11/16/11

TBR Challenge Review: Zero Dog War by Keith Melton

Format: ebook
Pub date: Feb 2011
Publisher: Samhain
FTC: Purchased myself
Why it was in the TBR: Bought it based on tons of positive buzz on release day, then never read it. Yeah, I suck.

These last few months have been crazy busy with RL obligations and events, so my reading tally isn't very good. It's pretty dismal, actually. The TBR Challenge is a good way to force my procrastinating self to finish a dang book, though. This month's theme, something other than romance, was also a good excuse to dig through my Kindle backlog and find a book I'd forgotten I had.


11/9/11

Audio review: Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh

Format: Audible download
Release Date: 5/7/10
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Length: 10 hrs 32 min
Narration: Justine Eyre
FTC: Purchased myself

I've been steadily working my way through the shamefully long list of authors I haven't tried yet, but who have been recommended to me from multiple sources. At a blogger dinner I attended back in April, everyone was raving about Nalini Singh. Most of the praise centered around her Psy-Changeling series, but it was the Guild Hunter books that appealed, so I started there.

11/4/11

So You Think You Can Write: Harlequin Conference November 7-11

Want to write a romance novel? Harlequin is holding its 2nd annual So You Think You Can Write event November 7-11, 2011. More information can be found on the website: http://www.soyouthinkyoucanwrite.com/

From the press release:

So You Think You Can Write allows hopeful romance novelists to spend an entire working week with more than 50 Harlequin editors through social media tools such as podcasts, videos, webinars, blog posts, community discussions and Twitter. Aspiring authors have the opportunity to learn valuable insider tips and have their writing samples critiqued by professional editors. 
There's a contest to go along with it that includes a chance to receive a publishing contract with  Harlequin.

You can also find more information by following along on Twitter.

11/1/11

Heroes and Heartbreakers: RIMBYs

How do you feel about romances in your backyard? Love them? Hate them? C'mon over and chat with me at Heroes and Heartbreakers today. 

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