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Couple’s Painting Party: a guest post by Bill Marcia

Couple's Painting Party   Introduction For many years now, date nights have always been about having romantic, candle-light dinners, or cuddling with each other at home watching a movie or a sitcom. Some couples do other things together, such as working out at the gym, learning new courses, et cetera. However, have you ever wondered… Continue reading Couple’s Painting Party: a guest post by Bill Marcia

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Passion – The Motivator and Energizer for Our Lives: a guest post by author Bonnie McCune

Passion: The Motivator and Energizer for Our Lives The spine-tingling kiss. The intense desire. The longing to be with a special person. We’re all familiar with romantic passion. But passion can do so much more for us in everyday life. We’re fortunate if we find lasting and positive romantic passion. We’re even luckier if we… Continue reading Passion – The Motivator and Energizer for Our Lives: a guest post by author Bonnie McCune

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New Release Feature with Q&A: Rescue Road by author Gayle M. Irwin

•.☆.•Rescue Road by Gayle M. Irwin•.☆.• Can their broken paths weave their hearts together as they travel the rescue road? I am pleased to announce a great book release by Gayle, a talented author I met during my journey! Her new clean contemporary romance, Rescue Road, book one of the Pet Rescue Romance Series, officially… Continue reading New Release Feature with Q&A: Rescue Road by author Gayle M. Irwin

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Special Music Feature and Q&A: Christopher Ferguson

Hi, readers! I am beyond pleased to announce a very special post today on ILRB. Here is a great new music release by writer and musician Christopher Ferguson. Please help me in welcoming him back to this romance blog! 😉 Christopher Ferguson is giving look at his romance album, With Love, today. Great cover!  … Continue reading Special Music Feature and Q&A: Christopher Ferguson

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My TOP 6 Dream Wedding Locations: a romance blogger post by multi-genre author Marie Lavender

My TOP 6 Dream Wedding Locations   Ever since I got engaged to my soul mate a few years ago, I’ve thought about the perfect locations for a wedding. My fiancé and I have entertained big and small celebrations, anything from local to international ceremonies. And yes, most options tend to depend on the size… Continue reading My TOP 6 Dream Wedding Locations: a romance blogger post by multi-genre author Marie Lavender

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Chivalry Doesn’t Have to Be Dead: a romance blogger post by multi-genre author Marie Lavender

Chivalry Doesn't Have to Be Dead   It isn’t a reach to suppose that many romance readers spent part of their childhoods dreaming of sweeping fairytale relationships, comprised of a white knight on a steed coming to a maiden’s rescue after slaying a dragon for her. Or, for a feminist type, perhaps she was indeed… Continue reading Chivalry Doesn’t Have to Be Dead: a romance blogger post by multi-genre author Marie Lavender

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“Dream with Me” – a poem

Dream with Me My yearning for you is strong, something I’ve never felt for anyone else… There are nights like tonight, when I ache so much for you that sleep eludes me. With bated breath I remember our last embrace, savoring your arms around me, the warmth of your body against mine, your chest beneath… Continue reading “Dream with Me” – a poem

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“The Other Side of Our Dreams” – a poem

The Other Side of Our Dreams   Do you sleep? Do you dream? At night, do you sleep in hopes of meeting me when you wake? Do you dream, dream of me the way I dream of you? Do you pray? Do you pray you’ll see my face? To hold me tight? Because I think… Continue reading “The Other Side of Our Dreams” – a poem

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A to Z Challenge: Elsewhere by Linda Lee Williams

As you know by now, I’m putting myself to the A to Z Challenge for blogging for the month of April. For these posts, I’ll be giving an I Love Romance Blog score, not an official review, for books currently on my shelf at home (I know readers must wonder what books inspires us as… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: Elsewhere by Linda Lee Williams

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The hard work of being an author

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be an author these days…

KateMarie Collins

Morning, everyone! It’s spring! Which, around here, means it’s raining. Still. Just a little warmer than it was last week.

People often imagine the life of a published author as one filled with red carpet invites, cavernous offices where we sit in a comfy chair. A maid or butler bringing us lunch on a silver tray so we remember to eat. And so much money in the bank that we don’t blink if our children want to go to Europe for a summer. Or Yale for six years.

Um, nope. This is work. Hard work. Our house is modest. My husband’s job pays the bills. Mine helps with groceries and, currently, the rest is being funneled each month to help make it so our daughter doesn’t start college knowing she’ll graduate with a mountain of debt. That’s the COO salary, anyway. The royalties? I get to go to my favorite…

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