January 29, 2015

#PlottingPrincesses - An anthology about the 1920s: Rebellious, Ruined, Reckless, Runaway #MFRWorg #RLFblog #martinis

The Princesses are delighted to welcome 4 super dooper authors to the blog who are chatting about their fun anthology: 
Martini Club 4 – The 1920s




Krysta Scott, Amanda McCabe, Kathy L Wheeler and Alicia Dean have a unique friendship. Yes, they are all romance writers, and at different stages in their writing careers. But every Friday night, schedules permitting, they meet at the Martini Lounge in Edmond, Oklahoma where they chitchat, plan retreats to get away and for just a general get away. Over a period of time the idea to create a series of stories where the Martini Lounge would serve as a backdrop—well, as writers, that was inevitable. So there they are with their first go at it. Welcome to 1920s New York City where four young women run away from England excited to make their own way in a new world.

All four stories are now available for the pre-order price of **$0.99** until February 26, 2015, the official release. And join our Facebook page at http://facebook.com/martiniclub4.

January 27, 2015

To Kill A Mockingbird



Most of you know we downsized recently from a 5000 square foot home to one less than half that size. We were rudely introduced to the fact that moving isn’t for sissies, especially sissies who are no longer spring-chickens!   

But this is not a whining blog. I’m happy to announce that we’re finally settled in, and although there’s still work to be done, it looks like home again.

We moved to an “active adult” (AKA geriatric gang)  gated community north of Dallas where the amenities are awesome. There are clubs for just about everything, and if you can’t find what you’re interested in, you’re encouraged to start one yourself. I had already decided I wouldn’t go crazy joining everything. (Been there, done that at the last adult community.)  With two books under contract and another in the wings, I knew I had to get disciplined. I’d already wasted four months without writing one word.

Geez! This wasn’t supposed to be whiny. Sorry.

January 22, 2015

.@LindaSteinberg asks Do Looks Matter? #Beauty and the Beast #new release #contemporary romance



LINDA STEINBERG  asks  Do Looks Matter?


Do you judge a book by its cover?


Of course. We all do, literally. What’s the first thing that snags a reader’s interest in a book? It’s the cover. If that sparks our curiosity, we’ll check out the blurb and maybe read an excerpt before deciding to commit to a purchase.


Although we may try not to judge people the same way, we can’t help ourselves. If there’s a line of single women at a dance, which one does a guy approach? The prettiest, of course. And we can’t attribute that superficial attitude to just men. If we’re trying to meet someone on a dating site, don’t we click first on the profile of the best looking man? Although I believe women do rate other qualities higher than looks when searching for a partner, don’t we always give the handsome one the first shot at fulfilling our expectations?


How many romance novels have you read with an average looking hero? Not many, I’d guess. We want the man of our fantasies to be devastatingly handsome as well as possessing the qualities of honor, bravery, sincerity and kindness. Which is why it’s called fiction.