The Shot Heard Around the Publishing World

This was going to be a simple Mash post, but it ended up I had so much to say about AuthorEarnings.com, I turned it into a dedicated post just on the tornado that is ripping through the publishing world. A few weeks ago, super-sonically successful indie author Hugh Howey (author of Wool, amongst others) launched a

CHRONICLES OF THE LOST YEARS – Sherlock Holmes Romance – Free Until Sunday

Please take note of the date of this post! If you’re reading this somewhere in the future, the book is probably no longer available for free and I don’t want you to be disappointed. Check the date line! :) _____________ The first book in my Sherlock Holmes series, Chronicles of the Lost Years, is free

Why Vampires and Ménage and Time Travel?

Why Vampires and Ménage and Time Travel?                 I have acquired a reputation as a genre masher.  Name the sub-genre and it’s probably in there somewhere.  I have a series that is vampire time travel MMF ménage futuristic paranormal romantic suspense, for example. The Kiss Across Time series

King Kong Debuted 81 Years Ago Today

King Kong has been named by many film critics as one of the most iconic films to ever emerge from Hollywood. It has certainly produced its share of cliches, as well as a rash of remakes, including one in 1976 and the excellent Peter Jackson version in 2003. In the 1933 original, the plot isn't

On the Road – I’m at Marcia James’ place.

Today I'm guesting on Marcia James' site.  She has a neat twist on guest posts:   Only authors who have characters in their novels with the name "James" get to blog there. Guess which one of my characters I'm talking about today? Flip over to her site to find out. Click here. ________________

How Vampires Stay Happy – and how you can, too

How Vampires Stay Happy And how you can, too I've been thinking about happiness, vampires and their mental well being. Vampires have a tough row to hoe, really.  I explained how difficult it can be for them when I stopped at Katheryn Wallis’ blog a while ago, when I was also explaining how The Unspoken

FORBIDDEN – MF Historical Romance – Free until Sunday

Please take note of the date of this post! If you’re reading this somewhere in the future, the book is probably no longer available for free and I don’t want you to be disappointed. Check the date line! :) _____________ Forbidden is book one of the Scandalous Sirens series, and it's free until Sunday. I

Friday’s Mash – February 24, 2014

Goodies I've found from chatting, cruising and working (not so) lately: Posts Authors Deserve Better http://bit.ly/1g4TzX6 This is a long, long, thought-provoking post by Barry Eisler (he's the guy that turned down a six-figure deal with a legacy publisher and went indie, instead). If you have the time, click on all the links he provides

Birthday! Wedding Anniversary! Birthday!

It's here!  The one day of the year when Mark and I get everything all at once. Today is Mark's birthday, my birthday, the anniversary of the day we met...and our wedding anniversary. As I've often said, no one has any excuse in our household for forgetting anything. For the first time in eighteen years,

8 Warning Signs You Are Addicted to Time Travel Romance

8 Warning Signs You Are Addicted to Time Travel Romance Time travel romance, like Regencies, has a dedicated and fanatical core of readers.  How addicted are you to the clock-buckling genre? 1.  You used to read every historical romance title issued. You still read historical romances on the rare occasions they’ve been issued, but they

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