Tips and tricks for the Stressed-out Author

on May 15, 2019

Usually I am a slow writer, but circumstances forced me to write my new release, Heart’s Desire, at the fastest pace I’ve ever written. In order to finish on time, I had to push myself to my limit—and I’m sure many of you can relate. Anyone pursuing a career as an author knows for every… Read More

Wendy LaCapra

Wendy LaCapra

Wendy LaCapra has been reading romance since she sneaked into the adult section at the library and discovered Victoria Holt & Jane Aiken Hodge. From that point on, she dreamed of creating fictional worlds with as much richness, intrigue and passion as she found within those books. Her stories have placed in several contests, including the 2012 Golden Heart. She lives in NYC with her husband and loves to hear from readers. If you'd like to be informed when a Wendy releases a new book, sign up for her mailing list at http://bit.ly/GetWendyNews (never shared!)

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Eye surgery in the early 1800’s – Drawn To the Marquess, Bronwen Evans

on September 11, 2018

Destined to go blind, a rake sets his sights on the toast of society, lighting a fire of passion that scorches the night, in this captivating Regency novel from USA Today bestselling author Bronwen Evans. WOW- a blind hero…Drawn To The Marquess is book #2 in my Imperfect Lords series and my hero, Stephen Hornsby, the Marquess… Read More

Bronwen Evans

Bronwen Evans

USA Today bestselling author, Bronwen Evans grew up loving books. She writes both historical and contemporary sexy romances for the modern woman who likes intelligent, spirited heroines, and compassionate alpha heroes. Evans is a three-time winner of the RomCon Readers' Crown and has been nominated for an RT Reviewers' Choice Award. She lives in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand with her dogs Brandy and Duke. You can keep up with Bronwen's news by visiting her website www.bronwenevans.com

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The Secrets Nobility Keeps

on April 30, 2018

What would you do to keep your most shameful secret from being exposed to your friends, society, and particularly your family. What if it became an insurmountable problem for you to overcome – especially when you’ll one day inherit a dukedom? That’s the obstacle that Michael Cavensham, the Marquess of McCalpin, must overcome in THE… Read More

Janna MacGregor

Janna MacGregor

Following the doctor’s cheerful announcement of triplets, the first thing Janna MacGregor did was pick her darling husband off the floor. The second thing she did was make a decision about what to do with all her newfound free time. Take her word for it, mandatory bed rest can skew one’s perceptions. During her sojourn in bed, Janna remembered her attorney-husband’s sage advice that successful attorneys always have the last word in an argument. Taking these wise words to heart, she became an attorney and soon was managing partner of his law firm. She is certain he and their triplets rue the day he ever made that comment.

After living in a variety of Midwestern cities, she settled in Kansas City Missouri, the crown jewel of the Midwest and home of her favorite team, the Kansas City Royals. Through all her wanderings, she has always found time to read passionate, sweeping romances. It didn’t take long for her to decide to add Author on her resume. Practicing law by day, she writes sexy historicals set in the Regency period whenever she is not in court arguing those last words.

Join her and escape in stories about compelling and powerful heroines meeting and falling in love with their equally matched heroes. Remember—every romance should be messy, carnal and forever.

https://www.jannamacgregor.com

Janna MacGregor Contest

Janna MacGregor is giving away the royal treatment this month with delicious tea fit for a Queen, a Rogue Most Wanted mug, and an autographed copy of the author’s latest Regency romance in her Cavensham Heiresses series, ROGUE MOST WANTED.

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Let’s hear it for the not-so-perfect heroine!

on January 18, 2018

One of my all-time favorite secondary characters is now getting her time to shine! I created Miss Anne Adair for the third book in my Once Upon a Rogue series.  I really loved Anne from the beginning, and what drew me to her was her imperfection. Anne has one leg slightly shorter than the other,… Read More

Julie Johnstone

Julie Johnstone

As a little girl I loved to create fantasy worlds and then give all my friends roles to play. Of course, I was always the heroine! Books have always been an escape for me and brought me so much pleasure, but it didn't occur to me that I could possibly be a writer for a living until I was in a career that was not my passion. One day, I decided I wanted to craft stories like the ones I loved, and with a great leap of faith I quit my day job and decided to try to make my dream come true. I discovered my passion, and I have never looked back. I feel incredibly blessed and fortunate that I have been able to make a career out of sharing the stories that are in my head! I write Scottish Medieval Romance, Regency Romance, and I have even written a Paranormal Romance book. And because I have the best readers in the world, I have hit the USA Today bestseller list several times. You can download my Medieval Romance, CHRISTMAS IN THE SCOT'S ARMS, to try for FREE. Just visit my website and download your copy from the home page. I really want to hear from you! It makes my day! Email me here: juliejohnstoneauthor@gmail.com.  

https://juliejohnstoneauthor.com

Julie Johnstone Contest

Julie Johnstone is giving away an e-copy of WHEN A HIGHLANDER WEDS A HELLION.

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LADY EMMA CAVENSHAM’S SCANDALOUS THOUGHTS ON MARRIAGE

on November 3, 2017

by Janna MacGregor The second book in my Cavensham Heiresses series, THE BRIDE WHO GOT LUCKY, released this week. The couple introduced in THE BAD LUCK BRIDE, Lady Emma Cavensham and Nicholas St. Mauer, the Earl of Somerton, both oppose marriage for entirely different but similar reasons. Aha! I hope that got your attention. Both… Read More

Janna MacGregor

Janna MacGregor

Following the doctor’s cheerful announcement of triplets, the first thing Janna MacGregor did was pick her darling husband off the floor. The second thing she did was make a decision about what to do with all her newfound free time. Take her word for it, mandatory bed rest can skew one’s perceptions. During her sojourn in bed, Janna remembered her attorney-husband’s sage advice that successful attorneys always have the last word in an argument. Taking these wise words to heart, she became an attorney and soon was managing partner of his law firm. She is certain he and their triplets rue the day he ever made that comment.

After living in a variety of Midwestern cities, she settled in Kansas City Missouri, the crown jewel of the Midwest and home of her favorite team, the Kansas City Royals. Through all her wanderings, she has always found time to read passionate, sweeping romances. It didn’t take long for her to decide to add Author on her resume. Practicing law by day, she writes sexy historicals set in the Regency period whenever she is not in court arguing those last words.

Join her and escape in stories about compelling and powerful heroines meeting and falling in love with their equally matched heroes. Remember—every romance should be messy, carnal and forever.

https://www.jannamacgregor.com

Janna MacGregor Contest

Janna MacGregor is giving away the royal treatment this month with delicious tea fit for a Queen, a Rogue Most Wanted mug, and an autographed copy of the author’s latest Regency romance in her Cavensham Heiresses series, ROGUE MOST WANTED.

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Too Busy to Bother with Almacks

on June 6, 2017

The Most Dangerous Duke in London is my 29th novel. It is the 23rd one set in the long Regency of the early 19th century. And once again, none of my characters go to Almack’s. I don’t know why they never do. It just never comes up. My characters have other things to keep them… Read More

Madeline Hunter

Madeline Hunter

Madeline Hunter's first romance was published in June, 2000. Since then she has seen twenty-seven historical romances published, and her books have been translated into fourteen languages. Over six million of her books are in print. She is a seven-time RITA finalist, and two-time RITA winner. Twenty-five of her books have been on the USA Today bestseller list, and she has also had titles on the New York Times printed list, Publishers Weekly list, and the Waldenbooks paperback fiction list. She has received four starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, and Romantic Times has awarded twenty-three of her books 4 1/2 stars. Madeline has a Ph.D. in Art History, and until recently she taught at an eastern university. She currently lives in Pennsylvania.

https://www.madelinehunter.com

Madeline Hunter Contest

Madeline Hunter is giving away a signed copy of NEVER DENY A DUKE.

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The Various Forms of Danger

on November 29, 2016

Sweeping in with December snows are two new books that illustrate not only that danger can come in many forms (some quite appealing), but also that what constitutes danger always lies in the eyes of the beholder. New York Times Bestselling Author Sabrina Jeffries explores “the danger of desire” in her novel of the same… Read More

Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin

Jeanne Devlin is editor of The RoadRunner Press, an award-winning traditional publishing house based in the American West. An editor of newspapers, magazines, and books for more than thirty years, she has also worked on national marketing and publicity campaigns with such publishers as Simon and Schuster and St. Martin's and for a number of New York Times bestselling authors, including Robyn Carr, Sabrina Jeffries, Debbie Macomber, Linda Lael Miller, and Wendy Corsi Staub. A graduate of the Stanford University Publishing Course, Jeanne is a member of the Children's Book Council, the National Book Critics Circle, and the Oklahoma Center for the Book of the Library of Congress. She also consults with boutique publishers.

http://www.theroadrunnerpress.com

What We Do For Family

on November 21, 2016

“Where do you get your ideas?” It’s a question I get asked all of the time—as do many authors I know.  The answer is varied.  I get a lot of ideas from my research.  Or from a song or a snatch of random conversation.  Or just from out of the ether.    But curious people… Read More

Deb Marlowe

Deb Marlowe

Deb Marlowe loves History, England and Men in Boots. Clearly she was meant to write Regency Historical Romance! Deb grew up in Pennsylvania with her nose in a book. Luckily, she'd read enough romances to recognize the true modern hero she met at a college Halloween party---even though he wore a tuxedo t-shirt instead of breeches and tall boots. They married, settled in North Carolina and produced two handsome, intelligent and genuinely amusing boys. Though she spends much of her time with her nose in her laptop, for the sake of her family she does occasionally abandon her inner world for the domestic adventure of laundry, dinner and carpool. Despite her sacrifice, not one of the men in her family is yet willing to don breeches or tall boots. She's working on it. Deb loves to hear from readers! You can contact her at deb@debmarlowe.com.

http://www.debmarlowe.com

Deb Marlowe Contest

Deb Marlowe is giving away an autographed copy of THE LADY’S LEGACY. The weather outside is delightful! Enjoy the back to school, dog days of summer with a book from the Half Moon House series!

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May I have this dance, my lady?

on October 21, 2016

Romance novels set during the Regency period in England are one of the most popular genres. Readers love them, and everything associated with them. The term “regency” refers to the period when King George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son, the Prince of Wales, (known as “Prinny”) ruled as Prince Regent (hence… Read More

Callie Hutton

Callie Hutton

Callie Hutton, USA Today bestselling author writes both Western Historical and Regency romance with "historic elements and sensory details" (The Romance Reviews). Callie lives in Oklahoma with several rescue dogs, two adult children, a daughter-in-law, twin grandsons and her top cheerleader husband (although thankfully not all in the same home!). Living in the Midwest provides plenty of opportunities for Callie do pursue her interests: researching history, meeting readers, spending time with her adorable two year old twin grandsons, and discovering new adventures. Callie loves to hear from readers and welcomes the opportunity to become friends, both in person or virtually.

http://www.calliehutton.com

The Gift of Love

on December 14, 2015

by Julie LeMense The holidays are many things to many people. For some, they’re a chance to reunite with friends and family. For others, they’re an opportunity to give of ourselves and to receive. I count myself lucky in that I usually get to do both. Yet I also find that I’m very reflective at… Read More

Julie LeMense

Julie LeMense

A Georgetown University graduate with a degree in English Literature, I have been a Regency romance addict since I read my first deliciously bad Barbara Cartland novel. These days, I prefer the complex characterizations and plotting of Julie Anne Long, Sherry Thomas and Meredith Duran, but I’m always excited to find new authors.

Once Upon A Wager is my first novel, and you might be interested to learn that other than the primary characters, most of the people in my book actually lived during the Regency. Dr. Robert Chessher, for instance, is known as the Father of British Orthopedics. Arbury Hall, the home of Alec Carstairs, my hero, is a glorious estate in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Lord and Lady Daventry currently live there, and open the home to tourists during certain times of the year. Astley Castle, where my heroine, Annabelle Layton lives, was a ruin until just a few years ago. It was recently restored, and is available for overnight stays. I can’t wait to go!

A member of the Romance Writers Association of America, I am currently working on my next two novels, as the ghosts who live in my old, gilded age-era home try to sneak their way into my stories.

http://julielemense.com