Category Archives: Romance writing

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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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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