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How A Mermaid Discovered Her Super Power…

Mermaid CarlenePsst, yes you fishy friend.  Lean in a little closer because I have a secret to share.  I recently overheard something extraordinary being discussed by King Neptune and his court.  It turns out every mermaid has one magical scale located somewhere on her tail giving her the ability to walk on land and live in water.  Sadly, for her own protection, this wondrous scale’s location remains secret because of the time when mer-people were hunted for their magic.

I, however, had the worst itch my first winter living on the east coast and couldn’t stop scratching at this one particular fold on the underside of my fin.  I nagged at it so much that I loosened a scale.  Not knowing what else to do with it, I tucked it under my pillow that night as if it were a tooth.  Naturally.

Talk about vivid dreams!  There were heroes and heroines, and all kinds of drama and tragedy.

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Our Wonderful Cathy Maxwell (VIDEO)

Posted by Diana Belchase

What can I say about Cathy Maxwell?  Funny, of course.  Intelligent, without a doubt.  A bestselling author whose work is the kind you just cannot put down — oh yes!

But more than that is Cathy as a mentor and friend to so many young authors everywhere.  So much in fact that at her local writer’s chapter retreat a segment called Maxwell’s Maxims is a cherished way to wrap up a weekend.  Even more inspiring, Cathy’s been named the keynote speaker for the 2013 RWA’s meeting in Atlanta, the largest writer’s meeting in the U.S.

In other words, Cathy Maxwell is one of a kind.

She sat down to do this hysterical, lovely interview, and to remind everyone about the signs of ovarian cancer.  She’ll also be giving away copies of her book, The Scottish Witch, ScottishWitch_230to FIVE lucky commentators  (if comments don’t automatically open click the…
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Four Time Rita Nominee, Diane Farr!

It’s my pleasure to interview Diane Farr, four time Rita Award Nominee, YA and Regency Romance Author of eleven books!  She’s not only a fantastic author, but she is also a proponent of the arts and works for the California Arts Council.  Her Wicked Cool/Scary Cool paranormal YA series is among my favorites, following the adventures of a seventeen-year-old spell spinner named Zara and of course, with so many awards, I need not tell anyone how wonderful her Regencies are.

Anyway, without further ado, here is my video interview with Diane Farr!

Thanks so much for coming today Diane!

In honor of Diane’s newest release, Scary Cool, We’d love to know what makes you love a romance hero? Is your ideal the good guy who always has your back?  Or is the edgy, dangerous kind of guy, like Lance in Scary Cool, more your type?  Let us know!  One lucky commenter will win an e-copy of the first book in the Spell Spinner’s series, Wicked…
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Rescuing the Too Stupid to Live Heroine: an Interview with Candice Gilmer

Candice Gilmer leads a dangerous double life as a mommy and a writer. In between diaper changes and boo-boo healing, she writes stories — usually to the tune of children’s television shows.

Living in the Midwest, Candice stays close to her family, especially the ones with basements when the tornadoes come around. The author of seven romance novels, she’s worked as a hairdresser for over fifteen years, and brings her laptop to work so she can write between clients.

All in all, she stays very busy, but really, she wouldn’t have it any other way.

“Well,” she says, “maybe a little less children’s television.”

Please help me welcome, Candice Gilmer!

Diana:  I love Rescuing Rapunzel!  What prompted you to write it? 

Candice: Rescuing Rapunzel started out, of all things, as a challenge by my daughter. After reading the original Grimm’s fairy tales, she informed me I…
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4 Questions for Eloisa James

 

NY Times best selling author, Eloisa James sat down with me at a conference at McDaniel’s College.  She gave advice for new writers, told me about her family, her career, and discussed genre fiction versus literature as well as her latest book, The Duke is Mine.  What a treat!  I couldn’t wait to share this with you readers and all my sisters in the mermaid pond.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Thank you Eloisa.

Hugs!

Diana Belchase

UPDATE:  Eloisa James is on vacation in a remote area, but she’s going to try to find a place with service this afternoon and stop by.  So, remember to check back later.  Thanks for visiting!  (Remember, to leave a comment just hit the word COMMENTS under the date at the top of the page in the left margin.)

 

In this first interview, Eloisa gives some sage advice…
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Expectations, Infidelity and the Terminator

I am an avid reader (and hopeful aspiring author) of Harlequin Blaze, the hottest and sexiest line of their category line stable.  In it you will find the trademark hot-lovin’ in a variety of positions, locations and with or without accompanying toys.  This line is lava-hot but also promises a happily- ever-after (HEA) or a happliy-for-now (HFN) ending for one man and one woman – an emotional connection in addiiton to the sexual one.  If you want sex with multiple partners of either gender, you need to look elsewhere (like the Harlequin SPICE line).

So, when I picked up and read, ‘Reckless Pleasures” by Tori Carrington (a long-time favorite of mine) I was thrown by my reaction to the plot.  Here’s the blurb from the back of the book:

”Six months apart is a long time. For security expert, Megan McGowan, it feels like forever since she’s felt the strong arms of Darius Folsom around her. Since Dari’s military deployment six…
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