Truths and Myths About Reviews

  While I’m a seriously prolific reader and I do review books, I’m going to tackle this from the point of view of an author. Here are a few myths and truths about reviewing books. (Feel free to add others in the comments.) 1. Myth: This book already has reviews so my review won’t matter. First of all, reviews will […]

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Demon or Muse?

  So, I’m coming off a three week intensive writing and revising cycle. The idea for a story came to me three weeks ago and it was insane–it was impossibly difficult. I thought, “No way can I make that work. No way can I write that. I’m not organized enough. I don’t map scenes. I need to forget it.” So, […]

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Basically Virtually Theirs

  Hey, so I drew names for the contest over the weekend and their gifts are on their way or in their hot little virtual hands. They are the winningest winners of winnerland and their names are:   a Rafflecopter giveaway Ashley won the necklace * and Amy won the gift card. If you did not win, but you know […]

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Re: Writing Romance is so Easy

  Every few days in the social media community it seems there’s another article somewhere about how writing romance is paint-by-numbers, has no character development, takes very little research, and can be accomplished in an afternoon by a bored, undersexed housewife who’s read a few bodice rippers and has a passing knowledge of the English language. Supposedly, we rely heavily […]

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An Excerpt from Lip Service

  I’m part of a brilliant new anthology that came out. Eight authors writing novellas centered around the premise of a cyber service providing a fake boyfriend or girlfriend. It’s currently .99 cents, but I’m not sure if it’ll be available forever, so get it while it’s hot. The anthology: Virtual Match is your one-stop shop to convincing those nosy […]

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OCD and Needing Help Now

  I know this is a strange post amid the other writing and release ones, but I strongly felt this needs to happen, and it can’t wait on my writing career. I want this searchable as soon as possible. I’ve had people both in the medical profession and outside of it dismiss obsessive-compulsive disorder as being a valid reason for […]

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Virtually Yours to Win!

What’s your favorite part about my releases? Besides the actual stories because that’s too obvious… GIVEAWAYS!!! Woot! Because you know I have the weirdest giveaways. This time it’s part of a HUGE anthology so you have many, many ways to enter, lucky ducky. Wait, before I dazzle you with pretty shiny things…let’s get the actual release out to gawk at […]

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Lip Service–a Cheeky Retelling

So, when the amazing Kait Nolan invited me to join the Virtual Match anthology…I had so many ideas. An anthology centered around an online service that linked up subscribers with a virtual boyfriend or girlfriend? I jumped on board so fast I think I nearly overturned the boat. I narrowed my ideas down to a Cyrano de Bergerac retelling. If […]

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Do Opposites Attract?

  Often when you’re dealing with romance editors/publishers as a writer, one of the things you need to figure out is what makes one character the RIGHT person for the other? What does your heroine have that your hero needs in his life to be happy and vice versa? There’s a whole trope out there for “opposites attract” and many […]

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What Really Matters

  If you follow me on social media sites, you may have noticed I’ve been quiet lately. Some of you may know why. When I was twelve years old, my knee cap first slipped out of place. I had my first knee surgery at 14 to remove a piece of bone sliced off when my knee cap went out of […]

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