Critique Partners vs Beta Readers and Where To Find Them


Many people believe critique partners and beta readers are one in the same. I admit, they can be, if you choose to use them that way. However, if you want your book to be the best it can be then you not only need to know the difference but you also need to know whereContinue reading “Critique Partners vs Beta Readers and Where To Find Them”

How To Create The Perfect Plus Sized Heroine


First things first… There is no such thing as perfect. Back when romances began, readers could only find heroines who had the perfect “barbie” body. Blonde, white, tall, young and skinny. Over the decades the romance community has slowly created a somewhat wide variety of heroines to choose from. You can now find, heroines ofContinue reading “How To Create The Perfect Plus Sized Heroine”

What Are The Most Popular Sub Genres in Romance & How Do They Compare?


Most people who have not been lucky enough to read a romance book think that all romance books are the same. Of course, those of us who actually read and enjoy romance know that this genre is vast and varied. Romance is a literary genre that has many sub genres. Even some of the subContinue reading “What Are The Most Popular Sub Genres in Romance & How Do They Compare?”

You’ve Finished Your First Draft! Now What?…


So, you’ve finished your first draft? Congratulations! Go out and celebrate because not many people get to this point. However, don’t think for a minute that you are done. Oh no. You are far from done. Writing the 1st draft is actually the easiest part of the whole process. But it’s OK. We’ll walk through the nextContinue reading “You’ve Finished Your First Draft! Now What?…”

Do You Leave a Book Review?


Book Reviews. Are they even worth the effort? I think they are. As a reader I turn to book reviews only after I’ve found a book I might be interested in.  I look for: How many stars someone gave it If it’s a low star (3 or lower) then I read the body of the reviewContinue reading “Do You Leave a Book Review?”

51 Romance Books I Can’t Wait To Read in 2015


There is nothing more exciting then a book you’ve been waiting for to finally be released. What is it like to be in love with a book series? You stumble upon a gem of a story and fall in love with the characters, the world and the author who created it. Then you spend countlessContinue reading “51 Romance Books I Can’t Wait To Read in 2015”

Body Love Mantra’s, Personal Goals & Self Help Books


Every time a new year rolls around, we can’t help but look back at what we did and didn’t accomplish and what we wish we to accomplish in the future. We do this with our work, our hobbies and our personal lives. For the majority of us it seems as though we look back and insteadContinue reading “Body Love Mantra’s, Personal Goals & Self Help Books”

Reading Challenges & One Library App To Rule Them All!


It’s a new year and that means time for a new reading challenge …. or two 😉 I love reading challenges. Not because I finish them and have a sense of accomplishment… Oh no. That would be silly. No, I love taking part in reading challenges because it helps me narrow down my choices. See,Continue reading “Reading Challenges & One Library App To Rule Them All!”

14 Websites That Will Help You Find Your New Favorite Book!


Ok, so like most avid readers and writers we already have a “To-Be-Read” list a mile long. Therefore, theoretically, we should not have a desire to add to this daunting pile. However, in my case, as I’m sure it is with many of you, I just can’t seem to get enough.   I hoard booksContinue reading “14 Websites That Will Help You Find Your New Favorite Book!”

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”