As of today, the Kathryn Kane — Romance blog is now closed. There will be no further posts made to this blog in the future. However, KKR will remain online as an archive, for those who find the articles here of value. Since it is now closed, the blog will no longer be actively maintained. Therefore, please accept the articles here as they stand, they will not be edited, updated or changed going forward.
In addition, commenting has now been closed for this blog. If you have any questions or comments, you can contact me via my email address, which you will find posted near the bottom of the navigation panel to the right.
My sincere thanks to all of my readers and those who have been guests here over the years. I hope you will all continue to enjoy reading, and/or writing, tales of romance. Engaging romance novels have always provided me with a respite from the mundane track of my daily life and those happily-ever-after stories lift my spirits as nothing else does. Romance Forever!!!
For all of you who love to read and/or write historical romance, best-selling historical romance author, Jess Michaels, has something new for all of you. She has reinvented her Buy A Historical newsletter as a free electronic publication which will alert romance readers to new historical romance novels. Naturally, in order to provide those new titles, Jess invites all historical romance authors to submit the details on their new releases to her, also at no charge.
Below is the information which Jess has provided about her new newsletter for both readers and writers:
The Buy A Historical newsletter goes out once a week on Wednesday and announces NEW historical romance releases. The service is free. Authors can submit their books at http://www.buyahistorical.com in the Authors section. Readers can subscribe to the newsletter in the Readers section.
The Buy A Historical newsletter is run by me, Jess Michaels. Author of nearly 60 published historical romance novels, USA Today Bestseller, indie pubbed, formerly published by Avon, Pocket, Hachette, Samhain. If anyone has questions they can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference Buy A Historical in the email subject line.
If you enjoy reading historical romances and want to be kept up to date on the new releases in that genre, you will want to subscribe to Jess’s newsletter. And, if you are an author of historical romances, but sure to submit the details on your new releases so they can appear in the Buy A Historical newsletter.
Some of you may already know about BookBub. For readers, they offer a free service to provide recommendations for books based on each reader’s preferences. Readers can sign up to get emails with lists of books which fit the criteria they select when they register for the service. Authors and publishers pay to have their books listed in the BookBub recommendations. But did you know that BookBub also has a couple of blogs, one for readers and one for authors?
The BookBub blog for readers offers lots of fun articles about books, authors and a host of book-related topics. For those of you who love writing about books, BookBub is looking for paid contributors to this blog. The details can be found here.
The other blog at BookBub is their Partners blog. This blog is for authors, publishers and even literary agents. The articles posted to this blog offer insights into self-publishing, launching new books, promotion and marketing. Both new and experienced authors will find useful tips here which will help them navigate the modern publishing landscape.
In my interview with romance author, A. M. Willard, I discovered that I am not alone in having characters who have their own ideas about how their story should be written. She has had similar experiences and it turns out she has handled that in much the same way I ended up doing. As you will discover, she had her hands full with the characters from her most recent novel, the contemporary romance, Fading Memories. Fortunately, she survived the experience, retained her sanity and Fading Memories is now available for everyone to relish watching her two wounded characters find their way to one another.
Please welcome A.M. Willard . . .
I was very pleased to be invited to be a guest at the new Romance Debuts blog yesterday. This is the new blog about which I posted a notice here last month.
I answered a set of interview questions provided by Cate, the blog’s proprietor. Cate asked some thought-provoking questions, several which were new to me, so I enjoyed my interview. I hope you will enjoy reading it and might be amused a time or two. You can find my guest post here.
Calling All Debut Romance Authors!
Recently, I leaned that there is a new blog on the romance scene. This new blog, Romance Debuts, is the brain-child of Cate, an avid reader and aspiring writer of romance. Ably assisted by her adorable mascot, Buddy, Cate has created her blog to help romance readers find new romance authors, and vice versa. Along with showcasing new authors for her readers, Cate will also be hosting experienced authors who are willing to share their wise advice with those of us who have just embarked on a career as a romance author.
However, Romance Debuts is not just an author-centric blog. Each week, Cate will also be featuring a review of a romance novel by someone who has just read it. So romance readers looking for new books should make it a point to stop by Romance Debuts each week to check out the latest review. You might find out about a new romance which could be just what you are seeking to escape from the daily grind for a few pleasant hours. Cate makes it very easy to follow her blog via email, so you will not miss any new posts. If you love romance, do stop by Romance Debuts. I think you will be glad you did.
The date for the Romance Festival sponsored by the New York City Chapter of Romance Writers of America is fast approaching. It will take place on Saturday, 20 June 2015, in New York City. It has been announced that the guest speakers will be romance authors Maya Rodale and Lauren Willig. The Romance Festival will be held at the Morris-Jumel Mansion, an elegant eighteenth-century mansion which is the oldest house in Manhattan. Tables are available to rent by those who have materials to display, but it is free to attend the festival.
For complete details and contact information . . .