Renewing my RWA membership

Another year, another debate in my brain. Do I renew or not? I’ve had lots of friends not renew. They’ve stated monetary reasons, not-for-me reasons, I can get all of the info online for free reasons.

I got out the credit card and renewed once again. I belong for the people. My circle. Romance writers and readers. I need a place where they talk my language and understand my angst over something as simple as a book title or as complicated as running a small business as a one-woman show.

During this weekend of WTF on the RWA forums I mulled seriously over not renewing this year. I hate confrontation, I hate drama, I hate yelling (figuratively, it is online, you know). But, I finally decided, you can’t complain if you aren’t part of the solution. I want to be part of the solution. If you missed all of what is going on, I’m sorry but I can’t summarize what went down. If you participated and commented and explained to all, thank you for helping us to understand why we haven’t all reached happily-ever-after yet.

If you need a summary much better than I could ever do…RWA statement

All I can add is “be the solution, not the problem!”


Jill James, romance writer

Christmas on Main Street – #53 at Amazon

I am over the moon. I sit here with my jaw dropped, unable to believe the numbers on Christmas on Main Street.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

Thank you lovers of Christmas tales. Thank you lovers of cool to warm romance. That is how the Authors of Main Street bill ourselves. Most of us write contemporary romance, stories of small towns, and sweet to slightly sensual romance heat. And you have embraced us this holiday season.

Thank you, Readers

Authors of Main Street: The Christmas Wish by Tori Scott. Her Christmas Cruise by Mona Risk. A Snowy Christmas in Wyoming by E. Ayers. The Christmas Con by Jill James.  Small Town Glamour Girl Christmas by Stephanie Queen. The Christmas Gift by Pepper Phillips. A Potters Wood Christmas by Leigh Morgan.
A Baby for Christmas by Susan R. Hughes. A Light in the Christmas Cafe by Kristy Tate. What if…this Christmas by Kelly Rae. A Smoky Mountain Christmas by Carol DeVaney
. Foreword by Joan Reeves. Author info for Bella Street.

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Excerpt – The Christmas Con by Jill James

I’m working on a short story – 8,000 words – for an anthology with the Authors of Main Street. My story is The Christmas Con. A retelling of the Robin Hood myth with Robin Cappington and Ian Marr, two jewel thieves with a past history brought today to save the Christmas Rose necklace from a bad street gang. You will find Little John, Uncle Tucker Frye, and Willa Scarlett in this tale.

Excerpt – The Christmas Con – © Jill James

 

Chapter Two

Ian Marr squeezed his long fingers and cracked his knuckles. He closed his eyes and spun the dial on the safe. His breath came in and out in silent, slow inhalations. His mind shut down until the only thing he heard in the room was the tumblers of the safe, the clicks of the gears as loud as firecrackers in his head. Numbers flashed in neon in the dark behind his closed lids.

He gave the dial one big spin, and then turned it right, then left, then right again with his eyes closed, using only his fingers and his auditory skills to crack the lock. A final click sounded in the silent room. He pulled down the handle and the heavy steel door hissed open.

“One minute, thirty-two seconds,” Inspector Justin Lawe called out as he pushed the stop watch button. “That is how long a good safecracker needs to break in and get the goods.”

“Good safecracker?” Ian said, turning to the police inspector. “A great safecracker. A good one needs at least two—two and a half minutes.”

The inspector’s eyebrow quirked up. “Sorry. A great safecracker.” He turned back to the assembled officers. “Hopefully we will just get good ones.”

***********

This story will be in a boxed set with the Authors of Main Street by the end of October. Once the set is out I’ll be publishing the short story on my own as well.

Jill James, writer of contemporary and paranormal romance
 
 

Guest – Claire Ashgrove/Tori St.Claire

Everyone, please welcome mega-talented writer, Claire Ashgrove, who also writes as Tori St.Claire.

Hi everyone!  Jill, thanks for having me today!  I’ve been looking forward to it since we talked earlier this month about the guest stop.  I hope everyone’s holidays went well.

2012 is just around the corner, and Jill invited me to stop in and talk about my new projects.  Both release on January 3rd – which has made for a crazy December, let me tell you!  I’ve been writing for a while now, but these are both my debut releases in the world of traditional publishing, and both have become series that are very near and dear to my heart.  So I’m really excited to get to share them at last.

The first is a dark paranormal romance, IMMORTAL HOPE.

As a historian, I’m fascinated with unexplained historical myth and happenings.  I’ve always been equally fascinated with the Knights Templar – long before Dan Brown introduced their fascinating history to fiction readers everywhere.  I knew, before I ever put word on paper in paranormal, that my series involved the Knights Templar.  It just took a while to flesh it out, to figure out which aspect I wanted to work with, and how I could pull the fabled knights into a paranormal romance.  Try… it took a year of almost solid research and letting things percolate before I felt prepared enough to do the base idea justice.

In the end, I chose to work with not the question of what they found (although that plays a role in IMMORTAL HOPE), but what happened to the Knights Templar.  For that matter, what happened to the entire network, not just the men brandishing swords, that totaled over forty-thousand strong and seemingly vanished overnight?

How is that possible?

Well, according to the legend of the archangels… it’s not.  The Templars are among us today.  Fighting an immortal purpose, battling for the salvation of their souls.  And for one knight, Merrick du Loire, Commander of the North American Knights Templar, salvation comes with a price…

CENTURIES AGO,

Templar knights defied the archangels and unearthed the copper scroll, revealing the gates to hell. Cursed for their forbidden act, they forever roam the earth protecting mankind from evil. But darkness stalks them, and battles they fight bring them ever-closer to eternal damnation. One promise remains to give them salvation – the return of the seraphs.

Embittered by his purpose, Merrick du Loire must honor an ancient pact and bring peace to his cousin’s soul. When he stumbles upon history professor Anne MacPherson, he discovers she possesses a sacred artifact that marks her as a seraph. Duty demands he set aside his personal quest and locate the knight she’s fated to heal. As he struggles with conflicting oaths, Anne arouses buried hope and sparks forbidden desire that challenges everything he’s sworn to uphold.

Anne has six weeks to complete her thesis on the Knights Templar. WhenMerrick takes her to the Templar stronghold, he presents her with all she needs—and awakens a soul-deep ache, he alone can soothe. Yet loving Merrick comes with a price. If she admits she’s destined for him, her gift of foresight predicts his death.

If you’d like a preview, you can read the first chapter on my website.

But sexy knights struggling to overcome the call of evil, weren’t quite sexy enough for me.  I wanted something darker, something even more passionate, and Tori St. Claire came into being, as well as the Black Opals, and STRIPPED.

I’ve always been fascinated with the characters who walk the line between good and… not.  Many of the books I love the most have characters who come from backgrounds where they’ve seen, and done, things we’d rather not acknowledge.  And I thought, “What the heck, let’s go there.”

So I did.  The Black Opals are an elite team of CIA operatives, specialized in making threats disappear.  Only STRIPPED doesn’t begin with that life being part of the past.  Natalya is smack-dab in the middle of a mission, embedded so deeply she’s forced to sacrifice her own morals for the good of Country.  Committing acts that are only legal because of who she works for.  And even then…

But beneath all Natalya’s dark duplicity, what’s at the core of her being is heart.  When she meets a man who awakens her to all the things she’s buried (including a good deal of pleasure), that weakness threatens all she understands.  Secrets, lies, and passion – double yum!

STRIPPED challenged me on so many levels.  Beyond the fact it was my first venture into erotica, the intricacies required to write the suspense I wanted to achieve, the softness I needed to embed in both hero and heroine, and the many layers to the other players all pushed my limits as an author.

In the end, it led to…

Body of secrets…

As a member of the CIA’s elite, Black Opals, Natalya Trubachev must live a lie, working undercover as the lover of Dmitri, a Russian mob boss. His business is trafficking vulnerableLas Vegasstrippers overseas for twisted sex games. Natalya’s business is to blow the ring wide open and bring down Dmitri and his American contacts. But the stakes are raised when she learns that the next target is her own sister Kate, a dancer in the famed club Fantasia. Only now does Natalya realize how personal her mission has become, and how far she’s willing to go to complete it.

Body of lies…

The manager of Fantasia is Brandon Moretti, an undercover detective who keeps a close eye on his girls, and an even closer one on his sinfully sensual hire. For Natalya, working the club could be the break she’s been waiting for. But for Moretti, Natalya is a possible link to a killer. Only he never counted on her being so lethally seductive or so dangerous to get close to.  As every forbidden pleasure between them is stripped away, his own secrets threaten their security, but it’s Natalya’s that could destroy them both.

Again, if you want a preview, I have an excerpt posted on my website.

If you’d like to know more about IMMORTAL HOPE or STRIPPED, on January 1, I kick off virtual book tours under both pen names.  Throughout the course of both, I’ll be talking about the characters, introducing you to special players, and discussing the writerly-side of crafting both novels.  I’m also giving away Amazon Gift Cards as well.

Click the badges below, to learn the details of each.

Thanks again, Jill, for letting me drop by!  And to all of you – may your New Year be rich and bright!

~Claire Ashgrove

www.claireashgrove.com

~ToriSt.Claire

www.toristclaire.com

Thanks very much for stopping by, Claire/Tori. If you have any questions about Claire, Tori, or her blog tour, leave a comment. Or just leave a comment to say hi!

Jill James

The Black Moment

Just like that famous saying, ‘always darkest before the dawn’ so is the Black Moment. The time in a story when all hope is gone. The couple has broken up, the killer got away, or the thing you hoped and dreamed for is now impossibly out of your reach. These are the times that try men’s souls or in the case of romance writers, build characters.

It is easy to do great things when things are going along swimmingly, but what about when things aren’t going along so smoothly. In Tempting Adam my heroine is accused of embezzlement, loses her job, and knows the hero will never forgive the lies she told. Does she cry and wallow in Ben & Jerry’s? Okay, for a short time she does just that. But after that, she does what all good heroes and heroines do after the Black Moment; she makes a plan to win it all back.

Making the plan, deciding how to put it into action, the steps needed. These are all the things that lead out of the Black Moment and show your hero/heroine in action. Taking charge of their lives. Just like after the death of Obi-wan, Luke wallows until he is needed to save the ship from the bad guys with lasers and weapons. He steps up and does what is needed even though he is in mourning. A true hero in the making.

The Blacker the Moment, the Greater the Payoff. Torment your characters. Drag them through the muck. They will thank you later, and so will your readers.

Next Monday: The Climax (not that kind, minds out of the gutter)

Jill James

The Sagging Middle

I don’t mean the sagging middle and big bottom I’m getting from BICHOK, (butt in chair, hands on keyboard) a necessary evil if I want a finished book to publish. I mean the middle of your story. You know, after you introduce the characters, take them on their journey, they realize what they must do…and now what?

The dreaded sagging middle where a writer with a few books under her belt will put (they go somewhere) (they do something) (and something happens) LOL You know how it ends. You kind of know how they are going to get there. But you are stuck with what way to make it exciting for the reader. How do you make it more readable than they go here, they do this, they meet such-and-such?

In suspense, thrillers, horror, and mystery, right about now you throw in a dead body; literally. In those genres just when it seems there is light at the end of the tunnel…someone must die. In contemporary romance, not so much. Or are they the same?

Okay, maybe not an actual body, although I did escape the dreaded sagging middle in Tempting Adam with the death of a beloved family member. And I did throw in a killer storm with a waterfall from hell in Divorce, Interrupted. But you can shore up the beginning of a sagging middle with the death of a plan, a future, a direction your character was going. For example: your character can think they have everything mapped out. A way to save the farm, to make Grandpa’s dream come true, to finally take that trip to England they always dreamed of. Make yourself the monkey wrench in the dreams, the plans, the hopes for happiness. You are the writer of the story, it is your job. What your characters will have to do to fix this is what takes the sag out of the middle. When you go back to What If? with your characters, this is when you really build their character or backbone. How they react to the mess their lives are in is when we really get to know them.

Don’t confuse dreams not coming true with The Black Moment. That is next Monday.

Jill James

In The Beginning…

Just like The Greatest Story Ever Told, every story starts in the beginning. It starts with an idea. With a hero and heroine or any mixture of male and female characters.

It starts with who are they, what do they want, and why can’t they have it. It starts with a journey to learn something, to become someone, to get someplace the character never imagined they would go. To get the ring to the king. To discover the force within. To get married to a true love. To learn you don’t need anyone else to realize your dreams, they were within you all the time.

In Divorce, Interrupted, my newest story, Lisa Miller is an unfaithful divorced wife. She wants back the life she had before her infidelity. She can’t have it because her ex-husband Todd will neither forgive nor forget. For the story to work Lisa has to not get what she thinks she wants but what the Fates know she needs. The writer and the characters may not know what they need until it is within reach and they suddenly discover it is what they wanted all along.

As the writer and the characters start on their journey we move from In The Beginning to the steps of the trip that will lead to self-discovery and hopefully happiness. Until we reach The Sagging Middle. (Next Monday)

Jill James

Blog The Writer – Sue Swift/Suz deMello

Welcome Sue and Suz, who are one and the same, to the blog. Recently I interviewed Sue/Suz about her/their new books.

Jill, thanks.

You’re welcome.

Big Girls Don't CryBig Girls Don’t Cry is a secret baby story with a twist or two. To learn more, go to http://www.sue-swift.com or read this interview.

Jill:  Would you date the hero of your story?

SS: Absolutely! I’d date any hero in any of my stories. I write men I’d fall in love with. The hero of Big Girls, Dave Madsen, is a scientist, explorer and adventurer, kind of like a redheaded Mr. Spock. I love hot, smart men. If I can’t talk with a guy, it’s all over. Great conversation is as important as a great first kiss.

Jill: What was “the idea” that started your story?

SS: I wanted to write a secret baby book that was realistic, in comparison to the other secret baby books I’d read. Most of them are pretty unrealistic,  especially in terms of the heroine keeping the child a secret from the hero. I think it’s that’s pretty appalling conduct unless the father is a serial killer. Anyone who would do that is not the kind of person I’d label a “heroine.” There’s nothing heroic about that.

SPOILER ALERT
In my book, the H&H are separated by events, and the hero doesn’t know because the heroine doesn’t know where he is and has no way of contacting him, and vice-versa. When they reconnect, the heroine tells the hero promptly. The story therefore focuses on the renewed romance between the H&H and not on the concealment.

Jill: Have you been to any of the places you write about?

SS: Oh, yes. This particular book is set in the Yuba River Valley of northern California, a beautiful place in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. My fictitious town, Renegade Ridge, is modeled on Nevada City, a charming Gold-Rush-era town.
I think a sense of place in a novel is critically important, and tend to emphasize setting both as a writer and as an editor.

Jill: What is your favorite part about being a romance writer? Your least favorite part?

SS: I love being a writer/editor because I go to work in my bathrobe. 🙂 And when the writing is good, it’s very very good. When it’s bad, it’s rotten. If my Muse goes AWOL, it’s awful.

Jill: If you were only writing for you, what outrageous book would you write?

SS: ::twinkle:: I do write only for myself, and I’m delighted that publishers and readers want to buy what I write. And I do write some pretty wild stuff, especially the erotic romance, which I publish using the name Suz deMello.

My fave out-of-this-world romance is an erotic futuristic called Queen of Shadow, and readers can learn more about it at http://www.suzdemello.com.

Queen of ShadowThis book is set on a faraway planet, millennia in the future, which has neither tilt or spin. Thus, one face is always presented to its sun, and the other suffers eternal, freezing night. After I thought of the concept, I wondered what societies would evolve in such a place, and the book grew from that idea.

Sue and Suz, thank you so much for being with me today. You can find Sue/Suz at:  http://www.fearlessfastpacedfiction.com

Guest Blogging

This week I’ll be hosting two lovely ladies on my blog.

Wednesday will be Sue Swift who also writes as Suz deMello.

Friday will be Linda Laroque. While she’s here I’ll be visiting her blog.

Make sure you stop by and enjoy their visits, I hear there are some freebies.

Jill James

Goal, Motivation, Conflict – Debra Dixon

Almost every romance writer knows the Queen of GMC – Debra Dixon. As I told my husband when I signed up for her all-day workshop, “She is the woman who wrote the book about writing the book.”

It was a day of revelations. Lots of the stuff she taked about I already knew, but to hear her explain it; with her sweet, southern accent, no less, was priceless.

I will be getting her book. I can’t imagine why I don’t have it already.

The principles of GMC are simple when broken down — what does your character want, why do they want it, why can’t they have it. In a romance story with a main hero and heroine it also usually means whatever the hero wants is in opposition to whatever the heroine wants, and vice-versa. Especially if you want great conflict.

The second half of the day was The Hero’s Journey with hilarious examples from Star Wars and The Princess Bride. I will always consider the money for the workshop, money well-spent.

Jill James

The Romance Reviews – Grand Opening

You’re invited! 

From March 1 – 31, 2011 

at http://www.theromancereviews.com

 

It’s The Romance Reviews’ Grand Opening! 

Play the games. Explore new books. 

Chat with authors. Vote for Best Books of 2010.

 Rack up your points!

 

CAN YOU UNLOCK THE PUZZLE?

 

Visit everyday to increase your chances to win awesome prizes! 

134 participating authors! 

Over 200 prizes waiting for you! 

 

PRIZES

 

Weekly Prizes

$10 Gift Cards – 32 winners!

(8 winners each week)

Over 150 Book Giveaways in total

(paperback, hardback, ebook)

 

Major Prizes

Grand Prize: $100 Gift Card

2nd Prize: $70 Gift Card

3rd Prize: $50 Gift Card

 

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(based on results of book votes)

Grand Prize: $200 TRR Advertising Package

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Main Sponsor

 

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Participating authors

(in no particular order)

 

Kat Martin                      Beth Kery                       Susan Lyons                    Madison Blake

Ashley March                  Karen Rose Smith           LK Rigel                         Gini Rifkin

Sandra Edwards             Grace Elliot                     Suzanne Barrett              Jessica Chambers

Maeve Greyson               Sable Hunter                   Josie Arlington                Tanya Stowe

Laura Tolomei                 Kristen Painter                Renee Rearden                Elaine Cantrell

Susanna Ives                   Amy Corwin                   Keta Diablo                     Suzette Stone

Suzanne Tyrpak              TL Schaefer                    Monique Martin              Kari Gregg

Susan Meier                    Laura Moore                   Susan Roebuck               Kathy Carmichael

Brita Addams                 KT Grant                         Winslow Eliot                 Ingela F. Hyatt

Jan Scarbrough                Victoria Blisse                 Sharon Buchbinder         PG Forte

Bronwyn Storm              Patricia Preston               Alice Gaines                    Cate Rowan

Ann Tracy Marr              Joan Beth Erickson         Tara Lain                         Terri Reid

L.J. McDonald                Lucinda Brant                 Eden Baylee                    Hayley B. James

Jason W. Chan                Pat Amsden                    Linda Morris                   DH Starr

                   Kaylea Cross                   Lee Benoit                      Kayelle Allen                  Beth Trissel

           Viviane Brentanos                       Morgan Rice                   Ashley Ladd                   Jennifer Labelle

Rita Hestand                   Mahalia Levey                LK Below                       Gale Stanley

Sarah J. Bradley              Joanne Troppello             Rhonda L. Print              Pamela Jackson

Jenny Schwartz               Mary Manners                 Eve Silver                        Jennifer Crusie

T.C. Archer                     Jocelyn Modo                 Sloan Parker                    Kerri Williams

Elaine Hopper                 Stacey Espino                 Linda Mooney                Victoria Howard

Heather Matthews          Marcia James                   Cherie De Sues               Savannah Chase

Simone Eden                   Lauren Fraser                  Annie Nicholas               JoAnne Kenrick

E.D. Walker                    Rachel Haimowitz          HP Mallory                     Suzanne Rock

Andrea Speed                 Elle Amery                      Nichelle Gregory             Eden Bradley

Shermaine Williams        Berengaria Brown           Tina Donahue                  Taryn Kincaid

Red Haircrow                 Virginia Cavanaugh        Hailey Edwards              Elle Druskin

Rachel Brimble               Frances Pauli                   Nancy J Cohen                Tarah Scott

Em Petrova                     Heather Wardell              Cara Marsi                       CJ Archer

Mary Eason                     Skhye Moncrief              Jana Richards                  Jill James

Alison Chambers             LoRee Peery                   Gail Pallotta                    Alison Henderson

Nicki Greenwood           Alianne Donnelly            Tiffany Ashley                Michael Davis

Gem Sivad                      Stacy Juba                       Tory Richards                 Darcia Helle

                                                                 LaVerne Clark                Sibel Hodge                                                                       

Roses Blog Tour Week 4 – Linda Kage

We are wrapping up the Wild Rose Authors Valentine’s Blog Tour. Comments left on this and the other Wild Rose Author’s blogs enters you into a drawing for the Week 4 prize and a chance at the Grand Prize package worth $50.

This week’s guest is contemporary YA and adult romance author Linda Kage and her blog post about creating unique characters.

If coming up with creative story ideas is all about answering the question “WHAT IF”, then I believe developing a unique character is all about answering the question “WHY”.  Why do they do this? Why do they do that? 

A woman is in her car, driving at break neck speeds while steering with one hand as she uses the other to wipe at the monsoon of tears cascading down her cheeks.  WHY?  

But don’t answer just one why; I want to know two different whys.  What is the external conflict AND the internal conflict she’s dealing with to make her do this? 

External why: maybe someone she loves is in the hospital and she wants to get to them as fast as possible before it’s too late to say goodbye.

 Internal why: Maybe that someone in the hospital is a secret love she can tell no one about; she’s forced to cry alone and cannot share her pain with anyone.   

After giving your character an internal AND external answer to WHY they do pretty much everything they do in the story, then you should toss in some unique traits, habits, and personalities. Is this woman shy and quiet or bold and outgoing? Does she have a sweet tooth and a purse full of empty and full M&Ms packages?  Or does she have an OCD complex and carries around disinfectant everywhere to clean everything before she touches it?  Or maybe she has a habit of saying a certain phrase over and over again or always tucks her hair behind her ear. 

To go one step further, give the character a trait that’s totally unexpected of her, like a pilot who’s afraid of heights, or a private investigator who doesn’t smoke but is actually a health food nut. Take a clichéd, overused flat character and twist him or her around until he/she’s round.   

Oh, and don’t forget to give them some really witty dialogue. I just love unforgettable lines, otherwise…Frankly, my dear, I won’t give a damn (sorry, couldn’t help it!). 

And that is Linda Kage’s opinion about what makes a unique character—not that you should really listen to her opinion, though sometimes she even surprises herself and actually makes a notable remark (and maybe today is that day).

So, say hi to Linda and tell her about a unique character from your favorite book.


DELINQUENT DADDY

–Contemporary adult Romance

–released October 22, 2010

–buy link : http://www.thewildrosepress.com/delinquent-daddy-p-4274.html

–Video link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqegfvC_rbc&feature=player_embedded

–BLURB:
IT’S NOT EVERY DAY YOU LEARN YOU HAVE A NINE-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER

Boston Kincaid’s life is forever changed when he reads the note from Cassidy Trenton, who’s looking for her daddy. Vividly remembering the girl’s mother, Boston is compelled to learn the truth about Cassidy’s paternity.

Single working mother Ellie Trenton is completely bowled over to find her old college flame, whom she hasn’t seen in ten years, loitering on her front porch when she comes home from work one day.

At the sight of each other, Boston and Ellie’s decade apart melts away, and that old chemistry between them flares back to life. But trust doesn’t come easily, and old wounds never healed properly.

Can Boston and Ellie learn to forgive and forget so they can experience the love they never shared, or will child custody battles keep them apart forever?

(Pages 294) Spicy


Make sure you visit the other authors on the tour at:

Meet author AJ Nuest at http://amielouellen.wordpress.com/
Meet author Lynne Roberts at http://authorjenniferjakes.blogspot.com/
Meet paranormal romance author Maeve Greyson at http://www.ajbooks.blogspot.com/
Meet author Amy Corwin at http://lynneroberts.blogspot.com/
Meet contemporary and paranormal romance author Jill James at http://maevegreyson.blogspot.com/
Meet romantic suspense author Kat Duncan at http://amycorwin.blogspot.com/
Meet contemporary YA an adult romance author Linda Kage at http://www.jilljameswrite.com/blog
Meet paranormal, and historical romance author Caroline Clemmons at http://www.katduncan.net/writeabout
Meet historical and paranormal romance writer Lilly Gayle at http://lindakage.blogspot.com/
Meet Amie Louellen, author of fun and whimsical contemporary romance at http://carolineclemmons.blogspot.com/
Meet erotic western historical author Jennifer Jakes at http://www.lillygayleromance.blogspot.com

Valentine’s Blog Tour – Week 4

Last week to win prizes and be in the running for the Grand Prize for the blog tour!!

Week 1 Winner — Marci!
Week 2 Winner — Sherry Cahill!
Week 3 Winner — Ann Cory!
 
 
The Wild Rose Press Valentine’s Month Blog Tour
 
Eleven TWRP authors have tag-teamed up for a blog tour of themes from the heart of writing. Meet some of the authors from TWRP and discover how their personal stories influenced their writing. Leave a comment on any of the blogs to enter to win a weekly prize. One commenter will be chosen from each blog each week. One random winner will be chosen from these 11 for a weekly double-or-nothing prize. Weekly chosen commenters who don’t win the weekly prize will automatically be entered for a triple-or-nothing grand prize at the end of the tour. Winners will be posted on all the blogs. The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances of winning because you could be chosen more than once each week!
 
Wednesday, February 23rd – Blog Topic – Developing Unique Characters
 
Meet paranormal romance author Maeve Greyson at http://www.ajbooks.blogspot.com/
Meet contemporary and paranormal romance author Jill James at http://maevegreyson.blogspot.com/
Meet romantic suspense author Kat Duncan at http://amycorwin.blogspot.com/
Meet contemporary YA an adult romance author Linda Kage at http://www.jilljameswrite.com/blog
Meet paranormal, and historical romance author Caroline Clemmons at http://www.katduncan.net/writeabout
Meet historical and paranormal romance writer Lilly Gayle at http://lindakage.blogspot.com/
Meet Amie Louellen, author of fun and whimsical contemporary romance at http://carolineclemmons.blogspot.com/
Meet erotic western historical author Jennifer Jakes at http://www.lillygayleromance.blogspot.com