Saturday, March 31, 2012

March Reading Challenge Results

Wow! Another month has come and gone and with it another reading challenge .... has been accomplished! WOOT!

Yes, I did complete my March challenge from Reading Romances! Just as an overview, participants made choices from the topics of reading a book whose author either has a three-word name or carries an official middle initial. OR...

We could choose from the themes of reading a book set in Scotland or with a Highlander character or a book with a medical theme, plot, cover , or

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Thank Yous and More!

Yup, today is the day blog hoppers have been waiting for. Pass the envelope please! (and start a drumroll for good luck) Here are the winners of the Pre-Party blog hop for the Reading Romances blogiversary:

The Matchmaker's Mark ebook and super cool collapsible flower vase (trust me - SUPER cool) goes to: Kay P.S.!

And the winner of the newly released Shadows of Justice Collection (also ebooks) is: Sherry S.!

Congratulations to both of you! Raise your coffee (or champagne) and toast

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Are You Qualified?

As March winds down (where did the time go???) and with so much going on here at the website lately, I wanted to have a bit of a catch up day and make sure you haven't missed anything...

There's the guest post from author Beth Trissel and today is the last day to qualify to win her wonderful paranormal romance, Somewhere My Love! Paranormal romance fans, you will want this book! It was wonderful to have Beth here and I hope you'll go to her post right now and leave her a comment so you're

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Guest Author Beth Trissel

I'm thrilled to have historical romance and paranormal romance author Beth Trissel here today and she's blogging about world building as well as giving away an ebook of her paranormal romance novel, Somewhere My Love! Take it away, Beth...

Thanks for having me on your lovely blog, Regan. In thinking about world building, I pondered sources of inspiration. Sometimes the most unlikely things evoke new ideas. The concept for my light paranormal romance 'Somewhere' series took form in the

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

In Praise of The Alpha Female Character

After a mostly relaxing and yet weird weekend trying to balance the writing and household details, Monday put me in the mood for an alpha female. A woman who can get things done without a lot of angst or fuss. One who can lead, and inspire others to follow.

This is great news considering the story I'm currently working on, but more about that later...

You know the type. Maybe, like me, you often long to be that alpha female type. The kick butt, take no excuses, take no prisoners sort of

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Follow Your Rules For World Building

Last night, during my interview with ParaYourNormal on Blog Talk Radio, Kelli McCracken, Jess and I were chatting about what we love best about reading and writing paranormal romance novels. All three of us seemed to agree that it's the wide range of possibilities available within the story. The conversation got me thinking about what I love best within the worlds building for paranormal romance novels and why.

The stand out settings of paranormal romance novels is much of the draw. Whether

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Read An Ebook Week News

Read an Ebook week started on March 4 and runs through March 10th! This is one of my favorite weeks of the year because I have an ongoing love affair with ebooks as a reader and an author. is celebrating by giving authors a chance to offer books at deep discounts or even free!

What a deal for readers and fans of ebooks!

To join the fun - for this week only and only at Smashwords - you'll find Invasion of Justice and Veil of Justice at half price! Book one in the

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Friday, March 2, 2012

World Building for the Reading Public

Two days ago, for the first time in over a year, I walked into a bookstore because my son wanted to shop. Reading that, knowing I'm a self-described "voracious" reader, you might be appalled. Or think I've been living under a rock with my fictional characters. Neither is true.

Well not entirely.

The world building for my paranormal romance novels and urban fantasy adventures has kept me quite busy. And I like spending time with my characters on a daily basis. (my family would call it

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