Goal, Motivation and Conflict

August 5, 2011

I was lucky enough to recently win a copy of this classic tome on romance writing by Debra Dixon. (Thanks Carol!). It’s been many years since I first read it, but in truth it was like a completely new book to me because I have grown and changed so much as a writer since then. […]

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Save the Cat!

July 28, 2011

A friend of mine recommended this excellent screenwriting book to me. I was reluctant to slog through another “how to write” book, especially since I’m writing novellas, not screen plays. But I have to say that the author, Blake Snyder, has written a wonderful, succinct and educational piece. I’ve always been a “pantser” – someone […]

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Writing Outside Your Own Personal Experience

July 27, 2011

It wasn’t that long ago that someone could say “I’m reading a romance,” and we’d all pretty much know what kind of book that was. But as the romance genre matures, it seems like more and more permutations — or “niches” — are defined.  Not just “historical” and “contemporary”, but “erotic”, “paranormal”, “futuristic”, “menage”, BDSM, […]

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Six Sentence Sunday 7/24/11

July 23, 2011

Hi! Thanks for stopping by for another SSS. Here’s a snippet from NAKED TREATS, my novella released by Evernight last April. The heroine, Rose, cooks in the nude. On this morning, she has accidentally dipped her breast in Hollandaise sauce, setting our hero, Zack, to fantasizing about the best way to clean her up. When […]

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Six Sentence Sunday 7/17/11

July 16, 2011

      It’s Sunday again, and here’s another snippet from my recently completed WIP, an IR romance entitled Macy Knows Best: Without breaking the kiss, he found the buttons of her blouse and opened them, filling his palms with her naked breasts. They seemed fuller and heavier than he remembered, and his cock twitched […]

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Six Sentence Sunday

July 9, 2011

        It’s Sunday again, time for another snippet from my upcoming story – which still is not titled. I’ll let you read it and see if you can tell where we’re at in the story.  The passage of time had done nothing to lessen the dull throb caused by her absence.  Now […]

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And the Winner Is….

July 9, 2011

I was thrilled to have 21 potential new readers visit my website this past week during our Evernight Publishing Blog Hop and Giveaway. I wish I could gift each of you with a free copy of my book, NAKED TREATS. In a random drawing, comment number 19 was chosen as winner. Jessica B, you’ve been […]

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Evernight’s Sizzling Summer Blog Hop Giveaway

July 5, 2011

Hey! So glad you “hopped” by!  It’s finally summer, and there’s nothing better than finding a spot in the shade with a great book. Whether you’re into paranormal, menage, BDSM or straight contemporary, there are lots of good reads to chose from at Evernight Publishing, so enjoy your tour of some of our author websites. […]

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Naked Treats is in the Running

June 28, 2011

Hi readers. I was just advised that NAKED TREATS is up for Book of the Month at The TBR Pile review site. I’d love it if you’d find your way over there and vote for my little book.  Here’s a handy link:  The TBR Pile. Thanks! Pepper “Let’s read something spicy!”

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Six Sentence Sunday

June 25, 2011

Welcome back to my website and the latest installment of Six Sentence Sunday. I’m glad you dropped by. Today we’re peeking in at Macy, who has just received a surprise package in the mail from her best friend, Leticia. Hmmm. Wonder what the thing could be? The thing was smooth and firm, with life-like details […]

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