My favorite part about buying or renting DVD movies is watching the second disc where all the extras are stored: deleted scenes, gag reels, cast interviews, “the making of…” —everything but the movie. That’s what this section is all about. Okay, there probably won’t be a gag reel, but you never know…
There are scenes that authors write that they truly love and want to share with readers. Every once in a while, however, one of these scenes ends up on the cutting-room floor. No matter how many plot convolutions or character contortions I make to try to keep it in, it simply doesn’t fit. But it doesn’t have to be relegated to the computer’s recycle bin. I hope you enjoy them.
› “The Bachelor Auction” from The Hungry Heart: Up until the very last draft, this was the opening scene for the book.
Guest Blog posts
› February 10: I looked at Valentine’s Day by the Numbers at A Tasty Read.
› February 2: I celebrated the release of my Valentine’s novella, ME+YOU with Christine Warner.2015
› October 7: To celebrate the relaunch of The Hungry Heart, by Amazon, I visited Rebecca Grace at My Writing Corner.
› December 18: My fellow Twelve Brides authors spotlighted Six Geese for Monica as we counted down the Twelve Brides of Christmas.
· Jan’s Blog (Jan Romes)
· Desire(e) me only (Desiree Holt’s blog)
› December 12: We kicked off our Countdown to Christmas with the Twelve Brides with a party at Author Roast & Toast.
› December 9: There’s mistletoe madness afoot as I stopped by AusRomToday to celebrate an Aussie Christmas Extravaganza.
› November 20: Luke Donovan, hero from Six Geese for Monica, will joined me over at the Wild, Wild Women blog.
› November 19: Okay, this one’s a bit embarrassing, but if you want to know what my desk looks like, I’m fessing up at AusRom Today.
› November 17: I stopped by the Australian Romance Readers blog to celebrate the release of Six Geese and how Christmas is a time for miracles.
› October 13: Talking writing and books over at b00kr3vi3ws
› September 15: Books and dessert with fellow Romance Author Anne Lange
› September 13: Celebrating the release of The Forsaken Heart with Australian Romance Readers
› September 13: Release day spotlight Sara Walter Ellwood’s blog
› October 27: Blogging about what makes a truly satisfying ending with the Australian Romance Readers’ Association.
› March 18: Does my background in psychology influence my writing? The Muse Unleashed
› March 11: Q&A at Romancing the Book
› March 4: Talking about romance and suspense at Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
› February 25: Crazy Four Books — well who isn’t?
February 18: Visited fellow romance author Christine Young
› February 11: Black Velvet Seductions Readers’ Blog played host
› February 4: Q&A at Andi’s Book Review
› February 4: Celebrated the Dearly Beloved series and the release of Father of the Bride? with the Wild Wild Women.
› January 28: Talking about the trials and tribulations of writing a series over at You Gotta Read Reviews
› January 27: I stopped by fellow TWRP author Rachel Brimble’s blog
› December 8: I visited the Mary Metcalfe at Lakefront Muse to talk about books and writing.
› October 22: What’s wrong with romance? Find out at RomCon.
› October 20: I stopped by the Cabin Goddess to swap recipes and talk books.
› October 8: I visited with the incomparable Delaney Diamond for a chat.
› September 8: Free Book Friday asked me to provide some insight into my writing process, how The Hungry Heart came about, who inspired the characters, and what’s next.
› April 21: I visited The Word Place to talk about why I like to write about older heroines. This was part of a bigger blog event for authors and editors from The Wild Rose Press’ Last Rose of Summer line.
› June 2: Talking about THE CALL (or in my case, the e-mail) with Anne Marie Novark
› May 18: I stopped by Naughty Editions
› March 8: I’m blogged on voodoo at Smexy Books
› February 16: Guest blog about Setting as Character at The Romance Dish
› January 29: I’m talked about how to improve your writing productivity at my friend LeeAnn Burke’s blog
› January 25: Emmai Lai interviewed me on writing and romance at Emma Lai Writes
› January 18: I visited with Hannah Howell to talk about Haiti, its relation to SOLDIER FOR LOVE and why I’m donating 25% of royalties to the relief and reconstruction efforts
› September 1: Breaking the Rules at the Romance Junkies
› March 11: A feature interview at Sarita Leone’s From the Pages