Western Writer – Dorothy A. Bell

Posted Feb 24 2014 in , , ,

Hi, everybody, Dorothy A. Bell here. I would like to thank my host for putting me up on her blog today. As an introduction, I thought I would give visitors a glimpse into my life so far. I grew up in southern Iowa, moved to Oregon’s Willamette Valley at the age of eleven. I was […]

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Readers Survey – What do You like to Read?

Posted Feb 21 2014

Weekend before last I spent time in San Francisco with some of the biggest names in romance talking about how to increase our presence on Amazon and reach more readers. This conference was small, personal and so unique. It’s not often you can ask Belle Andre or Tina Folsom or Sara Fawkes about their success.  […]

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I’d do a lot of things…. by Vicki Batman

Posted Feb 20 2014 in , , , ,

For chocolate.   I adore chocolate, and with Valentine’s celebration a few days ago, that’s the typical time of year when one should be inundated with chocolate—right?  But other treats are worth mentioning. For example: Cherry tootsie pops. Reeses’s peanut butter cups. Whitman or Godiva sampler. Flowers.  So when gifting a character with something, our job […]

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Mother Nature is Having a Hot Flash

Posted Feb 17 2014 in , , ,

The ground hog saw his shadow around the first of the month and we’ve all experienced yet another winter storm, but suddenly we’ve gone from highs in the 30’s with the wind chills being in the teens to seventy freaking degrees. No, I’m not complaining, I’m loving it. I’m ready to head down to the […]

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Valentine’s Day Wishes!

Posted Feb 14 2014 in , , , , ,

This week on the Plotting Princess blog, I shared with everyone what my readers told me they wanted their husbands to get them for Valentine’s Day. Since today is the day of love and romance, I thought I would share more of their wishes.  I love it when I have a huge response to a […]

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Nine of the Best Action Movies to Watch with Your Sweetie on Valentine’s Day by Sydney Strand

Posted Feb 10 2014 in , , , ,

I grew up in the era of Awesome Action Movies and Awesome Action Heroes. Need proof? Exhibit A: Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) Exhibit B: The Even Better Terminator 2 (A kinder but still robotic Ah-nuld) Exhibit C: Die Hard (Bruce Willis) Exhibit D: Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) With two older brothers and a husband who are into […]

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What Makes a Hero? by Linda Steinberg

Posted Feb 7 2014 in , , ,

Tom Hanks, speaking of his title role in the movie Captain Phillips said, “A hero is someone who  walks willingly into the unknown. “ So what kind of men make great romance heroes? Cops? Spies? Military men? Of course. All those, by the nature of their chosen careers, are candidates for danger and intrigue. And […]

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Paying To Use The Toilet?

Posted Feb 3 2014 in , , ,

Recently my husband and I took a fabulous vacation trip with a tour company that took us from Frankfurt, Germany to Strassberg, France to Lucerne Switzerland, and then back to Nuremberg Germany. This vacation was probably our best trip ever, and we loved the fact that we didn’t have to worry about driving. Our tour […]

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