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Tuesday, 01 May 2012 17:42

What Inspires HelenKay Dimon?

HKD_whenshewasntlookingRNN welcomes author HelenKay Dimon who talks about her inspiration. HelenKay Dimon’s latest romantic suspense, “When She Wasn’t Looking,” is out on May 1, 2012.

 

One commenter will win a copy of "When She Wasn't Looking" or another backlist title from HelenKay Dimon. Contest will be open until Friday, May 4th at Midnight EST. Winner will be chosen at random.

 

People ask authors all the time where they get inspiration for their stories.  The reality is coming up with an idea is the easy part.  I get bombarded with ideas all the time. A headline or paragraph in a news article will make me stop and say, "hmmm, I wonder what if…?"  Inspiration can come from something as simple as a photograph.  I recently saw this picture of a tiny house, probably one room, in the middle of nowhere with nothing but the mountains behind it.  I can’t get it out of my head.  I have to write a story that grows out of the image.  Must!

 

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Saturday, 28 April 2012 18:41

NECRWA Literacy Signing

Kristan_MeToday, I made the treck up to Salem, Massachusetts to attend the Book Fair/Literacy Signing that the New England Chapter of The Romance Writers of America held as part of their annual conference. Last year's event was my first ever book signing. The crowd is rather small which makes it easy to talk to any and all authors. It is a very different scene from the mob scene of the literacy signing at RWA's annual conference. I would recommend this local event to all romance aficionados. (By the way, the picture to the left is of Kristan Higgins and me taken by Judith Arnold)

 

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Monday, 19 March 2012 09:30

Jaci Burton Talks Sports

Taking_ShotRNN welcomes Jaci Burton whose latest release, "Taking a Shot." made both the USA Today and New York Times Bestseller lists to talk about the appeal of sports heroes in romance novels.

 

Read to the end to find out how to win a copy of "Taking a Shot" from RNN. Check out our review of this Recommended Read.

 

Take it away Jaci Burton:

Anyone who loves sports loves athletes. The question is, what is it about them that makes them fodder for our fantasies. Is it their hefty salaries? No, that’s not it. I mean there’s always the billionaire corporate raider or sheik for that, right?  Is if the fact they’re on television? No, there are movie stars and television actors who corner the market on face time. So what is it that we find so attractive about sports stars?

 

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Hold_MeRNN welcomes author Lucianne Rivers with a guest blog post. Read on to find out more about Rivers' Caldwell Sisters' trilogy.

 

I don’t write fairy tales, although some might say romantic fiction qualifies as such. Caldwell Sisters Jane, Margo and Allison certainly find their Princes Charming in HOLD ME, THRILL ME, ENTICE ME, but nobody chokes on an apple, turns into a frog, or lives with dwarfs. Fiction of any kind is a sort of fairy tale, I suppose. It’s someone’s dream on paper instead of in real life.

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farrRNN welcomes author Diane Farr who talks about her self-publishing journey.

 

Short Bio:
Diane was first published at the age of eight when the Bakersfield Californian printed one of her poems. She has spent most of her life with her nose in a book -- sometimes reading, sometimes writing. She is a four-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award, the highest award of excellence in romantic fiction. Please join her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/dianefarrpage or check out http://www.dianefarrbooks.com for the latest.

 

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joan.swanRNN Welcomes debut author Joan Swan

 

Welcome to the Journey of a Debut Author Blog Tour!

 

This is our second week in a behind-the-scenes look at what’s involved in getting a debut author prepared for publication.  My own debut novel, FEVER, releases Spring 2012, so it’s coming up fast.  At every stop on the tour, I’ll have a guest NYT bestselling author answering questions about their experience as a debut author and I’ll also be giving away their books! My guest author this week is the wonderful Kat Martin, and I have FIVE of her books to give away.

 

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Thursday, 01 September 2011 07:24

Interview: Historical Romance Author Ashley March

Ashley_March2RNN welcomes author Ashley March for her second visit. Ashley is including a giveaway with her interview, so be sure to read the interview to the end.

 

Ashley March’s second book “Romancing the Countess” releases on September 6, 2011. RNN named it a Recommended Read. Read our review.

 

Book Description:


Sebastian Madinger, the Earl of Wriothesly, thought he'd married the perfect woman-until a fatal accident revealed her betrayal with his best friend. After their deaths, Sebastian is determined to avoid a scandal for the sake of his son. But his best friend's widow is just as determined to cast her mourning veil aside by hosting a party that will surely destroy both their reputations and expose all of his carefully kept secrets...

Leah George has carried the painful knowledge of her husband's affair for almost a year. All she wants now is to enjoy her independence and make a new life for herself-even if that means being ostracized by the Society whose rules she was raised to obey. Now that the rumors are flying, there's only one thing left for Sebastian to do: silence the scandal by enticing the improper widow into becoming a proper wife. But when it comes to matters of the heart, neither Sebastian nor Leah is prepared for the passion they discover in each other's arms....

 

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Monday, 25 July 2011 07:50

Author Interview: Jenn LeBlanc

Jenn_LeBlanc_headshotRNN Interviews author Jenn LeBlanc

 

In January of 2011, Jenn LeBlanc’s illustrated romance novel, “The Rake and the Recluse” was released. Jenn is a photographer who took all of the photographs for the novel herself. She is currently working on the sequel to her first novel. Read on to find out more . . .

 

Q: Which came first the idea for the illustrations (photographs) or the story?

 

The story was first. I finished my manuscript in about three months, then edited for a while and decided I wanted to shoot my cover. It mushroomed from there once the iPad was announced.

 

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Monday, 16 May 2011 16:11

Author Interview: Meet Jenna Petersen

Jenna_PetersenRNN welcomes historical author Jenna Petersen.

 

Jenna Petersen, a multi-published author of historical romance, erotic romance and urban fantasy, has decided to move into self-publishing for some of her books; “Rogue for a Night,” a historical released on March 30th and “Seven Nights,” an erotic romance written as Jess Michaels, released on April 24th.

 

See RNN's review of "Rogue for a Night."

 

 

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Friday, 25 March 2011 08:24

Meet Author Jill Sorenson

Jill_Sorenson_webface_03RNN welcomes author romantic suspense author Jill Sorenson. RNN has two copies of Jill's April 5th release "The Edge of Night" to giveaway to U.S. commenters.

 

Jill Sorenson, a native of Emporia, Kansas, is a stay-at-home mother living in San Diego. She has two back-to back releases; the March 22nd release of “Stranded with her Ex,” a Harlequin Romantic Suspense, and “The Edge of Night,” a Dell Mass Market Original, out on April 5th.

 

“The Edge of Night” is a gritty and powerful tale set amid gang violence in a California city that is close to the Mexican border.  

 

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