Updated: The Giveaway is now closed. You can see the winners in the widget. Thanks for participating folks! a Rafflecopter giveaway Remember when I blogged about the StoryBundle that was put together for the Science Fiction Fantasy fans? The StoryBundle people are back with a package of female authors and ... more >
As you might imagine, we get a number of requests for giveaways here at Dear Author and I’ve been pretty selective at we’ve given away here at Dear Author. But, I figured that it is a way for readers to be alerted about new books and we can’t possibly read ... more >
Welcome to the Promotional Thread for Authors. What’s this you say? I read quite a few blogs outside the romance blogosphere and many of the big ones have a daily open thread where the commenters drive the bus. The rules for Author Promo Night Open Thread are as follows: The ... more >
Got a book you want to talk about? Frustrated with a book or series? In love with a new one? Found a buried treasure? An issue that keeps popping up in the books you are reading? Just want to chat about stuff in general? Post away.
Well, as usual it’s been a dog’s age since I’ve done one of these, and a lot of what I’ve read I’ve already reviewed: The Typewriter Girl by Alison Atlee, Unforgivable by Joanna Chambers, Daniel Deronda by George Eliot, When Maidens Mourn by C.S. Harris, Children of Liberty by Paullina Simons, That Scandalous Summer by ... more >
Filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock popularized the term “MacGuffin,” using it as shorthand for whatever object put the characters (and the story) in motion. For Hitchcock, the MacGuffin mattered mainly because the characters cared about it enough to go after it–whether the audience precisely understood it was a secondary concern. Today’s novels ... more >