Writing a sci-fi romance novel can be a daunting task. It’s a genre that requires you to delicately balance two completely different worlds and make them work together seamlessly. But if you keep these seven tips in mind, your book will engage and delight readers for years to come.Continue reading “7 Tips to Make Your Sci-Fi Romance Novels Stand Out”
Spoiler Alert: If you have not read Dark Awakening or Dark Gathering, do not continue! Doing so will spoil the mind-blowing, action-packed plot twist you won’t see coming. (Okay, maybe the marketer in me is shining through, but consider yourself warned!) Continue reading “Sneak Peek at Dark Storm, Book 3 of the Dark World Trilogy.”
I work in digital marketing so I like to think I’m fairly savvy with newer technologies. Despite this, I’ve never been a guest on a podcast or created one myself. Continue reading “How Becoming an Author Taught Me Perseverance”
You have only one dry bag…don’t get carried away!
My first raft trip was pretty rough. I didn’t bring chapstick so my lips looked like cracked cement by the end of the trip. They hurt even worse. To spare you all the confusion, anxiety and yes, pain, here are some things I’ve learned to pack that come in handy when preparing for a white water adventure. Continue reading “Packing for your white-water adventure — what to bring”
Let’s face it, most authors would love to hear their book has hit the USA or New York Times Best Seller list.
But in reality, making any romance Best Seller list takes a lot of work and a bit of luck. Of course, this is assuming you have a good book that readers love.
So when Dark Awakening made the top 9% of sales in its category, Continue reading “How Dark Awakening made the top 9% in Amazon sales (in its category) without a big marketing budget”
Do you love romance novels? If so, you’re certainly not alone. According to Romance Writers of America, the romance novel industry is a $1.08 billion dollar business. Continue reading “3 Ways You Know You’re a Closet Romance Novel Enthusiast”
My stepmother introduced me to romance novels at the ripe young age of 13. I still remember my first novel, Ashes in the Wind, by Kathleen Woodiwiss. I was captivated by the beautiful heroine, strong, brave hero and the fascinating story line. Continue reading “Love Romance Books? Why Dark Awakening and Dark Gathering Won’t Disappoint”
It’s been a little over a year since Dark Awakening, my first novel, was released. At the time, I didn’t think anything could replace the joy, excitement, nervousness and hope that came from the release of that first novel.
But the release of my second novel, Dark Gathering, Continue reading “Introducing Dark Gathering, Book 2 of the Dark World trilogy”
Scotland, November 2, 2212
“If I didn’t learn to use a gun in my century, what makes you think I’m going to learn to use one in yours?” Caitriona Sinclair quipped at the hulk of a man who stood before her. She exhaled, blowing an errant red-brown curl from her eyes and watching as her breath reflected the cold November day. Her deep, emerald green eyes met his hard grey ones without backing down. After all, she knew he would win in the end. He always did. As if reading her mind, he placed two fingers under her elbow and pushed her arm up so that it was parallel to the ground.
“Again,” he growled. Continue reading “Get a Sneak Peek at the Highly Anticipated Sequel to Dark Awakening”