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Carrie Lofty Has Historical Attention Deficit Disorder

BY admin, JUNE 08, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Carrie Lofty's Song Of Seduction was released on June 7th as one of the e-books that Carina Press, the new e-book arm of Harlequin, launched with. She discusses why her latest historical romance is set in Salzburg in the 1800s ...

 

I spent my first ten years as an amateur and trained historian studying the American West. Gunslingers to lawmen, boomtowns to ghost towns — they were my investigative playground. But upon concluding my master's degree with a thesis on Jesse James and Wild Bill Hickok, I found that I'd become ... restless. I'd since married an Englishman and had seen more of the world. My curiosity began to get the better of me.  


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The Six Step Receipe For Sexy Scenes From Erotica Author Elizabeth Amber

BY admin, JUNE 08, 2010 | PERMALINK

Erotica author Elizabeth Amber shares her fool-proof receipe for hot and steamy romance scenes ...

 

Whether you’re writing a series of sex scenes in an erotic novel or a single scene of lovemaking in your mainstream novel, you want these scenes to do their job. To touch us, to thrill us, to carry us away from the familiar. The popularity of erotic/hot/spicy romances has affected other most subgenres of romance, allowing readers and authors to choose the heat level that works best for them. Here are six tips that I hope will help you cook up a hot book!

     

Before you begin cooking: Kick any other cooks — mothers, reviewers, your inner critic, or anyone who keeps you from writing your book your way — out of the kitchen so you can do your best writing.

1. Gather the best ingredients. Begin by adding all the ingredients a wonderful romance novel requires: great characters, plot, voice, action, setting.


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Jeanne M. Dams Considers Dark And Stormy Nights

BY admin, JUNE 08, 2010 | PERMALINK
  Mystery author Jeanne M. Dams discusses her relationship with a famous first line ...

Everyone knows Bulwer-Lytton’s infamous line, “It was a dark and stormy night.” There’s an annual contest in its honor, celebrating the worst possible first line for a novel. There are so many things wrong with the sentence. It’s in passive voice, absolutely the wrong way to begin a book. It’s redundant; most nights are dark. It has no hook, goes no place. And so on, and so on. So why did I choose to title my next Dorothy Martin mystery A Dark And Stormy Night?


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Get A Behind-The-Scenes Look At The New Arm Of Harlequin: Carina Press!

BY admin, JUNE 07, 2010 | PERMALINK

Today, Harlequin is launching a new e-book arm, Carina Press. Angela James, Executive Editor of Carina Press, shares that Harlequin is calling Carina Press "a brand new day in Genre and Romance publishing."

Carina Press will deliver e-book stories in a wide range of genres and heat levels. James calls this diversity part of the Carina Press promise that "no great story goes untold."

RT Web Editor Morgan Doremus interviews Angela James:

More About The Carina Press Launch With Angela James


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June Top Pick GIVEAWAY

BY admin, JUNE 07, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

The Time Weaver by Shana Abé got 4 1/2 stars and is a Top Pick for June!

The title continues Abé's popular Drakon series. RT Senior Reviewer Kathe Robin says of The Time Weaver , it is "perhaps the most ambitious and groundbreaking of the Drákon series; this spellbinding story of shapeshifting dragons places Abé among the truly innovative of the genre."


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Joanna Philbin Answers Questions About Her New Y.A. Series

BY admin, JUNE 07, 2010 | PERMALINK
 

RT BOOK REVIEWS Web Editor Morgan Doremus interviews author Joanna Philbin (daughter of popular TV personality Regis Philbin) about her new series-starter, The Daughters ...

Morgan Doremus: Lizzie is the daughter of a famous supermodel. Did your own experience with a famous family affect the way that you wrote about Lizzie’s story? Did you have similar experiences while growing up?


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Virginia Smith Goes Wild For Research!

BY admin, JUNE 07, 2010 | PERMALINK

 

Author Virginia Smith researched her latest novel, A Daughter's Legacy, in an unusual way ...

I’ve loved zoos since I was a girl, so after I became a writer it was only a matter of time before I wrote a story set in a zoo. When I got the idea for A Daughter’s Legacy, I admit part of my motivation was the chance to do the research. The zoo in my city offers an educational program called Keeper for a Day. Since Kelli Jackson, the heroine in A Daughter’s Legacy, goes to work as a zookeeper with no prior experience, the program was tailor-made for my purposes.


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R.G. Alexander Guest Blogs About The Final Story In The Erotic Wasteland Series

BY admin, JUNE 06, 2010 | PERMALINK

In 2012, the world came to a grinding halt as radiation hit from a massive solar storm. Crops died, animals perished, cities fell and humans became little more than beasts themselves. Under the threat of starvation, civility was reduced to mere memory. Only the strongest men survived, and physically weaker women and children wasted to nothingness.

More than a century later, humanity struggles in the desert Wasteland. The solar radiation rendered most women infertile, and the population dwindles more with each year that passes. Scattered up and down coasts, isolated cities eke out an existence from fishing, foraging and hunting for what little game is left. Outside the city walls, men face the threat of pirates and raiders.

Few women remain, divided into four classes — Whores, Breeders, Priestesses and Wanderers. They are as reviled as they are worshiped, a commodity any man must pay to touch. To touch a Whore, a man must sacrifice his riches. To touch a Breeder, a man must sacrifice his freedom. To touch a Priestess, a man must be chosen by the gods. And to touch a Wanderer may end up costing him his life.

There is only one rule in the Wasteland — survive.

Guest Blogger R.G. Alexander


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Jean M. Auel To Complete The Earth Children Series

BY admin, JUNE 04, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Jean M. Auel is set to complete the bestselling Earth Children series with installment six, The Land Of Painted Caves.

Auel's Earth Children series has been making waves since the first title, Clan Of The Cave Bear, was released in 1980. It quickly became a modern classic. The third installment in the series, The Mammoth Hunters, also made history as the first hardcover novel with a one million-copy printing. The fifth book, The Shelters Of Stones (2002) released at the top of sixteen bestseller lists internationally.

And now Earth Children is making waves again. The Land Of Painted Caves will be released in hardcover and e-book format simultaneously around the world.

This series finale, in a deal between Crown (a division of Random House, Inc.) and the Jean Naggar Literary Agency, will be released on March 29th, 2011. So far the Naggar agency has also contracted like deals around the world, the U.K. Japan, Serbia and Spain are only a few of the countries where fans can eagerly anticipate this new release.

Before the release of The Land Of Painted Caves, Bantam will publish the series' five earlier installments in e-book format. Bantam, which owns the rights to publish Auel's paperback backlist, is also set to publish The Land Of Painted Caves when it comes to paperback in 2012.


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How Dana Marie Bell Got Her Elf On

BY admin, JUNE 04, 2010 | PERMALINK

Author Dana Marie Bell on the elf population of Dare To Believe ...


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