Behind The Bedroom Door

The phrase ‘behind the bedroom door’ as it applies to the romance genre Are you aware of the interpretation of the phrase ‘behind the bedroom door’ or ‘behind closed doors’ with regard to romance reading? Is it one you would search for on-line to find the type of romance stories you like to read? I’ve tried and it’s an unreliable keyword. The fact there is at least one book entitled “behind the bedroom door” does not help. When I began … Continue reading

Research

  How Much Research Is Necessary? I’m often asked how much research I do for my stories. Well, I have to admit, not too much. Depending on the romance sub-genre you write for, the level of research necessary for your stories varies greatly. For a writer of historical fiction, careful research is vital. Anyone writing fantasy has to build characters/worlds for their stories which I imagine relies on extensive research. Same applies to futuristic romance. Thankfully for contemporary romance stories, … Continue reading

Say Hi To Loree Lough

Come On In And Say Hi To Loree Lough   In a previous post I shared my gratitude toward a very special lady. I know without a doubt I would not be a romance writer today if it was not for Loree Lough. Author bio: Loree Lough Bestselling author Loree Lough once sang for her supper, performing across the U.S. and Canada. Now and then, she blows the dust from her 6-string to croon a tune or two, but mostly, … Continue reading

The Story Of “Worlds Collide”

Why The Title “Worlds Collide”? Its time to do a little more blatant publicising of my latest release “Worlds Collide”. I usually struggle with my book titles, struggle badly in some cases – just ask my editor – but with this story the title came to me very early. I wanted to ensure readers would realise this story was connected with my first book “Worlds Apart” but I was initially uncertain how I could achieve this. When I hit upon … Continue reading

Why Clean Romance

Why Do I Chose To Write Clean Romance? When I first started out writing seriously I was asked a question. What do you like to read? That was easy to answer. I like contemporary romance. I read little else. But I was asked to dig a little deeper and came up with three different words which apparently describe the same romance sub-genre, sweet, traditional, clean. As so many of us are at the beginning of our writing journey, I was … Continue reading

Marketing My New Release

Marketing My New Release Its all go at my house. I’ve slipped into the mode of marketing my new release “Worlds Collide” and am feeling the excitement grow. What should I do first? I’ve sorted out numerous posts for Twitter and Facebook. I’ve blog visits coming up, I’m gearing up marketing posts for some of the yahoo groups I belong to. This is an important time to have support from earlier readers and I’m grateful to those who are helping … Continue reading