EROTIC NOVEL WRITING REQUIRES RESEARCH. DOES SEX SELL? FIND OUT IN THE MINIVAN AFFAIRS

Two exhausted moms commiserating over coffee and the lack of creative time wrote The Minivan Affairs as a joke.  Welcome Anna Jones and Jennifer Clarke.    What’s the fun part of writing and why? We began writing to escape the mundane mom-life. The fun part is imagining all the adventures that await. We wrote The Minivan Affairs to keep our sanity. What’s the most difficult part of writing and why? Finding time to write is…

“DON’T COME, I CAN’T MARRY YOU.” AN ARRANGED MARRIAGE GONE WRONG. OR MAYBE NOT?

Colleen L Donnelly writes Historical Fiction. She loves the challenge of taking what she feels in her heart and turning it into words on a a page that a reader can recognize as their own. Welcome, Colleen.  Why did you write this particular book you’re talking about today? I wanted to write a heroine with a longing for love we can relate to, but whom we can also laugh at because she reminds us of…

ICE CREAM. FURRY AND FEATHERED BABIES. MAGIC. THE PERFECT PARANORMAL ROMANCE.

I'm thrilled to welcome Tena Stetler, author of Chocolate Raspberry Magic. Wildlife Rescue has always been one of her passions. She's been involved with several rescues and sanctuaries for wildlife, parrots, and all kinds of needy animals. (See the photo of Tena with an arctic wolf at WOLF Sanctuary.) Tena will take it from here.  When I was a kid, I brought home every kind creature that needed love, caring, a home and understanding. I…

ROCK HOUSE GRILL: ONE MAN’S CHOICES. ONE WOMAN’S IMPACT

Happy Birthday to Rock House Grill. Welcome, D.V. Stone! Rock House Grill is the 1st place Sweet Romance Winner  in NN Light's Book Heaven.  D.V. Stone is here to tell us about a blooper and how she finally found a publisher.    I can’t believe it’s been a year already since publication. The road to get there was filled with potholes and detours. Rock House Grill started out as a NaNoWriMo challenge in November of 2015. The…

A MISMATCH SPARKS THE HOTTEST FLAMES IN OPPOSITES ATTRACT

Talking with Sadira Stone about Opposites Attract  Tell us about Eddie, your main character Eddie is a planner who carries around his to-do lists in a moleskin notebook—it’s almost a security blanket for him. To win Rosie’s heart, he quizzes her best friend about Rosie’s favorite places and activities. I loved writing the scene where he devotes a rare Saturday afternoon off to taking her to her favorite places—Tacoma’s Wright Park, an new Asian fusion…

SHE WANTS TO TAKE OFF HIS HEAD. HE WANTS TO WIN HER HEART.

Talking with Author Susan Furlong By Promise Made  Whenever you meet a couple, do you wonder what brought them together? Sometimes I can figure it out right away, things like shared interests, both are athletic or musical, one’s an introvert and the other takes them to places they would be leery of going by themselves, a shared sense of humor or similar ambitions. Sometimes the old adage “Opposites attract” apply, and one completes the other.…

JOIN THE EIDOLA PROJECT WITH MOONLIGHT BECOMES YOU

Author Robert Herold's interest in writing goes back to middle school. He loves making readers tremble. Here's why.  What do you write? What’s the fun part of writing and why? Why did you write this particular book you’re talking about today? I write supernatural horror (the spooky stuff!), so we’re going for the chills here! It’s fun to be scared in a safe way. Overcoming our fears is why we enjoy roller coasters, plus scary…

RACHELLE PAIGE CAMPBELL GOES OVERBOARD

A heart-shaped life preserver and a dream cruise.      Relationships are what our books are all about, all different kinds of relationships. What fascinates you about how people find one another?  I’m a firm believer in right time right place. Some relationships feel inevitable, like you’d always find each other. That feeling is magic and isn’t just limited to romance but also found family. What inspired this particular story? I absolutely love cruise vacations.…

HOW TO RETURN A MAIL ORDER BRIDE? CAREFULLY WRAPPED.

Interview with author Susan Payne, author of How to Return a Mail Order Bride Although you write historical romance, you've got a few thoughts on modern day dating.  With all the interest in dating through Covid 19, I asked my two newly divorced daughters what’s going on out there.  Added to the problem of finding anyone in their age range, he needs to live close enough to find a mutually safe meeting place. My youngest daughter,…

REMEMBER WOODSTOCK? JOYOUS LIES TELLS A STORY FROM THE ERA OF HIPPIE COMMUNES

Author Margaret Ann Spence created a commune in her new book Joyous Lies. Such fun! Check out the blurb, excerpts and photographs. Oh, there's a mystery, too.  Shirley, since your book and your website are about dating and relationships, let me tell you about the fun I had creating my fictional commune in Joyous Lies. Before the 1970s people actually went on dates. Could be one dud date, could be several good ones, could be exclusive…