Mar 312015
 

Seattle ShotHi and thank you so much for having me!  I wanted to take the opportunity to share what it is I do in case it is helpful to any of your followers, and also connect with even more of your readers out there, as one of my very favorite people to work with are book bloggers and reviewers!

First of all – let me fill you in a bit on who I am. My name is Sami and I run a company called Roger Charlie that specializes in publicity and management for creative professionals – particularly authors, musicians and small businesses.  I actually just recently jumped out on my own after nearly four years working exclusively in literary publicity because in addition to books. Both local/small business and music are also two of my very biggest passions, and I wanted to move more into supporting those endeavors, as well.

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Mar 302015
 

ONE TRUE HEART is a book I’ve been waiting to write for several years.  Sometimes characters sat around the kitchen in my mind waiting for their story to be pulled off the back burner and come to life.  For those of you who have followed me through Harmony you’re going to see one of my favorite couples Beau and Trouble.  And of those who are new, you’ll meet new characters that I think you’ll fall in love with.

I think I’ve wanted to write this story since I wrote TWISTED CREEK.  After all, someone had to move into Luke’s cabin after he moved out and what better than a broken hero.

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Mar 182015
 

Today we welcome Bec McMaster to Romancing the Book.  To celebrate her blog tour for the release of Of Silk and Steam, Bec asked all her bloggers to answer questions to determine which character from her London Steampunk series we were most like.  We had to answer questions like: What word best describes you?  What is the perfect romantic evening/date (Victorian era style)?  Faced with a dangerous adversary, what would be your weapon of choice?  In the end, here’s my match:

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Mar 052015
 

Today we are pleased to have Susanna Ives join us for a round of Marry, Kiss or Kill! For this stop, we asked her to choose between George Clooney, Mr. Darcy, and Ranger from Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series:

“I’m marrying Ranger! I’m all about Rangers of the North! Wait, you meant Ranger from Stephanie Plum series and not Aragon from Lord of the Rings. Well, bummer. I’ll just kiss that Ranger then.

So that leaves me to either kill or marry George Clooney or Fitzwilliam Darcy.  Tough choice. Both men have their finer points. George being an intellectual actor and director, and Darcy being, well, in possession of a good fortune and in want of a wife.  Hmmm, I’m killing Darcy.  I doubt I can be imprisoned for fictional murder.  That leaves Clooney to marry. Not sure how Amal will take this….”

 

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Feb 272015
 

Hi Everyone,

My name is Dominic and my twin sister Domino and I blog for Breathless Press.  The book that I’m here to tell you about is an anthology of superhero stories called Secret Identities.  It’s easier for one of us to chat to you when it’s a collection so that we don’t play favorites with any one author!

You know, it’s a funny thing, but we’ve all wanted super powers at some point.  Personally I wanted to be able to fly and see through walls. Domino wanted to be able to teleport and eat anything without gaining weight.  Of course, the traditional “super powers” aren’t real (sadly), but I believe that every single author has super powers of their own.  After all, we get to create worlds or destroy them.  Mould people in our image or melt them down and recreate them.  We get to toy with their emotions and be puppet master to their lives. We are the Gods of our worlds and that is a very heady power to have indeed.

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Feb 242015
 

Who Has a Best Seller?

Wild Marauders MC is a best seller! Well, for at least a minute. I’ve never been one to follow stuff like that but I found myself there yesterday, surprised to see that Wild Marauders MC was ranked #66 on Amazon’s best sellers list for erotica romance! Then it quickly dropped to #71, and as I write this it’s #83. How cool is that?

Do I have the right to say I’m a bestselling author? It seems almost everyone is today. At least according to the covers of their books. What defines a bestselling author? According to Wikipedia “Best-selling” refers to the estimated number of copies sold of all fiction books written or co-written by an author. Another article I found when I was looking up the definition of an Amazon bestselling author was in the Warner Coaching Newsletter. Interesting article. According to them, Amazon’s list is based on sales from its own site, which we all know they update every hour. So authors can claim they are Amazon bestsellers, but for only a short time.

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Feb 202015
 

Max grew up just outside of New York City, spending most of her formative years outdoors creating wild ghost hunts with neighborhood kids, setting booby-traps to capture unwitting family members, and building clubhouses on top of ten-foot walls. Max wrote her first story at the age of twelve and titled it Circles of Friendship. Through the years, Max has written several short-stories and poems, all of which met the wrath of the “Not Good Enough” monster and ended in fiery demise.

Max regained her confidence when she began writing scholarly articles and research theses on her first trip through graduate school. It took several years for her to break the habit of the formal writing that marred her creativity. An additional Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing was Max’s biggest support in this. Max writes primarily sci-fi/fantasy, paranormal romance, and Young Adult stories.

For more information visit: www.maxellendale.com

 

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Feb 192015
 

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Today we welcome the authors from the Accidental Valentine anthology by Roane Publishing.  We’ve asked each author to share their most romantic Valentine Day memory as well as the blurb from their short story in the anthology.

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Jan 072015
 

Best 7 Writing Tips for Aspiring Writers

Happy New Year!  Did you ever wonder what inspires your favorite writers? What propels them through the entire first draft of your most-loved novels? How many drafts of that novel they write before submitting it for publication? What about all the tips and tricks for querying and pitching the Holy Grail – that final, highly polished manuscript that has taken months or even years of our lives to write?

Every writer has her own magic formula. Here’s mine:

  • The Outline: Some people hate them. Others love them. I’ve found a traditional outline really speeds up my writing. I start each chapter with a Roman Numeral. Then I hash out (A) Setting, (B) Characters, (C) Main Plot Points (in subsets of i, ii, iii, iv, etc.), the (D) Goal of that chapter, and the (E) Cliffhanger or Transition to next chapter. Continue reading »






Nov 062014
 

DSC_0503For many years of my life, I was hailed as “The Queen of Erotic Romance.” I was one of the first authors to jump into erotics just as they were bubbling up as a romance subgenre. I wrote fifteen erotic novels and novellas. At the time, they were considered the cutting edge of the erotic market, but when we see how erotics have evolved over the past decade into full-on erotica, the old books I used to write seem very tame in comparison. They’re still fun to read, but they’re so different from what’s available now.

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