Book Review: Rules for Engaging an Earl by Janna McGregor by Traci Kenworth

Book Review: Rules for Engaging the Earl by Janna McGregor Review by Traci Kenworth Get ready for lost wills, broody dukes, and scorching hot kissing all over London in Rules for Engaging the Earl by Janna MacGregor. Constance Lysander needs a husband. Or, so society says. She’s about to give birth to her late husband’s child―a man […]

Everything Has to Change in a Small Town by Loleta Abi

Everything Has to Change in a Small Town Traci Kenworth When I was little, I thought the world was constant. That I’d always live in the small century town that I grew up in Ohio. As I aged, the need to get out and explore other places dawned in me. I went away for college. […]

Writing Links…7/30/14

    Romance:  http://writersinthestormblog.com/2014/07/lets-get-down-to-it-writing-the-sex-scene/   Historicals/Westerns: http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2014/07/barlings-abbey-by-elizabeth-ashworth.html http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-sinuous-and-deadly-beauty-pattern.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FwTZYl+%28English+Historical+Fiction+Authors%29 http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2014/07/and-so-to-bed.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FwTZYl+%28English+Historical+Fiction+Authors%29 http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/writing-historical-fiction-based-on-a-family-story http://embracingromance.com/2014/06/20/the-deconstructed-regency-romancewhat-does-it-take-to-create-a-regency-romance/   SF/Fantasy/Time-Travel: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/07/16/ray-bradbury-work-failure-love/ http://killzoneauthors.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-horrible-thing-i-saw-other-day.html#.U9TlpvldXPo http://fantasy-schmantasy.blogspot.com/   Mystery/Suspense/Thrillers: http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/2014/07/25/survival-friday-field-expedient-direction-finding/ http://thewritelife.com/writing-action-scenes/ http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28376126 http://margotkinberg.wordpress.com/2014/07/23/shes-a-highly-specialized-key-component-of-operational-unity/   Christian: http://www.novelrocket.com/2014/07/hey-someone-put-facts-in-my-fiction.html http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2014/07/indie-tuesday-getting-in-write-zone.html http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/watch-writing-ruts/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+booksandsuch%2FzNoF+%28Books+and+Such+Blog-+Between+the+Lines%29 http://www.novelrocket.com/   NA/YA: http://yatopia.blogspot.com/ http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2014/07/confessions-of-serial-novelist-part-2.html?showComment=1406331539475#c3782079662773951498 http://www.brenda-drake.com/2014/07/july-workshop-pitch-wars-mentors-renee-ahdieh-rebecca-yarros/ http://www.cherylreif.com/2014/06/20/why-transmedia-storytelling-engages-readers-reason-3/?utm_source=feedly&utm_reader=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-transmedia-storytelling-engages-readers-reason-3 http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2014/07/editor-aubrey-poole-from-sourcebooks-on.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2Fkidlit+%28Adventures+in+YA+Publishing%29   Craft: http://www.thepassivevoice.com/ http://www.livewritethrive.com/2014/07/23/secondary-characters-with-their-own-needs/ http://www.publishingcrawl.com/2014/07/23/are-your-scenes-causing-an-effect/ http://operationawesome6.blogspot.com/2014/07/whats-your-story-about-exploring-theme.html http://www.advicetowriters.com/home/2014/7/25/diana-athills-3-rules-for-fiction.html http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2014/07/social-media-imagean-opener-of-doors.html http://www.publishing-hub.com/2014/07/editors-eyes-straight-talk-on-social.html http://booksbywomen.org/effects-hormones-creative-process-secret-ingredientby-sarita-fae-jarmack/ http://thewriteconversation.blogspot.com/2014/07/remind-yourself-of-these-things-every.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheWriteConversation+%28The+Write+Conversation%29 http://www.trainingauthors.com/book-marketing-videos-interview-katie-davis/ http://annegoodwin.weebly.com/annecdotal/5-tips-for-writing-a-powerful-short-story-by-shelley-weiner http://www.jungleredwriters.com/2014/06/im-being-stalked-by-serial-comma-5.html http://www.nownovel.com/blog/first-drafts-shouldnt/ http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/2014/07/negative-character-arc-3.html http://elizabethspanncraig.com/2311/resources-writers-industry-news/#comment-26392 http://scwrite.blogspot.com/2014/07/6-things-i-learned-from-hosting-contests.html http://www.nownovel.com/blog/rise-book-blog-tours/?utm_source=Now+Novel&utm_campaign=820771f363-blog_mail_july_24_20147_22_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3ca58c8841-820771f363-56893549   […]

Reading Links 10/5/14

Reading Links…10/5/14 Traci Kenworth writing as Traci Krites   Romance: http://lynnvroman.com/2014/08/25/distraction-book-blitz/ http://www.parajunkee.com/2014/08/13/breaking-all-her-rules-by-maisey-yates-review/ http://www.brenda-drake.com/2014/08/pitch-wars-mentor-book-spotlight-brighton-walsh/ http://elodienowodazkij.com/2014/08/29/selfpub-corner-netgalley-yay-or-nay/ http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/the-best-of-me-nicholas-sparks-read-before-you-see/ http://writersinthestormblog.com/2010/05/sharla-rae/ http://embracingromance.com/2014/08/29/new-release-what-a-rake-wants-the-spies-of-mayfair-book-three-by-maggi-andersen/ http://www.roniloren.com/blog/2014/8/12/your-invitation-to-eden-is-here-enjoy-your-stay-and-win-stuf.html http://unicornbell.blogspot.com/2014/08/3-questions-for-helen-pattskyn.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UnicornBell+%28Unicorn+Bell%29 http://clarissadraper.blogspot.com/2014/08/carol-kilgore-says-use-your-imagination.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ClarissaDraper+%28Clarissa+Draper%29 http://www.parajunkee.com/2014/08/31/best-kind-trouble-lauren-dane-review/   Historicals/Westerns: http://jennykellerford.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/night-of-pan-cover-reveal/ http://romanceuniversity.org/2014/08/25/outlander-hits-the-small-screen-with-elizabeth-eckhart/ http://www.brenda-drake.com/2014/08/pitch-wars-mentor-book-spotlight-stacey-lee/ http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=9b50c449-3e0c-4216-8b1b-51ebd6d930ab&c=ab3e8040-246e-11e4-a62d-d4ae5275dbc8&ch=ab42ed10-246e-11e4-a62d-d4ae5275dbc8 http://embracingromance.com/2014/08/25/what-i-learned-from-madeline-and-richard-invitation-to-passion-my-lords/ http://englishhistoryauthors.blogspot.com/2014/08/giveaway-darling-of-kings-by-pj- html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2FwTZYl+%28English+Historical+Fiction+Authors%29 http://writersinthestormblog.com/2014/08/book-pregnant/ http://embracingromance.com/2014/08/29/the-quintessential-appeal-of-cowboys-by-victoria-vane/ http://johnroseputnam.com/   SF/Fantasy/Paranormal/Time-Travel: http://writeitforward.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/its-time-to-meet-a-new-kind-of-hero-dantes-fire-by-jennifer-probst/ http://www.marilynalmodovar.com/2014/08/kyluna-by-cheryllynn-dyess.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+WritingOnTheSunnySideOfTheStreet+%28Writing+on+the+Sunny+Side+of+the+street%29 http://www.brenda-drake.com/2014/08/pitch-wars-mentor-book-spotlight-charlie-holmberg/ http://juliemusil.blogspot.com/2014/08/what-makes-great-first-page-plus-other.html?showComment=1409270315953#c5240398198180560582 http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=fe4f27414ccd8b47f9432d5eb&id=74c7b0c67c&e=839d32dcf1   Mysteries/Suspense/Thrillers:   Christian: http://unicornbell.blogspot.com/2014/08/3-questions-for-jay-hawke.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+UnicornBell+%28Unicorn+Bell%29 http://www.novelrocket.com/2014/08/a-kabillion-chances-to-win.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+NovelRocket+%28Novel+Rocket%29   NA/YA: http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2014/08/new-yalit-in-stores-this-week-plus.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+blogspot%2Fkidlit+%28Adventures+in+YA+Publishing%29 http://www.parajunkee.com/2014/08/25/now-ann-brashares/ http://www.brenda-drake.com/2014/08/pitch-wars-mentor-book-spotlight-jessie-humphries/ http://www.brenda-drake.com/2014/08/pitch-wars-mentor-book-spotlight-cole-gibsen/ http://www.parajunkee.com/2014/08/27/mission-allen-zadoff/ http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/meeting-lauren-oliver/ http://www.brenda-drake.com/2014/08/pitch-wars-mentor-book-spotlight-sarah-guillory/ […]

The Writer’s Wheel 8/9/2020 Loleta Abi

The Writer’s Wheel 8/9/2020: Vulnerable or Overpowering Characters, which are the Best? Loleta Abi Should your character be more vulnerable or overpowering in your story? Or should there be a bit of both in them? The Problem with Too Vulnerable. This often wins no sympathy for the characters either with the reader or the villain. […]

The Book Corner 7/16/2020: What I’m Reading Loleta Abi

Creating Character Arcs by K.M. Weiland, Writing Dark Stories by Rayne Hall, Of Blood and Bone by Nora Roberts, How to Write Short Stories and Use Them to Further Your Writing Career by James Scott Bell, We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, Horror Writing by Steve French, Confessions of a Prayer […]

The Book Corner 5/28/2020 : What I’m Reading Loleta Abi

I’m reading Lobizona by Romina Garber, All Scot and Bothered by Kerrigan Byrne, When ‘You Wish Upon a Rogue by Anna Bennett, Gone with the Rogue by Amelia Grey, Tales of the Titans by Rich DiSilvo, 5 Secrets of Story Structure by K.M. Weiland, Marketing for Writers Who Hate Marketing by James Scott Bell, The […]

The Book Corner 5/7/2020: Kate Bateman’s To Catch an Earl Loleta Abi

The Book Corner 5/7/2020: Kate Bateman’s To Catch an Earl Loleta Abi To Catch an Earl by Kate Bateman. St. Martin’s Paperbacks. June 30, 2020.  Historical Regency Romance. Amazon’s blurb: Kate Bateman’s To Catch an Earl continues her historical Regency Romance Bow Street Bachelors series. Working undercover for London’s first official police force, the Bow Street Bachelors […]

The Book Corner 3/18/2020 Loleta Abi

The Book Corner 3/19/2020: May McGoldrick’s The Highland Sword Loleta Abi The Highland Sword by May McGoldrick. St. Martin’s Paperbacks. Mar. 31, 2020. Netgalley. Amazon’s blurb: Scottish pride, persuasion, and passion—this is Highland romance at its breathtaking best. From USA Today bestselling author May McGoldrick comes Highland Sword, the third book in the Royal Highlander series. A VOW FOR VENGEANCEFleeing […]

The Book Corner 3/5/2020: Suzanne Enoch’s Scot Under the Covers Loleta Abi

The Book Corner 3/5/2020: Suzanne Enoch’s Scot Under the Covers Loleta Abi Scot Under the Covers by Suzanne Enoch. St. Martin’s Paperbacks. Jan. 28, 2020. Netgalley. Amazon’s Blurb: he second in the seductive new Scottish historical romance Wild Wicked Highlanders series from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Enoch! In Scot Under the Covers, a resourceful English lady […]