Category Archives: Romance writing

Get the Pets in Space sampler and a coloring book FREE! #PetsInSpace #Giveaway

Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 won’t be released until October 10, but you can take a look at it now with the sampler, available for free from Instafreebie. Download your copy here. And while you wait, the time … Continue reading

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Where did the year go? My plans for the rest of 2017…

Can you believe half the year is gone ? When 2017 rolled around and I looked ahead at the books that needed to be written, published, and promoted, I didn’t know how I would accomplish it all. I filled up … Continue reading

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For my 8-year authorversary: 12 Truths About Publishing…

Eight years ago this month, I received my first book contract! Intimate Submission was accepted by Black Velvet Seductions, which kicked off my publishing career. Since then, I’ve published more than 30 books, worked with five different publishers, went Indie, … Continue reading

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The numbers game: weird author behavior–checking the stats…

As an author, I like to know how I’m doing, if my books are selling, if readers like them, if my promotional efforts are paying off. Fortunately, authors, particularly indies, have a lot of data at their fingertips. I “check … Continue reading

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For readers: what it means when an author ‘re-releases’ a book…

A reader asked what it means when an author re-releases a book and why. A re-release means that a book was published once, then was removed from sales channels, but now is being made available again. There are two basic … Continue reading

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Authors: Do your sex scenes sound the same? #Writetip fix

Writing one sex scene isn’t tough. Writing several per book and making them sound different can be a bit of challenge. Write multiple books and after a while, you might notice that your couples are doing the same thing in the … Continue reading

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Keeping track of a busy month…one author’s to do list!

May has seemed exceptionally for busy to me, but I can’t remember the last time I didn’t have a busy month! What makes May different is that I have several projects going for several books, as opposed to multiple activities going … Continue reading

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Got a newsletter? Now what? How to get subscribers…

One of the first questions authors have after opening a newsletter email list account is, “Now what? How do you get people to subscribe?” It’s not as daunting as it seems. I use MailChimp for my email newsletter list, but … Continue reading

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What makes a book a ‘fast’ or ‘slow’ read?

I’ve been reading a science fiction romance this past week. It is very well written and clever. I’m impressed by the writer’s imagination and execution. As an author, when I read another’s book, I usually think one of two things: … Continue reading

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Pros and cons of #ScifiRom characters: #alien, #clone, #cyborg, #AI

If you’re writing futuristic sci-fi romance you have several “species” options for your characters: human, cyborg, alien, clone, and android/artificial intelligence (AI). From what I’ve read, artificial intelligence and/or androids are rarely used as main characters only because no matter how … Continue reading

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