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Three Minutes and Three New Releases from Sally Clements.

I'm so pleased to feature lovely Irish author Sally Clements on MBB today.  She's writes wonderful women's fiction, from romance to chick lit had no less than three releases out recently and they're all wonderful.  I took the opportunity to ask this prolific women's fiction author a couple of searching questions about her work and where she's going at the moment.



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Sally, what is the thing that makes you keep on writing?  The need to tell stories?  The need to express yourself?  Or both?
I love telling stories, and as I am predominently a panster (write by the seat of my pants, rather than plotting) I love finding out what is going to happen in my stories, and the only way to do it is to write. I'm also driven by the urge to write better, and strive for that with every book I write.
What gave you the inspiration for the latest release?
I wanted to write a story about a woman who was a young divorcee. Some of my fri…

LIAR, LIAR, HEARTS ON FIRE - Promotion Post for author Jennifer Zane's New Release

Author Jennifer Zane has been busy in Alaska, probably doing research for her latest novel LIAR, LIAR, HEARTS ON FIRE, if the attached photo is anything to go by.  I agreed to promote the new release on my blog this week. Unfortunately, owing to a frantically busy schedule (the author's, not mine), I was unable to pin Jennifer Zane down for an exclusive interview. but I've included all the details of the release here, so hopefully readers can read all about the book and find out if it's the type of reading fare they like.


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AUTHOR BIO: Jennifer Zane has lived all over the USA - from Georgia to Maryland, New York to Colorado, including an exciting five years in Montana. Her time in Big Sky country was the basis for this book. When she's not writing, she savours the insanity of raising two boys, is figuring out how many meals she can make with a pressure cooker, and teaches a pretty mean karate class. She currently lives with …

A New Short Story Collection from Karen Clarke

Author Karen Clarke has a new short story collection out, featuring fifty five of her short stories.  As short reads are considered very suitable for the busy life we lead to day, I can highly recommend this writer.  Her short stories are superb reads.    I took the opportunity to have a chat with Karen about her writing and to ask her to tell us some more about herself......

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Are short stories easier to write than novels?
Short stories are easier in that they’re much quicker to write, and I like the fast turnaround after the much longer time-span involved in writing a novel, but it’s a very different discipline fitting a satisfying story into a thousand words or so and making it exciting/interesting/emotional and satisfying.
What made you want to be a writer? Our family didn’t have a television growing up, so reading was our entertainment and escapsim and my love of writing sprang from that – I wanted to do what my favourite authors were doing.
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Author Annie Seaton on Romance - Sweet or Sexy? That is the Question!

Annie Seaton is someone who needs no introduction to readers of MBB.  She's been appearing here during the last year, off and on, with her wonderful collection of contemporary and steampunk romances.  She's back with a great new sweet romance story, TANGLING WITH THE CEO.  She's here today to tell us about her new book and to ask what readers find most appealing in the romance genre - sweet or sexy.  So, here you go, Annie, the blog's all yours.
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Despite being known as a writer of sexy romance, the call of sweet romance was always there.  I decided to try my hand at both and my wonderful publisher Entangled Publishing encouraged me to write across all genres! So sweet or sexy? I decided to try my hand at writing my own sweet romance.  This was my first love when I started reading romance back in my teens. Essie Summers and her wonderful romances set in New Zealand. And I loved writing in that voice and it came so easily. My first…