6 Every Night Lights

Thank you so much for having me here to hang out with you all and celebrate the launch of Hot on the Ice, the first book in my new Dockers Score! series. Be sure to check out my giveaway at the end of the post – a copy of Hot on the Ice and a… Read More

6 My Guilty Writing Pleasure

Thank you for having me! I’m very excited about the release of A POCKET IN TIME today. This is the second book in my Time Weavers, Inc. series. This story was inspired by “Oliver Twist” which was written by Charles Dickens. That’s what I do. I get inspired by a classic and then write my… Read More

Lyn Cote Asks Who was Your First Love?

My February Question is–Who was your first love, I mean the “really” first one? I’m recalling my third grade crush at Glen Flora School. Oh, my, Benji had the cutest curly blond hair. And I knew he liked me because he would stand in line behind or in front of me. And he’d look at… Read More

6 Why historical romance is more important than ever:

I discovered historical romance as a teen! I fell instantly in love and devoured every Johanna Lindsay book I could get my hands on and then I discovered Julia Quinn. The rest, as they say, is history. Those books did lead me to falling in love with the whole romance genre and inspired me to… Read More

17 CORSETS, DUKES, & SCANDALS, OH MY!

If you’ve never tried historical romance or are already a lover of the genre, I’m giving away a $10 Amazon gift card! Historical romance is all the rage now, thanks to the runaway popularity of the Netflix adaptation of Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series. And what’s not to love? For me, apart from the extremely swoon-worthy… Read More

14 Confessions of a Book Lover

I grew up attending Catholic school, complete with plaid jumpers, nuns, and occasionally, class trips to the confessional in the adjacent church. When I look back on my storied past as book fiend, I find several book adjacent sins I should have confessed to kindly Fr. Roger. As that time has passed, instead I shall… Read More

Diversity needs to be the new normal in Romance Writing

I’ve been reading romance novels since I was young. Being from India, over the years, I often wondered why the men and women from my country were not represented in romance books. Why was the hero not a dashing billionaire from India? Why was the heroine not a spunky, successful girl who reminded me of… Read More

7 Writing Baby Characters

I’m so happy to be on Writerspace, talking about my new book, About That Night. One of my favorite scenes in this book involves Archie, my couple’s nine-month-old son. I wanted to write this character with realism, and even though my own child is eleven, I went through old pictures and my kid’s baby book,… Read More

2 PUTTING YOUR OWN STAMP ON A VAMP by Marlene Perez

To celebrate the release of The Afterlife of the Party, the first book in my teen vampire trilogy, I’m giving away a signed copy to US residents only. I’ve always been fascinated by vampires. I think it started because my older sister was a fan of Dark Shadows and used to watch it when she… Read More

5 Why I Write Dragons by Chris Cannon

Whenever I tell people that I write shape-shifting dragons they have one of two responses. They act excited and they want to know more, or they change the topic of conversation and suddenly remember an appointment they have somewhere far, far away from the strange woman who writes about talking mythical creatures. I guess you… Read More