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    0 to 5 and 5 to 500: Starting a Self-Publishing Career, Part 1 (0 to 5)

    Last night I had the privilege of being interviewed on the Self-Publishing Roundtable about the wonderful successes in the second half of my first year of self-publishing: hitting the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists with the Seals of Summer Military Romance Superbundle; self-publishing 5 titles in my rather well-liked Wardham series of sexy small town romances; finding a lot of new…

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    New series (a Wardham spin-off!)

    I’m so excited to share the news about my next series! This is going to be a spin-off of the Wardham series and I’ll continue to write in both towns–we’ll even see residents from one visit the other at some point! A few hours north of Wardham, Pine Harbour sits on the eastern shore of Lake Huron. Cottage country meets…

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    The Proust Questionnaire – Winter 2014 Series, Week 3 – Samantha Chase

    This past winter I had the immense pleasure to work with Samantha Chase (along with Noelle Adams and Rachel Curtis) on the Love For the Holidays Christmas box set. Samantha had two holidays stories in that set, including her breakout hit The Christmas Cottage. She is one of the sweetest, most fan-friendly authors in contemporary romance, and I’m thrilled to add her interview to the…

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    The Proust Questionnaire – Winter 2014 Series, Week 1 – Shannon Stacey

    The Kowalski series by NYT bestselling author Shannon Stacey represents the very best of small town contemporary romance: believable, recognizable characters that are anything but ordinary, and story lines that readers can identify with and get swept up in a wonderful fantasy at the same time. And the best part? There are already seven books out for you to glom, and two more coming this year.…

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    The Proust Questionnaire – Fall 2013 Series, Week 4 – Victoria Dahl

    Today’s Zoe Qs are for Victoria Dahl, one of the first people I started following on Twitter, a decision that I can honestly say has shaped my writing career. Possibly in the erroneous direction of focusing on beards, farmer’s tans and fuzzy forearms, but also to write strong, vibrant, feminist heroines who both discover and defend their agency. And these strange, hot men and awesome,…

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    The Proust Questionnaire – Fall 2013 Series, Week 3 – Noelle Adams

    Nine months later, and both pen names have produced more books that continue to captivate readers. Her latest titles are Missing and Christening, so you should read those, but go back and pick up Escorted as well. Heck, pick up all of her books and make a festival of reading the list! This week, she’s my third guest for the Fall 2013 Proust Questionnaire,…

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    The Proust Questionnaire – Fall 2013 Series, Week 1 – Rosanna Leo

    Earlier this summer, I stumbled across a post on Goodreads where Rosanna Leo described the hero of her July release (Predator’s Kiss) as a “hot bear shifter in a plaid shirt”. I was sold, and loved Ryland Snow’s story. Now his brother Soren’s story is out, and it’s even hotter. Rosanna Leo joins me today to answer my version of the Proust…

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    Excerpt #1: What Once Was Perfect

    Laney inched her car forward. She’d made it to Detroit without hitting much traffic, but there was always a bit of a line at the border. Bright lights flooded the concrete area around the toll booths, obscuring the rise of the Ambassador Bridge against the early dawn sky. She counted the coins she needed again, knowing she had the right…