Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Things I'm tired of in Romance novels...

As I welcome in the new year, a new business plan, and the "new"ness of it all.  I have a new series, tons of new ideas, and even a new plan of action!  So with that in mind, I've made a mental list of "don'ts" that I'm going to implement.  Of course, that's a whole blog post in and of itself, but I'm going to split it up into several different ones.

The first being, things I will never write into my books, because I'm sick to death of seeing them in books I read.  Some of these, I'm actually guilty of writing in the past.  (See?  I can own it.)


#1--"You like what you see?"  (duh, or she wouldn't be staring.  Now don't be an asshole about it.)

#2--(as soon as she touches his junk) "You better watch out (be careful, etc.), or this will be over before it starts."

#3--Sex noises.  Yeah, they don't really translate into the written word well.  Please don't try.  Words like, "ugh," and "mmmm...," bring to totally un-sexy things to my mind.

#4--When the guy looks at the girl naked for the first time and mutters in an awestruck voice, "Beautiful..."  I'm not going to lie and say that's an awful thing to say, because EVERY woman feels vulnerable the first time they get naked and show off the goods to a lover, but can we get a little creativity?  Besides, "Fucking beautiful..."  I'm actually guilty of this one, but I don't think I've done it lately.

#5--Billionaires- Okay, I'll give on this one.  Up until I researched for this blog post, I thought there were only, like, 7 legitimate billionaires on the planet.  But, according to Forbes, there are 1,645.  And they aren't all ugly, old, skeezy dudes.  Sorry.  But I'm still a little tired of the old "Billionaire sweeps the innocent off her feet" trope.  Now that I know I was wrong about the number of them, I may entertain ideas of actually writing about this.  But I will twist up the trope.  While there may be that many billionaires, I have a hard time believing they're all sucked into the innocent trope that easily.


My number one goal of the new year is to get my blog back up on a regular basis, so look for more posts like this in the future.  I'll still be spotlighting authors on occasion, but not everyday like I did, once upon a time.  Leave me a comment telling me what you'd like to see blogged about, and I'll try to include it.  Every comment will get entered into a drawing to win an ecopy of my next release (sometime in the next two weeks) The Best Laid Plans of Boys and Men.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

#dith15 Deep in the Heart Author Event



Where: 
307 w. 5th St. Austin, TX 78701
Get your Admission
Tickets
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V.I.P. tickets includes a
swag pack and the admission to cocktail hour with the authors and models from
4-5pm at the madison.




When:

February 7, 2015

11:00 - 12:00pm VIP Signing 

12:00 - 3pm Regular Signing


4:00 - 5:00pm Cocktail Hour with ticket holders, authors, models.



6:00 - whenever - Austin Ale House is where we will do
appetizers. 
Then - get your Austin Weird groove on.











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Friday, December 5, 2014

Spotlight on Guardian of Paradise by W.E. Lawrence

NEW BOOK RELEASE
 By W.E. Lawrence
 HISTORICAL ADVENTURE
 Laced With Spicy Romance


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 On a volcanic island paradise in 1888, beautiful but capable Kira Wall finds herself
 hopelessly in love for the first time—while she is simultaneously desperate to save her
 island's treasures from ruthless merchant traders.
 Available Online at Amazon.com/books 

A graduate from the University of North Carolina, W. E. Lawrence has run a successful home health care distributorship for the past twenty-three years. He currently lives in Davidson, North Carolina, with his wife and two children.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Holy CRAP!!!!

Okay, so I never in a million years ever, ever, EVER thought my step mother-in-law would be an answer to an author's prayer, but OMG, she did it!  I didn't even ask her for anything.  At all.

So, Thanksgiving, I'm sitting around with the hubbie's family, drunk off my ass, (because I was in total denial mode, but that's another blog post altogether) and she whispers to me, "Did I ever tell you about Devon?  My cover model friend?"

Quirking an eyebrow, like I often do with my in-laws (because it's some sort of law that we never take each other seriously) I said, "Do tell..."  Okay, I slurred it, but whatever.

She takes me back to the bedroom and pulls up her facebook page and shows me a picture of an incredibly YOUNG guy, then goes immediately to a picture of him in a bathing suit.  I have to laugh, because it's my MIL, and she's showing me pictures of hot, young guys on her computer, but I shut the fuck up when she whispers, "He's coming by tomorrow to visit."

So he does, and we visit, and not only is he gorgeous, but he's NICE, TOO!  We all talked about my books, with me totally ignoring my father-in-law's eye-rolling, because he's not the most supportive dude on the planet.

Fast forward, and I now have spoken with Devon again, he's agreed to model for my book covers, and I've also spoken with a photographer, Jules, a friend of Devon's.

AND I'M GOING TO HAVE MY VERY OWN BOOK COVERS!!!!!!  NOT STOCK ART!!!!

I cannot tell you how tickled I am about this.  Not only am I starting a new series in 2015, an edgier, sexier series, but I'm going to have some original cover art, and I am super excited.  Of course, since none of the people in my real life get as excited about these things as I do, I'm going online to tell my virtual friends.

Because I love you.  Muah!!