Category Archives: Romance writing

Authors v. artists, books v. art…similarities & notable differences

Art and writing….are they alike? This past Friday I attended the “First Friday Art Walk” in Springfield, Missouri, a monthly event in which local galleries hold an open house and feature the works of local artists. You can drink wine, … Continue reading

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Grim, #PetsInSpace author M.K. Eidem shows off her inspiring office…#AuthorsInSpace

By M.K. Eidem I love my office although according to my son I ‘kicked’ him out to have it. Yes, it’s his old bedroom but it is the largest one in the house besides the master. The first pic is … Continue reading

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An observation about review rankings of series books…

After writing three series, I’ve noticed an interesting phenomenon with respect to reviews: later books in a series get better reviews than the first book. Here are the average star rankings on Amazon for my three series: Breeder series Breeder … Continue reading

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Readers & authors…let’s talk spoilers

Spoiler, n. information about the plot of a motion picture or TV program [or novel] that can spoil the viewer’ sense of surprise or suspense. Reader/veteran reviewer Meredith Gurr had asked in a Facebook group if mentioning a story contained … Continue reading

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What readers want in a romance hero…and the winner of Freebie Friday!

In Friday’s Freebie Friday post, I asked the question, “What trait in a romance hero is most important to you?” Man, did I get answers! Readers had quite a list, and there was no one quality that dominated the list. … Continue reading

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THE KRINAR EXPERIMENT Author Charmaine Pauls brings multicultural flair to her home office

I’m ecstatic to welcome you in my writing space today. Firstly, there’s my beloved Indonesian desk that refused to fit through any upstairs window or door in our house (it’s not that the desk is so big, it’s just that … Continue reading

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What is the Krinar Kindle World? Your FAQs answered

Q: What is the Krinar Kindle World? A: Krinar Kindle World is fan fiction based on the Krinar Chronicles series by Anna Zaires. The books are written by different authors.  You can expect to see familiar characters and settings, but … Continue reading

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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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