Thursday, June 1, 2017

Top 15 "Destination" Wedding Spots in the World


Top 15 Destination Wedding Spots in the World 



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Ahhhh, Santorini Island, Greece!

Ahhhh, Santorini!


Ahhhh, Santorini! Scholars believe this is the legendary island of Atlantis formed by a sudden volcanic eruption around 4,000 years ago. Just a quick "jaunt" before coffee this morning ...

Enjoooooy your day.

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Romantic Paris ... Luxury Champagne Region Trip from Paris with Private Champagne Estate Visit

Romantic Paris ...  ... Uh oh ... I'm "traveling" again!  Writers do that ... Join me!






Cassandra Black





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Loving A Country Man (3 Book Series)


Loving A Country Man (3 Book Series):  

Multicultural Romance





Reader Reviews: 


"This is a good old-fashioned love story done well..."

"Tender love story with engaging characters … breathtaking Colorado scenery…"

"Great chemistry between a city woman and a country man."

Overview: 

Raven Monroe and Dallas Kincaid’s paths finally cross at a gas station in a rural Colorado town, after having both lived in Manhattan for years and never meeting. 

Raven is in Gin River for her friend Amanda Taggart’s wedding. “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride” seems to be her destiny -- until she meets a simple, country man from the farm just around the bend from Taggart Ranch. After just a little while, Raven realizes there’s more to the handsome farmer than meets the eye. 

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Dallas Kincaid vowed to never return to Gin River, Colorado. The little country town never felt like home, and he left as soon as he was of age, feeling more at home in big cities like Manhattan -- where no one knew his past. But after meeting Raven Monroe, the desire to settle down and start a family in a quiet enclave like Gin River is stronger than ever. 

But will Dallas be able to come to terms with his past and embrace everything that belongs to him -- both good and bad -- so he can have the one thing he’s always coveted? 

And can Raven forget her own past and let him in? Or will demolishing the wall she built after what happened to her be too high a price to pay for happiness that’s not guaranteed … 

BWWM Multicultural Romance






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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Romance Readers by the Numbers

Romance Readers by the Numbers


Support for Indie Authors discussion (Goodreads)



Quick Article Takeaways:  

So how is the romance audience deciding on which new authors to try? 


  • recommendations from family/friends, reviews, price, teaser chapters and word-of-mouth are the leading influencers 

  • among readers of all ages, buying in the store is the most-mentioned (56%) way of acquiring romance books



  • age matters in terms of influence; younger romance readers are more likely to be influenced by Amazon ratings and book bloggers


Read the full discussion at 
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/18400863-nielsen-data-re-romance-readers-reviews-
matter


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11 Secrets to Writing a Successful Romance Novel

11 Secrets to Writing a Successful Romance Novel


Best-selling contemporary romance author Jill Shalvis shares her tips.

Here's my favorite tidbit from article:  

"8. Try not to be intimidated by the stigma around romance novels. “There used to be a stigma to it that I never really understood because, if we’re talking about romance, we’re talking a love story, a monogamous love story that has a great ending. So I don’t really understand what the objection to that is. Are you objecting to a great relationship? Are you objecting to sex? I kind of doubt that.”


Read the full Cosmo article:  http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/books/a8660031/how-to-write-a-romance-novel/


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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Multicultural (BWWM) Romance -- "FROM THIS DAY FORWARD"

Multicultural (BWWM) Romance -- FROM THIS DAY FORWARD http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NRG6HIS



BOOK OVERVIEW: 
Loretta thought back to the days when she felt pretty; she remembered a younger “her,” when she felt light-hearted and free. But life, household duties, being a single mother, and working her fingers to the bone for over two decades at a job that had been less than fulfilling, had taken its toll on her mind and her body …but not on her spirit, and not on her soul. 

She was glad she’d made the move to California -- because it was for her. It didn't have anything to do with anybody else. And, finally, she’d given herself permission to let that be okay.

She loved Bordeaux Valley, a little enclave of Napa County, filled with wine vineyards, a beautiful coastline, majestic mountains, and her childhood friend, Velma Jones. 

Nope, she didn't have one regret about picking up and leaving Detroit to start a new life. And meeting Alonzo Thornton, the handsome Italian vineyard owner --who had the unique ability to make her blush every time he glanced in her direction --had been a wonderful surprise.

But she and the intriguing man get off on the wrong foot when they meet in Baggage Claim in the tiny village airport near San Francisco. 

Will preconceived notions keep Alonzo and Loretta from exploring the depths of a fiery mutual attraction? 

Or will unbridled passion, stoked by being at similar points in life, be enough to move them in the direction of each other -- and maybe in the direction of forever?

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BWWM Multicultural Romance





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Heart's Desire (PARTS 1, 2, 3): BWWM Multicultural Romance Series

Heart's Desire (PARTS 1, 2, 3): BWWM Multicultural 



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