His and Hers Dalmatians
My Favorite Blogs and Websites
Bronwyn Parry, Author & Golden Heart Winner!
Crystal Jordan, Author
Kate Rothwell, Author
Laura Hamby, Author
Tori Scott, Author
Nell Dixon, Author
Denise Patrick, Author
Valerie Parv, Australia's Queen of Romance
Joanna Sandsmark, Dog and Kitty Author!!!
Elisa Adams, Author
Sharon Cullen, Author
Meg Allison, Author
Michelle Styles, Author
Julie Cohen, Author
Becca, Writer and People Watcher
Sally Lawton, Playwright & Author
Ainsley MacQueen, Author
Jennie Adams, Author
Cindy K Green, Author
Bronwyn Storm, Doggy Author!!!
Works in Progress
The Husband Checklist
Professor Kennedy's Ghost
The Baby Contract
Almost On My Own
The Stone City
Daddy's Little Girls
The Dog Next Door
New job, new attitude, new WIP
Finished at last!
Out of print, but not out of circulation!
Grace Tyler: Why I love animals
What I've Learned
Precious little angel
Kissed any frogs lately?
A great read!
Big news! My paperback is now available directly ...
What a flattering review!
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A great read!
I loved this short novella so much, I have to share!
Author Bronwyn Storm held an online contest for a free copy of her novella, The Genie's Curse, released through The Wild Rose Press. I won! It's only fifty pages long, and a blast to read.
This 55-page novella is a delight to the funny bone. How great is a light-hearted paranormal comedy where the heroine spends more than half the story trapped in a dog's body? Every word is as delicious as the cream cheese frosted cinnamon buns the hero withholds from Abby when she's Princess, the Irish Setter. A story for every romance lover.
Seriously, I pretty much laughed from the first page until page 50, when things took a turn for the serious and the relationship resolution got underway.
Me reviewing a book on my blog is a new thing. We'll see if it continues. I'm thinking of starting a dog romance club, and if that works out, I will be having guest blogs from dog/cat romance writers.
Kudos, Bron! You're the real thing. This story is a delight!
Big news! My paperback is now available directly through Amazon!
What a flattering review!
Fellow dog lover, Diana, had this to say about my Dals:
[A] very endearing story that will have you rooting and hoping for a happy outcome for Callie, Hayden and their dogs.
Thank you, Diana!
To read the full review, please visit my friends at Night Owl Romance.
News and Life
Why does life have to get in the way so much of the time?
I live in Utah, and our housing market has been far more stable than the rest of the country's. But in the past few weeks, it's been in free fall here as well, probably in response to the elections and the surge in gas prices. Factor in the ARM adjustments and so many homeowners who can't afford their payments, and the recipe for disaster has been written.
We've had our home for sale for a few months, as we are housesitting for my parents while they are working out of state for a couple of years. To find out its value has plunged $40K in 6-8 weeks? Well, we took it off the market. We are now planning a bit of a facelift and to rent it for about 2 years while we are still here in the parents' house. If the market picks back up, we can sell it and look for something else. If it doesn't, we can move back in when my parents come back.
Because of this and the problems I have had with my health, I decided to pull Checklist from By Grace's release schedule. My publisher was ever so kind and understanding, and I believe I've made the right choice. I'm excited to get back to rewrites on it, which are well underway.
Day 2: Cindy K Green on Chicklit and Mr Right
The Chicklit Genre & Meeting Mr. Right Online
My new release, Meeting Mr. Right Online, has been labeled Chicklit. That might pique some interest in some of you, others might wrinkle their noses, and the rest are probably wondering what exactly is Chicklit.
Chick-lit is primarily about young women in their 20’s or 30’s dealing with life (some newer titles include older women as well). It contains a light, humorous and most importantly a confiding tone (like you’re speaking to your girlfriends)—almost always in the first person. The themes focus around love, relationships, friendships, professional dilemmas, and a penchant for fashion—usually facing hilarious and embarrassing situations. But what it all comes down to is the heroine figuring out herself and what she really wants out of life. There is usually some kind of epiphany that blows her mind away and finally she can see clearly about what she really wants—or more importantly—needs.
Chicklit is a completely different genre from romance because the focus is on the woman and how she navigates her way through the twists and turns life throws at her. But the romantic angle is usually at the forefront of the story. Another things about chicklit is that it does not always end in a happily ever after for the heroine and her love interest. Now I am an HEA girl all the way, so never fear, mine is very romantic and sweet and ends with an HEA.
Meeting Mr. Right Online
By Cindy K. Green
By Grace Publishing
What’s a girl to do when she’s thirty-three and all her friends have started their lives and left her behind?
Lucinda Kelley works for a local cable television show, assists her sister in her tumultuous relationships, and yearns for the day she can meet Mr. Right. All that seems to change when she meets Londoner Julian Crawford in an on-line tv chat room. Eight months later, via email he has become her best friend and closest confidant. Then one day the messages cease, and Lucinda feels lost until she makes a vow to end this infatuation with someone she has never met and move on to something real. When an alarming revelation is exposed, it could be Lucinda’s undoing or it might be exactly what she was looking for.
Back to the Cave
Except for posting more of Cindy's visit later today! I am officially back in the writing cave and won't be around much. Try not to miss me, and I'll see you (hopefully) soon.
*Slips on worn, fingerless woolen gloves and sharpens penknife against the stone hearth using spit as lubricant. Breaks a leg off one of the broken chairs in the corner of the cramped, dirty office and tosses it into the fireplace, where the fire is barely hanging on. Creakily rises from the floor, dragging tattered black skirt through the filth on the floor to resume seat at the scarred desk and reaches for a quiver of quills. Sharpening these will be the last procrastination until the ms is ready for final presentation for publication. And maybe a trip to the stationery to pick up some more India ink and paper.*
Guest blogger: Cindy K. Green -- MEETING MR RIGHT ONLINE
Please welcome my friend and fellow By Grace Publishing / Moonlit Romance author, Cindy K. Green! *waving wildly* Welcome to the writing world here on Dalmatian Island.
Cindy is a multi published author with By Grace Publishing and The Wild Rose Press, and she is also a real sweetheart! I am pleased to have her as a guest blogger this week.
Her new By Grace release, MEETING MR RIGHT ONLINE,
came out on May 31! Please visit Cindy's website at http://www.cindykgreen.com for a complete listing of her books, excerpts, and buylinks.
Watch the book trailer for MEETING MR RIGHT ONLINE.
Cindy K. Green was born in California but now resides in North Carolina with her husband and two young sons. Growing up, she loved reading and writing, but her heart always lay in teaching. After graduating from college with a degree in history, Cindy taught Jr. High for four years in just about every subject. After the birth of her second child, she was able to stay home and focus on her writing as well as homeschool her children. In her spare time, she loves reading, photography, scrapbooking, Period Dramas, and spending time with family. Cindy writes Inspirational, Contemporary, Suspense, Young Adult, Fantasy and Historical.
Tomorrow's feature: Cindy's own special spin on Chicklit and Meeting Mr Right!
Book Review: The Long and the Short of It **4/5**
I hoped that readers would like my book, but it still takes me by surprise when I read my reviews and there--in writing--you like me! You really like me!
From Narcissus at The Long and the Short of It:
His and Hers Dalmatians made me believe in new beginnings all over again....watching them fall in love all over again is one of the moments where I truly believed in happily ever after not just happily for now. The dogs play a huge part, bringing the couple together and at the end, doing their best to seal the deal permanently. Ms. Tyler pens a beautiful, modern love story in which I fell in love with all the characters and even made me want a pair of Dalmatians!
To read the full review, please visit my friends at The Long and the Short of It.