Shards of Hope – review of Nalini Singh’s latest

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Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh is the 14th novel in her Psy-Changling Series. With so many books in this series this series I’ll try to sing this book’s praises without giving away too much about the overall series, which I highly recommend. If you’re interested in my review of the book 1 in the series – check it out …

Who the heck are the Quytel anyway?

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As my books in the Quytel Series are starting to come out (watch for the second book – Circle of Flames – due this fall!) I thought I would share with you all the world that my characters are living and loving in. This information will be posted on the Quytel page on my website for easy reference. For those …

Circle of Dreams – Blog Tour!

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Blog Tour: Circle of Dreams I’m working with a company called IndieSage on my first blog tour. Blog tours are kind of like virtual book tours where books are reviewed and excerpts are posted. As this is my first blog tour, I’d love to hear you thoughts you have on the process or what you might like to see in …

Why paranormal romance, you may ask?

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I just love writing about romance (see previous posts on why we crave romance and we are especially drawn to paranormal romance!). One aspect of romance that is particularly compelling for me is that part of the story that rest in the first blush of connection, that fun, flirty place where lust and pheromones drive us into opening up in …

Angles versus Angels and the History of the Typo

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There are certain typos I can’t stand, and am appalled with when they show up in my writing—like using the wrong “there” or “your,” but some of them just make me laugh. This morning I wrote a serious scene and ended a paragraph with “… like an avenging angle.” It made me laugh, got me distracted enough to take a …

Quytel Series: My First Book, Circle of Dreams

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Purchase Link: http://www.janemorrissey.com/circle-of-dreams-out-now/ It’s finally here! I first sat down to write Circle of Dreams in 2008. It sat in the proverbial drawer for a couple of years and then went through fiery hoops of constant edits, mine and at least three others. It was my first attempt at a novel, and became the culmination of what I have learned …

"Abandon the idea that you are ever going to finish. Lose track of the 400 pages and write just one page for each day, it helps. Then when it gets finished, you are always surprised." John Steinbeck

Finish Your First Draft: 7 Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block

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As I’ve discussed in earlier posts, I’ve learned a lot in my journey as a writer.  One of the hardest was overcoming writer’s block and finishing that first draft. What is the main, and might I argue, sole contributor of writer’s block? Fear. I believe that fear is the number one reason writers don’t finish their first drafts.  Or share …

9 Tips on on How to Write a Great Sex Scene - Jane S. Morrissey

9 Tips on How to Write a Great Sex Scene

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Sex scenes. Some of us have a natural talent for writing them.  For the rest of us, it’s an awkward struggle.  But it doesn’t have to be! Below are nine sexy tips to help you write a really good sex scene. 1.) Use your character’s attributes and experiences to your advantage. Ever imagined how a seven foot person and a …

My Book Launch

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On April 21, 2015, I will launch my first book, Circle of Dreams! I giddily alternate between thrill and being a little nervous. Will readers love this story and these characters as much as I do? Circle of Dreams started my journey as a writer. I reflect on the early days of sitting down to a blank page.  It amuses …