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My Tribute to Heath

BY ANYA SUMMERS

One of the steps in my writing process has always been to use an actor or model as a frame of reference for my heroes and heroines. I’m a visual person and when I write, I tend to see the scenes play out as if I was viewing a movie in my head. To make my life infinitely easier, while also making the scene and imagery more tangible for me, I will ascribe an actor to the character as my point of reference for their physical appearance. Usually I will find pictures of the actor, which is not a hardship by any means, and will pull them up whenever I need a little nudge of writing inspiration.

Unsung Heroes

BY ANYA SUMMERS

When I was first approached about participating in the Hero Undercover Anthology, what stuck out for me was that this would be a chance for me to give back. You see each author involved is donating their royalties earned on this set to a charitable organization of their choosing. There is one that is near and dear to my heart. It’s a worthwhile cause that helps children.

Plotting a Trilogy

BY KAT MARTIN

When the idea came to me for a book set in Texas, I knew immediately I wanted to write more than one.  Texas is such a vast and interesting place with limitless possibilities.

In BEYOND REASON, the first book in what turned into my Texas Trilogy, multi-millionaire, Lincoln Cain, was a character who came to me full-blown.  Cain, six-foot-five inches of solid male muscle, a man who survived a tough childhood and even tougher years in prison, then redeemed himself and became a mega-successful entrepreneur, was a guy I desperately wanted to write.

Superpowers

BY MAGGIE GALLAGHER

Speed, strength, immortally, shifter, magic, genetic modifications, and more.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be gifted with some type of superpower? I certainly have. Our society has examined this mythos in film, on television, in comic books, and novels. The phrase “Faster than a speeding bullet” first used in the Superman radio shows in the 1940s (Wikipedia n.d.) and many more like it entered popular culture in such a way as to exemplify our desires for greatness.

MAKING REGENCY ROMANCE AUTHENTIC

BY ELLA QUINN

It’s wonderful to be back on Romance Divas! As you probably know by now, I write Regency romances. The Regency lasted for only a short period of time. It was technically from 1811 when King George III was declared insane and his son, the Prince of Wales, was declared Regent. It ended in 1820 when the king died and his son, George IV, was crowned. The long Regency, however, lasted from the later 18th century until Victoria was crowned in 1837.

Q & A with Kat Martin

Where do you like to write and do you have a ritual before you start a book?

I am lucky to have an office in my home in Montana that looks out over the beautful Sapphire mountains.  In the winter, I live at the beach.  My office looks out over the boat channels leading to the harbor.  I get to watch the surfers paddleboarding in and out!  Both great places to write.  No ritual before I start.  I usually take a day, maybe two before I get back to work.  I used to take a month, but I don’t have that luxury anymore.

Veterans Day and Military Romances

BY MARY ELLEN WOODS

Every year around the November 11th Veterans Day holiday, there are books with military themes and heroes on sale. If you love a hero in uniform as much as I do, it is an opportune time to get a bargain on a book in a genre you enjoy. I want to examine what constitutes the military trope and/or hero. In my experience, the books sold as military fall into a couple of different categories, active and former military.

I love sex, money, and power. But that’s not why I read and write romance

thedevilinsideBY GEORGIA CARTER MATHERS

I want to be able to make the rich hero pitch his tent. Why can’t I be a little bit playful? When he’s the man her soul needs, a good romp is fine with me! And while I’m on this subject, romances are often criticized for purple prose, and some of these same critics claim that romances are written for readers with low expectations.

I hear your outcry over that literary snobbery, but perhaps even worse, critics then claim that romances perpetuate clichés and patriarchal social norms with the power play evoked in the relationships between sex, money, and power.

The Grand Tour

heartofdelight*RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY*

BY JENNA JAXON

Viewed as an indispensable part of a young Englishman’s education in the 18th and 19th centuries, the Grand Tour of Europe was undertaken by all young men whose families were of sufficient means to send them. The tour would provide the young man with experiences to broaden his views of the world at large, hasten his maturity in all ways, and a polish he would not get if he stayed in England. Undertaken usually at about the age of eighteen or nineteen, Grand Tours would last from one to five years and take in most of the accepted cultural centers of the age, particularly France and Italy.

An Interview with Delilah Gregory, heroine from Love Me, Master Me

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*RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY*

BY ANYA SUMMERS 

What is your name? Do you have a nickname

My name is Delilah, but my friends and some of the Doms of the Dungeon Fantasy Club call me Dee.

Who is your best friend? What kinds of things do you do when you’re together?

I would say the girlfriend I’m closest to is Amaya Taneka. Since we are both typically touring, we don’t get much facetime, but when we do we are typically at a BDSM club together.