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Harlequin Blaze Blitz

  Harlequin has put out the call for submissions for their Blaze line.  To help all you aspiring authors out there, today we have a guest blogger,  Dana Hopkins, assistant editor with Blaze and American Romance.  No more excuses. So you’ve written a romance novel! What happens now? As a Harlequin editor, a … [Read More...]

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Brenda Novak’s New Adventure for the Cure

For many years, author Brenda Novakhas sponsored an online auction every May with proceeds going to the Diabetes Research Institute.  In 10 years, she has raised over $2.4 million dollars.  Brenda's fund raising will be a little different this year and all readers can become involved.  It's so easy and just a matter of … [Read More...]

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Hot New Tuesday Releases

March of 2015 already.  Anyone still writing 2014?  Did you ever notice how fast time goes the older you get?  It seems like I'm flipping calendar months faster than ever.  The Reader Luncheon is next month already and it seems like we just had one although it's been almost a year already.  Now I feel like I'm counting … [Read More...]

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I was exciting to see the Harlequin Romance Titles of 2014 as a category on Jeopardy last night, but it was embarrassing to watch the contestants avoid the subject.  It was a very easy, fill in the blank, type question.  You didn't even have to have read the book to guess the answer, but the contestants looked … [Read More...]

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I’ve Got My Very Own Intern

Yes, this is a big deal to me.  After years of trying to be creative and coming up with interesting stuff on my own, I've met someone willing to add a fresh, new voice to the blog.  And, you my friends, are going to be the ones to benefit.  Here's how it happened. . I received an email from a young lady who lives … [Read More...]

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If you read my blog last week about restocking my local library, I've got to report that the books have started pouring in.  Thanks so much to all of you who have taken the time to send your books.  The librarians are in awe of you all and I've got all I can do not to say, "I told you so."  Please keep them coming and … [Read More...]

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Some good news for me today.  I have been invited to the Washington Romance Writers Conference in D.C. in April.  It's a really fun get-together.  The authors are amazing, they have great events scheduled and it's in one of my favorite cities to visit.  Now I just have to check and see if the Nationals are playing the … [Read More...]

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Bring Library to the 21st Century

This is just the pretty much the same message I put on Facebook, but since Twitter only allows me 140 characters, I could only fit the link to this page. ============================================================================== After experiencing the worst last 6 months, it felt wonderful to get out today … [Read More...]

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Hot New Tuesday Releases

Any month that contains Valentine's Day should be considered the Month of Love.  What better way to celebrate than to spend the whole 28 days falling in love with some entertaining books.  Here's the releases this week to start you off.  … [Read More...]

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Real Bull Riders Grace Harlequin Covers

If you're looking for something a little different, Harlequin and the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), the fastest growing sport in America have partnered up.  Harlequin will publish four previously released titles featuring bull rider heroes by USA TODAY and award-winning author Tina Leonard. . The collector’s … [Read More...]

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Hot New Tuesday Releases

It's almost February and we are on the homestretch of the Readers Luncheon in Milwaukee.  It's a busy and exciting time.  We are now accepting donations of books, swag (no paper) and raffle baskets.  If you are interesting in donating, please email me (barbaravey@gmail.com) for the address.  But for now, keep … [Read More...]

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Hot New Tuesday Releases

It's December already and everyone is scratching their heads wondering where the year went.  Did you accomplish everything you wanted to?  All your New Year's resolutions completed?  Can you even remember what your New Year's resolutions were?  I don't bother making any anymore and then I don't have to worry about it. … [Read More...]

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Hot New Tuesday Releases

Yesterday was our first official snowfall of the season and I was out in it.  Horrible driving conditions and then I lost my phone on top of it.  When I got home, I traced it with my Find My Phone app.  Looks like it's still at the last place I was at, but I had to wait for the weather to clear.  I have a delivery … [Read More...]

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Hot New Tuesday Releases

 Romance Writers of America announced the special speakers for RWA2015 in New York City, July 22–25, 2015. Keynote Speaker: Barbara Freethy Friday Featured Speaker: Julia Quinn Saturday Featured Speaker: Nalini Singh Librarians Day Luncheon Speaker: Jude Deveraux Awards Ceremony Emcee: Lisa Kleypas I … [Read More...]

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Hot New Tuesday Releases

They are saying this is going to be an arctic winter.  That's enough to depress anyone, so I'm loaded up with new books, my Baileys and coffee (with whipped cream, of course) and a warm afghan.  I'm ready to dive and and have nice warm … [Read More...]

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Hot New Tuesday Releases

I have to admit that I really notice how fast time is passing by how often I feel like I'm posting these Tuesday Releases.  Are we really in November?  When I was a kid, time seemed to drag on forever.  Now it flies by like Superman escaping Kryptonite.   Guess I'll just have to read … [Read More...]