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Drama-free zone.

Yes! I’m 100% behind this…

Rosanna Leo

I see it all over social media these days. People, many readers, in particular, are shouting, “No drama, please!” I’m inclined to agree.

I’m not talking about good drama, the kind that fuels great books. I’m talking about the sort of melodrama one might find on a reality TV show. Social media has become a dumping ground for bad sentiment. Person A develops a beef with Person B and immediately vents on Facebook or Twitter.

In some cases, Person A has been justified. There are some nasty sorts out there. It’s only natural we get riled up and our friends want to show support. That’s a good thing.

Nevertheless, it can get out of hand. There are those who grow weary of seeing their feeds littered with negativity. In many cases, a negative comment can lead to a positive movement, something many of us witnessed recently in the romance community…

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What Romance Teaches Us About Being Heroines

Perfectly stated…

by Sarah MacLean

Forty years ago, the modern romance genre began with the publication of Kathleen Woodiwiss’s The Flame & the Flower. While she certainly stood on the shoulders of Georgette Heyer and the Brontë sisters and Jane Austen, Woodiwiss changed publishing forever with a single, simple, high-concept idea: What if she wrote an adventure story? But what if a woman was the hero? The romance heroine was born.

Woodiwiss‘s Heather fled her tragic life in rural 18th-century England, found herself on the London docks and then in the arms of an American ship’s captain. What ensues is a rollicking high-seas adventure that moves across the Atlantic, to a plantation in the Carolinas, where scandal and danger threaten at every turn. And, through it all, Heather rises to power, winning the day, the man and, most importantly, herself.

Woodiwiss’s books tell the story not only of heroines in…

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Spotlight interview and Giveaway with Amy Quinton

I’m on the Alwyztrouble blog with a giveaway and interview – check it out!

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Historical romance author Amy Quinton is here today with a fantastic interview. She is here to discuss her newest release, Book 2 of her Agents of Change series,What the Marquess Sees.  Please help me make her feel welcome.

Amy will be giving away a two of her books in eBook format, winner chooses which book they’d like to read. As well as One Print Copy (US Only). Be sure to leave a QUESTION for Amy to answer in order to be entered into the random drawing. A winner will be drawn and announced on March 14th, 2016 @8pm.

Also be sure check out Book 1 of her Agents of Change series, What the Duke Wants

whatthedukewantsBefore we get into your book, let us talk about you.


Amy Quinton is an author and full time mom living in Summerville, SC. She enjoys writing (and reading!) sexy, historical romances. She lives with her husband, two boys, and one cat…

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WTMS – Nominated Best Historical 2015

I am ridiculously pleased to announced that What the Marquess Sees has been nominated for the Best Historical Romance of 2015 in the LR Cafe Reader’s Choice Awards!!

HRwhatthemarquesseesThe polls are now open for readers to vote for their favorite nominee in each category, including Best Historical Book. Polls close February 20, 2016.

You must have a Yahoo account and be subscribed to the LoveRomancesCafe Yahoo Group to vote.

If you loved What the Marquess Sees, please take a moment to vote for my book by clicking the link  to the Best Historical Book poll (included below).

Thanks and happy reading,



The importance of shaking things up.

Great writer; great post. I definitely find it easy to get stuck in a rut. Routine is comforting. But I often dream of being a different me. I get bored easily. And I do feel invigorated when I step out of my comfort zone. Check out Rosanna’s thoughts on shaking things up a bit…

Rosanna Leo

As my husband and I enter our twentieth year of marriage (yes, I was a child bride), we’ve noticed we both feel a great need to shake up our routines. It’s so easy to get caught in a rut, especially as we become older and set in our ways.

I will admit, of the two of us, my husband Doug is better at mixing things up. He’s constantly looking for a new road to drive or a new hobby to enjoy. He recently purchased himself a Kitchen-Aid mixer and has been having a blast cooking new recipes for the family.

I, on the other hand, have grown more comfortable with my routine and I know Doug sometimes shakes his head at me. However, being a writer, I find I’m quite cozy within my four walls, dreaming up adventures for other people.

But has this been at the expense of my…

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