April 14 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.

Photo by Fiona Riplee

Photo by Fiona Riplee

Welcome back. Hope everyone had an enjoyable spring break! My vacation was wonderful hanging out on the beach with my family. Unfortunately, it's time to get back to reality. Let the authors of Romance Weekly help ease the transition. The hop starts here or anywhere you like. Check out Victoria Barbour's post after reading mine.

Xio Axelrod, The Calum

Xio Axelrod, The Calum

This week the talented Xio Axelrod wants to know how much of ourselves do we lend to our characters? What traits do our characters have that come from us?

I think through all of my writing the one thing my characters have that come from me is curiosity. I feel like I have an endless amount of curiosity about the world and other worlds, about possibilites, and what if scenarios. I like to discover and learn new things. I've always loved learning and I find when I'm writing about my characters this curiosity comes out in their personalities no matter what type of personality they have.

The alien hero? Well he's curious about how humans are somehow tapping into his alien power. How could it be possible?

The group of alien soldiers fighting to survive? Well they are curious about humans as well but more or less they want to learn their enemy's weakness so they can win the fight. 

The evil mad scientist? He's curious on how to get alien power for himself. 

The humans who are along for the ride and mysteriously (or not) have alien power as well? They are curious about the hidden world the aliens live in and why they look so much like humans it's virtually impossible to tell them apart.

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What makes this work?

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The little boy or girl wonder? Well, kids are inheriently curious so there is a lot of questions from them in my writing. 

This benefits me as a writer in the long term. The more curiosity I have the more ideas I have and that translates into more stories to share with others. So, although annoying at times, having my characters ask me a million questions about what's going on in the story is a good thing. And I have to realize when I ask people a million questions I'm probably annoying them, too. Now, I know it's just my nature. :) 

Hop on over to Leslie Hachtel's blog post to find out what traits they have that show up in thier characters.

April 7 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.

We are back this week with a request from Victoria Barbour, author of Against Her Rules & 21st Century Rake. She wants me to show her the cast of characters for my most recent work in progress. 

Against Her Rules

Against Her Rules

21st Century Rake

21st Century Rake

Romance Writer's Weekly is a fun hop. You can start anywhere and hop to discover some amazing authors. For instance Raine Balkera, author of Sing To Me, is before me in the hop. If you haven't stopped by make sure to check out her blog. 

Edits on Circle of Fantasies is getting ready to slam my schedule. No better time then to revive the cast of characters and find out what all the fuss is about. I plan to have Circle of Fantasies out late summer / early fall of 2015.  

Circle of Fantasies

Circle of Fantasies

Summary: Circle of Fantasies 

In a quest to find her father, Mia Wendel is drawn into an alien conspiracy. Partnered with the sexy Daniel she has no room for romance. As they dig deeper into her father's corporation they learn Mia has alien DNA. Can Daniel still accept her love? 

Daniel Anderson falls for Mia at first sight. Forced to work together their closeness forms an impenetrable bond. Desires filter into thoughts and dreams. When Daniel's research targets Mia for experiments they fight for their freedom and the truth.

Main Cast of Characters:

Mia Wendel:

Mia is a recent college graduate who just found out her biological father isn't the man who raised her. She also finds out that she's not completely human. Her conservative and straight forward life is thrown into a tailspin because of this knowledge. She is a ball of energy in her quest to discover who her father is and doesn't have time for the moon dog eyes Daniel gives her or the secret desires he forces her to acknowledge.

Daniel Anderson:

Daniel is a total geek who likes to pump iron and watch watch sci-fi films. He's a physically fit research scientist who is into gadgets most specifically nanobots. The tiny robots are being developed by the company he works for and that's when and where he meets Mia. He falls hard and fast for Mia. He's a lover not a fighter until his girl is put in harms way. 

Kyle and Stephen Belrich:

Owners of the company where Mia and Daniel work. Also, Kyle is Mia's biological father and an evil SOB. Kyle wants the nanobots in order to experiment on aliens he has captured in secret facilities around the world. Stephen is Mia's half brother and responsible for shipping Mia off for some fun experiments once they find out she's part alien. Stephen really only cares about money.

Rachel Wendel:

Mia's mother is a scientist. She once collaborated with Kyle Belrich on the experiments he is so fond of. She was driven and cold hearted in her pursuit of knowledge, often experimenting on herself - until she was pregnant with Mia. Rachel put all of her passion into keeping her child safe. She'll do whatever is necessary to keep Kyle from her daughter.

Thom Robbins:

Thom is a part of Kyle Belrich's team in charge of the alien experiments. Thom's goal is to have a child with alien power or somehow attain the power for himself. He uses all of them in order to meet these goals. 

Daniel and Mia have a lot of challenges in Circle of Fantasies. 

Thanks for reading about my work in progress this week. Hop on over to author Eden Ashe to read about the cast of characters in her latest work in progress. Enjoy! Hope to see you next week.

February 17 2016 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 to the Romance Weekly's blog hop. I might be your first stop or you might be coming from the lovely Victoria Barbour's blog. No matter where you start it will be a lot of fun. 

Because several of our Romance Weekly authors are in a cold winter climate, A.S. Fenichel wants to know our favorite (warm) vacation spots. 

It has been cold in my neighborhood this winter. The arctic blasts seems to love to come on down to Indiana and leave us in a deep freeze. It’s nice to think of my favorite warm vacation spots for a bit. I have a few of them. I’ll list my top 3 just because it’s fun and sometimes the order switching around depending on my mood so my favorite today could be different in a month or two. 

Beaches are nice.    ©   Mamz   |   Dreamstime Stock Photos

Beaches are nice. 

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  1. I would have to put Jamaica at the top of the list because it is where my husband and I got married. It was wonderful and the first time I experienced the clear blue ocean and island atmosphere.
  2. Arizona is a favorite for both me and my husband. We love the desert and hiking in the canyons. We haven’t made it to the Grand Canyon but that’s a trip we are planning very soon. 
  3. Florida is always a favorite because there is usually a warm part of the state no matter what time of year. I say usually because there have been a few arctic blasts that have made it down to Florida but hopefully those remain rare. 

There is what I dream of on a cold winter’s day. Let’s see what warm places Xio Axelrod will take us.  See you next week.