Sunday, March 27, 2011

Voices from the Heart

Don't forget to drop by Voices From the Heart on the 27th to read my latest post.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sex in Water?

So, you write erotica, or any type of Romance, and you're wondering just what out of the box thing, place, toy, or whatever can you add into your "sex" scenes to keep the reader interested.

Berengaria Brown drops by Romancing the Pen to discuss sex in the water.

“Tempting Tenealle” blurb:
Continuously overwhelmed by an unending inundation of visiting cousins, Tenealle decides the only solution is to buy a bigger apartment. Evan’s selling an apartment that is perfect for her. In fact, Evan and his partner, Faris, are perfect for her. How can she concentrate on renovating an apartment when she’d much rather be in their bedroom?

Evan has inherited his Great Aunt Enid’s apartment and doesn’t want to refurbish it, so is looking for a quick sale, even though his partner, Faris, can see its potential. They both see enormous potential in a relationship with the totally delicious Tenealle, despite her myriad cousins, too. But which cousin tried to harm her. And why? And what is the story about the fountain?

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Don't you hate it when...?

No matter who you are, or what you's important to you. Right? Don't you hate it when people around you patronize the things that you love? You don't do it to you?

Author, Tina Donahue dropos by Romancing the Pen, and shares with us her opinions about this.

Here's Tina's latest...

Cursed by a jealous rival over a man, Jasmine’s conventional world spirals into one of insatiable desire, forcing her to seek pleasure no matter the danger. Haunting Key West’s nightlife, she meets Mike, a commanding lover with psychic power and a guarded past. Desperately craving his potent masculinity, she lures then imprisons him so he’s always available to feed her passion. Not about to be any woman’s prisoner, Mike uses his power to secure his freedom, capturing her instead. Moved by her underlying vulnerability, he’s determined to find the source of the curse and defeat it. Under his masterful rule, her yearning evolves into rapture as she surrenders to his hunger for her and the emotional connection that lies beyond.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Setting the scene?

The funny thing about setting the scene or stage for me is that it's not done by me. It truly comes to me from my characters. I believe it's helped me keep each story that I've written, so far, unique and different.

M.S. Spencer fellow bestselling Red Rose Publishing author visits Romancing the Pen this week, and she discusses setting the scene/stage. And what happened when she realized she'd set a scene/stage she knew absolutely nothing about.

Visit Romancing the Pen, and let us know what you think.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A week of contests!

My friend Denyse Bridger is having a week long party!

Recently, she had her debut release with Ellora's Cave, Hide and Secret. And in honor of it, she's having a week of contests.

Drop on by her blog, and take a look. You just might win!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rules for writing fiction

As written for The Guardian by Roddy Doyle, novelist and screenwriter.

1 Do not place a photograph of your ­favourite author on your desk, especially if the author is one of the famous ones who committed suicide.

2 Do be kind to yourself. Fill pages as quickly as possible; double space, or write on every second line. Regard every new page as a small triumph ­–

3 Until you get to Page 50. Then calm down, and start worrying about the quality. Do feel anxiety – it's the job.

4 Do give the work a name as quickly as possible. Own it, and see it. Dickens knew Bleak House was going to be called Bleak House before he started writing it. The rest must have been easy.

5 Do restrict your browsing to a few websites a day. Don't go near the online bookies – unless it's research.

6 Do keep a thesaurus, but in the shed at the back of the garden or behind the fridge, somewhere that demands travel or effort. Chances are the words that come into your head will do fine, eg "horse", "ran", "said".

7 Do, occasionally, give in to temptation. Wash the kitchen floor, hang out the washing. It's research.

8 Do change your mind. Good ideas are often murdered by better ones. I was working on a novel about a band called the Partitions. Then I decided to call them the Commitments.

9 Do not search for the book you haven't written yet.

10 Do spend a few minutes a day working on the cover biog – "He divides his time between Kabul and Tierra del Fuego." But then get back to work.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Truly, Madly, Deeply Romance Authors

Don't forget to drop by Truly, Madly, Deeply Romance Authors for the chance to read FREE romance stories by some of your favorite authors! Every Saturday!

And of course, for the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes!!!