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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…

New Release! WRITE NAKED by Jennifer Probst

WRITE NAKED: A Bestseller’s Guide to Writing Romance and Navigating the Path To Success by Jennifer Probst is now LIVE! BLURB: Learn how to transform your passion for writing into a career. New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Probst reveals her pathway to success, from struggling as a new writer to signing a seven-figure deal. Write Naked intermingles personal essays on craft with down-to-earth advice on writing romance in the digital age. Probst will teach you how to: Commit to your current work-in-progress, get focused, and complete it on schedule Reveal raw emotions and thoughts on the page to hook…

Christy English, Author of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR HIGHLANDER, Tells Us the 10 Most Important Things About Writers (with a giveaway!)

The 10 Most Important Things about Being a Writer Writers are born with a pen in our hands and with stories in our hearts. I have been a writer since I was a child, though I’ve only been published for the last eight years. The life of a writer is exciting and tedious by turns, exhilarating and difficult, lonely and filled with love. The ten most important things about being a writer are below. For the other writers out there, both published and unpublished, if you can think of more, please put them in the comments section below. I’d love…

DB Michaels, Author of SONG OF THE BLACKBIRD (Albatross Prison Series #1), Talks About How Her Commute Helps Her Write (with a giveaway!)

Join DB Michaels and the Killion Group as we celebrate the release of Song of the Blackbird with this 16 stop Book Tour from June 20th to July 1st. Included in this book tour is exclusive content, guest posts from DB, book reviews, a spotlight of the book, and a giveaway. One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card! How My Commute Helped Me Become an Author by DB Michaels Like many Americans, I spend an insane amount of time in the car commuting to work every day, an hour back and forth each way. My hours…

Shellee Roberts, Author of CRAZY STUPID FAUXMANCE (Creative HeArts #3), Talks About 10 Things She Wishes Someone Had Told Her About Being an Author (with a giveaway!)

Hi, I’m Shellee Roberts, author of Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance, the third book in the Creative HeArts series from Entangled Crush. Though I’m not technically a debut author, this is the first book with my name on the cover (I’d previously co-authored under a pseudonym), and I have so many emotions around the release of this book: excitement, elation, but also trepidation and exhaustion. Don’t get me wrong, seeing this book in release (with such an adorable cover!) with my name on it is the culmination of a fourteen year dream that so many times I despaired would never actually happen,…

Michelle Sharp, Author of TAMED BY THE OUTLAW, Talks About Writing YOUR Book

Michelle’s new book, TAMED BY THE OUTLAW, is reviewed here, and spotlighted along with Brooklyn Skye’s JUST ONE REASON. Don’t miss it! Write that book and set it free! Hi, and thank you for having me on your blog today. My name is Michelle Sharp, and I am the author of the new Entangled Lovestruck Novella entitled Tamed by the Outlaw. One of the questions I was asked is how it felt to write Outlaw and then put it out there for everyone to read. Tamed by the Outlaw is my second release. I have two more books releasing in…

Melissa Stevens, Author of CHOOSING HAPPINESS Answers the Question: Where Do You Get Your Ideas? (with giveaways!)

Two chances to win! People often ask me where I get my ideas. The short answer is everywhere. But let me give you an example. A few weeks ago I was vacationing with my family, we it was a limited electricity vacation. And I was doing as I tend to do, reading in bed for a little while before sleeping. I didn’t like the direction whatever book was going. I thought what if. What if instead of, this guy turning out to be the average bad guy he was secretly good? What if there was a book or series of…

Tamara Gill, Author of A STOLEN SEASON, Talks About the Balancing Act of Being a Mother and an Author

Fortunately (or unfortunately, for your fridge and pantry) the kids eventually are able to feed themselves… 😉 A Balancing Act I’m a mother of three children, ranging in ages from 10 to 3 years. It’s a balancing act and something all authors who have kids need to work around. I started writing when my middle son was only twelve months old. At that time I didn’t have any aspirations of becoming published, in fact, I didn’t even know editors required a certain word count, document format or anything. I really started out blind. And then having small kids in tow,…

Author Cari Silverwood (SEIZE ME FROM DARKNESS) Discusses Heroines: Limp-wristed, or Kick-Ass? (Plus a giveaway!)

How defiant do you want to see your heroines? Limp-wristed or Kickass heroines? This is a little like the question you get at that well-known fast-food chain when you buy a burger – would you like a kick-ass heroine with that? In dark erotic romances (even if the romance is a little one-sided) you often have a story where the angst revolves around the man forcibly convincing her that he’s the yang to her ying. If she comes up short in the feistiness and kick-him-in-the crotch department…where’s the story? Like they say about most books – it’s not the ending…

Guest Post: Author Lisa Burstein–“Writing is writing, regardless of genre…”

I’m thrilled to have Entangled Embrace author Lisa Burstein here today, talking about the problems with today’s writing programs and how her latest book, Sneaking Candy, is a call to arms for writers and readers everywhere… You go, girl! By now most of you have probably seen the disgusting words of writing Professor David Gilmour, “I’m not interested in teaching books by women. What I teach is guys. Serious heterosexual guys. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Chekhov, Tolstoy. Real guy-guys. Henry Miller. Philip Roth.” See the full story here. His word are sexist, racist and unbelievable to anyone living in the 20th century,…