Tag Archives: western historical Romance

Girl Next Door Leaves TV to Write #Romance #Novels @BarbaraAnkrum #writetip #historical

If you’ve ever watched television, then you’ve probably seen Barbara Ankrum. Long before this #1 bestselling Romance author focused her attention on writing, she worked as an actress, appearing in dozens of commercials for Hertz, McDonald’s, and Michelob Beer, to name a few. But you’re most likely to remember Barbara from a national, Head & […]

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Laugh Out Loud #Texas Style with Bestselling WILD TX NIGHTS #Free #ebookdeal #Romance #humor

Readers tell me all the time, “Your books make me laugh.” I consider that kudo high praise indeed! But the truth is, I don’t set out to be funny.  No one is more surprised — or delighted — than I am when a character blurts out something hilarious. For instance, in my bestselling Wild Texas […]

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The Rebel Rutter Rides Again in PISTOLS AND PETTICOATS @AdriennedeWolfe #romance #ebook #western

WARNING:  Pistols and Petticoats contains devilish hijinks, sassy ladies, smokin’ cowboys, dastardly outlaws, star-crossed lovers, runaway brides, and a rollicking slice of sexy!  See how the West was REALLY wooed in this hot new Historical Western Romance anthology by bestselling authors!   Some heroes capture an author’s heart.  They refuse to go away quietly after “The […]

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Novel Writing: Balancing Historical Accuracy with Myth

Novel Writing:   Balancing Historical Accuracy with Myth Please help me welcome today’s fab guest columnist, Merry Farmer, who writes award-winning Western Historical Romances. In our politically correct, modern world, a writer has to weigh historical accuracy against “shock value” or “controversy” when handling certain perennial Western themes, such as the slaughter of the buffalo, […]

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Humor from HIS WICKED DREAM: Giveaway and Book Tour Launch

Hooray! Today starts my virtual book tour for HIS WICKED DREAM!  I’ve selected 15 exclusive excerpts from the book, so you get a little taste of the fictitious town of Blue Thunder, Kentucky — and, of course, the stars of the show, Eden Mallory and Dr. Michael Jones. Win Amazon Gift Cards and Bundles of […]

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Win 2 Chances at $25: SCOUNDREL Tour and Scavenger Hunt

Ready to have fun in my Scavenger Hunt and  Virtual Book Tour?   10 Prizes!  SCOUNDREL FOR HIRE Virtual Book Tour: 11/11 to 11/22 Scavenger Hunt and Raffle: Nov. 11 to 26, 2013 Here are the 10 prizes: 2 Chances to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card 1 Chance to win a Professional Story Critique […]

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Win $50 Amazon Gift Card, Story Critique in Romance Blog Tour

  As a writer, you know the feeling:  you slave for months (maybe YEARS) to write your novel, revise it, collaborate with cover artists, editors, and formatters . . . Then FINALLY, the day of Hallejuhas arrives:  your ebook goes live for readers to buy and enjoy! I just lived through that busy creative period, […]

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SCOUNDREL FOR HIRE: The Story Behind the Story

Want the story BEHIND the story? (Of course you do. You’re a WRITER.) Keep reading for True Confessions from Yours Truly re: paperback publishers and literary agents associated with SCOUNDREL FOR HIRE. But first, I’m just busting to share the news! After Barnes & Noble selected my award-winning ebook, SCOUNDREL FOR HIRE, as a Daily Find, […]

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Book Title Debates: Name Your Novel Something Provocative

  What’s in a name? Plenty! No matter how well you write, if your book title doesn’t grab the reader’s attention, you will lose sales. If you’re writing for a legacy publisher (one of the Big 6), suggesting book titles can be frustrating. Editors ask you for your title ideas and often veto them.  The […]

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Creative Visualization: Keep the Faith in Your Writing

Creative Visualization: Keep the Faith in Your Writing About 25 years ago, I became determined to become a published novelist – particularly in the Historical Romance genre.  Ten years and a bazillion rejection letters later, I was introduced to the idea that I could work with the Universal Law of Attraction (LOA) to become a […]

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