February Sale!

10205392_l-300x209Starting today and for the entire month of February, both of my historical romantic mysteries, Rhianna and Audra, are on SALE for $1.99!  Warm up this chilly winter month with a good read, a cup of cocoa and, preferably, a fuzzy little animal at your side!

Choose RHIANNA if you like French counts, English earls and secret pasts!  A coming-of-age tale in the English country-side, filled with twists, turns and duels.

Choose AUDRA if you prefer first loves, secret admirers and kidnappings!  A presentation at St. James Court is only the beginning of trouble in this 1830s London story.

Happy reading, everyone!

Read Your Writes Book Reviews Features Crimson Romance SALE!

crimson-romance-logo

SALE!!!

Crimson Romance is having a .99 sale on select titles, including some historical titles that have been features here on my blog!  Get The Heart You Own by Diane R. Jewkes and Love’s Spirit by Elizabeth Meyette for .99 while you can!  You can also see the full list of Contemporary, Historical and Suspense eBooks on sale at Read Your Writes here.

To read my author interviews with Diane R. Jewkes where she discusses The Heart You Own click here.  To read my interview with Elizabeth Meyette where she discusses Love’s Spirit, click here.

Happy reading everyone!!

Rhianna and Audra Being Featured on The Fussy Librarian

logoMy books are being featured Saturday and Sunday at The Fussy Librarian, a new website that offers personalized eBook  recommendations. You choose from 40 genres and indicate preferences  about content and then the computers work their magic. It’s pretty cool  — check it out!

Author Interview – Joanna Lloyd

Shadow Beneath the SeaI am very happy to have historical romance author Joanna Lloyd with me today.  Her new release, Shadow Beneath the Sea, is now available.  Joanna has been kind enough not only to answer a few of my questions, but to share an excerpt with all of you!

Let’s get started in my Author Interviews section!

 

Author Interview – Emma Barry

I am honored to have another lovely historical author with me today.  Emma Barry’s American historical romance, Brave In Heart, is available now (links below).  Join me in welcoming Emma!

Groses2ive us an overview of Brave In Heart.
The opening line of the book is the heroine ending her engagement to the hero. She loves him, but is worried he will never act on his passions and she refuses to live without integrity. Two years later, he sees her again at a dance and decides to pursue her again. It’s on the eve of the American Civil War and the conflict gives him the impetus to change. What follows is a second-chance-at-love story filtered through the early years of the war. It’s fast paced but true to the period. It’s a novel about change and forgiveness, about bravery and loss, and most of all about finding the strength to act.

Tell us about your background before you started writing.
I’ve done a lot of different things, including working as a professional writer. Right now, I teach composition and American literature and am finishing graduate school.

When you begin writing a book, do you have the story all outlined in your mind or do you wait and see where the characters take you?
I’m sort of a hybrid pantser/planner. I generally can see a couple of scenes and the major characters clearly before I start with a project, so I start by getting those down on paper. Once I have a quarter or a third of a book written, I read through what I have and write a synopsis of the entire book. At that point, I outline and connect the dots.

What are you planning next for your readers? What’s next?
I’ve started the sequel to Brave in Heart, which is largely set in Washington in 1863 and is a sort of innocent/rake story. I hope to have it out in late 2014, but at present, I have a contemporary series under contract that’s been consuming most of my time. It’s about young political staffers in Washington. It’s youthful and sexy and very, very different from this but still a lot of fun.

barry official photoWhat advice can you give writers who are getting started?
Keep working. I have a hard drive novel that will likely never see the light of day; everyone does. Just keep working, accept that the first several hundred thousand words you write won’t be very good but keep writing anyway. Once you’ve completed a project or two, get feedback (critique partners and contests are wonderful), and revise until you can’t look at it anymore. It’s worth the effort.

How can readers get in touch with you?
Via my website, Twitter, and email.  I love to hear from people who have read my book or who love American history and romance!

Brave In Heart Available at: Crimson Romance ebooks | Amazon | B&N | iTunes