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Annette Marie, Author of THE NIGHT REALM (Spell Weaver #1), Shares 10 things she wishes someone had told her about being an author (with a giveaway!)

10 things I wish someone had told me about being an author… Writing is only a small part of the job. I spend at least as much time or more on revisions, editing, proofreading, outlining, marketing, advertising, book covers, book interiors, ebook formats, social media management, finance tracking, launching releases … the list goes on and on! Writing never gets easier. Some days the words flow like magic, but other days, every word is a struggle and everything I manage to scrawl on the page seems terrible. It usually isn’t, but sometimes it feels that way. Even after ten books,…

Author Suzanne McKenna Tells Us the Top 10 Things We Need to Know About Toby Faye of KEEPING CLAUDIA (with a giveaway!)

I’d love to talk about Toby Faye, the male protagonist of my “Toby & Claudia” series. He is a complex character, at times brooding and intense, at others, witty and charismatic, making him an immensely gratifying character to write. Without further ado, here’s the top ten most important things about Toby Faye: His childhood: In the series’ first book, “Saving Toby,” Toby believes a difficult childhood dropped him into a hole he can never climb out of. The Faye family is the epitome of dysfunction. Burdened by alcoholism and physical abuse, their family has gained a disparaging notoriety about town.…

Melissa Chambers, Author of FALLING FOR FOREVER, Tells Us 10 Things She Wishes Someone Had Told Her About Being An Author (with a giveaway!)

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Being An Author 10 – Your characters follow you around all the time. You can’t get away from them. You’ll be driving in the car and miss your exit because your character is playing out the next scene for you. And when the book is finished, they still don’t go away. They keep talking about new scenes that you don’t have time or purpose to write. (But sometimes, you still do.) 9 – Your butt grows. I think the technical term is secretary spread. You sit all the time, and your…

Christina McKnight, Author of THEODORA (Lady Archer’s Creed #1) Shares her Top Ten Romance Authors (and a giveaway!)

As an author, my stories are much like the books I enjoy reading. My inspiration comes from many authors that came before me. My love for scene setting comes from Stephanie Laurens. My tendency to write about families comes from Julia Quinn. And my love of mystery mixed into each plot is what I love about Amanda Quick’s writing.   My Top Ten Historical Romance Authors by Christina McKnight   Eloise James has stayed true to the Historical Romance genre throughout her career. Her novels never disappoint and always leave the reader wanting more.   Catherine Coulter’s Sherbrooke Brides books…

A Top 10 List for SPELLS & SORCERY by S. Usher Evans (with a giveaway!)

Top 10 things you could find out on the eve of your 15th birthday that are worse than, “You have magic!” You’re grounded Your father is a frog and you may develop warts. We’re moving to Antarctica. Here’s your coat. That pain? Oh, that’s just your tail coming in. Your mother’s family are trolls and you might experience a need to live under a bridge. Your rival has the same birthday and invited all your friends. Your brother is really your father and your sister is really your grandmother We got you socks for your birthday. The internet has crashed…

Jennifer Bonds, Author of SEDUCING THE FIREMAN, Gives the Top Ten Ways Jackson Hart Will Make You Swoon (with a giveaway!)

He Always Gets What He Wants…And He Wants Her… He’ll do whatever it takes to get her…Becca Mancini doesn’t have time for distractions, especially the walking, talking, swaggering, sexy-as-sin kind that disappear without a trace and leave scars on your heart and revenge on your lips. So when Jackson Hart strong-arms his way back into her life, determined to rekindle the flames, there’s only one thing she knows for sure. Sparks. Will. Fly. Check out  Jennifer Bonds’s newest Risky Business novel, SEDUCING THE FIREMAN. Top Ten Ways Jackson Hart Will Make You Swoon Jackson Hart, the hero in my new…

Author Valerie J. Clarizio and CRAZED RECKONING’s Detective Spinelli Share his List of Top Ten Foods (and a Giveaway!)

Just what foods does a police detective crave? Read on to find out! Then, check out our interview with Valerie here! Spinelli’s top ten food list: Pizza with pepperoni, onions, peppers, and olives Cheeseburger with raw onions and fries Spicy chili Chicken fajita Custard doughnut White chocolate macadamia nut cookies Beer – there’s a pork chop in every bottle Pineapple Sharp cheddar cheese aged 10 years Tuna mixed with macaroni and cheese     Book Title: Crazed Reckoning, a Nick Spinelli Mystery Author: Valerie J. Clarizio Publisher: Melange Books, LLC Genre: Romantic Suspense Length: 120 pages Release Date: March 5,…

Author Alison Stine Reveals the 10 Most Important Things About SUPERVISION’s Esme Wong (plus a giveaway!)

 Don’t forget to enter the giveaway! You can follow the rest of the tour here. The 10 most important things about Esme Wong (Ez) of SUPERVISION   1) She’s a big city kid in the country. Like Ez, I moved from NYC to a small, rural town in Appalachia. But unlike Ez, it wasn’t my punishment; I grew up in the country and wanted to return. For Ez, it’s more of an adjustment to be stuck in a town “where there were no malls or coffee shops or stores that stayed open past five o’clock or kids [her] own age…

The Top Ten Reasons to Look Forward to Summer–and a Giveaway! (from Diana Quincy, author of ENGAGING THE EARL)

I’d be hard pressed to come up with a better list than this! Diana Quincy’s Top 10 Reasons to Look Forward to This Summer   #10  FLIP FLOPS There’s something very liberating about wearing this ultimate summer shoe. #9  PEDICURES  Once your feet come out of hibernation and into public view, neat trim toenails are a must. Plus, the foot massage and general pampering make this summer ritual one of my favorites. #8  SUMMER VACATION It’s time to let loose and take a break from your routine, revisiting favorite destinations or exploring new ones with your loved ones.     #7  LONGER DAYS What’s not…

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