Raine's Secret Garden

Fiction

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I took a moment this weekend to follow my hero on Twitter. :big:

And actually, it’s more bizarre than it sounds, lol.

I’ve spoken here before about some of the strange, synchronous circumstances that can occur when you’re a creator of fiction. My first experience came with one of my first completed mss. The heroine lived in a warm clime, drove an old-style Volkswagon Love-Bug, and her name was Roxanne St. Clair.
Less than two years later, an about-to-be pubbed author joined one of my online wrters’ groups. She lived in a warm clime, had once owned a Volkswagon Love-Bug…and her name was Roxanne St. Clair.

Fast-forward to a couple of years ago, after my novel
HOTTER THAN HELL was epubbed. It featured a novella called “Raveous”, with a hero named Adam Bachmann.
And wasn’t I surprised when I received an email from a total stranger one day. He just wanted to let me know he’d seen my book described on Google. And that his name was Adam Bachmann, he lived in New York…and he had a band there called “Ravenous”.

Mr. Bachmann followed me on Twitter this weekend and we touched bases again. He seems to be doing fine, and I’m hopeful he’ll stay that way, as long as he doesn’t hook up with a demoness named Leila. :cool:

But it did give me pause to think. I’m thinking of creating a brand new mysterious hero for a brand new story.
And I think I’ll name him Wynn Lottery
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Category: Behind the Book,Writing — Raine @ 5:33 am ·   Comments Off
Behind the Book

Have you ever seen those feature stories on the news that show brides-to-be storming a store when they have a once-a-year mega-sale on bridal gowns? :)

KARIN TABKE’S infamous “First Line Contest” was held on Monday.
When the call went up at 7:00 p.m. Pacific time, the first 100 entrants would be entered into the contest.
The 100-person limit was reached within NINE MINUTES.
Mother of God. :o
And no, I’m not making fun of anyone. I was in on the stampede, just for the helluvit.
But can you imagine if it featured a guaranteed contract??! :D

(and yes, I have smilies again, so you may see too much of them for a little while…thanks, o mighty webmistress). :kiss:

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And romance author A.E. ROUGHT is guest-blogging at the CHICAS site today.
Please join us. :)

Category: Behind the Book,Chicas — Raine @ 3:14 am ·   Comments (7)
Behind the Book

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GENNITA LOW, our favorite roofer/romantic intrigue author, is guest-blogging at the CHICAS site today.
Please join us. :)

Category: Behind the Book,Chicas — Raine @ 3:09 am ·   Comments Off
Somewhere Over The Bridge To Nowhere…

palin.JPGThe Times Online is reporting that “Sarah Palin, the Republican senator’s controversial running mate, may yet emerge as the saviour of the American publishing industry. Literary agents are queueing up to sign her to a book deal that could earn her up to $7m.”

That’s it.
I quit.

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ADDENDUM:

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Romance author and chicken-lover SUZANNE McMINN is guest-blogging at the CHICAS site today.
Please join us. :)

Category: Behind the Book,Chicas,General Blah Blah —  Tags: Raine @ 4:27 am ·   Comments (15)
Happy Halloween

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Category: Behind the Book,Chicas — Raine @ 2:02 am ·   Comments (4)
Behind the Book

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Romance author and Urban Fantasy novelist JORDAN SUMMERS is blogging at the CHICAS site today.
Please join us. :)

Category: Behind the Book,Chicas — Raine @ 3:26 am ·   Comments Off
Behind the Book

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You’ll find romance author B.H. DARK (aka Julie Cohen and Kathy Love) blogging at the CHICAS site today.
Please join us. :)

Category: Behind the Book,Chicas — Raine @ 2:20 am ·   Comments (1)
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