So Who is Mr. Darcy? by Hope Ramsay

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Posted at Apr 1, 2015 12:00 am

A couple of weeks ago I wrote a blog called “Using Archetypes to Find Your Story” in which I talked about an archetype system developed by Caroline Myss, and a cool set of cards that I use for character development. I was a little stunned at how popular this particular blog became, not only among […]

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Eighth Grave Fan Art Contest!!!

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Posted at Apr 1, 2015 12:00 am

Show off your skills and create fan art of either Charley, Cookie, Reyes, or Garrett. Your art could appear in our upcoming audiobook trailer! And, best of all, enter for a chance to win an iPad Mini 3. * Submit your art by April 30th. ENTER HERE

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Beam Me Up Monday with Elizabeth Langston

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Posted at Mar 30, 2015 12:00 am

I Don’t Mind Reviews It is advice, often repeated, that authors shouldn’t read book reviews. I ignore this advice. I find it interesting to read reviews of my books. Mostly. Not the mean ones, of course. Some reviewers must feel particularly grumpy or aggressive when they write reviews. Maybe my book hit them wrong or […]

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What Was Your First Romance? by Addison Fox

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Posted at Mar 25, 2015 12:00 am

As readers, we have lots of memories of the books we read. Swoon-worthy heroes. Great kisses. Heroines we root for. We all have books we love and scenes that strike us in a particular way. I was thinking about this recently when I was discussing favorite romance novels with a friend. I’ve been reading romance […]

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Collaboration: How NOT to Commit Murder by Gwynlyn MacKenzie

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Posted at Mar 18, 2015 12:00 am

Many moons ago, a younger cousin requested help with his writing.  He’s a marvelous storyteller, enjoys roll-playing games, and, like me, is a Ren Faire denizen, but his writing was what he calls organic—aka weak, wordy, and wandering, in need of industrial-strength honing.  Since he’s more like a brother than a cousin, I agreed. I […]

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Beam Me Up Monday with Vanessa Barneveld

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Posted at Mar 16, 2015 12:00 am

Ghost Post by Vanessa Barneveld  For as long as I can remember, I’ve been captivated by the notion of paranormal activity. If there’s a book or movie with a ghost in it, I’ll read and watch, albeit with one hand half-covering my eyes. I blame this fascination on my mother, who loved to tell us […]

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Using Archetypes To Find Your Story by Hope Ramsay

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Posted at Mar 11, 2015 12:00 am

I write romance, and that means my stories are, by necessity, character driven.  That doesn’t mean I ignore plot or story — my books have plenty of plot, and storytelling is my favorite thing about writing.  But in a romance the story should grow out of the struggles of the characters.  More important, the love […]

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The Care and Feeding of A Romance Author by Louisa Cornell

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Posted at Mar 4, 2015 12:00 am

The long-standing myth about writers, especially romance writers, is we lie around dressed in silk on Victorian fainting couches eating chocolate bon bons, and dictating our novels to prim little secretaries whilst a hunk built like Gerard Butler in 300 fans us with a large ostrich feather fan. (Cue hysterical laughter from every author I […]

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Beam Me Up Monday with Shea Berkley

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Posted at Mar 2, 2015 12:00 am

Everyone has secrets. Some secrets are more salacious than innocent, or more irresistible than outrageous. What I like about being a writer is that I get to uncover my characters secrets, and to their horror, wave them around in public before piecing their broken lives back together. (Sort of sadistic, but that’s a fiction writer’s […]

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BE AFRAID. BE VERY AFRAID.

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Posted at Feb 26, 2015 9:34 am

 Dark Screams Vol. 3 is the third in a 4- part collection of horror stories featuring Stephen King, Clive Barker, Peter Staub, Jacquelyn Frank, and many more, including yours truly! And it’s now available for pre-order!!!    NANCY by Darynda Jones Though she’s adopted by the cool kids, the new girl at Renfield High School […]

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