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Romance Writing Tip #15

Should You Design Your Own Romance Novel Covers?

If you've been reading my romance writing tips, you know that my background is as a non-fiction, how-to business writer. I've written over 50 ebooks did most of my own ebook covers.

When I first started writing romance, I outsourced the covers but recently started to do them myself. Why? Well really it was a time…

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Added by Yuwanda Black on April 23, 2014 at 9:09am — No Comments

Romance Writing Tip #14

Should You Use Your Own Love Life as Material for Your Romance Novel?

In yesterday's post, we discussed one of the easiest ways to write your first romance novel quickly -- and that is to use your own experiences. So yes, I think using your own love life is an excellent…

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Added by Yuwanda Black on April 22, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Book Giveaway and Interview with Mystery & Sweet Romance Author Linda Weaver Clarke

Book Release Party and Book Giveaway April 21 – 28! You have a chance to win a romantic cozy mystery, The Bali Mystery: Amelia Moore Detective Series. I’m having a drawing for a hard copy and several e-books. If you prefer an e-book and want to be in the drawing, let me know. Book: U.S. and E-book: International

 

Linda Weaver Clarke paints a beautiful portrait of the island of Bali. In fact, she made me wish I were there. I’ve read her books before and she…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on April 21, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

Book Excerpt: To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis

Title: To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis

Author: Andra Watkins

Publisher: Word Hermit Press

Pages: 300

Language: English

Genre: Historical fiction/Paranormal/Suspense

Format: Paperback,…

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Added by Dorothy Thompson on April 20, 2014 at 8:37am — No Comments

Enjoy A Sweet Romantic Cozy Mystery

Book Release Celebration and Book Giveaway April 17 – 24! You have a chance to win a cozy mystery: The Bali Mystery - Amelia Moore Detective Series. Amelia Moore, the founder of the Moore Detective Agency, specializes in missing persons. Her cases have taken her to some very interesting places and put her in some dangerous situations, but she always solves the case. With the help of Rick Bonito, her business is flourishing. When Mrs. Brody hires Amelia and Rick to find her…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on April 16, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Book Giveaway and Interview with Christian Author Sharon Srock

Book Giveaway April 14 - 21: You have a chance to win a Family Drama, Pam. Leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. E-book: International

 

Pam’s story is about secrets and forgiveness, and the harm we do to ourselves when we carry these things around instead of giving them to God.

 

Leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail at…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on April 14, 2014 at 9:41am — No Comments

Book Giveaway For A Children’s book by Author Sherrill Cannon

Book Giveaway April 7 - 14: You have a chance to win a Children’s Book, My Fingerpaint Masterpiece. Leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. One book: US and Canada, one e-book: International

 

Have you ever seen a work of art worth millions, which looks like something your child brought home from school? This story is about a child who paints a fingerpaint print in class and then loses it in the wind on the way home. What happens next when it’s…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on April 6, 2014 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Romance Writing Tip of the Day: #8

About Writing Romance Series

My next romance, Return to Me, is a two-part series. It didn't start out that way, but the characters wouldn't shut up, so it turned into one. So just a couple of things ...

(I) if the book lends itself to a multi-part series, give it its due. Let the character, the story lead you;

(II) Make each part…

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Added by Yuwanda Black on April 2, 2014 at 6:21am — No Comments

Three Book Giveaways! Three Different Genres!

Three Book Giveaways! Three Different Genres! Yea!

 

1. Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, and Intrigue!

 

Book Give Away April 1 - 7: You have a chance to win a Fantasy Romance with adventure and intrigue: The Alliance of Isian by Serena Clarke. Hard Copy: U.S. and Ebook: International.

 

I am quickly becoming a huge fan of Serena's. I loved this book even more than the first one in the series. I am…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on April 1, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments

Book Giveaway For A Mystery by Author Jon Foyt

Book Giveaway Mar 27 – Apr 7: You have a chance to win a Cozy Mystery, Time to Retire. This novel is filled with mystery, romance, and adventure, as Willy and Sally explore the lifestyles of aging retirees. Things are not quite what they seem at Sunset Gardens, an active adult retirement community in California. The directors of the Homeowner's Association has been handling money in questionable ways, there's secret meetings occurring at The Silent Front, a former…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on March 27, 2014 at 11:09am — No Comments

The Debut Author's Advantage

You only have one chance to be a debut author. Debuts are special in the world of publishing. While the experience of having gone through the publishing process can make you wiser--and therefore theoretically better at it--there are reasons to try to get it right the first…

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Added by Gretchen Crary on March 25, 2014 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Book Giveaway For A Mystery by Author Linda Baten Johnson

Book Giveaway March 24 - 31: You have a chance to win a mystery, The Friendship Train. Leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. Two Books: U.S. or E-book: International.

 

In The Friendship Train, Jimmy Burns, an eighth-grader whose brother died in World War II, wants to help the hungry people in France, but doesn’t know how. When he and his family learn about the Friendship Train, they’re quick to respond, and Jimmy and his father are…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on March 24, 2014 at 8:15am — No Comments

New Release: Multi-Cultural Romance Novel – The Courage to Love

Have been focusing on writing more romance novels lately. Want to build my catalog up in this genre. This is my third romance in less than a year. 

Trapped by Desire (http://www.amazon.com/Trapped-Desire-Yuwanda-Black-ebook/...), my second one, was an…

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Added by Yuwanda Black on March 23, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Amazon’s Best Seller List: Finding Love in Sweetwater Cove

I hope you've had a great week. Ready for a little “fun in the sun” on this end. Worked 17 hours straight yesterday tying up final chapters of Loving Logan, PART 3 (not a typo: 17 hours). The mini novel is with the proofreader now. Should be ready for release this weekend -- few days earlier than anticipated.

 

The next romance novella on tap is Heart's Desire Under the Taribou Moon. Have already started ... I hear the characters chatting away ... love it when that…

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Added by Cassandra Black on March 21, 2014 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Author Glen Hierlmeier Releases Historical Romance Novel ‘Honor and Innocence: Against the Tides of War’

March 19, 2014 (LOS ANGELES, CA) - Glen Hierlmeier announced today that his latest novel Honor and Innocence: Against the Tides of War is now available for sale on Amazon.

 

Honor and Innocence is a historical romance novel. This book takes the reader through…

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Added by Kelsey McBride on March 19, 2014 at 11:05am — No Comments

DIVERGENCE OR CONVERGENCE

Much as I tried to ignore Divergent, it seems all the rage with the kids, so I had to read it before it comes out this Friday.

 

Here’s a quick summary:

 

There’s this teenage girl that doesn’t know to which faction she belongs (shocker).  She isn’t modest enough to be abnegation (makeup and tattoos are too tempting) and doesn’t feel smart enough to be erudite.  She is questionably brave enough for dauntless (bravery sometimes…

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Added by Virgilia Campos on March 18, 2014 at 8:00am — No Comments

8 Reasons You Need a Business Plan for Your Book

Every book needs a business plan. I don’t care if you write nonfiction or fiction, if you plan on self-publishing or traditionally publishing, a business plan helps you produces a book that can succeed in today’s highly competitive publishing marketplace. The reason why is simple: A business…

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Added by Nina Amir on March 17, 2014 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Two Book Giveaways Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day!

1. Book Giveaway For A Sweet Romance by Author Jewel Adams

 

Book Giveaway March 17 - 24: You have a chance to win a Sweet Romance, If Not For Love. Leave a comment about this interview with your e-mail. Five Copies of an E-book: International.

 

If Not for Love is about a woman who writes short stories. After getting out of her publishing contract, she moves to Scotland and starts over. Her own Scottish roots fuels her fascination with the…

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Added by Linda Weaver Clarke on March 17, 2014 at 9:40am — No Comments

Writing Inspiration in Tropics

My Morning in Jamaica ... Writing Inspiration in Tropics 

Good morning. I hope your day is off to a good start. I'm having coffee, working on "Loving Logan, PART 3" (part of romance novel series), due out next week.  Hope to finish up by late afternoon so I can get a looooong walk in down Beach Road. Have fallen off my…

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Added by Cassandra Black on March 17, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

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