September 08 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 to Romance Weekly. Eden Ashe is on the hop today. Make sure to check out her blog post later on.

Susan Scott Shelley asks, given the choice of any author in the world (living or deceased), whom would you want as a dinner guest? 

I would love to have dinner with L. M. (Lucy Maud) Montgomery. Anne of Green Gables was an all time favorite when I was a kid. I probably have more reliable memories of the movie than the books. I watched them every chance I could get. I probably watched the movies thousands of times. 

Given that L.M. Montgomery is a Canadian author, and I am from the US I was met with a lot of blank stares from friends and family alike when I would go on and on about this author and the movies that were made, about how funny and sweet and just scrumptious Anne with an e’s story was. 

I’d love to ask the author if she wrote Anne based on some of her experiences as a teacher. There were some pretty hilarious scenes and perhaps some revenge scenes against mean girls. I always wondered if any of them were based on a real person. 

I’d also just love to find out what the author was like. What it was like to live when she did and how difficult it was for her to become a writer during that time in history.  

Yes, it would be a very nice dinner. 

I’m going to dig out my old copy of Anne of Green Gables. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I’m curious who J.J. Devine is having for dinner. Hop on over and find out. 

See you next week!

Picture credits, L. M. Montgomery: http://pe2.samondeo.com/lucy-maud-montgomery.php, Anne of Green Gables: http://www.amazon.com/Anne-Green-Gables-Complete-8-Book/dp/0553609416/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1441679210&sr=8-4&keywords=anne+of+green+gables&pebp=1441679229861&perid=121HP00Q7KPKRGYCFA29

January 27 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.

Tuesday already! The week has flown by. If I’m your first stop on the blog hop today or you are coming from Mishka Jenkins’s blog - Welcome! 

Sarah Hegger contributed to our topic this week and it’s an exciting one. To Great Beginnings: 

A great opening line draws the reader in, makes them want to know more and compels them to read further. Sarah wants us to share a great opening line and tell you why we like it. And then I’m to share the opening line of my work in progress. 

I’ll share a prequel story before I reveal the line to the novel I love: 

My husband has made a tradition of buying me - usually several, he knows me so well - books for Christmas. It’s a fun tradition because he doesn’t always go for what I would buy for myself but he also seems to pick out books that I really enjoy and many have become my favorites. This book was one of those Christmas presents, it is from my favorites pile. 

I think this book has a great opening line and it immediately drew me into the story.

“Just when I thought my day couldn’t get any worse I saw the dead guy standing next to my locker.”

Yeah - I had to keep reading after that bomb. The book is Marked by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast, A House of Night Novel. I have a love of the series and even bought one I already owned at a book signing so I could get P.C. Cast’s autograph. :) Why I loved the line so much? Well, first I already knew from the blurb the book was about vampires and it was a young adult novel. But it just hooked me. I HAD to know what was the “dead guy” going to do and at the main character’s school no less. Prior to Marked I hadn’t really wanted to read young adult as a genre (paranormal or not) thinking that they wouldn’t interest me. Boy was I wrong. I love this book and the series. And honestly I read a lot of vampire novels. 

Ok, deep breath. 

Here is the opening line of one of my current work in progress - paranormal romance, Circle of Lies. I don’t know if it can be in the same league as a great opening line but I hope it grabs your attention. 

“Raz Donovan stared at the slender curve of Sandra Robins’s backside jealous of the diamond studded pockets.” 

Maybe you’ll want to know if he continues to be jealous or if he corrects the situation - maybe not. 

 Hop on over to Tracey Gee’s blog to find out one of her favorite opening lines and one from her own work in progress. See you next week.

January 13 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.

Another week is already here and Elizabeth Janette wants to know what's on everyone's TBR list. If you haven't hopped over from Mikki Cober's blog make sure to check out her list, too. Can't wait to find out if there are more books I need to add to my TBR. 

This week we are divulging our TBR pile. I’m sure you all know this is the To Be Read stack of books that pops up around the house. Since the hop consists of Romance Writers I can’t imagine this list would be short for any of us.

Although, several books I never thought would be added to my TBR are the following: 

My new TBR list is a lot of fun!

My new TBR list is a lot of fun!

  • Mommy’s Best Kisses by Margaret Anastas and Susan Winter
  • I Love You Stinky Face by Lisa Mccourt and Cyd Moore

  • It’s Time to Sleep My Love by Nancy Tillman and Eric Metaxas

 

And I never thought these books would “forever” be on my TBR pile each and every day despite how many times they are read. 

I’m not complaining. I read them to my son. It makes the little stinker happy and gets him to enjoy books. I will confess, The Monster At The End Of This Book by Jon Stone and Mike Smolin is on my iPad as an interactive book. This one I don’t have to read but of course it’s memorized already from listening to is so many times. 

So here are a handful of books on my old TBR pile: 

Nothing is better than a good book.

Nothing is better than a good book.

  • Dark Skye by Kresley Cole 
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  • Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern 
  • Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • Bound By Night by Larissa Ione 
  • Dark Lover by J.R. Ward 
  • Looking For Alaska by John Green
  • The Darkest Touch by Gena Showalter

This doesn’t touch the number of books I want to read. These were picked randomly (okay - not so randomly) from the books I have set aside to read for this year. But of course, a book lover like me will always have more (or buy more) books to read. The TBR will never be empty.

Find out what books Jami Denise has on her TBR list.  Hope to see you next week. Take Care.

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