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Writing in the Modern Age blog New Year’s Eve Post

The publish button wasn’t working on my other blog, so I had to move the post here… 😥

Writing in the Modern Age 2019 Year in Review:

Big Reflections – Past and Present


 

Hi, everyone! A year I imagined would crawl right by, in fact, did

not. Instead it flew so fast, I suffered vertigo several times. 😉

 

Tomorrow we’ll adjust our calendars to reflect that life has

changed in a blink, welcoming 2020. For this year’s annual review

post, I’d like to commemorate the evolution of Writing in the

Modern Age. Six years ago, I opened the blog to guest authors and

it’s been a wild ride ever since. WritModAge grew from the initial

seed of a place to help other writers at any stage of their careers, all

the way to not just that, but also a site where readers can

comfortably discover their new, favorite authors! Through author and

character interviews, book and writing service interviews, guest

articles, book spotlights and mega giveaways, it has become a unique
resource for writers and readers alike.

 

So…give a warm round of applause to all 350 content writers and

authors who visited us via various events from 2013 to 2019.

However, there were 104 guest writers this year alone. That’s

awesome! 🙂

 
Geralt, Pixabay

Each author in this post will be listed according to their latest
book title, a site where you’ll find more information about
that writer, plus a top viewed or most popular post on the
blog. Without further ado, let’s take a look at all the authors
and books represented, starting from the launch of Writing
in the Modern Age.

 

 

Stefan Vucak

 

 

 

Laura Graham

 

 

K.C. Sprayberry
  
D.J. Swykert
 
https://books2read.com/u/mBOWvM
Friday O. Abumere
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1728604087
 
Gail Picado
Jaime Martínez-Tolentino
https://books2read.com/u/mBOWVM
Marie Lavender
 
https://books2read.com/u/bpEJZW
 
KateMarie Collins
 
https://books2read.com/u/brVnyY
 
CJ Heck

 

 

Nancy Wood
 
https://books2read.com/u/mZBG0B
Andy Ruffett

https://books2read.com/u/bWBD01
T. J. Banks
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1644382482
 
Robin Leigh Morgan 
 
https://books2read.com/u/bM9jNX
 
Sarah Baethge

https://books2read.com/u/mlaV8q
Rebecca L. Frencl 
 
https://books2read.com/u/3JVdoe
 
Penny Estelle/P.A. Estelle 
 
https://books2read.com/u/bxvLr6
 
Branka Čubrilo

https://books2read.com/u/mdGBjw
Pam Handa Nee Kochhar
 
https://books2read.com/u/3np0D9
Sally Carpenter 
 

 
Kathryn Elizabeth Jones
https://books2read.com/u/4j1k5Z
Jessica Tornese
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1625261233
Paula Hrbacek
https://books2read.com/u/m2rwQj
Susan Mac Nicol
Elaine C. Pereira
 
https://books2read.com/u/mdGBjO
 
Steve Christie 
https://books2read.com/u/3np0DR
Mira Prabhu

https://books2read.com/u/47E9Vj

Jeffrey Gonell
 
 
Michele Harvey
 
https://books2read.com/u/4j1k5X

 

Linda Lee Williams 
 
https://books2read.com/u/bzv5Kz
 
Lois W. Stern
https://books2read.com/u/bPRPNA
Author Link:  www.tales2inspire.com/
Aubrey Brown
https://books2read.com/u/4AxZRq
Pallavi Pissay
 
Rosemary Richings

https://books2read.com/u/m2rwQO
Catherine Y.
Writer/Editor Link:  http://critiquemynovel.com/
Ann Morris
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1643070509

 

 

Kristal McKerrington
https://books2read.com/u/bw2PNY
 
Lance Sheridan
Edie Hart

 

https://books2read.com/u/3Ge0pa

 

 

 

 

 

Adra Young
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1945604565
Shannon MacLeod
https://bookgoodies.com/a/0764345885
 
Rita Plush
https://books2read.com/u/49Q1dM
 Author
Link: 
https://ritaplush.com/
Nina Soden
https://books2read.com/u/baWeBa
Author Link:  https://ninasoden.com/
R.S. Novelle/Renee Novelle
 
https://books2read.com/u/31rpVl

 

 

Marianne Petit
 
https://books2read.com/u/mKxn7d
Lannah Sawers-Diggins
 
https://books2read.com/u/mBOW5v
L. Anne Carrington
 
https://books2read.com/u/mYKwQx

 

 

Maxine Flam
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/098211740X
Mark Conte
 
https://books2read.com/u/brVnee
Murray Alfredson
 
https://books2read.com/u/bQaLAe
Kenneth D. Maness 
https://books2read.com/u/mZBGXp

 

Caryl McAdoo
 
https://books2read.com/u/bxvLND
 Author
Link: 
http://carylmcadoo.com/
CN Bring
https://books2read.com/u/bowRqA
 Author Link:  http://www.cnbring.com/
Margo Bond Collins
 
https://books2read.com/u/mdGBXO

 

 

S.C. Rhyne
 
https://books2read.com/u/3np0NR
L E Barrett/L.E. Barrett 
 
https://books2read.com/u/47E9Wj
 
Jean Erhardt

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liza O’Connor
https://books2read.com/u/bzv5nz
Jane Dougherty
https://books2read.com/u/4DEMDA
 
Laura Vosika
https://books2read.com/u/bpEvYW
Belinda Y. Hughes
 
https://payhip.com/b/ZFcg
Annie Edmonds
https://books2read.com/u/bw2PBY
Doug Bolton/Douglas A.
Bolton
https://books2read.com/u/baWeqa
 Author
Link: 
https://dougbolton.com/
Doc Krinberg
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/0999463373
 Author
Link: 
https://amzn.to/2LRIA7s
LaRae Parry
 
https://books2read.com/u/4XZpea
Devika Fernando
 
https://books2read.com/u/3yvAQv
Matty Millard
 
https://books2read.com/u/mKxnVd
Olga
Núñez Miret
https://books2read.com/u/mBOW8v
P.I. Barrington
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1497340837
William H. Joiner Jr.
https://books2read.com/u/brVnBe
 
Debra Hartmann 

 

 
Carole McKee
https://books2read.com/u/bQaLee
James W. McAllister
https://books2read.com/u/mZBGqp

 

 

Dianne Hartsock
 
https://books2read.com/u/bWBD6Y
Brandon J. Hall
https://books2read.com/u/mVrEel
Jim Anders
https://books2read.com/u/mqDdBQ
Joseph M. Rinaldo
https://books2read.com/u/m0rDoA
Mika Jolie
 
https://books2read.com/u/3RaAYj
 Author
Link: 
https://mikajolie.com/
Dr. C.P.
White
https://books2read.com/u/mv2gBV
Wayne Neely 
 
https://books2read.com/u/bO6ge9
Miles Rothwell
 
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/672024
Jordyn Meryl
https://books2read.com/u/3JVdeA
T.W. Embry
 
https://books2read.com/u/47E9v8
 
Linda Heavner Gerald
 
https://books2read.com/u/4j1kYD
Sunday Erhunmwunse

https://books2read.com/u/bzv5rL

Tamara Thorne
https://books2read.com/u/mgGQY0
Alistair Cross
Lisa Shiroff
Author Link:  http://lisashiroff.com/
J. Rose
Alexander/Katherine Rhodes
 
https://books2read.com/u/4AxZaK
 
Barb Jones
 
https://books2read.com/u/b5QyYk
 
Fiona Tarr
 
https://books2read.com/u/m2rwKR
 
Lisa Day
 
https://books2read.com/u/38EaOd
 
Sue Raymond
Nancy Christie
 
https://books2read.com/u/4DEMnP
 
Philip Watling

https://books2read.com/u/bw2P9y

Ivanka Di Felice
 
https://books2read.com/u/bpEv1q
 
Tina Donahue
https://books2read.com/u/bw2PgP
Amber
Skye Forbes
https://books2read.com/u/3Ge0ln
Debbie
White
https://books2read.com/u/4XZpl7
https://books2read.com/u/4XZpl7
Bernard
Foong/Young
E.J.
Frost
https://books2read.com/u/4NQzlY
Celia
Kennedy
https://books2read.com/u/49Q1Ap
Chris
S. Hayes
Edita
A. Petrick 
Susanne
Matthews
Rachael
Stapleton
Natalie Alder
 
https://books2read.com/u/mYKwWp
 
Ryan
O’Leary 
Scarlett Jade/Caitlin Tull
https://bookgoodies.com/a/B00RLXDZJC
Author
Link:  
https://sablehunter.com/
Nicole
Andrews Moore/Emma Nichols
Palessa/Palessa D.
https://books2read.com/u/mlaVQM
 

 

Author
Link:  
https://gingerring.com/
Lauren
Peyton
Emily
A. Lawrence
C.J.
Anaya

 

Crystal Miles Gauthier/Crysmisty Lee
https://books2read.com/u/3Lp7JM
 
Michael
Aronovitz/Nicholas Fisher
Rival
Gates
Rolando
Calzada
Author
Link:  
http://amzn.to/1IzPFiX
S.A.
Starcevic
Diana
Rubino
Author
Link:  
http://dianarubino.com/
William
DeSouza
Chad
A. Cain
A.B. Funkhauser
 
https://books2read.com/u/3kpMzG
 
 Author
Link:  
https://abfunkhauser.com/
Raegyn Perry
S.C. Alban
https://books2read.com/u/mlaVgA
 
Malay A. Upadhyay
Frederick H. Crook
https://books2read.com/u/bxvLXJ
Nathaniel Danes
 
https://books2read.com/u/bowRAp
 
Samantha Cross
https://books2read.com/u/mdGBMX
Carl R. Brush
 
https://books2read.com/u/bzv5Nq
https://books2read.com/u/bzv5Nq
 
Barbara Weitzner
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1681602288
Vicki-Ann Bush
https://books2read.com/u/mgGQdD
 
Kris Noel
https://books2read.com/u/bPRPMl
 Author
Link:  
https://krisnoel.com/
Brandon Harper
 
https://books2read.com/u/3Lp7MJ
 
Maighread MacKay/Margaret
Hefferman
https://books2read.com/u/4AxZ6o
 
Natalie O’Neil
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1625262604
Nicole Garcia/Nicole Rose
https://books2read.com/u/47E9pA
Austen Knowles/Lacy S.
Kinsley
Francis H. Powell
Gloria Weber
https://books2read.com/u/mgGQdv
Mark H. Newhouse/Mark
Newhouse
Jennifer Chambers
Viv Drewa
https://books2read.com/u/4AxZ6N
Author Link:  https://vivdrewa.me/
Giulietta M.
Spudich  
https://books2read.com/u/m2rw5G
 
Mel Massey
https://books2read.com/u/38Eawa
 
Silvia
Villalobos
https://books2read.com/u/4ExVrO
 
Sheila R. Lamb
https://books2read.com/u/4DEMYe
 
 Author
Link:  
https://sheilarlamb.com/
David B. Chandler
https://bookgoodies.com/a/161546462X
 
A. Silenus 
https://books2read.com/u/bpEvoX
 
Luke Green 
https://books2read.com/u/bw2PGe
 
Richard Ayre 
 
  
Cyn Ley/Cynthia Ley
 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1625266693
 
Kathleen
Andrews Davis/K.A. Davis
https://books2read.com/u/3yvAwZ
 
Heidi
Renee Mason/HR Mason
 
  
https://books2read.com/u/baWeO2
 
Alisa
Mullen
https://books2read.com/u/31rpLr
 
Kat Schuessler 
https://books2read.com/u/meBYOg
  
Dan Buri 
https://books2read.com/u/b6kNEZ
 
Arie Farnam 
Jennifer Conner 
https://books2read.com/u/mVrEO2
 
Amber Daulton
https://books2read.com/u/mYKwOG
Angela Ford 
https://books2read.com/u/brVnAw
 
Sharon Kleve 
https://books2read.com/u/bQaLOP
 
Vanayssa
Somers
https://books2read.com/u/mZBGOE
 
E.B. Sullivan 
https://books2read.com/u/3kpMn6
 
 Author
Link:  
http://www.ebsullivan.com/
Lisa A.
Sniderman/Aeode 
https://books2read.com/u/m2rwkr
 
 Author/Musician
Links:
Jim Cronin 
https://books2read.com/u/38EazZ
Sandra Perez
Gluschankoff 
https://books2read.com/u/4DEMGg
Alicia Sparks 
https://books2read.com/u/bpEvJz
 
Andrea Perno 
https://books2read.com/u/bw2PJa
Elliot
Richard Dorfman 
https://books2read.com/u/3Ge0Nr
 
 Author
Link:  
https://elrite.webs.com/
Frank
Borne 
https://books2read.com/u/4XZpJ6
Linda Covella 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1643720767
Belinda Celayir
https://books2read.com/u/3yvAnV
John Stamp 
https://books2read.com/u/4NQzBo
JR Wirth 
https://books2read.com/u/49Q1gd
 
Ashley Fontainne 
https://books2read.com/u/31rpW6
 
Susan
Lynn Solomon 
https://books2read.com/u/meBYJr
 
Natasha Lane/Natasha D.
Lane
https://books2read.com/u/b6kN7J
Karen Milstein/Karen L.
Milstein
https://books2read.com/u/mKxneP
 
Theresa Dalayne 
https://books2read.com/u/mBOWpy
 
JoAnne
Keltner 
https://books2read.com/u/mYKwJW
  
Tracy Kincaid 
https://books2read.com/u/brVnJ7
 
Linda Diane Wattley
https://books2read.com/u/bQaLQ7
 
Michael J. Sahno 
https://books2read.com/u/mZBGJ2
 
 Author
Link:  
https://msahno.com/
Tom Johnson
https://books2read.com/u/bWBDJx
 
Kelli Sue Landon
https://books2read.com/u/3kpMJg
Kim Smith
https://books2read.com/u/bM9jo8
 
Chad McClendon
  
Theresa Mae 
https://books2read.com/u/mqDdJ2
 
Tory Allyn 
https://books2read.com/u/m0rDZP
 
 Author
Link:  
https://www.toryallyn.com/
Lana K. Dempsey 
https://books2read.com/u/3RaAZv
 
Laura Ranger
https://books2read.com/u/mv2gJJ
 
C.L. Bush 
https://books2read.com/u/mlaVJB
Author Link:  http://www.clbush.com/
Uvi Poznansky
https://books2read.com/u/3JVd1P
 
Margaret Egrot 
https://books2read.com/u/bxvLdl
 
M.R. Rutter 
https://books2read.com/u/bowRJR
CS Patra
https://books2read.com/u/mdGBJZ
 
Henry Anderson
https://books2read.com/u/3np0J6
 
Christopher Davis/TJ Adams
https://books2read.com/u/47E9j7
 
Jane Riddell
https://books2read.com/u/4j1kJl
 
Tanya W. Newman
https://books2read.com/u/bzv5MD
 
David M. Mannes
https://books2read.com/u/mgGQpK
 
Natalie Silk
https://books2read.com/u/bPRPBJ
Grey Francis
https://books2read.com/u/3Lp710
Author Link:  http://greyfrancis.com/
Cleo Scornavacca
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1083097318
 
Jill Marie Denton
https://books2read.com/u/b5QyV7
https://books2read.com/u/b5QyV7
Monica DeSimone
https://books2read.com/u/m2rwWr
 
Q.L. Pearce
https://books2read.com/u/38Ea7Z
 
Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
https://books2read.com/u/4ExVwo
Mikki Smith/Mikki Jo Smith
Stef Smulders
https://books2read.com/u/bpEvez
Rhonda Cratty 
D.L. Owens
Tom Starita
https://books2read.com/u/4XZpV6
 
Author Link:  https://goppygots.com/
Tracie Podger
Hayley Oakes
https://books2read.com/u/4NQz6o
Nikki Ashton
https://books2read.com/u/49Q1jd
https://books2read.com/u/49Q1jd
 
Honcho Mars
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1985671409
Nina Mason
https://books2read.com/u/baWeAq
Cindy Tomamichel
https://books2read.com/u/31rpZ6
 
Laura Barnard
Ricardo Mejías
https://books2read.com/u/mZB9r5
Jenny Lynn
https://books2read.com/u/bWBXGz
 
Adriana Kraft
https://books2read.com/u/3kpReG
https://books2read.com/u/3kpReG
Author Link:  http://adrianakraft.com/
Leah Hamrick
RB Hilliard
Dating Connections
 
 
Mark Giglio 
https://bookgoodies.com/a/1364893177
Diane Merrill Wigginton
https://books2read.com/u/m0ryBV
 
Aisha Malik
https://books2read.com/u/3RaEJn
Jeffery Martin Botzenhart
https://books2read.com/u/mv2Aoq
Serge de Moliere
https://books2read.com/u/bO65JJ
Beverley Oakley/Beverley
Eikli
https://books2read.com/u/mlavEA
 
Toni Kenyon
https://books2read.com/u/3JVzZE
 
J.J. Montgomery
https://books2read.com/u/meBW9Y
 
Lashanta Charles
https://books2read.com/u/b6k6v6
 
Rachael Tamayo
https://books2read.com/u/mKxgwZ
 
Chris Karlsen
https://books2read.com/u/mBO02D
 
Carol
Ann Kauffman
https://books2read.com/u/mYKNGP
 
Sarah
J. Pepper
https://books2read.com/u/brVzwZ
Author Link:  http://sarahjpepper.com/
Molly
V. Lovell
https://books2read.com/u/bQa8yZ
 
Raelle
Logan
https://books2read.com/u/mZB9Z5
 
Andrea
Roche
https://books2read.com/u/bWBXQz
 
https://books2read.com/u/3kpRLG
 
Gemma
Snow
https://books2read.com/u/bM9LYa
 
Author Link:  https://gemmasnow.com/
Annabelle
Anders
https://books2read.com/u/mVrGRr
 
Tammy Tate
https://books2read.com/u/mqDjwv
Lance and James Morcan
https://books2read.com/u/m0rylV
 
https://books2read.com/u/3RaE6n
 
Caris Roane
Debbie De Louise
https://books2read.com/u/mgGMjD
 
Sandra C. López
Louise Ashton
H.D. Thomson
Victoria Johns
Kayelle Allen
Andie M. Long
Ri Adam
https://books2read.com/u/mdGZdR
 
Jeannette de Beauvoir
Madelon Smid
Leslie Wolfe
Author Link:  https://wolfenovels.com/
Clayton Graham
Barbara Monajem
Roxanne D. Howard
https://books2read.com/u/bPR2yr
 
Mary Martinez
https://books2read.com/u/3LpPy1
 
Sam Boush
https://books2read.com/u/4AxqpN
 
Author Link:  http://boushbooks.com/
H.A. Leuschel
https://books2read.com/u/4ExOlO
M.K. Dawn
https://books2read.com/u/4DEvKe
 
McKenna Dean
https://books2read.com/u/bpE7wX
Justin Robinson
https://books2read.com/u/bw25Ke
 
Melissa Chan
   

 

Kenneth Sumerford
Frank McKinney
WomELLE/Naghilia
Desravines
Service Link:  https://www.womelle.com/
Richard Godwin
CJ Warrant
https://books2read.com/u/49QYvW
Bry Ann
https://books2read.com/u/baWY62
Nermin Bezmen
Erin Kane Spock 
Kathleen Rowland
https://books2read.com/u/b6k6RZ
Pandora Spocks 
C. Kindler 
https://books2read.com/u/mBO0zZ
 
Melisa Marzett 
 
 
S.A. Soule/Sherry Soule
Robert Eggleton
Talkspace
 
David Russell
https://books2read.com/u/bQa8PP
Heather Boyd
James Glass/James C Glass
https://books2read.com/u/b6x2Jy
 
Cindy Fazzi/Vina Arno
https://books2read.com/u/mVrG82
 
Aaron Dennis
https://books2read.com/u/mqDjE9
Autumn Bardot
https://books2read.com/u/m0ryvJ
 
Dana Ross
https://books2read.com/u/mv2A1z
Massimo Marino
https://books2read.com/u/bO65zW
Debra Taylor
https://books2read.com/u/mlavL9/
Mark Iles
https://books2read.com/u/4j1kxY

 

 Author Link:  https://www.markiles.co.uk/

 

 
 
K.T. Rose
https://books2read.com/u/3JVzEB
Author Link:  https://kyrobooks.com/
Sara F. Hathaway
https://books2read.com/u/bown2V
 
Jonah Evarts
https://books2read.com/u/bxv21k
Robert Sells
S.V. Cobets/Stjepan
Varesevac Cobets 
Kate Hill/Saloni Quinby 
https://books2read.com/u/47EKYA
Author Link:  https://kate-hill.com/
Kaitlynzq 
https://kaitlynzq.boutique/ancient-script-of-lovecontu-audio-poem/
Author Link:  https://kaitlynzq.com/
Eric Silverstein 
Maggie Blackbird
Karina Bartow 
https://books2read.com/u/mgGM7v
 
P.T. Macias
  
Charity Parkerson
David W. Thompson/Davina
Guy
Chrys Fey
https://books2read.com/u/31rNDr
 
Author Link:  https://chrysfey.com/
Empi Baryeh
Virginia Babcock
S. Cinders
Pamela Q. Fernandes
https://books2read.com/u/mYKN8G
Khaled
Talib
https://books2read.com/u/brVzXw
 
Leslie Hachtel
Sheryl Dee
Jes Drew
https://books2read.com/u/3kpRY6/
 
Sierra N. Terry
Judi Getch Brodman
https://books2read.com/u/mVrGA2
Nicolina Martin
https://books2read.com/u/mqDjX9
 
Alice J Miller
Bradley Campbell
https://books2read.com/u/mv2AXz
 
Jane Burrelli
https://books2read.com/u/bO65nW
 
Skye McNeil
https://books2read.com/u/mlavX9
 
Holly Bargo
https://books2read.com/u/3JVz6B
 
Lynn
Chantale
https://books2read.com/u/bownyV
 
Viviana MacKade
https://books2read.com/u/mdGZ1R
 
Sally Brandle
https://books2read.com/u/3npdXx
Bella Jeanisse
https://books2read.com/u/47EKgA
 
D.E. Haggerty
Dana Littlejohn
https://books2read.com/u/bzvEVG
 
Madison Michael
Eliot Grayson
Alexis Marie Chute
https://books2read.com/u/4j10ql
 
Intisar Khanani
https://books2read.com/u/bzvEKD
 
Laura Tolomei
https://books2read.com/u/mgGMPK
 
Mary L. Schmidt/S.
Jackson/A. Raymond
https://books2read.com/u/bPR2NJ
 
Newsletter Sign-Up:  https://bit.ly/2LgS2CN 
Beverley Bateman
https://books2read.com/u/3LpPN0
 
Eleanor Webster
https://books2read.com/u/4AxqRJ
 
Dougie Brimson
Re:Fiction – Tal Valante,
founder 
Service Link:  https://refiction.com/ 
Tony Flood
Alex Hayes
Christina Bauer
https://books2read.com/u/4ExONo
Faye Hall
Author Link:  https://fayehall.com.au/
Halo Roberts
https://books2read.com/u/bpE7yz
Ryan Lanz
https://books2read.com/u/bw25ya
 
Author Link:  https://ryanlanz.com/
Christal Mosley
Melanie Robertson-King
https://books2read.com/u/4XZy06
 

 

Readers, I hope you enjoyed our full guest list this year! Now

let’s take a look at the specific posts from 2019.


Again, one hundred and four authors had their work featured
on the blog in 2019. Here are some of our top viewed posts
for the year… 
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Number of Views:  387 visits
Number of Views:  465 visits
Number of Views:  1,191 visits
Number of Views:  375 visits
Number of Views:  777 visits
Number of Views:  377 visits

And these are all the posts from this year, divided by respective category.

Character/Author/Service Interviews 
New Release/Book Features
Blog Tours
Giveaways
Guest Posts
My Articles
Special Events
Poetry

Kudos to all these authors on their successes

through the years! 🙂

Also, mega thanks to the participating authors

and guest content writers throughout 2019, and,

of course, from the time Writing in the Modern

Age officially launched six years ago!

One final note…we lost a talented writer of

action/adventure, sci-fi, noir and pulp fiction. He

passed on November 5th.

 

 

Rest in peace, Tom Johnson. You will be missed. 😥
 
Once again, thanks to all the authors and loyal followers
of the blog for helping to make it a special site to visit
over the last six years.
 

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 Coming in 2020 thus far… 
 
1/20 – 1/27  MEGA POST-CHRISTMAS 
WINTER
RETREAT GIVEAWAY
 
1/31  Richard DeVall’s
guest post
 
2/7  Samuel W. Reed
 
 
Don’t forget to mark your calendars, so
you won’t miss our exciting mega giveaway in January! 😉

 

Happy New Year, readers! 

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February Romance/Erotica Author Interview Answer #11 “Name one character you like the most from your books”

Who is my current favorite character? 😉

International Book Promotion

Romance/Erotica Author Interview
Romance/Erotica Author Interview

Hello everyone! It’s time
to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in
the February Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months
and 12 questions series
! The support from Romance/Erotica authors was
amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

If you are an author and
would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask
their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview
is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose
authors to new group of readers.

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Vote at the Critters Readers Poll!

I Love Romance Blog

Hi, readers! Great news…Blood Instincts and the Heiresses in Love Trilogy were both nominated for the 21st Annual Preditors and Editors Critters’ Readers Poll!

So, help me out and cast your vote for each book…

You’ll find Blood Instincts, book two of the Blood at First Sight Series, listed in the Romance Category on the site here.

http://books2read.com/u/bppKAk
http://critters.org/predpoll/novelr.shtml

And the Heiresses in Love Series boxed set is listed on the Anthologies page here.
http://books2read.com/u/3yZ8qv

http://critters.org/predpoll/antho.shtml

Reader votes wrap up on January 14th. There are SO many categories/genres in which you can cast your vote, including the Best EVER poll (of course I chose my favorite J.R. Ward novel)!

Happy voting, and wish me luck in the awards contest! 🙂

Happy New Year…and, of course, happy reading to all! ♥♥♥

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Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, Marie Lavender

Word Craft ~ Prose and Poetry

Conversations with ColleenThe December Edition

Hello everyone! This week I’m happy to bring you an author I’ve seen throughout social media but didn’t know. I love meeting new people so, when I asked her to pick three or four questions from my huge list HERE, she jumped right in! We all aspire to be successful authors and the best way to learn some of the tricks of the trade is to ask questions.

First, please welcome my guest, Marie Lavender.

Marie Lavender Logo

Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and three cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. She has more works in progress than she can count on two hands. Since 2010, Marie has published 24 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, dramatic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several anthologies.

Her current published…

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Vote For A Romance Cover!

Vote for UYL and DoH here!

I Love Romance Blog

Hi, readers! I just wanted to stop in and announce that two of my books were entered in the big cover contest on Authors Database. Yay! When you get a chance, you can check it out and vote for the one you like.

Upon Your Love, book three of the Heiresses in Love Series, which is also a historical romance/family saga novel, is in there. As you can tell, Adrienne’s eyes were fixed recently, to honor their unique violet hue.

This is the voting page for UYL:

https://authorsdb.com/2018-cover-contest-results/25047-cover-contest-2018-upon-your-love

Additionally, the cover for Directions of the Heart, a modern romantic drama collection, was nominated for the contest. Woo hoo! 🙂 Many thanks to Sherry Soule at SwoonWorthy Book Covers for her awesome work on the romance cover! ♥ 

Here’s the voting page for that book:

https://authorsdb.com/2018-cover-contest-results/25046-cover-contest-2018-directions-of-the-heart

Also, check out my author page over at AuthorsDB here.

This…

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New Release Feature: Directions of the Heart by Marie Lavender

A new book released yesterday! Check it out! 🙂

I Love Romance Blog

I am pleased to announce a great book release by well, yours truly! My modern romantic drama collection, Directions of the Heart, officially released this week!

Yay! Awesome! :)

When a new book comes out, it’s always an exciting time for an author!

I am thrilled to show Directions of the Heart to readers today. ♥

This is the blurb for Directions of the Heart:

Embark on a remarkable journey of drama, romance, and passion…

In all of these amazing stories, there’s one burning question…is love worth the risk?

Without You

Reece and Jenna are two childhood friends separated by time and distance. Can they find a way to heal their bond, or perhaps forge a new one?

Strange Heat

Spurred by her friend’s close call, Victoria decides to take a risk and prove the lifestyle she led was her downfall. But as Tory sinks deeper into the tumultuous…

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Book Lovers Tag

I talk about my reading preferences on the I Love Romance Blog…

I Love Romance Blog

Here’s a fun post for all. This is a Book Lovers Tag challenge. I came across this great tag over at D.G. Kaye Writer’s blog, where she invited anyone to join in. I thought it would be exciting to jump into the challenge, as besides being an author, I love reading romance novels (hence the blog’s namesake)! So, why not?

Do you have a specific place for reading?

Mostly, I read in bed, but now and then I cart one of my books to the living room or dining room and set up shop. And if I’m feeling really adventurous (this helps if we have pleasant weather, which is never a guarantee in Indiana), then I’ll sit outside on the patio and read to my heart’s content. 😉 Now and then, I actually read on the Kindle app on my tablet, but I’m more of a paperback/hardback kind of girl. The…

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Mystery Blogger Award Nomination!

_Okoto Enigma is the creator of this award.

A FUN BLOG HOP

I’d like to thank the awesome Juneta Key at the Writer’s Gambit blog, for this nomination!  Thank you, thank you, thank you, Juneta!I do have a few mystery books out and some in progress, so I’ll play. I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Juneta – such a talented lady – twice, for two books in my historical series. Here is her blog nomination. You should really check out her great blog!

The Rules:

Rule 1:  Put the award logo/image on your blog. (ABOVE)

Rule 2:  List the rules. (You’re Reading Them)

Rule 3:  Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. (Ronel-ABOVE)

Rule 4:  Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well. (ABOVE under LOGO)

Rule 5:  Tell your readers three things about yourself.

THREE THINGS ABOUT ME

Wait, I have to limit it to three?! All right, I guess I’ll try.

  1. I am a Libra. Contrary to popular belief about that sign, I’m neither lazy nor indecisive. The toughest issue I have with being a Libra is always seeing both sides to a problem, and only that can make me somewhat cautious about the decision. For example, deciding on a restaurant is the absolute worst for a Libra, unless I know exactly what sounds good that day. LOL.
  2. I am a shopaholic, especially a bargain shopper. I am crazy about online shopping, but I don’t mind going out now and then to find something either. Credit cards are my weakness, so I have to be good as much as possible. Which is hard, because I’m one of those people who loves to buy for family and friends.
  3. As a writer, my go-to writing subscriptions are Live Write Thrive, Indies Unlimited and A Writer’s Path. But damnit, there’s just never enough time in the day to read everything. 😉

Rule 6:  You have to nominate a bunch of people (some say 5, while others say 20).

Well…okay. I’ll nominate:

  1. C.L. Bush (she has a great historical mystery series)
  2. Ashley Fontainne
  3. D.J. Swykert
  4. Margo Bond Collins
  5. Christopher Davis
  6. Rachael Stapleton (time travel mystery)
  7. Anyone that would like to join us, consider yourself nominated.

Rule 7:  Notify your nominees. (Done.)

Rule 8:  Ask your nominees any five questions of your choice, one weird or funny question.

1. Who is your favorite author and which book is your favorite?

2. If you had three wishes, what would your THIRD wish be?

3. How long have you been blogging? 

4. If you could meet anyone in real life (alive, dead or even a fictional character), who would you invite to hang with on a day out in the city?

5. If you could have a superpower, what would it be? And what would your superhero or supervillain name be? Get creative!

 

Rule 9: Share a link to your best post.

Outside the Lines or On Perseverance or The Other Side of Our Dreams. I have three other blogs, but my author website was chosen, so I had to choose these. They are about equal in views.

ANSWERING JUNETA’S 5 QUESTIONS:

  1. If you could get a redo on ONE thing in your life without impunity, what would it be? I’d choose to be a little more patient with myself. Putting the pressure on constantly has only harmed me in the long run.
  2. If you had three wishes, what would your THIRD wish be? I think I’d prefer that we have less hate in the world. People are always talking about other haters, and it’s hard not to see the “hate” which is descending our world into chaos. Hate comes in all forms, and sometimes it even arrives in sheep’s clothing. However, true hate starts at home. So fix yourself first; evaluate and erase the hate in your own life. Be a more honest, kinder person, and then you can worry about trying to help others do the same.
  3. Describe your “true self” in three words. A little nutty, creative and open-minded.
  4. If you were a Star Wars character, who would you be? I think maybe I’d choose Luke Skywalker. Sure, he had a long, hard journey, but he usually did the right thing for everyone, including himself. And seriously?!…damn those Ewoks for being so cute! I just want to adopt one and let him baby my cats.
  5. If you had the opportunity to know your future, would you?  Nah, I probably wouldn’t. I think it would ruin the surprise! 😉

Thanks again, Juneta, for the nomination! Everyone else, feel free to jump into this cool blog hop! 🙂

Using a Pen Name

Thanks, Carol, for the mention! 🙂

Carol Balawyder

Do you write under a pen name? And if so, why?

An article in Writer’s Relief  lists reasons why writers choose to adopt pen names. It could be, as they point out, that another author “owns” your name. For example, it would be difficult for someone named Agatha Christie to write under her real name.

Or, as a high school teacher who writes erotica, you’d want to conceal your identity. I hope.

Or maybe, you write in a genre that has basically a male audience and you are a woman. Joanne Rowling used the initials J.K. (K after her grandmother Katherine) because she feared that boys would not want to read Harry Potter if it was written by (horror!) a girl.  Similarly, Mary Ann Evans used a male name because she wanted to be taken seriously and wrote under the name of George Eliot. Of course, that was in…

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Radio Interview!

Check out a radio interview tonight at 8PM EST! 🙂

I Love Romance Blog

For our lovers of paranormal romance, you’ve gotta check this out…

Later today, I’ll be chatting with awesome author team and radio hosts of the Haunted Nights Live! show, Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross. This radio show is quite popular, and the Thorne & Cross team has seen some very famous authors on there. Check out the list of past guests here.

Check us out at 8PM EST to get some sneak peeks of two books I have coming out later this year, a futuristic paranormal romance/urban fantasy, Blood Instincts, book two of the Blood at First Sight Series, and Awakening, a paranormal romantic thriller collection.

Plus, for those who have a fascination with the supernatural, we’ll be talking about that too. 😉

So stop by tonight! You can call in with questions or sit back and listen in. I’m not sure if the interview will…

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