Your Fantasy Date—On Camera?

Romantic couple with flowers

by Tracy March You get to go on a fantasy date! Imagine… Where would you go? What would you do? Who would you be with? Go ahead! Let your mind run wild. Well, maybe not too wild! ;) Does your fantasy date include a beach? Seems to be a popular and swoony place for romance. Hmm… A tropical breeze, turquoise water, waves gently rolling onto shore, bare feet in the warm … [Read more...]

Harlequin Holiday Giveaway!

Harlequin Books

Welcome to the Harlequin Holiday Giveaway! The Holidays are just around the corner and people are really getting into the Christmas spirit. As you put up your tree and enjoy the fire on a cold winter's night, make sure to add reading a Harlequin romance novel to your holiday to-do list. A good romance novel will always make your night just a little bit warmer. ;) Imperfect … [Read more...]

The Romance of a Small Town

South Carolina small towns

From Mayberry to Stars Hollow to Smallville: The Romance of a Small Town By Sonya Weiss I love writing about love that takes place in a small town setting. When I thought over the reasons why I like it, I came up with several of them. I love the history of small towns. The homes and buildings with their beautiful architecture have often stood for hundreds of years. … [Read more...]

“ManyPaws” ~ Women In The Middle

ManyPaws ~ Women In The Middle

I received a copy of this book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own honest opinions. ManyPaws is an innovative “altered book” by author, Susan DeGarmo. It is a light-hearted, interactive pop-up book for women on getting older and going through the change. I’m sure if you’re over 45 you’ve asked yourself...”What’s happening to my body and mind? I feel like … [Read more...]

Being Smart Has Never Been So Sexy

Being Smart Has Never Been So Sexy

By Talia Hunter Blame it on Elizabeth Bennett. In 1813 she traded elegant barbs with Mr Darcy, and smart women everywhere sat up and took notice. Elizabeth wasn’t afraid to speak her mind, and Darcy even admitted to her, “By you, I was properly humbled.” What a revelation Elizabeth must have been back in 1813! She laid the groundwork for all the super-smart heroines who … [Read more...]

Why Do Readers Enjoy Being Scared?

Scary novels

By Alison Kemper I saw my first horror movie, Poltergeist, when I was twelve. Afterwards, I locked my toy clown in the closet. I left my bedroom light on all night. I didn’t sleep well for weeks. But I was totally ready to watch more scary movies. Why? What’s the lure of horror flicks? Of terrifying books and video games? Why do we willingly immerse ourselves in … [Read more...]

The Scandalously Improper Bucket List

Bucket List

The Scandalously improper Bucket list of Miss Phillipa Peppiwell, a Victorian Lady “I want to sail the oceans, ride a camel, explore the ruins of Venice, and eat French pastries for breakfast!” These are some of the bold words Miss Phillipa Peppiwell said to Lord Anthony Thornton in my newest release The Irresistible Miss Peppiwell. As a reader wonderfully stated in her … [Read more...]

The DIY Cover Shoot!

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One of the drawbacks of not having a big publishing house behind you is that you have to do your own author photos and cover designs. Mary T. Wagner shares how her cover shoot elevated the “do-it-yourself” experience to the realm of high comedy. by Mary T. Wagner There are a lot of up sides to being what I call a “DIY” author, one of the zillions of writers out there … [Read more...]