Writing

#6 on the NY Times Bestseller List, #13 on USA Today!

I just want to say how grateful I am to all my readers! This has been tremendous and I’m sending a big thank you (((SQUEEZE))) from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for making SPICE BOX #6 on the New York Times and #13 on the USA Today bestseller lists. I’ve always dreamed big, but I also know that dreams don’t happen without hard work, sacrifice, and it’s readers like you that have helped me live mine! This means the world to me. I love you guys! And I also want to say congratulations to the other authors whose books…

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Multiauthor boxed sets: What’s making them so hot (and not)? (Reblog)

In case you missed it last week my friend and fellow author, Kathy Kulig was interviewing some authors about the popularity of multiauthor box sets on the USA Today HEA blog. This is what she had to say… SPICE BOX – PREORDER YOUR COPY TODAY: Barnes & Noble | Amazon |  Apple | Kobo Multiauthor boxed sets consisting of six, eight, 12 or more e-books flaunt eye-opening benefits that authors and readers can’t resist. Authors love the collaborative efforts that can pay off with an expanded fan base, a boost in rankings, increased visibility, and a slot on the USA TODAY and New York Times bestseller lists….

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My Writing Process

My Writing Process… 1) What am I working on? At the moment I’m writing Beyond Ever After. The mysterious T enters the picture and readers get to learn even more about Arie—our hot alpha hero. A love triangle of attraction and a road trip makes Holly question everything. And everything is not what it seems… But it’s book #3 in the Ever After series. Fallen Ever After – Book #2 just came out last week with a vampire-fae war that’s been brewing nearly a century. For readers that didn’t pick-up the series from the beginning you can catch up with…

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How Not to Write Sex Tip #1: Be aware of moving parts & don’t be afraid of flab.

Okay, so my local RWA ladies are starting their own private blog where I’ll be posting this sex writing series. But I figured why not share that with all of you on my own blog. How Not to Write Sex Tip #1: Be aware of moving parts and don’t be afraid of flab. Choreographing intimacy is no small feat. Unless you’re writing a zero-gravity sex scene set in outer space for romantic fantasy please be aware that gravity exists. A woman lying on her back will not have her breasts jutting upward but rather outward—with the exception of breast implants. They…

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Psst…Lady Jane’s Salon WB-Scranton Launches in March

So, I’ve been kind of quiet lately. My husband might disagree with that but if you’ve been reading my blog you’ve probably wondered what I’ve been up to. [Spanks… reaction gifs.] No, not that. Really. Okay, the sentiment is pretty much the same. I went to New York to read Eternal Ever After at Lady Jane’s Salon earlier this month. I wanted to see what it was all about because we don’t have anything like that around here. We have Dunder Mifflin, the Office <shrug>, and that’s about it. We need to connect our local romance authors with readers. I knew…

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My First Year & a Half as a Wordwench + Writing Plans for 2014/15

Just so you know… I’ve been reading a lot of Chuck Wendig lately. And alcohol and blogging don’t mix. So most of this is probably drunken lunacy. Or it could be his NaNoWriMo bundle homework and I just found time to watch 21 Grams. I will NEVER get that two hours of my life back. NEVER. Who was the baby daddy? Creepy heart dude who keeps puffing cigarettes or dead hubby? Damn you, Chuck Wendig, damn you. I must recover by watching something with crude comedy relief like fart noises or sex bloopers. That being said… Happy New Year’s to…

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Look, It’s a Shiny Unicorn Stampeding an Elf!

Okay, so that sounded way more interesting than: This Blog is About to Change, Wowzers! But I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my writing life and baooooring words like time management. The truth is there’s only one of me and a lot of you. And I want to give you what you want which is more stories, right? RIGHT. That means I need to spend my time with my ass in the chair and my fingers on the keyboard writing my little tushy off. Besides, I already booked Alexis to edit book number two and I’m fairly certain…

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My Thoughts on NaNoWriMo

This month kicked off the annual NaNoWriMo challenge. I wasn’t going to say much about it because I think Chuck Wendig has done a pretty good job on his blog talking about national novel writing month. Or I like to call it the put your money where your mouth is and get off your ass and go write that novel month. If you want to be a writer you must sit your ass in the chair with your fingers on the keyboard and… well… actually write something. It’s all about the word count. A sort of sucky kind of productivity…

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My Takeaway from the Indie Author Symposium

So this past weekend a friend from my local RWA chapter and I ventured to Rhode Island for the Indie Author Symposium. I woke up not knowing where I was and without the little feet of toddlers pushing me to the edge of the bed. New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Marie Force and Penny Watson—blogger and author of seasonal Christmas stories—hosted a series of workshops regarding indie publishing. This past year a new tract for self-publishing was presented at the national RWA conference to address this growing demand. The turnout and the amount of agent and editor…

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So you want to write hot sex? (Writing Erotic Romance)

I know that I’ve been mostly absent on the blog these days. Instead, I’ve been hosting other writers while I’ve been getting Eternal Ever After ready for its release in December, battling one hell of a head cold, and getting ready to leave for RI to attend the Indie Symposium this coming weekend.   When I haven’t been immersed in my own writing I’ve been reading How to Write Hot Sex—Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors, edited by Shoshanna Evers.   Despite my fledgling fan base, I consider myself very much a rookie. If it weren’t for my critique partner,…

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