I want to thank each and every one of you for the undivided support you guys have given me. The emails, the messages, the comments etc, honestly, they blow my mind.
Each day I feel beyond blessed to have touched so many of you, (in a n... Read more of this blog post »
DarlaI couldn’t believe my eyes. Josie had sent me the link with a cryptic comment: Don’t get bird flu.
What the hell did that mean? I clicked and read:Read more of this blog post »
Hockenfield Times, May 3, 2013Hockenfield, Mass. By Ja...
By twenty-four, Carter Stevenson has stuttered and ticced his way to debilitating shyness. Although his friends accuse him of letting his Tourette's dictate his life, Carter moves from Los Angeles to a quiet California town. He'll keep his head down and avoid people. He doesn't anticipate h... Read more of this blog post »
It’s bad right? Like…really bad. I just let it fly free while writing FOUR YEARS LATER because it suited his character you know? Fable got on his case from the start of ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND and so I wanted to carry the theme throughout his book. I also wanted it to be a huge difference between him...Read more of this blog post »
March 13, 2014
Like all writers, I have an obsession with what is good and what is bad. But for me, it’s a blurry line at times. Which makes it even more evil. When one looks away from evil, is it because you prefer evil over good? I never read the works by Paul Morand, but he was an aristocrat w... Read more of this blog post »
As a longtime reader of historical romances set in London, I’ve picked up bits and pieces of the city over the years. Names like Astley’s Amphitheatre, the British Museum, the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens, Carlton House, and Covent Garden are as familiar to me as my own house. Of course, I’ve never...Read more of this blog post »
I’ve always loved this quote, not only for it’s humor, but also for the truth contained within it. History is written about those who do something, usually something that goes against the social rules of the times. Occasionally, notoriety even means gather... Read more of this blog post »
DESCRIPTION: It couldn’t be normal to dislike him and want him all at the same time.Ryker AlferoWolf-Shifter. Tattooed. Dangerous. Off-limits. Everything I crave — and everything I shouldn’t wa... Read more of this blog post »
Now I have four books out, I feel like I've really accomplished something. I flick through the paperback copies, reading snippets, admiring the covers. I feel pretty proud of what I've done. Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh is coming up on a year since its release, and do you want to know something? I... Read more of this blog post »
Thanks for having me, JRo!
I got hooked up with Chelsie to write... Read more of this blog post »
The piece of literature that stands out the most for... Read more of this blog post »
I had a reader-fan write me and ask me for advice about formatting her paperback book that she just wrote. She’s moving from reading to writing. Yay! Her questions led me to write this post.
As a reader, I used to walk into the bookstore, head over to the section that housed the books I like to re...Read more of this blog post »
Alandra Pargas, ex-CIA counter-intelligence officer, plans to wreak vengeance on the people who tried to kill her. A little rendezvous with danger is not what scares her, though. It’s seeing the t...Read more of this blog post »
Artwork by Marcel Stevahn -One Good Eye Photography
To me, photography has been a way to capture the world’s beauty as I see it through my eyes. Trying new things, visiting new places and discovering more of myself and the world is what I live for. -Marcel
“Come on. Just the first...Read more of this blog post »
Check out this Review and Giveaway at A Prairie girl reads!
And I love this review from Molly! (She was very enthu... Read more of this blog post »
So I’m a newer coffee drinker. I’ve only started in the past two years, but I’ve quickly discovered the joys of espresso. There’s a great drive through coffee place (not Starbucks!) about 5 minutes away where I have been getting my fix. Still, driving over is a PITA, so I’ve been toying with buyi...Read more of this blog post »
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This book has been a real reader favorite! If you like marriage of convenience stories, now's the time to download it. Here's a quick blurb:
The Convenient Groom
She wrote the book--literally--on finding the right mate. But does she really understand what love... Read more of this blog post »
First, I would like to thank BA Tortuga for inviting me to participate in this! *claps* Here is a link to her website: BA Tortuga If you like cowboys, shifters, and even vampires, you need to check her out! Her cowboys are the best
So here’s the deal, I answer four questions, tell you a little bi...Read more of this blog post »
For the next several days, I will be reading through the four books to ensure there aren't any changes I want to make. My first... Read more of this blog post »
Thanks so much for all your ideas on the contemporary nominations for the DABWAHA! I’m no closer to a decision, but I have a much longer TBR list now. How about you?
As promised, I’ve drawn one name from the comments: Jacqueline Baxter! Jacqueline, please email me at laura AT lauraflorand DOT co...Read more of this blog post »
В общем, всяко я там. И стремительно (километров 40 в час) приближаюсь к белорусской границе.
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Did you figure it out the answer to this week’s “Impossible Question”? Read on to see if you were right.What’s the most popular Mexican food item in the United States?
Okay, so we might be fudging the details here to try and trick you, but the most popular Mexican food item isn’t the obvious gues...Read more of this blog post »
As someone with a strong attachment to Ukraine and its people, I have been aching for weeks to speak out. I am not Ukrainian, but I know a lot of Ukrainians, and – in the mass of media opinion and some very half-hearted reporting – I wanted their voices to be heard. A writing blog didn’t seem lik...Read more of this blog post »
Also, if any of you who won my book in the Goodreads contest has not received it by... Read more of this blog post »
In the 20th Century, we had two very influential women philosophers, and controversial as well: Hannah Arendt and Ayn Rand. Then there were the feminist writers and social scientists: Joan T... Read more of this blog post »
Ghazi Mozammel Hossain
Oh Abraham Lincoln
You had a great heart!
You had great contribution to humanity
You were great in establishing equality and brotherhood among man.
You came in a good moment
You contributed brotherhood, equality and Justice among man.
Fought against slavery.
Freed th... Read more of this blog post »
Bite Me, Baby:Why Are There Love Bites in Paranormal Romance?
Check out my guest post on Heroes and Heartbreakers about mate bites with Gage & Adam from the Big Bad Bite... Read more of this blog post »
An address given at the “9Marks at Southern” conference held February 28 – March 1, 2014 at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. For more information on 9 Marks Ministries and future conferences, please visit 9Marks.org
Phasers set on squee
It’s that time again, campers! To coincide with the release of A Kingdom Lost, I’ll be doing a small blog hop, a new not-quite-accurate trailer and some giveaways, so stay tuned!
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Just in time for St. Patrick's Day! Ireland and a Giveaway!
The writing team of Brit Darby, author of Emerald Prince is on Regan's Romance Reviews today talking about 13th century Ireland! It's a fascinating post so come on by!
You can meet Fela and Patricia and learn all about the history behin... Read more of this blog post »
IF YOU RECEIVE ARC'S OF AUTHORS BOOKS FOR REVIEW:
Please edit your review (if it's still posted. If it was removed, p... Read more of this blog post »
Well, according to Honey, all hell broke loose. This would probably explain why he woke up this morning grumpy and glaring. I have to set the scene. I’m still laughing as I type this so it may take me a minute. Hahahaha!
Imagine Honey all stern and dark-eyed. Actually tight-lipped too which isn’t...Read more of this blog post »
أين هو ؟!
يهطل المطر بغزارة ،
أتابعه من وراء نافذة غرفتي وقد التحفت ببطانيتي ، أسرح بجماله الأخاذ ، واشرد
بتفكيري بعيدًا عن الحياة وهمومها والأخبار الصباحية الكئيبة التي تتحدث عن التصعيدات
الإسرائيلية واحتمالية اقتراب شن حرب جديدة على غزة.
اشرد بعيدًا وأتابع
قطرات المطر ، تارةً وهي... Read more of this blog post »
I try not to worry too much about being too similar to something else. If the ending is where your screenplay ended up naturally, then I wouldn’t stress about it. You can always try brainstorming new endings and see how much you like anything you come up with. Try adding a twist to redefine the e...Read more of this blog post »