Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION-HERE I COME!

By the time you read this, I'll be nestled in my airplane seat reading a romance novel on my way to San Antonio, Texas. My flight check in time is a Godawful! 3:58 AM, which means I have to leave my house at 3:00 AM. Keeping my fingers crossed I can get a little sleep on the flight too. 


I've got my clothes are organized, so I'l be comfy in a pair of white capris, blue rose sandals, a summer top and a cardigan, just in case things get nippy on the airplane. 

Check out the adorable blue rose denims I found! 







I've never been to San Antonio, and though my days are packed with author and conference activities and meetings, I hope to be able to explore a bit. It's the history lover in me. How can I possibly visit San Antonio and not tour the Alamo? 
Alamo

I'm staying at the Marriott Riverwalk. Below is a picture of the Riverwalk. 



I'll be posting about my trip when I get back! 

By the way, I've started a street team, Collette's Chéris. If you're interested in joining, just contact me via the contact tab above. It may be a few days before I get back to you. We're on Facebook so make sure your my friend over there, and we're on Twitter too. The hashtag is #CollettesCheris. 

Finally, the old Blue Rose Blog is coming up on 200,000 page views. I'm guessing it ought to get there right around my birthday, August 4th.  Naturally, we'll have to celebrate! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

INTERVIEW WITH SARAH HEGGER-AUTHOR OF SWEET BEA


Today I’m thrilled to have Sarah Hegger, author of Sweet Bea with me in the Blue Rose Writing Room.

So, do you use a pen name/pseudo name? If so, why? If not, why did you decide to write under your own name?
No pen name, although the US Department of Homeland Security insisted on me entering the US under my maiden name, so I sign contracts as Sarah Edwards and write under my married name, Sarah Hegger. And both are legally mine!!!!

Scratching my head over that, but then the Department of Homeland Security does odd things, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

Can you tell us how long you have been writing?
I’ve always written in some form or another, but seriously for about four years now.

And look how far you’ve come!

CHARACTER INTERVIEW WITH VERI MONTGOMERY

Today I have Becca St. John is interviewing one of her characters! I hope you love character interviews as much as I do! 


An interview with Veri Montgomery, a young girl introduced in The Healer, a grown woman in the continued story of The Protector. 

Your life changes directions many times.  When were you the happiest?

My life, my world, is with Roland. Our love was not easily found or won. But, like so many others, I often mourn the innocence of youth, before the wickedness of the world revealed itself.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

A BOOK IN THE HAND IS WORTH . . . FIVE EBOOKS


The title of this post speaks to the cost of buying books, not the degree of reading enjoyment, though, I'm sure there are those who'd argue the latter as well. 

Christiansborg Palace Library
Copenhagan
I’m of an age (ahem) that until a few short years ago, everything I read was a good old-fashioned print book.

I love books. I love libraries and I love bookstores.

But I also appreciate the convenience of my Kindle and IPad.

My historical novels have all released as eBooks first, and then released as print novels several months later. Oh, I was thrilled beyond obnoxious when my book babies released into cyber space and were available to purchase for the cost of a white chocolate mocha; two shots, please.

I didn’t think anything could top that euphoria . . . until I held my print novel in my hand.

Friday, July 18, 2014

FANCIFUL AND FABULOUS FIVE-LINE FRIDAY

Last Friday there were over 1200 page views! I hope you have something spectacular to share with us today. I know I can't wait to read the snippets. 

FFFLF - The Rules
·  Five lines of your current work in progress, new release, soon-to-be-released...whatever.   (Do keep it as close to five sentences as you can.)

·  You are welcome to post buy links too. 

·  PG please. (I don't have a warning on my blog about content, so it has to be appropriate for all viewers. I will delete comments that aren't appropriate or offensive to some audiences. Sorry.)


This tidbit is from The Earl's Enticement 


Adaira smiled wryly at that last bit. She squared her shoulders and lifted her chin, refusing to allow the gossiping or censure to determine who she was or how she would act. She was the victim. She’d been wronged by both Brayan and Godwin. The offenses had been compounded by society’s hypocritical and judgmental attitudes.

She’d heard whispers about the tête-à-têtes and dalliances prevalent amongst the ton. Cuckolding and adultery behind closed doors, or in garden arbors, was acceptable. But being set upon by nefarious blackguards against one’s will was cause to shun the victim? Preposterous claptrap.


All righty, then. It's your turn.