I can’t believe release day is here! I want to give a huge thank you to everyone who supported me by pre-ordering, blogging, reviewing and sharing! I couldn’t do it without your support and I am forever grateful!
Being able to get away from the truly terrible things in our lives – be them personal or universal, a loss in the family or the overwhelming tragedy of the world that seems so completely out of our control, is not a bad thing. It is a survival technique, a self-care step we must all take in order to make it through the toughest days.
If you haven’t seen the controversy stirred up on Twitter, The New York Times recently released an article in their seasonal roundup section about the romance world. At first, we rejoiced. Despite the powerful impact romance has on best seller’s lists, including that of the Times, commercial fiction is often ignored or scoffed at by New York’s literary elite, and the romance world was pleased to find representation in a major newspaper. Until we read it.
As many of you likely know, I write romance novels under two pen names. Last week, I talked a little about how this makes for certain challenges, keeping up with marketing and publishing schedules, and more. Despite all of that, however, I still genre hop within each of the pen names, and here’s why--I can’t stop.
Heart and Dagger is coming soon from Wild Rose Press!
It was the first event The Strand has ever hosted specifically for or about romance novels, and it needed to be a resounding success. It was.
Skylands Manor is the writer’s paradise. It is sprawling, rolling hills, is it decrepit fountains, it is aged stone statues styled for Artemis and Diana and Aphrodite, arms missing, moss coloring their feet. It is tucked away corners where rakish lords can seduce adventurous ladies, great lawns, perfect for early morning duels, the hope of ballrooms and back patios, where one escapes the oppressive heat but finds a new type of heat in the arms of a lover.