The 2016 RITA Finalist Reading Challenge


The RITA is a contest put on by the Romance Writers of America that is basically the Oscars of the Romantic Fiction world. If you write romance this is the award you want listed in your bio.  “The RITA is the highest award of distinction in romance fiction. It recognizes excellence in published romance novels andContinue reading “The 2016 RITA Finalist Reading Challenge”

The Best Romance Audio Books


The best audiobook I ever listened to happened to be my first and only (to date) romance audiobook. Dreamfever by Karen Marie Moning (Book #4 in the Fever Series) Narrated by Natalie Ross and Phil Gigante I had just finished reading Faefever and was dying to know what happened next. Luckily, I was new toContinue reading “The Best Romance Audio Books”

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?”

Destiny Be Damned!


As I’m trying to fine tune Love in Sioux Falls, I decided to create a little collage to print out and pin on my board. I wanted something simple but that spoke volumes about the feeling of the book and the way my two main characters see life. If you want to see more inspirationalContinue reading “Destiny Be Damned!”

Getting to know Takoda…


Last week everyone got a sneak peek into who Kristen was in “Love in Sioux Falls”. This week I thought I would introduce you all to Takoda, the object of every woman’s desires and the reluctant hero of this story. In order to be fair I decided he should fill out the same questionnaire asContinue reading “Getting to know Takoda…”

Who The Heck Fills These Things Out?


Hello everyone, I thought I would give you a sneak peek into” Love in Sioux Falls” (my current WIP) . Let’s get to know Kristen. She is our sassy curvy New Yorker who happens to be the heroine of the story. But don’t tell her that. She thinks love is a myth that people force themselvesContinue reading “Who The Heck Fills These Things Out?”

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”

2013 RITA Winners


After reading through countless articles and books on how to be a successful writer, I noticed that many had the same tip: Read everything you can get your hands on. Read books in your genre, read books outside of your genre. Read bestsellers and emerging authors. Read the classics. Read ANYTHING that talks about orContinue reading “2013 RITA Winners”