Historical Waking Up With the Duke (London’s Greatest Lovers, #3) by Lorraine Heath July 1st 2011 by Avon Author’s Website | Amazon.com What Makes a Romance Novel a Great Love Story? Interesting question. When I was growing up, my aunt would come visit my mother every few days. She would talk about her friends. They had the most tragic lives. I always found myself sitting on the edge of the conversation, eavesdropping unnoticed, listening to all the horrible things happening to my aunt’s friends: unexpected pregnancies, cheating spouses, being in love with someone but never noticed. It was years before I realized these people lived in a place known as General Hospital (a very popular soap opera at the time). This is where the great love stories begin: with the characters. Characters that the readers will view as real people, will consider friends….
These are 2 articles I found online and decided to share! How self-publishing came of age What used to be seen as a last resort is fast becoming the most successful trend in writing. Alison Flood talks to the authors doing it themselves. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jun/24/self-publishing Self-publishing stars David Moody and Barry Eisler, two of the most successful authors to have published their own work, tell their stories. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/jun/24/self-publishing-stars