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By PG.Forte On May 21 2013, 8:25 am
I had a little trouble getting the tagline for Ashes of the Day (available now!) cleared by The Powers That Be. For some reason, whoever’s in charge of such thing kept suggesting new tagline ideas and I kept writing back insisting that the tagline I’d come up with said exactly what I wanted it to say. Only blood can break your heart.
Now, on the surface, that might not seem to make a whole lot of sense. After all, there are a lot of things that can cause a broken heart, right? The people you care about, they sure can break your heart. The struggle for survival—that can do it too. And, in this book, my characters get to deal with all of that. Loss of love. Loss of life. The day-to-day struggle to keep going when all you really want to do is lay down and die.
So why would I stand behind such a sweeping statement? Well, I’ve never claimed to be a woman of few words, so let me elaborate on that. See, in the world of vampires (or at least, in the world of my vampires) blood is…well, pretty much everything. Blood is family. Blood is sustenance. It’s what very often spells the difference between sickness and health, between life and death. Blood is nurturing and addictive; it’s an absolute necessity. But, on occasion, it can also kill you.
By Lisa.Whitefern On May 20 2013, 9:22 am
Are you like me? Do you sometimes get overly excited by the sheer range of choices available in romance for your reading pleasure?
All those sub-genres (flavors) Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Historical, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Comedy Cowboys, Vampires, Shapeshifters, Demons, Red Hots, Time Travel, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Gay, Post Apocalyptic, and more, sometimes it feels like when I was five-years-old and my mother took me to that huge ice-cream parlor on our trip from New Zealand to LA!
So are you the girl who always chooses one particular favorite, or do you change it up and choose across the range? Myself I’ve pretty much tried them all! But I do keep going back to my current favorite flavors, paranormal and romantic suspense. I also write at a very high heat level so I buy a lot of Red Hots too. Yum! Read more…
By Natasha Moore On May 20 2013, 9:20 am
Where would you rather vacation? On the beach or in the mountains? That’s a question I remember seeing on more than one “personality” test I’ve taken over the years. I honestly don’t know what choosing one over the other says about my personality, but I can tell you that while I like the idea of a little cabin in the pines, I’ll choose the beach every time.
But I didn’t even know I had such a strong preference until about 10 years ago. My hubby and I were planning a trip with another couple and she really wanted to see the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, so we planned a trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. At the last minute, the other couple had to cancel, but hubby and I went anyway. We climbed the lighthouse and that was pretty cool, but the minute we stepped onto the beach in Rodanthe…I was struck with a yearning on a gut level, so strong it brought tears to my eyes. As a writer I should be able to put into words the way I felt, but there are no words to explain why I, a person with poor swimming skills at best, could feel the primal pull of the ocean. The sound of the waves breaking over the sand. The scent of the ocean breeze. The darting of the sandpipers skirting the waves. It calls to me on a deep level. Read more…
By Meg Lacey On May 16 2013, 9:59 am
Hi Meg Lacey here,
I will be one of the featured authors at the Frederick Book Festival this Saturday in Frederick, MD at the Fairgrounds. If you are in the vicinity, please stop by and say hello.
I love random thoughts. The strangest thing can spark an idea. If you have any random thoughts today, I’d love to hear about them.
It was a random thought that gave me the first spark for my contemporary romance, “Million Dollar Mistake,” which is now out from Samhain Publishing in digital format and will be out in print 9/13. MDM is the first book in my new series, Million Dollar Men.
I was looking at a tabloid magazine, and realized that I didn’t have the slightest idea who some of the women were who were on the covers. I’m talking about the people who are famous for no reason, the reality participants, or Paris Hilton’s, the Snooki’s, the number of other women who are there, but haven’t really accomplished anything I considered substantial, except hog their fifteen minutes of fame. Read more…
By Karen Stivali On May 15 2013, 9:03 am
I’m not your stereotypical “beach person”. I tend to wilt in hot weather. I’m the palest person I know. I’m not a great swimmer. Yet, in spite of all that, the beach is one of my favorite places in the world. I love to walk along the shore, feet in the surf, looking for shells and polished stones. I sculpt sand castles with more enthusiasm now than I had as a kid. The beach at night is the most soothing thing I can imagine–the scent of the ocean breeze, the rhythmic sound of the waves, the moonlight reflected on the water—it’s my idea of heaven.
Every summer for the past sixteen years I’ve vacationed at a quiet little town on the southern Jersey shore. It’s not the Jersey shore of the TV shows. No glitz. No glamour. Not even any bars or nightlife. It’s a family oriented town with a miles-long stretch of boardwalk and the best fudge I’ve ever eaten in my life. Even though it’s a traffic-ridden eight to ten hour drive from my current home in New Hampshire I still look forward to the annual trek.
I’m not a morning person, but while I’m there I will get up early just to ride a bike down the boardwalk before the day has gotten too warm. I’ll pick up freshly made donuts on the way home and eat them watching the morning surf lessons. When I head to the beach for the day I baste myself with sunscreen then stretch out on a blanket and do what I’ve always done at the beach. Read. Read more…
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