Category Archives: Writing Related

Five Fun Facts about Online Dating Granny Style

BY KELSEY BROWNING and NANCY NAIGLE

Fit-to-Be-Tied150The second book in The Granny Series, Fit to Be Tied, tackles the topic—and sometimes hilarious pitfalls—of online dating. Which meant Nancy and I had to poke around to find out more about these dating sites.

So today, we want to share a few fun facts about online dating, granny-style! :-)

Where Do I Find Paradise?

BY GEMMA BROCATO

Exposed-to-Passion150Thank you so much for inviting me to visit this blog today. I’m excited to share the top seven places I consider paradise today.

Every body has their own definition of paradise. Ask five random people and you’ll get five very different answers. I checked on Merriam-Webster online for the official definition before I started writing about where I find it. Oh mighty Webster defines it as:

Who Loves a Hardcore Alpha?

BY JULIETTE CROSS

Soulfire150I had a conversation with a friend the other day, debating why independent-minded, strong-willed women crave alpha males. She, being one of these women with quite an affinity for the fictional Christian Grey, said “it’s not that I want to be dominated out in the real world—just in the bedroom.” So I mentally tapped my chin, pondering my own fascination with alpha males.

The Way Magical Things Often Do

BY HEATHER HEYFORD

ChardonnayBook 1 in the Napa Wine Heiresses series, A TASTE OF CHARDONNAY, launched on—lucky OCT 13! It’s been a barrel of fun writing about how Char and her strong-willed sisters find their life’s work—and of course, fall in love with equally strong men along the way.

Monsters Versus Men

BY MAGGIE MAE GALLAGHER

RupturedThe worlds of urban fantasy and paranormal romance are where I truly found my writing niche. I’m a geek at heart. Most of the books I read and TV shows I watch have paranormal elements, like Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series, and Shannon Butcher’s Sentinels series. When it comes to TV, The Walking Dead, Sleepy Hallow, Haven, and Supernatural are on my DVR list. If it has fangs, fur, artificially intelligent robots, and mystical creatures, I am there.

Writing the Small Town Series

BY AMANDA BERRY

OneNightWith150When coming up for a series concept for Special Edition, I went back to my roots. (Not the ones that are sprinkled with grays, but the where I came from type) I grew up in a small town in the Midwest. Population 14,000 and shrinking. In the middle of corn fields and built around the railway system. A large enough size that I didn’t know everyone in town, but I was in the paper often enough (as a good student, not in the police blotter) that people recognized me or when asked I’d say who my parents were.

Dance The Night Away

BY JENNA JAXON

TETL150Despite the depiction of the Medieval Period as being very serious and religious, the people of the time actually enjoyed themselves in one way we often do as well:  dancing.  There is little written evidence, although there are many paintings that depict dances from this period.  There are three that I used in Time Enough to Love, my medieval novel, and the dancing serves to heighten conflict each time it is used.

The Things You Learn

BY ELLA QUINN

Enticing-Miss-Eugenie-Villaret150I’m so glad to be back on Romance Divas!! Thank you for having me.

The research for my latest book, Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret was a challenge on different levels.

The largest difficulty I faced was the lack of institutional knowledge about the area or even documents. It seems that that everyone remembers up to 1780 and after 1830, but nothing during the Regency. During a conversation with the historian on Tortola, BVI, I was told that the information I found dating St. George’s church to the mid-19th century was incorrect. A St. George’s church has stood on that site since the early 18th century. The problem is that due to hurricanes and fires, most of the documents have been lost. Also, they kept building over the same site.

Love Divas!

BY DEBRA HOLT

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I love the term ‘diva’. Some people think of it as a negative connotation. Not so. Divas in the true sense are experts in whatever they create and are secure in their person and their abilities…likes and dislikes. They are content in their own skins and stand up for what they love. They can be termed feisty if they hail from the south. I write feisty heroines. Being born a Texan and living here all my life, I can tell you that I am proud to be a feisty female and I welcome the term diva…in the best sense, of course.

Two Heroes, One Book

BY JENNA JAXON

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When I was writing my very first romance novel, I started in an organized manner with a detailed story outline.  I still have that outline saved and it is amazing how different it is from the book that was finally written.  And those changes are all due to one character who decided he wanted to be a hero.