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April 1, 2008 | It's All About Writing
Check out our Eternal Press blog today at http://eternalpressauthors.blogspot.com/. B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. covers and yummy blurbs!
Sweet as Honey…Hotter than Hell
French Delights www.EternalPress.ca
Francine On Fire www.aspenmountainpress.com
March 31, 2008 | It's All About Writing
Today is the last day of March and FRENCH TWIST is due to the ever patient Deborah Nemeth, Head Editor for Eternal Press. GULP!
FRENCH TWIST is the third book in the Naughty Ladies of Nice series. Claudette D’Laquois and Don Hobbs meet in Nice at her uncle’s chateau. Our couple flees to Paris when the Russian mob, drug trafficking and murder invade their lives.
This book is a new concept of my over active imagination. It’s been a challenge not to be obvious with the conclusion, but me thinks you all will be the judge of that.
Look for its release in June from Eternal Press, www.EternalPress.ca.
Now it’s back to writing that last chapter and a final proof read before FRENCH TWIST wings its way to Deb.
I’ll be back later this week with info on my next project. Until then…
March 18, 2008 | It's All About Writing
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
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!
August 30, 2007 | It's All About Writing
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.
April 15, 2007 | It's All About Writing
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.
April 11, 2007 | It's All About Writing
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.
March 12, 2007 | It's All About Writing
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…
March 7, 2007 | It's All About Writing
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,
November 8, 2006 | It's All About Writing
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: http://euroreviews.eu.funpic.de/interviews/sloanetaylor.php
Hope you’re having as good a day as me!
October 31, 2006 | It's All About Writing
You need to read a blog that will send you over the edge. It sure did me! Boogie on over to http://www.bethanderson-hotclue.com/blog/, 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.