#openbook -Writing Pets in Romance

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Do pets (or other animals) play an important part in your books? Tell us about them.

Hey, romance addicts. I am back with a new blog hop post. Pets in romance? Many authors who consistently write pets and animals in their books. Find out if I do and why!

#coverreveal Savage Bloodline Mafia Romance Collection

Hey, romance addicts. I am thrilled to be one of the authors in the phenomenal Savage Bloodline Collection. Authors will give readers an exciting range of mafia romance stories, centered on the men of the DeLuca family.

All of the men in this powerful family have a genteel ferociousness that leaves the women around them wondering if they are ready to kiss or kill them. Check it out and keep scrolling to get a free eBook of the Savage Bloodline prequel!

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Natural Inspiration: Finding Tranquility and Creativity in Nature

Hey, romance addicts. Author Gayle M. Irwin shares how she finds tranquility and creativity in nature. She is also giving readers a sneak peek of her book My Montana Love, a pet rescue romance. Welcome, Gayle!

Guest Post

By Gayle M. Irwin

A 60th birthday celebration at my friends’ ranch last month brought me down their ½-mile graveled lane. As I drove toward the house, two large, lanky birds squawked, jumped, and bowed. I smiled, stopped the car, and watched them. Springtime beckons sandhill cranes to this location, and every March when I visit the same spot to celebrate my birthday, the birds are almost always there to welcome me back, just as the land welcomes them.

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Pandemic Publishing

Hey, romance addicts. Romance author Jailaa West joins us with tips for publishing during a pandemic. She also released a new book in her Savage Security romance series. Welcome, Jailaa!

Pandemic Publishing

Guest Post
By Jailaa West

Publishing in Private:

Writing has always been a solitary journey. Maya Angelou liked to lock herself in a hotel room and allow no one to enter. She said, “I have a bedroom, with a bed, a table, and a bath. I have Roget’s Thesaurus, a dictionary, and the Bible. Usually a deck of cards and some crossword puzzles.” Lately it feels like this is all any of us have. Covid-19 has made our solitary choice, mandatory. This confinement has produced positive and negative side-effects. Effects that we are all learning to manage during this crisis. 

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#lwlinterview – Author Alana Lorens on Writing

Hey, romance addicts. Author Alana Lorens joins us today. She will share her experience writing and publishing and

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Interesting question. Obviously I want readers to read my books. But I see some authors coming out with a formula book (read: any Hallmark movie plot) every couple months, and I can’t imagine doing that just to get a book out there.

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#lwlinterview – #holidayromance Author Amber Daulton Talks Publishing and Writing

Hey, romance addicts. Amber Daulton is back with another great book and interview. She joins us to share her writing process and a new Valentine’s adventure romance, My Valentine’s Adventure.

Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several
standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press, Books to Go Now,
and Daulton Publishing, and are available in e-book, print on demand, audio, and foreign language
formats. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.

Welcome, Amber.

How did publishing your first book change your writing process?
Boy, is that a loaded question! I’d modeled my style after what I was reading, only to learn with my first publisher that passive voice and head hopping are now frowned upon. I would love to go back in time and tell myself to do more research into grammar and writing style, and not to read so many romance books written in the 1990s and earlier. The writing and publishing guidelines have changed over the years, and what was accepted back then is no longer accepted now, as least for beginners without a huge following.

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Interview – Lyndell Williams Romances and The Power of Fiction.

I had the pleasure of joining social media influencer Abdullah Najjar for an interview about my work. I found the experience interesting. Abdullah was the first Muslim male interviewer who discussed my romances and inclusion of sensual scenes with me.

I was glad to be able to express the reasons why I am committed to providing readers across social backgrounds diverse romance that touches on social issues and gives off some heat!

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October’s Featured Authors and Giveaways! — I Love Diverse Romance

Happy October! Fall has arrived and there is now a chill in the air. Stay warm by cuddling up with the alphas from this month’s featured romances. We’ve got something for everyone. From contemporary heroes to sexy anti-heroes, you’re sure to find the perfect book boyfriend from this selection. “Can I massage your sexy muscles?”When […]

October’s Featured Authors and Giveaways! — I Love Diverse Romance

#bookreview Guarding His Midnight Witness

Hey, romance addicts. It’s been a minute since I had the time to review a book, but I have one for you guys!

Art, law enforcement and organized crime, who could want anything more? In Guarding His Midnight Witness, Anna J Stewart offers readers a respectable romantic suspense with the usual suspects and elements layered with stable and quirky characters.

Artist Greta is struggling with a creative block making painting impossible. So what does she do? Why, the only thing possible. Cooped up in a loft with her mind whizzing and creative juices not flowing, she takes to sipping tea, petting her cat and spying the neighborhood. Only thing is, she gets more than what she bargains for when she witnesses a murder, or at least she thinks she saw one. No, she did, right?

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Author Interrupted – Dealing with Distractions

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What are your top three distractions and how do you deal with them?
Note: I am writing this post on the road. Please forgive any typos.

A writer’s life is full of all kinds of distractions, which can make finding the time to develop ideas and getting out of one’s head and onto paper (or the screen) difficult. I have mentioned that time management can be an external factor hindering writing.

Damn those twenty-four hours in a day. They just won’t listen and become more. Authors have professional (novel writing is not the main source of income for most) and personal lives, each demanding energy and time. Finding sufficient time to develop a plot, construct character arcs and write content can be difficult.  One cruel irony is that creative often burgeons when there is no time. Authors scramble to find a moment to weave a story, but frustration usually sets in when the brilliance blazing in their minds flickers into embers because that’s how it often works. Write right now or risk losing everything.

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#MFRW- Just Kick The Bucket

 

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Bucket Lists - Have or Have Not

Note- I am traveling and working from my phone.  Please have mercy in my typos.

Many would argue that a life without goals is a wasted one. We constantly set achievements for ourselves, striving to make our dreams come to fruition. We attain some while others stay out of our reach.

Setting goals can range from the sensible to outlandish. It is up to the individual to asses the viability of a goal and if they will pursue it. A good goal-setting metric is the S.M.A.R.T approach, which encourages one to critically discern the potential for success by determining of a goal is 1) specific, 2) measurable, 3) attainable, 4)relevant, and 5) time bound.

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New LWL Story-Sweet Love Bitter Fruit Prelude

Toni and Marcus are preparing for their second course of infertility treatments. The first one left them heartbroken and Toni an emotional wreck, so he is hesitant about doing another one, and his deep love for her makes it hard to say no.

Toni is just as anxious as Marcus, but her urge to be a mother makes her determined to forge ahead with her loving husband by her side.

Will they have success the second time around, or will a worse agony come their way?

In Vitro is a prelude short story to the soon-to-be-released Sweet Love – Bitter Fruit, the second novel in the Brothers in Law romance series.  Readers first met the main characters Marcus and Toni Kent in book one, My Way to You and fell in love with their love for each other. Continue reading “New LWL Story-Sweet Love Bitter Fruit Prelude”

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