posts tagged: young adult romance

Location, Location, Location

I belong to a few different chapters of the Romance Writer’s of America.  My novel, FORBIDDEN SECRETS, is a young adult romance with a paranormal twist on Scottish history, so in addition to belonging to the Young Adult Chapter of RWA, I also … Keep Reading…

Review: Anna and the French Kiss

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was proposed to in Paris, so Paris holds a special place in my heart and I tend to agree (yes, I’m partial) that it is … Keep Reading…

This thing is giving me fits

The thing I’m referring to is my latest manuscript.  (Yes it’s a teen romance – because that’s all I write.)  I’ve been so excited about working on it, but the sizzle is staring to fizzle.  It’s like a puzzle.  I … Keep Reading…

New Music–CHVRCHES

It’s new music Tuesday for the Scottish trio CHVRCHES.  I love this play on letters.  And yes, I agree with this BBC article – you must use all caps when writing, err typing their name. (And don’t forget the “E”) … Keep Reading…

First Date Friday: Chocolate in the Garden

I’m going to let you in on a secret.  Well, it’s actually not really a secret because if you check my bio (and practically any author of the female persuasion it would seem) you’ll see that I love all things … Keep Reading…

I Don’t Believe in Love at First Sight, But…

My mantra is “Life is too short to be miserable.”  So when I saw this, I immediately fell in #SIGNAGE-LOVE. Am I right?  Don’t you just LOVE this?!?!  I’m thinking this will make a great high school graduation gift for … Keep Reading…

A Book to Get Lost in: Wilde’s Fire by Krystal Wade

I have a confession… this book is the very first YA digital book I’ve ever purchased.  Sure I’ve downloaded many a free book on the craft of writing and a few free romances that I have yet to ever open, … Keep Reading…

Why Writing is Like Cliff Jumping

The other day, while shopping at Publix, I spied a teenager, with her nose in a book as she walked the aisles with her parents. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get close enough to get a good glance at the title. I … Keep Reading…

The ever growing TBR pile

Aye!  My TBR pile runneth over.  At the moment – it’s a bit overwhelming.  Here’s the stack of freebies from RWA. And here are two other piles that I haven’t gotten to yet.        That’s a total of thirty books!!  … Keep Reading…

My Thoughts on LINGER by Maggie Stiefvater

I hate to admit it took me longer to finish LINGER than I wanted.  Life just got in the way…  It was one of my most anticipated reads of the summer, since SHIVER, the first book in the Wolves of … Keep Reading…