Contemporary

The Christmas Pony by Melody Carlson

Blog Diva - Sunday, September 16, 2012

December 1937
Lucy Turnbull knew better than to wish for a pony for Christmas this year. Besides receiving the upsetting news that Santa Claus was only make-believe (Tommy Farley had popped that beloved bubble several weeks ago), Lucy had been assured by Mama in no uncertain terms that she was not getting a pony—and furthermore, Lucy had no business asking for such nonsense. “You might as well ask me to buy you the moon,” Mama firmly told her at the dinner table.“ Read More

Stardust Miracle by Edie Ramer

Blog Diva - Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Everyone has a story. I have a story about a neighbor and a shotgun and another neighbor’s dog – and soon after that, the neighbor with the shotgun tried to get elected to the town board. Now, that was scary.

I could tell you about other neighbors. Stories that are sad, scary, happy and funny. And family members... My family has STORIES! I won’t tell these stories here for obvious reasons (such as not wanting to be sued and not wanting my relatives to stop talking to me). Instead I’m telling stories of residents of a tiny Wisconsin village in my new Miracle Interrupted series. Read More

Blaze Of Winter by Elisabeth Barrett

Blog Diva - Monday, September 10, 2012

It’s like coming home…Why series are so great! by Elisabeth Barrett

I grew up in a small town in Connecticut. I don’t get back there as often as I’d like, but every time I do return, it’s as if time has stood still. No matter how long I’ve been away, the town never changes.

I ride through the center of town to check out which stores are the same and which are different. Although some shops close and are replaced by new ones, they all still have a similar feel. The bagger at the village market still gives me a wink at checkout, and the library still has that stone hippopotamus out front that all the kids love to climb on. Read More

The Nurse He Shouldn't Notice by Susan Carlisle

Blog Diva - Wednesday, September 05, 2012

I was recently in a discussion about desires and goals. The question was asked: Are desires and goals one in the same? I don’t think they are. I desired to be a published author. I dreamed of it, wished for it, worked for it. That desire was out there just at the tip of my fingers. In order to capture my desire, I had to actively move toward it. Create a plan. That’s where my goals came in. Goals are what I used to reach my desire. I set a word count for each day, or a page count. I planned to have the book done in X number of weeks so my critique partners could review it. My book contract states I have to have my manuscript in on a certain day.  Read More

Nanny For The Millionaire's Twins by Susan Meier

Blog Diva - Tuesday, September 04, 2012

My books THE TYCOON’S SECRET DAUGHTER and NANNY FOR THE MILLIONAIRE’S TWINS have stirred up a lot of discussion among my readers. For the first forty-five of my books I stayed on point. I write category romance, so I stuck with category romance hooks…or rich guy, cowboy, millionaire, doctor, baby, nanny, rancher, secretary, secret baby, etc. The same was true for books 46 and 47, a duet about brothers who reunite after fifteen years apart. THE TYCOON’S SECRET DAUGHTER, obviously has a secret daughter.  Read More