However, my Dell editor at the time passed on the idea and wanted me to write Brazen Heiress instead.
When Avon asked me if I had anything I would be interested in doing for them, I immediately proposed this story, the one I had been waiting three years to write. Of course, by changing publishing houses I had to take the Brazen connection out of the book, but I think it … Read more »
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Tagged: Authors ♦ avon ♦ avon romance ♦ characters ♦ creating characters ♦ Elizabeth Boyle ♦ friends ♦ heroines ♦ historical romance ♦ No Marriage of Convenience ♦ reading ♦ Regency ♦ Regency Romance ♦ Romance novels ♦ Story Ideas ♦ TBT ♦ writing ♦ writing fiction
Thursday, November 6th, 2014
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 »
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Tagged: Authors ♦ avon ♦ avon romance ♦ characters ♦ creating characters ♦ Elizabeth Boyle ♦ heroines ♦ His Mistress by Morning ♦ historical romance ♦ Marlowes ♦ Marlowes Series ♦ reading ♦ Regency ♦ Regency Romance ♦ Romance novels ♦ Story Ideas ♦ TBT ♦ writing ♦ writing fiction
Tuesday, October 28th, 2014
I am so thrilled to have my dear friend, Melissa McClone on the blog today. Melissa and I had our kids like one after another, have traded mom advice through it all, and relied on each other as sounding boards when things got (and still do get) crazy. We walk a very similar path and have so MUCH in common that sometimes it’s almost scary . . .
Like our mutual need for Peanut Buster Parfaits while on deadline . . .
1) Did you have a nickname growing up?
Yes! I was Missy for the first eighteen years of … Read more »
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Tagged: 5 things ♦ Authors ♦ avon romance ♦ characters ♦ Elizabeth Boyle ♦ five things ♦ friends ♦ Melissa McClone ♦ reading ♦ writing
Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Continuing my look back at the Danvers series, I cannot help but pause, make that linger over one of my all-time-favorite heroes, Temple.
I can’t even tell you how much I have crushed on this man. My one and only Book Boyfriend. And here is how Temple came to life:
Sometimes when you are writing a book, a single character sneaks up on you and boldly demands that their story be told next. When I was writing One Night of Passion, I hadn’t really given much thought to the character of Temple, Colin’s rakish cousin. But from the moment … Read more »
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Posted in Elizabeth's Books ♦ Elizabeth's Favorites ♦ The Danvers ♦ TV, Movies, & Good Reads
Tagged: Cary Grant ♦ Clark Gable ♦ Elizabeth Boyle ♦ historical romance ♦ One Night of Passion ♦ Regency Romance ♦ Romance novels ♦ Stealing the Bride