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Romance Novels by Karlene Cameron

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Dark Awakening Backstory: Episode 2, Lenore Hoffman

woman wearing cross in Dark AwakeningCaitriona’s scream pierced the still night as she struggled to pull air into her lungs. Her eyes searched the shadows in her room, hunting for the tattooed man she knew was coming to kill her. Continue reading “Dark Awakening Backstory: Episode 2, Lenore Hoffman”

5 Ways Romance Writers Can Overcome Writer’s Block

Karlene Cameron experiences writers-blockDark Awakening took me 10 years to write.

Yep, that’s right. Ten. Long. Years.

While some of the delay was caused by life events getting in the way, there were also moments when my creativity ground to a halt. Continue reading “5 Ways Romance Writers Can Overcome Writer’s Block”

Dark Awakening: Backstory, Episode 1

Space travel and Dark Awakening

Duncan MacKinnon stared at the computer screen and the beautiful red-head who stared back at him with perfectly lashed, emerald-green eyes. He’d looked at her image thousands of times and always came back to the same place. How could he destroy this woman’s life? Continue reading “Dark Awakening: Backstory, Episode 1”

3 (Money Making) Reasons Every Author Needs a Website

MKS Solutions designs affordable author websitesAs a romantic sci-fi author, it’s easy to escape into the world of my characters night after night.

But Dark Awakening isn’t going to sell itself. Continue reading “3 (Money Making) Reasons Every Author Needs a Website”

3 Things I Didn’t Expect From My First Book Signing

Barnes & Noble, Dark Awakening book signing location, Lahaina, HI
Lahaina, HI location for Dark Awakening’s first book signing.

Marketing a romantic sci-fi through a book signing is not for the feint of heart!

It takes a lot of preparation, savvy understanding of social media and a willingness to meet lots of new people.

And a bucket load of candy. Continue reading “3 Things I Didn’t Expect From My First Book Signing”

The New World Order: Fact or Fiction?

New World Order Fact or Fiction

e Pluribus Unum. Under the New World Order’s rule, this could take on a new meaning entirely.

While the idea of a New World Order is certainly not new, Continue reading “The New World Order: Fact or Fiction?”

Pantsing or Outlining: Which Is Better?

Dark Awakening writingWhen I started writing my romance novel, Dark Awakening, I had no idea there were methods and processes for writing. I simply started writing. As I thought of a scene, I wrote it. I then wove the scenes together until I was satisfied with where the story was headed.

It took me 10 years to complete Dark Awakening. Continue reading “Pantsing or Outlining: Which Is Better?”

So You Want to Do a Book Signing? 4 Tips for Getting Started

Karlene-cameron-book-signing

I’ve been looking forward to doing a book signing since I first saw my sci-fi romance novel, Dark Awakening in print. After all, a successful book signing comes with increased popularity and even more book sales, right? Continue reading “So You Want to Do a Book Signing? 4 Tips for Getting Started”

How to Market Your Romance Novel on a Shoestring Budget — and Still Get Results

Karlene Cameron and Dark Awakening

There is nothing more fulfilling than completing your romance novel and having it ready to go to market. As exciting as that is, the reality is that there is still Continue reading “How to Market Your Romance Novel on a Shoestring Budget — and Still Get Results”

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