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Epilogue or Not? | #MFRW Author Challenge

Epilogues are another of my favorite tools as a romance writer. I don’t feel they are necessary or even as helpful for many other forms of fiction. However, with romance, they are almost a must in my opinion.

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According to Writer’s Digest there are six common uses for epilogues: Continue reading “Epilogue or Not? | #MFRW Author Challenge”

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The Boss | Coloring Book!!

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Guess what y’all! I hired the most awesome illustrator to design a coloring book featuring scenes from The Boss! A huge thank you to Arnild Aldepolla for the gorgeous designs, and to Tracy Goodwin for letting me “borrow” this idea. 🙂

Hope you guys love it!!!

THE BOSS | COLORING BOOK

A FIRE’S EDGE STORYBOOK FOR COLORING

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Discover the world of FIRE’S EDGE with The Boss Coloring Book! This deluxe coloring book features more than twenty-five illustrations for you to color as you wish. From dragons, to mates, to firefighters. From kings to danger to intrigue. You’ll find your favorite characters waiting for you to bring them to Continue reading “The Boss | Coloring Book!!”

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Prologue or Not? |#MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge

Prologues are the best!!! I love prologues both as a writer and as a reader!

Can a bad one immediately turn the reader off? Absolutely. A bad prologue is one that is boring, does nothing to drive the story forward or give critical context, is too long, and/or is only used for an info dump.

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Is a prologue a good idea for every story? Continue reading “Prologue or Not? |#MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge”

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September 2018 | Paranormal Romance Releases

Another month of fantastic books. Here are a few to check out. September 2018 new releases in paranormal romance from friends, favorites, and fellow authors…

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Writing Rituals | #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge

giphy-1This week we’re talking about writing rituals in the blog challenge. The thing is… I don’t think I have one I use consistently. I don’t rub a statue or blow kisses to the writing gods or open things in a certain order. I don’t have lucky socks or have to talk to my mom before I start or anything like that.

What I do have are tricks and habits. I have tons that I call on in different phases of the process, and not always the same way, or the same time in the process. Most frequently used are: Continue reading “Writing Rituals | #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge”

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Mating May Tear Them Apart – Fire’s Edge

TheBoss-Teaser#4In shifter worlds, mating and how it works is a pretty big deal, critical to relationships and inter-shifter/inter-pack dynamics. Which is why I decided to make it the central conflict of my brand new dragon shifter series, Fire’s Edge.

Yes, I still have fated mates, but I’m throwing in a bit of a wrench in that dragon shifters (who live thousands of years) have politicized the entire mating process. It doesn’t help that if the mates choose wrong, the woman dies in the process and the guy loses part of his soul. And, if a male doesn’t find his mate by a certain age Continue reading “Mating May Tear Them Apart – Fire’s Edge”

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New Release | The Boss

NEW RELEASE | THE BOSS

FIRE’S EDGE #1
The hotter the fire, the deeper the burn.

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Finn Conleth leads his team of enforcer dragon shifters with an iron fist and a cold heart. Every dragon seeks his destined mate, but the process to turn the woman he once thought was his killed her and devastated him. He will never risk his heart again. His team is his family now. When his body eventually gives out, Continue reading “New Release | The Boss”

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Trivia Queen–#MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge

This week in the MFRW blog challenge we are talking about useless talents. It probably doesn’t get much more useless than trivia (which happens to be my superpower).

qimg_1535645907930That’s right. I am a trivia junkie. I am a multi-time champion of various trivia related events–think Geeks Who Drink and cruise trivia (I owned our Disney cruise this summer).

I’m not saying I know everything–that’s for dang sure. I’m weak on sports trivia and most political trivia (unless it’s the chronological order of presidents or British monarchy). I’m almost unbeatable at movies (especially classics) and Continue reading “Trivia Queen–#MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge”

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Release Day | The Mate (Fire’s Edge #0.5)

NEW RELEASE | THE MATE

A FIRE’S EDGE NOVELLA
A FREE Prequel to The Boss

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Maddie Thompson’s life just fell down a rabbit hole. Finding out she’s a dragon shifter was one thing—she never quite fit into the human world, and this new reality feels…strangely right. However, discovering the next step is to choose a mate, and if she chooses wrong she’ll die, is the other side of crazy. Especially when she already left a piece of her heart with someone who Continue reading “Release Day | The Mate (Fire’s Edge #0.5)”

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Collections of Collections | #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge

Everyone should have at least one collection. There is nothing like that moment when you find a precious new piece to add to it. It also gives friends and family something–not only as a good gift, but as a reminder.

Every time I see Americana anything, I think of my mother, who taught American literature for most of her career and hosts a big 4th of July party every year. I think of Judy, my college boyfriend’s mom, every year I get out my “Santa’s Village” Christmas town (miniatures), because she gave me the first piece. Continue reading “Collections of Collections | #MFRWAuthor Blog Challenge”