Tag: Erotic Romance
Could you use some tips on how to write that oh-so important opening paragraph for your next novel? The paragraph which will draw a reader in deeply enough to induce them to carry your novel from the bookstore bookshelf to the check-out counter? In today’s article, Cheryl Bolen will share some valuable information which she learned during a workshop offered by author Colleen Thompson.
The six principles which will help you write a powerfully compelling first paragraph …
Do the scenes in the novel on which you are working sometimes play in your mind like a movie? That could very well work to your advantage as you write. In today’s article, Cheryl Bolen shares tips from screenwriters which can help you strengthen the structure of your story.
The Beau Monde’s annual one day mini-conference and soiree will be held Wednesday, July 25th during the RWA National conference at the Anaheim Marriott in California.
Starting with breakfast and the annual general meeting, the conference will include a variety of Regency-themed workshops throughout the day with knowledgeable presenters, including Candice Hern, Isobel Carr and this year’s three time RITA nominee Vicky Dreiling. Our luncheon keynote speaker is the amazing Delilah Marvelle. Plus there will be a silent auction with plenty of Regency-themed items, critiques, etc. for you to bid on!
The evening’s soiree will include music, dancing and the winners announcement of the Royal Ascot writing contest.
Registration fees are as follows:
Soiree Only Member: $60
Soiree Only Non Member: $75
Early Bird Members: $155
Early Bird Non-Members: $175
Regular Members: $170
Regular Non-Members: $190
Early bird registration ends June 15th.
For more information and to register, please visit the conference page.
With the entry period for Beau Monde’s Royal Ascot Contest now underway, many of us are polishing our manuscripts and daydreaming about what effect a win might have on our budding writing careers. In today’s article, Cheryl Bolen, award-winning published author of several historical romance novels, records her conversations with a group of Golden Heart award finalists. They share their thoughts on the impact which Golden Heart recognition had on their careers and their success in publishing their books.
Lauren Smith is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.
Lauren Smith has been obsessed with writing since the third grade, when her teacher convinced her to submit her mystery thriller novella to a young writer’s conference in her hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ever since that fateful day, Lauren’s been a dedicated writer. Having grown up on classics and fantasy novels, she didn’t start writing romance until her second year of law school.
Lauren is currently an Intellectual Property attorney with both American and Canadian law degrees, but she stays up late to write by the flashlight app on her smart phone. She loves writing Regency and paranormal romances. In addition to the Beau Monde, she belongs to the Oklahoma Outlaws and Passionate Ink where she writes erotic romance under the pen name Emma Rochester. Lauren was a 2011 semi-finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award. She was a quarter-finalist for the 2010 Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award.
Taryn Kincaid is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.
Taryn Kincaid began writing as soon as she could and has never stopped. She is particularly pleased when she is lucky enough to be paid for her words. In additon to her books, she is also an award-winning reporter and columnist, covering stories ranging from fires and homicides to corrupt politicians and heroic dogs. Taryn is a member of the Beau Monde as well as the Hudson Valley RWA, in addition to the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chapters. Her most recent tale, a Regency novella, is Healing Hearts, which was published earlier this year.
Taryn enjoys reading in all genres, but she says she likes writing historical romance and romantic paranormals best. She has a couple of paranormal stories in progress, but is eager to write another Regency, perhaps a story linked to the main characters in her novella, Healing Hearts.
Samantha Kane is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.
Samantha Kane has been writing historical romance for over five years. She is best known for her erotic Regency historical series Brothers in Arms. She is also published in both science fiction and contemporary romance.
Samantha lives in North Carolina with her husband of fourteen years and three children, two boys and one girl. She spent seven years as a high school history teacher before becoming a full time writer and mom. She has a Master’s degree in American History.
Heather Boyd is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.
Heather Boyd is a fan of novels of the English Regency. She has only recently turned her hand to writing, admitting that she finds life as a romance author very exciting. She is the author of erotic romances with an historical bent. She does not like her romance sugar-coated, and is fascinated by the strange language and customs of bygone times, especially those of the Regency. She therefore takes delight in writing m/f and m/m stories which push the boundaries of propriety and even break the laws of that era.
Heather has chosen to eschew literary representation and has come to believe that independent publishing is an essential component of her writing career. She looks eagerly to the future and believes the best of her work is yet to come.
Kate Pearce is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.
Kate has been a member of RWA for the last ten years and a member of the Beau Monde for most of those years. She is originally from the UK, but has lived in Northern California for the past thirteen years with her husband and four kids. Having been published in all formats, (small press, UK press, digital, trade and mass market), she considers that has given her a good grasp on the publishing world and that experience will help in her in her role as PAN liaison. She is currently writing erotic Regency romances for Kensington Aphrodisia, (with the occasional steamy novella for Brava) and Tudor Vampire paranormal historicals for Signet Eclipse. Kate is also venturing into self-publishing.
Madelynne Ellis is today’s Featured Beau Monde Author.
Madelynne has a healthy obsession with a certain Japanese rock star, drinks decaf out of preference, and enjoys scaring the wobblies out of people at gothic horror weekends. Multi-published in both traditional print and ebook formats, Madelynne began writing in 1996 after escaping the Hotel California, the nickname for the parasitology laboratory where she worked. Her aim is to deliver scorching, character-driven stories that both enchant and torment. She writes in a variety of genres, of which Georgian-set erotic romance is her favourite.