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CAUGHT UP IN YOU teaser!!!

Hey guys! I’m so excited to announce I’m going to release a free teaser of the first chapter of CAUGHT UP IN YOU as well as some of the backstory scenes between the love interests! It’ll give readers a great sense of the novel, and, I hope, leave them wanting more! PLUS – lots of kissing scenes in the teaser! (That will likely lead to more than kissing, much more, in the no ...[Read More]

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Words, words, words. That’s all we have as writers, and they’re all that exist between us and the reader. I’ve been reminded this week that the saying “actions speak louder than words” is true in life and in fiction. People can talk, talk, talk, but does their action back it up? This is important to remember in fiction as well. Your character can say nothing, but then ...[Read More]

Come Away With Me By Kristen Proby

I finished reading Come Away With Me by Kristen Proby this weekend, and just wanted to say a big congrats to Kristen on the success her novel is having. Her heroine Natalie is smart, strong and unconventional and she also loves the way her guy takes care of her. Nice work, Kristen, in writing a balanced female lead! Balance is a very good thing in life, and in the bedroom! But I digress! Can we al ...[Read More]

Pricing Strategy for eBooks

Hello! What a whirlwind holiday weekend there! Just a quickie post to share an amazing and helpful article on how to be successful in self-publishing. This is from Copyblogger.com and it details the success author CJ Lyons has had selling 1 million books. There are TONS of tips in here on pricing strategy and communication tips. Check it out! xoxo Lauren

1st or 3rd Person POV?

First or third. First or third. Such dilemmas! Choosing the POV for a novel is as vital as choosing the, well, the plot, the main character, the story arc, and so on. POV is one of the basic building blocks of a story. Many of the new adult romance novels are written in first-person, but yet the great tradition of romance writing is rooted in the third-person POV. Which is better? As an example, h ...[Read More]

Happy About Self-Publishing

It’s the day before Thanksgiving and naturally a time to think about all the good things in life we have. I, for one, am sooooooo excited to be heading down this path of indie- and self-published authordom. I think it offers so many wonderful things for writers. Readers clearly are taking to these books. A friend of mine shared the upcoming New York Times bestseller list with me for the week ...[Read More]