Tag Archives: romance readers

Come see my new pretty conference banner & win a prize #giveaway #swag #OIBF2017

I finally ordered a vertical banner for use at conferences. Sweet ‘n Spicy Designs, who does most of my book covers, designed the banner. (She did all the covers in the sidebar except for Krinar’s Desire & Embrace the Romance). … Continue reading

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Freebie Friday: Enter to win an advance copy of Warrior (Breeder 3)! #giveaway #scifirom

Welcome to Freebie Friday! Every fourth Friday of the month, I’ll ask a fun question, and pick one lucky commenter to win a prize. You have until Sunday night to play; on Mondays I’ll pick and notify the winner. Winners … Continue reading

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Coming next week! Freebie Friday on carabristol.com…giveaways & prizes!

Do you want to have some fun? I do! Join me next week, Friday, June 23, for the debut of Freebie Friday for readers! Every month on the fourth Friday, I’ll give away a prize. It might be a free … 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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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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From hobby to ‘jobby’: 5 ways to turn a love of reading & books into a business

Writers aren’t the only ones who can transform their passion into a career. Readers can turn their love of books into an income stream, too. Here are five business ideas for readers and/or book lovers. While these opportunities won’t make … Continue reading

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Author Susan Grant shares a reader’s story about her dog Banzai #PetsInSpace #ScifiRom

By Susan Grant What’s in a Name? I love dogs and cats, and I feature them in many of my books. In real life, both rescue pets and show pets have brought joy to my life. So it was very … Continue reading

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9 tips for writing book reviews fast! #BookReviews #BookBlog

Writing a review doesn’t have to be time consuming, and a review doesn’t have to be an epic tome to be effective (in fact, shorter reviews are probably more likely to be read). Sure, some bloggers and reviewers write comprehensive … Continue reading

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Please vote! Stranded with the Cyborg, Mated with the Cyborg up for Readers’ Choice

The first two books of the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series, Stranded with the Cyborg and Mated with the Cyborg, have progressed from the nomination round of The Romance Reviews’ (TRR) Readers’ Choice awards to the Voting Round. Both books are in … Continue reading

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How alien can an alien hero be in sci-fi romance? #SFR

If you read sci-fi romance, one of the first things you’ll notice is how much aliens from other planets resemble humans.  Not only do they look like us, when it comes to mating, our DNA is perfectly compatible. Inter-species reproduction is … Continue reading

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