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Following Other Authors into the Abyss

I am a HUGE advocate of studying writing craft books, listening to author interviews, and writing advice videos and podcasts. I take a lot of online classes in a variety of subjects to improve my writing. One of my pet peeves, the thing that will make me so angry, is when an author tells me their way, is the ONLY way to write! Now, I … Continue reading Following Other Authors into the Abyss

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Jennifer Lane’s Rivals-Cover Reveal

Title: Rivals Author: Jennifer Lane Release: March 19, 2021 Genre: Sports Romance Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55099095-rivals Cover Design: Dan Irons, Designs by Irons Blurb: “I embrace my rival. But only to strangle him.” ~Jean Racine After landing her dream job as head volleyball coach at Ohio State University, Lauren Chase’s career has become a nightmare. Her only hope of saving her job is to recruit a star … Continue reading Jennifer Lane’s Rivals-Cover Reveal

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Roxy is here!

Books2Read https://books2read.com/b/boD5Na To order on Amazon Ebooks US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TCGT6XQ UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08TCGT6XQ AUS https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B08TCGT6XQ CA https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08TCGT6XQ Ebook ASIN: B08TCGT6XQ Print copy ASIN: B08VL7MWTJ Roxanne Harrell is the youngest of the Harrell family sisters. She is spoiled, self-centered and a bit of a screw-up, at least that’s the way her family sees her. When Roxy meets the niece she didn’t even know she had while working on … Continue reading Roxy is here!

Roxy’s Betrayal Cover Reveal Party

Janie dove at her, pushing Roxanne up against the armoire. She ripped the letters from her hand. “If you want to keep a secret, you shouldn’t stand in front of a mirror.” Moving a few feet away from Roxanne, Janie studied at the envelopes. Her eyes blurring with unshed tears as she stared back at Roxanne accusingly. “You’ve had these all this time?” Janie asked, her voice cracking. “You had these, and you kept them from me?” Continue reading Roxy’s Betrayal Cover Reveal Party

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Joanna Warrington

Welcome Joanna to my virtual café. If I ever win the lottery, I’ll build a real café on the edge of the creek where I can sit on the porch in warm weather and talk to fellow authors about books and writing. Right now, we are in the cold and rainy season here in eastern North Carolina. We rarely get snow so close to the … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Joanna Warrington

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So Long 20-20

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JCJFND6 Happy New Year 2021, Good-Bye 2020 This year has been filled with many ups and downs. While some of you have been forced into quarantine and sought to fill your time with delicious books, I and many others were considered essential employees. For those of us blessed or forced to remain on the job, we’ve had to deal with more regulations and responsibilities. While … Continue reading So Long 20-20

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A Southern Christmas

“How do you do it?” Heather Lang asked pushing her dark red hair off her neck as White Christmas played over the store’s speakers. “Do what?” Britany picked up another ornament and put it in her basket. Her attention divided between the colorful array of Christmas ornaments and her friend’s question. The two women were neighbors having moved in across the hall from each other … Continue reading A Southern Christmas

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How to Fail at Flirting

How to Fail at Flirting by Denise Williams Narrated by January LaVoy By the title I expected “How to Fail at Flirting” to be a lovely rom-com, and while Ms. Williams entertained with a few palm-to-the-forehead moments, it soon became apparent that this was a serious story of one woman’s journey of trust. Dr. Naya Turner should have it all. She is a strong, beautiful … Continue reading How to Fail at Flirting

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I’m a Proud Affiliate of HB90

I’m a proud affiliate of Sarra Cannon’s HB90 course! Many of you know how much I love Sarra Cannon’s YouTube videos. I met Sarra at a Heart of Carolina Writers’ Conference. I had heard of her from my fellow HCRW members who remembered when she lived in North Carolina and was a member. Sadly she had left the area before I became a member or … Continue reading I’m a Proud Affiliate of HB90

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Failing at NaNoWriMo

This is my third NaNoWriMo event. For those of you who don’t know what NaNo is, it is National Novel Writing Month challenge. The month of November celebrates the novel. Writers from all over the world get together via the internet and local groups, to write fifty thousand words in thirty days. (If you are a writer and you’ve not heard of NaNoWriMo go to … Continue reading Failing at NaNoWriMo

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Morally Gray Characters and Antiheroes

Morally Gray Characters Versus Antiheroes ~ What are they? What is the difference? Why do we like them? Morally Gray Characters are the intermediate between villain and hero, neither wholly good nor completely bad. According to the Urban Dictionary they are a character who does too much bad to be good, yet too much good to be bad, like Robin Hood or Iron Man. Hmm, … Continue reading Morally Gray Characters and Antiheroes

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I Believe in Romance & Happy Endings

Romance is more than two people coming together for a night, it’s about giving someone what they need to be the best they can be for a lifetime. I believe in romance and happy endings. Sometimes you have to cry a lot of tears before you get there but I do believe. My husband and I recently celebrated 29 years married and this month makes … Continue reading I Believe in Romance & Happy Endings

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Creekside Cafe Chat with M. Lorrox

I’d like to welcome the awesome M. Lorrox to my Creekside Café. M. Lorrox and I are both members of the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and I’m thrilled to have him at my virtual café. M. Lorrox: Hi Sherri, I’m happy to be joining you, thanks so much for inviting me! Sherri: If I ever win the lottery, I’ll build a café near the … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with M. Lorrox

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How-To Manuals for Romance?

The Bromance Book Club by Lyssa Kay Adams, Narrated by Andrew Eiden, Maxwell Caulfield What do smart guys do when their love lives are on the rocks? They turn to romance novels for advice. When second baseman Gavin Scott of the Nashville Legends discovers his wife has been faking it in the bedroom, he is hurt and angry, his pride destroyed. He behaves badly. When … Continue reading How-To Manuals for Romance?

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Kimberley O’Malley

I’m so happy to welcome author Kimberley O’Malley to Creekside Café. Thank you for stopping by my virtual café, my dream is to someday win the lottery and build a real café on the water where I can invite writers and other interesting people to stop by and chat, but until then it’s a good thing I have a great imagination. Can I get you … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Kimberley O’Malley

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Who Wants to Marry a Duke

Who Wants to Marry a Duke by Sabrina Jeffries Narrated by Beverley A. Crick There are very few authors who I pre-order, Sabrina Jeffries is one of them. I love this series and was anxious to read it. It was worth the wait, another fabulous story. Women of strength and substance people Jeffries’ novels, the latest heroine is chemist Miss Olivia Norley. When she offered … Continue reading Who Wants to Marry a Duke

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On The Porch With Kevin Lane

Welcome to my virtual café, author Kevin Lane. This is my daydream to have a coffee shop on the river to visit with my writer friends. The Netherlands is a long way from North Carolina, do you live on the coast?   Kevin: No actually. I live rather close to the German border if I’m being honest! Sherri: We have several Dutch communities in eastern North … Continue reading On The Porch With Kevin Lane

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Writing Sex Scenes

Sensuality, Intimacy and Sex I recently attended RWA’s virtual conference, during which I took a couple of classes on sex and sensuality: “Let’s Talk About Sex” with LaQuette and “Writing Intimacy and Sexual Tension” with Molly O’Keefe. I’ve also been reading or listening to a variety of authors and paying attention to how they write intimacy. Lush Money by Angelina M. Lopez has a sexually … Continue reading Writing Sex Scenes

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Creekside Cafe Chat with Seralynn Lewis

Today I’d like to welcome fellow Heart of Carolina RWA member, Seralynn Lewis to my virtual café. It’s good to have you here. Seralynn: Thank you, it’s an honor to be here. Sherri: Your novel, Cassie’s Secrets is your debut novel? Are you traditionally published or Indie? Tell us about your journey to publishing your novel. Seralynn: Yes, Cassie’s Secrets is my debut novel. I … Continue reading Creekside Cafe Chat with Seralynn Lewis

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Wired for Story by Lisa Cron

Wired for Story by Lisa Cron (audiobook) Narrated by Wendy Tremont King Understanding the science of what a story does to a brain. Writing well and telling a good story aren’t always the same thing. You can have all of the mechanics correct but if you don’t reach the reader and excite their emotions and desires, the story can fall flat. This book shows how … Continue reading Wired for Story by Lisa Cron

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Elite Seductress Spy

Red Sparrow by Jason Matthews, Narrated by Jeremy Bobb Dominika Egorova must fight for her independence and salvation against the iron fist of the Russian bureaucracy when her dreams of being a ballerina are thwarted and she finds herself at the mercy of her uncle’s machinations. Forced to become a Sparrow, one of the elite seductress spies, Dominika is sent to discover a mole. Pitted … Continue reading Elite Seductress Spy

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Witches of Bourbon Street

Jade Calhoun series, Book 2 by Deanna Chase, Narrated by Gabra Zackman Jade Calhoun has shunned magic for years. When her mentor, Bea, becomes gravely ill she convinces Jade that she is the only one who can help. She must embrace her witchy side and learn to use the magic. Jade’s prejudices block her powers. She is angry at magic for stealing her mother and … Continue reading Witches of Bourbon Street