Sample Saturday! A Knight of Honor

Sample Saturday! A Knight of Honor

An excerpt from my medieval romance – A Knight of Honor – Slane and Taylor’s first kiss – “Unless you want to lose more than your senses, you’ll return my affection and make it good,” she warned in a whisper, nibbling his ear. Jolts of pleasure shot through Slane’s body.  His mind told him to […]

Taking It From The Beginning – Part 6

Taking It From The Beginning – Part 6

The Villain – The Bad Guy, the Protagonist.  This character goes by many titles, but his or her main goal in the story is to stand in the way of your hero/heroines goals.  Torment them.  Inflict misery.  That is the job of the bad guy.  He or she is a fun character to write.  Often […]

I’ve been Interviewed!

I’ve been Interviewed!

I’ve been interviewed on Kindle Author!  Check it out.  http://kindle-author.blogspot.com/2011/07/kindle-author-interview-laurel-odonnell.html

Midnight Shadow now available for the Sony Reader

Midnight Shadow now available for the Sony Reader

Midnight Shadow is now available at the Reader Store for the Sony Reader.  If you enjoy a Robin Hood tale with a twist, you might enjoy this medieval romance novel.  

Inspirational Quote Monday! – 14

Inspirational Quote Monday! – 14

Here’s the quote for the week – ““We write to taste life twice.” – Anais Nin

Sample Saturday! The Angel and the Prince

Sample Saturday! The Angel and the Prince

Here’s an excerpt from my ebook – The Angel and the Prince – the hero loses his son – “I said on your feet!” he shouted.  A moment passed, then another.  When Runt did not move, Bryce sat on his heels, staring dumbly at the child.  It can’t be, he thought.  I won’t believe it.  […]

Taking It From the Beginning – Part 5

Taking It From the Beginning – Part 5

Secondary Characters – These characters range from brother, mother or grandmother to the wise old friend who gives sagely advise.  They are anyone who has more then a walk on part in your novel.  They can give a little spice to your work.  I love secondary characters and often give them quirks such as incredibly […]

Inspirational Quote Monday! – 13

Inspirational Quote Monday! – 13

It’s Inspirational Quote Monday!  We all need a little encouragement.  Here’s the quote for the week – “Success is a finished book, a stack of pages each of which is filled with words. If you reach that point, you have won a victory over yourself no less impressive than sailing single-handed around the world.”  – […]

Sample Saturday! Midnight Shadow

Sample Saturday! Midnight Shadow

From my romance novel, Midnight Shadow – a black moment for the heroine – “You aren’t professing love, are you?” “And if I am?” He turned away before he answered.  “I would pity you.  Kathryn satisfies my physical needs.  And my heart…belongs to Odella.” Bria’s heart shattered into a thousand pieces.  How could she have […]

Taking It From the Beginning – Part 4

Taking It From the Beginning – Part 4

The heroine – In the last blog, I talked about the hero. It’s time for the heroine to have her moment.Heroines are easier for me to write then heroes.Part of myself goes into each heroine I create.Some of my fears, insecurities and strengths are infused into each character. As with the hero, I start writing […]