Guest Post: The Trouble with Love Triangles by Marquita Valentine + $50 EGC Giveaway!
Love Triangles, Trapezoids, or Squares? Okay, all kidding and geometric shapes aside, many a successful book has been blessed or plagued with love triangles—Bella, Edward , and Jacob anyone?
When done right, a true love triangle can up the stakes and have me biting my nails over who the heroine (and sometimes the hero) should be with. Just when I’m all Team Hero 1, then Hero 2 does something so sweet that I forget Hero 1’s name. *grins* Read more
Reading salons are all the rave by Marquita Valentine + Giveaway!
Have you ever been to a reading salon?
Two years ago, I would have answered that question with a definitive no. But that was before several romance authors (Ava Stone, Claudia Dane, Deb Marlowe and Tammy Falkner) came together to start the Raleigh-Durham branch of Lady Jane’s Reading Salon http://www.ladyjanesalonnyc.com/. Read more
Guest Post: Tis the Season for Fugly Sweaters Part Deux + 2 copy giveaway!!
Confession: I love holiday sweaters-the gaudier, the better. Blinking lights, glitter, puppies wearing Santa hats and fake ornaments sewn on an even faker tree? Sign. Me. Up.
For the past two year Hot Builder a.k.a. the husband and I have been invited to an Ugly Sweater Party, and each time we had to be out of town. Of course this year is no different. We’ll be visiting great-grandparents and aunties and uncles and cousins that we only see once a year. And eating. Oh the eating.
Unfortunately, there won’t be a FCS (Fugly Christmas Sweaters) in sight. How disappointing. *sigh* Maybe I’ll wear some headband antlers instead…Or I could just check this when we’re all sleepy from the good eating:
Oh yes, Romance@Random-ers, there is a website. One that can outfit your entire family and your little dog, too. Well, if you ordered a small enough size. I think there might be some on there that I wore during my Elementary School teaching days.
*shhhh don’t tell* Read more
Guest post – Walking The Line by Marquita Valentine
Marquita: Thanks for hosting me again at Romance at Random, Sue! I always have a great time.
Me: Thanks for being here Marquita & congrats on your second release! Our hero is a villain, you’ve got me interested!
Writing a hero that readers will (hopefully) fall in love with is a major challenge. Writing a hero that’s also the villain, or in the case of my hero in THIRD TIME’s a CHARM, “the executive assistant to the destroyer of lives” tends to put even more stress upon the author. No matter how hot she thinks his nipple piercings are.
Redemption of a Hero, Guest Post by Marquita!
Redeeming a hero. Not the easiest of jobs an author has, but certainly one of the most satisfying. Who doesn’t like to see the Formerly Arrogant Hero humbled by the Not Putting Up With You Heroine? Although, to be fair, the FAH has just had his entire world turned upside down or even imploded by the NPUWYH. And none of his old tricks or habits are going to cut it anymore-at least not for her.
So what’s a guy to do?
Or something more understated? Read more