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Fanning the Flame

March 18, 2008

Today is a fantastic day. Night Owl Romance has given FRANCINE ON FIRE 4 HEARTS! Below is the review.

Title: Francine on Fire
Author: Sloane Taylor
Genre: Erotica
Hearts: 4/5
Reviewer: Melinda
Date: 3/17/2008
To Read it Online:

Francine Daniels is tired of falling for men who pretend to love her then steal her life savings. Talk about bad luck. So when she meets Heicke Brewer she knows there’s trouble up ahead. Something about this hunky German is making her wonder why they are not in bed yet. He’s smart, clever, and obviously wealthy from the awesome car he drives but he is hiding something from her. All Francine knows is that if she does let him inside her heart she knows she would never be able to survive heartache. What started as a business trip has becoming a memorable trip for Francine. Can she just walk away from Heicke?

Heicke Brewer is not your usual German man but instead a man full of wealth, mystery and so much love he wants to share with Francine. After one disastrous marriage he is cautious about falling in love yet with Francine it comes so easy. She says she is not looking for a man yet each time they come together it is like an explosion of passion between them. Just when he thinks he has found the one his ex intrudes again. Can he make Francine see that he only wants her and not anyone else?

This is a first I have read from Sloane Taylor and have to say she sure knows passion. Between Francine and Heicke it was like figuring out where one began. These two are great yet it takes a lot of hard work on Heicke to make Francine see they are meant for each other. I loved it and other readers will like it as well.

Have a great day!
Sloane Taylor

Sloane said @ 9:47 am | It's All About Writing | 2 Comments

Panic Has Set In

August 30, 2007

That’s right. You’ve read it correctly.

The panic is due to a Friday, August 31, deadline for French TART which must be completed and on my editor’s desk at close of business. GULP!

Studs and “B” have been aces during these past two weeks. Each of them has offered suggestions, assistance, and tumblers of vodka to help me through it.

So what’s the problem, you ask? I’m happy to tell you in two words – writer’s block. Never thought there was such a thing until now. My mind has frozen and only allows crap to flow from my fingers as they fly across the keyboard.

The only time the ideas break through is when I’m driving. Figures now that gas is over $3.00 a gallon. So my plans for today entail my tape recorder and a road map. Wish me well. I need all the help I can get.

Have a wonderful Labor Day and stay safe.

I’ll be back next week with the dynamic Judith Rochelle, a prolific author and a fun person.

Until then…

Happy Writing!

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It’s Up!

April 15, 2007

Yipee! My wonderful web mistress, Emily, has loaded the gorgeous LONNIE HEATS UP cover and excerpt on my home page. Click on and take a gander then please let me no your opinions.

Starting Monday, April 16, Lizzie T. Leaf will be my guest on this blog. Grab a cup and drop in for five entertaining days with this exciting author.

Happy writing!

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There are rules for everything!

April 11, 2007

I have six short rules that I post in the spiral notebook for every book I write. During the course of my writing and edits I refer to the list to be sure that I’m following my own rules.

1 – Remember the tone of the characters and the book.
If it’s light and funny – keep it light and funny.
You can’t change the characters personalities mid-book.

2 – Keep the sexual tension high.
If you’re writing romance and/or erotica the couple has to WANT.

3 – The hero/heroine can not be apart for more then one chapter.
During the separation they must think about each other.

4 – Every scene must include the five senses.
As a reminder they are See, Hear, Taste, Smell, Touch

5 – Don’t bog down the plot with essentials.
Dribble in the back story.

6 – Toward the end of the book everything must be tighter and move faster.
The reader knows the story’s coming to an end. They can tell by the number of pages left to read and they want it all fast and furious. This is the time to wrap up the loose ends and have a slam bang finish.

Work up your own set of rules for your writing. The most important thing is to be sure you follow them.

Happy writing!

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Have You Missed Me?

March 12, 2007

Life has been insane. Linda Wisdom, my editor, sent over the rewrites and corrections for LONNIE HEATS UP last Friday. We worked together all week-end to polish this baby. You’re going to love this second book in the Magnificent Men of Munich series. Lonnie is now that she’s back at Triskelion and waiting for her cover to be designed. Her release date is this June.

I’m continuing work on FRANCINE ON FIRE which is due in just eleven short days. No blogging or website updates until the book is completed or Linda will flail me.

Next week is our interview with author Mary Alice Pritchard. Be sure to check it out starting Monday, March 19.

See you all then and in the meantime…

Happy Writing!

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Rave Review

March 7, 2007

I’m so excited and wanted to share my good news with all of you. TEDDI TURNS ON earned 5 Hearts from The Romance Studio. Below is the review;

Theodora Howard was on a mission; she might not be in Chicago anymore, but she was definitely going to take care of business! Her small Chicago-based travel agency was getting shafted by her Munich, Germany, contact who was costing her money as well as making her business falter. She was determined to force him to make good his promises to her company. He owed her and she intended making him pay!
Meanwhile, there was this dynamite-looking man at the airport who boarded the same plane as she and then landed in Munich with her. She could daydream, but that was all. She had been widowed three years ago, but she still wore her wedding ring, at least until her business partner suggested she remove it and try to loosen up and have fun. How did the man from the plane find her hotel? And what did he want with her? What was his connection with Claus, her dishonest business contact? This is an incredible story which anyone would find intriguing.

Sloane Taylor has written a fascinating book about the growing love of two people who have previously had neither the time nor the inclination to search. There are sub characters that are wonderfully interactive to the couple; however, the basic story centers around the two who find something in each other which was never before present. Ms. Taylor certainly knows how to hold the reader’s attention while presenting her obvious alpha male and a not-to-be intimidated female counterpart. I found the entire story captivating and, of course, recommend it highly!

Overall rating: 5 Hearts
Sensuality rating: Explicit

Reviewer: Brenda Talley
March 6, 2007

Thank you all for letting me brag,

Sloane said @ 8:32 am | It's All About Writing | 9 Comments

it’s a Great World!

November 8, 2006

I can’t believe my luck. The other day Yasmine Phoenix emailed me that Sassy Devil at the Write Workshop is using some of my lectures for their Emotions and Point of View segments. That pretty much blew me away.

Now today I’m scooping myself up off the floor because Eveline and Chantay at Euro Reviews in Belgium requested an interview and have posted it! If you’ve got the time please check it out. The address is:

Hope you’re having as good a day as me!

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Sluts On Parade

October 31, 2006

You need to read a blog that will send you over the edge. It sure did me! Boogie on over to, that’s Beth Anderson’s blog written by Hotclue, an amazing woman if I ever met one.

Her latest entry is not only funny, but it will teach you a lot about critique partners. While you’re there browse through her site for some very educational info on writing.

Have a good time! I sure did.

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October 1, 2006

I am ecstatic to tell you all I met my contract due date with Triskelion Publishing. Lonnie Heats Up has been submitted and received by my editor! It’s a relief to be completed and now I can sit back and relax until she sends me the edits. I can also come back and blog with you now that I have fulfilled my commitment.

Lonnie Heats Up is the second book in the Magnificent Men of Munich series. Be sure to check out chapter one of Teddi Turns On for the premise of the series. Better yet, head over to and pick up your own copy. The reviewers and readers tell me they love it.

To celebrate, Studs and I went to our favorite haunt, Shannon’s Irish Eatery, and listened to great Irish music performed live, yes folks I said live a rarity these days in our neck of the woods, by New Element. Lou and Sharon, of Dolly’s Mammary fame, were there. They’re a fun couple to spend time with. Someday I hope you all get to meet them.

Lou brought up two interesting questions about our world today so I’d like to ask you your opinion.

1 – Why is it that today so many women expose their bodies and erase the mystery for men?
2 – Where have all the ladies gone?

Have a great week-end!

Sloane said @ 8:32 am | It's All About Writing | Comments are off

Good Morning World!

August 25, 2006

Today is great. I’m still on a high from my first chat last night at Coffee Time Romance. Many old friends showed up along with a host of new people. Thank you for being there. All of them helped me get over the jitters in a New York second. We had a blast joking and commenting on my excerpts. The hour passed much too fast.

Susan, the moderator, and I agreed to give away two free copies of TEDDI TURNS ON and bars of honey soap. The lucky winners were:

RAM from Singapore
Jeanne from the U.S.

Please remember ladies to send me your addresses so I can mail the prizes.

Have a great weekend.

Sloane said @ 9:07 am | It's All About Writing | 4 Comments