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Romance Weekly

on January 17, 2017

This week’s challenge comes from the amazing S. C. Mitchell:


Tell us about the people living in your head right now. Do an interview with the hero and/or heroine of your current work in progress or your latest release.

There are a lot of people living in my head right now. Tom and Beth are investigating a serial killer. (Available now!)


Nick and Lily are trying to save her restaurant – and her life. (Available soon)


Margaret has disguised herself as a Court Jester in 1616 England and is falling for Lord Seth, who is looking to save his clan. (Also available soon)


But the ones battling it out for attention the loudest are Grace and Shera.

Grace is the heroine of the fourth in the “Dance” series. I was only going to tell the stories of three of the women, but Grace wouldn’t stop nagging. Okay, Grace…what do you have to say for yourself?

My husband is unkind and my life is miserable. I need to escape somehow. But then, I discover a bottle with a note and find a way into the past. Waiting is Pierce and so many new challenges. Can I stay with him or must I go back to my terrible life?

And you, Shera…what is it?

I have been kidnapped and taken to Morocco to join the harem of some Sultan. I need to escape and find who did this to me. My only possible ally is a dangerous man by the name of Kincaid whose wife has been taken and killed. Can I enlist his aid? Will his desire for revenge ever allow him to love again?

Two women seeking their fates….

Yes, Ladies, I’m working on it!

I wonder what the fabulous author of this challenge has going on with his characters. Let’s hop over and see…

S.C. Mitchell

Romance Weekly

on January 3, 2017

Welcome to the first challenge of the New Year. The wonderful Lyra Parish has posed these questions:

How did you be spend your New Years? What literary goals have you made for 2017?

It’s been a long time since I’ve made it to midnight on New Year’s Eve. I guess I just get up too early in the morning, since I find myself falling asleep around ten. I know…boring.

But that doesn’t mean I don’t welcome the chance to start a brand new year with all of the possibilities. Last year this time I was just finishing “The Dream Dancer”, the first of three. This year so far, I have almost completed “Jester’s Dance”, which is the third book in the trilogy.


“Payback” just came out and I am hoping people like it, even though it’s very different from my historical/historical paranormals.


Very soon, my next romantic suspense, “Once Upon a Tablecloth” will be out.


And then…Book Ten. I have no idea what it will be about or where it will take place. That’s part of the fun. The whole world is open to choose. Any time, any place, any hero and heroine.

This year I want to write book ten and at least two more. And to be better as a writer with each one. Those are my goals for 2017.

I hope you all make resolutions you can keep and you have joy by the armload. Oh, and of course, keep reading!

Let’s see what the incredible Jenna Da Sie has planned for the New Year.

Romance Weekly

on September 1, 2015

If you’ve joined me from the incredible Jo Richardson…welcome.

Jo Richardson

This week’s challenge comes from the remarkable Jeanne McDonald.

Jeanne McDonald

What is one of your favorite quotes from your book(s). Explain the reason why it’s your favorite and its significance to the story and characters.

First, I have to give credit where it’s due. Gemma Brocato has written some of the best quotable lines of all time! You should check out her books!

Here’s one of my favorites from “Hannah’s War” which is due to be published by Eternal Books.

The devil she escaped, the danger to her very life, was someone who promised to love, honor and keep her, in sickness and in health until death parted them.

This was my choice since it sums up the total betrayal of an abusive marriage. In this scene, Hannah is running away to a better life. This is her true battle. Set in the Civil War, it depicts the agony of conflict, whether it’s on a field of battle or in your own home. And the survival.

Hannah is one of the lucky ones. She escapes and manages to find real love with a man who is kind and decent and cares for her. So many women suffer and die at the hands of one who appeared to be so wonderful in the beginning.

Writing this was a great catharsis for me and I am grateful to be able to share it.

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Now let’s hop over to see what quote Jeanne McDonald likes best. After all, this was her idea.