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Love & Kisses

Flash Point Violet
Flash Point

For Emmaline Kincaid, Police Chief Bradley Gallagher makes hating cops...problematic.
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Violet

Karen’s dream of the ideal man changed when she met Gary, but her ex, the original ideal guy, isn’t ready to let her go.
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Love Sabre Sealed With a Kiss
Love Sabre

Seven stories guaranteed to make you smile, swoon and awww. Love in all its maddening forms are explored in this wonderful anthology set in Australia.
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Sealed With a Kiss

It’s never too late to take a chance on love, or is it? And...all the love in the world can’t cut through two stubborn people’s take on right and wrong.
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Spotlight

Hearts of Metal

Brooklyn Ann
READ THE SERIES

Kissing Vicious
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With Vengeance
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Rock God
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Metal and Mistletoe
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Forbidden Song
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Writer's World

Tips & Answers to Qs

Three Fixes

  1. Tense – Most fiction is written in the past tense. One theory as to why is that early printed fiction included a lot of true crime stories, and the author was either confessing to or reporting crimes and/or adventures that had already occurred. Writing in the past tense allows you to get a character from home to the office in a quick paragraph. But the same action becomes more difficult in the present tense because everything that’s happening in the story is in real time. Pick your tenses wisely, and once chosen stick with that tense throughout the story.

  2. Adjectives vs. adverbs: Horses don’t run quick - they run quickly. Quick is an adjective. Quickly is an adverb. Adverbs modify verbs, and adjectives to modify nouns.

  3. Homophones – there, their and they’re are the most commonly known and are often missed with spell check. It pays to go through your work with a fine-tooth comb, particularly when using homophones such as complement and compliment. Understanding usage is key.

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From the Editor's Desk

Happy Valentine's

Preachy

Are you telling your readers how to feel, or are you asking them to go along with the MC’s on their journey?

Whether you create a fantasy world, dig into the history of another era, or regale us with tales about bad boy rockers, every author writes from their life experience. True, you might not know a shape-shifting wolf, an 18th century earl, or Adam Lambert, but embedded in your imagination is everything you’ve learned and believe. It’s natural to color your books through your emotional and moral prism. But, are you giving the reader enough depth of character, change of heart, and tension in between for them to wonder where the story is going? Are you challenging them to ask how will your MC’s get together; make it through?

The hardest thing for a writer is to be objective. Yes, you created the people, the town, and the world in which they are living, but when your characters talk, are they speaking for you? Are they true to their motivations, disappointments and desires? Are you listening to what they want? Do you stop when writing dialogue and ask, "Is this what she would say?" Or, when you re-read a passage, do you mutter, "He wouldn’t do that," then change the scene?

To write the most satisfying read, pull yourself out of the equation. Be the creator, then step back and let your characters behave as they will.


Happy Valentine's Day