2014 RITA Finalists


Congratulations to all the ladies who have become finalists in the 2014 RITA competition! I love following the RITA awards. I feel it is always a great representation of current trends in the romance genre and it helps us see which authors, editors and publishers are in the thick of it all. Hopefully, one day myContinue reading “2014 RITA Finalists”

What are Qr Codes and How Can They Help Writers?


What is a QR Code? QR Codes are Quick Response Codes that work as a two dimensional barcode. It’s a machine-readable code consisting of an array of black and white squares, typically used for storing URLs or other information for reading by the camera on a smartphone. QR Code Scanner for iPhone QR Code Scanner forContinue reading “What are Qr Codes and How Can They Help Writers?”

A Review: The Farm by Emily McKay


  The Farm by Emily McKay <Synopsis> Life was different in the Before: before vampires began devouring humans in a swarm across America; before the surviving young people were rounded up and quarantined. These days, we know what those quarantines are—holding pens where human blood is turned into more food for the undead monsters, knownContinue reading “A Review: The Farm by Emily McKay”

Are You A Top Seller When It Comes To Selling Yourself?


Pick up a How-To book or read an article that covers “how to succeed at selling your book” and you’ll hear without fail that you will need to be your #1 marketer. Whether you go the traditional route with an agent and publishing house or you decide to publish it yourself, the majority of theContinue reading “Are You A Top Seller When It Comes To Selling Yourself?”

A Review: The Way Back Home by Barbara Freethy


  The Way Back Home by Barbara Freethy <Synopsis> Ex-Marine Gabe Ryder is fulfilling the last request of his best friend Rob, who was killed in a firefight during their final days of service. He promised to help Rob’s family—especially Rob’s twin sister, Alicia—with their struggling river rafting business. Gabe has a hidden past withContinue reading “A Review: The Way Back Home by Barbara Freethy”

35 Random Idea Generators for Writing a Romance Novel


Who doesn’t love a good idea generator? It not only helps supply you with endless inspiration at the touch of a button but it’s a great way to waste a few hours…or days. Below is a list of random generators for you to try out. I’ve separated them into sections so that you’re not aimlesslyContinue reading “35 Random Idea Generators for Writing a Romance Novel”

A Pixar Playlist: 204 Songs To Help Inspire Your Next Scene


Pretty much everyone has heard of Pixar and has seen at least one of their movies. If you’re a parent, like me, then it’s a safe bet you’ve seen all their movies more then you’d care to admit. Pixar isn’t just for kids, their movies speak to people of all ages and situations. How doContinue reading “A Pixar Playlist: 204 Songs To Help Inspire Your Next Scene”

The Ultimate List of Mobile Apps for Writers with Androids


This is a continuation of last Wednesday’s post “The Ultimate List of Mobile Apps for Writers on iTunes”. Except today I want to focus on apps that the Google Play Store offers Android users. You can get an app for almost anything you want these days. They can help you stay organized, sharpen your knowledge,Continue reading “The Ultimate List of Mobile Apps for Writers with Androids”

The Ultimate List of Mobile Apps for Writers on iTunes


Welcome to my Ultimate list of mobile apps for writers on itunes. Im crazy for apps. I have apps for almost anything you can think of. They not only make life easier but they help to pass the time while waiting in line. Below, I’ve put together a list of apps on itunes that canContinue reading “The Ultimate List of Mobile Apps for Writers on iTunes”

A Review: The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James


  A Review: The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James <Synopsis> Sarah Piper’s lonely, threadbare existence changes when her temporary agency sends her to assist a ghost hunter. Alistair Gellis-rich, handsome, scarred by World War I, and obsessed with ghosts- has been summoned to investigate the spirit of nineteen-year-old maid Maddy Clare, whoContinue reading “A Review: The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James”