Just a Thought

Tea Boston5“Life is a series of moments, tea will make this a good one.”

From Silver Spoons, Mad Baboons, and Other Tales of Tea

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Why I write Romance

I quote Naima Bryant who says it so well.

So here’s the answer I gave him…

I write romance because there is nothing in the world more powerful than love. It has united nations and ripped them apart. Started wars and ended them. Saved lives and took them. Elevated people to influential positions and toppled them to the ground. It is potent, fierce, consuming, and whether it’s right or wrong, people use love as their motivations for committing the most miraculous, wondrous, and even the most heinous acts. 

Consider books that are considered literary classics. Love is woven into the fabric of many of the stories. Take Lord of the Rings, for example. The unlikely and seemingly doomed loved story between Aragorn and his elven princess, Arwen, runs through all three books that make up this epic tale of good versus evil. She forfeited her immortality to spend a shorter, mortal life with the man she adored, and he was willing to forfeit a future with her so she could live a long life with her people. What about the bible—the bestselling book of all time? It includes accounts of men and women who sacrificed, murdered, labored and laid down their lives in the name of love. Ruth and Boaz. David and Bathsheba. Solomon and the Shulamite girl. Jacob and Rachel. Jesus and the world. 

Love battles evil and hate, and if it’s a good romance, love conquers and wins. This is why I write romance. Because love heals, redeems, empowers, transforms, delivers, forgives, forgives, and accepts. What more relevant and important subject is there to write about? As I spoke, a slow smile spread across his face, and he nodded several times. And at the end of my explanation *cough* dissertation *cough* he said one thing: Wow. 

How apropos? Because love does that, too. It wows. 

 

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Damien Sinclair is the Hot Doc’s Name

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Meet Dr. Damien Sinclair. When you see me at signing Damien will be along with me. Stop by and have your picture with him.

I’d like to thank Charlotte for her name suggestion. She won three of my books as a thank you!

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Under the Moon Gate Review

If you like the idea of living on a beautiful island, sharing it with a handsome man, solving a mystery and finding love then Under the Moon Gate is the book for you. Marilyn Barron writes about Bermuda with passion. You can see the island in her description. Set in the present but going back to the 1940s when the world was at war gives us the mystery and suspense that is woven throughout the entire book. Oh, to fall in love with a man that has money, looks good and owns a sailboat. This book lets you do that. Moon

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Name the Hot Doc

Doctor-standupI’ve been having a contest to name my doctor friend. He travels with me and is a favorite at conferences.

I’ll be deciding on a name next week. So if you would like to join the name game just email me your suggestion and I will add it to the pile. I’ve had some great names offered so far. The person who’s name is picked will win 3 of my books.

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Teaching A Class — get in on the knowledge

I’m teaching a class The Business of Selling Books from A to Z over at Savvy Authors between June 16- July 13. Come join me.  www.savvyauthors.com

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Check out my Scandinavian Cover

Scanvanivan cover

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Barbara Vey’s Readers Luncheon

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Hear Entire Interview on Nice Girls Reading Naughty Books

Listen To Books Internet Radio Stations with Bernadette Walsh on BlogTalkRadio
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Join the Spotlight on Medicals this Week

http://community.harlequin.com/showthread.php/2059-Get-Your-Romance-Stat!-Spotlight-on-Harlequin-Medical-Romance

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