Category Archives: Romance writing

Can a “serious” romance be funny, too?

I’ve written books that were dramatic and dealt with serious themes (the Breeder series and Cy-Ops Cyborg Romance) and light and funny (Alien Mate and the Dakonian Alien Mail Order Brides). The story concept sets the tone for me. Earth … Continue reading

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2019–what a wild ride it was! The year in review

The year 2019 was an incredible year of mostly highs, but oh baby, watch out for those dips. Here are some of the highlights and “lowlights”: The year started out routine and normal. I released Alien Mischief (Alien Mate 4) in January, … Continue reading

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Hand-held voice recorder is this author’s best friend for capturing ideas-on-the-run #writertoolbox #amwriting #amplotting

I do a lot of “writing” when I’m out walking. Ideas come to me, characters start talking, I get a lot of plotting done in 10,000 steps–and then have to remember it all. When I get home, I run to … Continue reading

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What the heck does BACON have to do with science fiction romance?

What do you eat for breakfast? Cereal? Bacon and eggs? Pancakes? Toast? Those are the normal breakfast foods, right? A few years ago, my husband and I vacationed in Thailand and visited my sister-in-law and brother-in-law who lived and worked … Continue reading

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Happy Authorversary to me!! My 10th year as a published author

Ten years ago this month I signed my first publishing contract with Black Velvet Seductions, a small ebook publisher. I went on to have books published by Loose Id, Decadent Publishing, Lazy Day/Blushing Books. I completely changed genres (from spanking … Continue reading

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Help me pick a book title!

A previously released book is getting a makeover. It’s getting a new ending, a new cover, new blurb, and new title. I’m having trouble deciding on a title. The book is a paranormal science fiction fantasy romance. Just knowing that, … Continue reading

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A different twist on a shifter romance…Under Fyre backstory spotlight

In every shifter story I’ve read (wolf, big cat, dragon, bear), the shifter can only take two forms: human OR his/her animal. It’s either/or. In Under Fyre (Alien Dragon Shifters 1), the Draconians can control their shift and appear as … Continue reading

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A look back at BREEDER, the Sci-fi Romance readers LOVED and HATED….

My sci-fi romance Breeder was one of those books readers loved or hated. There was little middle ground. This year, 2019, is my 10th anniversary as a published author. I signed my first publishing contract 10 years ago in July. … Continue reading

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2009-2019: A look back at how I got published…

This year, 2019, marks my tenth anniversary as a published author. In July 2009 I signed my first book publishing contract. Writing books and getting published was always my BIG DREAM.  It was the one thing I wanted more than … Continue reading

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Why so many book cover male models are headless….

If you’ve looked at book covers lately, you may have noticed that often the men’s faces aren’t visible. They’re shown looking down, turning their backs, having only a partial face showing or having lost their heads completely. Why is that? … Continue reading

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