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Adrianna Dane

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Adrianna Dane (who also writes as Tess Maynard) has been putting pen to paper since the age of ten. She currently resides in the state of Washington and is a member of Romance Writers of America, EPIC. and Broaduniverse.

The first defining love story Adrianna read back in junior high school was "Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte, and that set her on the road to her long standing love affair with the romance genre. Her inspiration in writing often can be found by listening to song lyrics and reading poetry by such poets as Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Edgar Allen Poe, and Ranier Maria Rilke. But finding inspiration for her stories truly has no boundaries for Adrianna.

She freely admits she is a romantic by nature and adding sensual heat to rom

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Adrianna Dane It isn't so much writer's block as too many characters yelling at me to write their story. It takes a good deal of discipline to quiet some of those…moreIt isn't so much writer's block as too many characters yelling at me to write their story. It takes a good deal of discipline to quiet some of those voices so I can focus in on a specific story to tell. There are some days that can be harder than others. Some characters can be very insistent.(less)
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“If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all.”
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“... And the only way to find that honesty is to not overthink it.

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Savannah Adrianna,

Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,

Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend

message 15: by Leon

Leon Shure Thanks for adding me as a friend,


message 14: by Emily

Emily Lear Hey Adrianna,
Thanks for adding me as your friend. I have enjoyed looking through your page. Do you have a favorite I should try first?



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Christine Hi Adrianna, stopped by to see what's new on your page. Have a great week.
Blessings CJ
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message 12: by Liane

Liane Spicer Hi Adrianna,
Greetings from a Caribbean author! Thank you for adding me to your Goodreads circle!

message 11: by Karen

Karen Mains Hello Andrianna,

Good day to you! Thanks for inviting me to be your friend here.

I'm Karen B. Mains, author of spiritual and inspirational Christian books. Please look at my profile for my books that will interest you. I think you will like my Kingdom Tales Trilogy and The God Hunt :)

I'd also love to have you receive my Soulish Food eNewsletter for people who are hungry souls. Go here to sign up today.

Thank you. God bless you and your family.

Karen Mains

message 10: by Jeannie

Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Adrianna and thanks for being a friend. You were born on my Daddy's birthday! How cool is that? July people rock!

Pamela Thanks for adding me as a friend!

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Ida Plassay Hello Adrianna!
Thanks add and for joining my circle of friends on goodreads.


Christine Hi from down under Adrianna. Stopped by to see what’s new with you.
Please take a look at SFA.

Blessings CJ

message 6: by Beth

Beth Hi Adrianna,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author!
- Beth

message 4: by Ilyn (last edited Dec 20, 2008 06:20AM)

Ilyn Ross Hello Adrianna,

How are you? Thank you for being my friend. Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2009! Good fortune on your books.

Please visit these groups when you have a chance: “Happy & Brainy Group” and “To the Glory of Man”.

Have a marvelous weekend. Warmest regards.

Adrianna Andrea M. Kulman wrote: "Hi & thank you for being a friend."

Thanks for the friendship, Andrea.

Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend.

Adrianna, I've added your books Esmerelda's Lovers, The Argadian Heart Trilogy, Sylvie's Gift, Images of Desire and Carnal carnival to my to-read list.

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