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Write What You Know: Paranormal Edition ?>

Write What You Know: Paranormal Edition

Beginning writers are often advised to “write what you know,” that way words and stories and emotions will resound authentically. The general public has glommed on to this aphorism and often conflates “write what you know” with “write your actual lived experience”. Erotica and erotic romance writers especially fall victim to this definition. We get a lot of “heh, heh” “snicker, snicker” at parties and such, because of course we’ve all done every blessed thing our characters have done. Sigh….

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11 Days: Invasion of Nefyn by Lizzie Ashworth ?>

11 Days: Invasion of Nefyn by Lizzie Ashworth

Hunky Warriors — who can resist? Sexy romance stories are a perfect match with historical scenes and characters. Both take us far away from today and the daily grind of our lives. That’s what we expect from any entertainment media, and Hot Highlanders, Wild Warriors delivers the goods. What a great bunch of stories! My inspiration for “Invasion of Nefyn” was triggered by reading historic novels by Bernard Cornwell. Details of daily life command just as much of the reader’s…

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Howdy from Author Cat Johnson ?>

Howdy from Author Cat Johnson

Hello, all! I’m Cat Johnson and I’m one of the authors included in the COWBOY HEAT anthology. A little about me… I’ve been writing forever, or at least since first grade when I won my first writing contest. I was contracted  and wrote a dozen YA books for a few major NY publishers two weeks out of college when the ink on my brand new English degree was barely dry. I entered the romance scene in 2006, but it wasn’t…

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The Star – Tahira Iqbal ?>

The Star – Tahira Iqbal

I put a lot of thought into the type of hero that I wanted when I started to research The Star. He had to have lightening sharp reflexes, a command of steel and a presence so sure that you were instantly comforted or terrified. Luckily in this case, it’s the former. So if I knew this guy could take care of a billion dollar jet, I knew that Estella was going to be in good hands. I shiver as the…

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The Star – Tahira Iqbal ?>

The Star – Tahira Iqbal

I’m lucky enough to be promoting two stories this summer with editor Delilah Devlin, and the one thing they have in common, apart from being hot and sexy, is that they both feature a man in uniform. In the High Octane Heroes anthology, due out this year, I focus on an American Air Force pilot in my short story “The Star.” As this website so rightly says, “Heroes inspire lustful fascination.” They also garner the highest respect. To me, there…

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