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First Kiss Friday – Deliverance by Jennie Marsland

Today’s First Kiss Friday featured guest is Jennie Marsland, author of historical romance Deliverance.  Welcome Jennie!  Here’s the first kiss between Carl O’Neill and Naomi Franklin. Carl lowered his hand. It curled into a fist at his side. Whatever had happened must have been bad, if she couldn’t stand a simple touch. “I’d like ten minutes […]

Characters

Characters

So you have your work area.  You’re ready to start writing.  But what do you do next?  What I do is start with my characters.  To me, these are the most important thing in your novel.  If they are strong and well defined, the plot will come from them. When I start writing, I know […]

Inspirational Quote Monday! #19 of 2013

Inspirational Quote Monday! #19 of 2013

It’s Inspirational Quote Monday! Here’s the quote for the week – “Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” – Louisa May Alcott  

First Kiss Friday – Baby Stetson (Love and Music in Texas) by Nikki Barrett

Today’s First Kiss Friday featured guest is Nikki Lynn Barrett, author of contemporary romance Baby Stetson (Love and Music in Texas).  Welcome Nikki!  Here’s the first kiss between Avery Callimer and Lucas Bennett. “Wow.  This is a nice kitchen,” Lucas said, closing the door behind him. Avery faced him.  “You like to cook?” “Oh yeah.  I learned […]

Inspirational Quote Monday! #18 of 2013

Inspirational Quote Monday! #18 of 2013

It’s Inspirational Quote Monday! Here’s the quote for the week – “There are two kinds of writers: those that make you think, and those that make you wonder.” – Brian Aldiss   

First Kiss Friday – Three Hearts, One Town by Sarah Jae Foster

Today’s First Kiss Friday featured guest is Sarah Jae Foster, author of Christian Western romance Three Hearts, One Town.  Welcome back Sarah Jae!  Here’s the first kiss between Cameron Engel and Jake Collins. Cameron noticed the vacant tables around them and saw Liam stacking dirty dishes onto the counter. “I hope we didn’t keep you.” Liam peeled off […]