I’ll take my romance with a side of adventure.

As a romance author myself, I see where Sara is coming from 100%. I’ll take my romance with a side order of adventure and drama. Give Sara a hand with her research, romance readers how do you like your romance? Take a look at her research poll and see if you can help with a click of a button.

Sara Ackerman, author

As I was researching for my current book, I came across a blog written by a historian who claimed she hated historical romance that did not exactly follow the construct of the era in which the story is set. In fact, she preferred an ordinary romance in which boy and girl meet, boy and girl fight/misunderstand/do anything they possibly can think of to sabotage their relationship before boy and girl fall in love and marry.

Personally, I prefer alternative historical romance in which many of the era’s constructs remain true to history while others are altered (in a believable manner if one cares to set aside any preconceived notions about what is and isn’t acceptable in a historical romance) . My stories tend to fall into this category. While not ‘wallpaper’ romances, they are stories that could have happened within a given society’s parameters. Consequently, my stories feature more than…

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Meet The Author: Thank you All! & More Authors Needed… #author #amwriting

Well guys I have just interviewed three brilliant authors today, and the line up is so diverse!  The feature has become popular ,I’m doing two authors per month as a feature. The next spot open is from August onward, so if you’re  an author and you have a new summer release, or you fancy a spot light (even if you don’t have a new release for the summer) come and strut your stuff….do get in touch.  Everyone is welcome, but male authors  are encouraged  to participate and authors who hail from ALL genres, you wait until July there’s a lot of diversity there.

I’m loving meeting you all, and reading the author review copies  of your books I get. I promise I’ll read them and review them.

You can read some previous author interviews here.

 

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Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers 5-27-2017

I can never pass up a writing prompt. Here’s another challenge writers take a look.

A Writer's Life

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This week’s photo prompt is provided by Louise with The Storyteller’s Abode. 

Guide for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

1. A prompt photo will be provided each Tuesday to be used as a base to your story. Please include photo prompt with your story.

2. Linking for this challenge begins on Tuesday and runs to the following Monday evening.

3. Please credit photo to photographer.

4. The story word limit is 100 – 150 words (+ – 25 words). Please try to stay within this limit.


“This,” he said, opening the french doors and taking in a deep breath of sea air, “is the life.”

She came up behind, wrapping her arms around his waist. “I thought I was the life.”

“That’s a different kind of life altogether. So…beach or question mark?”  Wiggled his eyebrows.

With a laugh, she moved away. “Mother always said you were…

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Meet and Greet: 5/26/17

Time to meet and greet as well as leave your links for others to discover. Have a lovely weekend meeting and greeting.

Dream Big, Dream Often

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It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!! Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post. It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times! It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want. It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media. Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

See ya on Monday!!

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What-cha Doing Right Now?#friday #weekend

Three Day Quote Challenge 3

 

Oh, you’re not voting? Why not?? Didi’s put the last call out over the other side of the Atlantic. She’s allowing three more hours, before she closes the poll for week #2’s writing prompt selection. Then we’ll see you Tuesday for the story post. There’s one  prompt in the lead “ every time I hear that voice from my basement.”  

It’s a hot muggy night in London, and it was a hot day full of sunshine. I spent it in the park. I’m about to start work on Lover’s Retreat book #2 of the Romance Set in Paradise series, I’ve not been productive at all. I’ve been reading lots of other author’s work. Tonight, I’m in for a marathon night of writing now the house is quiet.

Have a wonderful Friday night or day wherever you are!

It’s paranormal genre week……… get involved and vote!

Vote here.

A LITTLE INFO:

This interactive writing challenge is simple and insanely creative. It’s a group effort and we’re so glad to have you join in the writing fun!!  I hope you’re ready to challenge Didi and I by choosing which prompts we can transform into stellar suspense!  Give us your best shot!  You vote on our weekly prompt, and we provide the entertainment. One of us will start the story and the other will pick up where she randomly left off. It’s that simple! The super easy steps are as follows:

STEP ONE: Every Wednesday we’ll post a voting poll with a few prompts to choose from.
STEP TWO: With the click of a button, you cast your vote on a prompt. (voting will stay open for three days.)
STEP THREE: READ AND ENJOY! Every week on the following Tuesday we will post the short story that transformed from the very winning prompt you chose!

Last Day To Vote….Week #2 New Genre: Paranormal Eeeek OMG

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Time is ticking,  Didi and I are watching the votes climb we have one writing prompt in the lead ” every time I hear that voice from my basement.”  I Know Didi’s excited for this week, when I caught up with her on Skype last night she was very excited. Personally I’m on the edge of my seat … I have never wrote anything paranormal in my life before this will be the first time. I will be totally out of my comfort zone  with this challenge eeeeeeeek. But that’s what this challenge is about, and the main reason why we’re doing them. Gimmie a suspenseful, romantic, thriller, crime or even  damn right sexy prompt I’ll knock ’em out no probs.  This week, I’m a little nervous! But can’t wait for the writing to begin.

Thanks for voting, keep going the poll is running on USA time this week, and closes today head over to Didi’s author page and see what’s on offer and place a vote.

Vote here.

read week one’s female serial killer on death row prompt story here!

A LITTLE INFO:

This interactive writing challenge is simple and insanely creative. It’s a group effort and we’re so glad to have you join in the writing fun!!  I hope you’re ready to challenge Didi and I by choosing which prompts we can transform into stellar suspense!  Give us your best shot!  You vote on our weekly prompt, and we provide the entertainment. One of us will start the story and the other will pick up where she randomly left off. It’s that simple! The super easy steps are as follows:

STEP ONE: Every Wednesday we’ll post a voting poll with a few prompts to choose from.
STEP TWO: With the click of a button, you cast your vote on a prompt. (voting will stay open for three days.)
STEP THREE: READ AND ENJOY!  Every week on the following Tuesday we will post the short story that transformed from the very winning prompt you chose!

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Freebie Friday x 2 There Are #97 Free Copies Left! #amreading #romance #free

Another freebie for you to start your weekend, I woke up thinking today is Saturday oddly. Don’t forget as part of the novel writing competition I’ve entered, there are 100 free copies of Havana Heat up for grabs here. Take yourself to paradise, and indulge in a little steamy romance novella. I hope to have the second story in the series released in June. You can read an excerpt of Lover’s Retreat  here.

Have a lovely weekend, the sun is set to shine in London  again. I hope it is where you are too. And it’s bank holiday weekend in the UK we’ve got a three day weekend  🙂 .

Book Blurb:

Havana Heat is book one of the Romance Set in Paradises series of modern,steamy, suspenseful and romantic stories, set in exotic locations around the world. In Havana Heat readers are transported to the paradise of Cuba’s capital Havana, following the romance and heat build between Spaniard Detective Sebastian Garcia, and London born and bred wedding planner Melinda Jones. Melinda’s path crosses with the handsome and charming Detective at Casa De Amour Hotel as a guest at her client’s exotic location wedding. Both characters are in search of a slice of paradise, away from their own troubled love life back home. Once their paths cross the romance and sizzle begins.

When all hell breaks out at Casa De Amour Hotel, and conflict builds over their past both characters are faced with a decision to take a risk and see out their romance, or walk away. Forever asking themselves what could have been. Romance, thrills and excitement await in book one of this modern romance series set in paradise.

Grab a copy

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