Romance Writers Weekly – Let’s take a trip.

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If you’re starting your blog hop here, or just hopping over from A. S. Fenichel’s blog,  welcome.

Today I’m posing the question: Let’s take a trip. Pretend your publisher has offered you a two week vacation anywhere in the world to inspire a new novel. Where do you go and why?

So where would be a good place to go to inspire an out-of-this-world science fiction romance?

How about a trip to the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum?

That sounds like a good place to start my trip.

Then maybe the next stop could be the Museum of Science fiction in Washington DC.

Last stop on my out-of-this-world vacation would have to be Seattle, WA and the Museum of Pop Culture.

Talk about a great get-away.

Do you know any other great ways to take off on an otherworldly adventure without a space ship? Let me know in the comments down below.

Then check out Kathryn Renard’s blog at: http://kathrynrenard.com/ as the Romance Writers Weekly Blog Hop continues.

And also check out Katheryn’s wonderful Montgomery Universality novel, Sidelined.

 

 

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Romance Writers Weekly – Favorite Books

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If you’re starting your blog hop here, or just hopping over from Brenda Margriet ’s blog  welcome.

Our topic today: We all love to read so much, what were your favorite books as a child/young adult. List some from each.

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I spent most of my misspent youth with my nose in a comic book. I didn’t really start making my own mental pictures through the written word until comics brought me to Conan the Barbarian and Conan brought me to Robert E. Howard and his wonderful character in print.

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From Conan it was an easy jump to J.R.R. Tolkien and other fantasy novels. And that was pretty much it through my teens, twenties, and well into my thirties. Science Fiction and Fantasy, and I pretty much read anything in the genre I could get my hands on.

It was only after that that I discovered romance. I’m a bit late to the genre.

So, what novels did Kathryn Renard cut her teeth on? Find out as the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop continues at: http://www.kathrynrenard.com/

And check out Kathryn’s wonderful sports romance, The Backup:

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Romance Writers Weekly – Release Day Traditions

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Welcome to the romance Writers Weekly blog hop, where every week a great group of romance writers answer questions and accept challenges. Diverse in what we write, we are unified in the quest to bring you, the romance reader, a very happy ever after.

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Click to check out Brenda's wonderful new novel, When Time Falls Still

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If you’re starting your blog hop here, or just hopping over from Brenda Margriet’s blog welcome.

Today’s question comes from Lyra Parish: When you release a new book, do you have a release day tradition?

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In short, I don’t. That’s not to say there’s not a lot to do on release day, I just wouldn’t call these tasks a tradition as much as they are a necessity.

First and foremost is checking Amazon to see if the darn thing was actually released. There’s no worse feeling, after doing all the per-publicity, than finding out a glitch, somewhere out of your hands, kept the book from coming out. Argh!!!

Next up is doing a little social media to tell people, “Yes, it’s out.” or “Darn it, something’s wrong.” I’ll do some Facebook and Twitter promos, then write up a blog.

Then I get back to work on my next book. Because nothing I do from here will sell that new release better than having another new release.

So what does A.S. Fenichel do on release day? Find out as the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop continues at:  http://asfenichel.com/blog/

And check out her latest release, Tainted Bride:

Coming soon. Preorder today.

Romance Writers Weekly – To whom, and for how long.

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If you’re starting your blog hop here, or just hopping over from Leslie Hachtel’s wonderful blog post welcome.

Today’s question comes from Jenna Da Sie– If you had to give up something – TV? Wine? Starbucks? What would it be and share how you handle it (or don’t).

Seeing this I instantly thought about Lent, and the act of giving something up. Then I was reminded of a rather off-color joke which ends:

…and he said, “I can’t have sex with you because it’s Lent.”

She answered, “Oh my! To whom, and for how long.”

I’ve never done the whole Lent thing. Giving something up I like doing completely for a limited time. I’m a ‘life is for living’ and ‘all things in moderation’ kind of guy.

The idea of giving something up that I like doing, never really enters my head, making this week a real challenge.

I did give up smoking when I was in my teens because it was expensive and stupid, but I can’t say I ever really liked it anyway. I could buy a couple comic books for the price of a pack, so that was really win-win.

Let’s see. What could I give up?

Wine – No way.

TV – We did give up cable a couple of years ago, but still have internet (Netflix, Hulu, Etc.) so does that really count? I haven’t missed live TV at all, except for Green Bay Packer games.

Starbucks – Probably, but not coffee. Hard to believe nowadays one comic book costs about the same as a cup of anything at Starbucks.

Probably the hardest thing I ever gave up was comic books. I collected and read the darn things well into my forties.They just got too damn expensive, plus the plot lines turned into running soap operas instead of the superhero stories I grew up with, so i cut that cord.

As for something I currently have that I’m willing to give up? Nope. I’m in a good place. No reason to rock the boat.

So what is Carrie Elks thinking of giving up? Find out as the Romance Writers Weekly blog hop continues at: https://carrieelks.com/blog/

And check out Carries wonderful Love in London series:

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That super secret project…

Last week I hinted at a super secret project I was involved with, and today I’m happy to announce the launch of The Spice Aisle, and new lifestyle/romance website and blog featuring the talents of nine incredible writers. (Okay, eight incredible writers and me.)

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But, it’s not just about romance, thought there will be a pinch of that. We’ve got recipes, fashion, movie and television reviews, and lots more on tap. We’re launching today, so stop by and check out The Spice Aisle: http://spiceaisleromance.com/