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Historical Romance Retreat Wrap Up #HRR2016

HRRLogoLast September, I attend the first Historical Romance Retreat.  As registration for 2017 opened today and tickets are selling fast (I got mine reserved!), I thought I’d finally get these pictures posted.

I didn’t take nearly as many photos as a lot of the attendees at the first annual Historical Romance Retreat.  But I do think I got photos of most of the authors, some of the surroundings and all the goodies that I picked up.  

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A Special Offer for Authors

Many of our readers are probably acquainted with the e-bookstore All Romance Ebooks.  And you may have heard about their closing and basically how they’re screwing a lot of authors.  If you haven’t, here are a few articles to check out:

Tymber Dalton
BlogCritics
Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

There are plenty more articles out there and they’re easy enough to find if you want more information.






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Happy Holidays

 

The staff of Romancing the Book would like to wish everyone a belated Happy Holidays.

We also wanted to apologize for having been quiet the last week or so.  We’ve been experiencing some technical difficulties with our web host as well as taking a much needed break.

Over the next month we’ll be posting the occasional review as well as a few other items.  At this time, we plan on being back to our regular guests in February… but stay tuned as plans may change.

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Top 5 List: Winter Austin

Winter Austin perpetually answers the question “were you born in the winter?” with a flat “nope.” Living in the middle of Nowheresville, Iowa, with her husband, four teenagers, and two crazy dogs, Winter is trying to juggle a career in the agricultural industry while writing deadly romantic thrillers.

Find Winter Austin at http://www.winteraustin.com, on Facebook www.facebook.com/w.austin.degressofdarkness/, and on Twitter @WinterAustin

 






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Interview: Cheyenne Meadows

Jen:  Today we welcome Cheyenne Meadows to Romancing the Book.  Cheyenne, will you share a short bio with us?
Cheyenne:  Growing up in the Midwest, I began reading romance novels in high school, immediately falling in love with the genre, to the point where I decided to write professionally for a career. However, that dream splattered against a brick wall and resulting quick death in my first writing class in college when my professor told me bluntly that I wasn’t any good at it.

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Interview: Erin Nicholas

Jen: Today we welcome Erin Nicholas to Romancing the Book.  Erin, will you share a short bio with us?
Erin: Erin Nicholas is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).

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Interview: Torie James

Jen:  Today we welcome Torie James back to Romancing the Book.  Torie, will you share a short bio with us?
Torie: Born on the planet Gallifrey in the constellation of Kasterborous, I am the illegitimate love child of Han Solo and Daenerys Targaryen. Rescued by Gandalf shortly before my home planet was destroyed in the last days of the Clone Wars, I was raised in relative obscurity by my foster parents, Severus Snape and Pippi Longstocking.

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Interview: John E. Stith

Jen: Today I’m turning over our blog to our reviewer Lori as she interviews today’s guest John E. Stith.

Lori: Please tell our readers a little but about yourself.
John: Science fiction and mystery author John​ E. Stith writes across many worlds. His books have been translated to French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Russian and are even available in braille for the sight-impaired. His stories have been categorized as “Hard science fiction,” a label given to those stories thoroughly researched to play fair with the rules of science; something any die-hard SciFi fan can appreciate.

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Guest: Tory Richards

News from Tory Richards

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season. I love this time of year but I’m always a little bit relieved when it’s over. Too busy, too much food, too much of everything it seems.

Pre-ordering

Have you ever pre-ordered a book? Lately I’ve given some thought to the benefits of pre-ordering when it becomes available, and it’s certainly worked for the better for me. Some authors who offer pre-ordering do it at a lower cost, then raising the price of their book after it releases.

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Guest & Contest: Diane Alberts

Writing.

It can be a blessing, or a curse, much like anything else. It can be life-changing, and it can ruin your life—okay, not really. I don’t think anyone’s life was ruined by writing.  I got carried away.

Anyway…

I often get asked what writing is like, and where my ideas come from, by readers, and I often struggle to answer this question. Much like when a reader—you—picks up a book, a writer is also immersed in the world they create with a keyboard, a computer, and a very vivid imagination.