I love and admire singer songwriters, and even tried to be one in my youth. But I soon discovered that I lacked the talent required to tell a story or express an emotion in 300 words or less (in rhyme). So for my 80,000 word stories, I turn to singer songwriters whenever I need to dig down deep into a story’s emotional core.
Jen: Today we welcome S.C. Stephens to Romancing the Book. S.C., will you share a short bio with us?
S.C.: S.C. Stephens is a bestselling author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.
Her debut novel, Thoughtless, an angst-filled love triangle charged with insurmountable passion and the unforgettable Kellan Kyle, took the literary world by storm. Amazed and surprised by the response to the release of Thoughtless in 2009, more stories were quick to follow.
Today we welcome Lucy Woodhull to Romancing the Book. She’s celebrating today’s release of 667 WAYS TO F*CK UP MY LIFE with a playlist and contest. Lucy, welcome to the blog.
I have always loved le steamy romance. And laughing. And both things at the same time, although that can get awkward. My motto is “Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you’ll short-circuit your Kindle.” That’s why I write funny books, because goodness knows we all need to escape the real world once in a while.
Today we have a playlist from Cecilia Tan. But before we get to it, let’s learn a little more about her and her newest release.
Cecilia Tan writes about her many passions, from erotic fantasy to baseball, from her home in the Boston area. She is the author of many books, including the award-winning books Slow Surrender, Daron’s Guitar Chronicles, and The Prince’s Boy. She has edited over 50 anthologies of erotica for Red Silk Editions, Thunder’s Mouth Press, Blue Moon Books, Masquerade Books, Ravenous Romance, and for the publishing house she founded, Circlet Press.
Today is our third day of our anniversary celebration with Entangled Publishing and one of our guests is Tiffany Tuitt.
Tiffany Truitt lives with her Netflix and junk food in Virginia. She is a graduate from Longwood University with a Masters in Literature from Old Dominion University. Previously she has worked in the realm of Young Adult literature having written The Lost Souls Series, Because You Exist, and The Language of Silence. This is her first New Adult book.
It’s funny. There was once a time when I could only write in a quiet room. No sounds, no one around, just my laptop and me. And then I had kids. And it wasn’t so much that I needed a distraction from my kids so I could write—I almost never write around my kids. It was more that I couldn’t turn off my brain. I would think about all the things I should be doing instead of writing—folding clothes, house chores, researching the latest/greatest thing I should be doing as a mom.
Welcome to our 8th Anniversary Celebration. This week Entangled Publishing is taking over Romancing the Book, and one of today’s guests is Ashlee Mallory.
Ashlee Mallory is a USA Today Bestselling author of Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, and Thrillers. A recovering attorney, she currently resides in Utah with her husband and two kids. She aspires to one day include running, hiking and traveling to exotic destinations in her list of things she enjoys, but currently settles for enjoying a good book and a glass of wine from the comfort of her couch.
Although she’s been spinning stories her entire life, the first tale Margo Bond Collins specifically remembers writing down was Wizard of Oz fan-fiction when she was seven–and it included a romance between Dorothy and the Wizard. That one was never published (for which she is eternally thankful), but Margo has been writing ever since. Along the way, she picked up a Ph.D. in eighteenth-century British literature–mostly because graduate school allowed her to keep reading and writing for a living.
Anna Durand is an award-winning writer, a freelance librarian, and an audiobook addict. She specializes in steamy romances featuring spunky heroines and hunky heroes, in settings as diverse as modern Chicago and the fairy realm. Her romances have to date won eight awards and her novel Intuition was a 2016 RONE Award nominee, while her short story Tempted by a Kiss was a finalist in The Romance Reviews 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. In her previous life as a librarian, she haunted the stacks of public libraries but never met any hot vampires hunting for magical books.
I’ve been making playlists for my books since my debut. It’s something that helps me humanize my characters, get into a scene and really live the story I’m trying to create. Sometimes, it’s a certain line of a song or the general mood the song creates, but overall I love using music as a tool for writing. For The Lost & Found series, I decided to make one giant playlist for both books, realizing the story really didn’t end until that last chapter in Everly.