Monthly Archives: June 2010

Marriage of Convenience or Not?

My current novel is not a Marriage of Convenience. I’d been thinking it was. In my mind, for many months, I’ve been calling it “The Werewolf Marriage of Convenience.” Alas, I was wrong. My desperate desire to write a Marriage … Continue reading

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Perfect Research Books Fall From the Sky

It is so satisfying with the perfect research material for a work-in-progress drops from the sky. This blog is syndicated on Facebook, and after seeing one of my posts about World War One research, a Facebook friend recommended a couple … Continue reading

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Pointing the View

I recently had Thoughts on point of view, based on a writer buddy’s questions about differences between using first and third person, and single versus multiple points of view.I think a big difference between using a single point of view … Continue reading

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I Don’t Read It For the Sex.

I don’t read erotica for the sex. Well, not entirely. I know. I write the stuff, so why I don’t I read it for its intended purpose? Possibly for the same reason that a pastry chef might not eat pastry … Continue reading

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Robert Frost, "Range-finding"

Range-finding The battle rent a cobweb diamond-strung And cut a flower beside a ground bird’s nest Before it stained a single human breast. The stricken flower bent double and so hung. And still the bird revisited her young.A butterfly its … Continue reading

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Alison Tyler interviewed me, and The Duke & The Pirate Queen cover!

Alison Tyler interviewed me about fairy tales and my story in her Spice anthology, Alison’s Wonderland. And the cover of my December 2010 Spice release, The Duke & the Pirate Queen. Just because.

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Linkgasm of Writerly Business

It’s been a while since I had a Linkgasm! Today’s is concerned with the business side of writing. io9 on “5 Ways The Google Book Settlement Will Change The Future of Reading.”Kristine Kathryn Rusch, who’s written in a range of … Continue reading

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May-Ten-Centuries-Back Vampire Romance

The May/December romance is one thing. The May/Ten Centuries Back romance is quite another. It’s always disturbed me a little that vampire heroes in romance are so often much older than their heroines. When the heroine is not only not … Continue reading

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Roll Your Own – Anna Katherine Guest Post

Please welcome my guest, Anna Katherine! # Roll Your Own One of the biggest issues with writing any paranormal beastie is the need to bring something new to the table. With everybody writing about vampires these days, why should someone … Continue reading

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Vulnerable Vampires

I would love to see vampire heroes and heroines who are more vulnerable, even, than ordinary humans. I know most readers don’t want to see that, but I do. Vulnerability is what draws me to a character. I want them … Continue reading

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