MY FAVORITE SEASON

Fall is always my favorite season. I love the colors and the cool days. Now, in this time of silence with no one to talk to and nowhere to go, I love the fall even more. I spend my days in fiction both writing and reading and to my surprise I’ve become more creative. I… Read More

8 Do You Believe in Curses?

What gives you the heebie jeebies? Humans are amazing creatures in so many ways. We imagine futures, remember and ruminate over the past, and create dramas that may or may not be going on around us. The human mind can come up with both fantastic and horror-filled ideas. This is why things like scary stories… Read More

Not Another Cover Model Contest?

Yes, sorry. I, Lyn Cote, need your help with yet another cover model for a new book, titled Uncertain Spring. If you didn’t read my blog, “Can a Grandmother Be a Heroine in a Romance?” perhaps you’d like to click here to read about the story line. This is in my Northern Shore Intrigue series,… Read More

2 Newsflash — She’s a TV Junkie

I have a secret. I binge watch tv. I very seldom share my television watching habits with friends and family, knowing that many of my friends view binging on tv programs or watching a day of movies as a waste of time. Also, there is the…” Nothing is worth watching on tv anymore. It’s all… Read More

Let’s Take a Break

The Last Rule of Makeups is a reunited lovers/second chance romance, and it’s the third book in the steamy Breakup Bash series. One of my favorite parts of the book is the first five lines: Corinne Ross removed the turquoise stiletto-heeled pumps from the box on the floor next to her chair in the shoe… Read More

8 Writing the Perfect Daddy Dom

What makes the perfect Daddy Dom in a novel?  It is a question I work tirelessly on to answer in the romance novels I write as Arabella Kingsley and Cordelia Gregory.  My Daddy Dom characters are a modern twist and combination of handsome elegantly dressed classic 1940s film stars such as Cary Grant in Notorious,… Read More

8 Embracing Autumn

2020 has been a year for the history books, and it’s not over. There’s been so much fear and hardship, stress and worry for the entire world. A global pandemic has taken over all our lives. But like in any time of darkness, there is always light. As we adjusted to the new normal, we… Read More

1 When Inspiration Calls At an Ungodly Hour

by Allison B. Hanson Ask many authors when they knew they wanted to write books, and you’ll often hear how they knew since they were children, or wrote their first book in third grade. I, however, do not have that story. My muse woke me around four a.m. on November 20th, 2009 and wouldn’t let… Read More

4 Dominant Doesn’t Equal Psychopath.

Dominant doesn’t equal psychopath, and while I’m at it, submissive doesn’t equal victim. I have recently seen several kinky erotic romance novels where the ‘dominant’ is actually a psychopath. Maybe I get hung up in terminology because of my degree in psychology, but I feel the urge to make this distinction, and to call things… Read More

Visiting Scotland’s Outposts

Recently a friend and I planned a trip with Scottish guide James Campbell that would allow us to get away from the popular tourist destinations—Edinburgh, Urquhart, Stirling Castles—and see remote parts of Scotland. After arriving at the Edinburgh airport (where Customs/Immigration is the easiest I’ve ever experienced…you simply put your passport on a screen, wait… Read More