Writing the Spunky Heroine

I took an excellent workshop on character development from Anna Stuart and Mel Curtis a few months ago. During that workshop we discussed the book, Heroes & Heroines: Sixteen Master Archetypes which introduces different character archetypes for both the heroine and hero. (Excellent workshop and book - highly recommend both!). I discovered something about myself... Continue Reading →

Black Orchid – Goodreads Giveaway!

To celebrate the completion of the Svatura series, the release of the Svatura box set, and the 2-year anniversary of Blue Violet, I'm giving away 3 print copies of Black Orchid - the fourth and final book of the Svatura series - on Goodreads! Goodreads Book Giveaway Black Orchid by Abigail Owen Giveaway ends August 19, 2014.... Continue Reading →

Black Orchid Excerpt – Nate

Black Orchid, the fourth and final book of the Svatura series, is available in eBook and print... ***** Nate sat on the dusty ground and leaned his back against the trunk of a tree as he stared at the house through the brambles and bushes. Then he heaved a sigh and popped another piece of... Continue Reading →

Book Covers: Do People Sell Better?

Guest Post Re-Post: Originally posted as a guest post - part of my Black Orchid blog tour organized by Masquerade Crew. *** We all know book covers are the first way readers are drawn to a book they buy - especially from an author they haven't read. A book cover needs to stand out among the multitudes... Continue Reading →

Insta-Love: Love It or Hate It?

Guest Post Re-Post: Originally posted 6/30/2014 as a guest post on Coffee Talk Writers - part of my Black Orchid blog tour organized by Masquerade Crew. *** I have a theory about who loves and who hates insta-love. I have been reading romance novels of various sub-genres (contemporary, paranormal, teen, etc.) since I was about twelve years old.... Continue Reading →

Black Orchid Blog Tour: Retrospective

Another awesome blog tour. And, as always, due entirely to Ms. Deejay and the awesome folks at Masquerade Crew Tours! Thank you for the excellent servies! And giant thank you to all the bloggers/reviewers for hosting me!!! Giveaway: The giveaway of a $40 Amazon gift certificate and eBook copies of the first 3 Svatura books... Continue Reading →

The Appeal of Fated or Destined Love

Guest Post Re-Post: Originally posted 6/29/2014 on Bitches Be Writin' as a guest post - part of my Black Orchid blog tour organized by Masquerade Crew. *** One of my personal favorite paranormal romance devices is that of the destined or fated lovers. In the Svatura series, I call them te'sorthene. By this I mean that fate or the... Continue Reading →

My Top 10 Desserts

Guest Post Re-Post: Originally posted 6/27/2014 on Lilly Mac's Blog as a guest post - part of my Black Orchid blog tour organized by Masquerade Crew. *** Is it possible that you know me personally? Because you could not have asked this question to anyone who would struggle more to answer. I am a dessert-aholic. In college, when I... Continue Reading →

The Evolution of Sex in Romance

Guest Post Re-Post: Originally posted 6/25/2014 on Getting Personal as a guest post - part of my Black Orchid blog tour organized by Masquerade Crew. *** As a reader of romance for the last 25 years (I started young, what can I say) – one of the trends that I’ve found particularly interesting is the evolution of sex in... Continue Reading →

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