January 24 2017 Romance Weekly

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Welcome back for another week of Romance Writers Weekly blog hop. Be sure to check out Dani Jace's blog to discover her answer to this weeks questions!   

Jenna Da Sie has some interesting and fun questions for our authors this week.

She prefaces each with Would you rather?

1)    Go way back in time and meet your ancestors Pre 1800s or go way into the future and meet your great grandchildren Post 2200?

This is a tough choice because I think both directions would be very interesting to me. Having to choose one I would say I’d go into the future. I’d like to find out how different the world would be for my decendants beyond the year 2200. I like thinking that as a human race we figured some stuff out and that there are some really cool advancements in technology, science and possibly even space colonies. Maybe my decendants are living on the moon or Mars by then. Yeah, I’m a total nerd/geek and I’m sure the DNA will have rubbed off on anyone related to me.

2)    Have no Internet or no cell phone?

I think this is a trick question because if I have a cell phone I have Internet. LOL But I’ll play along and say that it’s either or.  I’d go with no cell phone. I think the way the future is going that the need for a cell phone is going change. Internet access is spreading across the planet and in the future everyone will be online. We’ll have Internet in our cars, in our homes, somehow in our clothes or items we wear. The need for a separate phone for communication won’t be necessary. As for the present – if I have an emergency I’ll have to borrow my hubby’s phone.  :)

3)    Talk like Yoda or breathe like Darth Vader?

Give me challenging questions this week, you have. Yes, mmm.

Be proud of your testing of us, you should Jenna Da Sie. Yes, mmm. :)

4)    Have the ability to fly or read minds?

I’d love to be able to fly. I’ve always had a fascination of flying and of course flying without a plane is like super hero stuff. So yeah, I’m cool.

I think reading minds would just drive me crazy because I’d rather not know what someone is thinking about me. If I don’t know I can imagine that the thoughts are nice. J

5)    Have mermaids be real or unicorns be real?

Unicorns are cool. Definitely unicorns.

I can't wait to find out how Jenna Da Sie answered her own questions! She's next in line for the hop.

See you next week!

May 5 2015 Romance Weekly

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Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn't you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all..... About our writing of course! Every week we'll answer questions and after you've enjoyed the blog on this site we'll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

Welcome back. Hope you have enjoyed the hop so far and had a chance to check out Dani Jace's top 5 villains. 

Today's topic is: List 5 of your favorite villains and with one sentence tell us why said villain is a favorite. 

I came up with the topic for this week's blog hop because villains can be very difficult to write. I wondered why and started to examine the villains that I loved or loved to hate. I'm going to go with a TV/movie motif. 

#1 Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer

While he eventually became an anti-hero in the show, he was such a bastard and a smart ass I couldn't wait to find out what he was going to be up to next. 

#2 Tyler Durden from Fight Club 

He did it all right under character Edward Norton's (The Narrator) nose and while watching the first time I'm like OMG.

#3 Bill from Kill Bill Volume 1 & Kill Bill Volume 2

He is a well rounded character and you see the jealous side him, the evil side, and also the loving side before the movies are over. 

#4 Col. Hans Landa from Inglorious Bastards 

Surrounding all his acts of cruelty and immorality he is just so nice and polite! 

#5 Walter White from Breaking Bad 

As the show progressed, it was very evident that Walter was going down the wrong path for his own power and glory but there was no way I was going to miss any of it.

There's my list. Why do they stick out in my mind and I call them favorites? All of these characters did horrible things but what made them good characters was that there weren't always evil. They did good deeds, too. Sometimes the villain became an anti-hero and I switched sides. Sometimes they remained on the opposing side but I knew they had vulnerabilities just as we do, they had pain and suffering. It's thinking... Yes, villains can be put into horrible situations and that's what makes them bad but are they redeemable? Can they be saved? What would happen if I were in the same circumstances? Would I make the same choice? I think a villain that is pure evil and everything he does is wrong and obviously not the right thing to do is boring and not one I would remember. Great villains love and hate, are tender and cruel, and can be happy or sad. Maybe you disagree? Would you prefer you villain to be clear cut evil?

Hop over to Jo Richardson's blog post to find out her top 5 favorite villains.

October 21 2014 Romance Weekly

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Do you like to read romance novels? Wouldn't you like to know more about your favorite authors? Well you came to the right place! Join the writers of Romance Weekly as we go behind the scenes of our books and tell all..... About our writing of course! Every week we'll answer questions and after you've enjoyed the blog on this site we'll direct you to another. So come back often for a thrilling ride! Tell your friends and feel free to ask us questions in the comment box.

Hi! Welcome back. You might be joining the hop from Dani Jace or found me another way, glad you did. 

This week's blog hop is flash fiction and becoming one of my favorite types of posts for Romance Weekly. Mishka Jenkins came up with this jewel and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. 

Flash Fiction Rules: Write a love letter 400 words or less (I used all 400) that has to include the words sweet, pumpkin, and brush. 

 

The words become reality.

The words become reality.

My Dearest Henry, 

I miss you terribly. I’ve used these letters to stay close. Not being able to contact you has made the past months agony. I won’t make it another two weeks until your return.

Did I mention how I found this magic box of stationary? I longed for your touch and took out my depression and unfulfilled desire on a painting (a horrible piece you’d hate). I ruined my favorite fan brush and shirt (yours). I stripped it off immediately. The cool air on my bare skin eased some of the ache I had for you. Once I refocused on my art all I could remember was the argument. We splattered each other with acrylics and what started with flat brushes and anger soon turned to fingers and hard muscle and a masterpiece of loving only alive in memory. 

Kiss me.

Kiss me.

I hadn’t realized I closed my eyes and retraced our loving embrace around the studio until I tripped over that stupid paper mache pumpkin you forced me to create last Halloween (what an abomination). I kneeled on the ground and your sweet kiss flashed into my mind. You were there before me. Your warm hands caressed my face and traced my lips until they opened. Your tongue invaded my mouth and touched mine in a heat of forbidden passion. My ache for you entered my lungs. A deep moan flared between my lips. Oh how I missed you. But the pumpkin came back into view and I threw it against the wall. The memories weren’t enough to ease my heartache. I lay there. The cool floor over-sensitized my breasts and I wept for the loss of your comforting embrace. 

How long was I there? I’m not sure. The next thing I remembered was the hum, low and strong. The box glowed under the worktable and called for me to open it. I know you’ll laugh at my foolishness but the magic is real. Each letter I write I experience greater pleasure in my dreams.  Do you dream about them as I have? It’s as if you are here. They are vivid and real. I have only to write on this seductive paper and stamp it with my red lipstick and I see you, feel you in my dreams. Do you feel my lips on yours when I seal the envelope with a kiss?

Hurry home my love.  

Elise

 

It was difficult to end the letter there. I sense more to the story but rules are rules. I hope to see you next week. Now, I'm anxious to read S. C. Mitchell's love letter. 

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